Uttarakhand News

Snowfall in higher reaches of Uttarakhand adds to chill

Snowfall in the higher reaches of Uttarakhand hills and isolated drizzle in lower areas on Friday caused the mercury to plunge at various places across the state.

Mayawati slams move to strip AMU, Jamia of minority status

BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday charged the Narendra Modi government with attempting to strip AMU and Jamia Millia Islamia of their minority status and termed the move as "communally and politically motivated".

Bizarre fitness test: Uttarakhand police constable made to carry senior on his back – Watch Video
Bizarre fitness test: Uttarakhand police constable made to carry senior on his back – Watch Video

 Uttarakhand DGP claimed that strict action would be initiated if it is found that the constables were harassed.

Raids in Uttarakhand following intelligence warning on terror suspects
Raids in Uttarakhand following intelligence warning on terror suspects

A high alert has been declared and police teams instructed to remain on their toes after a suspicious man was spotted in Dehradun.

AAP opposes use of tea estate land for Smart City in Uttrakhand

AAP workers also held a demonstration at the proposed site yesterday to protest the state government's move.  

AAP leader writes to PM Modi for scrapping Uttarakhand​ govt's smart city proposal

AAP leader Anoop Nautiyal on Thursday asked the Centre to reject the Uttarakhand government's proposal for a smart city to be developed on a tea estate on the city outskirts, alleging that it is wrapped in a "web of blatant corruption", besides being anti-people and anti-environment. Nautiyal, in an email letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleged that the state government had vested interests behind the proposal.

Ardh Kumbh Mela 2016: In Pics
Ardh Kumbh Mela 2016: In Pics

The Ardh Kumbh Mela began at Har ki Pauri ghat in Haridwar on Tuesday. At least 1 million devotees are expected to take bath in the holy river this year.

AAP alleges Rs 3300 cr scam in Uttarakhand

Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday alleged that the Harish Rawat government in Uttarakhand had struck a deal with international companies having no digital footprint for an investment worth Rs 3,300 crore, dubbing it as the biggest possible scam ever to have hit the state.

Veteran RSS leader Nityanand dead

Nityanand shaped the lives of thousands of RSS workers and created a path for future generations," BJP Rajya Sabha MP Tarun Vijay said.

Ardhkumbh mela begins in Haridwar

The holy town of Haridwar on Friday braced itself to the start of a four-month-long Kumbh mela, touted as the largest religious congregation on earth, with around 7 crore people set to take the holy bath during the mela.

Tigers, leopards in Jim Corbett park at risk of canine diseases. Read the full report here
Tigers, leopards in Jim Corbett park at risk of canine diseases. Read the full report here

The Jim Corbett National Park has one of the densest tiger populations in the country.

As the clock strikes at midnight, hundreds of monkeys enter Uttarakhand
As the clock strikes at midnight, hundreds of monkeys enter Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is one of the several states facing monkey menace these days.

BJP demands CBI probe into sexual exploitation of Nari Niketan inmate

Maintaining that the sexual exploitation of a deaf and dumb Nari Niketan inmate has harmed the state's image, BJP on Tuesday demanded a judicial or CBI probe into the case.

Doon Smart City to be built over tea estate land

A tea estate land on the outskirts of the city will be bought to develop a smart city in Dehrdaun spread over an area of 1,200-1,900 acres, Uttarakhand government said on Monday.

Uttarakhand CM Rawat seeks Rs 500 crore assistance from Centre for Ardha Kumbh

The Uttarakhand government on Wednesday sought a one-time assistance of Rs 500 crore from the Centre for the Ardha Kumbh mela that is scheduled to begin in January next.

Uttarakhand CM denies talking about cow slaughter
Uttarakhand CM denies talking about cow slaughter

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said that he had mentioned that there is a law to protect cows and those who made this law stressed on protection.

Those who slaughter cows have no right to live in India: Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat
Those who slaughter cows have no right to live in India: Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat

Law will deal sternly with those who kill cows in Uttarakhand and the state government will do everything for cow conservation, the CM said.

Uttarakhand Assembly adjourned as BJP raises Gairsain capital issue

Proceedings of the Uttarakhand Assembly were adjourned early Tuesday with Opposition BJP insisting on a debate on allocation of capital status to Gairsain.

Online gambling busted, 24 arrested

Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided three places and arrested 24 people for online gambling.

Locals, security personnel using Nepalese SIM in Uttarakhand border areas

 Local residents and even security personnel are using Nepalese SIM cards in border areas as no state-owned or private telecom company from India is providing services there, raising security issues.

Areas around Kedarnath to be developed for winter tourism: Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said his government is planning to develop the areas adjoining Kedarnath as a "paradise of tourism".

Eco-friendly cremation in dev bhoomi Haridwar soon
Eco-friendly cremation in dev bhoomi Haridwar soon

At a time when India is battling high level of pollution, the residents of Haridwar will now have an eco-friendly alternative to perform the last rites of the deceased.

Uttarakhand to seek public view on Land Consolidation Bill

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat today said the government would seek suggestions from public over the draft of Land Consolidation Bill before sending it to the Assembly.

Five of family killed as car falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

Five members of a family were killed when their car fell into a deep gorge on Mussoorie-Dhanolti road, police said on Wednesday.

4.8 magnitude earthquake hits Pithoragarh, tremors felt in parts of Uttarakhand

Mild tremors were felt in parts of Uttarakhand on Tuesday afternoon.

Govt to celebrate 'Safe Uttarakhand' day

Enthused by the success of ongoing Char Dham Yatra, which is being held for the third consecutive season since the 2013 disaster, the state government has decided to organise programmes on November 24 to celebrate 'Safe Uttarakhand' to attract more pilgrims to the state.

Ramdev's Haridwar campus to get full-time CISF security cover

Ramdev's Haridwar-based Patanjali Yogpeeth campus may soon get permanent security cover of paramilitary CISF, a facility extended to only a handful of private entities such as Infosys till now.

BJP to stage dharna outside Rawat's residence on Oct 5

 Peeved at Chief Minister Harish Rawat's alleged refusal to meet the wife and son of a jailed BJP MLA and booking them on charges of breach of peace, BJP in Uttarakhand on Monday said all its MLAs will stage a demonstration outside CM's residence on October 5 and protest against the state government's "growing arrogance and disregard for democratic norms."

Uttarakhand ​Congress condemns CBI raids at Virbhadra Singh's premises

Ruling Congress in Uttarakhand on Saturday condemned the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raids at the premises of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on the day of his daughter's marriage, saying they were carried out at the behest of the Centre.

NGT seeks list of ashrams, guest houses in Haridwar, Rishikesh

The National Green Tribunal, which had earlier directed complete ban on plastic in Haridwar and surrounding areas, has again taken Uttarakhand government to task for proliferation of unauthorised industries and hotels operating there.