19 Jul 2014
Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday said resumption of the char dham yatra was a calculated risk which he took deliberately to revive the state's economy much of which depends on religious tourism.
16 Jul 2014
Dehradun: The annual Hindu pilgrimage of Char Dham that takes devotees to Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines was halted on Wednesday following heavy rain in Uttarakhand, officials said.
15 Jul 2014
Chennai: The December 2004 tsunami sparked a debate in the Tamil Nadu Assembly with Chief Minister Jayalalithaa asserting she had extended aid and succour to the affected, while DMK chief Karunanidhi had not even visited his constituency, which was also hit by the disaster.
11 Jul 2014
Kolkata: The institutional framework for disaster management in West Bengal is weak because of deficient functioning of the State Disaster Management Authority, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has noted.
11 Jul 2014
New Delhi: India has inked a loan agreement with World Bank for an assistance of USD 153 million (about Rs 920 crore) for the Odisha Disaster Recovery Project
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.
27 Jun 2014
Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said the government was bracing up to deal with possibility of delayed and weak monsoon rains this year in the state.
25 Jun 2014
Los Angeles: After making headlines with his wedding stint in the fourth season of reality show ‘Bigg Boss’, Ali Merchant is all set to return to the small screen with ‘Yeh Hai Aashiqui - Disaster Series’ after a year-long sabbatical.