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Farewell 2021: Your A to Z guide of the biggest news events of the year
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Farewell 2021: Your A to Z guide of the biggest news events of the year

As we turn the page of the calendar and make new resolutions (which shall be broken in no time at all), here’s our take, letter by letter, on everyone and everything that defined this year

Uttarakhand floods: Five out of six missing trekkers found dead; cumulative toll in disaster climbs to 77
India

Uttarakhand floods: Five out of six missing trekkers found dead; cumulative toll in disaster climbs to 77

Bodies of five out of six trekkers feared dead on Suderdhunga trek in Bageshwar district were found on Sunday as the cumulative death toll in rain-related incidents in Uttarakhand rose to 77

Lessons from the Uttarakhand tragedy: Ecology is the economy of the Himalayas
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Lessons from the Uttarakhand tragedy: Ecology is the economy of the Himalayas

It’s no one’s argument that development should not happen in the region. That roads and highways should not be built. One just needs to take the ecological concerns into consideration while doing those works

Uttarakhand floods: 52 lives lost, Amit Shah to conduct aerial survey of worst-hit areas today
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Uttarakhand floods: 52 lives lost, Amit Shah to conduct aerial survey of worst-hit areas today

Three days of incessant rains have left a trail of death and devastation in the state killing 52 people, damaging roads, bridges and railway tracks besides destroying standing crop.

Uttarakhand struggles with rain aftermath as toll climbs to 52, five still missing
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Uttarakhand struggles with rain aftermath as toll climbs to 52, five still missing

Landslides blocked roads and many villages went without electricity as authorities on Wednesday faced the aftermath of the rains that had battered Uttarakhand for over two days

Uttarakhand floods: Easy to point finger at climate change, but humanity is equally to blame
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Uttarakhand floods: Easy to point finger at climate change, but humanity is equally to blame

It’s easy to blame climate change and lack of collective global action for increasing intensity and frequency of disasters, but what about the manner in which the region’s topography has been unashamedly smashed in recent years?

Watch: People cross river on half-damaged bridge in Uttarakhand amid gushing waves
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Watch: People cross river on half-damaged bridge in Uttarakhand amid gushing waves

The video shows a group of people trying to cross the Amlawa River through a bridge that has been damaged due to heavy rainfall

Uttarakhand disaster: Toll rises to 67 as two more bodies recovered from Tapovan project site
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Uttarakhand disaster: Toll rises to 67 as two more bodies recovered from Tapovan project site

Search operations at the Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project site have been underway on a war footing for a fortnight since it bore the brunt of an avalanche triggered by a glacier burst over the Rishi Ganga

Uttarakhand floods: Water accumulation inside Tapovan tunnel hampers rescue efforts
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Uttarakhand floods: Water accumulation inside Tapovan tunnel hampers rescue efforts

It has been 11 days since the calamity struck following the burst of a glacier in Rishiganga, and the hopes of families waiting for their missing kin are also on the wane

SC allows Centre to file response to letter linking Chardham project to Uttarakhand disaster
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SC allows Centre to file response to letter linking Chardham project to Uttarakhand disaster

The strategic 900-km Chardham highway project aims to provide all-weather connectivity to four holy towns Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand floods: Toll rises to 50 as rescuers pull five bodies from Tapovan tunnel, seven at other locations
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Uttarakhand floods: Toll rises to 50 as rescuers pull five bodies from Tapovan tunnel, seven at other locations

The agencies involved in the Tapovan rescue work include the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, the National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force

Uttarakhand floods: Toll rises to 41 as three bodies recovered from Tapovan tunnel
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Uttarakhand floods: Toll rises to 41 as three bodies recovered from Tapovan tunnel

Two of the bodies have been identified. One of the deceased hailed from Narendra Nagar in Tehri district and another from Kalsi in Dehradun district, Chamoli District Magistrate Swati S Bhadauria said

Uttarakhand floods: Rescuers begin widening hole in Tapovan tunnel to find missing people; toll rises to 38
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Uttarakhand floods: Rescuers begin widening hole in Tapovan tunnel to find missing people; toll rises to 38

A hole with a diameter of one foot will help send in a camera to ascertain the location of the workers believed to be trapped inside the tunnel and a pipe to flush out accumulated water from the tunnel, an NTP official said

Devastating Chamoli floods are a manifestation of the meltdown in Himalayan ecosystem
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Devastating Chamoli floods are a manifestation of the meltdown in Himalayan ecosystem

Global warming and melting of mountain permafrost is what triggers the destabilization of mountain slopes, triggering slope failure.

Budget Session: Farm laws, outcry over Modi's 'andolan-jivi' remark dominate LS; RS bids farewell to Ghulam Nabi Azad
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Budget Session: Farm laws, outcry over Modi's 'andolan-jivi' remark dominate LS; RS bids farewell to Ghulam Nabi Azad

Union Home Minister Amit Shah assured both Houses that the Centre is taking every possible step to rescue people and bring back life to normalcy in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand following the destruction caused by the avalanche that occurred on Sunday

Uttarakhand floods: Toll rises to 31; huge boulders in debris hindering search for trapped, says ITBP
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Uttarakhand floods: Toll rises to 31; huge boulders in debris hindering search for trapped, says ITBP

The State Emergency Operation Centre said five bodies were found in the morning, and estimated that 175 people are still missing

Toll in Uttarakhand deluge rises to 28, 170 still missing; rescue ops at Tapovan tunnel underway
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Toll in Uttarakhand deluge rises to 28, 170 still missing; rescue ops at Tapovan tunnel underway

Rescuers have not been able to make contact with the 30 workers feared trapped inside the 12-foot-high and 2.5-km-long HRT, but they are hopeful for 'signs of life'

The 11-year-old who’s holding governments accountable for inaction on climate change
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The 11-year-old who’s holding governments accountable for inaction on climate change

She believes collective protests by children from all over the world for climate justice will bring about a positive change.

Siddharth Roy Kapur keeps 'personal and professional separate'; will never cast Vidya, Aditya, Kunaal in his films
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Siddharth Roy Kapur keeps 'personal and professional separate'; will never cast Vidya, Aditya, Kunaal in his films

Siddharth Roy Kapur opens up about never casting his wife, Vidya Balan, or his brothers, Aditya Roy Kapur and Kunaal Roy Kapur, in any of his movies

Uttarkhand cloudburst: 14 bodies recovered, 39 feared dead
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Uttarkhand cloudburst: 14 bodies recovered, 39 feared dead

More than 60 houses were flattened due to the cloud burst after incessant rains in the Chamoli and Pithoragarh regions of Uttarakhand, on Saturday.