Free Press Journal
  • The human face of Mumbai police: helped cancer patient in floods

    Mumbai: Responding to a tweet of the family members, Mumbai police promptly rescued the family from flooded LTT Station and ensured they receive food, water, and shelter for the night. A 32-year-old Shailendra Sharvaiya, a resident of Madhya Pradesh said “Jai Maharashtra,” whose ailing daughter and a family of four were given a shelter at Mumbai Police headquarters.

  • Uttar Pradesh’s flood woes continue; Toll touches 104

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh’s flood woes continued as the toll rose to 104 with one more death, while over 28 lakh people are affected as raging waters of the rivers emanating from Nepal caused havoc in vast swathes of land. Citing a report compiled till yesterday, the relief commissioner’s office here said around three lakh people have taken shelter in relief camps in the affected districts of eastern parts of the state.

  • Assam flood toll touches 39

    Guwahati : The flood fury continued in Assam as the toll rose to 39 in the second wave of floods and over 3.3 million people continued to be marooned in 24 districts of Assam on Wednesday.

  • Death toll in Nepal floods climbs to 91

    Kathmandu: The death toll in rain-triggered floods and landslides in Nepal has climbed to 91 with 38 persons still missing and over six million people affected by natural calamity.

  • Flood-hit Assam and Bihar seek help

    Patna/Guwahati: The flood situation in Bihar continued to be grim on Sunday as Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sought the help of the Army and the Indian Air Force in relief and rescue of thousands of people affected by the deluge, officials said.

  • ‘508 persons killed this year in disaster caused by rains’

    New Delhi: As many as 508 persons were killed due to heavy rains, floods and landslides this year so far and Rs 9,382.80 crore has been allocated as central share to all states’ disaster relief fund accounts for 2017-18, parliament was informed on Thursday.

  • Manmade obstructions responsible for floods

    Floods have engulfed Assam once again. In the coming months, we may expect more floods across the country. The immediate cause of these floods is heavy rains. However, heavy rains are a routine event. The ‘normal’ rains have been converted into damaging floods because of the manmade obstructions made in the path of the rivers. The Himalayan Rivers carry large amounts of sediments from the hills to the plains. Part of this

  • Suresh Prabhu

    Railways joins flood rescue op in North East as toll hits 80

    New Delhi: In the wake of floods in the North East, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday asked senior rail officials to work in close coordination with state governments of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to ensure smooth relief and rescue operations.

  • Bhopal: People learn about ways to save themselves during floods

    Bhopal: During Jansamvad, the municipality chairperson Akhilesh Khandelwal offered some tips to the people to protect themselves in case of floods or excessive rains. He said that if people find water accumulating at any place, they should immediately call up the municipality’s toll free number 18002337574 and help would arrive.

  • Assam flood worsens: Six more dead, 15L people hit

    At the Kaziranga National Park, 129 anti-poaching cap area or 73 per cent of the forest is under water, leaving some animals dead and forcing some to move to nearby higher lands.

  • Floods in southern Japan force hundreds to flee; 2 dead

    Tokyo: Troops were working Thursday to rescue families left stranded by flooding in southern Japan. Two people were reported dead and 11 others were unaccounted for in flooding that wrecked homes, roads and rice terraces. Heavy rain warnings were in effect for much of the southern island of Kyushu after Typhoon Nanmadol swept across Japan earlier in the week. Authorities in Fukuoka, on the southern island of Kyushu said four people suffered slight injuries.

  • 34 killed in China floods, 93 missing in landslide

    Beijing: At least 34 people have been killed in floods triggered by incessant rains while another 93 remained missing following a massive landslide in southwest China that have forced authorities to relocate over 4.50 lakh people.

  • Remove Farakka barrage to save Bihar, says Nitish

    Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday demanded removal of the Farakka barrage on the Ganga river and formulation of a national silt management policy to protect the state from devastating floods.

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    China warns of typhoon, floods

    Beijing: China’s meteorological authority issued a ‘blue alert’ today for a typhoon expected to hit the southern province of Guangdong, while warning of mountain floods in the southwest due to torrential rains, which have already taken a heavy toll during the last few weeks.

  • Two washed away in Assam floods

    New Delhi : Rains kept the mercury level below normal in several northern states even as floods continued to wreak havoc in Asaam leaving at least two dead and over 1.05 lakhs people affected.

  • 24 killed in Indonesia floods, landslides

    Jakarta: At least 24 persons were killed in  landslides and floods in Indonesia’s Central Java province, a weather official said on Sunday.