Flash Floods

  • The CJ Show: Flood fury in Jammu and Kashmir, rescue operations September 23, 2014

    We bring you stories of survival and struggle as the state of Jammu and Kashmir struggles to come back to normalcy. ...
  • Flash floods in Assam, Meghalaya; 10 dead, over 1 lakh affected September 23, 2014

    Guwahati: Flash floods have wreaked havoc in Assam and Meghalaya, leaving at least 10 people dead and over 1 lakh affected. Incessant rain over the past 24 hours has caused heavy waterlogging in Guwahati with water levels in the Brahmaputra river rising. In Meghalaya, heavy rains lashed the state inundating...
  • J&K floods: Navy commandos join rescue operation, death toll climbs to 150, lakhs stranded September 8, 2014

    Srinagar: Floods in Jammu and Kashmir continue to wreak havoc and have claimed over 150 lives while lakhs of people have been stranded. The Indian Navy too has now joined the massive rescue operation being carried out by the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, NDRF and Jammu and Kashmir Police....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • J&K: 6 rescued from flash floods in Kulgam district September 3, 2014

    Srinagar: The police and civil administration rescued six nomads in Aakran village of Kulgam district on Wednesday after a flash flood. The nomads were grazing their cattle in the area when the floods hit. Fourteen people are still said to be stranded. The police deployed rubber boats for the rescue. Meanwhile, the Army...
  • #YESIamThechange: Saving Leh August 19, 2014

    This story focuses on the environmental degradation that led to the flash floods in Leh. ...
  • 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 worstaffected 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 GuzargaheNur 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 troublefree '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 CNNIBN 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 CNNIBN 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 floodhit 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...