Uttarakhand to repeal ‘Char Dham Devasthanam Board Management Act’

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Tuesday announced the repeal of the ‘Char Dham Devasthanam Board Management Act’. The sta...

Bodies of 11 trekkers found in Uttarakhand, IAF rescue op underway

The rescue teams have handed over the bodies to the police. The survivors were administered first aid at Harsil before they were sent to the district hospital in Uttarkashi

Lessons not learned: Environmentalists on Uttarakhand, Kerala tragedies

Nature experts and activists are questioning the poor adaptation measures by governments and local authorities in dealing with the rain-related flood and landslide disasters in Kerala and Uttarakhand, where extreme weather events have become sort of a routine. Both the states had information about the weather events well in advance if one looks ...

Trough lock to cyclonic storms: What caused Kerala, Uttarakhand rains

Many parts of the country have been witnessing high-intensity downpours, violent gusts, devastating landslips, and other extreme climatic phenomena. The southern state of Kerala, a patch of land in between the Arabian Sea on the west and the Western Ghats on the east, and the hill state of Uttarakhand have seen the most destruction in recent days....

Baghel best-performing CM, Chandrasekhar Rao worst: Survey

A governance survey by IANS has ranked Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on the top of the list of best-performing chief ministers in India. According to the IANS-CVoter Governance Index, just a six per cent of respondents, whose answers were recorded during a survey, expressed anger against Baghel and demanded a regime change, while a ...

Uttarakhand floods: 46 killed, CM says ‘massive damage’ across state

At least 46 people have lost their lives and 11 are missing in Uttarakhand as fast-flowing floods and landslides triggered by heavy incessant rains ran rampage through several parts of the state over two days, stranding tourists at different places and halting the Char Dham pilgrimage. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Wednesday visited Kuma...

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Chardham yatra temporarily halted as heavy rain lashes Uttarakhand

Due to incessant rains in Uttarakhand for the second consecutive day, the authorities advised Chardham pilgrims on Monday not to proceed to the Himalayan temples till the weather improves. “Pilgrims headed for Yamunotri have been asked to stay in Badkot and Jankichatti, whereas those en route to Gangotri have been asked to stay in Harsil, Bhatwa...

Parts of Uttarakhand on high alert as rains cause havoc

The regional meteorological centre in the state has issued a red alert for October 17 and 18

300 free units, no power cuts: Kejriwal promises Uttarakhand ahead of polls

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal promised no power cuts in Uttarakhand and 300 free units of power in the state if the Aam Admi Party (AAP) comes to power in the state. The decision by the AAP chief comes days after the BJP said that it would provide the first 100 units of power for free and the next 100 units of power at 50 percent discount ah...

‘Akhand Bharat’ row: 6-yr-old tweet by U’Khand’s new CM ruffl...

Uttarakhand’s new chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami’s old post on a map of the RSS dream concept of “Akhand Bharat” (undivided India) came back to haunt him and landed him in lot of controversy, even before he could take his oath on Sunday (June 4).

Uttarakhand suspends ‘Char Dham Yatra’ amid rising COVID cases

Under criticism for holding the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar despite COVID, the Uttarakhand government on Thursday (April 29) suspended the Char Dham Yatra for this year. The annual holy event, which attracts lakhs of devotees to the hill state, was scheduled to start on May 14.

10 dead, 8 still missing in Uttarakhand avalanche; Indian army launches rescue operat...

Nearly two months after the Nanda Devi glacial burst, another natural disaster has struck Uttarakhand, as ten people have died and eight are still missing when an avalanche occurred near the Indo-China border in Chamoli district on Friday (April 23) at around 4pm.

Containing COVID at Haridwar Kumbh a daunting challenge

The Haridwar Kumbh Mela, scheduled to take place next month, has become a major cause of concern for the Union government, which is struggling to contain the spread of COVID-19 across the nation

Tirath Singh Rawat sworn in as Uttarakhand CM

Tirath Singh, 56, is a BJP MP from the Pauri constituency. He was the chief of the party in Uttarakhand in 2013-15. He was picked over favourites including Union minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and state minister Dhan Singh Rawat

Uttarakhand CM Rawat resigns amid complaints of below-par performance

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat submitted his resignation to governor Baby Rani Maurya on Tuesday (March 9) after the decided to put in place a new chief minister a year before the assembly elections amid complaints that Rawat's performance has been below par. Rawat had met BJP leaders in Delhi on March 8. He had also met BJP President JP Nadda.

Heavy precipitation, rise in temperature led to Uttarakhand flood: Study

A recent study states that heavy precipitation in the Chamoli region from February 4-6 and an overall rise in temperature in Uttarakhand during the last four decades could have led to the rock collapse, which triggered the devastating flash floods

Two more bodies recovered, Uttarakhand glacier burst toll rises to 67

Two more bodies were found late Saturday night from the Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project site even as search operations continued for victims who went missing following the glacier burst in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district earlier this month.

Rescue work resumes in Tapovan after brief halt due to rising water level

Rescue work at the tunnel in Tapovan has been temporarily suspended after the water level in Dhauli Ganga surged on Thursday (February 11)

Breach in temporary lake may have caused Uttarakhand flash flood

Latest evidence in Uttarakhand flash floods suggests the incident could be a result of breaking away of a temporary lake, formed due to landslides or avalanches. Scientists define it as Landslide Lake Outburst Flood (LLOF).

Glacier burst: All eyes on rescue op at Tapovan tunnel; 35 trapped

Rescue operations in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district, where a glacier burst had triggered an avalanche and massive floods on Sunday, is now mainly focussed on a 1,500-metre tunnel at Tapovan, where around 35 people are feared trapped.

Hanging glacier may have broken away, says DRDO on Uttarakhand disaster

The avalanche and massive floods in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, which claimed 18 lives with 203 still missing, could have been caused by a hanging glacier breaking away from the main glacier and coming down the narrow valley, said a team of specialists from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Uttarakhand glacier burst: 3 bodies found, over 150 missing

Around 150 people are feared dead as a portion of Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand on Sunday morning, triggering an avalanche and massive flooding along Alaknanda and Dhauliganga rivers.

Uttarakhand village bans liquor at weddings, social gatherings, a women’s drive...

Ratir Kethi, a village in Uttarakhand, passed a resolution,on December 29, banning distribution, sale and serving of liquor in weddings, religious and social gatherings

CBI gets proactive in Bengal ahead of polls, raids TMC leader

The CBI carried out raids at the residences of a few businessmen, including a TMC leader, in and around Kolkata on Thursday (December 31) in connection with cattle smuggling and illegal coal trade. The raids were part of the renewed proactiveness of the central investigating agencies in Bengal ahead of the assembly election due in less than six months.

Woman files rape complaint against BJP MLA, seeks paternity test

A woman filed a police complaint against an Uttarakhand BJP MLA accusing him of raping her several times between 2016 and 2018. But she too was booked for allegedly blackmailing him following a complaint by the legislators wife, police said on Monday (August 17).

Nepal’s radio stations broadcast anti-India speeches in bordering areas

Residents in areas the India-Nepal border have claimed that several Nepalese FM radio channels close to the border are broadcasting propaganda to back Kathmandu's claim that Kalapani, Lipulekh, and Limpiyadhura belong to them.