River

  • Biography of late comedian Joan Rivers to be published in 2016 3 days ago

    New York: A biography of legendary comedian Joan Rivers, who died earlier this month, will be published in 2016, publisher Little, Brown and Company said on Wednesday. "Joan Rivers: A Life" will be penned by Vanity Fair and New York Times journalist Leslie Bennetts and will also be available as an...
  • India and China look to put knotty relations on new footing 4 days ago

    Ahmedabad: The electricity board in this Indian city has been instructed to avoid any power cuts and officials have been told to have their shoes polished and their shirts tucked in, nothing has been left to chance for this week's visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping. India's new Prime Minister, Narendra...
  • Pakistan diverts rivers to save cities from floods September 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Military specialists blew up dikes in central Pakistan to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods that have killed hundreds of people, authorities said on Saturday, as officials stepped up efforts in India's part of Kashmir to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases there. In Pakistan, the breaches...
  • Jhelum River: From revered to being feared September 13, 2014

    Srinagar: It has been revered as the lifeline of Kashmir Valley, but River Jehlum has in the last fortnight revealed its most horrific face, unseen by generations, as it ravaged a large part of Srinagar city. Experts feel that encroachment of water bodies, unplanned urban development and failure to put...
  • Inside Joan Rivers' funeral: Hugh Jackman sang, Bagpipers played 'New York, New York' September 9, 2014

    Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang "Smile" and bagpipers played "New York, New York" at Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that - like the late comedian herself - brought together the worlds of Hollywood, theater, fashion and media. At a funeral befitting a superstar, the...
  • Punjab accuses Chandigarh of polluting Ghaggar river September 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Monday accused the union territory of Chandigarh of polluting Ghaggar river in the state by discharging untreated municipal waste and industrial effluents into seasonal rivulets and drains, which ultimately merge into the river. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would take up the matter of heavy...
  • Border villages across the Ravi river have been cut off by flood waters September 7, 2014

    Gurdaspur: At least six border villages across the Ravi river remained cut off following flooding of the Basanter Nullah. The affected villages are Ghania ke Bet, Kassowal, Puranawal, Lallowal Gunia, Saharanpur and Mansore. The flood waters also breached an embankment on the Indian side after the flow of water increased sharply following...
  • Photo: The New Yorker has the perfect tribute in cartoon for comedy legend Joan Rivers September 6, 2014

    Joan Rivers, the sassy, sharp-tongued comedy legend who jokingly wrote about wanting an elaborate funeral, will be laid to rest in a private service on Sunday. The New York City Medical Examiner's Office said on Friday that after an initial examination, further tests were needed to determine the cause of...
  • Kashmir reeling under worst floods in six decades September 5, 2014

    Srinagar: Kashmir was on Wednesday battling the worst floods in nearly six decades with four more people killed in the deluge that left a trail of devastation across the Valley, damaging roads, over two dozen bridges and standing crops worth hundreds of crores of rupees. Due to heavy rains since Wednesday,...
  • 'I want Meryl Streep crying in five different accents': Joan Rivers wanted her funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, camera, action September 5, 2014

    Comedian Joan Rivers died at 81 after suffering cardiac arrest during a medical procedure and the funeral for Rivers will be at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan. But the comedian had already made her funeral wish when she was alive. She had dedicated an entire chapter of her...
  • J&K floods: Ground report from the Tawi River September 5, 2014

    At least 70 people have died in two days as floods sweep through several districts of Jammu and Kashmir. Many areas in Srinagar, Anantnag, Pulwama and Poonch districts are flooded. ...
  • Comedian and entertainer Joan Rivers dies at age 81 September 5, 2014

    Reuters: Joan Rivers, the pioneering comedian known for her acerbic wit, classic put-downs and for asking "Can we talk?," died on Thursday at the age of 81 in a New York hospital a week after her heart stopped during an outpatient medical procedure. Melissa Rivers, the comedian's only child, said her...
  • Centre promises to rejuvenate the Ganga in three years August 20, 2014

    With the Narendra Modi Government according top priority to cleaning River Ganga, the Centre has set a target of three years to rejuvenate the polluted holy river. Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Wednesday said that efforts are being made to rejuvenate the river in three years, for which steps...
  • Five members of a family drown in Banas river August 13, 2014

    Five members of a family drowned in the Banas river in Rajasthan's Tonk district, police said. "27-year old Zuber and his wife Mariam (21) had along with other family members gone to the banks of the Banas river for a picnic on Tuesday evening. They went deep into the river and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Heavy rainfall throws normal life out of gear; 3 killed August 7, 2014

    Three persons were killed in separate rain related incidents in Kota and two others are trapped near Kural river in Bundi as heavy rainfall has thrown normal life out of gear causing flood like situation here. In the first incident, 16-year-old Shantanu Keswani, was electrocuted in Rajiv Nagar area of Kota...
  • Odisha: Vast stretch of Mahanadi delta zone flooded, toll 34 August 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Flood waters engulfed vast areas of the delta region of Mahanadi river system in Odisha even as the death toll due to heavy rains and floods in the state climbed to 34. As many as 9.95 lakh people in 1,553 villages of 89 blocks in 23 districts have so far...
  • 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...
  • 156 dead in Nepal landslide; search called off August 6, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal government on Wednesday declared dead the 123 people missing in the country's worst landslide in over a decade, taking the death toll from the disaster to 156, as the search for the bodies buried under the debris was called off. The landslide, triggered by heavy rains, hit Sindhupal chowk...
  • Boat caprizes in the Ganga in Varanasi, 2 dead, 16 missing August 6, 2014

    Varanasi: Two people have died and 16 were still missing after a boat capsized in the Ganga river near Varanasi on Tuesday. At least 22 people were rescued on Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed condolences over the boat capsize incident. Rescue operations are being conducted by the NDRF....
  • Army boat capsizes in Kosi river, 15 rescued by NDRF August 5, 2014

    Fifteen armymen and officials had a lucky escape on Tuesday after a boat carrying them capsized on the swollen Kosi river near Maraut village in Bihar's Madhepura district, an official said. The additional district magistrate (ADM) Vinay Kumar Singh said that an army boat carrying 15 jawans and officials on inspection...
  • 118 feared dead in Bangladesh ferry disaster August 5, 2014

    Dhaka: At least 118 people were feared dead after an overcrowded ferry with up to 250 passengers on board sank in the Padma river in central Bangladesh, as the efforts to locate the vessel under deep waters is still underway. "Five more bodies were retrieved on Tuesday as they were...
  • Bihar flood alert: Thousands moved to relief camps, C17 aircraft deployed August 4, 2014

    Patna: An alert has been sounded in eight districts of Bihar after the rise of the Kosi river. The rise came after a landslide in neighbouring Nepal. Water levels of the Kosi river rose after the Nepalese Army carried out low-intensity blasts to clear landslide debris which released a huge...
  • Kosi flood threat: Centres rushes in assistance, assures of all help to Bihar August 3, 2014

    The Centre on Sunday rushed in essential supplies, relief teams and other assistance to Bihar to deal with Kosi flood situation and put on standby several aircraft to deal with any emergency. Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth chaired three emergency meetings of National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) in this regard while an...
  • Fear of 2008-like flood fuels panic in Bihar August 3, 2014

    Thousands of people in Bihar on Sunday were panicky, fearing a repeat of the worst floods in the Kosi plains in 2008 after a drastic rise in the water level of the Kosi river. The water level started rising due to Saturday's landslide that killed eight people in Nepal. Mud and...
  • Bihar: NDRF deployed in areas where Kosi is crossing the danger mark, says Rajnath Singh August 3, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jeetan Ram Manhji has been on an aerial survey of the river Kosi area where Flood warnings have been sent out to people living near embarkments of the river on Saturday. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had a telephonic conversation with Manjhi on Sunday. Manjhi apprised Rajnath...
  • Water level increases in Kosi following blast in Nepal August 3, 2014

    Water level of Kosi River in Bihar increased on Sunday after the Nepalese Army carried out low-intensity blasts to remove the landslide debris from a river in Nepal to free the huge quantity of water accumulated there. "The Nepal Army has not been entirely successful in removing the landslide debris that...