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Amid land subsidence crisis, Joshimath gets fresh snowfall; rain alert issued

The IMD has forecast rainfall and snow in Joshimath and other areas of Chamoli district, and Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand till January 24.

Heavy snowfall was witnessed in Joshimath, Uttarakhand, on Friday, January 20, 2023. (Screengrab/ANI video)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:20 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Morning brief: ‘Not pappu… a smart man’, says Raghuram Rajan about Rahul Gandhi

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Former Reserve bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi as he joins the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra, in Sawai Madhopur on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(AICC)
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 08:49 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Uttarakhand rain: Badrinath national highway blocked in 7 places due to debris

Heavy rain continues to lash Uttarakhand, leading to a rise in water level in many rivers and water bodies.

Vehicles are stuck at the Badrinath highway after it was blocked due to the falling of debris following heavy rain in Chamoli in Uttarakhand. (ANI Photo)
Published on Oct 19, 2021 12:56 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Another glacier burst at Uttarakhand’s Joshimath puts authorities on alert

Uttarakhand on February 7 witnessed loss of lives, disappearances and devastation of property due to a glacial burst at Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district which triggered floods that destroyed two hydropower projects near the Naina Devi National Park.

In this file photo from February, NDRF personnel are seen carrying out rescue and restoration work at damaged Tapovan barrage, weeks after the glacier burst at Joshimath which triggered a massive flash flood on Feb. 7, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. (PTI Photo)
Published on Apr 24, 2021 08:18 AM IST
By | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Govt did not permit any new hydel project in Upper Ganges region in last 6 years

Prakash Javadekar said the ministries of Environment, Jal Shakti and Energy have decided not to grant fresh permission to any hydel project in the region, but asserted that hydel projects are required in other parts of the country as it is clean energy.

To a question, the minister clarified that the Chamoli disaster happened due to a glacier fall that led to flooding in the region killing many people, and was not caused due to hydel projects.(ANI)
Published on Mar 15, 2021 07:22 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

7 hydel projects ‘vulnerable’ to damage from disasters

RMSI, a global disaster risk management firm said in its advisory dated February 11 that although this event damaged two hydropower projects, many other hydropower projects are vulnerable to natural disasters caused by floods, cloud bursts, Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs), avalanches, landslides, and rockslides, in the Himalayan region.

The advisory states that the Rishi Ganga Power Corporation and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) are assessing the damage to their projects on account of the February 7 disaster, which has resulted in the deaths of at least 150 people, mostly workers on the project site.(PTI)
Published on Mar 11, 2021 12:02 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

A month on, questions remain over cause of Chamoli disaster

While several studies say that the tragedy was man-made, a DRDO body rejected human activity as the immediate cause

After the Chamoli tragedy, the state government has announced many steps with regard to disaster mitigation in the state. In picture - Border Roads Organisation (BRO) building a valley bridge over the Rishi Ganga River.(PTI)
Published on Mar 07, 2021 12:52 AM IST
By, Dehradun

Bridge in Uttarakhand, washed away in flash flood, rebuilt in 8 days

The Uttarakhand flood was triggered after a chunk of a glacier - which experts said was 15 football fields long and five across - broke off from the main structure and fell into a small river.

The Bailey bridge was inaugurated on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Mar 05, 2021 06:03 PM IST
By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

Chamoli glacier burst: Two more bodies recovered from Tapovan, toll reaches 67

Search operation at the project site has been underway on a war footing basis for a fortnight since it bore the brunt of an avalanche triggered by a glacier burst over Rishi Ganga in Chamoli district on February 7.

NDRF personnel during their ongoing rescue operations at Tapovan Tunnel in flash flood-hit Chamoli district. (PTI Photo)
Published on Feb 21, 2021 10:14 AM IST
PTI | , Gopeshwar, Uttarakhand

The lessons to be drawn from Chamoli disaster

The effects of the climate crisis on Uttarakhand’s weather patterns and their impact on the environment’s capacity to sustain damage being done by the construction of dams makes the state particularly vulnerable.

Rescuers on Thursday recovered another body from the Tapovan dam tunnel in Uttarakhand’s flash flood-hit Chamoli district, taking the toll from the tragedy to 59,(PTI)
Updated on Feb 20, 2021 10:01 AM IST
ByAbhishek Jha, Jayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Uttarakhand fails to deliver early warning system 8 years after it was promised

The decision to install an early warning system comes nearly 8 years after the Union environment ministry had said in an affidavit that Uttarakhand urgently needed a flood forecasting network. An expert panel appointed in 2013 had observed that lack of disaster preparedness was a dangerous lacuna.

Warning systems failed both at Rishi Ganga and Tapovan Vishnugad hydropower project. The India Meteorological Department doesn't yet have any weather monitoring stations in the higher reaches of the mountains.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 18, 2021 01:27 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, Joshimath

Centre denies Char Dham road expansion link to Chamoli disaster

The Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways (MoRTH) data submitted to the HPC have identified 161 sensitive locations in 574 km (on NH-94 Rishikesh to Uttarkashi, NH-58 Rishikesh to Mana and NH-125 Tanakpur to Pithoragarh), about one location every 3.5 km.

Rescue and restoration work continues at damaged Tapovan barrage, weeks after the glacier burst at Joshimath which triggered a massive flash flood on Feb. 7, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand,(PTI)
Published on Feb 18, 2021 01:23 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas, , New Delhi, Dehradun

Uttarakhand disaster: Reni gets 1st warning system in case of sudden water surge

State Disaster Response Force commandant Navneet Bhullar said they have set up the water-level sensor nearly one kilometre upstream of the village.

SDRF personnel setting up a siren-based early-warning water level sensor system for a sudden surge in Rishiganga waters in Chamoli district. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 18, 2021 01:32 AM IST
By, Dehradun

Everest summiteers to IITian top cop: People at forefront of U'khand rescue ops

HT spoke to some of the main rescuers and officers on the frontline who are leading and coordinating the search and rescue operations.

The eight-member High Attitude Rescue Team (HART) of SDRF, including Everest summiteers.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 17, 2021 01:05 AM IST
By, | Edited by Sparshita Saxena, Dehradun

Uttarakhand disaster: Challenges, progress during rescue operation

On February 7, a glacier burst in the Tapovan-Raini area in Chamoli, triggering massive flooding in the Dhauliganga and Alaknanda rivers. Hundreds of people went missing after the floods and many houses were damaged along with the Tapovan-Vishnugad hydropower plant and the under-construction Rishiganga Hydel Project.

More than 300 personnel joined the operation on Tuesday as authorities stepped up the rescue operation.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 16, 2021 06:57 PM IST
By | Edited by Shivani, New Delhi

Will form dept to monitor glaciers via satellite: Minister after Chamoli tragedy

Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel along with the National Disaster Response Force and other sister agencies have been conducting search and rescue operations in the Chamoli district for the past 10 days.

A team of ITBP, Police, and NDRF carrying out a search and rescue operation at Raini Village, in Chamoli on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 16, 2021 09:02 AM IST
By | Written by Kanishka Sarkar

Water supply back to normal, says Delhi Jal Board after Chamoli impact

DJB vice-chairperson Raghav Chadha on Monday said the water utility has overcome the supply issue. He also visited DJB’s Bhagirathi Water Treatment Plant (WTP) to take stock of the situation.

BRO workers engaged in building a valley bridge at Raini village, after Feb. 7 glacier burst, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 16, 2021 01:47 AM IST

Uttarakhand tragedy: 5 more bodies recovered, death toll reaches 56

Among the five bodies, three were recovered from the 1.7 kilometre-long Tapovan tunnel at NTPC's hydel power project.

A team of NDRF searches with the help of dogs at Raini Village in Chamoli. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Feb 16, 2021 02:22 AM IST
By, Dehradun

Water supply in parts of Delhi likely to be hit due to Uttarakhand glacier burst

In a series of tweets, Chadha urged residents to use water judiciously as two of Delhi's water treatment plants were not operating at their full capacity following the disruptions due to Uttarakhand calamity.

People fill their empty containers with water using lengths of hose pipe from a Delhi Jal Board tanker. (Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo )
Published on Feb 15, 2021 08:11 AM IST
By | Written by Kanishka Sarkar

Uttarakhand flash flood: Death toll reaches 50, 154 still missing after a week

Officials have said that the 12 bodies were found in a tunnel of the Tapovan Vishnugad Hydropower Plant and from a village in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district.

Personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) are seen during their search and rescue operation to look for missing people at Raini village in Uttarakhand's Chamoli on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 14, 2021 07:10 PM IST
By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Chamoli tragedy: After 7 days, 12 more bodies recovered including 5 from Tapovan

The five bodies in the tunnel were recovered after the rescue workers cleared the muck inside at a distance of about 130 metres.

Rescue workers recovering a body from the tunnel at NTPC's hydel power project in Tapovan on Sunday morning. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 14, 2021 06:26 PM IST
By, Dehradun

News updates from Hindustan Times: Rescuers find 2 more bodies in Tapovan tunnel

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Border Road Organization (BRO) personnel carry out rescue and restoration work at Raini village. (PTI Photo/For Representative Purposes)
Published on Feb 14, 2021 08:57 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'No new lake, it's part of bigger one that caused Chamoli disaster': Experts

Reports emerged about the formation of a "new" glacial lake in the Rishi Ganga catchment area, about six kilometres above Raini village.

The lake formed in Rishi Ganga catchment area above Raini village.(SDRF)
Updated on Feb 13, 2021 08:37 PM IST
By, Dehradun

Uttarakhand rescuers face fresh threat after lake formation, say experts

Geologists have sounded caution about the lake near the disaster-hit Reni village and said water from there could ooze out gradually and pose a risk to teams involved in rescue and search operations downstream.

The IMD, meanwhile, warned that a fresh, feeble western disturbance was likely to impact the Western Himalayas from February 14 to 16.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 13, 2021 06:05 AM IST
ByNeeeraj Santoshi and Jayashree Nandi, Dehradun, New Delhi

Chamoli tragedy: Rescue agencies change tactic, focus on drilling into tunnel

Till Friday evening, three more bodies had been recovered, taking the confirmed death toll to 38.

Rescue workers drilling inside the tunnel on Friday.(HT Photo )
Updated on Feb 12, 2021 08:47 PM IST
By, Dehradun

Dozens dead, hundreds missing: What we know about Uttarakhand floods so far

Here is everything that has happened since the floods on Sunday.

Rescue efforts continued in the Tapovan tunnel for the sixth consecutive day on Friday.(PTI)
Published on Feb 12, 2021 06:03 PM IST
By | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Rescue ops resume after brief halt in Uttarakhand's Chamoli

The death toll after the flash flood in Chamoli district has risen to 34, out of which 10 have been identified, and 204 people are still missing.

State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel stand outside the entrance of Tapovan tunnel during rescue efforts in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district. (AFP)
Updated on Feb 11, 2021 04:00 PM IST
By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Rescue teams begin drilling operations at Uttarakhand flood site

Uttarakhand glacier burst: The rescue teams have so recovered 34 bodies and as many as 170 people were missing as of Wednesday night.

Rescue and restoration works being carried out, following the Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath which caused a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand on Wednesday. (PTI Photo )
Updated on Feb 11, 2021 10:05 AM IST
By | Written by Kanishka Sarkar

13 villages cut off as lone bridge near Rishi Ganga project washes away

Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat also visited the 13 border villages on Tuesday and met the locals.

Villagers watch the rescue operations carried at Tapovan barrage, following the Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Wednesday. (PTI Photo )
Updated on Feb 10, 2021 01:14 PM IST
By | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Way ahead difficult’: Rescue ops at Tapovan tunnel continues, 30 feared trapped

Thirty two bodies have so far been recovered and at least 206 people are missing following the glacier burst in Uttarakhand that led to flash floods in the Chamoli district on Sunday.

Rescue operations continue at Tapovan Tunnel, following the Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. (PTI Photo )
Updated on Feb 10, 2021 11:00 AM IST
By | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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