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12 killed in Nepal landslides: Police

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 14:16

Landslides triggered by heavy rains killed at least 12 people overnight in Nepal, including nine members of the same family who were buried alive when their home collapsed, eyewitnesses and police said Friday.

Kedarnath Yatra hit by landslides, halted

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 15:09

The Kedarnath Yatra in Uttarakhand was halted after landslides in Rudraprayag blocked the route that leads to the pilgrimage site, officials said.

Balkans on alert as swollen rivers due to hit new peaks

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 17:56

The Balkans were on alert today as swollen rivers were due to reach new peaks after days of devastating floods and landslides that have claimed at least 49 lives.

Floods, landslides disrupt power supply in eastern Arunachal

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 14:20

Incessant rain over the past couple of days has triggered floods and landslides, disrupting power supply and surface communication in eastern districts of Arunachal Pradesh.

16 killed in China storms

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 15:24

At least 16 people were killed in rain and hailstorms that triggered flooding and landslides in southern China, officials said Monday.

Landslides force suspension of cross-LoC trade

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 17:19

Landslides forced suspension of cross-LoC trade on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad Road as authorities on Tuesday managed to evacuate to safety 16 passengers, including five PoK residents, who were stranded near Kaman Post.

Indonesia landslides kill 19 villagers; 10 missing

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 12:17

Two landslides triggered by torrential rain killed at least 19 people and left 10 others missing on Indonesia`s main island of Java, a government official said on Tuesday.

11 die in eastern DR Congo landslides: Official

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 01:23

Eleven people have been killed in landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said today.

Indonesian floods kill 23, displace thousands

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 18:27

The death toll in days of floods and landslides in Indonesia has climbed to 23, an official said today, as torrential rain pounded the capital.

At least 44 dead in Brazil`s flooding and landslides

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 05:40

At least 44 people have died and more than 60,000 have been left homeless following torrential rain in southeast Brazil over the past few weeks, officials said Thursday.

Steps to deal with natural disasters

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 22:00

Government Monday took a series of steps, including strengthening of forecasting capabilities, advance information on quakes and landslides, maintaining road and telecommunication networks, to deal with natural disasters and reduce causalities.

Soon, wireless sensors to predict landslides

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 15:41

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed low cost sensors that may one day save lives by giving advance warning of deadly landslides in at-risk areas around the world.