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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.

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.

21 Jul 2021

Indian Army

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.

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.

18 Jul 2021

Uttar Pradesh

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

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.

04 Jul 2021

Tirath Singh Rawat

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

Trivendra Rawat

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

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

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.

10 Jun 2021

Fraud Cases

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.

20 May 2021

Cyclone Tauktae

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.

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.

17 May 2021

Char Dham Yatra

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.

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.

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.

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.

29 Apr 2021

Char Dham Yatra

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

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

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

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

High Court

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

Amarnath Yatra

'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

Fire Accidents

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

Kumbh Mela

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

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

Tirath Singh Rawat

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

Tirath Singh Rawat

'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

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

Indian Railways

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 Rawat

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

Trivendra Rawat

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

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.