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Uttarakhand: 10 die in glacier break in Chamoli, 400 rescued -Krishn Kaushik and Lalmani Verma

-The Indian Express The Uttarakhand Police said eight people were unaccounted for, with bad weather affecting rescue operations. Dehradun, New Delhi: The glacier burst near Niti Valley in Chamoli District on Friday evening resulted in an avalanche that killed 10 people, with the Army managing to rescue close to 400. The Uttarakhand Police said eight people were unaccounted for, with bad weather affecting rescue operations. In a statement issued Saturday, the Army said...

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Glacier breaks in Chamoli, nearly 300 rescued so far -Krishn Kaushik

-The Indian Express The rescue work was going on till late on Friday night “to locate the remainder persons still stuck under snow or stranded at work sites since late evening”. After a glacier near Niti Valley in Uttarakhand broke off Friday, rescue operations by the Army managed to rescue nearly 300 people who were working at a Border Roads Organisation camp in the area till late in the evening. The rescue...

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Glacial burst at Sumna on the Indo-China border near Reni in Uttarakhand -Ishan Kukreti

-Down to Earth Sumna is an uninhabited place, with only border roads personnel working there; no word yet on casualties A glacier burst at a remote place on the Indo-China border in Uttarkhand on the afternoon of April 23, 2021, according to a senior official. There is no word yet of any casualties. “A glacier has burst near Uttarakhand’s Joshimath on the India-China border,” Colonel Manish Kapil, commander, Border Road Task Force, was...

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In Maldah: 'Nobody leaves out of choice' -Parth MN

-RuralIndiaOnline.org With no industrial activity and low wages in agriculture, men from Bhagabanpur in Maldah district go to work in faraway places like Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, just to survive and send money home Rehna Bibi didn’t think much when her phone call to her husband, Anas Shaikh, failed to connect at 10.30 a.m.on February 7, 2021. They had spoken less than two hours ago. “His grandmother had died that morning,” says...

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When the mountains had a meltdown in Uttarakhand -Jacob Koshy

-The Hindu An avalanche in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand early this month claimed at least 62 lives, destroyed two hydropower projects and ravaged the region. Jacob Koshy reports on how development projects are endangering the lives of people in the young and fragile Himalayas The Rishiganga river looks like an idyllic brook from the balcony of Gyan Singh Rana’s two-storey house. The former headman of the village of Raini, who is in...

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