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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.

Governor Paul asks Uttarakhand varsities to re-orient themselves according to new challenges

Noting that universities today face the challenge of producing cadres of skilled youth who can take up research and leadership roles, Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul today asked them to re-orient themselves in accordance with the changing times and develop an academic base which gives confidence to students.

WATCH: Man-eater tigress killed by locals in Uttarakhand's Ramnagar
WATCH: Man-eater tigress killed by locals in Uttarakhand's Ramnagar

Some local residents of  Uttarakhand's Ramnagar on Thursday killed a man-eater tigress.

IAF chopper crashes in Uttarakhand, passengers unhurt

A Mi17 chopper of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed soon after take off in Badrinath town in Uttarakhand on Wednesday but no one was hurt, officials said.

2013 Uttarakhand floods: CM Harish Rawat admits 31 skeletons found near Kedarnath
2013 Uttarakhand floods: CM Harish Rawat admits 31 skeletons found near Kedarnath

The Uttarakhand government on Monday admitted that many skeletons had been recovered from near the Kedarnath temple that was badly hit by flash floods and heavy rains in 2013.

Indo-US joint military exercise in Uttarakhand concludes

The two-week-long Indo-US joint military exercise, being conducted at Chaubatia in Uttarakhand, concluded on Tuesday.

President Pranab Mukherjee on a 3-day visit to Uttarakhand
President Pranab Mukherjee on a 3-day visit to Uttarakhand

President Pranab Mukherjee will arrive in Uttarakhand on Tuesday for a three-day visit, officials said.

3.7 magnitude tremors felt in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag

A mild quake measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale jolted Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand and adjoining areas in the wee hours today.

India, US armies hold joint training in Uttarakhand hills

As part of the ongoing `Yudh Abhyas 2016` exercise, the Indian and US troops on Thursday participated in joint training operations in the mountainous terrain of Uttarakhand, a defence official said.

Heavy rains forecast for Uttarakhand in 48 hours to Friday

The regional Met department on Wednesday forecast heavy rains in the Kumaon region in the next 48 hours, an official of the state government said.

Five coaches of Doon Express derail in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad
Five coaches of Doon Express derail in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad

Five coaches of the Doon Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad on Tuesday afternoon, said railway officials. No casualties were reported so far.

President Pranab Mukherjee to visit Uttarakhand

President Pranab Mukherjee will be on a four-day visit to Uttarakhand from September 27 during which he will go to Kedarnath to pay obeisance at the Himalayan shrine along with his family and take part in the Ganga Arti at Haridwar.

Cong to seek answers from Modi during vikas sankalpa yatra

The ruling Congress in Uttarakhand will seek answers from the centre for allegedly meting out step-motherly treatment to the hill state and inflicting on it the "wound of defection", during its 'Satat Vikas Sankalpa Yatra' starting September 10.

Dehradun, Nainital to receive heavy rainfall

More than 50 roads in the state continue to be blocked by landslides, leading to problems for people living in some towns and villages.