Haridwar

  • Congress fields Harish Rawat’s wife Renuka from Haridwar 09-04-2014 01:34 PM

    Fielding two strong Lok Sabha candidates against the BJP in Uttarakhand, Congress today named Chief Minister Harish Rawats wife Renuka Rawat from Haridwar and senior minister Harak Singh Rawat from Pauri-Garhwal. The Haridwar constituency is currently held by CM Harish Rawat. Renuka Rawat is taking on former chief minister and...
  • Harish Rawat claims spending entire MPLAD funds, rejects media reports 08-04-2014 09:14 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday claimed that he had spent his entire MPLAD funds received over the past five years on development projects in his Haridwar Lok Sabha constituency. Refuting newspaper reports in Dehradunthat he had spent only 71.76 per cent of his MPLAD (Members of Parliament Local...
  • 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...
  • Three injured in leopard attack in Haridwar's Roshnabad 01-03-2014 09:34 PM

    Three persons were injured today after being attacked by a leopard in a factory in Roshnabad area of the city. The leopard sneaked into the premises of a thread manufacturing factory located in SIDCUL area at about 11 in the morning, prompting those on duty to scamper for cover. Three...
  • SP LS candidate accidentally fires shot while cleaning revolver, receives bullet injury 28-02-2014 07:53 AM

    Samajwadi Party candidate from the Haridwar Lok Sabha constituency Ajmal Nawaz Khan sustained bullet injury near his eye as he accidentally fired a shot while cleaning his licensed revolver, police said on Thursday. Khan was cleaning his revolver at home at Ekkad village in Pathri area of Haridwar district yesterday...
  • Snapshot: Husband Shashi Tharoor, son Shiv Menon immerse Sunanda Pushkar's ashes in Haridwar 21-01-2014 01:16 PM

    Sunanda Pushkar's husband and Union minister Shashi Tharoor and her son Shiv Menon were seen immersing her ashes in Ganga in Haridwar on Monday. Pushkar passed away on January 17 of a suspected drug overdose. ...
  • Uttarakhand to get control of 41 irrigation canals 08-01-2014 08:13 PM

    While Uttarakhand gets authority over the canals in Haridwar and Udhamsingh Nagar districts, UP will control the rest falling in its area, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna announced during a meeting of the irrigation department. The state has allocated Rs 880 crore for flood control measures in calamity-hit areas on...
  • Allahabad-bound Haridwar Express derails, passengers injured 30-11-2013 11:55 AM

    Allahabad-bound Haridwar Express on Saturday derailed on the outskirts of the city, leaving some passengers injured. The last three bogies of the train derailed near Nigoha area at about 3.30 am when the train was going to Allahabad from Haridwar, Circle officer, Government railway police (GRP), RD Yadav said. He...
  • LeT issues threat to blow up Haridwar railway station 03-10-2013 03:47 PM

    Haridwar: A letter purportedly by terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba has threatened to blow up Haridwar railway station and temples which abound in the city on December 29, police said on Friday. In the letter to Haridwar Railway Station Superintendent Gopal Krishna Das, a man introducing himself as LeT Area Commander Karim...
  • 3-year-old boy abducted from Delhi found in Haridwar 27-08-2013 10:18 AM

    A three-old boy who was abducted from New Delhi by two men who strangled his mother to death was rescued from Haridwar in Uttarakhand on Monday evening, police said. "The boy, Eeshu, has been recovered from a place at Haridwar," a Delhi Police official told IANS, declining to give further...
  • German tourist found dead in hotel room in Haridwar 24-08-2013 04:38 PM

    A German tourist was found dead on Saturday in his hotel room in Haridwar. 53-year-old John Friedrich Holger was found dead in his bed by hotel authorities this morning, Sub-inspector Mukesh Pal said. Holger's room was close to the reception and when he did not come out till late in...
  • Heavy rains cause landslides, road swept away 20-08-2013 07:19 PM

    Heavy overnight rains lashed a number of places in Uttarakhand, triggering fresh landslides in Uttarkashi district where stretch of a road connecting a remote area was swept away by swollen Tehri lake. Five trucks, parked along the road in Nalupani area of the district, were buried under huge piles of...
  • Uttarakhand: 3-year-old injured girl identified after nearly two weeks 09-07-2013 07:14 PM

    Kodiyala: A 3-year old child, who had been found hurt and isolated at flood-hit Uttarakhand's Kodiyala almost two weeks ago has finally been identified. The child had been separated from her grandparents during the flood fury on the stretch between Rishikesh and Devprayag and had been found abandoned at the...
  • No end to politics over Uttarakhand, now MP CM takes a dig at Modi 02-07-2013 08:28 AM

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted on Monday that while in Uttarakhand, his state's rescue teams not only rescued MP natives, they also helped pilgrims from "various states", taking a dig at his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi who was heavily criticised after reports of him rescuing 15,000...
  • Uttarakhand floods: CM says he didn't fail in handling the calamity, won't quit 01-07-2013 11:59 PM

    New Delhi: Hitting out at senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj for her comment that the state government failed to handle the tragedy caused by the floods, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said it is a "very irresponsible statement made by the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok...
  • Uttarakhand: Bad weather hampers rescue operations at Badrinath 01-07-2013 03:21 PM

    Badrinath: Bad weather has once again hampered rescue operations in Uttarakhand's Badrinath with over 800 pilgrims and locals still waiting to be airlifted. Rescue operations were supposed to wrap up on Monday, with the security forces attempting to evacuate stranded pilgrims at Badrinath. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahaguna has said...
  • BJP was actively present in Uttarakhand, state govt failed to respond: Jaitley 01-07-2013 12:35 PM

    New Delhi: As war of words between Congress and BJP over Uttarakhand tragedy intensified on Monday, Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley sought to clarify that his party was actively present in the disaster hit state. "Our party has been fully there and our party along with RSS and others more...
  • BJP, Congress in a tweet war on final day of U'khand rescue work 01-07-2013 11:13 AM

    New Delhi: Even as rescue operations in Uttarakhand looked all set to wind up on Monday, the politics over the tragedy raged on. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj demanded that the Uttarakhand state government be dismissed for handling the disaster incompetently. Her tweet came after Information and Broadcasting...
  • Uttarakhand: Political blame game hots up as rescue efforts wind down 01-07-2013 09:21 AM

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Monday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party Leaders of Opposition Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley for not visiting disaster struck Uttarakhand. He tweeted that while the BJP can criticise government proposals on CBI autonomy, it has no time to visit...
  • U'khand: IAF battles against the odds to undertake rescue operations 01-07-2013 07:48 AM

    Harsil: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is leaving no stone unturned in their rescue efforts in Uttarakhand. For now, the focus has remained on evacuation in places like Gaurikund where the number of stranded has been high. Indian Air Force and Army aviation choppers have flown with an incredible frequency...
  • Evacuation expected to be completed by Monday: Uttarakhand CM 30-06-2013 02:43 PM

    Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said evacuation of those stranded in his flood-hit state is expected to completed by Monday, but added that around 3000 people are still missing after the disaster. He said the figure was arrived at after taking into account missing persons reports registered in other...
  • Had asked U'khand govt to evacuate people before the disaster: Met Dept 30-06-2013 01:26 PM

    Dehradun: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued several advisories to the Uttarakhand government, warning it about the massive landslides and rains that have ravaged the state, killed hundreds of people and swept away houses. The Met Department had even asked the state government to move people to safer places. It...
  • Uttarakhand: Disposal of bodies, relief transportation pose challenge 30-06-2013 11:57 AM

    Dehradun: With the majority of pilgrims evacuated from Badrinath, disposal of bodies lying in affected areas and transportation of relief material to locals in flooded villages on Sunday posed a fresh challenge to authorities in Uttarakhand. Uncertainty prevailed on the 15th day of the calamity over the number of people...
  • Uttarakhand: Ham radio gives ray of hope to families of missing 30-06-2013 10:32 AM

    New Delhi: "Help us", "Can you find my aged parents" -- distress messages like these are flooding ham radio operators assisting in efforts to reunite families in disaster-hit Uttarakhand. Immediately after the mayhem, some ham radio volunteers rushed to the affected areas and were supported by fellow operators across the...
  • Uttarakhand: About one lakh moved to safer areas, says minister 30-06-2013 10:17 AM

    Badrinath: Uttarakhand's Disaster Management Minister Yashpal Arya said on Sunday that approximately one lakh stranded pilgrims in the state have been moved to safer areas but some pilgrims at Badrinath are yet to be evacuated. The focus of Uttarakhand rescue operations, which are now in their final phase, has shifted...
  • Uttarakhand: Govt says 2000 stranded but pilgrims claim higher figure 30-06-2013 07:42 AM

    Badrinath: The focus of Uttarakhand rescue operations, which are now in their final phase, has shifted on saving 2000 people who are still stranded in the flood-hit state. However, evacuated pilgrims claim that far greater number of pilgrims are stranded than what the officials have been stating. According to the...
  • Uttarakhand: Tewari seeks special efforts to reunite two-year-old with family 30-06-2013 02:04 AM

    New Delhi: Moved by the plight of a two-year-old girl separated from her parents, Union Minister Manish Tewari has written to the nodal officer for Uttarakhand rescue operations, seeking special efforts to reunite the child with her family. Media reports had highlighted the case of the child who is probably...
  • IAF begins de-induction of aircraft from Uttarakhand 29-06-2013 10:50 AM

    Joshimath: The Indian Air Force (IAF) started de-induction of its aircraft from flood-hit Uttarakhand on Saturday as rescue operations reached their last leg across the state. However, the IAF will keep some of its choppers on standby at Dharasu and Gauchar for future requirements. Weather conditions in Joshimath improved on...
  • Uttarakhand: Rescue efforts reach last leg 29-06-2013 07:44 AM

    Dehradun: Rescue operations in Uttarakhand have reached final stages and the government hopes to complete all evacuations by the end of Saturday. But the challenge remains evacuation of 2000 people who are still stranded in the upper reaches of the state. Many pilgrims in Badrinath are being rescued by a...
  • Rescue operations pick pace in Uttarakhand as weather clears 28-06-2013 11:26 AM

    Dehradun: With the weather improving, the rescue operations in Uttarakhand on Thursday picked up pace, with 17 choppers being flown to evacuate people still stranded at various locations. Mass cremation of bodies in Kedarnath, the worst-affected in flood fury, was on, as authorities were racing against time to minimise risks...