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Weather today Highlights: Yamuna above danger mark; rains ease in Punjab, Haryana

Weather forecast Today Highlights: The Yamuna was flowing at 206 metres at 11 am, a day after it breached the danger mark of 205.33 metres. More than 10,000 people living in low-lying areas along the Yamuna in Delhi have been evacuated.

Weather Forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: Heavy rains lash northern states, alert sounded in Punjab

Weather Forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: Torrential rains lashed Kolkata, leaving several parts of the city waterlogged. Flights and trains were delayed. The city received 99 mm rainfall between 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm Friday.


Pune: As they try to assess what they lost, flood-hit farmers report death of thousands of animals

The farmers have started to report missing and dead animals to the administration and the numbers that have emerged so far show that damage to the milk-producing clusters of Kolhapur and Sangli is considerable.

Tamil Nadu rains: Six dead, over 1,500 displaced as Nilgiris reels under flood

Incessant rainfall in the region had claimed six lives and left over eight people injured at last count, due to avalanches, building collapses and rising water levels, even as large swathes of agricultural land and roads in the region were damaged due to flooding.

What you should know about filing motor insurance claims for vehicles damaged in floods

People whose vehicles were lost or completely damaged in the recent floods will have their insurance claims expedited, provided their insurance policy is valid till the date of the incident.

Maharashtra counts its losses: 4.7 lakh in camps, 2 lakh hectare crops ravaged

With over 400 kilometres of road network inundated, officials said the floods have also taken a heavy toll on public infrastructure.


Cleaning up after floods: All you need to know

Along with cleaning up, health issues and hazards are a big concern in flood-hit areas.

Karnataka MLA trolled after video of him failing to row boat during floods goes viral

MP Renukacharya, the MLA of the Honnali constituency, was caught on camera trying, and failing, to row through knee-deep water. He was supposed to be aiding in flood relief work.

IAF officer earns praise after rescuing elderly woman from neck-deep water in Gujarat

In a video shared by the Indian Air Force that's going viral, an officer is seen wading through neck-deep water to rescue the woman, who was hesitant to board a winch cradle.

Maharashtra floods: In Pune, 500 shifted to safety

The four rivers that pass through the city — Mula, Mutha, Pavana and Indrayani — were all carrying large amounts of water, which is being regularly released by the nearby dams whose reservoirs have been filled to capacity.

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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.


How many Malayalees live in the Middle East: News in Numbers

Since the floods began in Kerala, donations from the Middle East — by governments as well as individuals — have thrown the spotlight on the large number of people from Kerala living in those countries, and the bond that has resulted because of it. What do the numbers say about people from Kerala living in […]

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.


Kerala paralysed by floods

As the rain fury continues in Kerala, the state government has issued a red alert notice in all the 14 districts. The death toll has climbed to 67 while over one lakh people are put in relief camps. Transport connectivity has taken a major hit with trains are either getting cancelled or delayed. The Kochi […]

Kerala island worries about floods destroying their link with the mainland

Residents of Kozhithuruth, an island in Kerala, are worried after their homes were flooded due to heavy rains this year. Their bigger worry is that the floods may destroy their only link to the mainland, a 30-year-old stone bridge over a stream.

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.