Haridwar: News

25 Jan 2024

Ganga river

Cancer-stricken child dipped in Ganga in hope of miracle; drowns

A five-year-old boy suffering from blood cancer lost his life after his aunt submerged him in the freezing Ganga River at Har Ki Pauri, allegedly drowning him.

15 Jan 2024

Makar Sankranti

Best places to witness Makar Sankranti in India

Makar Sankranti is among the first few festivals in the country that are celebrated at the beginning of the year.

18 Sep 2023

Travel And Tourism

5 popular tourist places to visit in Haridwar

Also known as the "Gateway to Gods," Haridwar is a holy pilgrimage site in India that will mesmerize you with its ancient temples and peaceful ashrams.

25 Jul 2023


Ganga breaches danger mark in Haridwar, may affect UP districts

The Ganga River was flowing at 293.25m at 9:00pm on Monday, breaching the 293m danger level mark after incessant rainfall in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, reported ANI.

17 Jul 2023


Uttarakhand: Ganga breaches danger mark, 'orange' alert in all districts

Heavy rainfall continued to lash Uttarakhand on Sunday, causing several roads to block due to landslides, reported PTI.

16 Jul 2023

Lord Shiva

Uttar Pradesh: 5 Kanwariya pilgrims electrocuted to death in Meerut

In a heartbreaking development from Uttar Pradesh, a religious procession turned lethal as five Kanwariya pilgrims have reportedly died, and five others were injured after their vehicle came in contact with a high-tension wire in Meerut's Bhawanpur area.

13 Jul 2023


4 'kanwariyas' killed as 2 trucks collide in North Delhi

Four people were killed on the spot and at least 15 others sustained injuries after two trucks collided on GT Karnal Road in the Alipur area of North Delhi around midnight, reported NDTV.

31 May 2023


Delhi murder: Sahil 'planned' for 3 days to kill Sakshi

Days after the video of the gruesome murder of 16-year-old Sakshi in Delhi's Shahbad Dairy area shook the entire country, police revealed her killing was a "premeditated murder" not a "crime of passion."

22 Feb 2023

Reliance Jio

Jio 5G launched in 20 cities, Airtel 5G reaches Haridwar

Reliance Jio has launched its 5G services in 20 more cities including Tinsukia, Bhagalpur, Mormugao, Raichur, Firozabad, and Chandrapur.

06 Feb 2023

Bharti Airtel

Airtel 5G launched in Ujjain; Jio 5G released in Haridwar

Bharti Airtel has released its 5G services in three more cities across Madya Pradesh, namely, Ujjain, Gwalior, and Bhopal. Users will get 20-30 times faster speed than 4G speed at no additional cost.

23 Jul 2022

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Truck runs over 6 Kanwar devotees in Hathras

Six Kanwar Yatra devotees on their journey to Bhopal from Haridwar died during early hours of Saturday after a speeding truck ran over them in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras district, the police said.

28 Jun 2022


Man left behind by 'baraat' sues groom for Rs. 50L

Weddings and dramas go hand in hand in India.

27 Jun 2022


Uttarakhand: Woman, six-year-old daughter gang-raped in moving car in Roorkee

In yet another horrifying case of sexual assault in India, a woman and her six-year-old daughter were allegedly gang-raped in a moving car by a man, who offered her a lift, and his friends.

Uttarakhand: 'Hindu Mahapanchayat' near Roorkee not allowed; Section 144 imposed

A religious gathering called the Hindu Mahapanchayat in Dada Jabalpur village, Roorkee district, was prohibited by the Uttarakhand police on Wednesday.

12 Jan 2022


Dharma Sansad: Uttarakhand gets SC notice after plea seeks probe

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Uttarakhand government over alleged hate speech at a Dharma Sansad event in Haridwar in December.

28 Dec 2021

Hate Speech

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat after hate speeches at 'Dharam Sansad'

A senior Indian diplomat at the High Commission in Islamabad was called by Pakistan's foreign ministry on Monday over hate speech at a recent 'Dharam Sansad.'

23 Dec 2021


Haridwar Police awaits complaint after calls for Muslim genocide

Controversial remarks on Muslim genocide at a three-day summit in Haridwar, Uttarakhand have sparked communal tensions.

30 Aug 2021

Kumbh Mela

Non-bailable warrants issued in fake COVID-19 testing scam during Kumbh

A Haridwar court has issued non-bailable warrants against Mallika and Sharat Pant of Max Corporate services and Dr. Navtej Nalwa of Nalwa Path Labs in connection with fake COVID-19 tests conducted during Kumbh.

27 Apr 2021

Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela: Seers keep last Shahi Snan symbolic affair

The last shahi snan at the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar on Tuesday was a subdued affair with seers keeping the ritual symbolic in view of a nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases.

17 Apr 2021

Narendra Modi

As coronavirus batters India, Modi wants Kumbh to be symbolic

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi put out two tweets regarding the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, where coronavirus-linked guidelines have gone for a toss.

16 Apr 2021


Uttarakhand: Top seer at Haridwar Kumbh Mela dies of COVID-19

A seer at the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, died of COVID-19 on Thursday as the event faces backlash for its large maskless gatherings in the midst of the pandemic.

15 Apr 2021

Kumbh Mela

1,701 test positive at Kumbh Mela, 50% of force withdrawn

The massive crowds at the Kumbh Mela have been sparking concerns amid the second dangerous wave of coronavirus. But the government has no plans of cutting the religious gathering short.

13 Apr 2021

Kumbh Mela

Haridwar: Coronavirus norms ignored in Kumbh Mela, 102 test positive

As coronavirus infections soar in India, lakhs of devotees took a dip in the Holy Ganges on Monday's shahi snan of Kumbh Mela, which is being held in Haridwar, Uttarakhand.

12 Apr 2021

Kumbh Mela

Difficult to follow coronavirus norms, says cop on Kumbh crowd

Even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across India, the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, is continuing unabated.

02 Apr 2021

Kumbh Mela

Many devotees arrived for Kumbh without coronavirus test report

Many devotees who arrived in Haridwar on Thursday for the Kumbh Mela this year did not carry their coronavirus report, according to an inspection conducted by Garhwal Commissioner Ravinath Raman at the local railway station.

01 Apr 2021


Amid COVID-19 restrictions, Kumbh Mela formally begins in Haridwar

The Kumbh Mela formally began in Haridwar on Thursday with several restrictions imposed on devotees coming to attend the event amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in various states, including Uttarakhand.

15 Mar 2021

Kumbh Mela

No one should be troubled during Kumbh: Uttarakhand CM

Following COVID-19 precautions is necessary during the ongoing Haridwar Kumbh but no one should be deprived of taking a holy dip in the Ganga during it, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat said on Sunday.

10 Mar 2021

Kumbh Mela

Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021: Dates, registration, and COVID-19 guidelines

Preparations are in full swing in Uttarakhand's Haridwar as Kumbh Mela 2021 is all set to begin on the occasion of Maha Shivratri tomorrow (March 11).

18 Jun 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

VHP to discuss Ram Temple, Article 370 at important meet

An important meeting of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is scheduled for Wednesday-Thursday in Haridwar and the Hindu right-wing organization is expected to discuss the Ram Temple issue.

23 Apr 2019

Baba Ramdev

Inhuman treatment given to Pragya Thakur in jail unfair: Ramdev

Yoga guru Ramdev has come out in support of the BJP's Bhopal candidate and Malegaon blast case accused Pragya Singh Thakur, saying it was unfair to subject her to cruelty in jail for nine years on the basis of suspicion.

09 Nov 2018

Lalu Prasad Yadav

'Missing' Tej Pratap Yadav is in Haridwar, won't come home

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's son, Tej Pratap, called in on Friday, days after he went missing on Monday.

14 Oct 2018


Mastermind of fake Indian Army, Railways, ONGC recruitment racket arrested

A 39-year-old mastermind of a fake Indian Territorial Army recruitment racket was arrested from Uttarakhand's Haridwar, police said yesterday.

19 Aug 2018

Amit Shah

Daughter immerses Vajpayee's ashes in Haridwar; Shah, Rajnath, Yogi present

The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were immersed in Haridwar today, by her daughter Namita Bhattacharya. His granddaughter Niharika was also present at the ceremony.

Uttarakhand: High Court is now the legal guardian of cows

On Monday, the Uttarakhand High Court made itself the legal guardian of cows in the state by evoking the 'parens patriae' doctrine, which means it takes care of those who can't take care of themselves.

11 Aug 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh: 14-year-old boy sodomized while returning from Kanwar Yatra

A 14-year-old boy was allegedly sodomized by a dhaba owner at a village in UP's Muzaffarnagar.

01 Aug 2018

Kanwar Yatra

Kanwar-Yatra: Star attraction 'Golden Baba' dons 20kg gold this year!

Giving tough competition to 'Gold-Man' aka music composer Bappi Lahiri is Golden Baba.

28 Jul 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Ganga should have health warning like cigarette packs, NGT opines

Expressing concern over the quality of Ganga water, the National Green Tribunal has asked why the river can't have health warnings like the ones on cigarette packs.

27 Jul 2018

Uttar Pradesh

NGT anguished over Ganga's condition; says water unfit for use

The National Green Tribunal today said the water of the Ganga river, between Haridwar in Uttarakhand and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, was unfit for drinking and bathing and expressed anguish over the situation of the river.

Hardly anything done to clean Ganga, situation extraordinarily bad: NGT

The NGT today expressed dissatisfaction over the cleaning up of Ganga and said the situation was extraordinarily bad and hardly anything effective has been done to clean the river.

07 Mar 2018


Kapoor family heads to Haridwar to offer prayers for Sridevi

Boney Kapoor and his daughters, Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor, will now offer their prayers for Sridevi at the holy city of Haridwar.

13 Jun 2017


Actress found dead in her house in Mumbai

Krutika Chaudhary, an actress hailing from Haridwar, was found dead at her residence in Andheri (west) today.

18 May 2017

Indian Government

Parts of the Ganga not even fit for bathing: RTI

Parts of the Ganga, the savior of sinners, are not even fit for bathing, an RTI response has found.