Uttarakhand

Battle For States: 68% voter turnout in Uttarakhand, 65.5% in UP till 5pm

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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Dehradun/Lucknow: Polling began to the 69 of the 70 assembly seats of Uttarakhand along with 67 Assembly constituencies spread over 11 districts in Western Uttar Pradesh amid tight security on Wednesday with people queueing up outside polling booths since early morning to cast their votes. ALSO READ: Polling underway in 67 Assembly seats in western UP …

Medium intensity quake hits Uttarakhand

Monday, January 23, 2017

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A medium-intensity earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter Scale today hit Uttarakhand. According to the National Centre for Seismology, the epicenter of the quake was Uttarkashi and it occurred at 3:03 PM at a depth of 10 km. There were no reports of any loss of life or property. Uttarkhand, a Himalayan state, falls under …

Prashant Kishor steps in, Rawat calls him Chyawanprash

Monday, January 09, 2017

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Strategist Prashant Kishor who has been roped in by Congress for the Uttarakhand polls today met state party chief Kishore Upadhyay, even as Chief Minister Harish Rawat said his involvement will act as a “tonic” for them. “Kishor is like Chyawanprash,” Rawat told reporters here, adding that, “people resort to such tonics as they age”. …

Canadian woman files molestation complaint in Rishikesh

Saturday, January 07, 2017

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Rishikesh: A 26-year-old Canadian woman has filed a police complaint against a man alleging that he molested her at a parking lot in Lakshman Jhoola area last month, police said Saturday. On the basis of her online complaint addressed to Uttarakhand DGP M A Ganpati, Lakshman Jhoola police has registered a case against a person …

All India Radio to set up new transmitters in Uttarakhand

Saturday, January 07, 2017

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New Delhi: Public broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) has drawn up a detailed plan to ensure that its signals cover the mountainous terrain of Uttarakhand which include setting up of a 1 Kw FM transmitter at Champavat, a 100 watt FM Relay Centre at Haridwar and a 10 Kw FM transmitter each at Pithoragarh and …

PM Modi to unveil Rs 12000 Cr Chardham Highway Development programme

Friday, December 23, 2016

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Dehradun: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a 900-km Chardham Highway Development programme in Dehradun on Tuesday, with an investment of Rs 12,000 crore. Modi will also lay the foundation of the road projects under the programme that have already been sanctioned, a road ministry official said. “The Prime Minister will launch the Chardham Highway …

Uttarakhand Govt inks pact with DMRC for metro rail

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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Dehradun: The Uttarakhand government has inked a pact with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation for introducing metro rail in the state. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for preparing the detailed project report for the Haridwar-Rishikesh-Dehradun Metro rail project was signed between the state Urban Housing Development Authority (UUHDA) and DMRC in the presence of chief …

Uttarakhand kids playing Quidditch; awesome pictures by a photographer

Monday, November 07, 2016

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Harry Potter fans can perhaps witnessed the real life wizzard among the mountains of India. Quidditch is the favourite sport of the wizarding world in Harry Potter world. But did you know that children of Kalap in interior Garhwal, Uttarakhand also play Quidditch, with broomsticks, quaffle et al. The pictures are clicked out of passion of …

President’s Kedarnath visit cancelled due to bad weather

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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Dehradun,(PTI): President Pranab Mukherjee today could not pay obeisance at the Kedarnath temple as his chopper failed to land due to inclement weather. The chopper carrying the President twice attempted to land at the temple, located at a height of 3,581 metres, but could not do so due to inclement weather, Additional Director General of …

Sting inquiry: CBI questions U’khand CM

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

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New Delhi, Jun 7 (PTI) CBI today questioned Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat in connection with its inquiry into a sting operation in which he is purportedly seen trying to influence some dissident Congress MLAs. The agency had called Rawat to appear today as during his questioning on May 24, he is understood to have …

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