Rivers

  • Centre promises to rejuvenate the Ganga in three years 1 week ago

    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...
  • State government seeks Army's help over Kosi flood threat August 3, 2014

    With the danger of flood looming large in the Kosi belt along Bihar-Nepal border, the state government has put its personnel on alert, ordered evacuation of people inhabiting the embankment area and also sought help from the Army. Bihar Disaster Management Department (DMD) Principal Secretary Vyasji said the state government has...
  • Bihar government orders immediate evacuation of people living along Kosi embankment August 3, 2014

    Bihar government has ordered immediate evacuation of people living along the embankment of Kosi in four districts as a 10-metre high wall of water is expected to sweep down the river from Nepal by this evening or tonight, officials said. Describing the situation as "most alarming", Bihar Disaster Management Department (DMD)...
  • Gujarat CM performs aarti at Sabarmati banks, inspired by Varanasi July 29, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Amid heavy rain, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel performed 'maha-aarti' of Sabaramti river on Tuesday evening, on the lines of the aarti performed on the banks of Ganga in Varanasi. Chief priest of the Jagannath temple, Dilipdasjee Maharaj, and mayor Minakshi Patel also participated, alongwith several ministers and senior state...
  • Boy drowns, another goes missing in a river July 28, 2014

    A boy drowned and another went missing in a river in Bihar's Banka district on Monday, an officer said. A 15 year-old boy Kundan Bhagat alias Chhotu drowned, while his friend Shivam Bhagat alias Brajesh (14) went missing after they accidentally slipped in deep water while taking bath in Chanan river...
  • Saving the Ganga: Meet people who make a difference July 26, 2014

    CNN-IBN travels from the mountain tops to the planes where the mighty river Ganga flows, to find out who are the people trying to save this mighty river from getting anymore polluted. ...
  • World Bank President promises to help India in cleaning river Ganga July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim promised to help India in cleaning up the river Ganga. The remarks came after Kim met Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday and also discussed a host of issues. Kim has said that they will send their best team to India to work on...
  • Youth swept away by rain swollen river in Moradabad July 23, 2014

    A 22-year-old youth was swept away along with his motorcycle while crossing a bridge over Machana river near Betul on Wednesday, a police official said. Ramdev, resident of Bhainsdehi town, was going to the market to purchase ghee required at the funeral of one of his relative, the sub divisional...
  • Gujarat: Police detain Shiv Sena activists for protesting against Pak delegation July 21, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Police on Monday detained about a dozen Shiv Sena activists for protesting against the visit of a Pakistani delegation in India to study the Sabarmati River project. The delegation, headed by Lahore Commissioner Rashid Mehmood Langrial, also comprises LDA Director-General Ahad Khan Cheema, LDA's strategic policy unit chief Moazzam...
  • Heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh, rivers in spate July 18, 2014

    Shimla: The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall on Friday and all major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said. "Monsoon is active in the state. Precipitation occurred at most of the places with heavy rainfall at some places in Sirmaur district," said an...
  • Two drown as boat capsizes in Bagmati river July 17, 2014

    A woman and a minor girl drowned when a boat, on which they were travelling, capsized in Bagmati river in Bihar's Samastipur district, police said. "The incident occurred when the boat carrying 30 people on way to a fair Mananpur from Bikrampatti village capsized midstream," District Magistrate M Ramachandrudu said. Twenty-eight people...
  • Heavy rains in Mumbai: Is the maximum city still not monsoon ready? July 11, 2014

    It is the same narrative yet again in India's maximum city. With two days of rainfall, Mumbai is witnessing waterlogged roads, clogged drains, traffic snarls and potholed roads. CNN-IBN takes call of people from Mumbai and takes their views of problems they are facing during monsoon. ...
  • Jammu: Two engineers washed away in Chenab river July 11, 2014

    Kishtwar: Two engineers were on Friday washed away in Chenab river in Kishtwar. Both the professionals are natives of Uttar Pradesh and were currently working on a power project. More information is awaited. ...