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 thatRead More
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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 beforeRead More
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 killingRead More
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 foundRead More