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High alert sounded in Haridwar, Dehradun after bag containing 3 uniforms of Punjab police recovered
High alert sounded in Haridwar, Dehradun after bag containing 3 uniforms of Punjab police recovered

In a major development, a high alert was sounded in Haridwar and Dehradun on Wednesday after finding an abandoned bag containing 3 uniforms of Punjab Police. 

Survey to begin in December on rail link to Uttarakhand's Char Dham

Work on the important Rishikesh-Karnprayag railway line would start by 2016 end.

Poll panel officials review Uttarakhand Assembly Elections preparedness

Uttarakhand goes to polls early next year to elect its legislative assembly, along with neighbouring states Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.

Kedarnath post office washed away in 2013 functional again
Kedarnath post office washed away in 2013 functional again

The post office had been washed away when the June 2013 flash floods that killed over 5,700 people and permission for restoration took three years.

SHOCKING! Man chops off dalit boy's finger for stepping over row of cowdung cakes
SHOCKING! Man chops off dalit boy's finger for stepping over row of cowdung cakes

A 60-year-old man allegedly chopped off a finger of an eight-year-old dalit boy in Haridwar district when the latter inadvertantly stepped over a row of cowdung cakes kept for drying while playing with his friends.

19 more skeletons found on Kedarnath trekking route

The search team on the Kedarnath trekking route in Uttarakhand discovered 19 more human skeletons on Tuesday, an official said.

Governor Paul asks Uttarakhand varsities to re-orient themselves according to new challenges

Noting that universities today face the challenge of producing cadres of skilled youth who can take up research and leadership roles, Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul today asked them to re-orient themselves in accordance with the changing times and develop an academic base which gives confidence to students.

WATCH: Man-eater tigress killed by locals in Uttarakhand's Ramnagar
WATCH: Man-eater tigress killed by locals in Uttarakhand's Ramnagar

Some local residents of  Uttarakhand's Ramnagar on Thursday killed a man-eater tigress.

IAF chopper crashes in Uttarakhand, passengers unhurt

A Mi17 chopper of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed soon after take off in Badrinath town in Uttarakhand on Wednesday but no one was hurt, officials said.

2013 Uttarakhand floods: CM Harish Rawat admits 31 skeletons found near Kedarnath
2013 Uttarakhand floods: CM Harish Rawat admits 31 skeletons found near Kedarnath

The Uttarakhand government on Monday admitted that many skeletons had been recovered from near the Kedarnath temple that was badly hit by flash floods and heavy rains in 2013.

Indo-US joint military exercise in Uttarakhand concludes

The two-week-long Indo-US joint military exercise, being conducted at Chaubatia in Uttarakhand, concluded on Tuesday.

President Pranab Mukherjee on a 3-day visit to Uttarakhand
President Pranab Mukherjee on a 3-day visit to Uttarakhand

President Pranab Mukherjee will arrive in Uttarakhand on Tuesday for a three-day visit, officials said.

3.7 magnitude tremors felt in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag

A mild quake measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale jolted Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand and adjoining areas in the wee hours today.

India, US armies hold joint training in Uttarakhand hills

As part of the ongoing `Yudh Abhyas 2016` exercise, the Indian and US troops on Thursday participated in joint training operations in the mountainous terrain of Uttarakhand, a defence official said.

Heavy rains forecast for Uttarakhand in 48 hours to Friday

The regional Met department on Wednesday forecast heavy rains in the Kumaon region in the next 48 hours, an official of the state government said.

Five coaches of Doon Express derail in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad
Five coaches of Doon Express derail in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad

Five coaches of the Doon Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad on Tuesday afternoon, said railway officials. No casualties were reported so far.

President Pranab Mukherjee to visit Uttarakhand

President Pranab Mukherjee will be on a four-day visit to Uttarakhand from September 27 during which he will go to Kedarnath to pay obeisance at the Himalayan shrine along with his family and take part in the Ganga Arti at Haridwar.

Cong to seek answers from Modi during vikas sankalpa yatra

The ruling Congress in Uttarakhand will seek answers from the centre for allegedly meting out step-motherly treatment to the hill state and inflicting on it the "wound of defection", during its 'Satat Vikas Sankalpa Yatra' starting September 10.

Dehradun, Nainital to receive heavy rainfall

More than 50 roads in the state continue to be blocked by landslides, leading to problems for people living in some towns and villages.

Kailash Mansarowar yatra ends, pilgrims to reach Delhi on Sept 9

The Kailash Mansarowar Yatra came to an end today as the last batch of 38 pilgrims reached the Lipulekh pass in the Indian territory this morning.

Trade union strike affects Uttarakhand partially

The nationwide strike of central trade unions on Friday showed little impact in the hill state of Uttarakhand as the state employees ignored the strike call.

Uttarakhand Governor KK Paul returns file on Lokayukta's appointment

Uttarakhand's Governor KK Paul has returned a file related to the appointment of Lokayukta to the state government here and asked it to start the process again by following appropriate rules and regulations.

Rains trigger landslide on Gangotri highway in Uttarakhand

More than five dozen people were stranded and the priest of a famous temple was trapped under debris in Gangotri after heavy rains triggered a landslide in the region on Tuesday morning, an official said.

Is Ramdev coming up with world-class varsity near Delhi like University of Houston?
Is Ramdev coming up with world-class varsity near Delhi like University of Houston?

Yoga Guru Ramdev is planning to start a world-class university in India in the next five years.

Seven killed, two injured after cloudburst in Uttarakhand's Pauri
Seven killed, two injured after cloudburst in Uttarakhand's Pauri

At least seven persons were killed and several others were left injured after a cloudburst triggered by heavy rain hit Pauri region of Uttarakhand on Monday. 

Heavy rains continue in Uttarakhand; Kedarnath Yatra disrupted
Heavy rains continue in Uttarakhand; Kedarnath Yatra disrupted

Heavy rains continued to affect most parts of Uttarakhand damaging the trek to Kedarnath, officials said on Saturday.

Security beefed up in Uttarakhand ahead of Independence Day
Security beefed up in Uttarakhand ahead of Independence Day

Security has been heightened at public places in Uttarakhand ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, a police official said on Wednesday.

UPCL corruption: PMO takes note of AAP complaint

The PMO has taken cognisance of a written complaint lodged by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleging corruption in Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL), the AAP said here on Monday.

Heavy rain alert in Uttarakhand

Rishikesh-Gangotri National Highway is blocked by debris near Helgugad, Laldhang and Gangnani in Uttarkashi district.

BJP demands Harish Rawat's resignation over rape victim's allegation
BJP demands Harish Rawat's resignation over rape victim's allegation

Uttarakhand BJP has demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Harish Rawat following allegations made by a woman in connection with a rape case lodged against BJP leader Harak Singh Rawat, saying "conspirators had no right to remain in power".