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Tiger death tally alarming in India in 2022 alone, 27 in first two months

Titu Joseph, chief executive officer of WPSI told this daily, “Till February 23, a total of 27 tiger deaths have been recorded.

26 Feb 2022

Supreme Court issues notice to IFS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi, stays Uttarakhand HC orders

The Uttarakhand HC in October 2021 had set aside the orders of the CAT chairman pertaining to the transfer of a case to the Delhi bench from Nainital, saying that the order was 'legally unsustainable'

22 Feb 2022

Harish Rawat urges Sonia to take call on Congress CM face in Uttarakhand

This comes after his earlier statement in which he said that either he would be the CM of Uttarakhand or sit at home. Insiders say that a tussle has started within the Congress regarding the CM face.

21 Feb 2022

Uttarakhand HC issues notice to Central Administrative Tribunal ex-chairman over contempt petition

The order pertains to the closure of a contempt petition against the CAT chairman by Indian Forest Service officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi despite stay orders by a division bench of the Supreme Court.

19 Feb 2022

As forest fire season in Uttarakhand arrives, officials ramp up preparations

The state has lost a massive 24,139 hectares of forest area in last 12 years in 13,574 blazes. Forest fires in the hills usually start around mid-February and rage on till monsoon arrives. 

19 Feb 2022

Uttarakhand polls: 'Will be chief minister or sit at home', says Congress leader Harish Rawat

Responding to Rawat, Pritam Singh, former state president of the party, said the CM face will be decided by the high command.

18 Feb 2022

Dehradun Diary: All that is happening in 'Devbhumi' Uttarakhand

The conclave would focus on understanding water security and facets underpinning sustainable water resource management and a key component of social development.

18 Feb 2022

Will Congress win Uttarakhand? Tussle in party for CM post begins before results

"Either I will be the CM or I will sit at home," Rawat had said on the possibilities of him being the CM if the Congress gets a majority in Uttarakhand.

17 Feb 2022

Dharam Sansad row: Bail for seer Yati Narsinghanand in case of derogatory speech 

  A Haridwar court on Tuesday granted bail to Yati Narsinghanand, an accused in Haridwar Dharam Sansad hate speech case, in a case pertaining to derogatory remarks he made against women.

16 Feb 2022

Uttarakhand records 59.37 per cent voting on Monday, lesser than previous assembly polls

Polling teams braving cold weather and tough terrain in Uttarakhand performed duties to ensure smooth voting at 11,647 booths across the hill state.

14 Feb 2022

Uttarakhand elections: Migration thins voter pool of hills

Dehradun-based political analyst Jai Singh Rawat attributed the rise in the number of voters to migration.

13 Feb 2022

Will implement uniform civil code: Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami

Dhami's announcement comes amid a heated debate that ensued on Hijab, a headscarf worn by Muslim women, after certain colleges in Karnataka have denied hijab-wearing students entry into classes.

13 Feb 2022

Tough terrain a challenge in Uttarakhand

A combination of tough terrains and rough weather will pose challenges, which might lower the voting percentage. 

10 Feb 2022

Uttarakhand elections: Polling parties need to walk 1-20 km to reach over 60% of booths

More than 81.72 lakh voters will exercise their franchise to decide the fate of the total of 632 candidates for the 70-member legislative assembly on February 14. 

09 Feb 2022

Uttarakhand polls: BJP pledges more stringent 'love jihad' law, 50,000 jobs, WiFi in every village

"In this manifesto, we have expressed our emotions and what we want to do for the people of the state," said CM Dhami. 

09 Feb 2022

Border village wants basic amenities

Thapliyalkheda village in Champawat on the India-Nepal border with 250 voters is still stuck in the previous century.

09 Feb 2022

Feeling of alienation in holy city

Several Hindu radical religious leaders have been booked for allegedly calling for violence against minority community at the meeting in the holy city.

05 Feb 2022

From ad films, social work to poll hustings 

Hailing from a family of freedom fighters in Uttarakhand, Shveta Mashiwal (38) has been a radio jockey and an ad filmmaker.

04 Feb 2022

Dehradun Diary

It is a well-established fact that tourism is the spine of economy of Uttarakhand. But the picture is not rosy for the tourism stakeholders in the last few years.

04 Feb 2022

40% jobs for women in Uttarakhand: Promisess Priyanka Gandhi if party forms government in state

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday said that if the party forms government in the state, women will be provided 40% reservation in government jobs. 

03 Feb 2022

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