Forest Healing Centre, Ranikhet

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Think Less, Feel More: India's First Forest Healing Centre In Ranikhet

Uttarakhand Forest Department's research wing has developed India's first forest healing centre in popular hill station Ranikhet. Based on the Japanese technique of ‘shinrin-yoku’ or forest bathing and ancient Indian traditions, the 13-acre healing centre offers forest walking, tree-hugging, forest meditation and sky gazing. The Chief Conservator of Forest (Research), Sanjiv Chaturvedi has summarized the centre's essence as, "Be silent, go… read-more

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 - 09:19 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Uttarakhand, Ranikhet, Forest Healing Centre, Forest Department, shinrin-yoku

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Massive rockslide triggered Chamoli floods.

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Chamoli Flash Floods Triggered By Massive Rockslide: Reports

Flash floods that left Uttarakhand's Chamoli in turmoil might have been triggered by a massive rockslide below the Ronti peak, revealed reports. According to the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the energy of the fall melted the ice creating a source for the flood. Moreover, the centre confirmed that the floods were not caused due to glacial lake outburst as no significant water bodies were found in the area… read-more

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 - 05:25 PM / by Neha S

Tags: Chamoli, Uttarakhand Floods, Uttarakhand, Rockslide

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Uttarakhand Cops Grant Rs 10,000 To Brides Objecting Alcohol Parties

Under the state’s Bhuli Kanyadan scheme, the Uttarakhand Police in the Devprayag area has decided to reward Rs 10,001 to brides who object to alcohol parties at their wedding celebrations. Reportedly, alcohol abuse during cocktail parties is a visible propeller of disputes that incite law and order disruptions in the region. In light of the same, the police launched the noble drive after consulting with the locals and pooled money… read-more

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 - 10:22 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Uttarakhand, Devprayag Police, alcohol, reward money

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12,000 Uttarakhand Villages To Get Internet Under BharatNet Phase-II

The Centre on February 22 sanctioned the BharatNet Phase II project in Uttarakhand for connecting nearly 12,000 villages with the internet. Following a meeting with CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has agreed to improve digital connectivity on the Char Dham route and bordering areas. Considering Uttarakhand's proneness to disasters and challenging strategic situation, Rawat called for executing the 'India… read-more

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 04:45 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Uttarakhand, BharatNet, CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, Ravi Shankar Prasad

Sonu Sood

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Sonu Sood Extends His Support To Victims Of Uttarakhand Glacier Burst

Being known for his gestures towards the underprivileged, the philanthropic actor Sonu Sood has now extended his support towards the Uttarakhand glacier burst victims. Reportedly, Sonu has planned to adopt the family of a 45-year-old electrician Alam Singh Pundir who died in the tragic accident. Moreover, the actor also offered to help Alam’s four daughters in their education and marriage. "It is every individual's responsibility to come… read-more

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 - 06:48 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Sonu Sood, Uttarakhand, Chamoli, Support

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Uttarakhand's first All women ATS

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Uttarakhand’s 1st All-Women Anti-Terror Squad Preps Ahead Mahakumbh

Uttarakhand's first all-women Anti-Terrorism Squad is budding as a contingent of 22 commandoes get through a gruelling routine at the Police Training College in Narendra Nagar, Tehri. The hill state's unprecedented all-woman unit is receiving training in counter-terrorism, latest operational methodology, evolution of commando operations worldwide, modern weaponry and martial art form Krav Maga. Concluding pre-commando training in Haridwar,… read-more

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 - 11:45 AM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Uttarakhand, anti terror squad, All-Women, Mahakumbh, Police Training College

Representational photo: Destroyed banana crops.

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Uttarakhand Farmers Destroys 4.25 Acres Of Banana Crops Due To Low Prices

Farmers in Uttarakhand's Uttam Singh Nagar district were forced to destroy their banana crops planted in 4.25 acres due to low prices. Reportedly, the three brothers had invested in banana crop over the advice of horticulture officers in 2019, but failed to get buyers promising satisfactory rates. Farmers engaged in cultivation of fruits and vegetables are known to be common victims as prices fall in wholesale markets.

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 - 01:15 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Uttarakhand, Indian Farmers, Horticulture, Banana Crops

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Bird Census in Uttarakhand

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Corbett Reserve Stretch Plans Bird Census From Feb 16, After 13 Year

To give thrust to avian conservation, the Uttarakhand forest department is planning to conduct bird census in the Corbett Tiger Reserve landscape from February 16-18. Sensing a possibility of over 600 bird species in the landscape, the census to be conducted after the 13-year gap would cover 12 ranges of Kalagarh tiger reserve and Ramnagar forest division. Moreover, the department will adopt a sighting method and will deploy 21 teams having… read-more

Sun, 14 Feb 2021 - 05:32 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Birds, Bird Census, Corbett Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand

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Uttarakhand Starts Villages' Relocation; Entire Project Needs Rs 10,000 Cr

For the 385-village relocation project planned in 2017 by the Uttarakhand government, work for 5 villages have been started following the government's Rs 2.38-crore fund allocation on February 11. The five villages are from the Tehri, Chamoli, Uttarkashi and Bageshwar districts. Reportedly, in 2017, the cost of the exercise was pegged at around Rs 10,000 crore. The project aims to relocate the villages from disaster-prone areas to safer… read-more

Sat, 13 Feb 2021 - 12:18 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Uttarakhand, Uttarakhand Government, Floods, environment

Sand Art by Sudarsan Pattnaik

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Sudarsan Pattnaik Makes Sand Art For Chamoli Flash Floods At Puri

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a sand art at Odisha's Puri beach praying for the victims of the Uttarakhand Glacial burst. Captioning his artwork #PrayForUttarakhand, Sudarshan uploaded a video on the microblogging site Twitter that was viewed over 25,000 times. In… read-more

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 - 08:33 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Sudarsan Pattnaik, Sand art, Uttarakhand, Flood, Twitter

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