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Endangered snow leopard noticed first time in Kumaon Hills of Himalayas

Uttarakhand that houses the beautiful Kumaon Himalayas became the talk of town when snow leopard- the most endangered species on earth, was noticed in the Himalayas, thereby disclosing for the first time that these species are still existing. As per the Uttarakhand forest department officials, a camera captured the picture of the snow leopard, thus making it the first recorded ...

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Will Uttarakhand Next to Experience Nepal-like Earthquake?

The fear psychology knows no bounds and now some geologists who had warned about “a great earthquake” that devastated Nepal on April 25 have turned their attention to Uttarakhand saying it has all the potential to experience similar earthquake. “The landscape and erosion rate patterns suggest that the decollement beneath Uttarakhand provides a sufficiently large and coherent fault segment capable ...

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Harsh Vardhan Pitches for Aroma, Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants for Business Units

Union science and technology minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has brought forth the need for traditional medicinal plants and urged pharma companies to explore the possibility of business ventures in aroma and medicinal plants. Since India has the potential of becoming the world’s largest supplier of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP) given her rich tradition in the field, the minister said ...

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Climate Change: CSE Ponders Frequency in Cyclones, Flash Floods with Alarm

The number of extreme climate events has risen tremendously over the last 100 years and will increase due to climate change, the Centre for Science and Environment said Thursday. Figures presented by the CSE Deputy Director General Chandra Bhushan revealed that the number of extreme weather events recorded between 1900-09 were 2.5, which increased to 350.4 in 2000-09. "This increase ...

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10 die in Uttarakhand bus accident

Ten people were killed Wednesday when a bus on its way from New Delhi to Uttarakhand toppled in Devprayag district, police said. Twenty-five passengers were injured in the accident on the Rishikesh-Badrinath route. A dozen of the injured were said to be in critical condition. The bus was headed for Shrinagar in Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat announced that ...

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Uttarakhand Rescue, Relief Latest Update: Army Opens Sonprayag to Gauri Kund Link Road, Kedarnath, Badrinath Connected

One week after the Uttarakhand flash floods, army on Friday opened the key road link from Sonprayag to Gauri Kund which is the base camp for trek to Kedarnath, and began evacuating about 1,000 people who were stranded at Gauri Kund along the newly opened road to Sonprayag and Tehri. Army Para troopers with specialized mountaineering equipment reached out to ...

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