HIGHLIGHTS NORTH 4.45 PM

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New Delhi, Feb 8 (PTI) These are the top stories from the northern region at 4.45 pm.

DEL42 2ND LD UKD-FLOOD U'khand glacier disaster: 18 bodies recovered, 202 missing as rescue efforts intensify Dehradun: Eighteen bodies have been recovered and 202 are still missing after the glacier burst in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, officials said on Monday, as multiple agencies joined hands to rescue at least 30 workers trapped in a tunnel at a power project site.

DEL44 UKD-CM-INTERVIEW U’khand floods: CM says ISRO, DRDO helping to ascertain exact cause; relief work immediate priority New Delhi/Dehradun: As multi-agency relief operations continue in Chamoli and adjoining areas of Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat Monday said a comprehensive analysis of the entire incident is being carried out to avert future tragedies, and asserted the immediate priority was to provide food and other assistance to the affected people.

DEL31 UKD-FLOOD-SURVIVORS Glacier burst: How a phone call saved their lives, recount survivors Joshimath: They had lost hope of survival when one of them found his mobile phone network working, helping them contact the authorities who rescued them from an underground tunnel at Tapovan in Uttarakahnd’s Chamoli where flash floods wreaked havoc following a glacier burst.

DEL26 UKD-FLOOD-CHIPKO LEADER Mindless rampage on Himalayas in name of development must stop: Chipko movement leader Gopeshwar: The glacial burst near Chamoli district's Raini village, the cradle of the Chipko movement, should serve as a wake-up call to stop the rampage on the Himalayan ecological system in the name of development, said Magsaysay awardee Chandi Prasad Bhatt on Monday.

DEL47 RJ-MILITARY-EXERCISE Indo-US joint military exercise 'Yudh Abhyas' begins in Rajasthan Bikaner: The 16th edition of the Indo-US joint military training exercise 'Yudh Abhyas' commenced at the Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in the western sector of Rajasthan on Monday.

DES3 HR-DIG-BOOKED Case against DIG after Haryana Home Minister's brother alleges assault Ambala: The Haryana Police has registered a case against Deputy Inspector General of police (Vigilance) Ashok Kumar on charges of assault, criminal intimidation and obscene act on the complaint of Kapil Vij, brother of state Home Minister Anil Vij. PTI RDK RDK