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Pilot among two killed in chopper crash in Uttarakhand

Two persons, including the pilot, were killed in a helicopter crash at Garurchatti in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district Wednesday, police said.

Bahuguna refuses to declare dead those missing in Uttarakhand

Hoping against hope, chief minister Vijay Bahuguna on Monday refused to declare as dead the 5,748 persons missing after the June 16 calamity in Uttarakhand, saying the mission to find them will not be given up.

Overnight rain blocks Badrinath highway, Bahuguna cancels tour

Debris brought over by overnight rains blocked Badrinath National Highway for six hours on Friday as bad weather forced chief minister Vijay Bahuguna to cancel his tour of some affected areas.

Lake formed after melting of glaciers poses new threat

A lake formed after melting of glaciers at Satopanth in Chamoli district posed fresh danger to the rain-ravaged areas of Badrinath, Joshimath and Karnaprayag, prompting the administration to issue an alert.

5,360 missing in Uttarakhand, fresh rains add to woes

The Uttarakhand government today put the number of missing people in last month’s tragedy at 5,360 and announced that pilgrimage to Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines will resume by September 30 even as fresh rains pounded several parts of the state and claimed 11 lives.

Heavy rains claim seven lives in Chamoli: Uttarakhand

Heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in Uttarakhand where seven persons of a family were killed when the ceiling of their house collapsed in Chamoli district today, while four persons were killed when a machine engaged in repairing a road fell into a ditch in Garhwal.

5,500 may have died in north India floods: officials

Authorities have raised to 5,500 the estimated number of people who perished in devastating floods that swept the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand last month.

Rain mars relief operations in Uttarakhand


Incessant rains in parts of Uttarakhand continued to hamper relief efforts today prompting authorities to commission the IAF’s C-130 Hercules aircraft to drop relief material to Kedarnath and other affected places.

Uttarkashi DM removed

Uttarkashi district magistrate R. Rajesh Kumar was today removed from the post following allegations of irregularities in distribution of relief material among calamity-hit people in the district, official sources here said on Saturday.

Uttarakhand: Relatives of missing persons running out of patience

The relatives of over 1,000 people, who went missing in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district after the deluge last month, are running out of patience and planning to visit Kedarnath and Rambada on their own to look for them.

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