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Rain wreaks havoc in northern India

Heavy monsoon rains and landslides swept the hilly areas and Gangetic belt of northern India over the weekend, killing at least 100 people

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$ 220 million WB credit for Bihar flood-affected areas

The Bihar Kosi Flood Recovery Project will finance flood recovery efforts through the reconstruction of about 100,000 houses, 90 bridges and 290 km of rural roads

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Bihar, Jharkhand, parts of WB declared drought-affected

Drought in eastern parts of the country has spread to more areas with 24 districts in Jharkhand and 11 districts in West Bengal being declared drought-hit by their respective state governments. Bihar has already declared a drought in all 38 districts

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Flood aid flowing very slowly to desperate Pakistan

Flood-ravaged Pakistan has received international aid of $ 301 million, but the flow of money remains slow. The devastating floods have affected up to 20 million people and left some 2,000 dead, say officials

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Cloudburst and flash floods kill scores in Leh

At least 115 people have died and dozens remain missing after flash floods, triggered by a series of cloudbursts, struck Leh town and the adjoining areas on Thursday, sweeping away buildings and military installations. The death toll is likely to rise

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Floods ravage Pakistan's heartland, killing over 1,000

The worst monsoon floods in living memory have killed around 1,100 people and affected over two-and-a-half million in northwest Pakistan

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India in the grip of a heat wave

Heat wave conditions across many parts of India have intensified with temperatures as high as 49 degrees Celsius. The death toll this summer has topped 250

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Cyclone Laila batters India's southeastern coast

At least 26 people are reported to have died and 70,000 evacuated over the last two days as a powerful cyclone causes havoc in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh

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Storms lash Bihar, West Bengal, killing 130

Rescuers are searching for survivors after a powerful storm killed 130 people in India and Bangladesh. Many more are injured or trapped under rubble as around 100,000 houses were destroyed by winds of up to 160 kph

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Rain fury claims 250 lives in three Indian states

The heaviest floods in over 100 years have affected the Prakasam barrage on the river Krishna threatening several villages downstream even as the toll from heavy rains and rampaging floods in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra climbs to 250

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Four lakh people affected by floods in northern Bihar

Over 4 lakh people have been affected by floods in northern Bihar as the Lakhandei river breaches its embankments at two places in Sitamarhi and Muzaffarpur districts. Nearly 25,000 people have been rendered homeless

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Cyclone Aila toll rises to 200 dead, 500,000 displaced

Tropical cyclone Aila caused chaos in Kolkata and flooded coastal areas of West Bengal before making landfall in southwestern Bangladesh on Monday afternoon. River banks and mud houses in both countries have been flattened, and crops and fisheries damaged

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Orissa tornado wreaks havoc, kills 15

Many people have been rendered homeless, hundreds are injured, and at least 15 people are reported dead as a tornado swept through 11 villages in Rajkanika block in Orissa

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