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Man-eating female leopard killed in Pithoragarh district

Hunters shot dead a man-eating female leopard, which had mauled several villagers in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district, forest officials said on


Rawat flags off pilgrimage for senior citizens to show that yatras are safe

Promotion of internal tourism in Uttarakhand would be made an integral part of the tourism policy, said chief minister Harish Rawat while flagging off 'Maire bujurg, maire teerth', an officially sponsored pilgrimage for a group of local senior citizens to Badrinath here on Thursday.

Amateur actors keep Ramlila tradition alive in Haridwar

The air here is charged with festivity and excitement days before the Dussehra festival or Sharad Navratra begins. And the reason is Ramlila, which begins at least four days before the Dussehra, in an open air space in Ramnagar.

City needs metro, vertical parking lots

Traffic chaos and consequent problems aren’t unique to Dehradun-they are the same as elsewhere, except the fact that the state doesn’t have a proper traffic management plan to bring order on the roads.

Mussoorie: Landslide-hit Kempty falls cries for restoration

The beauty of the Kempty falls was marred when landslides caused boulders to fall on it about two years ago, and now the district administration and the tourism department need to take steps to restore the site.

Kailash yatra breaks all past records

A picturesque view of snow covered mountains
Giving a reason for officials to smile, more than 900 pilgrims have visited Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet Autonomous Region this year, setting a new record. The yatra is an annual affair which passes through Uttarakhand and goes till Kailash Mansarovar.

Four-horned sheep leads 280-km Rajjat Yatra

A four-horned sheep is leading a 280-km religious yatra which will course through tough Himalyan terrain of Uttarakhand in the coming week.

Fate of Solid Waste Management Project in DMC hangs in balance

solid waste
A significant portion of funds issued for the purpose of executing Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management Project in the Dehradun Municipal Corporation (DMC) area is lying unused with the Doon civic body.

Health officials deny pvt hospital’s claim, say no dengue cases yet

The district health authorities have rubbished the private hospital’s claim of seven dengue cases, contending that it didn’t confirm the cases with the prescribed ELISA test.

Finally, action against illegal constructions

 Mussoorie-Dehradun Development Authority has finally intensified its drive against illegal constructions in the state capital.

Historic Ramlila of Pauri enters 114th year of its performance

The preparations for the most traditional and cultural event --  the Ramlila --  that has captured the psyche of the people for centuries --  have started in full swing in the hills of Garhwal.

Naming of MLA in FIR rattles Congress

The ruling Congress in Uttarakhand was in a tizzy after Shaila Rani Rawat, Congress MLA from Kedarnath, was named in an FIR filed in Rudraprayag district on Monday evening for instigating Om Prakash Uniyal, a disaster-victim to commit suicide. Radha Uniyal, wife of the deceased filed the complaint against the Congress MLA and nine others under IPC 306 for abetment of suicide.

Intellectuals sceptical of Uma Bharti’s directive

holy river Ganga
Union water resources minister Uma Bharti’s directive to experts to take into account livelihood and development issues while drafting the Ganga conservation plan was well-meaning, but the instruction has cut no ice with the intelligentsia.

U’khand tea: Raj days’ flavour goes brandless

Uttarakhand tea, which was known for its flavour, aroma and colour during the British time, is today nowhere in the brand race, thanks to poor marketing strategy and consequent weak domestic push.

Admin begins relief work in flooded Haridwar villages

Roorkee rescue
Owing to heavy rain, the Ganga has swollen again and flooded low-lying villages in Haridwar district. The administration has started relief works and is keeping a vigil in the areas.
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