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  • Centre's assurance of funds to BRO a poll gimmick: BC Khanduri 10-02-2014 08:47 AM

    Casting doubts on Union Minister Oscar Fernandes's ssurance that the BRO will be given all the money required for road repair work in Uttarakhand, former Chief Minister Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri on Sunday said it might just be a pre-poll promise never to be fulfilled. "I have long been raising the...
  • Uttrakhand chopper crash: 20 martyrs to be honoured today 28-06-2013 12:30 PM

    New Delhi: The 20 personnel from the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) who died in a helicopter crash while on a rescue mission in Gaurikund were given a guard of honour on Friday in Dehradun. Senior defence police officials...
  • Uttarakhand: Repair roads as early as possible, Antony tells BRO 26-06-2013 09:58 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday reviewed the damage caused to roads, including the strategic ones being built along the border with China, in the flash floods in Uttarakhand and asked the BRO to carry out their repairs within the earliest possible time-frame. The recent flash-floods in Uttarakhand...
  • U'khand: Locals, Army provide relief to thousands stranded at Harsil 25-06-2013 11:35 PM

    Harsil: More than a week of rescue operations later, thousands are still stranded at various points in Uttarakhand. In Harsil and beyond, roads have given way after fresh landslides; the local district administration is absent and once again, apart from rescue operations and rebuilding roads, the Army, along with the...
  • Uttarakhand: Army medical team helps deliver two babies 23-06-2013 09:49 PM

    New Delhi: An Army medical team on Sunday helped deliver two babies - a boy and a girl - at a makeshift centre in Sabola area of rain-ravaged Uttarakhand. After trekking nearly 15 kms, the team had on Saturday reached Tijan village which has a population of nearly 400 people....
  • No force can alone deal with the calamity Uttarakhand is facing: CM 23-06-2013 09:21 PM

    As Uttarakhand faces its worst natural calamity ever, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna admitted to lapses in his preparedness to deal with it. He, however, claimed the magnitude of the disaster is so "huge" that not even "the Government on India has a force to deal with the problem". Bahuguna was...
  • Rescue efforts in Uttarakhand intensify as Met predicts more rains 23-06-2013 09:13 PM

    Dehradun: Security forces have managed to evacuate 80,000 people stranded across the flood-ravaged Uttarakhand so far, in one of the biggest rescue operations ever in the country. However, thousands still remain stuck in the state as renewed rains dampened the already difficult rescue efforts on Sunday. Heavy rains in the...
  • Uttarakhand rescue efforts - does the government need to do much more? 19-06-2013 11:54 PM

    Even though aerial surveys and rescue missions by the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police and clearing skies provided some aid to the people in Uttarakhand, places that have been most affected by the nature's fury have remained inaccessible due damaged transport and road services. ...
  • Watch: How rescue teams battle with the destruction in Uttarakhand 19-06-2013 10:53 PM

    Rescue teams were finally able to evacuate some of the people stranded in higher reaches of Uttarakhand on Wednesday even though damaged roads and washed away bridges continued to hinder evacuation throughout the day. ...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Security forces lead rescue 19-06-2013 09:59 PM

    New Delhi: Rescue teams were finally able to evacuate some of the people stranded in higher reaches of Uttarakhand on Wednesday even though damaged roads and washed away bridges continued to hinder evacuation throughout the day. The government, on its part, has pumped in immediate relief funds and rescue choppers...
  • Gangtok: 600 tourists stranded due to landslide 08-06-2013 11:19 PM

    Gangtok/Darjeeling: Around 600 tourists returning to Gangtok from Chhangu Lake, Baba Mandir and Nathu-la were stranded at 5th Mile, 15km from Gangtok, following a landslide on Jawaharlal Nehru Marg on Saturday evening, official sources said. "Around 5pm, when the tourist vehicles were returning from Chhangu Lake, Baba Mandir and Nathu-la,...
  • Manassero nears 2nd straight win on European Tour 01-06-2013 06:17 PM

    Stockholm: Matteo Manassero remains on track for a second consecutive European Tour victory after taking a two-shot lead at the Nordea Masters on Friday. The 20-year old Italian, who won last week's BMW PGA Championship, added a 7-under 65 to his opening 66 for a 13-under total for two rounds...
  • Manassero birdies first 6 holes in Stockholm 30-05-2013 11:08 PM

    Stockholm: Matteo Manassero birdied his first six holes en route to a 6-under-par 66 and a share of the clubhouse lead on the first day of the Nordea Masters on Thursday. Four days after winning the BMW PGA Championship, Manassero's equal lowest score of the year tied with Pablo Larrazabal...
  • Sikkim: Heavy rains trigger landslides, 20 dead 23-09-2012 08:37 AM

    New Delhi: Heavy rains triggered massive landslides in Sikkim on Sunday, resulting in the deaths of three civilians and one General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) personnel, the state government said. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) said that seven of its workers had died in the landslides and the Indo-Tibetan Border...
  • Sikkim: Heavy rains trigger landslides in Payong 17-09-2012 04:04 PM

    New Delhi: Incessant rainfall has triggered landslides in Payong in East Sikkim. Several houses have been destroyed. Affected families have been moved to a temporary relief shelter. Highways connecting the state to the rest of the country have also been affected. Border Road Organisation (BRO) personnel have begun their road...
  • Sikkim earthquake: Army finally reaches Mangan 20-09-2011 09:38 PM

    The Army said roads beyond Mangan, the quake epicentre, are completely blocked and will take 25 to 30 days to clear. ...
  • Leh floods: 16-yr-old awaits her missing family 10-08-2010 10:48 AM

    A 16-year-old girl, whose parents were employed with the BRO as contract labour, lost her father in the flather. ...
  • A life in music: How the world is remembering MJ 26-06-2009 01:31 PM

    Pop legend Michael Jackson died of cardiac failure on Thursday. ...
  • Slain Lt Col braved terror threats in Kashmir 18-06-2008 10:32 AM

    Captain Michael Clarke is fed up with Australia's slide down cricket's world rankings and has demanded his team begin to turn things around during matches in the United Arab Emirates. (It's up to us) to realise we sit fourth in the one-day rankings, third in the Test rankings and eighth...
  • Two injured in grenade attack in Srinagar 14-06-2008 05:40 PM

    Dubai: Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan are both occupying 12th spot to be the highest-placed Indian cricketers in the latest ICC Test batsmen and bowlers rankings list, respectively, issued on Tuesday. While Tendulkar is the only Indian in the top-20 of the batting list, Zaheer has company in the form...
  • Suicide bomber kills Indian engineer in Afghanistan 05-06-2008 07:54 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi's Unmukt Chand was on Tuesday selected as captain of the Indian team, which would compete in the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Australia next month. The All India Junior Selection Committee met here and picked a 15-member squad, which has only one change with Prashant Chopra making...