Uttarakhand has observed erratic forest fires in Almora and Chakrata areas. Reportedly, more than 10 hectares of forest land at both the places has been ravaged due to the severe heat and negligible rainfall. However, no loss of human life or wildlife has been reported. Chakrata's Divisional Forest Officer Deep Chand Arya stated, "Thanks to the dry grass floor, even the smallest spark could ignite a raging fire."
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Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat has initiated a campaign 'Corona Warrior To Corona Winner' to spread awareness about COVID-19 and boost the morale of recovered patients. The initiative will hold various sporting events for the virus survivors which will be conducted by the state's sports department. “These sports events, organized for coronavirus winners will definitely… read-more
In a virtual ceremony, BJP National president JP Nadda has laid the foundation stone for a new party office in Dehradun. He informed that the building will have separate sections for the staff of Social media management and media management. Nadda added that a digital library has been set up to keep the workers updated. CM Trivendra Singh Rawat and Central Minister Ramesh… read-more
Parents in Uttarakhand are concerned about their children's safety from COVID-19 ahead of the reopening of schools for class X and XII in the state from November 1. They are reluctant to send their children to attend classes despite the school managements have assured for precautionary measures. The parents complained that neither the schools nor the government authorities are willing to take the responsibility if any student contracts the… read-more
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The Bannu community, organiser of the Dussehra fair in Dehradun, has decided to cancel the 'Ravan Dahan' this year. The decision was taken citing COVID-19 concerns and the demise of the Bannu community's founder LD Virmani. President of the Bannu Community Harish Virmani stated, "We are planning to organize some symbolic celebrations so that the tradition continues." However, the community is planning to organise some small events to… read-more
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A BJP councillor from Rudrapur ward 13, Uttarakhand, Prakash Dhami passed away on October 12, after getting shot by yet unidentified assailants. According to police, the assailants arrived at Dhami's residence in a car, called him outside asking for his signatures on a document and shot at him. He was immediately rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead. SP Devendra Pincha said the police is investigating the matter further.
Helicopter Services in Kedarnath resumed from October 9 with 890 people availing the service on the very first day. CEO, Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority, stated, "We expect a maximum of 400 people to avail the helicopter service for Char Dham Yatra every day." Reportedly, the service has already been booked by 2,500 pilgrims and the devotees can opt for a two-way ride from Kedarnath to Gupt Kashi, Phata, and… read-more
With an aim to improve communication in interior areas during emergency situations, Uttarakhand State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) has installed a new technology, 'Quick Deployment Antenna (QDA)'. Reportedly, the QDA can send data from the disaster-affected areas even with low or no signal connectivity. The technology was inaugurated by CM Trivendra Singh Rawat. The SDRF remarked that it has procured six such instruments that was exclusive… read-more
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Keeping work-from-home culture in mind, Uttarakhand has introduced 'workcations': an initiative that aims to offer people a chance to work from scenic locations. Reportedly, the tourists will get a discount of upto Rs 3,000, through the 'Tourist Incentive Coupon', over the bookings of minimum 3-day stay. Besides, Uttarakhand Tourism is also providing facilities like well-sanitized hotels with power back-up. However, the visitors will have to… read-more
The Ambani family has donated Rs 5 crore to Uttarakhand Chardham Devasthanam Board, following a request by the board’s Additional CEO B D Singh. Reportedly, the board, which is facing losses due to the pandemic, will use the money to pay salaries to the employees. The media cell of the board on October 7 informed that the donations were made by Anant Ambani.
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