Uttarakhand Congress pitches for making Gairsain new state capital

Ruling Congress in Uttarakhand on Monday pitched for making Gairsain in Chamoli district the permanent state capital and sought Rs 1,000 crore package from the Centre for its creation.

Congress, not BJP, favours corporates: Amit Shah

Days after Rahul Gandhi branded the government as 'pro-rich' and 'pro-corporate', BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday sought to turn the tables on Congress saying that the Opposition party had favoured corporates while allocating coal blocks during the UPA rule.

An abode for affluent seniors at Shivalik

 You are touching 60 and had a stellar career. You earned enough to take care of the rest of your life, luxuriously. You've also travelled far and wide. Now, you want to retire for life in a tranquil place, yet with a somewhat engaging life.

BJP chief Amit Shah to visit Uttarakhand on May 3

BJP President Amit Shah will embark on a day-long visit to Uttarakhand on May 3 to address a state party meet.

Chardham yatra not affected by earthquake: Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said the Chardham yatra routes remained open for public and there was not obstruction because of the high intensity quakes and aftershocks.

Badrinath shrine to open on Sunday

The `kapaat` (portals) of the Badrinath shrine in Uttarakhand will open for devotees on Sunday, an official said on Saturday.

Proposal send to ADB to fund project to track char dham yatra pilgrims: Govt

Uttarakhand government has sent a proposal to the Asian Development Bank requesting it to fund a project introducing radio frequency identification technology to track pilgrims in case of a crisis on char dham yatra route.

'Congress spreading myths about curtailment of funds by Centre'

Former Chief Minister Bhagat Singh Koshiyari Friday accused the ruling Congress of "spreading myths" about alleged curtailment of budgetry allocations to Uttarakhand by the Centre, saying in fact there had been an increase of Rs 1,734 crore in the funds to be allocated to the state for the ongoing fiscal.

Credit for good work near Kedarnath goes to NIM: Koshiyari

Noting that a lot needs to be done to improve the condition of roads on Chardham yatra route, former Uttarakhand chief minister Bhagat Singh Koshiyari today said the credit for all the good work done near Kedarnath shrine goes to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and not to the state government as it claims.

Three students robbed of car, valuables in UP

Three students were robbed of their valuables and car by some armed miscreants on the Delhi-Dehradun national highway near Sisona village, police said on Sunday.

Govt to provide free seeds to farmers in Uttarakhand

Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday announced fresh measures to provide relief to rain-hit farmers in the state including free distribution of seeds among them and an increased subsidy on ginger and turmeric seeds.

Assess chardham yatra preparations with positive mind: Harish Rawat to BJP

Days after BJP announced its plans to examine preparations for chardham yatra, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday advised the opposition party to carry out the exercise in a positive frame of mind.

Rawat seeks 6-month exemption for farmers from payment of loan interest

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked the Centre to send a team to the state to assess the damage done to crops by unseasonal rains and exempt the farmers from paying interest on their loans taken from nationalised banks for the next six months.

Unseasonal rains damage 51-69% crops in Uttarakhand: Govt

Unseasonal rains and hailstorms have damaged 51 to 69 per cent of crops across Uttarakhand this year.

Women found hanging from tree died of execution: Police

Two women, bodies of whom were found hanging from a tree in Ukhimath area of Rudraprayag district three days ago, died of execution, police said on Thursday.

Leopard found dead in Uttarakhand

A leopard was found dead Monday near a water body close to Raipur reserve forest area on the outskirts of the city.

Untimely rains damage 30 percent mango crops in Uttar Pradesh

Vagaries of nature have hit hard the mango growers of Uttar Pradesh where almost 30 per cent of the crop has been damaged by bouts of unseasonal rains, gusty winds and hailstorms, raising fears of poor availability and high cost of the king of fruits.

IAS imposter case: Ruby Choudhary arrested by Uttarakhand Police
IAS imposter case: Ruby Choudhary arrested by Uttarakhand Police

The Dehradun Police has arrested Ruby Choudhary, accused of posing as a trainee IAS officer and illegally staying at the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri Administrative Academy in Mussoorie.

IAS Imposter case: Ruby Chaudhry threatens suicide if denied justice
IAS Imposter case: Ruby Chaudhry threatens suicide if denied justice

 Accusing authorities of shielding Deputy Director of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration Saurabh Jain, the woman who stayed at the prestigious institute masquerading as an IAS probationer with the help of a fake ID card allegedly issued by the official today threatened to commit suicide if she did not get justice.

IAS imposter case: Ruby Choudhary's husband speaks out against her
IAS imposter case: Ruby Choudhary's husband speaks out against her

In a new twist to the IAS imposter case, the husband of Ruby Choudhary said on Friday that his family was kept in the dark about his wife's claim of being a trainee at the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri Administrative Academy in Mussoorie.