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PM launches annual monsoon tree plantation campaign

3 months ago
ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Justice retd Nasir-ul-Mulk on Wednesday kicked off the annual monsoon tree plantation campaign with a pledge to make the country green. The prime minister planted a sapling of Pinus Roxburgh here at the…

U.N. says 100,000 Rohingya in grave danger from monsoon rains

8 months, 20 days ago
GENEVA: More than 100,000 Rohingya refugees huddled in squalid, muddy camps in Bangladesh will be in grave danger from landslides when the mid-year monsoon season begins, a U.N. humanitarian report said. There are now more than 900,000…

Three killed as floods swamp India’s financial hub Mumbai

1 year, 1 month ago
MUMBAI: Rescuers battled through floods swamping India's mega city of Mumbai Wednesday to evacuate thousands of stranded people, after heavy rain triggered inundations that have left three dead. Days of intense monsoon downpours have…

At least 700 killed in South Asia floods

1 year, 1 month ago
NEW DELHI: The confirmed death toll passed 700 and more than a million were driven from their homes as large swathes of South Asia reeled under monsoon floods on Sunday, officials said.  At least 100 deaths were reported overnight across…

At least 94 dead in monsoon disasters in Nepal and India

1 year, 2 months ago
KATHMANDU: Monsoon floods and landslides have killed at least 94 people across Nepal and India but officials fear that figure could rise sharply as rescuers search for dozens believed lost under mud and in submerged villages. Authorities…