The Nainital district administration and Corbett National Park authorities have started work to raise awareness among owners of resorts around Corbett regarding the recent Government order banning

Deteriorating weather conditions seem to have triggered serious concern among farmers with their rabi crop of wheat being highly prone to diseases such as yellow rust that strike during this period

Agriculture sector contributes a major portion in gross production of India. In spite of this, agriculture today is finding itself in increasing difficulties. The adverse impact of agriculture based on synthetic fertilizers and herbicides is visible in the degradation of soil fertility, quality of food, taste of food and so on. Organic agriculture may prove to be a boon to curb these adverse effects. There is dearth of information on organic farming in India in general and in Uttarakhand in particular.

Ground-based measurements of aerosol black carbon (BC), from a high altitude location at Nainital in the central Himalayas (during June 2006 to May 2007), were used to study its temporal variability and impact on the atmospheric radiative forcing. Diurnal variation of BC mass concentration shows single enhanced peak in the late afternoon hour. The peak is rather pronounced in winter months due to shallow and stable boundary layer condition, which is largely associated with low surface temperature.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Maj Gen BC Khanduri laid the foundation stones of 40 development schemes worth of more than `87 crores, at MP Intermediate College, Ramnagar on Tuesday.

As a precursor to the installation of the Stratosphere-Troposphere Radar (ST-Radar) for atmospheric study in the Himalayan region, the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES

Six cheetals, a species of deer, were on Monday killed after being hit by a speeding train at Ampokhara range of Terai (west) forest division in Nainital district, an official said.

With the launch of DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment, Short Course) Plus medicine for tuberculosis patients, Uttarakhand will become the first Himalayan State in the country to launch the service f

A mild earthquake shook Pithoragarh's Dharchula tehsil early on Tuesday morning but there were no reports of any damage from the upper regions where the tremors were felt.

The earthquake measured 3.1 in magnitude on the Richter scale and took place at 7.11 in the morning, Anand Sharma, director, State metrological department told The Pioneer.

The direction recorded was 29.6 degree north and

Heavy rain lashed large parts of north India on Sunday, including the national capital, even as seven persons were killed in rain-related incidents.

Five persons were washed away in flash floods in Uttarakhand's Nainital district, while two children, including a girl, were killed in Azamgarh of Uttar Pradesh after lightning struck them.

The rain resulted in traffic snarls, water-logging, and

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