Himachal Pradesh tragedy

Twenty four students from an engineering college in Hyderabad are washed away in the Beas river near Mandi in Himachal Pradesh. Six of them are girls. The incident occurred at around 6.30 pm on Sunday when the students, who were on their way to the resort town of Manali for an excursion, were clicking pictures … Read more

$125.2 Million ADB Loan for Improving Roads in North-Eastern Region of India

The Government of India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed here yesterday a $125.2 million loan that will continue upgrading roads in the North Eastern region of India. The North Eastern States Roads Investment Program is designed to reconstruct roads in the northeastern states of Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, and Sikkim, thereby reducing their … Read more

Possible Causes of Recent Flood and Land Slides in Uttarakhand

The Ministry of Water Resources has constituted a committee to understand the possible causes of recent flood and land slides in the State of Uttarakhand that caused a considerable loss of life and property. The committee will be headed by Chairman, Ganga Flood Control Commission, Patna and will comprise of of representatives from Central Water … Read more

Rescue and Relief Operation by NDRF and ITBP in Uttarakhand

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams today screened out the areas of Kedarnath, Jungle Chatti, Gaurikund, Guptkashi, Sonprayag, Bhairav Chatti and Gaddi in Uttarakhand and rescued 59 persons. Besides this, the teams of NDRF and Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) recovered Rs.1,14,83,360 from plunderers. NDRF used Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to screen the whole area … Read more

BRO’S Road Rehabilitation Programme in Uttarakhand and HP is in full Swing

A massive road rehabilitation programmetaken up by the BRO in flood affected areas of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh has gained further momentum.BRO has pressed in to service more than 95 excavators and Bull dozers and many more are on the way. About 4000 BRO personnel and laborers are working day and night.Shri K KRazdan Chief … Read more

Kedarnath, Uttarakhand – 2013 flash floods

The Kedarnath valley, along with and other parts of the state of Uttarakhand, was hit with unprecedented flash floods on 16 and 17June 2013 almost after 80 years. The temple itself suffered some damage but was still standing. However a portion of the temple complex was washed away, and the Kedarnath town was nearly destroyed … Read more

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