Uttarakhand News

Congress high command to decide on cabinet reshuffle: Uttarakhand CM

Amid rising demands for a cabinet reshuffle by a section of Congress leaders, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said decision on the same would be taken by the party high command.

Nainital to launch solid waste management system for rural areas

Nainital will soon become the first district in Uttarakhand to launch an effective system of solid waste management in rural areas.

Ajay Bhatt alleges total collapse of law and order in Uttarakhand

Alleging total collapse of law and order in Uttarakhand, Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Ajay Bhatt on Saturday said police has not been able to track down the driver who was responsible for collision with one of the escort vehicles in his convoy.

Ready to head any govt panel to probe fake IAS trainee case: BJP leader

Senior BJP leader Ajay Bhatt on Friday said that he was ready to head any committee formed to probe the incident in which a woman masquerading as a trainee IAS officer stayed at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Administrative Academy in Mussoorie.

Body of UP minister's daughter recovered from Ganga barrage

The body of Uttar Pradesh Cabinet minister Shahid Manzoor's daughter Abida, who was feared drowned in the Ganga river in Rishikesh, was recovered here on Thursday, 11 days after the mishap.

Rawat for separate ropeway corporation in Uttarakhand

With a view to consolidate infrastructure along Chardham yatra route, Uttarakhand Chief Minster Harish Rawat has said a separate ropeway corporation will be set up to expand the ropeway network in the state.

Uttarakhand, Himachal to share benefits of Kishau multi-purpose project

 Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh on Saturday decided to equally share the benefits of the proposed 660-MW Kishau dam multi-purpose project, resolving the persisting dispute between the two neighbouring states over it.

IAS academy breach: Harish Rawat turns down request for CBI probe

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has turned down state police's request seeking a CBI probe into the unauthorised stay of a woman at the IAS training academy in Mussoorie for over six months masquerading as a probationer.

Schools with at least 10 minority students to appoint Urdu teacher: Harish Rawat

One Urdu teacher each will be appointed in every school where the number of minority students is 10 or more, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has said. 

Congress members renew demand of reducing PDF share in Uttarakhand Cabinet

With the ruling Congress in Uttarakhand attaining a majority in the state Assembly last month, there is a renewed demand from within the party to cut down the share of cabinet berths of its ally Progressive Democratic Front and anoint some of its own MLAs as ministers.

UBSE / UEEB Results 2015: Uttarakhand / Uttaranchal (UK) board 10th 12th Class Exam Results 2015 is likely to be declared on May 26

The Uttarakhand Board results for Class 10 and 12 will be declared on May 26 at 11 am.

Tremors felt in Uttarakhand ​

Tremors were felt across Uttarakhand on Tuesday as a 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal, less than three weeks after a devastating quake jolted the Himalayan country.

Sarita Arya appointed U'khand Mahila Cong president

 Nainital MLA Sarita Arya has been appointed president of Uttarakhand Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee.

Uttarakhand starts pilgrimage for senior citizens

After neighbouring Uttar Pradesh rolled out an all-cost-paid pilgrimage trip for senior citizens of the state, the hill state of Uttarakhand has also launched a similar exercise.

SP asks for appointment of Lokayukta in Uttarakhand

 Uttarakhand Samajawadi Party on Monday asked for immediate appointment of the Lokayukta, to rein in "corruption in the hill state".

Rawat flags off second season of free pilgrimage for elderly

The second season of "Mere Bujurg Mere Teerth", a unique scheme under which the elderly are taken on a free pilgrimage to the famed Himalayan shrines of Uttarakhand, began here on Monday with the Chief Minister Harish Rawat flagging off three buses carrying pilgrims to Badrinath and Gangotri temples.

UP Labour Minister’s daughter feared drowned in Ganga at Rishikesh: Uttarakhand Police
UP Labour Minister’s daughter feared drowned in Ganga at Rishikesh: Uttarakhand Police

Hours after Uttar Pradesh Cabinet minister Shahid Manzoor’s daughter drowned in the streams of river Ganga at Rishikesh while rafting, Uttarakhand Police said on Sunday that search and rescue operations are going on.​

SC upholds life term awarded to seven for murdering student

The Supreme Court has awarded life imprisonment to seven persons for killing a student in 1996 over a row on contesting college election in Dehradun saying "common intention to kill" the victim could not be ruled out.

Uttarakhand: Five arrested in woman forest officer attack case

Five persons including the main accused in the alleged attack on a woman forest officer and her team for trying to stop illegal mining in Rampur area of Nainital district, have been arrested, police said on Saturday.

Tigress found dead near Jim Corbett Park

Forest officials have found a dead Royal Bengal tigress in a forested area adjoining the Jim Corbett National Park.

Mussoorie academy issue: Uttarakhand police for CBI probe

 Uttarakhand Police on Wednesday recommended a CBI probe be conducted into the unauthorised stay of a woman at the IAS training academy in Mussoorie for over six months masquerading as a probationer.

Congress protests rise in petroleum prices

 Uttarakhand Congress on Wednesday carried out statewide protests against the rising prices of petroleum products and demanded rollback of the hikes.

Nepal earthquake rekindles fears on Tehri dam, Jaitpur N-plant

The devastating quake in Nepal has revived the controversy in India over the Tehri dam in Uttarakhand that was commissioned in 2006-07 and a nuclear plant proposed to be set up at Jaitapur in Maharashtra.

Traffic restored on Rishikesh-Badrinath highway after a week

The annual Badrinath Yatra resumed on Tuesday after restoration of vehicular traffic on the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway, a week after it was closed due to landslides triggered by rains.

Uttarakhand Congress pitches for making Gairsain new state capital

Ruling Congress in Uttarakhand on Monday pitched for making Gairsain in Chamoli district the permanent state capital and sought Rs 1,000 crore package from the Centre for its creation.

Trainee IFS officer allegedly threatened by mining mafia in Uttarakhand

In a grim reminder of IPS Narendra Kumar Singh who was killed by mining mafia in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district, a lady trainee IFS officer claimed on Monday that she was being threatened by unscrupulous elements involved in illegal mining here in Uttarakhand.

Rishikesh-Badrinath highway remains closed for sixth day

The Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway in Chamoli district remain closed for the sixth day on Sunday following rain-triggered landslides.

U'khand raises minimum compensation for farmers to Rs 1,500

Uttarakhand government has raised the minimum compensation amount for farmers affected by crop losses to Rs 1,500 from the current provision of Rs 1,000.

Drug meant for treating infertility in women: Ramdev's trust

Ramdev's Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust on Sunday sought to clarify the controversy over 'Putrajeevak Beej' medicine manufactured by the yoga guru-owned Divya Pharmacy, saying that the drug was meant for dealing with the problem of infertility in women and termed as "false and misleading" the notion that it promises a male child.

Uttarakhand approves release of Rs 200 crore for cultivators

Uttarakhand Cabinet today approved the release of Rs 200 crore towards relief of cultivators following unseasonal rainfall in the state.