A magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolted people in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Wednesday night.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said the moderate intensity quake originated in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district at a depth of 30 kilometres.
PM Narendra Modi today announced and ex gratia of 2 lakhs from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for the next of kin of those killed in the bus accident in Uttarkashi. The Prime Minister has also announced Rs 50,000 for those seriously injured. My prayers and solidarity with those who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate bus accident, PMO India tweeted. May the injured recover soon, the Prime Minister said.
At least 22 pilgrims from Madhya Pradesh were killed when their bus fell into Bhagirathi river near Nalupani yesterday while returning from Gangotri shrine in the Himalayas. The mishap occurred at around 6 pm as the bus fell 300 metres down the road into the river, Uttarkashi District Magistrate Ashish Shrivastava was quoted as saying by PTI. Rescue efforts by the SDRF, the ITBP and police personnel under the supervision of senior officials are continuing in darkness. There were around 29 pilgrims, mostly from Indore, in the bus at the time of the accident, he said.
In Uttarkhand, both Congress and BJP are exuding confidence that this time the state will give a clear verdict, defying the trend of wafer thin margins.
The claims of the two mainstream parties, which have been alternately ruling the hill state, have gained momentum as polling day approached.
Jayalalithaa death: Uttarakhand, Karnataka and Bihar declare one-day state mourning 60secondsnow.com
Uttarakhand, Karnataka and Bihar have declared one-day state mourning as a mark of respect to late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. The Central government today has declared one day mourning. Jayalalithaa passed away on Monday at Apollo Hospital following a cardiac arrest.
The fire season has started on February 2nd due to dry winter and increase in temperature. A total of 1890.79 hectares of green cover have been destroyed so far.
Around 1,900 hectares of forests in Uttarakhand have be destroyed in this major fire. The fire have claimed the lives of six includeing 3 women and a child. NDRF, SDRF and Army personnel struggled hard to douse the flames.
Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat addressing the media outside the Assembly in Dehradun on Saturday, March 26, 2016.
Centre to challenge Uttarakhand floor test order; Cheif Minister Harish Rawat welcomes verdict indiatimes.com
NEW DELHI: The Centre on Wednesday reacted strongly to Uttarakhand high court order on floor test in assembly and said no court can stay President's Rule as an interim measure.