Yearly Archives: 2016

30 Apr

Uttarakhand Forest Fire – 2016

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Uttarakhand forest fires 2016 have killed five people and blighted 1890.79 hectares of forest land in Kumaon and Garhwal regions prompting Governor K K Paul to seek deployment of three NDRF companies to douse the flame and conduct rescue operations. Since early February, 922 cases of forest fire incidents in the state have occurred killing

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29 Jan

Nainital’s top store owners

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Rag picker starts on books, is today one of Nainital’s top store owners. As a young boy, Rashid Ahmed would look out for scraps to sell as he began his day, scouring the garbage bins of Nainital for anything that might bring him a rupee at the end of the day. One day he found

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14 Jan

British Era Cemeteries in Nainital

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British Era cemeteries in Nainital A 7,000km journey in search of an ancestor’s final resting place ended in a derelict Nainital cemetery overrun by undergrowth for Susie Gilbert of Britain. But her visit to a cemetery in Uttarakhand’s lake town opened a window of hope for British-era burial sites. Gilbert shared pictures and her experience

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