Uttarakhand tragedy

Kedarnath restoration: Are spirits of the dead haunting labourers?

Kedarnath restoration: Are spirits of the dead haunting labourers?

It's been almost two years since Uttarakhand was devastated by the sudden flash floods, but the memories of the tragedy still haunt many, especially the labourers employed in the Kedarnath region for its restoration work.

Sep 02, 2015, 17:20 PM IST

U`khand tragedy: Blood samples of relatives to be collected

For identification of victims of last year`s Uttarakhand floods tragedy, city-based Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) and Uttarakhand government are trying to contact relatives of missing persons and obtain blood samples for DNA matching.

Jun 23, 2014, 22:12 PM IST

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.

Jun 18, 2014, 20:17 PM IST

Uttarakhand disaster anniversary: Call for special policy highlighted

A year after a devastating deluge ravaged several parts of Uttarakhand, the state government has come under criticism for not framing a policy for the state to deal with natural calamities.

Jun 16, 2014, 19:43 PM IST

Uttarakhand tragedy: Uma Bharti takes step to prevent disasters in future

On the first anniversary of the devastation caused by flash floods in Uttarakhand last June 16, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Monday said that she will personally review the development work carried out by the state government after the incident.

Jun 16, 2014, 18:11 PM IST

Prasoon Joshi proud of daughter`s writing

Following in her father`s footsteps, lyricist Prasoon Joshi`s six-year-old daughter has already started penning down pieces and shows them to her dad for his approval.

Oct 21, 2013, 17:58 PM IST

We need to learn right lessons from Uttarakhand tragedy: PM

Underlining the need to learn "right lessons" from the Uttarakhand tragedy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the country has to equip itself in a better way to prevent disasters and check their fall out.

Oct 04, 2013, 13:16 PM IST

Why only blame government when people too are responsible?

As Indians we care about the immediate and not the important. All our focus is on resolving the immediate crisis facing us.

Aug 15, 2013, 13:38 PM IST

Consult global experts for rehabilitation: Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi has asked the Centre to take the advice of global experts and prepare a scientific plan of action for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of areas devastated in the recent calamity.

Jul 10, 2013, 17:45 PM IST

Monks carry food to Uttarakhand victims

Monks from the Belur headquartered Ramakrishna Mission are walking miles carrying food on their shoulders to feed people in the inaccessible villages of flood-ravaged Uttarakhand.

Jul 10, 2013, 17:08 PM IST

Hemkund trust seeks alternative land from U`khand

An Uttarakhand-based Sikh trust has asked the state government to allot them land to set up a base camp at Govind Ghat for the pilgrims en-route to Hemkund Sahib.

Jul 10, 2013, 15:22 PM IST

Lost in Uttarakhand, bodies being found in UP rivers

Three weeks after the heavy rains and subsequent flash floods killed hundreds and left several thousand missing in Uttarakhand, bodies are being fished out of rivers in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.

Jul 08, 2013, 13:04 PM IST

Uttarakhand to requisition choppers to tackle bad weather

The state government on Sunday geared up to requisition choppers which can be flown even in bad weather to take food supplies to affected areas in Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi and Chamoli districts.

Jul 07, 2013, 11:32 AM IST

Uttarakhand govt official caught stealing relief materials, suspended

In a shocking incident, a government official in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand has been caught stealing relief materials that were meant for the stranded people.

Jul 06, 2013, 13:01 PM IST

Badal offers Rs 10 cr for reconstruction work in U`khand

Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal Friday announced a financial assistance of Rs 10 crore for reconstruction of Kedarnath shrine.

Jul 05, 2013, 20:16 PM IST

U`khand govt seeks more medical officers, specialists

The Uttarakhand government has made a fresh request to the Union Health Ministry for sending 171 more medical officers and 57 specialists to address health issues in the flood-hit state.

Jul 05, 2013, 17:57 PM IST

Bad weather hampers cremation of bodies in Kedarnath

Inclement weather badly hampered cremation of bodies and removal of debris at Kedarnath Friday.

Jul 05, 2013, 17:07 PM IST

Uttarakhand CM assures reconstruction of state

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has assured that his government has begun reconstruction and rebuilding of the hill state which was ravaged by June`s deluge.

Jul 05, 2013, 16:42 PM IST

Uttarakhand: 23 more bodies cremated in Kedarghati

Mass cremation of bodies in Kedarghati held up for the past few days on Thursday started with 23 more consigned to flames, taking the number of bodies disposed of so far to 59.

Jul 04, 2013, 13:39 PM IST

Survivors face psychological problems, state apathy

For three days, Atul Negi, 29, was a possessed man -- he lost his voice, turned violent and needed at least seven people to hold him down whenever someone asked him how he survived in the floods that have wreaked havoc in parts of Uttarakand and killed hundreds, perhaps thousands.

Jul 04, 2013, 12:56 PM IST