Uttarakhand

Prem Chandra Agrawal elected Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Three-time BJP MLA from Rishikesh, Prem Chandra Agrawal, was elected unopposed on Thursday as the Speaker of the Uttarakhand Assembly. After he was elected to the post, Mr. Agrawal was handed over the charge as the new Speaker of the House by the interim Speaker Harbans Kapoor. Introducing him in the Assembly, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh …

What the Recent Court Order Deeming Ganga & Yamuna Actual Living Beings Means

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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“The Ganga, especially, is the river of India, beloved of her people, round which are intertwined her memories, her hopes and fears, her songs of triumph, her victories and her defeats. She has been a symbol of India’s age-long culture and civilization, ever changing, ever flowing, and yet ever the same Ganga” – Pandit Jawaharlal …

U’khand HC recognises river Ganga as the first living entity of India

Monday, March 20, 2017

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In what could be a historic move, the Uttarakhand High Court on Monday recognised river Ganga as the first living entity of India. This means that the largest river of the country will be granted same legal rights as a human being. ALSO READ: Chandigarh murder: Wife kills husband stuffs body in BMW Therefter, if someone …

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 …

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