UTTARAKHAND

  • Rahul Gandhi visits Kedarnath as temple opens two years after flash floods 2 days ago

    Kedarnath: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi reached Kedarnath temple on Friday morning after embarking on a 17-km trek. The shrine which reopened for pilgrims on Friday saw Rahul as one of the first ones to offer prayer. Complimenting the authorities for restoring the structures, Rahul said, "I came here to pay...
  • In pics: Rahul Gandhi on his way to Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand 2 days ago

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is on his way to Kedarnath, trekking 18 kms up into the Uttarakhand mountains to pay obeisance at the temple which faced the brunt of flash-floods two years ago and has since been spruced. The sources said Rahul was undertaking the yatra because of his...
  • Uttarakhand: Char Dham Yatra to begin on April 21 5 days ago

    Dehradun: Amid frequent rains and snowfall in Uttarakhand, the annual Char Dham Yatra will begin on Tuesday, with the opening of the gates of Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines on the auspicious occasion of "Akshaya Tritiya". To attract more people to the annual pilgrimage this year after the devastating deluge in 2013,...
  • 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...
  • Delhi's top gangster Neeraj Bawana, accused of several murders, arrested April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi's most wanted gangster Neeraj Bawana, who has dozens of cases of murder, attempt to murder and extortion against him, was arrested in the wee hours of Tuesday by the Special Cell of Delhi Police. Police forces of several states were on the look out for him. Special Commissioner...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Eight soldiers of Kumaon Scouts trapped in avalanche near Pithoragarh, three dead March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Three soldiers of Kumaon Scouts died after getting trapped in an avalanche in Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand. According to sources, eight soldiers were trapped in the avalanche of whom three are dead. The incident occurred near Sialak border outpost, the sources said. No further details were available till reports last came in....
  • 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...
  • Rahul's office rejects Congress worker's claims, says photos of him being in Uttarakhand are old February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Soon after Congress worker Jagdish Sharma released pictures of Rahul Gandhi claiming that he is holidaying in Dehradun, the party vice president's office issued a clarification rejecting the claims made by Sharma. "The claims made by Jagdish Sharma are not true. These pictures were taken when Rahul Gandhi was...
  • Congress worker releases photo of Rahul Gandhi, claims he is doing 'chintan' in Uttarakhand February 25, 2015

    Dehradun: Amidst reports that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is out of the country at a time when the Budget session of Parliament is underway, a party worker Jagdish Sharma has released his pictures and claimed that he is in Uttarakhand. Sharma claimed that he released Rahul's photos because he...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Disgruntled Uttarakhand volleyball team withdraws from National Games February 9, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Uttarakhand volleyball team on Monday withdrew from the ongoing 35th National Games owing to a dispute with the national federation over the players' participation in the upcoming National Club Volleyball Championships (NCBC). Scheduled to play Rajasthan in a preliminary match, players from the north Indian state of Uttarakhand decided...
  • 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. ...
  • Hemant Pandey's 'Chal Guru Ho Ja Shuru' made tax-free in Uttarakhand January 25, 2015

    Dehradun: Actor Hemant Pandey-starrer "Chal Guru Ho Ja Shuru" was on Saturday exempted from tax by the Uttarakhand government, ahead of its release next week. Chief Minister Harish Rawat gave written permission to make the film tax-free, after watching a private screening Saturday. Produced under the banner of Himalayan Dreams and directed...
  • Season's first snowfall in Mussoorie on Wednesday January 14, 2015

    Dehradun: The hill town of Mussoorie in Uttarakhand received the season's first snowfall on Wednesday luring hordes of fun lovers to the tourist hotspot. Fresh snowfall in the higher reaches of Garhwal Himalayas has already shrouded the famous temples of Kedarnath, Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib under thick sheets of snow. The lower...
  • Nitin Gadkari declares Rs 1300 crore to construct Char dham yatra routes January 5, 2015

    Haridwar: The Centre on Monday announced a financial assistance of Rs 1300 crore to construct 890 Km of roads for Uttarakhand's famous Char dham yatra. The announcement was made by Union Surface Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari while speaking as Chief Guest at the national wrestling and kabaddi competition held...
  • Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi shifted to Mizoram, Meghalaya Governor KK Paul replaces him December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi has been transferred and appointed as Governor of Mizoram for the remainder of his term. Besides, Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul has been transferred and appointed as Governor of Uttarakhand for the remainder of his term. Paul will continue to hold the additional charge of...
  • 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...
  • JDU for separate ministry to preserve the Himalayas December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Stressing that hydropower projects in the Himalayan region will damage the fragile environment of the hills, JD(U) on Sunday demanded a separate ministry and a policy for the Himalayas. JD(U) president Sharad Yadav slammed the government for not releasing the Chopra Committee report, which was constituted after Uttarakhand...
  • 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...
  • Guard of honour given to Subedar Ajay Vardhan for sacrificing his life for nation December 6, 2014

    Dehradun: A state funeral was accorded to Subedar Ajay Vardhan, who died on December 3 fighting infiltrators in the Naugam sector of Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir. Vardhan was cremated with full military honours in Dehradun. Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi and Chief Minister Harish Rawat were also present at the...
  • 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...