Uttarakhand News

Moderate earthquake jolts Uttarakhand

An earthquake of magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale rocked several parts of Uttarakhand early Thursday, an official said.

Japan keen to invest in education sector in Uttarakhand: Govt

Japan on Wednesday expressed its keenness to invest in the education sector in Uttarakhand to prepare a skilled workforce for the Japanese industries in India.

Woman stays at Mussoorie academy masquerading as IAS officer

In a major security breach, a woman masquerading as a trainee IAS officer stayed at the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri Administrative Academy in Mussoorie, a place among top targets of terrorists, for over six months without the knowledge of the authorities.

Uttarakhand likely to get rain, snow

Uttarakhand is likely to get heavy rains and snowfall over the next two days, the weather office here said on Wednesday.

Four BRO personnel killed in Uttarakhand

Four employees of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) have been killed in a landslide here in Uttarakhand, officials said on Wednesday.

Harish Rawat seeks quick release of funds for Ardh Kumbh preparations

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked NITI Aayog to expedite sanctioning of funds for the preparations of 'Ardh Kumbh' fair to be held next year in Haridwar.

Uttarakhand Information Commissioner recommends CBI probe in Kumbh Mela

The Information Commission of Uttarakhand on Tuesday recommended to the Chief Secretary a CBI probe in alleged financial irregularities worth Rs 180 crore during the Haridwar Kumbh Mela in 2010 when the BJP was in power in the state.

Livelihood opportunities being created to stop migration: Harish Rawat

Underlining poverty alleviation as the state government's topmost priority, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said a number of steps are being taken to create livelihood opportunities for locals which will also help in stopping migration from the hills.

Red Cross volunteers to be honoured in U'khand

Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul will?honour around 150?Red Cross Society volunteers who played a remarkable role in relief operations after the devastating 2013 floods.

Bhagwanpur bypoll: MLA's widow files nomination

Bhagwanpur MLA Surendra Rakesh's widow Mamata Rakesh on Tuesday filed her nominations for the April 11 bypoll to the seat?as a Congress candidate.

Man declared dead after 2013 Uttarakhand disaster resurfaces

Lost in the flash floods of Uttarakhand that killed thousands and considered as dead by the state government, 46-year-old Pushkar Singh of Chamoli district was found roaming in the streets of Rudraprayag district by his cousin.

Uttarakhand Congress shifts fast venue to Jantar Mantar

The ruling Congress in Uttarakhand on Monday changed the venue of its 24-hour fast tomorrow against the Centre's alleged neglect of the state from outside the Prime Minister's residence in Delhi to Jantar Mantar.

Uttarakhand Cong chief to observe fast outside PM's residence

Accusing the Centre of ignoring Uttarakhand's needs, state Congress president Kishore Upadhayay today announced that he will observe a one-day fast on 24 March in front of Prime Minister's residence here to protest the central government's attitude.

Uttarakhand Governor calls for digitising Sanskrit texts

 Ancient Sanskrit texts are treasure trove of knowledge rich in philosophical content, Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul on Friday said and flagged the need to digitise and make them available to the rest of the world through the Internet.

Opposition creates ruckus in Uttarakhand assembly

Opposition BJP on Monday created a ruckus in Uttarakhand Assembly demanding an immediate discussion in the House on the "deteriorating" law and order scenario in the state, prompting the Speaker to briefly adjourn the proceedings.

Raj Babbar elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Uttarakhand

 Congress leader Raj Babbar was on Friday declared elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from the lone vacant Upper House seat from Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand assembly budget session starts on positive note

 The budget session of the Uttarakhand assembly began on Wednesday on a positive note and Chief Minister Harish Rawat thanked the opposition for allowing the governor to address the house peacefully.

Raj Babbar files nomination for RS from Uttarakhand

Filmstar-turned-politician Raj Babbar on Tuesday filed his nomination as the Congress candidate for the only vacant Rajya Sabha seat from Uttarakhand.

Badrinath highway in Uttarakhand closed after snowfall

 The Badrinath highway was closed due to to heavy snowfall in Uttarakhand, officials said on Monday.

Ramdev to extend support to 'clean Yamuna' campaign

Stressing the need of clean Yamuna, Yoga guru Ramdev on Saturday announced his support to the foot march organised by the Yamuna Rakshak Dal on the issue.

Snowfall, rain likely in Uttarakhand in next 48 hours

 The MeT department has forecast snowfall in the hills and rain across the plains of Uttarakhand in the next 48 hours.

Uttarakhand: Body of another jawan recovered, avalanche toll rises to 3

The toll in Monday night avalanche at Siyalekh checkpost on India-China border in Uttarakhand on Wednesday rose to three with the recovery of the body of another Army jawan by a rescue team.

Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat to check absenteeism among govt employees

In a bid to check absenteeism among government employees, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked the IT department to develop a software which could help locate employees absent from duty.

Two Army jawans killed as avalanche hits checkpost in Uttarakhand

Two Army jawans were killed while a third is missing after their check-post was hit by an avalanche in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, which has faced heavy snowfall over the last two days.

Heroin worth Rs 1 crore seized in Uttarakhand; accused arrested

A man was arrested here on charges of illegal drug trafficking after a parcel of 10 grams of heroin worth nearly Rs one crore in the international market was seized from his possession.

Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat listens to people's grievances over phone

 Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat listened to the grievances of the people of his state over telephone and directed the concerned officials to take immediate steps towards resolving them.

NGT orders joint inspection into Uttarakhand's paper mill

 Expressing anguish over discharge of effluents, the National Green Tribunal today directed the central and Uttarakhand pollution control boards to jointly inspect Century Pulp and Paper mill at Nainital for releasing toxic liquid and solid waste into the reserve forest near it.

Fresh snowfall in Kedarnath, Badrinath shrines

Fresh snowfall in the higher reaches including Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines in Garhwal Himalayas and rain in lower areas on Friday affected normal life in the hill districts of Uttarakhand.

Rail budget disappointing: Harish Rawat

 Noting that the new rail budget makes no provision either for survey of new tracks nor any announcement of new trains for Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday said it has disappointed him not just as CM but also personally.

'Hindu gods won't forgive Railway Minister for neglecting Uttarakhand'

 Describing the rail budget as "extremely disappointing" for Uttarakhand, Congress on Thursday said the Hindu deities will never forgive the Railway Minister for neglecting the hill state also called "Devbhoomi", the land of Gods.