Darjeeling landslides: PM announces Rs 2 lakh for kin of those killed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday expressed pain over the loss of lives due to landslides in Darjeeling district of West Bengal and announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the deceased.

West Bengal landslides: 'Anguished' Mamata closely monitoring situation

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday expressed her grief over the loss of lives after heavy rains and landslides struck Mirik and Kalimpong in the Darjeeling district in the state.

At least 38 killed in Darjeeling landslides
At least 38 killed in Darjeeling landslides

At least 38 people have been killed in a series of landslides caused by heavy rain in the three sub-divisions of Darjeeling district since last night.

14 killed in Bangladesh due to landslides, flash floods

 At least 14 people were killed and over 35 others injured in a series of landslides and flash floods triggered by torrential rains in southeastern Bangladesh, officials said on Saturday.

J&K highway reopens for one way traffic

One way traffic was Friday restored at the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which was closed due to landslides triggered by heavy rain.

Warning of heavy rains, landslides in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand MeT department on Wednesday issued a warning predicting heavy rains and landslides in parts of the state especially in the high altitude districts for two days beginning tomorrow.

13 killed in Meghalaya downpour, landslides

At least 13 people have lost their lives following incessant heavy rain, landslides and lighting across Meghalaya, the government said on Tuesday.

Five persons die in landslips in Meghalaya

Five persons, including four of a family, were on Tuesday killed in two separate incidents of landslips triggered by incessant rains in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district.

Landslides kill at least 21 after heavy rain in Nepal

Landslides triggered by heavy rains have left at least 21 dead and dozens missing in northeastern Nepal, prompting officials to evacuate villagers living in the riskiest areas, police said Thursday.

47 die in Nepal landslide, scores missing

 At least 47 people were killed and 80 injured when a landslide swept away a number of villages of Taplejung district in Nepal, officials said.

Landslides damage houses, roads in Arunachal Pradesh

A series of landslides triggered by incessant rains in the past three days have damaged houses and disrupted surface communication in Arunachal Pradesh with the state capital receiving over 100 mm rain in past 24 hours.

Heavy rains kill 31 in China

At least 31 people were killed and more than 1.42 million others affected due to heavy rains and hailstorms in the last one month in China's southwest Guizhou province, authorities said on Saturday.

16 killed in heavy rains in China

 At least 16 people have been killed and over four lakh people were affected due to heavy rains and hailstorms in southern parts of China during last week, the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) said on Monday.

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.