Chenab

  • Pakistan water experts to inspect 120MW Miyar hydropower project September 21, 2014

    Shimla: A threemember Pakistani delegation will inspect the 120MW Miyar hydropower project near Udaipur town in bordering tribal district of LahaulSpiti on Monday. "The delegation led by Pakistan's Indus Waters Commissioner Mirza Asif Beg, reached Manali in Himachal Pradesh this afternoon and would leave for Lahaul and Spiti tomorrow," said...
  • Pakistan: 12 killed in rescue boat tragedy September 14, 2014

    Islamabad: At least 12 people of a marriage party, including the bridegroom and two children, were killed when a rescue boat capsized near the Pakistani city of Multan, even as ravaging floods continue to wreak havoc in the country affecting over two million people, officials said on Sunday. The boat was...
  • Pakistan army deploys choppers, boats for flood relief, toll 261 September 11, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's army on Thursday used helicopters and boats to rescue thousands of stranded people as the country grapples with the deadliest floods in its history that have killed over 260 people and affected over a million others in Punjab and PoK. One of the main rivers of the country,...
  • Pakistan: Over 230 killed in deadliest flood September 9, 2014

    Islamabad: Nearly half a million people in Pakistan have been hit by the deadliest flood in the country's history that has claimed over 230 lives, as authorities braced to save major towns along the swollen Chenab river, which has left a trail of devastation. Flood waters submerged thousands of homes after...
  • J&K floods: Chenab, Jhelum and Tawi continue to wreak havoc September 8, 2014

    As rescue operations step up, the situation is finally improving in flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. With the three main rivers Chenab, Jhelum and Tawi continuing to wreak havoc and half of Srinagar still submerged under water, rescue operations are yet to make a significant dent. ...
  • J&K: Floods claim 12 lives, Jhelum flowing 4 feet above the danger mark September 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Floods in several districts across Jammu and Kashmir have claimed 12 lives so far. Many areas in Srinagar, Anantnag, Pulwama and Poonch districts are flooded. Schools in affected areas will stay shut on Thursday. Five people were killed when a tree fell on a house on Wednesday. Authorities have...
  • News 360: Medical emergency kept Sachin Tendulkar away from Parliament August 8, 2014

    After the uproar due to absence of Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar in the Upper House, the former cricketer responded to the controversy on Friday in a press conference. Sachin said, "My absence in Delhi has been discussed too much. I do not mean to disrespect any institution, there was...
  • BSF soldier captured by Pakistan Rangers returns to India, says was treated better than expected August 8, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistan Rangers has returned the captured Border Security Force soldier, who had been swept away to Pakistan by strong current of Chenab river, to India. Satyasheel Yadav, the captured BSF soldier, said in Pakistan before he was to be handed over to BSF authorities that his boat accidentally strayed...
  • I was treated better than my expectation in Pakistan: BSF jawan August 8, 2014

    Islamabad: A BSF jawan, who was swept away into Pakistan by strong currents of Chenab river and picked up by Pakistan Rangers, on Friday said that he was treated "better" than his expectation and was looking forward to meeting his family. Satyasheel Yadav told reporters in Pakistan before he was to...
  • Pakistan Rangers to hand over captured BSF soldier to India on Friday August 7, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistan Rangers on Thursday informed Indian authorities that the Border Security Force (BSF) soldier who got swept away by strong currents of Chenab river will be returned on Friday. The Director General(DG) of Pakistan Rangers on Thursday said that they will soon return the BSF soldier who was captured by...
  • Pakistan Rangers DG says captured BSF soldier will be returned to India soon August 7, 2014

    Jammu:The Director General(DG) of Pakistan Rangers on Thursday said that they will soon return the Border Security Force (BSF) soldier who was swept away by strong currents of the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir and was captured by them. "I want to say that we are returning the solider soon....
  • Pakistan captures BSF soldier swept away by Chenab river current August 6, 2014

    A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was swept away by the Chenab river. Currently, the soldier is in the custody of the Pakistan Rangers. The soldier was on patrol when their boat engine failed. Three soldiers took the rescue boat, 1 was swept away. The BSF has sought a flag...
  • Pakistan captures BSF soldier swept away by strong Chenab river current August 6, 2014

    Jammu: A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier swept away by strong currents of the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday has been captured by Pakistan Rangers. The Pakistan Rangers have confirmed the soldier's capture and the BSF has called for a flag meeting to get him freed. Pakistan Rangers will...
  • Jammu: Two engineers washed away in Chenab river July 11, 2014

    Kishtwar: Two engineers were on Friday washed away in Chenab river in Kishtwar. Both the professionals are natives of Uttar Pradesh and were currently working on a power project. More information is awaited. ...
  • Pakistan Indus commission team leaves for India September 21, 2013

    A six-member Pakistani delegation of Indus Water Commission on Saturday left for India and is expected to raise concerns regarding designs of four dams being built on river Chenab. Mirza Asif Baig, who is heading the team, said design issues of the four projects, including those related to spillway, intake and...
  • Pakistan objects to four Indian projects on Chenab river August 27, 2013

    Pakistan has raised objections to four power projects being built by India on the Chenab river on the ground that they allegedly violate the Indus Waters Treaty. The projects include the 850-MW Ratle power project and the 1,000-MW Pakal Dul hydroelectric plant, Minister of State for Privatization Khurram Dastgir told the...
  • 8 killed, 1,500 houses damaged in Jammu floods; rains to continue till Monday August 17, 2013

    Eight people have died and over 1,500 houses suffered extensive damage due to floods caused by incessant rains in Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Saturday. Of those killed, five died in a house collapse while three were washed away by swollen rivers since Friday, an administrative...
  • J&K: Earthquake renders buildings unsafe; 50,000 houses, schools damaged May 19, 2013

    Srinagar: In Chenab valley in Jammu and Kashmir, people are scared to enter their houses due to frequent earthquakes. Since the May 1 earthquake that measured 5.9 on the richer scale, 30 aftershocks have hit this hilly region. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and...
  • World's highest rail bridge to come up across Chenab February 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Arguably one of the toughest engineering challenges in hand, Railways plans to complete the Chenab bridge in Jammu and Kashmir by 2016, making it the world's highest rail bridge. The archshaped bridge across Chenab riverbed in Reasi district, which will be five times the height of Qutab Minar...
  • India Positive: Showcasing the good stories September 30, 2012

    On this week's episode, we bring to you stories of courage, goodwill and strong determination despite all odds. The story of a bunch of few courageous men who dive in the cold waters of the Chenab to rescue those drowning, a philanthropist who started an English medium school and provides education...
  • J&K: 22 trapped in flash flood, alert sounded August 4, 2012

    Jammu: As many as 22 people were on Saturday trapped in flash floods in Jammu region, prompting the authorities to sound an alert in the region. "A flash flood alert has been sounded in Jammu. Due to heavy overnight rains, various rivers in Jammu region are flooded...22 people and large number...
  • India Positive: Inspiring stories of courage, good work July 28, 2012

    Ragpicker helps street dogs; man finds algae that can clean car's emission and Chenab bravehearts rescue people. ...
  • Chenab bravehearts risk their lives to rescue people July 23, 2012

    Doda: The roads of Doda and Kishtwar, by the river Chenab, are most treacherous. More than 500 people, navigating these dangerous terrains, have lost their lives. Even worse, the victims' bodies usually get washed away and are never recovered. The Chenab is both pride and sorrow for the people of the...
  • 'JK govt to tap Chenab river for drinking water' February 26, 2012

    Jammu: In order to address the need of drinking water of Jammu, the state government will tap water from Chenab river. Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Taj MohiudDin said that to provide adequate drinking water to Jammu city, the government has envisaged a scheme...
  • Harassed by police, girl commits suicide May 30, 2011

    Doda (J&K): Allegedly harassed by local police over her sitting at a tea stall, a college girl has committed suicide by jumping into Chenab river in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir. Though the body of Rashida Bano, a B.Ed student, is yet to be recovered, she is feared drowned and...
  • Pak officials to visit Jammu over lake proposal February 19, 2011

    Jammu: Three Pakistani officials dealing with the Indus Water Treaty will arrive on Sunday to inspect the design and the site of a proposed artificial lake in Jammu. The lake is to be built by using the waters of river Tawi, a tributary of the Chenab, one of three rivers that...
  • Bridge on Chenab river to be world's highest June 14, 2010

    Two years after work was stopped at the Chenab bridge on the Kashmir rail link, the design has finally got a safety clearance. ...
  • Vidya Balan goes to Wharton March 31, 2010

    Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who was recently invited to the Wharton School in Pennsylvania to be part of the 14th Wharton India Economic Forum, showcased the high points of Indian cinema there. The 32yearold was invited to speak March 27 on globalisation of mainstream Indian cinema. "Vidya spoke on how mainstream Indian...
  • Jammu: Bus plunges into river, 26 feared dead June 7, 2009

    Jammu: A minibus with more than 25 people swerved off a mountain road and plunged into a river in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district on Sunday. Four passengers, including a child, fell out of the bus as it rolled down and are seriously injured. Police said many people could be...
  • Jammu: Bus falls into gorge, 27 killed May 4, 2009

    Jammu: At least 27 people were killed and five injured when the mini bus they were travelling in fell into the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district on Monday morning, police said. The accident occurred at about 0900 hrs IST near Bandarkot village, nearly 240 km from Jammu city. Police...