LANDSLIDE

  • Sri Lanka: Rains slow search for mudslide victims November 3, 2014

    Colombo: Heavy rains slowed the search for victims of a major mudslide on a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka that police say left 38 people missing and presumed dead, officials said. A military official said rains were creating problems for rescuers using heavy equipment to dig through tonnes of...
  • PM Modi condoles loss of lives in Sri Lanka landslide October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep condolences over the loss of lives in a landslide in Sri Lanka that mostly destroyed homes of Indian-origin people and wished speedy recovery to those injured. "PM has expressed his deep condolences on the loss of lives due to the landslide in...
  • 30 Minutes: Deluge in Paradise September 14, 2014

    The 'paradise on Earth' is under water. At least most if its parts are after floods triggered by heavy rains wreaked havoc in Jammu & Kashmir. While official death toll stands at over 200, administration fear many more lives have been lost in the deluge- the worst ever in 109...
  • JammuSrinagar national highway remains closed for traffic September 13, 2014

    Jammu: The JammuSrinagar National Highway remained closed for the tenth consecutive day on Saturday due to landslides and sinking of road at various places, with hundreds of vehicles stranded on the route. The traffic was suspended on the 300km long crucial road link due to landslides, washing of road patches and...
  • J&K floods: Lakhs still stranded; landslides wreak havoc in Jammu, leave an entire village buried September 12, 2014

    Jammu/Srinagar: More than 1,10,000 people have been rescued from different parts of the floodhit Jammu and Kashmir, but the death toll has crossed 200. Lakhs still remain stranded with many of them refusing to leave their homes. Rescuers want all people evacuated as there are concerns about the potential spread...
  • J&K Floods: 10 bodies recovered from Udhampur landslide site September 11, 2014

    Udhampur: Around 10 new dead bodies have been extracted from the debris that lay over the Sadal village of Udhampur after a massive landslide that took place last week. The Indian Army who have emerged as a saviour in the times of masive disaster after the floods in the state are...
  • Watch: Former MP Saifuddin Soz heckled by flood victims in Srinagar September 10, 2014

    Former Union Minister Saifuddin Soz was heckled by flood victims at a relief shelter in Srinagar. Many of those in the relief camp were upset with the lack of arrangements. Nearly 200 people have lost their lives and lakhs have been stranded in the floods, landslides and house collapses triggered...
  • J&K: BSNL hopes to restore communication in the valley September 9, 2014

    There are constant landslides in the upper parts of Jammu. With BSNL hoping to restore communication in the valley by night fall, water levels also seem to be receding. ...
  • J&K floods: 7 lakh stranded in Srinagar, landslides in Udhampur leave many dead September 9, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir is facing its worst floods in six decades that have left nearly 200 people dead. Srinagar has practically become an island and over 7 lakh people are stranded there with many areas completely under water. Cloudy weather in Srinagar could hamper air sorties on Tuesday. The Met...
  • J&K highway closed for fourth day, BRO intensifies clearance operations September 7, 2014

    Jammu: The 300km long JammuSrinagar national highway remained closed for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday due to landslides and sinking of road at various places, even as authorities have launched a massive operation to repair and make it motorable. "The highway is closed for the fourth consecutive day today," police...
  • Mathematical model coming up to forewarn of floods, landslides September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A year after the devastating deluge in Uttarakhand, Central Water Commission (CWC) is developing mathematical models to "quickly" assess the extent of damage landslides may cause in the Himalayan states of the country. These models would come in handy to forewarn residents of localities which fall in the vicinity...
  • JammuSrinagar highway closed for third day September 6, 2014

    Jammu: The 300kmlong JammuSrinagar National Highway was closed for vehicular traffic for the third consecutive day due to landslides at various places on the road, police said. The highway was closed on Thursday due to landslides, washing of road patches and flooding at various places, police said. Hundreds of vehicles,...
  • Rajnath takes stock of floodravaged Jammu & Kashmir, assures Centre's help September 6, 2014

    Jammu: As floods and heavy rainfall continue to cause loss of life and property, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and took stock of the situation in the state, Singh, however, could not conduct an aerial survey of the affected areas due...
  • J&K: 7 people die in house collapse due to landslide in Udhampur September 6, 2014

    Jammu: Seven people were killed and a woman was seriously injured in two separate incidents of house collapse due to landslide triggered by heavy rains in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. Seven people have died and one woman critically injured in two incidents of house collapse in Udhampur district on...
  • Home Minister to visit Jammu & Kashmir today as floods claim over 100 lives September 6, 2014

    Jammu: Over 100 people lost their lives in Jammu and Kashmir as floods continued to wreak havoc in the state. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of State (MoS) in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh will visit the state on Saturday to review the situation. Army...
  • BSF officer among 8 dead in flash floods, landslides in Jammu September 3, 2014

    Jammu: A BSF officer was among eight persons killed in landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy rain in Jammu region on Wednesday, while at least 23 villages have been flooded in the region and authorities have sounded flood alert. Over 100 people were also rescued from floodhit regions. "Six...
  • Heavy rains in Kerala leave 7 dead August 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has been put on high alert for floods and landslides after heavy rainfall caused the death of seven including one threeyearold in the wee hours of Sunday. Heavy rains lashed many parts of the state, particularly Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Pathanamthitta and Kollam districts since Saturday night. Widespread loss of agriculture,...
  • Incessant rains trigger flood, landslides in Arunachal Pradesh August 17, 2014

    Itanagar: Incessant rains in the past couple of days have triggered floods and landslides in several districts of Arunachal Pradesh, disrupting road communication and throwing normal life out of gear. PWD(Highway) chief engineer Hage Appa said on Sunday that landslides triggered by heavy rains on...
  • Scores missing in Nepal as heavy rains spark cholera fears August 17, 2014

    Kathmandu: Rescuers in Nepal struggled to recover bodies on Sunday after monsoon rains swept away houses, killing at least 85 people and sparking fears of a deadly cholera outbreak, officials said. Torrential rains last week led to multiple landslides and flooding, killing 85 people and leaving more than 100 others unaccounted...
  • Uttarakhand: Rain triggers landslides, floods, kill 27 people August 17, 2014

    Dehradun: Rain showers triggered landslides, cloudburst and flooding across the state killing at least 27 people in the last 48 hours. Seven people were killed in Dehradun's Rajpur area due to landslides. Meanwhile, 20 people were killed in cloudbursts at four places in Uttarakhand's Pauri district on Friday. Met department on Sunday...
  • Rains continue to lash state, 7 killed in landslides August 16, 2014

    Monsoon showers continued to lash parts of north India killing seven persons in landslides in Uttarakhand on Saturday. Seven persons, including a woman, were killed in Dehradun in Uttarakhand when three houses were buried in a landslide following heavy showers. After the overnight rains, Dehradun awoke to a bright sunny morning on...
  • Kolkatabound Jammu Tawi express escapes landslide near Gaya August 9, 2014

    The Kolkatabound Jammu Tawi Express had a narrow escape from a landslide on Saturday after timely detection by a pilot engine motorman between Gaya and Koderma stations in Bihar, just minutes before the train was about to cross that stretch, Railway sources said. The train was halted a few of kilometres...
  • Heavy rains lash Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, trigger landslides August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Torrential rains continue to lash Uttarkhand and several parts of Himachal Pradesh. Heavy rains which were induced by a cloudburst disrupted normal life in the region. No loss of life has been reported yet. Incessant rains triggered landslides at several places in Uttarakhand affecting Chaardham Yatra and traffic...
  • Pune landslide toll at 151; relief and rescue operation over August 6, 2014

    Pune: The marathon rescue and relief operation launched at Malin village in Pune's Ambegaon flattened in the July 30 landslide catastrophe, was declared officially over on the eighth day on Wednesday with the final death toll pegged at 151 with eight survivors. The NDRF jawans, who braved inclement weather at the...
  • 156 dead in Nepal landslide; search called off August 6, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal government on Wednesday declared dead the 123 people missing in the country's worst landslide in over a decade, taking the death toll from the disaster to 156, as the search for the bodies buried under the debris was called off. The landslide, triggered by heavy rains, hit Sindhupal chowk...
  • Pune landslide: Death toll rises to 144, rain hampers rescue work August 5, 2014

    Pune: A week after a devastating landslide swept away 40 homes in Malin village at Pune's Ambegaon, the death toll has risen to 144 on Tuesday. Rain and marshy land mass created by mud continued to hamper movement of JCBs and other heavy equipment pressed into service to remove the debris,...
  • Monsoon woes: Chardham yatra affected as landslides continue August 5, 2014

    Chardham yatra was on Monday affected as monsoon woes continued in Uttarakhand with roads to the famous Himalayan shrines remaining blocked by debris falling from hillsides following landslips. RishikeshKedarnath National Highway was blocked at Kakda and Kund. RishikeshBadrinath Highway was shut at Lambagad, the Gangotri Highway at Gangnani and the Yamunotri...
  • Pune landslide: Many work selflessly to help in rescue operations August 5, 2014

    Ambegaon: It has been a mammoth rescue effort in Pune's Ambegaon after a massive landslide. There are many who have selflessly been involved in the operations for a week. Fortyyearold Dr Pramod Bankhale has been at Malin's primary healthcare centre since the deadly landslide almost a week ago. A private...
  • Pune landslide: 134 bodies recovered, over 50 people still trapped August 5, 2014

    Pune: A week after a devastating landslide swept away 40 homes in Pune's Ambegaon, rescue and relief operations are still on. 134 bodies have been recovered so far while close to 50 more persons are still believed to be trapped under the rubble. Officials say that eight survivors have been...
  • Maharashtra: Landslide distrupts traffic on PoladpurMahabaleshwar highway August 5, 2014

    Raigad:A landslide occurred in Raigad district of Maharashtra on Monday affecting the traffic on PoladpurMahabaleshwar highway. The incident took place around 8pm on Monday. Further information awaited. ...