Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicUttarakhand floods

Topic: Uttarakhand floods

197 people missing, 20 dead in Uttarakhand floods, Amit Shah tells Rajya Sabha

Home Minister Amit Shah said around 25-35 people are stuck inside in a separate tunnel in the NTPC project, adding rescue operations are going on a war footing.

Four bodies recovered from hydropower plant site in Chamoli, over 50 still missing  

Two of the bodies have been identified. The bodies were retrieved by teams of NDRF, SDRF, ITBP and the Army in a multi-agency operation. 

Death toll rises to 28 in Uttarakhand disaster, rescue operations on at Tapovan tunnel

Around 30 workers are feared trapped inside a swamped tunnel at the Tapovan power project in Chamoli district.

China condoles deaths in Uttarakhand flood, hopes for early rescue of missing people

The flash flood in the Alaknanda river system, after a glacier broke off in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district, triggered widespread panic and devastation in the high mountain areas.

Why NTPC, a thermal power firm, is building hydro projects in the Himalayas

NTPC is in focus as one of its hydropower projects — Tapovan Vishnugad, at Dhauliganga river in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district — has been damaged in the floods.

How dams can help control floods — what experts said after 2013 Uttarakhand disaster

The expert panel was set up by Union environment ministry to assess the impact of hydroelectric projects during the June 2013 Uttarakhand floods that killed hundreds.

‘Company people said run or you’ll die’ — NTPC worker recalls fleeing Uttarakhand flood

While 12 labourers were rescued from one end of a tunnel at the site of an under-construction NTPC plant, 34 remain trapped in the other segment.

Over 200 people feared missing following Uttarakhand floods, says CM Rawat

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat said that govt was not aware of a subsidiary company's project in Tapovan till yesterday & estimated that 35 people are stuck in another tunnel.

Uttarakhand disaster likely caused by landslide, not glacial outburst, satellite images reveal

Scientists studying satellite imagery from before & after the disaster say a chunk of glacier appears to have crashed down a mountain, triggering a landslide & subsequent floods.

14 bodies recovered, 15 rescued in Uttarakhand following glacier burst

The Tapovan hydroelectric dam, also known as the Rishi Ganga project, was completely washed off in the flash flood, the IAF said in its initial report.

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We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
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RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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