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India: Man ‘declared’ dead reappears after 24 years

A 72-year-old man who had gone missing decades ago over a petty family dispute in India’s Uttrakhand state returned. Madho Singh Mehra who hails from Almora district went missing 24 years ago. His family waited for 10 years before the priest declared him dead, so that they could perform his last rites. Now after his […]

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Nearly five decades ago locals warned of the Himalayan disaster

When contractors came┬áto cut down thousands of trees, Gaura Devi rallied the women of her village and marched into the woods. Armed with only their bare hands and fierce determination to save the forest upon which their livelihoods depended, Gaura Devi and the women put themselves between the trees and the contractors’ chainsaws. The state […]

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Indian police make foreigners write “sorry” 500 times for violating lockdown

A group of foreigners were made to write “sorry” 500 times for flouting the lockdown guidelines on Saturday. Ten foreigners from different countries were caught taking a stroll in the Tapovan area in Uttarakhand amid the ongoing 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus and not maintaining social distancing, sub-inspector Vinod Kumar […]