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Uttarakhand cabinet nod to stepping up witnesses’ security

February 29, 2020 5:34 am

Defining the ‘family’ of witness, the proposal says security will be provided to the grandfather, grandmother, parents, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, spouse and children of the witness.

'A walk to remember': Groom forced to trek to wedding as snow closes roads in Uttarakhand

January 30, 2020 11:54 am

The bridegroom is seen walking in the snow accompanied by family and friends as they trekked four kilometres to the bride's home.

AICC nod to Uttarakhand Congress new team

January 26, 2020 3:07 am

The Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) now has 242 members, including 22 vice-presidents, 31 general secretaries, 98 secretaries, 90 special invitee members and one treasurer.

Uttarakhand uses a mobile app to rationalise the allotment of polling booths to voters

January 13, 2020 2:58 am

Responding to these complaints, the CEO has resorted to the use of a mobile application to rationalise voters and polling booths accorded to them.

Blood banks don’t have licences, proper test kits: CAG indicts Uttarakhand CM who is also health minister

December 19, 2019 4:02 am

While the report on blood banks was submitted in June 2018, the CAG said, a reply was awaited till August 2019. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat holds the Health portfolio.

West Bengal bye-elections results 2019: TMC plays up NRC role in bypoll wins, BJP candidate agrees

November 28, 2019 4:16 pm

West Bengal Bye-Election Results 2019: In the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP had won 18 seats from 2 seats in 2014 while the TMC won 22 seats from 34 seats in 2014. However, within six months from the general election, the BJP failed to repeat its electoral success.

West Bengal, Uttarakhand bye-election results 2019 highlights: Clean sweep for TMC, BJP takes Pithoragarh

November 28, 2019 5:00 pm

West Bengal, Uttarakhand Bye-Election Results 2019 highlights: The Karimpur, Kharagpur Sadar and Kaliaganj Assembly seats in West Bengal and Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh seat went to polls on Monday.

West Bengal, Uttarakhand Assembly Bye-Election 2019 Highlights: TMC lodges complaint against BJP leader Dilip Ghosh, BJP writes to EC

November 25, 2019 8:59 pm

West Bengal Assembly Bye-Election 2019 Today Live Updates: In Bengal, the bypolls are expected to be a litmus test for the ruling TMC and BJP ahead of 2021 state elections, while in Uttarakhand the saffron party is banking on the sympathy factor as it fielded the wife of former late MLA from Pithoragarh.

Row brews on anti-Muslim remarks, Uttarakhand BJP MLA Rajkumar Thukral claims video doctored

October 13, 2019 7:07 am

A video, purportedly showing him making objectionable remarks against Muslims, saying that he does not “need votes of Muslims”, was widely circulated.

Looking for a quick getaway? Here's why you should head to Lansdowne

October 10, 2019 1:57 pm

Founded and named after erstwhile Viceroy of India Lord Lansdowne in 1887, the cantonment town was originally known as Kaludanda.

UTTARAKHAND PHOTOS

Forest fires in Himachal, Uttarakhand show signs of abating

May 03, 2016 2:30 pm

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

Landslides and cloudburst in Uttarakhand

August 16, 2014 3:43 pm

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

UTTARAKHAND VIDEOS

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

July 21, 2018 11:26 am

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

July 17, 2018 9:15 am

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.

Pithoragarh forest officials catch leopard from residential area

February 19, 2016 5:53 am

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

February 18, 2016 8:14 am

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

February 15, 2016 5:03 am

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.

Bizarre physical test: Uttarakhand DGP orders probe

January 27, 2016 11:14 am

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

January 27, 2016 7:46 am

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

January 19, 2016 11:23 am

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

January 12, 2016 9:38 am

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.