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Parliamentary panel questions efficacy of satellites during disasters

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 22:44

Citing Uttarakhand calamity, Parliamentary Committee questioned efficacy of country`s satellite communication in disaster management, saying efforts of Department of Space remain "far from adequate".

UP soon to give aid to Kedarnath flood victims` kin

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 12:53

Hundreds died and thousands were left homeless in the June 16-17 flash floods in the Kedarnath Valley of Uttarakhand, the worst disaster in the state in decades.

Ration meant for flood-hit rotting in U`Khand godowns

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 13:55

While flood-hit people of Uttarakhand kept crying for succour, ration meant for them kept rotting in government godowns with villagers complaining that sacks full of foodgrain have been thrown in the Gori river.

No failure on part of MeT in Uttarakhand calamity: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 20:44

There was no failure on the part of the MeT department as it had issued warning of heavy to very heavy rains in Uttarakhand, just before the disaster, government has said.

9 killed, 1,141 missing from UP in U`khand floods: Akhilesh

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 17:16

Nine persons were killed and 1,141 others went missing from Uttar Pradesh in Uttarakhand`s catastrophic floods in June, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday informed the Assembly.

More disasters waiting to happen in Uttarakhand: IAF officer

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 17:12

More disasters are waiting to happen in the Uttarakhand region and relief materials should be kept at vantage points in all readiness on a regular basis, a senior IAF officer said.

Rehabilitation of people affected in U`khand most imp: Vijay Bahuguna

Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 19:23

Uttarakhand Chief Minsiter Vijay Bahuguna on Saturday expressed his gratitude to the Centre, Army and others for extending help during floods which ravaged the state in June, and pledged to bring the state back on the path of development as it celebrated its foundation day.

Eight more bodies recovered at Kedarnath

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 18:51

Eight highly decomposed bodies were recovered from the debris at Kedarnath.

Children worst affected in Uttarakhand disaster

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 21:02

Children were affected most during the Uttarakhand flood disaster and many of the kids continue to have trauma and afraid of rains, the NDMA said.

IAF donates Rs 8.3 crore in PM`s relief fund for Uttarakhand

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 14:58

After having rescued over 23,000 people in disaster-hit Uttarakhand, the Indian Air Force has now contributed for their rehabilitation by donating Rs 8.33 crore in the Prime Minister`s relief fund.

Kedarnath-Badrinath pilgrimage opens today, four months after flash floods

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 09:04

The religious trip to Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines opened for pilgrims on Saturday, almost four months after flash floods and heavy rains led to the halt of the annual "Char Dham Yatra" in Uttarakhand.

Dedication, not money, matters during calamities: Nita Ambani

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 15:04

Kickstarting relief work for over 25,000 people affected by floods in Uttarakhand, Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani has said that it is the dedication and sincerity towards lending a helping hand that matters more than money during times of natural calamities.