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3 killed, 17 missing after landslide hits Kedarnath

Officials involved in the rescue operation indicated that there was little hope of finding any survivors

Uttarakhand SDRF personnel during a rescue and search operation following a landslide due to rains at Gaurikund in Rudraprayag on Friday (ANI)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 11:57 PM IST

Heli service to Sikh shrine Hemkunt Sahib to begin this week

The much-awaited helicopter service to the Hemkunt Sahib, a Sikh shrine, in Chamoli district is likely to begin this week

The much-awaited helicopter service to the Hemkunt Sahib, a Sikh shrine, in Chamoli district is likely to begin this week .
Updated on May 31, 2023 12:36 AM IST

Uttarakhand: Gaumukh trek closed for a week over avalanche warning

The Uttarkashi district disaster management authority had sent the direction received from the government to the forest department to adhere to the fresh guidelines and stop any trekking activity

The concerned officials have been directed to strictly follow the orders and not permit anyone on the Gaumukh trek. (Representative file image)
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 06:10 PM IST

1,000 houses damaged due to Uttarakhand railway project work: Locals

The project passes through five districts – Dehradun, Tehri Garhwal, Pauri Garhwal, Rudraprayag and Chamoli.

The 125.20 km-long Rishikesh-Karnaprayag broad gauge rail line is an ambitious project of the Narendra Modi government, estimated to cost more than <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>16,200 crore. (HT)
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 04:33 AM IST
By, , Dehradun

Rishikesh-Karnaprayag railway line: Houses damaged due to blasting work

Pauri Garhwal resident Anil Dutt Tiwari said the round-the-clock blasting began in 2019 and has also affected their sleep and overall mental health

The project has been described as a game changer for connectivity in the Garhwal Himalayas. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 04:41 PM IST

Tariff to be imposed on drawing water from Mussoorie lake after NGT rap

The tribunal directed the state pollution control board and district magistrate, Dehradun, to “ensure that no private vendor draw any water to carry through taker for supply for commercial use by the hotels and any violation will attract imposition of environmental compensation payable by such vendors and users, i.e., hotels.”

The NGT, New Delhi, in its order on January 12 prohibited withdrawal of water from the Mussoorie Dhobighat water spring (Representative Photo)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 05:17 PM IST

Char Dham yatra pilgrims to share medical history during online registration

The move comes after the record death toll of pilgrims during the Char Dham yatra which crossed the 300 mark in 2022

The decision has been taken to ensure that the ailing pilgrims are provided healthcare during Char Dham yatra.
Updated on Mar 05, 2023 06:51 PM IST

Uttarakhand govt comes up with guidelines for Char Dham yatra vehicles

Hoardings will be placed on every bus stop taxi stand, check posts, and major stopovers highlighting the precautions that need to be taken while commuting in the hilly terrain of the state

The crash barrier set up at the site of last year’s bus accident in which 26 pilgrims died near Damta in Uttarkashi district. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 26, 2023 05:15 PM IST

Uttarakhand looks to revive old route for Kedarnath yatra

Rambara, the midway halting point for the arduous 14km trek to Kedarnath from Gaurikund at a height of nearly 4,600 metres, was washed away during the 2013 cloud burst and subsequent floods that claimed 6,000 lives.

Uttarakhand looks to revive old route for Kedarnath yatra
Updated on Feb 15, 2023 04:46 AM IST

Uttarakhand to reopen Gaurikund route to Kedarnath shrine via Rambara

Rambara, the midway halting point for the arduous 14km trek to Kedarnath from Gaurikund at a height of nearly 4,600 metres, was washed away during the 2013 cloud burs

A new route was opened on the left bank of the Mandakini river to reach Kedarnath in March 2014 but it is more difficult than the older route due to sharp turns and steep climb right up to Lincholi. (ANI File Photo)
Published on Feb 14, 2023 08:02 PM IST

Registration for Char Dham Yatra set to begin from February 20

Online and offline registration for the Char Dham Yatra will begin on February 20 and the pilgrimage process is expected to be smoother than in previous years, an Uttarakhand government official said

Last year, a record 4.6 million pilgrims reached Char Dham shrines and more pilgrims are expected to reach this year. (Archive)
Updated on Feb 09, 2023 12:39 AM IST

Uttarakhand: Char Dham Yatra registration to begin from Feb 20

The Uttarakhand government has directed officials concerned to complete preparations for the Char Dham Yatra by March 31 and share information with other states so that they can keep devotees in their respective areas informed

Badrinath and Kedarnath, along with Yamunotri and Gangotri, collectively called Char Dham, attract hundreds of thousands of pilgrims each year. (File Photo)
Published on Feb 08, 2023 07:10 PM IST

More evacuations as Uttarakhand cracks grow

The number of houses that have developed cracks has now risen to 826, out of which 165 are in the “unsafe zone”, a bulletin from the Disaster Management Authority said. So far, 798 people have been shifted to temporary relief centres.

A passerby looks at the rubble of a wall that got damaged due to continuous land subsidence, in Joshimath on Sunday. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 16, 2023 12:24 AM IST

Fresh cracks develop in building designated to keep relief material in Joshimath

The authorities have started shifting three staff families living on the lower floor of the Municipal Board car-parking building in Joshimath to safer places

A staff family member living in the Municipal Board building in Joshimath checking the cracks. (Sourced)
Updated on Jan 15, 2023 06:26 PM IST

Joshimath demolition picks up pace, 147 buildings unsafe

A group of 20 labourers worked on bringing down Malari Inn and Mount View, cutting down tin roofs with gas cutters and removing the wooden windows and doors, the officials said. The dismantling is being carried out in two shifts.

Malari Inn hotel being dismantled by SDRF personnel due to continuous land subsidence in Joshimath on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 15, 2023 04:11 AM IST
ByAmit Bathla and Ajay Ramola, Joshimath/mussoorie

Joshimath authorities begin razing hotels in danger zone

Authorities in Joshimath decided on Friday to simultaneously demolish two adjacent hotels that have been dangerously leaning against each other due to land subsidence that has wrecked havoc in the town.

Malari Inn Hotel being dismantled by SDRF personnel due to the continuous land subsidence, in Joshimath on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 14, 2023 12:16 AM IST
ByAmit Bathla and Ajay Ramola, Joshimath/mussoorie

Joshimath: Demolition of two hotels underway; cracks appear in Karanprayag homes

On Friday, the authorities began the demolition of hotel Mount View along with Malari Inn at around 7:30am, the officials said

The demolition of two badly damaged hotels in Joshimath was underway on Friday. (Rajeev Kala)
Published on Jan 13, 2023 07:20 PM IST
ByAmit Bathla and Ajay Ramola

Cracks emerge in other parts of Uttarakhand amid Joshimath crisis

In the Karanprayag area of Chamoli district, owners of houses facing land subsidence in Bahuguna Nagar area are worried over their fate

Cracks appear at a house due to the gradual ‘sinking’ of Joshimath in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 11, 2023 04:59 PM IST
By, Mussoorie

Govt projects halted as Joshimath stir escalates

A government survey found that 561 houses have developed cracks – a problem that appears to spread across the town where the ground has shown signs of shifting, officials said

Residents of Joshimath take out a procession to protest land subsidence that has caused cracks in at least 500 homes, on Wednesday night. (ANI)
Published on Jan 06, 2023 11:39 AM IST
By, Mussoorie

Spiritual town Joshimath battles a sinking feeling

The subsidence itself is not new either, first flagged in the 1976 state government-appointed Mishra Commission report. But its aggravation over the past two years, causing cracks in homes, rendering them unstable and prompting some to flee, calls for urgent action.

Increased subsidence over the past two years has led to cracks in houses, rendering them unstable. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2022 02:30 PM IST
By, Mussoorie

Uttarakhand: Elephant attacks four women in Kotdwar, one killed

The deceased was identified as Luxmi Devi,48, who lived near Kanvashram. The police took her body into their possession and sent it for postmortem

Elephant kills woman in Kotdwar (Representative Photo)
Published on Dec 20, 2022 06:41 PM IST

Portals of Gangotri shrine to close today

The portals of Yamunotri and Kedarnath shrine will close on Thursday on the occasion of Bhai Dooj as the Char Dham yatra is in its last stage

The portals of Badrinath shrine will close on November 19, bringing the yatra to its culmination for the season. (HT)
Published on Oct 25, 2022 07:42 PM IST
ByAjay Ramola I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Mussoorie

DGCA, AAIB technical teams reach Kedarnath to probe helicopter crash

Seven pilgrims lost their lives while returning from Kedarnath temple after a helicopter crashed into a hill around 11.35am on Tuesday

The helicopter services for Kedarnath resumed on Wednesday morning. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 19, 2022 07:57 PM IST

7 killed in chopper crash at Kedarnath

In a tweet, Union civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia called the crash extremely unfortunate and said they were in touch with the state government to ascertain the magnitude of the loss.

The crash site. (Sourced)
Updated on Oct 19, 2022 03:42 AM IST
By, Dehradun

Uttarakhand to develop Kartik Swamy temple to attract devotees from South India

The 200-year-old Kartik Swamy temple is located around 40 km from Rudraprayag and involves a 3 km trek from Kanakchauri village

It is here Lord Kartikeya, angry at his parents Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati for favouring their other son Lord Ganesha, when both were asked to circumnavigate the earth, offered his bones as the testimony of his devotion. (Sourced)
Updated on Oct 16, 2022 06:11 PM IST

Avalanche strikes near Kedarnath shrine but no damage to temple

Explaining the incident, NS Rajwar, district disaster management officer, Rudraprayag, said, “The avalanche that hit Kedar peak in the Chorabari lake region ended in the Saraswati River gorge, and no increase in the water level has been reported that could be risky to the temple or the residents downstream.”

An avalanche occurred in Kedar Peak area of the Chorabari glacial lake region, around 6-7 kilometres away from Kedarnath shrine (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 02, 2022 04:52 AM IST
By, Mussoorie

Massive avalanche hits mountains around Kedarnath shrine; No damage to temple

The Rudraprayag district adminsitration said no loss of life, property, or increase in the water level in the Saraswati River was reported and the yatra is underway, as usual

The avalanche occurred in the Kedar Peak area of Chorabari glacial lake region on Saturday morning. (Sourced)
Updated on Oct 01, 2022 02:37 PM IST

Couple duped by cyber fraudsters running fake site for Kedarnath chopper service

The doctor couple, Sangeeta Laha and Suprabhat Laha from Kolkata said they were asked to transfer ₹15,408 for booking a helicopter ride for the annual Kedarnath Yatra

The accused had listed his own mobile number on the fake website as that of an agent of helicopter service. (File image)
Published on Sep 15, 2022 04:52 PM IST

Tricolour gifted by Mahatma Gandhi preserved with utmost care by Mussoorie duo

The doctor duo has made it a point to preserve the Khadi Tricolour that was gifted to them by a Delhi-based family, which was passed down to them directly from Mahatma Gandhi

Dr Sunil Sanon with the Khadi national flag presented to him by the Jaiprakash Agarwal family who got it from Mahatma Gandhi in 1946 during his visit to Mussoorie. (HT Photo)
Published on Aug 18, 2022 06:26 PM IST

Pilgrim influx to Kedarnath Dham crosses 10.08 lakh, breaks all previous records

The four Himalayan pilgrimage sites Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath- collectively called Char Dham, are located in the mountainous terrain of Garhwal Himalayas

So far, a total of 10,08,083 pilgrims visited the shrine till Monday. (HT file photo)
Published on Aug 17, 2022 04:56 PM IST
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