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THE TRIBUNE SPECIALS
50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

Living in fear of leopards
A file photo of a Nepali woman who fought a leopard to save her young daughter in 2004. On the one hand, leopards are being killed by poachers and on the other these cats, unable to find their natural prey, have started attacking humans. The frequency of the attacks has increased manifold in the recent past
Dehradun, December 11
At dusk, fear stalks the hill people of Uttarakhand. Particularly during the winters, women and children in the hill villages live in perpetual fear of attacks by man-eating leopards.
A file photo of a Nepali woman who fought a leopard to save her young daughter in 2004.

Wild animals kill 271 in eight years
Dehradun, December 11
As many as 271 persons have lost their lives in attacks by wild animals in the past eight years. As many as 784 persons have been critically injured in such attacks. Wild life department records reveal that most of the dead were attacked by leopards.



EARLIER EDITIONS

Nanda Devi fails to beckon
December 11, 2008
Cell shock
December 10, 2008
Government committing herb-icide
December 9, 2008
Labs toy with patientsí health
December 8, 2008
Protecting the faithful
December 7, 2008
Move on hydro project may be dammed
December 6, 2008
Mumbai attacks sink rafting Cos
December 5, 2008
Surely, they deserve better
December 4, 2008
Tourism pill for agriculture
December 3, 2008
The new untouchables
December 2, 2008

Soldiers use computers at St. Dunstanís rehabilitation Centre in Dehradun on Thursday. Lighting up lives
In view of increased casualties during WW-I, a training centre for blinded soldiers, sailors, and airmen was started in India and Dehradun selected for the purpose
Dehradun, December 11
They were once young, energetic soldiers, with a vision to serve their nation and earn glory for themselves. But their lives were plunged into darkness quite unexpectedly.
Soldiers use computers at St. Dunstanís rehabilitation Centre in Dehradun on Thursday. Tribune photo: Anil P. Rawat


Roadside barbers on Rajpur Road in Dehradun on Thursday.
BARBAR LANE: Roadside barbers on Rajpur Road in Dehradun on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vinod Pundir

Caught napping

A rehriwala enjoys an afternoon siesta in Dehradun on Thursday.
A rehriwala enjoys an afternoon siesta in Dehradun on Thursday. Tribune photograph: Anil P. Rawat

Recession hits state tourism
Dehradun, December 11
Global recession has taken a toll on the tourist inflow in Uttarakhand. According to the recent data tabulated by the state tourism department, this year there has been a dip in the number of tourists as compared to last year. While in 2008, as many as 2.22 crore tourists visited Uttarakhand, this year till October 31, the figure stood at 1,90,04,874. Sources in the tourism department said by the end of this year, the figure is unlikely to cross last yearís mark.

Doon Hospital has few specialists
Dehradun, December 11
So acute is the shortage of doctors at the super specialty department of the Doon Hospital that to tide over the problem, the authorities are increasingly relying on private doctors. They are offering them less working hours and a hefty salary package, more than that of government doctors. The hospital has hired the services of Dr Rajeev Tyagi, an endocrinologist, and Dr Anil Rathi, a cardiologist. With these two new appointments, the strength of private doctors has risen to six.

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