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Rahul Gandhi showed 'phata kurta' during Uttarakhand rally: Here's is how Twitter reacted
Rahul Gandhi showed 'phata kurta' during Uttarakhand rally: Here's is how Twitter reacted

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has once again become a soft target of Twitterati for his ‘phata kurta’ comment which he made while addressing the 'Vijay Sankalp' convention for party workers in Uttarakhand recently.

Assembly Elections 2017: Congress veteran ND Tiwari's son Rohit Shekhar joins BJP
Assembly Elections 2017: Congress veteran ND Tiwari's son Rohit Shekhar joins BJP

Rohit Shekhar is the biological son of ND Tiwari and Ujjwala Sharma, who Tiwari married in 2014.

Uttarakhand Assembly Elections: BJP hails announcement of candidates list - Check who all got tickets
Uttarakhand Assembly Elections: BJP hails announcement of candidates list - Check who all got tickets

Vijay Bahuguna's son Saurabh has been given a ticket from Sitarganj, the seat his father represented in the last Vidhan Sabha.

Uttarakhand Assembly Elections: Blow for Congress as senior leader Yashpal Arya joins BJP​
Uttarakhand Assembly Elections: Blow for Congress as senior leader Yashpal Arya joins BJP​

In a setback to Congress party in Uttarakhand ahead of assembly polls, senior party leader and state minister Yashpal Arya joined BJP on Monday.

BJP's Central Election Committee meeting today, candidates for Uttarakhand, UP polls expected
BJP's Central Election Committee meeting today, candidates for Uttarakhand, UP polls expected

The Bharatiya Janata Party`s Central Election Committee meeting is scheduled to take place on Saturday, in order to select the candidates for the upcoming Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh assembly polls.

With Congress rebels in fold, problem of plenty for BJP in Uttarakhand?

 With as many as 10 Congress rebels inducted into the party, BJP could face the problem of plenty in Uttarakhand in smooth distribution of tickets for the Assembly polls among the many aspirants, sources said.

Harish Rawat briefly hospitalised with neck pain

 Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat was briefly admitted to a government hospital here on Tuesday after he complained of uneasiness and neck pain, officials said.

ITBP rescues five as vehicle plunges into gorge in Uttarakhand
ITBP rescues five as vehicle plunges into gorge in Uttarakhand

The Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel rescued five people after a vehicle fell 300 meters into a gorge on the Mussoorie-Dhanaulti road in Uttarakhand.

BJP to emerge as winner in Uttarakhand Assembly elections, likely to bag 41-46 seats: Survey
BJP to emerge as winner in Uttarakhand Assembly elections, likely to bag 41-46 seats: Survey

Assembly elections in UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur will be held between February 4 and March 8.

Confident of coming to power with majority in Uttarakhand: BJP
Confident of coming to power with majority in Uttarakhand: BJP

"People in the state are eager to get rid of a corrupt government whose performance has been nil and we are confident of coming to power with a thumping majority, " Pradesh BJP spokesman Munna Singh Chauhan told PTI.

Assembly Elections: Candidates' photographs to be displayed in Manipur, Uttarakhand​ EVMs

The model code of conduct has come into effect in Manipur and Uttarakhand with an announcement of the poll schedule yesterday. 

Namami Gange: Sewage treatment plants to be built in Haridwar, Varanasi

Taking the Namami Gange programme a step forward in the new year, the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved many projects including setting up sewage treatment plants (STP) in Haridwar and Varanasi.

BJP lashes at CM Harish Rawat over his proposed fast in Delhi

Opposition BJP today hit out at Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat for his proposed fast against the rejection of the state government's masterplan on Bhagirathi eco-sensitive zone, accusing him of having done nothing as a minister when a 100 km area along Bhagirathi in Uttarkashi district was notified as an ESZ.

Uttarakhand CM to sit on day-long fast in Delhi over rejection of ESZ master plan

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat will sit on a day-long fast in Delhi on Thursday against the rejection of the state government's zonal master plan for Bhagirathi eco-sensitive zone (ESZ), which he termed as the "biggest blow" to the state's interests.

Misappropriation of Uttarakhand disaster relief funds: CM Harish Rawat orders probe
Misappropriation of Uttarakhand disaster relief funds: CM Harish Rawat orders probe

Uttarakhand government on Wednesday instituted a judicial probe into the alleged misappropriation of disaster relief funds in the state after the 2013 natural calamity which claimed thousands of lives, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue to lash out at the Harish Rawat dispensation for corruption.

PM Narendra Modi in Dehradun: `Demonetisation broke backs of terror, human trafficking`
PM Narendra Modi in Dehradun: `Demonetisation broke backs of terror, human trafficking`

Prime Minister Narendra Modi  said Uttarakhand cannot seem to wait any longer for development.

PM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of Char Dham highway
PM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of Char Dham highway

The ‘Char Dham Yatra’ is an annual pilgrimage to the shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.

Uttarakhand weather: After snowfall and rain, mercury dips in hill state
Uttarakhand weather: After snowfall and rain, mercury dips in hill state

After snowfall and rain, mercury dipped in Uttarakhand and many areas in the state were swept by icy winds.

PM Narendra Modi's gift to those preparing for Char Dham yatra: Here are the details
PM Narendra Modi's gift to those preparing for Char Dham yatra: Here are the details

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also address a public rally at the Dehradun’s Parade ground.

Sting CD case: Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat won't appear before CBI
Sting CD case: Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat won't appear before CBI

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat will not appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday.

Facing flak for giving 'namaz' break, Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat announces 'short breaks' for all
Facing flak for giving 'namaz' break, Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat announces 'short breaks' for all

Under attack for declaring a 90-minute 'namaz' break for Muslims for Friday prayers, the Harish Rawat government has now said that Uttarakhand government employees, irrespective of their religion, caste and creed, will be allowed "special short breaks" to offer prayers during their festivals if they make a request for it.

Uttarakhand Assembly elections: Congress to join hands with Progressive Democratic Front?
Uttarakhand Assembly elections: Congress to join hands with Progressive Democratic Front?

In a bid to win Uttarakhand Assembly elections, Congress may join hands with Progressive Democratic Front (PDF).

What if Hindus ask for break for prayer? BJP asks Harish Rawat after Uttarakhand govt gives Muslims special break on Friday
What if Hindus ask for break for prayer? BJP asks Harish Rawat after Uttarakhand govt gives Muslims special break on Friday

A cabinet meeting on Saturday, chaired by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, decided that a special break will be given to the employees from the Muslim community.

Muslim govt employees get special break for Friday prayers in Uttarakhand

A special 90-minute break will be given to the government employees from the Muslim community in Uttarakhand for Friday prayers, official sources said.

High alert sounded in Haridwar, Dehradun after bag containing 3 uniforms of Punjab police recovered
High alert sounded in Haridwar, Dehradun after bag containing 3 uniforms of Punjab police recovered

In a major development, a high alert was sounded in Haridwar and Dehradun on Wednesday after finding an abandoned bag containing 3 uniforms of Punjab Police. 

Survey to begin in December on rail link to Uttarakhand's Char Dham

Work on the important Rishikesh-Karnprayag railway line would start by 2016 end.

Poll panel officials review Uttarakhand Assembly Elections preparedness

Uttarakhand goes to polls early next year to elect its legislative assembly, along with neighbouring states Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.

Kedarnath post office washed away in 2013 functional again
Kedarnath post office washed away in 2013 functional again

The post office had been washed away when the June 2013 flash floods that killed over 5,700 people and permission for restoration took three years.

SHOCKING! Man chops off dalit boy's finger for stepping over row of cowdung cakes
SHOCKING! Man chops off dalit boy's finger for stepping over row of cowdung cakes

A 60-year-old man allegedly chopped off a finger of an eight-year-old dalit boy in Haridwar district when the latter inadvertantly stepped over a row of cowdung cakes kept for drying while playing with his friends.

19 more skeletons found on Kedarnath trekking route

The search team on the Kedarnath trekking route in Uttarakhand discovered 19 more human skeletons on Tuesday, an official said.