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Uttarakhand suspends Char Dham Yatra; only priests to perform rituals

29 Apr 2021

Uttarakhand suspends Char Dham Yatra; only priests to perform rituals

The Uttarakhand government has suspended the Char Dham Yatra in light of the COVID-19 situation, Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat announced on Thursday.

Eight reported dead in avalanche in Uttarakhand's Chamoli District

24 Apr 2021

Eight reported dead in avalanche in Uttarakhand's Chamoli District

An avalanche occurred in an area close to the Niti Valley near the Indo-China border in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Friday.

Surging COVID-19 cases cast a shadow over Char Dham Yatra

22 Apr 2021

Surging COVID-19 cases cast a shadow over Char Dham Yatra

The rising number of coronavirus cases in Uttarakhand has begun to cast its shadow on the forthcoming Char Dham Yatra with no buses booked yet by devotees to travel to the famed Himalayan temples.

Uttarakhand tightens restrictions in view of COVID-19 surge

21 Apr 2021

Uttarakhand tightens restrictions in view of COVID-19 surge

The Uttarakhand government has ordered the closure of markets in urban areas barring shops dealing in essential commodities from 2 pm onwards and changing the night curfew timing across the state from 9 pm to 7 pm.

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

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.

SOP revised in Uttarakhand to battle second COVID-19 wave

16 Apr 2021

SOP revised in Uttarakhand to battle second COVID-19 wave

With a surge in COVID-19 cases in Uttarakhand which recorded its highest single-day spike in infections on Thursday, the state government issued a revised SOP, making it mandatory for cinema halls, restaurants, bars, and gyms to run at half their capacity.

Kumbh Mela to continue, say officials; over 1,000 test COVID-positive

14 Apr 2021

Kumbh Mela to continue, say officials; over 1,000 test COVID-positive

There are no plans to wrap up the Kumbh Mela at Haridwar, Uttarakhand, early even as concerns of a COVID-19 super-spreader remain, officials said Wednesday.

Uttarakhand: COVID-19 infiltrates leading educational institutions

08 Apr 2021

Uttarakhand: COVID-19 infiltrates leading educational institutions

The second wave of coronavirus is fast spreading to leading educational institutions in Uttarakhand with 56 cases detected at the Central Academy for State Forest Service (CASFS), The Doon School, and IIT-Roorkee.

Try artificial rain to douse wildfires: HC to Uttarakhand government

08 Apr 2021

Try artificial rain to douse wildfires: HC to Uttarakhand government

The Uttarakhand High Court has asked the state government to find out the possibility of using artificial rain to douse forest fires raging in various parts of the state.

'Baba Barfani' pilgrimage in Timmersain to begin from Wednesday

06 Apr 2021

'Baba Barfani' pilgrimage in Timmersain to begin from Wednesday

A pilgrimage to Timmersain in Uttarakhand's Chamoli District will begin from Wednesday on the lines of the Amarnath Yatra.

IAF helicopters begin firefighting operations in Uttarakhand

05 Apr 2021

IAF helicopters begin firefighting operations in Uttarakhand

IAF helicopters on Monday began firefighting operations in Uttarakhand, conducting several sorties over burning forests in Garhwal region to spray water over raging flames and extinguish them.

Tighten up your act or face action, COVID-19 violators warned

05 Apr 2021

Tighten up your act or face action, COVID-19 violators warned

With coronavirus cases on the rise in Uttarakhand, Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Kumar on Monday appealed to people to strictly follow COVID-19 protocols and stay safe or face action.

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

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.

Uttarakhand: COVID-19 cases surge, negative RT-PCR report mandatory for Kumbh

25 Mar 2021

Uttarakhand: COVID-19 cases surge, negative RT-PCR report mandatory for Kumbh

With COVID-19 cases surging again in Uttarakhand, the State Government on Wednesday made it mandatory for devotees to bring a negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours to attend the forthcoming Kumbh Mela in Haridwar.

130 people still missing in Uttarakhand glacial burst: Government

23 Mar 2021

130 people still missing in Uttarakhand glacial burst: Government

As many as 130 people continue to be missing following the February 7 glacial burst in Uttarakhand, which claimed 74 lives, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Now, Uttarakhand CM claims US 'enslaved India' for 200 years

22 Mar 2021

Now, Uttarakhand CM claims US 'enslaved India' for 200 years

The new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Tirath Singh Rawat, is at it again. After making it to headlines for his "ripped jeans" comment and getting schooled, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader has now said that the United States ruled India for 200 years.

'Ripped jeans' remark not portrayed in full context: Rawat's wife

19 Mar 2021

'Ripped jeans' remark not portrayed in full context: Rawat's wife

Amid uproar over Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat's ripped jeans remark, his wife, Rashmi Tyagi defended his statement on Thursday, saying his words were not being presented in full context.

Uttarakhand CM questions 'values' of women who wear ripped jeans

18 Mar 2021

Uttarakhand CM questions 'values' of women who wear ripped jeans

The newly elected Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has criticized women for wearing ripped jeans and wondered what values they will impart to their children, triggering a protest from opposition parties.

Uttarakhand: Major accident averted after train moves in reverse direction

18 Mar 2021

Uttarakhand: Major accident averted after train moves in reverse direction

A major train accident in Uttarakhand was averted on Wednesday after Purnagiri Janshatabdi Express started running in a reverse direction on the railway tracks, but stopped a few kilometers away.

Tirath Singh Rawat takes oath as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand

10 Mar 2021

Tirath Singh Rawat takes oath as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament Tirath Singh Rawat took oath as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand in Dehradun this afternoon.

Trivendra Singh Rawat resigns as Uttarakhand Chief Minister

09 Mar 2021

Trivendra Singh Rawat resigns as Uttarakhand Chief Minister

Trivendra Singh Rawat, 60, resigned as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on Tuesday, a year before the state is due to hold Assembly elections.

Uttarakhand CM leaves for Delhi amid speculation of leadership change

08 Mar 2021

Uttarakhand CM leaves for Delhi amid speculation of leadership change

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat left for Delhi on Monday amid growing speculation about a leadership change in the state.

Uttarakhand flood: Lake formed as stream joining Rishiganga gets blocked

13 Feb 2021

Uttarakhand flood: Lake formed as stream joining Rishiganga gets blocked

The debris brought by the avalanche in Uttarakhand earlier this week has blocked a stream that joins the Rishiganga river forming a temporary lake which if breached can cause further damage.

Collapse of rock mass may have caused Uttarakhand flash floods

10 Feb 2021

Collapse of rock mass may have caused Uttarakhand flash floods

Initial observations by scientists of the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG) suggest that a rock mass weakened over a period of time due to freezing and thawing of snow and led to the creation of a weak zone, triggering its collapse.

Uttarakhand flood: Death toll climbs to 31; rescue operations continue

09 Feb 2021

Uttarakhand flood: Death toll climbs to 31; rescue operations continue

The death toll in the Uttarakhand flash flood has risen to 31 as five more dead bodies were recovered, authorities said on Tuesday.

Uttarakhand floods: 26 bodies recovered, 171 still missing, says police

08 Feb 2021

Uttarakhand floods: 26 bodies recovered, 171 still missing, says police

Over a day since a sudden glacier burst caused the Dhauliganga river in Uttarakhand to flood, 26 dead bodies have been recovered, authorities said.

Uttarakhand glacier burst: A tranquil morning turned into tragedy

08 Feb 2021

Uttarakhand glacier burst: A tranquil morning turned into tragedy

It was a tranquil morning in Raini village until the residents were jolted at around 10 am on Sunday by the sight of huge torrents of water and sludge in the Rishiganga river hurtling toward them. Many are feared to have swept away in the sudden floods.

What triggered latest tragedy in Uttarakhand? Experts weigh in

08 Feb 2021

What triggered latest tragedy in Uttarakhand? Experts weigh in

On Sunday, Chamoli district in Uttarakhand, India's northern state wrapped by the Himalayas, was jolted by the sudden rise in water level.

Uttarakhand glacier disaster: 14 dead, 170 missing; rescue operations on

08 Feb 2021

Uttarakhand glacier disaster: 14 dead, 170 missing; rescue operations on

At least 170 people went missing after a glacier broke off at Joshimath in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Sunday, triggering massive floods reminiscent of the 2013 tragedy. Fourteen people have reportedly died.

Uttarakhand: Avalanche triggers flood in Dhauliganga river; 100-150 casualties feared

07 Feb 2021

Uttarakhand: Avalanche triggers flood in Dhauliganga river; 100-150 casualties feared

The water level in the Dhauliganga river rose suddenly after an avalanche on Sunday in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

Three women killed; villagers demand killing of leopard in Pithoragarh

30 Jan 2021

Three women killed; villagers demand killing of leopard in Pithoragarh

Residents of the Devalthal area in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district, where three women were killed by a leopard recently, held a demonstration on Saturday demanding the killing of the leopard.

SFJ announces $350K reward for unfurling 'Khalistani flag' on Parliament

27 Jan 2021

SFJ announces $350K reward for unfurling 'Khalistani flag' on Parliament

The banned pro-Khalistani group, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), has announced a reward for unfurling the "Khalistani flag" on the Indian Parliament on February 1, when the Union Budget 2021-2022 will be presented.

20-year-old Srishti Goswami is Uttarakhand's CM for one day

24 Jan 2021

20-year-old Srishti Goswami is Uttarakhand's CM for one day

In a rare instance of real-life depiction of a movie - Anil Kapoor-starrer Nayak - 20-year-old Srishti Goswami from Haridwar has been given the honor of serving as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for one day.

Hero MotoCorp's 100 millionth two-wheeler rolled out; new models unveiled

22 Jan 2021

Hero MotoCorp's 100 millionth two-wheeler rolled out; new models unveiled

Hero MotoCorp, the world's biggest two-wheeler manufacturer by volume, has rolled out its 100 millionth bike (cumulative) from its Haridwar factory in Uttarakhand. The special two-wheeler was the Xtreme 160R- a premium 160cc commuter motorcycle.

Father of Krunal, Hardik Pandya passes away with cardiac arrest

16 Jan 2021

Father of Krunal, Hardik Pandya passes away with cardiac arrest

In a disturbing news, the father of Indian cricketers Hardik and Krunal Pandya passed away due to cardiac arrest.

Deepak Hooda leaves Baroda squad, alleges misbehavior by Krunal Pandya

10 Jan 2021

Deepak Hooda leaves Baroda squad, alleges misbehavior by Krunal Pandya

In a blow to the Baroda team, vice-captain Deepak Hooda has withdrawn from the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament after accusing skipper Krunal Pandya of misbehavior.

Uttarakhand: BJP chief calls Congress leader 'Budhiya,' controversy follows

06 Jan 2021

Uttarakhand: BJP chief calls Congress leader 'Budhiya,' controversy follows

Bansidhar Bhagat, the President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttarakhand, is being slammed by the Congress after he allegedly called the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Indira Hridayesh a "Budhiya" (old woman).

Heavy rain lashes parts of Delhi, nearby areas

03 Jan 2021

Heavy rain lashes parts of Delhi, nearby areas

Several parts of Delhi recorded moderate to heavy rain and thundershowers early on Sunday morning for the second consecutive day.

Interfaith couple booked for religious conversion in violation of law

30 Dec 2020

Interfaith couple booked for religious conversion in violation of law

An interfaith couple and two others have been booked in Dehradun for not following proper procedure laid down under the Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act for converting to a different religion for the purpose of marriage.

Delhi's minimum temperature drops to 3.6 degree Celsius

29 Dec 2020

Delhi's minimum temperature drops to 3.6 degree Celsius

Delhi reeled under a cold wave on Tuesday as icy winds sweeping through the city brought the minimum temperature down to 3.6 degree Celsius, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.