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Fire in Uttarakhand forest - 06 May 2009
Chamoli/Gochar/Devprayag/Hrishikesh (Uttarakhand), May 6 (ANI): Forest areas have catught fire in Uttarakhand, destroying forest and disturbing wildlife. ... Of Forests (PCCF), Uttarakhand. The blame may go to anyone, but the fires

A rock climbing camp at Uttarakhand - 16 Jan 2009
Pitaria (Uttarakhand), Jan 16 (ANI): Adventure sport has got a boost among the youngsters of Uttarakhand following the start of a ten-day camp on rock climbing started at Pitaria. The Himalayas and the Shivalik ranges in Uttarakhand

Boom time for rabbit breeders in Uttarakhand - 23 Feb 2009
Tehri (Uttarakhand), Feb 23 (ANI): The breeding of Angora rabbits has become a lucrative option for villagers in Uttarakhand. "I started out with ten rabbits. I earn around 60,000 to 65, 000 rupees per year," said Gulab Singh

Uttarakhand farmers on the look out for 'right' party - 19 Apr 2009
Thano/Mendha (Uttarakhand), Apr 19 (ANI): Farmers in Uttarakhand have said... of Thano and Mendha villages allege that the formation of Uttarakhand has not been... in this agricultural heartland of Uttarakhand is water and erratic rainfall. "Water

Wild grass furniture in Uttarakhand - 04 Dec 2008
Raipur, Dec 4 (ANI): People in Uttarakhand are making use of the locally grown wild grass to make furniture. The wild grass, known as lantana, is invasive... people.  Uttarakhand based non-governmental organization (NGO), HAFCO

Farmers take to floriculture in Uttarakhand - 12 Jan 2009
Dehradun, Jan 12 (ANI): Floriculture is fast picking up in Uttarakhand as farmers find it a lucrative option as against the traditional farming.  .... High altitude coupled with cold winds and moist soil makes Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand farmers ravaged by drought - 21 Feb 2009
Tehri (Uttarakhand), Feb 21 (ANI): The once verdant fields of the Tehri region... of farmers in despair. Uttarakhand that depends on rains for irrigation has... produce.  Uttarakhand Agriculture Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said the state

An exclusive bank for farmers in Uttarakhand - 28 Mar 2009
Dehradun, Mar 28 (ANI): Farmers in Uttarakhand are benefiting from a unique... returns for their toil, the farmers of Uttarakhand now earn well. ... in Uttarakhand. The concept of the bank has been based on the conventional Kisan

Lack of rain and snow dries up crops in Uttarakhand - 15 Jan 2009
Buraaskhanda (Uttarakhand), Jan 15 (ANI): Lack of rain and snow dried up crops in Uttarakhand, raising spectre of drought in the region. The fields, which... to state Chief Minister B.C. Khanduri, Uttarakhand. The crops hit by lack

Uttarakhand facing shortage of power supply - 01 Jan 2008
Dehradun, Sep.15 (ANI): Uttarakhand, the home of country's largest... either underway or proposed in Uttarakhand. These projects are expected to benefit... of Uttarakhand continues to be far away from expectation. The Government should

A prominent old library in Uttarakhand in a shambles - 05 Mar 2009
Tehri (Uttarakhand), Mar 5 (ANI): Dev Suman State Library, a prominent library which dates back to the British era, lies in a shambles in Uttarakhand's Tehri district, after facing neglect from the authorities. The library

Japanese Encephalitis outbreak feared in Uttarakhand - 01 Jan 2008
Haldwani (Uttarakhand), Sept 22 (ANI): Doctors of Haldwani district in Uttarakhand fear an outbreak of the much-dreaded Japanese Encephalitis fever, as five patients complaining about fever have been admitted in a local hospital. 

Uttarakhand CM offers resignation - 20 May 2009
The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Major-General (retd.) Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri has offered his resignation to the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) president Rajnath... in Uttarakhand, in recently concluded Lok Sabha general election. This time, BJP

BJP to analyse Uttarakhand poll debacle - 21 May 2009
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) After failing to win any Lok Sabha seat of the five in Uttarakhand, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday sent two senior leaders... to him.    The BJP had three Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand previously

Children churn out drugs in Uttarakhand - 27 Jun 2008
Matli (Uttarakhand), June 27 (ANI): In a shocking display of indifference by the authorities towards child labour, small children extracting contraband from... in Uttarakhand. Most of the children of Matli, many of them around ten years old

Rainwater harvesting in Uttarakhand - 14 Apr 2009
Nainital, Apr 14 (ANI): A couple in Nainital district of Uttarakhand has set an example of innovativeness by adopting rain water harvesting without using any artificial device. The couple Parmeshwar Narayan Shivpuri

Traditional raincoats in Uttarakhand have international demand - 01 Jan 2008
Kaladungi (Uttarakhand), Sept 18 (ANI): Traditional raincoats made of palm leaves at Kaladungi in Uttarakhand are popular with Indian and foreign tourists who take them as souvenirs. These raincoats are made by villagers who spend

Uttarakhand farmers get credit cards - 21 Apr 2009
Kuriya village (Nainital), Apr 21 (ANI): Farmers in Uttarakhand can now avail loans from banks through 'Kisan' credit cards. The Government equips the farmers of Kuriya village with credit cards to help them to take loans for seeds

Uttarakhand farmers get credit cards - 21 Apr 2009
Kuriya village (Nainital), Apr 21 (ANI): Farmers in Uttarakhand can now avail loans from banks through 'Kisan' credit cards. The Government equips the farmers of Kuriya village with credit cards to help them to take loans

Forest rangers capture man-eater tiger in Uttarakhand - 12 Feb 2009
Dhikuli range (Uttarakhand), Feb 12 (ANI): Forest rangers in Uttarakhand captured a suspected man-eater tiger, which had strayed from Jim Corbett National Park and killed a woman. "The tiger is about 9-10 years old. It's a grown up

Haripura Water Park in Uttarakhand being developed - 16 Mar 2009
Dineshpur (Uttarakhand), Mar 16 (ANI): Authorities in Uttarakhand are keen to develop the Haripura Water Park, frequented by bird watchers... Madhukar, Divisional Forest Officer of Terai Central Forest Range, Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand fishermen adopt modern technology - 25 Dec 2008
Pantnagar (Uttarakhand), Dec 25 (ANI): A new fish mincing machine installed on the campus of the GB Pant University which brought a new dawn for the fishermen in the region.  Fish mince produced by the machine is becoming popular

International yoga symposium attracts tourists in Uttarakhand - 05 Mar 2009
Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), Mar 5 (AI): More than 400 foreign yoga practitioners... in Uttarakhand. The seven-day long 8th annual International Yoga Festival has been jointly organised by the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board

High yield of tomato in Uttarakhand results in price fall - 28 Feb 2009
Haldwani, Feb 28 (ANI): Farmers in Uttarakhand have a problem of plenty, excess... grower. Earlier, tomatoes from Uttarakhand were even exported to Pakistan. "Not just in Uttarakhand, the production of tomato was quite good in other

22 percent polling in Uttarakhand by noon - 14 May 2009
Dehradun, May 13 (IANS) Five Lok Sabha constituencies in the hill state of Uttarakhand witnessed 22 percent polling by noon Wednesday in the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections. Around 5.5 million voters are eligible to vote

Floods leave a trail of destruction in Uttarakhand - 01 Jan 2008
Dehradun/Bheemwala, Aug 21 (ANI): Uttarakhand streets in several low-lying towns are submerged and fields are flooded with water following heavy rains for the past few days. Road transport has been badly affected as several roads

Uttarakhand villages rejoice on receiving electricity after 80 years - 01 Jan 2008
Khattapani (Uttarakhand), Aug 10 (ANI): Residents of a cluster of villages like Khattapani in Uttarakhand are in a joyous mood on receiving electricity after..., the member of the Uttarakhand State Assembly representing Mussoorie. Today, most

Political crisis in Uttarakhand; rebels want to change CM - 11 Aug 2008
The infighting – the biggest dread for the political parties – hit again in Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), and this time in Uttarakhand where a group... Minister (CM) of Uttarakhand B C Khanduri for his ‘autocratic’ attitude

Herbal medicine makes Uttarakhand rural women self-reliant - 24 Mar 2009
Ramnagar (Uttarakhand), Mar 24 (ANI): A self-help group is training rural women in herbal farming and medicines in Uttarakhand to make them self reliant. Women of the Ramnagar area of Nainital District have joined

Uttarakhand forest rangers get trained to counter poachers - 11 Mar 2009
Haldwani (Uttarakhand), Mar 11 (ANI): The Chief Conservator of Forests in Uttarakhand has equipped local rangers and other field staff with night vision... detectors."  Uttarakhand has 13.42 percent of its land declared as protected

Uttarakhand becomes the rock climber's dream destination - 03 May 2009
top outdoor activity, Uttarakhand is fast becoming the adventure sport... in Uttarakhand provide a wide opportunity of adventure sports like rock climbing. ... reading. Uttarakhand also boasts of many other options for adventure

Water mills, an effective employment source in Uttarakhand - 03 Jan 2009
Dehradun, Jan 3 (ANI): Iron turbine-driven watermills are providing more employment opportunities in Dehradun in Uttarakhand. The iron-turbine has replaced the wooden turbine in water mills here. Though a small step, it is proving

Supreme Court endorses Haridwar's inclusion in Uttarakhand - 08 May 2009
in Uttarakhand, a state that was carved out of Uttar Pradesh in 2000. A bench... inclusion of Haridwar in Uttarakhand, ruling that parliament, under Article 3... named Uttarakhand, ignoring an Uttar Pradesh assembly resolution

Uttarakhand farmers benefit from hi-tech farming - 22 Mar 2009
Nainital, Mar. 22 (ANI): Farmers in Uttarakhand are reaping it rich by cultivating vegetables, fruits and flowers by using hi-tech methods like greenhouse farming. Government's Horticulture Technology Mission has initiated

Uttarakhand sets up water police posts and trains them in scuba diving - 18 Jan 2009
Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), Jan.18 (ANI): Police in Uttarakhand have formed water... for us that in Uttarakhand police have set upine centers of water police. And today... festivals," said Subash Joshi, Director General of Police (DGP), Uttarakhand

Bulbs of flowers from Holland now being grown in Uttarakhand - 07 Apr 2009
Holland, are now being grown in Uttarakhand. The Indo Dutch Horticulture Technology Private Limited in Nainital along with the Uttarakhand... culture expert. The Uttarakhand Government has installed a processing unit

Thousands pay homage to slain NSG commando in Uttarakhand - 29 Nov 2008
Dehradun, Nov 29 (IANS) Thousands of people turned out at an Uttarakhand village Saturday to pay their homage to Gajendra Singh Bisht, the National Security... river for the cremation.  Uttarakhand Governor B.C. Joshi and Chief

Underprivileged girl students learn theatre skills in Uttarakhand - 06 May 2009
Sitarganj (Uttarakhand), May 6 (ANI): Girl students at the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) in Sitarganj in Uttrakhand are learning theatre and drama skills for their personality development. Most of the girls getting education

Mayawati suspends two BSP Uttarakhand legislators - 19 May 2009
Lucknow, May 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati Tuesday suspended two party legislators in Uttarakhand... of carrying out election campaigns in Uttarakhand in support of Congress Lok Sabha

Uttarakhand voters face an uncertain future over domicile status - 14 Apr 2009
Haridwar, Apr 14 (ANI): Despite having voting rights, millions of voters in Uttarakhand are facing an uncertain future over the domicile issue. ... to raise this issue for personal gain. Elections in Uttarakhand are scheduled

Uttarakhand DGP asks police chiefs to gear up for elections - 25 Mar 2009
Dehradun, Mar 25 (ANI): The Uttarakhand Director General of Police Subash Joshi has asked police chiefs of all the districts to intensify the security... in their respective districts. The 2009 general elections in Uttarakhand would

Threat to blow up Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand railway stations - 19 Jan 2009
in Uttar Pradesh and three in Uttarakhand, officials said. J.S. Dwivedi... have also been forwarded to the respective home secretaries of Uttarakhand

Govt. scheme helps Uttarakhand women to become self-reliant - 08 Mar 2009
Nainital, Mar. 8 (ANI): Benefiting from Central Government's poverty eradication scheme, many women belonging to lower income group have become self reliant in Uttarakhand. The Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojna (SGSY

Govt. rural schemes transforming lives of BPL families in Uttarakhand - 01 Mar 2009
in the lives of BPL(below poverty line) families across Uttarakhand.  Through... of Uttarakhand's Nainital district, local residents are cherishing

Govt. rural schemes transforming lives of BPL families in Uttarakhand - 01 Mar 2009
of BPL(below poverty line) families across Uttarakhand.  Through National... benefited here.  For instance in Haldwani Block of Uttarakhand's Nainital

Army helps to popularize yacht sailing among students in Uttarakhand - 13 Oct 2008
Nainital, Oct13 (ANI): Ace yachtsmen of the Army in collaboration with Uttarakhand's Nainital Yacht Club have imparted basics of sailing in a yacht to school children in a bid to promote this adventure sport. The yacht training

Uttarakhand's Golu Devta temple where devotees seek solution of legal problems - 23 Nov 2008
Ghorakhal (Uttarakhand), Nov.23 (ANI): It is a common experience that usually decades get wasted fighting court cases in search of justice. But at the Golu Devta temple at Ghorakhal of Kumaon region, people come to seek justice

BJP Parliamentary board to consider fate of Uttarakhand Chief Minister - 23 May 2009
New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary Board will meet here today to decide the fate of Uttarakhand Chief Minister B C Khanduri, who offered to resign owning moral responsibility for the defeat of the party

Horticulture technology mission initiated in Uttarakhand - 01 Jan 2008
By Vipul Goel Haldwani (Uttarakhand), Aug 28 (ANI): To promote horticulture in Uttarakhand, horticulture technology mission has been initiated... mango orchards. The economy of the Uttarakhand is mostly agriculture based

Uttarakhand CM Khanduri likely to resign over poll debacle - 19 May 2009
Dehradun, May 19 (ANI): After the disastrous performance of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttarakhand in the Lok Sabha polls, State Chief Minister B. C... party leadership and MLAs soon after BJP's debacle in Uttarakhand where

Lok Sabha poll a litmus test for Khanduri (Poll Curtainraiser - Uttarakhand) - 12 May 2009
Dehradun, May 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled hill state of Uttarakhand, which goes to the polls Wednesday to elect five representatives.... Now, however, he is being blamed for all the problems that Uttarakhand is facing

Uttarakhand villagers complain about lack of basic amenities - 10 Apr 2009
Dehradun, Apr 10 (ANI): Residents of Chamasari village, 26 kilometers from Dehradun, lamented that the village lacks basic amenities and no political representative has visited them.

Tiger found dead in Jim Corbett National Park - 19 Mar 2009
Ramnagar (Uttarakhand), Mar 19 (ANI): The body of a tigress suspected to have... in Uttarakhand. The officials found the badly mauled body of the ten-year-old... in Uttarakhand, the park is well-known for its tigers, leopards and elephants. 

Get water if you want bride! - 05 Dec 2008
Barwala (Uttarakhand), Dec.5 (ANI): Getting a matrimonial alliance for their sons has become an uphill task for residents of Barwala Village, 40 kilometres from Uttarakhand's State capital Dehradun in Uttarakhand.  Nobody wants

Get water if you want bride! - 16 Dec 2008
Barwala (Uttarakhand), Dec.5 (ANI): Getting a matrimonial alliance for their sons has become an uphill task for residents of Barwala Village, 40 kilometres from Uttarakhand's State capital Dehradun in Uttarakhand.  Nobody wants

Dead tigress found at Corbett - 07 Nov 2008
Corbett National Park (Uttarakhand), Nov 7 (ANI): Wildlife officials have discovered a dead tigress inside the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand. The 10-year-old dead tigress was found near the Ramganga river that flow through

Vulture population on rise at Jim Corbett national park - 22 Jan 2009
Jim Corbett (Uttarakhand), Jan.22 (ANI): Forest experts at Jim Corbett national park in Uttarakhand are delighted over the rising number of vultures... National Park.  Located in Uttarakhand's Nainital district, the park acts

Dehradun students keen to emulate 'Slumdog Millionaire' - 17 Mar 2009
Adun (Uttarakhand), Mar 17(ANI): Over eight months ago, Alpha Foundation, a voluntary forum instituted an exclusive school for slum children at Dehradun in Uttarakhand. Indeed, this was much before the movie 'Slumdog Millionaire

Villagers oppose hydroelectric power project in Rudraprayag - 25 Jan 2009
Rudraprayag (Uttarakhand), Jan 25, (ANI): Many villagers of Rudraprayag district in Uttarakhand have protested against the setting up of a mega hydroelectric... can have adverse effects. Rudraprayag, the smallest District in Uttarakhand

Heavy rainfall badly disrupts life in Dehradun - 01 Jan 2008
Dehradun (Uttarakhand), July 25 (ANI): A record rainfall in Dehradun city of Uttarakhand has brought everything here to a standstill. Local residents observe...;Reacting on the heavy rainfall, Uttarakhand Chief Minister B. C. Khanduri said

Tata Motor's Pantnagar plant all set to roll out Nano - 19 Mar 2009
Pantnagar (Uttarakhand), Mar 19 (ANI): The Pantnagar plant of Tata Motors in Uttarakhand is all set to roll out the Nano, the 4-seater, 100,000-rupee price tag super-cheap car for the masses.  In a recent announcement, vehicle maker

Rare botanical garden in Nainital - 30 Dec 2008
' in the hilly region of Uttarakhand consisting of rare medicinal plants is receiving the attention of conservationists. The hilly areas of Uttarakhand known... Uttarakhand," said Neha Verma, Forest Silviculturist, Himalayan Botanical

Nainital women giving Chinese goods a fight - 01 Jan 2008
Nainital (Uttarakhand), Aug.26 (ANI): In Nainital, the cheap Chinese goods that have flooded the markets in recent years are receiving a tough competition... in high demand in the markets here and other places of the Uttarakhand. The Chinese

Tourists head for Corbett Park to celebrate New Year's in the wild - 31 Dec 2008
Ramnagar (Uttarakhand), Dec.31 (ANI): Several tourists from different parts of the country have arrived at the Jim Corbett Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand to celebrate New Year amidst the wildlife. Most of them said

A River, A Man: The State Responds to Dr GD Agarwal's fast to save Ganga - 30 Jul 2008
have not seen in the last few decades, both the Government of Uttarakhand... of Uttarakhand. The letter from the Ministry of Power, Government of India says... in Hindi, and signed by Shatrughn Singh, Secretary of the Uttarakhand Government

Policeman's widow gets family pension after 27 years - 24 Oct 2008
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) It was a 27-year wait for a policeman's widow, Ratni Devi of Uttarakhand, to get family pension, an official said. Devi's husband... pension was sent to the accountant general of Uttarakhand to be forwarded

Two leopard skins seized in Dehradun - 19 Mar 2009
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Two leopard skins were allegedly seized Wednesday from a person in Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand. The accused in Vasant... by the Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttarakhand Police Department

Water crisis in Jim Corbett National Park - 26 May 2009
Corbett National Park (Uttaranchal), May 27 (ANI): Authorities of Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand are making efforts to provide adequate water for its animals. Due to rising temperature, the sources of water like ponds

Elephant gored to death by another tusker in Jim Corbett Park - 18 Nov 2008
Jim Corbett (Uttarakhand), Nov 18 (ANI): Wildlife officials at Jim Corbett National Park on Monday discovered an elephant gored to death by another tusker. The carcass of the badly mauled elephant, about 35 years old, was found

Snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarkhand intensifies cold in north India - 04 Jan 2009
Srinagar, Jan.4 (ANI): Moderate to heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand have intensified the cold wave conditions in north India on Sunday.  About one-and-a-half feet of snow was recorded in the high

People throng Tata showroom in Haldwani to have glimpse of 'Nano' - 06 Apr 2009
Haldwani, Apr 6(ANI): People in large numbers are flocking to Tata showroom at Haldwani in Uttarakhand to have a glimpse of the world's cheapest car Tata 'Nano'. "It is a marvelous car. I am just waiting to drive this car. I

Indian scientists use cow urine for better rearing of honeybees - 01 Jan 2008
Pantnagar, July 9 (ANI): Scientists in Uttarakhand are making use of cow urine to save bees from contacting microbial diseases during the rearing process. Researchers at the Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology

BJP to seek special status for Goa - 01 Jan 2008
Panaji, Aug 9 (ANI): The Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will seek special status for Goa on the lines of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, where... that the special status should be on par with Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand wherein

Rahul Gandhi attacks Raj for anti-north Indian campaign - 21 Oct 2008
Sri Nagar (Uttarakhand), Oct 21 (ANI): Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi has slammed MNS chief Raj Thackeray for his anti-north Indian campaign... with the students of H N Bahuguna University at Sri Nagar in Uttarakhand on Tuesday. 

Work resumes on Uttarkhand's Vyasi hydel project after 16 years - 23 Feb 2009
Dehradun, Feb 23 (ANI): Uttarakhand Chief Minister B. C. Khanduri on Monday ordered authorities to resume work on the 120 MW Vyasi hydel power project after..., the Uttarakhand Government has relaxed some of its conditions to entice more

UPA Govt. did everything possible for Tamil Sri Lankans: Sonia Gandhi - 10 May 2009
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) / Rudrapur (Uttarakhand), May 10 (ANI): Congress President and United Progress Alliance chairperson on Sunday said that the UPA Government... leader, what do we do of such people? This is their habit," In Uttarakhand

'Economic slowdown will check commercialisation of art' - 31 Mar 2009
Ramnagar (Uttarakhand), March 31 (IANS) The economic meltdown is having a beneficial effect on the Indian art world by checking commercialisation of art, feels a group of artists. The group of 20 contemporary artists exchanged views

Tendulkar supports government's decision to call off Pakistan tour - 25 Dec 2008
Mussoorie (Uttarakhand), Dec 25 (ANI): Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar today said that he respects the Government's decision to call off Pakistan tour in the wake of the recent Mumbai terror attacks. Tendulkar, who

Microchips to identify elephants in Jim Corbett National Park - 21 Jan 2009
Jim Corbett National Park, Jan 21 (ANI): Elephants in Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand have been installed with microchips, which will act as their identification proof. Installed with the help of a syringe, these chips

Violent incidents mar final phase of polling - 14 May 2009
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): On the final day of polling for the Lok Sabha elections, incidents of violence were reported from 24-Parganas district of West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh's Bijnore and Uttarakhand's Dehradun. A Trinamool

Violent incidents mar final phase of polling - 14 May 2009
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): On the final day of polling for the Lok Sabha elections, incidents of violence were reported from 24-Parganas district of West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh's Bijnore and Uttarakhand's Dehradun. A Trinamool

BJP defers decision on Khanduri - 23 May 2009
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said it was yet to take a decision on Uttarakhand Chief Minister B.C. Khanduri's offer... Naqvi and general secretary Thawarchand Gehlot were sent to Uttarakhand

Dehradun's Mahila Bachat Bank provides help to needy women - 11 Mar 2009
Dehradun, Mar 11 (ANI): For providing loans and other financial facilities to needy women, a group of women here in Uttarakhand have opened a bank named the Mahila Bachat (Women's Saving) Bank. A group of women started the bank

Nomad tribals in Uttrakhand lament politicians' apathy - 30 Apr 2009
Timli (Uttrakhand), Apr 30 (ANI): Gujjar-Bakarwals, cattle rearing tribe in Uttarakhand, lamented that they have for years lived on empty promises of the politicians before every elections. The tribals said they have for long-lived

Six die as tourist bus falls into a gorge near Mussorie - 24 May 2009
Bhatta Fall (Uttarakhand), May 24 (ANI): At least six persons, including a child, died after a tourist bus fell into a gorge here in the early hours of Sunday. Thirty-five persons were injured in the incident.  The bus

Kanwarias' complain inflation affecting pilgrimage's joy - 01 Jan 2008
Hardwar (Uttarakhand), July 20 (ANI): Soaring prices of essential commodities have taken their toll on Kanwarias or, the Lord Shiva devotees this year, as they are disappointed to find the pilgrimage turning quite an expensive affair

Thousands celebrate Deep Daan Mahotsav in Rishikesh - 13 Nov 2008
Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), Nov.13 (ANI): Triveni Ghat at the holy town of Rishikesh was illuminated on Wednesday evening when thousands of lamps were lit by a large number of people to mark the Deep Dan mahotsav held on the occasion

Gurudwara Angitha Sahib cremates old volumes of Guru Granth Sahib - 23 Nov 2008
Dehradun, Nov.23 (ANI): Gurudwara Angitha Sahib in Sahaspur near Dehradun in Uttarakhand holds a unique significance for the Sikh community. For, at this gurudwara, the personification of Shri Guru Granth Sahib is performed in an ultimate

Physically disabled helping smugglers across India-Nepal border - 12 Jan 2009
Gorakhpur, Jan.12: (ANI): Trade routes between India and Nepal, which pass through the north Indian states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are misused by smugglers who employ physically disabled persons. Many people from

An all women savings bank in rural area of Dehradun - 12 Mar 2009
Dehradun, Mar 12 (ANI): Setting an inspirational example of women's empowerment in Uttarakhand, a group of rural women in a Dehradun village have set up a bank which today has a capital worth over one million rupees!  

Children of lepers to get education in Haridwar - 01 Jan 2008
New Delhi, Aug. 1 (ANI): A group of non-governmental organizations here have taken up the responsibility to educate about 50 children in Uttarakhand's Haridwar city. They belong to Leprosy affected parents involved in begging

Judges being interrogated by CBI in PF scam - 04 Feb 2009
New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): The Crime Bureau of Investigation (CBI) questioned a Supreme Court judge, three Allahabad High Court judges and a Uttarakhand High Court judge regarding the Ghaziabad Provident Fund scam here on Wednesday. 

Winds of change sweep through an Indian jail - 19 Oct 2008
Haridwar (Uttarakhand), Oct 19 (IANS) Convicted murderers, drug dealers, burglars along with accused inmates - all clad in white prison uniform - sit row upon....  With a big tailoring unit, a handloom project under the Uttarakhand

Kanwarias' celebrate miles long journey to Haridwar - 01 Jan 2008
Haridwar, July 27 (ANI): As the huge convergence of Kanwarias turn Haridwar in Uttarakhand into a saffron ocean during Shravan month of Hindu almanac each year, a lot of Kanwarias make merry dancing and singing in groups to rid themselves

Eco-friendly cycle-rickshaws of Nainital, a boon for all - 01 Jan 2008
Nainital, Oct.3 (ANI): Though boating has been the prime attraction in the hilly Nainital town in Uttarakhand, of late, the local residents and visiting tourists from different parts of the country here have also started cherishing eco

Eco-friendly cycle-rickshaws of Nainital, a boon for all - 06 Oct 2008
Nainital, Oct.3 (ANI): Though boating has been the prime attraction in the hilly Nainital town in Uttarakhand, of late, the local residents and visiting tourists from different parts of the country here have also started cherishing eco

New Tehri town residents cry foul over govt.'s 'forgetful' attitude - 14 Oct 2008
New Tehri (Uttarakhand), Oct. 14 (ANI): Residents of New Tehri town, who were displaced from their villages in Tehri area to settle at a new habitat consequent to the Tehri Dam project, are today compelled to lead a dejected life.  

Chamurthi steeds steal the show at Rampur Horse Fair in Himachal - 06 Nov 2008
Rampur, Nov.6 (ANI): Rampur's famous annual horse fair, which attracts buyers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, was held this week and the star attraction at the three-day event was the 'Chamurthi' breed of horse, also

Chamurthi steeds steal the show at Rampur Horse Fair in Himachal - 06 Nov 2008
Rampur, Nov.6 (ANI): Rampur's famous annual horse fair, which attracts buyers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, was held this week and the star attraction at the three-day event was the 'Chamurthi' breed of horse, also

Rapid Action Team at Jim Corbett Park - 24 Jan 2009
Ramnagar (Uttarakhand), Jan 24 (ANI): In order to control the sporadic instances of poaching and hunting activities, the officials of the world famous Jim Corbett Park have instituted a Rapid Action Team as a crack unit of the Forest

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