Free Press Journal
  • 4.0 magnitude earthquake hits Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi

    Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand): An earthquake measuring 4.0-magnitude on the Richter scale hit Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi on Thursday morning at 6:12 AM. According to the India Meteorological Department, the earthquake originated at a depth of 10 km and had the latitude of 30.8 North and Longitude of 78.2 East.

  • Uttarakhand floods: After four years, 20 families still homeless

    Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand): Twenty families who were displaced during the 2013 floods in Uttarakhand have again approached the government in the hope that they will be resettled. The families, from Kafnaul village in Barkot area, yesterday met Uttarkashi District Magistrate Ashish Kumar Chauhan to apprise him of their situation.

  • Cloud burst causes havoc in Uttarkashi

    Dehradun: Rains continued to wreck havoc in Uttarakhand on Thursday as destruction was reported from two villages after a cloud burst in Yamuna and Ganga valleys.

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    Heavy rains claim two more lives in Uttarakhand

    Dehradun: Incessant rains across Uttarakhand today claimed two more lives, taking the toll in the current spell of rains in the state to three even as most rivers flew close to the danger mark prompting the administration to evacuate people living in settlements along them.

  • Western Naval Command scales Mount Satopanth in Uttarkashi

    Mumbai: A Western Naval Command has successfully scaled mountain peaks Mount Satopanth (7075m) and an unnamed but challenging peak at 6020m in Uttarkashi region. The expedition, lead by Lieutenant Comman-der Rameshwar Puri was received by Vice-Admiral Anil Kumar Chawla, Chief of Personnel, Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy), on their return to New Delhi on Friday.

  • Forest fires in Uttarakhand, Vaishno Devi

    Dehradun\Jammu : Soaring temperatures in Uttarakhand reignited forest fires in the hill state on Wednesday, with nearly 180 hectares of green cover gutted in the fresh fire incidents in Uttarkashi district. Currently 180 hectares of forest land spread over 111 places in the district are in flames, Uttarkashi District Magistrate Shridhar Babu Addanki said.

  • Uttarakhand Fire: Flames of ‘apathy’ spread

    Dehradun/New Delhi :  Days after the forest fires started in Uttarakhand, the Modi government woke up to a monumental crisis on Sunday. An unprecedented environmental disaster facing the government.

  • Eco disaster unfolds in Uttarakhand hills

    Dehradun :  It could have been a scene taken right from Australia, where forest fires are so very common. But no, this is our own beloved state Uttarakhand.

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    Rahul Houdini act: another missed opportunity?

    New Delhi: The nation seems to be missing Rahul badly: the social media was agog in the morning with speculation about the Congress Yuvraj ensconced in the hills of Uttarkashi. The wild speculation was ignited by snaps, ostensibly released by a Congress leader, which showed him in mountain gear looking as grim as ever.

  • For years, we ate, slept and dreamt Everest!

    Mumbai : Even before they scaled the tallest peak in the world, they were known as the ‘Everest Sisters’. And it is only fitting that the two – Nungshi and Tashi Malik – conquered the peak despite all odds. The two sisters  conquered Mount Everest on May 20, 2013, after having conquered five of the highest peaks across five continents. Their aim is to cover the highest peaks across all the seven continents.