01 Jul 2016
New Delhi: Expressing grief over the loss of lives in torrential rains in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat today announced a compensation of Rs two lakh each to families of the victims.
01 Jul 2016
Pithoragarh/Gopeshwar: Twelve persons were killed and 25 others were missing as torrential rains and landslides hit Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh and Chamoli districts in the wee hours today, burying villages in sludge with many residents trapped under the debris.
02 Jul 2016
Dehradun: At least 14 bodies have been recovered so far from the debris in villages which were buried in a cloud burst in Uttarakhand, police said today. As many as 39 people were feared dead yesterday in the incident that occurred in six villages of Chamoli and Pithoragarh districts, the police said.
30 Apr 2016
Dehradun: Major forest fires raged today across Uttarakhand even as three teams of NDRF were deployed in Almora, Gauchar and Pauri and one team of SDRF in Nainital to extinguish the flames.
22 Sep 2014
Dehradun: A new community radio went on air in Uttarakhand to disseminate information to two lakh people in 200 remote villages in the disaster–prone Rudraprayag district.
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.
16 Jun 2014
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sought dismissal of the Congress government in Uttarakhand while accusing it of failing to carry out its duty of handing over bodies to the next of kin and not undertaking rehabilitation works even a year after the flash flood tragedy in the hill state.
02 May 2016
New Delhi: Latest satellite imageries of Uttarakhand have reported that the forest fire has gone out in over 70 percent of the affected areas, even as the NDRF has deployed over 130 personnel to tackle the massive blaze.
13 Jul 2013
A total of 300 school students studied the earth's surface as seen from space, including the flood-ravaged state of Uttarakhand, as part of a science popularisation workshop sponsored by NASA, an NGO said on Friday.
25 Jun 2013
Tibetan spiritual leader - the Dalai Lama expressed sympathy with family members of the flash-flood victims of Uttarakhand, an aide said in Dharamshala on Tuesday.