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US daily blames `sand mafia` for Beas tragedy

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 13:21

Less than a month after 24 students of an engineering college from Hyderabad were swept away in Himachal Pradesh`s Beas river, a US daily Wednesday blamed the "sand mafia" for the tragedy.

Beas tragedy: Two more bodies recovered, six still untraceable

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 00:08

Rescuers on Thursday recovered the bodies of two more students of a Hyderabad-based engineering college who, along with their 22 other friends, were swept away in the Beas river on June 8.

Beas river tragedy: Himachal HC orders Rs 5 lakh compensation

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 22:36

Himachal Pradesh HC ordered a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the parents of 24 Hyderabad engineering college students who were washed away in Beas river at Thalot on June 8.

Do not to open floodgates without warning people: Chhattisgarh govt

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 19:51

Taking a lesson from incidents on Beas river in Himachal Pradesh and Damodar river in Jharkhand, the Chhattisgarh government has directed the administration to alert people and give them time to move to safe places before opening the floodgates of dams across the state.

Beas tragedy: One more body of student found, 12 still missing

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 23:27

Rescuers today found the body an engineering student who was among the 25 youth who were swept away in gushing waters of the Beas river on June 8 and with this the bodies of 13 students have been recovered so far.

Beas tragedy: Clean chit to Larji dam officials, 2 more bodies found

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 13:06

Eleven days after 24 engineering students were washed away in the turbulent waters of river Beas, an internal inquiry conducted by Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Ltd (HPSEBL) has given a clean chit to Lajrji hydro-project officials, who had allegedly released more water from the dam without a warning.

Beas tragedy: No trace of 17 missing persons as rains pose hurdles

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 17:54

Rescuers failed to recover the body of any of the 17 missing persons, swept away in the Beas river on June 8, on the 10th day of search on Tuesday with pre-monsoon rains posing hurdles before them.

Beas tragedy: Water level up, search temporarily hit

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 12:00

The search operation to locate 16 missing students from Hyderabad and a tour operator was Monday temporarily hit by sudden increase in water level in the mighty Beas river here, officials said.

Beas tragedy exposed illegal sand mining

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 00:58

After the Beas tragedy brought to the fore the rampant illegal sand mining in interiors of Himachal Pradesh, the government has directed authorities to take firm steps to curb the practise.

Beas tragedy: Himachal admits illegal sand mining at accident spot

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 20:35

Himachal Pradesh admitted that illegal sand mining has been flourishing along the Beas river and the activity is to be partially blamed for the tragedy in which 24 students of an engineering college of Hyderabad lost their lives.

Beas tragedy: Special search fails, rescuers to use site-scan radar

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 00:43

The rescue agencies have decided to use site-scan radar for underwater search to trace the 17 missing engineering students from Hyderabad, who had drowned in the Beas river, after Saturday`s special search operation yielded no results.

Beas tragedy: Special search fails to trace missing students

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 19:49

Today`s special search operation to trace the 17 missing engineering students from Hyderabad yielded no results as the 450 rescuers combing the three-km stretch of Beas river, whose water level was lowered to minimum, failed to recover the body of any student.