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Cyclone Phailin: Rescue ops continue as thousands still stranded in floods

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 23:51

Rescue operations continued for the third day on Wednesday even as thousands of people were stranded in floods in several parts of the state.

Pakistan quake toll reaches 515, insurgents hamper aid efforts

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 17:28

The death toll from an earthquake in southwestern Pakistan has reached 515, a provincial official said Friday, as insurgent attacks threaten relief efforts and survivors complain of lack of shelter from the scorching sun.

Mumbai building collapse: 13 killed, 29 injured

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 09:03

A four-storey building near Dockyard Road in Mumbai collapsed in the wee hours of Friday.

35 people trapped in flash floods in J&K rescued

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 22:47

Thirty-five people, who were trapped in the flash-floods in Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir, have been rescued by the IAF, BSF and state police during a long drawn rescue operation.

Relief ops speeded up in Uttarakhand as weather relents

Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2013, 18:13

With weather clearing up, relief operations today gained momentum in Uttarakhand as the government came out with a roadmap for clearing tonnes of debris and extricating bodies in Kedarnath and adjoining areas.

0ver 18,000 airlifted by IAF in Uttarakhand since June 17

Last Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 22:50

Indian Air Force has airlifted over 18,000 persons and dropped more than 3 lakh kg of relief material in flood-hit Uttarakhand since June 17 in its biggest ever helicopter operation for rescue and relief in the state.

U’khand floods: 900 still to be evacuated from Badrinath, grim task of pulling out the dead

Last Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 16:57

Fifteen days after the Uttarakhand disaster, 900 stranded pilgrims and locals in Badrinath were on Sunday left to be evacuated and 3,000 people remained missing, as authorities grappled with the grim task of extricating dead bodies from under heaps of debris and disposing them.

Uttarakhand: A three-year-old rescued, has nowhere to go

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 09:45

A three-year-old girl, who is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Dehradun and whose parents went missing since the flash loods hit Uttarakhand, is awaiting help.

Bengal to airlift its pilgrims from Uttarakhand

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 17:10

The West Bengal government will soon send a chartered flight to bring back home stranded tourists and pilgrims from the state from calamity-ravaged Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday.

Stranded people safe, rescue work to finish soon: Uttarakhand CM

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 18:16

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna today said the remaining stranded people--numbering about 10,000--in the flood-ravaged state are safe.

Uttarakhand floods: DNA of unidentified bodies being preserved

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 09:35

The DNA of those who died in calamity-hit Uttarakhand and now cannot be identified is being preserved, with officials saying that many of the bodies have decomposed.

Fresh landslides in U`khand, rescue ops hit by heavy rains

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 09:05

Fresh spells of rain, landslides and cloudburst at a number of places including the higher reaches of Pauri, Chamoli and Rudraprayag districts of calamity-hit Uttarakhand on Monday hampered the on-going rescue and evacuation operations in the hill state.