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Uttarakhand: State in northern India
Uttarakhand, formerly known as Uttaranchal, is a state in the northern part of India. It is often referred to as the "Devabhumi" due to numerous Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres found throughout the state. Uttarakhand is known for the natural environment of the Himalayas, the Bhabar and the Terai regions. It borders the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north; the Sudurpashchim Pradesh of Nepal to the east; the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh to the south and Himachal Pradesh to the west and north-west. The state is divided into two divisions, Garhwal and Kumaon, with a total of 13 districts. The winter capital of Uttarakhand is Dehradun, the largest city of the state, which is a rail head. Gairsain, a town in Chamoli district is the summer capital of Uttarakhand. The High Court of the state is located in Nainital.

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Watch: Landslide in Uttarakhand's Tehri, Rishikesh-Srinagar road closed [Video]

Watch: Landslide in Uttarakhand's Tehri, Rishikesh-Srinagar road closed

A massive landslide occurred near Kaudiyala in Uttarakhand's Tehri Garhwal on Saturday. The vehicular movement on the Rishikesh-Srinagar road was suspended due to the landslide. So far, no injuries..

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Watch: Landslide in Uttarakhand's Tehri [Video]

Watch: Landslide in Uttarakhand's Tehri

Rishikesh-Srinagar national highway blocked due to a landslide in Tehri district on Feb 27. No injuries have been reported so far. More details awaited.

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Uttarakhand: ITBP removes obstacles from artificial lake, rescue ops continue [Video]

Uttarakhand: ITBP removes obstacles from artificial lake, rescue ops continue

Rescue ops continued in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli following the February 7 glacial disaster. So far, rescuers have recovered at least 70 bodies while several others are still missing. ITBP, SDRF..

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ITBP removes obstacles from lake formed in Chamoli [Video]

ITBP removes obstacles from lake formed in Chamoli

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans along with SDRF team continued to remove stump of trees and boulders from the lake formed after glacier burst in Uttarakhand. The water is getting discharged..

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Uttarakhand gets all-women commando force | Watch training | Oneindia News [Video]

Uttarakhand gets all-women commando force | Watch training | Oneindia News

A women commando force became part of the Uttarakhand police on Wednesday. Their induction is important at a time all states are increasing their preparedness for counter-terror operations. 22 women..

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Watch: Women commando force becomes part of Uttarakhand police [Video]

Watch: Women commando force becomes part of Uttarakhand police

A women commando force became part of the Uttarakhand police on February 24. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the Women's Commando Force and Smart Cheetah Police of..

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Chamoli disaster: Work underway to widen the flow of lake formed at Rishi Ganga [Video]

Chamoli disaster: Work underway to widen the flow of lake formed at Rishi Ganga

Work to widen the flow of the lake formed at Rishi Ganga in Chamoli is underway. Indo-Tibetan Border Police jawans, SDRF officials and other organizations are carrying out this joint operation...

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Watch: First high dam on Yamuna raises environmental concerns [Video]

Watch: First high dam on Yamuna raises environmental concerns

The first high dam on the Yamuna is scheduled to come up at Lakhwar in Dehradun and Tehri in Uttarakhand after the Union environment ministry’s expert appraisal committee recommended the 300MW..

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Uttarakhand Glacier burst: Navy Divers measure depth of lake formed in Chamoli| Oneindia News [Video]

Uttarakhand Glacier burst: Navy Divers measure depth of lake formed in Chamoli| Oneindia News

In a joint Indian Navy-IAF operation on 20 Feb, Navy divers measure depth of a lake formed in Chamoli after a glacier burst. Naval divers were winched by IAF's Advanced Light Helicopter at a height of..

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Watch: Navy divers, in IAF helicopter, measure glacial lake depth in Tapovan [Video]

Watch: Navy divers, in IAF helicopter, measure glacial lake depth in Tapovan

In a joint operation, an Indian Air Force Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) winched Navy's divers to measure the depth of a glacial lake formed upstream of Tapovan in Uttarakhand following the..

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ITBP, DRDO teams leave new lake site after survey in Chamoli [Video]

ITBP, DRDO teams leave new lake site after survey in Chamoli

After a detailed survey of the lake formed in upper reaches of Uttarakhand's Chamoli, the teams of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) have..

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No VIP movement allowed on main 'Kumbh Snan' Day in Haridwar: Uttarakhand DGP [Video]

No VIP movement allowed on main 'Kumbh Snan' Day in Haridwar: Uttarakhand DGP

Uttarakhand Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Kumar chaired review meeting with officials over 2021 Haridwar Kumbh Mela at Police HQ in Dehradun on February 19. State DGP discussed crowd control,..

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Chamoli tragedy: Search op enters 13th day [Video]

Chamoli tragedy: Search op enters 13th day

Search and rescue operation at Tapovan tunnel entered 13th day following flash floods due to glacial burst in Chamoli district on 07 February. A total of 62 bodies recovered till now, informed..

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U'khand glacial burst: Over 60 bodies recovered; rescue ops continue | Updates [Video]

U'khand glacial burst: Over 60 bodies recovered; rescue ops continue | Updates

Search and Rescue operation continued at Tapovan tunnel in Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district. Over 60 bodies and several body parts have been recovered following the glacier burst. The..

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Uttarakhand glacial burst: New NASA satellite images show crack in mountain ice months before tragedy

Months before the landslide, satellite images showed a crack opening on an ice-covered flank of Ronti, a 6,029-meter (19,780-foot) mountain peak.
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Uttarakhand gets all-women anti-terrorism commando squad

Twenty-two women now form Uttarakhand’s first all-women elite commando force for anti-terrorist and counter-insurgency operations. On Tuesday, Uttarakhand Police formally inducted the all-women..
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Navy team measures depth of glacial lake in Uttarakhand's Tapovan

In a joint operation, an Indian Air Force Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) winched Navy's divers to measure the depth of a glacial lake formed upstream of Tapovan in Uttarakhand following the..
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ITBP chief visits Tapovan tunnel, Raini village in Uttarakhand to take stock of rescue operations


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Earthquake of magnitude 4 hits Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh


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Uttarakhand glacier outburst: All you need to know about current status of rescue operations

A glacier burst resulted in massive flooding of the Alaknanda and Dhauliganga rivers on February 7.
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Uttarakhand flash floods linked to Char Dham project: Panel chief

The Centre on Wednesday trashed Supreme Court-appointed high powered committee (HPC) chairman Ravi Chopra’s attempts to link recent Uttarakhand flash floods to the widening of roads for the Char Dham..
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Uttarakhand disaster: ITBP-DRDO team reaches artificial lake site


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SC panel head cites link between Char Dham road widening, Uttarakhand floods

The Centre on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that there is no connection between the 'Chardham' road widening and the flash floods last week which claimed many lives in Uttarakhand. Attorney..
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Uttarakhand operations will go on till last person is found: DGP

Uttarakhand director general of police (DGP) Ashok Kumar on Tuesday said that the ongoing search and rescue operations will continue till the last missing person is found in the disaster-hit Chamoli..
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31 of 58 bodies recovered in Uttarakhand glacier burst identified


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Uttarakhand CM orders probe into Jaffer row


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Uttarakhand: 5 more bodies found, 3 from Tapovan tunnel


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Uttarakhand: No trace of missing sons, relatives ‘cremate’ effigies


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Uttarakhand: ‘Last hope lost,’ say families waiting at mouth of tunnel


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Uttarakhand floods: 13 more bodies recovered, death toll rises to 51

This is the first time since the February 7 floods that the rescuers have found bodies inside the tunnel.
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Weather alert: THESE states to receive rainfall and hail, Delhi to witness dense fog - Details inside

Many areas of Uttarakhand are expected to receive rain and snowfall between February 14-16.
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Uttarakhand glacier burst: A mom’s frantic calls to son saved about 25 lives


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Lake formed near Raini village 'not a danger zone', says Uttarakhand DGP


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385 Uttarakhand villages at risk, 10k cr needed to move them


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Drones from Indian firm aid rescue ops in Uttarakhand

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Uttarakhand glacier burst: Rescue operations continue for sixth day at Tapovan tunnel

The rescue operations continued at Tapovan tunnel in Chamoli district on the sixth day following the glacier burst, informed the state government on Friday. Around 30 people are feared trapped inside..
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5 pointers on proposed Delhi-Dehradun expressway, here's all you need to know

The road will cut the travel distance between Delhi and the Uttarakhand capital by 25 kilometres.
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Rescue ops at Uttarakhand tunnel hit a wall as river level surges

Twice in the course of a day, rescue operations at the Tapovan hydel project site hit a wall — first, when the new plan to dig straight down to an underground tunnel and reach the 34 trapped workers..
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Uttarakhand glacier burst: Dog has been waiting outside Tapovan tunnel for three days for people he knew

The dog had gone downhill on Sunday evening and when he returned the next day, no one he knew was around.
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Uttarakhand glacier burst: Death toll rises to 34, over 200 missing

A glacier broke in the Tapovan-Reni area in Chamoli of Uttarakhand on Sunday, which led to massive flooding in Dhauliganga and Alaknanda rivers.
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Drilling operation launched at Tapovan tunnel to rescue trapped workers

Rescuers launched a drilling operation on Thursday at the Tapovan tunnel, where an estimated 30-35 people have been trapped since a flash flood battered various villages and hydro-power projects in..
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Uttarakhand glacier burst: Images of before and after the tragedy


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Uttarakhand dam disaster: What caused India's deadly flood?

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Dozens of people have died and many are still missing after a devastating flood in the Himalayan area of Chamoli in Uttarakhand, northern India.
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Removal of temple reason for Uttarakhand glacier burst, say people of Raini village

The people of the village believe that removal of the village temple attracted the wrath of the 'devi' (goddess).
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How Himalayan glaciers are melting

After a flash flood in the Indian state of Uttarakhand that killed dozens and washed away new dams and bridges, authorities are still looking for the exact event that caused the tragedy
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Rescuers try to reach trapped workers in India as relatives push for answers

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There is a continuous sound of heavy machinery at the mouth of the main tunnel of the Tapovan power station in India's Uttarakhand state.
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Uttarakhand glacier burst: Medical aid being given to 13 villages that have been cut off, says Amit Shah

Shah also said that electricity has been restored in almost all the affected areas and restoration work of 5 completely damaged bridges has started.
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Cong MP moves adjournment motion notice in LS, seeks probe into Uttarakhand glacier burst


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Uttarakhand: 197 still missing, rescue teams race against time

Over 500 rescue personnel from state, disaster and defence forces are racing against time to rescue the 34 workers — and there could be more — believed trapped inside a 1.6-km-long debris-filled..
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Uttarakhand glacier burst: 26 bodies recovered, 171 missing - Key updates

Rescue operations continued throughout the day even on the second day of the disaster in Chamoli district on Sunday.
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Uttarakhand glacier burst: CM Rawat to visit affected areas tomorrow

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday informed that he will visit the areas affected due to glacier burst in Chamoli tomorrow and will also meet people there."Tomorrow I plan to visit the..
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Abrupt snowslide, not glacier burst, might have caused the calamity: Rawat says quoting scientists

Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday quoted scientists to say that the areas where avalanches struck on Sunday were not prone to such activities, and the calamity might have been..
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Uttarakhand floods: CM says ISRO, DRDO helping to ascertain exact cause; relief work immediate priority


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Uttarakhand glacier disaster: Damage to NTPC project may delay its commissioning, says minister


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Rahul Gandhi urges to carry out relief work in Uttarakhand without hindrance


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DNA Explainer: What caused the Uttarakhand glacier burst? Here's some probable reasons

At least 15 people have been killed and over 150 are feared missing, after a glacier burst in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Sunday.
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UN chief expresses grief over loss of life following glacier burst, floods in Uttarakhand

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed grief over the loss of life in India's Uttarakhand due to the glacier burst and the subsequent flooding.
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Uttarakhand glacier burst: 15 people rescued, 14 bodies recovered from different locations

As many as 15 people have been rescued so far while 14 bodies have been recovered from different locations following the glacier burst in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, said Chamoli Police on..
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Uttarakhand 'glacier outburst': 14 dead, over 150 still missing - Latest updates on the disaster

The outburst of the glacier increased the water level in Alaknanda river system which in turn washed away hydroelectric stations and many bridges.
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DNA Explainer: What is 'Glacial outburst' and why does it occur?

A part of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off at Joshimath in Uttarkhand, leading to a massive flood in Dhauli Ganga river.
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Massive damage after glacier burst triggers flood in Uttarakhand; 7 dead, 170 missing


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In 2019, a village resident had filed a PIL in the Uttarakhand high court (HC) alleging unfair and environmentally hazardous practices by the private firm involved in the project. It was alleged that..
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