The local police registered a case against one Rocky, a resident of Kutti, and 60 unidentified people on Saturday night after he allegedly tried to cause a breach in a dam constructed on the Lasara drain that has been overflowing, causing panic in Kutti, Pathrala and adjoining villages.

Sangat SHO Sandeep Singh said Rocky worked in the Army and was at large.

Too many hydel projects spell ecodisasterRerouting Water

400 hydel projects in four river basins of Himachal Pradesh could end in environmental disaster
600 more awaiting allotment
They could

The drainage department has sought Rs 1 crore more to save the weak points of Dhussi dam in Ludhiana district. Rs 50 lakh released by the government last month has already been utilised and still most points are unsafe, say officials.

The fresh demand, which has been sent to the state government for approval, was raised after the dam was washed away at Garhi Fazli on Saturday.

The frayed tempers of BJP leaders of Rajasthan over the alleged denial to their state of its rightful share of river waters by the Punjab government were soothed here today by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal by declaring that no injustice would be done to the neighbouring state.

Badal made this promise when a delegation of BJP leaders, including present and former MLAs, MPs and minsters belo

Nothing to panic about: BBMB

Relentless rains and heavy inflows this season led to the tilting of the upper part of the Bhakra dam by more than one inch today, forcing the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) authorities to announce an immediate stop on any further filling of the reservoir.

Sophisticated instruments installed in the various galleries of the dam noticed the tilt, which is call

Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, September 6
Making it clear that there will be no compromise on the issue of environmental pollution, Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh today said that the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) would invoke section 5 of the Environment Protection Act (closure notice) if the offenders did not behave.

Addressing a press conference on the con

Chandigarh: The Union minister for environment and forest Jairam Ramesh said Centre has cleared projects worth Rs 504 crore for cleaning of Sutlej and Beas rivers in various districts of Punjab.

Anandpur Sahib, September 5
With the opening of spillways of the Bhakra reservoir this morning, villages of Anandpur Sahib situated downhill the Sutlej started flooding by the evening. As the water level touched 1680.05 ft in the morning, the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) opened spillways at 9 am today.

Jalandhar, August 20
As the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) has informed the Punjab Government regarding the opening of floodgates of the Gobintingd Sagar reservoir at the Bhakra Dam shortly, the district administration has sounded an alert in villages along the Sutlej in Phillaur, Nakodar and Shahkot subdivisions.

Deputy Commissioner Priyank Bharti said today that:

New Delhi: Reversing its earlier position, Himachal Pradesh has informed the Supreme Court that it would give 960-mw Jangi-Thopan and Thopan Powari power projects to Brakel Corporation and rejected the allegation of

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