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International Yoga Day 2017: Job creation poor despite govt promise, say Uttarakhand yoga instructors

Uttarakhand is a yoga hub with Rishikesh being the self-styled “yoga capital of the world”. However, unemployed instructors claim that the yoga business in Uttarakhand benefits only a few.

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Uttarakhand Governor, CM ask people to make yoga part of daily life

Crediting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the international recognition earned by yoga in recent years, CM Trivendra Singh Rawat said it was a matter of pride for every Indian

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Uttarakhand: 48 hours later, forest fire in Gangotri area continues to rage

Last year, soaring temperatures caused massive fires in the state that destroyed nearly 4048 hectares of green cover in 1857 incidents.

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat sanctions Rs 3 crore for the revival of Naini Lake

A detailed project report (DPR) should be prepared for the lake’s conservation in consultation with scientists, Trivendra Singh Rawat said. He asked experts to devise methods to recharge old water bodies that have dried up or are on the verge of drying up.

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Uttarakhand budget: State govt to set up yoga centres, religious circuits

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said the Budget was in accordance with the promises made by the BJP in the vision document presented to the state before the Assembly elections in February

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Congress creates ruckus in Uttarakhand assembly over NH-74 scam

It is alleged that inflated sums of money were paid as compensation between 2013 and 2016 to a few land owners whose plots were acquired for widening NH-74 in Udham Singh Nagar district

Rated ‘zero’ by Centre, forest officer ‘outstanding’ in state

Appraising him for 2015-16 in December last year, AIIMS rated him “one” out of 10 in Perf-ormance Appraisal Report (PAR)

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Naini Lake: Uttarakhand’s vanishing showpiece

Govt seeks to restore Nainital’s lake, whose catchment area has choked and levels fallen over the years

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Uttarakhand high court revokes dissolution of temple panel

The petitioners had challenged the dissolution of the committee on the grounds that it had been done before completion of its three year tenure without specifying any reasons for the move.

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Drop names of my officers from FIR: NHAI chief to Uttarakhand

In the FIR, allegations have also been raised against officials for allegedly changing land use from agriculture to non-agriculture on an earlier date so that a higher compensation amount could be paid for the acquired land.

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Uttarakhand to be open defecation free by May 31: CM Trivendra Singh Rawat

Rawat said his government has given maximum emphasis on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for a ‘Swachh Bharat’ and has taken a number of steps for cleanliness

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Uttarkashi bus accident: PM Modi announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for kin of deceased

“My prayers & solidarity with those who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate bus accident in Uttarkashi. May the injured recover soon,” the Prime Minister tweeted

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Uttarkashi bus accident: Special train arranged to bring bodies to Madhya Pradesh

A bus carrying 29 pilgrims from Uttarkashi to Gangotri, fell into the river near Uttarakhand’s Dharasu area.

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Uttarkashi: At least 22 pilgrims dead as bus falls into Bhagirathi river

The bus was carrying around 29 passengers.

Over 3 lakh more pilgrims visit chardham this season

The rise in the number of pilgrims to visit the chardham this season shows their growing confidence in the reconstruction work carried out by the state government in the area after the devastating floods of 2013.