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Uttarakhand News

AAP bats for 'Annual Statewide Corruption Index' to curb graft

 AAP unit of Uttarakhand today asked the Centre to publish an 'Annual Statewide Corruption Index' ranking states in accordance with their levels of corruption, in a bid to develop an institutional mechanism to discourage graft.

Minibus falls into gorge in Rishikesh-Chamba highway, 4 killed

Two persons were killed and four injured when a minibus fell into a gorge on Rishikesh-Chamba highway in Narendra Nagar area here, police said on Saturday.

SC declines permission to rebel Uttarakhand MLAs to attend Assembly session
SC declines permission to rebel Uttarakhand MLAs to attend Assembly session

Nine disqualified Uttarakhand Congress MLAs, who had approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to attend the upcoming session of the state Assembly, have failed to win approval from the apex court.

Islamic State terrorists planned to carry out attacks during Ardh Kumbh in Haridwar?
Islamic State terrorists planned to carry out attacks during Ardh Kumbh in Haridwar?

It's a major revelation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with terrorist activities in India.

Most rivers in Uttarakhand breach danger mark as rains continue
Most rivers in Uttarakhand breach danger mark as rains continue

Heavy rains continue to pound Uttarakhand causing most rivers to breach its danger mark.

Heavy rain disrupts normal life in several parts across India
Heavy rain disrupts normal life in several parts across India

Heavy downpour is disrupting normal life in several parts of country since last couple of days, however, the national capital has been experiencing major relief with the showers brining down the temperature significantly.

Heavy rains lash most parts of Uttarakhand, normal life hit
Heavy rains lash most parts of Uttarakhand, normal life hit

Heavy rains lashed most parts of Uttarakhand, affecting normal life and disrupting pilgrimage to Badrinath.

Rain alert issued in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand government asked district authorities to take necessary precautions in the wake of MeT reports.

Decision to install police horse Shaktiman's statue final: Harish Rawat

A day after the sudden removal of a statue of police horse Shaktiman by authorities kicked up a row, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Wednesday said the decision to install the statue at Rispana chawk and renaming the place after the horse was final.

Statue of police horse Shaktimaan removed on advise of astrologer?
Statue of police horse Shaktimaan removed on advise of astrologer?

On Monday, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat was scheduled to unveil the statue of Shaktimaan at the police lines, where it is buried, in Dehradun. 

Harish Rawat to inaugurate ''Shakitman Park'' in memory of slain horse

The `Shaktiman Park` has been constructed in Dehradun Police Line. 

Ready for open debate with opposition on sting CD case: Harish Rawat
Ready for open debate with opposition on sting CD case: Harish Rawat

Uttarakhand BJP president Ajay Bhatt had recently dared Rawat to an open debate on the sting CD case.

Char Dham Yatra still disrupted by weather
Char Dham Yatra still disrupted by weather

The Yamunotri and Gangotri highways are open for traffic.

Fresh downpours trigger flash floods, landslides in Uttarakhand; 40 dead, 5000 stranded
Fresh downpours trigger flash floods, landslides in Uttarakhand; 40 dead, 5000 stranded

At least 40 people are feared dead following a fresh downpour that triggered flash floods and landslides in Uttarakhand, a state official said.

Eight dead, seven injured as vehicle falls into gorge - Know what led to mishap

Eight people have been killed and seven injured when their vehicle fell into a deep gorge in Kalsi area of the district, police said on Sunday.

Uttarakhand cloudburst: High alert! Water level at major rivers rise above danger mark
Uttarakhand cloudburst: High alert! Water level at major rivers rise above danger mark

In Uttarakhand, almost all major rivers are flowing near the danger marks and in view of this, the authorities have asked the people living in low lying areas to move to safer places.

Relief, rescue operations on war footing following heavy rains, cloudburst in Uttarakhand; several dead
Relief, rescue operations on war footing following heavy rains, cloudburst in Uttarakhand; several dead

The relief and rescue operation is going on at war footing in the villages of Uttarakhand following heavy rains and cloud burst.

Cloudburst toll rises to 14 in Uttarakhand, many rivers in spate
Cloudburst toll rises to 14 in Uttarakhand, many rivers in spate

Ten rivers and rivulets were in spate across the state and traffic disrupted on several routes due to landslides.

Uttarakhand cloudburst: At least 30 killed, NDRF teams deployed as rescue ops underway
Uttarakhand cloudburst: At least 30 killed, NDRF teams deployed as rescue ops underway

According to media reports, the Pithoragarh and Chamoli districts of the state were the worst affected.

PM Narendra Modi expresses grief over loss of lives in Uttarakhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed grief over the loss of lives caused by cloudburst and heavy rain in Uttarakhand.

Five recent cloudbursts that shook the nation
Five recent cloudbursts that shook the nation

On a day, when some 30 people have perished in Uttarakhand in a devastating cloudburst, it is pertinent to list some of the recent calamities that shook the nation.

Uttarakhand cloudbursts: Rajnath Singh condoles loss of lives, assures Centre's assistance

Expressing profound grief over the loss of lives due heavy rains and cloudbursts in several districts of Uttarakhand, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday assured that several National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been rushed aid the state to tackle the calamity.

12 killed, 25 missing in torrential rains in Uttarakhand
12 killed, 25 missing in torrential rains in Uttarakhand

Twelve persons were killed and 25 others were missing as torrential rains and landslides hit Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh and Chamoli districts in the wee hours today, burying villages in sludge with many residents trapped under the debris.

Cloudburst: Rawat announces compensation for kin of victims
Cloudburst: Rawat announces compensation for kin of victims

Families of the victims to receive Rs two lakhs each 

Cloudburst triggers incessant rains in Uttarakhand; 30 dead, NDRF teams dispatched
Cloudburst triggers incessant rains in Uttarakhand; 30 dead, NDRF teams dispatched

The Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rain at isolated places especially in Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar and Champawat districts of Uttarakhand.

Heavy rains hit Uttarakhand

The Yamunotri highway, near Kharadi, has been damaged leading to traffic being halted.
 

BJP president Amit Shah sounds poll bugle in Uttarakhand; slams Congress, Harish Rawat
BJP president Amit Shah sounds poll bugle in Uttarakhand; slams Congress, Harish Rawat

Describing the Harish Rawat government in Uttarakhand as "one steeped in corruption", BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday asked the people to dislodge it from power and help the lotus "bloom" in the state.

Eight killed, seven injured after jeep falls into deep gorge in Uttarakhand's Tehri Garhwal

At least eight people were killed and seven others injured after a jeep fell into a deep gorge near Shantakhal in Uttarakhand's Tehri Garhwal district on Friday.

Army jawans rescue girl climber trapped in a Uttarkashi glacier - Watch daring video
Army jawans rescue girl climber trapped in a Uttarkashi glacier - Watch daring video

The girl had fallen into the crevice while climbing a mountain.

1st batch of Kailash Mansarovar yatra enter Tibet

The first batch of 55 Indian pilgrims undertaking the annual Kailash Mansarovar yatra today entered Tibet through the Lipulekh pass in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand.