Harish Rawat: News

Harish Singh Rawat is a political leader of the Indian National Congress (INC) and a former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. He has been an MP from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and has also served as a Union Minister. Rawat did his BA and LLB from Lucknow University, Uttar Pradesh. Rawat contested for the first time in the 1980 Lok Sabha elections from Almora constituency, where he defeated BJP’s Murli Manohar Joshi and entered the Parliament. He retained the seat in the 1984 and 1989 General Elections but lost consecutively from Almora in 1991, 1996, 1998, and 1999 against BJP candidates. Rawat returned to the Lok Sabha ten years later in 2009, winning from the Haridwar constituency. He served as Union Minister for Water Resources from 2012 to 2014 in the UPA-II government. Between 2014 and 2017, Rawat was the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand in what was a topsy-turvy period for him. In 2016, he had to resign as the CM due to rebellion by some Congress MLAs but resumed power after winning the floor test. In the 2017 Assembly elections, Rawat couldn’t lead the INC to victory, and the BJP took over the state.

2016 sting operation case: CBI summons ex-Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summoned Congress stalwart and former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday in the 2016 sting operation case pertaining to horse-trading.

Former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat injured in road accident

Former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Harish Rawat reportedly suffered a chest injury after his car hit a divider in Bazpur.

14 Oct 2021


Navjot Singh Sidhu to meet Congress leaders in Delhi today

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu will visit Delhi today to meet party general secretary KC Venugopal and Congress's Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Rawat.

11 Oct 2021


Ahead of 2022 elections, Uttarakhand Minister Yashpal Arya joins Congress

In a major blow to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttarakhand, state minister Yashpal Arya and his MLA son Sanjeev Arya rejoined the rival Indian National Congress ahead of Assembly polls next year.

01 Oct 2021


'Blatant lies': Amarinder Singh hits back at Harish Rawat, Congress

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has hit back at his Congress party colleague Harish Rawat.

01 Oct 2021


Sidhu part of three-member panel formed to end Punjab deadlock

The Congress party has decided to set up a three-member panel to resolve the deadlock over key government appointments and new Cabinet Ministers in poll-bound Punjab.

21 Sep 2021


Channi, Deputy CMs, Sidhu in Delhi to discuss Cabinet expansion

The newly-elected Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, his two deputies, and state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu took a chartered flight to Delhi on Tuesday to discuss the expansion of the new Cabinet with the party's central leadership, sources said.

02 Sep 2021


All is not well in Punjab Congress, says Harish Rawat

Congress' Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat on Thursday conceded that "all is not well" in the party's state unit, hinting at a brewing power tussle ahead of Assembly elections.

01 Sep 2021


Harish Rawat apologizes for 'Panj Pyare' remark

AICC General Secretary Harish Rawat on Wednesday apologized for referring to the party's Punjab leadership as Panj Pyare and will atone for his remark by sweeping the floor at a gurdwara.

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."

27 Aug 2021


Navjot Singh Sidhu's advisor quits amid row over Kashmir remarks

Malvinder Singh Mali on Friday quit as an advisor to Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu amid a controversy over his remarks.

26 Aug 2021

Amarinder Singh

If Sidhu doesn't remove advisors, Congress will: Harish Rawat

Trouble seems to be mounting for Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu as the party's Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat called for the removal of his advisors.

25 Aug 2021

Amarinder Singh

2022 Punjab polls under Amarinder Singh's leadership: Congress' Harish Rawat

Indian National Congress' Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat reiterated on Wednesday that the party will contest the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

18 Jul 2021


Punjab Congress MPs to meet top leaders opposing Sidhu's elevation

In a fresh bid to oppose the elevation of Navjot Singh Sidhu as Congress Punjab unit chief, party MPs from the state will meet Congress' top leaders in Delhi on Sunday.

25 Jun 2019


Guptas leave wedding trash in Auli, to bear cleaning expenses

Recently, the controversial South Africa-based Gupta family held a five-day double wedding affair in the hill station of Auli, Uttarakhand.

29 Oct 2018


Samachar Plus CEO, who led sting operation against politicians, arrested

The Editor-in-Chief and CEO of Uttarakhand-based channel Samachar Plus was arrested from his Ghaziabad residence yesterday for allegedly putting pressure on one of his employees to do a sting operation on prominent politicians with an intent to blackmail them.

11 Oct 2018


Ex-IIT Professor GD Agarwal dies during fast-unto-death to save Ganga

Former IIT Kanpur Professor and Ganga activist, 87-year-old GD Agarwal, passed away on Thursday at AIIMS Rishikesh following a four-month-long hunger strike against authorities.

Three new HC judges, including Justice Joseph, join Supreme Court

Three high court judges were today appointed to the Supreme Court, taking the total number of judges in the apex court to 25.

08 May 2018

Lord Shiva

Incessant snowfall brings Kedarnath Yatra to a halt

Incessant snowfall since last night has prompted authorities to temporarily halt the Yatra to Kedarnath in Uttarakhand, preventing devotees from moving beyond Linchauli and Bhimbali.

25 Feb 2017

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli got paid from Uttarakhand's flood fund?

According to a reply to an RTI filed by BJP leader Ajendra Ajay, the state government paid Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli from the funds reserved for the upliftment of 2013 Kedarnath flood victims.

04 Aug 2016

Delhi Police

Rape victim apologizes to former Uttarakhand Minister Harak Singh Rawat

An alleged rape victim who registered a case against former Uttarakhand Agriculture Minister Harak Singh Rawat accusing him of rape took a U-turn giving him a clean chit.