25 Jun 2013
Madhu Pandey of Faridabad, one of the pilgrims who had gone to Kedarnath with her husband Mathura Prasad, brother-in-law Vinod and his wife Vimla, shares the nightmare she had to live through in the Uttarakhand devastation. Though she returned safe and sound, she still shivers thinking about the entire Uttarakhand deluge.
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.
25 Jun 2013
Nature's fury has devastated the serene region of Uttarakhand encompassing the majestic Kedarnath temple, which has got submerged in about 10 feet of debris, turning the area into a ghost town. Interestingly, both the sanctum sanctorum and the shrine bell are safe.
06 Apr 2016
Nainital: The Uttarakhand High Court today rejected Centre's plea for deferring the hearing on former Chief Minister Harish Rawat's petition challenging the imposition of President's rule in the state.
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.
27 Apr 2016
Warrington: The 96 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough football stadium disaster were unlawfully killed, a jury concluded yesterday, finding Britain's worst sporting tragedy was partly down to police errors.
09 Jul 2016
Berlin: The specialised structure of coconut walls may help to design buildings that can withstand earthquakes and other natural disasters, a new study suggests.
31 Mar 2016
New Delhi: Terming the collapse of an under construction flyover in Kolkata as a 'disaster', the Centre today assured the West Bengal government all help in rescuing trapped people from the debris and said a report from the state will give a clear picture on how the tragedy had happened.
06 Feb 2016
Harare: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe yesterday declared a 'state of disaster' in many rural areas hit by a severe drought, with 26 percent of the population facing food shortages.