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4 people killed as boulders crush vehicles in Uttarakhand amid rain

Updated on Jul 11, 2023 12:00 PM IST

Officials said the identity of the four was yet to be ascertained and that teams of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) were rushed to the scene for rescue and relief operation

Three bodies were recovered from the site. (Sourced)

Uttarakhand: Several rivers flowing closer to danger mark; over 170 roads closed

In Haridwar, the Ganga was flowing at 291.98m on Monday, closer to the danger mark of 294m, and at 338.32m in Rishikesh against the danger level of 339.5m

The road near Kaddukhal on Dhanaulti Chamba road in Tehri district has got blocked due to landslide. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 02:15 PM IST

U’khand: Pithoragarh villagers cut off as overflowing Dhauli river damages bridges

Dharchula sub-divisional magistrate Divesh Shashni clarified that it was not a cloudburst, but heavy rainfall that led to the situation

The flooded Dhauli River in Darma Valley of Pithoragarh district. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 04:30 PM IST

Uttarakhand’s first public health garden with over 270 medicinal plants opens

Spread over nine acres and funded by Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA), the park has around 270 medicinal plants consisting of various herbs, shrubs and medicinal orchids

The garden was inaugurated by Anoop Malik, head of forest force (HoFF), Uttarakhand. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 04:00 PM IST

Hoshiarpur: Assailants open fire at petrol pump employee, loot 27,000

Unidentified assailants opened fire at a petrol pump at Ghasipur village on Dasuya road on Monday night, injuring one of the employees

Unidentified assailants opened fire at a petrol pump at Ghasipur village on Dasuya road on Monday night, injuring one of the employees
Updated on Jul 05, 2023 12:16 AM IST

Uttarakhand CM meets PM Modi, seeks 1546 cr for Kichha Khatima railway project

Dhami also invited the PM to be the chief guest in the global investors summit to be held in the state in December

Dhami highlighted the financial condition of his state and requested that the entire cost be borne by the central government. (HT photo)
Updated on Jul 04, 2023 04:01 PM IST

Uttarakhand CM seeks 1774 crore for Song Dam drinking water project in Dehradun

The Song Drinking Water Project is proposed on the Song River and is located at the boundary of district Dehradun and Tehri Garhwal

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami asked the Centre to waive off the ceiling on the loan amount that can availed in externally aided projects (Twitter/pushkardhami)
Updated on Jul 03, 2023 03:50 PM IST

Badrinath highway remains blocked amid heavy rainfall in Chamoli

Heavy rain triggered landslides and flash floods in Uttarakhand causing a landslide in the same place and blocking of Badrinath National Highway.

Earlier on Friday morning, Badrinath national highway was shut due to a landslide after it reopened for traffic. (Representational Image) (File)(ANI)
Published on Jul 02, 2023 12:59 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

NDRF searching for Haryana official who was washed away at Tehri’s Devprayag

NDRF deputy commandant Ravi Sharma said the team was sent from Dehradun to Devprayag to search for Haryana government official, who went missing at Devprayag Sangam

NDRF’s Ravi Sharma said rescue workers were searching for the Haryana official downstream but haven’t had any success yet. (Twitter/AtulTri60919023)
Updated on Jun 30, 2023 02:04 PM IST

Uttarakhand receptionist murder: Woman’s parents threaten suicide over apathy

Pulkit Arya, the resort owner and expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinod Arya’s son, and his staff members, Saurabh Bhaskar and Ankit Gupta, were arrested for allegedly murdering the woman

The resort where the receptionist worked. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 30, 2023 08:56 AM IST

Demand surge pushes basmati rice rates up, Haryana farmers eye rich returns

Following a rise demand, basmati rice export surge to 4.24 lakh MT in April, up from 3.19 lakh MT the last year; traders expect prices to soar

Haryana farmers and traders are likely to reap a rich harvest over the coming Kharif marketing season (HT File)
Updated on Jun 28, 2023 06:30 AM IST
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HC orders Uttarakhand to appoint Lokayukta chair, members in 8 weeks

Lawyer Rajeev Singh Bisht, who appeared for the petitioner, told the high court that Uttarakhand hasn’t appointed a Lokayukta chairperson and members

Lawyer Rajeev Singh Bisht, who appeared for the petitioner, said that he told the bench that the delay in the appointment of Lokayukta chairperson and members was a violation of the law (File Photo)
Updated on Jun 27, 2023 06:55 PM IST

Uttarakhand govt’s only cardiologist, who quit over VIP duties, resumes work

Government Doon Medical College Hospital principal Dr Ashutosh Sayana said Dr Upadhyaya, the only cardiologist in the government sector in the state, has resumed work

Dr Amar Upadhayaya recently put in his papers over frequent orders assigning him for visits of dignitaries including those who were in the state for G20 meetings (gdmcuk.com)
Updated on Jun 27, 2023 05:22 PM IST

Ganga nears danger mark in Haridwar, rafting activities shut in Rishikesh

The development comes two days after the arrival of southwest monsoons and heavy downpour.

On Sunday noon, the water flow was recorded at 292.20m leading to the sounding of an alert in nearby areas. (HT file photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2023 05:51 PM IST

Uttarakhand CM Dhami directs officials to be on ‘alert mode’ amid heavy rainfall

CM Dhami also took note of the present weather condition, rain situation, water-logging and damages caused due to rain in the state.

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami on Sunday made a surprise inspection at state Disaster Control Room (Twitter/@pushkardhami)
Updated on Jun 25, 2023 05:12 PM IST

Kedarnath Yatra stopped at Sonprayag amid heavy rainfall

In Uttarakhand, Haridwar received 78 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours, followed by Dehradun (33.2) and Uttarkashi (27.7), as per the IMD

Rudraprayag District Magistrate Mayur Dixit said,
Updated on Jun 25, 2023 05:55 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Video: Men force horse to smoke during Uttarakhand trek; Raveena Tandon reacts

The Uttarakhand Police took cognizance of a viral video showing two men forcing a horse to smoke in Kedarnath and ensured that an investigation is being done.

Screengrab from the viral video showing two men forcibly making a horse smoke in Uttarakhand. (Twitter)
Updated on Jun 24, 2023 01:40 AM IST

Kedarnath gold plating row: State govt to set up high-level inquiry committee

State tourism minister Satpal Maharaj said that the Opposition parties should not try to disturb the Char Dham Yatra by giving unnecessary weightage to this sensitive matter

Along with technical experts, a goldsmith will also be included in the inquiry committee. (ANI image)
Updated on Jun 23, 2023 07:44 PM IST

SIT formed in case of illegal purchase of forest land against ex-Uttarakhand DGP

The case pertains to alleged illegal purchase of reserve forest land by the former DGP in Bir Girwali area of Rajpur Range in Dehradun in 2012

The former DGP along with others were booked under relevant sections of the IPC. (Representative file image)
Updated on Jun 22, 2023 07:32 PM IST

Uttarakhand: Purola SHO, Bazar police chowki in-charge transferred amid tensions

Communal tension erupted in the Purola area of Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district on May 26 following an alleged abduction attempt of a minor girl by two men, including one from the minority community

Communal tension erupted in the Purola area of Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district on May 26 (File Photo)
Updated on Jun 22, 2023 06:00 PM IST

Kedarnath gold plating row: Congress stages protests; seeks probe by HC judge

A controversy erupted when a video surfaced online recently in which a senior priest of the Kedarnath temple is heard claiming that there was a multi-crore scam in the gold plating of the shrine’s inner walls

Congress leaders staging a protest in Dehradun on Thursday over the Kedarnath gold plating controversy. (HT photo)
Updated on Jun 22, 2023 05:55 PM IST

Uttarakhand: 10 dead after vehicle falls into gorge in Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh district magistrate Reena Joshi said there were eleven passengers in the vehicle, adding that the police and revenue officials have reached the accident site

The jeep fell 600-metre into gorge in Hokara village (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 22, 2023 05:06 PM IST

Pilgrim influx crosses one million mark at Kedarnath Dham, breaks previous records

So far, a total of 10,17,196 pilgrims visited the shrine till Tuesday while the daily number of pilgrims to Kedarnath shrine was 13,730 on Tuesday

Around 15,63,275 pilgrims visited the Kedarnath shrine in 2022. (PTI photo)
Updated on Jun 21, 2023 05:43 PM IST

9 held for poisoning monkeys to death in Uttarakhand orchard

The nine were arrested under the Indian Penal Code’s Sections 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings), Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, and Wildlife Protection Act

The nine were produced before a court on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 19, 2023 06:53 PM IST

Bus turns turtle in Uttarakhand, 50 pilgrims from Punjab injured

Police superintendent Devendra Pincha said that a rescue operation was immediately launched and the injured were rushed to a hospital

The accident happened around 20 km from Uttarakhand’s Champawat district headquarters. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 19, 2023 12:41 PM IST

Uttarakhand govt invokes ESMA, prohibits employees from going on strike

The Char Dham Yatra began on the auspicious day of Akshay Tritiya on April 22. This year 50 lakh pilgrims are expected to visit Char Dham shrines

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami (File Photo)
Updated on Jun 17, 2023 02:30 PM IST

Submit affidavit listing identified wildlife corridors in state: Uttarakhand HC

The HC was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Dehradun-based social activist Anu Pant with regard to issues related to man-animal conflict in the state

The next hearing in the matter will take place on August 17, 2023. (HT file photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2023 04:25 PM IST

No mahapanchayat against ‘love jihad’ as Section 144 imposed in Uttarakhand’s Purola

With heavy barricading, several vehicles on way to the mahapanchayat were stopped by the police at Naugaon with heavy barricading in place at various points approaching Purola

A few right wing activists staging a symbolic protest at Purola stadium after failing to hold mahapanchayat. (HT Photo | Rajeev Kala)
Updated on Jun 15, 2023 07:50 PM IST

Traders shut shops in Purola against Section 144 imposition

Heavy police force has been deployed across the town and borders of the district have been sealed not allowing people to reach Purola

The Uttarkashi district administration had denied permission to hold the mahapanchayat. (HT photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2023 12:24 PM IST

Man arrested for sexually assaulting cow in Nainital: Police

A case was registered under section 377 (unnatural sex) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant sections of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act

The accused, a 25-year-old man, was nabbed by the villagers and handed over to police. (Representative file image)
Updated on Jun 15, 2023 09:27 AM IST
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