Vineet Upadhyay

Warmer April triggers uptick in forest fires in Uttarakhand this year

Uttarakhand has witnessed 30% uptick in forest fires this April compared to the corresponding month last year.

02 May 2022

Char Dham Yatra: Uttarakhand govt fixes daily limit on number of pilgrims 

The Covid-19 test report is not mandatory but Covid safety protocols including wearing masks and social distancing will be enforced, said officials.

01 May 2022

BJP on fast track to bag Cong RS seat

The Uttarakhand BJP is all set to bag the only Rajya Sabha seat held by opposition 
Congress in the state.

30 Apr 2022

2 IFS officers suspended for felling Corbett trees

The Uttarakhand government has suspended two senior Indian Forest Service officials in connection with illegal tree-felling and construction in the Corbett Tiger Reserve.

29 Apr 2022

Uttarakhand: Now, Champawat MLA resigns to vacate seat for CM

A total of six BJP MLAs have already announced to vacate their respective seats for the incumbent CM.

20 Apr 2022

Over 50 percent of Uttarakhand's children are anaemic: Survey

The situation is ironic since, in the last four years, the state is running eight schemes to deal with malnutrition among children and mothers.

18 Apr 2022

Dehradun Diary

In December 2019, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India in its report had pointed out irregularities of over Rs 20 crore  in the state’s pension system. 

18 Apr 2022

Char Dham Yatra: Uttarakhand govt training drone pilots for surveillance

The hill state has a total of 170 registered drone pilots who are being trained by the Information Technology Development Agency (ITDA) of the state government. 

15 Apr 2022

Dehradun Diary

Uttarakhand has increased payments for workers under MGNREGS from `209 to `213. This will directly benefit 12.49 lakh job card holders.

05 Apr 2022

This 80-year-old inmate of an old age home in Uttarakhand has a gift for Rahul Gandhi

On Monday, she handed over her "will" to the state Congress leader Pritam Singh and said it is her gift to Rahul Gandhi.

04 Apr 2022

A school teacher who spreads his mantra to save children from illiteracy trap

This government school teacher in Dehradun offers free coaching, both online and offline, saving thousands of children from falling into the trap of illiteracy, reports Vineet Upadhyay

03 Apr 2022

Uttarakhand polls: BJP blames factionalism, internal sabotage for CM Pushkar Singh Dhami's defeat

BJP national general secretary BL Santosh is likely to visit Uttarakhand soon to hold meetings on the matter.

01 Apr 2022

Uttarakhand CM lost Assembly elections due to 'internal sabotage', concludes BJP committee

The party had decided to 'introspect and analyse' the reasons behind the defeat in 23 state assembly constituencies in Uttarakhand including Khatima where CM Pushkar Singh Dhami contested and lost

31 Mar 2022

With increasing forest fires in Uttarakhand, state forest department mulls compensation hike

At present, damages for compensation are calculated according to per hectare forests, plants destroyed in the forest fires.

30 Mar 2022

A scapegoat for poll debacle? Uttarakhand Congress leader Aqueel Ahmed expelled  for six years

Aqueel Ahmed was expelled from the party on Monday for six years for continuously giving 'unnecessary statements' to the media. 

29 Mar 2022