Harish Rawat

  • Uttarakhand CM's focus on reviving tourism in state August 18, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday said his focus on conducting the annual pilgrimages to the highaltitude shrines located in the state was meant to revive tourism which received a setback after last year's calamity. "As last year's calamity dealt a severe blow to the confidence of people wanting to...
  • Nation ready to deal with any threat from borders says Rajnath Singh August 17, 2014

    India on Sunday said it was prepared to deal with any threat from across the border but pitched for diplomatic efforts to curb incidents of incursion if any. "If there are incursions by a neighbouring country, diplomatic efforts must be made and will be made to stop these. But, we are...
  • Rs 2.5 crore allotted to each disasterhit district of Uttarakhand August 17, 2014

    The Uttarakhand government has allocated Rs 2.5 crore each for the development of infrastructural facilities in disasterhit districts of the state. A decision to this effect was taken by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat after he held consultations with the District Magistrates of Pauri, Chamoli, Tehri, Pithoragarh and Rudraprayag on Sunday...
  • Rain wreaks havoc in Uttarakhand, 20 dead August 16, 2014

    Dehradun: 20 people were killed in rainrelated incidents in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh as heavy showers wreaked havoc in the hill states even as humid conditions prevailed in most parts of north India on Friday. The heavy rains in Uttarakhand, including in the state capital, flooded several roads cutting off nearly...
  • Reaching out to people our foremost priority: CM Harish Rawat August 16, 2014

    Heavy overnight rains wreaked havoc in Pauri district of Uttarakhand killing 14 persons in separate incidents of cloudburst, house collapse and landslides. CM Harish Rawat speaks to the media. ...
  • Harish Rawat seeks Centre's help to clear farmers' dues August 16, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday asked the Centre to extend adequate help to the state government to help clear the dues of sugarcane growers saying that showing regard to farmers was tantamount to honouring the country's Independence. Unfurling the national tricolour at the Parade Ground to mark Independence Day,...
  • Uttarakhand Governor directs review of arrangements for devotees going on Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra August 4, 2014

    Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Monday said arrangements for devotees going on Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra, which is held every 12 years, must be thoroughly reviewed before its start on August 18. Qureshi, in a letter to Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar, said the meeting should be held at Raj Bhawan...
  • CM directs officials to strengthen mobile connectivity in state August 2, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked officials to think about ways to strengthen communication system in the calamityprone districts of the state including Chamoli, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Rudraprayag, and Uttarkashi which were among the worst hit in last year's deluge. Underlining the need to increase mobile density in these districts, he...
  • Eid celebrated with traditional fervour in Uttarakhand July 29, 2014

    EidulFitr was on Tuesday celebrated with traditional fervour across Uttarakhand as Muslims offered prayers at different mosques and idgahs in the state. In Muslimdominated 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 July 25, 2014

    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 July 25, 2014

    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 July 25, 2014

    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 July 24, 2014

    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 bypolls held in Uttarakhand July 21, 2014

    Three assembly constituencies in Uttarakhand voted on Monday in byelections, considered crucial for Chief Minister Harish Rawat who will need to get elected to remain in the post. The bypolls 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 Dharchulafrom 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 monthlong 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 bypoll: 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 byelection, 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 antiincumbency 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, exMP 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 calamityravaged 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...