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Monsoon arrives in Uttarakhand, shows its ugly face first

Heavy rains lashed Pithoragarh district on Monday killing a woman and damaging settlements of 14 families along with and a hydropower station at Seraghat
A road leading to Rasiyabad village washed away after heavy rainfall at Munsiyari in Pithoragarh district on Monday.(PTI)
A road leading to Rasiyabad village washed away after heavy rainfall at Munsiyari in Pithoragarh district on Monday.(PTI)
Published on Jul 02, 2018 10:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Pithoragarh | ByNihi Sharma/BD Kasniyal

Leopard kills 5-year-old boy in Pithoragarh

A five-year-old boy was killed in a leopard attack in Pithoragarh’s Pokhri village, in second such incident in Kumaon this month
The leopard pounced on the boy on Saturday evening and half-eaten body of the boy was found in a forest on Sunday.(Getty Images)
The leopard pounced on the boy on Saturday evening and half-eaten body of the boy was found in a forest on Sunday.(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 24, 2018 10:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nainital | ByNeeraj Santoshi

Ahead of Shah’s visit: Pressure on U’khand CM to expand cabinet

With BJP chief Amit Shah slated to visit Dehradun on June 24, pressure is building on chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to seek a go-ahead from him for distribution of minister-level posts among party workers ahead of the 2019 general elections
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.(HT Photo)
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 18, 2018 10:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByDeep Joshi

Plastic waste will double in 23 years in Uttarakhand: Pollution board report

Going by current concentration of plastic waste in a day in total municipal solid waste of 81 cities of Uttarakhand, which is 17% at present, average tonnes of plastic waste is going to double in 2041, according to a latest survey
Dehradun produces 327.9 tonnes of plastic waste per day, according to the survey.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Dehradun produces 327.9 tonnes of plastic waste per day, according to the survey.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 04, 2018 10:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNihi Sharma

Forest blaze: No end to devastation as more areas report fire

Forest fires continue spreading unabated in the hill state with 1,336 such incidents reporting till 2 pm on Friday.
Wildfires have gutted 2,895 hectare forest cover, including 33.2 hectare of plantation, in the state since the begging of forest fire season on February 15.(HT Photo)
Wildfires have gutted 2,895 hectare forest cover, including 33.2 hectare of plantation, in the state since the begging of forest fire season on February 15.(HT Photo)
Published on May 25, 2018 10:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNihi Sharma

Uttarakhand govt workers allege Kumaon commissioner made them chop vegetables, walk dog

The president of the class IV employees association of Uttarakhand animal husbandry department alleged that the Kumaon Commissioner made the employees do household chores like sweeping floors, chopping vegetables, washing utensils and walking the dog.
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Updated on May 05, 2018 08:34 PM IST
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Storm and rains kill two; leave behind trail of destruction

The weather department said there were chances of rain in some parts of the state in the next 24 hours.
Swept away vehicles after heavy rains at Narayanbagar in Chamoli district on Thursday.(PTI)
Swept away vehicles after heavy rains at Narayanbagar in Chamoli district on Thursday.(PTI)
Updated on May 03, 2018 10:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByHT Correspondent

Powerful dust storm lashes north India: Here’s what we know so far

Over 75 people were killed in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand. The dust storm and rains also caused several traffic snarls and flight delays in New Delhi.
A dust storm approaches the city of Bikaner on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
A dust storm approaches the city of Bikaner on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2018 01:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Quarrying in Nandhaur river begins, activists raise concern, cite sanctuary

Forest Development Corporation has allowed quarrying to 580 vehicles on a first-come-first-served basis
The 10-year lease for quarrying on the banks of Nandhaur river in Nainital district had expired in 2016, after which the state government had been seeking necessary clearances from the Union Ministry of Forest and Environment.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The 10-year lease for quarrying on the banks of Nandhaur river in Nainital district had expired in 2016, after which the state government had been seeking necessary clearances from the Union Ministry of Forest and Environment.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 27, 2018 09:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | ByAbhinav Madhwal

Nainital Lok Sabha segment sees high profile ticket hopefuls

Nainital Lok Sabha constituency has emerged as one of the most sought after segments in the state as high profile leaders from the BJP and Congress want to contest the 2019 general election from it
Congress leader Asha Manorma Sharma (R) offers cake to former chief minister Harish Rawat on his birthday on Friday while his wife Renuka Rawat looks on.(HT Photo)
Congress leader Asha Manorma Sharma (R) offers cake to former chief minister Harish Rawat on his birthday on Friday while his wife Renuka Rawat looks on.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 27, 2018 09:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Teachers irked by ‘selfie’ diktat, department says will help in streamlining education

The government school teachers in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand have been told to click group selfies with the students and post them in an education department WhatsApp group. This has been done to check absenteeism among teachers
In 2016, several raids were conducted at the government schools in Kumaon in which many teachers and students were found to be absent(HT)
In 2016, several raids were conducted at the government schools in Kumaon in which many teachers and students were found to be absent(HT)
Updated on Apr 24, 2018 10:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | ByAbhinav Madhwal

Earth Day: Concern over depleting natural water sources in U’khand

Depleting natural water sources and unseasonal rains affecting traditional crop patterns were dominating issues during the World Earth Day celebrations in the Kumaon division of Uttarakhand on Sunday
People being served food during ‘zero-waste lunch’ organised at Rajpur Gurudwara in Dehradun on Sunday.(HT)
People being served food during ‘zero-waste lunch’ organised at Rajpur Gurudwara in Dehradun on Sunday.(HT)
Updated on Apr 22, 2018 10:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh | ByHT Correspondent

Satpal Maharaj’s shift HC remark gets support in Haridwar

Tourism minister Satpal Maharaj’s remark that the high court should be shifted from Nainital as the hill town cannot handle rush of people was welcomed by residents of Haridwar district
Uttarakhand cabinet minister Satpal Maharaj.(HT Photo)
Uttarakhand cabinet minister Satpal Maharaj.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 21, 2018 09:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySandeep Rawat, Haridwar

With an aim to boost income, government scheme to uplift ‘backward’ villages

Haridwar district topped the list with 54 backward villages, followed by Udham Singh Nagar 21 and Nainital has 18. Pithoragarh that shares border with Nepal and China surprisingly has one village labelled as backward.
Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of 3,387 backward villages, according to the survey done by the union panchayati raj ministry.(HT PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of 3,387 backward villages, according to the survey done by the union panchayati raj ministry.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 10:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | ByAbhinav Madhwal

Wildlife institute banks on US satellite pics for road survey in Corbett Reserve

High-resolution satellite pictures are expected to help the Wildlife Institute of India in its survey for the 164-km proposed road, 40 km of which passes through the core area of the Corbett Tiger Reserve.
Part of a proposed road in Uttarakhand to connect the Kumaon and Garhwal regions runs through the Corbett Tiger Reserve.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Part of a proposed road in Uttarakhand to connect the Kumaon and Garhwal regions runs through the Corbett Tiger Reserve.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Apr 17, 2018 01:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByNihi Sharma

Forest dept gears up to begin sterilisation of monkeys in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand

The state forest department is gearing up to begin sterilisation of monkeys on a trial basis at Almora and Ranibagh (Nainital) centres
The Chidiapur centre in Haridwar district has sterilised more than 1,300 monkeys since October 2016.(HT Photo)
The Chidiapur centre in Haridwar district has sterilised more than 1,300 monkeys since October 2016.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2018 10:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByNihi Sharma

High liquor cost in Uttarakhand may lead to smuggling from Uttar Pradesh

It’s a double whammy for liquor trader Dharmendra Singh who was allocated a shop in the Dehradun district last financial year
The new policy has increased the cost of liquor across brands anything between 10-15% in Uttarakhand.(HT File)
The new policy has increased the cost of liquor across brands anything between 10-15% in Uttarakhand.(HT File)
Published on Apr 09, 2018 10:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnupam Trivedi

69 hectares of Uttarakhand forest land gutted in fire

The state forest department has estimated a loss of 70,000 in the damage caused by wildfires since February 15 this year in Uttarakhand.
According to official figures, Garhwal reported 68 incidents of fire in which over 31 hectares of land were gutted. In Kumaon region, 12 incidents of fire damaged 33 hectares of forest land while one incident in Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary damaged 5 hectares, officials said.(HT File Photo)
According to official figures, Garhwal reported 68 incidents of fire in which over 31 hectares of land were gutted. In Kumaon region, 12 incidents of fire damaged 33 hectares of forest land while one incident in Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary damaged 5 hectares, officials said.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 08, 2018 07:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByNihi Sharma
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