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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.
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:20 AM IST
Sharangee Dutta, New Delhi
Morning brief: ‘Not pappu… a smart man’, says Raghuram Rajan about Rahul Gandhi
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Updated on Jan 19, 2023 08:49 AM IST
HT News Desk, 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.
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.
Published on Apr 24, 2021 08:18 AM IST
hindustantimes.com | 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.
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.
Published on Mar 11, 2021 12:02 AM IST
, Hindustan Times, New DelhiJayashree Nandi
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
Published on Mar 07, 2021 12:52 AM IST
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.
Published on Mar 05, 2021 06:03 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | 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.
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.
Updated on Feb 20, 2021 10:01 AM IST
, Hindustan Times, New DelhiAbhishek Jha Jayashree Nandi
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.
Updated on Feb 18, 2021 01:27 AM IST
, JoshimathJayashree Nandi
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.
Published on Feb 18, 2021 01:23 AM IST
Neeraj Santoshi, New Delhi, DehradunAbraham Thomas
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.
Updated on Feb 18, 2021 01:32 AM IST
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.
Updated on Feb 17, 2021 01:05 AM IST
Kalyan DasNeeraj Santoshi | 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.
Updated on Feb 16, 2021 06:57 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | 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.
Published on Feb 16, 2021 09:02 AM IST
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.
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.
Updated on Feb 16, 2021 02:22 AM IST
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.
Published on Feb 15, 2021 08:11 AM IST
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.
Published on Feb 14, 2021 07:10 PM IST
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.
Updated on Feb 14, 2021 06:26 PM IST
News updates from Hindustan Times: Rescuers find 2 more bodies in Tapovan tunnel
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Published on Feb 14, 2021 08:57 AM IST
hindustantimes.com, 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.
Updated on Feb 13, 2021 08:37 PM IST
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.
Updated on Feb 13, 2021 06:05 AM IST
, Dehradun, New DelhiNeeeraj Santoshi and Jayashree Nandi
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.
Updated on Feb 12, 2021 08:47 PM IST
Dozens dead, hundreds missing: What we know about Uttarakhand floods so far
Here is everything that has happened since the floods on Sunday.
Published on Feb 12, 2021 06:03 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | 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.
Updated on Feb 11, 2021 04:00 PM IST
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.
Updated on Feb 11, 2021 10:05 AM IST
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.
Updated on Feb 10, 2021 01:14 PM IST
Kalyan Das | 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.
Updated on Feb 10, 2021 11:00 AM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi