An art initiative turns a remote village, near Pindari Glacier in Uttarakhand, into an open-air gallery of murals
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While several others are feared trapped, rescue operations are underway.
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”.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.