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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 a large number of Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres found throughout the state. Uttarakhand is known for the natural environment of the Himalayas, the Bhabhar and the Terai. On 9 November 2000, Uttarakhand became the 27th state of the Republic of India, being carved from the Himalayan districts of Uttar Pradesh. It borders 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 interim capital of Uttarakhand is Dehradun, the largest city of the state, which is a railhead. The High Court of the state is located in Nainital.


Not just UP, five state governments bear tax burden of CM and ministers

The state exchequer has been bearing the burden of income tax of the serving chief ministers and their council of ministers in five states, apart from UP. These states are Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh,..
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Jharkhand gives citizens 3-month breather from revised Motor Vehicle Act

Guj, Uttarakhand lowered its fines, Maha refused to enact the act now
DNA - Published

Gujarat model in Uttarakhand: Traffic penalties slashed

Karnataka to follow suit, Delhi hints at implementing Act
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After Gujarat, Uttarakhand reduces traffic fines, more may follow

Most of the states are considering notifying lesser fines for traffic offences than the stiff penalties in the amended Motor Vehicles Act, barely a day after the Gujarat announced reductions between 25..
IndiaTimes - Published

In a 1st, government OKs cannabis research in UP & Uttarakhand

The narcotics department within the revenue wing of the Union finance ministry has sanctioned a research and development project on cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - two natural..
IndiaTimes - Published

Uttarakhand CM Rawat adopts girl as he launches drive against malnutrition

Rawat visited Yogita at her house in Mata Mandir of Dehradun where he also inquired of her education and well-being.
DNA - Published

Arif Mohammad Khan, who quit Rajiv govt, is new Kerala guv

Arif Mohammad Khan, a vocal opponent of triple talaq and who had resigned from the Rajiv Gandhi cabinet in protest against the enactment of a law to nullify the SC verdict in the Shah Bano case, has..
IndiaTimes - Published

Arif Mohammed Khan who quit Rajiv govt, BJP leaders Koshyari, Tamilisai appointed governors

BJP leader and former Uttarakhand chief minister Bhagat Singh Koshyari, 77, has been appointed the governor of Maharashtra, while BJP's Tamil Nadu chief Tamilisai Soundararajan, 58, moves to the Raj..
IndiaTimes - Published

IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Himachal, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh on Friday. The weather forecasting agency has also predicted heavy downpour..
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Uttarakhand plant to convert plastic waste into diesel

The oil produced here will be used for government and army vehicles and also those of institute officials
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IMD issues heavy rainfall alert for Gujarat

"Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely at isolated places over Uttarakhand, West Rajasthan, Saurashtra, Kutch, Konkan and Goa, Coastal and South Interior Karnataka and Kerala and Mahe," the weather..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Climate change to hit 150 Himalayan fish species'

An internal study of the Wildlife Institute of India reveals climate change will adversely affect around 150 native fish species of the Himalayan states, including Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu..
IndiaTimes - Published

Uttarakhand: CBI files probe report in case against Harish Rawat

The Uttarakhand High Court has already set September 20 as the next date for the hearing in the matter.
DNA - Published

Uttarakhand: After 2 crashes, Arakot copter services halted

The decision was taken after two choppers crashed in the Arakot area, claiming at least three lives.
DNA - Published

Mansarovar Yatra halted in Uttarakhand due to rain

A total of 56 pilgrims were headed to Mansarovar on this route. As per the officials, six of eight pilgrims, who left the Yatra, have blamed bad roads in the upper Himalayan region. The pilgrims were..
IndiaTimes - Published

3 dead as rescue copter crashes in Uttarakhand

The helicopter was carrying relief materials for people stranded in the flood-hit region.
DNA - Published

India opens up 137 mountain peaks for mountaineering, trekking

Of the 137 peaks, 51 are in Uttarakhand, 24 in Sikkim, 47 in Himachal Pradesh and 15 in Jammu and Kashmir
DNA - Published

Uttarakhand: Helicopter carrying relief material crashes, three dead

Tragic accident in Uttarakhand
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States battle to stay afloat as floods worsen

Cabinet secys of Punjab, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Delhi chair National Crisis Management Committee meet
DNA - Published

Uttarakhand: CM Trivendra Singh Rawat announces Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia to kin of flood victims

Heavy rains and cloudbursts have led to a flood-like situation at isolated places in the state
DNA - Published

Uttarakhand: Death toll rises to 17 due to cloudburst, SDRF, NDRF and Air Force launch rescue operations

"Seventeen people have died in the cloudburst in Mori tehsil," Secretary (Incharge) Disaster Management, S A Murugesan, told ANI.
DNA - Published

Uttarakhand: At least 17 dead in Uttarkashi cloudburst, Doon hospital prepares emergency wing

Earlier, it was reported that at least five people went missing and several houses were completely uprooted in the region.
DNA - Published

Uttarakhand: Five people missing after cloudburst

Major damage was reported in Arakot, Makudi and Tikochi villages of the state
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Uttarakhand: Five missing after cloudburst hits Mori Tehsil in Uttarkashi, rescue teams dispatched

Due to the cloudburst, several people have been stranded at various places in the area.
DNA - Published

Now, forest officials use drone to shower seeds, plant trees in Uttarakhand's Tehri

Green Move: Foresters join hands with NGO to save environment
DNA - Published

Uttarakhand: Chamoli DM hands over ex-gratia of Rs 8 lakh to kin of cloudburst victims

According to the officials, three deaths were reported from Lakhee village, while two persons lost their lives in Banjbagar village
DNA - Published

House collapses after flash flood hits Chamoli in Uttarakhand

Life in Uttarakhand has been thrown out of gear as parts of the state is witnessing torrential downpour as monsoon is unleashing its fury
DNA - Published

9 killed in landslides in Uttarakhand and J&K; death toll in Kerala floods rises to 76

Heavy showers lashed Uttarakhand and Jammu leaving nine people dead in landslides, while rescue and relief operations continued in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat on Monday. The death toll..
IndiaTimes - Published

Watch: House collapses in Uttarakhand's Chamoli as heavy rains create havoc

State Disaster Response Force team has been rushed to the spot for relief and rescue operations.
DNA - Published

Heavy rainfall alert issued for Gujarat, Tamil Nadu

IMD also stated that Uttarakhand, Gujarat region, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura and Andaman and Nicobar Islands will also witness heavy downpour throughout the..
DNA - Published

PM Modi was calm in crisis, says Bear Grylls

In an exclusive interview to ANI, Grylls said the Prime Minister, as a world leader, is calm in a crisis, as he braved all odds, including inclement weather, as they embarked on their journey through..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cloudbursts wreak havoc in Uttarakhand, kill 4 and injure 4

IndiaTimes - Published

Uttarakhand: School bus falls into gorge in Tehri Garhwal, at least 9 dead

18 students were travelling by bus.
DNA - Published

Despite record apple crop, Uttarakhand fails to provide adequate storage to farmers

The farmers are supposed to place their cultivation of apples in the boxes given by the state government, but the boxes are not yet made available to them
DNA - Published

Uttarakhand madrasas to employ women

However, for the first time, women will be seen as instructors
DNA - Published

SC stops Uttarakhand plan to build road in Rajaji National Park

The Supreme Court on Monday quashed the Uttarakhand government's proposal for construction of a road through Rajaji National Park after it was alleged that no wildlife clearance was taken to build it..
IndiaTimes - Published

4 killed as boulder falls on vehicle carrying kanwariyas in Uttarakhand's Tehri Garhwal

The accident took place near Bagaddhar on NH 94 connecting Rishikesh to Gangotri.
DNA - Published

PM Modi encourages tourism, talks about Amarnath Yatra in Mann Ki Baat

During his radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', Prime Minister Modi said, "I appeal to all to visit those tourist spots within our country whose scenic beauty is to behold during the monsoon season."..
IndiaTimes - Published

Uttarakhand issued heavy rain warning, landslides block roads

The weather department has predicted heavy rainfall in Nainital, Pithoragarh, Haridwar, Champawat, Udham Singh Nagar, Pauri Garhwal regions in Uttarakhand
DNA - Published

BJP expels gun-toting Uttarakhand MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion for six years

Shortly after the video went viral, BJP national media in-charge Anil Baluni had says that Pranav's behaviour was condemnable and that the party will take strict action against him for it
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Cops rescue abducted Mumbai contractor

The main accused has been identified as Soheb Khan, a resident of Saharnarpur in Uttrakhand who is reportedly a property dealer.
DNA - Published

Uttarakhand: Suspended BJP MLA caught dancing with guns on video

Incidentally, the video surfaced just days after the BJP MLA was suspended from the party for three months for threatening a journalist
DNA - Published

‘Jal Shakti’ adds natural flavour to energy majors’ CSR outlook

Flagship explorer ONGC is on its second clean-up drive to rid glaciers and river beds of garbage in select areas of Uttarakhand and Himachal. It is also deepening 15 lakes in Gujarat and clearing a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rain brings relief from scorching heat in northern India

Heavy rains lashed parts of northern India on Tuesday, with two district of Uttarakhand receiving the maximum of 222 mm of rainfall. Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh also received..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Modi's cave' in Kedarnath booked well into October

This particular meditation session carried out by the PM came as a big boon for the government of Uttarakhand and particularly an organisation called Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam
DNA - Published

Cloudburst leads to flash flood in Uttarakhand

The Meteorological Department has already given a warning of heavy rains in the state.
DNA - Published

Soon, tourists visiting Uttarakhand may have to pay ‘green tax’

Whether it is pilgrims going on Char Dham Yatra, adventure sports lovers or those planning gala wedding events with the Himalayas as the backdrop — everyone may soon have to mandatorily pay a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Harish Rawat resigns as Congress in-charge of Assam

Former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat announced his resignation as the Congress general secretary in-charge of Assam on Thursday. Rawat said as the in-charge of party affairs in Assam, he was responsible..
IndiaTimes - Published

Nandi Devi avalanche: Bodies of 7 mountaineers brought to Uttarakhand's Munsyari

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on Wednesday brought down the bodies of seven climbers who were hit by an avalanche in May, from Nanda Devi to Munsyari. Out of seven, three bodies will be brought..
IndiaTimes - Published

Two Uttarakhand village residents give up animal sacrifice after deity’s dream

IndiaTimes - Published

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