Single-use plastic making 'big comeback' across India amid COVID-19 pandemic, says environment activist
The lockdown had a good effect on the environment but the increased use of masks, gloves, sanitiser bottles to fight the pandemic has given rise to new concerns, said Anoop Nautiyal.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Uttarakhand imposes fine of Rs 5,000 or six months' jail for not wearing face masks in public
Those who do not wear masks in public places and who violate COVID-19 quarantine rules in Uttarakhand will face six months in jail and fined Rs 5,000
Mann ki baat: Narendra Modi hails IAF planes for using bio-fuel, says it's a step to reduce carbon emissions, reliance on imported crude oil
In 'Mann ki Baat' radio address, he said 'history was made' when an IAF AN-32 aircraft took off from Leh's Kushok Bakula Rimpoche airport using a mixture of 10 percent Indian bio-jet fuel
Swedish royal couple clean up Mumbai's Versova beach; Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia to meet Maharashtra Governor today
Royal couple from Sweden also interacted with volunteers of the Versova Beach clean-up project
GAIL to supply PNG to 3 lakh households in Dehradun under city gas distribution project; work on project to begin in a month
As laying pipelines from Haridwar to Dehradun is likely to take some time, GAIL will supply PNG in the district for the time being through de-compressed units (DCUs) of which 4-5 will be set up in Dehradun,
Venkaiah Naidu asks universities to reorient academic strategies to produce ‘future ready professionals’, calls economic slowdown temporary
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said the entire world is looking towards India with great interest today and urged universities to reorient their academic strategies to produce future ready professionals
Uttarakhand panchayat poll results: BJP says most winners were saffron party-backed candidates, Congress claims its supporters did well
Uttarakhand panchayat poll results were announced on Tuesday with both BJP and Congress expressing satisfaction over performances of candidates backed by them.
Uttarakhand BJP on Tuesday expelled four workers and office bearers for working against party-supported nominees in the ongoing panchayat polls in the state.
Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, who made history after becoming India's first woman DGP, passes away; Uttarakhand Police condoles her passing
Uttarakhand Police in a Twitter post remembered Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya. "Uttarakhand Police expresses condolences on her demise and remembers her phenomenal contribution," it said.
IMD predicts heavy rainfall for Uttarakhand over next three days; temperatures in Dehradun to hover around 24 and 32 degree Celsius
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said that heavy rainfall will continue to batter isolated places of Uttarakhand for the next three days.
Pakistan violates ceasefire for second successive day along LoC in J&K's Rajouri; no casualties reported, says army spokesperson
Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by targeting forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district for the second successive day.
'Cows exhale oxygen, can cure tuberculosis': Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Rawat's bizarre claims spark row
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that cows exhale oxygen, a claim rubbished by livestock and animal husbandry experts.
IMD said heavy rainfall to occur at Uttarakhand's Nainital, Champawat, Pithoragarh, Udham Singh Nagar, Dehradun and Pauri districts on 24 and 25 July.
Heavy rains lash Uttarakhand with some parts receiving 222 mm of rainfall; IMD says state to have similar weather till 15 July
Heavy rains on Tuesday lashed many parts of Uttarakhand, especially those in Kumaon region, with Khatima in Udham Singh Nagar district receiving the maximum of 222 millimetres of showers.
Afghanistan and the West Indies have played only 10 internationals between them, eight of those held in the Caribbean.
Uttarakhand forest fires: SC agrees to hear petitions requesting prompt action to curb blazes, asks petitioners to 'pray for rain'
The SC on Tuesday agreed to hear on 24 June, a plea seeking urgent steps to protect forests, wildlife and birds from wildfires in Uttarakhand. SC also said, 'it is an serious issue and in the meantime, pray for rain'. Advocate Rituparn Uniyal moved the apex court last Friday to seek urgent steps to protect forests, wildlife and birds from wildfires in Uttarakhand.
PIL filed in Supreme Court requesting prompt assistance from Centre, state govt in curbing Uttarakhand wildfires
A public interest litigation was filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday seeking urgent steps to protect forests, wildlife and birds from wildfires in Uttarakhand. Every year forest fires in the state causes great loss to the forest ecosystem, the diversity of the flora and fauna and the economic wealth and is one of the major disasters there. The plea also demanded for legal rights of the animals residing in the forests.
'Nothing to do with it': Indian Army distances itself from Mahendra Singh Dhoni's gloves controversy
Talking to reporters after a passing-out parade at the Indian Military Academy, GOC-in-C (South-Western Command) Lt Gen Cherish Matheson said it was Dhoni's personal decision to wear the army insignia on his gloves and the army had nothing to do with it.
Senior social welfare department official, 11 others arrested for involvement in multi-crore SC/ST 'scholarship scam' in Uttarakhand
Twelve people, including the state deputy director of the social welfare department Anurag Shankhdhar, have been arrested over their alleged involvement in a multi-crore SC/ST scholarship scam in Uttarakhand
Research shows that most forests in India are highly resilient to the impacts of climate change. However, contrary to government claims, forest cover continues to decline due to human activity.