Uttarakhand News

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.

May 21, 2017, 09:44 AM IST
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.

May 20, 2017, 09:59 AM IST
''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.  

May 17, 2017, 09:27 AM IST
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.

May 12, 2017, 21:11 PM IST
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.

May 05, 2017, 13:37 PM IST

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.

May 04, 2017, 19:13 PM IST

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.

May 04, 2017, 18:56 PM IST
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.

May 04, 2017, 13:19 PM IST
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.

May 03, 2017, 15:44 PM IST
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.

May 03, 2017, 13:34 PM IST
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.

May 03, 2017, 13:09 PM IST
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. 

May 03, 2017, 11:57 AM IST
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

May 03, 2017, 09:03 AM IST

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

May 02, 2017, 19:23 PM IST

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.

May 01, 2017, 23:18 PM IST
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.

May 01, 2017, 11:57 AM IST

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.  

Apr 30, 2017, 10:02 AM IST

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".

Apr 28, 2017, 20:06 PM IST

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

Apr 28, 2017, 11:20 AM IST

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.

Apr 27, 2017, 17:32 PM IST

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