Uttarakhand

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 …

Imposition of Prez rule in U’Khand quashed by High Court

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Nainital: In major relief for Uttarakhand government, the Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday quashed the imposition of President’s rule in the state and revived the Congress government headed by Harish Rawat, who has been asked to prove his majority on April 29. Coming down heavily on the Centre for the March 27 proclamation under Art 356, …

RIP Shaktiman 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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Shaktiman the police horse whose leg was broken by a BJP MLA in Uttarakhand has died after it succumbed to his injuries. Earlier,BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi was booked by Dehradun police, as the minister attacked a police horse as during a high voltage protest against Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat. In the heat of the …

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