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Lalmani Verma


Explained: How Jitin Prasada’s defection could impact the BJP, Congress, and SP in Uttar Pradesh
Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Like Jyotiraditya Scindia, Jitin Prasada, son of the late Congress veteran Jitendra Prasada, was once seen as a 'Young Turk' who would play a key role in Rahul Gandhi's team, as and when the latter became the unquestioned leader of the Congress.

Centre appoints consultancy for Mussoorie tunnel construction
Wed, Jun 09, 2021

According to Uttarakhand government officials, the tunnel project — to be known as MUssoorie bypass — will help reduce traffic in the main town area.

More than 2,000 Uttarakhand cops test positive, 90% of them got both doses
Thu, Jun 03, 2021

The data, which was shared on Tuesday, says 2,382 policemen tested positive while they were on duty between April and May. Among them, 2,204 have already recovered while five deaths were reported.

49 lakh to 21: mobility data pegs Kumbh’s numbers down
Sat, May 29, 2021

Under fire for this gathering — the Uttarakhand High Court last week called holding Kumbh a “mistake” — officals in the state government and the district administration, after a detailed review, have assessed that the attendance figure was almost 70% down, to an estimated 15 lakh, for these three days.

Sunderlal Bahuguna: Gandhian pioneer of Indian environmentalism, spirit behind Chipko
Sat, May 22, 2021

Bahuguna was admitted to the hospital on May 8, and was on life support. A statement from AIIMS-Rishikesh said he had comorbidities, including diabetes and hypertension, and had contracted Covid pneumonia.

Uttarakhand: Over 50% of total cases, deaths within 40 days
Tue, May 11, 2021

Of the total 2.49 lakh cases since last year, over 25 per cent were recorded between May 2 and 10, while 32 per cent of the total were recorded in April.

Uttarakhand: After leadership change, BJP wins Salt bypoll with increased vote share
Mon, May 03, 2021

Days after changing Chief Minister and the party state president, ruling BJP in Uttarakhand has recorded a win in Salt assembly constituency by-poll and retained the seat by defeating Congress by a margin of 4697 votes, results of which were declared on Sunday.

Uttarakhand suspends Char Dham Yatra in wake of rising Covid-19 cases
Fri, Apr 30, 2021

The portals of Yamunotri are scheduled to open on May 14, followed by Gangotri on May 15, Kedarnath on May 17 and Badrinath on May 18.

25,000 devotees, over 1,000 seers mark last shahi snan
Wed, Apr 28, 2021

Police personnel also participated in a shahi snan and officials said it was “symbolic”. Before the shahi snan Tuesday, Gunjyal visited every akhara camp to ensure attendance was restricted.

Uttarakhand: 10 die in glacier break in Chamoli, 400 rescued
Sun, Apr 25, 2021

The Uttarakhand Police said eight people were unaccounted for, with bad weather affecting rescue operations.

Another glacier break reported in Uttarakhand’s Niti Valley, says CM; alert issued
Sat, Apr 24, 2021

In another tweet, CM Rawat said Union Home Minister Amit Shah has taken cognizance of the information on the glacier burst and assured help from the Centre and alerted the ITBP.

Covid SOP crumbles before Kumbh numbers, Akhadas take own steps
Sat, Apr 17, 2021

A day after the death of the head of the Maha Nirvani Akhada from Madhya Pradesh, who had arrived for the Kumbh and tested positive for the coronavirus, several akhadas at the Mela on Friday rushed to take precautionary steps.

Uttarakhand caps gatherings at 200, exempts Kumbh Mela
Fri, Apr 16, 2021

On Thursday, 14,915 samples were collected and at least 332 people were found Covid positive in the Kumbh Mela area.

In Kumbh crowd management, a first: RSS workers as Special Police Officers
Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Kumbh Mela Deputy SP Birendra Prasad Dabral said RSS volunteers helped out during Kumbh in the past as well but this is the first time they have been issued identity cards of SPOs. “They are doing well in traffic and crowd management,” said Dabral.

13.5 lakh take shahi snan: ‘It is a matter of faith’
Thu, Apr 15, 2021

District officials said rapid antigen tests were being done at railway stations on those arriving without RTPCR report. Those testing positive are sent to the Covid facility.

Uttarakhand: 1,086 Covid cases reported in Kumbh Mela since April 10
Wed, Apr 14, 2021

On April 12 when over 30 lakh devotees are estimated to have turned up for the second shahi snan, 387 cases were reported from different locations including Haridwar, parts of Dehradun, Pauri and Tehri.

At Kumbh, Covid guard slips: No thermal screening, few masks, 102 test positive
Tue, Apr 13, 2021

By Monday evening, over 28 lakh devotees turned up for the second shahi snan (royal bath) in the Ganga.

At Kumbh, AI-equipped cameras to zoom in on those without masks
Mon, Apr 12, 2021

Officials said over 350 CCTV cameras have been installed at different locations in the mela area, with about 100 of these equipped with sensors that generate an alert when the camera captures the image of a person without a mask.

Explained: Uttarakhand’s Char Dham Board and why it is facing opposition
Sun, Apr 11, 2021

What was the previous arrangement? Who are protesting and why? What does the government say?

Explained: Why Tirath has put on hold Trivendra’s decision on Gairsain in Uttarakhand
Sun, Apr 11, 2021

BJP MLAs of Uttarakhand had complained to the party’s central leadership that Trivendra had taken the decision to establish the Gairsain commissionerate without consulting them, and that it could be damaging for the BJP in the Assembly elections of 2022.

‘Ram temple will be completed in 2024… will not take up any issue till then’: VHP working president Alok Kumar
Sat, Apr 10, 2021

"We are focused on the jhanki (Ayodhya) at present. We have received donations for it (the Ram temple) from across the country." says VHP president Alok Kumar

Will take steps to stop ‘love jihad’, says Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat
Sat, Apr 10, 2021

Rawat was speaking at the VHP kendriya margdarshak mandal in Haridwar. Top VHP leaders and saints attended the meeting and discussed the issue of “love jihad” at length.

CM Rawat suspends predecessor’s move to make Girsain a new administrative division
Sat, Apr 10, 2021

Former chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, while presenting this year’s Budget, had announced Gairsain town as a new administrative division of the state.

Uttarakhand: Forest minister holds fire-fighting ops for 2nd day
Wed, Apr 07, 2021

Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has sought help from Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the Centre provided two MI-17 helicopters in fire fighting operation—one each deployed in Kumaon and Garhwal regions.

Explained: Why is this season’s forest fires in Uttarakhand worrisome?
Wed, Apr 07, 2021

Uttarakhand has around 38,000 square km of forests, which is almost 71 per cent of its geographical area. Since its formation as a separate state in the year 2000, forest fires have affected over 48,000 hectares.