Heavy rain triggers landslides in parts of Sikkim, 1 killed, 3 missing

Heavy rain triggers landslides in parts of Sikkim, 1 killed, 3 missing

At least one person was killed and five others went missing after incessant rainfall caused massive landslides in Sikkim’s Mangan district, officials said on Thursday. The landslides blocked roads, inundated or damaged houses, and washed away electricity poles. A body was discovered in the Pakshep area of Mangan district, while three people went missing from … Read more

T20 World Cup: England, Scotland share points after Barbados rain washes out group clash

T20 World Cup: England, Scotland share points after Barbados rain washes out group clash

England vs Scotland shared points in Barbados after their Group B clash was washed out due to rain. The match was interrupted by rain multiple times on the day and was eventually called off after almost four hours and 20 minutes of its scheduled start at 8 PM. The match was earlier cut off to … Read more

IPL 2024: Rain at Chennai gives 2023 flashback ahead of SRH vs KKR Final

IPL 2024: Rain at Chennai gives 2023 flashback ahead of SRH vs KKR Final

Due to signs of rain in Chennai, there has been increased speculation around the highly-anticipated Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 Final between KKR and SRH on May 26 facing a delay or a washout. Significant rain has caused the pitches at the venue for the final in the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium to get covered … Read more

Heavy rain pounds Kollam 

Heavy rain pounds Kollam 

Several houses were damaged while roads were flooded and traffic disrupted in some parts of the district as heavy rain and strong winds continued to lash Kollam. Many roads in Kollam city remained waterlogged even though the downpour was intermittent on Thursday. While rain-related incidents were reported from Pathanapuram, Pooyapalli, Karunagapally, Chavara, Pattazhy and Kunnathur, … Read more

Heavy rain in coastal district of Karnataka

Heavy rain in coastal district of Karnataka

The rain in Dakshina Kannada district of coastal Karnataka began around 2 a.m. The rain was accompanied by loud thunder and lightning. The rain was a welcome relief from the intense heat of this summer. However, the humidity has gone up and people are sweating even more. | Photo Credit: Dhiraj Shetty Dakshina Kannada district … Read more

Collectors told to take steps amid heavy rain forecast in Southern districts: Minister

Collectors told to take steps amid heavy rain forecast in Southern districts: Minister

Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran on Saturday said instructions had been issued to Collectors to take precautionary measures in the wake of forecast of heavy rain in the southern districts on January 1 and 2. In a statement, he said that in the last 24 hours, till 8.30 a.m. on December 30, … Read more

Chennai floods: My house is flooded. Will my fridge, TV, jewellery and other equipment be covered under home insurance?

Chennai floods: My house is flooded. Will my fridge, TV, jewellery and other equipment be covered under home insurance?

I live in Chennai. My ground floor house is flooded, damaging my electrical equipment. Will my fridge, TV, Jewellery and other equipment be covered by home insurance?  Reply by Tarun Mathur, Chief Business Officer, General Insurance, Policybazaar.com  Natural disasters are increasingly wreaking havoc across various regions of the country. Events like cyclones, earthquakes, and floods, … Read more

Rain water inundates tenements in Erode

Rain water inundates tenements in Erode

People cross the submerged bridge across Pichaikaran Pallam Canal in Erode in Tamil Nadu on November 22, 2023 | Photo Credit: M. Govarthan With heavy rain lashing various parts of Erode district early on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, rain water inundated over 120 houses in the city and residents moved to safer places here. Both Pichaikaran Pallam Canal and Perumpallam Canal carried … Read more

Erratic rains force farm labour to stick to NREGS

Erratic rains force farm labour to stick to NREGS

New Delhi: In an unusual trend, demand for work under the government’s flagship rural job scheme grew at a fast pace in the monsoon season this fiscal year while remaining subdued in the key summer months when such demand typically stays elevated, according to the official data. This suggests erratic seasonal rains this year have … Read more

Rains from dying typhoon batter China for seventh day

Rains from dying typhoon batter China for seventh day

Heavy rains from a typhoon kept southern China drenched for the seventh day as slow-moving storm clouds drifted from Guangdong on the coast to Guangxi, flooding low-lying areas, blocking roads and trapping residents. In the rural county of Bobai in Guangxi region, rescuers on assault boats have scrambled to pull people to safety since Sunday … Read more