Uttarakhand News

Forest fire in Uttarakhand contained, two more deaths reported
Forest fire in Uttarakhand contained, two more deaths reported

The toll in the blazing forest fires in Uttarakhand rose to nine on Wednesday with two more deaths reported from Nainital.

Head of All World Gayatri Pariwar Pranav Pandya nominated to Rajya Sabha
Head of All World Gayatri Pariwar Pranav Pandya nominated to Rajya Sabha

Pranav Pandya , head of All World Gayatri Pariwar , was today nominated to Rajya Sabha by the Modi government.

Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justic KM Joseph, who quashed President's rule, transferred
Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justic KM Joseph, who quashed President's rule, transferred

The Uttarakhand High Court 's Chief Justice KM Joseph , who presided over the bench which quashed President's rule in the state, has been transferred to the Anhdra Pradesh High Court. 

Uttarakhand crisis: SC grants Centre time till May 6 to clear stand on holding floor test
Uttarakhand crisis: SC grants Centre time till May 6 to clear stand on holding floor test

The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted Centre time till May 6 to appraise it about the feasibility of holding floor test in the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly.

Uttarakhand crisis: SC to resume hearing on plea challenging HC order revoking President's Rule
Uttarakhand crisis: SC to resume hearing on plea challenging HC order revoking President's Rule

The Supreme Court will resume hearing on the Uttarakhand High Court verdict revoking President's rule in the state where a major power tussle is underway between the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre and the Congress.

CBI seize Rs 1.5 lakh from Uttarakhand CM's former OSD

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials seized Rs 1.5 lakh from the residence of Ashutosh Singh, the former OSD of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat.

SHOs with innovative ideas on Char Dham Yatra to be rewarded

The new Uttarakhand DGP has announced that police station in-charges who come up with innovative ideas for better coordination of Char Dham Yatra beginning next week will get cash rewards.

Raging Uttarakhand forest fire can melt glaciers faster, say experts
Raging Uttarakhand forest fire can melt glaciers faster, say experts

Raging forest fires in Uttarakhand could have a catastrophic effect on the state's glaciers which are the lifeline of the major rivers flowing through India's northern plains, believe many environmentalists.

Uttarakhand crisis: SC asks Centre to think about floor test, adjourns hearing till tomorrow
Uttarakhand crisis: SC asks Centre to think about floor test, adjourns hearing till tomorrow

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to think about the possibility of holding a floor test in the Uttarakhand Assembly in order to resolve the political crisis in the state.

Uttarakhand Speaker rejects disqualification of rebel BJP MLA

 Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal on Monday rejected BJP's petition seeking disqualification of its MLA Bhim Lal Arya from Ghansali for defying party whip.

Uttarakhand forest fires show signs of abating

Forest fires raging through large parts of Uttarakhand began showing signs of abating as two IAF choppers and over 10,000 personnel continued firefighting operations for the second day on Monday.

Uttarakhand forest fire under control, no death so far: Rajnath Singh
Uttarakhand forest fire under control, no death so far: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh denied reports of deaths due to forest fires in Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand forest fire: Four arrested, says Prakash Javadekar
Uttarakhand forest fire: Four arrested, says Prakash Javadekar

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that four people have been arrested in connection with the Uttarkahnd forest fire case.

Uttarakhand fire: TMC gives adjournment notice in LS

As forest fires continue to rage and intensify across Uttarakhand, Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Saugata Roy has given an adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha demanding discussion on the present situation in the hill state.

Uttarakhand forest fire spreads, timber mafia's involvement suspected
Uttarakhand forest fire spreads, timber mafia's involvement suspected

The Union Home Ministry has sent a four-member expert team to Uttarakhand to look into the forest fires in the state.

NDRF says ‘fire out in 70% of affected areas’, Centre sends team to probe Uttarakhand forest fires
NDRF says ‘fire out in 70% of affected areas’, Centre sends team to probe Uttarakhand forest fires

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) confirmed that of the 427 locations, fire in 70 percent of the areas were out.

Uttarakhand forest fires: Social media terms it ‘National Emergency’, around 3000 hectares of forest area destroyed
Uttarakhand forest fires: Social media terms it ‘National Emergency’, around 3000 hectares of forest area destroyed

A Mi-17 chopper of the IAF today began water sprinkling operations in Nainital to control the forest fires.

After Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, forest fire now rages in J&K
After Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, forest fire now rages in J&K

After Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, incidents of forest fires were reported from Bathuni and Gambhir areas of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Sunday.

Eight coaches of Delhi-Faizabad Express derails in Hapur district
Eight coaches of Delhi-Faizabad Express derails in Hapur district

Eight coaches of Delhi-Faizabad Express derails near Garhmukteshwar in Hapur district got derailed near Garhmukteshwar in Hapur district in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday evening, as per reports.

Harish Rawat virtually admits his presence in 'sting CD', but says meeting journalist is not crime
Harish Rawat virtually admits his presence in 'sting CD', but says meeting journalist is not crime

Deposed Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday virtually accepted his presence in a sting video, but said that meeting a journalist was not a crime.

Uttarakhand forest fire: WATCH - How IAF's Mi-17 lifts water from Bhimtal lake to spray it over affected areas
Uttarakhand forest fire: WATCH - How IAF's Mi-17 lifts water from Bhimtal lake to spray it over affected areas

Here's the video showing how IAF's Mi-17 lifts water from Nainital's Bhimtal lake to spray it over Uttarakhand forest fire affected areas.

Uttarakhand forest fire: IAF's chopper MI-17 takes off from Nainital to drop water in affected areas - WATCH
Uttarakhand forest fire: IAF's chopper MI-17 takes off from Nainital to drop water in affected areas - WATCH

Here is the video of IAF's chopper MI-17 taking off from Nainital to drop water in areas affected by Uttarakhand forest fire.

IAF chopper sprinkles water to douse Uttarakhand​ forest fires; Rajnath Singh reviews situation
IAF chopper sprinkles water to douse Uttarakhand​ forest fires; Rajnath Singh reviews situation

Uttarakhand fires have destroyed nearly 1900 hectares of forest land in 13 districts since February. At least six have died so far. Now, to douse the fire, IAF's chopper MI-17 will drop water in affected areas. Here are all the updates.

Uttarakhand forest fire: Director of Delhi's Fire Dept to visit hill state today, govt to press MI-17 choppers; at least 6 dead
Uttarakhand forest fire: Director of Delhi's Fire Dept to visit hill state today, govt to press MI-17 choppers; at least 6 dead

A total of 1890.79 hectares of green cover have been destroyed this fire season which had an early start on February 2 due to a dry winter.

Uttarakhand fire: Rajnath speaks to Governor, assures all assistance

The National Disaster Response Force deployed three teams earlier today to control forest fires in Uttarakhand that have destroyed nearly 1900 hectares of forest land in 13 districts since February.

Uttarakhand forest fire LIVE: 1500 villages under threat, govt issues alert
Uttarakhand forest fire LIVE: 1500 villages under threat, govt issues alert

Over 1500 villages on Sunday were under threat from the raging forest fires in Uttarakhand, prompting the centre to deploy three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to bring the inferno under control.

Forest fires threaten to wipe out 1,500 villages in Uttarakhand, NDRF, IAF step in to mitigate crisis, govt issues alert
Forest fires threaten to wipe out 1,500 villages in Uttarakhand, NDRF, IAF step in to mitigate crisis, govt issues alert

On Saturday, Indian Air Force has also deployed an 11-member team equipped with a Mi-17 helicopter to control the blaze. This comes after the state government sought its help.

Uttarakhand forest fire: PMO assures help for relief work

The Prime Minister`s Office (PMO) on Saturday sought information on fires in forests in Uttarakhand from the state government and assured all possible relief.

Forest fires rage in Uttarakhand; three NDRF teams deployed
Forest fires rage in Uttarakhand; three NDRF teams deployed

NDRF director general OP Singh said his personnel have already started work in the affected areas.

Uttarakhand forest fires: Governor allocates more personnel to douse flames
Uttarakhand forest fires: Governor allocates more personnel to douse flames

Uttarakhand Governor KK Paul, Friday, allocated 3000 more personnel to double the number of those fighting the flames to 6000.