Tag: Uttarakhand

View: This is not the time to sugar-coat any COVID-19 messaging

‘Is it not an open invitation for the virus to infect us?’ The health ministry posed this question last week while showcasing a 20-second video...

‘Dark horse’ Tirath Singh Rawat is Uttarakhand’s 10th CM | India News

DEHRADUN: The five-day-long political turmoil that led to Trivendra Singh Rawat resigning from the CM’s post on Tuesday ended with Pauri MP Tirath Singh Rawat...

Uttarakhand: Massive rockslide melted ice and triggered Chamoli flood, says new report

(This story originally appeared in on Mar 06, 2021) NEW DELHI: A flash flood in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand that ravaged through the valleys of...

Uttarakhand lake ‘stable’ for now, under constant monitoring amid efforts to drain

The artificial lake that has been formed in the upper reaches of the Himalayas after the flash floods in Uttarakhand seems to be stable with...

View: What can India do to prevent Uttarakhand-type disasters

It’s been almost a fortnight since a flash flood, triggered by a portion of the Nanda Devi glacier breaking off, caused devastation in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli...

Uttarakhand glacier burst: Working against hope, rescue team move ahead to clear tunnel at Tapovan

Even as hopes of finding survivors from the nearly 250-metre Intake Adit tunnel at Tapovan in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district faded, the rescue team pressed ahead...

Indian Himalayan region: Another catastrophe in the making?

The catastrophic disaster due to compounding effects leading to flash flood in Rishiganga basin in Chamoli, Uttarakhand on February 7 is reminiscent of the Kedarnath...

Chamoli: Uttarakhand glacier disaster: 18 bodies recovered, 202 missing as rescue efforts intensify

Dehradun: Eighteen bodies have been recovered and 202 are still missing after the glacier burst in Uttarakhand‘s Chamoli district, officials said on Monday, as multiple...

Mindless rampage on Himalayas in name of development must stop: Chipko movement leader

GOPESHWAR: The glacial burst near Chamoli district’s Raini village, the cradle of the Chipko movement, should serve as a wake-up call to stop the rampage...

religious conversion: Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea challenging laws dealing with religious conversion

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Wednesday refused to entertain a plea challenging the validity of laws enacted by states, including Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, which...

Farmer unions mark ‘Shahidi Divas’; threaten fast, may block NH9 today | India News

NEW DELHI: The Centre sent a new letter late Sunday night to 40 farm leaders asking them to suggest a date for another round of...

States impose night curfew, penalty to curb Covid spread | India News

Close on the heels of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Himachal and Rajasthan imposing night curfew in Covid-hit cities and Haryana shutting down schools, more states announced...

Army Chief Gen MM Naravane arrives in Nepal on crucial visit | India News

KATHMANDU: Army chief Gen MM Naravane arrived in Nepal on Wednesday on a three-day crucial visit that is largely aimed at resetting the bilateral ties...

PM Modi to launch physical distribution of property cards under ‘SVAMITVA’ scheme on Oct 11 | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday will launch the physical distribution of property cards under the ‘SVAMITVA’ scheme through video conferencing. The launch...

Coronavirus: Highest 76.4k cases on Thursday, 1,081 deaths | India News

NEW DELHI: India’s Covid-19 pandemic continued to escalate, with a record 76,489 fresh cases being reported on Thursday and the daily count staying above the...

View: Signs of trouble in central sector too

By Claude Arpi On August 11, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat informed the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that the Indian armed...

Uttarakhand HC upholds law on state control of shrines | India News

NAINITAL: The Uttarakhand High Court on Tuesday dismissed two writ petitions, including one by BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy, which challenged the constitutional validity...

Concern in govt over reasons for NREGA boom | India News

In five more days or so, Telangana will generate around 10.5 crore persondays of work under MGNREGA. Then, the state would have overhauled its performance...

Rains in Delhi bring relief from sultry heat, slight dip in temperatures in north India | India News

NEW DELHI: A spell of showers in Delhi brought a much-needed relief from the heatwave conditions on Saturday, while other parts of north India witnessed...

Kalapani, Lipulekh mentioned in land records of border villages: Official

PITHORAGARH: Kalapani and Lipulekh in Uttarakhand shown as Nepalese territory in a new map adopted by the neighbouring country figure in land records as part...