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Bird flu scare: Uttarakhand sounds alert as five birds die in 2 days

While authorities maintain that no case of bird flu has yet been detected in the state, they are taking all precautions as several migratory birds are due to arrive
Officials are planning to use drones to monitor birds in wetlands in the Terai -region of the state.(Sourced)
Officials are planning to use drones to monitor birds in wetlands in the Terai -region of the state.(Sourced)
Published on Jan 06, 2021 04:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Haldwani | BySuparna Roy and Ankur Sharma

A ‘pleasant surprise’ claim experts on rare sighting of Finn’s Weaver birds in Uttarakhand

The Finn’s Weaver or Yellow Weaver was first spotted in Uttarakhand in the 1950s by eminent ornithologist Dr Salim Ali. The bird, usually found in areas near agricultural fields or the Terai region, has seen a decline in population since the past few decades.
Finn’s Weaver Bird is found only in the Indian subcontinent; Uttarakhand, Kaziranga in Assam and Shuklaphanta region in Nepal.(ASAD RAHMANI/HT PHOTO.)
Finn’s Weaver Bird is found only in the Indian subcontinent; Uttarakhand, Kaziranga in Assam and Shuklaphanta region in Nepal.(ASAD RAHMANI/HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 10:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Manmohan Singh, Sidhu on Uttarakhand Congress wish list of campaigners to woo Sikh voters

The Terai area of Uttarakhand has sizeable presence of Sikhs making it a good vote bank. The importance of the community lies in the fact that they own large tracts of land and figure among the big farmers, holding immense economic clout.
Though the Uttarakhand Congress wants leaders like former prime minister Manmohan Singh to campaign in the state to woo the Sikh voters, the final decision has been left to the party high command.(ANI File Photo)
Though the Uttarakhand Congress wants leaders like former prime minister Manmohan Singh to campaign in the state to woo the Sikh voters, the final decision has been left to the party high command.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Mar 14, 2019 03:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | ByAbhinav Madhwal

Drone-based crocodile counting begins in Terai area of Uttarakhand

Forest officials claim Uttarakhand is the first state in the country to have dedicated drone force for wildlife surveillance.
The last crocodile census in Uttarakhand carried out in 2008 by the forest department in Corbett found 123 crocodiles.(HT File)
The last crocodile census in Uttarakhand carried out in 2008 by the forest department in Corbett found 123 crocodiles.(HT File)
Published on Jan 08, 2019 04:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nainital | By, Nainital

Travel to Dudhwa: The laughing tree and other such stories

A trip to this town on the border of Nepal will expose you to stunning wildlife, fascinating conversations and greenery you may never have heard of before
The 200-year-old Frog Temple at Oel between Dudhwa and Lucknow(Kalpana Sunder)
The 200-year-old Frog Temple at Oel between Dudhwa and Lucknow(Kalpana Sunder)
Updated on Oct 07, 2018 12:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKalpana Sunder

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 | ByAbhinav Madhwal
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