22 Dead in Rain-Related Incidents in HP, Flood Alert for Delhi
State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) members rescue people trapped on a river island in Uttarakhand’s Kotdwar on 18 August.  
State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) members rescue people trapped on a river island in Uttarakhand’s Kotdwar on 18 August.  (Photo: PTI)

22 Dead in Rain-Related Incidents in HP, Flood Alert for Delhi

At least 22 people were killed and 12 others injured in rain-related incidents in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, 18 August, officials cited by PTI said. An official said the total loss to the state property amounted to Rs 490 crore.

Meanwhile, 18 people are missing in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi after an overflowing Tons river washed away as many as 20 houses, reported NDTV.

The Uttarkashi-Dehradun highway has also been closed due to a landslide, and teams of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), State Disaster Response Fund and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are engaged in rescue and evacuation operations in the state.


  • The Delhi govt on Sunday sounded a flood alert and asked people living in low-lying areas to move to safer places as the water level in Yamuna is likely to cross the danger mark
  • The Met Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places, especially in Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Pithoragarh, Dehradun, Pauri and Nainital districts of Uttarakhand during next 24 hours
  • Nine people died in Shimla, five in Solan, two each in Kullu, Sirmaur and Chamba, and one each in Una and Lahaul-Spiti districts

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Over 500 Passengers Stranded in Kolhapur's Kini Village in Maha

More than 500 passengers have been stranded in Kolhapur’s Kini village, due to heavy rains in the region.

100 Doctors To Leave For Flood-Ravaged Maharashtra Districts on 11 August

A team of 100 doctors will leave from Thane, Maharashtra on Sunday 11 August to flood affected districts, Sanghli and Kolhapur.

Floods Continue to Wreak Havoc in Maha's Sangli

As of 11 am on 9 August, Sangli district in Maharashtra witnessed intense flooding.

'Very Heavy' Rainfall Likely in 7 States Over Next 2 Days

According to the India Meteorological Department, heavy to very heavy rains are likely in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarata, Karnataka and Kerala over Friday and Saturday, PTI reported.

Chopper to Drop Relief Material in Flood-Hit Sangli District

A helicopter is being deployed to drop relief material in the flood-ravaged areas of Sangli district in Maharashtra and it may also be used to evacuate stranded people, a senior official said.

“Rescue measures are underway in rural as well as urban areas of the western Maharashtra district,” he said.

NDRF Distributes Food Items in Maha's Sangli

In Maharashtra: NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) distributes biscuits and other food items among flood-affected people in Bhilawadi town of Sangli district.

State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF) Rescue 49 People From Chhattisgarh's Jagdalpur

SDRF Teams have rescused 49 people in the past six days near Indravati river in Jagdalpur.

MP's Maksi-Guna Railway Under-Bridge Waterlogged

Maksi-Guna railway under-bridge in Shajapur, Madhya Pradesh is waterlogged, following heavy rainfall in the region.

1 Dead, 12 Houses Destroyed in Chhattisgarh's Sukma

One person died in the Sukma district of Chhattisgarh due to rampant flooding. Houses of around 12 people have been destroyed.

Parts of Himachal Pradesh to Witness Thunderstorms Today

Several parts of Himachal Pradesh are likely to witness thunderstorm accompanied with light to moderate rainfall today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Light to moderate rain/thunderstorm may occur at Dharamshala, Mandi, Manali, Kullu, Bilaspur, Una, Palampur, Hamirpur, Solan, and Shimla, the IMD said in its bulletin. The weather forecasting agency has also predicted heavy rainfall in isolated places in the state from Sunday.

Odisha's Indravati Dam Opened, 1 Dead, 2 Injured in the State

Two gates of Indravati dam were opened today to release excessive water. Due to heavy downpour and overflowing of dams, commuters were stranded for hours at Dharamgarh, Kalampur, Junagarh, Madanpur and several other areas due to waterlogging.

Moreover, one person lost his life and two sustained injuries after they were swept away by excessive water on the road at Dedhsuli village of Kalahandi district earlier today.

Minister Says Civil Aviation Access Disrupted to Some Cities

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri took to Twitter to highlight the current flood-ravaged states in India. He also mentioned, “Unfortunately, it has led to disruption of civil aviation access to some cities.”

NDRF Continues Rescue Ops in Maharashtra's Kolhapur

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is currently undertaking rescue operations in Sirol area of Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

Seven Kerala Districts Put on Red Alert for Saturday

Seven districts in Kerala - Ernakulam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur - have been put on red alert for Saturday, 10 August.

Army in Rescue Operation in Maharashtra

Ten teams of Army ground rescue people in Kolhapur, Sangli and Raigad area of Maharashtra.

Maharashtra Govt Puts Condition on Flood Aid

The Maharashtra Government through has said that only those people will receive aid from the govt whose houses have been flooded with water for more than 2 days. Those houses will receive 10 kg of wheat and rice.

Death Toll Rises to 29 in Pune Division

Death toll rises to 29 in Pune division (Solapur, Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur and Pune), due to floods, while six people are missing.

Two Men Washed Away in Floods in Akola District

Two men were swept away in flood waters in Maharashtra's Akola district in separate incidents in the last two days, police said.

Dharma alias Mahendra Ramakrishna Wankhede (25) was swept away in the Pohara river at Dapura village in Telhara tehsil while crossing a bridge.

Prashant Balakrushna Gavarguru (36) was swept away in Vidrupa river at Panchagavhan villege in the same tehsil, PTI reported.

Orange Alert Today in Five Districts of Maharashtra

An orange alert has been issued for Satara, Kolhapur, Pune, Sindhudurg & Raigad today. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected, the Met Dept said.

1.5 Lakh Members of Maharashtra Gazetted Officers Association to Donate Salary For Flood Relief

1.5 lakh officials, members Maharashtra Gazetted Officers' Association, will donate one day’s salary towards flood relief, CNN News18 reported.

Navy Teams Dispatched for Rescue Ops at Shiroli, Maharashtra

Navy teams helping with rescue operations.
Navy teams helping with rescue operations.
(Photo: Indian Navy)

All 15 Navy teams in Kolhapur have proceeded for rescue operations at Shiroli village (Shirol block) near Kolhapur from 6 am today.

An Additional 15 Navy Teams From Visakhapatnam to Reach Kolhapur Today

Maharashtra Chief Minister's Office has said that an additional 15 teams of Indian Navy from Visakhapatnam to reach Kolhapur today to assist in rescue efforts for flood relief.

Vadodara Flooded as Water Levels of the Vishwamitri River Rise

In Vadodara, flooding in the area near Vishwamitri River has been witnessed as water level in the river has increased due to heavy rainfall.

CM Fadnavis' Photo on Flood Relief Packages, Oppn Calls it Marketing Gimmick

Relief package containing food grain.
Relief package containing food grain.
(Photo: The Quint)

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' photo is printed on the Maharashtra government’s flood relief packages, drawing flak from the Opposition.

'Nobody Should Do It': Fadnavis as Pics of CM Pop on Food Bags

Reacting to the accusation of his government engaging in "self promotion" while distributing relief to flood victims in Sangli district of Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reportedly said on Saturday that "Nobody should do it, it is the work of government".

"There should be no need of pictures of any political party or person," Fadnavis said, according to ANI.

Maharashtra Floods: Saibaba Trust Announces Rs 10 Crore Aid

A financial assistance of Rs 10 crore has been announced by the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SST) of Shirdi as a relief for people affected by floods in various parts of Maharashtra.

"The SST has decided to provide a financial assistance of Rs 10 crore to the Chief Minister Relief Fund for the flood-affected people," SST chairperson Suresh Haware told PTI on Saturday.

Mumbai Dabbawalas & 'Roti Bank' Join Hands to Help Flood-Affected People in Maharashtra

Mumbai Dabbawala Association and Mumbai Roti Bank have come together to help out the flood-affected people in Maharashtra, ANI reported on Saturday.

The two are associations are reportedly collecting food and other articles, and sending them to flood affected areas of the state.

Rains Weaken in MP After a Wet Week

Madhya Pradesh saw a let-up in the rainfall on Saturday after heavy rains threw normal life out of gear through the week.

The monsoon appeared to have weakened in the state and was expected to revive after three days, PTI reported, quoting an official of the India Meteorological Department .

Several districts including Bhopal witnessed bright sunshine for hours on Saturday after a week. However, western Madhya Pradesh may witness heavy rain as per the forecast valid till Sunday morning, the IMD reportedly said.

Uday Sarwate of IMD Bhopal told PTI that districts of Alirajpur, Ratlam, Jhabua, Barwani, Dhar, Neemuch and Mandsaur in western MP might receive heavy rainfall.

Army Intensifies Relief and Rescue Operations

The Indian Army has intensified its relief and rescue operations in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. As on 10 August, a total of nine relief teams and 12 engineer teams are providing assistance to the flood-affected persons in Kohlapur and Sangli regions in Maharashtra, ANI reported.

19 Deaths Reported in Rain-Related Mishaps Across Gujarat

Nineteen persons were killed in rain-related mishaps in Gujarat on Friday night and on Saturday, including 16 deaths in incidents of wall/building collapse, as heavy rains lashed Saurashtra and central Gujarat.

As of Saturday morning, Gujarat had received 77.80 percent of annual average rainfall, with south Gujarat receiving 98.31 percent rainfall, PTI reported, citing the Met department data.

With every tehsil in the state receiving good showers and water stock in dams at 60 percent, there is no drought any longer, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani reportedly said.

Rain Lashes Parts of Rajasthan, Expected to Intensify on Sunday

Showers continued to lash several parts of Rajasthan including the capital Jaipur on Saturday, PTI reported, quoting a Met department official.

Udaipur, Dungarpur, Pratapgarh and Sirohi districts recorded 3 to 15 cm rainfall in 24 hours (ending 8 am on Saturday).

The maximum 15 cm rainfall was recorded in Pratapgarh whereas Khairwada and Salumber recorded 12 cm each and Aspur received 10 cm rainfall during the period.

In Jaipur, light rainfall was recorded whereas Dabok and Ajmer recorded 0.8 cm rainfall each between 8 am to 6 pm on Saturday.

The Met department has forecast rainfall at several places of the state in the next 24 hours.

Odisha Officials to Submit Assessment Reports by 17 August

The Odisha Special Relief Commissioner has directed the District Collectors of Bolangir, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nawarangur, Rayagada and Sambalpur to submit an assessment report by 17 August on damages to private properties due to the floods and heavy rainfall.

Instructions have also been issued to various government departments to submit a report on assessment of damage to public properties.

Devendra Fadnavis Assures Complete Assistance

Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, made an appeal for people to not panic and urged all political parties not to politicise the situation.

“Earlier kins of deceased used to get ₹1.5 lakh which is now increased to ₹5 lakh. In case of divyang we are giving ₹2 lakh instead of ₹43,000, for house damage assistance of ₹1 lakh instead of ₹60,000 Team of 100 doctors is deployed in every district,” he tweeted (sic).

3,78,000 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 have been 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐨 𝐟𝐚𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐊𝐨𝐥𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐮𝐫 and 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐢, 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 306 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐟 camps. As per the preliminary survey, around 27,468 hectare of agriculture land has been affected, 484 km of road damaged, 2,615 transformers partially or fully damaged.

He pointed out that this year’s rainfall is unprecedented. 𝐈𝐧 𝐊𝐨𝐥𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐮𝐫, 𝐢𝐧 2005 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 159% 𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧 31 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 & 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 480% 𝐢𝐧 9 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬. 𝐈𝐧 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐢, 𝐢𝐧 2005 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 217% 𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧 31 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 & 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐢𝐭𝐬 758% 𝐢𝐧 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 9 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬, he tweeted.

Women in Kolhapur Tie Rakhi to Navy Personnel

Women in Rajajpur village of Kolhapur tied ‘rakhi’ to Navy personnel as a token of gratitude.

Maharashtra CM Takes Stock of Flood Situation

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday took a detailed review of flood situation in the state, in a meeting held with Chief Secretary, Senior Officials from R&R, Disaster Management department and other concerned officials.

125 People Rescued by IAF in Gujarat

An Indian Air Force helicopter on Sunday rescued 125 people stranded on a road that was washed off from two sides at a causeway in Bhuj in Gujarat.

1 Killed, 5 Trapped as Landslides Hit Uttarakhand's Chamoli

A woman was buried alive while five others were trapped in the rubble on Monday, 12 August, as landslides triggered by heavy rains hit three different places in the watershed  area of Chuflagad, a tributary of Mandakini river in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district.

The debris of landslides fell over three houses in Banjabgad and Lankhi villages in Ghat area of the district early on Monday, trapping the occupants inside, District Disaster Management officer NK Joshi said.

The woman's body was pulled out from underneath the debris by rescuers at Banjabgad. Her nine-month-old daughter is still trapped, Joshi said.

Water Recedes in Maharashtra's Kolhapur, NH-4 Likely to Open Today

Water has started receding in Maharashtra's flood-hit Kolhapur district and the Mumbai-Bengaluru national highway, which has been closed due to water-logging for last six days. It is likely to open on Monday, officials said.

Continuous discharge of water from Almatti dam in Karnataka brought down the water level of the Panchganga river in Kolhapur where it was flowing above the danger mark.

The Mumbai-Bengaluru National Highway No 4 has been shut for last six days due to flooding and is likely to open for vehicular movement on Monday, once the water recedes, an official said.

Thousands of heavy vehicles have been stuck on both sides of the highway since flooding occurred there, the official noted.

Maharashtra Floods: Mumbai-B'luru Highway Partially Opens for Traffic

The Mumbai-Bengaluru National Highway No. 4, that was closed near Kolhapur in Maharashtra for the last six days, was partially opened for traffic on Monday after the flood waters receded, an official said.

Traffic movement was allowed on Monday morning between Kolhapur and Belgaum in Karnataka through one lane on either side of Shiroli bridge, Kolhapur's Superintendent of Police Abhinav Deshmukh told PTI.

“A portion of the highway is still submerged up to 1.5 feet under the flood waters, but we decided to allow heavy vehicles to ply as Kolhapur city has been struggling to get the essential commodities," Deshmukh added.

Riteish & Genelia Deshmukh Contribute Rs 25 L to CM Relief Fund

Actors Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh contribute Rs 25 lakh to CM relief fund in Maharashtra.

6 Killed in Landslides as Heavy Rains Lash Uttarakhand

Landslides triggered by heavy rains killed six people, including an infant, in Uttarakhand on Monday which also saw two buildings being swept away by the flooded Chuflagad river and roads to the Himalayan shrines blocked by landslip debris.

Debris of landslides fell over three houses in Banjbagad, Aligaon and Lankhi villages in Ghat area of Chamoli district early on Monday, burying alive six people, including a woman and her nine-month-old daughter, the state emergency operation centre (SEOC) said in Dehradun.

Most Teams in Maharashtra Now Involved in Distributing Relief Material, Medicines

Defence PRO on Tuesday, 13 August, said that deinduction of some teams has started in Maharashtra.

"Most (of the teams) are now involved in distributing relief material and medicines. Around 2.5 tons of ration is being delivered to villages of Rajapur & Rajapur Wadi. Medical camp doctors along with medical supplies have been sent to villages."

Rescue Ops Over, Focus on Relief in Flooded Areas of Maharashtra

With flood waters receding in Kolhapur and Sangli, the administrations of both the districts in western Maharashtra are now focusing on providing essential supplies to people affected by the rain fury.

Rescue operations are over in both the districts, the authorities told PTI on Tuesday, adding that they have started assessing losses to provide monetary assistance accordingly.

The Mumbai-Bengaluru National Highway (NH-4), which was submerged under flood waters last week, was partially opened for traffic on Monday after the water receded and slow vehicular movement was being allowed on it, Kolhapur's resident deputy collector Sanjay Shinde reportedly said.

"The first phase, which was to rescue and evacuate flood-hit people, is over now. The second phase of providing relief material is currently underway," he said.

'Flood Waters Receding in Sangli, Relief Material Being Provided at over 160 Camps'

An NDRF official currently deployed in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra reportedly said on Tuesday that their teams carried fodder for the starving animals in Shirol tehsil in the morning.

Sangli Collector Abhijit Choudhari told PTI that the rescue operation was completed in his district and their main focus was on providing essential supplies to people.

"Relief material is being provided to people at over 160 camps set up in the district. We are also working on assessing the losses," he said.

Another official at the collectorate told the agency that the flood waters were receding rapidly in Sangli.

"Around 17 villages are marooned. Essential items are being sent there through boats as roads in those areas are in a bad condition," she said.

Movement of Trains 'Temporarily Halted' in Odisha

The movement of trains was temporarily halted on the Sambalpur-Titlagarh section in Odisha on Tuesday morning due to water flowing over tracks at several locations, ANI reported.

Aurangabad Milk Producer Union Contributes Rs 25 lakh

Aurangabad District Cooperative Milk Producer Union contributed Rs25 lakh to the Chief Minister Relief Fund for Maharashtra floods.

CM Fadnavis, Cabinet to Donate One Month's Salary

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and state cabinet ministers will donate their one month’s salary towards CM Relief Fund for Maharashtra Floods.

Maharashtra CM Announces Compensation

CM Devendra Fadnavis chaired state cabinet meeting and announced Rs. 6813 crore assistance for the flood-affected persons of the state.

Rs 4708 crore have been announced for Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara and Rs. 2105 crore were announced for Konkan region, Nashik and rest of the affected districts.

Met Department Predicts Heavy Rains in Kolhapur, Satara

Met department has predicted heavy to very heavy showers at isolated places in the hilly areas in Pune, Kolhapur and Satara districts of Maharashtra on Wednesday.

The forecast released on Tuesday afternoon is set to increase the worries of the administration as Kolhapur and Sangli districts in western Maharashtra are still struggling to emerge from the massive floods that had swamped the region.

Many dams, including Koyna, Warana and Radhanagari, are located at the foothills of the Sahyadri mountain range in the region.

Heavy Rainfall Leads to Water-Logging in Mandsaur

The low-lying areas in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh were waterlogged following heavy rainfall on Wednesday.


Schools Closed, Alert Issued in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh After Heavy Rainfall

Administration in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district issued an alert and declared holiday in schools following heavy and incessant rainfall in the region, ANI reported on Wednesday. The Kelo river has reportedly been overflowing in the area.


Vehicular Movement Affected in Himachal's Kullu District

The vehicular movement was affected on the Larji-Sainj road in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, following flood at Pagal Nala in Sainj valley on Tuesday night, reported ANI.


Urmila Matondkar To Visit Flood-Affected Districts in Maharashtra Today

70 Crest Gates of Prakasam Barrage Lifted in Vijayawada

Seventy crest gates of Prakasam Barrage were lifted on Wednesday, with huge inflows of floodwater reaching the reservoir from Pulichintala project on Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada, reports ANI.


Death Toll in Flood-Affected Districts of Maharashtra Reaches 54

The death toll in flood-affected districts of western Maharashtra reached 54 on Friday with recovery of more bodies.

Twenty-six deaths were reported in Sangli, 10 in Kolhapur, eight in Satara, nine in Pune and one in Solapur, according to PTI.

Over seven lakh people were shifted to safer places during floods in Sangli and Kolhapur districts, where life was returning to normalcy as the rivers Krishna and Panchganga were flowing below the danger mark.


Fresh Rains Expected in MP on Saturday: IMD

Madhya Pradesh received a brief reprieve from heavy rains on Friday, with many parts enjoying sunshine, while excess water was being released from six reservoirs.

Seventy people have died in rain-related incidents in Madhya Pradesh since 15 June, when the monsoon hit the state, Revenue Department Additional Secretary GV Rashmi said, PTI reported.

Fresh rains were expected by Saturday morning, according to the India Meteorological Department.

RR Tripathi of IMD Bhopal reportedly said that heavy rainfall may occur in the districts of Agar-Malwa, Sheopur, Ratlam, Neemuch, Mandsaur, Shajapur, Guna and Rajgarh by Saturday morning.


Over 4,000 People Moved to Relief Camps in Andhra Pradesh

Over 4,000 people have been moved to relief camps in Guntur and Krishna districts of Andhra Pradesh as the Krishna River is in spate, causing floods and affecting normal life, PTI reported on Friday, 16 August.

A second warning was issued at the Prakasam Barrage across Krishna river in Vijayawda which was carrying over seven lakh cusecs of water.

River Godavari also saw a revival in flood surge on Friday with 7.34 lakh cusecs of water flowing into the Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage at Dowaleswaram.

One person was reported dead in Guntur district in the Krishna flood, according to the State Disaster Management Authority.

Chambal River Four Metre Above Danger Mark, Police Issues Advisory

The flood situation in Rajasthan's Dholpur worsened on Friday, 16 August, where the river Chambal is flowing at four metre above the danger mark. The police have also issued an advisory asking people not to go near the river.

The advisory also asked people not to use the old Chambal bridge, since it has been taken as a suicide spot in the recent times.

"In view of the high water level in Chambal river at present and incidents of suicides on the old bridge in the last few days, common people are appealed to be cautious of the increased water level and not to go near the river," the advisory was quoted by India Today as saying.

Further, ANI reported flooding in Rajasthan’s Sikar following heavy rainfall in the region.

Dharmendra Pradhan Takes Survey of Flood Affected Areas of Odisha

(Photo: ANI)

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan conducted aerial survey of flood affected Balangir, Kalahandi, Boudh, Sonepur districts of Odisha on Saturday, 17 August. BJP MPs Sangita Singh Deo and Basant Kumar Panda were also present.

81 Low Lying, Flood Prone Villages to be Evacuated in Punjab After Water Release From Dam

Following the release of 1,89,940 cusec of water from the Ropar Headwork, the Deputy Commissioner of Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma has ordered the Sub-Divisional Magistrates of Phillaur, Nakodar and Shahkot to get 81 low lying and flood-prone villages evacuated.

SDRF, Red Cross, ITBP, NDRF Teams Moved to Uttarakhand for Rescue, Evacuation After Heavy Rains

Teams of SDRF, Red Cross, ITBP and NDRF have been moved for rescue and evacuation after information was received about people being stranded and damage to a few houses in Makudi and Digoli areas of Uttarakhand, due to heavy rainfall.

Wall Collapses Following Heavy Rains, One Killed in Shimla

A labourer was killed while six others were injured when the wall of a house collapsed in Shimla following heavy rains early Sunday, the police said. The deceased has been identified as Shah Alam, who hailed from Bihar's Kishanganj district, they added.

Private and Govt Educational Institutions Shut in Kullu

Due to heavy rains and incidents of landslides in Kullu, all private and government educational institutions in the district will remain closed on 19 August, a government circular directed.

SDRF Team Helping Kailash Mansarovar Yatris

State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) team have been helping pilgrims cross damaged path on the route of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

18 Killed in Rain-Related Incidents in Himachal Pradesh

At least 18 people were killed and nine others injured in rain-related incidents in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, officials cited by PTI said.

Eight people died in Shimla, two each in Kullu, Sirmaur, Solan and Chamba, and one each in Una and Lahaul-Spiti districts, they added.

Schools, Colleges to Remain Shut in Himachal Districts on Monday

All educational institutions in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla, Kullu, Bilaspur and Solan districts will remain closed on Monday as heavy to extremely heavy rains continue to lash the state, district officials said.


Flood Alert for Delhi as Yamuna Likely to Cross Danger Mark on Monday

The Delhi government on Sunday sounded a flood alert for the city and asked people living in low-lying areas to move to safer places as the water level in the Yamuna river is expected to cross the danger mark, officials cited by PTI said.

The Yamuna was flowing at 203.37 metres on Sunday evening and its water level is expected to rise up to 207 metres on Monday as 8.28 lakh cusecs water, the highest till date, was released from Haryana's Hathini Kund barrage at 6 pm, an official said.

"Water level is rising due to heavy rains as well as release of water from Hathini Kund Barrage and water level of Yamuna may rise up to 207 metres by 10 am tomorrow, putting at risk public life and property," East Delhi district said in its order.

150 Tourists Rescued, 400 Still Stuck in Himachal's Lahaul-Spiti: BRO

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO), in a statement, has said that around 150 tourists, including foreigners, were rescued from Chhota Dara, Chhatru and Gramphu areas of Lahaul-Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday after a road was washed away due to incessant rain.

“Around 400 tourists are still stuck between the road in Keylong and Sissu due to a landslide. Roads in the area have been washed away due to incessant rains. Restoration work is underway. [sic]”

Two People Have Lost Their Lives Due to Floods in Kullu, HP

Incessant rains has led to flooding in the Kullu district where two people have lost their lives, reports news agency ANI.

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