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Uttarakhand: Stranded pilgrims manipulated, robbed and blackmailed, say reports

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Dehradun: Shocking reports of exploitation of distraught travellers have come to the fore in Uttarakhand with some stranded people forced to pay Rs 250 for a 'paratha' and Rs 100 for a small pack of

Uttarakhand floods: 17 foreigners rescued, 1000 stranded pilgrims sighted


Dehradun: Evacuation of stranded people from flood-hit areas of Uttarakhand on Saturday picked up pace with security forces rescuing 17 foreign tourists from Dharasu and sighting 1000 pilgrims stuck

Uttarakhand floods: 556 dead in abode of Gods


New Delhi: The toll in the `Himalayan tsunami' rose to 556 while thousands of pilgrims were still stranded in the upper reaches of the state on Friday, the fifth day of the Uttarakhand tragedy.
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BJP legislators of Chhattisgarh to donate a month's salary to flood-hit Uttarakhand


Raipur: BJP's MPs, MLAs and other elected representatives in Chhattisgarh have decided to contribute one month's salary to help flood-ravaged Uttarakhand.
"BJP MPs, MLAs, mayors, corporators and othe

Several states oppose bill aimed at minimising flood losses


New Delhi: Even as floods play havoc in Uttarakhand, several states have opposed the provisions of a 38-year-old Model Flood Bill aimed at minimising losses to life and property in the natural calami

Uttarakhand disaster: Armed forces step up rescue operations, Kedarnath evacuated

Dehradun: A mammoth multi-agency rescue and relief operations were put in place on Thursday in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand evacuating people from the worst-affected Kedarnath town and other areas eve

Human hand behind disaster: Experts blame violation of environment laws for Uttarakhand floods

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New Delhi: Ecologists point out that the huge expansion of hydro-power projects and construction of roads to cope with the lakhs of tourists in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh has compounded the sca

Uttarakhand floods: Kedarnath safe but will be shut for a year

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New Delhi: The single piece of good news amid the widespread devastation in rain-battered of Uttarakhand was that the revered shrine of Kedarnath is safe.
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It was a nightmare we won't forget: Uttarakhand Flood survivor


Dehradun: He spent 12 hours out in the open precariously perched on a cliff as torrential rains unleashed largescale devastation on Kedarnath, demolishing all that came in their way with equal fury e

Govt, opposition in verbal bout over Uttarakhand rescue efforts; Death toll may be in thousands

Dehradun/New Delhi: Leaders of the Congress Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) engaged in verbal bout and blame game on Thursday over the natural calamity that destroyed the state of Uttarakh

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