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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...

21-Jun-2018 Dehradun

Modi's efforts led to worldwide yoga practice : Shripad Yesso Naik

AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik said on Thursday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts have led to yoga being "practised throughout the  world".Naik, who spoke before Modi at the fourth International Yoga Day event here, said the Ministry of Ayurveda,...

21-Jun-2018 Dehradun

4th International Day of Yoga celebrated

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has stated that the way to lead a calm, creative & content life is Yoga. “It can show the way in defeating tensions and mindless anxiety. Instead of dividing, Yoga unites.” He was addressing the main event of the 4th International...

21-Jun-2018 Dehradun

Prime Minister's address on 4th International Yoga Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that Yoga has become one of the most powerful ‘Unifying Forces’ in the world. He was addressing a huge gathering on the 4th International Yoga Day held at the Forest Research Institute campus in Dehradun, Uttarakhand....

21-Jun-2018 Dehradun

Yoga one of most powerful unifying forces : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that Yoga has the power to unite individuals, society, country and the world at large, and has emerged as a major unifying force globally."Yoga has become one of the most powerful unifying forces in the world....

03-Apr-2018 Dehradun

IAF chopper crash-lands in Kedarnath

An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter crash-landed in Kedarnath on Tuesday, police said.The accident took place when the MI-17 chopper was trying to land far from the Kedarnath shrine.There were eight people -- six passengers, pilot and co-pilot -- onboard...

18-Mar-2018 Dehradun

War Memorial Boys and Girls Hostel (WMBGH) at Dehradun Inaugurated

War Memorial Boys and Girls Hostel at village DandaLakhond, Dehradun was inaugurated in a grand ceremony by Honorable Chief Minister of Uttrakhand  Trivendra Singh Rawat on 18 Mar 2018.  The ceremony was also attended by General Bipin Rawat, Chief...

22-Feb-2018 Dehradun

Heavy snowfall on Uttarakhand hills

Heavy snowfall was reported on Thursday from the hilly tracts of Uttarakhand, including Hemkund Saheb, Badrinath and Kedarnath. This has lead to a dip in the mercury.At other places, especially the plains the temperature has increased to warm which was normal,...

15-Feb-2018 Dehradun

Had hopes from Modi but he disappointed : Anna Hazare

Noted social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday said he had high hopes from Prime Minister Narendra Modi but was disappointed after his three-and-a-half-years in office.Addressing a public rally at Chamba in Tehri Garhwal district, Hazare blamed the Central...

01-Feb-2018 Dehradun

Four killed in Uttarakhand accident

Four tourists to Uttarakhand were killed and one woman was critically injured when their car fell into a canal in Nainital, police said on Thursday. Only one survived the accident.There were six persons in the car. Two of the deceased are from Gujarat and...

29-Jan-2018 Dehradun

Three dead as truck falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

Three persons were killed and one critically injured when a truck fell into a gorge in Tehri district of Uttarakhand on Monday, police said.The incident took place on the Chamba Koti Colony road near Gajda village, when the truck was going to Rishikesh from...

26-Jan-2018 Dehradun

R-Day celebrated in Uttarakhand

The Republic Day was celebrated on Friday across Uttarakhand with traditional fervour and enthusiasm.Governor Krishna Kant Paul took the salute at a ceremonial parade here, unfurled the national flag at the Raj Bhawan and planted a tree to mark the occasion.Justice...

26-Jan-2018 Dehradun

4 dead in Uttarakhand accident

Four persons were killed on Friday on the Delhi-Yamunotri highway in Uttarakhand when their vehicle fell into the Yamuna river, police said.The accident took place when the driver of a vehicle with Himachal Pradesh registration going from Vikas Nagar to Naugaon...

13-Jan-2018 Dehradun

Three killed as car falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

Three persons were killed and as many injured after a car they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag, police said on Saturday.The accident occurred near Talla Mahad village on the Rudraprayag-Chaupada road late on Friday.According...

02-Jan-2018 Dehradun

Doctors' strike hits health services in Uttarakhand

Health services were hit in Uttarakhand on Tuesday as private doctors went on a strike against the National Medical Council (NMC) Bill which seeks to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI). The strike was later called off.Private doctors in the hill state...

02-Jan-2018 Dehradun

Snow likely in Uttarakhand as mercury dips further

Extreme cold weather conditions continue to prevail in the hill state of Uttarakhand on Tuesday, as the mercury dropped in most hilly areas.Fog was reported from many places though the cold wave has abated in the plains. The regional met office predicted that...

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