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Spectrograph to be built, developed indigenously for India's largest optical telescope Devasthal near Nainital
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Spectrograph to be built, developed indigenously for India's largest optical telescope Devasthal near Nainital

Indigenous world in building complex instruments in India is an important step to become 'Aatmanirbhar' in astronomy and astrophysics, an expert said.

Uttarakhand BJP expels four persons for working against panchayat poll candidates backed by party
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Uttarakhand BJP expels four persons for working against panchayat poll candidates backed by party

Uttarakhand BJP on Tuesday expelled four workers and office bearers for working against party-supported nominees in the ongoing panchayat polls in the state.

'Cows exhale oxygen, can cure tuberculosis': Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Rawat's bizarre claims spark row
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'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 predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall in six districts of Uttarakhand on 24 and 25 July
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IMD predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall in six districts of Uttarakhand on 24 and 25 July

IMD said heavy rainfall to occur at Uttarakhand's Nainital, Champawat, Pithoragarh, Udham Singh Nagar, Dehradun and Pauri districts on 24 and 25 July.

BJP issues show cause notice to Uttarakhand MLA after viral video shows lawmaker dancing with guns in hands
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BJP issues show cause notice to Uttarakhand MLA after viral video shows lawmaker dancing with guns in hands

Suspended BJP MLA from Uttarkhand Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion landed in trouble once again on Wednesday as a video showing him dancing with guns in his hands during a get-together went viral prompting an embarrassed party to issue a show cause notice to him

Heavy rains lash Uttarakhand with some parts receiving 222 mm of rainfall; IMD says state to have similar weather till 15 July
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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.

Recent forest fires in Uttarakhand destroy huge swathes of green cover; experts blame errant monsoon
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Recent forest fires in Uttarakhand destroy huge swathes of green cover; experts blame errant monsoon

Every year, Uttarakhand loses a large part of its forest cover to fires, mostly during this time of the year when the mercury soars.

In Uttarakhand's hills, BJP's nationalism strikes a chord; voters downplay local issues, say problems can be solved later
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In Uttarakhand's hills, BJP's nationalism strikes a chord; voters downplay local issues, say problems can be solved later

Though locals in Uttarakhand's hilly areas — Kumaon and Garhwal — are upset with the BJP over unemployment, migration and lack of basic facilities, nationalism seems to be striking a chord with people openly voicing their support for Narendra Modi

BJP candidate list for Lok Sabha election in Uttarakhand marks rise of a new order, passing of old guard
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BJP candidate list for Lok Sabha election in Uttarakhand marks rise of a new order, passing of old guard

For the first time, the BJP is going to contest the election in Uttarakhand without its two strongest pillars, who were considered integral to the party's leadership.

Water and hopes down to a trickle in Uttarakhand's hilly areas as residents ignored by state abandon their homes
India

Water and hopes down to a trickle in Uttarakhand's hilly areas as residents ignored by state abandon their homes

With natural water resources gradually drying up and households still waiting for drinking water connections, Mason village in Uttarakhand's Pauri district is one of worst-hit by migration, earning the moniker of ‘ghost villages’

The Himalayan Echoes festival retells tales of Kumaon, its wildlife, craft and food
India

The Himalayan Echoes festival retells tales of Kumaon, its wildlife, craft and food

A festival like Himalayan Echoes is as much a reminder of what’s dying as it is of the need to bring it back to life.

Uttarakhand HC asks Centre to strictly implement ban on pornographic websites after alleged rape of a minor in Dehradun
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Uttarakhand HC asks Centre to strictly implement ban on pornographic websites after alleged rape of a minor in Dehradun

The court directed Internet service providers to strictly obey a notification issued by the Centre three years ago for a ban on porn sites.

Tom Alter passes away: A close associate recalls actor's unfulfilled wish of playing Jim Corbett
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Tom Alter passes away: A close associate recalls actor's unfulfilled wish of playing Jim Corbett

"You see the kids have to be taught the importance of nature and wildlife," Tom Alter said, sipping a cup of piping hot tea in Nainital, Ajay Suri recalls.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra ends with record number of pilgrims visiting shrine this year
India

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra ends with record number of pilgrims visiting shrine this year

The annual Kailash-Mansarovar yatra through the Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand came to an end on Friday with the last batch of 33-member arriving in Pithoragarh.

Thousands march barefoot in Nainital to raise awareness, save depleting Naini lake
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Thousands march barefoot in Nainital to raise awareness, save depleting Naini lake

Thousands of people silently marched barefoot on Mall Road in Nainital to raise awareness and invite government action to save the hill station's iconic Naini lake

Uttarakhand UBSE UK board Class 10th 2017 exam results may be declared tomorrow: Check your grades at uaresults.nic.in
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Uttarakhand UBSE UK board Class 10th 2017 exam results may be declared tomorrow: Check your grades at uaresults.nic.in

The Uttarakhand board is expected to declare results to the state Class X matriculation exam on Friday. All candidates who appeared for the exam can check their grades on the official UBSE website

Lohali accident: Five killed, 12 injured as boulder falls on a bus in Uttarakhand
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Lohali accident: Five killed, 12 injured as boulder falls on a bus in Uttarakhand

Five persons were killed and over 12 injured in Uttarakhand when a huge boulder rolled down a hill, fell on a bus and smashed its front completely.

Uttarakhand Election 2017: As friends turn foes, key battlegrounds that may determine poll outcome
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Uttarakhand Election 2017: As friends turn foes, key battlegrounds that may determine poll outcome

Here are the key constituencies and candidates for the upcoming Uttarakhand Assembly Election 2017.

Chirmiri to Sandakphu, Kerala to Shillong: Here are 10 travel destinations for 2017
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Chirmiri to Sandakphu, Kerala to Shillong: Here are 10 travel destinations for 2017

These 10 destinations will prove to be the perfect travel getaways in 2017. So what are you waiting for?

Watch: Leopard breaks into hotel room in Nainital, scares guests and calmly leaves
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Watch: Leopard breaks into hotel room in Nainital, scares guests and calmly leaves

A leopard broke into a hotel room in Tallital area of Nainital, leaving the occupants of the room in utter shock early Sunday.