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Human hand behind disaster: Experts blame violation of environment laws for Uttarakhand floods

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New Delhi: Ecologists point out that the huge expansion of hydro-power projects and construction of roads to cope with the lakhs of tourists in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh has compounded the sca

Uttarakhand floods: Kedarnath safe but will be shut for a year

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New Delhi: The single piece of good news amid the widespread devastation in rain-battered of Uttarakhand was that the revered shrine of Kedarnath is safe.
 
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahugun

‘My son Missing’

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Bengaluru: Worried at not having heard from her son holidaying in Himachal Pradesh for a full 48 hours, an anxious Sudha Patil of Vijaynagar has not slept for some nights now.
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Monsoon fury: Death toll rises to 81, rescue efforts hit

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New Delhi: Monsoon rains wreaked fresh havoc in northern India leading to flash floods, cloudbursts and landslips as the death toll climbed to 81 and hundreds of pilgrims bound for Himalayan shrines

Flood warnings continue in Britain as sub-zero weather predicted

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Britain is still struggling with heavy rain and winds as the met office and the Environment Agency on Monday warned about more floods in northeast England, Wales, Yorkshire & Humber regions.

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Flood claims 9 lives in Assam

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The flood situation in Assam on Monday worsened with the Brahmaputra and its tributaries continuing to rise leaving nine persons dead and rendering 10 lakh people homeless in 16 districts.

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Flood alert in Srinagar, people asked to shift to safer places

Authorities here on Monday asked people living along the banks of Jhelum river to shift to safer places as a flood alarm was sounded in the city due to rising water level in the river following inc

Floods displace 20,000 in Nigeria after dam opened

Flooding in eastern Nigeria has killed at least 10 people and displaced an estimated 20,000 following heavy rains and the release of water from a dam in neighbouring Cameroon, an official said Monday.

Taiwan evacuates 3,000 as typhoon looms

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Taiwan evacuated more than 3,000 people Thursday as Typhoon Tembin bore down, threatening powerful winds and torrential rains that authorities warned could trigger landslides.

About 50,000 soldiers w

New storm brings flashfloods, landslides to Philippines

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Tropical Storm Tembin brought heavy rains, triggering landslides and flashfloods in the northern Philippines, just weeks after a series of deadly storms and monsoon rains, the government said Monday.

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