Increasing human activities are augmenting the risk of natural disasters in the ecologically sensitive region of Kedarnath, which was washed away by the floods triggered by a cloudburst in June, a

Four members of a family were killed, while five others, including SDM of Almora district, were feared dead in rain-related incidents as heavy showers lashed Uttarakhand on Wednesday, causing fresh

The jury is still out on whether the existing and under construction hydro-power projects in Uttarakhand exacerbated the impact of floods there, but a group of environmentalists claim that the proj

On June 16, an orbiting Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) meteorological satellite captured imagery of dense cloud formation building over Uttarakhand.

इस प्रदेश का आपदा प्रबंध तंत्र खुद ही आपदाग्रस्त है। तीन बड़ी आपदाओं के बाद भी राज्य आपदा प्राधिकरण को सक्रिय नहीं किया गया। आलम यह है कि 17 जून को केदारनाथ की तबाही का संकेत मिलने के बाद भी इसी दि

The Uttarakhand Government on Monday decided to raise a battalion of the State Disaster Response Force on the lines of the National Disaster Response Force.

Announcing this here the Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said the SDRF would comprise of volunteers below the age of 40 from the PAC and other State police agencies.

A farmer from Indore, Gabbu Singh went to Kedarnath as part of a group of 50 people. Only seven have managed to survive the disaster. “The Mandakani's killer currents took 30 of them,” he says.

On the afternoon of 16 June, local resident Manav Bisht watched dozens of constables leaving the paramilitary Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Academy, which stood between his house in Shakti Vihar, a loc

As people have struggled to come to terms with the scale of devastation and loss of lives in the flash floods last month, a number of faith-based explanations have taken root in this land fertile with legend and lore.

The Garhwal Himalayas have a disproportionate share of spirituality and mysticism-it is home of the holiest shrines of Hinduism and the ancient Char Dham pilgrimage, the Hemkund Sahib shrine worshipped by the Sikhs and two holy rivers revered across the North Indian plains and beyond.

Loss of lives in the Uttarakhand tragedy was a result of 'human error' which could have been averted if some steps had been taken in time, BJP vice president Uma Bharti said today.