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A search and rescue operation was going on with the help of villagers in Kwansi village near Dehradun,(HT Photo)

3 dead, 2 missing in Uttarakhand cloudburst, heavy rains following IMD warning

By HT Correspondent, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2021 03:24 PM IST
  • The Badrinath highway in Chamoli district was blocked after water from a local rivulet flooded the road.
Cloudbursts and localised heavy rains are cause of heavy destruction of life and property in India(PTI Photo)
Cloudbursts and localised heavy rains are cause of heavy destruction of life and property in India(PTI Photo)

48 hrs early prediction of Uttarakhand-like cloud-burst by 2022, says report

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 03:50 PM IST
At present India’s weather forecasting system depends on high-performance computing (HPC) system with a capacity of 10 PetaFlops. Plans are, however, afoot to augment the current HPC from 10 PFlops to 40 PFlops by 2022 and to 100 PFlops by 2024.
The railways will study specification of coaches used in the Qinghai-Tibet line in China, before manufacturing these coaches. The Qinghai-Tibet line is at an elevation of 2,000 metres above sea level.(HT/Picture for representation)
The railways will study specification of coaches used in the Qinghai-Tibet line in China, before manufacturing these coaches. The Qinghai-Tibet line is at an elevation of 2,000 metres above sea level.(HT/Picture for representation)

Proposed Bilaspur-Leh train will have high-altitude coaches, doctors

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2018 11:48 PM IST
The Indian Railways, which is set to execute its toughest project till date, has begun discussion on special coaches for the world’s highest railway line, which will run at an elevation of 5,360 metres above the sea level.
As many as 69 people, including 18 foreign nationals, were evacuated from various places in snow-bound Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh by Thursday afternoon.(HT Photo)
As many as 69 people, including 18 foreign nationals, were evacuated from various places in snow-bound Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh by Thursday afternoon.(HT Photo)

69 rescued from snow-bound Lahaul-Spiti, over 700 still stranded; rescue operations continue

Hindustan Times, | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 09:05 PM IST
Early snowfall in the higher reaches, cloud burst and heavy rains devastated large parts of Himachal Pradesh from September 22 to 24. Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti were the worst affected.
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur (pictured) said that the state government would soon submit a memorandum of losses and damages to the Centre for financial aid.(File Photo)
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur (pictured) said that the state government would soon submit a memorandum of losses and damages to the Centre for financial aid.(File Photo)

Monsoon caused 264 deaths in Himachal Pradesh, losses worth Rs 1,217cr: CM Jai Ram Thakur

Shimla | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2018 08:36 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur said 199 of the 264 deaths took place due to accidents on damaged roads. As many as 33 incidents of cloud burst and 391 landslides took place in the state during the current monsoon season resulting in huge losses to property, he added.
Two of the bodies have been extracted while search continues for three more.(HT file photo)
Two of the bodies have been extracted while search continues for three more.(HT file photo)

Two labourers die in Uttarakhand cloud burst, rains disrupt Char Dham pilgrimage

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2018 12:51 PM IST
Two persons have died and three buried under rubble after a cloud burst led to a major chunk of a hill to collapse.
A villager crosses the river by crawling over a tree trunk as others hold it in place.(HT Photo)
A villager crosses the river by crawling over a tree trunk as others hold it in place.(HT Photo)

A tree trunk is the only bridge that connects this Uttarakhand village to main land

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Arvind Moudgil
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2018 10:01 PM IST
Villagers cling to it and crawl, one inch at a time, as someone holds the trunk in place to prevent it and the ‘commuter’ from falling into the swollen river and being swept away
The reconstruction work in progress in near Kedarnath shrine.(Rajeev Kala/HT photo)
The reconstruction work in progress in near Kedarnath shrine.(Rajeev Kala/HT photo)

5 years of Kedarnath tragedy: Scars etched deep, those by Mandakini live in fear

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 10:47 PM IST
Many labourers who use to work at Kedarnath shrine have refused to return there
Swept away vehicles after heavy rains at Narayanbagar in Chamoli district on Thursday.(PTI)
Swept away vehicles after heavy rains at Narayanbagar in Chamoli district on Thursday.(PTI)

Storm and rains kill two; leave behind trail of destruction

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 10:01 PM IST
The weather department said there were chances of rain in some parts of the state in the next 24 hours.
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