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  • Uttarakhand sends report to centre on fake woman IAS April 8, 2015

    Dehradun: The Uttarakhand government has sent an 'internal report' to the central government on the fake IAS official case that rocked the hill state over the last week. An official said that the report was prepared by the state's chief secretary, the management of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Administrative Academy...
  • LBSNAA Deputy Director denies bribery allegations, says will file criminal defamation case April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Deputy Director of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration Saurabh Jain on Thursday denied allegations of bribery. The remarks came after the impostor, Ruby Choudhary from Uttar Pradesh, accused Jain of taking Rs 5 lakh from her to ensure her entry into the academy. Jain said, "I didn't...
  • Uttarakhand: Char Dham Yatra to begin on April 21 March 22, 2015

    Dehradun: The annual Char Dham pilgrimage in Uttarakhand will begin on April 21 during the auspicious 'Akshaya Tritiya' festival, with the reopening of the Gangotri and the Yamunotri shrines in the Garhwal Himalayas, officials said on Sunday. The Gangotri gates will be opened on 12.30 in the afternoon on Akshay tritiya,...
  • Uttarakhand: Bill on job reservation for statehood agitationists withdrawn March 21, 2015

    Dehradun: Uttarakhand Assembly on Saturday withdrew a bill seeking to grant 10 per cent reservation in government jobs to statehood agitationists, who went to jail or sustained injuries during the struggle for creation of the state, on the plea that the scope of the legislation needed to be expanded. The bill...
  • Harish Rawat defends Manmohan Singh, says his integrity was never in doubt March 11, 2015

    Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat Wednesday came to the defence of Manmohan Singh, who has been summoned by court as an accused in a coal scam case, describing him as "one of the country's most efficient prime ministers" whose integrity was never in doubt. "Manmohan Singh has been one of...
  • Strongman-turned-politician DP Yadav convicted of murder by a Dehradun court February 28, 2015

    Dehradun: Strongman-turned-politician DP Yadav has been convicted of murder by a Dehradun court. Four people including DP Yadav, Pal Singh, Karan Yadav, and Praneet Bhati have been held guilty in Mahendra Singh Bhati murder case. A special CBI court declared the four guilty on Saturday. The court will pronounce quantum of punishment...
  • Revival of tourism in Uttarakhand is our top priority: CM Harish Rawat February 24, 2015

    Dehradun: Flagging revival of tourism which was hit hard by 2013 flash floods as his top priority, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday said a number of initiatives have been taken by the state government to give the message of a safe Uttarakhand to the outside world so that the...
  • Kedarnath shrine to reopen on April 24 in Uttarakhand February 17, 2015

    Uttarakhand: The sacred portals of Kedarnath shrine will be reopened on April 24 this year. The gates of the shrine will be thrown open to devotees after their wintertime closure at 8.30 AM on April 24, Kedarnath-Badrinath temple committee Chief Executive Officer B D Singh said. The auspicious date and timing...
  • Uttarakhand: Man rapes 70-year-old woman after fails to rape granddaughter February 11, 2015

    Uttarkashi: A 70-year-old woman was raped allegedly by a man after he failed to rape her granddaughter in Khadara village, police said on Wednesday. The incident took place on February 9 when accused Shailendra barged into the house, where the elderly woman lived along with her 14-year-old granddaughter, the SHO...
  • Woman declared dead in 2013 Uttarakhand floods reappears in Uttarkashi February 8, 2015

    It is a dramatic and awe inspiring story of a man from Alwar who kept up his search for his wife who had gone missing in the 2013 flashfloods in Uttarakhand. And he's finally found her after one and a half years of an extraordinary struggle. ...
  • Snowfall in parts of Uttarakhand, 24 die in severe cold December 18, 2014

    Lucknow/Dehradun: Intense cold wave conditions accompanied by snowfall have left 24 people dead in Uttarakhand, officials said on Thursday. Officials in the hill state of Uttarakhand said two people have died in Haldwani, three in Nainital, six in Bhimtal and Bageshwar areas, while nearly 13 died due to the inclement weather...
  • Delhi Police to use DRDO Netra for street surveillance December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Netra, the light weight UAV fitted with night vision cameras, will be used by Delhi Police to patrol the streets of the national capital. The device has already been used by security agencies like BSF, CRPF for counter-insurgency activities while NDRF used it to search for survivors during...
  • Uttarakhand: Bomb explodes outside school in Roorkee, 1 dead December 6, 2014

    Roorkee: A bomb exploded outside DAV college in Roorkee in Uttarkhand on Saturday leaving a child dead. The child is studying in class III. SSP Roorkee Sweety Agarwal said, "The child may have picked a dormant bomb, which may have exploded while he was playing with it." Chief minister Harish Rawat has...
  • Rishikesh: Women leaders to work for better hygiene November 30, 2014

    Rishikesh: Women leaders from different religions, countries and groups came together on the banks of the Ganga on Sunday to commit themselves to better water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices. The Women for WASH Summit at Parmarth Niketan was part of the first global mega event organised by the Global Interfaith...
  • 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 November 12, 2014

    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 November 12, 2014

    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 November 11, 2014

    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...