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Rains, landslips hamper rescue operation in Uttarakhand

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Dehradun: Bad weather returned to Uttarakhand on Monday with fresh spell of rains and landslips in the higher reaches of Chamoli and Rudraprayag districts grounding rescue operations by choppers in t

72% above average rainfall

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Thiruvanathapuram: The Meteorological Centre here has estimated that the total rainfall of the state during the South-West monsoon from June 1till date as being 72 percent above average. The rains ar

Uttarakhand: Rescue operations resume after brief suspension due to rain

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Dehradun: Air rescue operations resumed after a brief suspension due to bad weather early Sunday morning to evacuate over 22,000 stranded people in flood-hit Uttarakhand even as ITBP jawans began con

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

Scarce funds hold up seawall project


Thiruvananthapuram: The sea eats up the beaches during each monsoon causing immense hardship to coastal folks.
And the only solution seems to be the seasonal mending of seawalls. Though the irriga

Monsoon: Why can’t we get ready in time?


A surprise early monsoon should be welcome news for much of the subcontinent, whose mainly agricultural economy is so dependent on the rains, but not if it catches us unprepared — despite all the war

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.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahugun

2,800 AP pilgrims stranded, 1 dead


Hyderabad: A 20-year-old pilgrim, Veerabhadraiah, from Anantapur district died at Gourikund in Uttarakhand on Wednesday. He is among the 2,800 pilgrims from the state who are reported to be stranded

Monsoon fury: Death toll rises to 81, rescue efforts hit

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New Delhi: Monsoon rains wreaked fresh havoc in northern India leading to flash floods, cloudbursts and landslips as the death toll climbed to 81 and hundreds of pilgrims bound for Himalayan shrines

Rains claim 11 more lives, over 73,000 stranded


New Delhi: Rain fury on Tuesday claimed 11 more lives in the north, taking the toll to 73, even as 71,440 pilgrims bound for the Himalayan shrines remained stranded in monsoon-ravaged Uttarakhand apa

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