Gulf Times - Uttarakhand
Tainted liquor death toll rises to 57 in India; crackdown launched

Tainted liquor death toll rises to 57 in India; crackdown launched

The death toll from a batch of illegally brewed alcohol in northern India doubled on Saturday, as authorities launched a crackdown, and police and officials were suspended.

44 dead in bus crash in northern India: police

44 dead in bus crash in northern India: police

At least 44 people died and several were injured when a bus fell into a 200-metre deep gorge in the Indian hill state of Uttarakhand on Sunday, police said.

Around 1,800 people stranded after landslide in India

Around 1,800 people stranded after landslide in India

Some 1,800 people, many of them pilgrims, were stranded after a landslide hit a highway near a Hindu temple site in India's northern mountainous state of Uttarakhand, officials said.

India grants sacred rivers status of 'legal persons'

India grants sacred rivers status of 'legal persons'

Two of India's holiest but most polluted rivers have been recognised as a "legal person" in a landmark court ruling that could see the sacred waterways restored to health.

Strong 5.6 quake jolts northern India

Strong 5.6 quake jolts northern India

A strong 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit northern India late Monday night, the US Geological Survey said, rattling cities as far away as the capital New Delhi.

Landslides and flooding kill 25 in India

Landslides and flooding kill 25 in India

The death toll from landslides and flooding in northern India has risen to 25 after rescuers found more bodies buried under debris, officials said Saturday.

Thousands battle deadly forest fires in India

Thousands battle deadly forest fires in India

Thousands of labourers backed by water-carrying helicopters were battling to control fires that have killed two people in India's northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, officials said ...