Uttarakhand has the third largest tiger population among 17 States with tiger population in India, but compared to other States, it receives lesser funds from the National Tiger Conservation Author

With an aim to boost growth, the Centre has announced a series of new sops with an estimated cost Rs 250 crore for Uttarakhand. These include a textile park, two spice parks, two convention centres and horticulture cold- storage chains.

“We have brought new schems to boost growth in Uttarakhand with an estimated cost of Rs 250 crore. We have also held talks for increasing investments and FDI in the state,” said Anand Sharma, Union commerce, industry and textiles minsiter, after holding talks with Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna and industrialists here yesterday.

Leading scientist P Rama Rao (file photo) will recieve the Defence Research and Develop-ment Organisation’s (DRDO’s) lifetime achievement award for 2011 from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here tomo

In an effort to provide non-stop supply of potable water to the residents, more than 2,000 tubewells will be operated through solar energy by the Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan Department if everything g

Interacting with a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) delegation, Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi said that the State has tremendous potential for development.

The sanitation workers of Dehradun have become prone to health hazards as the practice of wearing masks and gloves is still not prevalent among them.

Though the construction of rainwater harvesting tanks is prescribed for houses in the building bylaws of the Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority (MDDA), most building owners in the city are op

The National Bee Board and Forest Research Institute will work jointly to promote honey culture programmes in forestry sectors, which will be very useful for poverty alleviation and for improvement

At least 40 fruit trees have been axed to construct a residential complex on Rajpur Road which has not even been approved by the Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority.

A raging controversy has erupted over land acquisition for the proposed widening of the Dehra Dun-Haridwar highway to four lanes on the Kuanwala stretch near here by the National Highways Authority of India with villagers blocking the road seeking enforcement of the national land acquisition norms and compensation as given in the case of a similar dispute in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

“We don't object to parting with our lands for a national cause. But that does not mean we will let the authorities cheat us,” said residents of the area on Friday.