HARIDWAR

  • Kanwar yatra: DelhiHaridwar highway closed for traffic July 18, 2014

    With a view of ensuring smooth and peaceful transit of Kanwar pilgrims, traffic plying on DelhiHaridwar national highway has been diverted till July 25 to prevent any untoward incident. The traffic from Delhi to Dehradun, Rishikesh, Roorkee and Haridwar highway has been shifted to alternative routes, SSP HN Singh told reporters. The...
  • Two killed as car collides with truck June 30, 2014

    Two persons were killed and another injured when their car collided with a truck near Sindhawli village on the DelhiHaridwar National Highway in the district, police said on Monday. The accident took place on Sunday when the victims were returning to Delhi from Haridwar. The deceased have been identified as 35yearold Deep...
  • Dwaraka Peeth seer supports Shankaracharya's Sai Baba remarks June 28, 2014

    The controversy surrounding Swami Swaroopanand's remarks against Sai Baba refused to die down on Saturday with a potential successor to the Shankaracharya of Dwaraka Peeth supporting his guru's view by saying that the ability to perform miracles can't be mistaken for religion. "When the Shankaracharya began purifying the society, there were...
  • Snapshot: Tens of thousands flock to the upper reach of Ganga to beat the heat June 18, 2014

    Rishikesh: As the temperature touches new highs across India, tens of thousands of people from different parts of the country are flocking to the places in and around river Ganga in the upper reaches of the Himalayas. The river is clean, swift flowing, water is ice cold and the surroundings...
  • Watch: 65yearold first time voter in Haridwar May 7, 2014

    A 65yearold voter in Haridwar was casting his first ever vote in Haridwar as Uttarakhand went to polls in the eighth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on May 7. ...
  • Ramdev urges voters to come out and vote for the nation May 7, 2014

    Yoga guru Ramdev was one of the earliest voters in Haridwar. He urged voters to come out of home and exercise their franchise. ...
  • LS polls: Harish Rawat confident of Congress's win in Uttarakhand May 7, 2014

    With the five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand going to polls on Wednesday, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat's prestige is at stake with his wife Renuka contesting against former chief minister and BJP nominee Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank in Haridwar. However, in an exclusive interview with CNNIBN, Rawat sounded confident of...
  • Stage set for polling on five LS seats in Uttarakhand May 6, 2014

    Dehradun: About 70 lakh voters are expected to cast votes on Wednesday to decide the electoral fortunes of 74 candidates contesting for 5 Lok Sabha seats of Uttarakhand, where ruling Congress and Opposition BJP are locked in direct contest. The seats that will go to poll include PauriGarhwal, Tehri, Nainital,...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Haridwar May 3, 2014

    CNNIBN's Karma Paljor travelled to Uttarakhand's holy town of Haridwar and spoke to people on what their concerns are this election. Uttarakhand goes to polls on May 7. ...
  • Congress fields Harish Rawat’s wife Renuka from Haridwar April 9, 2014

    Fielding two strong Lok Sabha candidates against the BJP in Uttarakhand, Congress today named Chief Minister Harish Rawat’s 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 the...
  • Harish Rawat claims spending entire MPLAD funds, rejects media reports April 8, 2014

    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 Dehradun that he had spent only 71.76 per cent of his MPLAD (Members of Parliament Local Area...
  • Four of family die as their motorcycle collided with a car March 29, 2014

    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 was...
  • Three injured in leopard attack in Haridwar's Roshnabad March 1, 2014

    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 factory...
  • SP LS candidate accidentally fires shot while cleaning revolver, receives bullet injury February 28, 2014

    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 when...
  • Snapshot: Husband Shashi Tharoor, son Shiv Menon immerse Sunanda Pushkar's ashes in Haridwar January 21, 2014

    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 January 8, 2014

    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 calamityhit areas on which...
  • Allahabadbound Haridwar Express derails, passengers injured November 30, 2013

    Allahabadbound 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 said that...
  • LeT issues threat to blow up Haridwar railway station October 3, 2013

    Haridwar: A letter purportedly by terror outfit LashkareToiba 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 Ansari...
  • 3-year-old boy abducted from Delhi found in Haridwar August 27, 2013

    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 details...
  • German tourist found dead in hotel room in Haridwar August 24, 2013

    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 the...
  • Heavy rains cause landslides, road swept away August 20, 2013

    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 debris...
  • Uttarakhand: 3yearold injured girl identified after nearly two weeks July 9, 2013

    Kodiyala: A 3year old child, who had been found hurt and isolated at floodhit 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 July 2, 2013

    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 July 1, 2013

    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...
  • Congress slams Sushma Swaraj for demanding dismissal of U'khand govt July 1, 2013

    Even as rescue operations in Uttarakhand looked all set to wind up on Monday, the politics over the tragedy raged on. Congress leader Ambika Soni slammed Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj for demanding that Uttarakhand government should be dissolved. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Bad weather hampers rescue operations at Badrinath July 1, 2013

    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 that...
  • Shinde restricts VIP visits to U'khand but Cong slams Jaitley, Sushma for no show July 1, 2013

    Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde had earlier said that VIPs should avoid going to Uttarakhand and not hamper rescue operations. However, Congress leaders on Monday slammed BJP leader Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley for not visiting the floodhit state. ...
  • Congress politicised Uttarakhand tragedy, not BJP: Meenakshi Lekhi July 1, 2013

    BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi slammed Congress and said that her party did not politicise the Uttarakhand tragedy. "We sent relief material but did we take out half page ads in newspapers? It was Congress which politicized the incident," she said. ...
  • BJP was actively present in Uttarakhand, state govt failed to respond: Jaitley July 1, 2013

    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 than...
  • BJP, Congress in a tweet war on final day of U'khand rescue work July 1, 2013

    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 Minister...