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Govt to install 150 quake sensors in Uttarakhand

quake sensors
Govt to install 150 quake sensors in Uttarakhand to better understand the geology of the region and the evolution of Himalayan earthquakes. India is looking to have more than six times the number of earthquake sensors in Uttarakhand to better understand the geology of the region and the evolution of Himalayan earthquakes. On Monday, Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand registered a 5.8...

Strong Tremors of 5.8 mag Earthquake in Uttarakhand

A shallow earthquake of 5.8 magnitude hit Uttarakhand this evening causing tremors across struck Uttarakhand late on Monday night Today. Earthquake Tremors were also felt in Mussoriee, Ghaziabad, Delhi, Saharanpur, Pithoragarh, Mathura, Rishikesh, Shamli and Chandigarh. . "The depth of the quake was 33 km and it occurred at 10:33 pm," said J L Gautam, Operations head at the National Seismological Bureau,...

Lakshya becomes World No 1 Junior Badminton Player

The young 15-year-old shuttler from Almora, Uttarakhand, Lakshya Sen, created history today after he became the number one junior singles badminton player in the world in the latest rankings of the Badminton World Federation (BWF). Lakshya Sen is the first shuttler from Uttarakhand to attain the numero uno spot at the international level. Lakshya, who is considered as the shining...

Jagar Singer Basanti Devi honored with Padma Shri

Basanti Devi Bisht
63-year-old Jagar Singer Basanti Devi Bisht from Uttarakhand has finally been honored with the prestigious Padma Shri, the country's fourth highest civilian award, in art and music section. The jagar form of singing is a way of invoking deities, which is traditionally done by men. But, Bisht broke the practice and today is a well-known voice, and is trying...

Annual Spring Festival, Phool Dehi on March 4 and 5

phool dehi
The annual Spring Festival Phool Dehi, Basant Utsav, Basantotsav will be held at the Raj Bhawan on March 4 and 5. Governor KK Paul held a meeting at the Raj Bhawan on Monday to decide the dates for the festival. The first day cover, which will be issued by the Department of Posts, will have medicinal van tulsi as its...

Heavy Snowfall in Kumaon and Garhwal Regions

Heavy Snowfall in Uttarakahnd
The higher reaches of the Himalayas in the Kumaon and Garhwal regions of Uttarakhand experienced fresh heavy snowfall on Tuesday as well even as incessant rain coupled with icy winds lashed the plains causing the mercury to drop sharply. “A number of places located above 2,000m in both the Kumaon and Garhwal regions of the state have received fresh snow including...

Somesh Lohani Scored 99.99 Percentile in CAT

Somesh lohani
Common Admission Test (CAT) 2016 held in December across India and on Monday, they were elated to have the results declared unexpectedly by afternoon, many of them received the results on their mobiles. One of our Uttarakhand state student, Somesh, has scored 99.99 percentile becoming the top-most scorer in the state. Besides him, Uttarakhand have 9 more students who...

Board Exams in Uttarakhand to start from March 17

Board Exams
Students of class 10 and 12 taking the board exams under the Uttarakhand Board of School Education (UBSE) will appear for exams from March 17 to April 10. The announcement on Monday ended a long wait for nearly three lakh students enrolled in government schools of the state. The dates have been fixed in such a manner that not just...

Uttarakhand may welcome New Year with snowfall

New Year Snowfall
There is some good news for those looking forward to snow in the hills of Uttarakhand around the New Year Eve as MeT office on Friday predicted rain and now in the hilly districts of the state on December 31 and January 1. Following a fresh spell of western disturbance and presence cyclonic circulation at the lower level, light...

483 new buses to Uttarakhand under promotion scheme

New Buses
Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Harish Rawat as part of the CM Tourism Promotion scheme today announced to induct 483 new buses in the fleet of the Uttarakhand Roadways Transport Corporation at Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) here today. He also flagged off a new night bus service to Kotnali via Kotdwar from Dehradun. Some luxury buses had also been added along...

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