A medium-intensity earthquake shook parts of Uttarakhand on Tuesday morning, the State Emergency Operation Centre here said.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has received an anonymous call threatening to blow up the famous Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar. According to police, the caller rang up Rawat on his mobile phone at around 3.30 pm on November 9.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday took part in a human chain here to create awareness among the people about the ill effects of single-use plastic. About one lakh people including school and college students, traders and intellectuals participated in the campaign and took a pledge to rid the state of single-use plastic and polythene. The 50-KM human chain began from Miyanwala and concluded at the clock tower in the heart of city after crossing through Mussoorie diversion, GMS road and Saharanpur road.
Uttarakhand: Mi 17 V5 helicopters of Indian Air Force evacuated a crashed aircraft of UT Air Pvt limited at 11500 feet at Kedarnath helipad. The helicopter was flown to Sahastradhara near Dehradun .
Eight persons travelling on two motorcycles and a four wheeler have been killed after coming under the rubble of a landslide at Chandikadhar in Rudraprayag district, police said on Sunday.
The first commercial flight from the Hindon civil airport adjacent to the Air Force's Hindon airbase operated on Friday when a nine-seater plane took off for Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district.
Rawat was admitted to Max Hospital in Dehradun where he is undergoing MRI and other tests.
The Uttarakhand BJP on Friday expelled 90 party workers and office bearers for indulging in anti-party activities.
The incident occurred while the helicopter was taking-off.
The Uttarakhand High Court has passed an order denying maternity leave to women in government jobs in case of the third child.
A cloudburst in Timtia village following a heavy downpour caused slush to inundate the home of Ram Singh at around 2.40 am today, killing the 60-year-old man on the spot and leaving Dhani Devi (55) and Chandra Devi (70) injured
Torrential rains have wreaked havoc in several parts of Uttrakhand for the past few days and have caused widespread destruction. Massive landslides, washing away of houses, roads and bridges and severe damage to livelihood and crops have been triggered amid heavy downpour.
Rain-related incidents have killed at least 60 people in Uttarakhand this monsoon, the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) said here on Monday.
The vehicle was on its way to Dobat from Ranthi when it fell into a 150-metre deep gorge, the State Emergency Operation Centre here said.
The private helicopter made the landing on the banks of a river when it was on way to Chiwa to distribute relief material among affected people, Uttarkashi District Magistrate Ashish Chauhan said.
"Eight bodies have been recovered so far, five from Makudi and three from Arakot village. A number of people from six rain-hit villages are still missing. Though names of five persons have been received, the number of those missing could be higher," Uttarkashi Disaster Management Officer Devendra Patwal said on phone.
Heavy rains are continuing unabated in several states across the country. These include Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. Meanwhile, a flood alert was sounded in parts of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh as Yamuna and other rivers were in spate.
According to the tradition, four local feudal lords-- Chamyal, Gaharwal, Olgiya and Lamgaria-are divide into two groups. Then both groups start pelting each other with stones. The ritual ends with a signal from the head priest.
A house came down crashing within a span of seconds in Uttarakhand's Chamoli after being hit by flash floods. A State Disaster Response Force Team was rushed to the site following the incident.
Uttarakhand: Portion of Badrinath National Highway in Chamoli blocked after boulders fell on the road