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On this #InternationalWomensDay
Let's learn about another Warrior Queen of Bharat.

The story of Queen #Karnavati is another gem burried deep in the history which couldn't find its place in the modern #History textbooks.
The Islamic #Mughal invaders who conquered and ravaged many parts of #India, committing atrocities on local populations have somehow been romanticized and idolized in #IndianHistory books, courtesy if the Leftist- Marxist Education system that modern India has.
Although they conquered and ruled large regions of north-India ,there were numerous kingdoms that they could never win. Here is the story of one such Kingdom of Garhwal and how the “Naak Kaati Rani” protected it.
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#Chopta has become a popular #Spring trek with the ancient Tungnath Temple (one of Panch Kedars), snowy peaks, iridescent monals, & rhododendrons.  Here are some info, images, & posts I've gathered over the years. #Garhwal #Himalayas #Uttarakhand #trekking
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#Thread #2 Chopta-Tungnath-Chadrashila Trek

The primary activity is the trek to #Tungnath , the highest Shiva Temple (3600 meters). You can hike further up to Chandrashila Top (4000 meters). This post was written by @aloketweet who went with me.…
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The trek is a great place to spot #HimalayanMonals the state bird of #Uttarakhand 

Here's a post with more pics.…
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Geological, historical & geophysical observations show that the entire Himalayan arc is poised to produce a sequence of great #earthquake. Human catastrophe likely to be unprecedented. The abstract is scary to the point. @yamunajiye #Uttarakhand #Himalayas… Image
It is estimated that due to the average rate of convergence between the Indian and Asian plates, every year adds additional strain on the Main Himalayan Thrust (MHT) that needs an Mw =7.3 #earthquake for release. @yamunajiye @RaajSonak
As per a review of earthquakes in the #Himalayas in past 1000 years; over the past 500 years, there haven’t been enough big earthquakes (Mw = 8 and above) to ease the accumulated strain in large sections of the Himalayan arc. 
#earthquake @yamunajiye
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Maharashtra Guv Bhagat Singh Koshyari was scheduled to go to Dehradun today by a state govt plane However when Governor reached Mumbai Airport, he was told that permission to fly him in that plane has not been given. He has now booked a commercial flight to Dehradun.
It is an unfortunate incident. Governor is not just a person but a constitutional position. This incident is a black chapter for the state: BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis. #Maharashtra Image
In preparation for visit, the Governor’s Secretariat had written to the Maharashtra govt seeking permission for use of government aircraft by Governor on 2nd February 2021. The office of the Chief Minister was also informed: Maharashtra Governor's Office
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Several infrastructure and tourism projects have come up in the fragile Himalayas, drawing concerns from locals and environmentalists. In the wake of the #UttarakhandDisaster here are some land conflicts from our database. 1/9
The Vishnuprayag Hydro-electric Project in Chamoli, which was damaged on Sunday during the disaster, has faced severe opposition from locals who are still fighting to safeguard van panchayat rights over common land. 2/9…
In 2020, the centre allowed resorts and commercial buildings to come up in the eco-sensitive Bhagirathi river valley in #Uttarakhand. These made the region vulnerable to disasters, experts say. 3/9…
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State Govt has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 Lakhs each for the next of the kin of the deceased: Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Lok Sabha

Central Govt is monitoring the situation, PM himself is monitoring it. Both the control rooms of the Home Ministry are monitoring the situation round the clock & the state is being provided with all the possible help: Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Lok Sabha

ITBP has set up its control room & its 450 jawans are carrying out search and rescue operation. 5 teams of NDRF are at the site. 8 teams of Army also there, one medical column & an ambulance are also positioned at the site of the incident. A diving team of Navy is also there: HM
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As the 2021 #UttarakhandDisaster unfolds, we look back at our coverage on India's environment to put it in perspective. #Thread👇
Watch this space for a ground report anchored by @journomayank, plus additional reporting as the science clarifies from @sghstory
In 2018, @journomayank and @kcmouli25 travelled to #Uttarakhand to mark 5 years after the 2013 floods.
"Environmentalists of the region stress that no lesson has been learnt from the disaster so far" ~…
@nidmmhaindia @moefcc @yamunajiye
Despite billions of rupees spent on #rehabilitation work following the June 2013 floods, Uttarakhand still bore visible signs of destruction, reported @journomayank and @kcmouli25 in 2018.…
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Satellite image (SAR, Sentinel-1) of the Rishiganga Hydroelectric Project (RGHEP) - located at 30.483056, 79.699722 per project documentation. Imaging taken 2021-02-03 12:47:48 UTC #Uttarakhand #Disaster
Image on 2021-02-06 00:35:34 UTC (partial), unsure where the dam is exactly. Sentinel-1 synthetic aperture radar. #Uttarakhand #Disaster
This is likely pre-flood....
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Indian Armed Forces deployed to assist the Government of Uttarakhand. (1/n)

1. Four Columns deployed towards Mallari Axis. 2 x columns on standby.

2. Engineer Task Force with 2 x JCBs deployed.

3. Medical Column with two ambulances deployed.

4. 2 x Cheetah helicopters deployed.

5. Control Room established at #Joshimath. (2/n)

6. 60 persons of #NDRF moved with 5 ton load from Hindon to JollyGrant Airport in IAF C130.

7. One more C130 & one AN 32 ready at #Hindon for NDRF teams.

8. 3 x IAF Mi-17 positioned at JollyGrant to airlift NDRF teams to Joshimath. (3/n)
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Food for thought: #China's control of #Tibet is a threat to the #water security of #SouthAsia. The Tibetan plateau happens to be the largest water tank in the world. All major river systems originate there. 🗻🛶

#Uttarakhand #India #FarmBills2020

China uses river #water as a weapon. Some analysts have predicted even wars or war like situations resulting from the damming and diversion of Tibetan rivers. For 2 billion people, the rivers flowing from #Tibet constitute the lifeline. 🏔️🥤

#Uttarakhand #India #FarmBills2020
Diversion of waters from Nepalese rivers would directly affect the Ganga - the soul of the people living in #India and #Nepal.😟

China has so far not signed any bilateral treaty in regard to #water resources? 🏔️🛶

#Uttarkhand #FarmBills2020
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#BREAKING: India’s National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba met today to review the situation arising out of the natural disaster in #Uttarakhand caused by glacial burst. Here are the details in the long thread below: 👇
Chief Secretary, Government of #Uttarakhand briefed the Committee through video conference on the ground situation as well as the actions taken by them after the incident to evacuate people and to contain the damage caused by the flooding due to the glacial burst.
Glacial burst led to the rising water levels in the river Rishiganga which washed away the Rishiganga small hydro project of 13.2 MW. The flash flood also affected the downstream hydro project of NTPC at Tapovan on the river Dhauliganga which is a tributary of river Alaknanda.
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Have been watching the evolution of @DilipGhoshBJP with admiration. Over the last four years he has really come of age and emerged as a leader to reckon with in #WestBengal vindicating his selection as @BJP4Bengal President. #ModiInBengal #Haldia #WestBengalElection2021
2/n PM #NarendraModi takes stage - referring to the #UttarakhandAvalanche drawing a link between the source of the Ganga in #Uttarakhand and its meeting with the sea near #Haldia. #ModiInBengal #WestBengalElection2021
3/n As per @DilipGhoshBJP the gathering is around 3 lakhs from the 3 districts of erstwhile undivided #Medinipur. Impressive mobilisation. Certainly @SuvenduWB's entry would have made a big difference. #ModiInBengal #Haldia #WestBengalElection2021
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Please at least wait for full set of information and facts to emerge before you start peddling this nonsense. It is exactly such fact free statements which discredit any discussion on climate change.
#Uttarakhand #UttarakhandDisaster
- Overview map with landmarks of the area where tragedy has struck.
- As per one report, breach has happened in Nanda Ghunti glacier.
- This means workers in Rishi Ganga HEP-II are impacted.
- Dam seen in the videos is Tapovan Vishnugad HEP.
#Uttarakhand #UttarakhandDisaster
- Corelating screenshot from a video shared by ANI with Google Earth imagery.
#Uttarakhand #UttarakhandDisaster #Uttrakhand
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Glacier Burst Triggers Massive Flood in #Uttarakhand; 150 Labourers Feared Missing…

(📸: IANS)
A glacier burst at the Reni village of Chamoli district in #Uttarakhand has triggered a massive flood in the #Joshimath area.
The water level in Dhauliganga and Alaknanda rivers have reportedly crossed its regular flow suddenly on Sunday morning followed by an avalanche near a power project.

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A disaster was reported at Raini village at around 1045 am, affecting two dam sites in Chamoli. Immediate instructions were issued to take stock of the situation and take emergency measures. Simultaneously, state’s disaster response mechanism was activated. #Uttarakhand
Flow from Tehri dam was stopped to facilitate smooth passage of rising waters on RishiGanga & Alaknanda. All the villages & low lying areas on the banks were vacated & water flow from Srinagar dam was increased to manage higher water flows due to disaster #Uttarakhand
State Chief Secretary, disaster management department and my own team is at the control centre and monitoring the situation on real time basis and they have been instructed to take all appropriate actions necessary to deal with the emerging situation #Uttarakhand
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What's happening in #Uttarakhand is a result of absolute ignorance from state. The residents of Reni Village in #Chamoli district had filled a PIL in 2019 stating the environmentally disastrous activities by the private power company building the #RishiGangaPowerProject

The company also used explosives in the area which falls within the sensitive Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve.
As a result, the wild animals fled the area.
Today, the state is witnessing a natural calamity which is a consequence of neglect.
An avalanche broke in the river Dhauli Ganga and immediately flooded the mountain terrain. This led to destruction of the #RishiGangaPowerProject. High alert has been issued in the lower districts & along the course of river. Rescue work has also started by CRPF and SDRF
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Massive flood as glacier breaks near #Uttarakhand's Joshimath… Image
About 150 labourers working in power project missing following massive flood in #Uttarakhand's Dhauli Ganga river: officials

Chamoli glacier disaster: #Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat appeals to people to not spread rumours through old flood videos

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#BREAKING | Flood after 'breaking of a part' of glacier near power project prompts evacuations in India

UPDATE | About 150 labourers working on hydropower plant project missing following massive flood in India
UPDATE | Up to 150 casualties feared in massive flood in Indian state of Uttarakhand
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Massive flood near Joshimath in Uttarakhand amid reports of a cloudburst or reservoir breach around 10 am. Many casualties feared, says ITBP.
Over hundred ITBP men rushed for rescue operation
Video courtesy- ITBP
Another video from the same area.
Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar to The Hindu: around 50-100 people, mostly those working at the Rishi Ganga Hydel power plant are missing.
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A glacier burst up stream of Joshimath. A dam has been breached by flash flood in Rishi Ganga river. People living in down stream alerted to stay away from river.

Prayers for #Uttarakhand 🙏🏼🙏🏼
Local NDRF, SDRF, ITBP teams reached.
3 additional NDRF Teams will be airlifted from Hindon Air Force Station.

Help Line Numbers:
Few Cherish Moment in #Uttrakhand

बाबा केदारनाथ सबकी रक्षा करे 🙏🙏🙏

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#WATCH | Water level in Dhauliganga river rises suddenly following avalanche near a power project at Raini village in Tapovan area of Chamoli district. #Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand: Chamoli district magistrate has instructed officials to evacuate people living in villages on the bank of Dhauliganga river.

The district magistrate and the superintendent of police have left for the spot.
A disaster has been reported from Chamoli district. The district administration, police and disaster management departments have been directed to deal with the situation. Do not pay attention to any kind of rumours. Govt is taking all necessary steps: Uttarakhand CM TS Rawat
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A strange phenomenon is happening in my state #Uttarakhand If you understand this in context of the "mood of the nation" you will understand what I am talking about. A lot of parents are sending their kids back to GOVERNMENT schools. Yes!
Now, you might ask, what is the big deal? The big deal is that even though it is good news, it is a big blow to the aspirational mindset of a common village family. I will tell you how.
A few years ago, several new "English Medium" schools started sprouting here.
These schools often taught primary classes, sometimes till class 8th. The aim of the schools was to give the "English Medium" education that the rural parents aspired for.
The schools weren't necessarily providing quality education.
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For the last many years, mountains have witnessed an increased spate in trekking activities. Mass trekking activities have resulted in the deterioration of the mountain ecosystem. From Mt. Everest to Valley of Flowers, waste mgt is the new challenge for the hills!
#Trekking has been immensely famous amongst the youth residing in mega metropolises and other urban hubs of the country. Seeing it as a good economic opportunity, organizations have begun mass trekking activities which are proving to be fatal for the fragile #mountains!
#Himachal has been struggling to keep its remote and hilly areas clean. With increased trekking activities, plastic waste is a new problem for the villagers. But, organizations like @healinghimalaya have taken it upon themselves to address such a crisis!…
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#Uttarakhand| 5-months pregnant woman died shuttling to & fro between 2 hospitals in Almora. She was being treated for typhoid at the district hospital & was sent to a #Covid facility, after she had breathing difficulties. Tested negative for #COVID, wasn't admitted to the ICU. Image
#Uttarakhand| The 24-year old woman tested negative for #COVID so the facility refused to admit her to the ICU. By the time she was taken to the district hospital again, her condition deteriorated. She died upon reaching the district hospital.
"She died because of the district hospital's negligence. The oxygen cylinder ran out and we begged for another one but they refused. She would have been fine otherwise," victim's family member.
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