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Tag: Flooding

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Three-day-old baby rescued from house marooned in floodwaters in Odisha

Time and again, adversities have led us to something truly hopeful and inspiring. These images are from Punasita village in Balasore district, which has been grappling with flooding due to rise in the water level of Jalaka River.

Odisha Village Goes Under Water Due To Rainwater Harvesting Plan Folly
Odisha Village Goes Under Water As Rainwater Harvesting Plan Goes Haywire

A poorly conceived plan by some villagers to store rainwater in an alleged attempt to avail loans under a government scheme has resulted in the inundation of the entire village in Bhadrak district of Odisha.

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Nepal Floods Death Toll Touches 34

Kathmandu: The death toll from flooding and other rain-triggered incidents in Nepal climbed to 34 on Saturday with over 24 persons still missing, officials said. Heavy monsoon rains for the past few days have left many settlements at high risk of floods and landslides in several places in Nepal. Transportation has also been disrupted in […]

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Lokanath temple flooded ahead of Shravan Somvar

Puri: Devotees at Lokanath Temple here are having harrowing time as the shrine is now flooded with knee-deep water. Sources said water from ‘Parvati Sagar’ tank entered the temple last night causing problems in conduct of daily rituals at the sacred shrine today. A lot of devotees alleged that they could not pay obeisance to […]

Hurricane Harvey makes landfall as Texas braces for 'catastrophic' rains

Washington: Hurricane Harvey, the biggest storm to hit the US mainland in 13 years, slammed into Texas spawning tornadoes, flooding, fires and widespread power outages across the state on Saturday. The storm, which blasted ashore as a Category 4 around 11 p.m. on Friday between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor, was a Category 1 by […]

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New tools to breed 'anti-flood' cereal crops

In a significant find, scientists have identified the mechanism used by plants in stress conditions to sense low oxygen levels that may lead to the introduction of cereal crops better able to tolerate flooding