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Beating back the food police

Uttarakhand govt school students to chant ‘Bhojan Mantra’ before mid-day meals

Senior Congress leader and former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat slammed the move, saying “there is no need for the BJP to divert focus from crucial issues in education to that of chanting mantras, and singing vande mataram in schools to create controversies.”

Uttarakhand accident: At least 48 killed as bus falls into a gorge in Pauri district

Uttarakhand bus accident: Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat, who visited the accident spot, ordered a magisterial probe into the accident. Rawat ordered Rs 2 lakh compensation for the families of the dead and Rs 50,000 for each injured person.

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Inside the ghost villages of Uttarakhand

Last year, the Uttarakhand government set up a migration commission to deal with the issue of its “bhootiya villages”, or villages where the entire population has moved out. With 700 more added to the list in the last 10 years, The Indian Express visits three villages to understand why

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Uttarakhand HC bans river rafting, paragliding, gives state govt two weeks to draft policy

Uttarakhand: Water sports will resume after the state government has drafted its policy on the same.

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.

School admission: Forged income papers flood RTE applications

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.