BJP MP from Haridwar and former Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank has identified Govardhanpur village under Khanpur assembly segment of his constituency to develop it as a model village under the Centre's ambitious Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.
Ascribing ulterior motives to the recent transfer of Haridwar SSP Sadanand Date, main Opposition BJP today accused the state government of removing the official "hurriedly under pressure from the mining mafia" which was rattled by the steps being taken by him to rein in their activities.
Certain parts of Noida and Ghaziabad would remain deprived of water from the Ganges for at least 20 days starting Saturday. The decision to close the shutters at Haridwar has been taken as the upper Ganges canal is being cleaned.
With cremations on the ghats of Ganga in cities like Varanasi and Haridwar adding to the impurities of the river, the Centre has constituted a committee to recommend technologies to cut down on pollution.
Piran Kaliyar, one of the most revered Muslim shrines in Uttarakhand, and other places of historic and religious significance around it will be developed as a tourist circuit, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said.
Targeting the previous UPA regime, BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said soon after coming to power it had abolished an effective anti-terrorism law while the Narendra Modi government among its first tasks set up SIT to bring back black money stashed by Indians abroad.
Samajwadi Party candidate from the Haridwar Lok Sabha constituency Ajmal Nawaz Khan sustained bullet injury near his eye as he accidentally fired a shot while cleaning his licensed revolver, police said on Thursday.
In May and June when millions of pilgrims throng Rishikesh and Haridwar in Uttarakhand to take holy dip, levels of antibiotic-resistant `superbugs` have been found 60 times greater than other times of the year, shows research.