1st operation in Joshimath, govt starts razing 2 big hotels ‘manually’

Out of fear that one hotel is tilting dangerously and may collapse on the other, owners of the two establishments in Joshimath who had been protesting for three days against the planned demolition of the buildings finally agreed to it on Thursday. It set the stage for the first demolition in Joshimath, where hundreds of houses and roads have developed cracks and are crumbling.