Joshimath crisis envelops domestic animals

As land continues to sink in Joshimath, a new and unexpected crisis has cropped up in the once enchanting town in Uttarakhand. While buil...
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After alarming ISRO report on Joshimath, govt bars institutions from sharing data

Just a day after an Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) report was released saying that Uttarakhand's Joshimath sank 5.4 cm in just 12 days, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has barred government institutions from interacting with the media and sharing data on social media regarding ground subsidence. Moreover, the ISRO re...

Joshimath: Tunnel 1 km away from town, 1.1 km below ground, says NTPC

Its project has no role in the subsidence of the region, National Thermal Power Corporation tells Power Ministry amid widespread criticism

Joshimath sank 5.4 cm in just 12 days, ISRO satellite images show

Joshimath in Uttarakhand is headed to a disaster. According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the town sank 5.4 cm in just 12 days – between December 27 and January 8. The horrific discovery was made after ISRO’s National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) analysed satellite images. Also read: Uttarakhand HC asks state govt to formu...

Not just Joshimath, these towns in Uttarakhand are also on the brink

The Joshimath crisis has brought to the fore the issue of land subsidence, which is affecting several places in Uttarakhand, including the pilgrim town of Karnaprayag and the picturesque tourist favourite — Landour. Around 80 km from Joshimath, at least 50 houses at Bahuguna Nagar in Karnaprayag have been developing cracks since 2015. Locals hol...

Joshimath crisis: Shah, four cabinet colleagues take stock of situation

During the meeting, Shah assessed the situation arising in Joshimath and discussed steps taken to ameliorate people’s hardship Union Home Minister Amit Shah and four of his cabinet colleagues on Thursday (January 12) reviewed the situation in Joshimath where cracks have been witnessed in buildings and other structures. Also read: Geophysical ...

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Geophysical scientists to do subsurface physical mapping of sinking Joshimath

A team of experts from CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) in Hyderabad is set to leave for Joshimath in Uttarakhand to carry out a subsurface physical mapping of the town affected by subsidence, a senior scientist has said. The 10-member team headed by NGRI’s senior principal scientist Anand K Pandey is expected to reach the Utt...

Joshimath: Panel formed for distribution of ₹1.5 lakh compensation

A 19-member committee, headed by Chamoli District Magistrate Himanshu Khurana, was formed on Wednesday (January 11) for the distribution of the interim package amount among the affected families in subsidence-hit Joshimath town in Uttarakhand and ascertaining the rate of a rehabilitation package. The decision to form the committee, which consist...

Joshimath: Renewed efforts to resume demolition, locals clamour for compensation

The local administration on Wednesday (January 11) renewed its attempts to persuade hotel owners and locals, who are protesting against the planned demolition of two precariously-perched hotels in the subsidence-hit town of Joshimath, Uttarakhand. The Secretary to the Chief Minister, Meenakshi Sundaram and the locals held a fresh round of talks...

Joshimath sinking: SC declines urgent hearing; demolition to begin today

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear the Joshimath subsidence case urgently as the government prepared to demolish the most badly damaged buildings in the Uttarakhand town to protect the neighbouring structures. The Supreme Court, while posting the matter for hearing on January 16, said “everything which is important need not come to the...

Sinking Joshimath: Uttarakhand CM appeals all to work as a team to save town

With Joshimath virtually on the brink of a disaster, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Monday exhorted everyone to work as a team to save the holy town, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keeping an eye on the developments in the region. Dhami said residents of 68 houses that were under threat have been shifted, adding t...

Joshimath declared landslide-subsidence zone, over 60 families evacuated: Official

Joshimath has been declared a landslide-subsidence zone and over 60 families living in uninhabitable houses in the sinking town have been evacuated to temporary relief centres, a senior official said on Sunday. At least 90 more families have to be evacuated. The local administration has set up relief centres at four-five places in the Himalayan ...

Strong resentment in Joshimath against govt for ignoring warnings

Strong resentment prevails among people in Joshimath against the government for the indifference with which it treated the warnings about the dangerous situation of buildings in the Himalayan town due to heavy construction activities going on around it. They hold the NTPC's Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project mainly responsible for the situation. ...

Joshimath: For the last 15 months, the ‘strategic’ gateway is sinking

Known the world over as the gateway to famous pilgrimage sites like Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib, the holy town of Joshimath is gradually sinking with huge cracks surfacing on its houses, roads and fields, triggering fear among the local residents. Also Read: CM orders immediate evacuation of 600 families The town, which also leads to the inte...

Joshimath sinking: CM orders immediate evacuation of 600 families

Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Pushkar Singh Dhami, has ordered the immediate evacuation of around 600 families living in houses that have developed huge cracks and are at risk in Joshimath town, which is sinking. "Saving lives is our first priority. Officials have been asked to shift around 600 families living in endangered houses in Joshimath to ...

Haldwani encroachment: What the row is about and why people are protesting

The Supreme Court on Thursday (January 5) stayed an Uttarakhand High Court order directing the removal of encroachments from 29 acres of railway land in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani. The SC order had brought relief to some 50,000 people who faced the prospect of becoming homeless overnight. So, what is the row about? Here is an explainer. The HC order...

Uttarakhand’s Joshimath town is sinking; residents stage protest march

Due to continued land subsidence, 570 houses in Uttarakhand’s Joshimath town have developed cracks leading to residents taking out a torchlight protest on Wednesday (January 4). Over 60 families are reported to have already left town and 29 families have been moved to safer places by the administration. This Himalayan town has great religious an...

Haldwani encroachments: SC stays Uttarakhand High Court’s demolition order

A bench of justices SK Kaul and AS Oka observed that it is a "human issue" and some workable solution needs to be found

Where did the king go? Dehradun zoo and the mystery of the missing cobra

A 'vulnerable' snake's story — its zoo housing, relocation, disappearance and reappearance without proof, and the sudden surfacing of some proof — can give any thriller a run for its money. But the climax is yet to be unveiled

Licensing authority lifts ban on Ramdev’s Patanjali drugs within 3 days

The Uttarakhand Ayurveda and Unani Licensing Authority has revoked an earlier order asking yoga guru Ramdev’s Divya Pharmacy to stop the production of five medicines. On Saturday, it issued a fresh order, allowing the firm to continue the production of these five medicines — for diabetes, blood pressure, goitre, glaucoma, and high cholesterol. T...

Divya Pharmacy asked to stop production of Ramdev’s 5 Patanjali medicines

Uttarakhand Ayurveda and Unani Licensing Authority has asked Divya Pharmacy to stop the production of five medicines and produce their revised formulation sheets for approval. Divya Pharmacy manufactures Yoga guru Ramdev's Patanjali products. According to the notice issued on Wednesday (November 9), Bpgrit, Madhugrit, Thyrogrit, Lipidom table...

Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath temple; to lay foundation stone for ropeway project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at the famous Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district on Friday.

Seven dead in chopper crash near Kedarnath; poor visibility blamed

Seven persons reportedly died when a helicopter carrying pilgrims from Kedarnath to Guptkashi crashed near Garuda Chatti on Tuesday. The accident spot is reportedly around 2 km from the Kedarnath Dham shrine. Poor visibility due to bad weather reportedly led to the crash, after which the chopper burst into flames. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Push...

25 killed, 20 injured as bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand’s Pauri

At least 25 people were killed and 20 others injured when a bus carrying around 45-50 members of a marriage party fell into a gorge in Uttarakhand’s Pauri district, police said on Wednesday (October 5). The bus was on its way to a village in Bironkhal from Laldhang when it met with the accident near Simri bend at around 7.30 pm on Tuesday, they ...

Ten mountaineers killed in Uttarakhand avalanche

Ten mountaineers were killed in an avalanche at Mount Draupadi Ka Danda - II peak in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district on Tuesday (October 4), said officials. https://twitter.com/DeshmukhHarish9/status/1577223270910242816 A team of 34 trainee mountaineers and seven instructors from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) was caught in an ...

Uttarakhand resort murder: Teen’s family agrees for cremation

The family of a 19-year-old woman receptionist, who was killed at a resort in Uttarakhand allegedly by her employer, on Sunday (September 25) agreed to conduct her last rites. Initially, the family had refused to cremate Ankita Bhandari’s body until they get the final post-mortem details, even as a preliminary report said she died due to drownin...
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