Do we not know the magnitude of the havoc rains wreak across India season after season? So why are we behaving like we were dealing with something alien and unpredictable?

Amid fears of disease outbreak after widespread devastation in flood-affected Uttarakhand, the Union health ministry has deputed a high-level team which will review the public health measures in th

Rescue work in Uttarakhand to gain momentum with reopening of 16 roads.

Villagers hit by floods and landslips raised antigovernment slogans as Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna and Agriculture Minister Harak Singh Rawat landed at the Rudraprayag helipad on Wedn

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday announced a financial assistance of Rs. 1,000 crore to Uttarakhand for disaster relief. Of this, Rs. 145 crore would be released immediately.

Monsoon fury continued to wreak havoc on Uttarakhand on Tuesday with flash floods, landslips and cloudbursts claiming 54 lives and leaving 61,890 Char-Dham yatris stranded in Chamoli, Rudraprayag,

Uttarakhand government has released Rs 39 crore for disaster management in view of the state's extreme vulnerability to natural calamities during monsoon.

In this report, the Uttarakhand Space Application Centre (USAC) has compared old images of Indian satellites of National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) with the new images to assess the extent of damage in the Mandakini valley after the floods.

Uttarakhand continues to perform well and Uttar Pradesh poorly on key health indicators as per the findings of the Annual Health Survey (AHS) conducted in 284 districts of nine States.

The nine States for which health indicators were released on Friday constitute 50 per cent of the country’s population. While Shravasti district of Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) – the number of deaths of children less than one year of age per 1000 live births – of 100, three districts of Almora, Pithoragarh and Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand recorded a comparatively low IMR of 20.

On 13 September 2012, the Okhimath region in Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand was revisited by cloudburstinduced landslides which killed 66 people and damaged land and property.(Correspondence)