Bhagirathi

  • Independent woman MLA resist eviction from Bihar Assembly August 1, 2014

    Bihar Legislative Assembly on Friday witnessed a piquant situation when an Independent woman Legislator fought with women marshals while being taken out of the house for staging fierce protest against police action on her and her supporters who had jammed road after running down of 12 devotees by a Container...
  • Have not sounded high alert in Uttarkashi: Uttarakhand Met Director June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Uttarakhand Met department has refuted reports of having issued any high alert in Uttarkashi. Uttarakhand Met Director Anand Sharma said that there was no heavy rain in the area. "We have not issued any alerts. There was no heavy rain on Wednesday. We have said that there...
  • High alert sounded in Uttarkashi after heavy rains June 19, 2014

    Dehradun: High alert has been issued in Uttarakhand after heavy rains lashed parts of the state on Wednesday. Officials say that they have identified 7 critical points and 3 danger zones in the Uttarkashi region. They have, however, assured that these are only preventive measures and that there is no...
  • Bhagirathi in spate, alert sounded in Uttarkashi June 18, 2014

    With the Bhagirathi river in spate following heavy rains over the past two days, an alert was sounded on Wednesday in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district which was one of the worst hit during last year's flash floods. "It has rained heavily in the district over the past two days and the Bhagirathi...
  • Uttarakhand: Bus carrying Russian tourists plunges into Bhagirathi; driver dead, one missing June 10, 2014

    Uttarkashi: In a tragic incident, a bus carrying tourists from Russia plunged into Bhagirathi river on Tuesday afternoon. The driver of the bus died in the accident and a foreign national has been reported missing, according to Uttarakhand Police. The mishap occurred at Dharali, about 2 km away from Harshil, when...
  • Two senior Odisha Jana Morcha leaders join Biju Janata Dal March 16, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Two senior leaders of Odisha Jana Morcha today joined BJD, the latest in the influx of leaders from different political outfits into the ruling party in the state. OJM vice president Mihir Mohanty and general secretary Bhagirathi Kar met Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik in...
  • Manikarnika Temple in Uttarkashi swept away by Bhagirathi August 2, 2013

    Uttarkashi: The famous Manikarnika Temple on the banks of Bhagirathi was swept away by the swirling waters of the river in the wee hours on Friday even as fresh attempts were launched to trace Almora SDM Ajay Arora, who slipped off a makeshift bridge and fell into the Mandakini river. Manikarnika...
  • U'khand: 3 killed as rains stall relief work, 4,700 still missing July 9, 2013

    Dehradun: Three members of a family were killed in Dehradun on Monday when their house collapsed after a fresh spell of rains stalled relief work in Uttarakhand. Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said the number of missing people has mounted to over 4,700. Two women and a child belonging to one family...
  • Bhagirathi rising, people asked to vacate houses: Uttarkashi local June 30, 2013

    A local resident said on Sunday that Bhagirathi river's water level has risen to dangerous level. "It is very risky as the water level is rising. The city is at high risk. People near the river have been asked to vacate their houses," he said. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Water level of Bhagirathi river begins to rise June 28, 2013

    Due to heavy rains in upper reaches, the water level of Bhagirathi river has begun to rise. The administration is keeping a close watch on the water level and if need be the residents of many houses which lie near the river can be asked to move to safer places. ...
  • Action king Arjun awarded as the best male actor March 15, 2013

    Action king Arjun has been awarded as the Best Actor, for his Kannada film 'Prasada'. However, the actor has an enviable career of more than a hundred films to his credit, across languages like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. Though he is renowned for his action skills, the movie that...
  • Bhagirathi: BJP leaders attend special show August 7, 2012

    The special show of film 'Bhagirathi' directed by Prof Baraguru Ramachandrappa, which is based on the folk 'Kerege Haara' was attended by the top leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party in state on August 5 at Renukamb Digital theatre. Bharatiya Janata Party politicians - BS Yediyurappa with his son MP BY Raghavendra,...
  • B K Srinivas tastes success with 'Bhagirathi' July 31, 2012

    At last Benkosri alias BK Srinivas has found success for his offbeat film 'Bhagirathi' in Kannada cinema. Producer Srinivas spent as much on his offbeat folktale as he usually spends on his commercial films. 'Bhagirathi' has been directed by Baraguru Ramachandrappa. Ramachandrappa, known for quality films in Kannada, is taking his...
  • Kannada Review: 'Bhagirathi' is a one time watch June 9, 2012

    Baraguru Ramchandrappa's latest film 'Bhagirathi' is certainly the most appealing film that has come out of his stable. Earlier he made several films that won awards and even got recognition in the Guinness Book for their uniqueness, but they did not appeal to the masses because they were qualitatively poor....
  • World Environment Day: Dams killing the Ganga? June 5, 2012

    Garhwal: Even as a government commissioned Green Report recommends the scrapping of 34 dams on the Ganga's tributaries, the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, construction continues on 300 dams. Over 300 dams are planned on its various tributaries to generate electricity for a power-hungry nation. The Dhari Devi temple faces an uneasy...
  • Farraka issue: Mamata alleges criminal conspiracy February 18, 2012

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has reportedly alleged in her letter to the Prime Minister concerning the Teesta water-sharing pact that the Farraka barrage was a "man-made disaster, planned on the one hand with finesse and aplomb, to plunge West Bengal into a crisis and on the...
  • Teesta water sharing: Foreign secy meets Mamata February 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai is reportedly meeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a bid to settle the Teesta water sharing agreement. The West Bengal CM had earlier written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh raising objections over the Farakka Barrage water-sharing with Bangladesh. In her letter,...
  • Water level alarmingly high at Tehri, 63 killed September 20, 2010

    New Delhi: With water levels in the Tehri dam crossing the danger mark, a potential disaster is feared in the hills of Uttarakhand. The region has been lashed by heavy rains, the worst in almost 40 years even as 63 people have died in cloudbursts and numerous landslides. Chief Minister Pokhriyal...
  • Veteran environmentalist on hunger strike for river June 14, 2008

    Dehradun: G D Agarwal, a 76-year-old environmentalist, on Friday began a fast-unto-death protest against the construction of hydel projects on River Bhagirathi in Uttarakhand. The 76-year-old Gandhian and around 30 of his supporters began their fast at Manikarnika Ghat in Uttarkashi town. Agarwal is on hunger strike to support people, who...