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Uttarakhand: 23 dies after bus falls into a river

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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A bus carrying 29 pilgrims from Uttarkashi to Gangotri, fell into the river near Uttarakhand’s Dharasu area. All these people hailed from Madhya Pradesh. A rescue operation was carried out by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel after the incident. ALSO READ: Uttarakhand: Five killed after boulder falls on bus Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh …

Uttarakhand: Five killed after boulder falls on bus

Monday, May 22, 2017

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At least five people were killed and more than six people suffered injuries after a boulder fell on a bus at Kakrighat in Almora in Uttarakhand. The police arrived at the spot soon after and the injured were rushed to the nearest hospital. ALSO READ: Toll rises, 13 pilgrims dead in Uttarakhand landslide Meanwhile, nearly 14,000 …

Toll rises, 13 pilgrims dead in Uttarakhand landslide

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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The death toll of ‘Char Dham’ pilgrims caught in the massive landslide in Uttarakhand has now gone up to 13. The Border Road Organisation (BRO) which cleared the debris informed that the number of dead has reached 13 from the time the journey started on, April 28. Most of the pilgrims died while on Yamunotri …

Army officer kills stray dogs, activists seek action against him

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Dehradun: An Army officer here allegedly beat three stray dogs to death and injured two others, causing strong resentment among canine lovers who have urged Army chief Bipin Rawat to bring the officer to book. Major Manish Thapa of the Intelligence Corps was out on a walk with his pet on the evening of May …

BJP MLA arrives in a bullock cart during UP assembly, denies payment to cart owner

Monday, May 15, 2017

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Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Jhansi, Jawahar L. Rajpoot, chose an unusual mode of transportation to arrive at the Uttar Pradesh assembly on Monday. He came on a bullock cart all the way to the gates of the assembly. While the bullock cart was operated by the owner, he claimed that he was not …

Work on new ISBT complex stopped after skeletons found at site

Friday, May 12, 2017

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Dehradun: The Uttarakhand government has stopped construction work of a new ISBT complex at Gaulapar in Haldwani after human skeletal remains and grave-like structures were found at the site recently. One theory doing the rounds is that the remains could belong to Rohilla chieftains from Bareily who fought against the British in 1857 and were …

Uttrakhand orders police to seize EVM’s used in state assembly ellections

Thursday, May 11, 2017

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The recent disarray over the authenticity of EVM‘s (Electronic Voting Machine) made Uttrakhand High Court order the police to seize all the EVM’s used in the recent state elections on Thursday. ALSO READ: President pays Obeisance at Badrinath BJP swept the elections by winning 57 out of 70 seats in the recent state election. The court …

President pays obeisance at Badrinath

Saturday, May 06, 2017

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Badrinath: President Pranab Mukherjee offered prayers at the Badrinath temple in Uttarakhand as its portals were reopened to devotees after the traditional six-month winter break in the early hours on Saturday. Amid chants of vedic hymns and the blowing of conch- shells, the gates were opened at 4.15 AM by the chief priest of the temple, …

PM Modi inaugurates Patanjali Research Institute in Haridwar

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

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Haridwar (Uttarakhand) [India], May 3 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the Patanjali Research Institute here in the presence of Yoga guru Baba Ramdev. ALSO READ: PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Modi said, “Today, curiosity has arisen in the world about yoga. A new health policy has …

PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

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Dehradun: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid obeisance at Kedarnath as the portals of the Himalayan shrine were reopened for devotees after remaining closed for six months for the winters. Accompanied by Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Modi arrived in an army chopper at the helipad built close to …

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