Untimely rain in March and April has damaged about 55% of the mango crop in Haridwar, district horticulture officer Amar Singh said on Thursday.
They had advertised, distributed pamphlets and declared prize money in the search of their dear ones. Now, they have packed their bags once again for the Char Dham yatra, which begins on April 21, hoping against hope to find their relatives, who went missing in the deluge during the 2013 edition of the pilgrimage.
The arrest of Ruby Chaudhary, the woman who posed as a trainee IAS officer and illegally stayed at the academy in Mussoorie, has raised several questions about the selective investigation carried out by police officials without taking cognizance of demands and allegations made by the accused.
The Uttarakhand government is planning to fell over 300 pine trees whose presence is reducing the prey base for carnivores and thereby increasing incidents of man-animal conflicts, forest officials said.
Accusing authorities of shielding a top official of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), a woman, who stayed at the institute masquerading as an IAS probationer on Friday threatened to commit suicide if she did not get justice.
The Dehradun Municipal Corporation (DMC) has tied up with a local NGO to run its non-functional shelter for stray animals which of late have become a menace on Dehradun streets.
Two years after flash floods wrecked havoc in Uttarakhand, the state government is planning to produce a film that will promote its picturesque locales and send a message that the state is safe for tourism.
The Uttarakhand government on Wednesday rolled out a controversial scheme which will allow only two licence holders to supply foreign liquor, though a cabinet panel is yet to clear the state’s new excise policy.
For six months, a woman posing as an Indian Administrative Service officer had a free run in the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie, a training ground for the country’s civil service officers.
For the residents of Pauri, this summer will once again mean either queuing up outside a well or trekking miles and miles to fetch some water for their daily chores.
Non-release of `1000 crore by the Central government to Uttarakhand is likely to affect the preparations for Ardha Kumbh scheduled to be held in January 2016, state officials said.
In short supply, men and machine for sanitation job in Dehradun
Dehradun presents a dirty picture
To prevent the recurrence of indefinite Kedarnath highway impasse that resulted after the 2013 flash floods, the administration is working feverishly to strengthen the alternative route to Kedarnath via Tehri Garhwal.
While there’s no study to establish the decline of house sparrows in Uttarakhand, scientists and wildlife experts have based their claim on the basis of lack of sighting of these birds around human habitation. Changing lifestyle, modern agricultural practices and development are significant reasons behind the decline.