NEW DELHI: Six more bodies were recovered on Wednesday in rainbattered Uttarakhand, taking the death toll to 52 in the Himalayan state, while Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, and areas of North Bengal were also pounded by torrential rainfall that caused landslides and closed National Highway-10, the main road linking Gangtok with the rest of the country.
Three people were killed and hundreds marooned as heavy rains lashed Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly and Pilibhit districts over the last two days.
In Uttarakhand, 17 people were injured and 16, including 11 members of a trekking team, went missing in rain-related incidents. The Kumaon region of the state, which has been worst affected by the rainfall, also reported cases of 46 houses being damaged.
With 28 deaths, Nainital alone has accounted for the highest number of fatalities.
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami extended his tour of the affected areas of Udham Singh Nagar and Champawat districts in Kumaon to take stock of the situation. He travelled by road as his helicopter could not take off from Haldwani due to technical reasons.
Accompanied by Union Minister of State for Defence and Nainital MP Ajay Bhatt and State Disaster Management Minister Dhan Singh Rawat, Dhami, on board a tractor, crossed vast stretches of marooned fields in Udham Singh Nagar district and assessed the damage to crops. He also trudged through the streets of Champawat to get a first-hand assessment of the damage inflicted by nearly three days of incessant rains.
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the newspaper
‘Debt-To-GDP Ratio Of States Much Higher Than FY23 Target'
RBI’s report says as the impact of 2nd Covid wave wanes, state govts need to take credible steps to address debt sustainability concerns
GST Collection In November Jumps 25% To ₹1.31 Lakh Crore
The mop-up is 2nd highest since its implementation — indicating economic recovery with normalisation of business activity & increased compliance
WHO Warns Against Omicron Travel Bans As Nations Shut Borders
WHO hails member states for launching process to develop global accord on pandemic prevention and response
Work on Central Vista continues, Govt set to issue notice to CPWD
WITH CONSTRUCTION BAN AND OTHER CURBS, AIR STILL ‘VERY POOR’
Oppn parties stage protest in Parl complex against suspension
Opposition parties put up a united front and staged a joint protest in front of the Gandhi statue inside the Parliament complex on Wednesday against the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs.
Railways cuts losses to Rs 38 cr in FY21 from Rs 2,059 cr in FY20
SUSPENSION OF FARE CONCESSIONS
MPLADS restored, MPs to get ₹2 cr for remaining part of 2021-22
STATISTICS MINISTER RAO INDERJIT SINGH TELLS LS
Junior Hockey WC: India beat Belgium 1-0 to enter semis
ON COURSE TO DEFEND THE TITLE. 6-time champions Germany, Argentina, France also advance
Foreign flights won't resume on December 15, decision later
OMICRON EFFECT. Currently, int’l passenger flights are being operated under bilateral air bubble arrangements with various countries in a restricted manner
Bill on assisted reproductive tech passed, offences to be punishable
Lok Sabha members flag rights of single parents, LGBTQ community
Book protesters vandalise Khurshid's Nainital home
The home of Congress leader and former Union minister Salman Khurshid in Satkhol area in Ramgarh block of Nainital district was vandalised on Monday afternoon.
With Delhi in midst of its pollution season, many make beeline for hills
The rising levels of air pollution in Delhi and surrounding areas is forcing residents of the national capital region (NCR) to head to the Uttarakhand hills in the hope that they could breathe fresh air and minimise the risk of respiratory diseases.
With 140 species on 3 acres, Nainital gets India's biggest aromatic garden
Dehradun: An aromatic garden, with over 140 fragrant plant species from all over India, like chandan, tulsi and parijat, planted across 3 acres of land, was opened in Lalkuan, Nainital on Sunday. The garden is the country’s biggest such facility, forest officials claimed.
Fresh rain alert sparks fear in U'khand, landslides hit Nainital
Spell Of Snow Puts Spanner In Rescue Op
Unsung heroes ready to accept challenge again
INDIA celebrating the milestone of 100 crore vaccinations is a good time to look at the role of the frontline and healthcare workers. In the hill state of Uttarakhand, their job was full of danger. Not only did they have to fight false perceptions about the vaccine, movement was also risky considering the trek through treacherous heights.
₹200 for water bottle! Greed amid U'khand rains
THE rain disaster in Uttarakhand over the last four days has laid bare the human misery and greed.
Climate crisis, land-use change ruining ecology
34 people dead, was the heaviest ever recorded in the region
Many dead in severe floods
AT least 22 people have died and others are missing in floods triggered by heavy rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, officials have said.
34 killed, towns inundated in Uttarakhand flash flood
At least 34 people have died and more are missing after a flash flood swept through Ramgarh in Nainital district, where the popular lake town was also inundated and cut-off from the rest of the state, where a number of landslides too took place.
At least 42 die as rains batter Uttarakhand
Nainital cut off from state; many feared trapped