Uttarakhand News

Five of family killed as car falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

Five members of a family were killed when their car fell into a deep gorge on Mussoorie-Dhanolti road, police said on Wednesday.

4.8 magnitude earthquake hits Pithoragarh, tremors felt in parts of Uttarakhand

Mild tremors were felt in parts of Uttarakhand on Tuesday afternoon.

Govt to celebrate 'Safe Uttarakhand' day

Enthused by the success of ongoing Char Dham Yatra, which is being held for the third consecutive season since the 2013 disaster, the state government has decided to organise programmes on November 24 to celebrate 'Safe Uttarakhand' to attract more pilgrims to the state.

Ramdev's Haridwar campus to get full-time CISF security cover

Ramdev's Haridwar-based Patanjali Yogpeeth campus may soon get permanent security cover of paramilitary CISF, a facility extended to only a handful of private entities such as Infosys till now.

BJP to stage dharna outside Rawat's residence on Oct 5

 Peeved at Chief Minister Harish Rawat's alleged refusal to meet the wife and son of a jailed BJP MLA and booking them on charges of breach of peace, BJP in Uttarakhand on Monday said all its MLAs will stage a demonstration outside CM's residence on October 5 and protest against the state government's "growing arrogance and disregard for democratic norms."

Uttarakhand ​Congress condemns CBI raids at Virbhadra Singh's premises

Ruling Congress in Uttarakhand on Saturday condemned the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raids at the premises of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on the day of his daughter's marriage, saying they were carried out at the behest of the Centre.

NGT seeks list of ashrams, guest houses in Haridwar, Rishikesh

The National Green Tribunal, which had earlier directed complete ban on plastic in Haridwar and surrounding areas, has again taken Uttarakhand government to task for proliferation of unauthorised industries and hotels operating there.

Swami Dayanand's last rites on Friday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's spiritual guru Swami Dayanand Giri who passed away at his ashram here late on Wednesday night will be ceremonially buried inside the ashram premises on Friday.

3 killed as car falls into gorge near Dehradun

 Three youths were today killed and as many injured when the car they were travelling in caught fire after falling into a gorge near Doiwala area here, police said.

Uttarakhand govt to develop 13 yoga and herbal villages

 Uttarakhand government today said that it will develop 13 Yoga and herbal villages in the state.

PM Modi's guru Swami Dayanand's condition improving

Health condition of spiritual guru Swami Dayanand Giri, a close associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has been indisposed for some time, has improved, and he will be discharged from hospital soon.

Uttarakhand minister's chopper makes emergency landing in UP

 ttarakhand Forest Minister Dinesh Agarwal's helicopter on Sunday made an emergency landing due to inclement weather in Mirzapur area here, police said.

Congress indulging in 'negative politics': PM Narendra Modi

Attacking Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused it of indulging in "negative politics", saying 40 MPs were "conspiring" and "blocking" parliamentary process, thereby holding back India's development march.

On the eve of Modi visit, Harish Rawat seeks funds for Uttarakhand

On the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Rishikesh on Friday, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday wrote to him seeking release of remaining Rs 1200 crore of the package cleared by the Centre for the state to deal with effects of the devastating natural calamity of 2013.

Modi to visit Chandigarh, Uttarakhand on Friday

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Chandigarh and Uttarakhand on Friday.

Who is PM Narendra Modi's guru?
Who is PM Narendra Modi's guru?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday arrive in Rishikesh to meet his guru, who as been indisposed for some time.

PM Narendra Modi to visit Rishikesh on September 11

In his maiden visit to Uttarakhand after assuming office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Rishikesh on September 11 to meet Swami Dayanand Giri who has been indisposed for some time.

Uttarakhand: IIT professors arrested in bridge collapse case

 Two professors of IIT Roorkee have been arrested in connection with the collapse of an under- construction bridge in Tehri district which claimed eight lives three years ago.

U'khand BJP MLA surrenders before police in assault case

 Local BJP MLA Arvind Pandey, accused of assaulting a government official on duty, today surrendered before the police here.

Uttarakhand to release postal stamp in memory of Sumitranandan Pant

 Uttarakhand is all set to release a postal stamp, in the memory of famous modern Hindi poet Sumitranandan Pant, in December this year.

Martyred Commando laid to rest with military honours

The mortal remains of Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami, a Special Forces Commando of the Army who was martyred while battling militants in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, were laid to rest at his ancestral home in Bindukhatta here on Saturday with full military honours.

'Floating huts' to be launched into Tehri lake

 Tourists visiting Uttarakhand's Tehri Jheel will soon have the added attraction of staying in 'floating huts' designed on the lines of the house boats of Dal lake in Jammu and Kashmir.

Walls to be erected in villages adjoining forests in Uttarakhand

 To minimise frequency of man-animal conflicts, animal protection walls will be erected in villages adjoining forests in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said.

Kedarnath restoration: Are spirits of the dead haunting labourers?
Kedarnath restoration: Are spirits of the dead haunting labourers?

It's been almost two years since Uttarakhand was devastated by the sudden flash floods, but the memories of the tragedy still haunt many, especially the labourers employed in the Kedarnath region for its restoration work.

Rawat seeks special assistance from Centre for Ardhakumbh mela

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has sought a special assistance of Rs 500 crore from the Centre for the safe conduct of Ardhakumbh Mela during which huge crowds of devotees are likely to converge on the banks of the Ganga in Haridwar.

Uttarakhand cops to get benefits of hiked pay and grade pay

Under pressure from a section of police personnel protesting for removal of pay anomalies in the force, the state government has decided to grant benefits of hiked pay and grade pay to different categories of employees of the department with retrospective effect from December 12, 2011.

Chopper services in Kedarnath: NGT notice to Centre, Uttarakhand

Concern over the "looming threat" to flora and fauna in the eco-sensitive Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary from helicopter operations to fly pilgrims to the religious shrine there was expressed by an environmental group today, leading the green tribunal to seek responses from the Environment Ministry and Uttarakhand government.

Road to Badrinath reopened after three-day disruption

 Badrinath national highway reopened to traffic after a three-day disruption caused by a stretch of road being washed away by rain.

Kedarnath teerth purohits to get entire compensation soon

 Uttarakhand government today ordered immediate payment of compensation to Kedarnath teerth purohits who had to give their land for reconstruction work around the Himalayan shrine as per Kedarnath masterplan.

Sting CD case: BJP says CM Rawat 'shying away' from probe

 BJP today hit back at Chief Minister Harish Rawat for his remark that he was ready for a judicial probe into the sting video episode if BJP produced the original CD and said the Uttarakhand CM was once again "shying away" from a high-level probe into the matter.