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

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

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.

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Iconic Lakshman Jhula in distress, to be closed down

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

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

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

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

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Rishikesh turns backdrop for TV show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai

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

Daughter of UP minister drowns in Rishikesh

Chances of the girl's survival appeared slim as the rescuers had to stop the search operation after the night set in.

Sanskriti Vedic Retreat: A treat for spiritual aficionados

The Kairali Ayurvedic Group has brought authentic ayurveda from Kerala to the pious wharfs of Rishikesh.

Experience the awe of nature by river rafting in Rishikesh

It was a scorching sunny day (like any other day in Delhi Summer), when I decided to get into the fresh waters of Rishikesh.

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

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!

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French tourist vows to clean Ganga

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.

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