GURUGRAM: The forest department has sought a break from tree-felling in view of the monsoon and would like instead to focus on proposed plantation drives for the next two months.

Sources at state secretariat, Nabanna, said, they had a control room from where the chief minister would monitor the situation across the state.

Tinsukia: Waterlogging of arterial roads here in less than an hour of heavy showers on Thursday exposed this Upper Assam town's lack of preparedness to combat flash floods.

At the side event Good Peatland Governance to Strengthen Economic, Social and Ecosystem Resilience at the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn, Germany, the Global Peatlands Initiative under the leadership of UN Environment will release its rapid response assessment Smoke on Water – countering global threats from peatland loss and degradation.

Limited access to water, droughts, floods and other climatic conditions are major challenges to food security in Ghana. Over 70% of smallholder farmers in the country practice rainfed agriculture, which is highly vulnerable to rainfall variability. Flooding and waterlogging of farmlands limit land use and crop productivity.

“The circulation of low pressure area from south west Madhya Pradesh moving westward is likely to intensify into a depression and that is likely to give heavy rainfall in Madhya Maharashtra,” said

AHMEDABAD: A rain-wrought terror gripped Amdavadis on Thursday, pushing the already monsoon-sodden city into a self-imposed curfew.

Ahmedabad recorded an average rainfall of 50.61 mm in the past 12 hours. The traffic in the city was also hit by heavy rainfall on Monday.

Angry residents protest on streets, clash with police.

As many as 350 houses submerged; 84 families evacuated; schools closed

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