Flood situation critical in 6 districts of Assam

Guwahati, September 16 (PTI): Flood situation in Assam’s six of the affected districts remained critical Sunday with the Brahmaputra river and some of its tributaries maintaining a rising trend, official sources said.   There has been no casualty in this wave of flood so far.   The current wave of flood has affected 1,42,335 people […]

Fresh wave of flood hits Assam

Guwahati, September 2 (PTI): Another wave of flood has hit Assam inundating four districts affecting over 12,000 people while the Brahmaputra and its tributaries are flowing above the danger level, an official report said here Sunday.   A total of 676 hectares of farm land in Dhemaji, Biswanath, Golaghat and Sivasagar districts has also been […]

Japan hunts for survivors of floods that killed nearly 100

Japan hunts for survivors of floods that killed nearly 100

Rescue workers look for missing people in a house damaged by heavy rain in Kumano town, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo on July 9, 2018. (Kyodo/via REUTERS)   MIHARA (Japan), July 9 (Reuters): Rescuers in western Japan dug through mud and rubble on Monday, racing to find survivors after torrential rains […]

Japan torrential rains: Death toll rises to at least 81

Japan torrential rains: Death toll rises to at least 81

Local residents sit in a boat as they are rescued from a flooded area at a hospital in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo on July 8, 2018. ( Kyodo/via REUTERS)   KURASHIKI (Japan), July 8 (Reuters):  The death toll from torrential rain and landslides in westernJapan rose to 81 people on Sunday, […]

Flood situation improves in Tripura, CM calls for review meet

Flood situation improves in Tripura, CM calls for review meet

An aerial view of flood-affected Kailashahar town in Unakoti district of Tripura on Friday, June 15, 2018. Three Mi 17 helicopters of Indian Air Force supplied 4.1 tons of food and other essentials. (PTI Photo)   Agartala, June 16, (PTI): The overall flood situation has slightly improved in Tripura even as over 40,000 people continue […]

Early monsoon creates havoc in NE

Early monsoon creates havoc in NE

Aizawl, June 13 (IANS/NNN): The Southwest Monsoon has already covered most parts of northeast India while the floods caused due to heavy rains are creating havoc in Tripura and Mizoram, officials said on Wednesday.   At least four people were killed in different places of Tripura as the flood waters inundated many villages, homes, and […]

7 districts still flood hit in Assam

Guwahati, September 4 (PTI): Seven districts of Assam are still affected by floods with the Brahmaputra and its tributaries flowing above the danger level at many places.   A population of 44,618 in the districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Chirang, Morigaon, Nagaon, Jorhat and Cachar, a report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority said today.   […]

Bharti bats for interlinking of rivers to combat floods

New Delhi, August 26 (PTI): At a time when devastating floods have claimed over 700 lives in parts of the country, Union minister Uma Bharti today made a strong pitch for desilting and interlinking of rivers to combat the problem in the long run. In view of the floods in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, Water […]