Monsoon Rains

  • Debris in Kedarnath not cleared yet: NDMA July 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Nearly a month after a flash flood deposited nearly a 10-foot-high mound of debris around Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand, not much progress has been made in clearing it, an official said on Friday. "Not much progress has been made in clearing the debris at the Kedarnath shrine," M...
  • Uttarakhand: Stranger rescues 10-year-old, reunites her with family June 29, 2013

    Dehradun: Amid the Uttarakhand devastation comes a miraculous tale of reunion. A 10-year old girl, who got separated from her relatives in the flood-ravaged Kedarnath, has now been reunited with her parents, thanks to a stranger. Shivani Gupta had gone to Kedarnath with her uncle and aunt, who are still missing....
  • CIL donates Rs 50 cr for Uttarakhand flood victims June 29, 2013

    Kanpur: Coal India Limited has announced to donate Rs 50 crore for the relief and rehabilitation of the flood-hit people of Uttarakhand. CIL will provide a financial aid of Rs 50 crore to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund to help the flood victims in Uttarakhand, a release from the office of...
  • Uttarakhand: Nawaz Sharif sends condoling message to PM June 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday sent Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a message of condolence on the Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh tragedy, saying with the subcontinent getting increasingly prone to natural disasters, all Pakistanis "share the pain and anguish" of those suffering in the calamity. Conveying his "deepest...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: V Hanumantha Rao June 26, 2013

    Congress leaders got into fisticuffs with Telugu Desam Party politicians on Wednesday over providing assistance to pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh stranded after floods in Uttarakhand. The leaders of both parties fought each other at the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Cong, TDP leaders trade blows over AP pilgrims June 26, 2013

    Dehradun: Congress leaders got into fisticuffs with Telugu Desam Party politicians on Wednesday over providing assistance to pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh stranded after floods in Uttarakhand. The leaders of both parties fought each other at the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. Congress and TDP have already been engaged in war of...
  • Watch India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 19, 2013

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  • Uttarakhand floods: 8000 stranded in Kedarnath; toll likely to rise June 19, 2013

    Haridwar: At least 6000 to 8000 people are still holed up in the temple town of Kedarnath, said to be the worst affected by the floods in Uttarakhand. The geography of the temple town, which is situated in the remotest part of the north Indian state, coupled with bad weather...
  • Uttarakhand: Army begins rescue operations in Joshimath June 19, 2013

    Hardwar: Indian Army has begun rescue operations in Joshimath, Uttarakhand and is helping hundreds of pilgrims to get to safety. Over 600 pilgrims are currently stranded in Joshimath's relief camps after the monsoon wreaked havoc in the state. To control the situation, the Army has constructed makeshift bridges and is using...
  • Manmohan Singh assures all help to flood-hit Uttarakhand June 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday directed all central government agencies to assist in rescue and relief operations in flood-affected Uttarakhand and assured Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna of all help, a statement said. "The prime minister has shared the anguish and distress of the flood-affected people of Uttarakhand who...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 18, 2013

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  • Why is Uttarakhand so disaster prone? June 18, 2013

    Uttarakhand continues to face nature's fury with torrential monsoon rains ravaging large parts of the state. At least 58 people have died and nearly 72,000 are still stranded across Uttarakhand with the holy town of Kedarnath being the worst hit. Sources in the state government claim that death toll in...
  • Uttarakhand: Pilgrims await relief, thousands still stranded June 18, 2013

    Haridwar: More than 73,000 pilgrims are stranded in various parts of Uttarakhand as there is no respite from the flooding in rain ravaged state. People who have left stranded in various parts of the hilly states are waiting for the rescue team. "Anything could have happened to me in the devastating...
  • Uttarakhand: Rescue efforts in full swing; 102 dead, 72000 stranded June 18, 2013

    Hardwar: Uttarakhand continues to face nature's fury with torrential monsoon rains ravaging large parts of the state. At least 102 are feared dead and nearly 72,000 are still stranded across Uttarakhand with the holy town of Kedarnath being the worst hit. Sources in the state government claim that death toll...
  • Monsoon arrival results in dengue outbreak in Kerala, Karnataka June 6, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: With the arrival of monsoons, southern states are reporting outbreaks dengue. Six deaths have been reported in Kerala, and four in Karnataka. Reportedly 143 people have tested positive for dengue in Karnataka. However, the spread of various types of viral fever, including a large number of dengue and a...
  • Monsoon onset over Kerala still a week away May 26, 2013

    New Delhi: As temperatures zoom northwards, the wait for south-west monsoon could be a bit longer with the weatherman saying the annual rains would arrive in Kerala only next week. "There is no further progress as yet," India Meteorological Department's (IMD) chief forecaster D Sivananda Pai told reporters when asked...
  • Monsoon may fail more often due to climate change November 6, 2012

    Oslo: The Indian monsoon is likely to fail more often in the next 200 years threatening food supplies, unless governments agree how to limit climate change, a study showed on Tuesday. The monsoon rains could collapse about every fifth year between 2150 and 2200 with continued global warming, blamed mainly...
  • Deficient rains may lead to serious situation: Pawar July 30, 2012

    Thane: Voicing concern over deficient monsoon rains, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Sunday said the country may face a "serious" situation if it does not rain in the next two months. "Everything depends on the return of rains in August and September. But if it doesn't, the situation would...
  • India to get less rain than forecast earlier July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: India is expected to receive less monsoon rains than predicted earlier, prompting the government to implement contingency plans to tackle the situation. Noting that the weather office, in June, had predicted 96 per cent rains of the long period average with a model error of 14 per cent, a...
  • Debris causing waterlogging: Delhi CM July 14, 2010

    Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit says all of the construction debris lying in the city will be removed by August 10. ...
  • Mumbai residents fear worst this monsoon June 13, 2010

    For residents of Mumbai, heavy rains have become synonymous with traffic jams and flooding of streets. ...
  • Monsoon in progress but North India parched still June 28, 2009

    New Delhi: Angry residents of the national capital are losing patience at the power and water crises caused by the delay in monsoon. ...