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Uttarakhand tops Himalayan states in Swachh score

Uttarakhand has come on top of Himalayan states in ‘Swachh Survekshan 2021’. The state has also secured fourth rank among states with less than 100 urban local bodies. 

22 Nov 2021

Priests confident that Uttarakhand government would repeal Char Dham law

The priests of Char Dham shrines in Uttarakhand are keeping their hopes high that the Uttarakhand government will repeal the Char Dham Devsthanam Board Act.

21 Nov 2021

Dehradun diary

The Uttarakhand forest department has launched a project to study human-wildlife conflict in the Himalayan state.

20 Nov 2021

Apologise to the Hindus, Akhada Parishad tells Salman Khurshid

Mahant Ravindra Puri, president of the Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad (ABAP), said he would consider further steps after reading Khurshid’s book Sunrise Over Ayodhya: Nationhood in Our Times.

17 Nov 2021

India gets first 'Grass Conservatory' in Uttarakhand's Almora district

Officials involved in the project told that grasslands are facing various type of threats and area under grasslands are shrinking.

15 Nov 2021

Nehru a ‘traitor’ in the book of BJP leader Dushyant Kumar Gautam

Dushyant Kumar Gautam, BJP’s national general secretary and Rajya Sabha MP, on Saturday called India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru a ‘traitor’. 

14 Nov 2021

Trouble in Congress over Salman Khurshid's book? Party leaders decry equating Hindutva with terrorist acts

Distancing the party and himself from his fellow Congress leader, Harish Rawat added that this can be Khurshid’s personal view. Leaders like him and the party do not agree with those views.

13 Nov 2021

Temples shadow other issues in Uttarakhand politics ahead of assembly polls

Political analysts say this change is in sync with political changes in the country. 

11 Nov 2021

IFS officer and Magsaysay award recipient Chaturvedi withdraws from Corbett probe

He also advised authorities, with a touch of sarcasm, to first make up their mind about actually punishing the culprits in a case before asking him to probe it.

10 Nov 2021

Surge in Char Dham pilgrims thanks to fast-paced COVID vaccination

However, the figure is still far short of the pre-Covid times. Officials attributed the surge in footfall to country-wide vaccination programme to curb the pandemic.

08 Nov 2021

Dehradun Diary

Former CM and Congress leader Harish Rawat has announced 20 per cent preference for ex-service personnel in ticket distribution of the party.

08 Nov 2021

Naini Lake boatmen left high and dry after heavy rain wrecks havoc

Forty per cent of total boats have suffered damages. Though not completely shattered, the damages have forced the boatmen to repair the boats to be prepared for tourist season post Diwali. 

06 Nov 2021

Ahead of Modi’s visit, Uttarakhand CM assuages irked Kedarnath priests

He met the Char Dham priests and assured them of viable solution regarding the Char Dham Devsthanam Board Act, a law which was formulated during tenure of former CM Trivendra Singh Rawat.

04 Nov 2021

Channi, Sidhu take cold vibes to icy Kedarnath heights

A party insider from Uttarakhand told this newspaper that the rift is wide open for everyone to witness. “Sidhu and the CM can’t see each other eye to eye."

03 Nov 2021

'Won't allow any VIP': Char Dham priests up the ante before PM’s visit

In December 2019, the state Assembly had passed a bill relating to the management of Char Dham. The priests had then opposed the law saying it would rob them of their ‘haq-hukuk’.

02 Nov 2021