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Uttarakhand flood: Death toll climbs to 31; rescue ops continue

09 Feb 2021

Uttarakhand flood: Death toll climbs to 31; rescue ops continue

The death toll in the Uttarakhand flash flood has risen to 31 as five more dead bodies were recovered, authorities said on Tuesday.

Uttarakhand floods: 26 bodies recovered, 171 still missing, says police

08 Feb 2021

Uttarakhand floods: 26 bodies recovered, 171 still missing, says police

Over a day since a sudden glacier burst caused the Dhauliganga river in Uttarakhand to flood, 26 dead bodies have been recovered, authorities said.

Uttarakhand glacier burst: A tranquil morning turned into tragedy

08 Feb 2021

Uttarakhand glacier burst: A tranquil morning turned into tragedy

It was a tranquil morning in Raini village until the residents were jolted at around 10 am on Sunday by the sight of huge torrents of water and sludge in the Rishiganga river hurtling toward them. Many are feared to have swept away in the sudden floods.

What triggered latest tragedy in Uttarakhand? Experts weigh in

08 Feb 2021

What triggered latest tragedy in Uttarakhand? Experts weigh in

On Sunday, Chamoli district in Uttarakhand, India's northern state wrapped by the Himalayas, was jolted by the sudden rise in water level.

Uttarakhand glacier disaster: 14 dead, 170 missing; rescue operations on

08 Feb 2021

Uttarakhand glacier disaster: 14 dead, 170 missing; rescue operations on

At least 170 people went missing after a glacier broke off at Joshimath in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Sunday, triggering massive floods reminiscent of the 2013 tragedy. Fourteen people have reportedly died.

Uttarakhand: Avalanche triggers flood in Dhauliganga river; 100-150 casualties feared

07 Feb 2021

Uttarakhand: Avalanche triggers flood in Dhauliganga river; 100-150 casualties feared

The water level in the Dhauliganga river rose suddenly after an avalanche on Sunday in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

Three women killed; villagers demand killing of leopard in Pithoragarh

30 Jan 2021

Three women killed; villagers demand killing of leopard in Pithoragarh

Residents of the Devalthal area in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district, where three women were killed by a leopard recently, held a demonstration on Saturday demanding the killing of the leopard.

SFJ announces $350K reward for unfurling 'Khalistani flag' on Parliament

27 Jan 2021

SFJ announces $350K reward for unfurling 'Khalistani flag' on Parliament

The banned pro-Khalistani group, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), has announced a reward for unfurling the "Khalistani flag" on the Indian Parliament on February 1, when the Union Budget 2021-2022 will be presented.

20-year-old Srishti Goswami is Uttarakhand's CM for one day

24 Jan 2021

20-year-old Srishti Goswami is Uttarakhand's CM for one day

In a rare instance of real-life depiction of a movie - Anil Kapoor-starrer Nayak - 20-year-old Srishti Goswami from Haridwar has been given the honor of serving as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for one day.

Hero MotoCorp's 100 millionth two-wheeler rolled out; new models unveiled

22 Jan 2021

Hero MotoCorp's 100 millionth two-wheeler rolled out; new models unveiled

Hero MotoCorp, the world's biggest two-wheeler manufacturer by volume, has rolled out its 100 millionth bike (cumulative) from its Haridwar factory in Uttarakhand. The special two-wheeler was the Xtreme 160R- a premium 160cc commuter motorcycle.

Father of Krunal, Hardik Pandya passes away with cardiac arrest

16 Jan 2021

Father of Krunal, Hardik Pandya passes away with cardiac arrest

In a disturbing news, the father of Indian cricketers Hardik and Krunal Pandya passed away due to cardiac arrest.

Deepak Hooda leaves Baroda squad, alleges misbehavior by Krunal Pandya

10 Jan 2021

Deepak Hooda leaves Baroda squad, alleges misbehavior by Krunal Pandya

In a blow to the Baroda team, vice-captain Deepak Hooda has withdrawn from the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament after accusing skipper Krunal Pandya of misbehavior.

Uttarakhand: BJP chief calls Congress leader 'Budhiya,' controversy follows

06 Jan 2021

Uttarakhand: BJP chief calls Congress leader 'Budhiya,' controversy follows

Bansidhar Bhagat, the President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttarakhand, is being slammed by the Congress after he allegedly called the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Indira Hridayesh a "Budhiya" (old woman).

Heavy rain lashes parts of Delhi, nearby areas

03 Jan 2021

Heavy rain lashes parts of Delhi, nearby areas

Several parts of Delhi recorded moderate to heavy rain and thundershowers early on Sunday morning for the second consecutive day.

Interfaith couple booked for religious conversion in violation of law

30 Dec 2020

Interfaith couple booked for religious conversion in violation of law

An interfaith couple and two others have been booked in Dehradun for not following proper procedure laid down under the Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act for converting to a different religion for the purpose of marriage.

Delhi's minimum temperature drops to 3.6 degree Celsius

29 Dec 2020

Delhi's minimum temperature drops to 3.6 degree Celsius

Delhi reeled under a cold wave on Tuesday as icy winds sweeping through the city brought the minimum temperature down to 3.6 degree Celsius, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

IMD forecasts cold wave across North India later this week

28 Dec 2020

IMD forecasts cold wave across North India later this week

Several places in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, recorded their minimum temperature below the five-degree Celsius mark on Sunday, with the India Meteorological Department forecasting severe cold wave in parts of the region later this week and warning of dense fog.

Air quality to deteriorate further in northwest India, including Delhi-NCR

26 Dec 2020

Air quality to deteriorate further in northwest India, including Delhi-NCR

On Saturday, poor and very poor air quality levels were recorded in most towns and cities in northwestern India.

India's leopard population increased in 4 years since 2014: Javadekar

22 Dec 2020

India's leopard population increased in 4 years since 2014: Javadekar

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday released the Status of Leopards in India 2018 report which states India's leopard population increased from 8,000 to over 12,500 between 2014 and 2018.

Amit Shah intervenes, invites protesting farmers for meeting today

08 Dec 2020

Amit Shah intervenes, invites protesting farmers for meeting today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the second most important person in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, has invited protesting farmers for dialogue at 7 pm today.

Farmers demand Parliament session to repeal laws; threaten intensified protest

02 Dec 2020

Farmers demand Parliament session to repeal laws; threaten intensified protest

Farmers protesting against the new agricultural laws passed by the Centre on Wednesday demanded a special session of the Parliament to repeal the laws.

Lunar eclipse on November 30: All you need to know

28 Nov 2020

Lunar eclipse on November 30: All you need to know

The fourth and final lunar eclipse of this year will occur on November 30.

Farmers' protest: Heavy security deployed at Delhi-Haryana's Singhu border

28 Nov 2020

Farmers' protest: Heavy security deployed at Delhi-Haryana's Singhu border

Thousands of farmers gathered at Delhi-Haryana's Singhu border held a meeting on Saturday morning, amid heavy security deployment.

Online studies dubbed ineffective by teachers and parents: Study

18 Nov 2020

Online studies dubbed ineffective by teachers and parents: Study

The coronavirus pandemic, which has upset the world's order, forced students to switch to online classes but a majority of teachers and parents are dissatisfied with this change, a study by Azim Premji University revealed.

Eye on polls, BJP gets makeover; Ram Madhav loses Manipur

14 Nov 2020

Eye on polls, BJP gets makeover; Ram Madhav loses Manipur

Riding on election wins of this week, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday made big changes, appointing newer faces as state in-charges and revoking power from a few.

PM Modi could celebrate Diwali with soldiers in Jaisalmer

14 Nov 2020

PM Modi could celebrate Diwali with soldiers in Jaisalmer

Despite the raging coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate Diwali with soldiers — a practice he started in 2014 when he was first elected to the office. As per reports, PM Modi will visit the border area in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer to ring in the festival with the brave men guarding the borders.

Uttarakhand CM launches free Wi-Fi for government colleges and universities

09 Nov 2020

Uttarakhand CM launches free Wi-Fi for government colleges and universities

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Sunday launched a free high-speed Wi-Fi service for all government colleges and universities in the state.

After Army chief's Nepal visit, foreign secretary-level talks could resume

02 Nov 2020

After Army chief's Nepal visit, foreign secretary-level talks could resume

Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane is set to meet Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli on Thursday.

China has no locus standi commenting on Ladakh, J&K: MEA

15 Oct 2020

China has no locus standi commenting on Ladakh, J&K: MEA

The Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir are integral parts of India, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement on Thursday.

Pakistan, China creating border row under mission: Rajnath Singh

12 Oct 2020

Pakistan, China creating border row under mission: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that after Pakistan, China seems to now be creating a border row, as though the nations are on a mission.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 71L with nearly 68k new cases

12 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 71L with nearly 68k new cases

India on Sunday reported nearly 68,000 fresh coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, pushing the nationwide tally to 71.2 lakh cases.

Aadhaar-like cards for village properties to be disbursed by PM

08 Oct 2020

Aadhaar-like cards for village properties to be disbursed by PM

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hand over Aadhaar-like cards to property owners, spread across 763 villages in India, under the SVAMITVA scheme launched in April 2020, that intends to end disputes and boost the finances of properties in rural areas.

Kerala: 2 Navy personnel killed as glider crashes during training

04 Oct 2020

Kerala: 2 Navy personnel killed as glider crashes during training

Two officers of the Indian Navy died Sunday morning as a glider aircraft crashed in Kochi, Kerala.

Unlock 5.0: Relaxations for tourism sector, cinema halls reopening likely

28 Sep 2020

Unlock 5.0: Relaxations for tourism sector, cinema halls reopening likely

As the fourth phase of "unlocking" from the coronavirus lockdown nears its end, India awaits the central guidelines for 'Unlock 5.0'.

Schools reopening tomorrow: List of states where classes are resuming

20 Sep 2020

Schools reopening tomorrow: List of states where classes are resuming

Even as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise, some states have decided to reopen schools partially.

Coronavirus: India's tally climbs to 54 lakh cases; 86,800 dead

20 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally climbs to 54 lakh cases; 86,800 dead

India's COVID-19 tally neared 54 lakh on Saturday as over 92,000 fresh coronavirus infections were registered in the past 24 hours. The death toll has risen to 86,795 with over 1,100 fresh fatalities.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 48.45 lakh with 93k+ new cases

14 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 48.45 lakh with 93k+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 93,000 fresh coronavirus infections, which has pushed the nationwide tally to 48.45 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll neared 80,000 with over 1,100 fresh fatalities.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 44.6L with record 95k+ new cases

10 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 44.6L with record 95k+ new cases

On Wednesday, India reported the highest single-day spike of over 95,000 fresh coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has reached 44.6 lakh while over 1,000 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 75,109.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 39L with record 84k+ new cases

04 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 39L with record 84k+ new cases

On Thursday, India saw the highest single-day spike of over 84,000 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has reached 39.3 lakh while over 1,000 fresh deaths pushed the toll to 68,589.

Coronavirus: India's tally climbs to 33.8L with another record spike

28 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally climbs to 33.8L with another record spike

On Thursday, India reported nearly 77,000 new coronavirus infections, marking a record single-day spike for the second consecutive day.