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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.