Uttarakhand: News

03 Feb 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Joshimath-like crisis hits J&K's Doda as several houses develop cracks

A total of 20 families were moved to safety after the Nayi Basti area in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district started sinking, resulting in dozens of houses developing cracks and turning unsafe.

01 Feb 2023

Travel And Tourism

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29 Jan 2023


Joshimath crisis: Official survey claims no new cracks; locals disagree

An official survey found no new property damage in Joshimath, Uttarakhand, since January 20, PTI reported citing the Chamoli district administration officials.

24 Jan 2023


5.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Nepal; tremors felt in Delhi, surrounding areas

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 on the Richter scale hit northwest Nepal at 2:28 pm IST on Tuesday, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS).

22 Jan 2023


Uttarakhand: 3.8 magnitude earthquake rocks Pithoragarh

During the wee hours of Sunday, Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh was rocked by a 3.8 magnitude earthquake.

20 Jan 2023


'Sinking' Joshimath receives season's first snowfall, triggers fresh woes

Residents of Joshimath, the Uttarakhand town that's sinking slowly due to land subsidence, received the season's first snowfall on Friday.

13 Jan 2023


ISRO images reveal Joshimath sank 5.4 cm in 12 days

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) released satellite images of Joshimath, the town in Uttarakhand that's slowly sinking due to land subsidence.

12 Jan 2023

Indian Army

Joshimath: Army relocates troops as 25+ military installations develop cracks

The Indian Army relocated an undisclosed number of troops from the sinking Himalayan town of Joshimath in Uttarakhand after 25-28 military installations developed cracks, Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Pande, informed on Thursday.

11 Jan 2023

Uttar Pradesh

After Joshimath, houses develop cracks in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh

Amid recent concerns regarding soil subsidence in Uttarakhand's Joshimath, sudden leaks and cracks have started appearing at a few houses in Aligarh's Kanwariganj area in Uttar Pradesh, setting off panic among locals.

10 Jan 2023


Joshimath: Authorities to demolish 2 hotels, mark 200 houses unsafe

The Chamoli district administration in Uttarakhand is set to demolish two hotels in Joshimath amid the subsidence crisis in the Himalayan town, which forced hundreds out of their homes after it developed deep cracks.

09 Jan 2023


Uttarakhand: Residents brave cold as government prepares to save Joshimath

Despite the bone-chilling cold, the residents of Uttarakhand's Joshimath prefer to stay outdoors as their homes face the threat of collapse after developing deep cracks.

08 Jan 2023


Nainital, Uttarkashi also at risk of sinking like Joshimath: Experts

Experts have cautioned that the land sinking incidents in Joshimath, a hilly town in Uttarakhand, are not an isolated occurrence in the Himalayan area, per India Today

#NewsBytesExplainer: Joshimath land-sinking crisis that's keeping Uttarakhand government on tenterhooks

Landslides in Joshimath town of Uttarakhand's Chamoli district have kept the authorities on tenterhooks, with over 600 families contemplating relocation due to cracks in their houses, as well as many roads, caused by land subsidence.

Plea in SC seeks 'national disaster' status for Joshimath crisis  

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court, requesting that the current land sinking occurrences in Joshimath, Uttarakhand, be declared a national disaster and that the afflicted families be compensated.

07 Jan 2023

Pushkar Singh Dhami

Joshimath: Evacuation of 600 families begins, choppers put on standby 

Uttarakhand government began the plan to evacuate nearly 600 families from danger zones in Joshimath town following the land sinking.

06 Jan 2023

Pushkar Singh Dhami

Joshimath: Panic grips town, evacuation begins; CM Dhami to visit

After repeated protests by the residents of Joshimath against inaction over land subsidence, the Uttarakhand government began evacuating families from the town on Thursday.

05 Jan 2023

Indian Railways

#NewsBytesExplainer: What's Haldwani railways land eviction issue that SC stayed 

In Uttarakhand's Haldwani area, the eviction of over 4,000 families from houses allegedly built on Indian Railways' land without legal permission got the Supreme Court's stay on Thursday.

05 Jan 2023

Travel And Tourism

Haldwani: 5 mesmerizing must-visit places

Haldwani in Uttrakhand is a well-connected city, easily accessible by rail, road, and air.

05 Jan 2023

Pushkar Singh Dhami

Uttarakhand: Families flee Joshimath after 561 homes develop deep cracks

Several families have fled their homes in Uttarakhand's Joshimath town after their homes developed deep cracks suddenly, ANI reported.

50,000 people can't be uprooted overnight: SC halts Haldwani eviction

The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the Uttarakhand High Court's judgment that allowed the eviction of over 4,000 families from Indian Railways' land near Haldwani.

30 Dec 2022

Rishabh Pant

Cricketer Rishabh Pant severely injured in car accident near Roorkee

Team India cricketer Rishabh Pant sustained multiple injuries on Friday morning after his car collided with the divider while traveling to Delhi from Uttarakhand.

28 Dec 2022

Travel And Tourism

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Uttarakhand: Ankita Bhandari murder accused likely to undergo narco test

In a significant development, the Uttarkhand Police's Special Investigation Team (SIT) has decided to undergo a narco test of all accused in the murder case of 19-year-old Uttarakhand resort receptionist Ankita Bhandari, India Today reported.

12 Nov 2022


Another earthquake hits Nepal, tremors felt across north India too

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter Scale rocked Nepal at around 7:57 pm (local time) on Saturday.

10 Nov 2022


5 stunning places in India to experience snow in November

With the approach of winter, it is time to pack your bags and head on to the mountains for a wonderful vacation.

09 Nov 2022


6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Nepal, tremors felt across North India

A series of earthquakes hit west Nepal while one occurred in the bordering Indian state of Uttarakhand on Tuesday night and early Wednesday.

30 Oct 2022

Uniform Civil Code

#NewsBytesExplainer: What's Uniform Civil Code that is heating Gujarat politics

The Gujarat government has decided to implement the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the state ahead of assembly polls.

18 Oct 2022


Uttarakhand: Helicopter crashes near Kedarnath, 7 dead including pilot

A helicopter carrying pilgrims crashed near Kedarnath in Uttarakhand on Tuesday morning, leaving seven people dead, including two pilots, said reports.

05 Oct 2022

Pushkar Singh Dhami

Uttarakhand: 25 dead after bus falls into gorge in Pauri

At least 25 people lost their lives in a tragic bus accident in the Pauri Garwhal district of Uttarakhand on Tuesday.

04 Oct 2022


Uttarakhand: 10 mountaineers killed in avalanche; 8 rescued, many missing

In an unfortunate incident, 28 mountaineers were trapped under an avalanche at the Draupadi Ka Danda-2 mountain peak in Uttarakhand on Tuesday, officials said.

Heavy rains to dampen festive spirit in Bengal, other states

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast moderate to heavy rains over the South Bengal region during the next 72 hours, which is likely to dampen the Durga Puja festive mood in West Bengal.

Ankita Bhandari murder: Drugs, prostitution rampant at Pulkit Arya's resort

Prostitution and drug abuse were rampant at Uttarakhand's Vanantra Resort, where the late 19-year-old Ankita Bhandari was working as a receptionist, former employees alleged on Tuesday.

26 Sep 2022

Pushkar Singh Dhami

Ankita Bhandari murder case: Killers will be hanged, assures police

Days after the alleged murder of Ankita Bhandari, a receptionist at a Uttarakhand resort, the police assured her family that the killers will be hanged.

25 Sep 2022


Delhi shocker: 12-year-old boy raped, left to die in Seelampur

A 12-year-old boy was reportedly raped by four persons in a horrible incident that came to light on Sunday in New Delhi's Seelampur area, according to reports.

25 Sep 2022


Uttarakhand: Ankita Bhandari drowned with blunt force injuries, reveals autopsy

The provisional autopsy report of Ankita Bhandari revealed that her death was caused by drowning, and she had blunt force trauma.

24 Sep 2022


Uttarakhand: Missing receptionist's body found; BJP leader's son arrested

The body of Ankita Bhandari (19)—a resort receptionist who went missing several days ago—was fished out from Rishikesh's Chilla canal on Saturday.

03 Sep 2022


Uttarakhand: 'Upper caste' in-laws murder Dalit man days after wedding

Days after marrying an 'upper caste' woman against her family's wish, a Dalit man was bludgeoned to death allegedly by his in-laws in Almora district of Uttarakhand on Thursday.

21 Aug 2022


33 dead as heavy rains wreak havoc in several states

Several states have been devastated by torrential monsoon rains since Saturday killing at least 33 people.

12 Aug 2022


Case registered against 'influencer' for blocking road to consume alcohol

A case has been registered by the Uttarakhand Police against Instagram influencer Bobby Kataria after his Instagram video sparked controversy online.

01 Aug 2022

West Bengal

West Bengal: Human trafficking and rape victim clears class 12th

In West Bengal, a 22-year-old girl who became a victim of human trafficking and was raped multiple times during her teenage has passed her class 12 exams after overcoming trauma.

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