Uttarakhand News

Nepal earthquake rekindles fears on Tehri dam, Jaitpur N-plant

The devastating quake in Nepal has revived the controversy in India over the Tehri dam in Uttarakhand that was commissioned in 2006-07 and a nuclear plant proposed to be set up at Jaitapur in Maharashtra.

Traffic restored on Rishikesh-Badrinath highway after a week

The annual Badrinath Yatra resumed on Tuesday after restoration of vehicular traffic on the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway, a week after it was closed due to landslides triggered by rains.

Uttarakhand Congress pitches for making Gairsain new state capital

Ruling Congress in Uttarakhand on Monday pitched for making Gairsain in Chamoli district the permanent state capital and sought Rs 1,000 crore package from the Centre for its creation.

Trainee IFS officer allegedly threatened by mining mafia in Uttarakhand

In a grim reminder of IPS Narendra Kumar Singh who was killed by mining mafia in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district, a lady trainee IFS officer claimed on Monday that she was being threatened by unscrupulous elements involved in illegal mining here in Uttarakhand.

Rishikesh-Badrinath highway remains closed for sixth day

The Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway in Chamoli district remain closed for the sixth day on Sunday following rain-triggered landslides.

U'khand raises minimum compensation for farmers to Rs 1,500

Uttarakhand government has raised the minimum compensation amount for farmers affected by crop losses to Rs 1,500 from the current provision of Rs 1,000.

Drug meant for treating infertility in women: Ramdev's trust

Ramdev's Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust on Sunday sought to clarify the controversy over 'Putrajeevak Beej' medicine manufactured by the yoga guru-owned Divya Pharmacy, saying that the drug was meant for dealing with the problem of infertility in women and termed as "false and misleading" the notion that it promises a male child.

Uttarakhand approves release of Rs 200 crore for cultivators

Uttarakhand Cabinet today approved the release of Rs 200 crore towards relief of cultivators following unseasonal rainfall in the state.

Squall leaves 3 dead in Uttarakhand

Two children were among three killed in various areas in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand as it was hit by a squall which also left 10 others injured.

BJP chief Amit Shah to visit Uttarakhand on May 3

BJP President Amit Shah will embark on a day-long visit to Uttarakhand on May 3 to address a state party meet.

Uttarakhand on alert over possible exodus from Nepal

Uttarakhand Government has asked the intelligence wing of the state police to keep an eye on possible mass exodus from Nepal to the state following the massive earthquake that hit the Himalayan country on April 25.

Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway closes due to heavy landslide
Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway closes due to heavy landslide

The Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway has been closed due to a heavy landslide at Vishnu Prayag.

Reporter held for carrying live cartridges to Ramdev interview

A reporter of a private TV news channel was arrested on the charge of carrying live cartridges to an interview with yoga guru Ramdev, police said on Wednesday.

Centre denies bid to topple UP, Uttarakhand governments

The central government on Wednesday refuted the claim of a former governor that the Centre tried to topple the state governments of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Over 3,000 en route to Badrinath stranded after landslide

Over 3,000 pilgrims were left stranded on the route leading to Badrinath shrine on Wednesday due to landslides, officials said. 

Chardham yatra not affected by earthquake: Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said the Chardham yatra routes remained open for public and there was not obstruction because of the high intensity quakes and aftershocks.

Doors of Badrinath shrine thrown open for pilgrims
Doors of Badrinath shrine thrown open for pilgrims

 The Chardham yatra began in its full swing on Sunday with the opening of doors of the famous Badrinath temple after a six-month winter break.

Badrinath shrine to open on Sunday

The `kapaat` (portals) of the Badrinath shrine in Uttarakhand will open for devotees on Sunday, an official said on Saturday.

Harish Rawat to invite PM to take part in Char Dham Yatra

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday said he would invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take part in the Char Dham Yatra.

Kedarnath shrine opens its gates for devotees

The gates of the ancient Kedarnath shrine were thrown open for devotees amid elaborate rituals early Friday morning.

Felt fire-like energy: Rahul Gandhi after visiting Kedarnath shrine
Felt fire-like energy: Rahul Gandhi after visiting Kedarnath shrine

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday trekked to the revered Kedarnath shrine and said that he felt "fire-like" energy after entering the holy portals.

Clad in T-shirt and jeans, Rahul Gandhi begins trek towards Kedarnath Temple
Clad in T-shirt and jeans, Rahul Gandhi begins trek towards Kedarnath Temple

Days after returning from a 57-day sabbatical, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is on Thursday undertaking a yatra to Kedarnath.

Rahul Gandhi to undertake Kedarnath yatra on Thursday

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will undertake a yatra to Kedarnath on Thursday, trekking 18 kms up into the Uttarkhand mountains to pay obeisance at the temple which faced the brunt of flash-floods two years ago and has since been spruced up.

Team of physically challenged persons start trek to Kedarnath

 A seven-member team of physically challenged people, including a duo who had fought in the Kargil war, on Wednesday started on a trek to Kedarnath.

Day 1 of Char Dham Yatra logs increased footfalls

After two years, Char Dham Yatra - an annual Hindu pilgrimage in the hill state of Uttarakhand - finally showed signs of picking up on its first day, officials said on Wednesday.

Char Dham Yatra begins today
Char Dham Yatra begins today

Amid frequent rains and snowfall in Uttarakhand, the annual Char Dham Yatra will begin on Tuesday, with the opening of the gates of Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines on the auspicious occasion of "Akshaya Tritiya".

BJP submits report on Char Dham Yatra preparations to Governor

The Opposition BJP on Monday submitted a report to Uttarakhand Governor Krishna Kant Paul regarding "improper" arrangements of the annual Char Dham Yatra beginning Tuesday.

Proposal send to ADB to fund project to track char dham yatra pilgrims: Govt

Uttarakhand government has sent a proposal to the Asian Development Bank requesting it to fund a project introducing radio frequency identification technology to track pilgrims in case of a crisis on char dham yatra route.

Congress' Bhagwanpur bypoll win 'flicker of dying lamp': Koshiyari

Former Uttarakhand chief minister Bhagat Singh Koshiyari on Friday refused to attach much importance to the ruling Congress's recent victory in Bhagwanpur Assembly bypoll saying it was the "flicker of a dying lamp".

'Congress spreading myths about curtailment of funds by Centre'

Former Chief Minister Bhagat Singh Koshiyari Friday accused the ruling Congress of "spreading myths" about alleged curtailment of budgetry allocations to Uttarakhand by the Centre, saying in fact there had been an increase of Rs 1,734 crore in the funds to be allocated to the state for the ongoing fiscal.