NGO moves green tribunal against chopper services in Kedarnath
NGO moves green tribunal against chopper services in Kedarnath

Voicing concern over the looming threat to the flora and fauna due to operation of helicopters in the eco-sensitive zone at Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand, an NGO has approached the National Green Tribunal seeking closure of such services.

Kedarnath teerth purohits to get entire compensation soon

 Uttarakhand government today ordered immediate payment of compensation to Kedarnath teerth purohits who had to give their land for reconstruction work around the Himalayan shrine as per Kedarnath masterplan.

'Land acquisition for new approach road to Kedarnath complete'

In a development likely to give fresh impetus to reconstruction work around Kedarnath, the state government has completed the land acquisition process for developing a new road to the famed Himalayan temple, a senior official said on Tuesday.

900 pilgrims evacuated in Uttarakhand, Chardham yatra not suspended, says Rawat

900 persons were on Friday evacuated by choppers from Kedar valley, Hemkund Sahib and Badrinath areas with nearly half a dozen roads and bridges in Chamoli and Rudraprayag districts damaged by first monsoon showers and yatra to the Himalayan shrines severely affected for the second consecutive day.

Warning of heavy rains, landslides in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand MeT department on Wednesday issued a warning predicting heavy rains and landslides in parts of the state especially in the high altitude districts for two days beginning tomorrow.

Uttarakhand: Two years after calamity, safe, new homes still a distant dream for homeless
Uttarakhand: Two years after calamity, safe, new homes still a distant dream for homeless

It is exactly two years since a devastating deluge in the state claimed thousands of lives and rendered hundreds homeless, but for a majority of those affected, a safe, new home still continues to be a distant dream.

Kedarnath shrine opens its gates for devotees

The gates of the ancient Kedarnath shrine were thrown open for devotees amid elaborate rituals early Friday morning.

Women found hanging from tree died of execution: Police

Two women, bodies of whom were found hanging from a tree in Ukhimath area of Rudraprayag district three days ago, died of execution, police said on Thursday.

Uttarakhand likely to get rain, snow

Uttarakhand is likely to get heavy rains and snowfall over the next two days, the weather office here said on Wednesday.

Man declared dead after 2013 Uttarakhand disaster resurfaces

Lost in the flash floods of Uttarakhand that killed thousands and considered as dead by the state government, 46-year-old Pushkar Singh of Chamoli district was found roaming in the streets of Rudraprayag district by his cousin.

Kedarnath shrine to reopen on April 24

The sacred portals of Kedarnath shrine will be reopened on April 24 this year.

Snowfall in higher reaches, showers in plains of Uttarakhand

The high altitude areas in Garhwal Himalayas were covered with a thick shroud of snow today even as Chamoli, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag and Pithoragarh districts of Uttarakhand received fresh snowfall and the plains were lashed by showers coupled with hail, adding to the chill.

Kedarnath pilgrims to get weather updates on phone

Drawing lessons from 2013 calamity at Kedarnath which caught thousands of pilgrims offguard, the state government has completed the digital mapping of Rudraprayag district which will help pilgrims heading for the Himalayan shrine to get weather updates on their mobile phone.

Over a dozen adventure tourism destinations soon in Uttarakhand ?

In a bid to revive the tourism sector badly hit by last year`s calamity in Uttarakhand, the state government has identified over a dozen places spread over eight districts to develop them as adventure tourism destinations.

Red alert issued in Uttarakhand`s Rudraprayag due to heavy rainfall

Uttarakhand authorities issued red alert in Rudraprayag on Wednesday after heavy rainfall was recorded in the region.

Kedarnath Yatra hit by landslides, halted

The Kedarnath Yatra in Uttarakhand was halted after landslides in Rudraprayag blocked the route that leads to the pilgrimage site, officials said.

Chardham yatra to start on May 2

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.

Uttarakhand govt orders repair of Char Dham Yatra route in time

Uttarakhand government has ordered completion of all road repair and reconstruction works along Char Dham Yatra route well before the start of the annual pilgrimage in May this year.

Two mild earthquakes hit Uttarakhand

Two mild intensity earthquakes hit Uttarakhand`s Rudraprayag and Chamoli districts in the wee hours on Monday.

Eight more bodies recovered at Kedarnath

Eight highly decomposed bodies were recovered from the debris at Kedarnath.