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  • Crucial by-polls held in Uttarakhand 13 hours 24 minutes ago

    Three assembly constituencies in Uttarakhand voted on Monday in by-elections, considered crucial for Chief Minister Harish Rawat who will need to get elected to remain in the post. The by-polls held in the three constituencies of Doiwala, Someshwar and Dharchula recorded 52 percent polling, election commission officials said. Inclement weather and heavy...
  • Uttarakhand asked to 'beware' of rain between July 23-27 14 hours 31 minutes ago

    The hill state of Uttarakhand has been asked to "beware" of rainfall from July 23-27 as it continues to be lashed by monsoon showers which have triggered landslides and caused rivers to run in spate. Although the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued no warning for Tuesday in the state, it...
  • No let up in heavy rains across Uttarakhand, Char Dham yatra suspended for sixth consecutive day 17 hours 1 minutes ago

    There was no let up in heavy rains across Uttarakhand on Monday with landslides continuing to block traffic on the highways and keeping the char dham yatra suspended for the sixth consecutive day. Moderate to heavy rains occurred at a number of places in the past 24 hours with Tanakpur receiving...
  • Preparations complete for Assembly bypoll in Uttarakhand Yesterday

    All preparations are complete for bypolls to three Assembly segments in Uttarakhand on Monday, including Dharchula from where Chief Minister Harish Rawat is seeking his entry into the state Assembly. It is a constitutional formality for Rawat who was an MP at the time of being sworn in as Chief Minister on...
  • Two killed as rains lash Uttarakhand for fifth consecutive day Yesterday

    Two persons were killed and as many swept away by swirling waters of rivers as rains lashed different parts of Uttarakhand for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday, keeping roads to Himalayan shrines blocked at nearly six places and cutting off many villages. A woman was buried alive last evening under...
  • Downpour triggers landslides in Uttarakhand 2 days ago

    Over 150 vehicles were Saturday stranded in Uttarakhand due to landslides following a downpour in Champawat district, an officials said. Actor Hemant Pandey, who has worked in Office Office teleseries, is among those stuck. The vehicles are stuck amid a rockfall near Dhan on Tanakpur Road, Pandey told IANS. He said machines...
  • Char Dham yatra suspended, high alert issued as rains lash Uttarakhand 3 days ago

    Moderate to heavy rains in north India on Friday dipped temperatures providing relief to people from sultry weather and bringing cheers to farmers, but forced suspension of the annual Char Dham pilgrimage in Uttarakhand. With moderate to heavy rains continuing to lash several parts of the State and major rivers flowing...
  • Rawat urges PM to reconsider proposal to China for finding alternative route to Kailash Man Sarovar 3 days ago

    Uttarakhand government on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reconsider his proposal to China for finding an alternative route to Kailash Man Sarovar, saying an alternative route to the Sarovar was not in sync with the ancient Hindu scriptures. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, in a letter to Modi, said...
  • Kanwar yatra: Delhi-Haridwar highway closed for traffic 3 days ago

    With a view of ensuring smooth and peaceful transit of Kanwar pilgrims, traffic plying on Delhi-Haridwar national highway has been diverted till July 25 to prevent any untoward incident. The traffic from Delhi to Dehradun, Rishikesh, Roorkee and Haridwar highway has been shifted to alternative routes, SSP HN Singh told reporters. The...
  • Badrinath yatra suspended till tomorrow, pilgrims asked not to go beyond Joshimath 4 days ago

    A day after yatra to Kedarnath was suspended, the pilgrimage to another major Himalayan shrine, Badrinath, in Uttarakhand was stalled on Thursday in view of the weatherman's prediction of heavy rains in the area. Yatra to Badrinath has been stalled considering safety of the pilgrims in view of the MeT department...
  • Heavy rains in HP, Uttarakhand, many stranded; landslides in some areas 5 days ago

    Dehradun: Heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh over the past two days and scores of pilgrims are now stranded after the rainfall triggered landslides. Yoga guru Ramdev, along with 400 students, are among those pilgrims stranded in Gangotri after the road to Uttarkashi caved in at many places. The...
  • Rawat returns home after month-long treatment at AIIMS 5 days ago

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat arrived here after he was on Wednesday discharged from AIIMS in Delhi where he was recuperating for over a month from a neck injury sustained during a rough helicopter ride. Rawat arrived at the Jolly Grant airport in a Jet Airways flight and was received by...
  • Kedarnath Yatra suspended for three days as MeT department issues warning of heavy rains 5 days ago

    Pilgrimage to Kedarnath was suspended on Wednesday for three days in view of the MeT department warning of heavy rains in the area and frequent blockage of roads to the Himalayan shrine following intermittent showers in the valley over the past few days. "Yatra to Kedarnath has been suspended for safety...
  • Government working on quota in jobs for dependents of flood victims 5 days ago

    Uttarakhand government will soon thrash out a formula to provide reservation in jobs to dependents of those killed in the devastating floods that hit the state last year. Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar has asked officials to remove the legal bottlenecks in this regard in consultation with the Advocate General and find...
  • Ramdev takes students to Gangotri despite alert, stranded due to heavy rains 5 days ago

    Dehradun: Heavy rains are wreaking havoc in Uttarakhand. Thousands have been stranded in Gangotri including Yoga guru Ramdev. The Yoga guru has been stuck at the higher reaches with around 400 students. He had reportedly gone ahead with the programme despite an alert issued by the Met department of Uttarakhand. The...
  • First doppler radar to be put up in Tehri 6 days ago

    A doppler radar, which was necessitated after the last year's natural calamity in Uttarakhand, will be put up in Tehri district to strengthen advance weather information gathering mechanism in the state. The radar, first in the state, will be put up near the high-altitude Surkanda Devi temple in the district with...
  • Two Chinese choppers transgressed the LAC, entered Uttarakhand in April, June 6 days ago

    Two Chinese helicopters entered Indian territory in Uttarakhand on two occasions in April and June after which the Army launched protests with the Chinese Army, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. "Due to differing perception of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) by both India and China, transgressions do occur....
  • Alert sounded as heavy rains drench Uttarakhand; Kedarnath Yatra not disrupted 1 week ago

    An alert has been sounded in Uttarakhand after incessant rains in many parts of the state for the last 48 hours, officials said on Tuesday. The hill state is likely to experience very heavy rainfall on Wednesday, the Met Office said. District administration in "rain prone" areas has been asked to...
  • Met issues heavy rainfall alert in Uttarakhand, evacuation begins in some areas 1 week ago

    Dehradun: The Met department has issued an alert for heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand on Tuesday. Rain hit several parts of Uttarakhand in the past 24 hours with the Kumaon region being most affected. South Uttarakhand is feared to receive the heaviest downpour. The disaster management department has begun the process of...
  • 23 injured as bus falls into 50-feet gorge 1 week ago

    Twenty-three persons were injured, three of them seriously, when a state-owned bus they were travelling in fell into a gorge in Almora district in the wee hours. The mishap occurred at 4.15 am when the bus going from Delhi to Gairsain in Chamoli district fell into a 50 ft deep gorge,...
  • Harish Rawat orders timely expenditure of funds sanctioned under the annual plan July 14, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked senior officials to fight the tendency of spending money sanctioned under the state's annual plan towards the end of the financial year and ensure its timely expenditure. At a review meeting held at AIIMS, Delhi where he is being treated for a neck injury,...
  • Rawat seeks support for Congress candidates in assembly bypoll July 13, 2014

    Seeking unmitigated support of the people for Congress candidates in the July 21 bypolls to three Assembly seats in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said it will help him set the state firmly on the path of development. In an emotional appeal to people here, the chief minister apologised...
  • Rawat asks Uttarakhand MPs to raise green bonus issue during Budget discussion July 11, 2014

    Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday asked all MPs from Uttarakhand to speak strongly in favour of a green bonus of Rs 2,000 crore for the hill state when the general budget is debated in both Houses of Parliament. In separate letters to all MPs from the state including three former...
  • Union Budget 2014: A mixed bag of hopes and disappointments for Uttarakhand July 11, 2014

    The maiden budget of Narendra Modi Government comes as a mixed bag of hopes and disappointments for Uttarakhand which is still struggling to recover from the effects of last year's natural calamity. Even though not finding a mention in the budget of the proposed green bonus and additional financial assistance for...
  • Uttarakhand BJP calls budget development-oriented; Cong criticises July 10, 2014

    Describing the Narendra Modi government's first budget as historic and development- oriented, Uttarakhand BJP on Thursday called it useful for the state. "Through this budget, an effort has been made to turn promises made by Modi in his nearly 5,000 pre-election meetings to different sections of society into a reality," state...
  • Sand mining: National Green Tribunal issues notice to 24 people in Uttarakhand July 9, 2014

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued notice to 24 people for carrying out illegal sand mining activities in Uttarakhand's Haridwar district. A bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar sought response from all of them after the counsel for Uttarakhand government told the tribunal that certain people were carrying on illegal...
  • Uttarakhand develops online project monitoring system July 9, 2014

    Uttarkhand has developed an online project monitoring system on the lines of the one in operation at the Centre for speedy implementation and effective monitoring of various projects undergoing in the state. "An online project monitoring system on the lines of the one in operation at the Centre has been developed...
  • Iron pills to be distributed among school children in Uttarakhand July 9, 2014

    Iron folic acid tablets will be distributed among over eight lakh children of Uttarakhand every week to help them fight the problem of anemia. Citing the findings of National Health Survey which has found the problem of anemia rampant among children in Uttarakhand, Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar said 8,49,000 identified children...
  • Rail budget disappointing for Uttarakhand: Congress July 9, 2014

    Dehradun : Terming the rail budget as extremely disappointing for Uttarakhand, Congress on Tuesday slammed the Centre for not making any provisions in it for the hill state. People of the state who contributed five MPs to the ruling BJP’s kitty were extremely disappointed over the treatment meted out to the...
  • Congress Women's Wing holds special prayers for Harish Rawat's recovery July 8, 2014

    Women's wing of the ruling Congress in Uttarakhand today held a 'Mahamrityunjaya Yagya' in Dehradun to pray for the speedy recovery of Chief Minister Harish Rawat. He is being treated for a neck injury at AIIMS, New Delhi for over a fortnight. Led by Pradesh Mahila Congress president Sarojini Kaintyura and...