Uttarakhand News

Slums will be developed as clean residential areas: Harish Rawat

 Claiming that the state government is seriously addressing the problems faced by slum-dwellers in the city, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday said riverfronts will be developed along the banks of the Rispana and Bindal rivers where slums abound and shops will be allocated to poor sections.

Uttarkhand govt lacks will to fight corruption: Khanduri

In a scathing attack on Congress government in Uttarakhand, former chief minister BC Khanduri Thursday alleged that it was trying to make Lokayukta "toothless and ineffective" with the new legislation and lacked the will to fight corruption.

Brother of Delhi-based woman tourist identifies body

The decomposed body of a woman recovered from the Yamuna river in Uttarkashi district on November 13 has been identified to be that of the Delhi-based woman tourist who was allegedly raped and murdered along with her male companion by a taxi driver and three others.

Woman killed by leopard in Uttarakhand

 The half-eaten body of a 55-year-old woman, apparently killed by a man-eating leopard, was recovered in Dhoomakot area in Pauri district.

Rawat asks Uttarakhand secretariat employees to return to work

A day after Uttarakhand High Court directed the state government to ensure an early end to the ongoing strike by secretariat employees, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday appealed to them to return to work in public interest.

Forest dept, cops chased away by flood victims in Pilibhit

Pilibhit: A team of forest department and police were allegedly beaten and chased away by flood victims seeking rehabilitation here in Bundi Bhund village, police said Friday.

Congress' Manorama Dobariyal elected unopposed from Uttarakhand Rajya Sabha seat

Congress nominee Manorama Sharma Dobariyal was on Thursday declared elected unopposed from the only vacant Rajya Sabha seat in Uttarakhand.

BC Khanduri adopts Devli Bhanigram village in U'khand

Dehradun: BJP MP from Pauri and former Chief Minister Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri has adopted Devli Bhanigram which lost 54 residents in last year's catastrophic deluge to develop it as a model village under Centre's ambitious Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.

NSUI leader immolation case: ND Tiwari demands action

Congress veteran and former Uttarakhand chief minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari on Wednesday demanded action against those responsible for circumstances which led to the alleged self-immolation by a young NSUI leader at Ramnagar in Nainital district saying the attitude of neglect on part of the authorities was unpardonable.

Uttarakhand women becoming mothers through surrogacy to get maternity leave

Women in Uttarakhand who become mothers through surrogacy will also be entitled to maternity leave.

Uttarakhand govt to give pension to statehood agitationists

Uttarakhand government has announced that it will give pension to statehood agitationists aged over 60 years and enact a law in the state Assembly granting 10 per cent reservation to their kin in government jobs.

Uttarakhand CM launches mid-day meal scheme for elderly women

Uttarakhand government on Monday launched a scheme to provide mid-day meal to women in the state aged above 60.

Dipak Rawat appointed Nainital DM

Dipak Rawat has been appointed as the new District Magistrate of Nainital.

Purohits in Uttarakhand to get pension

The Uttarakhand government has decided to grant a pension of Rs 800 per month to purohits living in the hills to stop their migration to the plains in search of livelihood, a senior official said here on Saturday.

Rawat faction reigns supreme in party affairs in Uttarakhand ​

With the ticket for the vacant Rajya Sabha seat in Uttarakhand going to Manorama Sharma Dobariyal, a Harish Rawat loyalist, the Rawat faction has reasserted its supremacy over the affairs of the party in the hill state, political observers here said.

Congress fields Manorama Sharma as candidate for Rajya Sabha in Uttarakhand

Former Dehradun Mayor Manorama Sharma Dobariyal was on Friday declared by the Congress as its nominee for the only vacant Rajya Sabha seat in Uttarakhand ending the prolonged suspense over the issue.

Congress factions in Uttarakhand vying for vacant Rajya Sabha berth

 Congress is unlikely to field an outsider as its candidate for the vacant Rajya Sabha seat in Uttarakhand for which voting will be held on November 20, party sources said.

NRI billionaire pledges Rs 500 crore for Uttarakhand development

A charitable organisation founded by billionaire NRI entrepreneur Manoj Bhargava has pledged Rs 500 crore to fund development activities in Uttarakhand.

Half of state's budget to be given to panchayat bodies: Harish Rawat

Seeking a couple of years more for economic consolidation of disaster-hit Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday said he would allocate half of the state's budget to panchayat bodies once this goal is achieved.

Dehradun: Constable sent to 10 years RI in rape case

 A local court has sentenced a police constable to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment in a seven-year-old rape case here.

Reconstruction work continues in Kedarnath: Harish Rawat

Despite closure of the portals of Kedarnath, over 400 workers are still engaged in reconstruction work at the Himalayan shrine which bore the brunt of last year's catastrophic deluge in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said here on Monday.

Uttarakhand govt plans to set up committee for minorities

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said the state government is planning to set up a committee to coordinate between different minority communities in the state so that their problems could be addressed in a better way.

Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker proposes name of Bahuguna for RS

After two Cabinet ministers, Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal, a close aide of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, on Sunday put forth the name of former chief minister Vijay Bahuguna for the lone Rajya Sabha seat.

Intense lobbying on within Congress for lone Rajya Sabha seat

With election to one vacant Rajya Sabha seat in Uttarakhand due on November 20, lobbying within the ruling Congress for the seat has intensified with the two factions of the party in the state mounting pressure on the high command for a decision of their choice.

Nishank to develop Govardhanpur under MP Model village scheme

BJP MP from Haridwar and former Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank has identified Govardhanpur village under Khanpur assembly segment of his constituency to develop it as a model village under the Centre's ambitious Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.

Rawat pitches for inclusion of Uttarakhand in Smart City project

Uttarakhand government will submit a proposal to the Centre suggesting cities from both Garhwal and Kumaon regions of the state which can be included in Narendra Modi government's Smart City Project.

BJP slams Uttarakhand CM for frequent visits to Delhi

Main opposition BJP in Uttarakhand on Thursday advised Chief Minister Harish Rawat to stop his frequent visits to Delhi and address the problems being faced by people in the calamity-hit areas of the state.

Uttarakhand panel probing 'scams' of BJP govt submits report

Tripathi commission, probing about six cases of alleged corruption during the previous BJP government in Uttarakhand, Tuesday, submitted its report to Chief Minister Harish Rawat, who said that further action on it will taken by the state Cabinet.

Statehood activists in Uttarakhand threaten stir

A group of Uttarakhand statehood activists has threatened to go on a fast unto death from November 7 in Dehradun if its demands are not conceded by the state government.

Kedarnath, Yamunotri close for winters

The sacred portals of Kedarnath and Yamunotri shrines in Garhwal Himalayas were closed on Saturday for winters after elaborate rituals held amid chanting of vedic hymns.