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Uttarakhand: Expelled BJP minister Harak Singh Rawat returns to Congress

Harak Singh Rawat’s daughter-in-law Anukriti Gosayin, too, joins Congress with him Dehradun: Days after being expelled from BJP, former Uttarakhand minister Harak Singh Rawat returned to Congress, the party he had left for BJP in 2016. Along with him, his daughter-in-law Anukriti Gosayin joined the Congress on Friday. Harak Singh Rawat had rebelled against the...

EC announces Assembly elections in 5 states from Feb 10 to March 7; counting on March 10

7-phase Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, 2 in Manipur and single-phase polls for Goa, Punjab and Uttarakhand New Delhi: The Assembly elections in five states of the country, namely Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Goa and Punjab, will be held between February 10 and March 7, Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra announced on Saturday. Elections in...

‘Bulli Bai’ app case: Mumbai cops arrest 21-year-old Bengaluru student

Bengaluru: A 21-year-old engineering student in Bengaluru who had been detained for his alleged role in the controversial ‘Bulli Bai’ app was formally arrested on Tuesday by the cyber cell of Mumbai police. He has been identified as Vishal Kumar. He was produced in Bandra court on Tuesday. A 21-year-old woman detained from Uttarakhand is...

SC allows widening of Char Dham roads amid security concerns

Apex Court forms oversight committee to ensure implementation of environment-related recommendations New Delhi: The Char Dham project will have wider roads. The Supreme Court has accepted the Ministry of Defence’s argument of need for these roads to be wider in view of security concerns. It has now allowed the Centre to construct three double-lane highways...

Cloudburst in Uttarakhand: 2 dead in Jumma village

The cloudburst happened in Jumma village of Uttarakhand around midnight Dehradun: At least two people were been killed following cloudburst in Jumma village in Dharchula in Uttarakhand. A few people are believed to be stuck in debris. Also, at least seven houses were damaged because of the heavy rain. Severe waterlogging has been reported following...

Uttarakhand: Heavy rainfall wreaks havoc as bridge collapses, road caves in

A bridge over the Jakhan river on the Ranipokhari-Rishikesh highway in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun district collapsed Friday affecting traffic on the route. This apart, the heavy rainfall that lashed the state over the past few days also resulted in parts of the Maldevta-Sahastradhara Link Road caving in and merging with the river. Several vehicles were trapped...

Retd army officer Ajay Kothiyal is AAP’s CM candidate for Uttarakhand

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced the party’s chief ministerial candidate for Uttarakhand. Col (retd) Ajay Kothiyal will contest in the state elections that are due early next year. ‘Will make Uttarakhand spiritual capital for Hindus’ Kejriwal is on a two-day visit to the state. In Dehradun,...

Uttarkashi cloudburst: Kin of deceased to get Rs 5 lakh ex gratia

Uttarkashi: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushar Singh Dhami on Wednesday announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of those who died in the cloudburst in Uttarkashi. According to news agency ANI, four persons have died in event related to the cloudburst on Sunday night in Uttarkashi. The CM, accompanied by Cabinet minister Ganesh Joshi,...

SC asks Uttar Pradesh govt to reconsider decision on allowing Kanwar Yatra

The Supreme Court on Friday provided the Uttar Pradesh government time till Monday to reconsider its decision to hold Kanwar Yatra amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It also added that it would be forced to pass an order if the state government fails to reconsider its decision. Notably, the neighbouring Uttarakhand has already cancelled the Kanwar...

SC seeks reply from Uttar Pradesh govt for allowing Kanwar Yatra amid COVID-19 threat

At a time when COVID-19 cases are on the rise in several parts of the world and experts have warned of an “inevitable” third wave, the Uttar Pradesh government’s decision to allow Kanwar Yatra from next week has irked the Supreme Court. The top court has initiated a proceeding on the issue and has sought...

Pushkar Singh Dhami takes oath as Uttarakhand CM, PM Modi extends “best wishes” to new team

A day after being elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party, Khatima MLA Pushkar Singh Dhami on Sunday took oath as the eleventh chief minister of Uttarakhand. He is the third CM in the ongoing five-year tenure of the BJP, with the state elections due next year. Notably, Dhami, 45, is the youngest...
Pushkar Singh Dhami is new Uttarakhand CM, will replace Tirath Singh

Pushkar Singh Dhami is new Uttarakhand CM, will replace Tirath Singh

He is the third CM of the state in five years Dehradun: Hours after Tirath Singh Rawat resigned from the post of the chief minister of Uttarakhand, Khatima MLA Pushkar Singh Dhami was chosen to take up the charge. Dhami’s name was proposed in the legislature party meeting which took place in Dehradun on Saturday....