17 Apr 2014
Mokpo (South Korea): Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search on Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of South Korea.
16 Apr 2014
Seoul: A multi-storey ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students, sank off South Korea's southwest coast on Wednesday, leaving at least three people dead and 293 others missing, a official said.
11 Apr 2014
Balasore (Odisha): Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Congress of remembering the country’s poor only during the time of elections.
11 Apr 2014
Mumbai: 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 from May.
05 Nov 2013
Dehradun: Chants of Vedic hymns reverberated in the air amid light snowfall as the sacred portals of the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath, which bore the brunt of the June calamity in Uttarakhand, were closed on Tuesday for winter.
01 Apr 2014
Dehradun: The sacred portals of Gangotri shrine in the Himalayas will be thrown open to devotees on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya on May 2 to mark the beginning of the annual Char Dham pilgrimage this year.
27 Feb 2014
Gopeshwar (Uttarakhand): The sacred portals of the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath will be thrown open for devotees on May 4 after a six month closure during winter when the area remains snowbound.
22 Jun 2013
As if the natural disaster and consequent mayhem was not enough, the pilgrims stuck in Kedarnath, were in for another shock, this time from the Nepali hoodlums from the adjoining forests. The Nepalis decamped with their money and belongings, they did not spare the women either.
10 Mar 2014
New Delhi: Taking a cue from the mass devastation and destruction caused by flash floods and landslides last year in Uttarakhand, the government has brought in the use of technology to make things easier for the pilgrims, who will leave for Kedarnath this year.
11 Mar 2014
Tokyo: Japan on Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which swept away 18,000 victims, destroyed coastal communities, and sparked a nuclear emergency that forced a re-think on atomic power.