• Waterlogging woes to persist

    Waterlogging woes in some pockets of Calcutta will be as bad as last year, or even worse. In the rest of the city, the mayor hopes, the problem will persist with "much less' severity. The pockets that are feared to be worst hit include Thanthania, Madan Mohan Burman Street, Chittaranjan Avenue and Camac Street-Wood Street in Calcutta proper and Behala in the added areas.

  • Flood-affected protest in Mendhar

    MENDHAR : The shopkeepers of Mendhar town today observed a shutdown for couple of hours in protest against the losses occurred due to the flash floods in the area. Flash floods caused by heavy rains caused havoc in the area resulting in losses worth lakhs of rupees as the water entered the shops and houses near nallah in Dori Kassi area. This triggered protest in the town today. The shopkeepers downed their shutters from 11 AM to 1PM and also disrupted the vehicular traffic for couple of hours. The local people of the area today led by

  • China floods kill 62, over 1 million flee

    Beijing: At least 62 were killed in torrential rain and flooding across south China, the government said. Floods pose a threat to Gaungxi province if the embankment of Xijiang river bursts open, while four other rivers have crossed danger levels, officials said. Over one million people left their homes and moved to safer places as heavy rains made water levels in rivers soar and overflow into settlements close to them across nine provinces in the country.


    The early arrival of monsoons combined with the ill-preparedness of civic agencies, caused parts of the city to come to a near halt on Sunday. It was a clear indication of how Delhiites will have to deal with waterlogged roads and massive traffic jams all through the rainy season. The control rooms of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) received 49 complaints of waterlogging with the maximum complaints reported in West Zone

  • DC convenes meeting of Flood Control

    KATHUA : A seven member committee was constituted by District Development Commissioner Kathua, Sarita Chauhan today to sort out the problem arising due to flooding of National Highway from Kalibari to Kathua town due to unpredictably heavy rainfall on the intervening night of June 7 and 8. The heavy downpour resulted in water entering the houses of people and water logging on the National Highway.

  • Panchkula not ready for rains

    With most drains clogged and no arrangements being made by the Municipal Council and the Haryana Urban Development Authority till date to check waterlogging, Panchkula has a long way to go before it can claim to be prepared for the rainy season. Newslinetakes a look at the situation

  • PMC to capture water-logged roads on camera to find out what ails them

    At the receiving end for long for the poor state of roads in the during the monsoon season, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has now resolved to curb the menace by capturing the roads post-showers on camera. The Municipal Commissioner has directed all the 14 ward offices to first capture the potholes and the waterlogging spots on camera immediately after the first showers in a bid to identify the problem areas and the extent of the problems before taking up corrective measures.

  • Rain-triggered water logging halts life in city

    Several hours of rainfall on Monday caused water logging and severe tailback in many parts of the capital giving a wakeup alarm of miseries for city dwellers during monsoon. Many roads including Bangabandhu Avenue, Mirpur Road, Bijoy Sarani, Nayapaltan were inundated in just three hours of showers prior to the full advent of the rainy season. The weather office recorded 79 millimetres of rainfall in the capital from morning till 3:00pm on Sunday with most of the downpour, about 74 mm, occurring between 12:00pm and 3:00pm.

  • It ain't monsoon yet

    After bearing the scorching heat for almost a week, the city dwellers got an opportunity to soak themselves as moderate to heavy showers lashed the city this evening, bringing with it much needed relief and hope of an early monsoon. But, the weather office was quick to point out that the showers were not even the pre-monsoon ones and it was the formation of a low pressure trough over Gangetic West Bengal that was responsible for the heavy rain. The weatherman also said that a cyclonic development in Jharkhand propelled the rain gods.

  • Congo Basin Forest Is Biggest For Approved Logging

    A tract of tropical forest in the Congo Basin mapped with the help of local pygmies has become the largest in the world certified under a system meant to ensure responsible logging, partners in the project said on Tuesday. The 7,500 sq km (2,896 sq mile) concession area, almost the size of Cyprus or Puerto Rico, is operated by Congolaise Industrielle des Bois (CIB), a unit of Danish hardwood specialist DLH Group.

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