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Almora

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Almora is a municipal board and a cantonment town in the Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. [1]

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Administrative divisions of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is divided into two administrative divisions..

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Alfred Sorensen

Alfred Julius Emmanuel Sorensen (October 27, 1890 – August 13, 1984), also known as Sunyata, Shunya, or Sunyabhai, was a Danish mystic, horticulturalist and writer who lived in Europe, India and the US.

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Ali Akbar Khan

Ali Akbar Khan (14 April 192218 June 2009) was a Hindustani classical musician of the Maihar gharana, known for his virtuosity in playing the sarod.

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All India Radio

All India Radio (AIR), officially known since 1956 as Ākāshvāṇī ("Voice from the Sky") is the national public radio broadcaster of India and a division of Prasar Bharati.

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Allauddin Khan

Allauddin Khan, also known as Baba Allauddin Khan (1862 – 6 September 1972) was a sarod player and multi-instrumentalist, composer and one of the most renowned music teachers of the 20th century in Indian classical music.

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Allen Ginsberg

Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet, philosopher, writer, and activist.

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Almora district

Almora district is a district in the Kumaon division of Uttarakhand state, India.

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Amala Shankar

Amala Shankar (অমলা শংকর; born 27 June 1919) is an Indian danseuse.

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Anagarika Govinda

Anagarika Govinda (born Ernst Lothar Hoffmann, 17 May 1898 – 14 January 1985) was the founder of the order of the Arya Maitreya Mandala and an expositor of Tibetan Buddhism, Abhidharma, and Buddhist meditation as well as other aspects of Buddhism.

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Anglo-Nepalese War

The Anglo-Nepalese War (1814–16), also known as the Gurkha War, was fought between the Kingdom of Gorkha (present-day Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal) and the East India Company as a result of border disputes and ambitious expansionism of both the belligerent parties.

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Annapurna Devi

Annapurna Devi (popular name, given by former Mahraja Brijnath Singh of former Mehar Estate (M.P.)) (born Roshanara Khan on 23 April 1927), is an Indian surbahar (bass sitar) player of Hindustani Classical Music.

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B. D. Pande

Bhairav Dutt Pande (born 17 March 1917) was a member of the Indian Civil Service and Union Cabinet Secretary of the Government of India under Indira Gandhi.

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Baba Hari Dass

Baba Hari Dass (Devanagari: बाबा हरि दास); born 26 March 1923 in Almora near Nainital, Uttar Pradesh, now Uttarakhand, India, is a yoga master, a silent monk, and a commentator of Indian scriptural tradition of Dharma and Moksha.

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Badri Datt Pandey

Pandit Badri Datt Pandey (15 February 1882 – 13 February 1965) was an Indian historian, freedom fighter and subsequently, a Member of Parliament from Almora in independent India.

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Baijnath, Uttarakhand

Baijnath is a small town on the banks of the Gomati river in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, India.

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Bharal

The bharal (Pseudois nayaur), also called the Himalayan blue sheep or naur, is a caprid found in the high Himalayas of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, and Pakistan.

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Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Himalayas on top of the Jhandi Dhar hills.

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Bipin Chandra Joshi

General Bipin Chandra Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, ADC (5 December 1935 – 19 November 1994) was the 17th Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Indian Army.

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Black francolin

The black francolin (Francolinus francolinus) is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds.

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Buddhism

Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.

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Cantonment

A cantonment is a military or police quarters.

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Census

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population.

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Chand kings

The Chand Kings were a medieval Rajput ruling clan of the Kumaon region of the Uttarakhand state of India, which ruled the region after the decline of Katyuri Kings in 11th century AD.

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Cheer pheasant

The cheer pheasant, (Catreus wallichii), also known as Wallich's pheasant is a vulnerable species of the pheasant family, Phasianidae.

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Chitai

Chitai or Jethai is a village on the Almora-Pithoragarh highway, from Almora in Uttarakhand state, India.

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Christianity

ChristianityFrom Ancient Greek Χριστός Khristós (Latinized as Christus), translating Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.

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Chukar partridge

The chukar partridge, or simply chukar (Alectoris chukar), also called Chukor, is a Eurasian upland gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae.

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Climate of India

The Climate of India comprises a wide range of weather conditions across a vast geographic scale and varied topography, making generalisations difficult.

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Climatic regions of India

India has a large variation in climate from region to region, due to its vast size.

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Colobinae

The Colobinae are a subfamily of the Old World monkey family that includes 61 species in 11 genera, including the black-and-white colobus, the large-nosed proboscis monkey, and the gray langurs.

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Crank's Ridge

Crank’s Ridge, sometimes called Hippie Hill by children, is a pine-covered ridge located on the way to Kasar Devi temple, above the town of Almora, Uttarakhand, India, the ancient capital of Kumaon.

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Dehradun

Dehradun or Dehra Dun is the interim capital city of Uttarakhand, a state in the northern part of India.

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Delhi

Delhi (Dilli), officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is a city and a union territory of India.

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Devendra Kumar Joshi

Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM, ADC (Retd.), (born 4 July 1954) was the 21st Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy, having assumed office on 31 August 2012.

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Dunagiri

Dunagiri is a historic area in Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand in India.

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East India Company

The East India Company (EIC), also known as the Honourable East India Company (HEIC) or the British East India Company and informally as John Company, was an English and later British joint-stock company, formed to trade with the East Indies (in present-day terms, Maritime Southeast Asia), but ended up trading mainly with Qing China and seizing control of large parts of the Indian subcontinent.

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Ekta Bisht

Ekta Bisht is an Indian cricket player.

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Fatehgarh

Fatehgarh is a cantonment town in Farrukhabad district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Female

Female (♀) is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, that produces non-mobile ova (egg cells).

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Francis Buchanan-Hamilton

Dr Francis Buchanan FRS FRSE FLS FAS FSA DL (15 February 1762 – 15 June 1829), later known as Francis Hamilton but often referred to as Francis Buchanan-Hamilton, was a Scottish physician who made significant contributions as a geographer, zoologist, and botanist while living in India.

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Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings

Francis Edward Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings, KG, PC (9 December 1754 – 28 November 1826), styled The Honourable Francis Rawdon from birth until 1762, as The Lord Rawdon between 1762 and 1783, and known as The Earl of Moira between 1793 and 1816, was an Anglo-Irish British politician and military officer who served as Governor-General of India from 1813 to 1823.

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Garhwal Kingdom

Garhwal Kingdom (गढ़वाळ रजौड़ा; गढ़वाल राज्य; गढ़वाल राज्य), was an independent kingdom in the current north-western Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, India, founded in 823 AD by Kanakpal, the progenitor of the Panwar Garhwali Rajput dynasty that ruled over the kingdom uninterrupted till 1803.

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Gary Snyder

Gary Snyder (born May 8, 1930) is an American man of letters.

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Goral

The gorals are four species in the genus Nemorhaedus or Naemorhedus.

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Government of Uttarakhand

The Government of Uttarakhand also known as the State Government of Uttarakhand, or locally as State Government, is the supreme governing authority of the Indian state of Uttarakhand and its 13 Districts.

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Govind Ballabh Pant

Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant (10 September 1887 – 7 March 1961) was an Indian freedom fighter and one of the architects of modern India.

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Guru Dutt

Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone (9 July 1925 – 10 October 1964), better known as Guru Dutt, was an Indian film director, producer and actor.

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Haldwani

Haldwani is the third most populous city in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

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Himalayan black bear

The Himalayan black bear (Ursus thibetanus laniger) is a subspecies of the Asian black bear found in the Himalayas of India, Tibet, Nepal, China and Pakistan.

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Himalayas

The Himalayas, or Himalaya, form a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau.

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Hindi

Hindi (Devanagari: हिन्दी, IAST: Hindī), or Modern Standard Hindi (Devanagari: मानक हिन्दी, IAST: Mānak Hindī) is a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language.

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Hinduism

Hinduism is an Indian religion and dharma, or a way of life, widely practised in the Indian subcontinent.

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Howrah

Howrah or Haora, is the second largest city in West Bengal, India, after Kolkata.

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Human sex ratio

In anthropology and demography, the human sex ratio is the ratio of males to females in a population.

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Huna people

Hunas or Huna was the name given by the ancient Indians to a group of Central Asian tribes who, via the Khyber Pass, entered India at the end of the 5th or early 6th century.

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India

India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.

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Indian Council of Agricultural Research

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous body responsible for co-ordinating agricultural education and research in India.

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Indian Standard Time

Indian Standard Time (IST) is the time observed throughout India, with a time offset of UTC+05:30.

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Indira Gandhi International Airport

Indira Gandhi International Airport serves as the primary civilian aviation hub for the National Capital Region of Delhi, India.

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Inter State Bus Terminals

In India, an Inter State Bus Terminal or Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) is a bus terminus that provides bus service to destinations located in other states.

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Islam

IslamThere are ten pronunciations of Islam in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the s is or, and whether the a is pronounced, or (when the stress is on the first syllable) (Merriam Webster).

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Jageshwar Temples, Uttarkhand

Jageshwar Temples, also referred to as Jageswar Temples or Jageshwar valley temples, are a group of over 100 Hindu temples dated between 7th and 12th century near Almora, in the Himalayan Indian state of Uttarakhand.

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Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru (14 November 1889 – 27 May 1964) was the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics before and after independence.

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John Blofeld

John Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld (Born Anthony, 2 April 1913 – 7 June 1987) was a British writer on Asian thought and religion, especially Taoism and Chinese Buddhism.

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Kakar

The Kakar (Pashto: کاکړ, Urdu: کاکڑ, Hindi: काकड़) is a Gharghashti Pashtun tribe, based mostly in the Balochistan Province of Pakistan, and Loy Kandahar in Afghanistan.

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Kasar Devi

Kasar Devi is a village near Almora, Uttarakhand.

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Katarmal

Katarmal is a remote village located in Kumaon Division, in Almora District, Uttarakhand, India.

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Kathgodam railway station

Kathgodam railway station is railway station located in Kathgodam town near Haldwani in Nainital district of Uttarakhand State of India.

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Katyuri kings

The Katyuri kings were a medieval ruling clan of present-day Uttarakhand, India.

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Köppen climate classification

The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.

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Khasas

Khasas (Devanāgarī: खश) are a tribe mentioned in the ancient Indian and Tibetan literatures.

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Kirata

The Kirāta (Kirat) (किरात) is a generic term in Sanskrit literature for people who had territory in the mountains, particularly in the Himalayas and North-East India and who are believed to have been Sino-Tibetan in origin.

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Koshi River

The Koshi or Kosi River (कोशी नदी,, कोसी नदी) drains the northern slopes of the Himalayas in Tibet and the southern slopes in Nepal.

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Kumaon division

For Kumaoni people see Kumaoni people Kumaon or Kumaun is one of the two regions and administrative divisions of Uttarakhand, a mountainous state of northern India, the other being Garhwal.

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Kumaon Kingdom

Kumaon Kingdom (Kumaoni/Hindi: कुमाऊँ राज्य) was a Himalayan kingdom ruled by Many Himalayan dynasties in the Kumaon region of present-day Uttarakhand state of India.

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Kumaoni language

The Kumaoni language is a Central Pahari language.

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Kumaun University

Kumaun University is a state university headquartered in Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.

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Leopard

The leopard (Panthera pardus) is one of the five species in the genus Panthera, a member of the Felidae.

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Liaquat Ali Khan

Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan (Næʍābzādāh Liāqat Alī Khān,لِیاقت علی خان; born October 1895 – 16 October 1951), widely known as Quaid-e-Millat (Leader of the Nation) and Shaheed-e-Millat (شہِیدِ مِلّت Martyr of the Nation), was one of the leading founding fathers of Pakistan, statesman, lawyer, and political theorist who became and served as the first Prime Minister of Pakistan; in addition, he also held cabinet portfolio as the first foreign, defence, and the frontier regions minister from 1947 until his assassination in 1951.

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List of cities in Uttarakhand by population

This is a list of urban agglomerations and cities of Uttarakhand with a population above 100,000 as per 2011 Census of India.

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List of districts in India

A district (zilā) is an administrative division of an Indian state or territory.

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Mahabharata

The Mahābhārata (महाभारतम्) is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Rāmāyaṇa.

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Malaria

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease affecting humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a group of single-celled microorganisms) belonging to the Plasmodium type.

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Male

A male (♂) organism is the physiological sex that produces sperm.

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Manohar Shyam Joshi

Manohar Shyam Joshi (9 August 1933 – 30 March 2006) (Hindi: मनोहर श्याम जोशी) was a Hindi writer, journalist and scriptwriter, most well known as the writer of Indian television's first soap opera, Hum Log (1982) and his early hits Buniyaad (1987), Kakaji Kahin, a political satire and Kasap, a novel which won him the Sahitya Akademi Award.

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Mayor–council government

The mayor–council government system is a system of organization of local government.

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Medium wave

Medium wave (MW) is the part of the medium frequency (MF) radio band used mainly for AM radio broadcasting.

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Mohan Upreti

Mohan Upreti (Hindi: मोहन उप्रेती) (1928–1997) was an Indian theatre director, playwright and a music composer, considered one of the pioneers in Indian theatre music.

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Monal

A monal is a bird of genus Lophophorus of the pheasant family, Phasianidae.

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Monsoon

Monsoon is traditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation, but is now used to describe seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation associated with the asymmetric heating of land and sea.

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MS Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (commonly known as MS Dhoni; born 7 July 1981) is an Indian international cricketer who captained the Indian national team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2016 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014.

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Murli Manohar Joshi

Murli Manohar Joshi (born 5 January 1934) is an Indian politician, a leading member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of which he was the President between 1991 and 1993, and the current Member of Parliament for Kanpur.

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Musk deer

Musk deer can refer to any one, or all seven, of the species that make up Moschus, the only extant genus of the family Moschidae.

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Naga Rajputs

The Naga Rajputs are a Rajput group of India.

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Nainital

Nainital is a popular hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and headquarters of Nainital district in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas.

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New Delhi

New Delhi is an urban district of Delhi which serves as the capital of India and seat of all three branches of Government of India.

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Nilamber Pant

Nilamber Pant is an Indian space scientist, a former member of the Space Commission of India and a pioneer of satellite based communication and broadcasting in India.

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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Nobelpriset i fysiologi eller medicin), administered by the Nobel Foundation, is awarded once a year for outstanding discoveries in the fields of life sciences and medicine.

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Padma Shri

Padma Shri (also Padma Shree) is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan.

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Pantnagar

Pantnagar is a town and a university campus in Udham Singh Nagar district, Uttarakhand.

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Pantnagar Airport

Pantnagar Airport is a domestic airport located in Pantnagar of Udham Singh Nagar district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

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Peafowl

The peafowl include three species of birds in the genera Pavo and Afropavo of the Phasianidae family, the pheasants and their allies.

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Peter Orlovsky

Peter Anton Orlovsky (July 8, 1933 – May 30, 2010) was an American poet and actor.

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Postal Index Number

A Postal Index Number or PIN or PIN code is a code in the post office numbering or post code system used by India Post, the Indian postal administration.

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Prabuddha Bharata

Prabuddha Bharata or Awakened India is an English-language monthly journal of the Ramakrishna Order, in publication since July 1896.

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Prasoon Joshi

Prasoon Joshi (born 16 September 1971) is an Indian lyricist, screenwriter, poet and marketer.

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Puran Chand Joshi

Puran Chand Joshi (पूरन चन्द जोशी) (born 14 April 1907 – died 9 November 1980), one of the early leaders of the communist movement in India.

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R. D. Laing

Ronald David Laing (7 October 1927 – 23 August 1989), usually cited as R. D. Laing, was a Scottish psychiatrist who wrote extensively on mental illnessin particular, the experience of psychosis.

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Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan

Begum Ra'ana Liaqat Ali Khan (رعنا لياقت على خان, born Sheila Irene Pant; February 1905 – 13 June 1990), was one of the leading woman figures in the Pakistan Movement along with her husband Liaquat Ali Khan, and a career economist, and prominent stateswoman from the start of the cold war till the fall and the end of the cold war.

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Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore FRAS, also written Ravīndranātha Ṭhākura (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Ralph Metzner

Ralph Metzner PhD (born May 18 1936, in Germany) is an American psychologist, writer and researcher, who participated in psychedelic research at Harvard University in the early 1960s with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (later named Ram Dass).

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Ranchi

Ranchi is the capital of the Indian state of Jharkhand.

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Ranikhet

Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

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Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar (Bengali: রবি শঙ্কর) (7 April 192011 December 2012), born Rabindra Shankar Chowdhury, his name often preceded by the title Pandit ('Master'), was an Indian musician and a composer of Hindustani classical music.

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Robert Thurman

Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman (born August 3, 1941) is an American Buddhist author and academic who has written, edited, and translated several books on Tibetan Buddhism.

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Ronald Ross

Sir Ronald Ross (13 May 1857 – 16 September 1932), was a British medical doctor who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1902 for his work on the transmission of malaria, becoming the first British Nobel laureate, and the first born outside Europe.

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Rudreshwar Mahadev Temple

Rudreshwar Mahadev Temple is one of the ancient temples in Uttarakhand.

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Saka

Saka, Śaka, Shaka or Saca mod. ساکا; Śaka; Σάκαι, Sákai; Sacae;, old *Sək, mod. Sāi) is the name used in Middle Persian and Sanskrit sources for the Scythians, a large group of Eurasian nomads on the Eurasian Steppe speaking Eastern Iranian languages.

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Sanskrit

Sanskrit is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism; a philosophical language of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism; and a former literary language and lingua franca for the educated of ancient and medieval India.

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Satyananda Saraswati

Satyananda Saraswati (25 December 1923 – 5 December 2009), was a sannyasin, yoga teacher and guru in both his native India and the West.

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Shakti

Shakti (Devanagari: शक्ति, IAST: Śakti;.lit “power, ability, strength, might, effort, energy, capability”), is the primordial cosmic energy and represents the dynamic forces that are thought to move through the entire universe in Hinduism and Shaktism.

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Shimla

Shimla, also known as Simla, is the capital and the largest city of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

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Shiva

Shiva (Sanskrit: शिव, IAST: Śiva, lit. the auspicious one) is one of the principal deities of Hinduism.

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Shivani

Gaura Pant (17 October 1923– 21 March 2003), better known as Shivani, was one of the popular Hindi magazine story writers of the 20th century and a pioneer in writing Indian women based fiction.

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Sikhism

Sikhism (ਸਿੱਖੀ), or Sikhi,, from Sikh, meaning a "disciple", or a "learner"), is a monotheistic religion that originated in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent about the end of the 15th century. It is one of the youngest of the major world religions, and the fifth-largest. The fundamental beliefs of Sikhism, articulated in the sacred scripture Guru Granth Sahib, include faith and meditation on the name of the one creator, divine unity and equality of all humankind, engaging in selfless service, striving for social justice for the benefit and prosperity of all, and honest conduct and livelihood while living a householder's life. In the early 21st century there were nearly 25 million Sikhs worldwide, the great majority of them (20 million) living in Punjab, the Sikh homeland in northwest India, and about 2 million living in neighboring Indian states, formerly part of the Punjab. Sikhism is based on the spiritual teachings of Guru Nanak, the first Guru (1469–1539), and the nine Sikh gurus that succeeded him. The Tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, named the Sikh scripture Guru Granth Sahib as his successor, terminating the line of human Gurus and making the scripture the eternal, religious spiritual guide for Sikhs.Louis Fenech and WH McLeod (2014),, 3rd Edition, Rowman & Littlefield,, pages 17, 84-85William James (2011), God's Plenty: Religious Diversity in Kingston, McGill Queens University Press,, pages 241–242 Sikhism rejects claims that any particular religious tradition has a monopoly on Absolute Truth. The Sikh scripture opens with Ik Onkar (ੴ), its Mul Mantar and fundamental prayer about One Supreme Being (God). Sikhism emphasizes simran (meditation on the words of the Guru Granth Sahib), that can be expressed musically through kirtan or internally through Nam Japo (repeat God's name) as a means to feel God's presence. It teaches followers to transform the "Five Thieves" (lust, rage, greed, attachment, and ego). Hand in hand, secular life is considered to be intertwined with the spiritual life., page.

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Snow leopard

The snow leopard or ounce (Panthera uncia) is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia.

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Someshwar, Uttarakhand

Someshwar (Devanagari: सोमेश्वर) is the name of the sub-division headquarters, a conglomeration of revenue villages and it also refers to the entire region as Someshwar Tehsil and Sub Division in the Almora District in the hill-state of Uttarakhand, India.

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Sorrel

Common sorrel or garden sorrel (Rumex acetosa), often simply called sorrel, is a perennial herb in the family Polygonaceae.

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States and union territories of India

India is a federal union comprising 29 states and 7 union territories, for a total of 36 entities.

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Sumitranandan Pant

Sumitranandan Pant (20 May 1900 – 28 December 1977) was an Indian poet.

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Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda (12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902), born Narendranath Datta, was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna.

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Swarupananda

Swarupananda (8 July 1871 – 27 June 1906) was a direct monastic disciple of Vivekananda and the first president of the Advaita Ashrama, set up by Vivekananda in 1899 at Mayavati, near Champawat.

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The Times of India

The Times of India (TOI) is an Indian English-language daily newspaper owned by The Times Group.

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Timothy Leary

Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an American psychologist and writer known for advocating the exploration of the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs under controlled conditions.

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Township

Township refers to various kinds of settlements in different countries.

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Treaty of Sugauli

The Treaty of Sugauli (also spelled Sugowlee, Sagauli and Segqulee), the treaty that established the boundary line of Nepal, was signed on 2December 1815 and ratified by 4 March 1816 between the East India Company and King of Nepal following the Anglo-Nepalese War of 1814-16.

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Uday Shankar

Uday Shankar (8 December 1900 – 26 September 1977) was an Indian dancer and choreographer, best known for creating a fusion style of dance, adapting European theatrical techniques to Indian classical dance, imbued with elements of Indian classical, folk, and tribal dance, which he later popularised in India, Europe, and the United States in 1920s and 1930s.

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Uma Thurman

Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an American actress and model.

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Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand, officially the State of Uttarakhand (Uttarākhaṇḍ Rājya), formerly known as Uttaranchal, is a state in the northern part of India.

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Uttarakhand Residential University

Uttarakhand Residential University (URU), also known as Uttarakhand Aawasiya Vishwavidyalaya, is a state university located at Almora, Uttarakhand, India.

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Uttarakhand Transport Corporation

Uttarakhand Transport Corporation also referred to as UTC, is the state run bus service of Uttarakhand state of India.

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Vishnu Purana

The 'Vishnu Purana' (IAST: Viṣṇu Purāṇa) is one of the eighteen Mahapuranas, a genre of ancient and medieval texts of Hinduism.

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Walter Evans-Wentz

Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz (February 2, 1878 – July 17, 1965) was an American anthropologist and writer who was a pioneer in the study of Tibetan Buddhism, and in transmission of Tibetan Buddhism to the Western world, most known for publishing an early English translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead in 1927.

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Whistling thrush

The whistling thrushes comprise a genus Myophonus (Myiophoneus) of the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae.

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Zohra Sehgal

Zohra Segal (27 April 1912 – 10 July 2014) was an Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer.

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2001 Census of India

The 2001 Census of India was the 14th in a series of censuses held in India every decade since 1871.

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2011 Census of India

The 15th Indian Census was conducted in two phases, house listing and population enumeration.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almora

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