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Private schools in Uttarakhand bristle over NCERT books

Owners of private schools affiliated with the CBSE have opposed the Uttarakhand government’s decision to introduce NCERT books from this academic session, though the parents have welcomed the move

The tussle over NCERT books came after a fiasco over raising of tuition fees of MBBS students studying in private medical colleges in the state.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 02, 2018 10:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Did Uttarakhand bypass Supreme Court while giving free hand to pvt medical colleges?

Guns are trained on the BJP government for favouring strong medical education lobby in the hill state.

MBBS students at SGGR college refused to call off strike. They demanded a written assurance from the management they will not be charged “exorbitant” fee.(HT File)
Published on Apr 01, 2018 09:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Ganga will be clean by 2020 till Haridwar, says Uttarakhand CM

More than 36 months after the Union government launched the ambitious Clean Ganga project, Uttarakahnd chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat says the exercise is still a work in progress in the state.

Lakhs of devotees throng the banks of the Ganga during Kumbh Mela at Haridwar.(HT File Photo)
Published on Apr 01, 2018 06:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByAnupam Trivedi, Dehradun

Uttarakhand MLAs propose 200% hike in own salaries, and then okay it

The increase will also benefit their aides, like drivers and secretaries.

The Uttarakhand assembly passed an amendment bill to hike the lawmakers’ salaries and allowances by a voice vote on Monday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 27, 2018 10:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By

Mohammed Shami to take legal course for daughter’s custody after BCCI clean chit

Mohammed Shami said that he will be taking legal action for the custody of his daughter from estranged wife Hasin Jahan.

Mohammed Shami was cleared of match fixing charges by the BCCI anti-corruption unit.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 23, 2018 09:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By

Uttarakhand needs to repay Rs 45,000-crore in loans. State’s budget is Rs 45,585 crore

The second budget of the Trivendra Singh Rawat government has proposed earnings of Rs 35,660 crore from revenue receipts. The budget allocation for the next fiscal is 14.08% more than previous fiscal’s

In the current fiscal, the fund-starved state had to take a loan of Rs 5700 crore to pay salaries, pension, and for other related expenditure.(Reuters File)
Updated on Mar 22, 2018 10:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By

Domestic consumers in Uttarakhand to pay more for power, industries less

The existing tariff ₹4.01 for the domestic consumer will be ₹4.04 per unit from April. Fixed monthly charges have also been increased between ₹5 – ₹25 on power bills

According to the tariff order, the industries will have to pay at least 3% less from the earlier tariff slabs. Similarly, the tariff for railways have been slashed by 2.50%(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 21, 2018 09:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By

IAS officer, who barred media from Gorkahpur counting centre, shifted to Uttarakhand

The Union ministry of personnel and training had on March 16 issued an order allocating Uttarakhand cadre to Rajeev Rautela; the order was made public on March 19

Rajeev Rautela is considered close to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath(HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 20, 2018 10:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By

Deadline extended for all-weather road project, Uttarakhand clueless

The deadline for completion of the ambitious all-weather Char Dham road in Uttarakhand has been extended by a year

Widening of the Char Dham road in progress.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 19, 2018 10:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By

Uttarakhand budget session: Cong trains Lokayukta gun on Rawat govt

The opposition Congress has geared up to counter the Trivendra Singh Rawat government in the budget session of the assembly over the non-appointment of Lokayukta, naming Gairsain as a permanent capital, and the national highway 74 scam, among others

Police personnel participate in a drill outside the assembly building at Gairsain in Uttarakhand on Monday. The budget session of the assembly begins on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 19, 2018 09:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Dehradun

Uttarakhand lab asked to pay woman Rs 10 lakh for wrong cancer report

Based on the report by Ahuja Pathology and Imagine Centre, Yashoda Goyal was found having cancer in her left breast, which was later removed.

The Uttarakhand state consumer disputes redressal commission asked the lab and its owner to pay Rs 10 lakh compensation to Yashoda Goyal at the rate of 7% interest per annum since 2006, besides Rs 10,000 as legal expenses.(HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 17, 2018 04:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By

Traders in Uttarakhand feel heat as liquor sales miss target

With the current financial year coming to an end, several liquor shop owners across the state are having a hard time to fill the government coffers

A liquor shop license holder said he was tense these days.(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 16, 2018 10:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Dehradun

Outsiders minting money, locals have not really been able to capitalise: Satpal Maharaj

In the last one year tourism minister Satpal Maharaj grabbed headlines for several reasons. He has remained at loggerheads with the chief minister over interference in his ministry. He also made ‘larger than life’ announcements for promoting tourism in the hill state, which are yet to take shape

Tourism minister Satpal Maharaj .(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 12, 2018 09:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

One year down the line, tourism sector yet to witness ‘real’ buzz

On the face of it, there is no direct connection between Yashpal Negi (43) and Mohan Pandey (38). The two men live at least 300 kms away from each other

The Kedarnath deluge resulted in nearly Rs 12,000-crore loss to the tourism industry in state, as per PHDCCI calculation.(HT File)
Published on Mar 12, 2018 09:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

In less than a year, Uttarakhand govt spends Rs 5.85 crore on helicopter rides

The information was obtained through a RTI query.

Chief minister TS Rawat (centre) being received at the Lucknow airport.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 01, 2018 09:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By, Dehradun

Beatles fans will be treated with rare photos at Chaurasi Kutia from today

Fans visiting the Beatles ashram in Rishikesh from Monday will be have a chance to see rare and unpublished photographs of the British rock band, taken during their stay at the ashram on the banks of the Ganga River.

A Canadian artist, who is a Beatles fan, gives final touches to a wall painting of the music legends.(Rajeev Kala /HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 18, 2018 10:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Dehradun

In this Nainital village, Corbett’s Great Wall stands between villagers, tigers

Elders in this Nainital village of 180-odd families say not a single person has been killed in more than 100 years.

The 5-km-long and 5-feet-tall Great Wall that Corbett built in Chhoti Haldwani.(Anupam Trivedi/HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 18, 2018 12:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chhoti Haldwani (Nainital) | By

Three ex-CMs unwilling to pay house rent: Govt to HC

Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Narayan Dutt Tiwari and Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri (in photograph) are unwilling to pay rent for the accommodation they had occupied in Dehradun, the state government stated in an affidavit filed before the high court.(HT File)
Updated on Feb 13, 2018 09:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By

Low-intensity quake rocks Uttarakhand, Himachal

A low-intensity earthquake of magnitude of 3.2 rocked Uttarakhand and neighbouring states early on Monday

People rushed out of their houses in Uttarakhand’s Rudrapur after a low-intensity earthquake hit the state early on Monday.(HT Photo.)
Updated on Feb 12, 2018 10:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By

Party largesse makes state BJP richer by 25 crore

Ajay Bhatt said that Rs 25 crore will be of big help to meet the expenses on daily basis.

BJP leaders present a cheque to Ramlal in Dehradun on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 11, 2018 09:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By

60% doctors post vacant, no heart care unit in government hospitals

Uttarakhand is among bottom three state with most vacant positions of healthcare professionals.

Patients lined up at a government hospital in Dehradun.(HT FILE)
Updated on Feb 09, 2018 09:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By

PMO official among 40-member Central team to visit Kedarnath, assess reconstruction work

The team will trek till Kedarnath to ‘independently’ assess the ongoing reconstruction work in the shrine that was devastated by a natural disaster in June 2013

The visit was supposed to begin on Friday, but has been postponed for later this month due to inclement weather warning.(HT File)
Updated on Feb 07, 2018 10:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By

U’khand CM’s office spent more than Rs 68 lakh on ‘chai, paani’ in 10 months: RTI

An RTI query revealed that Trivendra Singh Rawat’s office spent Rs 68,59,865 on tea and refreshments since assuming office on March 18, 2017.

Bharatiya Janata Party supporters offer sweets to Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat in Dehradun.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Feb 06, 2018 04:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By, Dehradun

Govt receives NOC from contributors to Kailash Kher’s docudrama

Almost two years after he was assigned to produce a musical docudrama on Kedarnath shrine, which was ravaged by flash floods in 2013, singer submits final digital disk of his work to the state govt

Singer Kailash Kher submitted his work to DIPR director general Pankaj Pande.(HT File)
Updated on Feb 05, 2018 09:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By

Uttarakhand jails overcrowded, reveals RTI query

Information provided by inspector general of police (prisons) PVK Prasad states that a total of 4,815 inmates are lodged in the 11 jails in the state that have combined capacity to house only 3,378 prisoners.

The numbers of prisoners housed in the jails, especially in the ones that are located in the plains are high, the RTI query has revealed.(HT File)
Updated on Feb 01, 2018 10:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By

Soon, a law to regulate fee structure in Uttarakhand’s private schools

State education minister Arvind Pandey didn’t specify any time frame but said that it would be done soon

Uttarakhand education and sports minister Arvind Pandey.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 29, 2018 10:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By

India to count tigers the way Corbett does

At Corbett Tiger Reserve, officials created 2sqkm grids instead of 4sqkm but kept the camera trap count same. This will be replicated in all other tiger reserves

This undated photo released by Corbett Tiger Reserve, shows a tiger in Corbett National Park.(AP)
Updated on Jan 29, 2018 10:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By

Rafting, camping business run aground in Rishikesh

While campers and private operators are eager to make a return, lack of coordination among government departments ensure they don’t.

The white water rafting industry, pegged at an annual Rs 70– Rs 90 crore and open for nine months barring the monsoon (July-September), has taken a hit.(FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 27, 2018 10:11 PM IST
Rishikesh, Hindustan Times | By

American author recalls Beatles’ visit to Rishikesh ashram

It was no less than an emotional sojourn for American author Prudence Farrow as on Tuesday she visited the ashram at Chaurasi Kutia in Rishikesh where members of the English rock band ‘Beatles’ learned transcendental meditation from Mahirishi Mahesh Yogi

Prudence Farrow at Beatles Ashram on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 23, 2018 09:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAnupam Trivedi & Abhinav Madhwal

It’s race against time for Namami Gange project in Uttarakhand

The 23 underconstruction sewage treatment plants (STPs) in the towns along the Ganga river in Uttarakhand are unlikely to be completed anytime near due to the sluggish pace of work

The Namami Gange project was launched with a sanctioned budget of Rs 20,000 crore in 2014.(HT Files)
Updated on Jan 21, 2018 09:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By
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