Uttarakhand glacier burst: Rishikesh-Joshimath-Mana road reopened for traffic

The Rishikesh-Joshimath-Mana road which was blocked at Hathipahad due to flash flood in Dhauli Ganga has been reopened late afternoon for traffic on Sunday, informed the Border Roads Organisation (BRO). “The Rishikesh-Joshimath-Mana road which was blocked at Hathipahad due to flash flood in Dhauli Ganga has been reopened for traffic by Border Roads […]

Global leaders offer condolence to families of Uttarakhand’s glacial burst victims

Following a glacial burst in Chamoli district in Uttarakhand, leaders around the world have offered condolences to the families of the victims. French President Emmanuel Macron said in a tweet, “France expresses its full solidarity with India, after a glacier burst in the Uttarakhand province, leading to the disappearance of over 100 people. Our thoughts are with […]

Uttarakhand glacier burst: 4 columns of Army, medical teams deployed at Ringi village

The Defence Minister’s office on Sunday said that four columns of the Indian Army and two medical teams have been deployed at Ringi Village for the rescue of people affected by the flood in the Dhauli Ganga River after a part of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off at Joshimath in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Taking […]

Uttarakhand: Pilgrims need passes to attend Kumbh Mela

Haridwar District Magistrate C Ravishankar on Sunday said that pilgrims will need passes to attend Kumbh Mela. “Pilgrims will need passes for Kumbh Mela and the passes will be issued only after submission of a negative RT-PCR test report, medical certificate, and identification proof. Those without passes will be denied entry,” said Ravishankar. He also informed that the district administration has demanded […]

Centre will extend all possible help to Uttarakhand govt to tackle flood situation, says Amit Shah

Amid the flood situation in Chamoli, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday assured the people of Uttarakhand that the Central government will extend all possible help to the state government to deal with the natural disaster. Shah informed that Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai is currently in the Home […]

Army deploys choppers, troops to tackle flood situation in Chamoli

As avalanche and flood at a Chamoli village destroyed many houses on Sunday, the Indian Army has deployed choppers and troops for supporting the Uttarakhand government and NDRF to tackle the flood situation, said Army. “Indian Army has deployed choppers and troops for supporting Uttarakhand government and NDRF to tackle the flood. Military station near Rishikesh actively involved in the coordination of rescue and […]

PM Modi monitoring flood situation in Chamoli, speaks to Uttarakhand CM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is monitoring the flood situation in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district in which as many as 150 people feared to be dead. “Am constantly monitoring the unfortunate situation in Uttarakhand. India stands with Uttarakhand & the nation prays for everyone’s safety there. Have been continuously speaking to senior authorities & getting updates on NDRF deployment, rescue […]

Chamoli flood: Uttarakhand Police issues advisory, urges people to ‘have patience’

As avalanche and flood at a Chamoli village destroyed many houses on Sunday, Uttarakhand Police issued a flood advisory saying that water level may rise at Srinagar, Haridwar, and Rishikesh. “Water level at Srinagar may rise to 536.00 m at 16:00 hrs. at Rishikesh, the water level may rise to 340.50 m at 20:00 hrs and Haridwar the water […]

100-150 casualties feared in flash flood in Chamoli: Uttarakhand Chief

As many as 150 people feared to be dead in the flash flood in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli following an avalanche near a power project at Raini village in the Tapovan area, officials said. “100-150 casualties feared in the flash flood in Chamoli district, said Uttarakhand Chief Secretary OM Prakash told ANI. Rishiganga Power Project has been […]

Chamoli: Massive flood in Dhauliganga river, houses destroyed after avalanche

A massive flood has been reported in Dhauliganga river, following an avalanche near Rishiganga Power Project in Chamoli district on Sunday. “Some water bodies flooded and destroyed many river bank-side houses due to cloudburst or breaching of the reservoir. Casualties are feared and hundreds of ITBP personnel rushed for rescue,” ITBP officials said. Chamoli district magistrate has also instructed […]

Avalanche near power project in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli, 2 ITBP teams at spot

The Rishiganga Power Project was damaged due to breach of the glacier at Raini village in Tapovan area of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, police said. All the concerned districts have been alerted in the wake of incident. Officers and employees of Chamoli District Administration and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have reached the spot. A warning […]

Women at increased risk of fatal, nighttime cardiac arrest: Study

Women are at a higher risk than men to suffer sudden death due to cardiac arrest during nighttime hours, suggested a new study. The findings were published in the journal ‘Heart Rhythm’. The study, led by the Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention in the Smidt Heart Institute, has found for the first time that during nighttime hours, women are more likely […]