17 dead, over 25 missing in Himachal mudslide

Shimla, Aug 13 : At least 17 persons were killed and over 25 missing after a massive mudslide that swallowed a 150 metre stretch of road, and buried homes, two buses and vehicles in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district on Sunday, officials said. Seventeen bodies were recovered and five injured rescued after a day-long operation, Deputy […]

600 tourists stranded by floods in Nepal’s Sauraha

Chitwan, Aug 13 : Around 600 tourists, including 200 Indians, have been stranded due to flooding in the Sauraha area of Nepal’s Chitwan district, authorities said on Sunday. The swollen Rapti and Budhi Rapti rivers have inundated many hotels in the tourist destination and efforts were on to rescue the tourists trapped in flooded hotels […]

Thunderstorm, lightning warning issued in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 : The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued a thunderstorm and lightning warning for eight districts in Odisha. The IMD issued the warning for Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Keonjhar, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Ganjam and Rayagada. It alerted people in these districts to stay indoors and take shelter in buildings and other safe locations […]

40 killed in Nepal floods, landslides

Kathmandu, Aug 13 : Floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains have killed 40 persons in Nepal, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Sunday. At least 36 persons have been reported missing in the low-lying areas, over 20 injured and thousands of families have been displaced since Friday, Xinhua news agency reported. In Rautahat […]

India’s sewage system needs urgent modernisation: Magsaysay awardee Bezawada Wilson

By Vishal Narayan New Delhi, Aug 13 : With increasing reports of deaths of manual scavengers, including in the national capital, anti-manual scavenging crusader and Magsaysay awardee Bezawada Wilson says nothing less than a complete overhaul of the country’s sewage system will eradicate the “dirty job” tradition. He also took a jibe at the Swachh […]

12 wildfires active in Portugal

Lisbon, Aug 13 : Portuguese authorities said on Sunday that at least 12 wildfires remained active throughout the country as hundreds of firefighters were deployed to battle the flames. According to the latest status report by the National Authority for Civil Protection, there are currently 12 ongoing fires, of which six are thought to be […]