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Heavy Snowfall Triggers Avalanche Alert In Jammu & Kashmir

Jan 07, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The authorities have issued an avalanche alert for snowbound hilly areas of Kashmir.

Austria: Avalanche Kills 3 Skiers, Injures 2 In Salzburg

Dec 05, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The victims were part of a group of 11 skiers, eight of whom were hit by a roughly 200-meter (655-foot) wide slab of snow as they ascended a slope during a ski tour on Saturday in the Tweng area, in Austria's Salzburg province.

Watch: Shocking Video Of Moment When Avalanche Hits Mountain In Nepal Goes Viral

A deadly avalanche in Nepal left 11 persons injured on Sunday. Viral video shows a plume of snow descending from a mountain upon villages on the foothills.

US: German Skier's Remains Believed To Be Found After 38 years

Nov 05, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Rudi Moder disappeared in February 1983 after setting off on a two-to-three day ski tour of the Rocky Mountain National Park in the US state of Colorado.

5 Indian Navy Mountaineers Go Missing As Avalanche Hits Uttarakhand

A rescue team from Uttarkashi-based Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) led by its principal Colonel Amit Bisht has left for the avalanche-hit area in search of the missing, a statement from NIM, quoting Col Bisht, said.

24 February, 2021

Death Toll In Uttarakhand Glacier Disaster Reaches 70

Outlook Web Bureau

Reports of 205 missing people have been registered at the Joshimath police station, a media bulletin said.

15 February, 2021

Uttarakhand: 15 More Bodies Recovered; Toll Rises To 53

Outlook Web Bureau

Six bodies were recovered from the Tapovan power project tunnel, six from Raini upstream and one from the riverbank in Rudraprayag, taking the confirmed death toll in the Uttarakhand disaster to 51.

11 February, 2021

Labourers Might Be Trapped In Another Tunnel: Uttarakhand Govt After 3 Days Of Rescue Operations

Outlook Web Bureau

Three days after the rescue operations in the Tapovan area, NTPC authorities said the labourers were trapped in another silt filtration tunnel located 12 metres below Intake Adit.

10 February, 2021

The Role Of Hydro Projects Of Uttarakhand In The Chamoli Avalanche Disaster

Himanshu Thakkar

The Chamoli disaster of February 2021 once again shows that there are multiple ways in which hydropower projects tend to act as force multipliers in disasters.

10 February, 2021

Uttarakhand Disaster: 32 Bodies Recovered, 174 Persons Missing; Rescue Efforts Continue

Outlook Web Bureau

The missing people include those working at NTPC’s 480 MW Tapovan-Vishnugad project and the 13.2 MW Rishiganga Hydel Project and villagers whose homes nearby were washed away.

09 February, 2021

Action Plan: NTPC To Install Early Warning System At Project Sites In Hills After Uttarakhand Flood

Outlook Web Bureau

A team of NTPC, THDC and SJVNL officials will visit the project site to ascertain the causes behind the damage in the Avalanche


09 February, 2021

Watch: Army, ITBP Continue Rescue Operation At Tapovan Tunnel

Outlook Web Bureau

Sniffer dogs and heavy mechanical equipment, including bulldozers and JCBs, were also deployed.

09 February, 2021

What Is Glacial Lake Burst Flood That Wreaked Havoc In Uttarakhand

Outlook Web Bureau

GLOF is a sudden release of a massive amount of water which is held in a glacial lake.

08 February, 2021

A Look At Natural Disasters Uttarakhand Faced Over Last Three Decades

Outlook Web Bureau

The natural calamity refreshed the memories of the deadly Uttarakhand Floods in 2013 which devastated the state and killed more than five thousand people.

08 February, 2021

Why Did Chamoli Glacier Burst Occur? Here’s What Environment Experts Have To Say

Outlook Web Bureau

The glacier burst triggered massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga River and caused large-scale devastation in the upper reaches of Himalayas.

07 February, 2021

Watch| Avalanche, Floods Wreak Havoc In Uttarakhand; 16 Laborers Rescued, 7 Recovered, 125 Missing

Outlook Web Bureau

An avalanche was reported in Uttarakhand’s Raini village in Tapovan area on Sunday.

27 December, 2020

Iran: At Least 10 Climbers Die Due To Avalanches In Alborz Mountains

Associated Press (AP)

Rescue teams are conducting search operations for those missing, reports said


18 November, 2020

Avalanche Hits Army Post In J&K, Soldier Killed


The injured soldiers were rushed to a hospital.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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