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Avalanche hits India’s Uttarakhand state; 10 killed, 31 missing, 384 rescued

At least ten people died and 31 were reported missing after an avalanche hit the Indian state of Uttarakhand. A total of 430 BRO workers were at the road-construction site when the avalanche occurred, Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Kumar said. So far 384 people have been rescued. The avalanche struck at 4:00pm on […]

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India to declare over 130 missing persons ‘dead’ in Himalayan glacier collapse

The Indian state of Uttarakhand initiated the process of declaring at least 130 persons missing – “presumed dead” – after the devastating flash floods on February 7. Rescue teams have so far recovered 68 bodies. Usually the government would declare people dead only if they have not been heard of for seven years. However in […]

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India Glacier Burst: 34 dead, 170 missing; families accuse authorities of slow rescue work

At least 170 people still remain missing five days after the bursting of a Himalayan glacier that destroyed two hydropower projects and five bridges in Uttarakhand. Flash floods spilled rocks and slush, blocked roads and tunnels, cut-off several villages. The death toll in the tragedy rose to 34. India deployed its army to assist hundreds […]

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Glacier avalanche in the Indian Himalayas leaves dozens dead, more than 200 missing

Indian rescuers are searching for more than 200 missing people in the Himalayas, including many trapped in a tunnel, after a part of a glacier broke away, sending a torrent of water, rock and dust down a mountain valley. The surge of water below Nanda Devi, India’s second-highest peak, swept away the small Rishiganga hydro […]

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Kumbh Mela India: Tens of thousands gather ‘to wash their sins’ amid Covid-19 concerns

Thousands of pilgrims begun to gather on the banks of India’s Ganges river at the start of the Kumbh Mela, the world’s largest human gathering amid Covid-19 concerns. The event is one among the most auspicious events in the Hindu calendar. The festival goes on for three-and-a-half months usually, but this time the event will […]

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Forest officials build 27-metre ‘ECO BRIDGE’ to assist reptiles cross road on busy highway

Forest officials in the Indian state of Uttarakhand built a unique bridge for reptiles and other small animals to cross a busy highway in the mountainous state. A 27-metre “Eco Bridge”, made from bamboo, jute and grass, is the first of its kind, according to reports. Many animals have been run over by speeding cars […]

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Ayush Ministry pulls up Ramdev’s Patanjali for claiming to have found drug to cure coronavirus

Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved has been asked by the government to furnish details of Ayurvedic medicines it launched today claiming they can cure coronavirus within seven days. The company has also been ordered to stop advertising or publicizing such claims until they have been examined. The medicines, “Coronil and Swasari”, were developed based on research and […]

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5-million-year-old elephant fossils found while scouting for new tiger reserve

A camera-trap study in the reserve forests near Dehradun, to develop a new tiger reserve, led to the discovery of one of the world’s oldest fossil remains of elephants, dating back to 5 million years. “During lockdown, such a rare discovery was a pleasant surprise, we are taking help of ‘van gujjars’ (a forest tribe), […]

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Actress Mohena Kumari Singh and her family members test positive for coronavirus

Actress Mohena Kumari Singh, her husband Suyesh Rawat, father-in-law Satpal Maharaj have tested coronavirus-positive. The actress tied the knot with Uttarakhand’s tourism minister’s son Suyesh Rawat in October last year. “It’s true that I and my family have tested coronavirus positive. Currently, we are all in the hospital. The doctors have said that we all […]

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Security personnel disguise themselves as bears to chase away monkeys

Two Indo Tibetan Border Police personnel disguised themselves as bears and were seen in video chasing away monkeys off their camp in Uttarakhand’s Mirthi, news agency ANI reported. The monkeys disappeared into the nearby woods as soon as they saw the Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel in disguise. #WATCH: 2 Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel at ITBP […]

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11-year-old sister saves toddler brother from leopard attack

A 11-year-old  girl saved her younger brother from a leopard attack in Devkundai Talli village in the district but was badly injured in the process. The incident took place on October 4 when the girl identified as Rakhi was playing with her 4-year-old brother and was attacked by the leopard, her aunt Madhu Devi said. […]