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07-Jul-2019 Dehradun

I have played my inning: Harish Rawat

Amid indications that he may quit politics, former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, who recently resigned as General Secretary of the Congress, on Sunday said he has played his inning and would decide his next course of action after meeting party...

28-Jun-2019 Dehradun

Coast guard recruitment centre for Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Friday laid the foundation stone for a coast guard recruitment centre in the Kuanwala area here.It will be the country's fifth coast guard recruitment centre after Noida, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. It will be...

22-Jun-2019 Dehradun

NSA visits his native village in Pauri, offers prayers

National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval on Saturday was given a traditional welcome to his native village Gheedi in Pauri district of Uttarakhand where he organized a 'puja' of his 'kul devtas'.Accompanied by his wife and a son on a personal visit, Doval also...

17-Jun-2019 Dehradun

Six killed in Uttarakhand road accident

Six people were killed on Monday after their car fell into a gorge here in Uttarakhand, police said.The accident occurred in Tyuni area of Dehradun district when an Alto car, heading towards Tyuni Bazar from Banpur, fell into the gorge killing all the occupants...

08-Jun-2019 Dehradun

Auli set to host Rs 200-crore wedding

Auli, the luxurious ski destination in the Garhwal hills of Uttarakhand, is all set to host the high-profile wedding of the two sons of Gupta brothers, the controversial NRIs from South Africa.The nuptials are estimated to cost Rs 200 crore, said officials...

29-May-2019 Dehradun

After PM's visit, Chardham shrines to get 24X7 power

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's high profile pilgrimage to Badrinath and Kedarnath, the Uttarakhand government has decided to provide uninterrupted power supply to all the four highly revered Chardham shrines.Besides the Chardham shrines of Kedarnath,...

26-May-2019 Dehradun

BJP won in 65 Assembly seats in Uttarakhand

If the Assembly elections are held today, the BJP will win 65 of the 70 constituencies, surpassing its previous best performance of 57 seats in 2017, Lok Sabha election data show.The analysis is based on the general elections where the Bharatiya Janaya...

19-May-2019 Dehradun

On polling day, Narendra Modi prays at Badrinath, Kedarnath

After spending Saturday night meditating in a cave, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday offered prayers at the Badrinath and Kedarnath shrines in Uttarakhand.His visit to the two shrines, nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas came, on a day when the country...

18-May-2019 Dehradun

Narendra Modi in Kedarnath, to visit Badrinath on Sunday

Five days ahead of the election results, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning offered prayers at the Kedarnath shrine nestled in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand.Early in the day, Modi arrived at Dehradun's Jolly Grant airport and took a helicopter...

10-May-2019 Dehradun

Badrinath temple reopens

The doors of Badrinath temple nestling in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand were thrown open for pilgrims on Friday after performing all Vedic rituals.The idol of Lord Badri  (Vishnu) was installed at the sanctum sanctorum of the temple after it...

04-May-2019 Dehradun

Two Bihar boys feared drowned in Dehradun canal

Two college students from Bihar were feared drowned in a canal in Dehradun district on Friday, police said, days after three youths had drowned in Nayar river in Uttarakhand's Pauri district.The incident occurred when the duo went to the Shakti canal near...

03-Apr-2019 Dehradun

Amit Shah slams Congress' silence on Kashmir PM

BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday slammed the Congress for its silence on the National Conference chief Omar Abdullah's demand of a separate Prime Minister for Jammu and Kashmir."Omar Abdullah says there should be a separate Prime Minister in Kashmir....

18-Mar-2019 Dehradun

Afghanistan notch up maiden Test win, beat Ireland

 Afghanistan registered their maiden win in the longest format of the game on Monday after hammering Ireland by seven wickets in the one-off Test here.Chasing 147 for victory, Afghanistan comfortably crossed the line on the fourth day of the contest, thanks to the...

17-Mar-2019 Dehradun

Assam LS list on Monday, Gogoi won't contest: Congress

The Congress on Sunday said its candidates for 10 of Assam's 14 Lok Sabha seats would be declared on Monday and former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi will not be contesting the elections.Putting to rest speculations about the candidature of Gogoi, Congress General...

16-Mar-2019 Dehradun

One Modi giving away crores to other Modis : Rahul Gandhi

Kickstarting Congress' Lok Sabha campaign in Uttarakhand, party President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday upped the ante against Prime Minister Narendra Modi questioning why all the "Modis were getting money" from the one Modi at the helm."Why is it that all thieves have...

12-Mar-2019 Dehradun

Royal jitters in Uttarakhand BJP

Royal jitters are being felt in the BJP in Uttarakhand ahead of the April 11 Lok Sabha election.Stoking a controversy, Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion, a BJP MLA and the erstwhile scion of Landhaur Estate in Haridwar, has sought ticket for his wife Rani Devyani...

25-Feb-2019 Dehradun

Three killed in Uttarakhand accident

Three people were killed and five injured when their vehicle fell into a rivulet in Pauri district of Uttarakhand early on Monday, a police official said. The victims were returning from Delhi.According to police, the incident occurred in the Bhadalikhal area...

22-Feb-2019 Dehradun

Congress to build Ram temple if it takes power: Harish Rawat

Congress General Secretary Harish Rawat on Friday said the party will launch sincere efforts to build a grand Ram Temple at Ayodhya if it comes to power after the Lok Sabha elections.'On two previous occasions, the Congress made sincere attempts to build the...

10-Feb-2019 Lucknow/Dehradun

97 die in UP-Uttarakhand hooch tragedy, 215 arrested

The death toll in the moonshine tragedy in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand rose to 97 on Sunday even as 215 people were arrested in a sweeping police crackdown on illicit liquor in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.Simultaneously, as the Samajwadi Party (SP) and...

27-Jan-2019 Dehradun

Eight killed in funeral vehicle accident

Eight persons were killed and 10 injured when a funeral vehicle fell into a 300-metre-deep gorge near Lohaghat area of the hilly Champawat district of Uttarakhad on Sunday.The accident occurred when the vehicle was going from Barakot area to Ghat cremation...

27-Jan-2019 Dehradun

6 killed in Uttarakhand accident

At least six persons were killed and a dozen injured when a funeral vehicle fell into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand' Champawat district on Sunday.The accident occurred when the vehicle was en route to a ghat cremation ground, said Dhirendra Gunjyal, Superintendent...

07-Nov-2018 Dehradun

Narendra Modi celebrates Diwali with Army, ITBP in Uttarakhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday celebrated Diwali with the personnel of Army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), mandated to guard 3,488 km Sino-India border, in Uttarakhand and said that India was taking great strides forward in the defence sector.The...

07-Nov-2018 Dehradun

Narendra Modi reaches Uttarakhand, to pray at Kedarnath shrine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Wednesday and left for Kedarnath in a chopper, officials said.The Prime Minister flew into the state capital in a special Indian Air Force (IAF) plane. He was received at the Jolly Grant airport by Chief Minister...

06-Nov-2018 Dehradun

Army chief visits ITBP troopers in Uttarakhand

Army chief Bipin Rawat on Tuesday visited the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) troopers in Uttarakhand's Nelang border and offered them Diwali greetings.He reached Nelang on the Indo-China border at around 8.30 a.m. in a chopper and spent more than two hours...

23-Oct-2018 Dehradun

3 killed in Uttarakhand accident

Three persons were killed in Uttarakhand's Dehradun district when a vehicle fell into a deep gorge in Khadamba, police said on Tuesday.The loader vehicle belonging to the Uttarakhand Fort Department was transporting wood from Jaunsar-Baawar to Chakrata when...

20-Oct-2018 Dehradun

2 dead as car falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

Two persons were killed and one critically injured when a car fell in a gorge in Tehri district of Uttarakhand in the wee hours of Saturday, police said.The accident happened at around 3 a.m. at the Nacholi road when the driver of a car (UK 07 AP 4001) apparently...

08-Oct-2018 Dehradun

Strong economy is backbone of any society: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Mopnday said that a "strong economy" is the backbone of any society and Uttarakhand was created to give fillip to economic development in backward regions."A strong economy is the backbone of any society and with this fact...

07-Oct-2018 Dehradun

Uttarakhand developing 13 new hill stations : Trivendra Singh Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Sunday said the hill state was in the process of developing 13 new hill stations to give a boost to tourism as older destinations such as Nainital and Mussoorie had reached saturation.Speaking at an investors summit...

07-Oct-2018 Dehradun

India going through major transformation : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India is going through major social and economic changes and the resultant New India will prove to be a catalyst for global growth."India is witnessing rapid economic and social changes. The country is going through...

18-Sep-2018 Dehradun

Class 10 student gang raped in Dehradun boarding school

The principal and two other officials of a boarding school here in Uttarakhand were arrested on Tuesday after a Class 10 girl student accused them of suppressing the matter of her gang rape by senior students in August, police said.Four students of the school...

07-Sep-2018 Dehradun

Five killed as bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

Five persons were killed and 21 others injured in Almora district of Uttarakhand on Thursday when the driver of the bus they were travelling lost control and the vehicle fell into a deep gorge, police said.The condition of 14 injured is stated to be critical....

03-Sep-2018 Dehradun

13 killed in Uttarakhand as vehicle falls into gorge

Thirteen persons were killed and two critically injured when rubble from a landslide hit a tempo-traveller on the Gangotri highway in Uttarkashi on Monday, police said.There were 15 locals in all in the vehicle, police said, adding they were returning after offering...

01-Sep-2018 Dehradun

Rains pound Uttarakhand, schools to remain shut

With heavy rain forecast in Uttarakhand till Monday and showers continuing in most parts on Saturday, schools have been shut down in Dehradun, Paudi, Tehri and Haridwar, an official said."Keeping in mind the safety of the students and teachers, all schools...

28-Aug-2018 Dehradun

3 of a family killed in Uttarakhand

Three members of a family were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in, waswashed away by a river in spate near the Jim Corbett National Park, police said on Tuesday.The victims were on their way back to Delhi from their native village Bainjaro in...

27-Aug-2018 New Delhi/Dehradun

SpiceJet operates India's first flight partially powered by bio-fuel

Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Monday successfully operated India's first test flight partially powered by bio-fuel.A mix of 25 per cent bio-fuel and 75 aviation turbine fuel (ATF) powered a SpiceJet Q400 turboprop aircraft on the 200 km flight from Dehradun...

27-Aug-2018 Dehradun

2 killed in Uttarakhand rains

At least two people were killed as incessant rains continued to batter Uttarakhand, an official said on Monday.The victims were a woman from Pithoragarh and a 65-year-old man, who was washed away in Roorkie by the Sukro river, which is in spate.The heavy...

04-Aug-2018 Dehradun

Heavy rain alert for Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand authorities on Saturday issued an alert about heavy rains in the next 72 hours.The annual 'Chaar Dhaam Yatra' has also been halted at some places due to landslides and rains.The Kali and Gore rivers are already in spate, officials said. Regional Met...

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