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Saturday, December 05, 2020



Leopard hiding inside Dehradun airport rescued

December 02, 2020 5:35 pm

Terrified by the high decibel sound of incoming and outgoing flights, the sub-adult leopard, which had hid itself in a pipe near the new terminal building, remained cowering inside it throughout the day, Sub-Divisional Forest Officer GS Martolia said.

Pauri Garhwal district’s nod to gender rights: girl of the house gets nameplate

December 01, 2020 8:29 am

The nameplate, part of a programme called ‘Ghaur ki Pachyan, Nauni ku Nau (Identity of the house, in the name of the daughter)’, is an effort by the district administration to create awareness about gender rights and property ownership among women and their families.

Uttarakhand’s unique bridge to help reptiles cross busy jungle road

November 30, 2020 7:38 am

The 90-foot-long structure of bamboo, jute, and grasses was built across the two-lane Kaladhungi-Nainital highway by local contractors over a period of 10 days at a cost of Rs 2 lakh.

An aged tigress goes missing, Uttarakhand officials mount widespread search

November 28, 2020 7:45 am

The 20-year-old tigress—codenamed T1—has been living in Rajaji Tiger Reserve's Motichur range for well over a decade. After June, however, it has not been caught on the cameras installed around its territory. Its pug marks, too, have not been found for over a month.

Uttarakhand now home to India's first moss garden

November 25, 2020 4:07 pm

The idea to develop the garden came about so that people are made aware of its significance in the environment

SWAMITVA scheme: Property cards in hand, Uttarakhand villagers now look to securing bank loans

November 16, 2020 3:24 pm

Uttarakhand is one of the five states where distribution of property cards has begun.

Uttarakhand: BJP MLA Surendra Singh Jeena dies of covid-19

November 12, 2020 11:10 am

Pradesh BJP President Bansidhar Bhagat expressed grief at Jeena's demise, describing it as an irreparable loss not just for the party but for the entire society.

Uttarakhand CM launches free Wi-Fi service for govt colleges, universities

November 09, 2020 12:00 pm

CM Trivendra Singh Rawat said Uttarakhand is the first state in the country to provide free internet to all government colleges and universities

Schools reopen in Uttarakhand for Classes 10, 12, thin students' attendance

November 03, 2020 12:54 pm

The prevailing sense of insecurity among people due to the pandemic reflected in the number of students attending the classes which remained limited to 20 per cent, a school official said

Uttarakhand releases SOP for residential and non-residential schools

October 25, 2020 8:11 am

Uttarakhand, specially Dehradun, is known for a number of residential schools that attract students from across the country.


Forest fires in Himachal, Uttarakhand show signs of abating

May 03, 2016 2:30 pm

Wildfires are an annual occurrence in Uttarakhand, though they have been bigger and more widespread this year

Landslides and cloudburst in Uttarakhand

August 16, 2014 3:43 pm

At least 25 feared dead in separate incidents of landslides and cloudburst in Uttarakhand.


Modi says Congress' made a mess of Andhra bifurcation, just the way it did during Partition

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

Looking back into history, Modi said, "three states were created even under former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee but they are functioning smoothly. Congress' handling of Andhra Pradesh bifurcation is a mess, just like the Partition of India and Pakistan".

Leopards of Rudraprayag | Revisiting the man-eating leopard(s) of Rudraprayag | Uttarakhand

June 22, 2020 6:22 pm

It’s 100 years since a leopard that would become “the best-hated and most-feared animal in all India”, in Jim Corbett’s words, made its first human kill.

Pithoragarh forest officials catch leopard from residential area

February 19, 2016 5:53 am

Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, Feb 19 (ANI): The forest officials in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district caught a leopard from a residential area. The leopard was trapped in a net after being tranquilised. Area resident Deepak Chandra said a woman was saved from being attacked by the leopard. The leopard jumped over the head of a woman while she was working in open area in her house a day before yesterday. She was saved. But since then this leopard has been roaming around the city. It has not been caught yet. Today we saw it in a residential area around 6 a.m. (GMT 00:30), from where it ran away and injured two people. We have now trapped it. Chandra added that the leopard was in search of her two cubs in the city, while one was taken to the forest, the other is still missing.

Calling Rahul a 'traitor' reflects BJP's ideology: Congress

February 18, 2016 8:14 am

Dehradun, New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Lashing out on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kailash Choudhary for calling Rahul Gandhi a 'traitor', Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday said anyone who express his views against BJP's ideology and protest against it is 'traitor' for them. Echoing similar sentiments, Congress leader Shobha Oza said the BJP MLA's statement reflects the ideology of entire BJP and RSS, which intends to suppress everyone who stands against them.

Cold wave disrupts life in North India

February 15, 2016 5:03 am

Shimla/ Uttarakhand, Feb 15 (ANI): People in Shimla and upper reaches of Uttarakhand on Monday struggled to carry out their daily activities after temperatures plummeted due to a fresh spell of snowfall in the region. People lit bonfires and wore layers of clothes to keep themselves warm. The minimum temperature recorded in Shimla, which has been receiving snowfall since Saturday, was 3° Celsius and would further dip at night. Shimla is experiencing severe cold conditions throughout the day and night. It has become very difficult to work. We have to keep sitting next to bonfires to keep ourselves warm.In Uttarakhand, Border Roads Organisation (BRO) personnel were seen clearing the snow from the roads using bulldozers in Gangotri region.

Bizarre physical test: Uttarakhand DGP orders probe

January 27, 2016 11:14 am

Dehradun, Jan 27 (ANI): Uttarakhand DGP BS Sidhu on Wednesday said appropriate action would be taken against those who conducted a bizarre fitness test, where constables were told to carry cops on their backs. Last Sunday, “overweight” policemen in Uddham Singh Nagar District were summoned to the police lines in Rudrapur. They were made to go through some bizarre physical tests in the presence of the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP).

Bizarre fitness test for police constables in Uttarakhand

January 27, 2016 7:46 am

Rudrapur, Jan 27 (ANI): A bizarre fitness drill for cops was conducted by Senior Superintendent of Police in Udham Singh Nagar district. During the drill, overweight constables were summoned to the police lines and the SSP was made to go through some physical tests. The 'overweight' police constable had to carry seniors on their backs for long distances. According to sources, some of the policemen, who are overweight, have been advised to shift to armed police and reduce their weight.

Heli taxi service launched to promote state tourism

January 19, 2016 11:23 am

Haldwani, Jan 19 (ANI): A heli taxi service has been launched in Uttarakhand to promote regional tourism across the state. The taxi service was started in Haldwani city of Uttarakhand. Besides, the lake view and snowfall, now visitors can also enjoy the Himalayan view through air ride. The heli taxi service was earlier launched in the state in December but the route had no connectivity to the beautiful panoramic city of Munsiyari. The initial take off of the heli taxi included five passengers. State officials came together to start the taxi service successfully.

Ardh Kumbh Mela starts in Haridwar

January 12, 2016 9:38 am

Haridwar, Jan 12 (ANI): The Ardh Kumbh Mela 2016 started on Tuesday at Haridwar’s ‘Har ki Pauri’ ghat. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat also offered prayers. The observance of Maha Kumbh Mela has achieved international popularity as 'The biggest act of faith'. Millions of pilgrims come to participate in the holy event of Maha Kumbh with tremendous faith. The pilgrims come from all walks of life, with a belief that their sins will be washed off in the holy waters of the sacred river Ganges if they take a dip during the Kumbh. The Ardh Kumbh Mela will take place in the holy city of Haridwar from January 2016 to April 2016.