Officials say that as per their records, not one of the more than two lakh residents of the state who have registered to come back have opted for its 1,700-odd “nirjan” villages, areas without road connectivity or opportunities, which now house just one-two families.
Fifteen new cases were detected on Tuesday, and officials said that all of them have history of travel outside the state. Seven cases were reported from Nainital, three from Udham Singh Nagar, two each from Pauri Garhwal and Bageshwar and one from Chamoli.
Prayers are being held inside the shrine daily since May 15 but there is no chanting by pilgrims outside, similar to the situation at Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri — the other shrines of the Char Dham — where pilgrimage has been prohibited, and markets and guest houses shut in view of the lockdown.
College deputy registrar Dinesh Agarwal said that the girl was contacted on Saturday and she had denied the allegations and she also claimed that the ID shown in the post did not belong to her, but her photograph has been used.
But the growth of 25000 bulbs from various varieties of Tulip in an area of 1000-square metre area with larger survival period has given hopes to the state government that has planned to expand the Tulip garden to an area of 50-hectare.
Aman Mani Tripathi, the MLA from Nautanwa in Maharajganj district, had sought permission for travelling to Badrinath and later to Kedarnath to attend the post-death rituals of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s father Anand Singh Bisht, who had died last month.