Uttarakhand village bans liquor at weddings, social gatherings, a women’s ...

Ratir Kethi, a village in Uttarakhand, passed a resolution,on December 29, banning distribution, sale and serving of liquor in weddings, religious and social gatherings

CBI gets proactive in Bengal ahead of polls, raids TMC leader

The CBI carried out raids at the residences of a few businessmen, including a TMC leader, in and around Kolkata on Thursday (December 31) in connection with cattle smuggling and illegal coal trade. The raids were part of the renewed proactiveness of the central investigating agencies in Bengal ahead of the assembly election due in less than six months.

Woman files rape complaint against BJP MLA, seeks paternity test

A woman filed a police complaint against an Uttarakhand BJP MLA accusing him of raping her several times between 2016 and 2018. But she too was booked for allegedly blackmailing him following a complaint by the legislators wife, police said on Monday (August 17).

Nepal’s radio stations broadcast anti-India speeches in bordering areas

Pithoragarh: Residents in areas the India-Nepal border have claimed that several Nepalese FM radio channels close to the border are broadcasting propaganda to back Kathmandu's claim that Kalapani, Lipulekh, and Limpiyadhura belong to them.

Portals of Badrinath thrown open, first pujas held on behalf of PM Modi

The sacred portals of Badrinath were opened early on Friday (May 15) with only a select group of priests and Devasthanam Board officials attending the low-key ceremony. The gates of the Himalayan temple were opened at 4.30 am by its chief priest Rawal Ishwari Prasad Nambudiri in the presence of a limited number of shrine board officials, who wor...

Kailash Mansarovar road in India’s limits: MEA tells Nepal

New Delhi: A newly constructed road connecting the Lipulekh pass with Dharchula in Uttarakhand lies completely within the territory of India, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Saturday (May 9) rejecting objections to it by Nepal.

Tourism hit, but Uttarakhand begins revival with green zones: CM

The hill state of Uttarakhand has incurred huge losses due to the shutdown of tourism activities in the state due to the coronavirus and subsequent nationwide lockdown.

Wildlife experts see reduced man-elephant conflict due to lockdown

Ramnagar: Following the imposition of the nationwide lockdown and little to no trace of traffic in various parts of the country, experts and locals residing around the Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand said that there has been a significant reduction in man-elephant conflict.

Uttarakhand police starts WhatsApp helpline for women

Dehradun: The Uttarakhand police has launched a WhatsApp helpline to boost the security and safety of women and young girls in the state. Director General of Police (Crime, Law and Order) Ashok Kumar launched the helpline 9411112780 at the women safety cell at the state police headquarters here on Tuesday. Kumar said women, young girls and students can us...


RBI may consider proposals for bad banks: Shaktikanta Das

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may consider the idea of setting up a bad bank that buys bad loans and other illiquid holdings of other financial institutions to clear off their balance sheets, indicated the central bank's Governor Shaktikanta Das on Saturday (January 16).

Uddhav heats up Belgaum border issue on ‘martyrs’ day’

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's remark that his government is committed towards incorporating into the state areas of Karnataka where Marathi-speaking people are in majority, has again heated up the Belgaum border dispute between the two neighbours.

Rekhla race held as part of MGR’s birth anniversary function in Coimbatore

Coimbatore: About 400 pairs of bulls, on Sunday (January 17), participated in the rekhla race organised in Coimbatore as part of the 104th birth anniversary celebrations of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran, popularly known as MGR

Kamala Harris to be sworn in by Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Washington: Kamala Harris, who will script history as the first female, first Black and first South Asian US vice president on Wednesday (January 20), will be sworn in by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic justice in the US Supreme Court

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In Uttarakhand, Sanskrit to replace Urdu on railway signboards

Dehradun: Uttarakhand has decided to replace the names of its railway stations in Urdu with Sanskrit, the second official language of the hill state. An official said the move is in line with the Railway Manual which says the name of a railway station on platform signboards should be written in the second official language of the state concerned after Hindi and English.

6 killed, 4 injured as boulders hit bus following landslide in Uttarakhand

Chennai: Six people were killed and four injured when a bus got hit by boulders following a landslide in Devprayag area of Tehri Garhwal district in Uttarakhand on Saturday (September 28), State Disaster Response Force officials said, according to media reports. "The incident occurred in the afternoon at around 2:30 p.m. when heavy boulders fell due to a...

Yoga guru Ramdev’s aide Balkrishna discharged from AIIMS

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand: Yoga guru Ramdev's close aide and Patanjali CEO Balkrishna was discharged from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday (August 24). Balkrishna was on Friday (August 23) admitted to AIIMS here after he complained of chest pain and giddiness. Balkrishna (47), who heads Patanjali Yogpeeth, was first taken to a hospital in Har...

Mountaineers find new trekking route linking U’khand’s Darma, Vyas valley...

Pithoragarh: Mountaineers from Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh have discovered a new trekking route linking Darma and Vyas valleys through the 5,435-metre high Sin La Pass in the district. They said that if commissioned, it would give a boost to adventure tourism in the region and create employment opportunities for the locals, preventing migration from border vil...

Three killed as chopper crashes in Uttarkashi, probe ordered

Dehradun: A helicopter engaged in relief and rescue operations in rain-ravaged Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand crashed on Wednesday (August 21), killing three persons onboard, an official said. A private helicopter with three persons on board crashed near Moldi in the rain-hit Uttarkashi district after getting entangled in cables, Uttarakhand's DG (law...

18 missing after Tons river washes away 20 houses in Uttarakhand

As many as 18 people are missing after 20 houses were washed in floods triggered by overflowing of Tons river in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district on Sunday (August 18). A cloudburst hit Uttarkashi's Mori tehsil resulting in the Tons river overflowing beyond its danger limits and hitting markets and houses along its course. “We have recei...

Stone-pelting festival celebrated in Uttarakhand

Devotees turned up in large numbers at the Devidhura temple in Champawat district on Thursday (August 15) and pelted each other with stones to celebrate Bagwal, a festival in which blood is shed to please the presiding deity. The festival is celebrated annually on Raksha Bandhan, which falls on Shravan Purnima, to please Barahi Devi, the presidi...

Four killed as boulder falls on vehicle carrying Kanwariyas in Uttarakhand

New Tehri: Four Kanwariyas were killed and eight others injured on Sunday (July 28) when a huge rock fell on them in Narendra Nagar area of Uttarakhand's Tehri district, officials said. Narendra Nagar SHO Manish Upadhyay said that the rock fell on a Tata Sumo and a motor cycle at Bagaddhar on NH 94. Three of the deceased Kanwariyas were from Haryana and...

BJP expels Uttarakhand MLA Pranav Singh Champion

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday (July 17) expelled its Uttarakhand MLA Pranav Singh Champion from the party for six years, days after a purported video of the legislator brandishing guns and dancing at a house party became viral on social media. Uttarakhand BJP chief Ajay Bhatt had last week served a show-cause notice on Champion, ...

Uttarakhand BJP keeps Quran at party library

Dehradun: The Uttarakhand BJP has kept a copy of the Quran at the party library here to help its cadre learn about the holy book, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined the need to reach out to the minorities. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state media head Devendra Bhasin claimed that the move was in line with the party's "philosophy" of treati...