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All departments should coordinate to avoid repeat of tardy response to disaster in Uttarakhand: Rajnath

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 21:56

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday reviewed the measures being put in place for pilgrims and tourists in Uttarakhand as he told all agencies to "regularly interact" among themselves in order to avoid a repeat of the tardy response to last year`s rain and floods in the state.

Uttarakhand`s governor visit to Kedarnath cancelled as chopper develops snag

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 17:50

Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi`s proposed visit to Kedarnath was cancelled on Tuesday as the helicopter which was to take him to the Himalayan shrine developed some technical problem.

Uttarakhand govt extends jobs to kin of flash flood victims

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 13:56

The Uttarakhand government has announced jobs for the next of kin of each victim from the state killed in the flash flood tragedy of last year along with additional assistance of Rs 2 lakh each for the affected families.

A year on, agencies yet to learn from Uttarakhand disaster

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 09:02

Recovery of 17 more skeletal remains in the Kedar Valley, a year after thousands got swept away by floods in Uttarakhand on the night of June 16, 2013, has put the role of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) under sharp scrutiny.

Special prayers held in memory of Kedarnath disaster victims

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 01:17

Special prayers were held in the state secretariat here on Monday to pay tribute to the victims of the devastating deluge that ravaged several parts of Uttarakhand last year, and left thousands of people dead and many more missing.

Sulabh to provide sanitation facilities in Kedarnath

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 22:53

Sulabh International Monday announced that it would provide proper sanitation facilities at Kedarnath, the Hindu temple town in Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand disaster anniversary: Call for special policy highlighted

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 19:43

A year after a devastating deluge ravaged several parts of Uttarakhand, the state government has come under criticism for not framing a policy for the state to deal with natural calamities.

Year after Himalayan tsunami, `Dev Bhoomi` Uttarakhand remains scarred

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 13:23

A year has passed but the horrifying images from Uttarakhand remain strongly etched in the minds of those who lost their loved ones or saw their livelihood destroyed by the Himalayan Tsunami.

Stay on hydropower projects: SC issues notice to Uttarakhand govt

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 12:13

Acting on a plea filed by National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), the Supreme Court issued, Monday, a notice to the Uttarakhand government seeking its view on the stay on construction activity on 24 hydro power projects in the state that was imposed after the 2013 flood tragedy.

Helping hand of NGO brings ray of hope to widows of Deoli

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 19:26

The wounds are too deep to heal even a year after this ill-fated hamlet in Kedar valley came to be known as the "village of widows".