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'A disaster in the Himalayas can dent global economy'

'Half of China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, which are among the most populous countries in the world, are dependent on the rivers and glaciers of the Himalayas for......

Can more disasters happen in Uttarakhand?

'Above 2,000 metres the gradient of the Himalayas is very steep and if you build any infrastructure (roads, dams, hydro power projects) in these regions, it will not be able to sustain these events......

'These disasters are unstoppable'

'Geological processes occur at time scales that are beyond human imagination, but we need to understand these events.' IMAGE: The Dhauli Ganga valley in Joshimath in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district......

U'khand disaster: 'Temporary lake' triggers concern

Experts were trying Friday to determine if a temporary lake formed upstream by an avalanche could breach its banks and threaten the rescue work at the sludge-choked Tapovan tunnel, where 25-30......

Rescuers deploy drones to locate workers trapped in Tapovan tunnel

Using drones and remote-sensing equipment, rescue teams intensified efforts on Wednesday to reach the 25-35 men trapped in a sludge-choked tunnel since the Uttarakhand glacier disaster three days......

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