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A strong earthquake struck Taiwan

Taiwan: Strong Earthquake Topples Building, Derails Train, Traps Hundreds Of Tourists

No deaths were reported after the earthquake. More than 7,000 households were reported without power in Yuli town and water pipes were also damaged.

18 September 2022

Flooding in Pakistan's Karachi

Pakistan To Suffer $4 Billion Loss To Economy From Devastating Floods: Report

Nearly 1,000 people have died and around 60,000 homes have been destroyed across Pakistan in floods since mid-June, according to reports.


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Madhya Pradesh: Under-Construction Dhar Dam Suffers Leakage, 18 Villages Evacuated

Around 200 Army personnel and three teams of the NDRF from Bhopal and Gujarat's Vadodara Surat are working to contain the leak.


People use a cart to salvage usable items from their flood-hit homes in southern Pakistan

Pakistan Floods: Death Toll Nears 1,000, World Starts Sending Relief Material

Close to 1 million houses have been totally or partially damaged because of floods, leaving millions of people homeless, according to Pakistani government.

29 August 2022

Karwa Chauth

Indian Women See Moon Through Sieve, Those In US, China Live In World Of Science: Rajasthan Minister

Women in China and the US are living in the world of science, but it is unfortunate that even today, women here on Karwa Chauth see through a sieve.


Kerala Government Mulls Disaster Management Literacy Drive

The drive would be conducted coordinating the Revenue and the Disaster Management Departments under the aegis of the local self government institutions in the state, he said. Through the drive, the impact of the natural...

06 August 2022

Demolition of Supertech twin towers in Noida in Uttar Pradesh

Noida Twin Towers Demolition Damages Boundary Wall, Windowpanes Of Nearby Colonies

The top few floors of one of the two towers crashed into a boundary wall of a nearby building, barely 12 metres from residences, as per a report.

29 August 2022

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How unplanned development causes urban flooding

Explained: How Unplanned Development And Disregard To Natural Water Bodies Cause Urban Flooding

Experts say flooding in urban and peri-urban areas are happening due to unplanned waste dumping and continuous disregard for natural recharge structures like ponds, wetlands, and tanks.

01 August 2022

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29 July 2022
Gujarat: 12-Year-Old Girl Falls Into Borewell, Rescued Within Five Hours

Gujarat: 12-Year-Old Girl Falls Into Borewell, Rescued Within Five Hours

This was the second such incident in Dhrangadhra tehsil of Surendranagar district after a two-year-old boy was rescued in June.


21 July 2022
HP: Road Blocked After Flash Flood In Lahaul

HP: Road Blocked After Flash Flood In Lahaul

Lahaul-Spiti district emergency operations centre (DEOC) informed that the flash flood occurred at Tindi on State Highway 26 in Keylong sub division due to...


20 July 2022
All Families In Flood-Ravaged Yanam Will Get Cash Relief: Tamilisai

All Families In Flood-Ravaged Yanam Will Get Cash Relief: Tamilisai

Addressing reporters in Yanam, an enclave in Andhra Pradesh belonging to Puducherry, the Lt Governor said that money and distribution of rice would be part of...


12 July 2022
Damning The Himalayas: The Role Of Himalayan Dams In Climate Crisis

Damning The Himalayas: The Role Of Himalayan Dams In Climate Crisis

Climate scientists have failed to adequately acknowledge risks associated with large-scale hydropower development in the Himalayas.


08 July 2022
Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand On High Alert For Possible Cloudbursts

Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand On High Alert For Possible Cloudbursts

A dozen deaths have been reported in 72 hours. Next 48 hours are predicted to bring more rains and landslides in the hill states, say weather experts.


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06 July 2022
Pakistan: Flash Flood Kills At Least 25 As Monsoon Rain Inundates Balochistan Province

Pakistan: Flash Flood Kills At Least 25 As Monsoon Rain Inundates Balochistan Province

Director-General of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Naseer Ahmad Nasar said that more than 300 mud-walled houses were damaged in Quetta...


04 July 2022
Assam flood: Death Toll Rises To 179, Number Of Affected People Declines To 18.35 Lakh

Assam flood: Death Toll Rises To 179, Number Of Affected People Declines To 18.35 Lakh

Authorities are running 413 relief camps and distribution centres in 20 districts, where 2,78,060 people have taken shelter.


03 July 2022
Death Toll In Manipur Landslide Rises To 37, Rains Affect Search For Missing People

Death Toll In Manipur Landslide Rises To 37, Rains Affect Search For Missing People

The search for 25 people who remain missing in the Manipur landslide is hampered by rainfall in the area.


03 July 2022
Heavy Rains In Gujarat Cause Flood-Like Situations, NDRF Teams Deployed

Heavy Rains In Gujarat Cause Flood-Like Situations, NDRF Teams Deployed

One team each has been moved to Surat and Banaskantha, and three teams have been moved to Rajkot, said NDRF in a tweet.


03 July 2022
Assam Floods Getting Increasingly Devastating Because Of Climate Change, Poor Planning: Experts

Assam Floods Getting Increasingly Devastating Because Of Climate Change, Poor Planning: Experts

Experts say Assam floods are worsened by faulty planning, population pressure, shrinkage of water-bodies, and unregulated construction.


01 July 2022
Maharashtra Monsoon: Coordination Among Agencies Must, Says Chair Minister; Hails Officials For Keeping Mumbai Moving Amid 275 mm Rain

Maharashtra Monsoon: Coordination Among Agencies Must, Says Chair Minister; Hails Officials For Keeping Mumbai Moving Amid 275 mm Rain

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said that coordination among various agencies was necessary in the time of disaster and they must ensure there is no...


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30 June 2022
Assam Flood Situation Continues To Be Grim, Death Toll Reaches 159

Assam Flood Situation Continues To Be Grim, Death Toll Reaches 159

Assam Flood: The toll due to floods and landslides this year increased to 159 with eight more people dying in six districts – Nagaon, Lakhimpur, Barpeta,...


24 June 2022
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Govenor Reviews Security Arrangements, Preparations For Amarnath Yatra

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Govenor Reviews Security Arrangements, Preparations For Amarnath Yatra

Manoj Sinha expressed satisfaction over the arrangements put in place by the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) and other departments for a smooth and...


20 June 2022
Eleven People Stranded In Cable Car In Himachal Pradesh's Parwanoo Rescued In Six-Hour Operation

Eleven People Stranded In Cable Car In Himachal Pradesh's Parwanoo Rescued In Six-Hour Operation

The police said an FIR is being registered against the owner of the cable car run by Timber Trail resorts.


17 June 2022
Odisha CM Asks Officials To Be Ready For All Possible Disasters

Odisha CM Asks Officials To Be Ready For All Possible Disasters

Natural disasters like floods, cyclones, and droughts occur in the June-October period every year, and therefore the state administration must strengthen its...


14 June 2022
Maharashtra: Civic Body Installs Flood Sensors To Assess Water Level During Heavy Rains

Maharashtra: Civic Body Installs Flood Sensors To Assess Water Level During Heavy Rains

The sensors have been installed at 10 specific locations where flooding occurs frequently, he said. He claimed that this new system has, perhaps, been...


13 June 2022
Israeli Trekker Missing In Himachal Pradesh

Israeli Trekker Missing In Himachal Pradesh

A missing Israeli trekker has been reported in Himachal Pradesh.


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