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Two-day long Rishikesh Music Festival commences today; all you need to know

May 14, 2022 1:11 pm

The line-up of the annual music festival held in the Himalayan foothill area of Rishikesh besides river Ganga includes a mix of established and emerging sub-continental and global artistes

Amitabh Bachchan performs puja, aarti in Rishikesh. See photos, videos

April 01, 2022 9:24 am

Amitabh Bachchan took part in the famous Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan Ashram. He was accompanied by Swami Chidananda Saraswati.

Watch: Bridge collapses, road caves in after downpour in Uttarakhand

August 27, 2021 10:50 pm

Uttarakhand: No casualties have been reported, however, damage to several vehicles has been caused due to the incident.

Alternative to Lakshman Jhula to be built soon: Uttarakhand CM Rawat

July 14, 2019 2:09 am

The bridge was in a dilapidated condition and not capable of sustaining the load of traffic, Rawat said.

Explained: Why has the Uttarakhand govt shut down Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh

July 13, 2019 6:42 pm

The Uttarakhand government has ordered the immediate closure of the Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh after a PWD report stated that the bridge is in a distressed state, which may lead to a mishap.

Iconic Lakshman Jhula in distress, to be closed down

July 13, 2019 3:50 am

The iconic suspension bridge, across the Ganga, is 96 years old and connects the districts of Tehri Garhwal and Pauri Garhwal. One of the landmarks and chief attractions of Rishikesh, the 136-metre-long bridge is for pedestrians on paper but is frequently used by motorcycles.

Rishikesh: Lakshman Jhula declared unsafe, closed to traffic and pedestrians

July 13, 2019 2:13 am

A team of experts recommended immediate closure of the bridge to all traffic and pedestrian movement as it was not in a condition to sustain any more load, Additional Chief Secretary Om Prakash said.

Dehradun: Seniors 'kill' class 7 boy, school authorities bury body inside school campus, say police

March 28, 2019 10:03 pm

Police said the murder took place on March 10 but came to light after the Uttarakhand Commission for Protection of Child Rights intervened. The boy was allegedly beaten with cricket bats and wickets by his seniors after the school authorities had denied students to step out of the school campus.

Declared living entity, Uttarakhand HC issues notice to river Ganga, wants its response by May 8

April 29, 2017 11:59 am

River Ganga gets a court notice: This is the first time a river has been issued notice by a court.

Rishikesh turns backdrop for TV show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai

May 19, 2016 3:30 pm

"Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai" will showcase the famous Uttarakhand town of Rishikesh.


From river rafting to scuba diving: You must try these adventure activities this summer

May 18, 2019 11:40 am

Planning to enjoy some adventure activities this summer? Then you have reached the right place. These places across the country are sure to make your vacation full of fun!


French tourist vows to clean Ganga

January 14, 2016 12:15 pm

Varanasi, Jan 14 (ANI): A French tourist is actively promoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean Ganga' campaign in Uttar Pradesh, vowing to spread the message of keeping the holy river free from impurities in rural parts of the country. Krish, who came to India to take part in the 'Kumbh Mela' or 'Pitcher Festival' last year, was concerned on seeing the condition of the river considered holy by the Hindus. Inspired by the Clean Ganga campaign, Krish took the responsibility of cleaning the river in the 3,000-year-old riverside city of Varanasi. Krish says he will soon embark on an expedition from the holy town of Rishikesh to Kolkata city by boat in a bid to spread the message of keeping the river free from impurities.