DEHRADUN: The rain in Nainital and adjoining districts on Monday and Tuesday that caused flooding in eastern Uttarakhand, leaving 34 people dead, was the heaviest ever recorded in the region, and another indication that the loss of local ecology due to the climate crisis and changes in land-use patterns has started wreaking havoc on the Kumaon hills.
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Covid Worries Keep Kids Away As Schools Reopen
Few students attended in-person classes at schools across the national capital on Monday, when physical lessons resumed after a two-week closure due to the city's air emergency.
Ration Delivery Beneficiaries Can Opt Out At Any Point, Govt Tells HC
The state government on Monday told the Delhi high court that doorstep deliveries had become a norm, as it defended its ration delivery programme as one that should be appreciated, and assured the court that beneficiaries can opt-out at any time.
Covid Clusters In Maha, K'taka Under Watch For New Variant
Although no cases of the Omicron variant of SarsCov-2 have been detected in India, one cluster each in Maharashtra and Karnataka are being investigated for the new variant, according to people familiar with the development.
SC seeks reports from Delhi, NCR states on controlling air pollution
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the state governments of Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Punjab to enforce all 52 directions issued by the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) for controlling air pollution in Delhi-NCR, lamenting that implementation of the pollution control measures seems to be zero across states.
Coach Dravid's team runs into a wall
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Tatas In Talks To Buy Battery Biz In EV Push
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Toilet game changer takes a break
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States issue guidelines, review travel curbs over variant threat
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t is Friday afternoon and inside a small, dimly lit room in east Delhi's Laxmi Nagar, a group of young men and women are hunched over old Remington typewriters, practicing touch typing-the skill of fast typing without looking at keys.
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Book protesters vandalise Khurshid's Nainital home
The home of Congress leader and former Union minister Salman Khurshid in Satkhol area in Ramgarh block of Nainital district was vandalised on Monday afternoon.
With Delhi in midst of its pollution season, many make beeline for hills
The rising levels of air pollution in Delhi and surrounding areas is forcing residents of the national capital region (NCR) to head to the Uttarakhand hills in the hope that they could breathe fresh air and minimise the risk of respiratory diseases.
Repeated disasters have a human touch
Uttarakhand Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Kumar, who recently travelled extensively in the disaster-hit Kumaon region to oversee rescue operations after the floods, has given vital pieces of information.
With 140 species on 3 acres, Nainital gets India's biggest aromatic garden
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Fresh rain alert sparks fear in U'khand, landslides hit Nainital
Spell Of Snow Puts Spanner In Rescue Op
Rain fury: Death toll rises to 52 in U'khand
Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, and areas of North Bengal pounded by torrential rainfall
At least 42 die as rains batter Uttarakhand
Nainital cut off from state; many feared trapped
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Kathgodam Railway Track Washed Away
Rains batter U'khand as 42 more die
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Human activities take a toll on king of snakes
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