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5 bodies recovered from debris after wall collapse in Uttarakhand's Nainital

  • Nainital was cut off from the rest of Uttarakhand after torrential rain triggered a series of cloudbursts and landslides. Many houses were razed to the ground, leaving hundreds displaced in the state.
Water gushes out from Nainital Lake as it overflows and floods the streets due to incessant rainfall, in Nainital on Tuesday.(ANI )
Water gushes out from Nainital Lake as it overflows and floods the streets due to incessant rainfall, in Nainital on Tuesday.(ANI )
Published on Oct 19, 2021 05:13 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Watch: Bus narrowly escapes fatal accident in Nainital after mountain landslide

A portion of the mountain is seen coming down along with uprooted trees, according to video tweeted by news agency ANI. The passengers (not seen in the video) are heard heaving a sigh of relief.
The passengers are seen running away from the landslide site in Nainital on Friday.(ANI Photo)
The passengers are seen running away from the landslide site in Nainital on Friday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Aug 21, 2021 01:06 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Mother of 11-month-old girl from Noida found dead in hotel room in Nainital

  • The incident came to light when the woman, Diksha Mishra (30), did not respond to repeated calls from the hotel staff and did not answer the door on Monday morning.
The hotel staff said they heard some noises from Diksha Mishra's room late on Sunday night, SP Devendra Pincha said. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The hotel staff said they heard some noises from Diksha Mishra's room late on Sunday night, SP Devendra Pincha said. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Aug 17, 2021 07:40 PM IST
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Tourists flood Nainital after Manali, Mussoorie; Covid surge fear reignited

Huge number of tourists seen at banks of Naini lake, and at Nainital's markets (ANI)
Huge number of tourists seen at banks of Naini lake, and at Nainital's markets (ANI)
Published on Jul 12, 2021 03:53 PM IST
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Nainital draws crowd of tourists amid restrictions, Covid-19 third wave

Police allowed entry into Nainital to only those tourists with negative RT-PCR test reports and proof of confirmed accommodation.
Nainital has put ban on the entry of the two-wheelers during weekends to reduce traffic congestion and restrict the number of travelers to the lake city.(File photo)
Nainital has put ban on the entry of the two-wheelers during weekends to reduce traffic congestion and restrict the number of travelers to the lake city.(File photo)
Updated on Jul 12, 2021 11:53 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Justice RS Chauhan takes oath as chief justice of Uttarakhand High Court

Before Justice RS Chauhan, Justice Ramesh Ranganathan was the chief justice of Uttarakhand HC. He had been transferred to the High Court of Uttarakhand and had assumed charge in November 2018. He retired on July 27, 2020, after which the post fell vacant.
Justice RS Chauhan takes oath as the new Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday at a ceremony held at Raj Bhawan.(HT PHOTO.)
Justice RS Chauhan takes oath as the new Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday at a ceremony held at Raj Bhawan.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 08:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent

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

First pollinator park of India inaugurated in Uttarakhand

The park was inaugurated by Peter Smetacek, a butterfly expert and it has around 50 different pollinator species.
The park has around 50 different pollinator species, which include various species of butterflies, honeybees, birds and other insects.(ANI)
The park has around 50 different pollinator species, which include various species of butterflies, honeybees, birds and other insects.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 03:16 PM IST
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Dehradun, Uttarakhand | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

Uttarakhand HC seeks state’s reply on suggestion to ban UK tourists during Mahakumbh

The court also directed the state government to file a reply on the suggestion of imposing a night curfew on Christmas, New Year and on January 1 in Nainital district.
Renovation being done at Har-Ki-Pauri ahead of Mahakumbh in Haridwar, Uttarakhand.(File photo)
Renovation being done at Har-Ki-Pauri ahead of Mahakumbh in Haridwar, Uttarakhand.(File photo)
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 08:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi

Uttarakhand conducts highest-ever weekly tests with over 99,000 Covid-19 samples

Uttarakhand has so far reported over 86,000 cases with deaths of over 1400 positive patients. Over 77,000 positive patients in the state have recovered successfully. The positivity rate in the state now stands at 5.34% and death rate at 1.64%. The death rate in the country stands at 1.45%.
According to official records of the state health department, over 99,000 Covid-19 tests were conducted between December 13-19. A total of 3914 cases were reported during the week while 3904 patients recovered successfully.(HT PHOTO.)
According to official records of the state health department, over 99,000 Covid-19 tests were conducted between December 13-19. A total of 3914 cases were reported during the week while 3904 patients recovered successfully.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 21, 2020 10:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent

Elephant dies after getting electrocuted in Uttarakhand

The elephant’s death is direct dereliction of duties by electricity officials, said the village head where the elephant’s body was found.
The electrocuted elephant lying in the field. (HT Photo)
The electrocuted elephant lying in the field. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 21, 2020 12:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Rudrapur | By HT Correspondent

Uttarakhand youth kills 60-year-old mother for scolding him

The incident took place in Haldwani area of Nainital district on Sunday morning, said police.
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Image for representation.
Updated on Dec 20, 2020 10:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By HT Correspondent

Uttarakhand woman killed by leopard, second such incident this week

In a similar incident, a woman from Kholigaon village in the same area was killed by the leopard on Friday. This is not the first such attack to be reported from the state, where human-leopard conflict has been increasing.
The incident happened in Pukhrora village of the district when Lila Devi, the 45-year-old woman was killed by the leopard when she had gone to feed cattle in the cowshed near her home. (Image used for representation).(HT FILE PHOTO .)
The incident happened in Pukhrora village of the district when Lila Devi, the 45-year-old woman was killed by the leopard when she had gone to feed cattle in the cowshed near her home. (Image used for representation).(HT FILE PHOTO .)
Updated on Dec 20, 2020 04:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh | By HT Correspondent

Quiet year-end in Nainital as tourists stay away due to pandemic

Christmas and New Year’s Eve are around the corner but the celebratory mood, sparkling lights that brighten up the markets and swarm of tourists are missing in Nainital as the coronavirus pandemic has kept most people confined to their homes.
According to local hotel and restaurant bodies, the farmers camping at Delhi borders to demand the repeal of the Centre’s agriculture reform laws has also deterred people from the national capital and neighbouring areas from travelling.(Unsplash)
According to local hotel and restaurant bodies, the farmers camping at Delhi borders to demand the repeal of the Centre’s agriculture reform laws has also deterred people from the national capital and neighbouring areas from travelling.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 06:20 PM IST
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Nainital | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Nainital MP Ajay Bhatt tests positive for Covid-19, admitted in AIIMS Delhi

Baljeet Soni, a close aide of the MP said that Bhatt tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday and was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi on Wednesday.
Senior BJP leader Ajay Bhatt had recently come in contact with JP Nadda, national president of Bharatiya Janata Party, who was on a four-day visit to Uttarakhand in the first week December.(TWITTER/@AjaybhattBJP4UK.)
Senior BJP leader Ajay Bhatt had recently come in contact with JP Nadda, national president of Bharatiya Janata Party, who was on a four-day visit to Uttarakhand in the first week December.(TWITTER/@AjaybhattBJP4UK.)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 02:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent

3 arrested for abduction, gang-rape of 14-year-old girl in Uttarakhand

The incident came to light on December 5 when the villagers found the girl lying unconscious in the jungle and informed her parents.
The accused abducted the girl from her house while she was alone on the evening of December 4.
The accused abducted the girl from her house while she was alone on the evening of December 4.
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 12:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani/Dehradun | By HT Correspondent

Tourists violating Covid-19 preventive norms in Nainital to be fined

According to officials, following the directions of Uttarakhand High Court, a district monitoring committee has been formed in Nainital for preventing further spread of coronavirus disease.
File photo: A health worker at Covid 19 testing center.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
File photo: A health worker at Covid 19 testing center.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 05, 2020 10:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By HT Correspondent

14-year-old Uttarakhand girl gang-raped by 3, left in forest

The girl was kidnapped by three men on Wednesday evening when she was alone at home while her parents were out for some work.
Image for representation.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Image for representation.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 03, 2020 10:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By HT Correspondent

Suresh Bhatt appointed general secretary of Uttarakhand BJP

Bhasin said prior to this latest appointment, Bhatt was general secretary (organisation) in the Haryana BJP unit.
Suresh Bhatt has been appointed as the general secretary of the BJP unit in Uttarakhand.(SOURCED.)
Suresh Bhatt has been appointed as the general secretary of the BJP unit in Uttarakhand.(SOURCED.)
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 10:49 PM IST
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Uttarakhand adds 482 new Covid-19 cases, 12 more patients die

Out of 72,642 who have tested positive so far, a total of 66,147 have recovered, taking the recovery rate in the state to 91.06%. The positivity rate in Uttarakhand now stands at 5.68%.
Dehradun district has so far reported a maximum of 20,583 Covid-19 cases followed by Haridwar (11,914), US Nagar (10,182) and Nainital (8,372).(HT PHOTO.)
Dehradun district has so far reported a maximum of 20,583 Covid-19 cases followed by Haridwar (11,914), US Nagar (10,182) and Nainital (8,372).(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 10:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | 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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Country’s first moss garden comes up in Uttarakhand’s Nainital district

The moss garden, which took nearly a year to build, was inaugurated by Water Man of India Rajendra Singh. Singh said it is a good initiative taken by the Uttarakhand forest department and will go a long way in mending the relationship between mankind and Nature.
The Moss Garden developed by the Uttarakhand forest department in Nainital district is reportedly the first such garden in the country.(HT PHOTO.)
The Moss Garden developed by the Uttarakhand forest department in Nainital district is reportedly the first such garden in the country.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Nov 21, 2020 07:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By HT Correspondent

India’s first moss garden developed near Nainital

The main aim behind developing the garden was to conserve the various species of moss and other bryophytes and to make people aware of its significance in the environment besides creating a recreation centre for tourists, Chaturvedi who heads the research wing of the state forest department, said.
Moss Garden, Khurpatal houses around 30 different species of moss and certain other bryophyte species.(Twitter/@ANI)
Moss Garden, Khurpatal houses around 30 different species of moss and certain other bryophyte species.(Twitter/@ANI)
Published on Nov 21, 2020 04:44 PM IST
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Dehradun | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja

Elephant herd goes on rampage in Uttarakhand’s Ramnagar, damages shops; patrol intensified

Uttarakhand has 2,026 elephants according to the latest elephant census released earlier this year, reporting a 29.9% increase in the jumbo population since 2015
A damaged shop in Nainital’s Ramnagar district.(HT Photo)
A damaged shop in Nainital’s Ramnagar district.(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 17, 2020 03:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By Ankur Sharma

Uttarakhand adds 467 new Covid-19 cases, CM warns against bursting firecrackers on Diwali

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat in his address to the people of the state on the eve of Diwali urged them to minimize the use of firecrackers.
Out of 67,706, who have tested positive so far, a total of 61,732 have recovered successfully, taking the recovery rate in the state to 91.18%.(AFP PHOTO.)
Out of 67,706, who have tested positive so far, a total of 61,732 have recovered successfully, taking the recovery rate in the state to 91.18%.(AFP PHOTO.)
Updated on Nov 14, 2020 12:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent

Six more Covid-19 patients die in Uttarakhand, state tally touches 60,957 with 213 new infections

Dehradun district has so far reported the maximum of 16,919 Covid-19 positive cases followed by Haridwar (10,880), US Nagar (9406) and Nainital (7166).
Out of 60,957 people, who have tested positive so far, a total of 55,610 have recovered successfully, taking the recovery rate in Uttarakhand to 91.23%.(ANI PHOTO.)
Out of 60,957 people, who have tested positive so far, a total of 55,610 have recovered successfully, taking the recovery rate in Uttarakhand to 91.23%.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 01:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent

Rare Red Coral Kukri snake spotted for 3rd time in Uttarakhand, rescued by forest staff

Uttarakhand forest department officials rescued the snake from a local resident’s house in US Nagar where it was hiding and released it in the nearby forest area.
A rare Red Coral Kukri snake, which was spotted in Uttarakhand’s US Nagar district was rescued by forest officials on Sunday.(HT PHOTO.)
A rare Red Coral Kukri snake, which was spotted in Uttarakhand’s US Nagar district was rescued by forest officials on Sunday.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 12:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By Ankur Sharma

Nine more Covid-19 patients die in Uttarakhand, state tally climbs to 60,376

Dehradun district has so far reported the maximum of 16,764 Covid-19 positive cases followed by Haridwar (10,822), US Nagar (9,372) and Nainital (7,097).
Out of 60,376 people who have tested positive so far, a total of 54,488 have recovered successfully, taking the recovery rate in the state to 90.25%.(HT PHOTO.)
Out of 60,376 people who have tested positive so far, a total of 54,488 have recovered successfully, taking the recovery rate in the state to 90.25%.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 11:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent

Leopard cub found dead in Uttarakhand’s Nainital

This is not the first incident of a leopard death in the state this year. On October 17, a one-year-old leopard cub was found dead in Pithoragarh. On October 22, 2020, a leopard was found dead in the forests of Ramnagar. Last week, three leopard foetuses were found in Almora district.
The carcass of a leopard cub found at Veer Bhatti in Nainital on Saturday.(HT PHOTO.)
The carcass of a leopard cub found at Veer Bhatti in Nainital on Saturday.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 12:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani/Pithoragarh | By HT Correspondent

Teenager killed by leopard in Nainital, 2nd fatality in same area in 24 hours

At least eight children have been killed in leopard attacks in Uttarakhand in the last one and a half months.
Man-animal conflicts have risen in Uttarakhand in the recent times with several incidents of leopard attacks reported.(HT File Photo)
Man-animal conflicts have risen in Uttarakhand in the recent times with several incidents of leopard attacks reported.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 04:57 PM IST
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