Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 19:42
Biometric registration of devotees and facilities like SMS alerts in case of an emergency are among a slew of steps being taken by the state government in view of the char dham pilgrimage scheduled to begin in May this year.
Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 22:36
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat asked officials to ensure completion of work on a 22 km alternative road between Gaurikund and Kedarnath before the commencement of char dham yatra on May 5.
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.
Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 09:14
Gates of the famous Badrinath shrine will be closed for devotees from Monday, ending this year`s `Char Dham` yatra which was marred by the June rain fury and remained suspended for nearly three months.
Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 21:08
Gates of Badrinath shrine will be closed for devotees from Monday, ending this year`s `Char Dham` yatra which was marred by the June rain fury and remained suspended for nearly three months.
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 17:01
Pilgrimage to Gangotri, one of the Char Dhams, resumed on Tuesday after remaining suspended for over three months in the wake of the devastating flashfloods in the state.
Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 11:30
Terming the recent calamity in Uttarakhand as a man-made disaster, activist Medha Patkar has said it is time to rethink the concept of development.
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 14:11
Nearly a month after floods ravaged several parts of Uttarakhand and disrupted the Char Dham yatra, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said on Wednesday that pilgrimage to Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri will resume by September 30.
Last Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 09:31
Despite repeated warnings of "heavy rains" issued by the state met dept, the Uttarakhand govt reportedly failed to pay heed and take timely action that could have saved hundreds of lives lost in the flood-hit state.
Last Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013, 12:17
Even as the much-awaited monsoon brought relief from the blistering heat, incessant rains have wreaked havoc in many parts of the country.
Last Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013, 10:55
Monsoon woes gripped several parts of north India on Monday as heavy rains wreaked havoc in the hill states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, leaving over 60 people dead and hundreds stranded, while several parts in Haryana were flooded after water level of Yamuna rose alarmingly.
Last Updated: Sunday, June 16, 2013, 22:46
Eight persons were killed in Uttarakhand on Sunday as incessant rains lashed the hill state causing landslips in the higher reaches and sweeping away several roads and bridges in Uttarkashi and Chamoli districts.
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