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Elphinstone Road stampede: Death toll rises to 23 after patient succumbs to injuries at KEM Hospital
India

Elphinstone Road stampede: Death toll rises to 23 after patient succumbs to injuries at KEM Hospital

The death toll in the Elphinstone Road-Parel bridge stampede rose to 23 on Saturday after one person succumbed to injuries at KEM Hospital, as per media reports

Assam floods: Seven-member central team assessing situation says damage 'very profound, large-scale'
India

Assam floods: Seven-member central team assessing situation says damage 'very profound, large-scale'

An inter-ministerial central team assessing the damages caused by floods in Assam Friday termed the destruction as "very profound and large-scale"

IBM and Tamil Nadu govt. team up to establish intelligent, cloud-based disaster management centre
News & Analysis

IBM and Tamil Nadu govt. team up to establish intelligent, cloud-based disaster management centre

IBM on Wednesday said it has teamed up with the Tamil Nadu government to establish an innovative, cloud-based intelligent operations command centre to better prepare for and respond to disruptive, extreme weather events.

Quake-hit Ecuador announces drastic economic measures
World

Quake-hit Ecuador announces drastic economic measures

Ecuador announced drastic economic measures late Wednesday, including a hike in some taxes and mandatory wage contributions

Battered Ecuador faces huge economic toll after quake
World

Battered Ecuador faces huge economic toll after quake

Ecuador President Rafael Correa on Monday contemplated a rebuilding costing billions of dollars and a potentially "huge" impact on the fragile OPEC economy.

With 350 killed in the Ecuador earthquake, grief and loss pile up amid the rubble
World

With 350 killed in the Ecuador earthquake, grief and loss pile up amid the rubble

Ecuador's earthquake has a left a dent in the lives of many, loss is piling up.

Fiji Cyclone Winston: 17 people killed as country struggles to get back on its feet
World

Fiji Cyclone Winston: 17 people killed as country struggles to get back on its feet

Fijians were finally able to venture outside today after authorities lifted a curfew but much of the country remained without electricity in the wake of a ferocious cyclone that left at least six people dead and destroyed hundreds of homes. Officials were scrambling to restore services and assess damage in remote parts of the Pacific Island chain.

Firstpost Ground Report: KCR’s abundant display of wealth in drought-hit Telangana reeks of bad governance
Politics

Firstpost Ground Report: KCR’s abundant display of wealth in drought-hit Telangana reeks of bad governance

KCR’s Maha Yaagam is wasteful, gaudy — the drought stricken mandals and families that have lost their breadwinners — wives, husbands, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters, stand out like a sore thumb. Sore, they are, from years of negligence towards their needs and conditions not just by the TRS government, but by the five different political parties that were in power before.

Photos: Kashmir starts the painful process of rebuilding two months after floods devastated the Valley
India

Photos: Kashmir starts the painful process of rebuilding two months after floods devastated the Valley

Here is a look at Jammu and Kashmir two months after floods devastated the Valley.

Hudhud aftermath: Power to be restored in cyclone-hit areas by month end
India

Hudhud aftermath: Power to be restored in cyclone-hit areas by month end

Power supply will be fully restored in Cyclone Hudhud-hit Andhra Pradesh's coastal districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam.

Kashmir flood victims hopeful of PM Modi stepping up relief work during his visit
India

Kashmir flood victims hopeful of PM Modi stepping up relief work during his visit

Thousands of people rendered homeless by the deluge in Jammu and Kashmir last month are pinning their hopes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Diwali visit.

Omar lauds youth, security forces for flood relief work in Jammu and Kashmir
India

Omar lauds youth, security forces for flood relief work in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday lauded the youth of the Valley and various forces for their efforts in Jammu and Kashmir.

Govt's focus should be rehabilitation of Jammu and Kashmir flood victims: CPI(M)
India

Govt's focus should be rehabilitation of Jammu and Kashmir flood victims: CPI(M)

CPI(M) said the primary focus of the Centre and the state government should be providing immediate relief to the Jammu and Kashmir flood victims.

Two more bodies found near Japan volcano, death toll at 53
World

Two more bodies found near Japan volcano, death toll at 53

Rescue workers on Tuesday found two bodies in the ash on a volcano in central Japan.

Kashmir floods: Omar donates blood on Eid as a mark of solidarity
India

Kashmir floods: Omar donates blood on Eid as a mark of solidarity

Abdullah, who offered Eid Prayers at Hazratbal, rushed straight to SMHS Hospital in Karan Nagar area of the city to donate blood, an official spokesman said.

Assam floods: Death toll rises to 44; close to four lakh affected
India

Assam floods: Death toll rises to 44; close to four lakh affected

According to the daily flood report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one body was recovered in Morigaon district.

As floodwaters in Jammu and Kashmir recede, anger against India mounts in the people
India

As floodwaters in Jammu and Kashmir recede, anger against India mounts in the people

The people of Jammu and Kashmir feel that the government of India did not provide sufficient support to them during the floods.

Sonia, Rahul promise full support to flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir
India

Sonia, Rahul promise full support to flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi assured all support to flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir.

Over Rs 1 lakh crores lost in Jammu and Kashmir floods: State govt
India

Over Rs 1 lakh crores lost in Jammu and Kashmir floods: State govt

Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said the preliminary assessment of cumulative losses due to floods in the state was in excess of Rs 1,00,000 crore.

Japan volcano eruption: Rescue operations suspended, 31 bodies found so far
World

Japan volcano eruption: Rescue operations suspended, 31 bodies found so far

Japan's soldiers managed to bring down eight more bodies by helicopter from the ash-blanketed peak of a still-erupting volcano on Monday.