Five persons were killed in landslide following a cloudburst at Jakhnyali village in Tehri district of Uttarakhand early on Thursday.

Five days after the state government officially halted the Char Dham yatra due to incessant rains and inclement weather conditions, about 35 villages in various districts remain cut off as 168 conn

The mountainous regions of Uttarakhand are disaster-prone and have lacked development as compared to the plain regions.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi might be concerned over the state of Ganga river, but the authorities responsible for keeping the river pollution free seem reluctant to care about its condition.

Away from all the attention being focused on the temple towns of Kedarnath and Badrinath, temples at Yamunotri and Gangotri, which compete the ‘char dham’ pilgrimage, are facing a serious risk.

With the summer heat melting the glaciers faster, the rising levels of Bhagirathi river have raised the level of anxiety being experienced by those living along the banks of this river in the Uttar

Various measures like formation of armed 112-member Special Tiger Protection Force in Corbett tiger reserve, increasing the number of beats and incorporating Global Positioning System into the patr

In exciting news for wildlife conservationists, a camera installed at Gangotri National Park in Uttarkashi district has caught two snow leopards, a rare species.

An additional allocation of Rs. 100 crore was also made

The Cabinet Committee on Uttarakhand (CCU) approved a package of Rs. 7,346 crore for the flood-ravaged Uttarakhand.
The CCU, which was formed under the Uttarakhand Reconstruction and Rehabilitation plan, held a meeting in New Delhi on Monday under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

This document reports on 2012 major disasters in India, especially those for which the state governments have called on the Central Government for support, such as floods and heavy rain in Assam, Uttarkashi, Himachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh (Nilam cyclone).