A year on, agencies yet to learn from Uttarakhand disaster

Recovery of 17 more skeletal remains in the Kedar Valley, a year after thousands got swept away by floods in Uttarakhand on the night of June 16, 2013, has put the role of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) under sharp scrutiny.

Uttarakhand eyes tourism recovery; gears up for Chardham Yatra

Uttarakhand, recovering from an unprecedented natural disaster last year, is all geared up to revive its tourism sector and pinning hopes on a good response to the annual Chardham Yatra beginning next month.

Devastated Kedarnath temple theme of puja pandals in Tripura

With pujas woven around themes finding precedence in Tripura, at least three Durga puja pandals here have chosen to depict the Kedarnath temple which was devastated by floods recently.

Cleaning of debris in Kedarnath area to begin after Dussehra

The cleaning up of debris and razing of damaged buildings in flood-affected Kedarnath area, which could not be started due to frequent rains in the monsoon season, will begin after the Dussehra festival.

Three months later, Kedarnath still in shambles

Three months after tragedy struck the pilgrim town of Kedarnath, it still remains cut off with no approach roads, bodies still trapped under mounds of debris and scared villagers migrating to the cities - with some even planning to never return to the hill region exalted as the `Land of Gods`.

Uttarakhand: Prayers resume at Kedarnath; decision on pilgrims by month end

As the clock stuck seven on Wednesday morning, the chief priest of Kedarnath stepped into the sanctum-sanctorum of the 6th century shrine to resume prayers; 86 days after ravaging floods destroyed the temple town and left hundreds dead.

Kedarnath Temple restoration work from next week

The Archaeological Survey of India will begin restoration work of Kedarnath Temple, damaged by devastating floods in June, from next week and the estimated cost of the exercise will be around Rs 2.40 crore.

21 bodies cremated at Kedarnath

Twenty-one bodies were extricated on Wednesday from tonnes of debris lying in Kedarnath and consigned to flames after necessary rituals.

Minor damage to outer wall of Kedarnath temple: ASI

A team of experts of Archaeological Survey of India has found that the north eastern outer wall of the sanctum sanctorum of Kedarnath temple was slightly damaged at some places.

Shiva temple swept away, prayers at Kedarnath to begin on Sept 11

Swollen waters of the Bhagirathi following incessant overnight rains washed away a famous Shiva temple in Uttarkashi.

Veerappa Moily urged to arrange finance to restore Kedarnath temple

Union Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch on Sunday urged Petroleum Minister M Veerapa Moily to arrange finance for restoring the badly damaged Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand.

No major harm to Kedarnath temple by floods: ASI

There has been no major harm to the Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand in the recent flood fury except for dislodging of some stones which will be replaced, an Archaeological Survey of India official Friday said.

IAF rescues 12 officials, chopper in Uttarakhand

Indian Air Force rescued 12 people including state government officials stuck in the Kedarnath temple complex and supplied rations to others there involved in the work to reopen the roads.

‘Roads connecting Kedarnath shrine to be restored by September’

Heavy monsoon rains wreaked havoc in the hill states of Uttarakhand on June 16 and 17, with thousands of people affected and several hundreds dead. Himachal Pradesh was also hit by floods due to rains.

‘Outside help not required to restore Kedarnath temple`

Minister for Culture Chandresh Kumari Katoch Wednesday said "outside help" was not required to restore Uttarakhand`s 11th century Kedarnath temple that was damaged in last month`s flash floods and landslides.

Govt to make efforts to restore Kedarnath glory

The Kedarnath Temple was "partially destroyed" and suffered serious damages in the recent floods but government would make all efforts to restore it to its "original glory", Minister of Culture Chandresh Kumari Katoch said.

`Outside help not required to restore Kedarnath temple`

Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch said Wednesday outside help was not required to restore Uttarakhand`s 11th century Kedarnath temple that was damaged in last month`s deluge.

‘Uttarakhand govt and temple committee will reconstruct Kedarnath`

Uttarakhand CM Vijay Bahuguna on Sunday turned down offers from his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi and others for reconstruction of the Kedarnath temple, saying it will be done by his government and the temple committee.

Kedarnath to be rebuilt anew scientifically: Uttarakhand CM

Kedarnath, the temple town that has been devastated by the floods in Uttarakhand, will now be rebuilt using scientific and modern technologies.

ASI team to visit Kedarnath shrine

A team of experts from Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will visit the Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand to assess the quantum of damage caused by the flood fury and restoration required for the shrine.