On October 11, responding to a PIL, the Uttarakhand HC directed the state government to provide necessary rations and other essential items within 24 hours to villages near the China border through helicopter and maintain regular supplies through the... read more
A train mechanic sleeps at a platform after an overnight train journey from Harare, in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Dark, dirty and slow, the country’s trains, like much else in the impoverished southern African nation, have seen better days.
In one of the longest and largest rescue operations of its kind in the state, teams of the Indian Air Force, Border Roads Organisation, police and mountaineering experts evacuated more than 4,800 people. read more
An Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper dropped food packets, relief material in rain affected areas of Manali. Around 300 people have been rescued from Lahaul-Spiti region. IAF choppers have been deployed to airlift stranded people. Around 600 roads in the hill state have been opened with the efforts of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and Border Road Organisation (BRO). On Wednesday, 24 people, including five foreigners, were airlifted by Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters from various locations, others were evacuated through the Rohtang Tunnel by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) personnel in the rescue operation that resumed at 7 am and continued till dusk. The foreign tourists from Denmark and Norway, and nine from Kolkata, were airlifted from 16,020-feet-high Baralachal La pass.read more