First twins to scale Mount Everest inspire city school kids

Dehradun based mountaineers, who scaled the Mount Everest last year, recently visited the city to interact with students on how to follow their passion for adventure and promote the cause of Indian girl child. Patricia Mascarenhas reports

U'khand govt donates Rs 10 crore for flood-hit J&K people

Uttarakhand's resident commissioner Tuesday handed over a cheque of Rs 10 crore to his Jammu and Kashmir counterpart in New Delhi on behalf of Chief Minister Harish Rawat for the flood-hit people of the state.

Robbery case: Locals protest by blocking road in Dehradun

Angry locals Thursday blocked the Dehradun-Haridwar road in protest against the murder of a youth during a robbery incident here.

Uttarakhand seeks reimbursement of money spent by it on char dham routes

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday asked the Centre to reimburse over Rs 50 crore spent by the state on reconstruction of roads to the four famous Himalayan shrines.

Child trafficking gang busted, five infants rescued in Uttarakhand

Five infants aged between 4-8 months were rescued when police busted a child-trafficking gang and arrested four of its members.

Fresh list of statehood agitationists to be prepared: Rawat

The state government will prepare a fresh list of statehood agitationists incorporating the names of those who qualify as per norms to figure in it but have been left out for some reason or the other, Chief Minister Harish Rawat has said.

Uttarakhand to set up milk development council to boost production

A milk development council will be set up in Uttarakhand to promote milk production in the state by creating better coordination among milk unions and linking the trade with self-employment.

Uttarakhand CM says no to foreign tours by govt functionaries

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

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

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

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

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.

Preparations complete for Assembly bypoll in Uttarakhand

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

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 ?

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

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

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

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.

Dehradun shootout: CBI demands death for guilty policemen

CBI asked a court here to award the death penalty to seven Uttarakhand policemen convicted of killing a 22-year-old MBA student in a staged shootout in Dehradun in 2009. The court fixed June 9 for pronouncing the sentence.

Uttarakhand CM announces reconstruction plan for Kedarnath shrine

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday announced an elaborate reconstruction and rehabilitation programme for Kedarnath shrine and surrounding areas including erecting protective walls around the famed temple.