In Uttarakhand, every month, cases of wildlife animals like leopards, tigers, and elephants attacking humans are reported. Among these, leopard attacks are the most frequent and severe. The ‘Living with Leopards’ programme, which has found success in Maharashtra, was launched in the Tehri and Pauri forest divisions in 2015-16 and in Narendra Nagar and Pithoragarh forest divisions in 2020 and 2022, respectively. The programme is reportedly successful in Tehri and Pithoragarh but has failed in Pauri, which has been identified as a hotspot for leopard attacks. Mongabay-India correspondent Varsha Singh reports
Nearly 700 buildings in Joshimath, a culturally and historically important holy town in Uttarakhand, have developed cracks. Local authorities are evacuating residents. Joshimath is ecologically fragile as it is built on an ancient landslide site. It always had a low bearing capacity. The unplanned construction of dams, tunnels, and roads has led to the current problem. Mongabay India correspondents Satyam Kumar and Shailesh Shrivastava report
Nainital/UNI: Twenty-nine people have been killed due to heavy rains in Uttarakhand's Nainital and Almora after heavy rains pounded the Kumaon region over the last three days.
New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday spoke to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami as heavy rains battered the hill state, media reports said.
New Delhi/Joshimath: An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter Scale hit 31km WSW of Joshimath region of Uttarakhand on Saturday, officials said.
Haldwani/UNI: An earthquake of 4.0 magnitude on the Richter scale struck Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand on Friday, District Disaster Management Officer Shikha Suyal said.
Pithoragarh, Nov 11 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter Scale hit Indo-Nepal border in Uttarakhand state of India on Sunday, as per the India Meteorological Department.
Dehradun, June 12 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 3 on the Richter Scale hit Uttarkashi region of Uttarakhand on Monday, officials said.
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale hit Uttarakhand on Monday as tremors were felt in several north Indian states including national capital New Delhi.
Dehradun, Dec 26 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter Scale hit Uttarakhand on Monday, officials siad.
Mumbai, July 12 (IBNS): More than 10,000 school children, teachers, civilians, civil servants and eco warriors participated in an initiative organized by Kokuyo Camlin and the 130 BN Eco Task Force and also the forest department of Uttarakhand to plant 10 lakh saplings in a single day to make the Kumoan Hills green once again.
New Delhi, July 1 (IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday mourned the loss of lives caused due to cloudburst and heavy rains in parts of Uttarakhand.
Dehradun, July 17 (IBNS) Heavy downpour continued in Uttarakhand triggering more landslides and halting the Char Dham yatra, said reports on Thursday.