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Zoo authorities in Nainital introduce pram facility for tourists visiting with children

February 12, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Nainital, Feb 12 (ANI): Nainital zoo authorities in Uttarakhand have introduced pram facility for tourists visiting with children, since the zoo is situated at high-altitude making it difficult for parents to carry children in arms.

Zoo authorities in Nainital introduce pram facility for tourists visiting with children

February 12, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Nainital, Feb 12 (ANI): Nainital zoo authorities in Uttarakhand have introduced pram facility for tourists visiting with children, since the zoo is situated at high-altitude making it difficult for parents to carry children in arms.

Pre-Valentine's Day flower sales surge across India

February 10, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Nainital/Chennai, Feb 10 (ANI): Florists across India are enjoying brisk business, as the surge in flower sales has increased with Valentine's Day round the corner.

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Uttarakhand locals threaten to boycott upcoming polls

January 2, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Amritpur (Uttarakhand), Jan 2 (ANI): Locals in Uttarakhand's Amritpur town on Monday threatened to boycott the upcoming legislative elections complaining about the delay in construction of a bridge connecting the area to the city.

Chinese candles offering stiff competition to Nainital made candles

December 23, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Nainital, Dec 23 (ANI): With Christmas round the corner, local candle-makers in Nainital, Uttarakhand are facing tough competition from Chinese candles.

BJP accuses Congress of compromising Mahatma Gandhi's principles on FDI issue

December 5, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Nainital, Dec 5 (ANI) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused the ruling Congress Party of compromising with the principles of Mahatma Gandhi on the issue of foreign direct investment (FDI), as he was against foreign goods.

Ailing tiger dies in Nainital Zoo

September 17, 2011 at 3:19 PM

Nainital, Sep.17 (ANI): A tiger has died at the G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo in Nainital, Uttarakhand, on Friday.

Indian Army organizes yachting competition in Nainital

June 4, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Nainital, June 4(ANI): In a bid to revive the sport of yachting, the Indian Army in conjunction with the Nainital Yacht Boat Club organized the Surya Sailing Regatta, a yachting competition, in Nainital, Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand government promoting eco tourism

May 29, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Nainital, May 29(ANI): The Uttarakhand government is taking steps to endorse eco-tourism by building small bamboo huts and providing rich flora at botanical parks for tourists' visual treat.

Entertainment tax disappoints boat operators in Nainital

May 7, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Nainital (Uttarakhand), May 7 (ANI): Boat operators in Nainital District have expressed disappointment over a state government decision to levy 20 percent entertainment tax on paddle boats.

Students get mountain-biking training in Nainital

May 2, 2011 at 2:12 PM

Nainital, May 2 (ANI): With the aim of attracting youth towards adventure sports and to make them aware of its scope, the adventure-tourism wing of the tourism authority of Uttarakhand organising a five-day-long mountain-biking camp for school children at Nainital.

Herbal medicine becoming source of livelihood for Nainital women

April 10, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Nainital, Apr.10 (ANI): A self-help group in Uttarakhand has held a workshop to train women in preparing herbal medicines in Nainital to make them self-reliant.round 65 women from across the state participated in the workshop where they were given training in the preparation of basic herbal medicines.

Uttarakhand villagers construct check dam to conserve water

April 9, 2011 at 4:24 PM

Nainital, Apr 9 (ANI): Villagers of Alchona village in Uttarakhand have constructed check dams to save their farms from water problems.

Nainital Tourism to greet summer vacationers

March 24, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Nainital. Mar.24 (ANI): As the summer begins, people in the tourism business in Nainital are busy making preparations to greet vacationers coming to the hill station.

Tiger found dead near Jim Corbett National Park

February 6, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Nainital, Feb 6(ANI): A tiger was found dead in the western Terrai forest divisions bordering the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand on Sunday.

Nainital Zoo authorities take steps to protect animals from cold

January 19, 2011 at 7:26 PM

Nainital, Jan 19 (ANI): As the temperature dipped across the country, animals in the Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant Zoo in Nainital are being given proteins and mineral in their diet by authorities to combat the cold.

Tourism picks up in Nainital

November 11, 2010 at 7:37 PM

Nainital (Uttarakhand), Nov.11 (ANI): Tourism has picked up in Nainital, as the hill station is experiencing a rush of tourists.

National Highway gets new route after rains damage roads in Nainital

September 29, 2010 at 1:05 PM

Nainital, Sep 29 (ANI): National Highway 87 in Nainital got a new route after landslides and heavy rains badly damaged the road.

Uttarakhand forest department initiates tree transplantation drive

September 5, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Haldwani (Uttarakhand)., Sep.5 (ANI): In a unique display of bionomical sensitivity, forest officials in Uttarakhand's Haldwani district have decided to transplant old trees instead of felling them.

Cleaning of Naini Lake begins in Nainital

August 14, 2010 at 4:19 PM

Nainital, Aug 14 (ANI): Authorities began clean-up operations at the Naini Lake here, which is getting polluted due to garbage and sewage water.

Authorities in Uttarakhand resort to bio-fencing to prevent accidents

August 9, 2010 at 10:54 PM

Nainital, Aug 9 (ANI): Various authorities in Uttarakhand have come together to prevent accidents by taking up bio fencing along the state's accident-prone highways.

Changing climate damages apple crop in Uttarakhand

July 13, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Dhana Chuli (Uttarakhand), Jul 13 (ANI): The apple crop has been damaged in Dhana Chuli in Nanital district of Uttarakhand due to deteriorating climatic conditions.

Changing climate damages apple crop in Haldwani

July 13, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Haldwani (Uttarakhand), July 13 (ANI): The apple crop has been damaged in Haldwani in Uttarakhand owing to poor climatic conditions.

Ginger Gold apple promises bumper stock in Uttarakhand

July 5, 2010 at 4:05 PM

Dehradun July 5: (ANI) The Horticulture Department of the state has imported a new breed of the apple that can grow at a lower altitude in Nanital, Uttarakhand.

Workshop on 'natural disasters' rescue course in Himachal Pradesh

June 27, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Nainital, June 27(ANI): A three-week long training on hill disaster rescue is being held in Nainital, Himachal Pradesh.

Anti poaching operations in Uttarakhand

April 21, 2010 at 1:36 PM

Nainital. Apr 21 (ANI): Forest officials of Uttarakhand have started an anti- poaching operation to curb illegal hunting of animals.

Uttarakhand villages facing acute water shortage

April 13, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Nainital, Apr 13 (ANI): Residents of several villages near the tourist town of Nainital are facing an acute water shortage, and are travelling to travel about two kilometres to fetch drinking water.

Uttarakhand farmers adopt eco-friendly ways to get rid of pests

April 5, 2010 at 4:04 PM

Nainital, Apr 5 (ANI): Nainital farmers are adopting eco-friendly methods to get rid of pests by using insect trappers instead of chemical pesticides.

Monkey menace troubling Nainital residents, administration

March 28, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Nainital (Uttarakhand), Mar 28 (ANI): The grey langur population is growing in Nainital and causing trouble for both residents and administrators.

Nainital prepares for the tourist season

March 22, 2010 at 9:45 PM

Nainital, March 22 (ANI): Hoteliers and local traders in Nainital, one of the country's favourite tourist destinations in Uttarakhand state, are gearing up ahead of the approaching tourist season (April to June).

TERI launches "Kumaon Vani" community radio service in Uttarakhand

March 13, 2010 at 9:37 PM

Kumaon (Uttarakhand), Mar 13 (ANI): Uttarakhand Governor Margaret Alva on Saturday inaugurated the first community radio of the state, the 'Kumaon Vani.'

Herbal medicine makes Uttarakhand rural women self-reliant

January 27, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Nainital, Jan 27 (ANI): Uttarakhand women have formed a self-help group where they make and sell herbal medicine from the plants found in the forests around there.

Nainital schoolchildren to clean Bhimtal lake

December 11, 2009 at 7:16 PM

Nainital, Dec. 11 (ANI): Concerned with polluting water streams in Uttarakhand, schoolchildren in Nainital have pledged to clean the Bhimtal lake during their holidays.

School children in Nainital learning parasailing

November 25, 2009 at 6:10 PM

Nainital, Nov. 25 (ANI): As part of the Uttarakhand Government's newly constructed adventure sports wing, a batch of school children are being trained in parasailing in Nainital.

Bamboo fencing on Nainital's hillside roads to prevent mishaps

November 21, 2009 at 6:21 PM

Nainital, Nov.21 (ANI): Following various incidents of mishaps due to accidents or vehicles falling off the high cliff into the deep gorges, accident-prone hillside roads are being fenced with bamboo along Kathgodam-Nainital National Highway in Nainital.

Nainital hails the colourful autumn festival

November 6, 2009 at 8:54 PM

Nainital (Uttarakhand), Nov 6(ANI): To give the tourism sector a boost in the Uttarakhand's Kumaon region, the scenic Nainital city is hosting this year's edition of the annual autumn festival named 'Sharadutsav'.

Women launch cleanliness drive in Nainital

September 21, 2009 at 5:06 PM

Nainital, Sep 21 (ANI): Women in the hill station of Nainital have launched a cleanliness drive.

Authorities promote blackberry production among Uttarakhand farmers

September 9, 2009 at 9:19 PM

Nainital, Sep 9 (ANI): In an initiative to promote European blackberry production in Uttarakhand, the state government have authorities distributed saplings of the fruit among farmers across the street.

Rare animals getting old in Nainital zoo

August 25, 2009 at 11:55 AM

Nainital, Aug 25 (ANI): Ageing of rare animals in the zoological park in Nainital becomes a cause of concern for the authorities.

Violence in Uttarakhand following death of a local BJP leader

August 23, 2009 at 9:43 PM

Kaladhunghi (Uttarakhand), Aug 23(ANI): Violence was witnessed in Nainital district of uttarakhand on Sunday following death of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Balawant Singh, which occurred on Saturday.

Demolition drive to knock down illegal structures in Nainital

August 9, 2009 at 8:45 PM

Nainital (Uttarakhand), Aug. 9 (ANI): Civic authorities in Naintal launched a fresh demolition drive of illegal buildings and structures, which were posing a threat to the fragile landscape and environment of the region, on Sunday.

Bhimtal Lake dries up in Nainital

July 27, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Bhimtal (Uttarakhand), July 27 (ANI): The famous Bhimtal Lake, a perennial lake in Bhimtal town in Uttarakhand, is drying up following human encroachment, silting and scanty rainfall.

Landslide in Nainital claims three lives

July 10, 2009 at 9:18 PM

Nainital, July 10 (ANI): Incessant overnight rains resulted in landslide at Nainital in Uttarakhand on Friday.

Yachting competition in Nainital

June 8, 2009 at 1:02 PM

Nainital, June 8 (ANI): Indian army organised a yachting competition to popularise the sport and give a fillip to tourism in Nainital on Sunday.

Ghulam Nabi Azad says all options of post-poll alliance open

May 7, 2009 at 3:15 PM

Chennai/Nainital, May 7 (ANI): Ghulam Nabi Azad, a senior leader of the Congress Party, has said the party has kept all options open for a post-poll alliance.

Waste management at Naini lake

December 6, 2008 at 2:54 PM

Nainital, Dec 6 (ANI): The people of Nainital have switched to scientifically designed waste management to restore the lost grandeur of the Naini Lake.

Naintial' Pt. G. B. Pant High altitude Zoo is a big tourist attraction

December 4, 2008 at 7:29 PM

Nainital, Dec.4 (ANI): The Bharat Ratna Pandit G B Pant High altitude zoo is a major attraction for tourists visiting Nainital.

Pakistani singers leave behind a message of love in Nainital

October 24, 2008 at 10:26 PM

Nainital, Oct.24 (ANI): A visiting group of Pakistani singers enthralled music lovers in Nainital with the melody of their soulful songs during the annual autumn festival.

Army helps to popularize yacht sailing among students in Uttarakhand

October 13, 2008 at 2:26 PM

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.

Bank manager in Uttar Pradesh arrested for swindle

October 6, 2008 at 8:16 PM

Lucknow, Sep 29 (IANS) The manager of a private bank in this Uttar Pradesh capital was arrested for swindling Rs.1.8 million from a customer's account, police said Monday.

Eco-friendly cycle-rickshaws of Nainital, a boon for all

October 6, 2008 at 8:00 PM

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-friendly cycle-rickshaws these days.

Eco-friendly cycle-rickshaws of Nainital, a boon for all

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

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-friendly cycle-rickshaws these days.

Bank manager in Uttar Pradesh arrested for swindle

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Lucknow, Sep 29 (IANS) The manager of a private bank in this Uttar Pradesh capital was arrested for swindling Rs.1.8 million from a customer's account, police said Monday.

Nainital's martial art player too poor to buy a ticket to South Africa

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Nainital, Sep.2 (ANI): Meenakshi Adhikari of Naintal wishes she had a family background like that of Olympic Gold medalist Abhinav Bindra. For that would have facilitated many things for her to prove her mettle in the world of martial arts.

Bhimtal lake in Nainital drying up

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Nainital, Aug 1 (ANI): The famous Bhimtal Lake in Nainital is drying up due to pollution and increasing levels of silt.

A new short duration apple variety cheers farmers in Nainital

June 26, 2008 at 11:47 PM

Ramgarh (Nainital), June 27 (ANI): Apple growers in Nainital are delighted as the agriculture scientists develop a new breed of the fruit that starts bearing fruit in a short span of a little more than a year.

Al Gore and IPCC together wins Noble Peace prize

October 12, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Al Gore to share his Noble Prize with Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). India‚??s R.K Pachauri is presently heading the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change. The Nobel Prize is bestowed on

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