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Uttarakhand high court bans joyrides, commercial use of elephants

Uttarakhand high court bans joyrides, commercial use of elephants

Uttarakhand High Court on Friday imposed a ban on commercial use of elephants including joyrides and also asked the state to restrict number of commercial...
Corbett, Rajaji Tiger reserves suffer acute staff shortage in Uttarakhand

Corbett, Rajaji Tiger reserves suffer acute staff shortage in Uttarakhand

Despite being famous around the world as the natural habitat of Royal Bengal tigers and Asiatic Wild elephants, the Corbett Tiger Reserve in Nainital district...
If state government can’t protect tigers, shall we ask Army: Uttarakhand HC

If state government can’t protect tigers, shall we ask Army: Uttarakhand HC

Uttarakhand high court, on Thursday, took a strict stand on the increasing death of tigers in the state and warned the government for lack of...
Polythene ban in Uttarakhand from 1st August

Polythene ban in Uttarakhand from 1st August

From August 1st, the state of Uttarakhand will ban the use of polythene, CM Trivendra Rawat said while attending a programme on Sunday, which was...
Forest Dept bans Angling in Uttarakhand

Forest Dept bans Angling in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand forest department have banned angling activity in the buffer zones of tiger reserves as well as all forest areas present across the state. The...
Allocate land for Sewage Treatment Plant in 24 hours: HC to Forest Dept

Allocate land for Sewage Treatment Plant in 24 hours: HC to Forest Dept

Uttarakhand High Court on Tuesday directed forest department to allocate suitable land within 24 hours for setting up sewage treatment plant in Haldwani where solid...
Chardham project: NGT sends notice to Centre, Uttarakhand over muck disposal plan

Chardham project: NGT sends notice to Centre, Uttarakhand over muck disposal plan

National Green Tribunal (NGT) sought replies from Centre and Uttarakhand government while hearing an NGO plea for a time-bound muck disposal plan for the Char...
Nainital High Court orders periodic survey of Gaumukh glacier

Nainital High Court orders periodic survey of Gaumukh glacier

The Uttarakhand High Court has asked Dehradun-based geology institute to conduct a survey of Gaumukh in collaboration with ISRO every three months to find out whether a lake is...
Uttarakhand High Court declares ‘entire animal kingdom’ as legal entity

Uttarakhand High Court declares ‘entire animal kingdom’ as legal entity

In a unique ruling, Uttarakhand High Court has given the status of 'legal person or entity' to animals in the State, saying "they have a...
Gangotri Glacier melting at a rate of 12 meter per year, reveals Wadia Institute survey

Gangotri Glacier melting at a rate of 12 meter per year, reveals Wadia Institute survey

The glaciers in Himalayas been constantly bearing the brunt of global warming it seems. In the last 25 years, hundreds of glaciers in the Himalayas...
Uttarakhand High Court virtually bans loudspeakers, sets 5 decibel limit

Uttarakhand High Court virtually bans loudspeakers, sets 5 decibel limit

Courtesy Uttarakhand high court, the blaring loudspeakers will soon fall silent in Uttarakhand. In a order issued on Tuesday, the court directed government to make...
Two new tiger reserves to come up in Uttarakhand soon: SBWL

Two new tiger reserves to come up in Uttarakhand soon: SBWL

Uttarakhand will soon have two new tiger reserves as State Board for Wildlife (SBWL) headed by Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Rawat have his approval to...
Take urgent steps to prevent recurring water crisis: PM Modi to Uttarakhand CM

Take urgent steps to prevent recurring water crisis: PM Modi to Uttarakhand CM

In a letter to Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expresses his serious concern regarding the recurring water crisis in Uttarakhand...
Take off strays dogs from roads in 6 months: Uttarakhand High Court

Take off strays dogs from roads in 6 months: Uttarakhand High Court

In a landmark order to curb canine terror, Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday directed state government to take off stray dogs from the roads within...
Mining banned within 10 km of National Parks in Uttarakhand: High Court

Mining banned within 10 km of National Parks in Uttarakhand: High Court

Uttarakhand high court has banned mining within 10 kms of every national park situated in Uttarakhand. If mining companies have valid reason for mining, they...
No recent record of 51 Himalayan butterfly species, zoologists fear extinction

No recent record of 51 Himalayan butterfly species, zoologists fear extinction

According to a research conducted by an eminent zoologist, there are 51 species of Himalayan butterflies that have no records in Uttarakhand since the mid-20th...
In the next 23 years, plastic waste will double in Uttarakhand: PB Report

In the next 23 years, plastic waste will double in Uttarakhand: PB Report

In a survey conducted by Uttarakhand Environment Protection & Pollution Control Board (UEPPCB), it has been found out that average tonnes of plastic waste in Uttarakhand...
Submit percentage-wise compliance report on Ganga: NGT to Uttarakhand

Submit percentage-wise compliance report on Ganga: NGT to Uttarakhand

National Green Tribunal (NGT) have ordered Uttarakhand government to submit a percentage-wise compliance report on the steps taken to clean the Ganga stretch from Gangotri...
1150 hectares of forest vegetation engulfed in fire in Uttarakhand

1150 hectares of forest vegetation engulfed in fire in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand forests are burning for the past six days with more than 1150 hectare of forest land already lost in Uttarakhand's Garhwal division. The forest...
Bharals safe in Gangotri National Park, Wildlife Institute of India writes to NGT

Bharals safe in Gangotri National Park, Wildlife Institute of India writes to NGT

An affidavit submitted to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) by the prestigious Wildlife Institute of India (WII) says that the blue sheep (or bharal) is...