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2 Armymen killed in avalanche in Southern Siachen Glacier

December 01, 2019 1:53 am

Officials said that despite best efforts by the medical teams, two Army personnel succumbed. They were identified as Naib Subedar Tsewang Gialshan and Rifleman Padma Norgais, both residents of Leh.

Tamil Nadu rains: Six dead, over 1,500 displaced as Nilgiris reels under flood

August 14, 2019 6:31 pm

Incessant rainfall in the region had claimed six lives and left over eight people injured at last count, due to avalanches, building collapses and rising water levels, even as large swathes of agricultural land and roads in the region were damaged due to flooding.

Three climbers presumed dead after Banff avalanche

April 19, 2019 1:14 pm

Outdoor apparel company The North Face said that American Jess Roskelley and Austrians David Lama and Hansjorg Auer disappeared while attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway.

Himachal: 23 days on, bodies of two Army jawans recovered from avalanche site

March 14, 2019 7:28 pm

With the recovery of the last two bodies trapped in the avalanche, the rescue operations were wound up on Thursday.

Missing Italian, British climbers found dead on Pak's 'killer mountain'

March 10, 2019 9:51 am

Ballard and Nardi were attempting a new route on the Mummery Rib, a steep and dangerous avalanche-prone area on the Himalayan peak.

Body of Army jawan recovered from avalanche site in Himachal Pradesh

March 02, 2019 7:17 pm

Rajesh Rishi (25) was among the jawans who were deployed in Shipki La along the Himachal Pradesh-China border in Kinnaur district, and were hit by an avalanche at Namgia Dogri near Shipki La on February 20.

Kulgam avalanche: Seven cops dead, one missing as rescue ops underway

February 08, 2019 8:06 pm

The rescue operations that began last night are still underway. Strong winds and accumulation of snow on the path are, however, hindering the operations.

Jammu-Srinagar National Highway closed for fifth day

January 25, 2019 4:20 pm

The arterial road was closed on Tuesday after a snow avalanche had blocked both tubes of the Jawahar Tunnel on Qazigund side. The official said intermittent snowfall was hampering road clearance operations.

J&K: 12-yr-old girl among two killed in avalanche in Ramban district

January 22, 2019 8:14 pm

The group was on way to their home when they were caught in the avalanche near Kawana-Trigam, 50 km from Ramban district headquarters, they said.

J-K: Two bodies recovered from avalanche-hit Khardung La, toll reaches seven

January 19, 2019 9:36 pm

On Saturday, the Khardungla rescue operations re-commenced at first light to search for the missing five civilians who were buried under the avalanche.


Heavy winter snow results in Afghanistan avalanche

February 27, 2015 11:28 am

More snow was predicted for central Afghanistan, with temperatures expected to drop as low as -12 degrees Celsius.


Last rites of Siachen bravehearts underway in native towns

February 16, 2016 5:45 am

Mysore(Karnataka)/ Vellore(Tamil Nadu), Feb 16 (ANI): The last rites of Sepoy Mahesha PN, who was buried under the February 3 Siachen avalanche, will be held today at his native town Mysore in Karnataka. A sharp-shooter, Mahesha of the 19th Battalion of Madras Regiment served for 11 years in the Indian army. Last rites of another braveheart from the same battalion, Havildar Elumalai M, a Non commissioned Officer (NCO) of the same battalion are to be held today at Vellore in Tamil Nadu. The bodies of nine fallen soldiers of Madras regiment, who were buried alive under the glacier, were earlier flown to the national capital on Monday.

Wreath laying ceremony of Siachen bravehearts in Delhi

February 15, 2016 7:15 am

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): The wreath laying ceremony of the nine soldiers, who lost their lives in the Siachen Glacier avalanche on February 3, was held in the national capital on Monday. The mortal remains of the martyrs arrived in New Delhi on Monday as they were held up in Siachen for 12 days accounting to the poor weather conditions.

Soldiers train for avalanche rescue at high altitude in Gulmarg

February 10, 2016 3:53 pm

Gulmarg, Feb 10 (ANI): After nine Indian Army soldiers died in the Siachen glacier avalanche on February 3, High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) trainers held training rescue sessions for soldiers at high altitudes near Line of Control (LOC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Gulmarg region. Major Varun Khujuria, instructor at HAWS, stated the soldiers deployed on the high altitudes are given proper training for handling natural calamities. He added that only HAWS carries out rescue operations throughout the Himalayas. Ajpal Singh, a trainee, said that it's a nine-week basic course, which trains the soldiers to survive on higher altitudes. Proper knowledge of skiing equipments is also given to the soldiers.

PM Modi meets Siachen lone survivor

February 09, 2016 9:40 am

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday went to meet Indian Army soldier Lance Naik Hanumanthappa at RR hospital in New Delhi. Naik is the lone survivor out of group of ten soldiers, who were wiped out by an avalanche in the Siachen last week. He was found after the army rescue team in Siachen spotted a body in an enclosed sphere under 25ft of snow.