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Lalmani Verma


Uttarakhand: Uptick in untimely forest fires, fewer blazes during regular season
Sun, Dec 06, 2020

As per Forest Department records, there were 185 wildfires from October 1 to December 1, affecting 245 hectares of forests. State forest officials called these incidents untimely.

Kumbh, 2022 elections on agenda: Nadda to begin four-day visit to Uttarakhand tomorrow
Thu, Dec 03, 2020

According to BJP Uttarakhand president Bansi Dhar Bhagat, Nadda will leave Dehradun airport for Haridwar, where he will visit Shanti Kunj. He will then visit Niranjani Akhara and meet representatives of 13 akharas and other sants.

Pauri Garhwal district’s nod to gender rights: girl of the house gets nameplate
Tue, Dec 01, 2020

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
Mon, Nov 30, 2020

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
Sat, Nov 28, 2020

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.

In Uttarakhand, a festive attempt to check migration
Wed, Nov 25, 2020

State WCD Minister Rekha Arya said she has over the years celebrated Igas in Dehradun, Haldwani and Bareilly, but this time is going to her village – Sonadipokhri in Someshwar.

Uttarakhand wildlife board clears proposal to denotify elephant reserve
Wed, Nov 25, 2020

The officials said at the meeting that the elephant reserve has no legal sanctity and there is no provision for it in forest and wildlife Acts.

SWAMITVA scheme: Property cards in hand, Uttarakhand villagers now look to securing bank loans
Mon, Nov 16, 2020

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

Explained: Why activists and residents are up in arms over a plan to expand Dehradun airport
Tue, Nov 17, 2020

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has asked the state government to explore the possibility of acquiring a different patch of land for the expansion, so that the trees could be spared.

As owls face occult threat on Diwali, Uttarakhand officials step up vigil
Sat, Nov 14, 2020

In Uttarakhand, whose forests are home to many of the more than two dozen species of owl found in India, the Forest Department has sounded a statewide alert and officials have increased their vigil to try and foil poachers.

BJP suspends ex-minister for anti-Rawat letter to PM
Sat, Nov 14, 2020

State BJP president Bansi Dhar Bhagat also issued a show cause notice to Joshi, seeking a response within seven days. An unsatisfactory reply or the lack of one may result in his expulsion.

Stalled by Covid, first snow leopard census starts in Uttarakhand
Thu, Nov 12, 2020

In the first step, the “scientific estimate” is being carried out by the Uttarakhand Forest department and Wildlife Institute of India (WII), and will focus on sightings by residents of hilly areas, who migrate to the plains during the winter, and paramilitary personnel.

UP bypolls: BJP retains six seats but vote share drops
Wed, Nov 11, 2020

The Congress and BSP failed to win a seat but clocked the second-highest number of votes in a few of them.

In faraway Dehradun, Bihar migrant workers keep tabs on results
Tue, Nov 10, 2020

Every morning they assemble around the Clock Tower in the capital city and patiently wait to be picked up for work.

Uttarakhand CM announces 10-yr infra plan for summer capital
Tue, Nov 10, 2020

Rawat said a committee will be constituted under the Chief Secretary to ensure planned development of Gairsain.

After jail for stealing from kin to buy drugs, a home at police station
Mon, Nov 09, 2020

Archit, who was sentenced to a year in jail, was released on parole earlier this year amid a surge in Covid-19 cases in Uttarakhand. But his family refused to take him in. Thereafter, the police provided him shelter.

Uttarakhand weighs denotifying elephant reserve
Mon, Nov 09, 2020

The matter, officials said, will be raised before the state Wildlife Advisory Board for discussion in its next meeting.

Uttarakhand: 80 govt school teachers test positive for Covid in Pauri
Fri, Nov 06, 2020

Schools in the state reopened on Monday this week after the state government decided to permit the schools to reopen for classes 10 and 12, issuing a standard operating procedure (SOP) for precautionary measures.

Bihar outside Bihar: Kept out in lockdown, ‘sprayed like animals’, Dehradun workers seek change
Wed, Nov 04, 2020

“I have told both my children in Darbhanga to vote for a party which is committed to providing jobs, so that they don’t have to sell tea like me,” says Paswan, whose village falls under Darbhanga (Rural) seat.

Protest against proposed felling of trees for Dehradun airport project
Mon, Nov 02, 2020

The expansion project includes development of the airport, parking area, a new ATC tower and extending the existing runway to 3.5 km to meet international airport standards.

Centre to Uttarakhand: Explore alternative land to expand airport
Sat, Oct 31, 2020

The forest conservation division of the MoEF has made this observation in response to a Uttarakhand government proposal for the diversion of 87 hectare (ha) of forest land in Dehradun district for the expansion of the airport.

Mafia, corrupt elements trying to attack govt: Uttarakhand CM
Sat, Oct 31, 2020

The CM’s remarks come after the High Court’s recent order of a CBI inquiry against him, based on allegations of financial impropriety by journalist Umesh Sharma. The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the High Court order.

Uttarakhand CM moves SC against HC order for CBI probe into graft allegations
Thu, Oct 29, 2020

The high court verdict came on two separate petitions filed by two journalists--Umesh Sharma and Shiv Prasad Semwal -- seeking quashing of FIR lodged against them in July this year under various provisions of the IPC.

Uttarakhand HC orders CBI probe on charges against CM Trivendra Singh Rawat
Wed, Oct 28, 2020

The state government will move the Supreme Court with a Special Leave Petition challenging the order, Darshan Singh Rawat, media coordinator of the CM, said.

Uttarakhand releases SOP for residential and non-residential schools
Sun, Oct 25, 2020

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