Tag Archives: Nainital

31 Aug

Save Nainital Mallroad – Online Petition

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Save Nainital Mallroad – Online Petition Please sign a petition on Change.org to urge the Uttarakhand Chief Minister to save the Raj-era lower Mall Road of Nainital, Uttarakhand. Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat  Honourable Chief Minister of Uttarakhand In reference to – > The recent landslip on the lower mall road.  > Consistent drop in water

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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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25 Dec

Nainital Winter Carnival 2016

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Nainital Winter Carnival Detail 1      Nainital Winter Carnival Detail 2 The second edition of the Nainital Winter Carnival will kick off from December 25th. Organised by The District Administration, Uttarakhand Tourism Department, Hotel Association Nainital & Local Citizens. The festival will last till December 31st and comprise multiple events including adventure sports, War of Band,

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15 Mar

Dance With Fireflies

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My Anglo-Indian grandmother (Phyllis Dover) lived in Benares (Varanasi) Like so many other Anglo-Indian families, they escaped the heat of the plains from April to October each year and headed up to Nainital. It is here on the Mall that my Grandmother and her sister, Muriel, ran a lively restaurant above Trevillion and Clark, called Barnes’.

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31 Jan

Secret Nainital

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Secret Nainital -The Jewel of Jewels in the Crown Here is a piece of the secret history of Nainital that is known only to a few Nainital insiders and is probably not published elsewhere (except some of it in my novel – Nude besides the Lake). During the British Colonial period, as the British Empire

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31 Aug

Nainital Monsoon Mountain Marathon

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Nainital Mountain Monsoon Marathon (NM3) is a unique concept brought together by the like-minded youth associated with the organisation “Run2Live” that believes in bringing a change. The marathon is held in Nainital, Uttarakhand, India, every year on the last Sunday of the month August.  For those who want to see a change in society and believe every single step is

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15 Jul

PIL Alleging Rampant Encroachment In Nainital

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 PIL Alleging Rampant Encroachment In Nainital.   The Uttarakhand high court has banned the use of polythene bags in Nainital district and ordered that Rs 500 fine be imposed on anyone found using it from July 15. It also ordered the DM to file an affidavit on the details of construction within 30 metres of

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11 Jun

Environmental Degradation

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Environmental Degradation : In recent years, academics, geologists, concerned citizens and the judiciary have become alarmed at the rate of new construction in Nainital and its effect on the Naini Lake. As a result, efforts have been undertaken to check the deterioration of the lake and its surrounding ecosystem. De-silting of the lake and afforestation

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