Kavita Upadhyay

Articles By Kavita Upadhyay

Uttarakhand: BJP uneasy as BC Khanduri pulls out of poll fight and son joins Congress

Party hopes 84-year-old leader, who is sitting MP from Pauri Garhwal, doesn't campaign for his son.

Modi was posing for camera on day of Pulwama attack: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress president also criticised the BJP government over the controversial Rafale deal, and fugitive businessmen like Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi.

BC Khanduri’s son joins Congress at Rahul rally

After being welcomed to the party by Gandhi, Khanduri told the gathering that his father had asked him whether "you can tread the path of truth and work fearlessly". "I said yes. I want to assure Rahul Gandhi ji that I will serve (the Congress)," he said.

Slogan ‘Acche din aayenge’ has changed to ‘Chowkidar chor hai’: Rahul Gandhi

Gandhi announced that if voted to power, the Congress will give a minimum guaranteed income to the poor of the country. “Money will be transferred directly to the bank accounts of the poor, every month. It’s a historic decision,” he said.

Former Uttarakhand CM and BJP leader BC Khanduri’s son joins Congress

While the party is yet to announce its candidates for the five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand, sources in the Congress said that the party plans to field Manish from the Pauri Garhwal seat, which is currently represented by B C Khanduri as a BJP MP.

SC puts complete ban on felling of trees in Himachal Pradesh

Among the orders was also one which stated that no diversion of the forest lands allotted to a Protection Working Circle in any Working Plan under FRA and FCA must take place till the next date of hearing.

Supreme Court puts complete ban on felling of trees in Himachal Pradesh

“In case of diversion where approvals have been given by the DFOs (Divisional Forest Officers) but felling of trees has not been done, no felling of trees shall take place till next date of hearing,” stated the interim order given on Monday by the Bench comprising Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Deepak Gupta.

Will grant martyr status to slain paramilitary men: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi further said that if voted to power the Congress will give minimum guaranteed income. “Money will be transferred directly to the bank accounts of the poor, every month,” Gandhi said, adding the Congress would win all four Lok Sabha seats in the state.

Rahul Gandhi in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh: ‘BJP spreading hatred and anger to cover up real issues’

Rahul invoked Guru Nanak Dev and accused the BJP and Modi of attacking the Guru’s ideology and philosophy of peace, tolerance and brotherhood, by “spreading hatred within the country to cover up the real issues”.

Helicopter service between Shimla and Chandigarh takes off under UDAN-II

The one-way fare between Shimla and Chandigarh is for Rs 2,880. The flight would take off from Chandigarh at 10 am, and would reach Shimla at 10:30 am. The flight would then fly back to Chandigarh by 10:55 am.

SP-BSP tie-up may have a bearing on all five Uttarakhand seats

As for the BSP-SP, in 2014, they had together got 5.19 per cent of the votes, with the BSP securing 4.78 per cent on its own.

The Little Kashmirs

In the days following the Pulwama attack, as Kashmiri students in Dehradun and elsewhere faced threats, many parts of India still held out the promise of hope, dreams that had first drawn them there. The Sunday Express visits a Chandigarh suburb, Pune and Dehradun, to tell two sides of this story.

Among J-K students targeted are PM scholarship recipients

At least five of the Kashmiri students who have been expelled or suspended so far, for what complainants content on social media, had secured admission through PMSSS.

Uttarakhand Minister says PDP leaders must be booked for taking Kashmiri students out of Dehradun

"The (Uttarakhand Tourism) Minister instead of seeking a case against PDP leaders should have met and consoled Kashmiri students who were feeling threatened and insecure in his state," PDP's Aijaz Ahmad Mir said.

Pressured by mob, Roorkee varsity expels 7 Kashmiris

A mob, on Tuesday “pressured” the university authorities to expel the seven students, six of whom lived in the hostel, over Instagram posts allegedly eulogising Pakistan, college authorities said.

You lied to me that you loved me, you loved nation more: Major Dhoundiyal’s wife

Major Dhoundiyal (34) was killed in the encounter in Pulwama district on Monday. His body was brought to his residence in Dehradun’s Nashville Road area on Monday night.

PDP leaders reach Dehradun to ‘rescue’ Kashmiri students

Senior PDP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Mir Mohammad Fayaz, former PDP MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir, and PDP leaders Waheed Ur Rehman Para and Parvez Wafa reached Dehradun on Monday.

Protests against Kashmiri students: Mob wanted it so dean was suspended, says head of Dehradun college

An estimated 3,000 students from Kashmir currently attend colleges and institutes in Dehradun. Hundreds have left the city over the past three days fearing backlash after the Pulwama terror attack.

Pulwama encounter: Dehradun remembers Major Dhoundiyal; Simple, no arrogance, very respectful

A senior Army officer remembered Dhoundiyal as a “brave officer”. “He was the officer who would take lead in the operations. He was extremely intelligent and brave,” said the officer.

In Dehradun, two colleges say won’t admit Kashmiris

Fear, open threats prompt Kashmiri students to temporarily leave the city.