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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....

Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat resigns after less than 4 months in office

Tirath Singh had taken charge on March 10 this year, replacing Trivendra Singh Rawat Dehradun: After just 114 days in office, Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Tirath Singh Rawat resigned from the post late on Friday night. Accompanied by his Cabinet colleagues, he submitted the resignation to Governor Baby Rani Maurya at Raj Bhavan at around 11...

Uttarakhand HC stays Char Dham Yatra, raps state govt

HC expresses unhappiness at state’s failure to present a convincing roadmap in wake of looming threat of third wave of Covid-19 Nainital: Coming down heavily on the state government for lack of a proper road map to organizing Char Dham Yatra with proper implementation of Covid-related rules, the Uttarakhand High Court on Monday put a...

Devotees violate COVID-19 norms in UP, Uttarakhand on Ganga Dussehra

In a blatant violation of all COVID safety norms,  hundreds of people assembled on the banks of the Ganga on Sunday for a holy dip on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar and Uttar Pradesh’s Farrukhabad and Hapur. The majority of the devotees were not wearing masks and cared the least to maintain...

Uttarakhand Congress leader Indira Hridayesh no more, PM Modi condoles death

Leader of Opposition in the Uttarakhand Assembly and senior Congress leader Indira Hridayesh on Sunday breathed her last after suffering a heart attack in New Delhi. The octogenarian died at the Uttarakhand Sadan in the national capital where she had gone to attend a party meeting, according to her son Sumit Hridayesh. Notably, Indira Hridayesh...

Power Bank fraud: Tea stall owner, travel agent in Surat arrested in Rs 250 crore scam

Duo had set up shell companies to lure investors with quick and lucrative returns; earlier this week, arrests had been made in Delhi and Uttarakhand as well Surat: A roadside tea seller and a travel agent in Surat found a unique common business platform from where they could earn riches that would have otherwise been...

‘Power Bank’ fraud: Uttarakhand police unearth Rs 250-crore cyber scam

Power Bank app lured investors with double returns in 15 days; this money was allegedly siphoned off to foreign countries, according to police; app had been downloaded 50 lakh times Dehradun:  If something is too good to be true, it probably is not true. Ignoring this wisdom proved dear for numerous investors who fell for...

Cloudburst In Devprayag in Uttarakhand, buildings damaged

A cloudburst was reported from Devprayag in Uttarakhand damaging which damaged several buildings mainly shops in the area. No casualties have been reported so far. The cloudburst was reported at around 5 pm. Since it was reported in an area that had more commercial buildings which were closed due to lockdown, casualties if any are expected...