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Heavy rain likely to lash parts of Chhattisgarh again from Monday

Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday issued directives to all district collectors and superintendent of police (SPs) to remain alert and ensure every help to rain-affected people.
Chhattisgarh witnessed incessant rainfall since August 20 in several parts, leading to a flood-like situation in some areas of Bastar division and plains of the state.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Chhattisgarh witnessed incessant rainfall since August 20 in several parts, leading to a flood-like situation in some areas of Bastar division and plains of the state.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 31, 2020 12:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Raipur | ByRitesh Mishra | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Flood batters Madhya Pradesh; 8 killed, over 9,000 moved to relief camps

Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday morning and had earlier spoken with defence minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday evening to convey them the flood situation in the state.
Flood hits Sehore district in Madhya Pradesh. Twelve districts of Madhya Pradesh have been affected by floods following incessant rains since Thursday.(HT Photo)
Flood hits Sehore district in Madhya Pradesh. Twelve districts of Madhya Pradesh have been affected by floods following incessant rains since Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 02:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Ganga crosses danger mark in Bihar, minister seeks policy on silt management

Heavy discharge in the Sone river in the range of 57,000-60,000 cusec from Indrapuri barrage at Dehri is fuelling the surge in the Ganga which is also being fed heavily from north Bihar rivers like Gandak, Burhi Gandak, Bagmati, Kosi and Mahananda.
An aerial view of Kangan ghat submerged in flood water on the bank of river Ganga in Patna on Tuesday.(ANI)
An aerial view of Kangan ghat submerged in flood water on the bank of river Ganga in Patna on Tuesday.(ANI)
Published on Aug 18, 2020 09:38 PM IST
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Flood situation remains grim in Assam and Bihar

According to a bulletin by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the number of districts affected by floods dropped from 28 two weeks ago to 21.
Flood situation in North Bihar region may deteriorate further as the meteorological department has forecast moderate to heavy rains in Nepal and the catchment areas of different rivers.(PTI)
Flood situation in North Bihar region may deteriorate further as the meteorological department has forecast moderate to heavy rains in Nepal and the catchment areas of different rivers.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 29, 2020 06:26 AM IST
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As Assam battles Covid-19 and floods, thousands of volunteers play crucial role

While most of the volunteers were students above 18 years of age or unemployed youths, ASDMA also received applications from doctors involved in private practice, other professionals and even popular Olympic boxer from the state, Shiva Thapa.
Protirodhi Bondhu volunteers help evacuate flood-affected people in Doomdooma.(DDMA-TINSUKIA)
Protirodhi Bondhu volunteers help evacuate flood-affected people in Doomdooma.(DDMA-TINSUKIA)
Updated on Jul 18, 2020 09:54 AM IST
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Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Five dead in latest flooding in southern China rainstorms

The government of Zunyi city, south of the metropolis of Chongqing, said Saturday that five had died and eight others were missing after fresh storms that began late Thursday night.
A vegetables vendor wearing a face mask waits for customers in the rain in Jingzhou, after the lockdown was eased in Hubei province, the epicentre of China's coronavirus disease outbreak.(REUTERS/For Representative Purposes Only)
A vegetables vendor wearing a face mask waits for customers in the rain in Jingzhou, after the lockdown was eased in Hubei province, the epicentre of China's coronavirus disease outbreak.(REUTERS/For Representative Purposes Only)
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 01:13 PM IST
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Beijing | ByAssociated Press| Posted by : Jasra Afreen

News updates from Hindustan Times: ‘In jail for 90 days,’ Chidambaram appeals for bail to CJI Bobde and all the latest news at this hour

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
P Chidambaram speaks to the media.(HT File)
P Chidambaram speaks to the media.(HT File)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 01:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Japan looks for missing after typhoon Hagibis , warns of mudslides

Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds Saturday that left thousands of homes on Japan’s main island flooded, damaged or without power.
A man talks with rescue workers searching a flooded area in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis.(REUTERS Photo)
A man talks with rescue workers searching a flooded area in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis.(REUTERS Photo)
Updated on Oct 14, 2019 10:53 AM IST
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Tokyo | ByPress Trust of India

‘Current pattern of floods in Bihar has us on our toes for last 3 months’

As the officers and jawans were dusting their shoes from floods, another catastrophe hit Bihar, leaving several cities, including its capital Patna, completely submerged in a deluge for at least four days
speaks to Hindustan Times on the challenges before his team in Bihar.(HT photo)
speaks to Hindustan Times on the challenges before his team in Bihar.(HT photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2019 12:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByB Vijay Murty

The unravelling of the Western Ghats ecology

The nature-development equilibrium is broken, leading to climate disasters.
A view of rescue and relief work in Kolhapur, Thursday, August 8(Anil Velhal)
A view of rescue and relief work in Kolhapur, Thursday, August 8(Anil Velhal)
Updated on Aug 26, 2019 06:24 PM IST
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Rising Ganga water changes course of life on ghats of Varanasi

The rising Ganga has forced all the Pandas and boatmen, who earn their livelihood at the ghats, to relocate to safer locations, hitting income badly.
According to the Central Water Commission, the Ganga is flowing at 69.66 meters in Varanasi, just a little below the danger mark 70.26 meter, and the rising trend continues.(Getty Images)
According to the Central Water Commission, the Ganga is flowing at 69.66 meters in Varanasi, just a little below the danger mark 70.26 meter, and the rising trend continues.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 20, 2019 09:49 PM IST
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A cry for help from this Bihar’s city on the brink

Floods are an almost annual phenomenon in Muzaffarpur, which lies in the way of five Himalayan rivers that come down from Nepal.
People cross a flooded street following incessant monsoon rainfall, at Aurai Block, of Muzaffarpur district in Bihar.(Lokesh Bihari / Hindustan Times)
People cross a flooded street following incessant monsoon rainfall, at Aurai Block, of Muzaffarpur district in Bihar.(Lokesh Bihari / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 07:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur | ByB Vijay Murty

‘Mismanagement in release of water responsible for floods’: Madhav Gadgil

The release of water from the nearby dams was done in an uncalculated manner which resulted into huge cusecs of water being released from the dams, said Madhav Gadgil.
Eminent ecologist Madhav Gadgil has blamed “mismanagement” in the release of water from major dams such as Koyna, Warna and Radhanagari in western Maharashtra for widespread floods in Sangli and Kolhapur districts.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Eminent ecologist Madhav Gadgil has blamed “mismanagement” in the release of water from major dams such as Koyna, Warna and Radhanagari in western Maharashtra for widespread floods in Sangli and Kolhapur districts.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 02:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByParth Welankar

Disease scare looms large as locals in Diva near Mumbai pick up the pieces

Mumbai, India - Aug. 4, 2019: People walk from flooded road as there is water logging due to heavy rain on LBS Road near Sion station in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, August 4, 2019. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Mumbai, India - Aug. 4, 2019: People walk from flooded road as there is water logging due to heavy rain on LBS Road near Sion station in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, August 4, 2019. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 01:26 PM IST
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ByAnkita G Menon, Thane

55 hours later, electricity supply restored at flood-hit Rameshwadi near Mumbai

electricity transmission pylon
electricity transmission pylon
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 01:43 PM IST
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More rain predicted in Bihar as death toll due to floods touches 78

More than 55 lakh people in Sheohar, Sitamarhi, East Champaran, Madhubani, Araria, Kishanganj, Supaul, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Saharsa, Katihar and Purnia districts remain affected as the Bihar government continued with its relief efforts.
The low-lying areas in Muzaffarpur have become vulnerable to flood, owing to discharge of water in Gandak from the Valmiki barrage.(ANI)
The low-lying areas in Muzaffarpur have become vulnerable to flood, owing to discharge of water in Gandak from the Valmiki barrage.(ANI)
Published on Jul 19, 2019 03:51 PM IST
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Bihar flood toll at 33, CM Nitish Kumar says Rs 6,000 aid to each affected family

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s statement on floods came a day after the opposition parties led by RJD accused the government for failing to tackle the flood situation in the state and not providing relief to the marooned people.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar did an aerial view of flood situation of Bihar.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar did an aerial view of flood situation of Bihar.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 17, 2019 01:25 AM IST
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No let-up in flood fury in Bihar, toll touches 24

According to the disaster management department (DMD), about 25.66 lakh people living in 546 panchayats of 77 blocks of 12 districts have been hit by the current spell of floods, caused due to heavy rain in the Himalayan region and catchment areas of rivers like Kosi, Gandak, Kamla Balan, Adhwara and Bagmati.
A road cave-in in Muzaffarpur, following heavy rain on Monday.(PTI Photo)
A road cave-in in Muzaffarpur, following heavy rain on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Published on Jul 15, 2019 11:56 PM IST
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Ghosts of Kedarnath floods: 5 years on, remains of 670 victims still unidentified

After disaster struck in 2013, rescuers were able to recover only 11 bodies. In the time since, DNA samples of 688 victims have been collected and sent for testing. However, those missing number in the thousands.
A view of devastated Kedarpuri township in the vicinity of Kedarnath shrine after the 2013 disaster.(HT File Photo)
A view of devastated Kedarpuri township in the vicinity of Kedarnath shrine after the 2013 disaster.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2018 07:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByNitika Kakkar

Second wave of floods hits Assam, 90,000 affected

he Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said the floods that have hit the state since June 13 have affected 10.99 lakh people
Partially submerged houses seen during flood after monsoon rainfall, in Golaghat on Thursday, Aug 2, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Partially submerged houses seen during flood after monsoon rainfall, in Golaghat on Thursday, Aug 2, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2018 09:14 PM IST
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Guwahati | ByIndo Asian News Service

Cloudburst kills 7 people in Dehradun; IMD predicts heavy rainfall in next two days

A family of four was killed when their house in Shashtri Nagar in the Vasant Vihar area collapsed on them in the heavy rains that followed the cloudburst.
People inspect their houses after a boundary wall collapsed due to increasing water levels of Rispana river at Tarla Adhoiwala in Dehradun.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
People inspect their houses after a boundary wall collapsed due to increasing water levels of Rispana river at Tarla Adhoiwala in Dehradun.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 11, 2018 09:56 PM IST
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Japan rescuers go house to house as flood toll hits 141

Deadly floods and landslides have claimed 141 lives in one of Japan’s worst weather-related disasters for decades.
An aerial view shows local residents seen on the roof of submerged house at a flooded area as they wait for a rescue in Kurashiki, southern Japan on July 7.(Kyodo/via REUTERS)
An aerial view shows local residents seen on the roof of submerged house at a flooded area as they wait for a rescue in Kurashiki, southern Japan on July 7.(Kyodo/via REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 11, 2018 05:56 PM IST
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Football team could be in Thai cave for months, to get food and diving training before evacuation

Much-needed food and medical supplies -- including high-calorie gels and paracetamol -- reached them on Tuesday as rescuers prepared for the possibility that they may be there for some time.
In this grab taken from video provided by the Thai Navy Seal, a view of the boys and their soccer coach as they are rescued in a cave, in Chiang Rai in Thailand, on Monday.(AP photo)
In this grab taken from video provided by the Thai Navy Seal, a view of the boys and their soccer coach as they are rescued in a cave, in Chiang Rai in Thailand, on Monday.(AP photo)
Updated on Jul 03, 2018 12:33 PM IST
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Mae Sai (Thailand) | ByAgence France-Presse

Flood situation remains grim in Assam and Tripura, people stranded as villages submerged

Incessant rains from last week have killed 15 people across Assam and Tripura, apart from displacing thousands from their homes. Four rivers in Assam are above danger level while Tripura’s major rivers have returned to normalcy.
People sit on a makeshift raft after a heavy downpour at Kailashahar in Tripura. More than 70,000 people have been displaced from their homes due to last week’s incessant rains.(AFP)
People sit on a makeshift raft after a heavy downpour at Kailashahar in Tripura. More than 70,000 people have been displaced from their homes due to last week’s incessant rains.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 18, 2018 06:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati/Agartala | ByUtpal Parashar and Priyanka Deb Barman

Important measures needed for economic growth rate to reach double digits, says PM Modi at Niti Aayog council meet

The prime minister also assured the chief ministers of flood-affected states of providing all central assistance to deal with the situation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the fourth Governing Council meeting of Niti Aayog.(@narendramodi/Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the fourth Governing Council meeting of Niti Aayog.(@narendramodi/Twitter)
Updated on Jun 17, 2018 01:35 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Extreme rainfall in India may be owing to greenhouse emissions, finds study

The study has implications for infrastructure, agriculture and water resources, is important because India has seen a rise in extreme rainfall events over the last decade.
Greenhouse gases increase extreme rainfall events by 10% to 30%.(HT File/Representational Image)
Greenhouse gases increase extreme rainfall events by 10% to 30%.(HT File/Representational Image)
Updated on Mar 29, 2018 09:43 AM IST
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