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The second bridge on Teesta River has been completed a day before the deadline. Guwahati: Nearly a month after the glacial lake outburst and the dam breach at Chungthang on October 4 in North Sikkim that devastated the state with bridges, homes and roads being washed away by floodwaters, finally connectivity is being restored with a huge effort by the ...

A basket carrying relief supplies on a makeshift zip line across the Teesta river in SIkkim. NEW DELHI: India aims to install the first part of an early warning system at some high-risk glacial lakes in the Himalayas next year, a senior official said on Monday, as the country responds to deadly floods this month that killed at least 60 ...

IAF helicopters transported nearly 58 tonnes of relief materials. (File) Gangtok: A total of 176 tourists were on Tuesday airlifted from North Sikkim, which has been ravaged by a flash flood in the Teesta river, Chief Secretary VB Pathak said. With this, a total of 690 tourists, including 26 foreigners, have been rescued by air from the Lachen and Lachung ...

Kolkata: Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande completed a two-day visit to take stock of flash-flood hit Sikkim on Monday, an official said. He conducted an aerial survey of the affected areas on Sunday in the company of Eastern Army Commander, Lt General Rana Pratap Kalita and GOC Trishakti Corps, Lt General VPS Kaushik, a defence official said. “The ...

Gangtok: An inter-ministerial central team will visit flood-ravaged Sikkim from Sunday to assess the damage due to the natural calamity, Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra said. Mr Mishra, the union minister of state for home affairs, arrived here on Saturday for a two-day visit to the Himalayan state. He said the Centre has been monitoring the flood situation in Sikkim ...

The flash floods have affected over 25,000 people. New Delhi: The bodies of eight Army personnel, who were part of a group of soldiers that went missing following flash floods in Sikkim, have been recovered, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday. Twenty-three Army personnel went missing in Sikkim after a cloudburst triggered massive flash floods in the Teesta river ...

Rescue workers have saved 2,413 people so far, but 6,875 people remain displaced. New Delhi: At least 53 people, including seven soldiers, have died in the Sikkim flash floods, with 27 more dead bodies found in the Teesta river bed in neighbouring West Bengal over the last three days. Seven of these bodies have been identified. Here are 10 points ...

Seven Army personnel are among the 40 to have died so far in the Sikkim floods. New Delhi: Sikkim was hit by a devastating flash flood early Wednesday – in which 40 people were killed and a critical 1200 MW hydroelectric power station was destroyed. The floods were triggered by a cloudburst over a glacial lake located over 17,000 feet ...

Climate change is producing the conditions that result in dam breaches. Rescuers are searching for over 100 people missing in a flash flood caused by a glacial lake bursting its banks in Sikkim, a risk scientists warn is increasing with climate change. Here is an explanation of what glacial lake outburst floods are and the risks they pose, particularly in ...

New Delhi: At least 40 people have died in the Sikkim flash floods as the Army is carrying out helicopter rescues for thousands stranded in the deluge. Here are the top 10 updates on this big story The Sikkim government has issued another glacial lake burst alert and has urged tourists to delay their travel plans due to the risk ...