India | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday October 22, 2014
Flood-hit Srinagar is happy that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has chosen to spend the Diwali with them. And his visit, they hope, will help divert some much-needed Central help towards them.
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday October 21, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted today that he would spend Diwali, on Thursday, in flood-hit Srinagar.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday October 19, 2014
Days of torrential rains in Nicaragua left 22 people dead and left homeless more than 32,000 others, according to an official report on Saturday.
India | Written by Sheikh Zaffar Iqbal | Saturday October 18, 2014
While a large section of the population of Kashmir has suffered from depression due to conflict in the region, the recent floods in the state have aggravated the problem further by triggering a spate of post-traumatic stress disorder cases.
India | Edited by Zoya Anna Thomas (with PTI inputs) | Saturday October 18, 2014
The Election Commission today interacted with political parties in Jammu and Kashmir as part of an exercise to decide the timing of Assembly polls in the state which was recently ravaged by floods. The commission however said that it will hold furthe...
India | Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya | Friday October 17, 2014
The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is conducive for polls, an Election Commission official's report says, according to sources.
India | Saurabh Gupta | Friday October 17, 2014
Diwali seems to have arrived early at Lohar Chawl in Mumbai's Bandra (east). The homecoming of seven-year-old Megha has left not just her family but the entire neighborhood overwhelmed with joy.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday October 16, 2014
The Meghalaya government on Wednesday sought financial assistance of Rs.3,072 crore for restoring propery damaged by floods and landslides due to incessant rains following cloudburst in the Garo Hills region.
India | Reported by Zafar Iqbal, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Thursday October 16, 2014
After a traumatic year, little Megha is back in Mumbai, reunited with her family. And the happy ending is all due to the floods in Srinagar - and the kindness of a total stranger.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 15, 2014
Jakarta has launched a multi-billion-dollar scheme to build a huge sea wall to combat flooding as the Indonesian capital sinks, but there is scepticism about its chances of success in a country with a history of corruption and failed mega-projects.
India | Written by Urmi Bhattacharjee | Tuesday October 14, 2014
It has been more than a fortnight since floods in Meghalaya and Assam claimed over 100 lives, but what rules the scenes in flood-hit remote villages in only sorrow and despair and very little government help.
Tuesday October 14, 2014
Other Bollywood celebrities including actors Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Farhan Akhtar will also chip in
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 12, 2014
The Jammu and Kashmir government will provide seeds, fertilisers and pesticides to farmers whose crops have been damaged by recent floods in the state.
World | Reuters | Saturday October 11, 2014
The missteps in Dallas's handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States have revealed an uncomfortable reality: state and city plans for handling the deadly virus are based on generic recommendations for everything from measles to fl...
India | Sheikh Zaffar Iqbal | Friday October 10, 2014
After last month's floods caused massive destruction in Jammu & Kashmir, problems seem to be only mounting.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 10, 2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday issued a stark warning about the mounting effects of climate change, from food shortages to devastating droughts, saying time was running out for real action.
World | Reuters | Wednesday October 8, 2014
As sea levels rise, tidal flooding along the U.S. coast is likely to become so common that parts of many communities, including the nation's capital, could become unusable within three decades, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Sc...
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 8, 2014
Many US coastal communities already struggle with flooding at high tides, a problem that will become "chronic" in the coming 15 years due to global warming, scientists said on Wednesday.
World | Reuters | Tuesday October 7, 2014
After three days trapped in a cellar by shelling, Svetlana and Sergei Divenko left their home in eastern Ukraine and fled to Russia with their two children and a single bag.
India | Press Trust of India | Monday October 6, 2014
Nearly four lakh people were still reeling under the impact of floods in Assam though the water level was receding in most parts of the state.