Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicUttarakhand floods

Topic: Uttarakhand floods

Recent flash flood in Uttarakhand had nothing to do with Char Dham project, Centre tells SC

In a letter, the chairman of the court-appointed High Powered Committee Ravi Chopra had attributed the Uttarakhand flash flood to the Rs 12,000-crore road project.

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.

How Chamoli flood brings back focus on nuclear device IB-CIA operation lost at Nanda Devi

In episode 683 of 'Cut the Clutter', Shekhar Gupta narrates a story from the messy world of spying in the Himalayas, one which entails espionage during the Cold War.

Caught between SC & Centre, 24 Uttarakhand hydel projects stuck on paper after 2013 floods

Despite 31 Supreme Court hearings and 3 government committee reports, a clear policy on hydroelectricity projects (HEPs) in Uttarakhand has remained elusive. 

13 more bodies, a blanket and a phone — snapshots from 8th day of rescue ops in Uttarakhand

Security forces & administration have set up ways to get people & supplies across Rishi Ganga & Dhauliganga rivers, such as a temporary bridge and a ropeway.

Eight bodies recovered from Tapovan tunnel, Uttarakhand flood death toll rises to 46

The bodies have been kept at a temporary mortuary built in Tapovan, officials said. 158 people from the disaster remain missing.

Drones, radars, remote cameras — Uttarakhand floods rescue effort is India’s most hi-tech yet

Radars, remote cameras and antennae have been sourced from DRDO and CSIR, and start-ups were contacted for hi-tech drones.

When Koo clipped Twitter’s wings, and the burden of skyrocketing fuel prices

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

YourTurn

Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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