Uttarakhand News

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.

Alert for heavy rain in next 24 hours in Uttarakhand

 The MeT department has issued a heavy rain alert for the next 24 hours in most parts of Uttarakhand which suffered extensive damage in the 2013 deluge.

Revival of tourism Uttarakhand​ govt's top priority: Harish Rawat

Flagging revival of tourism which was hit hard by 2013 flash floods as his top priority, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday said a number of initiatives have been taken by the state government to give the message of a safe Uttarakhand to the outside world so that the tourism industry in the state could be put back on track.

Congress MP Manorama Sharma dies

Congress Rajya Sabha member from Uttarakhand Manorama Dobriyal Sharma on Wednesday died following a brief illness at a private hospital in Gurgaon.

Kedarnath shrine to reopen on April 24

The sacred portals of Kedarnath shrine will be reopened on April 24 this year.

Maha Shivratri celebrated across Uttarakhand ​

Shiva temples across Uttarakhand on Tuesday echoed with chants of 'Har Har Mahadev' as devotees turned up in large numbers to pay obeisance to the deity on Maha Shivratri.

Fresh snowfall in hills, cold conditions return

Fresh snowfall in the higher reaches of Garhwal Himalayas, including the famed Himalayan shrines, and light showers coupled with icy winds in the lower areas revived freezing cold conditions in Chamoli district on Monday.

2-year-old leopardess found dead in Dehradun

Carcass of a leopardess has been found in Mikhilakhalpatta area at Bageshwar district, forest department sources said on Sunday.

First swine flu death in Dehradun

Swine flu has claimed its first victim in the city this year with the death of a 50-year-old man at a private hospital here.