Uttarakhand News

Harish Rawat asks DMs to ensure there are no deaths due to cold

With icy winds sweeping the state the Uttarakhand govt has asked the District Magistrates to take measures to ensure that there are no deaths due to cold.

Bank official rapes woman on pretext of job for son

 A bank official allegedly raped a woman on the pretext of arranging a job for her son, filmed the act and threatened to post it on the internet if she informed the police, police said here on Thursday.

Severe cold in Uttarakhand leaves 24 dead
Severe cold in Uttarakhand leaves 24 dead

Intense cold wave conditions accompanied by snowfall have left 24 people dead in Uttarakhand, officials said on Thursday.

Uttarakhand govt should quit over law and order 'failure': BJP

BJP on Tuesday demanded immediate resignation of the Uttrakhand government on moral grounds for the "deteriorating" law and order situation in the state.

Snowfall in Uttarakhand adds to winter chill in UP

Lucknow/Dehradun: Uttar Pradesh continued to reel under cold wave conditions Tuesday after fresh snowfall in the neighbouring hill state of Uttarakhand.

Snowfall brings down temperature in Uttarakhand

Snowfall in the higher reaches coupled with sporadic rain in low lying areas of Uttarakhand brought down temperatures in the state intensifying the cold conditions here, according to the MeT office.

Snowfall, rain bring down temperatures in Uttarakhand

Snowfall in the higher reaches and rains in low lying areas of Uttarakhand brought down temperaturs in the state intensifying the cold conditions here, according to the MeT office.

States fearful about losing Planning Commission: Uttarakhand CM

 There is a strong sense of apprehension and uncertainty among states like Uttarakhand following the union government`s proposal to wind up the Planning Commission, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said Saturday.

Received threats over of minority status to Jauhar varsity: Qureshi

Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi has claimed that he had received threats to dissuade him from granting minority status to the Mohammad Ali Jauhar University here, when he held the additional charge as UP Governor.

President to attend valedictory function of All India Services in Mussoorie

President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, on Friday.

Rawat seeks additional package of Rs 4000 crore from Centre

The Uttarakhand government on Wednesday sought an additional package of Rs 4,000 crore from the Centre to carry out rehabilitation and reconstruction work in the disaster-hit areas of the hill state.

SC asks Centre to find 'acceptable solution' on Uttarakhand power projects

Rapping the Centre for not moving forward on Hydroelectric power projects in Uttarakhand for 18 months, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked it to find an "acceptable solution" to the problem and not to come out with "knee-jerk" reaction.

NIA starts probe into Roorkee explosion

Two days after a 12-year-old school boy was killed in an explosion in Roorkee town, Uttarakhand police have interrogated 8-10 persons even as the National Investigation Agency has started its probe into the blast.

High alert in Haridwar following explosion in Roorkee

High alert has been declared in the district a day after a 12-year-old school boy was killed in an explosion in Roorkee town, police said on Monday.

School boy killed in explosion near VHP conference venue in Roorkee

A 12-year-old school boy was killed on Saturday when an object that he picked up from a garbage heap exploded in Roorkee town of Haridwar district.

Harish Rawat salutes martyrdom of Uttarakhand soldiers

 Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday saluted the martyrdom of Subedar Ajayvardhan Tomar and Aan Singh, two soldiers from Uttarakhand who died recently fighting militants and insurgents in Jammu-Kashmir and Assam respectively.

Uttarakhand minister advises parents to keep an eye on children

Asking parents to draw lessons from the rape and murder of a minor in Haldwani, a senior Uttarakhand minister on Thursday appealed to them to keep an eye on their minor children if they take them to wedding ceremonies.

Two held for gang-raping woman in Haridwar

Two Gurgaon men have been arrested for gang-raping a woman at Haridwar in Uttarakhand, police said on Wednesday.

Akhilesh meets Rawat, agrees to create mechanism to sort out issues of common interest

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday held a meeting with his Uttarakhand counterpart Harish Rawat at the latter's official residence here and decided to create a mechanism to sort out issues of common interest especially better use of assets and properties?between the two neighbouring states.

Uttarakhand CM launches pilot project to improve English skills

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday launched a pilot project named "Unnati" aimed at improving English communication skills among students of government-run secondary schools.

Attack on Harish Rawat a "conspiracy to kill him": Upadhyay

Congress on Sunday alleged that the attack on Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat was a "conspiracy to kill him" and said the party responsible for the incident should be derecognised for at least six years.

Government-people partnership could solve Uttarakahnd water issue: Harish Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday called for a government-people partnership to revive dried-up rivulets in the hill state, which faces a water problem.

BJP demands resignation of Uttarakhand ​govt over poor law, order

Alleging lapses in law and order in Uttarakhand following the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl in Haldwani, BJP on Saturday  demanded resignation of Harish Rawat government on moral grounds.

Tigress killed after being hit by train

 A tigress was killed after it was hit by a speeding train at Ramnagar in Nainital district in the wee hours on Friday.

'Char Dham Yatra' concludes as Badrinath temple doors closed

Doors of the famous Badrinath temple in Garhwal Himalayas on Thursday closed for winters, concluding the Charm Dham Yatra.

Ruckus in Uttarakhand Assembly for second day over minor's rape

House proceedings were adjourned indefinitely on Thursday in Uttarakhand Assembly, following ruckus caused by the main opposition BJP, which demanded urgent debate over the rape and murder case of a minor girl, for the second consecutive day.

'Rs 4.97-cr compensation released for Uttarakhand flood victims'

The Delhi government has so far released compensation to the tune of Rs 4.97 crore for the next kin of 142 victims of Uttarakhand disaster.

Uttarakhand Speaker orders probe into sting operation

The first day of Uttarakhand Assembly's Winter Session on Monday witnessed ruckus by opposition BJP over a sting operation that reportedly shows a member of the ruling alliance claiming that "he can topple" the government, following which Speaker ordered a probe.

Sting operation issue rocks Uttarakhand Assembly

The Uttarakhand Assembly was adjourned repeatedly on Monday after opposition BJP created a ruckus demanding a discussion over the issue of a sting operation reportedly involving a member of the ruling alliance claiming to topple the government.

HIV positive SSB jawan commits suicide

A Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawan allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in Champawat district as he was apparently depressed over being HIV positive, police said.