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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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Jal Shakti Ministry joins hand with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to clean Ganga [Video]

Jal Shakti Ministry joins hand with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to clean Ganga

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports will increase participation in the initiatives of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG). Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and the Minister of..

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Motorway connecting Uttarakhand's Dharchula to China border closed due to damage [Video]

Motorway connecting Uttarakhand's Dharchula to China border closed due to damage

Motorway connecting Dharchula to China border is closed from past 20 days due to damage in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district. It is causing trouble to Indian Army and locals. While speaking to ANI,..

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Rescue operation done by helicopter in flood affected areas in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh [Video]

Rescue operation done by helicopter in flood affected areas in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh

Rescue operation has been done in several flood affected areas with the help of helicopter in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district. Food items and tents were distributed in the flood affected villages of..

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Uttarakhand's Valley of Flowers opens for tourists [Video]

Uttarakhand's Valley of Flowers opens for tourists

Uttarakhand's Valley of Flowers, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has been opened for tourists by the state government. Tourists have to show their 72-hour old COVID-19 negative report to enter the..

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Watch: Cong MLA has narrow escape while crossing flooded rivulet in Uttarakhand [Video]

Watch: Cong MLA has narrow escape while crossing flooded rivulet in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Congress MLA Harish Dhami had a narrow escape after he slipped and fell into a flooded rivulet in Dharchula area of Pithoragarh. MLA Harish Dhami, however, escaped with minor injuries after..

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Watch: Landslide at Badrinath highway as incessant rains lash Uttarakhand [Video]

Watch: Landslide at Badrinath highway as incessant rains lash Uttarakhand

A massive landslide occurred in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Thursday. Landslide took place at Badrinath national highway in Bajpur city. Landslide was triggered by incessant rainfall. Traffic..

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Congress MLA Harish Dhami slips and falls into flooded rivulet in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh [Video]

Congress MLA Harish Dhami slips and falls into flooded rivulet in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh

Congress MLA Harish Dhami slipped and fell into flooded rivulet in Pithoragarh due to sudden rise in water level in Dharchula area. People accompanying him managed to get him out of the flowing..

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Portion of bridge built across Gosi River collapses in Uttarakhand [Video]

Portion of bridge built across Gosi River collapses in Uttarakhand

The portion of a bridge built across Gosi River, under Pithoragarh and Bangapani tehsils has been collapsed on July 28. It has been collapsed following overnight heavy rainfall. Movement of people have..

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Former captain of wheelchair cricket team works as labourer to make both ends meet amid COVID-19 [Video]

Former captain of wheelchair cricket team works as labourer to make both ends meet amid COVID-19

A former captain of the Indian wheelchair cricket team started working as a labourer in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh to earn a living for his family amid COVID-19 pandemic. Rajendra Singh Dhami is working..

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Congress holds nationwide protest against BJP over Rajasthan political crisis [Video]

Congress holds nationwide protest against BJP over Rajasthan political crisis

The Congress staged a nationwide protest in front of the Raj Bhavans of various states with the slogan 'Save Democracy and Save Constitution" against the actions of the BJP amid the ongoing political..

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People in Uttarakhand's Chamoli risk their lives to cross river [Video]

People in Uttarakhand's Chamoli risk their lives to cross river

People in Chamoli district are facing troubles while crossing a river via damaged bridge. Some people are using temporary bridge which dangerous in this monsoon season in Uttarakhand. Locals said that..

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Uttarakhand CM welcomes HC's decision in favour of Char Dham Devasthanam Board [Video]

Uttarakhand CM welcomes HC's decision in favour of Char Dham Devasthanam Board

Uttarakhand High Court dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy, challenging the validity of Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam..

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5 houses washed away due to incessant rainfall in Uttarakhand's Dharchula [Video]

5 houses washed away due to incessant rainfall in Uttarakhand's Dharchula

5 houses were washed away in Dharchula's Munsyari on July 19. Incident occurred after water level increased in the Gori River due to incessant rainfall. Pithoragarh DM, VK Jogdande said, "All affected..

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Houses in Uttarakhand's Munsyari damaged due to overflowing Gori river [Video]

Houses in Uttarakhand's Munsyari damaged due to overflowing Gori river

At least five houses have been damaged due to overflowing Gori River following heavy rainfall in Chhoribagar of Munsyari. Local administration said, "We have been working since night, we have also..

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Watch: Leopard enters house, takes away puppy in Nainital [Video]

Watch: Leopard enters house, takes away puppy in Nainital

A leopard entered a house in Uttarakhand's Nainital and took away a puppy. There have been incidents of wild cat entering residential areas in hill town.

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The region observed frequent landslides due to continuous heavy rains in the mountainous regions of the state.
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Army, IAF to maintain very high-level of alertness along LAC: Sources on border standoff with China

The Indian Army and the IAF will maintain a very high-level of operational readiness in all areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, North Sikkim, Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh till..
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J&K, Manipur, Nagaland, Uttarakhand join 'One Nation-One Ration Card' scheme: Paswan

Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Nagaland and Uttarakhand have joined the 'One Nation-One Ration Card' scheme, taking the total number of states and union territories connected under the scheme to 24, food..
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3 more states join 'One Nation One Ration Card' scheme: JP Nadda

BJP chief JP Nadda on Saturday said that three more states - Manipur, Nagaland, Uttarakhand - along with the UT of J&K have joined the 'One Nation One Ration Card' scheme of the Centre. Nadda..
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Indian Army conducts rescue ops in Uttarakhand's Dharchula, provides medical aid to locals

Troops of the Indian Army conducted rescue operations in Uttarakhand's Dharchula on Saturday following heavy rains in the region, informed the Additional Directorate General of Public Information (ADG..
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Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttarakhand to receive heavy rainfall: IMD

The coming rains could be very devastating for the state of Assam, currently reeling from a flood situation. Over 35 lakh people across 28 of the state's 33 districts are now affected due to flooding,..
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Kumbh Mela 2021 to be held in Haridwar on schedule: Uttarakhand CM

The Kumbh Mela will be held in Haridwar as scheduled in 2021, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said on Wednesday
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Assam flood misery worsens as toll nears 90; rain-related incidents kill 5 in UP, Uttarakhand

The flood situation in Assam deteriorated Wednesday as waters entered into new areas, killing two more persons and affecting over 26 lakh people, even as five deaths were reported in rain-related..
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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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Haridwar: 150 employees of Hindustan Unilever test positive for coronavirus

At least 150 employees of multinational company Hindustan Unilever in Uttarakhand's Haridwar have tested positive for coronavirus.
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India's COVID-19 case fatality rate amongst lowest in world, falls below 2.5%

Centre, the State/UT governments have ramped up the testing and hospital infrastructure by combining public and private sector efforts, health ministry went on to say.
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India's COVID-19 fatality rate drops below 2.5%; now amongst lowest in the world

Centre, the State/UT governments have ramped up the testing and hospital infrastructure by combining public and private sector efforts, health ministry went on to say.
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PM Modi inquiries about Covid-19 positive servicemen; asks Uttarakhand CM, Army to ensure treatment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and received information regarding servicemen who have contracted Covid-19. The Prime Minister asked the state..
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COVID 19 crisis: Lockdown imposed in 4 districts of Uttarakhand on weekends to contain spread of deadly virus

In Uttarakhand, there are 1030 active COVID-19 cases, with 51 deaths and 3021 recoveries.
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Thunderstorm, rain likely in parts of Uttarakhand, Haryana:IMD

"Latest satellite imagery shows moderate to intense convection over parts of Uttarakhand, North Rajasthan, South Punjab, Haryana, West UP, Bihar, South Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Sub-Himalayan West..
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Uttarakhand to impose complete lockdown on weekends to stop spread of COVID-19

Uttarakhand government on Friday said it will impose strict lockdown on weekends to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said the guidelines will be issued..
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Uttarakhand govt denies reports of complete lockdown, to take action against those spreading rumours

The Chief Minister has directed SSP Dehradun to take action against those who are spreading rumours of lockdown.
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Uttarakhand: At least three dead, three rescued alive after buliding collapses in Dehradun

The injured have been sent to a local hospital.
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Large projects on to augment India's border infra: Gadkari

To augment India's border infrastructure, a large number of highway projects are underway including in Jammu and Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh, both by the BRO..
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Kanwariyas barred from entering Haridwar; 14 days quarantine on arrival

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Uttarakhand govt to begin Chardham Yatra for residents of state from July 1

The Chardham Yatra for residents of Uttarakhand will begin from July 1.
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Alternative bridge opened for traffic near China-India border in Uttarakhand: BRO official


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Patanjali took licence to make immunity booster: Uttarakhand


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Uttarakhand govt to send notice to Patanjali over coronavirus 'cure'

The Uttarakhand government is serving a notice to yoga guru Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved for launching a drug claiming to be cure for Covid-19 when it had only applied for a licence to manufacture an..
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Patanjali didn't have permission for coronavirus drug: Uttarakhand official


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Nepal stations bombard Uttarakhand villages with anti-India songs

Residents of Uttarakhand villages bordering Nepal that can catch the frequency of radio stations in the neighbouring country are being treated to a sudden surfeit of anti-India songs that call for..
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Kawad Yatra to be postponed in view of COVID-19 crisis

The CMs of UP and Uttarakhand held a detailed discussion over Kawad Yatra via video conferencing on Saturday.
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Nainital-based ARIES of science ministry to organise live telecast of upcoming solar eclipse on social media

The Nainital-based Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) of the Union science & technology ministry will on Sunday organise live telecast of upcoming solar eclipse through..
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Galwan Valley Stand-off: Security increased from Nabhidhang to Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh DM said that the Indian Army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel are constantly patrolling the area along with the night vision cameras.
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'Deepest' solar eclipse in India on Sunday

India will witness its “deepest” annular solar eclipse of this century this Sunday (June 21), with the Sun appearing as a necklace of pearls for around 30 seconds during the maximum phase along a..
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Uttarakhand’s ‘ghost villages’ spring back to life, CDS Rawat’s too


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India will sort out 'misunderstanding' with Nepal through dialogue: Rajnath Singh

Asserting that the road built by India till Lipulekh Pass is very much in its territory, defence minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday that his government believed in sorting out the "misunderstanding"..
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Uttarakhand govt to screen entire population for COVID-19 in 10 days

In order to achieve the task, the help of Asha workers and Anganwadi will be taken by the officials.
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Rainfall activity expected next 4-5 days, conditions favourable for further advancement of Southwest Monsoon: IMD

Isolated heavy falls also very likely over Uttarakhand, East Uttar Pradesh and South Rajasthan during next 24 hours, IMD forecast said.
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Centre releases financial aid for health sector improvement in Uttarakhand

For the financial year 2020-21, the Central government has released grants-in-aid worth Rs 1,66,53,00,000 for Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) Flexipool and other Health System activities from..
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SC rejects plea seeking to declare Gairsain as capital of Uttarakhand

The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking directions to the Uttarakhand govt to declare Gairsain as the capital of the state and Pratap Nagar as a new district, saying these are "policy..
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States wary of crowds, major shrines to stay shut for now

A day after the Union home ministry’s “Unlock 1” plan provided the green signal for places of worship to reopen on June 8, Uttarakhand was the only state to officially spell out on Sunday that..
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Uttarakhand reports 22 new Covid-19 cases

"With 22 more positive cases of coronavirus, the total count in the state stands at 749," read an official statement issued by the State Health Department.
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102 new Covid-19 cases in Uttarakhand, count at 602

A total of 102 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Uttarakhand on Friday, taking the total number of cases to 602 in the state, the State Control Room COVID-19 said.
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COVID-19 in live updates: Uttarakhand reports 102 new cases, total climbs to 602

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Army chief hints at China's hand behind Nepal’s protest against the link road to Lipulekh Pass

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One more tests positive for COVID-19 in Uttarakhand, tally rises to 70


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Not fair to ask gram pradhans for food, lodging of migrant workers: Congress

The Congress on Monday flayed the Uttarakhand government for making gram pradhans responsible for arranging food, lodging and quarantine facilities for workers returning to the state amid the..
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Nepal raises objection over India inaugurating crucial link road passing through Lipulekh Pass

Nepal on Saturday raised objection over India inaugurating a strategically crucial link road connecting the Lipulekh pass at a height of 17,000 feet along the border with China in Uttarakhand with..
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Four new cases of Covid-19 reported in Uttarakhand today


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Rajnath Singh inaugurates strategically crucial road in Uttarakhand


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Indian citizens stranded abroad to be brought back from May 7: Centre to SC

The government informed about the measures taken to address the issues of stranded Indian citizens to a bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan which was hearing through video-conferencing a plea seeking..
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Uttarakhand govt to boost immunity of corona warriors with homeopathic, ayurvedic medicines

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Tourists stuck at Uttarakhand resort urge govt to send them home

A group of 27 tourists from West Bengal stuck here for over a month due to the lockdown on Saturday requested the district administration to send them home, saying they had run out of money and..
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No COVID-19 case from 60 districts in last 14 days, doubling rate in India improves to 7.5 days

Three districts - Mahe (Puducherry), Kodaggu (Karnataka) & Pauri Garhwal (Uttrakhand) - have not reported any fresh cases during the last 28 days.
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