India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 18, 2015
With the Uttarakhand government appointed panel giving clean chit to officials in alleged misuse of relief funds after the 2013 natural disaster, BJP today demanded a CBI probe into the irregularities.
India News | Wednesday July 15, 2015
A three-year-old girl who slipped and fell off a ridge is among three people killed in Pithoragarh district in the last 24 hours as heavy rains continued to pound Uttarakhand, officials said today.
India News | Monday July 13, 2015
The Uttarakhand government's incessant focus on the routes of the money-spinning Chardham yatra has detracted attention from the arterial roads that have sustained huge damage in last week's landslides.
Blog | Anoop Nautiyal | Tuesday June 16, 2015
It was two years ago, on June 16-17 that the rain came in droves. Gushing waters, cloud bursts and flash floods at 12,000 feet above sea level wreaked havoc for several hours. Hundreds died within minutes and thousands more lost their lives during the next few days. Homes, bridges and roads simply caved in. This was the scene at Kedarnath, the abo...
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday June 8, 2015
Skeletal remains of a human foot were found lying under a heap of rubble in a structure close to Kedarnath temple nearly two years after a catastrophic deluge hit the shrine and other parts of Uttarakhand in June 2013.
India News | Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Friday April 24, 2015
Rahul Gandhi completed a trek to the famous Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand today and told reporters that he walked the 16-km trail because he hopes his journey will help boost tourism in the state, which was ravaged by floods two years ago.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 16, 2015
In a first, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has decided to train its personnel in saving and handling livestock during calamities.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday February 6, 2015
The infrastructure in Uttarakhand that was devastated by the flash flood catastrophe of 2013 has been rebuilt and the state has also developed additional facilities to welcome pilgrims for a safe 'Chardham yatra' this year, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 16, 2014
Uttarakhand's resident commissioner today handed over a cheque of Rs 10 crore to his Jammu and Kashmir counterpart in New Delhi on behalf of Chief Minister Harish Rawat for the flood-hit people of the state.
India News | Written by Siddharth Pandey | Tuesday September 9, 2014
Environmentalists say last year's devastating flash floods in Uttarakhand, in which at least 5,000 were killed, and the unprecedented deluge in Jammu and Kashmir this year, both have the same cause - urbanization, reduced forest cover and erratic monsoon.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Anindita Sanyal (with Agency inputs) | Sunday September 7, 2014
Nearly 150 have died in Jammu and Kashmir which is witnessing its worst flood in 50 years. Lakhs of people over 10 districts have been hit. Chunks of Srinagar are under water, including the Army Cantonment. The Army, which has launched a major rescue operation, says the situation is as bad as the flashfloods in Uttarakhand last year. Prime Minister...
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 7, 2014
A year after the devastating deluge in Uttarakhand, Central Water Commission (CWC) is developing mathematical models to "quickly" assess the extent of damage landslides may cause in the Himalayan states of the country.
Cheat Sheet | Agencies | Monday August 18, 2014
Heavy monsoon rains have created flood havoc in four states across north India - Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand and West Bengal - with dozens killed and lakhs affected.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Vishnu Varma | Sunday August 17, 2014
At least 27 people have been killed in the last 48 hours in rain-related incidents as floods and landslides have rocked the hill state of Uttarakhand.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 2, 2014
It is a little over a year since a natural calamity of catastrophic proportions hit Uttarakhand but people in the affected areas are still singing paeans to the bravery of Darshan Lal who saved hundreds of lives in Kedar valley when the deluge struck.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday June 16, 2014
The Kedarnath temple committee has expressed dissatisfaction over the restoration work being carried out by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) at the shrine which was damaged in last year's flash floods in Uttarakhand, but the government agency has squarely rejected these claims.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday June 14, 2014
As the first anniversary of the flash floods which claimed thousands of lives in Uttarakhand approaching fast, authorities recovered 12 more skeletal remains and cremated them in Kedar valley today.
India News | Written by Tanima Biswas | Friday June 13, 2014
Exactly a year after the floods in Uttarakhand, that killed almost 6000 people, comes a book written by journalist Hridayesh Joshi who covered the tragedy extensively.
India News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday May 1, 2014
Hydropower projects in northern India were partly to blame for devastating floods last year that killed thousands, a government report has concluded, in a warning to other Himalayan nations investing in the alternative energy source.
Tuesday April 29, 2014
The panel findings highlight the problem facing India, one of the world's lowest per-capita energy consumers, as it rushes to expand power generation to meet rising demand.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 25, 2014
Asking officials to immediately start work on projects cleared by Project Implementation Units in the calamity-hit areas, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said an additional sum of Rs 125 crore will be given to districts to speed up reconstruction work.
India News | Devesh Kumar | Thursday January 30, 2014
Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna, in the firing line for his inept handling of the relief and rehabilitation work carried out by his government after last year's flash floods, is set to be removed as part of the organizational shakeup being planned ahead of the national elections, due by May this year.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 25, 2013
A compensation of Rs seven lakh each has been given to families of persons from Tamil Nadu killed in the flood fury in Uttarakhand in June last year.
India News | Ketki Angre | Wednesday October 9, 2013
After the massive floods and landslides in June this year, the Uttarakhand government went into an advertisement overdrive. Details under the Right To Information reveal that the state government has spent more than 22 crores on advertising in the last four months to bolster the image of the hill state.