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AseanPlus News 17 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Floods leave 300,000 homeless

B>GUWAHATI (India):/BVillagers scrambled to higher ground or crowded into government buildings after floods in northeast India left about 300,000 people homeless, officials said yesterday.

Nation 13 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Open burning in Sumatra causing haze, says DOE

The hazy condition in parts of Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Perak Thursday was due to open burning by farmers for cultivation purposes in Sumatra, Department of Environment director-general Rosnani Ibrahim said.

AseanPlus News 08 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Light rain expected soon in hot India

B>HYDERABAD:/BLight rain was yesterday forecast for parts of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh where an intense heat wave has killed 1,317 people in the past three weeks, officials said.

AseanPlus News 07 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rain brings hope to millions in India

B>NEW DELHI:/BRains which have begun drenching parts of northeast India have also started in southwest Kerala state, bringing hope that relief is in sight for millions suffering in a searing heat wave that has already killed more than 1,200 people.

Nation 07 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Strong links with Malaysia

Saifudin Hussein has a grandfather somewhere in #8220;Pulau Pinang#8221; but has never met him.

Nation 06 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malacca prepared to draw water from river and mines

The Malacca Water Corporation (PAM) is prepared for the possibility of a drought following the hot and dry weather brought about by the south-west monsoon from now until August.

AseanPlus News 06 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Forest fire adds to heat wave woes

B>LUCKNOW (India):/BSix people, including four children, died in a forest fire in northern India during a scorching heat wave that has killed more than 1,300 people across the country, an official said yesterday.

Nation 04 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Less rainfall expected in June-August

Most parts of the country will experience less rainfall during the June-August south-westerly monsoon season, according to the Meteorological Department.

AseanPlus News 03 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Scorching heat kills nearly 1,000 in India

B>HYDERABAD:/BScorching heat has killed nearly 1,000 people across India in the past three weeks, relief officials said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 02 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bangladesh heat wave death toll rises to 30

Nine more people died from sunstroke and dehydration this weekend, increasing to 30 the number of deaths from a weeklong heat wave sweeping Bangladesh, relief officials said Monday.