05 Feb 2016
Dehradun: Claiming that absence of rain for months in Uttarakhand destroyed crops on a large scale, opposition BJP yesterday asked Chief Minister Harish Rawat to declare it a drought-stricken state.
03 Feb 2016
New Delhi: Aiming to make the process of allocating natural resources more transparent, the cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA) today approved the awarding of fresh coal linkages for the unregulated sector through auctions.
30 Jan 2016
New York: Researchers from the US have discovered a compound found in the natural food additive annatto, which can help in preventing skin cancer. The compound, known as bixin, prevented the formation of cancer cells and skin damage from UV radiation in mice, revealed the study.
15 Jan 2016
New Delhi: The death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, was not natural but no radioactive substance was found in her body, Delhi Police said today on the basis of report by a medical board of AIIMS which analysed FBI findings on her viscera sample.
27 Oct 2015
New Delhi: With the high voltage earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitude, that jolted Pakistan, Afghanistan and some parts of North India yesterday, once again pointed out towards a very strange coincidence linked to the date 26th. If you look back at the date 26, you will surely come across some strange and shocking connections of natural disasters occurring on the day.
24 Nov 2015
United Nations: In the past 20 years, 90 percent of major disasters were caused by nearly 6,500 recorded floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events, UN Spokesman has said.
17 Sep 2011
Uttarakhand, an abode blessed with Himalayan peaks, glaciers and dense forests and referred as Land of Gods (Devbhoomi) has transformed into a 'land of disaster'. Each year hundreds of locals fall victim to natural disasters in the hill state.
11 Jan 2016
Ghaziabad: The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has issued notice to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat for violating housing construction rules. Confirming the issuance of notice, GDA vice chairman Vijay Kumar Yadav said, “Yes, the notice has been issued for violation of housing construction rules”.
31 Dec 2015
Dehradun: Senior BJP member and Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, Ajay Bhatt was today elected unopposed as new chief of the party's state unit as it prepares for the 2017 Assembly polls.
10 Jan 2016
New Delhi: In the ONGC-Reliance Industries natural gas dispute, the Justice AP Shah Committee on fixing responsibility and compensation has started off on a stormy note with the private sector firm challenging its jurisdiction and deciding not to cooperate.