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City in Uttarakhand, India

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Uttarkashi: City in Uttarakhand, India
Uttarkashi, meaning Kashi of the north, is a town in Uttarakhand, India. It is the district headquarters of Uttarkashi district. Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi at an altitude of 1158 m above sea level. Uttarkashi is generally known as a holy town close to Rishikesh. It is located in the state of Uttarakhand in India. Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams and temples and also to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. The name of the town reflects its similarity to and location the city of Kashi (Varanasi). Similar to Varanasi, town of Uttarkashi is situated on the Ganges, lies next to a hill named Varunavat, on confluence of two rivers Varuna and Asi, has a ghat called Manikarnika Ghat and has a temple dedicated to Shiva similar to in Varanasi, in the center of the town.


Directorate General of Civil Aviation to probe Uttarkashi chopper crash

A team of the DGCA has already reached the state to initiate a probe into the matter.
DNA - Published

Uttarkashi helicopter crash: CM expresses grief over 3 deaths, announces compensation of Rs 15 lakh each

A helicopter carrying relief material from Mori Tehsil to flood-affected Moldi area in Uttarkashi crashed earlier on Wednesday.
DNA - Published

3 dead after helicopter carrying relief material crashes in Uttarkashi

"All the three persons, who were on-board the helicopter, have died in the crash. A team of 10 members has been sent to the site of the crash," said State Disaster Response Force
DNA - Published

Uttarakhand: At least 17 dead in Uttarkashi cloudburst, Doon hospital prepares emergency wing

Earlier, it was reported that at least five people went missing and several houses were completely uprooted in the region.
DNA - Published

Uttarakhand: Five missing after cloudburst hits Mori Tehsil in Uttarkashi, rescue teams dispatched

Due to the cloudburst, several people have been stranded at various places in the area.
DNA - Published

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