NRI billionaire pledges Rs 500 crore for Uttarakhand development

A charitable organisation founded by billionaire NRI entrepreneur Manoj Bhargava has pledged Rs 500 crore to fund development activities in Uttarakhand.

Nishank to develop Govardhanpur under MP Model village scheme

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.

Baba Ramdev undertakes cleanliness drive in Haridwar

Pledging to take the 'Swachhta Abhiyan' to more than 600 districts across the country, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev participated in a massive cleanliness drive here on Thursday.

Haridwar SSP transferred under pressure from mining mafia: BJP

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.

Haridwar gets to see 'World Peace Violin'

A spiritual leader from the US is here with a "World Peace Violin" whose parts have come from 11 countries, including India.

''Parts of Noida won't get Ganges water for 20 days''

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.

Committee formed to check cremation pollution in Ganga: Uma Bharti

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.

Uttarakhand: Piran Kaliyar, nearby areas to be developed as tourist circuit

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.

BJP chief Amit Shah targets UPA regime, praises PM Modi, Baba Ramdev in Haridwar

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.​

Two trader looted by armed robbers on Delhi-Haridwar NH

Two traders from Uttarakhand were allegedly looted of their car, cash and other valuables by four armed robbers on the Delhi-Haridwar National Highway.

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.

Dacoits loot pilgrim bus in UP, 1 dead

One person was killed when a group of armed men looted a tourist bus carrying 47 pilgrims to Haridwar, police said on Monday.

Elaborate medical arrangements made for Kanwar yatra

A slew of medical measures were announced on Friday by the district administration here for the annual `Kanwar yatra`.

Man rapes woman on pretext of job, arrested

A 34-year-old man was arrested here on the complaint of a Bangalore-based woman who alleged he had raped her repeatedly after promising to provide her job in a travel company, police said Thursday.

Road accident: Kin of deceased gets over Rs 58 L compensation

A Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded over Rs 58 lakh compensation to the family members of a 37-year-old man who died in a road accident due to "negligent driving" by a truck driver.

India`s struggle to free Ganga of pollution– a flowing mess!

For centuries, Ganga is considered as the holiest of the holy rivers, serving as a gateway for souls to escape the cycle of rebirth and attain salvation.

Campaigning ends for five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand

Curtains came down on campaigning for five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand, where about 70 lakh voters will elect MPs from over 70 candidates on May 7.

Samajwadi Party LS candidate receives bullet injury

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.

Ganges full of deadly `superbugs`: Study

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.

IIT Roorkee student commits suicide

An IIT Roorkee student allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan inside his room in the hostel premises at Roorkee in Haridwar, police said on Thursday.