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Dehradun: Winter capital of Uttarakhand, India
Dehradun, also known as Dehra Doon, is the capital and the most populous city of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is the administrative headquarters of the eponymous district and is governed by the Dehradun Municipal Corporation, with the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly holding its winter sessions in the city as its winter capital. Part of the Garhwal region, and housing the headquarters of its Divisional Commissioner, Dehradun is one of the "Counter Magnets" of the National Capital Region (NCR) being developed as an alternative center of growth to help ease the migration and population explosion in the Delhi metropolitan area and to establish a smart city in the Himalayas. It is the third largest city in the Himalayas after Kathmandu and Srinagar.

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Step-aunt gets 20-year rigorous imprisonment in Pocso case for sexually assaulting boy

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UP fraudster offering pooja in ‘repentance’ held at temple

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Weather update: IMD predicts rain and hailstorms in several states on March 30-31; Check full forecast

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Ramayana set to be taught in Uttarakhand madrassas: Waqf board

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Uttarakhand: People evacuated in Dehradun's Jhanjra after chlorine gas leak

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Leopard fear grips urban villages near Dehradun

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Survey for metro rail project connecting Doon, Haridwar and Rishikesh to start soon

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Drones to survey corridor of proposed Haridwar -Rishikesh-Dehradun PRT

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Clones of key plantation species developed to boost afforestation and agroforestry

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Winter wildfires surge in Uttarakhand , 1000+ alerts received

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Popular Uttarakhand hill stations may miss ‘white NY’

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Mumbai model threatens to 'blow up' Doon airport, held

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PM Modi inaugurates Global Investors Summit in Dehradun


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Truck carrying machine lands in gorge, 1 dead

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Woman engulfed by scooter fire dies while onlookers make videos

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Day 6 of U'khand tunnel collapse: 'Cracking sound' has put rescue effort at standstill to free 41 labourers

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Exodus from border villages worrying: Amit Shah

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Delhi to Dehradun, Jaipur in 2 hrs, Katra in 6 hrs, Nitin Gadkari reveals travel time between major cities

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Delhi to Dehradun in 2.5 hours: Delhi-Saharanpur-Dehradun Expressway route, connected cities and details

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Noida-Dehradun in 3 hours as Delhi-Dehradun, Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad Expressways to be linked with NH-9

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Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami says 70% of Joshimath residents leading ‘normal lives’

During his meeting with home minister Amit Shah in Delhi on Wednesday, Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami said “65% to 70% of Joshimath residents were leading a normal life and only 30% have been..
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Ghaziabad-Saharanpur-Dehradun transit to take 2.5 hours via Northern Peripheral Road link to Delhi-Dehradun Expressway

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Delhi-EPE stretch: The 12 lane route will meet the Eastern Peripheral Expressway near Baghpat at Kherka.
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Shraddha Walkar case: Why Aaftab searched about Anupama Gulati murder? Eerie similarities with 2010 Dehradun killing

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Lt Gen Ajai Kumar takes over charge of Southern Command

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