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30 villages nestled near Tehri Dam to be relocated soon

30 villages nestled near Tehri Dam to be relocated soon

About 30 villages housing 415 families near Tehri Dam will be soon relocated in Dehradun. The expert committee formed by the government told that it...
19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference held at FRI: 100 crore plants to be planted each year

19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference held at FRI: 100 crore plants to be planted each year

Global warming is taking its toll all around the world, with melting caps of the glaciers to the dried up rivers. One cannot ignore the...
Horticulture to be introduced as a compulsory subject for U’khand students

Horticulture to be introduced as a compulsory subject for U’khand students

To put a cap on migration and offer a new source of livelihood to the hill folk of Garhwal and Kumaon region, now horticulture study...
Bindal River: Uttarakhand Police starts cleaning drive, 6,000 kg garbage taken out

Bindal River: Uttarakhand Police starts cleaning drive, 6,000 kg garbage taken out

Uttarakhand Police on Sunday started a cleaning drive at Bindal river when Superintendent of Police (City) Ajay Singh, along with his team, reached Bindal slum situated the...
Badrinath, Kedarnath & Hemkund receives Snowfall

Badrinath, Kedarnath & Hemkund receives Snowfall

While few cities of Uttarakhand have seen a new high in the mercury level, the other high altitude places like Badrinath, Hemkund Sahib and Rudranath...
Uttarakhand HC declares Gangotri & Yamunotri Glaciers as Living Human Entities

Uttarakhand HC declares Gangotri & Yamunotri Glaciers as Living Human Entities

After bestowing the status of living entities to Ganga and Yamuna rivers, the Uttarakhand High Court has now declared Gaga and Yamunotri glaciers as 'living...
5,000 trees to be cut for Char Dham Highway. Agree or Disagree?

5,000 trees to be cut for Char Dham Highway. Agree or Disagree?

Char Dham Highway widening project - is receiving flak from environmentalists after the news broke that around 5,000 trees have been marked to be cut down...
Burning Waste in Open triggers Pollution and Air borne diseases in Dehradun

Burning Waste in Open triggers Pollution and Air borne diseases in Dehradun

Dehradun which proudly boasts of its lush green environs is being slashed by the denizens who instead of conserving its beauty are ruining it. Being...
Mining Completely Banned in Uttarakhand

Mining Completely Banned in Uttarakhand

UPDATE: Uttarakhand government will challenge the High Court decision in the apex court. The Trivendra Rawat government will seek Supreme court intervention in this matter....
Bhenti and Majiyadi Villages of U’khand facing major water crisis from past 3 years

Bhenti and Majiyadi Villages of U’khand facing major water crisis from past 3 years

Bhenti and Majiyadi, the two bijou hamlets of Uttarakhand are facing severe problems due to acute drinking water crisis that has been hitting them hard...
Uttarakhand HC declares Ganga and Yamuna Rivers as living beings gives them legal rights

Uttarakhand HC declares Ganga and Yamuna Rivers as living beings gives them legal rights

After New Zealand’s Whanganui River received the honour of being the first river to be granted the status of a living entity having legal rights...
Uttarakhand High Court’s landmark judgement on Waste Management

Uttarakhand High Court’s landmark judgement on Waste Management

While disposing the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Sai Nath Seva Mandal, Uttarakhand High Court issued a landmark guidelines on solid waste management. The issue...
Uttarakhand’s Dr Deepak Pant felicitated with Rashtrapati Award for his new discovery

Uttarakhand’s Dr Deepak Pant felicitated with Rashtrapati Award for his new discovery

Uttarakhand’s son, Dr Deepak Pant has made the state proud by decoding the problem of plastic waste, that has been degrading the environment and causing...
Plastic Ban in Uttarakhand: 5 reasons why plastic is a ticking time bomb

Plastic Ban in Uttarakhand: 5 reasons why plastic is a ticking time bomb

The Uttarakhand High Court has once again jolted the government officials from their sleep and taken a strict stance on the ban of plastic and...
17 New Bird Species of 5 indigenous to Western Countries spotted in U’khand

17 New Bird Species of 5 indigenous to Western Countries spotted in U’khand

There’s a lot in store for the shutterbugs this year as 17 new bird species including 5 found in Europe, China and South East region...
NGT approves 25 Camping Points along Rishikesh: Its Pros & Cons

NGT approves 25 Camping Points along Rishikesh: Its Pros & Cons

Thursday brought a new ray of hope for the adventure junkies and nature addicts who had always dreamt of camping on the silvery banks of...
NGT: Rafting camps allowed at 25 sites in Rishikesh

NGT: Rafting camps allowed at 25 sites in Rishikesh

National Green Tribunal (NGT), the leading court of justice regarding environmental issues in the country has rescinded its ban at 25 of the 33 camping...
Feb sees the first forest fire in Uttarakhand, one hectare of forest burnt into ashes

Feb sees the first forest fire in Uttarakhand, one hectare of forest burnt into ashes

Forest fire generally creates havoc in the month of April but this time it has taken its toll in February this year. The snow and...
Solar Park to soon set up in Sitarganj of Udham Singh Nagar district

Solar Park to soon set up in Sitarganj of Udham Singh Nagar district

To harness solar energy in the hill state of Uttarakhand, a 50 Megawatt Solar Park will be soon set up in Sitarganj of Udham Singh...
Rudraprayag witnesses another Earthquake in less than 24 hours

Rudraprayag witnesses another Earthquake in less than 24 hours

The hill state of Uttarakhand that falls in the Himalayan belt is known for high seismic activities which have been stirring up the state from...