Floods

  • Assess action of Uttarakhand government in flash flood relief works: Ramesh Pokhriyal 2 days ago

    A BJP member on Wednesday demanded setting up of a high level committee to find out if the Uttarakhand government was prompt in its response in dealing with last year's flash floods which claimed lives of hundreds of pilgrims. Raising the issue during the Zero Hour in Lok Sabha, Ramesh Pokhriyal...
  • Youth swept away by rain swollen river in Moradabad 2 days ago

    A 22-year-old youth was swept away along with his motorcycle while crossing a bridge over Machana river near Betul on Wednesday, a police official said. Ramdev, resident of Bhainsdehi town, was going to the market to purchase ghee required at the funeral of one of his relative, the sub divisional...
  • Odisha reviews preparedness to tackle flood 2 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: With water level rising in several Odisha rivers following incessant rains and a forecast of more rains due to a depression, the state government reviewed preparedness to deal with possible flood. "There is a possibility of flood in Keonjhar, Jajpur and Bhadrak districts. All arrangements are being made to deal...
  • Bihar Government to table Walia panel report on Kosi floods 3 days ago

    The Bihar government on Tuesday said it will table the Walia Commission report on the causes of embankment breach in Kosi River that had resulted in massive inundation 6 years ago in which over 250 people lost their lives, during the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Assembly. The announcement was made...
  • Ground report: Flash floods hit over 40 villages in Moradabad, 7 dead 3 days ago

    Flash floods have hit over 40 villages in Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, taking seven lives so far. Locals have complained of administrative apathy. ...
  • Odisha government prepares for tackling possible flood 5 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: With heavy rains lashing several parts of Odisha, the state government on Sunday geared up to deal with any possible flood as more rains accompanied by high-speed wind was forecast for next few days. As heavy rainfall is predicted till July 23 in different parts, the state government has braced...
  • 1,537 people killed in floods across India last year: Government July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: As many as 1,537 people lost their lives during floods in different parts of the country last year, government informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Replying to a question, Minister of State for Water Resources Santosh Kumar Gangwar said, nearly 1,10,399 cattle were lost and crops worth of...
  • Heavy rains in HP, Uttarakhand, many stranded; landslides in some areas July 17, 2014

    Dehradun: Heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh over the past two days and scores of pilgrims are now stranded after the rainfall triggered landslides. Yoga guru Ramdev, along with 400 students, are among those pilgrims stranded in Gangotri after the road to Uttarkashi caved in at many places. The...
  • Government working on quota in jobs for dependents of flood victims July 16, 2014

    Uttarakhand government will soon thrash out a formula to provide reservation in jobs to dependents of those killed in the devastating floods that hit the state last year. Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar has asked officials to remove the legal bottlenecks in this regard in consultation with the Advocate General and find...
  • A year after tragedy, Uttarakhand people remember a braveheart July 2, 2014

    It is a little over a year since a natural calamity of catastrophic proportions hit Uttarakhand but people in the affected areas are still singing paeans to the bravery of Darshan Lal who saved hundreds of lives in Kedar valley when the deluge struck. They have still not forgotten what this...
  • Assam floods: over 2,000 people affected, 11 dead in Guwahati June 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Several villages in Assam's Lakhimpur district have been hit by floods after heavy rains lashed the region over the past three to four days. More than 2,000 people have been affected. The Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger level in several parts of Dibrugarh. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi...
  • Assam CM refuses to take blame for floods June 28, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday refused to take the blame for the recent flash floods and landslides that killed eight people here, saying his government has "taken it seriously" and implemented many steps to ease the situation. Flash floods since Thursday night have led to the death of...
  • Flash floods kill at least 12 in Guwahati June 28, 2014

    Guwahati: Incessant rains have led to flash floods in Assam's Guwahati killing at least 12 people. According to reports, half the city is submerged in flood waters. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday conducted tour of the worst-affected areas. The authorities have blamed illegal encroachments across Guwahati for the flash...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Blood samples of relatives to be collected for DNA matching June 24, 2014

    For identification of victims of last year's Uttarakhand floods tragedy, Hyderabad-based Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) and Uttarakhand government are trying to contact relatives of missing persons and obtain blood samples for DNA matching. CDFD had received biological samples of 550 bodies (over 5,000 are believed to have perished...
  • At least ten dead in Bulgaria flooding June 20, 2014

    Sofia: At least ten people, including a child, died in heavy floods as torrential rain lashed Bulgaria, police said. The Black Sea city of Varna was particularly hard-hit yesterday, with cars swept away and streets and houses flooded. "We can confirm the death of ten people," Varna regional police chief Ivan Kalchev...
  • High alert sounded in Uttarkashi after heavy rains June 19, 2014

    Dehradun: High alert has been issued in Uttarakhand after heavy rains lashed parts of the state on Wednesday. Officials say that they have identified 7 critical points and 3 danger zones in the Uttarkashi region. They have, however, assured that these are only preventive measures and that there is no...
  • Bhagirathi in spate, alert sounded in Uttarkashi June 18, 2014

    With the Bhagirathi river in spate following heavy rains over the past two days, an alert was sounded on Wednesday in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district which was one of the worst hit during last year's flash floods. "It has rained heavily in the district over the past two days and the Bhagirathi...
  • 44 skeletons found in flood-ravaged Kedar valley over last three months June 18, 2014

    A year after a massive deluge hit Uttarakhand causing extensive damage to areas close to Kedarnath, authorities have so far recovered 44 skeletal remains of the victims from the valley since March this year. DIG GS Martolia who heads a Task Force constituted recently to carry out intensive combing operation in...
  • Government announces jobs for families of Uttarakhand flood victims June 17, 2014

    The Uttarakhand government has announced jobs for the next of kin of each victim from the state killed in the flash flood tragedy of last year along with additional assistance of Rs 2 lakh each for the affected families. The announcement was made yesterday on behalf of Chief Minister Harish Rawat...
  • Uttarakhand floods: CM announces jobs, Rs 2 lakh each to families of victims June 17, 2014

    The Uttarakhand government has announced jobs for the next of kin of each victim from the state killed in the flash flood tragedy of last year along with additional assistance of Rs 2 lakh each for the affected families. The announcement was made on Monday on behalf of Chief Minister Harish...
  • A year after Uttarakhand floods, tourism drops, hotels deserted June 17, 2014

    Kedarnath: A year after the devastating Uttarakhand flash floods, even as rebuilding the state remains a huge task, one of the biggest challenges the state now faces is to win the confidence of tourists who seem to have kept a distance from the state this summer. Dinesh Uniyal is a...
  • 2013 Uttarakhand floods: Dramatic before and after animated satellite image June 17, 2014

    It has been a year since floods and landslides wreaked havoc in the hill state of Uttarakhand killing thousands. These images captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Aqua satellite in May and June 2013 show how the area looked like before the multi-day cloudburst and what it...
  • Nationwide plantation drive on Tuesday to remember Uttarakhand June 16, 2014

    A nationwide plantation drive would be organised on Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of the Uttarakhand tragedy, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Monday announced. She told reporters in New Delhi that the drive will be held in Gangotri, Haridwar, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Nabadwip and Ganga Sagar (both in...
  • Kedarnath temple committee unhappy with ASI restoration work June 16, 2014

    The Kedarnath temple committee has expressed dissatisfaction over the restoration work being carried out by ASI at the shrine which was damaged in last year's flash floods in Uttarakhand, but the government agency has squarely rejected these claims. Ganesh Godiyal, president of Badri Kedar Temple Committee, has said that the Archaeological...
  • Uttarakhand tragedy: Memorial to be built in Rambada June 16, 2014

    Last year in Uttarakhand, a popular Hindu pilgrimage destination, thousands of people lost their lives and hundreds went missing. Today in Rambada, Uttarakhand, a foundation was laid, for a memorial, to be built in the remembrance of all those who lost their lives in 2013 flood tragedy. ...
  • A year later, Uttarakhand's 'village of widows' struggles for survival June 16, 2014

    In this very day last year, 'god's own land' as the hill state of Uttarakhand is called, faced the worst fury of nature which left several thousand people dead and widespread devastation in rain-triggered floods. The ones who died have gone by. But life has become difficult for the families...
  • A year after deadly floods, Uttarakhand still ill-prepared for the monsoon June 16, 2014

    Uttarkashi: A year after the Uttarakhand floods that left thousands dead, the lack of preparedness for the coming monsoon is more than evident. Flood protection work has started late and the quality of construction is low. Important work on border roads has been left untouched. In Uttarakhand, the signs of...
  • Uttarakhand floods: 17 more skeletal remains found in Kedar valley June 16, 2014

    Kedarnath: Ahead of the first anniversary of horrendous flash floods which claimed thousands of lives in Uttarakhand, authorities recovered 17 more skeletal remains and cremated them in Kedar valley. Rudraprayag Superintendent of Police Barindrajit Singh said 17 skeletal remains were recovered from Junglechatti area on way to Kedarnath shrine on Saturday....
  • Uttarakhand floods: A year on, thousands continue to struggle, bodies still lying around in Kedarnath June 16, 2014

    Guptkashi: As Uttarakhand marks the first anniversary of the devastating floods, thousands of survivors continue to struggle, hoping the government will eventually come good on its promise to provide jobs and new homes. In October 2013, over Rs 500 crore were sanctioned to the state Irrigation Department for flood protection...
  • A year after Uttarakhand tragedy, victims still face government's apathy June 15, 2014

    Parori/Devali: Even a year after the Uttarakhand floods, the scars of those whose lives and livelihood were devastated by the tragedy have not yet healed. It's not just the loss of life and livelihood, the victims have to also put up with the government apathy. The horrific images of are...