Fiber optic sensors to improve landslide prediction

Detecting and monitoring both large landslides and slow slope movements could be a lot easier and cheaper with optical fiber sensors, says a study.

Meghalaya flood, landslide toll rises to 55

With the recovery of three more bodies, the death toll due to flash flood and landslide in Meghalaya has risen to 55, state Chief Secretary P Barkos O Warjri said on Tuesday.

Eight die of landslide in East Khasi Hills

Eight persons including a pregnant woman were buried alive under the debris after a massive landslide occurred in Mawbah under Mawprem area in Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills District, officials said.

Philippines braces for impact of powerful typhoon

 Philippine communities on Sunday prepared for flashfloods, landslides and possible storm surges as Typhoon Kalmaegi rushed towards the country, bearing powerful winds and heavy rains, authorities said.

Jammu-Srinagar National Highway closed due to landslide

TheJammu-Srinagar National Highway has been closed due to landslides which occurred due to continuous rainfall over the last three days.

Rains lash parts of north India, Delhiites reel under humidity

Moderate to heavy rains lashed several parts of north India with landslides blocking roads in Uttarakhand but the showers continued to evade Delhi.

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Jammu-Srinagar highway closed due to landslides

The 300-km-long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for traffic on Thursday due to landslides at various places in Ramban district of the state.

Landslide hits Vaishnodevi route, 3 injured, Yatra suspended

Yatra to Mata Vaishnodevi cave shrine was suspended on Thursday in view heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir as three pilgrims, including two women, were injured in landslides triggered by heavy rains in Trikuta hills.

Flood situation worsens in Jammu and Kashmir

Flood situation has worsened in Jammu and Kashmir even as Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday directed the administration to take all necessary measures to safeguard lives of people in the flood-hit areas of the state.

Flood alert in J&K; Jhelum flowing above danger mark

After three days of incessant rain, the Omar Abdullah government in Jammu and Kashmir has sounded a flood alert in the state and asked the authorities to be prepared to meet any eventuality.

Landslide in China, 11 miners confirmed dead

All the 11 miners, who were buried in a rainstorm-triggered landslide in China's southwestern Chongqing muncipality, have been confirmed dead with the recovery of the last body, officials said.

11 missing in landslide in southwest China

Eleven coal miners went missing after a rain-triggered landslide hit a county in southwest China's Chongqing municipality on Monday.

17 killed, 6 missing in China landslide

At least 17 people have been killed and six others remained missing after a landslide destroyed a village in China's southwestern Guizhou Province.

At least 15 killed, 8 missing in landslide in China

At least 15 people have been killed and eight others remain missing after a landslide destroyed a village in China's southwestern Guizhou Province.

Two killed in Himachal landslide

Two members of a family were killed and three others injured on Tuesday when boulders fell on their houses in Himachal Pradesh`s Kinnaur district, police said.

Death toll from Hiroshima landslides reaches 50: Police

The death toll from devastating midweek landslides in Hiroshima rose to 50 on Sunday as fresh rain stoked fears of more disasters and hampered the round-the-clock search for survivors.

Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide

Thousands of rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan on Thursday in the slim hope of finding survivors, a day after a wall of mud claimed at least 39 lives.

At least 27 dead as Japan landslides engulf homes

Huge landslides in western Japan killed at least 27 people and left another 10 missing Wednesday, the government said, after a wall of mud engulfed homes in a suffocating sludge

34 killed, scores missing in Nepal landslide and flood

At least 34 people have been killed and hundreds of others gone missing in Nepal as heavy downpour continued for over three days across the country, triggering landslides and flood in rivers.