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Monsoon Floods Kill Nearly 300 In India, Pakistan

AP | AIJAZ HUSSAIN | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed nearly 300 people in large swaths of northern India ...

Monsoon Rains Kill Over 200 In India, Pakistan

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains and flash floods have killed 128 people in Pakistan and 108 people in India, officials said Saturday, as foreca...

India Holds Mass Cremation For Hundreds Killed In Floods

AP | RAFIQ MAQBOOL | Posted 06.27.2013 | World

DEHRADUN, India -- Authorities in northern India on Thursday conducted mass cremations of hundreds of people who were killed by devastating floods and...

Dying to Be on a Yatra/Pilgrimage?

Deepak Sarma | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

Yet another good question that Hindus ought to ask concerns the auspiciousness of dying while on a pilgrimage (yatra). Is it possible to die a "good d...

Rescue Copter Returning From Indian Flood Region Crashes

AP | RAFIQ MAQBOOL | Posted 08.25.2013 | World

GAUCHAR, India — An air force helicopter returning from a rescue mission in flood-ravaged northern India hit a mountain and fell into a river, k...

Mass Cremation For Hundreds Who Perished In Indian Floods

AP | RAFIQ MAQBOOL | Posted 08.25.2013 | World

GAUCHAR, India -- Authorities prepared Tuesday to cremate the bodies of hundreds of people who perished in monsoon flooding in northern India, as sold...

At Least 1,000 Dead In Indian Floods

AP | RAFIQ MAQBOOL | Posted 08.23.2013 | World

GAUCHAR, India — Bad weather hampered efforts Sunday to evacuate thousands of people stranded in the northern India state of Uttarakhand, where ...

Nearly 600 Dead In India Floods

AP | RAFIQ MAQBOOL | Posted 08.22.2013 | World

JOSHIMATH, India -- Rescuers found bodies in the River Ganges and in the muddy, broken earth left by landslides, raising the death toll from monsoon f...

Landslides Trap Thousands In Himalayas

AP | BISWAJEET BANERJEE | Posted 08.20.2013 | World

LUCKNOW, India — Days after floods killed more than 100 people – possibly many more – rescuers used helicopters and climbed through ...

Climate Change Could Have Devastating Effect On India's Monsoon Season

Posted 11.08.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: More than a billion people in India currently depend on the rainy monsoon season for the water necessary t...

Dozens Dead In Flash Floods

AP | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

LUCKNOW, India -- An official says army troops and police are searching for more bodies in the debris of destroyed homes in northern India, where at l...

Millions Of Indian Farmers Pray For Rain

AP | BISWAJEET BANERJEE | Posted 10.03.2012 | World

LUCKNOW, India — Amarnath Sharma has waited weeks for rains to soak his parched rice paddies so he can start planting. He is one of millions of ...

Worst Monsoon Floods In Decade Force 2 Million People To Flee

AP | WASBIR HUSSAIN | Posted 09.01.2012 | World

GAUHATI, India -- The worst monsoon floods in a decade to hit a remote northeastern Indian state have killed more than 80 people and forced around 2 m...

India Monsoon Floods, Landslides Kill 47

AP | BISWAJEET BANERJEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LUCKNOW, India — Heavy monsoon rains and landslides swept the hilly areas of northern India over the weekend, killing at least 47 people, offici...