Uttarakhand News

2016 Ardhakumbh: CM Rawat concerned over slow pace of work

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has expressed concern over slow pace of work related to 2016 Ardhakumbh mela and directed officials to expedite it without compromising on the quality.

Nainital residents protest against HC order to demolish houses

Residents of this famous tourist resort were up in arms against the Uttarakhand High Court order to demolish illegal constructions in Zone 1 and 2 of the city's Master Plan.

Elderly in-laws abandoned by women widowed in calamity to get aid

Elderly persons who were abandoned by their daughters-in-law after their sons' death in the 2013 calamity will get financial assistance from the state government.

Sting CD case: IAS official's inter-cadre deputation curtailed

In a sudden curtailment of inter-cadre deputation, the Centre has ordered the transfer of former Personal Secretary to Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Mohammad Shahid to the place of his immediate previous posting, after a sting video purportedly showing him negotiating a bribery deal went public.

BJP wants Virbhadra Singh, Harish Rawat to step down

 BJP on Saturday demanded resignation of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his Uttarakhand counterpart Harish Rawat, who, the party claimed, were involved in graft cases.

Official involved in controversial CD removed as PS to Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat

Under fire over a sting video purportedly showing Chief Minister Harish Rawat's personal secretary negotiating a bribery deal with a middleman for liquor licences, Uttarakhand government has removed the official from the post.

Samajwadi Party's Uttarakhand unit wants Dimple Yadav as party's face in state

 Samajwadi party's Uttarakhand unit today said that Dimple Yadav, wife of UP CM Akhilesh Yadav, should be the face of the party in the state, for the next election.

SP unit wants Dimple Yadav as party's face in Uttarakhand

Samajwadi Party's Uttarakhand unit on Friday said that Dimple Yadav, wife of UP CM Akhilesh Yadav, should be the face of the party in the state, for the next election.

'Major quake cannot be ruled out in Garhwal-Kumaon region'

Over the last 200 years less than 50 % of the Himalayan arc has been damaged due to tremors, which includes the Garhwal-Kumaon belt of Uttarakhand, and a major earthquake cannot be ruled out in the region, a parliamentary report has said.

Uttarakhand govt orders DGP Sidhu to examine sting operation CD

Uttarakhand government on Thursday asked the state DGP B S Sidhu to examine the authenticity of the sting operation video CD released by BJP accusing Chief Minister Harish Rawat of corruption in liquor licenses.

Uttarakhand HC rejects 64 expelled IIT-Roorkee students' plea

Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday rejected the petition of 64 students challenging the decision of IIT-Roorkee to expel them for scoring less than five Cumulative Grade Points Average (CGPA) in semester examinations.

'Liquor scam': Uttarakhand ​CM Harish Rawat rejects BJP's allegations, calls party 'desperate'​
'Liquor scam': Uttarakhand ​CM Harish Rawat rejects BJP's allegations, calls party 'desperate'​

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Wednesday rejected BJP's allegations of corruption against him over alleged changes in liquor policy saying the party was "desperate" and making the charge to deflect national attention from scams involving its top leaders.

Uttarakhand CM's private secretary suspended after BJP releases 'liquor scam' sting video: Reports
Uttarakhand CM's private secretary suspended after BJP releases 'liquor scam' sting video: Reports

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat's secretary Mohammad Shahid has been suspended, as per media reports on Wednesday.

BJP releases video, accuses Uttarakhand​ CM​ of liquor scam; Rawat rejects allegations
BJP releases video, accuses Uttarakhand​ CM​ of liquor scam; Rawat rejects allegations

With no end in sight to the ongoing tussle in Parliament, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) opened a new front against the Congress by releasing a video of a purported sting operation against Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat's personal secretary Mohammed Shahid, in which he is seen as negotiating with middlemen to change the excise policy in the state.

RSS justifies Iftar parties by Muslim affiliate

The RSS on Tuesday justified the Iftar party organised by its affiliate Muslim Rashtriya Manch for the first time on the eve of Ramzan and said the programme was "supported and attended wholeheartedly" by people.

'Land acquisition for new approach road to Kedarnath complete'

In a development likely to give fresh impetus to reconstruction work around Kedarnath, the state government has completed the land acquisition process for developing a new road to the famed Himalayan temple, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Chief Secretary's probe an eyewash to shield officials: BJP

Terming the enquiry by a state government-appointed panel into the alleged disaster relief scam as an "eyewash", opposition BJP in Uttarakhand today alleged that the probe was a ploy to shield officials and reiterated its demand for a CBI probe into the matter.

Red alert as Varunavat Mountain splits, landslides feared

 Indira Colony and Jansu residents in India`s Uttarkashi region are expecting a landslide in the wake of the Varunavat Mountain developing a 25-meter-long and 4-5 -inch wide crack.

4.0 magnitude earthquake jolts Chamoli in Uttarakhand, no casualty reported
4.0 magnitude earthquake jolts Chamoli in Uttarakhand, no casualty reported

A mild intensity earthquake measuring 4.0 magnitude on the Richter scale was recorded in Chamoli district and its adjoining areas in Uttarakhand on Sunday morning.

Uttarakhand gives clean chit to officials in "relief scam"

 A committee set up by the Uttarkhand government on Friday gave a clean chit to government officials in alleged misuse of relief funds during rescue operations following the 2013 natural disaster, saying there was "no irregularities anywhere".

PCC to agitate across U'khand against Centre's 'step-motherly treatment'

Accusing the Centre of heavily curtailing allocation of funds to Uttarakhand, the policy planning department of Pradesh Congress today threatened to hit the streets on July 27 against?the Modi government's attitude of neglect towards the hill state.

123 missing children rescued in Uttarakhand under Operation Smile

A total of 123 missing children were rescued from different parts of Uttarakhand by the state police in a fortnight as part of its ongoing drive named Operation Smile, launched to trace missing children.

Uttarakhand HC asks IIT to file counter affidavit on expulsion of students

In a reprieve to students expelled by IIT, Roorkee, for underperformance, the Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday directed the administration of the premier institute to respond to a petition challenging its decision and allowed them to appear in a re-examination scheduled to be held from Thursday if they want.

Man arrested for fake bomb threat at Uttarakhand's​ IMA

 A person has been arrested for allegedly making a hoax call about a bomb being planted at Indian Military Academy (IMA) campus here, throwing authorities into a tizzy, police said on Tuesday.

Firing in Mussoorie IAS academy: ITBP jawan sent to jail

The ITBP jawan who allegedly shot dead a senior and injured another colleague at Mussoorie's prestigious IAS training academy last week was sent to jail today by a court here.

Uttarakhand: Police recover murder weapon, bullets hidden by ITBP man

Police on Monday recovered and seized the rifle and about 100 rounds of bullets which were allegedly used by an ITBP constable to kill his officer and shoot at another colleague at the prestigious IAS Academy last week.

Uttarakhand: Char Dham Yatra resumes

The annual Char Dham Yatra to Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri and Hemkund Sahib, which was hindered due to landslide near the Uttarkashi-Gangotri Marg, resumed on Monday.

ITBP jawan who killed senior at Mussoorie IAS Academy surrenders

The ITBP jawan, who had allegedly killed his superior and injured another colleague by opening fire at the prestigious IAS Academy in Mussoorie two days ago, on Sunday surrendered before police here.

Mussoorie IAS academy shooting: Search intensified to nab ITBP jawan

Efforts have been intensified to nab the ITBP jawan who fled with an assault rifle and about 100 rounds of bullets after killing his officer and injuring another jawan at Mussoorie's IAS training academy.

Heavy rain disrupts normal life in Uttarakhand

Heavy rain pounded the hill state of Uttarakhand on Saturday, disrupting normal life at most places. The ongoing annual Chaar Dhaam Yatra pilgrimage was halted, officials said.