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PM directs ministers to visit flood-hit provinces
4th August 2013 PM directs ministers to visit flood-hit provinces Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday directed his three cabinet members to immediately visit flood-affected Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Sindh and Balochistan provinces. The Prime Minister has asked the cabinet members to carry out damage assessment in collaboration with...
5,000 cut off in landslide as Japan faces more floods
15th July 2012 5,000 cut off in landslide as Japan faces more floods TOKYO: More than 5,000 people were cut off by landslides Sunday as more heavy rain and floods were forecast in southwestern Japan, where the death toll from torrential downpours rose to 22. Television footage showed troops loading relief...
Army rescue operations continue in flood affected areas
13th September 2011 Army rescue operations continue in flood affected areas Relief and Rescue operations continue by Pakistan Army troops in flood affected areas of Sindh, an ISPR statement said here Tuesday. Army has deployed over 1000 troops, 70 boats, 50 dewatering pumps for relief and rescues operation in...
Govt mobilizing all resources to help affected people in Sindh
11th September 2011 Govt mobilizing all resources to help affected people in Sindh Federal and provincial governments have been mobilizing all the resources to help the affected people in Sindh following unprecedented monsoon rains that has so far killed over 150 people and destroyed crops and houses throughout the province. According...
Taiwan deploys 50,000 troops as typhoon hits
29th August 2011 Taiwan deploys 50,000 troops as typhoon hits Taiwan deployed more than 50,000 troops on Monday and evacuated thousands of people as Typhoon Nanmadol pummelled some of the island’s most densely populated areas. Soldiers moved in to help flood-threatened residents, a motorcyclist was reported killed, and...
Economic Survey 2010-11 launched
2nd June 2011 Economic Survey 2010-11 launched The Economic Survey of Pakistan for the year 2010-11 was launched here on Thursday. Federal Minister for Finance Dr.Abdul Hafeez Shaikh launched the pre-budget document, highlighting the over all performance of economy during the out-going fiscal year, providing...
Tropical storm Aere kills 15 in Philippines
10th May 2011 Tropical storm Aere kills 15 in Philippines Fifteen people were killed and nearly 70,000 people were forced from their homes as tropical storm Aere pummelled the Philippines, the government said Tuesday. The death toll from Aere, which hit on Sunday, was raised from nine, with...
Floods trigger southern Thai landslides; 15 dead
30th March 2011 Floods trigger southern Thai landslides; 15 dead At least four people have been killed in landslides in southern Thailand, bringing to 15 the death toll in the flood-battered region. A Krabi province official says another 10-20 people are missing in the landslides from late Tuesday...
Snowfall continues at tourist resorts in Swat
8th March 2011 Snowfall continues at tourist resorts in Swat Snowfall continues halting life at tourist resorts of Swat including Kalam, Bahrain, and Shangla. All the markets of the upper areas of Swat have been closed due to extremely cold weather and snowfall. Kalam road has been closed...
13 dead in fresh Sri Lanka floods
5th February 2011 13 dead in fresh Sri Lanka floods Renewed rains in Sri Lanka have flooded a large number of towns and villages and killed at least 13 people, officials said on Saturday. Heavy monsoon downpours have driven some 800,000 people out of their flooded homes and...
Brazil death toll rises as rescuers battle floods
14th January 2011 Brazil death toll rises as rescuers battle floods Rescue workers in Brazil braced for more rain on Friday as they struggled to reach areas cut off by massive floods and landslides that look certain to have killed more than 500 people. In one of the country’s...
Sri Lanka flood toll rises to 27 as waters recede
14th January 2011 Sri Lanka flood toll rises to 27 as waters recede The number of people killed in Sri Lanka’s monsoon flooding and mudslides has risen to 27 with more than a million people still displaced by the devastating disaster, according to officials. The government’s Disaster Management Centre said 27...
Hundreds killed in Brazil floods, mudslides
13th January 2011 Hundreds killed in Brazil floods, mudslides Devastating mudslides and floods have killed nearly 270 people in the mountainous area near Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian officials said, warning that the death toll was likely to rise. Rescue operations in the area north of Rio known...
Brisbane a ‘war zone’ as huge flood smashes city
13th January 2011 Brisbane a ‘war zone’ as huge flood smashes city Australia’s third-largest city Brisbane was turned into a “war zone” Thursday with whole suburbs under water and infrastructure smashed as the worst flood in decades hit 30,000 properties. Shocked evacuees surveyed the damage after floods that have swept...
Philippine floods, landslides kill 42
13th January 2011 Philippine floods, landslides kill 42 Sustained heavy rain and floods in the central and southern Philippines have killed 42 people and damaged crops and infrastructure worth more than 1 billion pesos ($23 million), disaster officials said on Thursday. Floods and landslides caused by...
Australia town becomes latest to be hit by floods
9th January 2011 Australia town becomes latest to be hit by floods A swollen river submerged bridges and inundated homes and stores Sunday in another town in Australia’s sodden Queensland state, where more heavy rain meant little respite from the country’s worst flooding in decades. Maryborough became the latest of...
Floods cover vast area of Australia’s northeast
1st January 2011 Floods cover vast area of Australia’s northeast Floodwater rose across a vast area in Australia’s northeast on Friday, inundating 22 towns, forcing 200,000 residents out of their homes, and closing a major sugar export port. Flooding has already shut coal mines in Queensland state and...
Floods force evacuations in eastern Australia
28th December 2010 Floods force evacuations in eastern Australia Military helicopters were called in Tuesday to help evacuate hundreds of Australians stranded by rising floodwaters, as entire towns were inundated by the worst deluges in parts of the region in decades. Torrential rains following in the wake...
Gilani for facilitative frameworks to encourage Pak-Turk corporate sectors
7th December 2010 Gilani for facilitative frameworks to encourage Pak-Turk corporate sectors Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Tuesday stressed the need for Pakistan and Turkey to develop facilitative frameworks to encourage corporate sector joint ventures through financing the commercially viable projects and also developing institutional frameworks of cooperation for...
Soaring livestock prices hit Eid sacrifices
16th November 2010 Soaring livestock prices hit Eid sacrifices Most of Muslims will be unable to join in Eid celebrations with the animal sacrifice this week as cattle prices have more than doubled in the wake of the country’s fatal floods. After two months of catastrophic late...
Hadiqa, Aisam appointed UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors
8th November 2010 Hadiqa, Aisam appointed UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Monday appointed award-winning celebrities from the world of music and sport as ambassadors for Pakistan’s early recovery effort from the country’s unprecedented floods. Pakistani pop singer Hadiqa Kiani and tennis player...
PML (F) delegation calls on President
3rd November 2010 PML (F) delegation calls on President A delegation of Pakistan Muslim League (Functional) called on President Asif Ali Zardari at Bilawal House here on Wednesday. They discussed issues relating to development projects in Sindh, flood relief and rehabilitation efforts. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim...
Stark warning three months into Pakistan flood crisis
29th October 2010 Stark warning three months into Pakistan flood crisis International aid agency Oxfam warned on Friday that three months into Pakistan’s unprecedented flood crisis funds were drying up, putting millions at risk with swathes of farmland still under water. The United Nations issued a record two-billion-dollar appeal...
UN starts wheat aid to 500,000 Pakistani farmers
27th October 2010 UN starts wheat aid to 500,000 Pakistani farmers The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation said it had begun large-scale distribution of wheat seed in Pakistan to 500,000 farming families affected by catastrophic floods earlier this year. The aid means the current planting season that ends in...
5 dead, 17 missing in Indonesia ferry accident
24th October 2010 5 dead, 17 missing in Indonesia ferry accident Rescuers have found 5 dead bodies and are searching for 17 people missing after a passenger boat sank in eastern Indonesia. The ferry, called the Karya Terang, went down on Friday afternoon during bad weather in East Nusa...
Flood victims going into debt to rebuild
17th October 2010 Flood victims going into debt to rebuild With their villages in shambles, winter on its way and government help slow to arrive, flood victims are scrambling to rebuild their homes. Many are taking on debt as the price of construction materials has soared following the...
 
 
 



 
 



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