Fresh snowfall in Pahalgam, Gulmarg

Fresh snowfall was experienced in Pahalgam and Gulmarg tourist resorts of Kashmir, leading to temporary closure of Srinagar-Jammu national highway. A MET Department official said in Srinagar that there were reports of snowfall from few more places in the higher reaches of the Valley including near Jawahar Tunnel. He also said, heavy vehicles have been … Read more

Glendora fire – Colby fire above Glendora burns homes, spews smoke over LA Basin

A wildfire burns in the hills just north of the San Gabriel Valley community of Glendora, Calif. on Thursday, Jan 16. Southern California authorities have ordered the evacuation of homes at the edge of a fast-moving wildfire burning in the dangerously dry foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. A fast-moving wildfire in the hills above … Read more

Kedarnath Temple prayer resumed after 86 days

Prayers at the calamity-hit Kedarnath shrine of Uttarakhand resumed this morning, almost three months after flash floods left hundreds of people dead in the state. The prayers started in the presence of a 24-member team of priests and temple committee officials, after a sanctification and atonement ceremony. Shortly after the dawn, as the clock stuck … Read more

Pilots Evacuate ALH MK I Helicopter to Safety at Gauchar Uttarakhand

Frantic sound of warning whistles woke up the pilots resting in ITBP mess at Gauchar in Uttarakhand last night. It was a landslide warning. Everyone was asked to vacate the area. Sound of stones rolling down the hill created a scary rumble. Pilots, who were on DG ITBP commitment realised that their helicopter a ALH … Read more

Kedarnath, Uttarakhand – 2013 flash floods

The Kedarnath valley, along with and other parts of the state of Uttarakhand, was hit with unprecedented flash floods on 16 and 17June 2013 almost after 80 years. The temple itself suffered some damage but was still standing. However a portion of the temple complex was washed away, and the Kedarnath town was nearly destroyed … Read more

Army Evacuates All Stranded people from Gangotri

A series of major breakthroughs were achieved by the Army and the Indian Air Force today, catalyzing thereby, the rescue and relief operations in some of the worst flash- flood affected areas of Uttarakhand. ARMY All the 500 people stranded in and around Gangotri have now been evacuated.  Barring 25 people, Gagariya on the Hemkund … Read more

Rescue & Relief Operations in Flood Affected Areas of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh

After reports were received of the torrential rains leading to floods and large numbers of travelers/pilgrims being stranded in Uttarakhand on 15.06.2013, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were asked to swing into action and start providing assistance in conjunction with the District Administration to the stranded travelers / pilgrims. The IG, ITBP of Uttarakhand was … Read more

Heart :: Mayo Clinic implants Valley’s first artificial heart to keep patient alive

In a period of just 13 days, a 56-year-old Gilbert, Ariz., woman has felt the beating of three different hearts – all within her own chest: First, her own, failing heart. Then, in what is considered groundbreaking in the Valley, an artificial heart. And, on day 13, a donor heart.

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