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Warm winter spells doom for farm, tourism sectors in Himalayan states

The Rs 7,000-crore sector in Himalayan states reels under high temperature, low rainfall

Farmers working in an apple farm in Shimla’s Kotkhai.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 18, 2018 09:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Shimla/Dehradun/New Delhi | BySaurabh Chauhan, Anupam Trivedi and Malavika Vyawahare

Patanjali sets Diwali deadline for launch of apparel line

Insiders privy to the development say the company’s focus will be on manufacturing low cost apparel that shall cater to the growing middle class

The apparel sector is the next big thing for Patanjali that plans to encash on Ramdev’s brand to increase its turnover.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 17, 2018 09:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Woman on honeymoon falls into Nainital gorge, husband says scared by snake

Delhi-based Tamanna’s brother, however, has alleged foul play and claimed that her husband Shadab could have killed her.

Tammana had reached Nainital on Sunday with her husband Saddam. They hired a cab the following day for a tour of the surrounding lakes.(HT FILE (For representation only))
Updated on Jan 17, 2018 09:06 AM IST
Dehradun, Hindustan Times | By

80-year-old Pak man wants to die as an Indian

As he is no longer the Nand Kishore of Devariya, but a man on a Pakistani passport, he had to live the life of fugitive. Between 1974 and 1998, his visa was extended annually. But the external affairs ministry did not approve any extensions thereafter and ordered his deportation.

Octogenarian Hasmat Ali at his home in Narayanpur village in Uttarakhand.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 15, 2018 07:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Rudrapur | ByAnupam Trivedi & Mohan Rajput

Uttarakhand hikes subsidy for Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims, seers want more

Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj had on Thursday increased subsidy from Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000 for Mansarovar pilgrims. Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan grant Rs 1 lakh subsidy

Kailash Mansarovar. Currently, the fee for undertaking pilgrimage is Rs 3.50 lakh, which may go up to Rs 4.80 lakh as per a recommendation made by the Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd.(HT File)
Updated on Jan 12, 2018 06:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By

Aged jumbos of Corbett Tiger Reserve to lead a retired life

The Corbett tiger reserve has decided to retire elephants once they reach the age of 65.

Corbett has 16 elephants serving inside the reserve.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 11, 2018 11:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By

‘Debt-ridden transporter was instigated by Congress’

“The way he (Prakash Pandey) shot video of himself and circulated before he went unconscious suggests that the Congress is behind the episode,” BJP legislator Balwant Bhauriyal says.

In some of his posts, Haldwani transporter Prakash Pandey had requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to find a way for bailing out the traders hit by the policies of the NDA government.(Pic courtesy: Facebook)
Updated on Jan 10, 2018 08:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Govt to begin infra projects in eco-sensitive zones of Uttarakhand

Apart from the road, the state government also wants to develop small hydro projects in the zone to provide livelihood options to locals.

The UPA government had in 2012 notified a 100-km long stretch in the upper reaches of Uttarakhand as a no development zone.(MS Nawaz/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 09, 2018 11:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By, Dehradun

Ex-minister Chufal demands cabinet expansion in Uttarakhand to ‘maintain regional balance’

The discontent among senior BJP legislators is apparently visible even as the ruling party faces pressure from ministerial berth aspirants.

Uttarakhand can have maximum 12 members, including chief minister, in the cabinet. Two positions are currently vacant in the cabinet.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 08, 2018 06:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByBD Kasniyal & Anupam Trivedi, Pithoragarh / Dehradun

Chief secretary issues letter barring scribes from secretariat entry

“The past incidents in which certain matters appeared in the media before the Cabinet meet are objectionable. It should be ensured that nothing goes in the media,” the letter marked to additional secretaries, secretaries, principal secretaries and in-charge secretaries, reads.

Chief secretary Utpal Kumar Singh told the media that the government’s publicity wing would put up a system to ensure that journalists were briefed daily about the day’s developments.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 04, 2018 09:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Death of Delhi woman while rafting in Rishikesh puts focus on violation of safety norms

Bhagwati Verma, a resident of Delhi’s Lakshmi Nagar, drowned after the raft overturned at a ‘golf course’ rapid on Wednesday

Safety norms are often violated by Rishikesh’s rafting operating agencies that have mushroomed in the last one decade(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 04, 2018 05:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By

Social media trolls Uttarakhand minister for Rajasthan tour on government expenses

Uttarakhand higher education and dairy development minister Dhan Singh Rawat will start five-day tour of Rajasthan from Wednesday and visit tourist places in Jaipur and Udaipur

The higher education minister said he was unaware why his office released the programme without consulting him.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2018 08:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Dehradun

Ruby Choudhary episode: IAS academy does volte-face, says suspended guard reinstated

In a response to a Right to Information (RTI) petition, the Mussoorie-based academy said security guard Deb Singh was held responsible for Ruby’s stay as per an internal probe. The guard was suspended but later the order was revoked after he admitted his fault, it said.

The LBSNAA is a high-security academy where trainee and serving civil servants are enrolled for courses round the year.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 01, 2018 08:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Govt goes soft on restricted holidays after Sangh Parivar’s objection

Minister and government spokesperson Madan Kaushik says restricted holidays doesn’t mean that no one can take holidays. “The idea behind putting a couple of holidays in the restricted list is to ensure that government work is not hampered. Anyone can take the leaves or claim encashment as per rules.”

Government employees at the Secretariat has also raised objection to the list of restricted holidays.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 28, 2017 08:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Cash-strapped Uttarakhand pins hope on Modi to fulfil metro rail dream

Cash-strapped Uttarakhand is finding it difficult to fulfil the dream for a metro train connecting Dehradun with Haridwar and Rishikesh. A preliminary study has suggested that ₹20,000 crore was needed for the project

The Uttarakhand government hopes being a BJP ruled state; the central government will provide whatever help is required for the project.(HT File)
Published on Dec 28, 2017 08:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Dehradun

Impact of forced migration: No village for young men in Uttarakhand

Lack of proper education and facilities force people out of their homes in Uttarakhand, leaving behind the old and infirm

A dilapidated house in Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal district.(Arvind Moudgil/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 28, 2017 09:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Pauri Garhwal/Dehradun | By

Adityanath devotes time to cow, temple at CM residence

Incidentally, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister has a cowshed at his Kalidas road residence in Lucknow. The cows were shifted from Gorakhpur to Lucknow. Sources said Adityanath praised the cowshed at the CM residence in Doon.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath feeds cows while his Uttarakhand counterpart Trivendra Singh Rawat looks on, in Dehradun on Wednesday.(Pic courtesy: CMO)
Updated on Dec 27, 2017 09:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Terrorism no barrier for Afghans pursuing sporting dreams

In a Taekwondo event held in Dehradun, Afghan team won 20 gold medals in different age groups

Nargis (14) is part of the 45-member Afghan contingent that took part in the international taekwondo meet held in Doon last week.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 23, 2017 08:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

AIIMS and Patanjali University to carry out research in Ayurveda

AIIMS, Rishikesh director Prof Ravikant asserts the agreement between the two sides is crucial for creating ‘scientific evidence’ and the institute will focus on this angle.

Patanjali University is an educational arm of Ramdev-promoted Patanjali Ayurved that has an annual turnover of Rs. 10,000 crore.(HT)
Updated on Dec 20, 2017 08:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

BJP MLAs oppose e-tenders, bat for small contractors

Many legislators of the ruling BJP and opposition Congress have opposed e-tenders for contracts worth less than Rs.25 lakh, saying the plan will hit Uttarakhand’s small contractors hard

Small contractors had played pivotal role in opening the Kedarnath valley after the 2013 deluge, says a Congress MLA.(HT File)
Published on Dec 17, 2017 08:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

NGT bans plastic along Ganga in Uttarakhand

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday imposed a ban on plastic items like carry bags, plates and cutlery in towns on the banks of the River Ganga like Haridwar and Rishikesh

Banned plastic products being sold openly at Har-Ki-Pauri in Haridwar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 15, 2017 11:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By

Success of NGT plastic ban order lies in the hands of babus

The irony is that the postal department collects water from the Ganga at Rishikesh and markets it in plastic bottles. In a RTI reply to Hindustan Times, the postal department says it’s unaware about the NGT order.

Banned plastic products being sold openly at Har-Ki-Pauri in Haridwar.(Rameshwar Gaur/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 15, 2017 08:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

No imminent threat from landslide to Gangotri: Expert

An aerial view of the Gangotri glacier.(Picture courtesy: DMMC)
Updated on Dec 14, 2017 08:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Govt plans to make U Health Card scheme must for its employees

Cabinet minister Prakash Pant and assembly speaker PC Agarwal after the end of Winter Session on Friday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 08, 2017 09:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Kidney transplant row stalls last day of Uttarakhand assembly

The second day of the Winter Session saw uproarious scenes as the opposition tried to corner the Trivendra Rawat-led BJP government over a kidney transplant row featuring the husband of women and child development minister Rekha Arya

Uttarakhand chief minister TS Rawat and cabinet minister Madan Kaushik interacting with mediapersons after the last day of the assembly session in Gairsain on Friday.(HT Photo.)
Updated on Dec 08, 2017 09:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gairsain (chamoli)

Kedarnath trust will not interfere in religious matter, says Uttarakhand government

The Uttarakhand government on Friday asserted that the new trust for Kedarnath will not meddle with religious matters of the Badrinath Kedarnath Temple Committee that manages the Chardhams

The Uttarakhand cabinet gave its nod for the formation of the Kedarnath Utthan Charitable Trust on Friday.(Representative Picture/ HT File Photo.)
Updated on Dec 08, 2017 08:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gairsain

920 schools don’t have toilets, 221 without water

School education minister Arvind Pandey disclosed these poor conditions of schools at the Question Hour in the assembly Thursday.(HT FILE/REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Dec 07, 2017 09:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Winter session begins with chill

Leader of Opposition Indira Hridayesh wondered why the government convened session in such condition. “Chilly wind is blowing into this hall. How will the week-long session be held like this?” she asked Speaker PC Agarwal.

Rawat with ministers and MLAs participate at the ‘havan’ inside the assembly.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 07, 2017 08:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

‘Lokayukta bill can be tabled in House if Opposition cooperates’

BJP state president Ajay Bhatt asserted the ruling party was positive on making Gairsain the summer capital(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Dec 06, 2017 08:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

No official facilitated fake IAS trainee Ruby’s stay at Mussoorie academy: RTI reply

Thirty-two months after a woman, who posed as a trainee IAS officer, was arrested for illegal stay at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie, the training centre for top civil servants has denied any senior official’s role in facilitating Ruby Choudhary’s stay.

Ruby Choudhary who stayed at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, posing as a trainee IAS officer.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 04, 2017 08:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Dehradun
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