LIVE News Updates: Seven Navy diving teams, IAF on standby in Chamoli

Seven diving teams of the Indian Navy are on standby for relief operations in flood-affected areas at Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, officials said

LIVE News Updates: Seven Navy diving teams, IAF on standby in Chamoli
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07 Feb 2021, 6:13 PM

Uttarakhand flood: Seven Navy diving teams, IAF on standby

Seven diving teams of the Indian Navy are on standby for relief operations in flood-affected areas at Joshimath in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Sunday, officials said.

At least 150 have died in Chamoli district, as per the Indo-Tibetan Border Police following a flash flood in the Rishi Ganga river near Joshimath on Sunday morning as a glacier broke up and fell into the river, exponentially increasing its volume.

The Indian Army was pressed into service to carry out rescue operations in flood-affected areas.

Troops have been moved towards the flood-affected areas in Dhauliganga, where the massive flood occurred.

07 Feb 2021, 3:28 PM

16 people who were trapped in Tapovan Dam are being shifted to safer places by Police: Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar

07 Feb 2021, 3:05 PM

Three bodies recovered at NTPC site in Tapovan area of Chamoli

Three bodies recovered at NTPC site in Tapovan area of Chamoli in Uttarakhand, says ITBP


07 Feb 2021, 12:24 PM

Legendary Davis Cup coach Akhtar Ali passes away

Akhtar Ali, a former Davis Cup coach and a legendary figure in Indian tennis, passed away on Sunday due to multiple health issues, including recently detected prostate cancer.

Akhtar, father of India's current Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali, was 83 and breathed his last in Kolkata.

Akhtar, whose coaching style emphasised on playing aggressive serve and volley game, shaped many careers, including that of the legendary Leander Paes apart from his own son Zeeshan.

His coaching also influenced Vijay Amritraj and Ramesh Krishnan.

07 Feb 2021, 12:22 PM

Uttarakhand: Rescue workers reach Reni village in Joshimath area of Chamoli district


07 Feb 2021, 12:22 PM

Massive flood in Dhauliganj river in Uttarakhand's Chamoli

A massive flood in Dhauliganga seen near Reni village, where some water body flooded and destroyed many river bankside houses due to cloudburst or breaching of reservoir. Casualties feared. Hundreds of ITBP personnel rushed for rescue: ITBP

07 Feb 2021, 11:29 AM

22 jhuggis gutted in Delhi fire, Kejriwal assures help

Nearly 22 jhuggis were gutted in a fire in south east Delhi's Sanjay Colony in the early hours on Sunday. The police said that there were no casualties in the fire.

"Total 26 fire tenders have been deployed to the site near Harkesh Nagar metro. Fire is under control. No causality so far," said Atul Garg, Director, Delhi Fire Services.

According to the police, the fire started from a waste-dump area.

"Fire took place on 'Katran' (wastage of clothes cutting). Approx 20-22 Jhuggis have been gutted. One truck is burnt," R.P. Meena, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) said.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal assured all help to the affected people.

Expressing concern over the incident, Kejriwal tweeted: "Concerned about the news of fire incident at Okhla. I am constantly in touch with the fire department and the district administration, people are being provided with all possible help.


07 Feb 2021, 11:27 AM

Single day rise of 12,059 new infections, 1,08,26,363 total cases in India

Single day rise of 12,059 new infections, 78 fatalities pushes India's COVID-19 tally of cases to 1,08,26,363, death toll to 1,54,996: Govt

07 Feb 2021, 8:35 AM

COVID-19 vaccines being sent to Afghanistan by a Mumbai-Delhi-Kabul Air India flight

Maharashtra: COVID-19 vaccines being sent to Afghanistan by a Mumbai-Delhi-Kabul Air India flight, reports ANI


07 Feb 2021, 8:35 AM

Delhi's air quality improves to 'moderate' category

Delhi's air quality improves to 'moderate' category, with overall air quality index standing at 159, according to System of Air Quality & Weather Forecasting & Research (SAFAR)

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