An Illegal Mining Vigilance Force has been set up in Uttarakhand to rein in the illicit trade.

Mining had been stopped in 22 rivers following alleged illegal activities and growing environmental concerns

The Supreme Court has permitted mining in 22 rivers including that of Kosi in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna announced on Wednesday.
Bahuguna also said the government would undertake the extraction or quarrying of sand and other small minerals from these 22 rivers in a transparent manner allowing no illegal activities.

A Special Mining Vigilance Force will be constituted in the State in the wake of rampant illegal mining, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said here on Wednesday.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs Ministry of Environment & Forests & Others dated 09/10/2013 on heavy illegal mining activity in the city Banjarwala and Bopara in District Haridwar and Gautam Budh Nagar.

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The threat of Dengue is looming large in Uttarakhand after three persons died of the vector-borne disease and 30 more new cases were reported.

Three persons from Haridwar district who had tested positive for Dengue died during the past one fortnight, an official statement here said. So far, nearly 352 cases, mostly from Haridwar, have been reported in the hill state. Nearly, 20 patients have been referred to the government Doon hospital, official sources said.

Heavy showers continued to lash various parts of Uttarakhand, where a number of houses were damaged in Chamoli following a cloudburst while many other settlements in Uttarkashi district are sinking

Amid fears of disease outbreak after widespread devastation in flood-affected Uttarakhand, the Union health ministry has deputed a high-level team which will review the public health measures in th

Sangam (Allahabad): Sometimes a walk can change your life -- as well as the lives of millions of others.

Describing manual scavenging as a matter involving “human dignity,” the Supreme Court today noted that the officials concerned in states were not doing their best to weed out this practice even tho

In one of the first signs of an industrial strife, street protests have begun in the key industrial estate of Haridwar in Uttarakhand which has been plagued by heavy power cuts in the past few days.

After the two-days blackout as a result of grid collapse on July 30-31, the government has resorted to heavy rostering in the industrial areas, a move which is being seen as a measure to avoid its heavy dependency on the northern grid. A group of industrialists at Haridwar held a protest demonstration to highlight their anger against what they termed “complete power breakdown.”