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Uttarakhand witnessing unprecedented forest fires

4 April 2021 7:10 AM GMT

Uttarakhand is witnessing unprecedented forest fires, that too in April when temperatures are yet to touch the maximum range, forest officials said. Higher temperatures generally trigger such fires. This time around, forest fires started in the winter months in many districts. Most hill districts like Nainital, Almora, Tehri and Pauri have come under the grip […]

Centre appoints high-level team to review Medical Care & Public Health arrangements for Kumbh Mela at Haridwar

16 March 2021 3:20 AM GMT

Centre has deployed a three-member high-level central team to review Medical Care and Public Health arrangements for Kumbh Mela at Haridwar in Uttarakhand. The team is being led by Dr SK Singh, Director, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Dr SK Jain, Additional Director and Dr Meera Dhuria, Deputy Director, both from NCDC are the […]

Tirath Singh Rawat to be new Uttarakhand chief minister

10 March 2021 7:50 AM GMT

Tirath Singh Rawat is set to be the new chief minister of Uttarakhand, the BJP announced at its party meet in the state capital today. He is likely to be sworn in around 4 pm. Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned from the chief ministerial post on Tuesday. His resignation came after BJP general secretary in-charge of […]

Uttarakhand floods: More bodies discovered in Tapovan tunnel as death toll rises to 58

17 Feb 2021 3:37 AM GMT

Almost 10 days after the Uttarakhand flood disaster, when a glacial fracture spurred massive floods in Dhauli Ganga, efforts are still underway to rescue labourers trapped in a tunnel at the Tapovan hydroelectric project. Two more bodies were recovered early Tuesday, hiking the death toll up to 58. 148 are still assumed missing. Around 30 […]

Uttarakhand glacier burst death toll increases to 54

15 Feb 2021 9:10 AM GMT

The death toll in Uttarakhand Glacier burst incident has increased to 54 after rescuers found three more bodies at the disaster-hit Tapovan project in Chamoli district on Monday. A massive search and rescue operation continues in the tunnel at National Thermal Power Corporation’s 520 Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project site. The flashflood had not only demolished the […]

Uttarakhand floods: Rescuers drill hole in Tapovan tunnel in bid to find missing people

13 Feb 2021 7:34 AM GMT

Security personnel drilled a hole on their way to a possible location of over 30 people trapped inside the sludge-choked Tapovan tunnel, making a headway at last in the prolonged rescue efforts. However, efforts were afoot on Saturday to widen the hole so that a camera could be inserted into the tunnel to get a […]

Rescue operation to locate 25-35 workers trapped inside Tapovan tunnel continues

10 Feb 2021 7:27 AM GMT

Rescuers from multiple agencies like the ITBP, NDRF and Army continued their operation on Wednesday to penetrate deeper through tonnes of silt to reach out to workers trapped inside the Tapovan tunnel as the toll in the Uttarakhand flash floods has mounted to 32 with over 170 missing. The centre of operations, post the Sunday […]

HADR operation in Uttarakhand by IAF

9 Feb 2021 3:14 PM GMT

The HADR efforts in Uttarakhand continued as per the requirements of the district administration and coordination agencies. Mi 17s were used to transport NDRF personnel and 450 Kg of rescue load from Jolly Grant to Joshimath. ALH were used for ariel reconnaissance of the affected areas by DRDO scientists. The IAF is actively looking at […]

Massive rescue operation launched to evacuate trapped workers from Tapovan tunnel in Uttarakhand

9 Feb 2021 3:04 AM GMT

Massive search and rescue operation is underway to save trapped workers from the Tapovan tunnel in Chamoli district of Uttrakhand. The state government has officially confirmed that 197 workers remain missing in the flash flood since Sunday. The rescue team has so far recovered 26 bodies and was successful in evacuating 12 persons trapped in […]

Rishabh Pant to donate match fee towards rescue operations in Uttarakhand

8 Feb 2021 5:09 AM GMT

India’s swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant will be donating his match fee towards rescue operations for the glacier burst in Uttarakhand and also encouraged others to come forward and contribute. A glacier broke off at Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, leading to a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river and causing large-scale devastation […]

Relief & rescue work underway in full swing in flood-hit areas of Uttarakhand

8 Feb 2021 3:50 AM GMT

Rescue and relief operations are in full progress in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand where a glacier burst, led to massive flood and caused large-scale devastation. The glacier burst triggered massive flooding of Dhauliganga river near Rishiganga Power Project at Raini village in Tapovan area of the district yesterday. Eight bodies have been recovered so far […]

Glacial burst in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli leads to massive flood, alert sounded

7 Feb 2021 8:08 AM GMT

A massive flood in the Dhauliganga river was reported near a village in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, prompting authorities to launch a search and rescue operation and sounding an alert in all the districts downstream up to Haridwar, sources reported on Sunday. Hundreds of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel have been rushed to carry out rescue […]

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