Uttarakhand CM Rawat seeks Rs 500 crore assistance from Centre for Ardha Kumbh

The Uttarakhand government on Wednesday sought a one-time assistance of Rs 500 crore from the Centre for the Ardha Kumbh mela that is scheduled to begin in January next.

Khali's pro-wrestling talent programme launched
Khali's pro-wrestling talent programme launched

Pro-wrestling is very popular with the Uttarakhandi youth.

Alliance like Mahagathbandhan needed in UP: Harish Rawat

 Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday termed the success of Grand Alliance in Bihar polls as the "victory of secularism and propagators of development" and said that an alliance like Mahagathbandhan is needed in Uttar Pradesh, which goes to poll in 2017.

Private educational institutions to get land for schools in hill areas of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand government will provide land on lease to reputed private educational institutions to help them open schools in the hill areas.

Areas around Kedarnath to be developed for winter tourism: Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said his government is planning to develop the areas adjoining Kedarnath as a "paradise of tourism".

Uttarakhand to seek public view on Land Consolidation Bill

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat today said the government would seek suggestions from public over the draft of Land Consolidation Bill before sending it to the Assembly.

Mobile app on Badrinath Yatra launched

Badrinath pilgrimage now has a smartphone app!

BJP to stage dharna outside Rawat's residence on Oct 5

 Peeved at Chief Minister Harish Rawat's alleged refusal to meet the wife and son of a jailed BJP MLA and booking them on charges of breach of peace, BJP in Uttarakhand on Monday said all its MLAs will stage a demonstration outside CM's residence on October 5 and protest against the state government's "growing arrogance and disregard for democratic norms."

Uttarakhand govt to develop 13 yoga and herbal villages

 Uttarakhand government today said that it will develop 13 Yoga and herbal villages in the state.

On the eve of Modi visit, Harish Rawat seeks funds for Uttarakhand

On the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Rishikesh on Friday, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday wrote to him seeking release of remaining Rs 1200 crore of the package cleared by the Centre for the state to deal with effects of the devastating natural calamity of 2013.

Walls to be erected in villages adjoining forests in Uttarakhand

 To minimise frequency of man-animal conflicts, animal protection walls will be erected in villages adjoining forests in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said.

Rawat seeks special assistance from Centre for Ardhakumbh mela

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has sought a special assistance of Rs 500 crore from the Centre for the safe conduct of Ardhakumbh Mela during which huge crowds of devotees are likely to converge on the banks of the Ganga in Haridwar.

Sting CD case: BJP says CM Rawat 'shying away' from probe

 BJP today hit back at Chief Minister Harish Rawat for his remark that he was ready for a judicial probe into the sting video episode if BJP produced the original CD and said the Uttarakhand CM was once again "shying away" from a high-level probe into the matter.

Ready for judicial probe if original sting CD made available: Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday said he was ready for a judicial probe into the sting CD episode if the main Opposition party BJP is able to produce the original CD, the instruments used in the sting and the documents in support of its allegations.

Sting CD case: U'khand govt relieves IAS officer Mohammed Shahid, sends back to Centre

IAS officer and former personal secretary to Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat, Mohammed Shahid, who was seen in a purported sting CD showing him negotiating a bribery deal, has been relieved by the Uttarakhand government and sent back to Centre, as per news reports on Tuesday. 

CM Harish Rawat banks on Youth Congress to popularise Uttarakhand's 'unique schemes'

 Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked the youth wing of the Congress to take unique welfare measures initiated by the state government to the masses.

Rawat accuses Centre of 'quietly' withdrawing special status from Uttarakhand

Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday accused the BJP government at the Centre of "quietly" withdrawing the special category status from Uttarakhand and said the state has now demanded special economic incentives in recognition of its environment conservation efforts.

U’khand govt demolishes house of journalist who aired sting on Rawat's secretary

Chief Minister Harish Rawat led-Uttarakhand government reportedly ordered to demolish the house of a journalist, who aired sting on his personal secretary Mohammad Shahid.