Day: February 7, 2021

Glacier breaks in India’s north; flood kills 9, 140 missing

RISHIKESH, India — Indian authorities launched a search operation Sunday after part of a mountain glacier broke, sending a massive flood of water and debris slamming into two dams and damaging a number of homes. At least nine people were killed and 140 were missing. The flood was […]

Himalayan glacier breaks in India, around 125 missing in floods

NEW DELHI – Around 125 people were missing in northern India after a Himalayan glacier broke and swept away a small hydroelectric dam on Sunday, with floods forcing the evacuation of villages downstream. A wall of dust, rock and water hit as an avalanche roared down the Rishiganga […]

Protests sweep Myanmar to oppose coup, support Suu Kyi

Tens of thousands of people rallied across Myanmar on Sunday to denounce last week’s coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in the biggest protests since the 2007 Saffron Revolution that helped lead to democratic reforms. In a second day of widespread protests, […]

India is now 3rd Topmost Country with Highest Doses of COVID19 Vaccine administered

More than 57.75 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated against COVID19 Daily Deaths less than 80 in the last 24 hours, lowest in 9 months No COVID19 deaths in 17 States/UTs in last 24 hours DELHI, FEBRUARY 7: India has scaled another global peak in its fight against COVID19. India has […]

Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah says the Narendra Modi Government stands shoulder to shoulder with the people of Uttarakhand

Rescue and Relief Operations by the Centre and State Government are in full swing and 3 teams of NDRF have reached the spot Rest of teams will also reach there soon and ITBP Jawans have also reached there Have spoken with Uttarakhand Chief Minister and the Air Force […]

Cabinet Secretary Chairs review meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee

DELHI, FEBRUARY 7: The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary, Shri Rajiv Gauba met today to review the situation arising out of the natural disaster in Uttarakhand caused by glacial burst.The glacial burst led to the rising of water levels in the river […]

COVID-19: India now 3rd topmost country to give highest doses of vaccine

New Delhi, Feb 7 : India has become the third topmost country in the world in terms of the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. Only the United States and the United Kingdom remain ahead of India. The ministry said 12 […]

Sixteen labourers rescued from tunnel

Dehradun, Feb 7: Sixteen workers were rescued on Sunday from a tunnel of Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project after they were trapped there due to flash floods triggered by a glacial burst in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, officials said. Indo-Tibetan Border Police, State Disaster Response Force and other agencies were carrying […]

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