Floods

  • Assam flood toll rises to 43; nearly six lakh affected Yesterday

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam continued to remain grim with report of one more death on Tuesday, taking the toll to 43 so far, while nearly six lakh people are affected in the natural disaster. According to the daily flood report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one body...
  • Last week's flood moved Meghalaya back by 10 years: CM Mukul Sangma 2 days ago

    Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Monday said that the devastation left by last week's flash flood and landslide has taken the state back to what it was ten years ago. "There is so much we need to do now. We have moved back...
  • PDP demands inquiry into J&K's flood management 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Opposition PDP on Monday demanded a high-level inquiry into the management of recent floods in Jammu and Kashmir saying it needs to be conclusively established whether every effort was made to save the summer capital and other areas from the deluge. "The sequence of events would suggest that the...
  • J&K: NC seeks 'massive' funding for reconstruction work 2 days ago

    Jammu: Expressing concern over loss of life and property due to floods and landslides in the state, the National Conference on Monday sought a massive central assistance for rehabilitation of flood victims and reconstruction of damaged infrastructure. "We seek a massive central assistance for rehabilitation of flood sufferers and reconstruction...
  • CM Omar Abdullah hopes PM Modi will go beyond norms to help flood-hit J&K 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday expressed hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go beyond norms for the sake of rehabilitating flood affected people of the state. "I am hopeful that Prime Minister of India will go beyond norms in supporting...
  • Meghalaya flood toll 52, waters recede a wk after calamity 2 days ago

    Shillong: Flash floods and landslides claimed the lives of at least 52 person in Meghalaya as properties worth several crore of rupees were damaged, Deputy Chief Minister Roytre C Laloo said on Monday. "Official figures have indicated that 52 persons lost their lives, mostly in the Garo Hills region, and...
  • Jammu and Kashmir government hopeful Centre will approve flood spill channel projects 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday expressed hope that the Centre will approve its Rs 2,200-crore project for construction of a second flood spill channel that will be able to handle the kind of water discharge witnessed during the recent floods which claimed more than 280 lives and destroyed...
  • Sonia, Rahul Gandhi to visit flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir today 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Almost a month after the disastrous floods struck Jammu and Kashmir, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi will reach out to people in the state during their two-day visit starting on Monday. "Sonia and Rahul are visiting J&K on a two days visit from Monday...
  • Sure of Centre's support after Modi's reference to floods in UNGA address: Omar Abdullah January 16, 1410

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said he has no doubt that his flood-hit state will get the Centre's support in reconstruction works as Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a pointed reference to the natural calamity in his address to the UN General Assembly. "I have no...
  • Volunteer groups start clean-up drive in Kashmir Valley 3 days ago

    Srinagar: With the civic authorities crippled by the recent floods, volunteer groups here have started their own clean-up drive in the Kashmir Valley. Nissar Ahmad Dar and Mehrajuddin Ganiae are leading an initiative to clean the Doodhganga stream of the garbage dumped by floods at three bridges within a span of...
  • Public sector insurance companies deploy 279 teams in Kashmir 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Reaching out to the flood-hit people in Kashmir valley, Public Sector Insurance Companies has deployed 279 survey teams in valley, where 7,668 claims have so far been lodged with companies by the people. As many 279 survey teams have been deployed in the valley by these Public Sector Insurance...
  • J&K government's ex-gratia relief package insufficient: PDP 4 days ago

    Jammu: Opposition PDP on Saturday termed the Jammu and Kashmir government's ex-gratia relief package for the houses fully damaged by the floods as insufficient, saying the devastation needs to be responded with extraordinary measures. "The state government's ex-gratia relief package for the houses fully damaged by the devastating floods is...
  • NDRF says 85 people killed by floods in Assam and Meghalaya 4 days ago

    Guwahati: A total of 85 people have been killed due to heavy floods and inundation in Assam and Meghalaya, the NDRF on Saturday said. After combating the floods and water logging tragedy for over a week in the two states, the lead mitigation force has now shifted its operations from...
  • Army Public School opened in Srinagar 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Army Public School in Srinagar has resumed normal operations after the flood water was drained out from the Cantonment area, a defence spokesman said on Saturday. "Army Public School Srinagar at Badami Bagh Cantonment opened for Classes IX to XII on September 18 and Classes I to VIII on...
  • Centre, states need better coordination to handle flood: Kiren Rijiju 4 days ago

    Guwahati: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said that there should be better and faster coordination between the central and state agencies in handling floods, besides strengthening of disaster forces. After doing an aerial survey of flood-hit Goalpara, Kamrup Rural and Dhubri districts in...
  • J&K: People block arterial roads for delay in dewatering of flooded areas 4 days ago

    Srinagar: A number of people, mostly women, blocked many arterial roads in protest against alleged lack of concern of officials in dewatering the flooded areas in the city, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Dozens of residents, mostly women, hailing from Maisuma and Koker Bazaar localities near Lal Chowk...
  • College donates Rs 1.5 lakh towards Jammu and kashmir flood relief 4 days ago

    Coimbatore: The city-based Rathinam College on Saturday handed over a cheque for Rs 1.5 lakh to the District Collector, Archana Patnaik, towards the Jammu and Kashmir Flood Relief Fund. The amount, contributed by the students, was handed over by the students' representatives and Chief Executive Officer of the college, an official...
  • J&K flood victims grateful to Sikhs for shelter at gurdwaras 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Hundreds of flood-victims in Jammu and Kashmir who found shelter at various gurdwaras across the the state are grateful to the Sikh community for their contribution in the rescue efforts. Abdul Rasheed has been staying in Gurudwara Shaheed Bunga for past 17 days ever since he along with his family...
  • Srinagar’s business hubs lie desolate after catastrophic floods 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Even after three weeks of an unprecedented flood in the Kashmir Valley, summer capital Srinagar's once busiest markets and streets were deserted on Saturday. In the fashionable Residency Road and Lal Chowk markets, commuters, shoppers and shopkeepers used to curse the unending traffic jams in the city. Today, they are...
  • Centre ready to give over Rs 1,000 Crore to flood-hit Assam 5 days ago

    Guwahati: Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said the Central government was ready to give more than Rs 1,000 crore, the amount demanded by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for flood relief. "The Centre is ready to give even more than Rs 1,000 crore for flood relief and to build damaged...
  • J&K floods: BJP demands inquiry by SC judge to ascertain cause 5 days ago

    Jammu: Asserting that the unprecedented floods in Srinagar city could have been prevented, BJP on Friday demanded an inquiry by a sitting or retired Supreme Court judge to ascertain the causes of the "man-made" disaster and fix responsibilities. "In order to find the causes of this man-made disaster and fix the...
  • Assam flood situation grim, death toll rises to 40 5 days ago

    Guwahati: Assam's flood situation remained grim with the death toll rising to 40 and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi making an aerial survey of the worst affected Goalpara and Kamrup (Rural) district on Friday. Gogoi made an aerial survey of the two districts for about 45 minutes but could not land to...
  • Tarun Gogoi to make aerial survey of flood-hit Goalpara today 5 days ago

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi will make an aerial survey of flood-ravaged areas of Goalpara district to take stock of the situation. A statement from the Chief Minister's Office said Goalpara is the worst affected district where 16 people have lost their lives so far because of the floods....
  • BSF restores flood-hit border posts, fencing in Jammu 5 days ago

    Jammu: The six kilometre fencing and all 18 border posts damaged by floods on the international border in Jammu region have been repaired and restored, the Border Security Force (BSF) sources said. It must be recalled that the flood waters of the Tawi river had damaged 10 BSF border posts and...
  • Assam flood death toll rises to 36; 10 lakh affected 6 days ago

    Guwahati: With the recovery of four more bodies on Thursday, the death toll mounted to 36 in Assam floods that affected about 10 lakh people in 13 districts and rendered majority of them homeless. Two more deaths were reported from Krishnai and Kukurkata areas of the worst-hit Goalpara district, while one...
  • IIMC students leave for Jammu for relief work 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A team of students and alumni from Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) on Thursday left for Jammu with consignments of relief material to help the flood-affected people there. IIMC's Director General Sunit Tandon flagged off a truck with the relief material at the institute's campus. The team will...
  • J&K: HC reserves order on plea for interim payment to flood victims 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday reserved its verdict on a petition seeking release of 50 per cent of the sum assured to policy holders in flood-hit areas of the state. A division bench of Chief Justice MM Kumar and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey reserved...
  • J&K: Need to set up 24X7 helplines for flood victims, says Ghulam Nabi Azad 6 days ago

    Jammu: Asserting that the Congress leadership is fully with the flood-hit people of Jammu and Kashmir during this unprecedented disaster, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday underlined the need to operationalise helplines for relieving the flood victims of psychological stress. "Congress is fully with...
  • Delhi airport extends support to Kashmir flood victims 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In its ongoing efforts to provide assistance to the flood hit victims of Jammu and Kashmir, the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi has dispatched the first lot of six high power, sophisticated de-watering pumps to the state. According to the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the...
  • Meghalaya floods: Death toll rises to 39 6 days ago

    Shillong: The death toll due to the massive floods in Meghalaya has risen to 39, an official said on Thursday. Health authorities in the flood-ravaged Garo Hills region of Meghalaya said if precautions are not taken, diseases like diarrhoea, cholera and gastroenteritis may break out once the flood waters recede. "Water-borne diseases...