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Uttarakhand Assembly Elections 2017: 68 per cent voting till 5 pm

February 15, 2017 6:52 am

The polling to Karnaprayag constituency of the state was adjourned due to the death of BSP candidate Kuldeep Singh Kanwasi and it will now be held on March 9.

Uttarakhand elections 2017: Country has been looted for 70 years, have to return that to poor, says PM Modi

February 10, 2017 12:29 pm

Uttarakhand elections 2017: Our armed forces showed what they are capable of, during surgical strikes. Yet, some people do not accept that & want to play politics, said PM Modi.

Uttarakhand: CM Rawat to embark on Swabhiman Yatra from Jan 25, to highlight state's growth story

January 24, 2017 3:28 pm

Harish Rawat will contest from two seats - Kichha and Haridwar Rural - in the Uttarakhand assembly elections.

With Congress rebels in fold, problem of plenty for BJP in Uttarakhand?

January 13, 2017 3:38 pm

Fielding all Congress rebels from seats of their choice may cause resentment among old party hands who may have nursed those constituencies all these years in the hope of getting a ticket.

Poll schedule for 5 states announced, UP to vote in 7 phases; counting on March 11

January 04, 2017 12:30 pm

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said that the state of Manipur will have a two-phase election and Uttar Pradesh will have a seven-phase election.

BJP's Geeta Thakur resigns, accuses BJP of 'anti-Dalit mindset'

June 11, 2016 11:03 pm

Thakur, who was the BJP-backed candidate in Uttarakhand, resigned from the party after withdrawing from the Rajya Sabha race and accused the BJP of following "money and briefcase politics".

Killing of Nilgai, wild boars: Not a long-term solution to human-animal conflict

June 10, 2016 12:17 pm

In contrast, when animals are hunted, some will be shot several times causing tremendous pain, but many others escape with one gunshot or flesh wound, and die later slowly.

Uttarakhand: CM Harish Rawat to seek centre's approval on state budget

June 08, 2016 8:07 pm

"My insistence on the Centre to give assent to the state's annual budget passed by the Uttarakhand Assembly was a step in that direction," said Rawat.

Uttarakhand sting: CBI questions CM Harish Rawat

June 07, 2016 10:07 am

The CBI had earlier questioned Rawat on May 24 for over five hours in connection with the sting operation where he was shown offering bribes to rebel Congress MLAs to save his government.

Uttarakhand: CM Harish Rawat to be questioned by CBI on Tuesday

June 06, 2016 10:26 pm

Harish Rawat countered by saying that he has been fully cooperative with the CBI.

UTTARAKHAND PHOTOS

Forest fires in Himachal, Uttarakhand show signs of abating

May 03, 2016 2:30 pm

Wildfires are an annual occurrence in Uttarakhand, though they have been bigger and more widespread this year

UTTARAKHAND VIDEOS

Pithoragarh forest officials catch leopard from residential area

February 19, 2016 5:53 am

Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, Feb 19 (ANI): The forest officials in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district caught a leopard from a residential area. The leopard was trapped in a net after being tranquilised. Area resident Deepak Chandra said a woman was saved from being attacked by the leopard. The leopard jumped over the head of a woman while she was working in open area in her house a day before yesterday. She was saved. But since then this leopard has been roaming around the city. It has not been caught yet. Today we saw it in a residential area around 6 a.m. (GMT 00:30), from where it ran away and injured two people. We have now trapped it. Chandra added that the leopard was in search of her two cubs in the city, while one was taken to the forest, the other is still missing.

Calling Rahul a 'traitor' reflects BJP's ideology: Congress

February 18, 2016 8:14 am

Dehradun, New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Lashing out on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kailash Choudhary for calling Rahul Gandhi a 'traitor', Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday said anyone who express his views against BJP's ideology and protest against it is 'traitor' for them. Echoing similar sentiments, Congress leader Shobha Oza said the BJP MLA's statement reflects the ideology of entire BJP and RSS, which intends to suppress everyone who stands against them.

Cold wave disrupts life in North India

February 15, 2016 5:03 am

Shimla/ Uttarakhand, Feb 15 (ANI): People in Shimla and upper reaches of Uttarakhand on Monday struggled to carry out their daily activities after temperatures plummeted due to a fresh spell of snowfall in the region. People lit bonfires and wore layers of clothes to keep themselves warm. The minimum temperature recorded in Shimla, which has been receiving snowfall since Saturday, was 3° Celsius and would further dip at night. Shimla is experiencing severe cold conditions throughout the day and night. It has become very difficult to work. We have to keep sitting next to bonfires to keep ourselves warm.In Uttarakhand, Border Roads Organisation (BRO) personnel were seen clearing the snow from the roads using bulldozers in Gangotri region.

Bizarre physical test: Uttarakhand DGP orders probe

January 27, 2016 11:14 am

Dehradun, Jan 27 (ANI): Uttarakhand DGP BS Sidhu on Wednesday said appropriate action would be taken against those who conducted a bizarre fitness test, where constables were told to carry cops on their backs. Last Sunday, “overweight” policemen in Uddham Singh Nagar District were summoned to the police lines in Rudrapur. They were made to go through some bizarre physical tests in the presence of the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP).

Bizarre fitness test for police constables in Uttarakhand

January 27, 2016 7:46 am

Rudrapur, Jan 27 (ANI): A bizarre fitness drill for cops was conducted by Senior Superintendent of Police in Udham Singh Nagar district. During the drill, overweight constables were summoned to the police lines and the SSP was made to go through some physical tests. The 'overweight' police constable had to carry seniors on their backs for long distances. According to sources, some of the policemen, who are overweight, have been advised to shift to armed police and reduce their weight.

Heli taxi service launched to promote state tourism

January 19, 2016 11:23 am

Haldwani, Jan 19 (ANI): A heli taxi service has been launched in Uttarakhand to promote regional tourism across the state. The taxi service was started in Haldwani city of Uttarakhand. Besides, the lake view and snowfall, now visitors can also enjoy the Himalayan view through air ride. The heli taxi service was earlier launched in the state in December but the route had no connectivity to the beautiful panoramic city of Munsiyari. The initial take off of the heli taxi included five passengers. State officials came together to start the taxi service successfully.

Ardh Kumbh Mela starts in Haridwar

January 12, 2016 9:38 am

Haridwar, Jan 12 (ANI): The Ardh Kumbh Mela 2016 started on Tuesday at Haridwar’s ‘Har ki Pauri’ ghat. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat also offered prayers. The observance of Maha Kumbh Mela has achieved international popularity as 'The biggest act of faith'. Millions of pilgrims come to participate in the holy event of Maha Kumbh with tremendous faith. The pilgrims come from all walks of life, with a belief that their sins will be washed off in the holy waters of the sacred river Ganges if they take a dip during the Kumbh. The Ardh Kumbh Mela will take place in the holy city of Haridwar from January 2016 to April 2016.

Kedarnath Disaster Relief Scam, investigations to reveal status quo: Harish Rawat

January 08, 2016 11:56 am

Dehradun, Jan 08 (ANI): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday said that investigations could be carried on regarding the Kedarnath Disaster Relief Scam. He stated that 3.5 crore had been already spent on a single village. He added that Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigated the matter only after an FIR was lodged. The people were otherwise alleging that they did not have any evidences to prove the criminality. He said it was a conspiracy to defame the state.

CM Harish Rawat on Niti Aayog

January 19, 2015 9:44 am

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