Devastation

  • Heavy constructions aggravated Uttarakhand devastation June 16, 2014

    The devastation on June 16-17 last year in Uttarakhand was aggravated manifold due to heavy constructions and infrastructure-led development in the hill state, says a new report. Titled 'Uttarakhand: Development and Ecological Sustainability' by environmentalist Ravi Chopra, the report calls for long-term measures to create a development model that is environmentally...
  • Three months after devastation, Kedarnath temple to open on Wednesday September 10, 2013

    Kedarnath: The stage is all set for resumption of prayers on Wednesday at the calamity-hit Kedarnath shrine, 86 days after flashfloods in Uttarakhand left hundreds of pilgrims and locals dead. The sanctum-sanctorum of the Himalayan shrine has been spruced up under the supervision of a team of Kedarnath-Badrinath Committee and administrative officials....
  • Kedarnath devastation badly hit tourism in Uttarakhand: Govt August 7, 2013

    The Uttarakhand government on Wednesday said that 80 per cent of its tourist destinations were "completely safe" but continuous coverage of the recent devastation at Kedarnath, by various television channels has badly affected tourism in the state. "The tourism sector has been badly hit. The continuous coverage of the devastation by...
  • CISF to contribute 1 day's salary for Uttarakhand victims June 23, 2013

    New Delhi: More than 1.35 lakh personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Friday announced that they would contribute a day's salary to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund to assist those affected by the Uttarakhand devastation. CISF Director General Rajiv had written to the Prime Minister Office (PMO) on...
  • Monster tornado devastates area near Oklahoma City May 21, 2013

    Tulsa: A huge tornado with winds of up to 200 miles per hour (320 kph) tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday, ripping up at least two schools and leaving a wake of tangled wreckage as a dangerous storm system threatened as many as 10 US states. Television...
  • Lake atop Himalayas could burst, cause devastation: study February 11, 2013

    Bangalore: A satellite-based study has indicated that a huge glacial lake has formed atop the Himalayas in Sikkim with a "very high" potential for it to burst and create devastation downstream. Analysis of satellite data has revealed that the lake has formed at the snout of South Lhonak glacier, that...
  • Assam flood situation alarming, 116 dead July 5, 2012

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam remained alarming with 116 people having lost their lives in flood water and landslides during the current wave as the Brahmaputra and its tributaries continued to flow above the danger mark on Thursday. Altogether 100 people have died due to floods and 16 in landslides...
  • Woman 'embarrassed' to burden Jolie with her woes September 8, 2010

    Islamabad: An elderly woman displaced by Pakistan's devastating floods broke down when UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie asked her about her problems today, saying she did not want to burden the Hollywood star with her woes. Zainul, a resident of Mohib Banda village near the bank of the Kabul river in...
  • Hurricane Ike pounds Cuba on the way to Gulf September 8, 2008

    Havana: Hurricane Ike pounded northeastern Cuba with 120 miles per hour (195 kph) winds, torrential rains and massive waves that rolled through coastal towns on Sunday on a path toward the Gulf of Mexico oil fields and possibly New Orleans. Angry waves slammed into the sea wall and surged as high...
  • Tsunami victims await new homes December 26, 2006

    Nagapattinam(Chennai): Two years after the tsunami, over 37,000 families continue to languish in temporary shelters across Tamil Nadu and for the few who have got houses, it's time to get used to them. Soon after the tsunami, survivor Nagavalli's family moved into a temporary shelter with the hope that they...
  • Chennai recalls the Tsunami nightmare December 25, 2006

    Chennai: A young man holds the hand of a little boy, looking at a row of new houses glistening in the morning sun. The area was in wreck two years ago, washed away by the devastating tsunami. But Angalamman Kuppam village is exuding life now. Along the innocent-looking silver beaches about...