Uttarakhand to have six new passport sewa kendra

We have already received five online applications for it,” said Bhoopendra Singh Bisht, assistant passport officer at the regional passport office here. “The post office passport sewa kedra (POPSK) in Almora will be inaugurated on Sunday. Unlike the passport office in Dehradun, all new POPSKs will …

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Kathgodam-Nainital highway will be widened

Nainital is an important tourist destination in Uttarakhand, which is visited by lakhs of tourists every year. According to police sources, on weekends around 50,000 vehicles move on the Kathgodam-Nainital highway leading to jams for hours. It is estimated that out of the total tourist influx in Uttarakhand, …

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Smriti Irani, General VK Singh may take part in Vasantotsav

Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat will inaugurate the festival on February 19, said Rakesh Devlal, coordinator of the festival. General Singh is scheduled to address a Sainik Sammelan, while Irani will address women from across the district, on the occasion, sources from the festival …

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After Aconcagua miss, Tata climbers eye Everest

HIGH RISERS: Swarnalata Dalai (from left), Sandeep Tolia and Poonam Rana at Tata Steel Adventure Foundation at Bistupur, Jamshedpur on Friday. (Bhola Prasad). Jamshedpur: Although they could not scale Mount Aconcagua (22,831ft) in Argentina because of extreme weather, Tata Steel …

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Save Me a Lake

It is one of Uttarakhand's most beautiful and precious natural treasures. Over the years, I have trekked to Dodital on a number of occasions and the stillness of its waters and the dense forests that surround it evoke a sense of primal sanctity. The Uttarakhand Forest Department must be congratulated for …

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