BHAKRA NANGAL DAM

  • Mumbai streets waterlogged, North awaits rain July 5, 2012

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Mumbai was waterlogged with unrelenting monsoon showers for the second consecutive day even as North India awaited rains with power crisis worsening. However, the wait was over for the residents of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. Heavy rainfall was reported from Lucknow, Barabanki, Unnao and Faizabad. Mumbai residents woke...
  • North India hit by power crisis, awaits rains July 2, 2012

    Chandigarh: The situation is grim in Punjab and Haryana. An acute water and power crisis has hit both the states as water levels in the Bhakra Nangal Dam are down to a critical level. The farmers are now frequently taking their protests to the streets in Kurukshethra where there is...
  • Bhakra water level dips, North faces power crisis June 29, 2012

    Bhakra Dam: North India is facing the possibility of a huge power crisis. The reservoir at the Bhakra Nangal Dam is approaching critical low levels. If the monsoons do not arrive soon, irrigation as well as power generation would be hit in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. The Bhakra Beas management...
  • Terror threat to Bhakra Nangal dam: sources July 16, 2011

    New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has intercepted a terror threat to India's largest dam the Bhakra Nangal dam which is situated in Himachal Pradesh. Sources in the IB told CNNIBN that the Lashkar e Taiba and the Jamaat ud Daawa are planning to attack the dam. The report says the Pakistanbased...
  • Bhakra to cut down water supply June 25, 2009

    Chandigarh: In the wake of delayed monsoon, the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) on Thursday decided to cut down the supply of water for irrigation to Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan by 6,000 cusecs till July 10. After holding a crucial meeting with representatives of all these states, BBMB...
  • Water level at Bhakra Nangal dam drops dangerously June 25, 2009

    Water levels at the Bhakra Nangal Dam have dropped dangerously raising the prospect of a power blackout. The worst hit will be Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh which are already facing an acute water and power shortage. ...
  • Drought looms large, Govt sweats over low rainfall June 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The Union Government called the secretaries Power, Agriculture and Water Resources Ministers and the Meteorological department for an emergency meeting at Shram Shakti Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss the monsoon. Weak and poor rainfall has been haunting Centre and state governments for the past couple of...
  • Parched North Indian states jittery as dams dry up June 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The delay in monsoons has also sent alarm bells ringing across north India. Four states Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and the union territory of Chandigarh now face acute water and power shortage as the water level in the Bhakra Nangal Dam, which supplies water to these states, is...
  • LeT threat to Bhakra Nangal dam, visitors banned March 22, 2009

    New Delhi: The Bhakra Nangal dam authorities have banned the entry of visitors inside the Bhakra Nangal Dam complex. This measure has been taken following a threat perception that Lashkar operatives in Pakistan could target the project. This is based on intercepts of a telephonic conversation of LeT operatives in Pakistan....
  • 150 Punjab villages submerged, Army called in August 17, 2008

    New Delhi: More than 150 villages have been submerged and thousands of acres of agrarian land have been destroyed in north Punjab following massive floods. This after more than 100 cusecs of water was released from the Bhakra Nangal dam, breaching the embankments of the Sutlej river by 150 feet. Ferozepur,...