Harish Rawat

  • Eid celebrated with traditional fervour in Uttarakhand Yesterday

    Eid-ul-Fitr was on Tuesday celebrated with traditional fervour across Uttarakhand as Muslims offered prayers at different mosques and idgahs in the state. In Muslim-dominated areas of Haridwar, Udhamsingh Nagar and Nainital districts, the festive spirit was palpable with people of all age groups embracing each other to exchange Eid greetings and...
  • Rawat described victory as people's blessing to Congress 5 days ago

    With the ruling Congress in Uttarakhand winning all the three Assembly seats in a bypoll, Chief Minister Harish Rawat described the victory as the people's blessing to the party. "Our victory on the three seats is the people's blessing to the party and has increased our responsibility manifold. We shall have...
  • Uttarakhand bypoll: Congress sweeps all 3 seats, CM wins by over 19,000 votes 6 days ago

    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...
  • Assembly bypolls: Congress sweeps all three seats; CM Rawat wins Dharchula 6 days ago

    It came as a blow to the BJP as Congress registered massive victory on all the three seats of Dharchula, Doiwala and Someshwar in the Assembly bypolls.  Chief Minister Harish Rawat won the Dharchula Assembly seat with a margin of 20,604 votes on Friday. Rawat, who took charge as the eighth...
  • Uttarakhand government forms committee to curb illegal mining 6 days ago

    Amid reports of rampant illegal mining in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday set up a committee consisting of senior government officials to take effective steps to check it. To be headed by Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar, the panel was constituted by the Rawat at a meeting convened by him...
  • Repoll ordered at booth in Uttarakhand CM's constituency July 22, 2014

    A day after bypolls were held for three Assembly seats in Uttarakhand, repoll was ordered on Tuesday at a booth of Dharchula constituency from where Chief Minister Harish Rawat is contesting. Repoll was ordered at Bauna booth of Dharchula following complaints that the presiding officer along with his team left the...
  • Rawat asks officials to ensure proper distribution in food scheme July 22, 2014

    Amid complaints that some beneficiaries of National Food Security Scheme have not got their cards in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday asked officials to ensure their proper distribution and see that food items reach families identified under the scheme. "No family covered under the plan should stay deprived of...
  • Crucial by-polls held in Uttarakhand July 21, 2014

    Three assembly constituencies in Uttarakhand voted on Monday in by-elections, considered crucial for Chief Minister Harish Rawat who will need to get elected to remain in the post. The by-polls held in the three constituencies of Doiwala, Someshwar and Dharchula recorded 52 percent polling, election commission officials said. Inclement weather and heavy...
  • Preparations complete for Assembly bypoll in Uttarakhand July 20, 2014

    All preparations are complete for bypolls to three Assembly segments in Uttarakhand on Monday, including Dharchula from where Chief Minister Harish Rawat is seeking his entry into the state Assembly. It is a constitutional formality for Rawat who was an MP at the time of being sworn in as Chief Minister on...
  • Rawat urges PM to reconsider proposal to China for finding alternative route to Kailash Man Sarovar July 18, 2014

    Uttarakhand government on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reconsider his proposal to China for finding an alternative route to Kailash Man Sarovar, saying an alternative route to the Sarovar was not in sync with the ancient Hindu scriptures. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, in a letter to Modi, said...
  • Rawat returns home after month-long treatment at AIIMS July 16, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat arrived here after he was on Wednesday discharged from AIIMS in Delhi where he was recuperating for over a month from a neck injury sustained during a rough helicopter ride. Rawat arrived at the Jolly Grant airport in a Jet Airways flight and was received by...
  • Harish Rawat orders timely expenditure of funds sanctioned under the annual plan July 14, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked senior officials to fight the tendency of spending money sanctioned under the state's annual plan towards the end of the financial year and ensure its timely expenditure. At a review meeting held at AIIMS, Delhi where he is being treated for a neck injury,...
  • Rawat seeks support for Congress candidates in assembly bypoll July 13, 2014

    Seeking unmitigated support of the people for Congress candidates in the July 21 bypolls to three Assembly seats in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said it will help him set the state firmly on the path of development. In an emotional appeal to people here, the chief minister apologised...
  • Rawat asks Uttarakhand MPs to raise green bonus issue during Budget discussion July 11, 2014

    Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday asked all MPs from Uttarakhand to speak strongly in favour of a green bonus of Rs 2,000 crore for the hill state when the general budget is debated in both Houses of Parliament. In separate letters to all MPs from the state including three former...
  • Congress Women's Wing holds special prayers for Harish Rawat's recovery July 8, 2014

    Women's wing of the ruling Congress in Uttarakhand today held a 'Mahamrityunjaya Yagya' in Dehradun to pray for the speedy recovery of Chief Minister Harish Rawat. He is being treated for a neck injury at AIIMS, New Delhi for over a fortnight. Led by Pradesh Mahila Congress president Sarojini Kaintyura and...
  • U'khand by-poll: Rawat says Modi factor won't work this time July 6, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, who is fighting in the upcoming state Assembly by-election, believes that Narendra Modi factor will not work this time around and people will vote for his government to bring in stability in the hill state. In an interview to PTI, Rawat blamed anti-incumbency and failure to...
  • 'Rawat not likely to be discharged from AIIMS before July 15' July 5, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, being treated for a neck injury at AIIMS in Delhi, is not likely to be discharged from the hospital before July 15 and doctors have advised him to let the injury heal naturally rather than undergoing an operation, an official said on Saturday. Earlier, the doctors...
  • BJP leader Trivendra files nomination from Doiwala seat for bypolls July 5, 2014

    BJP leader Trivendra Singh Rawat was among four candidates who filed their nomination papers on Friday for the Doiwala assembly seat where a bypoll is slated for July 21. Rawat was accompanied by by Pradesh BJP president Tirath Singh Rawat and former chief minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank as he filed his...
  • Uttarakhand CM expresses gratitude to senior UKD leader Airi for his supporting July 4, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday expressed gratitude to senior Uttarkhand Kranti Dal leader Kashi Singh Airi for supporting his candidature from Dharchula Assembly seat where a bypoll is being held on July 21. Airi is a senior leader of UKD, which had spearheaded the movement of statehood for Uttarkhand,...
  • Ailing Rawat files nomination for bypoll through proposers July 3, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, who is recuperating from a neck injury at AIIMS in Delhi, today filed his nomination papers through his two proposers from Dharchula Assembly seat which goes to bypoll on July 21. Rawat's wife Renuka, his Cabinet colleague Yashpal Arya, ex-MP from Almora Predeep Tamta, Congress Rajya...
  • Harish Rawat writes to Modi on speedy execution of infrastructure projects July 1, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat appealed to Narendra Modi to constitute a high powered committee for the speedy implementation of infrastructure projects meant for the state in view of its strategic and environmental importance. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Rawat said considering the state's strategic location and fragile environment,...
  • Rawat seeks additional funds of Rs 4000 crore from Centre for third phase of reconstruction and rehabilitation June 30, 2014

    Seeking liberal funding from the Centre to address the situation in calamity-ravaged areas of Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat has demanded an additional assistance of Rs 4,000 crore for carrying out the third phase of reconstruction and rehabilitation. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rawat has said the task...
  • Harish Rawat demands green bonus of Rs 2,000 crore for Uttarakhand June 28, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday demanded a green bonus of Rs 2,000 crore from the Centre in recognition of the steps taken by the hill state for environment conservation. In a letter to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Rawat claimed that Uttarakhand has an edge over other states of...
  • Congress announces candidates for assembly bypolls in Uttarakhand June 26, 2014

    The ruling Congress in Uttarakhand on Thursday announced its candidates for the three Assembly seats in the hill state where bypolls are slated to be held next month. Chief Minister Harish Rawat will contest from Dharchula seat, Hira Singh Bisht from Doiwala and Rekha Arya, who joined the party just a...
  • CM Harish Rawat seeks 100 satellite phones for the state June 23, 2014

    The Uttarakhand government has sought 100 satellite phones from the Centre in view of state's vulnerability to earthquakes. In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said as a long-term disaster management measure, the Centre should make available 100 satellite phones on a permanent basis to the...
  • Harish Rawat's Cabinet colleagues call on him at AIIMS June 19, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat's Cabinet colleagues Yashpal Arya and Pritam Singh on Thursday met him at AIIMS where he is recuperating after sustaining a neck injury during a rough chopper ride to Delhi recently. Rawat's ministerial colleagues spent some time with him at the premier health institute and wished him...
  • Assembly bypoll in Uttarakhand next month June 19, 2014

    Bypoll to three assembly seats in Uttarakhand, including Dharchula from where Chief Minister Harish Rawat is likely to contest, will be held on July 21. Rawat was an MP from Haridwar when he took over from Vijay Bahuguna as the Chief Minister on February 1 and has to ensure his entry...
  • Harish Rawat to remain hospitalised for few more days June 18, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, who was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi on June 13 after sustaining a neck injury during a rough chopper ride, is likely to remain hospitalised for some more time as he is still under observation, his aide said. The doctors are divided over whether Rawat should...
  • Government announces jobs for families of Uttarakhand flood victims June 17, 2014

    The Uttarakhand government has announced jobs for the next of kin of each victim from the state killed in the flash flood tragedy of last year along with additional assistance of Rs 2 lakh each for the affected families. The announcement was made yesterday on behalf of Chief Minister Harish Rawat...
  • Uttarakhand floods: CM announces jobs, Rs 2 lakh each to families of victims June 17, 2014

    The Uttarakhand government has announced jobs for the next of kin of each victim from the state killed in the flash flood tragedy of last year along with additional assistance of Rs 2 lakh each for the affected families. The announcement was made on Monday on behalf of Chief Minister Harish...