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964 locations, 40 active spots in Uttarakhand forest fires: 8 points

Uttarakhand forest fires: The districts of Nainital, Almora, Tehri and Pauri are the worst-hit and the state government is trying everything it can to bring the situation under control.
Tehri: Forest workers engaged in extinguishing the fire in the forests of Tehri district, Sunday, April 4, 2021.(PTI)
Tehri: Forest workers engaged in extinguishing the fire in the forests of Tehri district, Sunday, April 4, 2021.(PTI)
Published on Apr 04, 2021 11:11 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi

Two leopards found dead in Uttarakhand’s Kumaon in 2 days

This is the fourth leopard carcass to be found in the Kumaon region within a month.
A carcass of a 12-year-old female leopard was found in Bageshwar district on Thursday evening and a four-year-old female leopard was found dead in Ramnagar in Nainital district on Wednesday. (Image used for representation).(HT FILE PHOTO.)
A carcass of a 12-year-old female leopard was found in Bageshwar district on Thursday evening and a four-year-old female leopard was found dead in Ramnagar in Nainital district on Wednesday. (Image used for representation).(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 31, 2020 11:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By HT Correspondent

Uttarakhand girl revives traditional Himalayan artform Aipan, creates jobs

Aipan is a folk design art form, drawn by women in red and white colour outside their homes on auspicious occasions like weddings, house-warming, festivals. Every occasion of event, has a different form of design in Aipan.
Minakshi Khati designing a poster following the Aipan art form in Nainital district.(HT PHOTO.)
Minakshi Khati designing a poster following the Aipan art form in Nainital district.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 11:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Suparna Roy | By Suparna Roy

Uttarakhand civic agency staff tranquilize a bull after it attacks local BJP leader

The bull attacked Khulbe in Shanti Nagar area of Haldwani when he was returning home after purchasing milk from the nearby market on Tuesday.
Mahesh Khulbe, who is a member of the BJP’s state working committee, had to be hospitalised for treatment after his arm was fractured in the incident.(HT PHOTO.)
Mahesh Khulbe, who is a member of the BJP’s state working committee, had to be hospitalised for treatment after his arm was fractured in the incident.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 09:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By Ankur Sharma

Kumaon literature festival kicks off Saturday

The theme of Kumaon literature festival - Himalayan Echoes 2020 - this year is ‘Mountain Paths’.
This year will be the 5th edition of the festival mentored by Namita Gokhale, advised by Kapil Dhawan and Saif Mahmood and directed by Janhavi Prasada. (HT File photo)
This year will be the 5th edition of the festival mentored by Namita Gokhale, advised by Kapil Dhawan and Saif Mahmood and directed by Janhavi Prasada. (HT File photo)
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 11:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent

Plasma therapy treatment yields mixed results in Uttarakhand hospitals

Convalescent plasma therapy involves extraction of plasma from the blood of Covid-19 patients four weeks after they have been cured of their viral infection. The extracted plasma is injected into Covid-19 patients. The antibody that develops in a recovered patient helps other Covid-19 patients to fight the virus.
A patient donating plasma at Susheela Tiwari Hospital in Nainital district. (HT Photo)
A patient donating plasma at Susheela Tiwari Hospital in Nainital district. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 10:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy

Uttarakhand to develop 6 city forests to increase green cover in urban spaces

The forest department has identified land for city forests in Haldwani (Nanital) and US Nagar.
According to the last two surveys conducted by the Forest Survey of India over a period of four years from 2015 to 2019, Uttarakhand has not managed to report even an increase of even 1% forest cover in the state.(HT PHOTO.)
According to the last two surveys conducted by the Forest Survey of India over a period of four years from 2015 to 2019, Uttarakhand has not managed to report even an increase of even 1% forest cover in the state.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 12:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By Ankur Sharma

In Uttarakhand, three weddings spark a chain of Covid-19 cases

The spurt in Covid-19 cases in the state have forced authorities to clamp lockdown in three areas of Kumaon division for three days.
Uttarakhand has seen a sudden spike in Covid-19 cases after three weddings at three different places.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Uttarakhand has seen a sudden spike in Covid-19 cases after three weddings at three different places.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 14, 2020 04:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Uttarakhand forest officials rescue deer, crocodile in two separate ops

The rescued deer went back to the forest while the crocodile was released in Nanak Sagar dam in Udham Singh Nagar district
A spotted deer being rescued after it had fallen into a dry well in the in Malhan range of Dehradun forest division on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
A spotted deer being rescued after it had fallen into a dry well in the in Malhan range of Dehradun forest division on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 05, 2020 11:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Rudrapur | By Suparna Roy and Mohan Rajput| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Uttarakhand forest department develops India’s first lichen park in Kumaon

According to experts, Uttarakhand has more than 600 species of lichens followed by Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir with 503 and 386 species respectively.
Various lichen species at Lichen Park in Uttarakhand’s Munsiyari.(HT Photo)
Various lichen species at Lichen Park in Uttarakhand’s Munsiyari.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 28, 2020 10:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi

Tigress found dead in Corbett Tiger Reserve, first tiger death in Corbett this year

The tigress had injury marks on its neck and it likely died due to infighting with another tigress or tiger, officials said.
Corbett and its surroundings have one of the highest tiger densities in the world.(AP Photo)
Corbett and its surroundings have one of the highest tiger densities in the world.(AP Photo)
Published on May 29, 2020 10:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi

‘Lockdown taught us harsh lessons of life’, say migrants arriving in Haridwar

On Thursday, 1,076 passengers returned to Haridwar from Bengaluru Shramik special train, while on Wednesday 1,173 and 1,206 had arrived from Surat and Pune, respectively.
The returnees are being sent to their respective destinations from Haridwar by state-run buses.(HT Photo)
The returnees are being sent to their respective destinations from Haridwar by state-run buses.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 14, 2020 05:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By Sandeep Rawat

Storm in Uttarakhand’s Kumaon kills five people

A 42-year-old woman died on the spot in Kichha tehseel of Rudrapur district while she had gone on the terrace to collect clothes.
Image for representation.(Deepak Sansta / Hindustan Times)
Image for representation.(Deepak Sansta / Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 11, 2020 01:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times. Rudrapur | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

240 migrants take forest routes in Kumaon to reach UP, Bihar; caught

Fed up with continuous unemployment and financial crisis amid lockdown, a large number of labourers from UP and Bihar set out on foot to their native places through forest routes, but were stopped by villagers and police.
Over 240 migrant labourers who were going to their homes on foot were stopped by villagers and police in Shaktifarm area of US Nagar on Thursday.(HT PHOTO.)
Over 240 migrant labourers who were going to their homes on foot were stopped by villagers and police in Shaktifarm area of US Nagar on Thursday.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on May 07, 2020 06:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Rudrapur | By Mohan Rajput

Book hails feat of Kumaon hero Nain Singh Rawat who surveyed Tibet in 19th century

The Journey to the Forbidden City by Deepa Agarwal is about the man who dared to explore Tibet and whose contribution was recognised by institutions like the Royal Geographical Society and the Paris Geographical Society.
Book hails feat of Kumaon hero Nain Singh Rawat who surveyed Tibet in 19th century.(Pinterest)
Book hails feat of Kumaon hero Nain Singh Rawat who surveyed Tibet in 19th century.(Pinterest)
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 04:15 PM IST
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Jaipur | By Press Trust of India

Army jawan held on charges of leaking info to foreign woman

Yadav was recruited in 5 Kumaon regiment of the army in March, 2017. He was posted at Amritsar in 2018 where he came in contact with a foreign woman.
The Narnaul police have arrested an army jawan, Ravinder Kumar Yadav, 21, of Bassai village in Mahendergarh district, for allegedly sharing secret information with a foreign woman for the past around two years.(HT File)
The Narnaul police have arrested an army jawan, Ravinder Kumar Yadav, 21, of Bassai village in Mahendergarh district, for allegedly sharing secret information with a foreign woman for the past around two years.(HT File)
Published on Jul 13, 2019 01:00 PM IST
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Rohtak | By HT Correspondent

Police book owner of PG after 26-year-old employee electrocuted

The deceased, identified as Surendra Kumar, of Almora in Uttarakhand, came to the city eight months ago and had been working here since then.
A 26-year-old man, who worked as a helper at a paying guest (PG) accommodation in Sector 55, was allegedly electrocuted while he was mopping the floor in the balcony of the PG basement on Monday afternoon, the police said.
A 26-year-old man, who worked as a helper at a paying guest (PG) accommodation in Sector 55, was allegedly electrocuted while he was mopping the floor in the balcony of the PG basement on Monday afternoon, the police said.
Published on Jun 20, 2019 12:48 AM IST
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Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

Mumbai’s Garhwalis keep fading art forms alive

The book, released last month, documents the making of various products using wood, stone, ringal bamboo, rudraksha and beet besides traditional sweets of the Garhwalis.
Garhwali woodcraft made with pine cones.(HT Photo)
Garhwali woodcraft made with pine cones.(HT Photo)
Published on May 06, 2019 01:53 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Yesha Kotak

Where the Pandavas had their last meal: A Kausani Diary

The scenic hill station of Kausani in Kumaon’s Bageshwar finds frequent mention in mythology and history, and is just the kind of place you would want to retreat to if you are in search of some inspiration.
The 12th-century Baijnath temple complex in Garur near Kausani is believed in the Hindu tradition to be the site where the deities Shiva and Parvati got married(Photo: Shutterstock)
The 12th-century Baijnath temple complex in Garur near Kausani is believed in the Hindu tradition to be the site where the deities Shiva and Parvati got married(Photo: Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 22, 2019 05:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Prannay

3 dead, 253 ill in Uttarakhand’s Bageshwar due to food poisoning

At a wedding ceremony on November 29 night, many guests consumed food and subsequently fell sick including the bride and groom.
At least three people including two children are dead and over 250 taken ill due to alleged food poisoning in Uttarakhand’s Bageshwar district. (Representational Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
At least three people including two children are dead and over 250 taken ill due to alleged food poisoning in Uttarakhand’s Bageshwar district. (Representational Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Dec 02, 2018 12:18 PM IST
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Bageshwar (Uttarakhand) | By Asian News International

Historic Shivalingas found in Uttarakhand’s Champawat

Experts claim the structures date back to the 12th century and belong to the Chand dynasty.
The Shivalingas that date back tot he 12th century found in Champawat district of Uttarakhand.(HT PHOTO)
The Shivalingas that date back tot he 12th century found in Champawat district of Uttarakhand.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 21, 2018 11:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Rudrapur | By Mohan Rajput

Jolt to major road project as Centre, others tell NGT core tiger habitat should not be touched

In a major jolt to Uttarakhand chief minister TS Rawat’s ambitious Kandi Road project that aims to connect Garhwal and Kumaon regions, an affidavit submitted by the central government and other agencies concerned before the National Green tribunal (NGT) has specifically mentioned that core or critical tiger habitat should be kept inviolate for tiger conservation.
Uttarakhand chief minister TS Rawat’s (pictured) ambitious Kandi Road project aims to connect Garhwal and Kumaon regions.(PTI/File Photo)
Uttarakhand chief minister TS Rawat’s (pictured) ambitious Kandi Road project aims to connect Garhwal and Kumaon regions.(PTI/File Photo)
Published on Aug 21, 2018 01:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma

Flood water recedes in Terai areas, fear of fresh rains looms

With the rains taking a break, water inundating the Terai areas of Kumaon region following heavy rains on Monday has started to recede
Low-lying areas in Terai areas of Kumaon region experienced heavy water-logging following heavy rain on Monday.(HT Photo)
Low-lying areas in Terai areas of Kumaon region experienced heavy water-logging following heavy rain on Monday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 14, 2018 09:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By Abhinav Madhwal

Congress account was genuine, depositors under scanner: SIT

The second phase of the investigations will begin soon and will look into the details of donors.
The NH-74 scam was unearthed by the then Kumaon commissioner in 2017.(HT FILE (REPRESENTATIVE PIC))
The NH-74 scam was unearthed by the then Kumaon commissioner in 2017.(HT FILE (REPRESENTATIVE PIC))
Updated on Aug 08, 2018 10:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By Abhinav Madhwal

Rake of proposed Haldwani-Doon train reaches Lalkuan station

The rake of the proposed day train between Haldwani and Dehradun has reached the Lalkuan railway station where it will remain stationed till its launch around mid-August
There has been a long-standing demand from locals to run a day train between Haldwani and Dehradun.(HT)
There has been a long-standing demand from locals to run a day train between Haldwani and Dehradun.(HT)
Updated on Aug 04, 2018 10:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By Abhinav Madhwal

Demanding fare hike, private bus operators in Kumaon plan strike

Surendra Singh Duseela, the president of Kumaon Motor Owners Union Ltd, said nearly 350 buses operating in the Kumaon region and 100 buses connecting Kumaon with the Garhwal region will not ply from Friday in the wake of indefinite strike by the private bus operators.
The strike may cause problems for commuters in the hilly state.(HT File)
The strike may cause problems for commuters in the hilly state.(HT File)
Updated on Jul 19, 2018 10:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nainital | By HT Correspondent

Leopard returns to house where it mauled a girl, trapped

The forest officials in Uttarakhand on Thursday trapped a female leopard, suspected to have attacked children in three separate incidents, after the animal returned to an area where it had mauled an 11-year-old girl on Tuesday
The female leopard is suspected to have attacked children in past too.(HT Photo)
The female leopard is suspected to have attacked children in past too.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 09:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi

Folk singer Kabutari Devi dies at 70, CM expresses condolences

Kumaoni folk singer Kabutari Devi, 70, took her last breath in the district hospital Pithoragarh on Saturday morning, her family said
Kabutari Devi.(HT Photo)
Kabutari Devi.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 07, 2018 10:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani/Pithoragarh | By HT Correspondent

U’khand HC seeks report on Dhumakot bus mishap

Taking suo motu cognisance of the bus accident in Pauri in which 48 people, including 10 children and 16 women, died the Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday directed authorities to file a reply before it by July 20
48 people died in the tragedy.(HT Photo)
48 people died in the tragedy.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 10:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi

U’khand govt lines up measures: Helibase in hills, better warning system

The Uttarakhand government will soon set up a helibase each in Kumaon and Garhwal so that prompt relief and rescue operations could be taken up in times of emergency, a senior official said Tuesday
A road leading to Rasiyabad village washed away after heavy rain at Munsiyari in Pithoragarh district on July 2.(PTI)
A road leading to Rasiyabad village washed away after heavy rain at Munsiyari in Pithoragarh district on July 2.(PTI)
Published on Jul 03, 2018 10:11 PM IST
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