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Uttarakhand CM says no to foreign tours by govt functionaries

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 15:01

Chief Minister Harish Rawat has put a ban on foreign tours by ministers, officials and members of the Legislative Assembly, aiming to cut down on unnecessary expenses and bring about greater transparency in governance.

Uttarakhand rains: Body found from collapsed houses

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 01:24

Body of a woman was on Monday recovered from under the rubble of collapsed houses in Parsoli village of Pauri district where heavy rains had wreaked havoc recently flattening a number of houses in several villages and killing 14 persons.

20 killed, two injured as train hits autorickshaw in Bihar

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 23:03

Twenty people, including eight children, were killed on Monday when a speeding train rammed into a packed autorickshaw at a railway crossing between Semra and Sugauli stations in Bihar`s East Champaran district, the police said.

Surprise inspections to be conducted in Uttarakhand schools

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 13:38

Surprise inspection of schools will be conducted in Uttarakhand on a weekly basis to check absenteeism among teachers and ensure improvement in the quality of education.

Yatra to Kedarnath remains suspended

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 13:00

With the Rishikesh-Kedarnath National Highway blocked at Doliyadevi near Fata and intermittent rains continuing, district authorities Thursday decided to keep the Kedarnath yatra suspended till July 26.

Dehradun woman duped of Rs 1.30 cr by her Facebook friend

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:58

As they always say, choose your friends wisely. And when it comes to friendships on social networks, you ought to be extra vigilant else you can land in trouble. A glaring case of this has recently come into light.

Preparations complete for Assembly bypoll in Uttarakhand

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 23:21

All preparations are complete for Monday`s bypolls to three Assembly segments in Uttarakhand, including Dharchula from where Chief Minister Harish Rawat is seeking his entry into the state Assembly.

Harish Rawat writes to Modi on speedy execution of infra projects

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 18:30

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday appealed to Narendra Modi to constitute a high powered committee for the speedy implementation of infrastructure projects meant for the state in view of its strategic and environmental importance.

Over a dozen adventure tourism destinations soon in Uttarakhand ?

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 15:20

In a bid to revive the tourism sector badly hit by last year`s calamity in Uttarakhand, the state government has identified over a dozen places spread over eight districts to develop them as adventure tourism destinations.

Uttarakhand: Voting underway for 1st phase of Panchayat Elections

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 08:27

Amidst tight security, voting for the first phase of three-tier Panchayat Elections for 19,083 seats in the state is underway, Tuesday.

Uttarakhand`s governor visit to Kedarnath cancelled as chopper develops snag

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 17:50

Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi`s proposed visit to Kedarnath was cancelled on Tuesday as the helicopter which was to take him to the Himalayan shrine developed some technical problem.

Special prayers held in memory of Kedarnath disaster victims

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 01:17

Special prayers were held in the state secretariat here on Monday to pay tribute to the victims of the devastating deluge that ravaged several parts of Uttarakhand last year, and left thousands of people dead and many more missing.