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Uttarakhand tragedy: Lessons not learnt, pain lingers

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 16:40

Time, it is said, is a great healer. For the hundreds of villagers in Uttarakhand who lost their homes and livelihoods in the flash floods last June 16 and for the thousands all over the country whose loved ones were washed away by the swirling waters, the passage of time has brought no solace. It has, however, added to their pain and anguish for nothing has changed in the hill state, touted as "Gods Own Land".

Uttarakhand BJP leader Rakesh Rastogi was strangulated, says post mortem report

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 16:02

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rakesh Kumar Rastogi was found dead in his car on Baheri-Nainital Highway under mysterious circumstances on Sunday.

Special task force to search for bodies near Kedarnath

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 19:40

With human skeletal remains still being found in Kedar valley, the Uttarakhand government today constituted a special task force to conduct intensive combing operations in the forests adjoining Kedarnath in search of bodies.

Uttarakhand CM to spend 2 more days at AIIMS after rough flight

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 18:05

The condition of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat is now stable after he was admitted to AIIMS last evening with pain in his neck and back following a rough helicopter ride.

First batch of Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims arrive in Almora

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 11:09

The first batch of 56 pilgrims have arrived in Almora, Uttarakhand, for their annual pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet, the water of which is believed to cleanse Hindus of all of their sins.

Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat suffers neck fracture in chopper incident

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 10:18

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat was admitted to AIIMS hospital in Delhi after his chopper hit turbulence on Friday. He suffered a neck fracture and minor back injury because of the rough emergency landing.

Amarnath yatra: `Pratham puja` performed at Chandwari

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 23:11

Ahead of the commencement of the annual Amarnath yatra, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board performed `pratham puja` at Chandwari along the traditional 45-km track to the 3,880-metre high holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat injured during emergency landing

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 23:31

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat was on Friday injured when the helicopter he was flying in hit turbulence and had a rough landing.

BJP demands `white paper` on Uttarakhand tragedy from govt

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 19:41

Claiming that human skeletal remains are "still lying" under the rubble in Kedarnath valley even a year after the calamity struck the hill state, opposition BJP today asked the Harish Rawat government to come up with a "white paper" on the tragedy.

Kishore Upadhyay named new Congress chief in Uttarakhand

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 23:39

Congress tonight appointed former Uttarakhand minister Kishore Upadhyay as the new PCC chief of the state replacing incumbent Yashpal Arya.