August 20, 2013
A recent Supreme Court order has called for an independent inquiry into the projects’ ecological impact. »
New Delhi, Aug 15
Expressing anguish over the Uttarakhand floods disaster, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said that the Government is working with all resources under its command to rehabilitate people and reb...
Mumbai, Aug 13
Responding to the severe flash floods in Uttarakhand, Dell India has teamed up with Oxfam India’s relief and rehabilitation work in the region with a contribution of $220,000 (around Rs 1.3 crore)...
Dehradun, Aug 9
Heavy rains today lashed Uttarkashi and Ranikhet in Uttarakhand where four persons were feared dead after their jeep fell into the swollen Mandakini river.The jeep fell into the river and w...
New Delhi, Aug 6
Over 6,000 people are feared to have been killed in the devastating floods, cloudbursts and landslides in Uttarakhand in June.
“The scale and magnitude of the extreme event was such that...
New Delhi, July 31
Uttarakhand on Wednesday sought Rs 13,800 crore from the Centre for reconstruction and relief work in the flood-ravaged State at the first meeting of the Cabinet Committee on the issue and claimed...
Dehradun, July 24
Fresh incidents of cloudburst, landslides and house collapses were reported in Uttarakhand after moderate to heavy rains lashed the State. Cloudburst was reported from Sunali village of...
Dehradun, July 22
With the removal of a huge amount of debris in Kedarnath posing the biggest challenge to the State Government in calamity-hit Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna today visited the Himalayan...
Mangalore, July 17
The Dakshina Kannada District Cooperative Milk Union Ltd has donated Rs 10 lakh to the flood relief works in Uttarakhand. A press release by the union said here that the primary milk pro...
New Delhi, July 15
A total of 5,748 people missing after last month’s floods in northern India are presumed dead, authorities said today. Anyone still untraced would be declared dead to allow the Governmen...
Dehradun, Aug 17
The weather was clear at most places across Uttarakhand today but the swollen rivers following heavy rains over the past week continued to claim lives leaving three persons dead in separate incide...
Hyderabad, Aug. 14
GVK Group’s Shrinagar Hydro Electric Power Project that suffered damage due to heavy floods in Uttarakhand in June is in the process of preparing an insurance claim for the damage suffered. ...
August 9, 2013
Our disaster preparedness is woefully inadequate.
Dehradun, Aug 7
The World Bank and the Asian Development Bank would jointly provide $400 million to rain-ravaged Uttarakhand to redevelop basic amenities like housing, agriculture, education and healthcare facili...
New Delhi, Aug. 4
Increasing human activities are augmenting the risk of natural disasters in the ecologically sensitive region of Kedarnath which was washed away by floods triggered by a cloudburst in June, a late...
Nainital, July 31
Desperate family members of an elderly couple, missing since the June floods in Uttarakhand, have moved the Uttarakhand High Court which today asked the state government about efforts that have b...
New Delhi, July 24
The Government has extended the deadline for filing of income-tax returns for taxpayers in calamity hit Uttarakhand till October 31.The Central Board of Direct Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex...
New Delhi, July 17
To speed up reconstruction work in flood-hit Uttarakhand, the Environment Ministry has decided to set up a zonal office in Dehradun to facilitate decisions on use of forest land for the purpose.
New Delhi, July 15
An expert team from the Central Water and Power Research Station, Pune will visit Haridwar in Uttarakhand to suggest steps to control flood and check soil erosion along river banks...
Ahmedabad, July 15
Homegrown technology-based water purifiers will soon begin meeting the potable water requirements of nearly 50,000 households in Uttarakhand where fear of disease looms large after flash floods.»