Uttarakhand: News

08 Jan 2023


Nainital, Uttarkashi also at risk of sinking like Joshimath: Experts

Experts have cautioned that the land sinking incidents in Joshimath, a hilly town in Uttarakhand, are not an isolated occurrence in the Himalayan area, per India Today

#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

Pushkar Singh Dhami

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

Pushkar Singh Dhami

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

Indian Railways

#NewsBytesExplainer: What's Haldwani railways land eviction issue that SC stayed 

In Uttarakhand's Haldwani area, the eviction of over 4,000 families from houses allegedly built on Indian Railways' land without legal permission got the Supreme Court's stay on Thursday.

05 Jan 2023

Travel And Tourism

Haldwani: 5 mesmerizing must-visit places

Haldwani in Uttrakhand is a well-connected city, easily accessible by rail, road, and air.

05 Jan 2023

Pushkar Singh Dhami

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.

50,000 people can't be uprooted overnight: SC halts Haldwani eviction

The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the Uttarakhand High Court's judgment that allowed the eviction of over 4,000 families from Indian Railways' land near Haldwani.

28 Dec 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 top destinations in India for adventure sports

The geographical diversity of India offers a vast array of adventure sports.

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.

10 Nov 2022


5 stunning places in India to experience snow in November

With the approach of winter, it is time to pack your bags and head on to the mountains for a wonderful vacation.

30 Oct 2022

Uniform Civil Code

#NewsBytesExplainer: What's Uniform Civil Code that is heating Gujarat politics

The Gujarat government has decided to implement the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the state ahead of assembly polls.

18 Oct 2022


Uttarakhand: Helicopter crashes near Kedarnath, 7 dead including pilot

A helicopter carrying pilgrims crashed near Kedarnath in Uttarakhand on Tuesday morning, leaving seven people dead, including two pilots, said reports.

05 Oct 2022

Pushkar Singh Dhami

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.

Heavy rains to dampen festive spirit in Bengal, other states

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast moderate to heavy rains over the South Bengal region during the next 72 hours, which is likely to dampen the Durga Puja festive mood in West Bengal.

Ankita Bhandari murder: Drugs, prostitution rampant at Pulkit Arya's resort

Prostitution and drug abuse were rampant at Uttarakhand's Vanantra Resort, where the late 19-year-old Ankita Bhandari was working as a receptionist, former employees alleged on Tuesday.

26 Sep 2022

Pushkar Singh Dhami

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.

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.

03 Sep 2022


Uttarakhand: 'Upper caste' in-laws murder Dalit man days after wedding

Days after marrying an 'upper caste' woman against her family's wish, a Dalit man was bludgeoned to death allegedly by his in-laws in Almora district of Uttarakhand on Thursday.

21 Aug 2022


33 dead as heavy rains wreak havoc in several states

Several states have been devastated by torrential monsoon rains since Saturday killing at least 33 people.

12 Aug 2022


Case registered against 'influencer' for blocking road to consume alcohol

A case has been registered by the Uttarakhand Police against Instagram influencer Bobby Kataria after his Instagram video sparked controversy online.

22 Jul 2022

Kanwar Yatra

Man carries parents for 'Kanwar Yatra,' internet is all praises

The annual Kanwar Yatra is observed in the month of Sawan to worship Lord Shiva. Beginning on July 14 it will end on July 26.

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.

08 Jul 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Monsoon mayhem: Car washed away in Uttarakhand; landslides in J&K

The monsoon rains are wreaking havoc in the north Indian hills by triggering landslides.

27 Jun 2022


Uttarakhand: Woman, six-year-old daughter gang-raped in moving car in Roorkee

In yet another horrifying case of sexual assault in India, a woman and her six-year-old daughter were allegedly gang-raped in a moving car by a man, who offered her a lift, and his friends.

20 Jun 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Dehradun: 15-year-old arrested for raping 24-year-old five-star hotel staffer

A 24-year-old housekeeping staff of a five-star hotel in the Uttarakhand capital of Dehradun was allegedly raped by a 15-year-old boy, the police said on Sunday.

06 Jun 2022


Top 5 tourist places in Binsar, Uttarakhand

Located in Uttarakhand, Binsar is a beautiful hill station that is an ideal place to spend a peaceful and relaxing vacation amidst the clear blue skies and the stunning green landscape.

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.

03 Jun 2022


Bypolls: CM Dhami wins Champawat; counting underway in Kerala, Odisha

Uttarakhand Chief Minister (CM) Pushkar Singh Dhami has won the Champawat bypoll by approximately 55,000 votes to ensure he continues as the CM of the state.

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.

21 May 2022


10,000 people stuck as Rishikesh-Yamunotri Highway safety wall collapses

Around 10,000 people are reportedly stuck at different places on the Rishikesh-Yamunotri Highway in Uttarakhand after a portion of the security wall of the highway leading to the Yamunotri temple collapsed on Friday.

16 May 2022

Char Dham Yatra

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.

13 May 2022


5 hot water springs in India promising a mystical trip

A hot spring is naturally occurring groundwater that gets heated by geothermal forces and emerges from the earth's surface.

11 May 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 places to visit in Pithoragarh

Bordering Nepal, Pithoragarh is located at an elevation of 1,645 meters. The town was a major center of power during the regime of the Chand Kings in Kumaon, Uttarakhand.

06 May 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 popular places to visit in Ranikhet

Ranikhet in Uttarakhand literally translates to "Queen's Meadow." While this place is known for its natural beauty, tourists from Delhi and Chandigarh flock here every year across seasons.

03 May 2022


Char Dham Yatra 2022: COVID-19 testing, opening dates and more

Popularly known as the Land of Gods, Uttarakhand houses several ancient temples and sacred pilgrimages which attract millions of spiritual seekers from across the world.

29 Apr 2022

Himachal Pradesh

5 most stunning valleys in India

India is home to magnificent mountains, long coastlines, serene rivers, and dense forests.

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