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Topic: Chamoli

8 killed, 384 rescued after glacier burst in Uttarakhand, search on for 38 missing persons

A Border Roads Organisation Camp came under an avalanche in the afternoon of 23 April after a heavy snowfall in Sumna area of Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

Time to train for high-altitude flood water rescue ops, says NDRF chief after Chamoli tragedy

NDRF chief SN Pradhan says they will establish 3 battalions in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, J&K to deal with snow avalanches & high-speed floods, and another in Delhi-NCR.

Rescue operations in Chamoli to continue till last victim reached, says NDRF commandant

The NDRF commandant also said the muck-clearing exercise at Tapovan tunnel may take months, if not a year.

Uttarakhand govt to probe Chamoli flood, study glaciers through satellite, says minister

Irrigation Minister Satpal Maharaj said govt is 'concerned over the way glaciers are melting', will form department to monitor all the glaciers through satellite.

Uttarakhand flash flood — 53 bodies recovered so far as rescue operations continue

Commandant of NDRF PK Tiwari Sunday said taking out bodies from the Tapovan tunnel was proving difficult due to tonnes of debris stuck in it.

No training, early warning or emergency exits, claim workers at Rishi Ganga & Tapovan projects

Officials of NTPC and Kundan Group that ran these projects deny the claims, say everything was in place but deluge left them too little time.

‘She cries all day & night’ — a dog’s desperate wait for lost puppies in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli

In Raini village, close to the site of the Rishi Ganga Hydropower Project, a Bhutia dog waits for the return of her puppies that were washed away by the floods.

Tapovan tunnel rescue work temporarily suspended due to surge in water level of Dhauli Ganga

Around 25-35 people have been trapped in the tunnel for over four days in the wake of the Chamoli glacier disaster in Uttarakhand, with agencies racing against time to rescue them.

No power, no water, little ration — 3 days on, ground zero of Chamoli floods remains cut off

Paing and nearly a dozen other villages were cut off from the rest of Chamoli in Uttarakhand after flash floods struck Sunday morning.

Rescue operation to locate 25-35 workers trapped inside Tapovan tunnel continues

The rescue operation at the NTPC hydel project site, which bore the brunt of the disaster, has been going on since Sunday after the flood in the Alaknanda river system in Chamoli.

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India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

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