Articles about Uttarakhand

Rapid rise in population causing demographic changes: Uttarakhand Government

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.

COVID-19: How states are ensuring people get their second doses

22 Sep 2021

COVID-19: How states are ensuring people get their second doses

As economic activities have mostly resumed across the country, state governments are putting all efforts to ensure people get their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

After 3 months, Uttarakhand HC allows Char Dham Yatra resumption

16 Sep 2021

After 3 months, Uttarakhand HC allows Char Dham Yatra resumption

The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday lifted its stay on the Char Dham Yatra with some restrictions.

Delhi Police prevents delivery executive from killing himself

13 Sep 2021

Delhi Police prevents delivery executive from killing himself

Timely intervention by the Delhi Police prevented a 42-year-old man from committing suicide by jumping off the Andrews Ganj flyover in Delhi, officials said on Monday.

Arvind Kejriwal elected AAP National Convenor for third consecutive term

12 Sep 2021

Arvind Kejriwal elected AAP National Convenor for third consecutive term

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was on Sunday re-elected the National Convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party for the third consecutive term.

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

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."

Uttarakhand: Four killed as three houses collapse after heavy rains

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.

Uttarakhand: Efforts underway to develop Benital as 'astro-village'

28 Aug 2021

Uttarakhand: Efforts underway to develop Benital as 'astro-village'

The Chamoli district administration in Uttarakhand has stepped up efforts to develop Benital in Karnaprayag block as an astro-village, according to officials.

Uttarkashi's Gartang Gali opens for tourists after 59 years

20 Aug 2021

Uttarkashi's Gartang Gali opens for tourists after 59 years

The historic Gartang Gali in Nelong valley of Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district that was witness to Indo-Tibetan border trade at one time has been opened for tourists after 59 years.

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

17 Aug 2021

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.

Kumbh fake testing: SIT sends teams to arrest lab owners

08 Aug 2021

Kumbh fake testing: SIT sends teams to arrest lab owners

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Haridwar Police, which is probing the Mahakumbh fake COVID-19 testing case, has sent two teams to Noida and Nainital to arrest the owners of Max Corporate Services.

Indian Army on alert as China enhances activity along LAC

21 Jul 2021

Indian Army on alert as China enhances activity along LAC

Indo-China border tensions refuse to be resolved, as around 40 soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) were seen patrolling the area along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) near Barahoti area in Uttarakhand, reports said on Wednesday.

Three killed, one missing in cloudburst in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi

19 Jul 2021

Three killed, one missing in cloudburst in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi

Three members of a family, including a mother-daughter duo, were killed after a cloudburst hit Mandav village in Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand, officials said on Monday.

UP cancels Kanwar Yatra amid fears of COVID-19 third wave

18 Jul 2021

UP cancels Kanwar Yatra amid fears of COVID-19 third wave

The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday canceled the annual Kanwar Yatra a day after the state was asked to reconsider the pilgrimage amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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.

Delhi gets respite as IMD predicts heavy rains today

12 Jul 2021

Delhi gets respite as IMD predicts heavy rains today

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy to very heavy rains in several parts of North India, including Delhi, on Monday, even as a harsh heatwave continues to sizzle the region.

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

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.

Pushkar Singh Dhami to become Uttarakhand's new Chief Minister

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.

Uttarakhand CM resigns after serving barely 4 months

02 Jul 2021

Uttarakhand CM resigns after serving barely 4 months

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has tendered his resignation to the state Governor Baby Rani Maurya on Friday.

Massive rock and ice avalanche caused the Chamoli disaster: Study

11 Jun 2021

Massive rock and ice avalanche caused the Chamoli disaster: Study

The February 7 disaster in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, that resulted in over 200 dead or missing, was the result of an avalanche that dropped about 27 million cubic meters of rock and glacier ice from the nearby Ronti Peak, according to a study by an international team of researchers.

Uttarakhand Police busts Rs. 350 crore scam that duped lakhs

10 Jun 2021

Uttarakhand Police busts Rs. 350 crore scam that duped lakhs

Uttarakhand Police has busted an online scam with foreign links, in which five lakh people from across the country lost a combined Rs. 350 crore, officials said on Thursday, adding a man was arrested from Noida in connection with it.

Cyclone Tauktae after-effect: Incessant rains lash Uttarakhand

20 May 2021

Cyclone Tauktae after-effect: Incessant rains lash Uttarakhand

Remnants of Cyclone Tauktae coupled with western disturbance led to incessant rains in Uttarakhand for over 24 hours on Thursday, causing a sharp dip in temperature at most places.

Uttarakhand: Online registration hurdle for laborers to get COVID-19 jabs

18 May 2021

Uttarakhand: Online registration hurdle for laborers to get COVID-19 jabs

The mandatory online registration to book a vaccine shot is becoming a hurdle for the laborers and their families in Uttarakhand as they are mostly illiterate and do not have gadgets, according to officials.

Portals of Kedarnath open; first puja held on PM's behalf

17 May 2021

Portals of Kedarnath open; first puja held on PM's behalf

The portals of Kedarnath opened on Monday after a six-month winter break with the first puja being held by priests on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, officials said.

Black fungus claims first life in Uttarakhand

17 May 2021

Black fungus claims first life in Uttarakhand

A 36-year-old COVID-19 patient has died of mucormycosis or black fungus at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Rishikesh, according to hospital officials, marking Uttarakhand's first fatality from the fungal infection.

Fifty-one of 141 Uttarakhand village residents test positive for COVID-19

15 May 2021

Fifty-one of 141 Uttarakhand village residents test positive for COVID-19

Fifty-one out of the 141 people living in a village in Uttarakhand's Pauri district have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said on Saturday.

Himalayan red fox's subspecies spotted in Uttarakhand

12 May 2021

Himalayan red fox's subspecies spotted in Uttarakhand

A subspecies of the Himalayan red fox was spotted in Pithoragarh at a height of 3,000 meters, officials said on Wednesday.

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.