Meghalaya seeks financial assistance from Centre

Meghalaya government has sought Rs 3,072 crore financial assistance from the Centre for restoration of key infrastructure damaged in last month's flash floods and landslides caused by cloudburst in which 59 lives were lost and five persons are missing since then.

Meghalaya flood toll rises to 59

The toll in the flash floods and landslides in Meghalaya has risen to 59 with the recovery of one more body. Three people are still missing, an official said Tuesday.

Road connectivity badly hit by floods in J&K border district

Jammu and Kashmir's sensitive border district of Poonch has been badly hit in terms of road connectivity as nearly 200 roads have been damaged in the recent floods.

Disaster Management: Lessons to be learned from China

Disaster Management: Lessons to be learned from China

Vaishnodevi Yatra suspended for third consecutive day

Yatra to Mata Vaishnodevi cave shrine has been suspended for third consecutive day on Saturday in view of heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir as authorities said the pilgrimage would be resumed only after the weather improves.

Omar supervises relief and rescue operations overnight in J&K

As incessant rains and flash floods lashed Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah supervised the rescue and relief operations in most areas including a premier hospital till late Thursday night.

Haj flights from J&K postponed due to flash floods

Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday postponed Haj flights for three days in view of incessant rains and flash floods in the state.

BSF officer among 6 dead in flash flood, landslides in Jammu

A BSF officer was among six persons killed in landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy rain in Jammu region on Wednesday, while at least 23 villages have been flooded in the region and authorities have sounded flood alert.

Incessant rains trigger flash floods, landslides in Arunachal

Incessant rains and an unprecedented rise in the water level of the Subansiri have triggered landslides and flash floods in Arunachal Pradesh with the swirling river water leaving a trail of destruction.

Heavy rains lash HP, 3 swept away in flash floods

Three persons were washed away by strong water current as rains wreaked havoc in Himachal Pradesh`s Mandi, Kangra and Hamirpur districts last night, triggering landslides and disrupting traffic.

Flood alert sounded in Bihar as Nepal releases water into Kosi

In a grim reminder of the 2008 deluge, a landslide in Nepal has led to the creation of an artificial dam on river Kosi and the possibility of floods looms large on Bihar.

Govt swings into action in view of flood threat from Nepal

A landslide in Nepal has led to creation of an artificial dam on river Kosi, triggering possibility of a flood that could affect parts of Bihar, government said here today as it swung into action to control damage.

Nine killed in flash floods in China

Nine people have been killed in flash floods in southwest China`s Yunnan province, the ministry of civil affairs said Tuesday.

Flash floods wash away hutments in Jammu village

Around half-a-dozen hutments and some head of cattle of tribal Gujjars were washed away in flash floods in Dhartriyal village in Jammu district on Thursday morning, said police.

A year after tragedy, U`khand people remember a braveheart

It is a little over a year since a natural calamity of catastrophic proportions hit Uttarakhand but people in the affected areas are still singing paeans to the bravery of Darshan Lal who saved hundreds of lives in Kedar valley when the deluge struck.

Documentary `Kedarnath: Restoring the Faith` to be aired soon

A year after the flash floods of Kedarnath, a television channel is set to showcase the ground realities of the region in its new documentary `Kedarnath: Restoring the Faith`.

Odisha woman awaits her husband`s return from U`khand

A woman is still waiting for the return of her husband, who went missing in the flash floods in Uttarakhand though a year has passed since then.

24 Hyderabad students feared drowned in Himachal; NDRF teams rush to rescue

At least 24 Engineering students from Hyderabad were feared washed away on Sunday evening by the Beas river near Thalot on Manali-Kiratpur Highway, 40 Km from Mandi, after water was suddenly released into the river from Laarji Hydropower Project.

Afghanistan flash floods kill around 70

Flash floods have killed around 70 people in northern Afghanistan, washing away hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to flee, officials said warning that the death toll was expected to rise.

No repeat of extent of damages caused by rains last year: Centre, U`khand

The Centre and Uttarakhand government on Monday assured the Supreme Court that all measures have been put in place to prevent a repeat of the scale and extent of the damages caused by excessive rain and flash flood in the state last year.