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Kailash Mansarovar yatra to begin in June

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 20:17

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, which passes through some border districts of Uttarakhand, is slated to begin this year on June 8, ITBP sources said on Monday.

Will complete road restoration in U`khand by April end: BRO

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 13:37

The Border Roads Organisation has said that it will ensure complete restoration of the roads damaged in the Uttarakhand flash floods by April 30 to enable a smooth and trouble-free `char dham` pilgrimage this season.

Indonesian floods kill 23, displace thousands

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 15:34

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

Rare downpours and floods hit Saudi capital

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 21:18

Rare heavy downpours triggered flash floods in the Saudi capital on Sunday forcing schools and universities to close and prompting calls by the authorities for citizens to remain indoors.

Kiran Kumar reviews situation in Andhra after heavy rains

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 12:34

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy reviewed the situation caused due to heavy rains at a high-level meeting here on Friday and directed the administration to carry out relief works on a war-footing.

92 foreign nationals among 4,120 missing in U`khand calamity

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 14:37

The uncertainty over the number of people gone missing in Uttarakhand`s catastrophic flashfloods has at last come to an end with the state government releasing a final list of 4,120 persons, including 92 foreign nationals who went traceless after the calamity.

Stage set for resumption of prayers at Kedarnath shrine

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 12:36

The stage is all set for resumption of prayers at the calamity-hit Kedarnath shrine, 86 days after flashfloods in Uttarakhand left hundreds of pilgrims and locals dead.

Restricted Kedarnath Yatra by chopper may begin in Oct: Uttarakhand CM

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 21:02

Pilgrims may go to Kedarnath by helicopter from next month while the Badrinath yatra will resume from October, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said.

Flash floods damage Indo-Pak border fencing in J&K

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013, 15:33

Flash floods triggered by heavy rains have damaged eight Border Out Posts (BOPs) and border fencing along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir.

Flash floods kill 24 in Mali`s capital Bamako

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 12:00

Twenty-four people were killed in Mali`s riverside capital Bamako on Wednesday when torrential rains provoked flash floods that washed away homes in several neighbourhoods, a government minister said.

`Flash floods damage around 700 meters of border fencing in J&K`

Last Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013, 16:54

Flash floods, triggered by heavy rains, have caused damage to 700-800 meters of three-tier border fencing along Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir.

Lightning, flash floods kill 50 in Yemen

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 22:28

Lightning and flash floods have killed 50 people in Yemen since Friday, including 27 who died when a torrent washed away a wedding convoy, local officials said on Saturday.