Floods

  • Uttarakhand eyes tourism revival after floods as it gears up for Char Dham Yatra 11-04-2014 11:00 AM

    Uttarakhand, recovering from an unprecedented natural disaster last year, is all geared up to revive its tourism sector and pinning hopes on a good response to the annual Chardham Yatra beginning next month. The hill state, whose economy is hugely dependent on tourism, is home to Hindu holy shrines of...
  • Work in affected areas not to be hampered by Model Code: EC 28-03-2014 05:34 PM

    Development and reconstruction work in the calamity-hit areas of Uttarakhand will not be affected by the Model Code of Conduct, the Election Commission said on Friday. Policy decisions will of course be kept on hold till the electoral process is on but the Model Code of Conduct will not hamper...
  • Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal expresses concern over laxity in relief works 28-03-2014 07:27 AM

    Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal on Thursday expressed concern over the lackadaisical attitude of state officials in carrying out relief, repair and rehabilitation works, saying the victims of the 2013 disaster were not able to recover due to this. During a discussion here, Kunjwal noted that despite efforts taken...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Three martyrs felicitated with Kirti Chakra 23-03-2014 09:08 AM

    Three officers, including an IAF officer, who died while saving Uttarakhand flood victims, a naval officer who non-stop sailed around the world and an Army Major who killed three terrorists, were on Saturday awarded the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime gallantry award. A Civil Engineer of the Border Roads...
  • Gayatri Parivar to give Rs 2 lakh to families of security personnel killed during rescue operations 22-03-2014 09:56 PM

    Haridwar-based spiritual organisation Gayatri Parivar will provide Rs 2 lakh each as financial assistance to the next of kin of 20 military and para-military personnel killed during the massive relief and rescue operations carried out after the catastrophic floods that hit Uttarakhand in 2013. Gayatri Parivar chief Pranav Pandya will...
  • President honours defense personals with gallantry awards 22-03-2014 05:03 PM

    Three officers, including an IAF officer who died while saving Uttarakhand flood victims, a naval officer who non-stop sailed around the world and an Army Major who killed three terrorists, were on Saturday awarded the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime gallantry award. A Civil Engineer of the Border Roads...
  • 9 months on, a drive to Kedarnath still means risking life 15-03-2014 01:39 PM

    Nine months after a devastating cloudburst caused death and destruction in Uttarakhand, a vast mountainous region leading to the Kedarnath shrine is yet to get its roads back. Vehicles precariously weave through several stretches of what remains of the original tarred roads, some still treacherously cracked and damaged in such...
  • Post disaster, CM has changed but the state hasn't: Trivendra Singh Rawat 08-03-2014 03:55 PM

    Accusing Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat of making only announcements, Opposition BJP today said the change of guard in the calamity-hit state has not led to any change in the ground realities. "A new CM has taken over but the circumstances remain the same as they were at the time...
  • Repair of infrastructure on Badrinath highway yet to start, alleges BJP 03-03-2014 03:51 PM

    Nine months after a catastrophic deluge wreaked havoc in Uttarakhand, work on the damaged infrastructure in the danger zones identified on Badrinath highway is yet to begun, main opposition BJP on Monday alleged. It is nine months since the flashfloods caused large scale damage to roads on the char dham...
  • Government announces compensation to calamity-hit shopkeepers 28-02-2014 08:14 PM

    Uttarakhand government today decided to compensate shopkeepers who lost their goods in last year's calamity and give concession to over five lakh consumers in water tax. It also decided to introduce a food security scheme of its own and fill vacancies in the education department. The decisions were taken at...
  • BJP hits out at Harish Rawat for delay in allocation of portfolios 26-02-2014 03:26 PM

    Terming Harish Rawat government in Uttarakhand as a one-man show, opposition BJP on Wednesday demanded immediate allocation of portfolios among ministers in the state, saying non-allocation of departments has a paralysing effect on development. "It is nearly a month since Harish Rawat was sworn in as the new CM. Still...
  • CM allots additional funds to flood-hit areas, asks officials to speed up work 26-02-2014 09:56 AM

    Asking officials to immediately start work on projects cleared by Project Implementation Units in the calamity-hit areas, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said an additional sum of Rs 125 crore will be given to districts to speed up reconstruction work. The Chief Minister issued the directives while reviewing the progress...
  • Princes William, Harry sandbag against UK floods 15-02-2014 01:28 PM

    Prince William and Prince Harry helped flood-hit British villagers protect their homes on Friday, unloading sandbags alongside soldiers in a River Thames village. The princes, who have both served in the armed forces, joined a work crew In Datchet, west of London, from about 6 am on what aides said...
  • UK floods pose threat to animal welfare, farm investment 14-02-2014 08:38 AM

    London: The immediate threat to British agriculture from floods and storms has put animal welfare in the spotlight, but in the long-term increasingly erratic weather is likely deter investment despite continuing global growth in demand for food. Floods have destroyed cattle bedding and feed in flood-hit regions such as southwest...
  • Torrential rain, wind hits flooded Britain 13-02-2014 12:08 PM

    Britain's weather service says it sees the tentacles of climate change in a spate of storms and floods battering the country, but has stopped short of saying that global warming directly caused the extreme conditions. The latest round of bad weather slammed into Britain's west coast on Wednesday with torrential...
  • David Cameron cancels Middle East trip due to flood crisis 12-02-2014 09:00 AM

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron said the government would spend whatever was needed to deal with flooding in England as he cancelled a planned visit to the Middle East to handle a crisis which has left some homes under water for weeks. The damage caused by England's wettest January...
  • Ashutosh Gowariker teams up with mountaineering institute for TV show 'Everest' 11-02-2014 03:16 PM

    Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker returns to the small screen with a new show titled "Everest". He has teamed up with a mountaineering institute in Uttarkashi for it. Gowariker, who is producing the show under his banner Ashutosh Gowariker Productions Pvt Ltd, has collaborated with Nehru Institute Of Mountaineering (NIM), Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand,...
  • London: River Thames floods riverside towns 11-02-2014 07:09 AM

    London: The River Thames has burst its banks after reaching its highest level in years, flooding riverside towns upstream of London. Residents and British troops had piled up sandbags in a bid to protect properties from the latest bout of flooding to hit Britain. But the floods overwhelmed their defences...
  • Will complete road restoration in Uttarakhand by April end: BRO 09-02-2014 02:47 PM

    The Border Roads Organisation has said that it will ensure complete restoration of the roads damaged in the Uttarakhand flash floods by April 30 to enable a smooth and trouble-free 'char dham' pilgrimage this season. An assurance to the effect was given by BRO DG, Lt Gen AT Parnaik, to...
  • These photos of boy risking his own life in flood waters to save baby deer from drowning will make you tear up just a little 07-02-2014 02:34 PM

    Amidst all the politics, the crime and the filmy gossip, there comes a story of someone who touches your heart. Someone who reinstates your belief in humanity and shows you a ray of hope in this otherwise big bad world. Here is one such story of a boy - Belal...
  • Portals of Badrinath shrine to reopen for devotees on May 5 04-02-2014 05:04 PM

    The sacred portals of Badrinath shrine will be thrown open for devotees in the wee hours on May 5, after a five-month winter break. The doors of the Himalayan shrine will be opened at 4.5 AM on May 5, Badri-Kedar Temple Committee CEO Ganesh Godiyal on Tuesday said. The auspicious...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Seven months on, roads still a distant dream 04-02-2014 09:46 AM

    Kedarnath: It has been more than 200 days since the floods devastated Uttarakhand and killed thousands of people. Special funds were released by the Centre but there is little to show for it on the ground. CNN-IBN travels on the route to Kedarnath for a reality check of the reconstruction...
  • Months after flood fury hit Uttarakhand, relief still at bay 03-02-2014 08:41 AM

    Srinagar: There is not much respite on the ground even 200 days after the Himalayan Tsunami swept Uttarakhand. In an attempt to see the progress of the rehabilitation work, CNN-IBN visited Srinagar in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand to do a reality check. While the then Chief Minister of...
  • Uttarakhand CM Bahuguna to quit today, Harish Rawat likely successor 31-01-2014 11:25 AM

    Dehradun: Under fire for non-performance, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna is likely to tender his resignation on Friday, according to sources. Bahuguna is likely to submit his resignation to Governor Aziz Qureshi today itself. The Uttarakhand unit of the Congress has been battling factionalism. Sources tell CNN IBN- a team...
  • Uttarakhand: Bahuguna may quit as CM, Congress undecided on replacement 31-01-2014 08:17 AM

    Dehradun: The Congress is facing a tough challenge in Uttarakhand where its Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna is likely to resign on Friday. Factionalism is rife within the state unit of the Congress and the party could face a tough battle in deciding on the new replacement. According to sources, Harish...
  • BRO to undertake repair, reconstruction of Char Dham roads 30-01-2014 02:17 PM

    Char Dham roads damaged extensively in the mid-June deluge in Uttarakhand last year will be constructed and maintained by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), official sources said in Dehradun on Thursday. The state government's proposal in this regard got the Centre's nod on Wednesday after it expressed its inability to...
  • Deliver or step down, BJP tells Vijay Bahuguna 29-01-2014 09:47 AM

    Noting that constant speculation about a change of guard in Uttarakhand had brought development activities to a halt, the main opposition BJP on Tuesday asked the Bahuguna government to either address the problems faced by people in the calamity-hit state or step down. "Ever since the Congress has formed the...
  • England battles floods, large areas of countryside under water 27-01-2014 11:42 AM

    Residents of south-west England are struggling with floods. Homes, roads and large areas of the countryside are under water. The Environment Agency has issued more than 35 flood alerts and 10 more serious flood warnings for the region. ...
  • 7 months after Uttarakhand tragedy, Rahul Gandhi assures rehabilitation to flood victims 27-01-2014 09:17 AM

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday met the family members of the victims of last year's Uttarakhand flashflood tragedy. The youth Congress, engaged in relief and rehabilitation work in the region, has taken the initiative of inviting affected families to Delhi as guests for the Republic Day parade. The...