Saturday, January 15, 2011

Skiing Centre at Auli Uttarakhand


Auli: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal on Friday said his government would build a large skiing training centre at Auli Uttarakhand shortly.

Inaugurating the second and the last leg of first South Asian Winter games amidst a cultural fest here, Pokhariyal said the large skiing centre would attract sports lovers from home and abroad to Auli, which has been declared as the natural skiing site by Olympic Council of Asia.

By organising the winter games, Uttarakhand has achieved another milestone in the sports arena, he said.

The Chief Minister also lauded the role of Winter Games Federation of India (WGFI) in organising the event.

Earlier, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, who was to officially declare the games open could not reach the venue due to bad weather conditions.


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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Elephant found dead in Rajaji Park Dehradun


Carcass of a female elephant wasfound in Chilla range of Rajaji Park near here, the parkofficials said.

The body of the 42-year-old elephant was noticed by parkguards during a routine patrolling yesterday. A postmortem of the pachyderm has revealed that it died due to an injury inits neck, they said.

In Uttarakhand, bodies of four elephants have beenrecovered in the past five days. On January seven, a tusk-lessmale elephant was killed in a fight with a tusker in Kotdwar area.

Another tusker was also killed in a similar incident onthe following day. Then on January 9, a calf elephant died ofpneumonia in Kotdwar area.

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Uttarakhand villagers trapped in snowfall


Hundreds of villagers in remote areas of Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district are trapped in heavy snowfall and incessant rains, officials said on Saturday.

There are, however, no reports of tourists being stranded, sources said. Relief and rescue teams comprising 500 personnel belonging to PWD and Border Roads have been pressed into service in various snow-covered areas.

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India's Most Dangerous Road in Uttarakhand


India's Most Dangerous Road in Uttarakhand
India's most dangerous is in Garhwal, Uttaranchal. Just check it's video which I get from youTube:

This road is in Ghengarkhal in Rudraparyag district of Garhwal region.

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