Large landslides in Himalaya-Karakoram ranges lie in lower portions of landscape

Large landslides, which are an important process of erosion in the Himalaya-Karakoram ranges (HKR), are characterized by steep slopes that are prone to frequent landsliding.

Jammu and Kashmir highway reopens for one-way traffic

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which was closed due to landslides, was reopened for one-way traffic on Friday.

Over 3,000 pilgrims stranded after landslide in Chamoli, Uttarakhand

Over 3,000 pilgrims were left stranded on the route leading to Badrinath shrine on Wednesday due to landslides, officials said.

Quake-hit Nepal at high risk of landslides in coming weeks

The threat of landslides and mudslides remains high in the earthquake-hit Nepal in the coming weeks, and the risk is likely to increase when the monsoon rains arrive this summer, scientists have warned.

86 people rescued from flash floods, landslides in J&K

 Army and police on Friday rescued 86 people from flash floods and landslides in Kathua and Kishtwar districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K floods: 16 feared dead after landslide in Budgam

Sixteen people have reportedly been killed in landslides in Budgam in Kashmir after heavy rain over the weekend caused flooding in the Valley.

At least 18 killed in Burundi landslides

Landslides in Burundi have killed at least 18 people with 10 more missing after torrential rains, a local governor said Monday.

J&K rains: 221 families shifted to safer places in Budgam

Jammu and Kashmir government has evacuated 221 families to safer places due to heavy rains causing soil erosion and landslides triggered by heavy rains in Budgam district of the state.

No need to panic, govt monitoring rains: J&K Dy CM

 Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh on Sunday assured there was no need to panic in the wake of heavy rains in the Kashmir, as the government was on full alert.

India should prepare to face extreme weather, warn scientists

Around the same time as Cyclone Pam flattened the tiny Pacific island nation of Vanuatu early this month, untimely rains and hailstorms lashed Maharashtra in India destroying at least 5.5 million hectares of winter crops.

Srinagar-Jammu highway re-opens after four days
Srinagar-Jammu highway re-opens after four days

The Srinagar-Jammu national highway re-opened for traffic on Thursday after remaining closed for four consecutive days due to landslides triggered by incessant rain and snowfall in the state.

Srinagar-Jammu highway remains closed for fourth day

The strategic Srinagar-Jammu national highway remained closed for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday as the authorities said restoration work was on in the over 300-km long road.

Srinagar-Jammu NH reopens for one-way traffic

The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was Tuesday reopened for one-way traffic after remaining closed for two days due to landslides following heavy rains and snowfall.

Jammu-Srinagar highway shut for fourth consecutive day

The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday.

Srinagar-Jammu national highway to remain shut for traffic

The strategic Srinagar-Jammu national highway, which has been blocked due to heavy snowfall and landslides, will remain shut for vehicular traffic for the third consecutive day on Wednesday.

Militancy, nature's fury pound Meghalaya in 2014

The Garo Hills region of Meghalaya witnessed unrest throughout 2014 with militant groups fighting a turf war over creation of separate homelands besides being pounded by floods but a peace pact signed with two outfits provided a glimmer of hope in the northeastern state.

Erosion may trigger earthquakes: Study
Erosion may trigger earthquakes: Study

Surface processes such as erosion and sedimentation may trigger shallow earthquakes and favour the rupture of large deep quakes up to the surface, a new study has found.

Five killed in Indonesia landslides

At least five people were killed and many houses damaged in landslides in Indonesia's North Sumatra Saturday, an official said here.

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.