Beas tragedy: Himachal HC asks for replies from state, college

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday directed the state government, the electricity board and the Hyderabad-based engineering college, whose 24 students were washed away in Beas river, to file replies on a letter written by some parents alleging tampering of evidence by the college authorites.

Bhakra Dam water level higher than in 2013

The water level at the Bhakra Dam in Himachal Pradesh has improved and is higher than in the same period last year, officials said Tuesday.

HC seeks status report from Himachal govt on Beas tragedy

Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday directed the state government to file status report in the case relating to the drowning of 24 engineering students of Hyderabad in Beas River in Mandi district before August 11.

Beas river tragedy: Himachal HC orders Rs 5 lakh compensation

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

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

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: No trace of 17 missing persons as rains pose hurdles

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

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

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.

Beas tragedy: UAV fails to find missing students, hi-tech search from today

An unmanned aerial vehicle(UAV) was pressed into service on Friday to trace 17 missing engineering students from Hyderabad but without any success and rescuers will now deploy for the first time a multibeam echsounder in Beas river whose level will be also lowered to minimum.

Body of sixth Beas victim brought to Hyderabad

The body of one more victim of the Beas river tragedy in Himachal Pradesh reached Hyderabad while rescue teams Thursday fished out two more bodies and continued search for 16 missing students.

Himachal tragedy: Two more bodies pulled out of Beas river

The search operation to find the missing engineering students from Hyderabad, who were swept away by strong currents of the Beas river on Sunday, entered into fourth day on Thursday.

Beas river tragedy: Himachal govt to fence 3-km stretch along dams

The Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday announced several measures to prevent the recurrence of incidents like the one happened on Monday in which 24 students from a Hyderabad engineering college were washed away by strong currents of the Beas river.

Beas tragedy: Rescuers battle strong rapids, low visibility

Rescuers scouring the Beas river where a wall of water washed away 24 engineering students are battling strong rapids and low visibility. A special underwater camera to locate the bodies is also to be deployed.

Himachal: Beas river tragedy video surfaces

hree days after 24 students of VNR Vignana Jyothi College of Engineering were washed away after water from the Larji hydropower project dam was released without warning, a heart-rending video of the unfortunate incident has surfaced.

Jaya condoles death of AP students in Himachal

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday condoled the death of engineering students from Andhra Pradesh who were washed away in the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal tragedy: Hunt on for missing persons

Rescuers on Tuesday made little headway in tracing 19 students of a Hyderabad-based engineering college and a tour guide who were washed away due to sudden discharge of water from the reservoir of Larji Hydropower Project.

Two Russians killed, nine injured as vehicle falls in Uttarakhand`s Bhagirathi river

A vehicle ferrying some Russian nationals to Gangotri in Uttarakhand, fell off the road at Bhagori village in Uttarkashi district and drowned into Bhagirathi river on Tuesday.