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  • Beas tragedy: Array professors as respondents for wrong identification, says HC 1 week ago

    Shimla: The Himachal High Court on Monday directed that two Assistant Professors of a Hyderabad college be arrayed as respondents for allegedly wrongly identifying dead bodies in the Beas tragedy case. The court also allowed the parents of deceased students to intervene in the case pertaining to the washing away of...
  • J&K floods: Collapse of a protection dam in Srinagar's Rajbagh area aggravates situation September 14, 2014

    In one of Srinagar's worst affected areas- Rajbagh, the collapse of a protection dam has further contributed to the residents' misery. Jammu and Kashmir is grappling with the worst flooding in the last 50 years. ...
  • US air strikes target insurgents near Iraq's Haditha Dam September 8, 2014

    Baghdad: US warplanes carried out five strikes on Islamic State insurgents menacing Iraq's Haditha Dam on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the jihadist movement. Obama has branded Islamic State an acute threat to the West as well as...
  • US military conducts airstrike against ISIS near Mosul Dam in Iraq September 3, 2014

    Washington: US military officials said that an airstrike against Islamic State militants in Iraq has damaged or destroyed 16 armed vehicles near the Mosul Dam. In a statement on Tuesday evening from US Central Command, officials said an airstrike conducted on Monday in northern Iraq involved fighters and attack aircraft. By Central...
  • First seaplane service from Mumbai takes off for Lonavala August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Citybased private operator Maritime Energy Heli Air Services Pvt Ltd (Mehair), in association with Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), on Monday launched maiden seaplane service to Lonavala from Mumbai, marking its first operation from the mainland. The first commercial seaplane flight with nine passengers onboard a Cessna 208A aircraft, took...
  • ISIS militants kill nearly 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority August 17, 2014

    Kurdish officials say the ISIS militants have killed nearly 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority in a village in northern region. Reports also say the ISIS has killed hundreds of people belonging to a tribe opposing them in Syria. This even as US airstrikes continue near the ISIS controlled Mosul...
  • US says conducts air strikes in Iraq near Arbil and Mosul dam August 17, 2014

    Washington: The United States on Saturday conducted air strikes in Iraq against Islamic State fighters near the Kurdish capital of Arbil and the Mosul dam, the US Central Command said. The Mosul dam, Iraq's biggest, fell under control of Islamic State militants earlier this month. Control of the dam could give...
  • US and Iraqi airstrikes target; thousands of Yazidis flee ISIS forces August 16, 2014

    US and Iraqi airstrikes target ISIS near Mosul Dam. Local officials say Sunni militants are moving many abducted women to the north of the country. "Abducted women are being taken to ISIS controlled cities in the north", say officials. ...
  • Heavy rainfall continues in Nashik July 30, 2014

    Nashik: Normal life was hit as incessant rains continued to lash the city for the third consecutive day, with the district recording 862.70 mm rainfall in last 24hours. Nashik recorded 70.2 mm rain during last 30hours ended on Tuesday evening, while 58 mm rain was recorded in catchment areas of Gangapur...
  • Gujarat can install gates on dam but can't close them: Centre July 24, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In a Uturn after protests by environmental activists against allowing Gujarat to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the Centre told the Gujarat government that it may construct gates on the dam, but may not close them, official sources said on Thursday. On June 12, the newlyelected Narendra...
  • Polavaram issue sparks protest in Odisha Assembly July 14, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The controversial Polavaram dam issue sparked protests inside and outside Odisha assembly on Monday with ruling BJD MLAs disrupting house proceedings and their party colleagues organising a 12hour 'hartal' in four southern districts. The treasury bench members demanding cancellation of the dam project, the bill on which had been passed...
  • Water level in Himachal dams alarmingly low due to deficit rainfall July 12, 2014

    Shimla: The water levels in the Bhakra and Pong dams in Himachal Pradesh have dipped alarmingly low owing to the deficient monsoon in the region, an official said on Saturday. Both the dams serve the irrigation requirements of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. "The water level in the Bhakra dam's Gobind Sagar reservoir...
  • Manali dam tragedy: HC rejects engineering college's plea July 9, 2014

    Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition of Hyderabad's VNR engineering college seeking recalling or modification of its order, directing it to pay Rs 2.5 lakh each to the kin of all the 24 students who were washed away by gushing waters of Beas river last...
  • Jayalalithaa thanks PM Modi for Mullaperiyar supervisory committee July 2, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for constituting the supervisory committee to implement the order of the Supreme Court on the Mullaperiyar Dam issue. The apex court had ordered increasing the water level to 142 ft. Jayalalithaa said she hopes that the, "Supervisory...
  • Three drown in boat capsize at Kanota dam June 29, 2014

    Three persons were drowned after the boat they were riding, capsized at Kanota dam in the Jaipur, police said on Sunday. The deceased were identified as Narendra Singh, Kuldeep, and Mohammed Jaffar, they said. The three had gone to the dam on Friday evening for a boat ride, but later it capsized...
  • Manali dam tragedy: Two more bodies found, five still missing June 26, 2014

    Mandi: Two more bodies of students from an engineering college in Hyderabad have been recovered since Wednesday, taking the total number of retrieved bodies to 19, police said on Thursday. Five students and a tour operator still remain untraced and the search continued for them in the river for the 18th...
  • Manali dam tragedy: Himachal HC orders Rs 5 lakh compensation June 25, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh High Court ordered a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the parents of 24 Hyderabad engineering college students who were washed away in Beas river at Thalot in Mandi district on June 8. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan...
  • Learning from recent tragedies, CM asks administration not to open floodgates without prior warning June 23, 2014

    Taking a lesson from incidents on Beas river in Himachal Pradesh and Damodar river in Jharkhand, the Chhattisgarh government has directed the administration to alert people and give them time to move to safe places before opening the floodgates of dams across the state. In an advisory issued here, Chhattisgarh Chief...
  • Lower Subansiri project incurring daily loss of Rs 10 crore June 23, 2014

    Itanagar: The Lower Subansiri hydroelectric project at Gerukamukh on the AssamArunachal border is incurring a daily loss of Rs 10 crore after antidam activists of Assam raised safetyrelated issues. The 2000MW project in the Subansiri river, the largest in the country and being executed by the NHPC, has run into rough...
  • SMP project work started in 1982 likely to operational by 2017 June 22, 2014

    The Swarnarekha MultiPurpose (SMP) project work which was started in 1982 to irrigate vast stretch of agricultural land in Odisha and Jharkhand and to reduce damage caused by floods in West Bengal and Odisha, will become operational by 2017. "We are expecting the SMP project to be complete by 2016 but...
  • Jharkhand: 10 students trapped after release of water from Tenughat Dam rescued June 21, 2014

    Bokaro: All 10 students who were trapped in water released by the Tenughat Dam in Jharkhand have been rescued. On Friday, 10 school students were trapped in water flow from the Tenughat Dam. The students were caught unaware when the dam released its waters. "When we got to know about the...
  • Jharkhand: 10 students trapped after sudden release of water from Tenughat Dam June 20, 2014

    Bokarao: Just days after 25 students were washed away in the dam tragedy in Manali, ten students on Friday got trapped in the water flow Tenughat dam in Bokarao in Jharkhand. The incident took place after the water was suddenly released from the dam. The students had gone to have bath...
  • Manali tragedy: One more body of a student recovered, 16 still missing June 19, 2014

    Mandi: One more body of a student was recovered from Beas river on Wednesday eleven days after 25 persons, including 24 students from a Hyderabad engineering college, were swept away in the river. The deceased has been identified as P Venkata Durga Tarun, Mandi SP, RS Negi said. Nine bodies have been...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Beas tragedy exposed illegal sand mining June 15, 2014

    Shimla: After the Beas tragedy brought to the fore the rampant illegal sand mining in interiors of Himachal Pradesh, the government has directed authorities to take firm steps to curb the practise and close all "illegal" approach roads to river banks. Industries Minister Mukesh Agnihotri, who visited the site at Thalot...
  • Manali tragedy: UAV fails to find missing students, hitech search today June 14, 2014

    Mandi (HP): An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was pressed into service to trace 17 missing engineering students from Hyderabad but without any success and rescuers will now deploy for the first time a multibeam echsounder in Beas river whose level will be also lowered to minimum. "A special search operation will...
  • State Congress chief Arun Yadav criticises decision to increase Narmada dam height June 14, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Arun Yadav on Friday said the decision of Narmada Control Authority to allow raising of the height of Sardar Sarovar dam by 17 metres would adversely affect the farmers in the state. Yadav said his party would strive to protect the rights of the farmers and if...
  • Decision to raise height of Narmada dam gives locals' sleepless nights June 13, 2014

    Locals OF Dharmpur village in Madhya Pradesh feel they have not received the promised rehabilitation package and they fear the height of the Narmada dam will further be raised. ...
  • Manali tragedy: Special search operation involving military forces to begin tomorrow June 13, 2014

    Manali: Five days after a group of students and teachers from Hyderabad were washed away by the Beas river in Manali, the Himachal Pradesh administration has decided to strengthen the search operations. A special search operation would be launched on Saturday to look for the missing 17 students. The divers were...
  • Watch: Locals oppose to raising the height of Narmada dam June 13, 2014

    The permission to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam has created controversy. There has been opposition to the move by locals whose lands will be submerged. The locals who are opposing the dam height being raised said that their life depends on the Narmada river. ...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 12, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...