Pushkar Singh Dhami: News

SC summons Uttarakhand chief secretary over forest fires

The Supreme Court on Wednesday summoned the Uttarakhand chief secretary to appear before it on Friday, expressing criticism over the state government's "lackadaisical" approach toward handling forest fires.

09 May 2024


Uttarakhand forest fires claim 5 lives, affect 1,300 hectares

The ongoing forest fires in Uttarakhand have claimed the lives of five people and affected 1,300 hectares of land, Dhananjay Mohan, the state's Chief Conservator of Forest with an additional charge of Head of Forest Force (HoFF) said.

13 Mar 2024

Droupadi Murmu

President Murmu signs Uttarakhand's UCC Bill into law 

President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday gave assent to Uttarakhand's bill on the Uniform Civil Code.

10 Feb 2024


Haldwani violence: Uttarakhand Police books over 5,000 people, curfew continues

The Uttarakhand Police has registered a first information report (FIR) against over 5,000 persons, including 19 named individuals, for the violence in Haldwani, Uttarakhand, which killed six people and injured over 100 others.

09 Feb 2024

Uttar Pradesh

Haldwani violence not communal, says Nainital DM

Violence broke out in Haldwani, Uttarakhand, on Thursday evening after the demolition of a madrasa allegedly built illegally on "nazool land" (owned by the state government) in the Banbhoolpura area.

09 Feb 2024


4 dead in Uttarakhand violence; curfew imposed, schools shut 

At least four people died and 250 others were injured as violence erupted in Uttarakhand's Haldwani city over the demolition of an "illegally built" madrasa and mosque.

07 Feb 2024


Uniform Civil Code Bill passed in Uttarakhand Assembly

The Uttarakhand Assembly on Wednesday passed the Uniform Civil Code Uttarakhand 2024 Bill, a day after it was tabled by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.

06 Feb 2024

Uniform Civil Code

UCC Bill tabled in Uttarakhand Assembly

The draft bill on the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) was tabled during a specially-convened Uttarakhand Assembly session on Tuesday.

29 Jan 2024


Uttarakhand to pass UCC bill in February: CM Dhami

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Monday said a five-member expert committee—formed to prepare a draft for a Uniform Civil Code (UCC)—will submit the document on Friday.

13 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

Mohan Yadav sworn in as Madhya Pradesh chief minister

Mohan Yadav (58) on Wednesday took an oath as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh at Lal Parade ground.

29 Nov 2023


Uttarkashi tunnel rescue: Workers airlifted to AIIMS for checkup

After 17 days of relentless efforts, a joint rescue mission successfully saved 41 workers trapped in Uttarkashi's Silkyara tunnel on Tuesday night.

29 Nov 2023

Narendra Modi

Exemplary bravery: PM Modi lauds Uttarkashi workers for their patience

Minutes after the 41 workers were rescued from the collapsed Uttarkashi tunnel in Uttarakhand on Tuesday night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with them and lauded their bravery and perseverance during their 17-day ordeal.

28 Nov 2023


Uttarkashi tunnel rescue: All 41 trapped workers successfully pulled out

After 17 days of excruciating rescue operations, all 41 workers trapped in a collapsed tunnel in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi were finally pulled out to safety.

26 Nov 2023

Indian Army

Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: Indian Army to undertake manual drilling task

The rescue work to save 41 workers trapped inside the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi suffered another setback after the auger machine got stuck while drilling on Saturday.

26 Nov 2023


Uttarkashi tunnel rescue: Manual drilling likely as machine hits snag

The rescue efforts to save 41 workers trapped in the Silkyara tunnel of Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi reportedly encountered another obstacle, as the auger machine got stuck while drilling through debris.

24 Nov 2023


Uttarkashi: 41 trapped workers could be out today, says NDRF

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), on Friday, said that it anticipates the rescue of 41 workers trapped in Uttarkashi's Silkyara tunnel to be concluded by the end of the day.

24 Nov 2023


Uttarkashi: Workers meters away from evacuation, hurdle halts drilling

The operation to rescue 41 workers trapped in a collapsed tunnel in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, is facing challenges in its last leg as it entered the 13th day on Friday.

20 Nov 2023

Narendra Modi

Uttarkashi tunnel rescue to save 41 workers enters day 9

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami to take stock of the ongoing operation to rescue 41 workers trapped in a collapsed tunnel.

17 Nov 2023


Uttarkashi tunnel rescue: After 100+ hours new machine raises hopes

The mission to rescue the 40 workers trapped in the Silkyara Tunnel in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi reportedly saw significant progress as the operation entered its sixth day.

14 Nov 2023


Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: Rescue operation to take 24 hours

Rescue teams are working on evacuating 40 laborers trapped inside an under-construction tunnel in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district as rescue efforts entered the third day on Tuesday.

13 Nov 2023


Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: Trapped workers safe; oxygen, food supplied

All 40 workers trapped inside the collapsed Silkyara Tunnel in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand are safe and being provided oxygen, food, and water through the debris.

11 Nov 2023

Uniform Civil Code

Uttarakhand: India's first Uniform Civil Code coming up next week

Uttarakhand will likely adopt the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) next week, making it the first Indian state to do so, India Today reported.

02 Sep 2023


Uttarakhand cabinet grants 10% quota for statehood agitators

The Uttarakhand state cabinet has reportedly approved a grant of 10% "horizontal reservation" for all statehood agitators and their dependents in government services.

12 Aug 2023


Uttarakhand: 5 Kedarnath pilgrims dead after landslide debris hit car

At least five pilgrims, on their way to Kedarnath, have reportedly lost their lives after the vehicle they were traveling in was crushed under debris from a landslide in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand.

19 Jul 2023


Uttarakhand: 17 people killed after power transformer explosion

As many as 17 people died and several others sustained injuries after a power transformer exploded at the Namami Gange project site in Uttarakhand's Chamoli on Wednesday, reported News18.

26 Jun 2023


Uttarakhand rains: 2 dead, CM Dhami cautions Char Dham yatris

At least two people have died in rain-related incidents as heavy downpours lashed numerous parts of Uttarakhand on Sunday amid the weather office's "orange alert" for multiple districts.

14 Jun 2023


Uttarakhand mahapanchayat: Why tension is brewing in Garhwal region 

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to hear petitions seeking cancellation of the controversial "Uttarakhand mahapanchayat" scheduled for Thursday (June 15) in Purola, Uttarakhand's Garhwal region.

20 Feb 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir: Ramban landslide damages 13 houses; geologists called 

Authorities have sought help from the Geological Survey of India to study the massive landslide in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban on Monday that left as many as 13 families homeless.

29 Jan 2023


Joshimath crisis: Official survey claims no new cracks; locals disagree

An official survey found no new property damage in Joshimath, Uttarakhand, since January 20, PTI reported citing the Chamoli district administration officials.

22 Jan 2023


Uttarakhand: 3.8 magnitude earthquake rocks Pithoragarh

During the wee hours of Sunday, Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh was rocked by a 3.8 magnitude earthquake.

20 Jan 2023


'Sinking' Joshimath receives season's first snowfall, triggers fresh woes

Residents of Joshimath, the Uttarakhand town that's sinking slowly due to land subsidence, received the season's first snowfall on Friday.

08 Jan 2023


#NewsBytesExplainer: Joshimath land-sinking crisis that's keeping Uttarakhand government on tenterhooks

Landslides in Joshimath town of Uttarakhand's Chamoli district have kept the authorities on tenterhooks, with over 600 families contemplating relocation due to cracks in their houses, as well as many roads, caused by land subsidence.

Plea in SC seeks 'national disaster' status for Joshimath crisis  

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court, requesting that the current land sinking occurrences in Joshimath, Uttarakhand, be declared a national disaster and that the afflicted families be compensated.

07 Jan 2023


Joshimath: Evacuation of 600 families begins, choppers put on standby 

Uttarakhand government began the plan to evacuate nearly 600 families from danger zones in Joshimath town following the land sinking.

06 Jan 2023


Joshimath: Panic grips town, evacuation begins; CM Dhami to visit

After repeated protests by the residents of Joshimath against inaction over land subsidence, the Uttarakhand government began evacuating families from the town on Thursday.

05 Jan 2023


Uttarakhand: Families flee Joshimath after 561 homes develop deep cracks

Several families have fled their homes in Uttarakhand's Joshimath town after their homes developed deep cracks suddenly, ANI reported.

04 Dec 2022


Uttarakhand: Ankita Bhandari murder accused likely to undergo narco test

In a significant development, the Uttarkhand Police's Special Investigation Team (SIT) has decided to undergo a narco test of all accused in the murder case of 19-year-old Uttarakhand resort receptionist Ankita Bhandari, India Today reported.

05 Oct 2022


Uttarakhand: 25 dead after bus falls into gorge in Pauri

At least 25 people lost their lives in a tragic bus accident in the Pauri Garwhal district of Uttarakhand on Tuesday.

04 Oct 2022


Uttarakhand: 10 mountaineers killed in avalanche; 8 rescued, many missing

In an unfortunate incident, 28 mountaineers were trapped under an avalanche at the Draupadi Ka Danda-2 mountain peak in Uttarakhand on Tuesday, officials said.

26 Sep 2022


Ankita Bhandari murder case: Killers will be hanged, assures police

Days after the alleged murder of Ankita Bhandari, a receptionist at a Uttarakhand resort, the police assured her family that the killers will be hanged.

25 Sep 2022


Uttarakhand: Ankita Bhandari drowned with blunt force injuries, reveals autopsy

The provisional autopsy report of Ankita Bhandari revealed that her death was caused by drowning, and she had blunt force trauma.

Ankita Bhandari murder: BJP expels accused's father; locals torch resort

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday expelled senior party leader and former minister in Uttarakhand Vinod Arya over the involvement of his son Pulkit Arya in the murder of a young resort receptionist Ankita Bhandari, NDTV reported.

24 Sep 2022


Uttarakhand: Missing receptionist's body found; BJP leader's son arrested

The body of Ankita Bhandari (19)—a resort receptionist who went missing several days ago—was fished out from Rishikesh's Chilla canal on Saturday.

20 Jul 2022


Monsoon: Red alert in Uttarakhand; Delhi witnesses heavy rains

Amid heavy rainfall, landslides, and flood-like conditions in Uttarakhand on Tuesday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert.

05 Jun 2022


Uttarakhand: CEC treks 18 kilometers to assess polling challenges

Rajeev Kumar, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), trekked for 18 kilometers to remote polling booths in Uttarakhand on Friday to evaluate the issues experienced by polling parties in mountainous regions.

28 May 2022

Yogi Adityanath

Uttarakhand bypoll: UP CM Yogi Adityanath campaigns for Pushkar Dhami

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath campaigned for his Uttarakhand counterpart Pushkar Singh Dhami before the crucial Champawat assembly bypoll, on Saturday.

16 May 2022


Char Dham Yatra: Health screening amid pilgrim deaths; details here

Following the death of 39 pilgrims since the Char Dham Yatra commenced on May 3, the Uttarakhand government has started health screening of devotees at specific points on travel routes as well as at the entry and registration sites.

06 May 2022


Uttarakhand: Kedarnath Temple opens with daily limit on pilgrims

After a gap of over two years—courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic—the doors (kapat) of the holy temple of Kedarnath Dham in Uttarakhand finally opened for devotees on Friday.

23 Mar 2022


Pushkar Singh Dhami sworn-in as Uttarakhand CM for second term

Pushkar Singh Dhami on Wednesday was sworn in as the 12th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand at the Parade Ground in Dehradun.

21 Mar 2022


Pushkar Singh Dhami named Uttarakhand CM for second term

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pushkar Singh Dhami will serve as the 12th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, the party has decided.

21 Mar 2022


Newly-elected Uttarakhand MLAs take oath; CM announcement by evening

The newly-elected Uttarakhand MLAs took the oath of office on Monday at a ceremony held at the Uttarakhand Assembly in Dehradun.

15 Mar 2022


Suspense continues over names of next Uttarakhand, Goa chief ministers

After the conclusion of assembly elections in five states, suspense over who will be the chief minister in Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur remains.

11 Mar 2022


Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami resigns day after election result

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and the state cabinet tendered their resignation to Governor Gurmit Singh at Raj Bhawan on Friday.

12 Feb 2022


Uttarakhand CM Dhami promises Uniform Civil Code if re-elected

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday promised to implement a Uniform Civil Code in the state if his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) retains power in the upcoming elections.

19 Jan 2022

Narendra Modi

Vijay Rawat, brother of late CDS Bipin Rawat, joins BJP

Colonel (Retired) Vijay Rawat, the younger sibling of the late Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Delhi on Wednesday.

19 Oct 2021


Red alert sounded as rains batter Uttarakhand; 17 dead

The Himalayan state of Uttarakhand has been battered by non-stop heavy rains since Sunday night.

11 Oct 2021


Ahead of 2022 elections, Uttarakhand Minister Yashpal Arya joins Congress

In a major blow to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttarakhand, state minister Yashpal Arya and his MLA son Sanjeev Arya rejoined the rival Indian National Congress ahead of Assembly polls next year.

25 Sep 2021


Rapid rise in population causing demographic changes: Uttarakhand Government

The Uttarakhand government has said the rapid rise in population is causing demographic changes in certain areas of Uttarakhand, resulting in the migration of several communities from those places besides posing a threat to communal peace.

31 Aug 2021


Uttarakhand: BJP Minister suggests 'app to divert rain'; gets mocked

Uttarakhand Minister Dhan Singh Rawat has grabbed attention after a video of him went viral on social media, where he was heard talking about a mobile application to "regulate excessive rainfall."

30 Aug 2021


Uttarakhand: Four killed as three houses collapse after heavy rains

Four people, including three children, were killed and several others went missing after three houses collapsed in a village following heavy rains in Dharchula sub-division in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district, officials said.

30 Aug 2021


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.

17 Aug 2021

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Uttarakhand: Ex-Army officer Ajay Kothiyal AAP's pick for CM candidate

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday announced that retired Army officer Ajay Kothiyal will become the party's Chief Ministerial face in the 2022 Uttarakhand Assembly elections.

17 Jul 2021


No live-streaming of ceremonies from Himalayan temples: Devasthanam Board

The Chardham Devasthanam Board on Friday decided not to permit live-streaming of ceremonies from the Sancta Sanctorum of Uttarakhand's famous Himalayan temples in reverence to the religious beliefs associated with them, officials said.

UP allows Kanwar Yatra amid COVID-19; Supreme Court seeks response

The Supreme Court of India has sought a response from the Uttar Pradesh government over its decision to allow the Kanwar Yatra despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

12 Jul 2021


Uttarakhand: Man arrested for posing as sadhu, duping jeweler's wife

A conman masquerading as a sadhu was arrested in Uttarakhand's Rishikesh for allegedly duping a jeweler's wife of cash and jewelry worth around Rs. 1.75 crore, police said on Monday.

04 Jul 2021


Pushkar Singh Dhami sworn-in as Uttarakhand CM; ministers take oath

Pushkar Singh Dhami on Sunday took oath as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand at a ceremony in Raj Bhawan in the state capital Dehradun.

03 Jul 2021


Pushkar Singh Dhami to become Uttarakhand's new Chief Minister

Pushkar Singh Dhami, 45, will become the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislative party decided in a meeting this afternoon.