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  • Uttarakhand: Cloudburst hits Tehri, 4 dead Yesterday

    Dehradun: Rains have wreaked havoc up north in Uttarakhand, where a cloud burst was reported in Tehri on Thursday. Four people have been killed and the casualties are likely to increase. Rescue operations are underway in the area. The road between Rudraprayag and Tehri has been shut after heavy rainfall....
  • Police arrest tenant for raping landlord's 14-year-old daughter Yesterday

    A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped for eight months by her tenant in Haridwar district, police said on Wednesday. The accused identified as Vinay was arrested from Jwalapur area of the district yesterday after the victim's mother victim lodged a complaint charging him of raping her daughter for eight months, they...
  • Eid celebrated with traditional fervour in Uttarakhand 2 days ago

    Eid-ul-Fitr was on Tuesday celebrated with traditional fervour across Uttarakhand as Muslims offered prayers at different mosques and idgahs in the state. In Muslim-dominated areas of Haridwar, Udhamsingh Nagar and Nainital districts, the festive spirit was palpable with people of all age groups embracing each other to exchange Eid greetings and...
  • Rains lashing Uttarakhand trigger landslides, Kedarnath yatra remains stalled for 14th day 2 days ago

    Two houses and a cattleshed collapsed in Chamoli district as rains lashed most parts of Uttarakhand on Tuesday triggering landslides and sending major rivers into spate even as roads to the Himalayan shrines remained blocked at several places affecting Char Dham yatra. Landslips triggered by heavy rains caused rubble from the...
  • Heavy rains wash away Lambagad road leading to Badrinath shrine, yatra halted 3 days ago

    The Badrinath Yatra - part of the annual Hindu pilgrimage of Char Dham Yatra was halted following heavy rain in Uttarakhand, an official said on Tuesday. The rain on Monday washed away a road near Lambagad leading to the Badrinath shrine and it will take some time to repair it, officials...
  • Bypoll winners sworn-in as members of state assembly 3 days ago

    Three-newly elected Congress MLAs in Uttarakhand, including Chief Minister Harish Rawat, were sworn-in on Monday as members of the state assembly by Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal. Rawat, Hira Singh Bisht and Rekha Arya took the oath at a simple ceremony held in the Speaker's chamber in Vidhan Bhawan here. Talking to reporters...
  • 6 killed in a landslide as heavy rains lash Uttarakhand 3 days ago

    Ten days after heavy rains pounded Uttarakhand, the meteorological department on Monday warned of another round of incessant heavy rains in the state in 48-hours while six people were found dead due to landslide. The rain alert has been sounded for most areas of the state including Nainital, Chamoli, Champawat, Uttarkashi...
  • Kedarnath Yatra suspended till July 29 4 days ago

    Kedarnath yatra was on Sunday further suspended due to bad weather till July 29 after opening for a brief four hours. "The Kedarnath pilgrimage, which opened today after a gap of 10 days, was again suspended till July 29 due to forecast of heavy rains during the next 48 hours," said...
  • 6 dead, 2 injured in landslide in Pangla village 4 days ago

    At least six people were killed and two others injured in a landslide on Sunday in Pangla village of Pithoragarh district. Eight people were buried under the debris from a mountain in Tawaghat area of Pangla village of Dharchula tehsil this afternoon, district magistrate H C Semwal said. A team of Sashastra...
  • Sonia Gandhi thanks people of Uttarakhand for by-poll victory 5 days ago

    Sonia Gandhi today said Congress's victory in recent assembly bye-elections in Uttarakhand "reflects people's disenchantment with BJP whose government at the Centre has failed to deliver on its promises". "It is an indication that people are looking towards Congress once again with hope," a release issued by Uttarakhand government in Dehradun...
  • Rawat described victory as people's blessing to Congress 6 days ago

    With the ruling Congress in Uttarakhand winning all the three Assembly seats in a bypoll, Chief Minister Harish Rawat described the victory as the people's blessing to the party. "Our victory on the three seats is the people's blessing to the party and has increased our responsibility manifold. We shall have...
  • Uttarakhand bypoll: Congress sweeps all 3 seats, CM wins by over 19,000 votes 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The bypoll results of Uttarakhand came as a huge blow for the Bharatiya Janata Party as the Congress won all three Assembly seats on Friday. Chief Minister Harish Rawat defeated BJP's BD Joshi in Dharchula seat by a margin of over 19,000 votes. Senior Congress leader Hira Singh Bisht...
  • Uttarakhand government forms committee to curb illegal mining 1 week ago

    Amid reports of rampant illegal mining in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday set up a committee consisting of senior government officials to take effective steps to check it. To be headed by Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar, the panel was constituted by the Rawat at a meeting convened by him...
  • Yatra to Kedarnath remains suspended 1 week ago

    With the Rishikesh-Kedarnath National Highway blocked at Doliyadevi near Fata and intermittent rains continuing, district authorities today decided to keep the Kedarnath yatra suspended till July 26. The highway to Kedarnath as well as Guptkashi-Kalimath motor road is blocked by boulders following landslips and nearly half a dozen places in Kedar...
  • Assess action of Uttarakhand government in flash flood relief works: Ramesh Pokhriyal July 23, 2014

    A BJP member on Wednesday demanded setting up of a high level committee to find out if the Uttarakhand government was prompt in its response in dealing with last year's flash floods which claimed lives of hundreds of pilgrims. Raising the issue during the Zero Hour in Lok Sabha, Ramesh Pokhriyal...
  • Repoll ordered at booth in Uttarakhand CM's constituency July 22, 2014

    A day after bypolls were held for three Assembly seats in Uttarakhand, repoll was ordered on Tuesday at a booth of Dharchula constituency from where Chief Minister Harish Rawat is contesting. Repoll was ordered at Bauna booth of Dharchula following complaints that the presiding officer along with his team left the...
  • Rawat asks officials to ensure proper distribution in food scheme July 22, 2014

    Amid complaints that some beneficiaries of National Food Security Scheme have not got their cards in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday asked officials to ensure their proper distribution and see that food items reach families identified under the scheme. "No family covered under the plan should stay deprived of...
  • Crucial by-polls held in Uttarakhand July 21, 2014

    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 July 21, 2014

    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 July 21, 2014

    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 July 20, 2014

    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 July 20, 2014

    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 July 19, 2014

    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 July 19, 2014

    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 July 18, 2014

    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 July 18, 2014

    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 July 17, 2014

    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 July 17, 2014

    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 July 16, 2014

    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 July 16, 2014

    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...