Rawat for separate ropeway corporation in Uttarakhand

With a view to consolidate infrastructure along Chardham yatra route, Uttarakhand Chief Minster Harish Rawat has said a separate ropeway corporation will be set up to expand the ropeway network in the state.

IAS academy breach: Harish Rawat turns down request for CBI probe

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has turned down state police's request seeking a CBI probe into the unauthorised stay of a woman at the IAS training academy in Mussoorie for over six months masquerading as a probationer.

Schools with at least 10 minority students to appoint Urdu teacher: Harish Rawat

One Urdu teacher each will be appointed in every school where the number of minority students is 10 or more, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has said. 

Uttarakhand starts pilgrimage for senior citizens

After neighbouring Uttar Pradesh rolled out an all-cost-paid pilgrimage trip for senior citizens of the state, the hill state of Uttarakhand has also launched a similar exercise.

Rawat flags off second season of free pilgrimage for elderly

The second season of "Mere Bujurg Mere Teerth", a unique scheme under which the elderly are taken on a free pilgrimage to the famed Himalayan shrines of Uttarakhand, began here on Monday with the Chief Minister Harish Rawat flagging off three buses carrying pilgrims to Badrinath and Gangotri temples.

U'khand raises minimum compensation for farmers to Rs 1,500

Uttarakhand government has raised the minimum compensation amount for farmers affected by crop losses to Rs 1,500 from the current provision of Rs 1,000.

Centre denies bid to topple UP, Uttarakhand governments

The central government on Wednesday refuted the claim of a former governor that the Centre tried to topple the state governments of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

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.

Harish Rawat to invite PM to take part in Char Dham Yatra

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday said he would invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take part in the Char Dham Yatra.

Experienced 'fire-like' energy in Kedarnath: Rahul Gandhi

Days after returning from a 57-day sabbatical, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is on Thursday undertook a yatra to Kedarnath.

Felt fire-like energy: Rahul Gandhi after visiting Kedarnath shrine
Felt fire-like energy: Rahul Gandhi after visiting Kedarnath shrine

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday trekked to the revered Kedarnath shrine and said that he felt "fire-like" energy after entering the holy portals.

Team of physically challenged persons start trek to Kedarnath

 A seven-member team of physically challenged people, including a duo who had fought in the Kargil war, on Wednesday started on a trek to Kedarnath.

Char Dham Yatra begins today
Char Dham Yatra begins today

Amid frequent rains and snowfall in Uttarakhand, the annual Char Dham Yatra will begin on Tuesday, with the opening of the gates of Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines on the auspicious occasion of "Akshaya Tritiya".

Uttarakhand gets its second tiger reserve - Rajaji National Park
Uttarakhand gets its second tiger reserve - Rajaji National Park

 Uttarakhand today got its second tiger reserve as the famous Rajaji National Park in state was formally granted the prestigious status.

Two killed by lightning in Uttarakhand; snowfall, rains continue

Two persons, including an adolescent, were killed after being struck by lightning in two separate incidents in Uttarakhand amid continuing snowfall in the higher reaches of the hill districts and unseasonal rains lashing the plain areas of the state.

No politics over char dham yatra: Congress MLAs

Paying heed to Chief Minister Harish Rawat's advice, Uttarakhand Congress on Tuesday clarified that there will be no politics over char dham yatra by party MLAs when they visit the famous centres of faith in Garhwal Himalayas this season.

Harish Rawat extends invitation to Austria to invest in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday promised to extend all help to Austrian investors if they came forward to invest in the state especially in tourism, education, information technology and industrial sectors.

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.