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More floods and more droughts: Climate change delivers both

Extreme rainfall, and the extreme lack of it, affects untold numbers of people, taxing economies, disrupting food production, creating unrest and prompting migrations.

Maharashtra: Property tax waiver for Vasai-Virar residents affected by floods

However, the residents have claimed that the list of beneficiaries prepared by the revenue department does not include those who had been running small businesses from their homes.


Storms, floods in Sicily kill at least 12 people; two missing

Divers pulled out nine of the victims from a home flooded by a rapidly swelling river in the countryside near Palermo. The sole survivor of the home was the owner, who had just stepped out to walk the family dogs when the torrent hit.

Over 1,400 lives lost due to rains, floods so far this monsoon: Home Ministry

As many as 254 people have died in Uttar Pradesh, 210 in West Bengal, 170 in Karnataka, 139 in Maharashtra, 52 in Gujarat, 50 in Assam, 37 in Uttarakhand, 29 in Odisha and 11 in Nagaland.

Rebuilding lives: How to clean up your home after flood

Unlike regular cleaning, clean-up after a flood is very difficult. It concerns health issues and hazards one might have to face if they are not cautious enough. Here are a few tips that might be useful.

Kerala can convert the damage caused by floods into an opportunity

Unless it turns things around quickly, Kerala is likely to lose its hard-earned development gains in no time. However, it requires enormous human, financial and material resources, apart from steely resilience.


Greece floods: Atleast 15 dead, hundreds homeless after heavy rain lashes coast

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras declared a period of national mourning. "These are very difficult moments for Greece. We are living a great disaster."

Heavy rains cause flooding in parts of Bengaluru

The embankment of Begur lake was destroyed leading to flooding in areas downstream, officials said. Bengaluru Mayor G Padmavathi, who toured the rain affected areas, was flooded with complaints.

In fact: Many floods, different, yet similar

The annual flooding of the basins of rivers like the Brahmaputra is difficult to prevent. Not so the increasingly common deluges in India’s biggest cities — manmade disasters only exacerbated by unusual rainfall.

CPI-M MP Ritabrata Banerjee asks PM Modi to announce special package for flood-hit West Bengal

CPI-M MP Ritabrata Banerjee claimed "thousands and thousands" of people in the districts of Cooch Behar, North and South Dinajpur and Malda had been rendered homeless due to the "devastating" calamity and their suffering was increasing every day.

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Struggle for people as floods grip East India

Flood situation in south Bengal districts today remained grim after fresh water was released from different barrages.

Philippines flood: Typhoon Chan-Hom brings heavy rains to Manila

Typhoon Chan-Hom passing over the northeastern waters of the Philippines heading to northern Taiwan has enhanced the seasonal monsoon, dumping heavy rains over the capital, Manila, and the northern provinces.


Floods hit Jammu and Kashmir

Army personnel rescued flood-affected villagers of Mirbaazar in Kulgam district after heavy rains deluged the village.

Jammu and Kashmir floods: Massive rescue operations underway

The flood fury unleashed more death and destruction in Jammu and Kashmir, claiming the lives of nearly 150 people and leaving many marooned.

TOP FRAMES: Best photographs of this week from around the world

This week on Top Frames, the single persona making headlines throughout was the Indian PM Narendra Modi.

Today in pics: India observes 69th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

The 1945 bombing killed up to 140,000 people.


Kosi floods: Villagers move out in search of shelter

A wary Bihar government has made its alertness clear, especially when the impending crisis coincides with criticism for the way it handled the 2008 flood.

Flood, heavy rains disrupt normal life across the country

While most of the rivers are over flowing, intermittent rains are also witnessed in many parts of the country.

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Kerala received a lot more rain than its dams could handle: News in Numbers

Three days of intense rainfall, from August 15 to August 17 brought in more than what the dams could accommodate, making it necessary to release water. This is what the Central Water Commission (CWC) report on the Kerala floods observed.

Kerala Floods: How The River Damaged My Hometown

One of the worst affected areas in Kerala is the district of Idukki. The Indian Express's Arun Janardhanan reported on how the floods damaged his hometown and aerial footage reveals the extent of damage. The death toll in the state is now above 300.


After rescue comes recovery. How states are helping rebuild Kerala: News in Numbers

Kerala initial estimate of the damage is about Rs 20,000 crore. The Centre has so far pledged Rs 600 crore. This is how states are pitching in. Take a look in today’s #NewsInNumbers

People refused to leave their homes: Captain Prasheel Dhomney on Kerala flood relief

Captain Prasheel Dhomney talks about the challenges in evacuating parts of Kerala that are completely submerged in water. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

4 Indian Navy personnel save 109 people

Four personnel of the Indian Navy saved 109 people in an operation that lasted over four hours in Kerala's Thrissur district.


Flooded Yamuna displaces around 14,000 in Delhi

Close to 14,000 Delhi residents had to be moved out of their homes due to flooding in the Yamuna river. The water levels have since reduced.

Natural calamities killed over a thousand people just between 1 April and 20 June: News in Numbers

Dust storms, floods and thunderstorms along with lightning have killed over one dozen people every single day this year. This kind of weather, particularly across north and east India, has put Uttar Pradesh on top of the list of such deaths.