Uttarakhand Floods

  • Officials fear 2013 calamity will affect the number of devotees visiting shrines 23-04-2014 03:27 PM

    Despite government endeavours to ensure safety of pilgrims and completing infrastructure development before the Char Dham yatra begins, officials feel that the fear psychosis of last year's calamity will affect the flow of visitors to Kedarnath and other Himalayan shrines this year. "Safety of visitors is our top priority and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 22 children, who lost their homes in flash floods, leave for Delhi tour 25-01-2014 05:12 PM

    Months after they experienced rains and flash floods that ravaged their homes and claimed several lives, twenty-two children from Uttarakhand are in Delhi as part of their first excursion outside their state.The initiative has been made by paramilitary Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) which itself was in thick of action rendering...
  • Will courts function at liberty of executive: NGT to Uttarakhand 24-01-2014 08:34 AM

    Irked over Uttarakhand government's failure to hold a meeting of an expert panel set up to examine impact of projects and development work after the natural disaster there, the National Green Tribunal on Thursday asked if courts will have to function at the liberty of the executive. "Why are they...
  • UP government to give aid to kins of Uttarakhand flood victims soon 13-01-2014 12:48 PM

    The Uttar Pradesh government would soon disburse financial assistance to families of residents of the state who died in last year's flash floods in Uttarakhand, officials said on Monday. An official told IANS that 1,150 people from Uttar Pradesh who went on 'Char Dham Yatra' either died or were missing...
  • Jharkhand compensates Rs 5 lakh to kin of 36 Uttarakhand floods victims 11-01-2014 07:54 AM

    The Jharkhand government on Friday handed over Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of 36 victims of the June 2013 Uttarakhand disaster. "Chief Minister Hemant Soren handed over Rs.5 lakh each to the kin of 36 people who died in the the Uttarakhand disaster at a solemn programme held...
  • Uttarakhand floods: No compensation to victims as govt failed to issue death certificates 10-01-2014 09:17 AM

    No financial assistance could be provided to the relatives of those killed or injured in the flash floods in Kedarnath last year, as the Uttarakhand government has failed to provide the death certificates, a senior official said. "The Uttar Pradesh government had send a final list of dead and missing...
  • 2013 in images: The bravery of rescue teams during Uttarakhand floods 31-12-2013 10:43 AM

    Before stepping into the new year, here is a look at the the defining moments of 2013. The one image that will always resonate is that of rescue teams reaching out the the victims of the Uttarakhand tragedy. ...
  • Foodgrains meant for flood-hit villagers rotting in Uttarakhand godowns 30-12-2013 02:48 PM

    While flood-hit people of Uttarakhand continue to suffer, ration meant for them kept rotting in government godowns with villagers complaining that sacks full of food grain have been thrown in the Gori river. Authorities have now launched a probe into the complaints. "We have reports about food grains received as...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Rs 7 lakh compensation given to kin of victims 25-12-2013 09:04 PM

    A compensation of Rs. seven lakh each has been given to families of persons from Tamil Nadu killed in the flood fury in Uttarakhand in June last year. Kin of the 14 persons killed in floods and landslides in Kedarnath and Badrinath received the compensation by way of cheques on...
  • Disaster management officers deserve salary hike for their good work, says Vijay Bahuguna 19-12-2013 04:02 PM

    District disaster management officers in Uttarakhand, which was hit by a major natural disaster in June this year, will now be paid better and have better resources at their disposal. This was announced by Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna while presiding over a meeting of the State Disaster Management Authority in...
  • No failure on part of Met department in Uttarakhand calamity: Government 18-12-2013 09:08 AM

    There was no failure on the part of the Met department as it had issued warning of heavy to very heavy rains in Uttarakhand and also advised state authorities to postpone the Char Dham Yatra just before the disaster, government has said. "As far as issuance of severe weather warnings...