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Hyderabad reservoirs get good inflows

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Hyderabad: After a considerable dry spell, heavy rains in the catchment areas have brought some inflows into Osmansagar and Himayatsagar reservoirs which were on the verge of drying up.
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Typhoon forces evacuation of 500,000 in China

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Beijing: Eastern China was Sunday bracing for torrential downpours from Typhoon Soulik which forced the evacuation of half a million people after killing two in Taiwan.
Soulik lashed coastal Fujian p

Ganga flowing close to danger mark, government on high alert


Kanpur: The water level in the Ganga here is flowing a mere 46-cm below the danger mark, prompting the district administration to issue a high alert for the villages situated on the banks of the rive

Flood fury continues in Assam, nearly one lakh people hit


Guwahati: The rain-fed mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries flowing above the danger level across Assam have hit nearly one lakh people inundating human habitations and farm land in ten districts w

900 still to be evacuated from Badrinath, grim task of pulling out the dead


Dehradun: Fifteen days after the Uttarakhand disaster, 900 stranded pilgrims and locals in Badrinath were on Sunday left to be evacuated and 3,000 people remained missing, as authorities grappled wit

Drones to aid rescue ops in Uttrakhand


Joshimath/New Delhi: As conditions continue to be adverse in flood ravaged Uttarakhand,  drones are now helping search teams make a last ditch attempt to find survivors, if any, in the devastated sta

Sonia, Rahul flag off relief material for Uttarakhand

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New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi today flagged off relief material for the victims of flash floods in Uttarakhand. Top Congress leaders were present at

Rains claim 11 more lives, over 73,000 stranded


New Delhi: Rain fury on Tuesday claimed 11 more lives in the north, taking the toll to 73, even as 71,440 pilgrims bound for the Himalayan shrines remained stranded in monsoon-ravaged Uttarakhand apa

Yamuna at Delhi above danger lever


New Delhi: Keeping in view the rising water level in Yamuna due to incessant rains and release of water by Haryana, the Delhi Government today started evacuating people living in low lying areas alon

Chennaiites irked by hot morning, flooded evening


Chennai: Thursday dawned with sun burning bright and motorists and commuters sweating it out on roads.  Soon after noon, skies opened up throughout Chen­nai ushering in waterlogging and traffic sna

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