"We are mourning 60 dead at the moment," Rhineland-Palatinate state premier Malu Dreyer said, up from the previous total of 50 in the state.
Updated on Jul 16, 2021 05:27 PM IST
Municipal Commissioner IS Chahal instructed all ward officers to identify evacuees, and safe shelters, and prepare evacuation plans, the BMC said in a press release.
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 03:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondents
Researchers said over the past 45 years, concretisation and filling up of wetlands that worked as flood absorbers has led to a 40% increase in the amount of rainwater entering stormwater drains that have not been rebuilt to handle the increased flow.
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 05:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | Snehal Fernandes
Municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi came up with a three-point solution to the problem and directed the administration work on it on a war footing.
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 01:02 AM IST
Mumbai | , MumbaiEeshanpriya MS
In 2005, when the city saw unprecedented rainfall and the subsequent devastation, people were furious with the city and state governments. In 14 years, not much has changed but fewer questions are being raised.
Published on Sep 09, 2019 11:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | Shailesh Gaikwad
Due to heavy rain and release of water from Bhakra, the Sutlej breached its banks at four places in Phillaur sub-division, submerging crops on 11,000 acres across 31 villages on Monday.
Updated on Aug 24, 2019 11:30 PM IST
Hindutan Times, Phillaur | Jatinder Mahal, Phillaur
Experts said the large amount of untreated sewage, debris and industrial effluents emptying into it is what is harming it.
Updated on Aug 20, 2019 01:44 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Vatsala Shrangi
Last month, Sena leader Sanjay Raut had defended the Mumbai civic body after the city was flooded following heavy rains.
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 06:53 AM IST
Mumbai | Swapnil Rawal
Last month, Sena leader Sanjay Raut defended the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation after Mumbai was crippled with heavy rains. Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray went on to say that any city can crumble under 400mm of rain.
Published on Aug 07, 2019 07:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | HT Correspondent
Marathwada and Vidarbha have recorded a 31 per cent and 30 per cent deficit in rainfall over the same period. IMD is forecasting that the monsoon will pick up later this week for these regions.
Updated on Jul 15, 2019 02:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune |Shrinivas Deshpande
After briefly becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, Barry was downgraded to a tropical storm after making landfall -- but it nevertheless packed a serious punch as it moved inland.
Updated on Jul 14, 2019 08:44 AM IST
Intracoastal city (US) |Agence France-Presse
According to data from the state-appointed mangrove and wetland committee appointed as per Bombay high court (HC) orders, there have been 75 complaints of mangrove and wetland destruction along the Konkan coast in 2019 so far.
Updated on Jul 03, 2019 06:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | Badri Chatterjee
Ensure flooding doesn’t occur owing to construction work or you will be held responsible, civic body tells contractors
Updated on Jun 11, 2019 09:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times | , MumbaiSagar Pillai
Citizens had raised concerns that work on the corridor – which is being undertaken in seven packages, from south Mumbai to Seepz in the western suburbs – may lead to water logging during monsoon.
Updated on Jun 03, 2019 04:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | Tanushree Venkatraman
The civic administration told the committee that the details of the completed work will be given in the next meeting.
Published on May 09, 2019 01:51 AM IST
Mumbai |HT Correspondent
Rescue workers were trying on Friday to reach 13 miners trapped underground in a coal mine in Meghalaya since the previous day, authorities said. The mine is an old, illegal so-called rat-hole mine, they said. Rat-hole mines are common in Meghalaya as they are dug by villagers but are very dangerous as the coal is pulled out from narrow, horizontal seams.
Published on Dec 15, 2018 09:06 AM IST
Japan was hit by a series of natural disasters in 2018, starting with massive flooding in western regions that killed over 200 people.
Updated on Dec 12, 2018 02:00 PM IST
Tokyo |Agence France-Presse
According to city officials, 70 percent of the lagoon city has been flooded by waters rising 149 centimeters above sea level.
Updated on Oct 30, 2018 01:10 PM IST
Milan |Associated Press
Thousands of people have been left homeless after heavy rains triggered floods and landslides, toppling more than 800 buildings including houses, clinics and schools.
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 06:11 PM IST
Agence France-Presse, Pyongyang |Agence France-Presse
Most of the affected villages fall in districts Moradabad, Sambhal, Amroha, Rampur, Pilibhit and areas of Lakhimpur Kheri bordering Nepal.
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 12:39 PM IST
HT Correspondent, Lucknow
Flooding last month disrupted traffic of local and outstation trains on the suburban network
Updated on Aug 28, 2018 12:44 AM IST
Hindustan Times | , MumbaiAroosa Ahmed
Not once has any authority studied the likely cumulative environmental impact of this large-scale developer-led concretisation of Mumbai and eradication of its open spaces
Updated on Jul 16, 2018 12:11 AM IST
Police, however, believe 25-year-old Bosele Gopinath died of asphyxiation after falling asleep in the vehicle in an inebriated state.
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 04:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
With its term ending on July 2, the Panchkula MC seems to be least concerned about rain readiness in the city, and no contractor seems ready to take up this work.
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 12:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Panchkula |Yuvraj Kaushal
In the second of the three-part series, the HT panel reviews desilting of three storm water drains in the western suburbs, and finds the work done is shoddy. But a major stretch of Mithi river is in much better state than during the previous monsoons.
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 02:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times | , MumbaiSagar Pillai and Geetanjali Gurlhosur
In the first of a three-part series, the HT panel reviews desilting of four drains in the city’s central suburbs. In all, the panel examined the maintenance of nine nullahs and five roads on June 2.
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 12:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | , MumbaiEeshanpriya MS and Sagar Pillai
Cleaning of drains in six areas yet to be completed, says Watchdog Foundation
Updated on May 31, 2018 11:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times | Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
The BMC recently identified 17 spots where flooding is likely owing to ongoing civil, railway and Metro works
Updated on May 19, 2018 11:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times | , MumbaiGeetanjali Gurlhosur
BMC has identified a total of 225 flood-prone areas, including 60 chronic ones that flood annually
Published on Apr 27, 2018 03:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times | , MumbaiGeetanjali Gurlhosur