Apart from helming the International Astronomical Union, Bappu is also the only Indian so far to have a comet and an asteroid named after him.
Severe disenchantment and rebellion in the BJP’s ranks may give the Congress an easy victory in Nainital.
Unlike many other disasters, the toll of this one is ecological. To prevent fires in the future, it is imperative that ‘fire-lines’ are cut in the hills, apart from punishment to those who set off fires.
Locals have being told to report a fire incident to the district magistrate concerned as soon as they sight it so that it can be controlled in time.