27 Aug 2015
Aizawl: Heavy rains and landslides swept away three houses and damaged 70 graves in two cemeteries here, officials said today. Three houses were swept away by heavy rains and landslides in the capital city of Mizoram, while four vehicles were damaged in landslides last night, District Disaster Management Authority officials stated.
26 Aug 2015
Seoul: Flash floods caused by heavy rain killed 40 people in North Korea's northeastern border area over the weekend, the International Federation of the Red Cross said today.
22 Aug 2015
Manila: Typhoon Goni slightly weakened today as it lashed the northern Philippines with strong rain and wind that set off landslides and flooded low-lying villages, leaving at least seven people dead and two others missing, officials said.
10 Aug 2015
Tokyo: A power plant operator said it will restart a reactor in southern Japan tomorrow, the first restart under new safety requirements following the Fukushima disaster and a milestone for the nation's return to nuclear power.
10 Aug 2015
Beijing: Typhoon Soudelor killed 14 people in Eastern China and four are missing after parts of the country were hit by the heaviest rains in a century, according to a media report.
07 Aug 2015
Yangon: Severe flood disaster in Myanmar has brought the death toll to as many as 88 and affected more than 3,33,000 people across the nation. The state has been facing the flood fury since June that has prompted a state of emergency for urgent relief efforts.
31 Jul 2015
Dhaka: A cyclone set to hit the Bangladesh coast later on yesterday already killed three people and forced the evacuation of thousands from mainly poor fishing communities, police and other officials said.
31 Jul 2015
Kathmandu: At least 33 people, including 13 women, were killed yesterday and over 20 others reported missing after landslides triggered by torrential rains swept away houses across Nepal, already devastated due to a massive temblor in April and the subsequent aftershocks.
25 Jun 2013
Madhu Pandey of Faridabad, one of the pilgrims who had gone to Kedarnath with her husband Mathura Prasad, brother-in-law Vinod and his wife Vimla, shares the nightmare she had to live through in the Uttarakhand devastation. Though she returned safe and sound, she still shivers thinking about the entire Uttarakhand deluge.
22 Jun 2013
As if the natural disaster and consequent mayhem was not enough, the pilgrims stuck in Kedarnath, were in for another shock, this time from the Nepali hoodlums from the adjoining forests. The Nepalis decamped with their money and belongings, they did not spare the women either.