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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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Uttarakhand imposes one-week lockdown amid COVID surge [Video]

Uttarakhand imposes one-week lockdown amid COVID surge

Uttarakhand Minister Subodh Uniyal on May said, "Uttarakhand government has decided to impose 'COVID Curfew' between 6 am on May 11 and 6 am on May 18 across the state to contain the spread of the..

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Rain lashes parts of Dehradun [Video]

Rain lashes parts of Dehradun

Rain lashed parts of Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand on May 09. Heavy rain and hailstorm hit the city. The change in weather brought respite to citizens from scorching heat.

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Cloudburst hit Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag [Video]

Cloudburst hit Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag

A cloudburst was reported on May 03 in Uttarakhand. The cloudburst hit Saini Tok area of Narkota village in Rudraprayag. Several houses and roads were damaged due following the incident. Although, no..

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Getting 2 lakh doses from Centre today: Uttarakhand Health Secy [Video]

Getting 2 lakh doses from Centre today: Uttarakhand Health Secy

Health Secretary of Uttarakhand, Amit Negi, on May 03 informed that the COVID-19 active cases in the state has crossed 50,000 mark, and today we will get around 2 lakh vaccine doses from the Central..

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Vaccination for 18 plus in Uttarakhand won't start on May 01: Health Secretary [Video]

Vaccination for 18 plus in Uttarakhand won't start on May 01: Health Secretary

Vaccination drive for 18-45 age groups will start after first week of May, informed Health Secretary of Uttarakhand, Amit Negi on April 30 during a press conference in Dehradun. "GoI has allotted..

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7 arrested after Delhi Police busts interstate gang in Uttarakhand [Video]

7 arrested after Delhi Police busts interstate gang in Uttarakhand

Delhi Police Crime Branch busted a gang that used to manufacture and sell fake Remedisvir injections in Uttarakhand. Delhi Police's Additional Police Commissioner (crime) Shibesh Singh informed that 7..

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Delhi Police busts Uttarakhand gang for selling fake Remedisvir injections [Video]

Delhi Police busts Uttarakhand gang for selling fake Remedisvir injections

Delhi Police Crime Branch busted a gang that used to manufacture and sell fake Remedisvir injections. 5 people of the gang have been arrested. Police recovered fake injections and packing machines...

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Uttarakhand suspends Char Dham Yatra after Kumbh Mela criticism | Oneindia News [Video]

Uttarakhand suspends Char Dham Yatra after Kumbh Mela criticism | Oneindia News

India's daily Covid figures hit a new high today with 3,79,257 fresh infections and 3,645 deaths reported in 24 hours; The U.S. government told its citizens to leave India as soon as possible because..

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Approved Rs 400 crore for free vaccination in Uttarakhand: CM Rawat [Video]

Approved Rs 400 crore for free vaccination in Uttarakhand: CM Rawat

Central government had announced vaccination drive, starting from May 01, for people falling in the 18-44 years age bracket. Announcing free vaccination for all above 18-years, Uttarakhand Chief..

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Watch: Indian Army rescues workers after avalanche in Chamoli, injured airlifted [Video]

Watch: Indian Army rescues workers after avalanche in Chamoli, injured airlifted

Eight Border Roads Organisation (BRO) workers were killed, seven injured and 31 went missing in an avalanche near the Indo-China border in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district, officials said on Saturday...

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8 dead in Chamoli avalanche: Uttarakhand DGP [Video]

8 dead in Chamoli avalanche: Uttarakhand DGP

At least eight bodies have been recovered after an avalanche hit Sumna area of Joshimath sector in Chamoli district on April 23, informed Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar on April 24. "The avalanche didn't..

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Uttarakhand: 8 killed in avalanche, 384 rescued; CM Rawat conducts aerial survey [Video]

Uttarakhand: 8 killed in avalanche, 384 rescued; CM Rawat conducts aerial survey

Eight people were killed after they were caught in an avalanche in Uttarakhand. The avalanche, reported in Niti valley in Chamoli, also left six critically injured. Indian Army informed that as many as..

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Chamoli avalanche: CM Tirath Rawat conducts aerial survey [Video]

Chamoli avalanche: CM Tirath Rawat conducts aerial survey

Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Tirath Singh Rawat conducted an aerial survey of Sumna area of Joshimath Sector in Chamoli district on April 24, where an avalanche occurred yesterday due to heavy..

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Blanket of snow covers Badrinath Dham [Video]

Blanket of snow covers Badrinath Dham

Chamoli district of Uttarakhand has been receiving snowfall since morning of April 23. Temperature has dipped in Badrinath Dham, Ghangaria, and Mana villages following snowfall. Badrinath Dham as it..

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Badrinath shrine wrapped in snow, looks beautiful | Oneindia News [Video]

Badrinath shrine wrapped in snow, looks beautiful | Oneindia News

Badrinath Temple in Uttarakhand covered in a blanket of snow. Parts of Badrinath and nearby areas received heavy snowfall. Parts of Uttarakhand received rainfall yesterday with lightning and..

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Uttarakhand: 1,000 children under 9 years of age test positive for COVID-19 in last 10 days

According to the Health Department, only 2,131 children contracted COVID last year, while 264 children tested positive from April 1 to April 15.
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No record of 65 deaths at Haridwar Covid facility

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A ‘one-way’ wedding: In Uttarakhand red zone, brides come to wed grooms

In a Covid-hit village of Uttarakhand without medical facilities or doctors, two weddings have set an example. Instead of the groom going to fetch the bride and then returning, which would have caused..
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Uttarakhand villagers show Covid-like symptoms, but get treated for cold


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Coronavirus cases & deaths surge across Uttarakhand

The number of Covid-19 cases in the nine hill districts of Uttarakhand has spiralled, almost doubling in the past 40 days. Equally worrying is that deaths have also shot up -- it is three times the..
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Union Cabinet transfers land belonging to ITBP to Uttarakhand government for ropeway project


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Cloudburst in Uttarakhand's Devprayag; houses, shops damaged, no casualties reported

Since most of these shops were closed due to lockdown, no casualty has been reported yet.
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My removal not linked to Kumbh, says former Uttarakhand CM Trivendra


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Uttarakhand to give Rs 2k/month to caretaker of every orphan


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Uttarakhand lockdown: Complete curfew for one week from May 11 - What's allowed, what's not

The Uttarakhand government on Sunday imposed a state-wide lockdown from May 11 to 18 in light of the rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases.
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PM Modi speaks to chief ministers of Punjab, Karnataka, Bihar, Uttarakhand on Covid-19 situation in their states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to chief ministers of Punjab, Karnataka, Bihar and Uttarakhand about the Covid-19 situation in their respective states, government sources said. For the..
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Oil PSUs to redevelop Badrinath as ‘spiritual smart town’ with Rs 100 cr investment

Five state-run oil and gas majors will redevelop the Himalayan pilgrimage of Badrinath in Uttarakhand as a ‘spiritual smart hill town, at an initial investment of nearly Rs 100 crore, a move that is..
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Signs of Covid slowdown in Gujarat, Delhi, Maharashtra, Punjab, UP: Government

Some states and UTs such as Maharashtra, Punjab, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand are showing early signs of plateauing or a decrease in daily new cases of Covid-19,..
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Covid-19: Daily death toll tops 3.7k for first time; Uttarakhand, Bengal see high mortality

India reported its highest single-day Covid death toll on Saturday, with more than 3,700 people succumbing to the virus in the last 24 hours. The day's case count dropped marginally from Friday's..
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Uttarakhand government suspends Char Dham Yatra amid spike in COVID-19 cases

Char Dham Yatra: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat said that only priests of the four temples will perform the rituals and puja.
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HC: Holding Kumbh made Uttarakhand a laughing stock


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COVID-19: Uttarakhand shuts all government offices till May 1, essential services exempted

Due to the alarming rise in COVID-19 cases in the state, the Uttarakhand government has announced to shut down all government offices, except for those involved in essential services in the state till..
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Avalanche kills 10 at BRO camps near China border

At least 10 bodies were recovered whereas eight persons were unaccounted for on Saturday after an avalanche triggered by an alleged glacier burst hit the Malari-Sumna area in Chamoli district along the..
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Uttarakhand: Eight killed, 384 rescued in glacier burst in Chamoli district

As many as 384 persons have been rescued so far while six of them are critical and currently under medical treatment.
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Uttarakhand glacier burst: Indian Army rescues 291 in Neeti Valley

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Uttarakhand: Glacier burst near India-China border in Chamoli, government on high alert

The burst took place in Sumna village. The Central Army Command is carrying out rescue operations.
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COVID-19 vaccination: Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand to inoculate those above 18 for free

The registration for vaccination of people above the age of 18 will begin on April 24 (Saturday) on the Co-Win app.
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COVID-19 update: Offices to remain shut for three days in Uttarakhand - Check details here

The Uttarakhand government on Wednesday (April 21) modified the night curfew timings for all 13 districts in the state. The new timings are 7 pm to 5
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19 Covid positive people from Rajasthan who had been to Kumbh flee Uttarakhand hospital


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COVID-19 update: Weekend curfew imposed in Uttarakhand's Dehradun, what's allowed, what's not

The Uttarakhand government has said that except for ministers and staff, entry of people will be restricted to the state secretariat.
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Ten states/UTs account for 79.32% of new Covid-19 cases: Health ministry

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COVID-19 news: Uttarakhand CM shortens night curfew in view of upcoming festivals - Check new timing here

Meanwhile, the Uttarakhand government also allowed marriage gatherings with up to 200 people outside containment zones in the state.
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COVID-19: Uttarakhand issues new guidelines for wedding ceremonies in Dehradun, check here

Currently a night night curfew is in imposed in Dehradun from 10 pm to 5 am. The state cabinet also decided to shut schools in three districts.
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'Coronavirus could not stop me': Millions of Indians travel to celebrate religious festival

'coronavirus could not stop me': millions of indians travel to celebrate religious festival
They have gathered in their millions in the temple town of Haridwar, in Uttarakhand.
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Kumbh Mela 2021: Haridwar all set for second Shahi Snan of Maha Kumbh today, Nepal king to participate

Nepal's last King Gyanendra Veer Vikram Singh on Sunday arrived in Uttarakhand's Haridwar to participate in the ongoing Kumbh festivities.
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Sadhguru welcomes Uttarakhand Government's move to free temples from state control

When Tamil Nadu was gearing up for polls, Sadhguru launched a nationwide campaign to free temples in the southern state from government control.
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Control of Uttarakhand shrines to go back from babus to priests: CM at VHP meet

At the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s margdarshak mandal meeting at Haridwar, chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Friday said that the Uttrakhand government would denotify 51 temples, including Char Dham..
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‘Drunk’ Uttarakhand man lynched for entering temple


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Weigh ‘artificial rain’ option to fight forest fires, HC tells Uttarakhand


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Uttarakhand reported 85 forest fire incidents within 24 hours and total 261 in April


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Fires guts forests in Uttarakhand, Centre sends NDRF teams, choppers

Uttarakhand Minister Harak Singh Rawat informed that the fire broke out at 964 locations in the state.
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Uttarakhand faces uphill task of 50k tests/day


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Kumbh Mela Haridwar 2021: Centre sanctions Rs 325 crore to Uttarakhand as special assistance

The Haridwar Kumbh on the banks of river Ganga in Uttarakhand will take place from April 1 to April 30.
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Haridwar Kumbh 2021: Know about COVID-19 protocols, other details

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Wednesday assured that the state government is ready to organise a grand and safe Kumbh Mela.
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COVID-19: Negative RT-PCR test report mandatory to enter Uttarakhand, read details

Uttarakhand recorded its highest single-day spike in coronavirus infections with 366 fresh cases on Sunday.
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Uttarakhand issues new guidelines for Holi celebrations, details here

As per the new guidelines, celebrations can take place with only 50 per cent capacity and not more than 100 people will be allowed at the same venue.
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Police give Guard of Honour to Uttarakhand BJP chief; official says happened due to 'misunderstanding'


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Social Humour: Memes explode as Uttarakhand CM goofs up again, claims US enslaved India for 200 years

Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat, in a major gaffe, confused the United Kingdom with the United States of America while commenting on how India tackled the Covid-19 pandemic better than..
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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat advised those who have come in contact with him recently, to get themselves tested for coronavirus.
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Kumbh Mela 2021: Centre asks Uttarakhand to follow 'stringent' COVID norms

A high-level central team led by NCDC Director visited Uttarakhand on March 16-17 to review the medical and public health measures.
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Hindi only: Uttarakhand guv stops compere at event


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Covid -ve report not needed for Kumbh, says new Uttarakhand CM

CM Tirath Singh Rawat in one of his first interviews after taking over as Uttarakhand’s new CM, told TOI on Saturday that pilgrims would not need to bring RTPCR Covid-19 test report while coming for..
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Delhi-Dehradun Shatabdi Express catches fire, no injury or casualty reported

"All passengers were safely evacuated, no injuries reported," confirmed Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar.
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Clean environment basic right of citizens, plea of non-availability of funds cannot be excuse: NGT

A clean environment is a basic right of citizens and the plea of non-availability of funds cannot be an excuse for not ensuring it, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has said while rapping the..
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