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Uttarakhand News

WATCH: This baby elephant gives a chase to tourist jeep at Jim Corbett National Park
WATCH: This baby elephant gives a chase to tourist jeep at Jim Corbett National Park

A jeep carrying tourists at Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand was followed by an uninvited giant mammal for good few seconds before it stopped to change its route.

Uttarakhand: Lightning kills three in Uttarkashi

At least three people were killed and nine injured after being hit by lighting in Uttarkashi. 

Hemkund Sahib opens after winter closure

Guru Gobind Singh performed 'Tapasya' at Hemkunt Sahib which is situated about 21 km away on the Badrinath National Highway.

22 Uttarkashi bus accident victims' bodies flown to Indore

Bodies of 22 pilgrims were airlifted to Indore in Madhya Pradesh. 

Uttarakhand Uttarkashi accident: death toll rises to 24

The death toll in the bus accident near Nalupani in the district has mounted to 24 after three more bodies were recovered today from the mangled remains of the vehicle which fell into Bhagirathi river.

At least 24 pilgrims killed as bus plunges into gorge in Uttarakhand; PM Narendra Modi announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh
At least 24 pilgrims killed as bus plunges into gorge in Uttarakhand; PM Narendra Modi announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the tragic incident and expressed solidarity with the kin of the deceased.

24 dead as bus plunges into gorge in Uttarakhand
24 dead as bus plunges into gorge in Uttarakhand

A bus full of pilgrims from Indore, Madhya Pradesh were returning from the Gangotri shrine when the accident took place in Uttarkashi. 

Major mishap in Uttarakhand, at least 22 dead as bus carrying pilgrims falls into Bhagirathi river; CM announces ex-gratia
Major mishap in Uttarakhand, at least 22 dead as bus carrying pilgrims falls into Bhagirathi river; CM announces ex-gratia

In a tragic incident, at least 22 persons lost their lives whereas almost eight others received injuries after a bus ferrying pilgrims plunged into the Bhagirathi river near Nalupani here on Tuesday evening.

Boulder falls on bus in Uttarakhand, five killed

The incident happened on the Almorah-Haldwani highway near Lohali.  

Rishikesh-Badrinath highway opens post massive landslide
Rishikesh-Badrinath highway opens post massive landslide

The Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway which was shut on Friday near Vishnuprayag in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district due to a massive landslide was re-opened for traffic on Sunday.

Rishikesh-Badrinath highway closed after landslide, at least 1,000 stranded; rescue and relief operations on
Rishikesh-Badrinath highway closed after landslide, at least 1,000 stranded; rescue and relief operations on

The highway has been closed near Vishnuprayag, one of the five confluences of Alaknanda river, between Joshimath and Badrinath, the famous pilgrim spot in Uttarakhand.

''Char Dham Yatra'' sees record footfall
''Char Dham Yatra'' sees record footfall

Post the 2013 flash floods that killed thousands, the pilgrimage had evoked lukewarm response over the past few years.
 

After EC's plea, HC says order on EVMs need not be taken as precedent
After EC's plea, HC says order on EVMs need not be taken as precedent

The EC submitted that since it seals the machines after the conclusion of any election, such a direction was not needed.

In front of 300 clerics, RSS-linked body to urge Muslims to shun beef in Roorkee
In front of 300 clerics, RSS-linked body to urge Muslims to shun beef in Roorkee

The two day meet of Rashtryia Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) affiliate Muslim Rashtryia Manch (MRM) kicks off in Roorkee district of Uttar Pradesh amid a row over beef consumption and protection of cows.

Congress initiates rejig, appoints new chiefs for Punjab, Uttarakhand

As part of its restructuring, the Congress on Thursday initiated changes in some state units appointing new presidents for Uttarakhand and Punjab, and a general secretary in-charge for Rajasthan.

Pritam Singh appointed new Uttarakhand Congress chief

Chakrata MLA Pritam Singh was on Thursday appointed as the new president of the Uttarakhand Congress where the party was routed in the recent assembly polls.

NGT issues notice to Centre, Uttarakhand Govt for illegal dumping in Ganga
NGT issues notice to Centre, Uttarakhand Govt for illegal dumping in Ganga

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday issued a notice to the Centre, Uttarakhand Government and the Border Road Organisation in regard to the illegal dumping of debris into the Ganga river.

PM Narendra Modi shares photo of 'young friend' he met in Kedarnath - PIC INSIDE
PM Narendra Modi shares photo of 'young friend' he met in Kedarnath - PIC INSIDE

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the first to offer prayers at the fabled Kedarnath temple here as the shrine on Wednesday opened its doors after a six month long winter break.

PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand: See pics
PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand: See pics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning offered prayers at the Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand which reopened today following a six-month winter break.

FULL SPEECH: What all PM Narendra Modi said after inaugurating Patanjali Research Institute in Haridwar - WATCH
FULL SPEECH: What all PM Narendra Modi said after inaugurating Patanjali Research Institute in Haridwar - WATCH

PM Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed a gathering after inaugurating Patanjali Research Institute in Haridwar, Uttarakhand.

No VIP treatment for PM; Narendra Modi sets example, stops man from removing his shoes at Kedarnath Temple
No VIP treatment for PM; Narendra Modi sets example, stops man from removing his shoes at Kedarnath Temple

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is committed to end the VIP culture prevalent in the country, has shown that he practices what he preaches others. 

PM Narendra Modi stresses on preventive healthcare, urges people to take cleanliness pledge in Haridwar
PM Narendra Modi stresses on preventive healthcare, urges people to take cleanliness pledge in Haridwar

PM Narendra Modi, who inaugurated the Patanjali Research Institute at Patanjali Yogapeeth in Haridwar, on Wednesday stressed on preventive healthcare while also urging people to take a pledge for cleanliness. Earlier in the day, PM Modi paid a visit to the revered Kedarnath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. 

Congress stages walkout in Uttarakhand Assembly

Opposition Congress today staged a walkout in the Uttarakhand Assembly stressing on its demand for a neutral probe into allegations that a BJP leader tried to extort money from a rice mill owner in Udham Singh Nagar district at the behest of a state minister.

EVM issue: HC sends notices to SEC, winning candidates

After last week's order of the high court six more election petitions were filed there seeking the sealing and investigation of the EVMs of six more constituencies.

Uttarakhand High Court orders sealing of EVMs for six assembly constituencies within 48 hours
Uttarakhand High Court orders sealing of EVMs for six assembly constituencies within 48 hours

Uttarakhand High Court on Monday ordered the sealing of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) in the strong rooms for six assembly constituencies, within 48 hrs.

Gregoryman nominated as 71st member of Uttarakhand Assembly

George Ivan Gregoryman was today nominated as the 71st member of the present Uttarakhand Assembly, which has 70 elected members and one nominated member from the Anglo-Indian community.

 

River Ganga receives first legal notice after getting human status

The Uttarakhand High Court had earlier this year accorded the status of "living human entities" to the Ganga and Yamuna rivers to help in their "preservation and conservation".

Uttarakhand High Court's intervention validates our doubt on EVM

With the Uttarakhand High Court directing the judicial magistrate to seize the EVMs used during the assembly polls, the Congress has called on the poll panel to `come clear` and convince the nation of no tampering and manipulation with the voting machines.

Uttarakhand HC issues notice to EC on tampering of EVMs

The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday issued notice to the Election Commission and the state government on a petition alleging tampering of EVMs in Dehradun's Vikasnagar constituency.