Pine trees and women empowerment 

Turning the  locally available pine leaf into a driver of change is the first of many wins of  Manju Shah. Her ‘pirul’-made crafts now weave stories of self-help for many women, writes Narendra Sethi

06 Aug 2023

Over 30 feared dead, 33 missing after cloudburst and landslide in Uttarakhand's Gaurikund

Local residents and natives are calling it a disaster reminiscent of the Kedarnath disaster of 2013.

06 Aug 2023

15 feared dead after landslide near Gaurikund in Uttarakhand

“Due to the continuous falling of stones from the adjacent hill after torrential rains, it is difficult to evacuate those trapped inside their shops.

05 Aug 2023

12 missing, many feared buried after massive landslide hits Kedarnath yatra route

"Relief teams are facing difficulty in carrying out rescue work due to heavy boulders and stones falling from the hill," said SDRF Commandant Manikant Mishra.

04 Aug 2023

Uttarakhand’s Khamrauli village reports fresh cases of land subsidence in 25 buildings  

These cracks are visible from rooms to courtyards in the village, which has a population of 50 families.

04 Aug 2023

Now, fresh cases of land submergence and cracks reported in Dehradun's Kalsi

With the land unusually submerged, cracks between houses are widening, posing a threat to residents of 25 buildings in Bamtad Khat in Kalsi tehsil of Khamrauli village.

03 Aug 2023

 Uttarakhand rains: IMD predicts heavy rainfall; three labourers washed away as bridge collapses

The villagers who have been temporarily shifted to relief camps have been provided with food and all the necessary facilities by the administration.

03 Aug 2023

Low tiger count in Uttarakhand due to 'poor photos', claim state officials

State government officials after analysing the data released on the occasion realised that around 15 tigers could not be included in the final count.

02 Aug 2023

After 18 years, Uttarakhand to count rare vultures

Sameer Sinha, chief wildlife warden of the forest department, told this newspaper, “These four predatory birds belong to scheduled forest species.

31 Jul 2023

Tiger population rises to 560 from 442 in Uttarakhand

With 3,167 tigers, which is about 75 per cent of the global population, the big cat can no longer be classified as rare wildlife in Uttarakhand, according to the 2022 tiger census.

30 Jul 2023

Dehradun Diary: Worrying news for dog lovers in colonies

As per the new guidelines, pet owners will be necessitated to obtain the NOC at the time of renewing the animal’s registration, the failure of which will attract a penalty.

29 Jul 2023

Farmers vow not to give land for Dehradun aerocity

The morcha will wait for a response to the memorandum submitted to the government through the SDM till July 27.

27 Jul 2023

Fresh cracks surface in Joshimath, pathway submerged after rain fury

The situation in the land submergence-affected areas of Joshimath become even more fragile during the rainy season, said a resident.

26 Jul 2023

Uttarakhand situation grim, Himachal tourism in tatters

Debris on highway disrupts operations of Quick Response Team; heavy rains forecast at a few places in upper Himalayan areas

24 Jul 2023

Rains, landslips halt Badrinath yatra in Uttarakhand

A State Disaster Response Force spokesperson at the Jolly Grant headquarters in Dehradun said several vehicles were buried in the debris due to a cloudburst in Purola and Naugaon in Uttarkashi.

23 Jul 2023