NDRF teams swing into action after cloudbursts in Pithoragarh

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At least 30 people were killed following a cloudburst in Chamoli and Pithoragarh districts of Uttarakhand on Friday even as the home ministry dispatched NDRF teams to take stock of the situation. Flooding has been reported in many areas of the state after the Alaknanda river rose above the danger level mark after receiving rainfall upto 54 mm in the More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Monday, June 27th, 2016
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Bus reaches this remote Uttarakhand village after 69 years

For many villagers, it is a dream come true. Some old residents said that they had spent their whole lives trekking many kilometres to reach the nearest market for their daily necessities. “We had been hoping More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Friday, May 27th, 2016
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8 people lose their lives in Chamoli road accident

In yet another major mishap on hill roads, a Jeep plunged into a deep gorge on the Chamoli-Laasi road, near Majothi, killing eight persons, including six school teachers, on Thursday afternoon. Besides, the condition More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Thursday, May 12th, 2016
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Badrinath portals open for pilgrims

The portals of the Badrinath shrine situated in Chamoli district were opened today for pilgrims after the six-month winter break. Hundreds of pilgrims from across the country congregated for the opening ceremony More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Monday, May 9th, 2016
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Danger of floods after cloudburst in Chamoli

Several houses were buried under debris following a cloudburst near the Barsali forests of Karnaprayag in Chamoli district early this morning. Also, many vehicles were swept away in the Pindar river, resulting More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Thursday, April 28th, 2016
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Forest Blaze shuts down NH 58 near Badrinath

The forest department began rolling out “strict measures” to tackle rising incidents of forest fires in the state even as a blaze near Badrinath Highway (NH 58) during peak traffic on Thursday left scores More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Thursday, February 25th, 2016
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2 dead, 3 injured in car accident in Chamoli

Car falls in gorge in Chamoli Two women died and three others were reported injured as a car fell into a 100-metre-deep gorge barely three-km before Joshimath in Chamoli district. The injured have been rushed to More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Sunday, December 27th, 2015
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Urgam Valley forest fire destroys resources worth lakhs

A raging inferno at Urgam valley has seen natural resources worth lakhs of rupees go up in flames. The Urgam Valley forest fire shows no signs of slowing down even after 2 days, even though the forest department More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
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Uttarakhand to host National Junior Skiing Championship 2016

Uttarakhand is set to host the National Junior Skiing Championship at Auli Ski Resort in Chamoli district from February 10. About 200 skiers from across the country are expected to participate in the championship More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Monday, December 14th, 2015
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Uttarakhand Forest Department announces Rs 1 lakh cash prize for spotting rare bird

U’khand Forest department to give camera’s and cash prize to anyone who can film a rare Himalayan bird Uttarakhand Forest Department has decided to give cameras to residents of some villages in Munsiyari, More...