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6-member team to submit report on forest fires

Dehradun, April 11 -- Uttarakhand forest department on Friday formed a six-member committee that will prepare a report on high court and National Green Tribunal directions on checking forest fires in ... Read More


As forest fires rage in Uttarakhand, spotlight back on colonial-era problem

India, April 8 -- Around 2,000 such incidents since January in Uttarakhand's lower hills have put a spotlight on forest fires in the state, where 4,500-hectare forest area was damaged in infernos in 2... Read More


Consider using artificial rain to check wildfires: HC

Dehradun, April 8 -- Uttarakhand high court on Wednesday directed the state government to consider using artificial rain through cloud seeding to tackle raging forest fires. The court also directed t... Read More


Uttarakhand HC summons top official over forest fires

Dehradun, April 7 -- Taking suo motu cognisance of the alarming forest fires in the state, Uttarakhand high court summoned principal chief conservator of forests (PCCF) Rajiv Bhartari on Wednesday to ... Read More


Uttarakhand HC takes suo moto cognisance of alarming forest fires

India, April 6 -- Taking suo moto cognisance of the alarming forest fires in the state, Uttarakhand High Court on Tuesday summoned principal chief convertor of forests (PCCF) Rajiv Bhartari to explain... Read More


U'khand sounds alarm overforest fires, govt sends NDRF

Dehradun, April 5 -- Several new forest fires flared in the hills of Uttarakhand over the weekend, triggering alarm in the state as well as the central government, which has decided to rush teams of t... Read More


Alarming forest fires a cause of concern

Dehradun, April 5 -- Raging forest fires in Uttarakhand have reached an alarming level, prompting the state government to convene an emergency meeting and to seek the help of Centre. Since January 1, ... Read More


U'khand sounds alarm overforest fires, govt sends NDRF

Dehradun, April 5 -- Several new forest fires flared in the hills of Uttarakhand over the weekend, triggering alarm in the state as well as the central government, which has decided to rush teams of t... Read More


Uttarakhand sounds alarm over forest fires

Dehradun, April 5 -- Several new forest fires flared in the hills of Uttarakhand over the weekend, triggering alarm in the state as well as the central government, which has decided to rush teams of t... Read More


Mahakumbh begins, HC tells state to increase testing

Dehradun, April 1 -- The Uttarakhand high court has directed the state government to increase daily Covid-19 testing in Haridwar from 5,000 to 50,000, as the city prepares for the Mahakumbh. Hearing ... Read More