News In Dehradun

Modi says committed to Dalit welfare, pitches for simultaneous polls

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decried attempts to politicise atrocities against Dalits, cautioned BJP leaders against reckless statements and said he had not nurtured thoughts of carrying out a vendetta against his political opponents.

New project to train forestry personnel to collect ground data

Summary: The project will train forestry personnel to collect ground data from forests.Other states where the pilot project will be carried out include Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab, West Bengal and Meghalaya.

Identified andolankaris to get ‘Samman pension’, says CM

Mussoorie, September 2 The state government has decided to provide a ‘Samman pension’ or honorarium to identified statehood agitators or andolankaris. The government is concerned at the hurdles in the grant of horizontal reservation to the dependents

Himachal, Uttarakhand most vulnerable to quakes: Study

Bengaluru: A new study to identify seismically susceptible areas in the Western Himalayas has shown that "almost the entire states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and a portion of Jammu and Kashmir" are most at risk.

Hotel Management Institute to come up at Ramnagar

Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma laid the foundation stone for a hotel management institute at Ramnagar in the Kumaon division through video conference today. The Minister was slated to reach Ramnagar but was forced to lay the foundation stone through

Uttarakhand High Court stays Rakesh Roshan's arrest till September 19 2016

In May 2016, we had reported that a complaint was filed against filmmaker Rakesh Roshan for copyright violation and was accused of using some parts of a novel in his movie Krrish 3.

Heroin worth Rs 1 crore seized; accused arrested

#Udham Singh Nagar #Uttarakhand A man was arrested in Udham Singh Nagar district on charges of illegal drug trafficking after a parcel of 10 grams of heroin worth nearly Rs one crore in the international market was seized from his possession. Harjinder wa

2 jawans killed as avalanche hits check-post

#Pithoragarh #Uttarakhand Two army jawans were killed while a third is missing after their check-post was hit by an avalanche in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, which has faced heavy snowfall over the last two days. According to Pithoragarh DM Sushil

Ahead of the festival of colours, 'Baithak Holi' at its peak in Kumaun region

#Nainital #Uttarakhand Ahead of the festival of colours, the famous Baithak Holi is at its peak with men and women singing religious songs in the Kumaun region. The Baithak Holi is a kind of musical Holi where people sit and sing Bhakti and other kinds of

Union budget a complete disappointment, says Minister Indira Hirdesh

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand State Finance Minister Indira Hirdesh on Saturday termed the Union budget a complete disappointment. Indira said that she is disappointed that there is no announcement on Ardhkumbh in Haridwar, green bonus. “We will analyse the bu

High alert declared in Dehradun region after heavy rainfall

High alert has been declared in Dehradun after heavy rainfall being witnessed since two days.

Mahendra Bhati murder case: Strong man turned politician DP Yadav convicted by CBI court

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand A special CBI court in Dehradun on Saturday convicted mafia don-turned politician DP Yadav and three others in the murder case of Mahendra Singh Bhati. Bhati who was then MLA from Dadri in Ghaziabad district and one of his close fri

Union Minister Mahesh Sharma opens yoga festival, talks of expanding Jolly Grant Airport

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Union Tourism Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma inaugurated International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion the minister said, “Efforts will continue to promote Rishikesh worldwide as a yoga hub and to attract

Snowfall, rains likely to continue in Uttarakhand for next 48 hours

#Chamoli #Uttarakhand With snowfall in hilly areas and rains in plains of Uttarakhand, minimum temperatures on Sunday dropped in the state. According to MeT office, hilly areas, including Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi and Pithoragarh, Badrinath, Kedarn

Suresh Prabhu’s railways budget gets mixed reactions

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu’s maiden budget received mixed reactions from the people from various sections of the society. Some hailed the budget while others termed it disappointing.

Raj Bhawan lawns to host 3-day spring festival from today

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand The Raj Bhawan lawns here will burst in a blaze of colours on Saturday as a three-day spring festival begins there with a wide variety of flowers grown in Uttarakhand to be put on display at the annual event. A philately exhibition

Fresh snowfall in Kedarnath, Badrinath hits normal life

#Uttarakhand Fresh snowfall in the higher reaches including Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines in Garhwal Himalayas and rain in lower areas on Friday affected normal life in the hill districts of Uttarakhand. Classes up to the fifth standard remained suspend

Camphor, olive and cardamom effective in tackling swine flu, says Ayurveda doctor

Camphor, olive and cardamom if made into a powder is very much effective in tackling swine flu, says an ayurveda doctor in Dehradun.

Travelling to Uttarakhand? Now, book bus tickets via this android app

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Transport Corporation (UTC) is contemplating on launching an Android-based application that will allow travellers to book bus tickets using mobile devices. Senior UTC officials said the application is in the final stages

Recipe for making spicy vegetable with garlic bread

In this show Rasoi Se, viewers will get to know about the recipe for making spicy vegetable with garlic bread.

Swine flu: Hoarders make merry as Rs10 masks sell for Rs 100

With Swine flu scare gripping the country, the mask shortage in Dehradun has led to the increase in the price of masks leading to black marketing.

Congress worker posts pictures of Rahul Gandhi camping in Uttarakhand; RG office denies claims

#Uttarkashi #Uttarakhand After Rahul Gandhi took a sudden sabbatical at the start of an important budget session triggering speculation about his whereabouts, a Congress worker and a close aide of Robert Vadra and Priyanka Gandhi, Jagdish Sharma on Wednes

Even after 66 years, train service for residents of Kumaon still remains a dream

Even after 66 years, train service for residents of Kumaon still remains a dream. Though many review meeting regarding the construction work etc has been held, but the outcome remains negative.

We don't want to destabilise government: Mantri Prasad Naithani

Supporting the chief minister Harish Rawat, On Monday State Education Minister Mantri Prasad Naithaniand in Haldwani said that we don't want to destabilise government in Uttarakhand.

Saluted by Modi, this young bravery award winner still awaits recognition from Rawat govt

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand 17-year-old Labhanshu Sharma gathered much accolade for putting his own life at stake to save two persons from drowning in the Ganga in May 2014, however, he stills awaits recognition from the state government. Sharma, a proficient

Jawans gets training to work in disaster emergencies

Hundreds of jawans were involved in training in Tehri to work in disaster like situation.

CM asks DMs to dispose land related disputes on priority

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked the administration of all the 13 districts of the state to take effective steps for the disposal of land related disputes.

Almora triple murder: 2 Nepalese arrested, looted jewellery also recovered

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Two Nepalese nationals were on Sunday arrested for allegedly killing three members of a family during a robbery bid in Almora district of Uttarakhand. Prem Singh (63), his 58-year-old wife Dhanuli Devi and their grandson Ankit (13)

Reopening of Kedarnath temple gates to be announced on Mahashivratri

#Rudraprayag #Uttarakhand The dates for reopening of gates of Kedarnath temple is set to be announced on 17th February on the eve of Mahashivratri. Following the old rituals, this year also the announcement will be made from Omkareshwar temple. To make th

Burans flowers add beauty to Pauri- Garhwal

#Pauri Garhwal #Uttarakhand With the advent of spring, the burans flowers have started to blossom in the Pauri-Garhwal district, adding to the beauty of the place. According to ETV report, these flowers also have many health benefits and its juice is a gr

Haridwar: Manisha Koirala gets spiritual, turns to meditation

#Haridwar #Uttarakhand Her quest for spiritual satisfaction is insatiable. Popular Bollywood actor Manisha Koirala who won her fight against cancer has turned to yoga and medidation.

Kids may have to attend school on Sunday for PM Modi’s 'Mann Ki Baat' radio show

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Efforts are being made to ensure that all students in Dehradun attend school on Sunday to listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' radio show. A letter from Union human resource development ministry regarding the show

Swine flu: Suspected cases rise to 80; health minister holds a high-level meet

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Swine flu seems to be tightening its grip on Uttarkhand as the suspected cases have risen to 80. The health department of the state has sent 47 samples to Delhi for test purposes. Also, 10 cases have been confirmed, however, 33 repo

Congress leaders pay tribute to late Rajya Sabha member Manorma Sharma

Congress leader Kishore Upadhyaya on Wednesday paid homage to late Rajya Sabha member Manorma Sharma, who died on Wednesday at a private hospital in Gurgaon.

Rawat govt to appoint lawyers to give legal assistance to SC/ST people

#Nainital #Uttarakhand The state government will appoint three advocates at the Uttarakhand High Court especially to extend legal and judicial assistance to members of scheduled cast and scheduled tribe communities. This was announced by Chef Minister Har

Uttarakhand witnesses spurt in swine flu cases

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Uttarakhand has witnessed a spurt in the cases of swine flu with 41 new persons who tested positive for the disease. Out of the 70 suspected of having swine flu, results of 29 are being awaited. Director General of Health Department

Women disappearing from Tehri villages, police unable to trace them

#Tehri Garhwal #Uttarakhand The mysterious disappearance of women from villages falling under Kirtinagar block in Tehri district has put the police in a spot and left locals stunned. According to a report in Times of India, on February 7, a 28-year old wo

Swine flu grips Uttarakhand, 10 test positive

Swine flu is tightening its grip over the state especially on Haridwar. According to health department two deaths have been recorded in the state and 70 suspected cases have been reported . However, 10 out of the 70 patients have been tested positive.

BJP passing through a honeymoon period: Harish Rawat

#Uttarakhand BJP is passing through a

Protests erupt in Khatima over murder of trader's son

#Udham Singh Nagar #Uttarakhand A garment trader's teenaged son was allegedly killed by unidentified assailants who slit his throat at his home sparking protest by local traders in Udham Singh Nagar district on Thursday.

Twin sisters Tashi, Nungshi become brand ambassadors for 'Save Girl Child' in Uttarakhand

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand 23-year-old twin sisters, Tashi and Nungshi Malik, have been roped in by the state health department as brand ambassadors for 'Save Girl Child' campaign in Uttarakhand. The twins have scaled all seven of the highest peaks of the wor

Major black market for illegal sale of liquor thrives in Uttarakhand

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Uttarakhand is fast becoming a thriving market for the sale of illegal liquor manufactured both inside and outside the state. According to a report in Times of India, An alarming number of people from both Garhwal (1,245) and Kumaon

Congress gears up for 2-day brainstorming Kumaon session

#Uttarakhand The Congress party has made all arrangements for the two-day brainstorming session for its workers scheduled to be held in Kumaon starting January 20. Among the leaders who will attend the session are party seniors Ambika Soni, Harish Rawat,

Snow avalanches likely to hit Uttarakhand, alert sounded

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand An alert has been sounded in the high-altitude districts of Uttarakhand in view of a communication from the Centre predicting snow avalanches in areas located above 2,500 metres in the hill state. Avalanche activity may take place i

CBI arrests an income tax official for taking bribe of Rs 1 lakh

#Uttarakhand An income tax official was arrested by the CBI here on Tuesday while taking a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from the Managing Director of a hospital here. Khatima's Income Tax Officer A K Singh was caught by CBI sleuths while taking a bribe of Rs one la

SUV stolen in Agra used in Meerut bank robbery, later found in Dehradun

#Meerut #Uttarakhand A white SUV, reportedly stolen from Agra was used in a robbery bid in Meerut, and was later found abandoned on the outskirts of Dehradun district. According to a TOI report, there were blood stains on the back seat and rear end of the

Alliance with Progressive Democratic Front intact: CM Rawat

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand The prolonged suspense over the fate of ruling Congress and Progressive Democratic Front (PDF) combine in Uttarakhand has finally come to an end with Chief Minister Harish Rawat asserting that the alliance with the seven-member cong

Assistant Professor found dead under mysterious circumstances, probe on

#Nainital #Uttarakhand The Assistant professor of district medical college was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Haldwani on Saturday, said an ETV report. The body was recovered from the premises of a four-storey residential building. Deceased,

In Doon, teachers, doctors, businessmen, contractors hunt down man-eater leopards

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Prashant Singh, a Doon-based dentist is among a select tribe of professionals who have staid day jobs but are passionate about hunting killer big cats. Such professionals - who work as teachers, contractors and businessmen - are oft

BJP protests against dismal law and order, writes to CM Harish Rawat

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Main opposition BJP on Friday demonstrated outside the Uttarakhand Secretariat in Dehradun in protest against the deteriorating law and order scenario in the state and the inordinate delay in the appointment of Pantnagar University

Burger, tea to keep Dehradun police on their toes during night duty in winters

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand To keep cops vigilant during the graveyard shift, Uttarakhand police has arranged tea along with either a burger or patty to be served to policemen on duty between 1 am and 3 am. The move, top cops say, will not only ensure that cop

Krishna Kant Paul to be sworn in as new Governor of Uttarakhand tomorrow

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Krishna Kant Paul will be sworn in as the new Governor of Uttarakhand at the Raj Bhawan on Thursday. Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court KM Joseph will administer the oath of office and secrecy to him at a function in the Raj Bh

Weather department predicts dry weather for next few days

Weather department has predicted that dry weather will prevail for the next few days in Dehradun.

Krishna Kant Paul to be sworn in as new Governor of Uttarakhand tomorrow

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Krishna Kant Paul will be sworn in as the new Governor of Uttarakhand at the Raj Bhawan on Thursday. Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court KM Joseph will administer the oath of office and secrecy to him at a function in the Raj Bh

Baba Ramdev showcases wrestling skills on his ashram's 20th foundation day

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev was seen in a new avatar when he showed his wrestling skills on the 20th foundation day of his ashram Divya Yog Mandir in Haridwar. Ramdev mesmerised audience when he trumped his opponent with a ‘patakhni’.

Over 20,000 cabs to go off road in Garhwal region from today

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand The cab unions in the Garhwal region have decided to launch an indefinite strike from Wednesday against state government, leaving thousands of commuters in lurch.

People of Uttarakhand want a hilly town as state capital: Govind Singh Kunjwal

#Chamoli #Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Assembly chairperson Govind Singh Kunjwal expressed her wish to make Gairsain the permanent capital of the state. He said the public sentiment is in favour of a capital city that's located on the hills. However, he clarif

CM's surprise checks post midnight find Uttarakhand police in lax mood

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Chief minister Harish Rawat took police department by surprise when he conducted checks at different police posts and stations post midnight on Sunday to see how seriously officers were performing their duties during the midnight ho

BJP leader Prakash Pant accuses Congress of misleading people

#Pithoragarh #Uttarakhand BJP leader Prakash Pant on Saturday accused state government of misleading people over the issue of making Gairsain the permanent capital of the Uttarakhand. Congress has been in power from the past three years but still failed t

Two persons shot at by an apple trader over money dispute

#Uttarkashi #Uttarakhand Two people were on Thursday evening shot by an apple trader from Himachal over a money dispute. Later, both of them were admitted to a primary health centre and were later referred to Dehradun for further treatment.

Meet Abhishek Kumar who left his job to join cleanliness drive

#Farrukhabad #Uttarakhand An 28-year-old Abhishek Kumar who hails from Farrukhabad left left his job to join the cleanliness drive. Abhishek began a year-long tour of India during which he will visit various parts of the country and will spread awareness

Hotels to woo guests with different style, theme on New Year’s eve

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand The hotels in and across the city are leaving no stone unturned in wooing the guests for the New Year's eve. All the themes, decoration that attracts people are being used to make the day more special. Each hotel is coming up with a

Former Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul to assume Uttarkhand charge on Jan 8

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul, who has been transferred to Uttarakhand, will take over the charge on January 8 next. Uttarakhand Chief Secretary N Ravishankar on Wednesday said that Paul will take his oath of office on Januar

State demands withdrawal of eco-sensitive zone notification

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Cabinet on Tuesday passed a resolution to request the Centre to withdraw its notification declaring vast stretch between Gomukh to Uttarkashi in the state as an eco-sensitive zone. Apart from this the cabinet gave nod to

We will turn Dehradun into an educational hub: Indira Hridyesh

Industrial and higher education minister Indira Hridyesh urged the media to provide help in making Dehradun the educational hub of Uttarakhand.

Pet hostels jam-packed as owners book space for their dogs to celebrate new year

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Most pet hostels in Uttarakhand's Dehradun now is a chock-a-bloc with dog owners who have flocked here in huge numbers to leave their pets and celebrate the New Year at various destinations.

Uttarakhand Cabinet to demand withdrawal of eco-sensitive zone notification

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Cabinet on Sunday passed a resolution to request the Centre to withdraw its notification declaring vast stretch between Gomukh to Uttarkashi in the state as an eco-sensitive zone.

Minor allegedly rapes a 10-year-old girl, FIR registered

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a minor in Vasant Vihar area of the city, police said on Saturday. The incident took place on Thursday night, when the victim had gone to a nearby shop and the 16-year-old accused took her t

BC Khanduri slams UPA for neglecting issues affecting armed forces

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Senior BJP leader Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri on Friday criticised the previous UPA government for disregarding the issues affecting the armed forces for the last 10 years. "UPA government neglected the armed forces for the last 10 year

Haridwar: Man arrested for smuggling panther skin

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand The police on Thursday busted a tuskers racket in Haridwar accused of trafficking wild animal skin and one person was arrested. The information regarding the trafficking of wild animal skin was given by a man hailing from Haridwar.

Uttarakhand Governor Qureshi demands anti-conversion law

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Joining the chorus of demand for anti-conversion law, Uttarakhand governor Dr Aziz Qureshi on Thursday said only a strong law can prevent conversions. "The conversion ceremonies that are being carried out need to be stopped immediat

Consumer court slaps fine of Rs 28,720 on ICICI Bank for seizing a man’s bike without notice

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Trouble emerged for ICICI after the bank seized a man's bike and auctioned it without any prior notice to him. The Dehradun District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum imposed a fine of Rs 28,702 on the bank for seizing the bike of S

MDDA accused of shielding developer constructing Pacific Hill Apartment

Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority(MDDA) has been accused of shielding developer constructing Pacific Hill Apartment , but its secretary Vanshidhar Tiwari has said that a probe is on and action will be taken.

Cabinet Minister Harish Chandra Durgapal rejoins Congress

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Uttrakhand Cabinet Minister Harish Chandra Durgapal rejoined the Congress fold in the presence of Chief Minister Harish Rawat at a function held here on Tuesday. Durgapal, a Congress rebel in the 2012 assembly elections, had success

Two minor girls escape unhurt in acid attack

#Pauri Garhwal #Uttarakhand Two minor girls escaped unhurt when as many bike-borne masked youth allegedly threw acid on them in Lansdowne area, a senior official said. The incident took place on Sunday when two 13-year-old girls, both neighbours, residing

500 labourers brave snow to rebuild flood-ravaged Kedarnath

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand More than 500 workers are working day and night to rebuild Kedarnath town which was devasted last year due to the mid-June flash floods. As per Harish Rawat, these men are led by an 85-member Special Task Force (STF) have been worki

Religious conversions should stop: RSS' Bhaiyyaji Joshi

#Haridwar #Uttarakhand Religious conversions should be stopped as it is creating many problems in the country, General Secretary of RSS Bhaiyyaji Joshi said in Haridwar on Sunday. "We want people to follow their own religion with dedication. Religious con

Uttarakhand govt to ask Rs 55 crore grant from Centre for Ardh Kumbh

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand In order to facilitate arrangements for the upcoming 'Ardh Kumbh' in Haridwar, the Uttarakhand government will send a proposal to the Centre, requesting it for a package of Rs 55 crore, according to an official statement.

Rawat asks DMs to ensure there are no deaths due to cold

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand With icy winds sweeping the state the Uttarakhand government has asked the District Magistrates to take measures to ensure that there are no deaths due to cold. Chief Minister Harish Rawat reviewed the cold situation in the state th

Weather to remain dry for next 3 days in the state: Met

Director of state metereological department Dr Anand Sharma said on Thursday that the weather in the state will remain dry for some days providing relief from the cold wave.

BJP questions state govt silence on eco-sensitive zone in Uttarkashi

BJP leaders on Thursday blamed previous UPA government at the Centre for releasing the notification of eco-sensitive zones in Uttarakhand. BJP leaders alleged that the Congress-led state government remained silent on the issue and when the NDA came to pow

Dehradun twin sisters first siblings to scale tallest peaks in 7 continents

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand By successfully climbing Mt Vinson, the highest peak in Antarctica, Dehradun twin sisters Tashi and Nungshi Malik created history on Wednesday by becoming the first ever siblings to scale seven tallest peaks in seven continents.

Sewer water released from Ramdev’s Yog Gram angers villagers

Locals in Haridwar have expressed their anger over sewer water released from yoga guru Ramdev’s Yog Gram.

Indian Military Academy: Batch of 1964 to celebrate golden jubilee

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand The 1964-batch passouts of the Indian Military Academy will celebrate golden jubilee of their batch from December 17 to 19. "About 1400 offices were commissioned into Indian Army between August to October 1964. Several officers and

Dreaded criminal escapes as associates attack an Uttarakhand police party

#Baghpat #Uttarakhand Armed criminals attacked an Uttarakhand police party in Baghpat district of western Uttar Pradesh on Monday and escaped with their associate whom the police were taking for producing him in a court, police said.

Residents of Nanital wake up to a thick blanket of snow

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand A thick blanket of snow enveloped Nainital on Monday morning and the temperature continued to dip in the area.

Police rescue class X missing girl in just 24 hours

#Uttarkashi #Uttarakhand Police on Saturday evening found a missing class X girl in an unconscious state in Uttarkashi. The girl went missing on Friday and has now been admitted to the district hospital where she will be undergoing a medical examination.

Case filed against Google for showing ‘misleading’ maps online

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand The Survey of India (SOI) submitted a complaint against Google to Dehradun police on Saturday evening after finding gross misrepresentation of actual coordinates of Indian boundaries in online maps shown by the search engine.

Teenager puts life at risk to save Chakrata accident victims

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand A 16-year-old Ajay Kumar on learning about his friends' accident in Chakrata on Wednesday showed greater courage and rushed near Purodi area and did his best to rescue the accident victims. As per a report in TOI, when Ajay reached

Relief for people of Chinyalisaur as water level in Tehri Dam lake receeds

#Uttarkashi #Uttarakhand The people living along the end on Tehri Dam lake breathed a sigh of relief as the bridge that connected them to the mainland came out as the water level receeded after 3 months. According to ETV report, people residing in almost

PM busy in foreign trips, has no time for mountain states: Harish Rawat

#Uttarakhand Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s frequent foreign trips, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Wednesday said that the PM seems to prefer oversees tours rather than focussing on states that were craving for development-r

Driver attempts to rape widow in moving taxi after offering her a ride home

#Uttarkashi #Uttarakhand A month after a Delhi based tourist was raped and murdered in Chakrota, another cab driver has attempted to rape a woman in his taxi in Chinyalisaur area of Uttarkashi on Wednesday. Last week, driver of Uber taxi in Delhi raped a

Harish Rawat slams Centre for U-turn on hydropower projects

Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday slammed Centre and accused it of changing its stand before the Supreme Court on the issue of hydropower projects.

Dimple Yadav should be made SP’s Uttarakhand in-charge: SN Sachan

Samajwadi Party leader SN Sachan on Thursday said that UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav should be made party’s in-charge in Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand has huge wildlife tourism potential, says Anil Baluni

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand BJP leader and member of Project Tiger Monitoring Committee, Anil Baluni, has said Uttarakhand has huge wildlife tourism potential. He said Uttarakhand government can generate more employment opportunities through wildlife tourism,

CM asks Centre not to change traditional route of Kailash-Mansarovar yatra

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday asked the Centre not to change the traditional route of Kailash-Mansarovar yatra which passes through the hill state. At a meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Ne

6 arrested for murdering man over a family dispute

#Haridwar #Uttarakhand Haridwar Police on Monday arrested six persons for allegedly murdering a man in Panjanheri village. According to an ETV report, police had found a badly mutilated body of a man named Monu, a native of Bulandshahr district.

Roorkee blast: Uttarakhand on terrorists’ radar, claims Ajay Bhatt

Reacting sharply on the recent incident of bomb blast in Roorkee, Uttarakhand Opposition Leader Ajay Bhatt on Monday said that the state is on radar of terrorists and the state government must clear the picture on the matter.

Harish Rawat opposes disbanding of planning commission, demands its restructuring as a statutory body

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Opposing disbanding of the Planning Commission of India, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has advocated its restructuring as a statutory body with greater representation to states and special cells within the revamped panel f

Almora MP Ajay Tamta takes part in CBSE seminar discussing upgraded syllabus

Almora MP Ajay Tamta on Saturday took part in CBSE seminar discussing upgraded and modern syllabus for the students.

Three killed as bus carrying marriage party falls in gorge

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Three persons were killed and two others injured when a mini bus carrying a marriage party fell into a deep gorge at Pratapnagar area in Tehri district, police said on Sunday. The incident happened on Saturday between Sirwani and Ma

Railway official facing graft charges commits suicide

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand A railway official suspended for taking bribe allegedly committed suicide here by jumping before a speeding train. The body of Sunil Baluni, an account officer with the railways, was found near the tracks at Dehradun junction on Tue

Power of stars in astrology can never be matched by science: BJP MP Ramesh Pokhriyal

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand While the Bharatiya Janata Party continues to battle the opposition against its leader Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti over her recent controversial remarks, another party MP is in the dock for his statement on the floor of the Lok Sabha. For

Harish Rawat open to CBI probe into minor girl’s rape and murder case

Speaking in Pithoragarh, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said he will order a CBI probe into minor girl’s rape and murder case in Haldwani if the parents of the victim ask him so.

Akhilesh Yadav meets Harish Rawat, says all disputes with Uttarakhand will be resolved soon

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav on Monday met Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat in Mussoorie and said that all disputes with the state will be resolved soon.

Harish Rawat’s security increased after stone pelting on his convoy

Speaking in Pauri Garhwal, Chief Minister Harish Rawat has condemned the attack on his convoy reportedly by BJP workers during when he was visiting a rape victim in Haldwani. His security has been increased.

Aziz Qureshi for joint tourism ventures between UP and Uttarakhand

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Uttarakhand and neighbouring Uttar Pradesh have tremendous tourism potential and it was high time the two states worked on joint ventures in the sector, Governor Aziz Qureshi said on Tuesday. Making his point at a meeting with UP Ch

BSNL official's missing son rescued, five accused including a woman arrested

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand The teenage son of a BSNL official who went missing under mysterious circumstances from Dehradun on Saturday was rescued on Monday from his kidnappers and five of his abductors including a woman were arrested. Harshit Tayal was resc

Parties play politics over 5-year-old missing girl’s death case

Shameful politics over the death of a 5-year-old missing girl in Pithoragarh shows that politics in the state is now all about scoring brownie points and not tackling the real issues in a constructive way. The body of the missing girl was found from the j

Son of BSNL official missing, police probe on

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand A student of senior secondary and the son of a BSNL official is missing since Saturday night, police said.

Harish Rawat orders police officials to review law and order situation

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Amid an uproar over the rape and murder of a minor girl, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday held a meeting with senior police officials to review law and order situation of the state and asked them to leave no stone unturned in

Haldwani gang-rape and murder case: Govt constitutes fast track court for speedy trial

Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday told media that the state government has constituted a fast track court for the speedy trial of the Haldwani gang-rape and murder case.

Family bids a teary farewell to 7-year-old rape victim; no arrests yet

#Pithoragarh #Uttarakhand The 7-year-old girl, who had been allegedly raped and murdered, was on Thursday given a teary-eyed farewell by her family and relatives as she was cremated near Haldwani. "The girl was today cremated in Ranibagh near Haldwani," D

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Police will soon solve rape and murder of a Delhi based woman: Ram Singh Meena

ADG (Law and Order) Ram Singh Meena has assured that the murder and rape case of a Delhi based Kolkata woman will be solved soon.

Announcements made during my tenure should be implemented: Vijay Bahuguna

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Congress leader Vijay Bahuguna on Wednesday said the announcements made during his tenure as Chief Minister should be implemented. "There has been a change in leadership in the state, not a change in power. I feel that the announcem

Music lovers still remember St Thomas Church as the place where Sir Cliff Richard was baptised

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Famous for pop music, British musician, performer, actor and philanthropist Sir Cliff Richard was baptised in St Thomas church in November 1940, located on a quiet lane on the busy Rajpur road. Built in 1840, it was meant to be a ga

Even after CM order, government departments fail to clear pending cases

Even after orders from Chief Minister Harish Rawat, most of the government departments have failed to clear the pending cases.

Will follow Speaker’s instruction on Sarwat case: Harish Rawat

Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday affirmed that the government would follow instruction given by the Speaker in the case related to Parliamentary Secretary Sarwat Kareem Ansari. Noteworthy, the Speaker had formed a committee to look into the corruptio

CM promises action in 5-year-old missing girl's death case

#Pithoragarh #Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Wednesday termed the death of a five-year-old missing girl of Pithoragarh as "sad" and said the government would leave no stones unturned to catch the culprits.

Depressed after being detected with AIDS, SSB jawan shoots himself dead

#Champawat #Uttarakhand A Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawan allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in Champawat district as he was apparently depressed over being HIV positive, police said.

Dhaka MLA Pawan Jaiswal to organise wedding of 101 girls on November 30

In an act of benevolence, MLA from Dhaka in Motihari, Pawan Jaiswal, has decided to organise a mass wedding of 101 girls on November 30. This includes 4 Muslims girls.

Three-year-old Uttarakhand boy returns Rs 50,000 found in a bank to its manager

#Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Sunday appreciated a three-year-old boy for his honesty as he returned a packet containing Rs 50,000 found in a bank to its manager. Qureshi met Shivam at Raj Bhawan on Sunday and appreciated his honesty,

Doon cabbie threw Delhi couple off the cliff after robbing them

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand A cab driver confessed to have robbed 27-year-old Moumita Das and 24-year-old Avijit Paul and thrown them down a steep cliff, eighteen days after the couple mysteriously went missing from the hills of Uttarakhand. According to a rep

Congress candidate Manorama Dobariyal elected unopposed from Uttarakhand RS seat

Congress candidate Manorama Sharma Dobariya was on Thursday elected unopposed from the lone Rajya Sabha seat in Uttarakhand. Talking to ETV, Dobariyal said that she would raise all state-related issues in the upper house of the Parliament.

Delhi couple murder: Police claim to recover woman’s body from Yamuna

The Uttarakhand Police on Thursday claimed to have recovered the body of the woman, who along with her male companion, was raped, robbed and murdered by their cab driver and his aides. The police recovered the decomposed body of the woman from Yamuna rive

It was Uttarakhand’s berry jam that satisfied Nehru’s sweet tooth

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Inder Prakash (85), owner of A Prakash & Co, remembers the time when India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru would arrive at his shop with his sister Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, who lived in Landour, and stop at his store to pick u

Biometric system should be introduced to monitor the staff: Education board to HC

Speaking to the press, Nainital High Court advocate Subhash Upadhyaya told media persons on Wednesday that a PIL has been filed by the education board that the presence of teachers should be made compulsory, by introducing a biometric system in colleges a

Secretariat employees go on indefinite strike against govt for increasing number of working days

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Secretariat employees on Wednesday went on an indefinite strike in protest against the state government's decision of increasing the number of working days in a week from five to six and making biometric registration of attendance m

Police arrest 4 accused involved in murder of Delhi couple

Uttarakhand DGP BS Sidhu on Tuesday told media that the police had arrested four accused involved in murder of a man and his friend in Vikasnagar area. A 27-year-old woman and her 24-year-old male companion had arrived in Dehradun on October 21 to celebra

Officials from UP and Uttarakhand sit to resolve property disputes: Indira Hiedesh

Senior officials from both UP and Uttarakhand met on Monday to resolve property disputes in Haridwar and other areas after the separation of the two states, said Minister Indira Hiedesh.

Delhi couple murder: 'Cabbie raped the girl before killing her'

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Police, which is probing the murder of Moumita Das, 27, have said that the woman, an art teacher at a Gurgaon school, was raped before being killed by the driver of their hired vehicle and his friends at Chakrata. Moumit

‘Meritorious Uttarakhand board students to get laptops this year’

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Uttarakhand government on Saturday asked officials to ensure implementation of the scheme for distribution of laptops among meritorious college students before the end of this year. Issuing instructions to this effect at a meeting h

Manorma Sharma Dobriyal from Congress to file nomination for Rajya Sabha today

Manorama Sharma Dobriyal from Congress will file her nomination for Rajya Sabha on Monday in the presence of PCC chief Kishore Upadhaya.

Harish Rawat launches mid-day meal scheme for elderly women

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Uttarakhand government on Monday launched a scheme to provide mid-day meal to women in the state aged above 60. The 'Mukhyamantri Vriddha Mahila Poshan Yojana' was launched by Chief Minister Harish Rawat from Charba Anganwadi Kendra

Uttarakhand plans to set up tourist police, says DGP

Uttarakhand DGP BS Sidhu said on Friday that there are plans to set up tourist police in the state in view of large traffic of tourists.

BC Khanduri refuses to say anything on his induction into Modi cabinet

Speaking in Dehradun BJP MP and former chief minister BC Khanduri on Friday refused to say anything about his induction into Modi cabinet.

Congress fields Manorama Sharma as candidate for RS in Uttarakhand

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Former Dehradun Mayor Manorama Sharma Dobariyal was on Friday declared by the Congress as its nominee for the only vacant Rajya Sabha seat in Uttarakhand ending the prolonged suspense over the issue. "The party high command has chos

In Pithoragarh, teacher's Facebook campaign helps save girl’s eyesight

#Pithoragarh #Uttarakhand A Hindi teacher at a government school in Chaukhal area of Pithoragarh started a campaign on Facebook and WhatsApp to fund the cornea transplant of his student Rabina, however, response was so good that he now intends to get her

CM Harish Rawat announces to set up Punjabi Academy in state

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand On the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday paid obeisance at gurudwaras and announced to set up a Punjabi Academy in the state. The chief minister also announced construction of a

Leopard mauls elderly woman to death near Dehradun-Mussoorie road

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand An elderly woman was mauled to death by a leopard in Makkawala village near Dehradun-Mussoorie road, a forest department official said on Thursday. 70-year-old Genda Devi was attacked by the feline yesterday while she was on her way

Tenant rapes two minor sisters, arrested

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Two minor sisters were allegedly raped by a man living in their house as a tenant in Rajpur area of Dehradun, police said. A complaint was lodged by the father of the victims which stated that his 16-year-old daughter was raped by S

Sonia, Rahul to decide candidate for the lone RS seat: Harish Rawat

Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Wednesday affirmed that Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi would take a call on the name of candidate for the lone Rajya Sabha seat in the state and party would do everything to support him. Noteworthy, Assembl

Refusing to claim the body due to staff negligence, family of deceased create ruckus in hospital

Speaking to the press, Synergy Hospital Senior Manager Deepak told media persons on Wednesday that there was ruckus created in the hospital after family of a deceased refused to claim the body due to staff negligence

Harak Singh Rawat urges for cleanliness in vegetable markets

Speaking to the press, Agricultural minister Harak Singh Rawat on Monday expressed his urge that cleanliness should be maintained in vegetable markets across Uttarakhand, for proper hygiene and food safety.

12-year-old girl suffers gunshot injury, police on lookout for criminals

A 12-year-old girl suffered a gunshot injury when the miscreants aimed at the aunt of the victim in Udham Singh Nagar on Sunday. Police are on the lookout for criminals.

Ambika Soni holds meeting with PDF leaders on a 2-day tour to Dehradun

Uttarakhand AICC in charge Ambika Soni on Monday held a meeting with PDF leaders in Dehradun, while she was on a two-day tour there. Soni expressed that she was unhappy with the leaders' approach, after the meeting was concluded.

Double delight: Now, pilgrims can enjoy skiing in scenic Auli during Char Dham Yatra in winters

#Chamoli #Uttarakhand Here is a good news for ski enthusiasts who want to visit scenic valleys of Auli town in Chamoli district for skiing. The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited (GMVNL) has asked a private company to complete the maintenance work of Asia

Security forces deployed for peaceful commencement of elections in Motiram Baburam Post Graduate college

Speaking to the press, Haldwani SP Pankaj Bhatt told media persons on Friday that security forces were deployed in Motiram Baburam Government Post Graduate College in Haldwani for peaceful commencement of elections for the new Chairman.

Government officials participate in 'Run For Unity', remember Sardar Patel on his birth anniversary

Government officials on Friday morning participated in 'Run For Unity' in Vikasnagar and also remembered Sardar Patel on his birth anniversary.

Undeterred by RBI guidelines, traders continue to sell garlands made of currency notes

Undeterred by RBI guidelines, the traders in Dehradun continue to sell garlands made of currency notes. As per the rules, people should not staple or write on these currency notes.

Man held for ‘objectionable remark’ against CM on WhatsApp

Udham Singh Nagar Police on Monday arrested a man from Rudrapur area for allegedly posting objectionable remark against Chief Minister Harish Rawat on WhatsApp.

Devotees offer prayer on the occasion of Chhath

Devotees offered prayer to Sun God on the occasion of Chhath on Thursday.

HC directs govt to bring striking staff back to duty or invoke ESMA

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to bring agitating ministerial employees back to duty and make alternative arrangements under ESMA, which gives police the right to arrest without a warrant, if they

Eyeing 2017 assembly polls, Congress’ state chief to hold a meet on Nov 2

#Uttarakhand With an aim to retain power in the state, Uttarakhand Congress Committee chief Kishore Upadhyay has decided to hold a party meet on Nov 2. According to a report, the state Congress chief has shifted his focus towards strengthening the party's

Stage set for students’ union polls at Haldwani college

Stage has been set for students’ union polls at the Haldwani college where ABVP and NSUI are the main contenders.

After Everest, Doon twins set to scale Antartica’s highest peak

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Tashi and Nungshi Malik, 23-year-old look-alike twin sisters, who have already scaled Mt Everest are all set to scale Antartica's highest peak Mt Vinson. Their father retired army officer Col VS Malik, was quoted as saying that the

BJP to corner govt over plans of privatisation of mining activities

Uttarakhand BJP leader Prakash Pant on Tuesday said that the party would corner Harish Rawat-led state government in Assembly over its plans of privatisation of mining activities in riverbeds.

Wanting Cabinet berth, several Congress MLAs begin lobbying

In want of a Cabinet berth in CM Harish Rawat's government, several Congress MLAs have begun lobbying for it.

Man arrested for posting ‘objectionable remark’ against CM on WhatsApp

Udham Singh Nagar Police on Monday arrested a man from Rudrapur area for allegedly posting objectionable remark against Chief Minister Harish Rawat on WhatsApp.

BJP MLA asks govt to provide details of Central funds utilised

BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi on Monday asked state government to provide details of use of funds released by the Centre.

Overburdened with patients, Doon Hospital lacks proper infrastructure

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand The doctors at the Doon Hospital have demanded that government set up a 40-bed trauma centre to tackle accidents and other cases on an urgent basis, said a report. As the emergency department of the hospital is overburdened with pat

CM Rawat seeks extension of tax concession period for the state

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked the Centre to extend the period of tax concessions announced for the state in the wake of last year's catastrophic floods, by the next three years to help its economy recover from the aftermaths

LGBTs in Dehradun create page on Facebook to look for friends

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Gay, lesbians and transgender in Dehradun have turned to social media like Facebook to mix with like minded friends and exchange ideas, said a report published in a newspaper.

‘Govt can’t provide good governance by holding Cabinet meeting in Kedarnath

Uttarakhand BJP leader Anil Baluni on Friday slammed Harish Rawat-led Congress government for its decision to hold Cabinet meeting in Kedarnath. Baluni said that the state government cannot provide good governance to the people of the state by such extrav

Man kills 4 family members, says he was possessed by evil spirit

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand In a shocking incident, businessman Sardar Jai Singh's youth son from his second wife, Harmeet Singh, went on a murder spree on Thursday night, killing four family members, while his father was away in Saharanpur. The dead have been

Kedarnath shrine portals closed for winter

#Rudraprayag #Uttarakhand Kedarnath shrine portals have been ceremonially closed for winter on Saturday at 6 am. Kedarnath temple's deity statue will be taken to Ukhimath, where it will be worshipped. The officials of district administration and police wi

Haldwani: Female BJP worker robbed on the pretext of giving her a lift

A female BJP worker was robbed on Wednesday on the pretext of giving her a lift.

CM refuses to go home until Kedarnath restoration is completed

#Rudraprayag #Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat on Wednesday said that he will not enter his official residence i.e. CM house unless the Kedarnath Temple renovation work gets completed. "I will enter the CM house only after the completion of Kedarnath renovatio

Is state govt prepared to organise Char Dham Yatra twice a year?

#Uttarakhand Riding high on the record tourist inflow during the recent Char Dham Yatra, the Uttarakhand government is now planning to organise the adventurous pilgrimage in winters too. Though the government seems positive about the success of its plan,

Firing among two groups over molestation of girl in Kashipur

Clashes and firing broke out among two groups over molestation of girl in Maheshpura area of Kashipur in Udham Singh Nagar district. Two persons have been injured in the incident.

Red-tapism adversely affecting prospects of hydel projects in Uttarakhand: Amar Singh

Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh on Tuesday said that the shoddy government policies and red-tapism are adversely affecting the prospects of hydro power projects in Uttarakhand.

Congress has given more weightage to illegal things: BJP

BJP accused the Congress of giving more weightage to illegal practices in the state.

Rehabilitation process should be speeded up: Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar

Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar said that till now Rs 95 crore has been spent on rehabilitation work till now but the process should be speeded up.

Students stall sale of admission forms of evening classes, demand increase in number of seats

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand To demand an increase in the number of seats, students of DAV College in Dehradun staged a protest on Monday by stalling the sale of admission forms for evening classes, reported The Times of India.

4 newborn babies die at govt hospital, parents demand action

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Four newborn babies died at a government hospital here in the last 24 hours, triggering protests by their parents who alleged negligence by the hospital authorities. However, authorities in Doon Women Hospital denied the allegations

Harak Singh Rawat targets PDF over Cabinet berths

#Uttarakhand Agriculture Minister Harak Singh Rawat on Sunday targeted ally Progressive Democratic Front by saying that the state government should now bow down to the unruly demands of its allies. Rawat said that five out of a total of seven PDF MLAs are

CM Rawat meets Ambika Soni, discusses important issues related to the state

CM Harish Rawat met Congress leader Ambika Soni and discussed about important issues related to the state and alliance.

Government removed SSP under pressure from the mining mafia: BJP

#Haridwar #Uttarakhand Ascribing ulterior motives to the recent transfer of Haridwar SSP Sadanand Date, main Opposition BJP on Wednesday accused the state government of removing the official "hurriedly under pressure from the mining mafia" which was rattl

Congress workers are feeling neglected: Kedar Singh Rawat

Former Congress MLA Kedar Singh Rawat said that the party workers are feeling neglected.

Police department's badminton tournament begins

Badminton tournament of the police department began on Wednesday, where many people across various states have taken part.

CM Harish Rawat ensures additional help to sanitary workers in the state

Speaking to media persons, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat told reporters on Wednesday that the government is going additional help will be given to the sanitary workers, who are responsible to keep the environment clean.

Now, an Android application for calamity-hit people with special alert features

Rudraprayag administration has developed an Android application that will enable users to send alert messages in emergency situation if a natural disaster takes place. The application, which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, can also be used t

Haridwar gets a glimpse of the 'World Peace Violin'

#Haridwar #Uttarakhand A spiritual leader from the US is in Haridwar with a "World Peace Violin" whose parts have come from 11 countries, including India. "Haridwar is the place where anyone can find peace of mind," Patrick McCollum, an interfaith chaplai

Follow path shown by Maharshi Valmiki, says Aziz Qureshi

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi and Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday asked people to follow the path of human welfare shown by Ramayana author Maharshi Valmiki. "By creating an epic like the Ramayana, Maharshi Valmiki gave a

Cong MLA Mayukh Maher should resign from Assembly instead of staging dharna’

BJP MP Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Thursday advised Congress MLA Mayukh Maher, who is staging a dharna against his own government, to resign from Assembly membership to press for his demands.

Congress MLA’s protest against Harish Rawat govt provides ‘ammo’ to BJP 

Cong MLA’s protest against Harish Rawat government has provided ‘ammo’ to BJP .

BJP women’s wing to hold meeting with office bearers today

BJP women’s wing will hold a meeting with office bearers on Sunday in Dehradun.

Child Development Project employee arrested for taking Rs 5,000 bribe

An employee of Child Development Project has been arrested by the vigilance team in Dehradun.

Man-eater leopard killed by forest department officials

#Pithoragarh #Uttarakhand A man-eater leopard, who had recently killed a man in Ramganga Valley of Pithoragarh, has been shot dead by officials of the Forest Department. A team of hunters shot down the female leopard on Saturday evening, Forest Department

Freedom fighters, families of martyred soldiers get Diwali gift, to get 100 pc rebate on house tax

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand The state government has decided to give 100 percent rebate on house tax to freedom fighters, families of martyred soldiers and both retired and serving soldiers. The rebate is not directly given by municipal councils and corporatio

Man injured in firing over a property dispute, admitted to hospital

Police on Sunday told ETV that a man sustained serious injuries after some criminals opened fire at him over a property dispute in Nainital. Police said that the man had been admitted to a hospital where his condition was said to be critical.

BJP slams Congress govt for not appointing state women commission chairperson

President of BJP’s women’s cell, Manju Tiwari, slammed Congress govt for not appointing state women commission chairperson for over two years.

Two killed, one injured in rain-related incidents in Pithoragarh

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand A woman died and a man was injured in cloudburst, while a senior citizen was killed when a boulder from a mountain fell on him following heavy rains in Uttarakhand. According to Uttarakhand State Emergency Operation Centre, cloudbur

Ex-soldier commits suicide by shooting himself

A retired soldier committed suicide by shooting himself in the head in Nainital district, police said on Tuesday.

Assess action of Uttarakhand government in flash flood relief works: Ramesh Pokhriyal

#Uttarakhand A BJP member on Wednesday demanded setting up of a high level committee to find out if the Uttarakhand government was prompt in its response in dealing with last year's flash floods which claimed lives of hundreds of pilgrims.

Assembly bypolls: Security stepped up for vote counting

Dehradun SSP Ajay Rotela said that security arrangements for the counting for bypolls on July 25 have been made. He said that everyone who enters the counting booths will be frisked and CCTVs have been installed to avoid any untoward incident.

Repoll ordered at booth in Uttarakhand CM’s constituency

#Pithoragarh #Uttarakhand A day after bypolls were held for three Assembly seats in Uttarakhand, repoll was ordered on Tuesday at a booth of Dharchula constituency from where Chief Minister Harish Rawat is contesting.

Repolling on at Bauna booth in Dharchula, 10 per cent voting recorded till 9 am

#Pithoragarh #Uttarakhand Several voters queued up at Bauna booth of Dharchula constituency on Wednesday where repolling is on. After bypolls were held for three Assembly seats in Uttarakhand on Tuesday, repoll was ordered at this booth following complain

Crucial by-polls held in Uttarakhand

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Three assembly constituencies in Uttarakhand voted on Monday in by-elections, considered crucial for Chief Minister Harish Rawat who will need to get elected to remain in the post. The by-polls held in the three constituencies of Do

Kedarnath Yatra route will be developed in the next 12 months: Harish Rawat

CM Harish Rawat said that they plan to develop the Kedarnath Yatra route in next 1 year and provide better travel facilities and business opportunities.

12-year-old girl raped in Pauri, accused absconding

In yet another shameful case, a 12-year-old girl was raped in Pauri. The girl’s mother has filed a complaint with the district police. The accused is still absconding.

Preparations complete for Assembly bypoll in Uttarakhand

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand All preparations are complete for bypolls to three Assembly segments in Uttarakhand on Monday, including Dharchula from where Chief Minister Harish Rawat is seeking his entry into the state Assembly. It is a constitutional formality

Monsoon rains provide favourable conditions for paddy sowing: MeT

MeT department officials on Sunday told ETV that almost all parts of Uttarakhand were witnessing monsoon rains. Officials said that due to the monsoon rains, conditions have become favourable for paddy sowing in the state.

Assembly bypolls LIVE: Low turnout due to rains, 6% voting recorded so far in Dharchula

Uttarakhand's Chief Electoral Officer Radha Raturi said all preparations for the bypoll are complete with adequate deployment of security personnel at the polling booths which fall in Dehradun, Almora and Pithoragarh districts.

Congress demand action against former ministers involved in seed scam

Congress leaders on Friday urged government to take against former CM and Agriculture minister for their alleged involvement in irregularities in purchase of dhaincha seeds. Congress said that the government must take action against those whose name had b

Harish Rawat question on action against Ramdev, says first priority is to rescue people

Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday avoided the question of action against Ramdev and his first priority is to rescue people stranded in Gangotri including the yoga guru.

Kedarnath Yatra set to resume as STF rescues stranded pilgrims

#Uttarakhand Kedarnath Yatra, which was suspended for three days on Tuesday after the Dehradun MeT office had predicted heavy rains in the Himalayan region, is all set to resume as the process of shifting the 200 stranded pilgrims to safer locations began

Labourer killed in a hit and run case, medical student arrested

A medical student on Wednesday night hit a labour by a speeding car also thrashed three other cars. The police has taken him in custody and will be presented before the court.

Baba Ramdev is not the issue, safety of children is: Indira Hridayesh

Reacting on reports of Yoga guru Ramdev being stuck along with 250 students in Gangotri, Cabinet Minister Indira Hridayesh said that safety of the children is the issue and not Baba Ramdev. She said that they have been asked to either return or stay at a

Due to heavy rainfall, Ramdev and followers asked to get out of Gangotri

#Uttarakhand Yatra to Badrinath has been stalled in the wake of safety of the pilgrims as the Met department issued a warning of heavy showers from July 16 to July 18.

Red alert issued in Srinagar Garhwal as river overflows

Srinagar administration has issued a red alert after overflowing river threatened local residents.

Vikasnagar: Khair wood seized from a truck

Forest department officials on Tuesday seized a huge quantity of khair wood from a truck in Vikasnagar area.

Poor infrastructure forces DAV college to cut down on admissions

Speaking to the press on Monday, Principal of DAV college Dr Devendra Bhasin told reporters that they have narrowed down the admissions due to poor infrastructure and lack of staff members.

Private information under RTI can be given in public interest: Vinod Nautiyal

Information Commissioner Vinod Nautiyal said on Tuesday that private information under RTI can be given in public interest.

Good news for Char Dham pilgrims, MET to provide weather forecast on its website

In an effort to give more facilities to Char Dham pilgrims, the Metrological department will put up weather forecast of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri dhams on its website, which will be just a click away.

Harish Rawat upset over being 'neglected' by Modi government, writes to MLAs

Upset over being “neglected” by the Modi government in the budget, Chief Minister Harish Rawat has written to MLAs asking them to press for their demands of long pending railway schemes and green bonus, officials told the media on Friday.

All all India mayors' counsil to be organsied in the capital in August

Mayors from different parts of the nation will visit the capital in August this year to attend an all India counsil. Doon Mayor Vinod Chamoli has given his nod to the decision and is expected to shortly finalise the dates.

Mining mafia beats up forest officials; forcibly take away their arrested comrades

Mining mafia in Udham Singh Nagar district on Wednesday beaten up forest officials and forcibly took away their arrested comrades.

Polythene bags to be banned in Dehradun from July 17

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand's capital will see a blanket ban on the use of polythene bags by July 17, and violators will have to cough up steep spot fine of up to Rs 5,000. An order to this effect was passed earlier this week.

Uttarakhand floods: BJP demands CBI probe into irregularities in reconstruction work

Uttarakhand BJP chief Tirath Singh Rawat on Thursday said that a CBI probe should be launched into the alleged irregularities reported in the reconstruction work in flood-ravaged areas.

Char Dham Yatra 2014: Authorities gear up to provide maximum facilities to pilgrims

With Char Dham Yatra in full swing in Uttarakhand, the authorities are leaving no stone unturned to keep a check on all facilities for the pilgrims. "The authorities are working day and night on the surface routes whose condition will further improve in t

Suraj Sewa Dal member arrested for disturbing the peace

Ramnagar Police on Tuesday arrested Suraj Sewa Dal member Ramesh Chand Joshi for disturbing the peace while he was addressing a press conference to clear his organisation’s stand over extortion charges.

Administration launches a drive against over speeding vehicles

In a bid to ensure vehicles adhere to the speed limit, The district administration of Vikasnagar have launched a special drive against over speeding and overloading of vehicles.

Government under Modi is flawless: Ganesh Joshi

BJP Legislator Ganesh Joshi on Monday explained that undoing what the Congress already did will take time and it is not a matter of few months. He further said the government under Narendra Modi is going to be flawless.

Hospital in the dock for appointing 4 medical superintendents for a single post

A government hospital in Srinagar Garhwal is in the dock for appointing four medical superintendents for a single post.

Locals severely beat up two policemen over a dispute

Locals severely beat up two policemen over a disputeLocals severely beat up two policemen after a dispute between them turned ugly. The incident took place in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand.

Cleaning of Yamuna river will be done at all polluted banks: MLA Nav Prabhat

MLA Nav Prabhat said that Yamuna river treatment was only done in Vyas Nahri, Haripur, now they will focus on other areas.

Government misusing state machinery for Assembly bypolls: Tirath Singh Rawat

BJP leader Tirath Singh Rawat accused Harish Rawat government of misusing state machinery for Assembly bypolls.

Woman found dead at home, family alleges in-laws' hand

A woman was found dead at home in Haldwani district on Friday. The woman's family has alleged in-laws' hand

21 candidates file nominations for the upcoming assembly by-polls

The total nominations for the upcoming assembly by-polls were filed on Friday for the three assembly seats in Uttarakhand.

Gujjar families living in vicinity to tiger reserve granted new land

A group of Gujjar families who were living in vicinity to tiger reserve have been granted new land by the district authorities in Ramnagar.

Vehicle robbers' gang busted, 8 motorbikes seized

Uttar Pradesh police busted a vehicle robbers' gang on Wednesday and seized 8 motorbikes in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand

BJP ready for by-polls: Sanjay Kumar

BJP leader Sanjay Kumar said on Thursday that the party is ready for the upcoming by-polls and will emerge victorious in the elections.

By-polls: Congress will win all three seats with great majority, says Yashpal Arya

Exuding great confidence on Thursday, Congress leader Yashpal Arya said that the party will win all three seats with great majority in the by polls.

Ailing Rawat files nomination for bypoll through proposers

#Pithoragarh #Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, who is recuperating from a neck injury at AIIMS in Delhi, today filed his nomination papers through his two proposers from Dharchula Assembly seat which goes to bypoll on July 21. Rawat's

Goons physically assault man following an electoral dispute

A gang of goons physically assaulted a man in Mussoorie district following an electoral dispute between the duo. "The fight was over the elections of pradhaan which turned ugly" said a local.

Arrangements made for training of players at Ranji cricket camp: Trainer

All arrangements have been made for the training of players in the pre-season Ranji cricket camp in Dehradun, said a trainer. The training equipment include gym machines, door nets and outdoor training equipment.

A year after tragedy, Uttarakhand people remember a braveheart

#Uttarakhand It is a little over a year since a natural calamity of catastrophic proportions hit Uttarakhand but people in the affected areas are still singing paeans to the bravery of Darshan Lal who saved hundreds of lives in Kedar valley when the delug

Doiwala Assembly bypoll: Preparations in full swing

The preparations for the Doiwala Assembly bypoll are in full swing, a report said.

CM Harish Rawat seeks 100 satellite phones for the state

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand The Uttarakhand government has sought 100 satellite phones from the Centre in view of state's vulnerability to earthquakes. In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said as a long-term disaster managem

Pokhrial Nishank defends rail fare hike, says it will lead to better facilities

BJP MP Ramesh Pokhrial Nishank has defended rail fare hike saying more facilities will be provided.

Senior living communities emerging as growing market among elderly

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Senior living communities are steadily emerging as a growing market among the elderly who are increasingly looking for a better social lifestyle and security. With 98 million elderly people in India and growing at a rate of 3.8 per

‘Congress in strong position to win by-polls in all three Assembly seats’

Congress MLA Nav Prabhat on Sunday said that his party was in strong position to win by-elections in all three Assembly constituencies in Uttarakhand.

Nainital: Tourists irked due to traffic snarls

The tourist visiting Nainital are facing a tough time dealing with the traffic snarls in the area.

Vikasnagar Police to launch operation against mining mafia after panchayat elections

In order to check illegal mining activities, the police will launch an operation against the mafia after the panchayat elections, said Vikasnagar DSP Swapn Kumar on Friday.

Vijay Bahuguna meets Sonia Gandhi in Delhi, discusses state-related issues

Former Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna and Narendra Nagar MLA Subodh Unniyal on Friday held a meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Delhi. Talking to the media, Unniyal said that the agenda of the meeting was to discuss state-related issues and st

Second phase of panchayat polls today, security forces deployed

Second phase of panchayat elections will be held in 2,638 gram panchayats on Saturday. The ADG Law and Order Ram Singh Meena informed the media that the security forces have been deployed in the state in this regard.

Court finds judge guilty of attempt to kill wife

In an attempt to kill wife, the Session's Court convicted Justice Ravi and his brother on Wednesday in Kotdwar, district lawyer KP Dangwal told media persons.

World Cup 2014: What to watch on day nine

Rio de Janeiro: A draw between Italy and Costa Rica on Friday would put England out of contention at the World Cup. Luckily for England, neither team will be prepared to settle for one point with so much still at stake in Group D.

Monsoon likely to hit Uttarakhand after 48 hours

Bringing a relief to the residents, monsoon winds will soon reach Uttarakhand, predicted the Met department. Weather experts believe that it is likely to to hit East UP within 48 hours after which it will reach the state.

Nominations for the Assembly by-polls to filed from June 27 to July 4

The nominations for the Assembly by-polls will be filed from June 27 to July 4, Chief Election Officer Radha Raturi said on Wednesday.

Panchayat polls: Symbols of political parties go missing on ballot papers

During the voting of Panchayat polls on Wednesday, voters have alleged that symbols of certain parties missing on ballot papers in Vikasnagar district.

Rail passengers satisfied with facilities, disgruntled with high fares

With the limitation of trains travelling from Uttar Pradesh to Uttarakhand, on one hand, where passengers are satisfied and happy with the facilities in the train, they express discontentment towards the high fares of tickets on the other hand.

Uttarakhand floods: BJP playing politics over dead bodies, alleges Congress

Uttarakhand Congress on Tuesday accused BJP of playing politics over the skeletal remains found in Kedarghati area. Party Spokesperson Shilpi Arora said that the saffron party should share all the important information with the government instead of playi

Pithoragarh witnesses pre-monsoon showers

District disaster management department officials have told ETV that Pithoragarh district has received light pre-monsoon showers over the last 24 hours. Officials say that they are fully equipped and prepared to deal with flood-like situation.

Governor’s visit to Kedarnath cancelled as chopper develops snag

#Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi's proposed visit to Kedarnath was cancelled on Tuesday as the helicopter which was to take him to the Himalayan shrine developed some technical problem.

Congress losing ground; BJP will contest in three Assembly seats: Bhagat Singh Koshiyari

BJP MLA Bhagat Singh Koshiyari on Monday claimed in Haldwani that party candidates will contest on three Assembly seats in Uttarakhand.

13 passengers killed as bus plunges into a gorge

Around 13 passengers have been reportedly killed after a bus plunged into a gorge on Monday in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand floods: State government should bring White Paper on death and destruction

Slamming Uttarakhand government for its alleged failure to rehabilitate people, Bihar BJP leader and Uttarakhand Trasdi Pidit Manch chairman, Ashwani Choubey, said that the government should bring White Paper on death and destruction following the floods

Uttarakhand floods: Pokhriyal Nishank slams state government over insufficient rehabilitation

Haridwar MP Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has slammed state government for not making all out efforts to rehabilitate flood affected people.

Uttarakhand floods: 17 more skeletal remains found in Kedar valley

#Uttarakhand Ahead of the first anniversary of horrendous flash floods which claimed thousands of lives in Uttarakhand, authorities recovered 17 more skeletal remains and cremated them in Kedar valley.

I have to work a lot for the Himalayan region: BJP’s Bachi Singh Rawat

Former MP Bachi Singh Rawat while interacting with the media at a function in Haldwani said that according to the orders of PM Modi he has to work a lot for the development and conservation of the Himalayan region. He also added that he has to fight for t

Dehradun Police gears up to curb illegal mining

Dehradun Police is now focussing on to curb the illegal mining activities going around in the city. DIG Sanjay Gunjyal said that if miners are caught working outside their area or without license strict action will be taken against them.

Development project expected by people not discussed in Assembly session: Tirth Singh Rawat

State BJP chief Tirth Singh Rawat said that the development projects that people expected were not discussed during the Assembly session.

Indira Hridayesh congratulates Kishore Upadhyay on appointment as PCC chief

Uttarakhand Finance Minister Indira Hridayesh congratulated Kishore Upadhyay on being appointed as new PCC chief on Thursday.

Kishore Upadhyay named new Congress chief in Uttarakhand

#Uttarakhand Congress tonight appointed former Uttarakhand minister Kishore Upadhyay as the new PCC chief of the state replacing incumbent Yashpal Arya.

Harish Rawat's chopper makes precautionary landing in Rishikesh

#Uttarakhand A chopper carrying Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat had to make a precautionary landing in Rishikesh on Wednesday due to bad weather.

Woman’s husband held after she refuses cops’ sexual advances

In yet another shameful case, a woman alleged that a few cops in Dehradun held their husband after she refused their sexual advances.

Dehradun Police cracks a bank robbery case, arrests two

Dehradun Police on Monday claim to have cracked a bank robbery case and arrested two persons in this regard.

Congress MLA Harish Dhami resigns from Dharchula seat

Congress MLA Harish Dhami has resigned from Dharchula seat during the budget session in Gairsain.

Preparations begin for ‘Kailash Mansarovar Yatra’

A Police official on Monday briefed the media about the preparations regarding 'Kailash Mansarovar Yatra'. He said that five halts and one station has been set up to help the pilgrims and many officials also have been appointed to ensure safety of the pil

Three-day Assembly session begins from today in Gairsen

The three-day Assembly session has begun from Monday in Gairsen with all arrangements in place, said Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal.

Mussoorie’s Abhishek Gupta tops Uttarakhand in AIPMT

Mussoorie resident Abhishek Gupta has topped Uttarakhand in All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT).

At 73 years of age, man tops Uttarakhand Open University's law exam

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand A 73-year-old man studying from Uttarakhand Open University stood first in LLM (Master in Law) program.

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Real story of American Dollar v/s Indian Rupee

Real story of American Dollar v/s Indian Rupee (Very Interesting Article MUST SHARE) An Advice to all who are worrying about fall of Indian Rupee

Gang involved in vehicle stealing busted in Haridwar

The Haridwar Police on Tuesday busted an inter-state gang involved in stealing vehicles. The gang was active in several regions of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, informed a police official on Wednesday.

Government taking appropriate measures to prevent wildfires

Forest Minister Dinesh Aggarwal said on Wednesday that government is taking appropriate measures to prevent wildfires in view of extreme hot weather.

Candidates gear up for panchayat elections

Candidates contesting for the panchayat elections from different parts of the state gear up and are busy campaigning for the elections to be held from June 18 in three phases.

2011 bus accident: Court’s decision a lesson for all drivers

The court holding the driver responsible for the 2011 bus accident that killed 22 people and left many injured is being seen as a lesson for other drivers.

Ready to resign if Harish Rawat wants to fight on Almora seat in the Assembly polls: Manoj Tiwari

MLA Manoj Tiwari said that he is ready to resign if Harish Rawat wants to fight on Almora seat in the Assembly polls.

Railway Board member promises better facilities at Mussoorie reservation centre

A Railways Board Member has promised better facilities for the rail passengers at reservation counters. He said he would direct the DRM in this regard.

Minister Dinesh Aggarwal plans projects to attract more tourists

Speaking in Haldwani, Forest and Tourism Minister Dinesh Aggarwal said the government has planned various projects to attract more tourists in the state.

Police involved in illegal liquor business, alleges BJP MLA Arvind Pandey

BJP MLA from Udham Singh Nagar, Arvind Pandey, has alleged that illegal liquor business is flourishing under local police watch.

BJP fully prepared for panchayat elections: Tirath Singh Rawat

Uttarakhand BJP chief Tirath Singh Rawat on Sunday said that his party workers were fully prepared for the panchayat elections.

Rahul Gandhi is not yet ready to marry his girlfriend

Rahul Gandhi is not yet ready to marry his girlfriend

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If elected BJP will set up National Mission on Himalayas, says Rajnath

Pauri Garhwal Uttarakhand BJP president Rajnath Singh on Monday said if his party came to power at the Centre its priority would be to set up a National Mission on Himalayas for sustainable development of the region. Addressing an election rally here on

Uma Bharti attacks CM Harish Rawat over his marital status, demands resignation

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Launching a personal attack against Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, BJP leader Uma Bharti on Monday accused him of

ND Tiwari plays down snub, says not unhappy with party leadership

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Congress veteran Narayan Dutt Tiwari on Wednesday refuted media reports suggesting that he was unhappy with the party leadership for being denied a ticket to contest the Lok Sabha polls.

Modi confident that people will give him a chance to work for their rehabilitation after the floods

BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Uttarakhand to garner support for their candidate Maharani Raj Laxmi on Tuesday. Addressing the rally, Modi expressed confidence that people will give him a chance to work for their re

Vote for Renuka, vote for women’s empowerment: Harish Rawat

Chief Minister Harish Rawat visited Nawada to garner votes for wife and Congress candidate Renuka Rawat. Making a pun, he said, “Vote for Renuka and the kitchen, rolling pin will be yours.”

Miraculous escape for 9 students, survive after car plunges into 50-feet deep gorge

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Nine persons miraculously survived on Monday even after their speeding car plunged into a 50-feet deep gorge. According to a report in Dehradun Amarujala, the incident happened when they were crossing a bridge, few metres ahead of G

Former CM Bahuguna visits Mussoorie, discusses Congress’s achievements

Former Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna visited Mussoorie on Wednesday. Talking to the media, he discussed Congress government’s achievements in creating employment opportunities, providing pension scheme benefits to people and disaster management.

Pamphlets using abusive language against Rahul, Priyanka seized

#Uttarakhand An FIR was lodged on Wednesday against unidentified persons for distributing pamphlets and booklets using abusive language against Rahul Gandhi, his sister Priyanka and Jawaharlal Nehru in Kashipur area of Udham Singh Nagar district.

Now watch TV, enjoy music on-board Shatabdi trains

watch cricket match or their favourite entertainment channel while on the train. For the first time in India, Shatabdi trains will be equipped with LCD screen behind each seat, according to a report in Amarujala. This will give the passengers the ability

Harish Rawat’s wife served EC notices for model code violation

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat's wife and Congress nominee from Haridwar seat Renuka Rawat has been served two back-to-back notices by the EC for violating the model code of conduct by allegedly holding a dance performance

World Bank delays sanctioning of Rs 50 crores to water departments

Even after 10 months, around 700 organisations out of 1592 seek a concluding agreement from the World Bank for sanction of nearly 50 crores for the provision of water supply to the people of India, Water Supply Department Chief DD Dimri told reporters on

LS polls: ND Tiwari gives his blessings to BJP candidate Bhagat Singh Koshiyari

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari who was denied a party ticket to contest from Nainital has given his blessings to BJP nominee from the seat Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, saying he alone could accomplish his unfinished task.

Harak Singh Rawat campaigns in Pauri-Garhwal, confident of victory

Congress candidate from Pauri-Garhwal Lok Sabha seat Harak Singh Rawat on Monday campaigned in his constituency to garner support for his candidature and said that he is confident of bagging the seat.

Congress encourages casteism, regionalism, nepotism: Ajay Bhatt

Leader of Opposition in Uttarakhand Assembly, Ajay Bhatt, said the Congress is the mother of all -isms in the country.

Cold conditions still prevail in the state, Kedarnath yatra may be hit by snowfall

As the cold conditions still prevail in the state in the month of April, met department officials have predicted that the cold weather condition likely to persist in the coming days. It is also predicted that Kedarnath yatra may be hit by snowfall.

Government employees get EVM training in capital city

Dehradun district administration along with the election officials began training of in operating electronic voting machines (EVM).

Cong strategy to reach out to voters through paragliders suspended due to bad weather

Congress's much publicised plan to reach out to voters through cruiser powered paragliders in Uttarakhand's hills has been upset by the inclement weather, keeping the flying machines grounded at the party office in Dehradun.

LS polls: Bad weather conditions a big worry for political parties

Bad weather conditions in several parts of Uttarakhand have started affecting the schedule of important rallies of prominent political parties.

Over 80000 registered to vote in Lok Sabha polls

Over 80,000 registered voters will exercise their franchise as Uttarakhand will go to polls on May 7.

Congress workers have defied bad weather to cast vote: Vijay Bahuguna

Former Chief Minister and Congress leader Vijay Bahuguna said that the party workers defied bad weather to reach polling booths to cast their vote.

Police to get behavioural training for emergency situations

Officials of an emergency services provider company on Thursday told media that police officials would be given behavioural training as well as basic knowledge of first aide techniques for dealing with emergency situations.

Health department team seals ultrasound machines at two clinics

A team of Health department officials on Thursday conducted raids at two clinics in Dehradun and sealed two ultrasound machines for flouting PCPNDT Act.

Japanese agency approves Rs 674 crore loan to Uttarakhand forest project

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has approved a loan of about Rs 674 crore for a forest project in Uttarakhand.

ND Tiwari hits out at Congress for not giving LS ticket to his son Rohit

Anguished over being neglected by a party he served like a “loyal soldier”, Congress veteran ND Tiwari on Tuesday said he would not contest the Lok Sabha polls putting at rest speculation that the octogenarian could stage a political comeback.

SC/ST commission issues demands report over death of man in police custody

SC/ST commission has issued a notice to the Dehradun SSP, demanding a report on the death of a man in police custody within one week.

LS polls: Congress up for ‘major upsets’, claims Bachchi Singh Rawat

BJP on Monday claimed anti-incumbency wave against Congress was stronger than what it was during 1977 and Congress is set to witness

UKD upset over its leaders’ defection

Expressing worry over its leaders' defection from the organisation, UKD leader Jai Prakash, on Monday, told reporters that the party is upset over its leaders drifting apart and joining other parties.

Customer orders saris through online shopping, gets waste paper instead

A man on Sunday filed an FIR against a shopping website after he received a packet filled with waste paper and magazines instead of the saris he ordered two months ago.

SHO, 3 constables suspended after man dies in police custody

Dehradun SSP Ajay Rautela on Sunday suspended an SHO and three constables after a man died under mysterious circumstances at Dalanwala police station.

Bad weather forces Harish Rawat to cancel Gaurikund visit

Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday cancelled his proposed visit to Gaurikund to inspect ongoing road construction work due to bad weather.

Modi owes explanation to country, especially women: Shukla

Criticising Narendra Modi for not acknowledging his marital status for so long, senior Congress leader Rajeev Shukla, on Friday, said it is a matter related to the honour of a woman for which the BJP's prime ministerial candidate owes an explanation to th

Women want to know why it took 44 years for Modi to accept wife, says Congress

Congress leader Rajiv Shukla questioned Narendra Modi saying that the country’s women want to know why it took 44 years for him to accept his wife.

Congress confident of getting majority in LS polls: Mahant Dilip Rawat

Congress minister Mahant Dilip Rawat said on Thursday that Congress will win with outright majority in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Rawat visited Kotdwar to support Congress Lok Sabha candidate and party leader BC Khanduri.

Restore glory of Sanskrit in today’s computer era, says Governor Aziz Qureshi

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Making a strong pitch for Sanskrit language, Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Thursday called upon scholars of the ancient language to explore ways to restore its glory in today's computer era.

My writings reflect my lonely childhood: Ruskin Bond

Children are the recurrent theme in Ruskin Bond's books and the author reveals that his lonely childhood has a lot to do with the theme of his stories.

Vijay Bahuguna thanks Sonia, Rahul Gandhi for fielding his son Saket from Tehri

As the Congress announced its decision to field former Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna’s son Saket Bahuguna from Tehri, the former took the opportunity to thank Congress President ....

Woman lets Facebook friend into her house, gets duped of jewellery worth Rs 50,000

Everyone whom one befriends on Facebook may not have the friendliest intentions. Sangeeta Negi from Dehradun's Dharampur learnt this the hard way when a girl she befriended on the social networking site, allegedly stole half a lack worth of jewellery from

Dehradun professor sets world record

Dehradun: A professor of a city-based deemed university set a world record on Thursday by delivering a marathon non-stop lecture for more than 130 hours at the varsity auditorium.

Bhagat Singh Koshiyari begins poll campaign with road show on a bullock cart

Adopting a novel method to woo voters, BJP nominee from the prestigious Nainital Lok Sabha seat in Uttarakhand, Bhagat Singh Koshiyari on Saturday hit the campaign trail in his constituency with a roadshow on a bullock cart to highlight the poor condition

Court cancels non-bailable warrant against BJP MLA Bhim Lal Arya

A local court on Saturday annulled a non-bailable warrant issued against four persons including BJP MLA Bhim Lal Arya in connection with a case related to the violation of Model Code of Conduct during 2012 Assembly polls.

With foundation day celebration, BJP intensifies campaign for LS polls

BJP leaders on Sunday are celebrating the party’s 34th foundation day along with campaigning for BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

LS polls: BJP candidate Mala Raj Laxmi Shah confident of her victory

BJP Lok Sabha candidate Mala Raj Laxmi Shah on Sunday held a road show in Dehradun.

I-T department conducts several raids, seize Rs 5 crore cash

I-T department conducts several raids round the clock in Dehradun and seized Rs 5 crore 36 lakh unclaimed cash.

Rumour of Bahuguna’s defection to BJP is an insult to him: CM

Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday said that the rumour circulating in the political fraternity about former CM Vijay Bahuguna’s defection into the BJP was an insult to him and his family.

Vijay Sankalp Diwas: Over 10,000 BJP workers may get an opportunity to talk to Narendra Modi tomorrow

Over 10,000 booth level BJP workers in Uttarakhand may get an opportunity to talk to Narendra Modi on Sunday.

BJP has selected best of the candidates for Lok Sabha polls: Bachi Singh Rawat

Uttarakhand BJP leader Bachi Singh Rawat on Friday said that the party had selected its best candidates to fight the Lok Sabha elections.

HC appoints court commissioner to curb encroachments in city

The Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday appointed Doon Bar Association chief Rajiv Sharma

LS polls: Harish Rawat praises Pauri candidate Gambhir Singh Negi

Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday heaped praises on Congress candidate from Pauri Lok Sabha seat

EC marks 17 poll booths with a bad record, hopes better voter turnout in 2014

The Election Commission has marked 17 polling stations in Dehradun with a very less voter turnout and begun awareness campaign to encourage voters to exercise their franchise.

Police demand additional security forces ahead of Char Dham Yatra, LS polls

In a bid to address the challenges expected to be posed during Char Dham Yatra and Lok Sabha elections scheduled

LPG agency owners protest raids on their premises

Cooking gas agency owners in Dehradun protested against the government decision to raid the premises of their agencies. They said such raids are only eyewash and are done only to harass them.

Senior citizens complain against unhygienic conditions, poor roads in capital city

Several senior citizens have blamed Dehradun Municipal Corporation for the lack of cleanliness and basic amenities in the city.

Congress focussing on elections, not floods: Harish Rawat

Looking back at the tragic Uttarakhand floods, CM Harish Rawat expressed grief about the incident and said that Congress is determined to move forward......

Officials at poll duty to get Rs 20 lakh in case of accidental death

According to new orders, officials deployed at poll duty will get an amount of Rs 20 lakh in case of accidental death, a report said.

Congress to launch a social media campaign ahead of LS polls

Chief Minister Harish Rawat and PCC chief Yashpal Arya attended the state Congress’s two-day long IT workshop on Tuesday evening.

After Rajiv, Rahul, Rehan, now Priyanka Vadra's daughter to study in Dehradun's Wellham school

In keeping up with the Gandhi family tradition, Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Vadra has got her daughter admission in Dehradun's well-known Wellham Girls school.

Harish Rawat’s wife Renuka may get Congress ticket from Haridwar: Sources

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat’s wife Renuka may get Congress ticket from Haridwar, sources revealed to ETV on Monday.

Never mentioned ministers' name in any of my statements: Kunjwal

Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal on Monday in Almora offered a clarification that he never mentioned the name of any ministers in any of my statements.

BJP slams new excise policy, says it will strengthen liquor mafia

The Bharatiya Janata Party alleged that the state government has written the draft of the new excise policy giving sops to liquor industry. The party expressed its fear that this would lead to revenue losses in the state and monopoly of only a few.

Students arrested for indulging in online IPL betting, mobile and cash seized

Dehradun police have arrested several students for allegedly indulging in online IPL betting, .............

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra to begin on June 8

The annual 'Kailash Mansarovra Yatra' will begin on June 8 after the medical examination of the travellers in Delhi, officials said on Monday. ..

Government decides to transfer teachers from overstaffed schools to those short-staffed

The Uttarakhand government has said the teachers from overstaffed government schools in the state would be transferred to the ones...

Administration working on war footing to restore Kedarnayth route for pilgrimage, says DM

Rudraprayag DM Dr Raghav Langar said on Friday that administration is working on war footing to restore Kedarnayth route for pilgrimage.

Work in affected areas not to be hampered by Model Code: EC

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Development and reconstruction work in the calamity-hit areas of Uttarakhand will not be affected by the Model Code of Conduct, the Election Commission said on Friday.

Satpal Maharaj reacts on Harish Rawat’s remark, says voters will decide which missile is misguided

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Pauri MP Satpal Maharaj, who recently defected to BJP, on Friday reacted to Chief Minister Harish Rawat's remark describing him as a

Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal expresses concern over laxity in relief works

Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal on Thursday expressed concern over the lackadaisical attitude of state officials in carrying out...

4 days on, police still clueless about the missing minor girls

In an incident where 4 minor girls were abducted on March 24, police authorities have gained no success in tracking the whereabouts of the girls.

Satpal Maharaj says he played key role in Uttarakhand formation

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Pauri MP Satpal Maharaj, who recently defected to BJP, on Wednesday claimed that he had played a vital role in the formation of Uttarakhand. On his first visit to BJP headquarters in Dehradun after joining the party in Delhi earlier

Cloudy days ahead, heavy rains to lash state over next 48 hours

Cloudy weather conditions will continue for the next couple of days. The Met Department has also predicted heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours in the state.

Uttarakhand Kranti Dal: All you wanted to know about the party and its downfall

Here is everything you wanted to know about the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal and reasons behind the party's downfall in the state.

Harish Rawat orders deployment of SDRF perosnnel on Char Dham route

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand In a bid to put a fool-proof security system into place before the Char Dham yatra begins in May, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has ordered substantial deployment of SDRF personnel in danger zones prone to natural disaster

LS polls: Congress leader Tilak Raj Behad wants to contest from Nainital seat

Former minister and Senior Congress leader Tilak Raj Behad has put forth his wish to contest Lok Sabha elections from Nainital seat.

BJP doesn’t want to destabalise state government, says Ajay Bhatt

Leader of the Opposition in Uttarakhand Assembly Ajay Bhatt said on Monday that BJP doesn’t want to destabalise Harish Rawat government.

Amrita Rawat has right to defend her husband’s decision: Harish Rawat

Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday said that Cabinet Minister Amrita Rawat has a right to defend her husband Satpal Maharaj’s decision to join the BJP and he was not planning to remove her from the Cabinet.

Doctor performs 331 knee surgeries in a month, creates new record

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand A doctor at Dehradun's Max Super Speciality Hospital has lodged his name in the Limca Book of Records for successfully performing 331 joint replacement surgeries in a months' time.

Tourism Minister Amrita Rawat reaffirms her loyalty to Congress

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Putting a lid on speculation that she might quit Congress after her husband Satpal Maharaj defected to BJP, Uttarakhand Minister Amrita Rawat on Monday reaffirmed her loyalty to the party saying she is very much in Congress and will

Uttarakhand floods: Three martyrs felicitated with Kirti Chakra

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Three officers, including an IAF officer, who died while saving Uttarakhand flood victims, a naval officer who non-stop sailed around the world and an Army Major who killed three terrorists, were on Saturday awarded the Kirti Chakra

Congress stands united in Uttarakhand, says CM Harish Rawat

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Amid changing political equations in Uttarakhand after Pauri MP and party heavyweight Satpal Maharaj quit Congress, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday claimed that the party stands united with all its MLAs intact and

Would have toppled government if we had wished so: Tirath Singh Rawat

Uttarakhand BJP chief Tirath Singh Rawat on Friday said that the Harish Rawat-led government was in minority and the saffron party could have toppled it if it wished to do so.

MLAs loyal to Satpal Maharaj rubbish speculation about quitting Congress

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Congress MLAs loyal to Satpal Mahararj on Friday rubbished speculation that they might also quit the party to follow their leader, saying the Pauri Garhwal MP's decision to join BJP was personal and they were still with

Satpal Maharaj left Congress for personal gains, says Harish Rawat

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has reacted strongly on Satpal Maharaj's resignation from party to join BJP on Friday and his allegations against Uttarakhand government, saying the former Congress MP quit the party for perso

Satpal Maharaj chants NaMo mantra, joins BJP

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Merely a week after he voiced his anger against Harish Rawat and announced that none of his family members will contest Lok Sabha polls, Congress MP Satpal Maharaj has on Friday sent his resignation to party president Sonia Gandhi.

Government violates poll code by transferring BDOs, claims BJP

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Main opposition BJP in Uttarakhand lodged a complaint with the Election Commission, on Thursday, accusing the state government of violating the model code of conduct by transferring 25 BDOs recently.

Leopard killed by speeding vehicle on Haridwar-Najibabad highway

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand A leopard was killed after being hit by an unidentified vehicle while crossing the Haridwar-Najibabad highway, an official said on Thursday.

Temperature drops as Dehradun experiences fresh spell of rains

Temperature plummeted even further in Uttarakhand region as Dehradun received a fresh spell of rains on Tuesday.

LS polls: No infighting in BJP, will convince Madan Kaushik, says Tirath Singh Rawat

State BJP chief Tirath Singh Rawat claimed that there is no infighting in BJP

Ramdev has nothing to do with party’s ticket distribution, says BJP

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand BJP on Wednesday refuted media reports about Ramdev pitching for his own favourites to be fielded by the saffron party in the Lok Sabha polls, saying the yoga guru had nothing to do with party's ticket distribution process.

School director arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting three students

The anti-trafficking unit of Pithoragarh police have arrested director of Himalaya Public School Chandra Singh Karki

Poll battle hots up, Congress to begin padayatra from March 23

As the election fever mounts up, Congress gears up to hit its campaign trail in several constituencies of Dehradun from March 23.

Congress mulls giving LS ticket to ND Tiwari’s son Rohit

Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Congress leadership is mulling giving party's poll ticket to former Uttarakhand Chief Minister ND Tiwari's son Rohit Shekhar from Nanital constituency.

Ramdev does a U-turn, says never accused Modi of being in a hurry to become PM

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Ramdev on Monday said he never said that Narendra Modi, BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, was

Kedarnath pilgrims to get new SOS app for safety

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand After massive flash floods ravaged Uttarakhand in May last year claiming thousands of lives, the Harish Rawat-led state government is now taking extra precautions for tourists and pilgrims who will be visiting Kedarnath this year.

Court issues order to attach Education Minister Mantri Prasad Naithani's property

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand A local court has issued an order to attach the property of an Uttarakhand Minister for attempting to immolate himself while leading an agitation of unemployed youth here some years ago.

9 months on, a drive to Kedarnath still means risking life

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand Nine months after a devastating cloudburst caused death and destruction in Uttarakhand, a vast mountainous region leading to the Kedarnath shrine is yet to get its roads back.

BJP downplays Bacchi Singh Rawat’s resignation from party posts

#Dehradun #Uttarakhand BJP on Monday sought to downplay former MP Bacchi Singh Rawat's resignation from all party posts saying candidates have not been decided for any of the five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand as yet and there is no question of Rawat bei

Dehradun’s ‘two idiots’ win accolades with their UFO-like hexacopter

Uttarakhand Two students of Dehradun's Graphic Era University have invented a helicopter which can carry a load double the time of its own weight.

Harish Rawat set to kick-start poll campaign in Uttarakhand today

Harish Rawat set to kick-start poll campaign in Uttarakhand today

Congress MP Satpal Maharaj miffed with party, refuses to contest Lok Sabha polls

Congress MP Satpal Maharaj miffed with party, refuses to contest Lok Sabha polls

Uttarakhand Governor meets less privileged children at Raj Bhavan

Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Sunday met more than 100 less privileged children at the Raj Bhavan in Dehradun.

Blood tests, X-rays to be free at govt hospitals in Uttarakhand

Blood tests and X-rays will be made free at all government hospitals across Uttarakhand from April this year, Health Minister S S Negi announced in the state Assembly on Wednesday.

Snowfall rain bring down temperatures in Uttarakhand

Icy winds swept Uttarakhand on Saturday intensifying cold conditions as snowfall continued in hill districts and moderate showers lashed most parts of the state with Tehri and Mukteshwar recording sub-zero temperatures.

Uttarakhand government launches several development projects

The stretch from Rambara to Kedarnath, which suffered extensive damage in the catastrophic floods in Uttarakhand last year, has been categorized as a very special zone for rehabilitation and reconstruction work, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said.

ADB to grant loan of Rs 1,200 crore for reconstruction of Uttarakhand

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will grant a loan of Rs 1,200 crore to Uttarakhand government for reconstruction of damaged infrastructure in the disaster-hit areas of the state.

BJP asks Harish Rawat not to focus much on image-building

The Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday asked newly appointed Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Harish Rawat not to confine himself to an image-building exercise in disaster affected areas but take concrete steps to rebuild lives and rehabili

Uttarakhand Congress demands Union Cabinet berth for Satpal Maharaj

The ruling Congress in Uttarakhand demanded a Cabinet berth at the Centre for Pauri Garhwal MP Satpal Maharaj, saying his elevation will strengthen the party's chances in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Badrinath temple head priest arrested for molesting a pregnant woman in a hotel

Head priest of Badrinath temple, Keshavan Namboothiri has been arrested on charges of molestation and wrongful confinement of a pregnant woman on Tuesday.

Portals of Badrinath shrine to reopen on 5th May

The sacred portals of Badrinath shrine will be thrown open for devotees in the wee hours on May 5, after a five-month winter break.

Harish Rawat visits flood-hit Chamoli, Rudrapryag

Two days after taking over as Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Harish Rawat on Monday visited the flash-flood-hit districts of Chamoli and Rudrapryag and said separate disaster management officials with administrative and financial powers will be appointed the

Uma Bharti appointed poll in-charge of Uttarakhand BJP unit

With an eye on Lok Sabha polls, BJP on Monday appointed its senior leader Uma Bharti the election in-charge of the party for Uttarakhand.

Transparency will be our motto: Harish Rawat

Newly-appointed Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said that transparency would be his government's motto and grappling with the effects of the 2013 flash floods its foremost challenge.

Harish Rawat sworn-in as new Uttarakhand Chief Minister

Harish Rawat was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on Saturday succeeding Vijay Bahuguna, who was asked by the Congress high command to step down in an attempt to boost the party's prospects ahead of the April-May Lok Sabha polls.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna resigns

Ending months of speculation about a change of guard, Vijay Bahuguna on Friday resigned as Uttarakhand Chief Minister amidst indications that Union Minister Harish Rawat has emerged as a strong contender to succeed him.

Decision on fate of Uttarakhand CM soon

Congress president Sonia Gandhi held a meeting with senior party leaders on Wednesday amid reports that a final call on the fate of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna will be taken soon.

Land occupied by displaced families to be allocated to them: Vijay Bahuguna

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Monday ordered that lands occupied by displaced families in the city's Premnagar area for years be allocated to them.

Bahuguna lays foundation stone for power substation

Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna laid foundation stone for a 33 KW power substation at Nehru Colony in Dehradun on Tuesday.

Deliver or step down, BJP tells Vijay Bahuguna

Noting that constant speculation about a change of guard in Uttarakhand had brought development activities to a halt, the main opposition BJP on Tuesday asked the Bahuguna government to either address the problems faced by people in the calamity-hit state

Bahuguna not satisfied with educational standards in Uttarakhand

Expressing dissatisfaction over the quality of education in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Monday asked teachers to understand their responsibilities and educate students in a manner which would enable them to survive in today's highly comp

Uttarakhand government eases rules for police recruitment

Vijay Bahuguna-led Uttarakhand government has eased the physical examination criteria for the candidates to be recruited in state police force.

Vijay Bahuguna demands Uttarakhand’s representation on environment panel

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has demanded that the state be represented on a panel constituted by the Centre to study the effects of hydel projects on environment.

Will courts function at liberty of executive: NGT to Uttarakhand

Irked over Uttarakhand government's failure to hold a meeting of an expert panel set up to examine impact of projects and development work after the natural disaster there, the National Green Tribunal on Thursday asked if courts will have to function at

Uttarakhand loses six tigers, 86 leopards in 14 months

Six tigers and 86 leopards were killed in Uttarakhand in a space of 14 months since the beginning of 2012, as unnatural factors like illegal poaching and accidents have been the prime reasons behind the death of 32 of them, says an official report.

Uttarakhand's new Lokayukta Bill a fraud on people: Khanduri

Former Uttarakhand chief minister Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri said that the provisions of the new Lokayukta Bill passed by the state Assembly will lead to the creation of a toothless anti-corruption body, which will only patronize the corrupt and prepetuarte

Uttarakhand Assembly passes new Lokayukta Bill

The Uttarakhand Assembly on Tuesday has passed a new Lokayukta Bill modelled on the Centre's Lokpal even as Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) walked out of the House.

New Lokayukta Bill tabled in Uttarakhand Assembly

The Uttarakhand government has tabled a new Lokayukta Bill modelled on the Centre's Lokpal in the state Assembly, replacing the earlier anti-corruption legislation passed by the previous Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government triggering a ruckus by the m

Uttarakhand Assembly session resumes today

The special session of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly, which resumes on Monday, is expected to be stormy over the tabling of the new Lokayukta Bill.

Fire in Mumbai-Dehradun Express, nine passengers killed

Nine people have been killed in a fire that broke out in the Bandra-Dehradun Express near Gholwad station near Thane in Maharashtra in the early hours of Wednesday.

Discussion on Lokayukta Bill deferred in Uttarakhand Assembly

Dehradun: The special session called for passing the new Lokayukta Bill in Uttarakhand Assembly has been deferred amidst disruptions by the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the House.

Anganwadi workers to be covered under group insurance scheme soon: Bahuguna

Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said that the anganwadi workers would be soon covered under a group insurance scheme.

Icy winds sweep Uttarakhand as hill state receives heavy snowfall

Dehradun: Icy winds swept the plains of Uttarakhand on Saturday following heavy snowfall in the higher reaches of both Kumaon and Garhwal hills even as thick sheets of snow covered the mountains near popular tourist spots like Nainital and Mussoorie.

Uttarakhand HC orders re-examination of stamp duty case involving Ramdev

Nainital: Uttarakhand High Court has quashed the order of State Revenue Board on alleged stamp duty evasion by yoga guru Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved Ltd based in Haridwar.

Local youths to be given priority in recruitment to SDRF: Bahuguna

New Tehri: Local youths, rendered jobless in the wake of last year's calamity in Uttarakhand, will be given priority in recruitment to the State Disaster Relief Force, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said.

Uttarakhand to get control of 41 irrigation canals

Dehradun: Uttarakhand will get control of 41 of the 49 irrigation canals which had been under dispute between the state and Uttar Pradesh for the last 13 years.

Vikasnagar(Dehradun) SDM suspended for not acting on mining mafias

Dehradun: The Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Vikasnagar was suspended after a report by the District Magistrate here indicted him of not acting against illegal mining flourishing in the area...

Congress denies rumours about ousting Uttarakhand CM Bahuguna

Dehradun: Congress on Friday scotched rumours about a change of guard in Uttarakhand, terming it is no more than

Khanduri's Lokayukta to be repealed: Congress

Dehradun: The ruling Congress in Uttarakhand on Tuesday said the Lokayukta Act enacted during the previous BJP regime in the state would be repealed and an anti-graft ombudsman on the lines of the Centre's Lokpal would be created. .

Fake passport: CBI court to frame charges against Ramdev aide Balkrishna

Dehradun: A special CBI court will on Tuesday frame charges against yoga guru Baba Ramdev's close aide Balkrishna in the fake passport case. Balkrishna has been charged with forgery and violation of the Indian Passport Act...

Cong MLA surrenders before police in firing case, gets bail

Congress MLA from Khanpur Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion surrendered before police late last night in connection with the firing incident at Cabinet minister Harak Singh Rawat's residence that left two persons injured...

Firing at minister's residence: Case lodged against unidentified person

A case has been registered against an unidentified person for opening fire at state Agriculture Minister Harak Singh Rawat's official residence despite the name of a ruling party MLA surfacing in connection with the incident which...

Foot Over Bridges to be Constructed Over Main Crossings in Dehradun

These days with the ever increasing number of vehicles, lack of proper zebra crossings and insensitivity of drivers towards pedestrians, crossing the road is quite an ordeal in Dehradun, especially at busy intersections. To cross safely, one...

Congress MLA opens fire at minister's residence, 2 injured

MLA of Uttarakhand's ruling Congress party on Tuesday allegedly opened fire at the residence of state Agriculture Minister Harak Singh Rawat during a party leaving two persons, including a party leader, injured...

Security in the Assembly during the session

Beginning on or after September 18 are forthcoming assembly session will be arranged during the assembly building and surrounding Suhrcsha link. Gunner ministers and legislators during the session of the Assembly will be off campus...

Rajaji Park likely to become tiger reserve in a month

Uttarakhand's famous Rajaji Park which recently got the status of a National Park is likely to become a tiger reserve in a month, a senior forest official said on Monday.

Bank locker found at Kedarnath, Rs. 1.90 cr recovered...

Rs. 1.90 crore in cash were recovered from a bank locker pulled out of the debris at Kedarnath during cleaning operations prior to resumption of prayers at the Himalayan shrine on September 11, a senior police official said today...

92 foreign nationals among 4,120 missing in Uttarakhand calamity...

The uncertainty over the number of people gone missing in Uttarakhand's catastrophic flashfloods has at last come to an end with the state government releasing a final list of 4,120 persons, including 92 foreign nationals who went traceless after the...

Hemkund Sahib tour will start from September 21

Dehradun: Kedarnath Dham after starting prayers in the famous shrine of the Sikh Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib from September 21 will start the tour. The visit will be starting from Govindghat. This will be....

Rishikesh - Karnprayag complete survey of railway alignment

Rishikesh - Karnprayag railway project alignment has been finalized. 80 percent of the project is approximately 127 km long railway line will pass through tunnels. Total of 11 stations have been identified on this route...

Extra vigilance on violence in Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand

Dehradun - Friday violence in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Department of the Interior has taken extra caution. Flames of sectarian violence does not reach the state, district and sub-district for two days of camping in Roorkee...

TEN KG Polythene seized, draws a fine of four thousand

Vikasnagar: Polythene municipality eradication campaign being run by the city continued on Thursday. Under the campaign, seized ten kilos of polythene charged with a fine of four thousand bucks...

Prayers Resume At Kedarnath Temple

The deathly silence brooding over Kedarnath since the June calamity hit Uttrarakhand broke early on Wednesday morning by the chanting of Vedic hymns as prayers resumed at the Himalayan shrine, 86 dats after ravaging floods left over 400 people dead in...

The Battle Of Words

The 57th Annual Chuckerbutty Memorial Debate was held at the Doon School, from September 6 to 9. The debate is held annually, in the memory of Nabendu Chuckerbutty...

Farmers Training in Dehradun

A Five days specialised training in Agroforestry and Land Management for the farmers of Bihar was conducted by the Forest Research Institure (FRI)..

Restricted Kedarnath Yatra by chopper may begin in Oct: Uttarakhand CM

New Delhi: Pilgrims may go to Kedarnath by helicopter from next month while the Badrinath yatra will resume from October, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said on Monday...

BCom student who burned himself

Dehradun: BCom 3rd year student stepfather disturbed by acts of kerosene on him and tried to put out fires. Coronation Hospital burn student was brought in bad condition. Where his condition remains extremely fragile. Student magisterial statements.....

Uttarakhand - tough on border patrol, highway closed three hours

Haridwar Muzaffarnagar district boundaries after the scene has been sealed. Narasn ??border police, PAC and riot control vehicles are deployed. After intensive checking incoming vehicles are being held in the district...

Orders To Shoot

Muzaffarnagar: Sunday uncontrollable situation in the district was the atmosphere of panic in the city. Intelligence reports received after 11 am, the street of the city - street running from the police in order to shoot trains announced on loud speakers.

In contradiction to statements complicating kink

Dehradun: IG Crime and law - law relative to Ram Singh Meena Sharma's wife of Dr. JP 36 hours of daylight after the murder case is complicated mystery. It also, is to find contradictions in the statements of all family members. Also the role of Dr. Sharma

SGRR LIVE: NSUI president made

Sjiarar capital PG College Student Union president has declared the election results. DAV in revenge of the defeat at least NSUI also get only due to celebrate., DAV today what happened to win the belts when noclegi from 2: 00 pm - when the peaceful votin

DAV - Siddhartha Rana, president of ABVP wins

Student at DAV College Dehradun has announced the results of elections. Student ABVP his presidency has been a winner. Siddharth Rana of ABVP won by a record margin of 1053 votes...

NASA returned to the students of Unison World

Dehradun: The Solar System's surprised the information, many enlightening facts and thrilling world of space and who would rather not face. He is also the knowledge of the 'flying' to stop NASA. Dehradun Unison World Students recently had the opportunity.

SDM 30 lakh to the families of Arora

- Mr Bahuguna funds provided by the Secretariat.
- The wife of Sewayojit trust in government service.
Chief Vijay Bahuguna washed in the river Mandakini in Kedarnath missing during relief work SDM Ajay Arora's...

Secretariat of Union Election Date

News Bureau, Dehradun: Uttarakhand new Executive Secretariat of the Union for the election will be held till four o'clock Wednesday morning at nine o'clock. Additionally, the evening will start counting at five o'clock. On Tuesday, the last day of....

Lying Silence In Asaram Ashram

Representative awakening, Raiwala: Asaram surrounded by allegations of sexual abuse of minors in the area of ??the pilgrim is to come. After his arrest on charges of sexual exploitation Hripurklan of the pilgrim village of Asaram ashram is in the silenc..


Representative awakening, Mussoorie: Mussoorie shooting in September 1994 tribute to the martyrs of the 19th death anniversary. Ministers and other representatives, including the town reached the point of martyrdom by laying a wreath at the pictures...

Students taught the tricks of Personality Development

News reporter, Dehradun: Wel-ham Boys School on Monday, the former Miss India USA Priya Varrick Personality Development of students taught tricks. Subject, time and place to suit the dress, body language, language, behavior, way of speaking, and should be

Relief Operations Come To a Standstill

Dehradun: Eighty days after the Uttarakhand floods, DNA finds that the relief operations have come to a standstill in the region. The toll stands at 4,890 - far less than the estimated 10,000+ declared by the state.

Prayers to resume at Kedarnath shrine from Sept 11: U'khand CM

Dehradun: Prayers at the Kedarnath shrine, suspended since the mid-June calamity in Uttarakhand, will resume on September 11, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said on Sunday. Prayers will take place between 7 and 11 am and will continue...

Food Bill will become load on our economy: BC Khanduri

Former Uttarakhand chief minister Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri said on Wednesday, Food bill will be a burden on the country�s economy which already lies in a abattoir. Lashing out at the Centre for bringing the bill just about six months before....

Ragini to Learn Tamil and Telugu

Ragini Nandwani, who made her debut with Movie Dehradun Diary with Adhyayan Suman is on a roll. She was recently announced as the female lead of a south film THALAIVA opposite Tamil superstar Vijay.

Uttrakhand Cong demands Rs 5k cr package from Centre

Dehradun, Aug 29 (PTI) The ruling Congress in Uttarakhand today demanded a package of Rs 5,000 crore from the Centre for disaster-hit people of the state.

GEP to be introduced in U'khand next year

Dehradun: Uttarakhand will soon become the first state in the country to introduce the concept of Gross Environment Product on the lines of GDP as a yardstick to measure environmental growth.

Country Needs Urgent Tech Solutions In Energy Sector: Pranab

Dehradun: Expressing concern over India's insufficient energy resources, President Pranab Mukherjee today said the country needs quick technology innovations to address its energy requirements for oil, coal and gas.

Rains lash Uttarakhand; CM Vijay Bahuguna visits Chamoli to review relief work

DEHRADUN: Light to moderate rains on Thursday lashed several areas of Uttarakhand even as Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Thursday made a visit to Chamoli to review relief op

ND Tiwari slams Uttarakhand govt for not ordering

Dehradun: Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister ND Tiwari on Sunday criticised the state government for not ordering a judicial probe into his charges that he was given overdose of sleeping pills for many years as part of a conspiracy.

Rains continue to lash U'khand, 8 houses damaged in landslips

Dehradun: Over 30 families were evacuated to safer places and eight houses damaged due to landslides in Uttarakhand, as rains on Sunday lashed several parts of the hill state. Capital Dehradun received the maximum rainfall of 53.8 mm during the last 24

Increase the scope of Atal Awas Yojana

Dehradun: thousands homeless in the state have led to the disaster. There's no longer any place to hide his head. They were created by the government still living in different buildings.

Action against mining mafia

Representative awakening, Vikasnagar: Pcwadun Yamuna area, posture, smallpox, Rvasan, Townes rivers etc. Given the rampant illegal mining SDM on Monday took the joint meeting of the Forest Department and police administration.

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