Daily Archives: May 20, 2017

WhatsApp introduces ‘pinned chats’ feature for Android users


WhatsApp has been lately making a lot of changes to its interface. The Facebook-owned instant messaging platform has earlier this month hinted that they will be adding the ‘Pinned chat’ feature to its app. Right on the cue, the company has now made the feature live. The new feature makes it easier for people to simply pin their most preferred ...

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Badrinath route opened for small vehicles

The national highway to Badrinath, which was blocked by landslide at Hathi Parvat near Vishnuprayag on Friday afternoon, has opened for small vehicle on saturday. The landslide which did not result in any fatality closed this stretch of the highway to traffic. Following the incident, the authorities held back pilgrims in Badrinath while those who had departed from the pilgrimage ...

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Water level of 91 Major Reservoirs of the Country goes down by 1%


The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on May 18, 2017 was 35.622BCM, which is 23% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This percentage was at 24 for the week ending on May 11, 2017. The level of May 18, 2017 was 123% of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 104% ...

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Lives of people in 14 villages in Pithoragarh under threat from melting Glaciers


The snow-stricken laden have become a threat to people of 14 villages settled on the border of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand. Villagers returning to their native villages after spending the winter in lower areas are facing difficulties, adverse weather and the challenge of breaking glaciers. Large ice slabs are fluttering from the glaciers suddenly to the road, who have to make ...

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Mumbai Indians defeat KKR to set up final against Rising Pune Supergiants


Mumbai Indians proved to be the nemisis of KKR yet again as they denied the two time champions another shot at the title. Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by six wickets in 14.3 overs and advance to the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at Bengaluru on Friday. Chasing a paltry 108 runs, MI lost three ...

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Massive landslide on Badrinath highway leaves 14000 pilgrims stuck


Nearly 14,000 pilgrims were left stranded at various places in Chamoli district after a massive landslide blocked the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway on Friday afternoon. The landslide which occurred in Hathi Parvat near Vishnuprayag, 9 km from Joshimath, left 60 metres of the national highway damaged but there were no reports of injury to pilgrims. Confirming that the landslide had left large ...

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