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RS polls: Ex-CM Bahuguna in list of 5 names for BJP’s Uttarakhand pick
Sun, Oct 25, 2020

The five names include former CM Vijay Bahuguna, party central headquarters secretary Mahendra Pandey, former MP Balraj Pasi, party’s state vice-president Anil Goyal and Naresh Bansal,

Uttarakhand Covid data shows over 18% rise in recovery rate in a month
Sun, Oct 25, 2020

According to the data, the recovery rate has improved from 72.41 per cent to 90.05 per cent in the hill state in this period.

Out of labour board, Uttarakhand minister says won’t contest 2022 polls
Sat, Oct 24, 2020

Sources said that Harak Singh Rawat is upset because he was not consulted before the Uttarakhand Bhawan Evam Anya Sannirman Karmkar Kalyan Board was reconstituted.

SC-appointed committee meet on Char Dharma road project, chairperson calls it ‘unauthorised’
Sun, Oct 18, 2020

Chopra said the meeting was called by member secretary Ravinath Raman of the committee on the directive of Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand Om Prakash who is not member of the committee.

Uttarakhand cabinet rejects proposal to name varsity after Vajpayee
Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Higher Education Minister Dhan Singh Rawat also said that if the government were to rename any university after Vajpyee, it would prefer a government university and not a private one.

Uttarakhand mulls plantation drive in other states to clear compensatory afforestation backlog
Mon, Oct 12, 2020

Compensatory afforestation is done against the transfer of forest land for non-forestry purposes like the development of dams, mining and the construction of industries or roads. In compensatory plantation, 1,100 plants are planted over an area of one hectare. 

In last village before China, no Unlock 5.0
Sun, Oct 11, 2020

Residents of the village, which is yet to report a Covid case, are dependent on tourism and a small potato crop.

Woman who first challenged instant triple talaq in SC joins BJP
Sun, Oct 11, 2020

While the party has not decided any role for her yet, Bano said she wants to start political work for the BJP from Bihar, which is going to the polls later this month.

Explained: How and why Kumbh Mela 2021 in Haridwar will be different
Sun, Oct 11, 2020

Religious tourism is the backbone of Uttarakhand's economy. The lockdown imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic has given the hill state's tourism sector a major jolt.

Sengar seat bypoll: Congress raises pitch over Hathras
Mon, Oct 05, 2020

Congress's top leaders, including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, have been aggressive against the Yogi Adityanath government over the Hathras incident.

Kumbh venue gets facelift, but uncertainty over scale
Thu, Oct 01, 2020

The Kumbh Mela is to be held in Haridwar in 2021 after 11 years and will begin with the Shahi Snan on March 12.

PM Modi targets Opposition: ‘not with farmers, youth or soldiers’
Wed, Sep 30, 2020

Saying that they were “opposing just for the sake of opposing”, Modi said “people who oppose and protest are becoming increasingly irrelevant for the country and society”.

Explained: What is at stake as 8 seats go to Assembly bypolls in Uttar Pradesh?
Wed, Sep 23, 2020

The Uttar Pradesh byelections are likely to be held along with the Bihar Assembly elections. How important are these byelections for political parties?

Uttarakhand: Assembly session duration reduced, Question Hour out
Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Speaker Prem Chand Aggarwal tested positive just hours before the BAC and all-party meetings on Sunday. He has isolated himself.

Uttarakhand govt asks districts to check higher positivity rates of private labs by random re-testing
Sun, Sep 20, 2020

The total number of Covid-19 cases in the state stands at 40,085 and the positivity rate stands at 7 per cent. On Saturday, the state recorded its highest-ever spike in Covid-19 cases as 2,078 new cases were reported.

Char Dham road project: Rawat says 5.5 m road width won’t work
Sat, Sep 19, 2020

The project, meant to widen 889 km of hill roads to provide all-weather connectivity between major pilgrimage sites in Uttarakhand, ran into a heated debate with members of a Supreme Court-appointed High Powered Committee divided on the width of the road.

Kedarnath disaster: 7 years on, how Uttarakhand is going to look for missing bodies
Fri, Sep 18, 2020

A team of 60 personnel has been dispatched on 10 different routes to search for the skeletal remains, collect DNA samples, shoot video of the exercise and move the remains to Sonprayag for last rites.

Police launch search for remains of Uttarakhand flood victims
Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Ten search teams—each comprising six members—set out Wednesday from Sonprayag on different routes.

Explained: Uttarakhand recorded 64% of its Covid-19 cases in a month; this is how
Thu, Sep 17, 2020

In the past seven days, Uttarakhand recorded the highest-ever figures -- an average of 1,096 cases per day -- pushing the positivity rate to 6.51 per cent, highest in six months.

Explained: Amid China-Nepal tensions, how Uttarakhand is upgrading defence infra along border
Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Uttarakhand shares a 350-km border with China and a 275-km boundary with Nepal. Five of the state’s 13 districts are border districts.

IAF plans to set up Air Defence Radars in 3 Uttarakhand districts
Sat, Sep 12, 2020

The IAF has proposed to develop a new advance landing ground in the state for execution of its activities in hill areas of Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand gives intel tag to Vigilance, out of RTI purview
Fri, Sep 11, 2020

The government issued the notification stating that the Governor has given assent to declare “vigilance department” and “vigilance establishment” as “Intelligence Organisation.”

Uttarakhand govt to develop ‘Sanskrit grams’ across state
Wed, Sep 09, 2020

The state government currently runs 97 Sanskrit schools, where an average of 2,100 students study each year.

Rape charge: Police file FIR against Uttarakhand BJP MLA, his wife
Mon, Sep 07, 2020

The police action comes a day after an additional chief judicial magistrate (ACJM) court directed them to do so while hearing a petition from the complainant.

Uttarakhand: Cabinet nod to incentives to set up telecom towers in ‘dark villages’
Sat, Sep 05, 2020

The decision by the state cabinet is significant from a strategic point of view as generally such villages in Uttarakhand are located along the international borders with China and Nepal.

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