LANDSLIDES

  • Nepal earthquake death toll stands at 7000 after a week 3 days ago

    A week after an earthquake hit Nepal, the death toll now stands at 7000. However, aftershocks continue leading to landslides cutting off many remote areas that are yet to get any aid. ...
  • Landslide on Badrinath route, 500 pilgrims stranded 6 days ago

    Gopeshwar: About 500 pilgrims were stranded in Badrinath after a fresh landslide blocked the road near Joshimath in Chamoli district in Gopeshwar on Thursday. "Three helicopters have been rushed to Joshimath by the state government to rescue the stranded pilgrims and bring them to Joshimath," said Chamoli District Magistrate Ashok Kumar. A...
  • Uttarakhand: 300 people from Odisha stranded after landslide at Vishnuprayag 6 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: About 300 people from Odisha were among many pilgrims standard at a place between Joshimath and Govindghat along the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway since April 28 last due to a landslide followed by heavy rains at Vishnuprayag in Uttarakhand. "We have taken steps to rescue the people stranded in Uttarakhand....
  • Uttarakhand: Landslides stall Badrinath Yatra 1 week ago

    Gopeshwar: The annual Badrinath Yatra was stalled on Wednesday after landslides triggered by rains blocked the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway at Chamoli district. The road between Joshimath and Govindghat was blocked by big boulders, due to landslides caused by rains on Tuesday, Chamoli's Disaster Management official Nand Kishore Joshi said. Following the incident,...
  • Devastating earthquake in Nepal triggers landslide in Tibet April 28, 2015

    The devastating earthquake in Nepal has had repercussions for all its neighbours. The earthquake triggered a landslide in Tibet. The footage shows stranded, panicked residents in Tibet just when the landslide hits. At least 25 people have died in Tibet due to the earthquake in Nepal. ...
  • J&K: Bodies of 15 people killed in landslide recovered, one still missing March 31, 2015

    Srinagar: Even as Jammu and Kashmir battles with the flood, bodies of 15 out of 16 people who were buried alive in a house due to a mudslide on Monday, have been recovered in Budgam. As reported by Kashmir Pioneer, the search operation to recover the body of a ten-year-old Faisal...
  • Srinagar-Jammu National Highway reopens for one-way traffic March 19, 2015

    Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was on Thursday re-opened for one-way traffic, three days after landslides caused by rainfall forced its closure. "The highway has been reopened for light motor vehicles and today vehicles from Jammu will be allowed to move towards Srinagar," an official of the traffic department said. The official...
  • Snowfall, rains lash North India, temperatures dip below normal, several areas waterlogged March 2, 2015

    North India is witnessing heavy rainfall with major cities and towns water logged. Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand have witnessed rain and snowfall in most areas. Rain and thundershowers also occurred at most places in Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. With severe rains, the entire...
  • Ladakh: Zanskar river blocked after landslide creates an artificial lake in the mountains February 4, 2015

    Ladakh: The famous Zanskar river in Ladakh has been blocked for three weeks after a landslide created an artificial lake in the mountains. Locals fear flash floods if the ice melts, threatening the lives of 4000 people living in the low-lying areas. The landslide blocked a tributary near the Kargil headquarters...
  • 12 dead, nearly 100 missing in Indonesian landslide: Official December 13, 2014

    Jemblung: A landslide triggered by torrential downpours has killed at least 12 people and left nearly 100 others missing on Indonesia's main island of Java, an official said. Hundreds of rescuers were digging through mud and rubble after the landslide buried scores of houses in Jemblung village in central Java...
  • 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...