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  • Rubber products makers could face pressure in profitability
    SourcesRubber products makers could face pressure in profitability

    Non-tyre rubber products manufacturers, who are experiencing a 20 per cent increase in natural rubber prices following the floods in Kerala, are apprehending that their profitability could be affected with rising input costs, officials said here on Friday.

    10 months ago
  • Indian, Bolivian, Zimbabwean activists unite against climate change
    SourcesIndian, Bolivian, Zimbabwean activists unite against climate change

    Indian activist Vidya Dinker, Bolivian Martin Vilela and Zimbabwean Mela Chiponda live in different continents but suffer a common problem of climate change, which they denounced before the UN in Bangkok.

    10 months ago
  • Flood in Vietnam: 15 dead, over 5 missing from northern, central region
    World NewsFlood in Vietnam: 15 dead, over 5 missing from northern, central region

    Flash floods and landslides caused by heavy rain in Vietnam's northern and central regions since late last week have killed 15 people and left five missing, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Wednesday.

    11 months ago
  • 14 killed in Vietnam floods
    Sources14 killed in Vietnam floods

    Flash floods and landslides caused by downpours in Vietnam since late last week have killed at least 14 people, officials said on Tuesday.

    11 months ago
  • Floods kill 13, leave 3 missing in Vietnam
    SourcesFloods kill 13, leave 3 missing in Vietnam

    Flash floods and landslides triggered by incessant rainfall in Vietnam's northern and central regions over the past few days have killed 13 people and left three missing, the country's Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Monday. As of Monday morning, floods claimed nine lives and left three people missing in central Thanh Hoa province. Meanwhile, floods and landslides killed one person each of the four northern provinces of Hoa Binh, Yen Bai, Son La and Lang Son, Xinhua news agency reported.

    11 months ago
  • Kerala insurances claims may total Rs 4,500 crore
    SourcesKerala insurances claims may total Rs 4,500 crore

    The four public sector insurance companies anticipate claims of Rs 4,500 crore on account of the floods that ravaged Kerala, a senior official said on Thursday.

    11 months ago
  • Nagaland floods: Rajnath speaks to CM Neiphiu Rio
    SourcesNagaland floods: Rajnath speaks to CM Neiphiu Rio

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday spoke to Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and took stock of the flood and landslides situation in the state and assured him that the NDRF will be sent for rescue and relief operations.

    11 months ago
  • Kerala's devastation: Why can't we learn from others? (Comment)
    SourcesKerala's devastation: Why can't we learn from others? (Comment)

    Twenty years ago, in August 1998, then Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Rongji proposed, in a meeting of China's State Council, a total ban on logging in the forest slopes of Sichuan province. It was in response to the devastating flood-crisis that China was facing in the Yangtze river basin.

    11 months ago
  • After rain and floods, most schools reopen in Kerala
    SourcesAfter rain and floods, most schools reopen in Kerala

    Most school across Kerala reopened on Wednesday after a 10-day Onam break which coincided with the worst floods in a century that ravaged the state, turning many schools into refugee centres.

    11 months ago
  • Mayawati says Modi government ignoring Kerala
    SourcesMayawati says Modi government ignoring Kerala

    Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Tuesday accused the Modi government of giving a step-motherly treatment to flood-hit Kerala and demanded that the calamity be declared a "national disaster".

    11 months ago