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  • AMU professor Faizan Mustafa gets SAARC Best Law Teacher Award Yesterday

    Eminent academician Faizan Mustafa, who is senior vice-president of city-based NGO Rural Litigation Entitlement Kendra, has been conferred with this year's prestigious SAARC Best Law Teacher Award. In a unanimous decision the high-powered 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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday said his focus on conducting the annual pilgrimages to the high-altitude 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 2 days ago

    The weather improved across Uttarakhand on Sunday with a let-up 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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    The weather improved across Uttarakhand with a let-up 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 disaster-hit district of Uttarakhand 3 days ago

    The Uttarakhand government has allocated Rs 2.5 crore each for the development of infrastructural facilities in disaster-hit 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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    Dehradun: 20 people were killed in rain-related 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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • I am not in the race for Governor's post, says BC Khanduri 1 week ago

    Former chief minister of Uttarakhand BC Khanduri on Wednesday dismissed the reports of him being in the race for the Governor's post and said that he wants to 'serve the people of his constituency' over the next five years. When asked about reports of his name doing the rounds for the...
  • Uttarakhand rowers to represent India in Youth Olympics in Nanjing August 12, 2014

    Amit Kumar and Atul Kumar of Uttarakhand Rowing Association, accompanied by coach Jenil Krishnan (Andhra Pradesh) will be representing India in the 2nd Youth Olympics Games being held in Nanjing, from August 17 to 20. According to a press release by M V Sriram, secretary, Rowing Federation of India, the...
  • Man killed after boulder hits car August 12, 2014

    A person was killed when boulder from a mountain fell on his car in the Chamoli district here, even as rains in the state caused landslides, affecting traffic movement on several roads including national highways. According to the Uttarakhand State Emergency Operation Centre, Manoj Kumar Panwar was killed when the...
  • Devotees celebrated the traditional 'Bagwal' festival by throwing fruits at each other August 10, 2014

    Thousands of devotees from Kumaon and Garhwal regions of Uttarakhand on Sunday threw apples, pears and flowers at each other as they celebrated traditional 'Bagwal' festival at Devidhura in Champawat district. "We had arranged 10 quintals of pear and apple fruits and four basket full of flowers for the purpose to...
  • Heavy rains lash Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, trigger landslides August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Torrential rains continue to lash Uttarkhand and several parts of Himachal Pradesh. Heavy rains which were induced by a cloudburst disrupted normal life in the region. No loss of life has been reported yet. Incessant rains triggered landslides at several places in Uttarakhand affecting Chaardham Yatra and traffic...
  • Uttarkhand government forms committee to conduct survey of industries using silica dust August 9, 2014

    Uttarkhand government has formed a high level committee to conduct a detailed survey of the industries using silica dust in the state. The decision to form the committee, headed by Additional Chief Secretary S Raju with members as secretaries from Labour, Health, Forest, Mining and Industries, was taken at meeting chaired...
  • Centre's condition for supplying foodgrain against spirit of NFSA: Ravinath Raman August 7, 2014

    Uttarakhand government on Thursday said the condition set by the Centre to supply foodgrain under NFSA to the state only upon completion of the computerisation of the PDS system was against the spirit of the scheme. State Food Secretary Ravinath Raman, in a statement, said that the Centre in a letter...
  • Uttarakhand govt to launch farmers pension scheme on Aug 15 August 7, 2014

    A pension scheme wherein farmers above the age of 60 years will get a monthly pension of Rs 800 will be launched by the Uttarakhand government on this Independence Day. The scheme has been initiated to encourage people, especially in the hilly areas, to take up farming, Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar...
  • Woman panchayat member thrashed, Governor Aziz Qureshi seeks report August 6, 2014

    Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Wednesday sought a report from state government and police by Thursday over the alleged thrashing of a woman member of district panchayat. Terming the incident "shameful and sad", the governor directed the director general of police and Chief Secretary to submit a detailed report of the incident by tomorrow...
  • Three killed in firing outside Roorkee sub jail August 5, 2014

    Three associates of a notorious criminal Chinoo Pandit were killed and five others injured on Tuesday when a rival gang of criminals opened fire on them outside Roorkee sub jail in Haridwar district, police said. The clash took place just outside the gate of the sub jail at around...
  • SHO transferred for negligence of duty August 5, 2014

    The station house officer has been transferred for alleged negligence of duty in connection with a tourist bus loot incident in Charthawal area in Muzaffarnagar, police said. "The SHO, BN Parashar has been transferred to lines for negligence of duty and MP Singh has been posted in his place," SSP HN...
  • Monsoon woes: Chardham yatra affected as landslides continue August 5, 2014

    Chardham yatra was on Monday affected as monsoon woes continued in Uttarakhand with roads to the famous Himalayan shrines remaining blocked by debris falling from hillsides following landslips. Rishikesh-Kedarnath National Highway was blocked at Kakda and Kund. Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway was shut at Lambagad, the Gangotri Highway at Gangnani and the Yamunotri...
  • Uttarakhand Governor directs review of arrangements for devotees going on Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra August 4, 2014

    Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Monday said arrangements for devotees going on Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra, which is held every 12 years, must be thoroughly reviewed before its start on August 18. Qureshi, in a letter to Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar, said the meeting should be held at Raj Bhawan...