By Prabin Kalita
GUWAHATI: The Central Water Commission (CWC) has warned likely flash floods in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura due to heavy rain in the next five days as forecast by the met department.
Kerala has reported maximum casualties of 488 till September 3, followed by UP at 256 and West Bengal at 210
Karnataka, Assam and Uttarakhand have reported high casualties as well in flood-related incidents with 170, 50 and 37 people dead
NEW DELHI: The toll of people who died in floods in six states this monsoon season has climbed to 1,211, the highest in the last two years. Kerala has reported maximum casualties of 488 till September 3, followed by UP at 256 and West Bengal at 210.
At least 12 people have died and over 3,000 have been displaced in Nagaland
Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rao took to Twitter seeking help from the central government
Naresh Mitra | TNN | Sep 4, 2018, 03:32 IST
Assam suffers an average annual loss of Rs 200 crore due to floods
Like previous years, this time too, it has been battered by two waves of floods from June till the first week of August
In 2017, at least 160 people were killed in three waves of floods affecting more than 30 lakh people
By Pradeep Thakur
600 lives were lost in four states other than Kerala due to overflowing rivers
More than 70 lakh people were affected and 17 lakh were living in relief camps
UP saw 204 deaths, West Bengal 195, Karnataka 161 and Assam 46
GENEVA: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has briefed the senior leadership of the WHO, the United Nations and the International Red Cross here on the humanitarian crisis in Kerala which has been devastated by unprecedented floods, his office said in a statement.
Tharoor, a Member of Parliament for Thiruvananthapuram and chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on external affairs, discussed with them the possibilities for assisting Kerala which is struggling to find its feet after the devastating deluge that left 231 dead in a fortnight and displaced over 14 lakh people.
THIRUVANATHAPURAM: As flood waters receded in Kerala, rescue operations were halted today by the Navy and people gradually began returning to their homes, many of them barely liveable, even as a political row brewed over accepting foreign aid.
The state's LDF government said such aid should be accepted even as the Centre made it clear it won't accept cash donation from foreign countries as per a long-standing policy.
By Sushmi Dey
NEW DELHI: In an attempt to provide relief to flood-hit Kerala and preempt outbreak of diseases in the aftermath of flood, the Union health ministry has initiated a series of measures including setting up of medical camps, sending life-saving medicines and medical teams to the state.
By Bharti Jain
NEW DELHI: The Centre has been treating Kerala floods as a ‘calamity of severe nature’ even before the situation took a more serious turn, with torrential rain inundating large parts of the state over the past week leading to urgent relief measures.
Bharti Jain | TNN
With water starting to recede in some of the flooded parts of Kerala, the Centre has decided to focus on provision of emergency supplies
NDRF will concentrate its rescue efforts in the still-affected areas of Thiruvalla, Chengannur, Aluva and Idukki
Met office said heavy showers were not expected in the state in the next five days
Health experts warned of a possible rise in cases of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that affects both humans and animals
Local bodies will begin inspection of each evacuated home for electrical and structural safety
Pradeep Thakur | TNN
Home ministry carried out risk assessment of 640 districts in the country
study showed the level of resilience to disaster is low and needs “considerable improvement”
Most states have not conducted comprehensive state specific assessment of hazards, vulnerabilities and exposures of the changing dynamics and complexities of disasters, report said
In Tamil Nadu, flood alert was sounded for 13 districts, including the Cauvery delta regions, apart from Madurai and Theni
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy conducted an aerial surveyof Somawarpet, Suntikoppa, Mukkodlu, Madapur, Harangi, Siddapura, Kushalnagar and surrounding areas
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday termed as "grave" the flood situation in Kerala and agreed to hear a plea seeking Centre's mediation between Kerala and Tamil Nadu governments on the issue of the Mullaperiyar Dam crossing the 142 ft threshold.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Indu Malhotra considered the submission of a lawyer and agreed to hear the plea today itself.
The MeT department has issued alerts for 16 states, including UP, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, WB, Assam, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh
Eight NDRF teams were deployed in UP, 8 in WB, 7 in Gujarat, 4 each in Kerala and Maharashtra and 1 in Nagaland
NEW DELHI: As many as 774 people have died in incidents related to floods and rains in seven states during the monsoon season so far, the Home Ministry said today.
By Naresh Mitra
Kaziranga is yet to experience the annual flood that helps sustain its fragile ecology
Park authorities are worried as plant and animal life in the World Heritage Site are intrinsically linked to the deluge which help recharge over 200 wetlands
Last year, Kaziranga experienced the worst floods since 1988, inundating over 80% of the area
Vikram Vinod | TNN | Updated: Aug 12, 201 ..
KOCHI: The Centre on Sunday announced an immediate relief of additional Rs 100 crore to Kerala, which is battling an unprecedented flood situation, without waiting for an assessment of the damages caused. Union home minister Rajnath Singh, who made an aerial survey of the flood-affected districts, appealed to all political parties, social and cultural organisations to join hands with the state government in mitigating the sufferings of the people of Kerala at this critical hour.
Flood situation improved marginally in Kerala with water level in ldukki reservoir receding for the second straight day on Sunday
However. heavy rain continued in the catchment areas of the ldukki reservoir & the toll in current floods in the state has reached 38
TNN | Jul 19, 2018, 10.05 AM IST
NEW DELHI: The Centre hopes to make Maharashtra’s arid regions ‘drought-proof’ in the next five years. For this, it approved a special package of Rs 13,651 crore on Wednesday. The funds will be used to complete 83 minor and eight major and medium irrigation projects of Marathwada, Vidarbha and drought-prone areas elsewhere in the state.