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India-origin Vivek Badrinath on Nokia board

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 22:16

He has worked in India from 2000 to 2003 as the CEO of consumer electronics firm Thomson India.

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.

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

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 13:14

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.

Kedarnath Yatra suspended for fourth day due to bad weather

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 15:00

The Kedarnath Yatra remained suspended for the fourth consecutive day Tuesday due to adverse weather conditions, officials said.

Kedarnath yatra halted after heavy snowfall, 144 pilgrims stranded

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 14:50

A week after the opening of famous Kedarnath shrine, the yatra was put on hold after heavy snowfall and bad weather in the region, a report said on Sunday.

Kedarnath journey risky at present, avoid yatra for a week: Priest

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 13:21

Holding that arrangements for the Kedarnath yatra are not adequate yet, the temple`s chief priest Bhimashankar Ling on Sunday advised devotees planning to visit the Himalayan shrine to put their plans on hold for at least a week as it could be "risky".

Ten 10 killed in Uttarakhand bus accident

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 12:57

Ten people were killed and 25 were injured Wednesday morning when a bus met with an accident on the Rishikesh-Badrinath route in Uttarakhand, police said.

Badrinath shrine reopens amid chanting of Vedic hymns

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 11:46

Faith has won over fearful memories of deadly devastation in Uttarakhand. Amid recitals of Vedic hymns and blowing of conch shells, the holy shrine of Badrinath reopened on Monday, a day after prayers began at Kedarnath.

Ishwar Prasad Namburi becomes head priest of Badrinath

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 20:17

With the gates of Badrinath shrine scheduled to be reopened on May 5, Ishwar Prasad Namburi was on Friday formally given charge as the `Rawal` (head priest) of the famed Himalayan temple.

Chardham yatra to start on May 2

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 19:19

All preparations are complete for the start of Chardham yatra from May 2 with the road from Rudraprayag to Joshimath on way to Badrinath fully black-topped and the snow-clogged highway leading to the Himalayan shrine cleared of snow and opened to traffic, Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar on Sunday said.

Two highways leading to Kedarnath, Badrinath blocked

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 01:00

Fresh snowfall in higher reaches and moderate showers in plains in Uttarakhand have left two highways leading to Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines in Garhwal Himalayas blocked, raising worries about timely start of the annual Char Dham pilgrimage on May two.

Uttarakhand govt taking steps for smooth Char Dham yatra

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 11:56

With just a fortnight to go for the start of the annual Char Dham pilgrimage, Uttarakhand government is giving final touches to preparations for the yatra route to ensure a smooth and trouble-free journey for the devotees en route to the four Himalayan shrines.