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State in northern India

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Uttarakhand: State in northern India
Uttarakhand, formerly known as Uttaranchal, is a state in the northern part of India. It is often referred to as the "Devabhumi" due to numerous Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres found throughout the state. Uttarakhand is known for the natural environment of the Himalayas, the Bhabar and the Terai regions. It borders the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north; the Sudurpashchim Pradesh of Nepal to the east; the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh to the south and Himachal Pradesh to the west and north-west. The state is divided into two divisions, Garhwal and Kumaon, with a total of 13 districts. The winter capital of Uttarakhand is Dehradun, the largest city of the state, which is a rail head. Gairsain, a town in Chamoli district is the summer capital of Uttarakhand. The High Court of the state is located in Nainital.

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Govt deceived farmers of UP, Uttarakhand, no point staying in Burari: Sardar Singh [Video]

Govt deceived farmers of UP, Uttarakhand, no point staying in Burari: Sardar Singh

Addressing a press conference in the national capital on December 02, the national convenor of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), Sardar VM Singh spoke on farmers' protest...

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'Govt didn't invite All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee for talks on Dec 01': Sardar Singh [Video]

'Govt didn't invite All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee for talks on Dec 01': Sardar Singh

Addressing a press conference in the national capital on December 02, the national convenor of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), Sardar VM Singh spoke on farmers protest...

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'No objection over any discussion': Narendra Tomar on meeting with farmers' leaders [Video]

'No objection over any discussion': Narendra Tomar on meeting with farmers' leaders

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal held meeting with farmers'leaders in the national capital. They held meeting with farmers' leaders of Haryana,..

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Govt will hold meeting with delegations from UP, Haryana and Delhi at 7:00 pm today: Rakesh Tikait [Video]

Govt will hold meeting with delegations from UP, Haryana and Delhi at 7:00 pm today: Rakesh Tikait

Farmers continued their protests against the farm laws on December 01. Speaking to ANI, farmer leader and national spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), Rakesh Tikait said, "Government has..

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Uttarakhand gets special 'eco-bridge' for reptiles [Video]

Uttarakhand gets special 'eco-bridge' for reptiles

Uttarakhand Forest Department built one-of-its kind bridge across Ramnagar Forest Division. They have built an eco-bridge across a highway in Kala Dungri range. This eco-bridge is 90-ft long and 5-ft..

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Suryadhar reservoir inaugurated in Uttarakhand [Video]

Suryadhar reservoir inaugurated in Uttarakhand

Suryadhar reservoir in Doiwala near Dehradun was inaugurated by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on November 29. Reservoir will fulfil drinking water and irrigational needs of nearby..

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Watch: Auli hills covered in white sheet after fresh snowfall [Video]

Watch: Auli hills covered in white sheet after fresh snowfall

Fresh snowfall covered the mountains in Uttarakhand's Auli on November 25. Dipped temperature left tourists in chills. Auli artificial lake also froze as temperature dropped. Higher altitude is famous..

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Uttarakhand govt to provide legal aid to parents of gang-rape, murder victim [Video]

Uttarakhand govt to provide legal aid to parents of gang-rape, murder victim

Uttarakhand government to provide legal aid to the parents of woman who was gang-raped and killed in Delhi in 2012. He said, "Uttarakhand government will provide legal aid to the parents of a woman who..

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Uttarakhand's Chamoli receives fresh snowfall [Video]

Uttarakhand's Chamoli receives fresh snowfall

Uttarakhand's Chamoli district received fresh snowfall on November 23. Famous Badrinath Dham and Auli Sports Adventure spots were covered with thick blanket of snow. Badrinath is situated at an..

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CM Yogi, Uttarakhand counterpart interact with Jawans in Chamoli [Video]

CM Yogi, Uttarakhand counterpart interact with Jawans in Chamoli

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat visited Mana village in Chamoli district on November 17. CM Yogi distributed sweets among jawans during..

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Handed over Haridwar's Hotel Alaknanda to Uttarakhand govt to end years of conflict: CM Yogi [Video]

Handed over Haridwar's Hotel Alaknanda to Uttarakhand govt to end years of conflict: CM Yogi

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath attended foundation stone laying ceremony of a guest house in Badrinath in presence of Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Rawat on November 17. They both participated..

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Winter is here! Temperature drop alert amid rising COVID-19 cases [Video]

Winter is here! Temperature drop alert amid rising COVID-19 cases

Temperature in the national capital is set to fall in coming days amid COVID-19 rising cases. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD) the western disturbances would cause temperatures in..

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Fresh spell of snowfall in JandK's Doda, temperature drops significantly [Video]

Fresh spell of snowfall in JandK's Doda, temperature drops significantly

Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir received rain and fresh snowfall. The region was seen covered in a thick layer of the white blanket of snow. With this, the temperature in the area dropped further...

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Uttarakhand CM Rawat, UP CM Yogi offer prayers at Badrinath Temple [Video]

Uttarakhand CM Rawat, UP CM Yogi offer prayers at Badrinath Temple

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath arrived in Badrinath on November 17. They visited Badrinath Temple upon their arrival. Yesterday, they..

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Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, UP CM Yogi Adityanath arrive in Badrinath [Video]

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, UP CM Yogi Adityanath arrive in Badrinath

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath arrived in Badrinath on November 17. They were stuck at Kedarnath on Nov 16 due to weather conditions..

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Low-intensity earthquake hits Uttarakhand, epicentre near Haridwar

As per the National Centre for Seismology, tremors were felt at 9:41 am at a depth of 10 kilometers, about 22 kilometers west-northwest of Haridwar.
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Uttarakhand mulls ending scheme that gives Rs 50k for inter-faith marriages


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COVID-19: Uttarakhand government allows curfew to be imposed in 13 districts

The government has given the right to impose curfew power to District Magistrates as per the requirement in their districts.
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COVID-19: Uttarakhand bans holy dip in Ganga on Kartik Purnima; seals Haridwar border till Nov 30

This year, devotees coming from other states shall not be allowed to enter Haridwar to combat the COVID-19 spread.
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Uttarakhand travel guidelines: COVID-19 test mandatory for people coming from Delhi

The Uttarakhand Police on Saturday announced that they would monitor details of the movement of people from other states to Uttarakhand.
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Uttarakhand allows ‘catch & release’ fishing in 8 rivers for tourism

Two years after Uttarakhand became the first state in the country to ban angling — catching fish using hooks and releasing them back into rivers and ponds in forests — the decision has been..
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Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat says Kumbh Mela in Haridwar to be held despite COVID challenges

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that despite the practical problems that COVID-19 will be in its divine form.
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Eye on 2024 polls, Nadda to go on 120-day nationwide tour from December

BJP president J P Nadda will embark on a 120-day nationwide tour to tone up the party's formidable organisational machinary with an eye on the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, as the saffron dispensation looks to..
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Harsh Vardhan asks 7 states to focus on effective management of Covid cases to reduce deaths

Union minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday advised seven states, including Maharashtra and Uttarakhand, to focus on enhanced testing, especially in districts with higher Covid-19 positivity and places..
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NGT widens ambit of firecracker pollution cases beyond NCR, notices to 18 states, UTs

The green panel sought response from Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya,..
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SC stays Uttarakhand HC order directing CBI probe against CM

The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed Uttarakhand high court order directing CBI probe against state chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat into corruption allegations against him. The apex court said..
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Income Tax department busts Rs 500-crore racket; raids 42 locations across India

The Income Tax Department has seized cash over Rs 2.3 crore and jewellery worth Rs 2.8 crore during searches at 42 locations in Delhi-NCR, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa.
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International Suspension Bridge at Uttarakhand's Dharchula opens for Nepali nationals


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Untimely fires raze 10 hectares of Uttarakhand forest in 2 days


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'It has no locus standi to comment on India's internal matters: MEA rejects China's claim on Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh

The remark came a day after Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated 44 strategic bridges in Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, and Jammu and Kashmir.
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Chardham panel chief's letter to SC puts road ministry and Uttarakhand govt in a fix

The chairman of the Supreme Court appointed high powered committee (HPC) for the Chardham road project has written a fresh letter to the apex court alleging violation of the SC order and reiterating..
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Army chief to visit Nepal next month amidst chill in bilateral ties

Army chief General M M Naravane will be visiting Nepal in the first week of November, in the first such high-level visit since Kathmandu issued a new political map that claimed Kalapani, Limpiyadhura..
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Rajya Sabha Elections 2020: Voting on 11 seats in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand will be held on November 9

Election Commission has announced the election schedule for 11 seats of Rajya Sabha. All seats will be voted on November 9. 11 seats of Rajya Sabha will be vacant in November due to the completion of..
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Polls to 11 Rajya Sabha seats in UP, Uttarakhand on Nov 9

Elections to 10 Rajya Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh and one in Uttarakhand, falling vacant next month, will be held on Nov 9, the poll panel announced on Tuesday. Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri, SP..
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SVAMITVA scheme: PM Modi to launch physical distribution of property cards on Oct 11

Under this, people from 763 villages of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Karnataka will be the beneficiary of the 'SVAMITVA' scheme.
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Uttarakhand to put ‘enemy properties’ to public use


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PM Modi inaugurates projects worth Rs 521 crore under Namami Gange Mission in Uttarakhand

The Prime Minister inaugurated several sewage treatment plants and their upgradations today located in Haridwar, Rishikesh, among other regions. A Ganga Museum, to showcase the river rejuvenation..
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Namami Gange Mission: PM Modi inaugurates six mega projects worth Rs 521 crore in Uttarakhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated six mega projects amounting to Rs 521 crores under the Namami Gange Mission in Uttarakhand.
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In big push to clean Ganga, PM Modi to inaugurate 6 mega projects in Uttarakhand under Namami Gange today

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PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate six mega projects in Uttarakhand under 'Namami Gange', first museum on Ganga


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River rafting returns to Uttarakhand after 6 months


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Farmers across country hit the streets; rail, road traffic disrupted in many states

Farmers’ protests against farm bills passed in Parliament had a strong impact in many parts of the country on Friday, the most affected being Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh. Rajasthan,..
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Planning to visit Uttarakhand? Read these guidelines on inter-state travel first

Here is what you need to know about interstate travel guidelines if you are planning to travel to Uttarakhand.
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Nepal depicts Indian areas as its own in book

Three months after passing an amendment to sanction a new political map that identifies Indian territory in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh as its own, Nepal has inscribed the changes in its academic..
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Amid India-China LAC row, suspicious Chinese constructions spotted along Uttarakhand border

Amid simmering tension between India and China along Line and Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh, some suspicious Chinese activities have been noticed along the Uttrakhand border.
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Amid standoff with China, IAF to get land in Uttarakhand to carry out activities in border areas

Amid the ongoing standoff with China along the LAC, Central Air Command chief, Air Marshal Rajesh Kumar met Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to seek land for setting up facilities that..
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PM Modi reviews development work at Kedarnath Dham, calls for creation of environment-friendly facility

Last time, Modi conducted a review of the Kedarnath Dham development and reconstruction project with the Uttarakhand government via video conferencing on June 10.
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IMD predicts heavy rainfall in North India; orange alert issued for Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan

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North to witness intense rainfall over next 4 days; orange alert for Uttarakhand for Aug 27-28: IMD

The India Meteorological Department has four colour-coded alerts -- green, yellow, orange and red --- based on weather pattern.
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Amidst ongoing 'Students vs UGC' case, HNB Garhwal University in Uttarakhand postpones last semester exams

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Heavy rains block several roads in Uttarakhand, 10-km long traffic jam on Mussoorie-Dehradun Road

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Central Water Commission issues flood advisory for states, warns of landslides and flash floods

As monsoon rains continue to batter parts of India, the Central Water Commission issued a flood advisory for several states Tuesday, including Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, warning some hill..
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Former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat, 150 others booked for flouting COVID-19 guidelines

Police, on Monday, registered a case against former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat, three Congress legislators and 150 others for allegedly flouting coronavirus guidelines and holding a..
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Bordering China & Nepal, Uttarakhand boosts defence infra

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IMD predicts rain in parts of Haryana, UP, Uttarakhand today

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Army, IAF to maintain very high-level of alertness along LAC: Sources on border standoff with China

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J&K, Manipur, Nagaland, Uttarakhand join 'One Nation-One Ration Card' scheme: Paswan

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3 more states join 'One Nation One Ration Card' scheme: JP Nadda

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Indian Army conducts rescue ops in Uttarakhand's Dharchula, provides medical aid to locals

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Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttarakhand to receive heavy rainfall: IMD

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Assam flood misery worsens as toll nears 90; rain-related incidents kill 5 in UP, Uttarakhand

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NDRF deploys 122 teams in country for flood, rain rescue works

A spokesperson said these teams are positioned in 20 states with a maximum of 19 in Bihar, followed by 12 in Assam, the two states facing flood situation. Nine teams have been deployed in Gujarat,..
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