Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: Landslide

1 still trapped in Haryana mining site disaster, panel formed to probe irregularities

NDRF and SDRF teams continue rescue work overnight. Panel under district magistrate to probe mining activities in the Dadam mining zone by Goverdhan Mines and Minerals.

Army called for rescue as many still trapped after landslide at Haryana mining site, 4 dead  

Mining work in Haryana’s Dadam and Khanak Pahari area resumed Friday, after a two-month ban, imposed by NGT due to pollution, was lifted Thursday.

Road audit, monitoring at-risk points vital, say experts as landslides batter Himachal highways

Govt constitutes team of experts to inspect two sites of massive landslides in Himachal Pradesh. Team recommends determining effect of human activities on highways among other measures.

SubscriberWrites: Consequences of climate change are visible now but we carry on as usual

We all are pleased to visit hilly and mountainous regions to find peace and happiness, but we do not want to conserve those beautiful places, writes Somil Pahuja.

7 killed, 17 injured as cloudburst hits remote village in J&K’s Kishtwar

Two columns of Army have been mobilised to assist the civil administration in rescue mission. People have been asked to stay vigilant as heavy downpour is predicted till July end.

9 killed as Himachal suffers multiple landslides, PM announces Rs 2 lakh ex gratia payment

The 9 deceased were in a tempo traveller that came under heavy boulders in Kinnaur district. Three people hurt in landslides to get Rs 50,000 as compensation.

Monsoon fury leaves 113 dead, 100 missing in Maharashtra, CM Thackeray visits flood-hit area

NDRF team retrieved a total of 73 bodies from Raigad, Ratnagiri and Satara districts of Maharashtra, while 47 people are missing following landslides triggered by heavy rainfall.

Death toll in Kerala landslide rises to 28, search for missing people underway

PM Modi had expressed his condolences and also announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs each from Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) to the kin of deceased.

At least 70 estate workers feared trapped in landslide in Kerala’s Idukki

Police and fire service personnel have rushed to the spot where nearly 20 houses of plantation workers have been buried, and have asked hospitals to be prepared.

19 killed in landslides triggered by heavy rains in Assam

The landslides occurred in the districts of Hailakandi, Karimganj and Cachar in Assam's Barak valley Tuesday morning.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.