14 tourists killed as tempo traveller from Noida falls into Alaknanda river in Rudraprayag
14 tourists killed as tempo traveller from Noida falls into Alaknanda river in Rudraprayag

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Ashish Walter
The tempo traveller was coming from Noida (UP) towards Rudraprayag with 26 people onboard skidded off the road and fell into the Alaknanda river on the Rishikesh-Badrinath national highway in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand on Saturday.... It fell into a 150-200 metres deep gorge.” Uttarakhand SDRF commandant Manikant Mishra said 10 died on the spot, two each at AIIMS Rishikesh and Rudraprayag district hospital during treatment. Manikant Mishra said of the 12 injured, five were receiving treatment in AIIMS Rishikesh and seven in Rudraprayag district hospital.
Hindustan Times
Helicopter with Kedarnath Pilgrims Emergency Lands
Helicopter carrying Kedarnath pilgrims loses control, makes emergency landing captured on camera

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Shefali Dhiman
A helicopter carrying seven people, including six pilgrims, made an emergency landing near Kedarnath's helipad due to a technical snag. The pilot's quick decision averted a major mishap, and all on board are safe. The pilgrims later returned after having "darshan" at the Himalayan temple.
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Uttarakhand Police SUV storms AIIMS for arrest
Uttarakhand police SUV enters busy AIIMS Rishikesh ER to arrest harassment suspect

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Shefali Dhiman
Uttarakhand police's unusual move saw a vehicle enter AIIMS Rishikesh's emergency ward to apprehend a nursing officer accused of molesting a female doctor. In a viral video, the vehicle navigates through the crowded ward as security personnel clear a path. The incident provoked outcry from resident doctors, demanding justice.
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An accident near Shikhar Falls claimed two lives.
An accident near Shikhar Falls claimed two lives.

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Nova Chanambam
Two people were killed and three injured when a Thar vehicle fell into a deep khud in Shikhar Fall area here, today, according to police. The fatalities, named as Dehradun locals Ayush Sharma (30) and Avani Kukreti (29), passed away instantly.
Garhwal Post
In Doon the temperature increases to 41
In Doon the temperature increases to 41

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Nova Chanambam
With a high temperature of 41 degrees Celsius on Saturday, Dehradun saw its warmest day of the summer. The Met Department issued a warning, stating that the heat wave will persist for two to three days. The Met Department has issued an alert regarding the impending heat wave in Uttarkahand's plains, which includes Dehradun. On Saturday, the lowest temperature in Dehradun also increased to 23.9 degrees Celsius. In addition to the heat wave, the Met Department reported that isolated areas could see thunderstorms during the next few days.
Garhwal Post
SC criticizes Centre for rosy picture claim
SC criticizes Centre for presenting optimistic view despite severe Uttarakhand forest fires

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Shefali Dhiman
The Supreme Court criticized the Union government for only granting Rs 3.15 crore out of Uttarakhand's Rs 10 crore request to control forest fires. It questioned why forest officials were assigned election duty during the crisis. The court adjourned the hearing to resume later today.
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Uttarakhand forest fires spreading to highlands
Uttarakhand's forest fires advancing into elevated areas amid spread

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Shefali Dhiman
Uttarakhand is experiencing a surge in forest fires, with over 1,000 active fires recorded by satellites on May 5-6. Notably, fires are now spreading to higher elevations, increasing from 2,409 to 3,383 meters above sea level in recent weeks, presenting new challenges for containment efforts.
Hindustan Times
CS issues stern directives on unlicensed parking
CS issues stern directives on unlicensed parking

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Nova Chanambam
Strict action has been ordered against cars that are illegally parked on the side of the road by Chief Secretary Radha Raturi. To achieve this, a campaign to enhance the traffic patterns in Rishikesh, Lakshmanjhula, Muni ki Reti, Tapovan, and Srinagar prior to the commencement of the Char Dham Yatra would be launched on Saturday. Starting on Saturday, same campaign will also be conducted in Dehradun.
Garhwal Post
Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan to disconnect water supply
Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan to disconnect water supply if leakage found in pipes

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Nova Chanambam
The summertime has made Dehradun's water situation worse because there isn't enough drinking water in several areas of the Uttarakhand capital. Due to frequent pipeline leaks, the Southern Water Institute Division, which is in charge of providing water to locations like Dilaram Chowk, Jhanda Chowk, and the Dharampur zone, is dealing with serious difficulties. The division has over 52,000 drinking water connections, but the ineffective floating valves in home tanks are causing constant water waste.
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Uttarakhand wildfire claims fifth life-rain expected
Uttarakhand wildfire claims fifth life in three days; rain expected later this week.

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Shefali Dhiman
Meteorological Center director Bikram Singh suggested rain from May 7-8 in Uttarakhand, intensifying on May 11. Forest fires in the state claimed five lives recently, including a Nepalese woman and a 65-year-old. Over 910 forest fire incidents since November 2023 have affected 1145 hectares.
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