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Uttarakhand HC junks Swamy PIL challenging Char Dham Act
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat welcomed the judgment and said the constitution of the board was not a political matter. However, Swamy indicated he will appeal the matter in the Supreme Court.

Uttarakhand okays forest land transfer for roads to China border
Tue, Jun 30, 2020

Uttarakhand's Principal Secretary (Forests) Anand Bardhan said proposals regarding land transfer for these roads will be sent to the National Wildlife Board next.

After Governor nod, Gairsain is now Uttarakhand’s summer capital
Tue, Jun 09, 2020

Chief Minister Rawat said Gairsain (or Bhararisain) would be developed as a hill capital, with the work plan being drafted in consultation with planners and experts.

Explained: Why Uttarakhand will have a second capital in Gairsain
Tue, Jun 09, 2020

Now, with the announcement of Gairsain as the summer capital, there is a lack of clarity on the status of Dehradun.

Uttarkhand unlock 1.0: Hotel bookings for minimum 7 days, guests cannot visit tourist spots
Mon, Jun 08, 2020

All hotels/ B&B/ Homestay & hospitality services shall be allowed to resume in areas, barring the containment zones and municipal area of Dehradun till further orders, the notification read.

Uttarakhand High Court seeks reply from state government and Satpal Maharaj
Sat, Jun 06, 2020

Satpal Maharaj tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, a day after his wife tested positive.

After Cabinet colleague tests positive, Uttarakhand CM and ministers in home quarantine
Tue, Jun 02, 2020

Sources said the chief minister’s office in the Secretariat has been sanitised and sealed.

Migrants now returning in fewer numbers to Uttarakhand
Sat, May 30, 2020

An Uttarakhand Transport Corporation official told The Indian Express that 100 buses were sent to Delhi on May 25, and the people who registered to return were given information in advance.

Trivendra Singh Rawat: ‘Can’t leave people on the roads… will continue bringing migrants’
Fri, May 29, 2020

Trivendra Singh Rawat said, "A huge number of people from Uttarakhand live in other states. Many of them want to come back amid the pandemic. More than 2.5 lakh people have registered so far."

Searching for son, Gujarat woman stranded in Dehradun for 2 months
Wed, May 27, 2020

Goraji said she gets free food and medicines, and doctors inquire about her health, but she does not know why she is not allowed to go out.

Return of migrant workers leads to fresh round of Covid-19 infections in Uttarakhand
Tue, May 26, 2020

With the return of migrants in Shramik trains, the doubling rate of cases has reduced to four days from 40 days on May 5.

Uttarakhand: Amid rush back home, no takers for ‘ghost villages’
Fri, May 22, 2020

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.

84% of Uttarakhand’s recent COVID cases have travel history outside state
Thu, May 21, 2020

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.

Char Dham shrines open but no yatra
Wed, May 20, 2020

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.

84% of Uttarakhand’s recent COVID cases have travel history outside state
Wed, May 20, 2020

Fifteen new cases were detected on Tuesday, and officials said that all of them have history of travel outside the state.

Dehradun: Institute suspends Kashmiri student over alleged post
Sun, May 17, 2020

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.

Uttarakhand: Tulip garden on pilot project finds no tourist in first season
Sat, May 16, 2020

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.

Dehradun using app to monitor home quarantine
Wed, May 13, 2020

Officials hope the app will substantially help in monitoring the large influx of migrants when the Uttarakhand government brings people from other states via trains.

Coronavirus lockdown: Bengal tourists stuck, no response from Mamata govt, says Uttarakhand
Mon, May 11, 2020

According to Uttarakhand Cabinet minister and government spokesperson Madan Kaushik, there are around 600 people from West Bengal stranded in Haridwar.

Waiting for lockdown to end: Bereaved families keep ashes in crematorium lockers
Fri, May 08, 2020

Ashes of 26 other deceased people are also kept in the ‘asthi kaksh’ at the crematorium.

Gabbar to the rescue: In Uttarakhand, Bollywood dialogues create awareness on forest fires
Thu, May 07, 2020

The initiative by the forest department has begun on a pilot basis in Rudraprayag district.

Fill infra gaps, create self-employment opportunities to convince migrants to stay: Uttarakhand panel report
Thu, May 07, 2020

The report also looks at the problem of outmigration by suggesting to create self-employment opportunities for migrant workers and fill infrastructure gaps through schemes.

In Dehradun, migrants line up to open post office a/c for Bihar’s Rs 1,000 scheme
Wed, May 06, 2020

In Dehradun alone, more than 2,000 accounts of migrants labourers had been opened in the last one week, according to Ansuya Prasad, Senior Superintendent of Post Offices.

UP legislator arrested for violating lockdown curbs
Tue, May 05, 2020

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.

Handwara encounter: ‘Haven’t told our parents, can’t even cry before them’
Mon, May 04, 2020

Lance Naik Dinesh Singh, also among those killed, was the son of a retired Army Subedar. The family hoped to get him married this year.

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