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.
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.
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.
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.
18 Mar 2014
LONDON: Liverpool are calling on football fans from around the world to show their support for the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster by sending in club scarves.
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.
20 Feb 2014
Tokyo: The operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant said on Thursday that 100 tonnes of highly contaminated water had leaked out of a tank, the worst incident since last August, when a series of radioactive water leaks sparked international alarm.
09 Jul 2013
India's Under-19 World Cup winning captain Unmukt Chand has donated Rs 1 lakh in Mukhya Mantri Rahat Kosh for Uttrakhand flood victims.
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.