Himachal Pradesh is facing the worst kind of natural disaster in decades, killing more than 72 people, and property damage worth Rs 10,000 crores. The heavy downpours and landslides in the regions of Himachal Pradesh in the past three days are expected to make it difficult for the rescue search, underway in Shimla. Furthermore, the IMD has issued a rainfall alert for the state on August 23-24, advising people to be cautious.
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Ashok Guleria, 54, is posted as a head constable in Shimla, after retirement as Lance Naik from the Indian Army. Two years ago he built a house at a cost of Rs 80 lakh in his native village in Mandi district, which turned into a mound of debris on August 14 morning following the landslide in Himachal Pradesh. However, putting aside the pain, Ashok was seen on duty in hours.
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The recent havoc of rainfall in Himachal Pradesh is being a concern for the State Government. At Shimla's Summer Hill, a section of railway tracks hangs in the air after the earth under it was swept away during rainfall and landslide. These tracks are not from just another section in the country's vast railway network, but toy train line between Kalka and Shimla, also a UNESCO World Heritage attraction.
At least 29 people have been killed and several others are feared trapped under the debris of a temple, which collapsed in Shimla after being hit by a landslide triggered by heavy rainfall on Monday. Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu expressed his condolences over the deaths and said efforts are underway to rescue the people trapped under the debris of the collapsed temple in the Summer Hill area.
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The heavy rainfall, landslide, and cloudburst have created a ruckus in Himachal Pradesh. In the past 24 hours, seven people died amid a cloudburst in Solan district and at least nine died in a landslide incident reported near Shiv Temple, in Uttarakhand. CM condemned the deaths and asked the concerned officials to start the rescue operation, as many are feared trapped under the debris.
Amid the bad weather and rainfall alert in the northeastern states, a tragic incident of cloud burst killed one person. Getting into the details, in Himachal Pradesh's Kayas village, cloud busted leading to injuries to three people and killing one. The deceased was identified as Badal Sharma, whereas the injured person was Khemchand, Suresh Sharma and Kapil. The disaster management started rescue operation and blocked the road for people.
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Regions of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are on high alert after the IMD predicted rainfall to continue for the next few days. The disastrous rainfall has broken all records, leaving residents, especially those residing in low lying regions homeless and dead. The concerned disaster management authorities are also making arrangements to evacuate people. Furthermore, visuals of the damage to lives and property is going viral on social media… read-more
Due to heavy rainfall and flash floods in Himachal Pradesh, six people died and as many as ten people were injured. On June 26, the Himachal Pradesh National Disaster Management confirmed the deceased people and said, "303 animals were also reportedly died." In addition, property worth Rs 3 crore, and 124 roads and national highways were damaged. More details into the matter are awaited, said Himachal Pradesh Police.
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The BJP party in Himachal Pradesh appointed Rajeev Bindal as the BJP Chief in Himachal Pradesh. The development that party sources said comes on the back of its loss in the hill state in the assembly polls last November. Among the other changes it made Sunday, the BJP swapped the positions of its Delhi general secretary (organsiation) Siddharthan with his Himachal Pradesh counterpart, Pawan Rana. The development came amid… read-more
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Tibetian spiritual leader Dalai Lama's loyal dog was sold at $20 dollar. On February 11, the Labrador breed dog named Duka was with Dalai Lama for over a decade and ensured his security, finally retired from his duty and was sold after an auction, said the Himachal Pradesh Police. Now nine-months-old Tommy, purchased for Rs 3 lakhs, trained by the Punjab Police is the new security dog of Dalai Lama.
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