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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".

Relief for BJP MLA Harak Singh as complainant withdraws rape case against him
Relief for BJP MLA Harak Singh as complainant withdraws rape case against him

A 32-year-old woman from Assam, who had registered a rape case against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Harak Singh, has withdrawn her complaint.

OMG! Leopard barges into Nainital hotel room and stuns couple on vacation – Watch
OMG! Leopard barges into Nainital hotel room and stuns couple on vacation – Watch

A leopard smashed the window pane to get into the room as the couple cowered behind a bed to escape its notice.

BJP MLA Harak Singh Rawat booked in rape case - Know what happened
BJP MLA Harak Singh Rawat booked in rape case - Know what happened

The Uttarakhand Police on Saturday booked BJP leader Harak Singh Rawat after a complaint on charges of rape and harassment was lodged against him. 

This video will send shivers down your spine! Watch how people cross a raging river in Uttarakhand
This video will send shivers down your spine! Watch how people cross a raging river in Uttarakhand

The images posted by news agency ANI show local residents risking their lives while crossing a raging river stream on a makeshift bridge in Uttarkashi.

Chinese incursion along Uttarakhand border figures in Lok Sabha

The opposition Congress, Samajwadi Party and Trinamool Congress on Thursday raised in the Lok Sabha the incursion by Chinese troops along the Uttarakhand border earlier this month.

Cloud burst causes havoc in Uttarkashi

 Rains continued to wreck havoc in Uttarakhand on Thursday as destruction was reported from two villages after a cloud burst in Yamuna and Ganga valleys.

Chinese incursion in Uttarakhand clear case of intelligence failure: Defence Expert

Asserting that the reports of Chinese incursion in Uttarakhand was an extremely worrisome factor for India, Defence Expert P.K. Sehgal on Thursday stated that the grim development indicates that India is not as alert as it should be at it borders and also called for increased surveillance.

Chinese soldiers spotted in Uttarakhand's Chamoli; defence ministry says 'no incursion'
Chinese soldiers spotted in Uttarakhand's Chamoli; defence ministry says 'no incursion'

The Uttarakhand government said on Wednesday that Chinese troops had been spotted within its territory on July 19 by local officials who were asked to return. Army sources however said the incident took place on July 22.

AAP bats for 'Annual Statewide Corruption Index' to curb graft

 AAP unit of Uttarakhand today asked the Centre to publish an 'Annual Statewide Corruption Index' ranking states in accordance with their levels of corruption, in a bid to develop an institutional mechanism to discourage graft.

Minibus falls into gorge in Rishikesh-Chamba highway, 4 killed

Two persons were killed and four injured when a minibus fell into a gorge on Rishikesh-Chamba highway in Narendra Nagar area here, police said on Saturday.