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Painting on the Wall

An art initiative turns a remote village, near Pindari Glacier in Uttarakhand, into an open-air gallery of murals

Uttarakhand: A village stranded without power now flies on WiFi

For remote Ghes, tucked in the Garhwal hills, where electricity is still an aspiration and the mobile network is patchy at best, the new WiFi system that runs on solar power is “nothing less than a dream”, say residents.

Girl missing after flash floods in Uttarakhand

Girl missing after flash floods in Uttarakhand

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has sought detailed  information on the damage caused by the severe storm/hailstorm on Friday evening from State Emergency Operation Centre and asked all the district magistrates to be alert.  

Uttarakhand: Some villages lacking power, roads, remote Tharali eyes development

Uttarakhand: Some villages lacking power, roads, remote Tharali eyes development

At the rally, CM Rawat did not speak on either water or electricity. Ghes village, in the same constituency in Garhwal hills, is yet to get electricity connection.

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Uttarakhand: 11-year-old ‘beaten’ with rod in school, principal suspended

During lunch on Monday, Rahul Paswan reportedly complained to the principal, Nasima Bano, about “too much water” in the food and refused to eat it.

Heavy snowfall leaves ex-CM Harish Rawat, Congress MP, MLA stranded in Kedarnath

Uttarakhand snowfall: Ex-CM Harish Rawat, other Congress leaders stranded in Kedarnath

The former Uttarakhand CM, along with accompanying Congress leaders commenced his journey to Kedarnath on Sunday to visit the holy site as well as to examine the ruling BJP’s claims about the Kedarpuri reconstruction work. 

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Uttarakhand: Two ITBP personnel killed as bus falls into gorge

The bus was going from Pithoragarh’s Munsiyari town to Merthi, when the accident happened 28 kilometres from Munsiyari, Pithoragarh Superintendent of Police (SP) Ajay Joshi said.

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Two killed, three injured in Uttarakhand landslide; several feared trapped

While several others are feared trapped, rescue operations are underway.

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Right-wing groups in Uttarakhand town vandalise shops owned by Muslims over fake social media post

After the vandalism, Rudraprayag district magistrate Mangesh Ghildiyal posted a video on social media clarifying that the video that was going viral over social media was “fake”.

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Uma Bharti on ‘maun vrat’ in Uttarakhand

While Bharti has not allowed people, including the media, to approach her, sources said that she is observing the ‘sadhana’ and the ‘maun vrat’ in the premises of the Lakhsmi Narayan temple in picturesque Harsil, which is 25 kilometres ahead of the Gangotri shrine, and is currently under snow cover.

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Uttarakhand: Bank security guard kills cashier, peon

“We have been questioning the guard but he hasn’t been able to tell us anything yet…it seems that he’s an addict and that could have been a reason behind the killing, but it’s too early to say anything,” a police officer said.

Uttarakhand govt spent nearly Rs 1 crore in two-day state assembly session at Gairsain

In the year 2015, Rs 2.8 lakh was spent on the two-day assembly session in Gairsain held on November 2 and 3. In the year 2016 Rs 36.3 lakh was spent, while Rs 98.7 lakh was spent in the 2017 assembly session held on December 7 and 8.

Uttarakhand BJP serves show-cause notice to its MLA

Uttarakhand BJP serves show-cause notice to its MLA over anti-party remarks

Party insiders said, on request of anonymity, that Singh’s main grouse has been the presence of someone on an investigating panel in Haridwar region who, he thinks, is corrupt. 

Woman who married twice posing as man held in dowry case in Uttarakhand

Woman who married twice posing as man held in dowry case in Uttarakhand

In an FIR filed against Sen in the Kathgodam police station for dowry and domestic violence, “Sen’s first wife” mentioned that Sen had extracted Rs 8.5 lakh from her family saying that the money was needed for a factory that Sen allegedly owned in Haridwar.

Collegium nod for HC judge K M Joseph's elevation

Collegium nod for High Court judge’s elevation: Government may ask SC to rethink

The Indian Express has learnt that the government, citing “disregard for seniority and regional representation”, may consider returning the recommendation to the Collegium for “reconsideration”.