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Uttarakhand: For 2 migrants, a meal a day and 250-km walk
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

After walking for around 25 km, both take a brief pause at a railway overbridge on the Haridwar bypass highway. The bypass is the pipeline for the mass exodus of migrants from Uttarakhand.

India lockdown: 12 walk 200 km, down hills and past forests, on biscuits, one meal
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

In four days and 200 km of walking, Pravin Kumar, 46, was stopped at every checkpoint. Police checked whether he and 11 others with him had their Aadhaar cards and then waved them on, with an instruction to maintain “social distancing”.

Two held in Dehradun, FIR in 3rd case over false coronavirus info
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

In one case, Manish Jolly, 40, was arrested on Monday for spreading rumours that the family of a popular jeweller tested positive for COVID-19.

Uttarakhand: BJP govt to list work in each constituency, compare it to previous regimes
Mon, Mar 09, 2020

In the constituencies held by the BJP, ruling party MLAs will make the presentations. And in the segments where the BJP lost, chairpersons of boards and others with minister rank will make the presentations.

Removed mafia’s links with Secretariat: Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat
Fri, Mar 06, 2020

On the issue of protests by state government officials over quota in promotion, Rawat said the government will take a balanced decision on time.

Uttarakhand govt names Gairsain as new summer capital of state
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

CM Trivendra Singh Rawat made the announcement immediately after concluding his budget speech on the third day of the assembly session convened in Gairsain.

Uttarakhand cabinet nod to stepping up witnesses’ security
Sat, Feb 29, 2020

Defining the ‘family’ of witness, the proposal says security will be provided to the grandfather, grandmother, parents, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, spouse and children of the witness.

PIL against Char Dham Act: HC issues notice to Uttarakhand
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

The Act paves way for the state government to take over the management of around 50 temples in the state including the Char Dham shrines.

Uttarakhand: Two govt employee outfits call protests — one for promotion quota, one against
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

In Uttarakhand, there is 19 per cent reservation for SCs, 4 per cent for STs and 14 per cent for OBCs in government jobs.

Drink driving: Fear of flu in the air, Dehradun Police suspends use of alcometer in road checks
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

The police move follows anxiety among the people after reports that more than 270 people are being monitored across the state by the Health Department as they had recently made trips to China, which is battling the coronavirus challenge.

Uttarakhand: Prayer on lips, Congress leaders to set out on religious yatra to oust BJP from power
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

According to the programme finalised by the party, the leaders will visit more than 70 temples, half-a-dozen dargahs and several gurdwaras in different districts as part of the yatra.

Uttarakhand tightens ‘deemed forest’ norms
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Only if these parameters are met will prohibitions laid down for forest areas under the Forest Conservation Act be applicable in those areas, and one will have to obtain clearance from the Forest Department to do any activity in that area, it was announced.

Police in Uttarakhand runs a statewide search to identify unclaimed bodies, provide closure
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

Uttarakhand Police has been running Operation Shinakht to identify those who in the police records are lying unclaimed for the past 19 years.

BJP’s CAA campaign enters second phase, aims to reach out to 1 crore families in UP
Thu, Jan 30, 2020

In an exercise that began on Wednesday in UP, BJP leaders will reach out to more than one crore families and tell them about the CAA, give them a pamphlet about the amended law, ask them to dial a toll-free number to extend support to the CAA, and share their contact details on a form.

Eye on jobs, Uttarakhand changes curriculum for Sanskrit schools
Sat, Jan 25, 2020

Apart from traditional subjects such as astrology and vedas, students of Sanskrit schools in Uttarakhand will now study Computer Science and Yoga. Also, English, which was offered as an optional subject so far, can now be taken up as a compulsory subject.

People from Jamia, Kashmir in state; will act tough if outsiders provoke locals: Uttarakhand CM Rawat
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

The party’s state media in-charge Devendra Bhasin said in a statement that the protest in Haldwani is a “conspiracy” to malign the image of the BJP government and create disturbance.

Mayawati changes BSP’s Lok Sabha leader for fourth time in eight months
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

In a tweet, the BSP chief justified it as a move to maintain “social cohesion” in the party.

Poll for students in Uttarakhand: Allow mobiles in classes or not
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

The government will also seek opinion on whether teachers should be allowed to carry phones inside classrooms during lectures.

Uttarakhand uses a mobile app to rationalise the allotment of polling booths to voters
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Responding to these complaints, the CEO has resorted to the use of a mobile application to rationalise voters and polling booths accorded to them.

Heavy snowfall in Uttarakhand, tourist footfall up in Mussoorie
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

According to the data of the Meteorological Centre in Dehradun, 7.5 inches of snowfall was recorded in the first 10 days of this year by the snow gauge at the observatory in Mukteshwar.

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