Three nabbed for causing fires that devastated 3,185 hectares in Kumaon and Garhwal

NAINITAL: Not only the plains of north and western India, but several parts of hill state Uttarakhand are also staring at the water shortage with the onset of summer.

As many as 76 villages in Uttarakhand have been living in the dark since 1947, the year in which India attained independence.

DEHRADUN: To cater to the hill state's drinking water needs as well as other parts of the country which are fed water from its leading water bodies like the Ganga, Yamuna and other tributaries, Chi

The provision of declaring Biodiversity Heritage Sites (BHS) in the National Biodiversity Act 2002 provides an opportunity to give recognition to the community initiatives vis-a-vis the institution of the sacred natural sites (SNS). In brief, the salient feature of the Biodiversity Act 2002, as relates to the BHS, is that the state government in consultation with the local bodies may notify in official gazette, biodiversity rich areas, including the SNS as BHS.

For the first time in India, a system to detect earthquakes and disseminate warnings has been installed in Uttarakhand, where researchers have predicted an earthquake of magnitude 8 or greater.

A total of 32,000 families, out of over 1 lakh families living in Pithoragarh district, are without toilets. The process of constructing toilets is in progress.

One of the heaviest spells of snowfall has left 30 people dead in Uttarakhand in the last two days.

Chief Secretary N Ravi Shankar said that in order to accelerate the pace of all round development of the State, forest clearances should be accorded top priority.

An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale, the second in a week’s time, hit Darma valley of the Uttarakhand district on Sunday evening prompting authorities to sound a general alert in the v