Water level in Pong worrisome; Bhakra`s level up

Situation in Pong dam continued to remain worrisome as water level in reservoir was about 35 feet less than what it was on corresponding day last year due to deficient rain in catchment areas.

Heavy rain in Himachal, rivers in spate

The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall Monday, causing landslides in some areas and blocking the highways, while all the major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said.

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

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: Larji project authorities blamed for drowning of 24 students

An inquiry report on the death of 24 students and a tour guide near Mandi has blamed Larji Hydropower project authorities for the tragedy.

Beas tragedy exposed illegal sand mining

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

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: High-tech device deployed to trace bodies

A massive search operation resumed Sunday by using a high-tech device that can scan the riverbed full of silt and boulders to locate bodies of 16 engineering students and a tour operator from Hyderabad who were washed away in the Beas river near this town last week.

Beas tragedy: More personnel to join search

The search operation to trace the 17 persons still missing following the tragedy in the Beas river involving a group of engineering students from Hyderabad resumed on its fifth day today with more personnel set to join the efforts.

Beas tragedy: Andhra college students to urge PM for independent probe

In connection with the tragedy in which fellow students of their college were killed in a river mishap, the students of Andhra Pradesh-based VNR Vijyana Jyothi Institute of Engineering will write to the Prime Minister`s Office seeking an independent probe into the incident and to accelerate ongoing relief measures.

Beas search massive and first-of-its-kind: Senior official

The search for a group of Hyderabad engineering students washed away in the Beas river near here is not only massive in scale involving some 550 rescuers, but first of its kind in a treacherous terrain, strong current, and low visibility in churned up silt, a senior official said.

Beas tragedy: NHRC notice to Himachal government

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday issued notice to the Himachal Pradesh government over the drowning of 24 students in the Beas river.

Beas river tragedy: Body of fifth victim brought to Hyderabad, search on for rest 18

The body of Devashish Bose, one of the 24 students washed away in the raging waters of the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh, was flown in here Tuesday night.

Sarabjit Singh`s ashes immersed in Beas River

Ashes of Sarabjit Singh, who died after being brutally assaulted in a Pakistani jail, were on Sunday immersed in the Beas river at Goindwal Sahib in the neighbouring Tarn Taran.

Punjab: School van hit by train, 5 students killed

In a tragic accident, five students were killed when a school van was hit by a train in Punjab.