Beas

  • Manali dam tragedy: HC rejects engineering college's plea July 9, 2014

    Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition of Hyderabad's VNR engineering college seeking recalling or modification of its order, directing it to pay Rs 2.5 lakh each to the kin of all the 24 students who were washed away by gushing waters of Beas river last...
  • Beas tragedy: Two more bodies recovered, four still untraceable July 1, 2014

    Mandi: Two more bodies of students have been recovered three weeks after 25 persons, including 24 students and a co-tour leader of a Hyderabad-based engineering college had drowned in River Beas, taking the total number of bodies fished out so far to 21, a senior police official said on Tuesday. The...
  • Manali dam tragedy: Himachal HC orders Rs 5 lakh compensation June 25, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh High Court ordered a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the parents of 24 Hyderabad engineering college students who were washed away in Beas river at Thalot in Mandi district on June 8. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan...
  • Beas tragedy: Probe by power department on June 24, 2014

    Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday submitted a status report on the June 8 Beas tragedy to the state high court saying the state power department was still continuing with the inquiry. Sudden release of water from a dam upstream resulted in the drowning of 24 students in the...
  • Beas tragedy: Body identified as that of student June 23, 2014

    Mandi: A body, recovered from the Beas river, was identified as that of an engineering student from Hyderabad who was among 25 persons swept away in the river two weeks back. The bloated body which surfaced and was fished out on Sunday, was deformed and could not be identified on Sunday....
  • Learning from recent tragedies, CM asks administration not to open floodgates without prior warning June 23, 2014

    Taking a lesson from incidents on Beas river in Himachal Pradesh and Damodar river in Jharkhand, the Chhattisgarh government has directed the administration to alert people and give them time to move to safe places before opening the floodgates of dams across the state. In an advisory issued here, Chhattisgarh Chief...
  • Beas tragedy: Three more bodies recovered June 22, 2014

    Mandi: Three more bodies were recovered from Beas river on Sunday fourteen days after 25 persons, including 24 engineering students from Hyderabad, were swept away in the river on June 8, taking the number of those found to 16. Rescuers recovered the bodies which surfaced in Pandoh Dam, and the three...
  • Beas tragedy: Students died due to negilgence of dam officials, says HP government June 19, 2014

    Chandigarh: Engineering students from Hyderabad died due to the negligence of Larji Dam authority, the Himachal Pradesh(HP) government has admitted before the Himachal Pradesh High Court. The HP government filed a fresh report in the high court and confirmed the negligence on the part of Larji Dam authorities in...
  • Body of Beas river tragedy victim brought to Hyderabad June 19, 2014

    Hyderabad: The body of another victim of the Beas river tragedy in Himachal Pradesh was brought to Hyderabad on Thursday. The body of Venkatadurga Tarun was flown in from Delhi, where it was earlier shifted from Himachal. The parents of Tarun accompanied the body. A large number of relatives and friends gathered...
  • Beas tragedy: Water level increased, search temporarily hit June 16, 2014

    Mandi: The search operation to locate 16 missing students from Hyderabad and a tour operator was on Monday temporarily hit by sudden increase in water level in the mighty Beas river here, officials said. They, however, said the increased water level would help the high-tech echo sounder device to work effectively. "There...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Beas tragedy exposed illegal sand mining June 15, 2014

    Shimla: After the Beas tragedy brought to the fore the rampant illegal sand mining in interiors of Himachal Pradesh, the government has directed authorities to take firm steps to curb the practise and close all "illegal" approach roads to river banks. Industries Minister Mukesh Agnihotri, who visited the site at Thalot...
  • Beas tragedy: High-tech sonar device pressed into search June 15, 2014

    Mandi: A high-tech device on Sunday was pressed into the search for the 17 persons still missing after the tragedy in Beas river with rescue teams resuming their efforts on the seventh day following the mishap of June 8. Assisted by over 50 expert divers, rescue teams resumed their search equipped...
  • Beas tragedy: ISRO, NASA's help may be sought to locate bodies June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister N. Chinna Rajappa on Saturday said his government was trying to establish contact with ISRO and NASA to locate the bodies of the 16 missing students who were swept away when water was released into the Beas river here without warning last week. "We...
  • Beas tragedy: Special search fails, rescuers to use site-scan radar June 14, 2014

    Mandi: The rescue agencies have decided to use site-scan radar for underwater search to trace the 17 missing engineering students from Hyderabad, who had drowned in the Beas river, after Saturday's special search operation yielded no results. "We have procured a site-scan radar for underwater search and divers will be provided...
  • Manali tragedy: UAV fails to find missing students, hi-tech search today June 14, 2014

    Mandi (HP): An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was pressed into service to trace 17 missing engineering students from Hyderabad but without any success and rescuers will now deploy for the first time a multibeam echsounder in Beas river whose level will be also lowered to minimum. "A special search operation will...
  • Manali tragedy: Special search operation involving military forces to begin tomorrow June 13, 2014

    Manali: Five days after a group of students and teachers from Hyderabad were washed away by the Beas river in Manali, the Himachal Pradesh administration has decided to strengthen the search operations. A special search operation would be launched on Saturday to look for the missing 17 students. The divers were...
  • Beas tragedy: More personnel to join search June 13, 2014

    Mandi: The search operation to trace the 17 persons still missing following the tragedy in the Beas river involving a group of engineering students from Hyderabad resumed on its fifth day on Friday with more personnel set to join the efforts. "Fifteen more divers from Hyderabad will join the operation later...
  • Andhra college students to seek probe into Himachal river mishap June 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Students of a city-based engineering college will write to the Prime Minister's Office seeking an independent probe into the river mishap in which 24 students of their college were killed and to speed up ongoing relief measures. Some survivors of the incident and students of VNR Vijyana Jyothi...
  • Manali tragedy: Families inconsolable as divers are yet to fish out bodies June 10, 2014

    With just five bodies retrieved so far, families are inconsolable. There are still many whose remains have not been found. Patience is running thin for family members. ...
  • LS expresses grief over drowning of 24 engineering students June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha today expressed grief over the unfortunate incident of the drowning of the 24 engineering students in Beas river in Himachal Pradesh. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that the whole nation was shocked over the news of the drowning of the students from an engineering college in Hyderabad....
  • Manali dam tragedy: How the mishap unfolded June 10, 2014

    25 people are believed to have been washed away in river Beas near Thalot on Manali-Kiratpur Highway, 40 kms from Mandi. Rescue operations are still on with the fate of at least 20 students not known. The students allege that it took 4 hours for rescue operations to start. ...
  • AP CM requests Himachal CM to expedite rescue operations June 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday night asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Veerbhadra Singh to speed up rescue operations to trace the bodies of engineering students from Andhra Pradesh who were feared drowned in Beas river. Of the 24 students feared...
  • Manali: 24 Andhra students missing after water is released from dam June 8, 2014

    Manali: Twenty six tourists including twenty four engineering students from Hyderabad were missing after a river surge near Manali in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. The incident took place after extra water was released from the Larji Dam at around 6 PM. The students were from VNR Vignana Jyothi College of Engineering...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey March 14, 2014

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  • BEA general secretary hits back at Kejriwal for his remarks on media March 14, 2014

    Broadcast Editors' Association general secretary NK Singh hit back at AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal for his remarks against media saying, "You cannot send anyone to jail like this. There is a process for that and one needs proofs. Arvind Kejriwal is at his downslide and when a person is in...
  • BEA, Opposition slam Arvind Kejriwal over his remarks on media March 14, 2014

    Arvind Kejriwal has come under fire from several political leaders over statement that if he comes to power "he will put several people including those in media behind bars". "He got all the prominence because of the media. Today if the media is criticizing him, he is threatening the media...
  • BEA objects to Narendra Modi's comments against Indian journalists September 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Broadcast Editors' Association has objected to Gujrata Chief Minister Narendra Modi's comments against Indian journalists at Sunday's rally in Delhi. Modi said the journalists in New York should have slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's alleged statement in which he purportedly called India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...
  • Excess water in Bhakra Dam could be released July 11, 2013

    Chandigarh: A flood warning has been issued for parts of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan as excess water could be released from the Bhakra Nangal Dam. The water level in Bhakra reservoir has risen to an all-time high due to heavy snow-melting and pre-monsoon rains. The Bhakra management has expressed concern about...
  • Topless Bea Arthur portrait fetches $ 1.9 million at auction May 19, 2013

    New York: A topless portrait of the late actress Beatrice Arthur has gone under the hammer at Christie's auction house here, fetching $ 1.9 million. The portrait, titled 'Bea Arthur Naked', was created by artist John Currin and was sold for the huge amount at Christie's auction of post-war and contemporary...
  • Himachal Pradesh: 32 killed as bus falls into Beas river May 9, 2013

    Shimla: At least 32 passengers were killed when an overloaded private bus plunged into Beas river on Kullu-Mandi national highway on Wednesday. Thirty-two bodies have been recovered and 15 injured persons rescued and rushed to hospital, while some bodies are feared to have been swept away in the river, Deputy...