Two highways leading to Kedarnath, Badrinath blocked

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.

Heavy rains lash Uttarakhand, water level rising in Ganga

The flood-devastated Uttarakhand on Wednesday witnessed heavy rainfall in several regions affecting the relief and rehabilitation work being carried out by various central and the state agencies in the Himalayan state.

Heavy rains lash Uttarakhand

Heavy rains lashed the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand making the weather pleasant at most places after the mugginess of the last few days.

Kedarnath portals to reopen on May 14

The sacred portals of the famous Kedarnath temple in Garhwal Himalayas will reopen on May 14 after its six month annual closure during winters.

Quake jolts Garhwal region, no casualties

An earthquake of moderate intensity on Monday shook Garhwal region and its adjoining areas in the hill state of Uttarakhand but there were no reports of any loss of life or damage to property.

Uttarakhand reels under severe cold wave

Uttarakhand remained in the grip of severe cold on Saturday with the plains of Kumaon and Garhwal regions wrapped in a thick blanket of fog and the state capital recording further drop in temperature.

Garhwal mourns death of Delhi gang-rape victim

Several people in Garhwal region poured out of their homes and held marches to mourn the death of the Delhi gang-rape victim.

Kedarnath, Yamunotri shrines closed for winter

The sacred portals of the Himalayan shrines of Kedarnath and Yamunotri in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand were closed on Thursday.

Nearly 1000 pilgrims stranded in Garhwal

Nearly 1000 pilgrims are stranded in various areas of Garhwal following a series of landslides in Uttarkashi and Chamoli districts.

Dry weather, soaring mercury cause forest fires

Dry weather and soaring mercury have caused several forest fires in Himalayan region of Garhwal and hills near Kotdwara.