5.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Uttarakhand; epicenter at Dharchula


Parts of northern India felt tremors around 10:35 pm. The tremors were seemingly caused by a medium-intensity earthquake in the India-Nepal border region. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has estimated the earthquake to be of magnitude 5.2 on the Richter scale. The epicentre has been located close to Dharchula in Uttarakhand. The depth of More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Thursday, November 24th, 2016

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By newsuttarakhand On Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Political parties meet CEC to discuss Uttarakhand polls

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10,000 U’khand chemist shops to join nationwide strike on Nov 23

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By newsuttarakhand On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Govt to recharge 12,000 dry water sources, to seek help from NGOs

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By newsuttarakhand On Friday, October 21st, 2016

NGT notice to MoEF on new Assembly building in Uttarakhand

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By newsuttarakhand On Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

First phase of Rishikesh-Karnaprayag railway line to get underway in December

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