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February 08, 2021 / 11:00 PM IST

Uttarakhand News Highlights: 26 bodies recovered, 171 still missing: Uttarakhand Police

Uttarakhand News Highlights: So far, a total of 15 persons have been rescued and 19 bodies have been recovered from different places, says Chamoli Police. The rescue operation is underway in affected areas of Uttarkhand, which witnessed an avalanche and a deluge on February 7.

Uttarakhand News Highlights: A portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on February 7, triggering an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations, leaving at least 19 people dead and 202 missing who are feared dead. The sudden flood in the middle of the day in the Dhauli Ganga, Rishi Ganga and Alaknanda rivers --
all intricately linked tributaries of the Ganga -- triggered widespread panic and large-scale devastation in the high mountain areas. Two power projects NTPC's Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project and the Rishi Ganga Hydel Project were extensively damaged with scores of labourers trapped in tunnels as the waters came rushing in. Houses along the way were also swept away as the waters rushed down the mountainsides in a raging torrent. The India Meteorological Department informed that there is no rainfall warning in the region for the next two days.
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  • February 08, 2021 / 10:32 PM IST

    Uttarakhand News LIVE Updates | 26 bodies recovered so far, says Uttarakhand Police

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  • February 08, 2021 / 10:27 PM IST

    Uttarakhand News LIVE Updates | China conveys condolences to families of the bereaved in Chamoli district

    A portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, triggering an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations, leaving at 11 people dead and over 200 missing who are feared dead.

    “We have noted that northern India had a massive flood. We want to express our condolences to the victims and sympathy to the bereaved families and the injured," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a media briefing here.

  • February 08, 2021 / 10:23 PM IST

    Uttarakhand News LIVE Updates | AK Awasthi, Addl Chief Secretary, Home: CM conducted a high level meeting over glacier burst in Chamoli in Uttarakhand. A toll free no. 1070 & WhatsApp no. 9454441036 has been established for people of Uttar Pradesh. CM has also ordered to set up state control room at Haridwar.

  • February 08, 2021 / 09:05 PM IST

    Uttarakhand News LIVE Updates | Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat holds meeting with ITBP, NDRF, SDRF, Uttarakhand Police

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  • February 08, 2021 / 08:25 PM IST

    Uttarakhand News LIVE Updates | Ashok Kumar, DGP: Till 8 pm of February 8, 26 bodies have been recovered. 171 people still remain missing out of which around 35 are supposed to be in the Tunnel where rescue operation is still going on.

  • February 08, 2021 / 08:03 PM IST

    Uttarakhand News LIVE Updates | Uttarakhand Police: So far, bodies of 24 people have been recovered from different places

  • February 08, 2021 / 06:56 PM IST

    Uttarakhand News LIVE Updates | A joint team of ITBP, Army, SDRF, and NDRF inside the Tapovan tunnel in Chamoli for rescue operation

  • February 08, 2021 / 06:31 PM IST

    Uttarakhand News LIVE Updates | We're trying to restore road connectivity in the area: AS Rathore, Chief Engineer, Shivalik BRO on relief operation

  • February 08, 2021 / 06:15 PM IST

    Uttarakhand News LIVE Updates | Uttarakhand CM TS Rawat, Joshimath:A joint team of NDRF, SDRF & Army is conducting a rescue operation. The team has reached the 130-metre mark in Tapovan tunnel, it may take 2-3 hrs to reach the t-point. Efforts underway to safely rescue those who are stuck in the tunnel.

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  • February 08, 2021 / 05:53 PM IST

    Uttarakhand News LIVE Updates | Uttarakhand CM being briefed by MS Rawat, ADG Western Command ITBP

  • February 08, 2021 / 05:37 PM IST

    Uttarakhand News LIVE Updates | Uttarakhand glacier disaster: Damage to NTPC project may delay its commissioning, says minister

    The Sunday's avalanche has caused an estimated loss of Rs 1,500 crore to the NTPC''s 480 mw Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project and has put a question mark on its scheduled commissioning in 2023 with a huge amount of silt lying at the site, Union Power Minister R K Singh said on Monday.

    The minister visited Tapovan on Monday to assess the extent of damage at the project site, a day after the glacier burst in Chamoli district.

    "The project was scheduled to be commissioned in 2023. But there is a question mark now on how long it will take to desilt it as lakhs of tonnes of silt is lying at the project site," Singh told reporters in Tapovan.

    "As of now it is difficult to say when we will be able to resume work at the site  and when the project will be commissioned," he sa


        

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