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Heavy rains lash HP, 3 swept away in flash floods

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 13:10

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

Last Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014, 19:37

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

Last Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014, 18:26

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 22:05

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

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:39

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 13:56

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 13:22

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`.

HC pulls up Uttarakhand govt over recovery of bodies in Kedarnath

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 00:56

Pulling up the state government over recovery of skeletal remains of victims of flash floods one year after the tragedy, the Uttarakhand High Court on Friday directed it to explain reasons and fix responsibility for the "negligence" as well as ensure that DNA samples of the dead are preserved and their last rites performed properly.

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

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 13:39

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.

Uttarakhand tragedy: Uma Bharti takes step to prevent disasters in future

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 18:11

On the first anniversary of the devastation caused by flash floods in Uttarakhand last June 16, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Monday said that she will personally review the development work carried out by the state government after the incident.

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

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 21:36

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

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 20:18

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.