Dehradun

  • 5 persons, including 4 BRO officers sent to jail for involvement in a Rs 1.79 crore scam 09-04-2014 12:01 AM

    Five persons, including four senior officers of the BRO, were sent to jail for their involvement in a Rs 1.79 crore scam pertaining to use of substandard material in construction of a road in Joshimath area of Chamoli district. Lt Colonel Shailendra Grover of the BRO and three other officers...
  • Kedarnath pilgrimage to open on May 4; footfall of nearly 1,000 pilgrims expected daily 08-04-2014 06:59 PM

    One thousand devotees will be allowed to visit Kedarnath shrine daily when its portals are opened on May 04, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said and sought to allay safety concerns of pilgrims. The number of visitors to the Himalayan shrine is being regulated to avoid any confusion in case of...
  • Kedarnath pilgrimage from May 4; 1,000 pilgrims to visit daily 08-04-2014 05:17 PM

    Dehradun: 1,000 devotees will be allowed to visit Kedarnath shrine daily when its portals are opened on May 4, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said and sought to allay safety concerns of pilgrims. The number of visitors to the Himalayan shrine is being regulated to avoid any confusion in case of...
  • School children find body of man mauled to death by Leopard 03-04-2014 10:49 PM

    A man was mauled to death by a leopard in Dungri village of Pauri district, forest department officials said in Dehradun on Thursday. The man was missing from his village since last Tuesday, they said. The matter came to light on Wednesday when some school children saw a body bearing...
  • Four of family die as their motorcycle collided with a car 29-03-2014 09:01 PM

    Four persons, including two women and a child, all belonging to a family, were killed when their motorcycle collided head on with a car on Haridwar-Delhi highway, police said on Saturday. The mishap occurred on Friday near Godavari hotel when Aftab along with his wife, son and another woman relative...
  • Harish Rawat orders deployment of SDRF perosnnel on Char Dham route 25-03-2014 11:26 PM

    In a bid to put a fool-proof security system into place before the Char Dham yatra begins in May, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has ordered substantial deployment of SDRF personnel in danger zones prone to natural disasters en route to the famous Himalayan shrines located in the state. Reviewing...
  • Tourism Minister Amrita Rawat reaffirms her loyalty to Congress 24-03-2014 05:13 PM

    Putting a lid on speculation that she might quit Congress after her husband Satpal Maharaj defected to BJP, Uttarakhand Minister Amrita Rawat on Monday reaffirmed her loyalty to the party saying she is very much in Congress and will stay there in future. "I am in Congress and will stay...
  • LS polls: BSP giving tickets in return for money, allege suspended party MLAs 15-03-2014 06:10 PM

    Two suspended BSP MLAs in Uttarakhand on Saturday accused its state leadership of distributing tickets for Lok Sabha polls in return for money and indicated they could float a new outfit if they were not welcomed back into the party-fold. "Tickets are being distributed among weak candidates by the state...
  • BJP MLA to stage hunger strike before CM Harish Rawat's residence 06-03-2014 09:47 PM

    BJP MLA from Purola in Uttarkashi district Malchand on Thursday threatened to stage hunger strike before the Chief Minister's residence in Dehradun on March 8 in protest against "biased distribution" of budgetary allocations in calamity-hit areas. "I have written to Chief Minister Harish Rawat seeking his permission to stage hunger...
  • Dehradun professor sets world record, delivers non-stop lecture for more than 130 hours 06-03-2014 08:53 PM

    A professor of a city-based deemed university set a world record on Thursday by delivering a marathon non-stop lecture for more than 130 hours at the varsity auditorium. 26-year-old Arvind Mishra, an assistant professor at Dehradun's Graphic Era University where he teaches Mechanical Engineering completed 130 hours of his lecture...
  • Rahul Gandhi once again hits out at BJP, says it has no vision for India 23-02-2014 04:34 PM

    Dehradun: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi took his party's campaign for Lok Sabha to Uttarakhand on Sunday where he unleashed an all-out attack on principal Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party and its PM nominee Narendra Modi. Addressing a rally in the capital city Dehradun, Rahul said that the BJP could lie...
  • Rahul Gandhi to address grand rally in Uttarakhand today 23-02-2014 01:07 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is all set to address a rally in Dehradun on Sunday amidst tight security . Rahul's rally in Dehradun Parade grounds assumes much significance as new Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has taken the task of grappling with the effects of the 2013 flashfloods and...
  • Six of a family killed as car falls into gorge 22-02-2014 06:19 PM

    Six persons of the same family were killed on Saturday when their car fell into a gorge in Pauri district. The car met with the accident this afternoon when it plunged into a 300 ft deep gorge near Chaubata Khal in Pokhra block of the district, killing all the six...
  • Will complete road restoration in Uttarakhand by April end: BRO 09-02-2014 02:47 PM

    The Border Roads Organisation has said that it will ensure complete restoration of the roads damaged in the Uttarakhand flash floods by April 30 to enable a smooth and trouble-free 'char dham' pilgrimage this season. An assurance to the effect was given by BRO DG, Lt Gen AT Parnaik, to...
  • Passengers of Dehradun bound special AC train looted twice in 18 days 05-02-2014 02:35 PM

    A group of armed men allegedly looted cash and other valuables from some passengers of a Delhi-bound train in Bamanheri district in Muzaffarnagar, police said. The unidentified men entered the Delhi-Dehradun special AC train on Tuesday night when it was about to enter Bamanheri railway station near here, they said....
  • Harish Rawat denies having slapped a Congress leader 02-02-2014 05:31 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday denied having slapped a Congress worker saying he could not slap anyone even in a dream. "The young man who is said to have been slapped by me is my 27-year-old relative Dinesh who was shouting slogans at the peak of his voice...
  • Three killed, four injured as jeep falls into gorge 02-02-2014 05:25 PM

    Three persons were killed and four injured when a jeep in which they were travelling plunged into a gorge in Uttarakhand's Tehri district in the wee hours on Sunday, police said. The ill-fated jeep was on its way to Devprayag when it fell into an 800-foot deep gorge at Saurpani,...
  • Two sentenced to death for gangrape, murder of an elderly woman in Sabawala forests 27-01-2014 05:19 PM

    Two men were sentenced to death by a local court on Monday for gangraping and murdering an elderly woman in a village on the outskirts of the city over a year ago. Mehtab and Sushil alias Bhoora were given death sentence by Additional District and Sessions Judge Amit Sirohi after...
  • PWD engineer arrested for taking bribe of Rs 20,000 25-01-2014 06:41 PM

    A PWD engineer was caught red-handed while taking bribe from a contractor. Rajvardhan Tiwari, posted as Assistant Engineer, PWD, at Roorkee in Haridwar was arrested from his office on Saturday while taking a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a contractor, Vigilance SP Roshan Lal Sharma said on Sunday. Tiwari had...
  • Watch: Footage of fire on Bandra-Dehradun Express 08-01-2014 12:49 PM

    A fire broke out on the Dehradun Express around 2.30 am on Wednesday morning leaving nine people dead. The fire was contained to three coaches, which caught fire near Dahanu Road station in Thane. ...
  • Dehradun Express fire: Railways announce Rs 5 lakh compensation for victims' families 08-01-2014 10:08 AM

    Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday expressed grief over the death of passengers in the fire mishap on board the Mumbai-Dehradun Express and announced an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh each to the next of kin of those killed. "The Railway Minister has expressed deep grief over the incident and...
  • Dehradun express fire: Railways announce ex-gratia 08-01-2014 09:37 AM

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday expressed grief over the death of passengers in the fire mishap on board the Mumbai-Dehradun Express and announced an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh each to the next of kin of those killed. "The Railway Minister has expressed deep grief over the...
  • Dehradun Express catches fire in Thane, nine dead; passengers rescued 08-01-2014 07:46 AM

    Mumbai: Nine people have died as a fire broke out on the Dehradun Express around 2.30 am on Wednesday morning. The fire was contained to three coaches, which caught fire near Dahanu Road station in Thane when the train was on its way from Bandra to Dehradun. The Railway authorities...
  • Student killed by train, colleagues pelt stones 02-01-2014 05:53 PM

    Enraged over a fellow student's death after being hit by a train, a group of students pelted stones at the Dehradun-Bandra train injuring 12 people, including the train driver, in Saharanpur district police said on Thursday. The incident happened last evening when irate students pelted stones on the train after...
  • Modi hits out at Congress in first rally after Assembly poll results 15-12-2013 04:03 PM

    Dehradun: In his first rally after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won four out of five state assembly elections, party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi hit out at the Congress saying that it was on its way out. Modi also accused Congress of playing politics when floods struck Uttarakhand. "We...
  • BKU activists booked for blocking Delhi-Dehradun National Highway on Dec 5 07-12-2013 03:49 PM

    Hundreds of Bhartiya Kisan Union activists have been booked for blocking the Delhi-Dehradun National Highway and other state highways on December 5. As many as 38 activists have been named in the cases and around 250 activists have been booked under different sections of IPC, police said in Muzaffarnagar on...
  • Portals of Badrinath shrine to be closed on November 18 13-10-2013 06:41 PM

    Dehradun: Portals of the famous Badrinath shrine will be closed for devotees on November 18, bringing to an end this year's 'Char Dham' yatra which was marred by the June rain fury and remained suspended for nearly three months. A decision in this regard was taken in a meeting of...
  • Baba Ramdev's firms evaded excise duty worth over Rs 20 crore 04-10-2013 07:29 PM

    Dehradun:Central Excise sleuths raided the firms of yoga guru Ramdev and claimed to have detected evasion of excise duty of over Rs 20 crore. The Excise officials raided the firms of Ramdev in Uttarakhand on Thursday and found that they were not paying excise duty on a number of cosmetic...
  • Ramdev's aide Balkrishna appears in CBI court in forgery case 24-09-2013 06:46 PM

    Dehradun: Yoga guru Ramdev's aide Balkrishna on Tuesday appeared before a CBI court in Dehradunin connection with a fake document case, but proceedings could not be held due to the death of a lawyer. Special CBI Judicial Magistrate Pritu Sharma fixed October 15 as the next date of hearing. Proceedings...
  • No more bodies recovered in Kedar Valley, 3rd round of combing operations continue 08-09-2013 08:46 PM

    Dehradun: No more bodies were found in the upper reaches of worst-hit Kedar Valley of Uttarakhand during the past two days, even as the third round of combing operations continued for the seventh day on Sunday. Sixty-eight more bodies were found in the Valley on Friday and since the relaunching...