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Bhakra, Pong dams still short of water


September 17th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 17 (IANS) The water levels in Bhakra and Pong dams of Himachal Pradesh have not reached the maximum limit this year owing to the deficit monsoon in ... Read more...

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Haryana residents take to the streets over power woes


July 5th, 2012 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) The residents of various towns in Haryana took to the streets Wednesday to protest against erratic and virtually no power supply in the past 24 hours.Protestors ... Read more...

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NTPC Himachal hydro plant to be commissioned next year


February 27th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 27 (IANS) State-owned National Thermal Power Corp's mega hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh is likely to be commissioned next year. The plant would generate 3,054 million units annually ... Read more...

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Record power generation by Bhakra, Pong


September 21st, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) Wednesday said it had achieved a record power generation of over 7,000 million units (MU) in the filling season (April-September) ... Read more...

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Bhakra, Pong level crosses capacity mark


September 19th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh Sep 19 (IANS) With the water levels in the reservoirs of the Bhakra and Pong dams crossing the respective maximum capacity marks Monday, authorities in Punjab have alerted downstream ... Read more...

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Bhakra, Pong dam water levels near top


September 8th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 8 (IANS) Getting closer to its maximum storage capacity of 1,680 feet, the water level in Gobind Sagar reservoir of the 225-metre high Bhakra Dam rose to nearly ... Read more...

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Bhakra Dam reservoir’s water level rises


August 25th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 25 (IANS) The water level in the Gobind Sagar reservoir of the Bhakra Dam has risen to 1,670.50 feet, about 10 feet short of the maximum capacity, a ... Read more...

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Punjab cautions against possibility of floods


August 17th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday cautioned against the possibility of floods in some districts following the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) releasing excess water from the reservoir ... Read more...

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No terror attack can damage Bhakra, says dam builder


July 21st, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 21 (IANS) No terror attack can damage India's Bhakra dam, an Indian American engineer who built one of its two powerhouses has asserted after intelligence reports indicated ... Read more...

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Punjab government to discuss Bhakra security


July 18th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) In the wake of reports of a terror threat to the 225-metre high Bhakra Dam, the Punjab government has called an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss ... Read more...

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Record power generation by Bhakra Beas board


July 14th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) has achieved record power generation in the April-June quarter, an official said here Thursday."BBMB has achieved record power generation from ... Read more...

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ASI wants to transplant Himachal’s submerged temples


April 5th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) Some of the centuries-old temples in Himachal Pradesh that got submerged in the backwaters of the Bhakra Dam in Bilaspur town over four decades ago would ... Read more...

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Floods wreak havoc in Ferozepur, ravage crops


September 27th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarabjeet SinghFerozepur, Sep. 27 (ANI): With the water-level of the River Satluj rising, several low-lying areas have been inundated in Punjab's Ferozepur District, leaving locals homeless and acres of cropland damaged.Over ... Read more...

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Yamuna flood waters receding in Haryana


September 24th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) The flood waters of the Yamuna river in Haryana, which was flowing at an alarming level for the past few days, started receding Friday, an official said. Around ... Read more...

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Water in Himachal’s Pong dam rises, no threat downstream (Lead)


September 23rd, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 23 (IANS) The water level in Himachal Pradesh's Pong dam Thursday rose again marginally due to discharge of excess water from another dam upstream but the excess water would not ... Read more...

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Bhakra spillways opened, 12,000 cusecs water released


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 23 (IANS) The Bhakra and Beas Management Board (BBMB) Thursday released over 12,000 cusecs of water from the spillways of the Bhakra Dam, constructed over the Satluj river. However, the BBMB ... Read more...

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Water in Himachal’s Pong dam to rise again


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 23 (IANS) The water level at Himachal Pradesh's Pong dam would Thursday rise again marginally due to discharge of excess water from another dam located upstream but there is no ... Read more...

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‘Deflection poses no threat to Bhakra Dam’


September 14th, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 14 (IANS) The 1.05-inch deflection in the Bhakra dam poses no threat to the structure and it is being monitored regularly, the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) said Tuesday. According to ... Read more...

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Water released from Himachal’s Pong dam


September 14th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 14 (IANS) Water was released from Himachal Pradesh's Pong dam into the Beas river Tuesday morning as it was near the danger mark in the reservoir. This is the first ... Read more...

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One-inch deflection in Bhakra Dam, but no scare: officials


September 13th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 13 (IANS) Playing down fears of a tilt in the Bhakra Dam, where the water level has crossed the maximum mark, the authorities Monday said there was just a 1.05-inch ... Read more...

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Yamuna flowing at alarming level in Haryana, two killed


September 11th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 11 (IANS) The Yamuna river continued to flow close to the danger mark in Haryana, flooding over 120 villages of Panipat and Yamunanagar districts and killing two youngsters, an official ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana villages flooded as rivers rise alarmingly


September 10th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 10 (IANS) Close to 75 villages in Punjab and Haryana were flooded and thousands of acres of farm land inundated as the Yamuna, Satluj and other rivers rose to alarming ... Read more...

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Villages submerged in Punjab as Satluj overflows


September 8th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 15 villages in Anandpur Sahib sub-division in Ropar district of Punjab were submerged and large swathes of land inundated as the overflowing waters of Satluj river ... Read more...

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Dozen Punjab villages flooded as Satluj breaches bank


September 6th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 6 (IANS) Nearly a dozen villages in Punjab's Ropar district were flooded as the overflowing Satluj river breached its banks near Laudipur village, officials said Monday. More water was released ... Read more...

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More water released from Bhakra Dam


September 5th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 5 (IANS) More water was released from the Bhakra Dam into the Satluj river Sunday as its spillways were opened to maintain the water level in the reservoir. The water level ... Read more...

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Bhakra Dam water level nearing danger mark


September 4th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 4 (IANS) The water level in the reservoir of the Bhakra Dam on the Sutlej river is inching towards the 1,680-foot maximum storage mark but officials Saturday discounted immediate threat ... Read more...

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Flood threat looms over border villages in Punjab


August 28th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 28 (IANS) Threat of inundation looms over scores of villages of the border district of Ferozepur in Punjab as the Satluj river was overflowing because Pakistan was diverting ... Read more...

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Bhakra to allow 1,680 feet water level by Sep 10


August 26th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 26 (IANS) The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) Thursday said it will continue to release water into the Satluj river from the Bhakra Dam and allow the water level in ... Read more...

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Rescue work on as floods threaten Punjab, Haryana


August 26th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 26 (IANS) Work was continuing on war-footing in Haryana and Punjab Thursday to plug fresh breaches in the Satluj and Yamuna rivers and people were evacuated to safer locations from ... Read more...

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Flood threat over Punjab, Haryana towns (Lead)


August 25th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 25 (IANS) Many low-lying areas of Punjab remained on high alert Wednesday as the Satluj river flowed near the danger mark. A fresh breach emerged in the Yamuna river in ... Read more...

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Bhakra water level rises, flood threatens Punjab, Haryana


August 24th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) With the water level in the Bhakra Dam reservoir increasing steadily, Punjab and Haryana areas adjoining the Satluj river continued to be under the threat of floods for ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana on alert as flood threat looms (Lead)


August 23rd, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 23 (IANS) Several districts in Punjab and Haryana remained on flood alert Monday and the army was put on standby, as levels of the rivers flowing through these two states ... Read more...

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Flood threat looms over Punjab, Haryana towns


August 23rd, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 23 (IANS) District administrations in Punjab and Haryana Monday alerted the Indian Army and asked it to remain geared up for rescue operations as the threat of floods loomed large ... Read more...

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More Bhakra dam water released, no flood threat in Punjab


August 22nd, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) Sunday released more water from the Bhakra Dam into the Satluj river, but officials said there was no threat of floods in ... Read more...

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Water may be released from Bhakra dam


August 20th, 2010 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) may soon release water from the 225-metre-high Bhakra Dam as its level is rising due to heavy rainfall in the catchment areas ... Read more...

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