Pakistan’s allegation of India using water as ‘weapon of war’ uncalled for, says Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
After Pakistan accused India of waging 'fifth-generation warfare' in Kashmir by using water as a weapon, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Friday said the neighbouring country's claim was uncalled for.
Floods in North India: 22 dead in Himachal Pradesh, eight missing in Uttarakhand; flood alert in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab
Heavy rains continued in Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and Uttarakahand, while the situation improved in Rajasthan and West Bengal.
Pakistan not concerned by India's plan to divert water from 3 eastern rivers, but will 'strongly object' any breach in IWT
Pakistan's secretary of the Ministry of Water Resources Khawaja Shumail said: “We have neither concern nor objection if India diverts water of eastern rivers and supplies it to its people or uses it for other purposes, as the IWT allows it to do so.”
Pulwama attack: India to divert water from three rivers flowing into Pakistan to Yamuna, says Nitin Gadkari
As per the Indus Water Treaty, India has full rights over Ravi, Beas and Sutlej rivers while Pakistan has full rights over Jhelum, Chenab and Indus rivers.
Himachal Pradesh rains subside as efforts continue to rescue 1,500 tourists stranded in Lahaul-Spiti district
The government and the Indian Air Force stepped up efforts to airlift the thousands stranded since 22 September after landslides in different spots of Himachal Pradesh snapped road links on the hills.
Himachal Pradesh rains: Plan to release water from Pong Dam deferred till Wednesday morning after reduced inflows
The plan of releasing water from the Pong Dam has been deferred till Wednesday morning, considering the reduced inflows and the weather forecast of subdued rain activity in the catchment area, a Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) official said.
Heavy rains lashed several areas of Himachal Pradesh on Monday and Tuesday. At least eight people have been killed in rain-related incidents in the state in the last two days. AP
The toll in rain-related incidents in Himachal Pradesh, which is battered by heavy showers, have increased to eight now. Meanwhile, Bhakra Beas Management Board's (BBMB) Assistant Design Engineer (ADE) Arun Bhatia said more than 49,000 cusecs of water from the dam would be released at 3 pm on Tuesday.
North India rains updates: Over 500 pilgrims stranded near Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand's Kedarnath Valley
Heavy rains in North India LIVE updates: In Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, the Ravi river is flowing at a dangerous level and people are being evacuated from low-lying areas by the administration since Sunday.
North India rains: 49,000 cusecs of water to be released into Beas river from Pong Dam in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra today
More than 49,000 cusecs of water will be released from the Pong Dam in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district on Tuesday afternoon as the water level in the dam is nearing the danger mark, an official said.
At least 11 people dead due to landslides, flash floods caused by heavy rainfall in North India; 'red alert' issued in Punjab
Red alert issued in Punjab and Incessant rains triggered flash floods and landslides in hill states of northern India, with at least 11 people killed on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana.
Himachal Pradesh: Two dead as heavy rains trigger flash floods; officials issue high alert for Kullu district
According to officials, people residing in low-lying areas in Himachal Pradesh, especially in Kangra, Chamba, Kullu and Mandi districts, are being evacuated.
The Army rescued two persons stranded due to flash floods in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district, an official said on Monday. They were stranded at Saurabh Van Vihar, a park, in Palampur. Two scooters and a car were washed away in the flash floods in the area, he said.
Himachal Pradesh rains: IAF chopper deployed, 19 rescued at Dobi in Kullu district after flash floods
He said the chopper was requisitioned on the direction of chief minister Jai Ram Thakur and the stranded people were rescued safely. Presiding over a meeting to take stock of situation in view of heavy rains for the last few days in the state, particularly in four districts of Kullu, Chamba, Kinnaur and Lahaul and Spiti, Thakur directed the officers to take all precautionary measures to minimise loss to life and property.
Himachal Pradesh rains trigger landslides, flash floods; swelling Beas river washes vehicles away in Manali, Kullu
Most regions in Himachal Pradesh are experiencing heavy to extremely heavy rain, causing landslides in some areas and also blocking highways.
Water released from Pandoh dam in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district; residents, tourists told to avoid going near Beas river
BBMB authorities have been releasing water from the Pandoh dam in Himachal Pradesh since 9 am and will continue the doing so till 3 pm on Tuesday.
Punjab grapples with fallout of grave ecological disaster as leak from sugar factory kills thousands of fishes in Beas river
In what could be Punjab’s worst environmental disaster in recent history, a leak from a sugar factory in Gurdaspur has contaminated the Beas river water.
Himachal Pradesh launches river cleaning campaign for World Environment Day; students, govt departments to participate
The Himachal Pradesh Council for Science, Technology and Environment (HIMCOSTE) on Friday launched a 20-day Riverfront Cleaning Campaign by involving over 1,000 school children under the National Green Corps Programme and a World Wide Entertainment (WWE) former champion as the brand ambassador.
The ill-fated bus with over 40 passengers on board was travelling to Kullu from Manali when it veered off the road and fell into Beas river, near Mandi
Devotees across Himachal Pradesh took dips in rivers on Thursday to mark 'Makar Sankranti', considered a holy day.