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

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 20:17

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

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

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 18:11

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.

BJP MP demands white paper on Uttarakhand natural disaster

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 17:56

Contending that the full magnitude of last year`s natural disaster in Uttarakhand has not come out in the open yet, a BJP MP, who had a close shave in the incident, today demanded a white paper on the tragedy and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "intervene" in the matter to find out the truth.

Harish Rawat assures flow of funds for reconstruction

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 21:04

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said there would be no dearth of funds for reconstruction in disaster-hit areas but there should be no compromise on the quality of work.

World Bank to give $250 mn loan for Uttarakhand reconstruction

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 17:40

Multi-lateral funding agency World Bank will provide USD 250 million loan to construct disaster resilient houses and road in cyclonic disaster hit Uttarakhand.

Ration meant for flood-hit rotting in U`Khand godowns

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 13:55

While flood-hit people of Uttarakhand kept crying for succour, ration meant for them kept rotting in government godowns with villagers complaining that sacks full of foodgrain have been thrown in the Gori river.

Five months post disaster, Uttarakhand still lacks disaster plan

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 19:09

Nearly five months after devastating floods ravaged the hill state, Uttarakhand is yet to formulate a disaster management plan to meet any future calamity.

Uttarakhand seeks Rs 15 crore for disaster-hit schools

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 14:45

The Uttarakhand government has asked the Centre to sanction Rs 15 crore for the repair and reconstruction of 139 middle schools destroyed in the mid June calamity in the hill state.

Children worst affected in Uttarakhand disaster

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 21:02

Children were affected most during the Uttarakhand flood disaster and many of the kids continue to have trauma and afraid of rains, the NDMA said.

Bahuguna govt to relax compensation norms for disaster-hit areas

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 13:50

The Uttarakhand government has decided to relax relief and compensation norms for disaster-hit areas of the state making a provision for those unhappy with the amount given to them.

SC notice to Centre, States on disaster management

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013, 16:52

The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to Uttarakhand and six other states for their alleged failure in implementing Disaster Management Act in order to handle natural catastrophe.

Students use space camera to study Uttarakhand disaster

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 23:33

A total of 300 school students studied the earth`s surface as seen from space, including the flood-ravaged state of Uttarakhand.