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Uttarakhand CM says will talk NRC with cabinet, implement if needed

Rawat made the remark while speaking to the media after taking part in a cleanliness campaign as part of the Sewa Saptah that the local BJP unit has organised to mark the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Uttarakhand adopts Motor Vehicles Act but reduces penalty amount

The state cabinet has decided that a penalty of Rs 2,500 only will be charged in the case of allowing an unauthorised person to drive a vehicle. The Centre had proposed penalty of Rs 5,000 in this case.

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Stone-pelting festival celebrated in Uttarakhand's Champawat

The festival is celebrated annually on Raksha Bandhan, which falls on Shravan Purnima, to please Barahi Devi, the presiding deity at the Devidhura temple.

Uttarakhand legislator Pranav Singh expelled from BJP for six years over video with guns

This comes as the party’s response to a video where Pranav, the MLA from Khanpur, was seen brandishing four guns while dancing to a song.

Uttarakhand BJP expels 'Champion' MLA for 6 years over dancing video with guns

In the video, Pranav is seen taking sips of drinks while waving his guns. Other men too are seen dancing with him. 

Uttarakhand: Suspended BJP MLA seen dancing with guns in video, party issues notice

After the video went viral, Uttarakhand BJP president Ajay Bhatt said in a series of tweets, “The inappropriate language that the MLA has used for Uttarakhand in the video is highly condemnable and the party is ashamed."

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Auli weddings: Guptas fined Rs 2.5 lakh for littering, open defecation

From June 17-23, Suryakant and Shashank, who are members of the controversial Gupta family of South Africa - known for their dubious links to that country’s former president, Jacob Zuma, and who are facing corruption charges - got married in Auli.

Nature vs nuptials

A pristine Himalayan meadow stood no chance against the might of the Big Fat NRI wedding

Centre seeks report from Uttarakhand on study revealing tigers killing, eating elephants

A total of nine tigers, 21 elephants and six leopards were found dead from 2014 to May 31, 2019, due to infighting and clashes over issues related of mating, according to the study.

Uttarakhand CM says Gupta weddings have turned Auli into 'tourist destination'

The five-day wedding saw a plethora of performances by singers Badshah, Kailash Kher, Javed Ali, Shruti Pathak, and Astha Gill; as well as actors Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra.

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Forest fires in Himachal, Uttarakhand show signs of abating

Wildfires are an annual occurrence in Uttarakhand, though they have been bigger and more widespread this year

Landslides and cloudburst in Uttarakhand

At least 25 feared dead in separate incidents of landslides and cloudburst in Uttarakhand.

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Modi says Congress' made a mess of Andhra bifurcation, just the way it did during Partition

Looking back into history, Modi said, "three states were created even under former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee but they are functioning smoothly. Congress' handling of Andhra Pradesh bifurcation is a mess, just like the Partition of India and Pakistan".

Leopards of Rudraprayag | Revisiting the man-eating leopard(s) of Rudraprayag | Uttarakhand

It’s 100 years since a leopard that would become “the best-hated and most-feared animal in all India”, in Jim Corbett’s words, made its first human kill.

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Harish Rawat-led Congress Govt Back Again In Uttarakhand: An Analysis

Set to return as Chief Minister after one-and-a-half months of dramatic twists and turns, Harish Rawat on Wednesday said the judiciary has restored the faith of people in democracy in Uttarakhand even as he pledged to start afresh forgetting the “bad patch” to take the state forward. Rawat, who thanked Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul […]

Pithoragarh forest officials catch leopard from residential area

Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, Feb 19 (ANI): The forest officials in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district caught a leopard from a residential area. The leopard was trapped in a net after being tranquilised. Area resident Deepak Chandra said a woman was saved from being attacked by the leopard. The leopard jumped over the head of a woman while she was working in open area in her house a day before yesterday. She was saved. But since then this leopard has been roaming around the city. It has not been caught yet. Today we saw it in a residential area around 6 a.m. (GMT 00:30), from where it ran away and injured two people. We have now trapped it. Chandra added that the leopard was in search of her two cubs in the city, while one was taken to the forest, the other is still missing.

Calling Rahul a 'traitor' reflects BJP's ideology: Congress

Dehradun, New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Lashing out on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kailash Choudhary for calling Rahul Gandhi a 'traitor', Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday said anyone who express his views against BJP's ideology and protest against it is 'traitor' for them. Echoing similar sentiments, Congress leader Shobha Oza said the BJP MLA's statement reflects the ideology of entire BJP and RSS, which intends to suppress everyone who stands against them.

Cold wave disrupts life in North India

Shimla/ Uttarakhand, Feb 15 (ANI): People in Shimla and upper reaches of Uttarakhand on Monday struggled to carry out their daily activities after temperatures plummeted due to a fresh spell of snowfall in the region. People lit bonfires and wore layers of clothes to keep themselves warm. The minimum temperature recorded in Shimla, which has been receiving snowfall since Saturday, was 3° Celsius and would further dip at night. Shimla is experiencing severe cold conditions throughout the day and night. It has become very difficult to work. We have to keep sitting next to bonfires to keep ourselves warm.In Uttarakhand, Border Roads Organisation (BRO) personnel were seen clearing the snow from the roads using bulldozers in Gangotri region.

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Bizarre physical test: Uttarakhand DGP orders probe

Dehradun, Jan 27 (ANI): Uttarakhand DGP BS Sidhu on Wednesday said appropriate action would be taken against those who conducted a bizarre fitness test, where constables were told to carry cops on their backs. Last Sunday, “overweight” policemen in Uddham Singh Nagar District were summoned to the police lines in Rudrapur. They were made to go through some bizarre physical tests in the presence of the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP).

Bizarre fitness test for police constables in Uttarakhand

Rudrapur, Jan 27 (ANI): A bizarre fitness drill for cops was conducted by Senior Superintendent of Police in Udham Singh Nagar district. During the drill, overweight constables were summoned to the police lines and the SSP was made to go through some physical tests. The 'overweight' police constable had to carry seniors on their backs for long distances. According to sources, some of the policemen, who are overweight, have been advised to shift to armed police and reduce their weight.

Heli taxi service launched to promote state tourism

Haldwani, Jan 19 (ANI): A heli taxi service has been launched in Uttarakhand to promote regional tourism across the state. The taxi service was started in Haldwani city of Uttarakhand. Besides, the lake view and snowfall, now visitors can also enjoy the Himalayan view through air ride. The heli taxi service was earlier launched in the state in December but the route had no connectivity to the beautiful panoramic city of Munsiyari. The initial take off of the heli taxi included five passengers. State officials came together to start the taxi service successfully.

Ardh Kumbh Mela starts in Haridwar

Haridwar, Jan 12 (ANI): The Ardh Kumbh Mela 2016 started on Tuesday at Haridwar’s ‘Har ki Pauri’ ghat. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat also offered prayers. The observance of Maha Kumbh Mela has achieved international popularity as 'The biggest act of faith'. Millions of pilgrims come to participate in the holy event of Maha Kumbh with tremendous faith. The pilgrims come from all walks of life, with a belief that their sins will be washed off in the holy waters of the sacred river Ganges if they take a dip during the Kumbh. The Ardh Kumbh Mela will take place in the holy city of Haridwar from January 2016 to April 2016.

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