Harish Rawat

  • Harish Rawat orders timely expenditure of funds sanctioned under the annual plan 13-07-2014 03:28 PM

    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...
  • Rawat seeks support for Congress candidates in assembly bypoll 13-07-2014 02:36 PM

    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...
  • Rawat asks Uttarakhand MPs to raise green bonus issue during Budget discussion 11-07-2014 05:34 PM

    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...
  • Congress Women's Wing holds special prayers for Harish Rawat's recovery 08-07-2014 04:45 PM

    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...
  • U'khand by-poll: Rawat says Modi factor won't work this time 06-07-2014 06:23 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, who is fighting in the upcoming state Assembly by-election, believes that Narendra Modi factor will not work this time around and people will vote for his government to bring in stability in the hill state. In an interview to PTI, Rawat blamed anti-incumbency and failure...
  • 'Rawat not likely to be discharged from AIIMS before July 15' 05-07-2014 07:14 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, being treated for a neck injury at AIIMS in Delhi, is not likely to be discharged from the hospital before July 15 and doctors have advised him to let the injury heal naturally rather than undergoing an operation, an official said on Saturday. Earlier, the...
  • BJP leader Trivendra files nomination from Doiwala seat for bypolls 04-07-2014 07:16 PM

    BJP leader Trivendra Singh Rawat was among four candidates who filed their nomination papers on Friday for the Doiwala assembly seat where a bypoll is slated for July 21. Rawat was accompanied by by Pradesh BJP president Tirath Singh Rawat and former chief minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank as he filed...
  • Uttarakhand CM expresses gratitude to senior UKD leader Airi for his supporting 04-07-2014 06:25 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday expressed gratitude to senior Uttarkhand Kranti Dal leader Kashi Singh Airi for supporting his candidature from Dharchula Assembly seat where a bypoll is being held on July 21. Airi is a senior leader of UKD, which had spearheaded the movement of statehood for...
  • Ailing Rawat files nomination for bypoll through proposers 02-07-2014 11:45 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, who is recuperating from a neck injury at AIIMS in Delhi, today filed his nomination papers through his two proposers from Dharchula Assembly seat which goes to bypoll on July 21. Rawat's wife Renuka, his Cabinet colleague Yashpal Arya, ex-MP from Almora Predeep Tamta, Congress...
  • Harish Rawat writes to Modi on speedy execution of infrastructure projects 01-07-2014 06:14 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat appealed to Narendra Modi to constitute a high powered committee for the speedy implementation of infrastructure projects meant for the state in view of its strategic and environmental importance. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Rawat said considering the state's strategic location and fragile...
  • Rawat seeks additional funds of Rs 4000 crore from Centre for third phase of reconstruction and rehabilitation 30-06-2014 04:20 PM

    Seeking liberal funding from the Centre to address the situation in calamity-ravaged areas of Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat has demanded an additional assistance of Rs 4,000 crore for carrying out the third phase of reconstruction and rehabilitation. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rawat has said the...
  • Harish Rawat demands green bonus of Rs 2,000 crore for Uttarakhand 28-06-2014 06:30 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday demanded a green bonus of Rs 2,000 crore from the Centre in recognition of the steps taken by the hill state for environment conservation. In a letter to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Rawat claimed that Uttarakhand has an edge over other states...
  • Congress announces candidates for assembly bypolls in Uttarakhand 26-06-2014 06:19 PM

    The ruling Congress in Uttarakhand on Thursday announced its candidates for the three Assembly seats in the hill state where bypolls are slated to be held next month. Chief Minister Harish Rawat will contest from Dharchula seat, Hira Singh Bisht from Doiwala and Rekha Arya, who joined the party just...
  • CM Harish Rawat seeks 100 satellite phones for the state 23-06-2014 05:20 PM

    The Uttarakhand government has sought 100 satellite phones from the Centre in view of state's vulnerability to earthquakes. In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said as a long-term disaster management measure, the Centre should make available 100 satellite phones on a permanent basis to...
  • Harish Rawat's Cabinet colleagues call on him at AIIMS 19-06-2014 08:50 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat's Cabinet colleagues Yashpal Arya and Pritam Singh on Thursday met him at AIIMS where he is recuperating after sustaining a neck injury during a rough chopper ride to Delhi recently. Rawat's ministerial colleagues spent some time with him at the premier health institute and wished...
  • Assembly bypoll in Uttarakhand next month 19-06-2014 12:12 AM

    Bypoll to three assembly seats in Uttarakhand, including Dharchula from where Chief Minister Harish Rawat is likely to contest, will be held on July 21. Rawat was an MP from Haridwar when he took over from Vijay Bahuguna as the Chief Minister on February 1 and has to ensure his...
  • Harish Rawat to remain hospitalised for few more days 18-06-2014 03:43 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, who was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi on June 13 after sustaining a neck injury during a rough chopper ride, is likely to remain hospitalised for some more time as he is still under observation, his aide said. The doctors are divided over whether Rawat...
  • Government announces jobs for families of Uttarakhand flood victims 17-06-2014 04:17 PM

    The Uttarakhand government has announced jobs for the next of kin of each victim from the state killed in the flash flood tragedy of last year along with additional assistance of Rs 2 lakh each for the affected families. The announcement was made yesterday on behalf of Chief Minister Harish...
  • Uttarakhand floods: CM announces jobs, Rs 2 lakh each to families of victims 17-06-2014 03:13 PM

    The Uttarakhand government has announced jobs for the next of kin of each victim from the state killed in the flash flood tragedy of last year along with additional assistance of Rs 2 lakh each for the affected families. The announcement was made on Monday on behalf of Chief Minister...
  • CM Harish Rawat to spend two more days at AIIMS after enduring Cervical 1 fracture 14-06-2014 07:04 PM

    The condition of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat is now stable after he was admitted to AIIMS on Friday evening with pain in his neck and back following a rough helicopter ride. However, officials at AIIMS said that Rawat would be kept under observation for two more days. In a...
  • STF constituted to conduct intensive combing operations for bodies near Kedarnath 14-06-2014 06:35 PM

    With human skeletal remains still being found in Kedar valley, the Uttarakhand government on Saturday constituted a special task force (STF) to conduct intensive combing operations in the forests adjoining Kedarnath in search of bodies. The task force, headed by Inspector General of Police Sanjay Gunjyal, has been set up...
  • Harish Rawat meets acid attack victims, announces financial aid 13-06-2014 08:54 AM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat visited a hospital and met some of the injured, including children, who had sustained burn injuries in an acid attack during a scuffle between two families at Haldwani in Nainital district. The chief minister directed the doctors to ensure that the injured get the best...
  • 'Alternatives to hydro electricity in Uttarakhand not viable' 12-06-2014 06:03 PM

    Noted human rights activist and Padmashree awardee Avdhash Kaushal on Thursday said propagation of various alternatives to hydro electricity in Uttarakhand was the handiwork of vested interest groups and not a viable option. "Uttarakhand alone has the potential of generating 37,000 MW of power from hydroelectricity projects," Kaushal said, adding...
  • Harish Rawat's chopper makes precautionary landing in Rishikesh 12-06-2014 12:07 AM

    A chopper carrying Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat had to make a precautionary landing in Rishikeshon Wednesday due to bad weather. The chopper, in which the Chief Minister was returning to Dehradun, had to make a sudden landing at Ved Niketan Swargashram, as it became overcast and a strong wind...
  • Five roads leading to Gairsain to be constructed soon: Harish Rawat 12-06-2014 12:02 AM

    Five new roads leading to Gairsain will be constructed to increase motor connectivity to the remote hill town, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said on Wednesday. The five new roads will connect Gairsain with Ramnagar, Bageshwar, Ranikhet, Pauri and Tehri, Rawat told a press conference soon after the conclusion of...
  • Second phase of restoration work begins at Kedarnath: Harish Rawat 08-06-2014 05:36 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday said the second phase of restoration works at Kedarnath, which had suffered huge destruction due to the last year's floods, has begun. Chairing a meeting with National Disaster Management Authority officials in Dehradun, Mr Rawat said timely start of the annual pilgrimage to...
  • Gangotri of Uttarakhand's future development to flow from Gairsain: Harish Rawat 08-06-2014 12:32 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday hit out at the BJP for suggesting that the ruling Congress was using the issue of Gairsain for electoral gains, asserting the Gangotri of the hill state's future development will flow from the remote hill town. "It is not an ordinary step (having...
  • Uttarakhand government approves pension scheme for farmers 06-06-2014 11:38 AM

    Ahead of the Gairsain Assembly session, Uttarakhand Cabinet on Thursday approved two popular schemes including a pension scheme for farmers and a scheme to air-lift doctors to remote areas of the state. Both the decisions were taken in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Harish Rawat in Almora on...
  • Harish Rawat suspends four PWD engineers for barrage collapse 03-06-2014 03:26 PM

    Acting tough over the collapse of an under construction barrage over Asan river in Dehradun on Sunday, Uttarakhand Chief minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday suspended four PWD engineers who were in charge of the project. Senior engineer Shailendra Mishra, Assistant engineer BC Pandey along with two junior engineers Sanjay Saini...
  • Four members of a family killed in road accident, two hurt 02-06-2014 11:10 PM

    Four members of a family were killed on Monday and two others injured when a vehicle carrying them plunged into a gorge in Uttarkashi district, police said. The mishap occurred when the driver of the car lost control over the vehicle, they said, adding the deceased included two girls. The...