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6-yr project to study ways to eradicate Lantana weed

India, Aug. 18 -- The state forest department has approved a six-year research project to study the methodologies for ending the infestation by Lantana (lantana camara ), a highly invasive weed, which... Read More


72% e-waste in Dehradun comes from mobile phones: NGO survey

India, Aug. 18 -- Around 77% of people surveyed in Dehradun don't have any information about the E-Waste Management Rules 2016, the set of national rules that define the guidelines and processes for e... Read More


HC dismisses former CMs' review petitions

Nainital, Aug. 8 -- The Uttarakhand high court on Wednesday dismissed review petitions filed by two former chief ministers - Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Vijay Bahuguna - before the court against its May... Read More


Developed 'mining guard' app to curb illegal mining, U'khand govt tells HC

NAINITAL, Aug. 8 -- The government on Wednesday informed the Uttarakhand high court that it has developed a "mining guard" app through which legality of documents during transport of mining materials ... Read More


Civic staff to be trained in catching dogs in Nainital

Nainital, Aug. 7 -- To check dog menace in Nainital district, the district administration has decided to train ten employees of Nainital, Bhowali and Bhimtal civic bodies in catching and handling dogs... Read More


Unscientific solid waste treatment threat to Himalayan ecosystem

NAINITAL, Aug. 3 -- High-profile wedding of NRI Gupta brothers in Auli last month might have put a spotlight on the waste disposal in the sensitive Himalayas, but the fact remains that solid waste pro... Read More


Complete panchayat elections by Nov 30: HC

Nainital, Aug. 2 -- The Uttarakhand high court on Thursday directed the state government to ensure completion of panchayat elections by November 30. The court issued the directive while hearing a pub... Read More


U' khand plans to use Japanese technique of afforestation

Nainital, Aug. 2 -- The forest department has approved an ambitious five-year project to study Japanese botanist and plant ecologist Akira Miyawaki style of afforestation to increase the natural diver... Read More


Ailing Corbett elephant Lakshmi dies after 4-month-long illness

India, Aug. 2 -- The 55-year-old elephant Lakshmi, which had been ailing for over last four months, died in Ramnagar forest division in the outskirts of Corbett Tiger Reserve on Tuesday night. BP Pan... Read More


U'khand dept claims tiger presence in all 13 districts

Nainital, July 28 -- The Uttarakhand forest department on Saturday said its analysis of direct and indirect methods, including camera trap images, has established the presence of tigers in all the 13 ... Read More