Rakesh wins country's longest swimming competition

 Rakesh Biswas came first in the country's longest swimming competition in the river Bhagirathi here on Sunday.

IIT Roorkee committed to rebuilding lives in Uttarakhand: Director

A year has passed since Uttarakhand was ravaged by floods, but the Himalayan state still lies in shambles. Hoping to avoid future disasters, IIT Roorkee is studying the "dynamic behaviour" of the rivers, which have changed their course, to adopt suitable measures, says its director Pradipta Banerji.

Panel to study impact of hydel projects on Uttarakhand ecology

The 17-member committee will examine the extent to which the projects were responsible for the tragedy.

CM opposes Centre`s decision on eco-sensitive zone

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna today strongly opposed the Centre`s recent notification declaring a vast stretch of land from Gaumukh to Uttarkashi on either side of the Bhagirathi river as an eco-sensitive zone.

IIT-Roorkee, WII to study Bhagirathi, Alaknanda hydel projects

The Centre has roped in IIT
Roorkee and Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India to
assess the feasibility of the proposed hydel projects on the
Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers in Uttarakhand.

Work on three hydro-electric projects on Bhagirathi suspended

The construction work has been
suspended in three out of eight hydro-electric projects on
river Bhagirathi in Uttarakhand, the government told the Rajya
Sabha today.

VHP seeks complete ban on hydel projects on Bhagirathi

Buoyed by the central government`s decision to scrap two hydel dams on Bhagirathi in Uttarakhand, VHP has demanded a complete ban on other such projects on the holy river, including NTPC`s 600 MW Loharinag Pala.

‘Closure of hydel projects to inflict heavy loss on state’

An Uttarakhand minister on Friday said the Centre`s decision to scrap two hydel projects on Bhagirathi, a tributary of the Ganga, would inflict a heavy loss on the state both in terms of electricity and money.