Uttarakhand News

Uttarakhand CM Rawat seeks Rs 500 crore assistance from Centre for Ardha Kumbh

The Uttarakhand government on Wednesday sought a one-time assistance of Rs 500 crore from the Centre for the Ardha Kumbh mela that is scheduled to begin in January next.

Uttarakhand CM denies talking about cow slaughter
Uttarakhand CM denies talking about cow slaughter

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said that he had mentioned that there is a law to protect cows and those who made this law stressed on protection.

Those who slaughter cows have no right to live in India: Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat
Those who slaughter cows have no right to live in India: Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat

Law will deal sternly with those who kill cows in Uttarakhand and the state government will do everything for cow conservation, the CM said.

Uttarakhand Assembly adjourned as BJP raises Gairsain capital issue

Proceedings of the Uttarakhand Assembly were adjourned early Tuesday with Opposition BJP insisting on a debate on allocation of capital status to Gairsain.

Online gambling busted, 24 arrested

Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided three places and arrested 24 people for online gambling.

Locals, security personnel using Nepalese SIM in Uttarakhand border areas

 Local residents and even security personnel are using Nepalese SIM cards in border areas as no state-owned or private telecom company from India is providing services there, raising security issues.

Areas around Kedarnath to be developed for winter tourism: Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said his government is planning to develop the areas adjoining Kedarnath as a "paradise of tourism".

Eco-friendly cremation in dev bhoomi Haridwar soon
Eco-friendly cremation in dev bhoomi Haridwar soon

At a time when India is battling high level of pollution, the residents of Haridwar will now have an eco-friendly alternative to perform the last rites of the deceased.

Uttarakhand to seek public view on Land Consolidation Bill

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat today said the government would seek suggestions from public over the draft of Land Consolidation Bill before sending it to the Assembly.

Five of family killed as car falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

Five members of a family were killed when their car fell into a deep gorge on Mussoorie-Dhanolti road, police said on Wednesday.

4.8 magnitude earthquake hits Pithoragarh, tremors felt in parts of Uttarakhand

Mild tremors were felt in parts of Uttarakhand on Tuesday afternoon.

Govt to celebrate 'Safe Uttarakhand' day

Enthused by the success of ongoing Char Dham Yatra, which is being held for the third consecutive season since the 2013 disaster, the state government has decided to organise programmes on November 24 to celebrate 'Safe Uttarakhand' to attract more pilgrims to the state.

Ramdev's Haridwar campus to get full-time CISF security cover

Ramdev's Haridwar-based Patanjali Yogpeeth campus may soon get permanent security cover of paramilitary CISF, a facility extended to only a handful of private entities such as Infosys till now.

BJP to stage dharna outside Rawat's residence on Oct 5

 Peeved at Chief Minister Harish Rawat's alleged refusal to meet the wife and son of a jailed BJP MLA and booking them on charges of breach of peace, BJP in Uttarakhand on Monday said all its MLAs will stage a demonstration outside CM's residence on October 5 and protest against the state government's "growing arrogance and disregard for democratic norms."

Uttarakhand ​Congress condemns CBI raids at Virbhadra Singh's premises

Ruling Congress in Uttarakhand on Saturday condemned the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raids at the premises of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on the day of his daughter's marriage, saying they were carried out at the behest of the Centre.

NGT seeks list of ashrams, guest houses in Haridwar, Rishikesh

The National Green Tribunal, which had earlier directed complete ban on plastic in Haridwar and surrounding areas, has again taken Uttarakhand government to task for proliferation of unauthorised industries and hotels operating there.

Swami Dayanand's last rites on Friday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's spiritual guru Swami Dayanand Giri who passed away at his ashram here late on Wednesday night will be ceremonially buried inside the ashram premises on Friday.

3 killed as car falls into gorge near Dehradun

 Three youths were today killed and as many injured when the car they were travelling in caught fire after falling into a gorge near Doiwala area here, police said.

Uttarakhand govt to develop 13 yoga and herbal villages

 Uttarakhand government today said that it will develop 13 Yoga and herbal villages in the state.

PM Modi's guru Swami Dayanand's condition improving

Health condition of spiritual guru Swami Dayanand Giri, a close associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has been indisposed for some time, has improved, and he will be discharged from hospital soon.

Uttarakhand minister's chopper makes emergency landing in UP

 ttarakhand Forest Minister Dinesh Agarwal's helicopter on Sunday made an emergency landing due to inclement weather in Mirzapur area here, police said.

Congress indulging in 'negative politics': PM Narendra Modi

Attacking Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused it of indulging in "negative politics", saying 40 MPs were "conspiring" and "blocking" parliamentary process, thereby holding back India's development march.

On the eve of Modi visit, Harish Rawat seeks funds for Uttarakhand

On the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Rishikesh on Friday, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday wrote to him seeking release of remaining Rs 1200 crore of the package cleared by the Centre for the state to deal with effects of the devastating natural calamity of 2013.

Modi to visit Chandigarh, Uttarakhand on Friday

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Chandigarh and Uttarakhand on Friday.

Who is PM Narendra Modi's guru?
Who is PM Narendra Modi's guru?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday arrive in Rishikesh to meet his guru, who as been indisposed for some time.

PM Narendra Modi to visit Rishikesh on September 11

In his maiden visit to Uttarakhand after assuming office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Rishikesh on September 11 to meet Swami Dayanand Giri who has been indisposed for some time.

Uttarakhand: IIT professors arrested in bridge collapse case

 Two professors of IIT Roorkee have been arrested in connection with the collapse of an under- construction bridge in Tehri district which claimed eight lives three years ago.

U'khand BJP MLA surrenders before police in assault case

 Local BJP MLA Arvind Pandey, accused of assaulting a government official on duty, today surrendered before the police here.

Uttarakhand to release postal stamp in memory of Sumitranandan Pant

 Uttarakhand is all set to release a postal stamp, in the memory of famous modern Hindi poet Sumitranandan Pant, in December this year.

Martyred Commando laid to rest with military honours

The mortal remains of Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami, a Special Forces Commando of the Army who was martyred while battling militants in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, were laid to rest at his ancestral home in Bindukhatta here on Saturday with full military honours.