Haridwar

  • Watch: 65-year-old first time voter in Haridwar May 7, 2014

    A 65-year-old voter in Haridwar was casting his first ever vote in Haridwar as Uttarakhand went to polls in the eighth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on May 7. ...
  • Ramdev urges voters to come out and vote for the nation May 7, 2014

    Yoga guru Ramdev was one of the earliest voters in Haridwar. He urged voters to come out of home and exercise their franchise. ...
  • LS polls: Harish Rawat confident of Congress's win in Uttarakhand May 7, 2014

    With the five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand going to polls on Wednesday, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat's prestige is at stake with his wife Renuka contesting against former chief minister and BJP nominee Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank in Haridwar. However, in an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, Rawat sounded confident of...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Haridwar May 3, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Karma Paljor travelled to Uttarakhand's holy town of Haridwar and spoke to people on what their concerns are this election. Uttarakhand goes to polls on May 7. ...
  • Congress slams Sushma Swaraj for demanding dismissal of U'khand govt July 1, 2013

    Even as rescue operations in Uttarakhand looked all set to wind up on Monday, the politics over the tragedy raged on. Congress leader Ambika Soni slammed Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj for demanding that Uttarakhand government should be dissolved. ...
  • Shinde restricts VIP visits to U'khand but Cong slams Jaitley, Sushma for no show July 1, 2013

    Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde had earlier said that VIPs should avoid going to Uttarakhand and not hamper rescue operations. However, Congress leaders on Monday slammed BJP leader Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley for not visiting the flood-hit state. ...
  • Congress politicised Uttarakhand tragedy, not BJP: Meenakshi Lekhi July 1, 2013

    BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi slammed Congress and said that her party did not politicise the Uttarakhand tragedy. "We sent relief material but did we take out half page ads in newspapers? It was Congress which politicized the incident," she said. ...
  • Policeman's warning saved many lives in Uttarakhand June 30, 2013

    In the face of Uttarakhand disaster, there are several people who showed exceptional courage and presence of mind. Sub-Inspector Hemendra Rawat was the first to raise a flood alarm and his warning saved many lives. ...
  • Army building roads, bridges in rain-ravaged Uttarakhand June 30, 2013

    CNN-IBN's correspondent Karma Paljor has been stationed in Uttrakahand for the last two weeks. He went on a 14k ms trek from Badrinath to Govindghat to assess the situation and saw that those rescued are all praises for the Indian Army. ...
  • Number of missing people could be higher than 3000: Uttarakhand DGP June 30, 2013

    Even as Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said the number of missing people in his state after the floods is 3000, the state's DGP said the number could be bigger as per the data collected by disaster management body. "Our priority right now is to clear Kedarnath. The bodies we...
  • Light rains expected; cloudiness may reduce visibility in Uttarakhand: Met Dept June 30, 2013

    The Met Department has said it is expecting light rains in the higher reaches of flood-hit Uttarakhand. However, while rains are unlikely to affect the rescue operations, it is the cloudiness which can reduce the visibility somewhat. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Nature's fury made worse by human greed: Virbhadra on Uttarakhand June 29, 2013

    Speaking on the Uttarakhand tragedy, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said nature's fury was made worse by human greed. He said the tragedy in Uttarakhand is a natural disaster but rampant construction and digging of tunnels in the heart of the Himalayas may have been one of the causes. ...
  • Light rains expected in Uttarakhand but no danger of floods: Met Dept June 29, 2013

    Even as rescue operations in Uttarakhand reached their last leg on Saturday, the Met Department has predicted that light rains are expected but there is no danger of floods and the weather will clear up eventually. ...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Story of the missing 18-year-old June 29, 2013

    Santosh Singh is among the people still missing after the Uttarakhand floods. IBN7's Mausami Singh sends us the story of the 18-year old who had gone to Kedarnath but did not return. ...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Rescued woman goes missing June 29, 2013

    CNN-IBN's focus is on those who are still missing in Uttarakhand after floods. Just a week after she was seen on television screens being rescued in Gaurikund, a woman has gone missing. CNN-IBN's Priyali Sur had spoken to Santosh Singh on June 22, just after she was rescued. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Tewari promises to help trace family of injured 3-yr old June 28, 2013

    I&B Minister Manish Tewari has promised to help trace the family of the 3-year old who is now in a Dehradun hospital. CNN-IBN highlighted the toddler's plight - she was found injured and wandering after the Uttarakhand flash floods. ...
  • There will opportunities to conduct rescue ops despite rains: Met Dept June 28, 2013

    Even as fog engulfed Joshimath in Uttarakhand on Friday morning, the Met department said there will be light rains in the hills. However, the Met department's director Anand Sharma said, "There will be opportunities for rescue operations to be carried out." ...
  • Himalayan tsunami: Relatives of missing people cling on to hope June 26, 2013

    Air rescue operations are on in Uttarakhand despite bad weather and Tuesday's helicopter tragedy. Officials are hopeful of evacuating all the remaining 8000 over the next 2-3 days. ...
  • I lost my PA in Uttarakhand floods, says former Bihar minister June 26, 2013

    Former Bihar Minister Ashwini Chaubey lost a close associate to the floods in Uttrakhand. "It is due to God's grace that 100 families have managed to return back home safely. I couldn't bring back my PA. I lost him in the flood," he said. ...
  • No help yet for a Uttarakhand village which lost 53 people in floods June 25, 2013

    CNN-IBN has managed to reach Deoli village near Guptakashi - a devastated village which lost around 53 people in Uttarakhand floods. So far no relief material has reached the village. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Evacuated survivors are all praise for Army June 25, 2013

    The Army is leading the way for thousands across Uttarakhand. CNN-IBN's Karma Paljor and VJ Rakesh Negi spoke to survivors evacuated on foot from Badrinath who are now at the Army base in Joshimath. ...
  • Uttarakhand disaster declared 'disaster of severe nature': NDMA June 25, 2013

    The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Tuesday said it is trying to find out if there are any bodies buried under the debris in Uttarakhand. It added there should not be any politics over Uttarakhand disaster. ...
  • Uttarakhand must accept aid; Cong politicising tragedy: Rajnath June 25, 2013

    BJP President Rajnath Singh has hit out at the Congress and has asked it to not politicise the Uttarakhand tragedy. "If a Chief Minsiter or any political party wants to help the people of Uttarakhand, that aid should be accepted. I condemn the Congress party's attempts to politicise the issue,"...
  • NDMA backs rescue work, says there were no lack of coordination June 24, 2013

    VK Duggal, a former union home secretary who was appointed nodal officer for relief and rescue operations in Uttarakhand, on Monday chaired the very first meet of the state and Central agencies on coordinating rescue efforts in Uttarakhand. ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Manish Tewari June 24, 2013

    Dismissing reports that Modi had helped in evacuation of thousands of people from Uttarakhand, Manish Tewari said such claims reflected 'rank opportunism' to try and 'milk a tragedy for political reasons.' ...
  • Uttarakhand floods: People desperate to find their family members June 24, 2013

    CNN-IBN's Karma Paljor spoke to a few relatives of people who are desperately hoping to find their loved ones in Uttarakhand. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Bad weather hampers sortie, C-130 Hercules aircraft forced to return June 23, 2013

    The weather earlier on Sunday had stopped rescue operations in Uttarakhand. CNN-IBN correspondent Shreya Dhoundial was on the C-130 Hercules military aircraft of the Indian Air Force, which was trying to make it's way to Dharasu. ...
  • Uttarakhand: ITBP clearing trekking paths to aide people walking to safety June 23, 2013

    CNN-IBN's Karma Paljor reports from Govindghat in Uttarakhand where many stranded are being brought to safety. ITBP is clearing trekking paths and tying ropes across them to aide people walking to safety. ...
  • Stories of real-life heroes emerge from Uttarakhand as recue operations continue June 23, 2013

    As rescue operations proceed in Uttarakhand, stories of real-life heroes are emerging. CNN-IBN's Subhajit Sengupta and VJ Satish Upadhyay met Rakesh, who was saved from Kedarnath and is now helping out at relief camps. ...