Tag: Flood

Here's how Big B, 'Virushka' helped Kerala flood victims

Mumbai: A large number of Bollywood stars have come to the aid of flood-battered Kerala by providing funds, food items, medicine and personal belongings such as clothes and even cooking for feeding the affected people. Bollywood celebrity Amitabh Bachchan has sent in his clothes and shoes apart from Rs 51 lakh, while star couple Virat […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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Government releases Rs 600 crore aid to Kerala

New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday released Rs 600 crore to the Kerala government for relief work in the flood-ravaged state and decided to waive Customs Duty and Goods and Services Tax (GST) on relief materials being imported. The money released included Rs 500 crore announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rs 100 crore […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Kerala floods: Challenge shifts from rescue to relief

Thiruvananthapuram: As rescue operations in Kerala on Monday entered its final stages, the biggest challenge before the authorities in the flood aftermath turned into managing the over 5,500 relief camps housing more than 7,00,000 people across the state. The weather looked promising with no major rainfall expected in the state. Many people though continued to […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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Flood affects 116 Assam villages after excess water released from dam

Guwahati: Thousands of people in 116 villages of Assam’s Golaghat district have been affected by flooding after excess water was released from a dam located at Nagaland’s Wokha district, officials said. The dam is run by the North East Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO). This is the second wave of floods since last week affecting […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Over 8,000 affected by Sri Lanka flash floods

Colombo: Over 8,000 people were affected as heavy rains caused flash floods in Sri Lanka’s Galle and Kalutara districts, the Disaster Management Centre said on Monday. Several people were evacuated from their homes due to the heavy downpour on Sunday but as the rains ceased by Monday morning, the situation was normalising, Disaster Management Centre’s […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Modi announces Rs 500 cr flood relief package for Bihar

Purnea (Bihar): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced a Rs 500 crore relief package for Bihar after conducting an aerial survey of the flood-hit regions in the state. “Announced a package of Rs 500 crore for Bihar,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted. Modi assured “all assistance” to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. He also […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Kaziranga using drones to monitor flood-affected animals

Guwahati: With over 50 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park in Assam submerged by flood waters, the park authorities have flown in drones to ensure security of animals in the park, particularly the famed one-horned rhinoceros. Two drones have been engaged to enhance the vigil and monitor the movement of animals, most of whom […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
EU gives 300,000 euros to flood-hit Sri Lanka

Colombo: The European Union (EU) has allocated 300,000 euros in humanitarian funding to flood-stricken Sri Lanka, it was announced on Friday. “This contribution from the EU will allow our partners on the ground to provide relief to the most-impacted families. This is an expression of solidarity from the European people to the people of Sri Lanka,” […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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Rains, avalanches claim 8 lives in J&K, but floods recede

Jammu/Srinagar: Eight persons were killed in three days of recent heavy rains and snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, but with weather clearing, the water levels in all swollen rivers, streams and lakes in the valley have started receding, officials said on Friday. “With gradual improvement in weather, the water level in the Jehlum river and […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
NASA tracks monsoon rains behind Kerala floods

Washington: NASA has released a video created using satellite data that provides an estimate of the intense rainfall over India in the past week and shows the spread of the resulting severe flooding in Kerala and parts of Karnataka. The summer monsoon is a regular feature this time of year in India, and it can […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Odisha govt urges IIT-Bhubaneswar to set up coastal observatory centre

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has urged IIT-Bhubaneswar to set up a coastal observatory and innovation centre for climate change as the state is vulnerable to natural calamities like flood, cyclone and tsunami. For the purpose, the government has decided to transfer 40 acres of land at Laudigaon in Ganjam district free of cost to IIT, […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Cyclone Titli Aftermath: Standing crops in several acres damaged

Balasore/Rayagada: Even though the very severe cyclonic storm Titli turned into depression and crossed the State, the rain triggered by it has caused extensive damages to standing crops in several acres of land in Sadar and Kolnara blocks of Rayagada district. Thousands of farmers in Kumuti Penta, Maligan and Pentagan villages under Rayagada sub-division are […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Cyclone Titli: CM reviews flood situation in 3 districts

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reviewed the flood situation in three districts triggered by heavy rain under the impact of the very severe cyclonic storm Titli that made landfall at Palasa in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday morning. Patnaik through video conferencing talked to the collectors of three districts Ganjam, Gajapati and […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Flood-like situation remains grim in several districts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The flood-like situation in Malkangiri, Balasore and Mayurbhanj districts, due to heavy rainfall under the impact of cyclonic storm ‘Daye’, continued to remain grim. Five blocks of the district along with 13 panchayats of Kalimela, Korkonda, Padia, Malkangiri and Chitrakonda blocks have been severely affected due to the incessant rain. Besides, as many as […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Baitarani crosses danger mark near Akhuapada; flood situation grim in Anandpur

Bhadrak: A flood-like situation has cropped up in Bhadrak district with Baitarini river breaching the danger mark at Akhuapada on Sunday. The water level rose to 18.10 metre today above the danger mark at 17.83 metres. Dhamnagar and Bhadaripokhari blocks of the district have been worst affected following the rise in water level of Baitarini […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021