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Indian Army gets 601 new officers after passing-out parade
A total of 601 cadets were inducted into the Indian army as officers in Uttarakhand's capital city Dehradun after a passing-out parade at the prestigious Indian Military Academy. Afghan Army Chief General Sher Mohammad Karimi reviewed the parade which was held on Drill Square in front of the historic Chetwood building amidst tight security.
Three-year-old Uttarakhand boy returns Rs 50,000 found in a bank to its manager
Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Sunday appreciated a three-year-old boy for his honesty as he returned a packet containing Rs. 50,000 found in a bank to its manager. Qureshi met Shivam at Raj Bhawan on Sunday and appreciated his honesty, according to an official release.
Now, passport verification process to be hassle-free
In a move that will enable passport seekers to upload documents required for police verification online and will save both time & energy, the passport office in Dehradun on Wednesday implemented the district police headquarters model (DPHQ model) across the state.
Centre nod to state govt to use upto five-hectare forest land in flood-hit areas
In what is being seen as a boost to relief and rehabilitation work in the state, the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) on Monday permitted the state government to utilize up to five hectares of forest land for carrying out development activities in flood-hit areas.
Four arrested for the murder of Delhi-based couple
Four people from Dehradun were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly murdering a Delhi-based couple. A driver hired by the couple and his accomplices were the main suspect in the murder case. One of the accused confessed to raping the female victim.
NSUI neta immolates self in Ramnagar over SHO’s transfer
Rohit Pandey, a 23-year-old student leader, set himself on fire in a bid to press authorities to remove the station house officer of Ramnagar. He was rescued, but sustained 65% burn injuries and was referred to Delhi for treatment.
CM announces development projects for Garsain
Chief Minister Harish Rawat, while inaugurating the Horticulture and Tourism Development Fair at Garsain today, announced a series of projects. He linked the fairs of all districts with tourism and announced Rs. 25 lakh for them under the revolving fund. He discussed the possibility of developing the belt from Garsain to Bharadisen.
Uttarakhand Cabinet meet in Kedarnath a waste of money : BJP
Terming the upcoming meeting of the Uttarakhand Cabinet in Kedarnath a "waste of money", Opposition BJP on Thursday said it will not solve problems of the people living in the calamity-hit area.
Tehri lake to be renamed after freedom fighter Shri Dev Suman
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat announced to rename the Tehri lake after famous freedom fighter from the state, Shri Dev Suman, and tourism projects located close to it after the villages that submerged in the Tehri dam.
Five killed as jeep falls into gorge
Five persons were killed and three others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge in Pauri district, police said today. The accident occurred near Dhumakot in the district late last evening, they said. All the five bodies have been recovered and the three injured have been admitted to a hospital in Kotdwar.
Alternative route to Mansarovar pilgrmage against religious sentiments : Uttarakhand CM
Opposing the India-China pact on seeking an alternative route to Mansarovar through Nathula in Sikkim, Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat on Friday said it goes against the religious sentiments of people across the country.
16 people killed as bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand
Sixteeen people were killed and seventeen injured today when a bus in which they were travelling fell into a gorge in Tehri district of Uttarakhand. A total of 33 persons were on board the bus when it fell into a 300 ft deep gorge near Juyalgarh, Tehri superintendent of police Mukhtar Mohsin said.
CM Harish Rawat dismisses BJP charges, says Nanda Devi yatra smooth
Rebutting BJP's charges of "slipshod arrangements" during Nanda Devi Raaj Jaat yatra, Chief Minister Harish Rawat has said "baseless" allegations like these could do irreparable harm to Uttarakhand's tourism which was hit severely by last year's natural calamity.
Uttarakhand to set up milk development council to boost production
A milk development council will be set up in Uttarakhand to promote milk production in the state by creating better coordination among milk unions and linking the trade with self-employment. This was announced by Chief Minister Harish Rawat at a meeting with representatives of different milk federations here yesterday, an official release said here.
Four behead teen rape survivor before sister in Uttarakhand
In a shocking incident, four men were allegedly involved in the beheading of a teen-aged girl, who had accused one of them of raping her earlier this year, in front of her sister in Ramnagar area of Nainital district on Saturday evening, an investigating officer said on the condition of anonymity. No arrests have been made yet.
Governor greets people on Shrikrishna Janmashtami
Uttarakhand Governor Dr. Aziz Qureshi has greeted people of the state on the occasion of Shrikrishna Janmashtami. In his message issued on the eve of the festival, the Governor said the birthday of the great “Karmayogi” Lord Krishna, who gave humanity the message of how life should be lived through Shrimad Bhagvad Gita, was an occasion of immense joy.
Landslides, floods claim 22 lives in Uttarakhand
At least 22 people, including five women, were killed and five others seriously injured early Saturday in separate incidents of house collapse that occurred after incessant and heavy rain in Pauri, Dehradun, Tehri and Nainital districts over the past few days.
Cloudburst in Uttarakhand,17 killed
Heavy rains in Uttarakhand in the wee hours today left 17 persons dead in separate incidents of cloudburst, house collapse and landslips in Pauri, Dehradun and Pithoragarh districts. The heavy rains, which are still continuing in most parts of the state including the state capital, also breached several roads cutting off nearly 250 residents of a village in Pauri district from the rest of the state.
Rawat described victory as people’s blessing to Congress
With the ruling Congress in Uttarakhand winning all the three Assembly seats in a bypoll, Chief Minister Harish Rawat described the victory as the people's blessing to the party. Our victory on the three seats is the people's blessing to the party and has increased our responsibility manifold.
Yatra to Kedarnath remains suspended till July 26 due to bad weather
With the Rishikesh-Kedarnath National Highway blocked at Doliyadevi near Fata and intermittent rains continuing, district authorities on Thursday decided to keep the Kedarnath yatra suspended till July 26.
Yatra to Badrinath, Yamnotri & Gangotri resumes
Yatra to Badrinath, Yamnotri and Gangotri resumes following improvement in weather conditions in Uttarakhand; however, Flood Situation remains grim in several parts of UP and Odisha. It may be recalled that the pilgrimage was earlier suspended due to inclement weather.
Preparations complete for Assembly bypoll in Uttarakhand
All preparations are complete for bypolls to three Assembly segments in Uttarakhand on Monday, including Dharchula from where Chief Minister Harish Rawat is seeking his entry into the state Assembly.
Red alert in Uttarkashi
With the MeT department warning of heavy showers at various places in Uttarakhand on Saturday and major rivers in spate, the Chardham yatra has been suspended even as the Centre decided to provide two Mi-17 helicopters to the state to deal with any emergency.
Heavy rains in HP, Uttarakhand, many stranded; Landslides in some areas
Heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh over the past two days and scores of pilgrims are now stranded after the rainfall triggered landslides.
Heavy Rain, Landslides in Uttarakhand Halt ‘Chaar Dhaam’ Yatra
Heavy rain and landslides have once again disrupted the 'chaar dhaam yatra' in the hill state of Uttarakhand with all roads leading to the Himalayan shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamnotri and Gangotri blocked.
Disturbed with LS poll defeat, Congress banks on Vastu for improved performance
After having failed to even open its account in the recent Lok Sabha polls, Uttarakhand Congress is has now banking on 'Vastushastra' to change its fortunes and improve its performance in Assembly polls.
Harish Rawat orders timely expenditure of funds sanctioned under the annual plan
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked senior officials to fight the tendency of spending money sanctioned under the state's annual plan towards the end of the financial year and ensure its timely expenditure.
52 mining machines seized near Haridwar
The anti-mining unit of Uttarakhand police seized 16 stone crushers and 36 earth-moving machines from near the Ganga bank in Haridwar's Bhogpur area. A large amount of river bed material worth crores that had been excavated was also seized. A 25-km stretch along the riverbank was raided on Thursday and Friday.
Rail budget disappointing for Uttarakhand : Congress
Terming the rail budget as extremely disappointing for Uttarakhand, Congress on Tuesday slammed the Centre for not making any provisions in it for the hill state. People of the state who contributed five MPs to the ruling BJP's kitty were extremely disappointed over the treatment meted out to the state in the rail budget?
Rawat congratulates people for Food Security Scheme
Congratulating the people on implementation of the Food Security Scheme in the state, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said Uttarakhand is one of the first states in the country where the scheme has been implemented.