Uttarakhand News

Avalanche warning: Forces put on high alert in Uttarakhand

Forces deployed in the high altitude districts of Uttarakhand were put on high alert on Sunday in view of the possibility of avalanches in places located above 2,500 metres.

Snow avalanche alert in high altitude areas of Uttarakhand

An alert has been sounded in the high-altitude districts of Uttarakhand after a warning from Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment Chandigarh about its possibility in areas located above 2,500 metres in the hill state.

Uttarakhand plan panel to have six sub groups

 Six sub-groups will be formed under the Policy Planning Group headed by Chief Minister Harish Rawat to make the panel function more effectively and give final touches to policies being framed by the state government.

Harish Rawat congratulates Padma Shri awardees Valdiya, Prasoon Joshi

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Wednesday congratulated geological scientist KS Valdia and lyricist Prasoon Joshi on being conferred with the Padma Shri, saying they had done the state proud by bagging the honour.

Rawat reviews spending on SC/ST sub-plan budget

Expressing disappointment over some government departments spending less than the budgeted expenditure on SC/ST sub-plans, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said the heads of concerned departments will be held responsible if the targeted expenses are not met in the ongoing fiscal.

Dissolution of Planning Commission may delay funds: Uttarakhand CM

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday said the sudden dissolution of the Planning Commission may be responsible for the delay in Central funds reaching the states, alleging that the central assistance sought for police modernisation in the state is still awaited.

Uttarakhand celebrates 66th Republic Day

The 66th Republic Day was celebrated with enthusiasm across Uttarakhand on Monday with Governor KK Paul hoisting the tricolour at the main function held at the Parade Ground here.

Uttarakhand Governor takes stock of reconstruction work at Kedarnath

Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul on Saturday visited Kedarnath to review the reconstruction work underway at the Himalayan shrine.

Badrinath temple to reopen in April

The sacred portals of Badrinath temple in Garhwal Himalayas will be reopened on April 26 after their five-month closure for winter.

Man-eater leopardess shot dead

 A leopardess which killed a ten-year-old boy and created panick in Fulsani area on the outskirts of the city for sometime has finally been shot dead, a forest officer said here on Saturday.

Mining is only anti-dote to curb rising level of rivers: Rawat

 Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday appealed to opposition BJP to refrain from using terms like "mining mafia" while attacking the government and said mining within legal sanctions is necessary to save cities located along the banks of rivers.

BJP passing through honeymoon period: Uttarakhand CM

BJP is passing through a "honeymoon period" and it will face the real test at the time of the UP Assembly polls in 2017, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said on Wednesday.

Harish Rawat asks Centre to fast-track long pending projects

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked the Centre to fast-track clearance of various long pending demands of the state including a green bonus of Rs 2,000 crore in return for its environment conservation efforts and funds for modernisation of state police.

Hopeful of UP-Uttarakhand disputes' resolution: Harish Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat Tuesday expressed hope that the contentious issues between his state and Uttar Pradesh will soon be sorted out.

Snow avalanches likely to hit Uttarakhand, alert sounded

An alert has been sounded in the high-altitude districts of Uttarakhand in view of a communication from the Centre predicting snow avalanches in areas located above 2,500 metres in the hill state.

'Reconstruction work in Kedarnath to be completed in 2 yrs'

Reconstruction work in Kedarnath and adjoining areas will be completed within two years well before the deadline set by the Centre, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has said.

Season's first snowfall in Mussoorie

The hill town of Mussoorie in Uttarakhand received the season's first snowfall today, luring hordes of fun lovers to the tourist hotspot even as fresh snowfall in the higher reaches of Garhwal Himalayas shrouded the famous temples of Kedarnath, Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib under thick sheets of snow.

Adi Badri temple reopened after month-long closure

The sacred portals of Adi Badri temple were ceremoniously reopened on Wednesday after a month-long closure for winter.

Alliance with PDF intact: Harish Rawat

The prolonged suspense over the fate of ruling Congress and PDF combine in Uttarakhand has finally come to an end with Chief Minister Harish Rawat asserting that the alliance with the seven-member conglomerate remains intact.

KK Paul sworn in as Uttarakhand Governor

Krishna Kant Paul was on Thursday sworn in as the sixth Governor of Uttarakhand.

KK Paul sworn in as Uttarakhand Governor

Dehradun: Krishna Kant Paul was Thursday sworn in as the sixth Governor of Uttarakhand.

KK Paul to be sworn in as new Governor of U'khand on Thursday

Krishna Kant Paul will be sworn in as the new Governor of Uttarakhand at the Raj Bhawan here on Thursday.

Gadkari declares Rs 1300 crore to construct Chardham yatra routes

The Centre on Monday announced a financial assistance of Rs 1300 crore to construct 890 Km of roads for Uttarakhand's famous Chardham yatra.

'Good days' only for industrialists close to Modi: Digvijay

Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Sunday alleged that the so called "good days" have come only for a handful of big industrialists close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and not for the common man, and an "anti-farmer" atmosphere prevailed in the country.

Heavy snowfall in higher reaches of Uttarakhand

Dehradun: The higher reaches of Uttarakhand today received snowfall while the plains were lashed by rains, adding to the winter chill.

Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi transferred to Mizoram

Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi, who had taken the Modi government to Supreme Court for alleged attempts to ease him out of office, was on Tuesday transferred and appointed as the Governor of Mizoram for the remainder of his term.

Pilgrims of Char Dham will get better facilities: Rawat

Pilgrims visiting Char Dham in Uttarakhand from this year will get better amenities, including lodging facilities and medical aid, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said.

10-year-old girl raped by minor in Dehradun

A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a minor in Vasant Vihar area of the city, police said on Saturday.

Uttarakhand Governor Qureshi demands anti-conversion law

Joining the chorus of demand for anti-conversion law, Uttarakhand governor Dr Aziz Qureshi on Thursday said only a strong law can prevent conversions.

U'khand Cabinet Minister Durgapal rejoins Congress

Uttrakhand Cabinet Minister Harish Chandra Durgapal rejoined the Congress fold in the presence of Chief Minister Harish Rawat at a function held here today.