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Explained: The Kanwar Yatra – devotees, routes and the Covid-19 challenge

July 21, 2021 11:47 am

The Kanwar yatra, as confirmed by senior police and administrative officials in Uttar Pradesh, will be held from July 25 to August 6.

Kejriwal’s pre-poll promise to Goa: 300 units of free power

July 15, 2021 2:48 am

This, he said, will ensure that 87 per cent people in Goa will have ‘zero’ power bills.

Kanwar yatra: Uttarakhand finally calls it off, UP says on with curbs

July 14, 2021 7:26 am

Uttarakhand's decision to suspend the yatra comes even as the administration in UP has started preparing for the yatra -- "with restrictions".

Explained: The BJP's focus on Kumaon region of Uttarakhand

July 14, 2021 7:16 am

The BJP has underlined its focus on the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, which has 29 assembly constituencies. Here's why

Man posed as sadhu dupes jeweller's wife of Rs 1.75 crore, held

July 12, 2021 1:22 pm

The conman had recently gotten his book — 'Manas Moti' — released by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, police said.

Monsoon wreaks havoc with 'flash flood' in Himachal Pradesh, landslide in Uttarakhand

July 12, 2021 5:24 pm

Visuals show an overflowing river Manjhi river in Dharamshala, wiping away nearly 10 shops in the area. Meanwhile, three people were killed at a village in Uttarakhand after their house collapsed in a landslide.

AAP power play for Uttarakhand polls: 300 units free, bill waiver

July 12, 2021 4:57 am

The party had earlier announced that it will contest from all 70 seats in the hill state, which goes to polls next year.

UP, Uttarakhand to hold talks with neighbouring states on Kanwar Yatra

July 09, 2021 7:20 am

In a meeting, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami directed officials to hold detailed discussions with other states and consider all aspects while taking a decision on the yatra.

Control tourist inflow, reconsider relaxation of weekend curbs: Uttarakhand HC to state

July 07, 2021 10:46 pm

The court also pointed out media reports of hill stations of the state being inundated with tourists every weekend to Chief Secretary SS Sandhu.

Explained: Youngest Uttarakhand CM Dhami's tightrope walk with older colleagues

July 08, 2021 9:48 am

As the Assembly elections approach, Pushkar Singh Dhami — the youngest to occupy the post in the state — will also have to ensure coordination with the BJP's five Lok Sabha MPs and two Rajya Sabha MPs from the state.

UTTARAKHAND PHOTOS

Uttarakhand glacier breaks off: See these photos of rescue operation

February 08, 2021 1:22 pm

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said seven bodies have been recovered so far. CM announced Rs 4 lakh financial assistance each for the families of those killed in the mishap

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

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:22 pm

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.