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Passport Seva Kendras for Nainital, Haldwani

passport seva kendras
Following long-standing demands by people of Kumaon division, the ministry of external affairs has finally decided to open a Passport Seva Kendras in Haldwani and Nainital, which will save people from the hassle of travelling to the state capital to get their passport-related works done. A letter to this effect was sent by union minister for external affairs Sushma Swaraj...

Rs 13 crore for restoring water bodies in Nainital

Restoring Water
The state irrigation department has drawn up a Rs 13 crore plan to restoring water bodies in Nainital, including Naini lake, Bhimtal and Sattal. Officials of the state irrigation department said that the project aims at cleaning and beautification of the lakes along with research and preservation of water bodies which have seen water levels dwindle, especially in the...

UK Govt say no begging around religious places

No Begging
In a major social welfare decision, the Uttarakhand Government has ordered a strict ban on begging in and around religious places in the state and has also set up a task force for the implementation of ban. The newly formed Trivendra Singh Rawat government has issued directives to the district magistrates (DMs) of all the 13 districts in the...

Namami Gange projects begin in Haridwar

Namami Gange
Work on execution of some of the projects under the Namami Gange plan of the Central Government’s National Mission for Clean Ganga has begun in Haridwar. The Centre has allocated Rs 875 crore for sewage treatment plant construction and up-gradation of the old plants, Rs 260 crore for cremation ghats, Rs 50 crore for river front development project, Rs 22...

State flower Burans blooms Early in February

Burans
Uttarakhand's state flower Burans has made an appearance at least a month earlier than usual this year flowering in the hills of Garhwal and Kumaon in February instead of March when it generally blossoms. While experts evaluate the long-term implications, those engaged in its plucking and processing are keeping fingers crossed that business is not affected due to the...

Story Telling Competition at Welham School

Welham
Students from various schools in the city enacted different literary narrative forms at the Welham Boys' School here on Wednesday. The school hosted the 4th Varun Puri memorial inter school English story-telling contest for the junior school. The contest saw participation of students from classes IV, V and VI, and ten city schools like The Asian School and Kasiga School. The...

Jim Corbett Reserve will get nine Elephants

Elephants
Corbett Tiger Reserve will soon get nine elephants from Karnataka government for patrolling and other activities within the park. Sources said that the "Elephants" started on their journey on Tuesday and will reach Jim Corbett in a few days. Earlier, the national park had 13 elephants for patrolling inaccessible areas but seven of these died following which it was...

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

Lakshya
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...

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Passport Seva Kendras for Nainital, Haldwani

Following long-standing demands by people of Kumaon division, the ministry of external affairs has finally decided to open a Passport Seva Kendras in Haldwani...