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  • Heavy rains have wreaked havoc in different parts of

    Himachal Pradesh declared as 'natural calamity affected area' by state government

    India | August 19, 2023 0:00 IST

    Heavy rains have wreaked havoc in Himachal Pradesh, with 75 people killed in landslides in different districts, including Shimla.

  • Floods in north India killed over 1,900 people this year,

    Floods in north India killed over 1,900 people this year, displaced over 3 mn: Report

    India | December 27, 2019 7:32 IST

    It said that in north India, rainstorms have become 50 per cent more common and 80 per cent longer. "The trend of more unpredictable and extreme rainfall in India reflects what climate scientists predict will happen due to climate change, particularly if emissions do not fall. Another study found that monsoon rainfall will become more unpredictable, with variability increasing up to 50 per cent this century if emissions continue to rise," it said.

  • Over 100 houses gutted in Chilean wildfires

    Over 100 houses gutted in Chilean wildfires

    World | December 25, 2019 15:09 IST

    Wildfires raging across the coastal Chilean city of Valparaiso have destroyed 120 houses, prompting a mass evacuation, officials said on Wednesday. Valparaiso, in central Chile, is a popular tourist destination in South America.

  • Wildfires cause turmoil in CA property insurance market

    Wildfires cause turmoil in CA property insurance market

    World | December 25, 2019 10:17 IST

    Kent Michitsch seemed to be running out of traditional options to insure the home he’s lived in for more than 30 years northeast of San Diego as California’s massive property insurance market reels from three consecutive years of destructive wildfires.

  • property worth over rs 3 cr damaged in shamli during riots

    'Property worth over Rs 3 cr damaged in Shamli during riots'

    India | October 05, 2013 13:47 IST

    Muzaffarnagar : Property worth over Rs 3 crore was damaged in Shamli district during the recent communal clashes in Muzuffarnagar and adjoining areas.  According to Shamli's District Magistrate P P Singh, as many as 210

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