New Delhi, Jul 20 (PTI) As many as 80 bodies were recovered and 204 people continue to be missing following an avalanche that occurred in Rishiganga river in Uttarakhand on February 7, leading ...

Dehradun, Jul 15 (PTI) The Uttarakhand High Court has dismissed a PIL seeking revocation of forest and environmental clearances to the NTPC's Tapovan-Vishnu Gad Hydro power project and another ...

New Delhi, Jun 11 (PTI) The February 7 disaster in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, that resulted in over 200 dead or missing, was the result of an avalanche that dropped about 27 million ...

Dehradun, Mar 27 (PTI) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Saturday asked officials to speed up the process of issuing death certificates for people who went missing in last months ...

Dehradun, Mar 25 (PTI) Two expert teams set out for Raini village in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Thursday to examine the causes and assess the effects of the February 7 flash floods that ...

.Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India
The NTPC has been asked to redirect the course of Dhauli Ganga in order to prevent water from flowing into the Tapovan tunnel and causing the sludge-clearing operations to get stalled. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The glacier burst decimated the Rishi Ganga hydel project on February 7
  • While 67 people have lost their lives, 137 are still missing
  • The Tapovan project, though not destroyed, has been substantially damaged

.Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India
An avalanche prompted by bursting of Nanda Devi glacier was reported in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district in Tapovan area on February 7. (Photo credit: Representative image/Pixabay)

  • There is a release of 1.6 million cubic metre of water stored in subglacial lakes, said Kulkarni
  • Further probe is necessary to evaluate risk from a flash flood, he added
  • Glacial lakes take place when glacial ice melts to form lake

.Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India
Rescue team members during search and rescue operation near the damaged Tapovan hydel project tunnel, following Sunday's glacier burst at Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The rescuers are now also focusing on drilling through the hardened debris in the choked tunnel in Chamoli district
  • The confirmed death toll in the Uttarakhand disaster has risen to 36
  • Experts have termed the lake as dangerous and said that it could affect rescue operations