Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand govt shuts schools, colleges & cinema halls over coronavirus fear

The decision was taken at a meeting of the state council of ministers. Medical colleges will, however, remain open.

No ‘common issues’ — Chhattisgarh doesn’t want to be in zonal council with Uttarakhand

CM Bhupesh Baghel tells Amit Shah Chhattisgarh has no direct geographical, social affinity with Uttarakhand to discuss common issues at Central Zonal Council.

Mushrooms & moss: All students should be taught science like in this Uttarakhand village

There is not a person in Uttarkashi’s education network who has not heard of SS Kharola and his science and maths classes.

Uttarakhand Police gets a mongrel, and he’s better than any Labrador or German Shepherd

Dog squads are usually reserved for Western breeds, but Thenga has outperformed them in training and been recruited to the State Disaster Response Force.

Why Kalapani is a bone of contention between India and Nepal

Both India and Nepal claim Kalapani as integral part of their territory — India as part of Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district and Nepal as part of Darchula district.

BJP MPs will head back to villages to revive India’s ‘dying festivals’

To begin with, the party is experimenting with the idea in Uttarakhand where MP Anil Baluni is set to celebrate Igaas Bagwal in his village on 8 November.

Roopkund lake skeletons put a date to Nanda Devi Yatra origin — ‘before 7th Century’

DNA study of skeletons found in and around the Uttarakhand lake also suggests tourists from Greece, Crete visited Nanda Devi in 17th century.

3 killed after helicopter crashes in Uttarakhand, DGCA to conduct preliminary probe

The helicopter, which was on a relief & rescue sortie in the rain-hit Uttarkashi district, crashed after getting entangled in cables.

Uttarakhand govt’s new survey contradicts its own health department’s data on sex ratio

The previous survey falsely claimed that only boys were born in 133 villages of Uttarkashi district in three months.

Want to cure yourself of breathing ailments? Massage a cow, says Uttarakhand CM

In a viral video, CM Rawat also said he has conducted research on the benefits of cow dung and urine for various part of the human body.

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.