Flash Floods

  • Ground report: Flash floods hit over 40 villages in Moradabad, 7 dead July 22, 2014

    Flash floods have hit over 40 villages in Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, taking seven lives so far. Locals have complained of administrative apathy. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Manali dam tragedy: Sixth body recovered, 18 students still missing June 11, 2014

    Manali: On day four of the rescue operations in the Manali dam tragedy, a sixth body, that of a boy, was recovered on Wednesday. But 18 students and one tour guide are still missing. All 25 of them were washed away in a river surge on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Himachal Pradesh...
  • Manali tragedy: Dam officials booked for culpable homicide, negligence June 11, 2014

    Manali: Days after 25 people were washed away in a river surge in Manali, the Himachal Pradesh police have registered a case against Larji Dam authorities for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and causing death due to negligence. Search operations in Manali have entered day 4 on Wednesday. However, chances...
  • Manali tragedy: FIR filed againt Larji Dam officials June 11, 2014

    Manali: The search operations in Manali entered day 4 on Wednesday with chances of finding any survivors fading. Officials say chances of finding any survivors are dim. Just five bodies have been recovered while 19 students and one tour guide are still missing. "We are continuing our search operations. We have...
  • Manali dam tragedy: May take 5 more days to complete the rescue operations, says NDRF June 10, 2014

    Search operations are on in Manali to look for the 19 missing engineering students and one tour operator who were washed away after water was suddenly released from a dam on the River Beas. Hopes of finding anyone are fading given that more than 36 hours have passed since the...
  • Manali tragedy: Telangana government to sue dam officials, VNR college authorities June 10, 2014

    Manali: Two days after the Manali dam tragedy, the Telangana government has said that it is planning legal action against the Himachal Pradesh Dam authority as well as the college the students who drowned in the tragedy belonged to. Telangana Home Minister Narsimha Reddy said, "The Telangana government will take...
  • Manali dam tragedy: 5 bodies recovered, HC asks HP government to file a report June 10, 2014

    Manali: Search operations resumed in Manali on Tuesday morning to look for the 19 missing engineering students who were washed away by water released from a dam on the River Beas. So far five bodies have been recovered and have reached Hyderabad while 21 people including one tour guide are...
  • Afghanistan: Flash floods kill around 60 in Baghlan province June 7, 2014

    Kunduz: Flash floods have killed around 60 people in northern Afghanistan, washing away hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to flee, officials said on Saturday warning that the death toll was expected to rise. The floods in the remote mountainous district of Baghlan province come a month after a landslide triggered...
  • Flash floods kill over 50 in north Afghanistan: officials June 7, 2014

    Kabul: Flash floods have killed more than 50 people in northern Afghanistan, washing away hundreds of houses and forcing thousands to flee, provincial authorities said on Saturday. "Heavy torrential rains followed by flash floods have killed more than 50 people in Guzargah-e-Nur district of Baghlan province," Mahmood Haqmal, spokesman for the...
  • Post disaster, CM has changed but the state hasn't: Trivendra Singh Rawat March 8, 2014

    Accusing Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat of making only announcements, Opposition BJP today said the change of guard in the calamity-hit state has not led to any change in the ground realities. "A new CM has taken over but the circumstances remain the same as they were at the time of...
  • Government announces compensation to calamity-hit shopkeepers February 28, 2014

    Uttarakhand government today decided to compensate shopkeepers who lost their goods in last year's calamity and give concession to over five lakh consumers in water tax. It also decided to introduce a food security scheme of its own and fill vacancies in the education department. The decisions were taken at a meeting...
  • Will complete road restoration in Uttarakhand by April end: BRO February 9, 2014

    The Border Roads Organisation has said that it will ensure complete restoration of the roads damaged in the Uttarakhand flash floods by April 30 to enable a smooth and trouble-free 'char dham' pilgrimage this season. An assurance to the effect was given by BRO DG, Lt Gen AT Parnaik, to Chief...
  • IOTY: Team ITBP and NDRF get Special Achievement award December 20, 2013

    Members of the team ITBP and NDRF were given the CNN-IBN Indian of the year (IOTY) in the Special Achievement award category. Members of the team ITBP and NDRF put their own lives at risk, racing against time and dwindling hopes to save those who were stranded after the Uttarakhand...
  • After cyclone Phailin, flash floods leave lakhs displaced in Odisha October 26, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha is at the receiving end of nature's fury once again. After surviving cyclone Phalin, the Ganjam district in the state is witnessing floods because of continuous rains for the past five days. Over 2 lakh have been marooned and several people have also died. Ganjam district Odisha received the...
  • Odisha: 10 people killed, 1.5 lakh others affected due to flash floods October 25, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Ten people have been killed and 1.5 lakh others have been affected due to flash floods in Odisha. Around 129 villages were inundated due to the flash floods in Ganjam district of Odisha. The One Day International between India and Australia which is to be held on Saturday in Cuttack...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Compensation cheques given to victims bounce September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: It has been three months since floods ravaged Uttarakhand and CNN-IBN has now learned that compensation cheques have been dishonoured. More than a dozen compensation cheques given to victims of the Uttarakhand tragedy have bounced. While the state government claims it has enough funds, the bank account from...
  • J~~amp;amp;K: Heavy rains, flash floods destroy border fencing along Indo-Pak border August 30, 2013

    Flash floods triggered by heavy rains have damaged eight Border Out Posts (BOPs) and border fencing along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir. Due to flash floods, eight BOPs in different forward areas of International Border (IB) in Jammu frontier area have suffered damages, a BSF officer said on Friday. While 2-3 posts, one Observation...
  • Flash floods damage around 700 meters of border fencing in J~~amp;amp;K August 26, 2013

    Flash floods, triggered by heavy rains, have caused damage to 700-800 meters of three-tier border fencing along Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir.  Due to flash floods, 700-800 meters of border fencing in the riverine belts in different areas of International Border (IB) in Jammu frontier area have suffered damages,...
  • SEBI contributes about Rs 11 lakh to Uttarakhand relief efforts August 9, 2013

    The staff of market regulator Sebi has contributed Rs 10.98 lakh to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund for flood-hit Uttarakhand. "As a way of contribution to the relief effort for the victims of flood affected areas in Uttarakhand, staff members of Sebi have made a contribution of Rs 10,98,790...
  • 132 died, 823 missing in Uttarakhand floods: Govt August 8, 2013

    A total of 132 people from Uttarakhand have been listed as having lost their lives in the flash floods that hit the state in June, Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar said on Thursday. A further 823 persons in the state are reported missing, he added. Talking to reporters in Dehradun, Kumar said...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: 18 people trapped in flash floods in Kathua rescued August 3, 2013

    Jammu: Eighteen people, who were trapped in the flash-floods in Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir, have been rescued by the Air Force personnel. The victims were trapped at various places as the Ujh river was flowing above the danger mark. Large areas in Hiranagar tehsil have been flooded after the...
  • Wife, 3 children swept away by flash floods as disabled father looks helplessly July 31, 2013

    Four members of a family, including three children, were swept away in flash floods following heavy rains in Rannod village here, police said on Wednesday. The incident took place on Tuesday night when the village was flooded and people began fleeing to safer places. The victims--a mother and her three...
  • Heavy rains, flash floods claim 51 lives in MP July 31, 2013

    Excessive rains and flash floods have claimed as many as 51 lives in Madhya Pradesh in this monsoon season, besides damaging 7,824 houses and rendering scores of people homeless. According to an official release on Wednesday, heavy rains killed 51 people and 215 cattle across the state. About 10 people were...
  • Rajasthan: Over 800 people trapped at Rawatbhata due to flash floods July 29, 2013

    Kota: Over 800 people are stranded at Rawatbhata near Kota in Rajasthan due to flash floods following heavy rains in the area. The group had gone to the area for picnic on Sunday but found themselves trapped as a local stream got flooded on Sunday night and the raging water washed...
  • Heavy rains trigger flash floods, five people reported trapped July 28, 2013

    Five persons were on Sunday stuck on the banks of Parvati river in Ayana area of Kota following flash floods after heavy rains. The area is situated some 100 kilometres from Kota town. SP (Rural) Vikas Pathak said all out efforts are being made to rescue the five persons. In another incident,...
  • 3 killed in rain-related incidents as heavy showers lash HP July 21, 2013

    Shimla: Three persons were killed in rain-related incidents in Himachal Pradesh as incessant heavy showers wreaked havoc causing landslides at several places, blocking highways and damaging several houses. A truck driver, who was sleeping in his truck along with two other persons near Rampur in the district, died when his...