North India weather, rains LIVE updates: Red alert issued in Punjab; 50 missing trekkers including 35 IIT Roorkee safe, says Himachal Pradesh CM

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New Delhi | Updated:Sep 25, 2018 4:08:19 pm

North India weather, rains LIVE updates: Normal life in three northern states Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana have been severely affected due to incessant rains and flash floods in the last four days.

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North India weather, rains LIVE updates: Normal life in three northern states Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana have been severely affected due to incessant rains and flash floods in the last four days. In Punjab, a red alert has been issued across the state and schools and colleges have been shut in view of the bad weather. According to the Met office, the three northern states are likely to witness more rainfall today. Meanwhile, several rivers in Himachal Pradesh are still flowing above the danger mark. Several important roads including Manali-Leh highway have been closed for vehicular movement. The government has directed locals and tourists not to go to the high peaks as there are predictions that the state may see heavy rainfall and snowfall. According to news agency ANI, at least 50 people including 35 IIT, Roorkee students who had gone for trekking in Lahaul and Spiti districts are missing after record snowfall. However, CM Jairam Thakur said that all trekkers are safe and they will be rescued soon.

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    16:08 (IST)25 Sep 2018
    Decision to release water from Pong Dam deferred

    Decision to release excess water from the Pong Dam on the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district has been deferred till Wednesday morning. The decision has been taken despite the fact that the water level in the dam reached 1,389.44 feet at 1 pm against the danger level of 1,390 feet.

    13:40 (IST)25 Sep 2018
    Himachal CM Jairam Thakur holds review meeting in Bhuntar
    12:42 (IST)25 Sep 2018
    49,000 cusecs water to be released from Pong Dam

    Bhakra Beas Management Board's (BBMB) Assistant Design Engineer (ADE) Arun Bhatia said that more than 49,000 cusecs of water from the dam will be released at 3 pm on Tuesday. Bhatia said that the reservoir level or water level of Pong Dam, also known as Beas Dam, reached at 1386.84 feet-mark on Monday at 11 pm against the danger level of 1390 feet.

    12:37 (IST)25 Sep 2018
    8 dead in Himachal Pradesh

    The rain-related deaths today mounted to 8 in Himachal when two persons died when their car slipped off the road and rolled down a hill in tribal Kinnaur district.

    12:32 (IST)25 Sep 2018
    Himachal Pradesh rains: Two German nationals rescued

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) has rescued two German nationals from Pingdom La of Lahaul-Spiti district. They were caught in a blizzard for the last two days. The IAF had launched an an operation to rescue the standed foreign nationals in the morning today at around 6. They were safely evacuated within an hour.

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