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Poaching menace: Shoot-at-sight orders at Corbett reserve

Corbett Tiger Reserve authorities have issued shoot-at-sight orders and pressed two drones into service after movement of poachers was reported along the southern fringes of the park.

EC revises Uttarakhand poll percentage figures, puts it at 65.64%
EC revises Uttarakhand poll percentage figures, puts it at 65.64%

The Election Commission on Tuesday corrected its poll percentage figures for Uttarakhand saying that 65.64 per cent of the total electorate in the state cast their votes as against 68 per cent announced earlier.

Uttarakhand polls: Congress will form next government, says Chief Minister Harish Rawat
Uttarakhand polls: Congress will form next government, says Chief Minister Harish Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat today said Congress will perform even better than expected in the assembly polls held yesterday and form the next government in the state.

IIT-Roorkee students dance to Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ and they just nail it – VIRAL VIDEO
IIT-Roorkee students dance to Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ and they just nail it – VIRAL VIDEO

The music video has been made by the members of the Choreography and Dance Section of IIT-Roorkee.

Uttarakhand polls: 68% voter turnout recorded
Uttarakhand polls: 68% voter turnout recorded

At least 68 percent voter turnout has been recorded till 5:00 pm in the Uttarakhand Assembly elections.

PM Narendra Modi urges UP, Uttarakhand voters to exercise their franchise

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday appealed the voters in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand to exercise their franchise and participate in the "festival of democracy".

Uttarakhand: Baba Ramdev asks people to vote for clean govt
Uttarakhand: Baba Ramdev asks people to vote for clean govt

When asked whether Narendra Modi government was performing satisfactorily, Yoga guru Ramdev said it was discharging its duties with total authenticity.

Uttarakhand Assembly elections 2017: Voting for 69 seats on Wednesday
Uttarakhand Assembly elections 2017: Voting for 69 seats on Wednesday

Polling for the 69 Vidhan Sabha seats in the hill state of Uttarakhand will be held on Wednesday.

Stop telecast of new sting tapes on Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat, Congress urges EC
Stop telecast of new sting tapes on Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat, Congress urges EC

The Congress today urged the Election Commission to pull off the air, a purported sting operation being shown by a private news channel here accusing Chief Minister Harish Rawat of bribing a former BJP MLA to break ranks with his party.

Uttarakhand Assembly polls: Congress is a sinking ship being deserted by all, says Rajnath Singh
Uttarakhand Assembly polls: Congress is a sinking ship being deserted by all, says Rajnath Singh

Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for comparing rebel Congress leaders joining BJP with "garbage", Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said Congress was a sinking ship.

Uttarakhand polls: BJP candidate Mahendra Bhatt attacked
Uttarakhand polls: BJP candidate Mahendra Bhatt attacked

Mahendra Bhatt is contesting elections from Badrinath constituency.

Uttarakhand Assembly Elections 2017: Rahul Gandhi, CM Harish Rawat attend Ganga Aarti at Haridwar’s Har Ki Pauri
Uttarakhand Assembly Elections 2017: Rahul Gandhi, CM Harish Rawat attend Ganga Aarti at Haridwar’s Har Ki Pauri

Rahul Gandhi on Sunday held a 75-km roadshow ahead of February 15 polls in Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand Assembly elections: Punish those who ruined your future, says PM Modi
Uttarakhand Assembly elections: Punish those who ruined your future, says PM Modi

Asserting that he will not rest till those who looted the country paid back, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the voters in Uttarakhand to give exemplary punishment in the polls to people who ruined their future.

People gather on rooftops to listen to PM Narendra Modi in Uttarakhand - Watch video
People gather on rooftops to listen to PM Narendra Modi in Uttarakhand - Watch video

Prime Minister said on Sunday in Uttarakhand that game was over was those who had looted the country for seventy years. 

Uttarakhand Polls: BJP supporters waive party flags, chant PM Narendra Modi's name in Rahul Gandhi's road show
Uttarakhand Polls: BJP supporters waive party flags, chant PM Narendra Modi's name in Rahul Gandhi's road show

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi`s road show and nukkad sabha in Uttarakhand`s Haridwar city turned flop as thousands of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters waived the party`s flag and raised slogans in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Uttarakhand polls: Vote BJP to power, change the fate of state, says PM Narendra Modi
Uttarakhand polls: Vote BJP to power, change the fate of state, says PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally on Sunday in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand polls: PM Narendra Modi addresses rally in Srinagar
Uttarakhand polls: PM Narendra Modi addresses rally in Srinagar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Uttarakhand's Srinagar today.

Uttarakhand polls: Rahul Gandhi to hold road show, Nukkad Sabha in Haridwar
Uttarakhand polls: Rahul Gandhi to hold road show, Nukkad Sabha in Haridwar

With Uttarakhand assembly elections round the corner, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will hold a road show along with a Nukkad Sabha in Haridwar on Sunday.

Tremors felt in Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir
Tremors felt in Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir

Mild tremors were felt in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand on late night on Saturday. The earthquake was also felt in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir as well.

PM Narendra Modi appeals to Uttarakhand voters to elect BJP for growth
PM Narendra Modi appeals to Uttarakhand voters to elect BJP for growth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today slammed Uttarakhand's Congress government, accusing it of lacking political will for development, and urged the electorate to vote for BJP for the state's growth.

Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat cries foul over helicopter search
Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat cries foul over helicopter search

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday objected to the checking of his helicopter for unaccounted cash during campaigning in Haldwani and alleged he was being harassed at the behest of the Centre.

Number of unemployed people doubles during Congress rule in Uttarakhand

Congress may have made a slew of promises to woo young voters in Uttarakhand, including an allowance to unemployed youths.

PM Narendra Modi to address rallies in Bijnor, Haridwar today
PM Narendra Modi to address rallies in Bijnor, Haridwar today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address rallies in Uttar Pradesh`s Bijnor and Uttarakhand`s Haridwar on Friday.

Non-projection of CM candidate in Uttarakhand leaves voters guessing
Non-projection of CM candidate in Uttarakhand leaves voters guessing

BJP may appear to have an advantage in Uttarakhand which goes to polls on February 15 but absence of a chief ministerial candidate may prove to be a stumbling block.

Raincoat barb row: Amit Shah reminds Rahul Gandhi of Sonia Gandhi's remark against PM Narendra Modi
Raincoat barb row: Amit Shah reminds Rahul Gandhi of Sonia Gandhi's remark against PM Narendra Modi

Amit Shah's reference was Sonia Gandhi's remark "Maut ka Saudagar" (merchant of death) comment made against Modi during the 2007 Gujarat Assembly election.

Poll-bound Uttarakhand has rich people - and children with poor health
Poll-bound Uttarakhand has rich people - and children with poor health

It ranks number six in per capita income, but relatively prosperous Uttarakhand does worse than many poorer states with its infant mortality rate (IMR), ranking 18th among 29 states, an indication of its indifferent health as it prepares to choose a new government on February 15.

Assembly elections 2017: Assets of 60 Uttarakahnd MLAs double in five years
Assembly elections 2017: Assets of 60 Uttarakahnd MLAs double in five years

Average assets of 60 MLAs contesting the 2017 Uttarakhand polls has nearly doubled in the last five years, registering a jump of over Rs 1.75 crore.

Uttarakhand re-contesting MLAs' assets soar 96% in 5 years: ADR
Uttarakhand re-contesting MLAs' assets soar 96% in 5 years: ADR

The average assets of 60 re-contesting MLAs in Uttarakhand have jumped by over Rs 1.77 crore in last five years, says the latest report.

Ward boy breaks 3-day-old baby's leg because he was annoyed with incessant crying
Ward boy breaks 3-day-old baby's leg because he was annoyed with incessant crying

A ward boy at a private hospital allegedly broke one of the legs of a three-day-old infant as he was annoyed with the baby crying incessantly.

Earthquake measuring 3.6 on Richter scale jolts Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag
Earthquake measuring 3.6 on Richter scale jolts Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag

A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 3.6 on Richter Scale hit Uttarakhand Tuesday afternoon.