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  • Dehradun double murder: Female victim's body recovered from Yamuna in Uttarkashi November 13, 2014

    Dehradun: The body of the female victim of the Dehradun murder case has been recovered from Yamuna river in the Porla area of Uttarkashi. The relatives of the victim will be going to Uttarakhand to claim the body. All four suspects, including the cab driver who masterminded the assault, have been...
  • Relatives of couple murdered in Dehradun blames Uttrakhand administration -1834545081 minutes ago

    Kolkata: There is a grim silence at the Das residence in Kalyani in West Bengal. Kajol, the mother of Momita Das, is inconsolable ever since she heard that her 27-year-old daughter was raped and then brutally murdered in Uttrakhand. She spoke to her daughter last time on October 23 when...
  • Dehradun: 4 arrested for the murder of Delhi-based couple -944630841 minutes ago

    Dehradun: Four people from Dehradun were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly murdering a Delhi-based couple. A driver hired by the couple and his accomplices were the main suspect in the murder case. One of the accused confessed to raping the female victim. The police, however, was unable to establish sexual assault...
  • Taxi driver rapes Delhi-based woman, throws her and friend off a cliff near Dehradun -739474041 minutes ago

    Dehradun: A Delhi-based woman was allegedly raped and murdered while her male friend was killed by a taxi driver and his three accomplices near Dehradun in Uttarakhand, a police official said on Tuesday. The 27-year-old woman, identified as Moumita Das, and her 24-year-old companion Avijit Paul had arrived in Dehradun on...
  • NRI billionaire pledges Rs 500 crore for Uttarakhand development November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A charitable organisation founded by billionaire NRI entrepreneur Manoj Bhargava has pledged Rs 500 crore to fund development activities in Uttarakhand. On the occasion of its fifth anniversary, the Hans Foundation, which works closely with NGOs by providing them financial assistance in 25 states, announced the decision at...
  • Ramdev visits Kedarnath on invitation of Congress led Uttarakhand government October 22, 2014

    Haridwar: Yoga guru Ramdev visited Kedarnath on the invitation of the Congress-led government in Uttarakhand, saying he had accepted the invite in the "interest of the state and the country". "(Chief Minister Harish) Rawat invited a baba to visit the dham of another baba (abode of lord shiva), he extended...
  • Uttarakhand Cabinet meet in Kedarnath a waste of money: BJP October 16, 2014

    Dehradun: Terming the upcoming meeting of the Uttarakhand Cabinet in Kedarnath a "waste of money", Opposition BJP on Thursday said it will not solve problems of the people living in the calamity-hit area. "Taking the whole Cabinet to Kedarnath in helicopters is no more than a picnic and a waste...
  • Uttarakhand: Teenage girl gangraped by four men October 16, 2014

    Roorkee: A teenage girl was allegedly gangraped by four men after being offered a soft drink laced with intoxicants in Haridwar district, police said on Thursday. As per a complaint lodged at Bhagwanpur police station at Roorkee on Wednesday, the incident occurred on October 3 when the 14-year-old victim was...
  • Tehri lake to be renamed after freedom fighter Shri Dev Suman October 10, 2014

    Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat announced to rename the Tehri lake after famous freedom fighter from the state, Shri Dev Suman, and tourism projects located close to it after the villages that submerged in the Tehri dam. Making the announcement at the concluding ceremony of the two-day Tehri Adventure...
  • Man held for sitting in police officer's chair, donning cap October 10, 2014

    Dehradun: A man engaged in mining activity was arrested after he got himself photographed at a police post in Dehradun sitting in the chair of a sub-inspector and wearing his cap in the presence of a constable on duty. Amir Khan was arrested on charges of committing a criminal offence by...
  • Uttarakhand: Woman killed by leopard in Pauri September 23, 2014

    Dehradun: A woman was killed by a leopard in Maletha village of Pauri district, forest department sources said on Tuesday. 38-year-old Guddi Devi was attacked by the big cat hiding in the bushes on Monday when she was going to the forest to collect fodder along with some of her...
  • Uttarakhand: Brave woman kills a leopard in self defence August 26, 2014

    Dehradun: Bringing a brave story from Uttarakhand, a woman killed a leopard in self defence. The 56yearold woman killed a leopard with a sickle and an axe. Kamla Devi's fierce battle with the leopard lasted about 30 minutes. The woman was reportedly attacked by the leopard when she was irrigating...
  • Rajnath refutes Uttarakhand Governor's claim of being asked to quit August 22, 2014

    Lucknow: Government on Friday denied claims made by Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi that he had been asked to quit and said an "appropriate response" will be filed before Supreme Court soon. Talking to PTI after touring floodaffected areas of Uttar Pradesh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "There was no move...
  • AMU professor Faizan Mustafa gets SAARC Best Law Teacher Award August 19, 2014

    Eminent academician Faizan Mustafa, who is senior vicepresident of citybased NGO Rural Litigation Entitlement Kendra, has been conferred with this year's prestigious SAARC Best Law Teacher Award. In a unanimous decision the highpowered jury conferred this award on Mustafa, according to a press statement released by the NGO in Dehradun on...
  • Heavy rains wreak havoc in north India, 48 people dead so far August 19, 2014

    Heavy rains in Uttarakhand and Nepal have led to an increase in water levels in several rivers of Uttar Pradesh. 48 people have died in the state due to the flooding. The floods have affected nearly 1,500 villages in nine districts of UP. ...
  • Rajnath asks IAS probationers to perform with integrity August 18, 2014

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday asked IAS probationers to perform with integrity and cultivate an attitude of zero tolerance to corruption. Addressing IAS probationers at the Lal Badhadur Shastri Administrative Academy here, Singh remembered India's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel who had advised IAS officers in 1947...
  • Uttarakhand CM's focus on reviving tourism in state August 18, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday said his focus on conducting the annual pilgrimages to the highaltitude shrines located in the state was meant to revive tourism which received a setback after last year's calamity. "As last year's calamity dealt a severe blow to the confidence of people wanting to...
  • Relief for flood ravaged Uttarakhand as water levels drop August 18, 2014

    The weather improved across Uttarakhand on Sunday with a letup in rain as most places received little or no showers. No loss of life and property was reported from anywhere and major rivers were flowing below the the danger level. The Ganga which had sent the alarm bells ringing on Saturday...
  • Rain woes continue; 32 people killed in floods in Uttarakhand, lakhs displaced in north India August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Heavy rains and flash floods continue to wreak havoc across north India. Many people have been killed and lakhs have been displaced as swelling rivers and landslides destroyed farmlands and crumbled homes. Major parts of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are facing severe flooding due to the monsoons. In...
  • Nation ready to deal with any threat from borders says Rajnath Singh August 17, 2014

    India on Sunday said it was prepared to deal with any threat from across the border but pitched for diplomatic efforts to curb incidents of incursion if any. "If there are incursions by a neighbouring country, diplomatic efforts must be made and will be made to stop these. But, we are...
  • Char Dham Yatra still affected, despite improved weather August 17, 2014

    The weather improved across Uttarakhand with a letup in rain as most places received little or no showers. No loss of life and property was reported from anywhere and major rivers were flowing below the the danger level. However, the Char Dham Yatra continued to be affected with the highways leading...
  • Rs 2.5 crore allotted to each disasterhit district of Uttarakhand August 17, 2014

    The Uttarakhand government has allocated Rs 2.5 crore each for the development of infrastructural facilities in disasterhit districts of the state. A decision to this effect was taken by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat after he held consultations with the District Magistrates of Pauri, Chamoli, Tehri, Pithoragarh and Rudraprayag on Sunday...
  • Monsoon fury: 1,500 people stranded in UP, Bihar battles to rescue 4 lakh villagers August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: As the monsoon gained strength, heavy rainfall unleashed its fury, wreaking havoc across the country. At least 10 people were killed and 500 districts were affected in Uttar Pradesh due to flooding and heavy rainfall after water level rose in Sharda and Ghaghra rivers post the release of...
  • Uttarakhand: Rain triggers landslides, floods, kill 27 people August 18, 2014

    Dehradun: Rain showers triggered landslides, cloudburst and flooding across the state killing at least 27 people in the last 48 hours. Seven people were killed in Dehradun's Rajpur area due to landslides. Meanwhile, 20 people were killed in cloudbursts at four places in Uttarakhand's Pauri district on Friday. Met department on Sunday...
  • Rains continue to lash state, 7 killed in landslides August 16, 2014

    Monsoon showers continued to lash parts of north India killing seven persons in landslides in Uttarakhand on Saturday. Seven persons, including a woman, were killed in Dehradun in Uttarakhand when three houses were buried in a landslide following heavy showers. After the overnight rains, Dehradun awoke to a bright sunny morning on...
  • Rain wreaks havoc in Uttarakhand, 20 dead August 16, 2014

    Dehradun: 20 people were killed in rainrelated incidents in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh as heavy showers wreaked havoc in the hill states even as humid conditions prevailed in most parts of north India on Friday. The heavy rains in Uttarakhand, including in the state capital, flooded several roads cutting off nearly...
  • Reaching out to people our foremost priority: CM Harish Rawat August 16, 2014

    Heavy overnight rains wreaked havoc in Pauri district of Uttarakhand killing 14 persons in separate incidents of cloudburst, house collapse and landslides. CM Harish Rawat speaks to the media. ...
  • Harish Rawat seeks Centre's help to clear farmers' dues August 16, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday asked the Centre to extend adequate help to the state government to help clear the dues of sugarcane growers saying that showing regard to farmers was tantamount to honouring the country's Independence. Unfurling the national tricolour at the Parade Ground to mark Independence Day,...
  • Fourteen killed as rains wreak havoc in Uttarakhand August 15, 2014

    Heavy overnight rains wreaked havoc in Pauri district of Uttarakhand killing 14 persons in separate incidents of cloudburst, house collapse and landslides. About 250 people of Purala Bairagarh village of the district are stranded as all approach roads leading to the village have been "breached", ADM Pauri BS Chahal told PTI,...
  • Aziz Qureshi asks people to be grateful to freedom fighters August 14, 2014

    Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Thursday said the country should be grateful to those who laid down their lives for its freedom which earned it the distinction of being the world's largest democracy. "This great day is an occasion for expressing regards and gratitude towards all the known and unknown...