Environmentalists rued the proposal to cut down at least 4,600 trees — mostly deodar and broad leaf trees which are important for absorption of water — spread over 94 hectares for the construction

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has started a 'Krishi Jal' campaign for water conservation and water resource mapping in 1,000 villages of Pithoragarh and Champawat dis

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to the state government to take steps to stop illegal mining going on in Jakh Pant village near Pithoragarh town.

DEHRADUN: A few days after the Uttarakhand forest department disclosed that there were sightings of a tiger at 12,000 feet in the Askot wildlife sanctuary in Pithoragarh, the first time the presenc

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand has the higher number of landslide prone or unstable zones among the north Himalayan states including Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, according to a report submitted i

DEHRADUN: A team of experts from the Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre (DMMC) is conducting a geological study of the villages in Pithoragarh that were hit by landslides triggered by cloudb

The rescue operations launched in the wake of heavy rains and cloudbursts in hilly state of Uttarakhand were wound up today in most places except in Bastadi in Pithoragarh district which bore the m

Dehradun: The search and rescue teams have recovered four more bodies from the debris in the cloudburst-hit villages of Pithoragarh district, raising the death toll in the natural disaster to 20 wh

DEHRADUN/ALMORA: Over 900 villages across the state had plunged into darkness when cloudbursts and incessant rains hit Uttarakhand on July 1. Of these, around 150 are still in the dark.

Indiscriminate blasting of mountains to build roads or other infrastructure has rendered the fragile areas of the state more susceptible to landslides and floods, say experts and scientists.

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