On the afternoon of 16 June, local resident Manav Bisht watched dozens of constables leaving the paramilitary Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Academy, which stood between his house in Shakti Vihar, a loc

The devastating natural disaster that hit Uttarakhand, has claimed yet another victim.

DEHRA DUN, 17 JUNE: Ahead of the seers' protest in New Delhi tomorrow over the conservation of River Ganga, a three-member Central team today made an assessment of the controversial 330 Megawatt Al

They demand resumption of work on power projects in Uttarakhand by May 20

Three Padma Shri awardees on Friday threatened begin a fast from May 21 if the government did not resume work on power projects in Uttarakhand by May 20. The announcement has become all the more important as several women on dharna at the Vishnugad–Pipalkoti project site have threatened self-immolation if work is not resumed immediately.

The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has not yet issued a no-objection certificate for construction of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) on forest land at Sumari in Srinaga

The government's decision to declare a 135 km stretch of the Ganga from Gaumukh to Uttarkashi an eco-sensitive zone has not gone down well with the construction lobby which was hoping to make huge profits from the hydropower projects to be constructed on the river.

Following the ministry of environment & forests decision to abandon three large hydro-power projects, which included Loharinag Pala

Shishir Prashant / New Delhi/ Dehra Dun May 5, 2010, 0:44 IST

Here is good news for the water-starved Uttarakhand. After more than four years of experiments and research, a European Union river bank filtration (RBF) project has ignited new hopes to end the perennial drinking water problem in the hills.

This study deals with the plant diversity and effects of disturbance on two types of forest namely, Anogeissus latifolius mixed forest (700

The State Government plans to facilitate the farming of industrial hemp on about 30,000 hectares of barren land in Uttarakhand.

The fiber and wood pulp from the cultivated hemp will be used for manufacturing paper and fabric in the initial stages, according to official sources.