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Local knowledge and practices can help people in drought prediction and extreme weather management. The study was carried out to elicit and document local knowledge use in drought prediction and weather extremes management. Focus group discussions were used for this study. The appearance of certain insects, birds, animals and indication of weather are all seen as important signals of change with respect to timing and seasonality of natural phenomena that are well understood in traditional knowledge systems.

Angry residents protest on streets, clash with police.

Incessant rainfall since last week & rising water level of river Haora created unprecedented flood that submerged area of Agartala i.e Chandrapur Bazar & Jogindernagar District- West Tripu

An 18-year-old girl died on the spot while three others sustained severe injuries when a massive landslide triggered by heavy downpour hit Chimpu village here.

Tiny temperature rise can make mass deaths twice as likely; unchecked emissions can expose 3/4ths of humanity to deadly heatwaves.

Rescue operations on; transport partially hit in Assam

This study proposes the new hydrological drought index, Korean Surface Water Supply Index (KSWSI), which overcomes some of the limitations in the calculation of previous SWSI applied in Korea and conducts the probabilistic drought forecasts using KSWSI. In this study, all hydrometeorological variables in the Geum River basin were investigated and appropriate variables were selected as KSWSI components for each sub-basin. And whereby only the normal distributions are applied to all drought components, probability distributions suitable for each KSWSI component were estimated.

GUWAHATI/SILCHAR/SHILLONG: Southwest monsoon rains wreaked havoc in the Northeast, inundating large areas in five districts of Assam, which increased the affected population twofold to a little les

GUWAHATI, June 18: Even as water levels in some rivers have started receding, the flood situation in the State continues to be grim with the death of a person in the current wave.

The death toll in the landslides triggered by heavy downpour in the State rose to seven on Sunday.

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