Himachal Pradesh

  • Water level in Himachal dams alarmingly low due to deficit rainfall 12-07-2014 02:58 PM

    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...
  • Lull in Himachal Pradesh monsoon 06-07-2014 02:25 PM

    Shimla: The southwest monsoon will remain dormant in Himachal Pradesh in the coming week with temperature expected to remain high, a weather official said on Sunday. "Except one or two places, not much rain has been recorded in the state since Saturday," an official of the meteorological department said. He...
  • Manali dam tragedy: Two more bodies found, five still missing 26-06-2014 07:24 PM

    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...
  • Manali dam tragedy: Himachal HC orders Rs 5 lakh compensation 25-06-2014 06:10 PM

    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...
  • Beas tragedy: Probe by power department on 24-06-2014 09:07 PM

    Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday submitted a status report on the June 8 Beas tragedy to the state high court saying the state power department was still continuing with the inquiry. Sudden release of water from a dam upstream resulted in the drowning of 24 students in the...
  • Beas tragedy: Students died due to negilgence of dam officials, says HP government 19-06-2014 05:16 PM

    Chandigarh: Engineering students from Hyderabad died due to the negligence of Larji Dam authority, the Himachal Pradesh(HP) government has admitted before the Himachal Pradesh High Court. The HP government filed a fresh report in the high court and confirmed the negligence on the part of Larji Dam authorities in the...
  • Himachal: FIR against PK Dhumal, 2 others for violating service rules 19-06-2014 11:47 AM

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau has registered an FIR against former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, former Additional Chief Secretary PC Kapoor and retired IPS officer AN Sharma for alleged violation of service rules. According to vigilance sources, an FIR against Sharma, Dhumal, who was also the then...
  • Manali tragedy: One more body of a student recovered, 16 still missing 19-06-2014 10:59 AM

    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...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Beas tragedy exposed illegal sand mining 15-06-2014 10:47 PM

    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...
  • Manali tragedy: UAV fails to find missing students, hi-tech search today 14-06-2014 08:29 AM

    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...
  • Manali tragedy: Special search operation involving military forces to begin tomorrow 13-06-2014 05:53 PM

    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...
  • Manali tragedy: Two more bodies recovered from Beas; 13 students still missing 12-06-2014 06:33 PM

    Mandi: Two more bodies of engineering students from Hyderabad were retrieved on Thursday from the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh as the search operations gained momentum with 15 Indian Navy divers helping out. The victims were identified as T Upendra and Gomoor Arvind Kumar by their parents, Superintendent of Police...
  • Himachal Pradesh gets $100 million loan from World Bank 11-06-2014 05:48 PM

    New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday got a $100 million development policy loan from the World Bank to enable the hill state to manage its natural resources. The agreement was signed here between the government of India, the state government and the World Bank. The project was approved by the...
  • Manali dam tragedy: Parents lose all hopes of seeing their children alive 11-06-2014 04:58 PM

    Manali: The parents of the engineering college students washed away by waters released from Larji Dam in Mandi have lost hope of finding them alive. All they want now is quick retrieval of their bodies and are seeking more resources to be put to work to get the remains of...
  • Himachal to get USD 100 million from WB for 'green' growth 11-06-2014 04:36 PM

    New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh today became the first Indian state to get USD 100 million World Bank project for promoting green growth and sustainable development in the state as the Centre, the World Bank and the state signed a deal to this effect here today. World Bank's Clean Technology Fund...
  • Manali dam tragedy: Sixth body recovered, 18 students still missing 11-06-2014 01:26 PM

    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...
  • Manali tragedy: Dam officials booked for culpable homicide, negligence 11-06-2014 12:11 PM

    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,...
  • Manali tragedy: FIR filed againt Larji Dam officials 11-06-2014 09:17 AM

    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...
  • Manali dam tragedy: May take 5 more days to complete the rescue operations, says NDRF 10-06-2014 03:59 PM

    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 10-06-2014 12:25 PM

    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 10-06-2014 08:36 AM

    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...
  • Is Manali dam tragedy a man-made disaster? 09-06-2014 10:33 PM

    With little hope of survival, authorities are looking for 22 people out of 26 who went missing from the Pandoh dam when officials of a dam upstream released water without prior notice on Sunday. The bodies of four students have been recovered so far while 22 students, a faculty member...
  • Manali: Family of missing students search for answers 09-06-2014 09:24 PM

    The families of the missing students in Manali are trying to come to terms with what happened to their loved ones. Twenty six tourists including 22 students from an engineering college went missing from the Pandoh dam when officials of a dam upstream released water without prior notice on Sunday....
  • Manali dam tragedy: Himachal Pradesh HC says it's case of negligence 09-06-2014 07:14 PM

    Shimla: Taking note of an accident in which 25 people, mostly students, were washed away in a river in Himachal Pradesh, the high court on Monday said that it was not only a case of callousness but also grave negligence. "It's a sad tale by reason of the fact that...
  • Watch: How the Manali dam tragedy unfolded 09-06-2014 05:58 PM

    Twenty six tourists including twenty four engineering students from Hyderabad were missing after a river surge near Manali in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. The incident took place after extra water was released from the Larji Dam at around 6 PM. The students were from VNR Vignana Jyothi College of Engineering...
  • Manali dam tragedy: TRS blames engineers, says helping students 09-06-2014 05:36 PM

    TRS leader K Kavitha said that Telangana state is working for the students who went missing from the Pandoh dam. "We are doing all that we can. This was an unavoidable loss because of the cruel negligence of the engineers who were manning the sirens for the dam. We hold...
  • Manali dam tragedy: Hope fades for missing students, survivors blame officials 09-06-2014 03:32 PM

    Manali: With little hope of survival, authorities are looking for 22 people out of 26 who went missing from the Pandoh dam when officials of a dam upstream released water without prior notice on Sunday. The bodies of four students have been recovered so far while 22 students, a faculty...
  • Manali: Three bodies recovered from Pandoh dam, 23 students missing 09-06-2014 07:52 AM

    Manali: Hours after after 26 people went missing after water was released from a dam near Manali in Himachal Pradesh without prior notice, the Sashastra Seema Bal has retrieved three bodies out of the Pandoh dam. Twenty three people including students, a faculty member and a tour manager are still...
  • Manali: 24 Andhra students missing after water is released from dam 08-06-2014 08:42 PM

    Manali: Twenty six tourists including twenty four engineering students from Hyderabad were missing after a river surge near Manali in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. The incident took place after extra water was released from the Larji Dam at around 6 PM. The students were from VNR Vignana Jyothi College of...
  • Watch: Safety tips to beat the heat wave 06-06-2014 07:22 PM

    North India is in the grip of an extreme heat wave with many states recording highest temperatures in years. Delhi recorded its hottest day in five years on Thursday with the maximum temperature soaring to 44.7 degree Celsius, that is 4 degrees above normal. CNN-IBN takes calls of people across...