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Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: PM Modi calls CM Dhami to take stock of situation

Updated on Nov 20, 2023 05:11 PM IST

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami also announced that the state government will bear the expenses of the family members who are coming to inquire about the trapped workers

The PMO team has also inspected the spot and is continuously monitoring the situation and coordinating. (HT Photo)

Big pipe being pushed into tunnel to provide solid food to workers: Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari said the 41 trapped workers would be rescued in the next two to three days, if the auger machine deployed in the tunnel works properly

Union minister Nitin Gadkari inside the tunnel in Uttarkashi.
Published on Nov 19, 2023 07:00 PM IST

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: 900 mm pipe being inserted using Auger machine

Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari on Sunday reviewed the rescue operation at the partially collapsed Silkyara tunnel in Uttarkashi.

A new auger machine arrived at the site on Saturday where road workers are trapped in a tunnel after a portion of it collapsed, in Uttarkashi in the northern state of Uttarakhand.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 19, 2023 06:28 PM IST
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‘Anti-depression’ tablets being sent to workers trapped in Uttarkashi tunnel

Forty construction workers have been trapped inside the under-construction Silkyara-Barkot tunnel on the Yamunotri Highway since Sunday morning

The doctors weren’t able to speak to the trapped workers on Friday due to the suspended rescue operation. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 18, 2023 07:35 PM IST

8 killed after vehicle falls into gorge in Nainital; 3 others injured: Police

When the vehicle reached Patlot Chheerakhan-Reetha Sahib road at about 8am, it suddenly fell into a 500-metre deep gorge

The incident occurred on Chherakhan-Reetha Sahib Road in the area, said police. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 17, 2023 01:06 PM IST

U’khand tunnel collapse: Workers trapped for 120 hrs as rescuers battle against time

A portion of the under-construction tunnel from Silkyara to Dandalgaon on the Yamunotri National Highway (NH) collapsed at around 5:30am on Sunday, leaving workers trapped inside

As of 6:30am on Friday, the powerful drilling machine brought from Delhi has been able to drill through 21 metres of debris. (PTI Photo)
Published on Nov 17, 2023 11:03 AM IST

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: Auger machine installed as rescue ops enter day 5

It has been over 96 hours since workers have been stuck in the tunnel as rescuers are trying their best to execute their plans

NHIDCL director Anshu Manish Khalko said loose debris was hampering the rescue efforts. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 16, 2023 10:32 AM IST

3.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi

The quake occurred at a depth of 5 km and the location is approximately 140 km away from Dehradun, the capital city.

An earthquake of magnitude 3.1 struck Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand at 2.01 am on Thursday. (Representative Image)
Updated on Nov 16, 2023 04:47 AM IST

Workers protest in front of tunnel against delay in rescue of trapped labourers

The fellow workers of the 40 labourers trapped inside the collapsed under-construction tunnel in Uttarkashi accused the authorities of not doing enough for the rescue operation

The protestors raised slogans against the authorities in front of the collpased under-construction tunnel in which 40 labourers have been trapped since Sunday morning. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 15, 2023 04:43 PM IST

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: State govt seeking help from Norway, Thailand

Three special aircraft of the Indian Air Force are carrying 25 tonnes of heavy equipment to Uttarkashi which will help penetrate the debris

Rescuers near the collapsed part of the tunnel in Uttarkashi. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 15, 2023 04:33 PM IST

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: Fresh debris hinders rescue operation on day 3

Fresh debris and muck falling from the roof Silkyara-Barkot tunnel continued to hamper rescue work.

It’s been over 72 hours since the construction workers were trapped inside the tunnel. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 15, 2023 10:59 AM IST

Tunnel collapse: Operation to rescue trapped workers through large pipes begins

It’s been over 60 hours since 40 labourers got trapped in an under-construction tunnel at Silkyara in Uttarkashi after a part of it collapsed on Sunday

Big dimeter pipe is being pushed into the collapsed part of the tunnel to make way for the trapped labourers to come out.
Updated on Nov 14, 2023 08:43 PM IST

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: Kin of trapped workers grapple with anxiety and hope

A portion of the under-construction tunnel between Silkyara and Dandalgaon on the Brahmakhal-Yamunotri national highway collapsed on November 12

Rescue and relief operations are underway after a portion of an under-construction tunnel between Silkyara and Dandalgaon in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand collapsed on Sunday night. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 14, 2023 04:24 PM IST

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: Auger drilling machines at site to evacuate workers

A portion of the tunnel between Silkyara and Dandalgaon on the Brahmakhal- Yamunotri national highway collapsed in the early hours of Sunday

A total of eight pipes have arrived at the spot from Haridwar in trucks, while more will arrive later. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 14, 2023 09:20 AM IST

Tunnel collapse: Workers could be rescued tomorrow or day after, says official

A senior official said a 900 mm pipeline is being brought from Haridwar, which will reach the site at around 2am, and it will take nearly 24 hours to push it into the collapsed stretch

Rescue and relief operation underway at the tunnel collapse site in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district on Monday
Published on Nov 13, 2023 07:45 PM IST

Uttarakhand govt forms technical committee to study causes of tunnel collapse

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said it is the top priority of the government to quickly rescue the labourers trapped in the tunnel

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami went into the tunnel in Uttarkashi, a part of which collapsed on Sunday, to review the ongoing rescue and relief operations. (PTI)
Published on Nov 13, 2023 07:13 PM IST

Nainital: Three labourers killed while asleep after fire inside tent house godown

Three labourers managed to escape while the other three stranded in the godown, were charred to death, said officials

The incident took place when the labourers were sleeping at the godown. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 13, 2023 12:15 PM IST

Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: All 40 trapped labourers safe; food, water being given

The workers are safe and have asked for food, which is being sent to them, the Silkyara police control room said

A part of the tunnel collapsed on Sunday morning, leaving around 40 labourers trapped inside. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 13, 2023 12:55 PM IST

‘Oxygen being supplied’: Rescue ops on to save 40 workers trapped in Uttarkashi

Uttarkashi's disaster management officer Devendra Patwal said that the rescue operation will continue overnight.

State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and Police Revenue teams conduct a rescue operation at an under-construction tunnel from Silkyara to Dandalgaon that collapsed in Uttarkashi on Saturday.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 12, 2023 10:54 PM IST

Nearly 40 labourers trapped as under-construction tunnel collapses in Uttarkashi

The rescue teams have inserted a pipe through the debris to give oxygen to the labourers trapped in the collapsed under-construction road tunnel

The incident took place around 200 metres from one side of the tunnel’s mouth.
Updated on Nov 12, 2023 08:12 PM IST

Uttarakhand police arrest man for transporting 218 kg ‘Ganja’ in ambulance

Police said the ambulance was trying to pass the checkpost in a rush with its siren on, and the driver, when stopped, claimed that they were carrying the patient to Ramnagar in an emergency

Police said the approximate market value of the Ganja recovered would be around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span> 33 lakh.
Published on Nov 08, 2023 06:38 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi arrives at Kedarnath on 3-day ‘spritual’ visit; BJP takes a dig

The Uttarakhand Congress requested the party workers to allow Rahul Gandhi to complete his personal and spiritual visit in solitude and said that they can meet their beloved leader next time

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at Kedarnath on Sunday. (Image posted on X by Congress)
Published on Nov 05, 2023 08:59 PM IST

Law student accuses Dehradun professor, four others of harassment; FIR filed

The final year law student alleged the incident happened on October 26 when she was on her way back to her accommodation from the classroom

Follwing the complaint, he FIR was registered under sections 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the IPC. (AFP/Representative image)
Updated on Oct 30, 2023 05:48 PM IST

Uttarakhand: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj gets notice over illegal construction

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarian Sakshi Maharaj maintained he did not own any property and was just a trustee of a trust that had undertaken construction

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj . (PTI)
Published on Oct 26, 2023 04:34 PM IST

Former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat suffers minor injuries in car accident

Rawat was on the way to Kashipur from Haldwani on Tuesday when around 12 midnight his vehicle hit a divider in Bazpur area of Udham Singh Nagar

Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat. (PTI File Photo)
Published on Oct 25, 2023 12:02 PM IST

PM Modi’s principal secretary takes stock of reconstruction work at Kedarnath

PM Modi had laid the foundation stone of the reconstruction and redevelopment project at Kedarnath in 2017 after the area was ravaged during the flash floods of 2013

PK Mishra, principal secretary to Prime Minister at Kedarnath Dham in Rudraprayag on Saturday. (ANI)
Published on Oct 21, 2023 06:47 PM IST

Haridwar factory busted for spurious drugs sent 90 lakh consignment to Delhi

Dehradun SSP Ajai Singh said the accused had dispatched spurious medicines of the face value of ₹ 7 crore to 44 locations in several states

Dehradun SSP Ajai Singh said a SIT has been formed to recover the spurious medicines that have been dispatched to various states (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Oct 19, 2023 04:47 PM IST

Uttarakhand STF, J&K Police bust narco terror module in joint operation; 2 arrested

According to officials, J&K Police had busted a narco terror module and arrested two alleged smugglers in Ramban after recovering 30kg cocaine from a Punjab-bound vehicle

The police arrested two people and recovered fake documents and seals from their possession. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 19, 2023 03:42 PM IST

Uttarakhand govt signs MoUs worth 5,450 crore in Dubai

Dhami said that under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an investment friendly system has been developed in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami is seen during the signing of MoU with an industrial group in Dubai.
Published on Oct 17, 2023 09:56 PM IST

Corbett’s Bijrani, Garjiya zones reopen for jungle safari

The Bijrani and Garjiya zones of Corbett Tiger Reserve in Nainital district were closed due to the monsoon season.

A tiger roaming in Corbett Tiger Reserve. (File Photo)
Published on Oct 15, 2023 05:52 PM IST
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