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03 Apr

Driving to Nainital? Book parking first.

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Driving to Nainital? Book parking first. Uttarakhand HC has directed the Nainital administration to advertise in four national newspapers and TV channels that tourists driving to the hill station should first arrange parking for their vehicles. Nainital has a shortage of parking space. Uttarakhand high court on Monday pulled up the state government for its

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24 Jan

SC Stays Construction Ban Near Naini Lakes

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The Supreme Court has stayed Uttarakhand high court’s order banning any construction within a radius of 2 km from major lakes in Nainital, including Naini lake. The apex court’s order on Monday drew mixed reactions from various quarters. While environmentalists said that the stay would allow illegal construction near lakes to continue, residents said that

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17 May

Barefoot Walk To Save Nainital

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BAREFOOT WALK TO SAVE NAINITAL 3RD JUNE 6:00 PM,  From Gandhi Ji Statue, Tallital to Pt. GB Pant Statue, Mallital Silent walk. No slogans. Only placards.    There was a time, before the Raj discovered Naini Tal, the town and lake was considered holy and so revered that people would take off their shoes before

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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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26 Dec

Nainital Winter Carnival

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Cultural events, adventure sports at Nainital Winter Carnival The seven-day Nainital Winter Carnival, which will see a slew of cultural performances and adventure activities and competitions, will kick off on Friday. The event, which wraps up on December 31, will be inaugurated by Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat. Among the highlights of the carnival is a performance

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12 Oct

Zuckerberg-Neem Karoli Baba-Kainchi Dham

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  Soon after Face book founder Mark Zuckerberg’s revelation in an interaction with PM Modi in the US that he had visited an Indian temple on the advice of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the temple in question, Kainchi Dham in Nainital district, has seen renewed interest among devotees who are visiting the place to seek the

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