Five trekkers whose bodies were airlifted and identified are Shubhayan Das, Vikas Makal, Saurabh Ghosh, Tanumoy Tiwari and Anita Rawat, the only woman member in the group. While the first four are from West Bengal, Rawat was from Delhi .
More than 80 tourists from different states were stranded at Batal in Lahaul Spiti where all road communications remain snapped for the past 72 hours due to snowfall.
According to the state Emergency Operation Centre, the toll in rain-related incidents in the state has risen to 54 while 19 people are injured and five still missing.
The Lamkhaga Pass, where the trekkers went missing during inclement weather from October 17-19, is one of the toughest passes which connects Kinnaur district with Harshil in Uttarakhand.
The deceased have been identified as labourers from Nepal, who were engaged in a hotel construction in Uttarakhand’s Pauri district.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi besides offering prayers at the holy site will also inaugurate the Kedarpuri projects.
The Army has said a counter-terrorist operation is in progress in the area of Nar Khas forest in Mendhar, Poonch district, since the evening of October 14.
The blast occurred around 12 am outside the residence of BJP's Nainital district president Pradeep Bisht in Harinagar area of Haldwani, Nainital District Magistrate D S Garbiyal said on Wednesday.
According to National Centre for Seismology, the earthquake occurred at 5.58 am and its epicentre was 13 km from Gopeshwar at a depth of 5 km.
The bodies of three children were recovered and a search operation was on for those still missing.
Pushkar Singh Dhami has now become the fifth Uttarakhand CM to stay in the official bungalow in 20 years, despite some predecessors considering it unlucky or jinxed.
Pritam Singh was replaced recently as Uttarakhand state Congress chief by Ganesh Godiyal and appointed as Leader of Opposition in the State assembly in a major organisational rejig ahead of next year's assembly polls.
With his task in Punjab over, Harish Rawat can now get back to his home state where he has the difficult task of making his party battle-ready before the assembly polls due in February-March 2021.
Efforts to clear the rubble on the road in Vishramghat were resumed on Wednesday morning with the help of earth moving machines and a loader he said.
Amid fears of Covid-19 third wave, minister for state Swami Yatishwaranand was clicked attending a meeting with other ministers with a surgical mask hanging from his toe.
Pushkar Singh Dhami has been named as the next chief minister of Uttarakhand, following a critical legislature meeting conducted at the state headquarters in Dehradun by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Sources in the BJP claim that it was not Tirath Singh Rawat who wrote his resignation letter but that a draft of the letter was handed over to him when he went to meet party president J.P. Nadda on July 2.
Within party lines, however, reports suggest that some may not be happy with the appointment of Dhami as CM.
Members of the Muslim community conduct Friday prayers in an open site amid heavy police presence, during protests by residents and members of various pro-Hindu organisations, at Sector 12 area, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan presents a memonto to President Ram Nath Kovind at Raj Bhawan, in Patna.PTI Photo
A worker arranges lanterns at a shop ahead of the Diwali festival, in Thane.PTI Photo
A security person stands guard near the venue of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's scheduled public meeting, in Jammu.PTI Photo
Workers weigh groundnut at Khetiwadi Utpann Bazar Samiti yard at Bedi in Rajkot.PTI Photo
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