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4 March 2016
Kalimpong Day 2: the second day of the SHAMROCC visit involved a visit to several landslides on the eastern face of Kalimpong.
2 July 2015
Yesterday heavy monsoon rainfall triggered at least 25 landslides in Darjeeling, northern India, killing at least 38 people.
19 February 2015
A video on Youtube shows a road collapse event that destroyed a truck at Paglajhora in Darjeeling. The landslide was a part of a much larger and very active slope failure that seems to have been initiated and exacerbated by poor slope management practices
28 July 2012
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a World Heritage site, has been closed by a landslide at Tindharia
9 December 2009
The Savethehills blog has an interesting presentation on their website focusing on the landslides caused by Tropical Cyclone Aila in Northern India in May this year. It can be accessed here: http://savethehills.blogspot.com/2009/12/cyclone-aila-in-photographs.html
24 August 2009
Regular readers will know that I occasionally highlight the great work being undertaken by a small group of concerned citizens, Save the Hills, to raise awareness of landslides in Darjeeling District in northern India. This work is profiled in a blog, Visions of Hell, run by Praful Rao. As this is an area affected by the SW Monsoon, the summer is the main landslide season in this region. Although the …
16 June 2008
In September 2007 intense monsoon rainfall in the Kalimpong region of Darjeeliing in Northern India triggered large numbers of landslides, killing at least seven people. This has brought to the fore the issue of environmental degradation and the consequent landslides in Himalayan environments. Darjeeling is a microcosm of problems arising throughout the Himalaya, with rapidly increasing numbers of landslides causing major problems. Darjeeling is probably most famous for its tea …