Kavita Upadhyay

Articles By Kavita Upadhyay

Foreign scholar, two others accuse 5 IIT-Roorkee professors of sexual harassment

A three-member SIT has been formed to probe the matter, a police official said. 

Activist Sant Gopal Das on fast-unto-death for clean Ganga goes missing

According to the Dehradun police, Das was discharged from AIIMS Delhi on Tuesday and was admitted to the Dehradun-based Doon Hospital on Tuesday night by an associate, who the police and hospital administration did not name.

HRD Ministry to move NIT-Uttarakhand students to satellite campus in Jaipur

Roughly 625 students of NIT-Uttarakhand will join the satellite campus by December 15 and stay there till the end of their programme. “Their degree, however, will be awarded by NIT-Uttarakhand,” Subrahmanyam clarified.

Uttarakhand urban local body polls: BJP loses in bastions, Independents gain, Congress upbeat

Reacting to the results, CM Trivendra Rawat said, “If you see the overall results, the BJP has done quite well. We will, however, analyse the reasons behind the victories and defeats.”

PMO received GD Agrawal’s letters on Ganga, but did not take action: RTI

Agrawal had written letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 24, and again on June 13 and June 23, requesting steps to be taken towards a clean and free-flowing Ganga.

Uttarakhand witnesses over 60 per cent voter turnout in urban local body polls

“About 61 per cent turnout was witnessed in the urban local body polls held in the year 2008, and in the polls held in the year 2013, the turnout increased to 65.56 per cent,” State Election Commissioner Chandra Shekhar Bhatt said.

17 dead, 16 injured in two separate accidents in Uttarakhand

According to information from the district disaster control room, few injured persons were brought to hospitals in Dehradun. The ones who were critically injured were taken to AIIMS, Rishikesh.

#MeToo: ‘Uttarakhand BJP leader tried to kiss, grabbed, sent vulgar photos’

According to the complainant, several complaints conveyed verbally to fellow BJP workers and leaders went unacknowledged.

‘Unsafe’ NIT Uttarakhand: Institute finds interim campus in Rishikesh

On October 4, the NITUK students had gone on an indefinite strike demanding that the institute’s temporary campus, located along the accident-prone National Highway-58, be shifted to a safer location

Uttarakhand: Sanjay Kumar removed as BJP general secretary after sexual harassment allegations

On Sunday, the Hindi daily Amar Ujala had published a report where a woman, who is a BJP worker in Dehradun, had raised allegations of sexual harassment against Kumar.

PM Modi celebrates Diwali with Army, ITBP jawans in Harsil; offers prayers at Kedarnath

PM Modi also spoke about the steps being taken by the government to strengthen the defence sector, and the welfare measures being taken for the ex-servicemen including One Rank, One Pension (OROP).

SC stays handing over Ganga activist’s body to followers

Agrawal's body, which was to be donated to AIIMS-Rishikesh as per his last wishes, is at the medical college.

Seeking safer campus, students empty out of NIT Uttarakhand, leave for home

The students have threatened that they would continue to boycott the lectures till the “unsafe”, “ill-equipped” campus is shifted from its present location along NH-58 in Srinagar Garhwal town.

Activist GD Agrawal on fast-unto-death for Ganga conservation dies of cardiac arrest

GD Agarwal had undertaken similar fasts in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013, over the demands of an uninterrupted flow of the Ganga by banning the construction of hydropower projects on the river, and a ban on sand mining in the Ganga’s river-bed in Haridwar.

NIT Uttarakhand students on indefinite strike after two injured in accident

The college administration has said that the demands of the students have been communicated to the state and central governments, “but the issues remain unaddressed”.

Missing from Dehradun college, Kashmir youth joins militants

Shoaib was a B.Sc.(IT) student at Alpine Institute of Management and Technology, a private college in Dehradun, had joined the institute in 2016. J&K police officials said on Tuesday that Shoaib has joined militant ranks.

Uttarakhand investors’ summit: By 2030 India will be amongst world’s top three economies, says Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh said, “A miracle happened in the past four and a half years. Earlier (four and a half years back), among the world’s top 10 economies, India was on the ninth number. It is now on the sixth number, and is approaching the fifth rank.”

Uttarakhand investors’ summit: ‘New India’ best destination for investment, says Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi extended “a special request” to the investors to increase investments in agriculture and agribusiness. “An enhanced investment in this sector will enhance the earnings of farmers,” he said.

Uttarakhand to hold its first-ever investors’ summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the two-day conclave in Dehradun

Uttarakhand High Court orders blocking porn sites

The order comes days after the police said that the four students accused of the gangrape of a 16-year-old girl of the same school were “instigated by watching pornography” on their mobile phones.