UTTARAKHAND

  • 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...
  • IAF choppers undertook 1,600 sorties during LS polls: Arup Raha October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The recent Lok Sabha elections saw Indian Air Force helicopters undertaking 1,600 sorties to take officials and equipment around the country while it handled about 3,500 chopper sorties in wake of Uttrakahnd flood last year rescuing more than 25,000 people. These were some of the snippets from the history...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • India will face more Jammu & Kashmir floodslike calamities in future, warn researchers September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: With over 6 lakh people still stranded in what is being called as the worst floods in over a century in Jammu and Kashmir, an analysis done by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has warned that India may face more such calamities in future. "India will be...
  • 'Unprecedented rains, unplanned urbanisation behind J&K floods' September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Unprecedented rainfall, unplanned urbanisation and lack of preparedness are the basic reasons behind the floods which have devastated Jammu and Kashmir, a Delhibased environment research and advocacy organisation on Wednesday said. An analysis by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said that the floods could very well be another...
  • 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...
  • SC notice to Centre on Uttarakhand Governor's plea saying government is pressuring him to quit August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre on Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi's plea questioning the government's nudge to quit the post. In his plea, Qureshi has said that the government is pressuring him to resign. The court has directed the Centre to file its response within...
  • 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. ...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle August 18, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: India calls off talks with Pakistan August 18, 2014

    India on Monday called off its Foreign Secretarylevel talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hourlong meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi despite a warning by India against it. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Heavy rains wreak havoc, 32 dead August 18, 2014

    Heavy rains and flash floods continue to wreak havoc across north India. In Uttarakhand, the death toll has risen to 32. Met Department Director Anand Sharma said, " We are expecting mainly dry weather in many areas of Uttarakhand. We have said that at one or two places slight rainfall...
  • 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...
  • Rain fury in North India, 10 killed in UP, flood alert in Bihar August 17, 2014

    Heavy rains and flash floods have wreaked havoc across north India. More than 30 people have been killed and thousands have been displaced as swelling rivers and landslides destroy farmlands and crumble homes. Districts in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Assam have been the worst affected. In Uttar Pradesh, 10...
  • Monsoon fury: 1,500 people stranded in UP, Bihar battles to rescue 4 lakh villagers August 17, 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 17, 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...
  • 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 15, 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Uttarakhand: Cloudburst hits Tehri, 4 dead July 31, 2014

    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....
  • Sonia Gandhi thanks people of Uttarakhand for bypoll victory July 26, 2014

    Sonia Gandhi today said Congress's victory in recent assembly byeelections 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...
  • Uttarakhand bypoll: Congress sweeps all 3 seats, CM wins by over 19,000 votes July 25, 2014

    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...
  • 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...
  • CBI to try exhuming bodies of Badaun gangrape, murder victims today July 20, 2014

    Badaun: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to try and exhume the bodies of the Badaun murder victims on Sunday for fresh autopsy after the procedure was stopped on Saturday as the water level rose in Ganga. The investigating agency officials were finding it difficult to locate the...
  • Incessant rainfall disrupts normal life in Northern India July 19, 2014

    Dehradun Heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand on Saturday blocking several roads in the state. The Chardham yatra has been suspended, even as the Centre decided to provide two Mi17 helicopters to deal with the emergency. Uttarakhand authorities had earlier issued alerts in Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi. Most parts of Himachal Pradesh also...
  • 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...