Uttarakhand News

Pushkar Singh Dhami to take oath as new Uttarakhand Chief Minister today

Pushkar Singh Dhami to take oath as new Uttarakhand Chief Minister today

Pushkar Singh Dhami will replace Tirath Singh Rawat, who resigned within four months of taking charge from Trivendra Singh Rawat. He will be the third CM of the hill state in nearly four months. 

Jul 04, 2021, 06:36 AM IST
Who is Pushkar Singh Dhami? Two-time MLA named new Uttarakhand Chief Minister

Who is Pushkar Singh Dhami? Two-time MLA named new Uttarakhand Chief Minister

BJP MLA Pushkar Singh Dhami has been named as the next Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. The two-time MLA was chosen for the post in the legislature meeting on Saturday.

Jul 03, 2021, 15:48 PM IST
Tirath Singh Rawat’s resignation was the only option, says Uttarakhand BJP chief ahead of legislature meeting

Tirath Singh Rawat’s resignation was the only option, says Uttarakhand BJP chief ahead of legislature meeting

 Tirath Singh Rawat tendered his resignation from the Uttarakhand CM post to Governor Baby Rani Maurya on Friday night (July 2). 

Jul 03, 2021, 12:15 PM IST
Felt it was right to resign given constitutional crisis in Uttarakhand: Tirath Singh Rawat

Felt it was right to resign given constitutional crisis in Uttarakhand: Tirath Singh Rawat

Tirath Singh Rawat after tendering his resignation as Uttarakhand CM said, "I have submitted my resignation to Governor. Given the constitutional crisis, I felt it was right for me to resign.”

Jul 03, 2021, 07:23 AM IST
Tirath Singh Rawat resigns as Uttarakhand CM, BJP MLAs to meet today

Tirath Singh Rawat resigns as Uttarakhand CM, BJP MLAs to meet today

The Uttarakhand BJP legislature party will meet Saturday to elect its new leader, who will be later sworn in as the next CM of the state where assembly elections are due early next year. Tirath Singh

Jul 03, 2021, 00:27 AM IST
Leadership crisis in Uttarakhand? Tirath Singh Rawat offers to resign as CM, say sources

Leadership crisis in Uttarakhand? Tirath Singh Rawat offers to resign as CM, say sources

Sources say that Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has written a letter to JP Nadda saying he wants to resign from the post of CM to avoid constitutional crisis in the state. Rawat needs to be

Jul 02, 2021, 17:18 PM IST
Uttarakhand cancels Kanwar Yatra for second consecutive year in view of COVID-19

Uttarakhand cancels Kanwar Yatra for second consecutive year in view of COVID-19

"Uttarakhand government has cancelled Kanwar Yatra, held in the month of 'sawan' from Haridwar, as a precautionary measure amid COVID-19 pandemic,” state government spokesperson said. 

Jul 02, 2021, 11:10 AM IST
Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat summoned to Delhi for discussions ahead of assembly polls

Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat summoned to Delhi for discussions ahead of assembly polls

The significance of the call by the BJP high command could be gauged by the fact that the state is slated to go to Assembly polls next year. Uttarakhand has 70 Assembly seats. It is to mention that

Jun 30, 2021, 09:31 AM IST
Uttarakhand govt postpones Char Dham Yatra with immediate effect in compliance with High Court order

Uttarakhand govt postpones Char Dham Yatra with immediate effect in compliance with High Court order

Defying the Uttarakhand High Court`s order against holding Char Dham yatra this year, the state government had earlier issued a fresh set of COVID guidelines for the pilgrimage and said the first

Jun 29, 2021, 09:11 AM IST
Uttarakhand High Court stays Char Dham Yatra, orders live streaming of four shrines

Uttarakhand High Court stays Char Dham Yatra, orders live streaming of four shrines

The Uttarakhand high court passed the order days after the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state decided to allow pilgrims only from the districts in which the shrines are located from July

Jun 28, 2021, 16:18 PM IST
Chardham yatra to open partially for locals from July 1, Uttarakhand to issue guidelines

Chardham yatra to open partially for locals from July 1, Uttarakhand to issue guidelines

Uttarakhand Cabinet on Friday has decided to issue guidelines for Chardham Yatra for pilgrims from Chamoli, Uttarkashi and Rudraprayag districts from July 1.

Jun 26, 2021, 08:44 AM IST
Fake COVID testing scam at Kumbh: Uttarakhand High Court grants protection to accused

Fake COVID testing scam at Kumbh: Uttarakhand High Court grants protection to accused

The court asked the agency to cooperate with the investigating agencies. It asked the accused to appear before the investigation officer on Friday.

Jun 24, 2021, 17:44 PM IST
COVID testing scam in Kumbh: Uttarakhand SIT notice to three firms for questioning

COVID testing scam in Kumbh: Uttarakhand SIT notice to three firms for questioning

The Special Investigation Team on Monday issued notices to three firms involved in the alleged COVID-19 testing scam during the recently-concluded Kumbh Mela in Haridwar. 

Jun 21, 2021, 16:07 PM IST
Uttarakhand COVID-19 lockdown to be extended till June 29, check new guidelines

Uttarakhand COVID-19 lockdown to be extended till June 29, check new guidelines

State minister Subodh Uniyal said that a decision has been taken to impose a COVID curfew from June 22 to June 29 with certain relaxations.

Jun 20, 2021, 15:51 PM IST
Rains wreak havoc in Uttarakhand, damage newly constructed section of road on Rishikesh-Gangotri national highway

Rains wreak havoc in Uttarakhand, damage newly constructed section of road on Rishikesh-Gangotri national highway

The Rishikesh-Gangotri National Highway, NH-94 (under Char Dham project) in Uttarakhand`s Chamba has been closed due to road damage. 

Jun 20, 2021, 14:45 PM IST
COVID-19 testing scam in Mahakumbh: Uttarakhand govt orders FIR against labs from Delhi, Haryana

COVID-19 testing scam in Mahakumbh: Uttarakhand govt orders FIR against labs from Delhi, Haryana

In Haridwar, as many as 6,00,291 COVID-19 tests were conducted, and 17,375 cases were reported, resulting in a positivity rate of 2.89 per cent. In the other 12 districts of Uttarakhand, 4,42,432

Jun 17, 2021, 12:36 PM IST
Uttarakhand govt to start recruitment for 394 vacant posts in state universities

Uttarakhand govt to start recruitment for 394 vacant posts in state universities

Uttarakhand government is likely to start the recruitment process for the 394 vacant posts in its all State Universities.

Jun 17, 2021, 11:11 AM IST
Uttarakhand government postpones order for opening Char Dham Yatra for 3 districts

Uttarakhand government postpones order for opening Char Dham Yatra for 3 districts

This comes a day after Uniyal had announced that the residents of Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi have been permitted to visit the Chardham sites of Badrinath, Kedarnath and Gangotri-Yamunotri,

Jun 15, 2021, 10:31 AM IST
Uttarakhand extends COVID-19 curfew till June 22 with some relaxations, check details here

Uttarakhand extends COVID-19 curfew till June 22 with some relaxations, check details here

The Uttarakhand government on Monday extended the COVID-19 curfew in the state by one more week. Now the restrictions will remain in place till June 22. 

Jun 14, 2021, 14:15 PM IST
Uttarakhand Congress leader Indira Hridayesh dies in Delhi

Uttarakhand Congress leader Indira Hridayesh dies in Delhi

Indira Hridayesh was the Leader of the Opposition (LoP) in the Uttarakhand Assembly and died due to a heart attack.

Jun 13, 2021, 13:23 PM IST