Weather hampers rescue ops of Polish trekkers stuck at Shivling peak


Two Polish trekkers have been stuck for more than 72 hours at the Shivling peak in the Uttarkashi district of Garhwal Division. The State Disaster Response Team (SDRF) had conducted a search and rescue operation to find trekkers, but could not succeed due to rough weather. The trekkers have been identified as Greg Michael (46), and Lucas John (42). According More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Mystery disease kills 3, infects 50 in Uttarkashi

Over 50 people in a village in Mori, Uttarkashi have been infected by a “mysterious” disease, as per the state director general of health. Three children have already died due to the disease, triggering More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Govt may soon ease norms to boost foreign tourists in Harsil

Foreign tourists may soon be allowed to visit and stay at night in Harsil, the picturesque tourist destination near Gangotri without an inner line permit. Till now, foreign tourists were required to take a permit More...

By newsuttarakhand On Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Bank manager robbed off Rs 18 lakh

A Punjab National Bank manager posted in Naugaon area of Uttarkashi district was allegedly robbed of Rs 18 lakh in Tehri, while he was on his way to Dehradun to deposit the money in a bank branch at Ashley Hall. Three More...

By newsuttarakhand On Monday, May 16th, 2016

Varunavat Parvat abalze as temperature once again soars across Uttarakhand

About a week after the forest fires in different parts of Uttarakhand were doused, largely due to rains, the blaze has returned, this time on Varunavat Parvat in Uttarkashi. The raging inferno was noticed at 4 am More...

By newsuttarakhand On Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Govt employees in Uttarkashi to walk to office once a week

Uttarkashi: Almost 4,000 government employees have taken up the initiative in Uttarkashi to  start walking or take to cycling to reach their offices once a week. From Thursday, all the government officials, whose More...

By newsuttarakhand On Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Uttarkashi on landslide red alert as 25 meter long crack develops in Varunavat

Uttarkashi: Landslide prone Varunavat mountain has started to give nightmares to residents of Uttarkashi once again. Heavy rains have dissolved a chunk of the mountain and in place of it is a 25 meter long and 4-5 More...

By newsuttarakhand On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Dayara Bugyal gears up for Anduri Utsav

Anduri Utsav: The “Butter Holi” of Uttarkashi With a picture postcard like setting, the Dayara Bugyal in district Uttarkashi has something special in store for tourists this month. The opportunity to More...

By newsuttarakhand On Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Gates of the Gangotri and Yamunotri temples opened on the auspicious occasion of Akshya Tritiya

Gates of the Gangotri and Yamunotri temples opened on the auspicious occasion of Akshya Tritiya as Chardham Yatra began with the gates opening ceremony . Gates of Kedarnath  and Badrinath will open on 24th April More...

By newsuttarakhand On Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Gaumukh Track opened for trekking

Uttarkashi: The Gangotri National park has opened the Gaumukh track for trekking. The hikers however will have to take a special permit from the Uttarakhand Government as the area has not yet been opened for the More...