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Uttarakhand: 25 pilgrims from MP killed in bus mishap in Uttarkashi

Uttarkashi: A tourist bus on way to Yamunotri Dham in Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand fell into a gorge on Sunday evening, killing at least 25 pilgrims. There were 28 pilgrims and two staffers who had come from Panna district of Madhya Pradesh. While the bodies of 25 pilgrims were recovered, the remaining five who were injured...

Pushkar Singh Dhami to retain Uttarakhand CM post after by-election win

New Delhi: In a major relief to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, he has won the by-election from Champawat, thus allowing him to retain his post as the CM. The by-elections were held on Tuesday, while the counting took place on Friday. The Uttarakhand CM won by over 55,000 votes. Pushkar Singh Dhami had...

‘Ensure there is no hate speech at Dharma Sansad’: SC warns Uttarakhand govt

Directs Himachal Pradesh govt to file affidavit regarding steps taken on hate speech earlier this month New Delhi: The Supreme Court has in very strict terms warned against use of hate speech at the Dharma Sansad in Roorkee on Wednesday. The Apex Court made it clear that the Uttarakhand Chief Secretary would be held responsible...

Haridwar hate speech: SC asks for status report from Uttarakhand

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought a status report from the Uttarakhand government in the Haridwar hate speech case, which is linked to the Dharma Sansad events held in the state in December. The SC directed the state government to file its response to journalist Qurban Ali and senior advocate Anjana Prakash’s January...

Counting of votes in 5 states begins; massive lead for BJP in UP, AAP in Punjab

New Delhi: Counting of votes for the just-concluded Assembly elections in five states began on Thursday morning. As per early trends coming in, BJP opened the day with a massive lead in Uttar Pradesh. Congress on the other hand was leading in less than five seats.   Congress staring at complete washout? The early trends...

Assembly elections 2022: Voting underway in Goa, Uttarakhand, UP

New Delhi: Voting for the second phase of the ongoing Assembly election season began on Monday morning. The three states voting today are Goa, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, the latter witnessing its second phase. In Goa, where elections are being held for40 seats, the chief electoral officer said that the process was peaceful with 11.04...

Day after expulsion, former Uttarakhand Congress chief Kishore Upadhyay joins BJP

Kishore Upadhyay was officially expelled from Congress on Wednesday for ‘anti-party’ activities Dehradun: Like all other poll-bound states, Uttarakhand, too, is witnessing movement of politicians. On Thursday, expelled Congress leader and former state party president Kishore Upadhyay joined the BJP. The move comes less than a month before the Assembly elections in...

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...