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Swatantra Dev Singh at exit door, decks cleared for UP BJP to get new president

July 31, 2022 7:52 am

The incumbent UP BJP president, Swatantra Dev Singh, has already completed his three-year tenure a couple of weeks ago, following which there has been a buzz that he has quit his post.

BJP appoints Mahendra Bhatt as Uttarakhand unit president

July 30, 2022 1:48 pm

It is believed that the appointment of former MLA Mahendra Bhatt, a Brahmin leader from Garhwal, is meant to strike a balance between the politics of caste and region. Bhatt has replaced Haridwar MLA Madan Kaushik.

Students in Uttarakhand school exhibit ‘abnormal behaviour’, team sent for counselling

July 29, 2022 12:35 pm

Bageshwar DM Reena Joshi said they are yet to determine what triggered the unusual behaviour in the students as a viral video showed many of them shouting and crying uncontrollably.

Newsmaker | Rekha Arya, the Uttarakhand minister at centre of 'do a jalabhishek, click a photo' order

July 26, 2022 9:16 am

The only woman in the state Cabinet, she was among the nine Congress MLAs who switched over to the BJP in 2016, leading to the collapse of the Harish Rawat government.

With CM Dhami leading the way, Uttarakhand rolls out the red carpet for Kanwariyas

July 21, 2022 9:09 pm

Kanwar Yatra is being held after a gap of two years due to Covid, and the newly elected Uttarakhand government is laying out the red carpet, matching counterpart Uttar Pradesh's fanfare.

Banana bill of Rs 35 lakh, ‘death threats’: Uttarakhand cricket under cloud

July 14, 2022 7:25 pm

The Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU) is in the middle of a storm of allegations, ranging from financial impropriety to intimidation of players.

Ropeway glitch in Uttarakhand: BJP MLA among 40 people stuck mid-air for 45 minutes

July 11, 2022 10:10 am

BJP MLA Kishore Upadhayay said they were returning from Surkanda Devi Temple when the technical snag occurred. He said the ropeway service should be properly examined before starting it for tourists.

Uttarakhand UCC panel gets to work, talks with stakeholders next

July 10, 2022 5:33 pm

Very pro-gender... In absence of it, exploitation (of women) in every religion, said a source

Uttarakhand: Four from Punjab among 9 dead as taxi falls into river

July 09, 2022 8:39 am

The accident took place around 5.45 am on Friday, when the car was washed away by strong currents of the river. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami expressed his condolences.

Uttarakhand: Nine dead after car gets washed away by Dhela river in Nainital

July 08, 2022 1:07 pm

The incident occurred after a heavy flow of water was induced by rains early on Friday, Anand Bharan, DIG of Kumaon Range, was quoted as saying.

UTTARAKHAND PHOTOS

Young artists from Uttarakhand showcase their experiences of Kumaon life on canvas

February 22, 2022 2:49 pm

The exhibition titled Pahad ke Rang featured the works of 20 young artists

Death toll reaches 52, Uttarakhand reels under rain aftermath

October 20, 2021 9:30 pm

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has rescued over 300 people from flood-affected areas of Uttarakhand.

UK Board UBSE Class 10th, 12th Result 2021: Websites to check score

July 31, 2021 12:23 pm

UK Board UBSE Class 10th, 12th Result 2021: Students of class 10 and 12 can check their results at uaresults.nic.in or ubse.uk.gov.in.

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.

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