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16-Jan-2017 Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)

Rahul Gandhi accuses Modi of undermining RBI's autonomy

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of undermining the autonomy of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).The Gandhi scion said the central bank was not given due importance while implementing demonetisation.Speaking at...

06-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Cooperative federalism struggling under Modi : Harish Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday said that cooperative federalism was suffering under the Narendra Modi regime.Speaking at Agenda Aaj Tak here, he questioned the role of NITI Aayog and claimed non-Bharatiya Janata Party ruled states have to struggle...

19-Nov-2016 Dehradun

Kunal Kapoor felicitated by Uttarakhand CM

Actor Kunal Kapoor has been felicitated by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat.The actor tweeted a few photographs in which he is seen with Rawat. Kunal thanked him for lending support while shooting in Uttarakhand for his upcoming film "Raagdesh", helmed...

28-Sep-2016 Dehradun

President Pranab Mukherjee visits Kedarnath temple, offers prayers

President Pranab Mukherjee visited the famous Lord Shiva temple at Kedarnath in Uttarakhand on Wednesday.Accompanied by Governor K.K. Paul and Chief Minister Harish Rawat, the President appeared happy after the 'Darshan' of the Kedarnath 'Shivalinga' -- one of...

15-Aug-2016 Dehradun

Harish Rawat leads Independence Day celebrations in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat led the hill state in celebrating the 70th Independence Day on Monday. He hoisted the national flag at the Parade Ground in the state capital and felicitated freedom fighters.In his address, Rawat paid homage to the freedom...

02-Jul-2016 Dehradun

Uttarakhand to get a Lokayukta soon : Harish Rawat

Uttarakhand will soon have a Lokayukta, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said on Saturday.Emerging out of the meeting of the Lokayukta Selection Committee where assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal, Leader of Opposition Ajay Bhatt, Justices Irshad Hussain and Justice...

01-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Uttarakand asked to set up system to monitor central schemes

Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot on Friday urged Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat to set up a monitoring system in the state for effective implementation of central government schemes.Rawat met Gehlot here on Friday...

27-May-2016 Dehradun

People using binoculars to spot 'achche din': Harish Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday took a dig at the BJP's 'achche din' slogan and said the people were buying binoculars to try and see the promised good days.Rawat also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not fulfilling tall promises made to...

24-May-2016 New Delhi

CBI questions Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat

The CBI on Tuesday questioned Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat for about five hours in an alleged political horse-trading case, in the wake of a "sting" video showing him offering bribes to buy legislative support in the assembly. He is likely to...

16-May-2016 Dehradun

Harish Rawat takes stock of Char Dham Yatra amenities

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday took stock of the amenities for tourists and pilgrims coming for the annual Char Dham Yatra.The chief minister flew to the Kedarnath shrine in the foothills of the Himalayas on Sunday and interacted with the pilgrims...

13-May-2016 New Delhi

Now, Uttarakhand governor defends 'non-dismissal' of Harish Rawat

Even as the dust seemed to have settled down over political acrimony with regard to dismissal of Harish Rawat-led Congress ministry in Uttarakhand, state Governor K.K. Paul has apparently defended his decision not to have dismissed the chief minister after...

13-May-2016 New Delhi

BJP will think twice before imposing Article 356: Harish Rawat

Reinstated as the chief minister of Uttarakhand, Harish Rawat said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would think twice before imposing President's Rule under Article 356 in any state."What was the need to impose President's Rule in the state? The floor test in Uttarakhand...

12-May-2016 New Delhi

Uttarakhand CM meets Sonia Gandhi, says state's development main focus

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi, a day after his government was reinstated following a floor test as per the Supreme Court order.The chief minister said the hill state's development remained his focus, adding...

12-May-2016 Dehradun

Harish Rawat assumes charge, holds cabinet meet

A day after his government was restored and President's Rule revoked in the state, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday presided over a cabinet meeting during which a number of important decisions were taken.The cabinet once again ratified...

11-May-2016 New Delhi/Dehradun

President's Rule goes, Rawat back as Uttarakhand CM

A day after ousted Chief Minister Harish Rawat won the trust vote, the union cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday revoked President's Rule in Uttarakhand to pave the way for the Congress government's return in the state.The cabinet...

11-May-2016 Dehradun

No acrimony towards central government: Harish Rawat

Congress leader Harish Rawat, set to return as the Uttarakhand chief minister, on Wednesday said he had no acrimony with the central government and will need its support for the state's progress."It has been a tense period, a period of uncertainty and the state...

11-May-2016 Dehradun

Supporters of Harish Rawat burst firecrackers on assembly win

Celebrations erupted at the Congress office here on Wednesday as the central government told the Supreme Court that the Harish Rawat-led Congress government in Uttarakhand has a legislative majority and that President's Rule will be revoked.Chief Minister Harish...

10-May-2016 Dehradun

Congress wins Uttarakhand trust vote, BJP admits defeat

In a major boost to the Congress, ousted Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday won the floor test in the Uttarakhand assembly though the result will be officially known only on Wednesday.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) quickly admitted defeat after 33...

10-May-2016 Dehradun

'Congress wins Uttarakhand trust vote'

The Congress-led by ousted Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat won the trust vote in the state assembly on Tuesday, a party legislator said.Sarita Arya, the legislator from Nainital constituency, told a private TV channel that the "Congress has won".She...

09-May-2016 Dehradun

Harish Rawat expresses confidence of proving majority

Ousted Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat on Monday expressed confidence that he would win the confidence motion on Tuesday in the state assembly."All the 34 MLAs whom we paraded to the governor are still with us," Rawat told reporters after the Supreme...

09-May-2016 Dehradun/New Delhi

Harish Rawat seeks time to appear before CBI

Ousted Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday sought more time to appear before the CBI to answer questions that he tried to bribe rebel Congress legislators."I hope the agency will understand our practical problems and will provide us more time,"...

08-May-2016 New Delhi

New 'bribery' video stings Congress ahead of Uttarakhand floor test

Two days ahead of the floor test in the Uttarakhand assembly, a video of a new sting operation allegedly showing a Congress legislator talking of bribe to at least a dozen party MLAs to keep them on ousted chief minister Harish Rawat's side has surfaced.The...

06-May-2016 Dehradun

Harish Rawat hails 'golden opportunity' for floor test

Ousted Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday thanked the Supreme Court for allowing him to take the floor test in the state assembly.Talking to media soon after the apex court asked him to take a floor test on May 10, Rawat said he was happy that...

22-Apr-2016 New Delhi

Confident of proving majority in Uttarakhand assembly: Harish Rawat

Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat has said the Uttarakhand High Court's Thursday order setting aside the President's Rule in his state was "a big decision for federal politics"."The (high court) decision has made history. Judiciary has given a...

22-Apr-2016 Dehradun

Respect SC order on Uttarakhand: Harish Rawat

Congress leader Harish Rawat, whose reinstatement as Uttarakhand chief minister was ordered by the high court but stayed by the Supreme Court on Friday, said he respected the apex court ruling which has also stalled attempts to form a government through the "back...

21-Apr-2016 Dehradun/New Delhi

Blow to BJP as court revokes President's Rule in Uttarakhand

In a major blow to the BJP-led central government, the Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday set aside President's Rule in the state, restoring Congress leader Harish Rawat as the chief minister, nearly a month after he was ousted.The dramatic decision, also...

29-Mar-2016 Dehradun

Uttarakhand budget passed by elected assembly: Harish Rawat

Countering the allegations levelled by union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, ousted Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday asserted that the state's annual budget was passed by "an elected and functional state assembly".Jaitley on Monday justified the...

29-Mar-2016 Dehradun

Congress gets reprieve as HC allows floor test in Uttarakhand

Ousted Congress government in Uttarakhand got a major reprieve on Tuesday after the state high court allowed it to prove its majority in the assembly on Thursday despite President's Rule in the hill state.A stunned central government, which in a dramatic turn...

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