Rivers

  • US: Waters recede, helping search for mudslide victims 02-04-2014 12:35 PM

    It is a grim step forward in the search for human remains at a mudslide that crushed a rural Washington community, but an important one: floodwaters at the site are receding, allowing crews to expand their search and yielding more human remains in areas that previously couldn't be reached. The...
  • Mudslide death toll rises, rains expected to ease 31-03-2014 01:58 PM

    The rains that have bedeviled rescuers working to find more victims in the debris field from the deadly Washington state mudslide are expected to ease this week, but searchers faced other challenges at the site like household chemicals and sewage. The number of confirmed dead has increased from 18 to...
  • Six people from UP go missing after a boat capsized in Bihar 29-03-2014 03:54 PM

    Six persons from Uttar Pradesh have gone missing after a boat capsized in Karmanasa River near Khajuri Ghat under Nuwaon block, official sources said on Saturday. The boat carrying over 60 pilgrims was coming from Akhani village, where a religious Urs fair is going on, when it sank late night...
  • Ten women labourers drown as boat capsizes in Banas river 22-03-2014 12:07 AM

    Ten women drowned when a boat they had boarded to cross a river capsized in Rajasthan on Friday, police said. The mishap occurred in Tonk district's Deoli town, some 150 km from Jaipur. "The victims were labourers who were crossing Banas river on a boat to reach a construction site....
  • Incredible photos of the Chicago river dyed bright green in honor of St. Patrick's Day 18-03-2014 03:02 PM

    The Chicago river was dyed green in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Boats cruise down the Chicago River while dumping in an orange powder, turning the water bright green. The tradition dates back to 1962. Over the years, event organizers have curbed the amount of dye used - from 100...
  • 9 months on, a drive to Kedarnath still means risking life 15-03-2014 01:39 PM

    Nine months after a devastating cloudburst caused death and destruction in Uttarakhand, a vast mountainous region leading to the Kedarnath shrine is yet to get its roads back. Vehicles precariously weave through several stretches of what remains of the original tarred roads, some still treacherously cracked and damaged in such...
  • 5 PLFI ultras arrested, large cache of arms seized 11-03-2014 08:29 AM

    Five ultras of the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) including a sub-zonal commander of Eastern region were arrested from various places of Khunti and Ranchi districts, the police said on Monday. While two ultras were arrested from Khunti district on Monday night, three more were taken into custody from...
  • Teesta water pact a difficult one, says Manmohan Singh 04-03-2014 03:09 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday told his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina that a pact on sharing Teesta river waters was "difficult" even as an agreement was desirable in the interests of the two countries. Manmohan Singh's remarks came during a 25-minute meeting with Hasina on the margins of the...
  • Boat capsize on Mahona river, 12 feared drown 01-03-2014 11:19 PM

    Twelve people, including three children, were feared drowned when the boat in which they were crossing the Mahona river capsized near Elona Ghat in Tikuniya police station area late Saturday evening. According to eyewitnesses, about 12 people were feared drowned as the boat capsized in the main stream of the...
  • Water supply in Agra may be suspended, warn civic authorities 20-02-2014 06:19 PM

    Civic authorities in Agra have warned that water supply in the city could be suspended in view of Yamuna river's already high pollution reaching levels much beyond treatment. Both Agra Mayor Indrajeet Arya and MP Ram Shankar Katheria on Thursday threatened to sit on a 'dharna' to highlight the poor...
  • Review petition in Gujarat High Court against 'Statue of Unity' 18-02-2014 12:20 AM

    Ahmedabad: A review petition was filed in Gujarat High Court on Monday against the 'Statue of Unity', a pet project of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, seeking reversal of an earlier order whereby a PIL on the issue was dismissed. On January 13, the division bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya...
  • Princes William, Harry sandbag against UK floods 15-02-2014 01:28 PM

    Prince William and Prince Harry helped flood-hit British villagers protect their homes on Friday, unloading sandbags alongside soldiers in a River Thames village. The princes, who have both served in the armed forces, joined a work crew In Datchet, west of London, from about 6 am on what aides said...
  • Valentine's Day: Tomatoes thrown on couples by Bajrang Dal, VHP men 14-02-2014 05:01 PM

    Ahmedabad: The activists of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday threw rotten tomatoes at couples celebrating Valentine's Day on the banks of Sabarmati River. Couples were seen running to save themselves when a large group of Bajrang Dal workers suddenly thronged the place and started throwing tomatoes...
  • London: River Thames floods riverside towns 11-02-2014 07:09 AM

    London: The River Thames has burst its banks after reaching its highest level in years, flooding riverside towns upstream of London. Residents and British troops had piled up sandbags in a bid to protect properties from the latest bout of flooding to hit Britain. But the floods overwhelmed their defences...
  • UP threatens to cut water supply to Delhi over water pollution 10-02-2014 01:51 PM

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav has threatened to cut the Ganga water supply to Delhi, claiming that the dirty and polluted drains from the national capital are polluting the Yamuna. Shivpal Singh Yadav said that Yamuna joins Ganga and its polluted water is creating problems in...
  • Built 1,200 bridges to improve road connectivity, says Nitish Kumar 10-02-2014 08:18 AM

    Highlighting achievements of his government, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said as many as 1200 bridges have been constructed during over his eight year rule to improve road connectivity in Bihar. As against 375 bridges constructed in 30 years between 1975-2005, his government has built 1,200 bridges in eight...
  • Narmada-Kshipra river linking scheme to be formally launched 07-02-2014 10:23 PM

    Testing of the ambitious Narmada-Kshipra river linking scheme worth Rs 432 crore has been successful and is expected to be formally launched this month, Narmada Valley Development (NVDA) sources said. "Our engineers took nearly 14 months to complete the Narmada-Kshipra Simhast Link Scheme which has been tested successfully," sources said...
  • Woman jumps into river with 2 children over feud with family 24-01-2014 11:05 PM

    Two children drowned whiletheir mother, who had jumped into Budhi Gandak river with thechilren suspectedly over feud within family, was rescued bythe villagers in Bihar's Samastipur district on Friday, policesources said. The woman Babita Devi (30) had jumped into the riverwith the two children identified as Rabi Kumar (5) and...
  • Delhi CM calls meeting with Jal Board officials 15-01-2014 10:35 AM

    Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called a meeting with the officials of Delhi Jal Board on Wednesday. The meeting comes in the backdrop of spike in industrial pollutants in Yamuna river. The increase in pollution has forced the Jal Board to cut production at the Wazirabad and Chandrawal water treatment...
  • Detailed report on inter-linking 4 Bihar rivers to mitigate flood damage ready 06-01-2014 02:18 PM

    An ambitious project to mitigate flood damage in Bihar has taken a major step forward with a central agency finalising the detailed project report for linking four intra-state rivers which would help protect three districts from floods. The multi-purpose project, which envisages diversion of 492 cumecs of flood water from...
  • Protest to demand release of water into canals 05-01-2014 07:52 PM

    The project affected people of Omkareshwar and Indira Sagar dam projects built on Narmada river on Sunday staged a protest before a team of Union Ministry of Environment at Amladha village to demand release of water into canals. The protesters, led by Sheru Patel, Rajesh Patidar and Bhagwan Bai, on...
  • Government working on Rs 46 crore project to clean up Khan river 03-01-2014 11:42 PM

    The Madhya Pradesh Government is working on a Rs 46 crore project for the cleaning-up of Khan river which flows through the Indore city. Wharfs would be built along its banks at various places, an official said. Another project, estimated to cost Rs 87 crore, has been sanctioned for developing...
  • Biting fish injure more than 70 bathers in Argentina 27-12-2013 07:32 AM

    A swarm of biting fish injured more than 70 people who were bathing at a popular beach in Argentina on Christmas, a medical official said on Thursday. A seven-year-old girl had her finger partially amputated and dozens more suffered bite wounds on their extremities from the fish, a relative of...
  • Manmohan Singh pays tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru 14-11-2013 11:57 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday paid a tribute to India's first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 124th birth anniversary. The Prime Minister paid a floral tribute to Nehru at Shantivan, a memorial dedicated to Pandit Nehru on the bank of Yamuna river here. Shantivan means...
  • Change the course of River Mandakini to protect Kedarnath, suggests ASI 30-10-2013 01:53 PM

    The Archaeological Survey of India has suggested a change in the course of River Mandakini to protect the Kedarnath Temple as the river bed has become higher than the village area. The ASI has been given the responsibility of restoring the Kedarnath Temple post the devastation caused by the June...
  • Odisha: 10 people killed, 1.5 lakh others affected due to flash floods 25-10-2013 07:48 AM

    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...
  • TN: State govt allots Rs 717.32 crore for three integrated drinking water projects 19-10-2013 02:41 PM

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has allocated Rs 717.32 crore for implementing integrated drinking water projects in Tiruppur, Erode, Thanjavur and Coimbatore districts, to benefit over 10 lakh people. An integrated drinking water project at a cost of Rs 495.70 crore would be implemented with Kollidam river as the...
  • Ratangarh stampede: 21 officials, policemen suspended 15-10-2013 10:49 PM

    Datia:A total of 21 officials and policemen including Datia district Collector and Superintendent of Police were suspended by Madhya Pradesh government in the wake of stampede at Ratangarh temple, in which 115 people were killed and scores injured. Besides Collector Sanket Bhondwa and SP CS Solanki, the State government also...
  • Cambodia flood deaths climb to 122 14-10-2013 02:21 PM

    The deaths in Cambodia's flash floods over the past four weeks have climbed to 122, a senior disaster control official said on Monday. "The flood in Mekong river has killed 122 people so far and affected some 1.5 million people," Nhim Vanda, vice-president of the National Committee for Disaster Management...