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Uttarakhand disaster: Armed forces step up rescue operations, Kedarnath evacuated

Dehradun: A mammoth multi-agency rescue and relief operations were put in place on Thursday in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand evacuating people from the worst-affected Kedarnath town and other areas eve

Govt, opposition in verbal bout over Uttarakhand rescue efforts; Death toll may be in thousands

Dehradun/New Delhi: Leaders of the Congress Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) engaged in verbal bout and blame game on Thursday over the natural calamity that destroyed the state of Uttarakh

Obama vows immediate help for hurricane victims

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US President Barack Obama on Wednesday promised quick and continued federal help for Americans affected by Hurricane Sandy, as he toured New Jersey state to inspect the damage caused by the superstorm

NY re-emerges from damage

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Storm-battered New York got slowly back on its feet on Wednesday, with Wall Street and two of the city's airports up and running after a monster storm that left more than 50 Americans dead.

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Sandy’s death toll tops 50, millions still without power


The most devastating storm in decades to hit the country's most densely populated region upended man and nature as it rolled back the clock on 21st-century lives, cutting off modern communication and leaving millions without power Tuesday as thousands who fled their water-menaced homes wondered when — if — life would return to normal.

Wall Street back in business after storm shutdown


The New York Stock Exchange will open on Wednesday — because it had to open.

In a bit of welcome news for fund managers, investors and even the economy, the company that operates the iconic exchange

JFK, Newark airports reopen on limited schedule

Two of the biggest airports serving New York John F. Kennedy and Newark Liberty International have reopened.

The first passenger flight to JFK arrived from Long Beach, California, at 7-04 a.m. on Wed

Devastated New York, New Jersey began slow recovery

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Millions in the worst hit New York and New Jersey and up and down the US East Coast Wednesday began picking pieces of their lives shattered by Hurricane Sandy that left 48 dead.

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Monster storm slams New Jersey

Superstorm Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline with 80 mph winds on Monday night and hurled an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City, threatening its subways and the electr

Manhattan flooded by record storm surge


A record storm surge from super-storm Sandy sent floodwaters pouring into Lower Manhattan on Monday night as parts of New York City were plunged into darkness by widespread power outages.

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