More workers to be deployed for Kedarnath route reconstruction

In a bid to speed up reconstruction of roads on `char dham` pilgrimage route, the Uttarakhand government decided to deploy 800 workers on the Gaurikund-Rambada stretch en route to Kedarnath.

Rawat orders completion of Gaurikund-Kedarnath road before char dham

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.

Uttarakhand CM refuses to declare 5,748 missing people as dead

Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Monday refused to declare as dead the 5,748 persons missing after the June 16 calamity in Uttarakhand, saying the mission to find them will not be given up.

Uttarakhand helicopter crash: Tragedy again for tw

Death of 2 ITBP men in air crash was enough to devastate their families but realisation that they may never get mortal remains is unfathomable as rescuers have finally said nothing was found of them.

NGO Sulabh International to adopt U`khand`s `village of widows`

NGO Sulabh International on Thursday announced to adopt Deoli-Bramhagram village in Uttarakhand which has acquired the dubious tag of "village of widows" after 57 men from the settlement went missing in the recent flash-floods.

Will not be able to forget death, devastation in U’khand: NDRF team

For Inspector Gopal Singh Meena, the scenes of death and destruction in Uttarakhand will always be etched in his memory.

MP announces honorarium for families of chopper crash victims

An Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter carrying 20 people had crashed during a rescue mission near Gaurikund in Uttarakhand.

BRO efforts help in evacuation of 2000 from Gaurikund by land

Braving heavy rains, fresh landslides and breaches in calamity-ravaged Uttarakhand, the Border Roads Organisation has facilitated evacuation of about 2000 pilgrims from Gaurikund by land route.

U’Khand chopper crash: Darrell Castellino- The man who always returned compliments

"I am not from Goa. I am from Mumbai," Darrell Castellino, who was the commander of the ill-fated Mi-17 helicopter that crashed on Tuesday in Gaurikund, said when asked if his second name suggested he hails from the beach state.

Several pilgrims still stuck without relief near Kedarnath

Many pilgrims have already died of hunger and many are searching for the dead bodies of their kin in the jungles over Gaurikund, Bhairavchatti, Junglechatti and Garurchatti.

Uttarakhand floods: Rescue ops stepped up, death toll may cross 1,000

With adverse weather predicted, over 10,000 people were evacuated from various upper reaches of flood-ravaged Uttarakhand, including the worst-affected Kedarnath, as the death toll may touch 1,000.

Uttarakhand floods: Rescue operation stepped up

Rescuers were racing against time to reach out to 1000 stranded pilgrims sighted in the gorges and ravines between Kedarnath and Gaurikund as 17 foreign tourists were evacuated from flood-hit Dharasu in Uttarkashi district.