• Uttarakhand:11 out of 17 missing trekkers declared dead, rescue operation by IAF underway

    Uttarakhand:11 out of 17 missing trekkers declared dead, rescue operation by IAF underway

    News | October 23, 2021 9:20 IST

    At least 11 trekkers out of 17 including tourists, porters and guides had lost their way and went missing on Monday in Uttarakhand due to heavy snowfall and inclement weather were reported dead on Friday. The Indian Air Force is conducting a massive rescue operation.

  • Uttarakhand disaster: Rescue operations continue in Chamoli

    Uttarakhand disaster: Rescue operations continue in Chamoli

    News | February 09, 2021 6:52 IST

    About 26 dead bodies have been recovered while 171 people are still missing after an apparent glacier burst in Uttarakhand. Multiple agencies are working in an overnight operation to rescue others who are still trapped. Officials at the State Emergency Operation Centre reported the recovery of more bodies and feared the death toll would rise, a day after a portion of the Nanda Devi glacier possibly burst through its banks in Chamoli district. It appeared to have triggered an avalanche and a deluge that ripped through the Alaknanda river system in the upper reaches of the ecologically fragile Himalayas. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured a delegation of Uttarakhand MPs of his government’s support to the people of the state and said it is working to strengthen infrastructure there to deal with any natural disaster in future.

  • uttarakhand death toll could cross 10 000 says assembly

    Uttarakhand: Death toll could cross 10,000, says Assembly Speaker

    Politics | June 29, 2013 19:15 IST

    Almora,Jun 29: The number of people killed in cloudbursts and flash floods in Uttarakhand recently may cross 10,000 mark, state assembly speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal said on Saturday."Earlier when I returned from a tour of