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.
11 Mar 2014
New Delhi: Keen to import gas from US to meet its rising energy needs, India will on Tuesday ask Washington to ease restrictions on sales to countries with which it does not have a free trade agreement (FTA).
05 Mar 2014
Dehradun: A corpus fund of Rs 10 crore each will be given to the District Magistrates of Rudraprayag, Chamoli and Uttarkashi districts, which bore the brunt of last year's calamity, to ensure that road reconstruction work by the Border Road Organization (BRO) goes on uninterrupted on Char Dham pilgrimage route.
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.
03 Feb 2014
Dehradun: Two days after taking over as Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Harish Rawat on Monday visited the flash-flood-hit districts of Chamoli and Rudrapryag and said separate disaster management officials with administrative and financial powers will be appointed there to provide succor to people.
07 Mar 2014
Dehradun: Calling Harish Rawat a ‘bigger failure’ than his predecessor Vijay Bahuguna, the Bharatiya Janata Party has accused the new Uttarakhand Chief Minister of doing nothing except visiting flood-hit areas and laying foundation stones of new projects.
07 Mar 2014
Dehradun: With the announcement of Lok Sabha election dates, all the major political parties in Uttarakhand have geared up for polls. Though Bhartiya Janta Party and Congress are yet to announce their candidates for the five Lok Sabha seats in the state, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) have gone ahead by announcing their candidates.
06 Mar 2014
Dehradun: Laptops will be distributed among students who would score over 80 percent marks in class 12 examination of state board and also to those who would secure more than 70 percent marks in higher, technological and medical education in Uttarakhand.
13 Feb 2014
New Delhi: As Uttarakhand and the northeastern states are geographically similar, the latter need to take lessons from the 2013 disaster that struck the north Indian state and pursues a green development vision, experts said on Wednesday.
06 Feb 2014
Port Blair: The Andaman and Nicobar Islands' administration is in the process of putting in place an automated disaster alert system, in a bid to reduce delay in passing on information about approaching natural disasters.