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Haridwar littered with 30,000-tonne garbage as Kanwar Yatra concludes

A record 40 million Shiva devotees visited the holy city of Haridwar for the annual Kanwar Yatra to fetch the Ganga waters for offerings at local temples

Officials said normally 200-300 metric tonnes of waste is generated daily in Haridwar. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 17, 2023 08:57 AM IST

Won’t stop them, says Haridwar SSP on wrestlers’ plan to immerse medals in Ganga

Haridwar SSP Ajai Singh said people immerse gold, silver, and ashes in Ganga and wrestlers can immerse their medals if they want to.

Haridwar SSP Ajai Singh said 15 lakh pilgrims are visiting Haridwar to take a holy dip in Ganga on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra on Tuesday and the wrestlers were free to come too (PTI)
Updated on May 30, 2023 03:50 PM IST

Woman who gave voters hooch that killed 12 wins panchayat poll; held: Cop

Police arrested Babli Devi for the hooch tragedy that led to 12 deaths after the results to the panchayat election were declared.

Babli Devi was arrested on Thursday by the police, hours after she was declared elected as the gram pradhan
Updated on Sep 29, 2022 06:57 PM IST

Haridwar hate speech accused Jitendra Tyagi surrenders before local court

Jitendra Narayan Tyagi, alias Wasim Rizvi, converted to Hinduism on December 6 last year, and has since been involved in various religious rituals and congregations in Haridwar

Jitendra Tyagi, alias Wasim Rizvi, (in white kurta) after his surrender. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2022 05:44 PM IST

Kaushik’s removal as BJP state chief puts focus on his future role

Kaushik’s removal within 16 months of his appointment, despite panchayat elections pending in Haridwar district, has raised many questions especially related to his political future.

Madan Kaushik (HT Photo)
Published on Aug 06, 2022 08:21 PM IST
BySandeep Rawat I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Haridwar

Kanwar Yatra 2022: Record 38 million pilgrims arrived in Uttarakhand this year

Millions of pilgrims from Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and other states thronged Har Ki Pauri, Gangotri and Gaumukh in Uttarakhand to fetch the holy ‘Gangajal’

Kanwariyas at the ancient Shri Daksh Prajapati shrine in Haridwar (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 26, 2022 07:11 PM IST

Over 1 million Kanwariyas arrive in Haridwar in just first two days of Yatra

Over 40 million devotees are expected in the holy city of Haridwar during the two weeks of the Kanwar Yatra this year

Kanwariyas arriving in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar from neighbouring states. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2022 07:36 PM IST

Kanwar yatra begins at Har-ki-Pauri in Haridwar

The Kanwar yatra began on Thursday with the worshipping of Ganga river at the sanctum sanctorum of Brahamkund, Har-ki-Pauri by Ganga Sabha priests in the presence of district magistrate Vinay Shankar Pandey and district police chief Yogendra Singh Rawat

District magistrate Vinay Shankar Pandey and district superintendent Yogendra Singh Rawat with Ganga Sabha president Pradeep Jha performing rituals at Ganga Ghat at Brahamkund, Har-ki-Pauri as Kanwar fair commenced on Thursday in Haridwar. (HT PHOTO.)
Published on Jul 14, 2022 10:32 PM IST

Drones to be used for monitoring Kanwar pilgrimage: Uttarakhand police

The Uttarakhand police are making elaborate security arrangements for the Kanwar fair 2022 with aid from the central para-military forces

The Uttarakhand police are making elaborate security arrangements for the Kanwar fair 2022 with aid from the central para-military forces (File Photo/HT)
Updated on Jul 11, 2022 09:05 PM IST

Kanwar yatra: Waste management, garbage disposal top priority for authorities

According to the mela administration, about 4.5 crore Lord Shiva devotees also known as kanwariyas, are expected to arrive in Uttarakhand during July 14-26 period

On normal days, about 200 metric tonnes of garbage is generated in the city. (HT picture)
Published on Jul 07, 2022 05:19 PM IST

Uttarakhand: Irregularities in Mahakumbh food bills, transport corp orders probe

The Uttarakhand Transport Corporation has found major differences in the exact number of employees present during the Mahakumbh and those furnished in the payment bills

While 383 personnel used the eatery service at a temporary bus station during the Mahakumbh, the eatery bill showed bills of 1,164 personnel. (File Photo)
Published on Jul 05, 2022 08:25 PM IST

Uttarakhand preps for Kanwar yatra with special trains, market for pilgrims

A record four crore devotees are expected to arrive for the upcoming Kanwar pilgrimage, which is scheduled to be held from July 16 to 26

The Kanwar yatrais being held after a gap of two years owing to covid-19 pandemic. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 05:16 PM IST

Mahamandaleshwar status to deserving & qualified saints only: Niranjani Akhara

Several senior spiritual ideologues and Akhada seers have been in favour of having educated, qualified, learned seers being made Mahamandaleshwar

Mahamandaleshwar status to deserving & qualified saints only: Niranjani Akhara
Updated on Jul 04, 2022 08:08 PM IST

Uttarakhand braces for challenges of Kanwar yatra after 2-year gap

After a whopping 36 million pilgrims arrived in 2019 to Uttarakhand, the pilgrimage was cancelled owing to the spread of Covid-19 in the country in 2020 and 2021

Lord Shiva devotees known as Kanwariyas in Haridwar during Kanwar yatra. (HT FILE PHOTO.)
Published on Jun 26, 2022 07:30 PM IST

India must have a Uniform Civil Code: VHP resolution

There has to be stern action against forcible religious conversions and India must have a uniform civil code, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a right-wing organisation, demanded in a resolution on Sunday.

Saints at the conclusion of two-day VHP’s central advisory board meeting in Haridwar on Sunday. (HT photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2022 01:49 AM IST
By, Haridwar

Issues between UP and Uttarakhand resolved with dialogue: Yogi Adityanath

The hotel handed over by chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday was built by Uttar Pradesh Tourism Corporation on land allocated by the Uttarakhand government in Haridwar.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath addressing a gathering after handing over the keys of Alaknanda hotel in Haridwar to chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami (HT Photo/Rameshwar Gaur)
Published on May 05, 2022 09:41 PM IST

CM Yogi on 3-day visit to state from May first week

This will be the CM’s first visit to the state after his father Anand Singh Bisht’s death on 20, April 2020.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath (AFP)
Published on Apr 30, 2022 10:57 PM IST
BySandeep Rawat I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Haridwar

Summer getaways begin early, clog hills

Pilgrim cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, and the hill stations of Mussoorie and Nainital are packed with tourists, said authorities in Uttarakhand.

A packed multi-storey parking in Haridwar, on Friday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 30, 2022 01:18 AM IST
By, Ankur Sharma, Haridwar, Mussoorie, Nainital

11-year-old in Roorkee list of 32 people who can disturb peace. SDM orders probe

The police had named 32 villagers asking them to furnish a personal bond at the sub-divisional magistrate’s court.

The police in Dada Jalalpur village in Roorkee of Haridwar had named 32 villagers asking them to furnish a personal bond at the sub-divisional magistrate’s court. (HT FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Apr 29, 2022 12:01 AM IST

Haridwar denies nod to mahapanchayat, imposes section 144

The Hardwar administration decision comes after the Supreme Court took a dim view of Uttarakhand government’s handling of incidents involving hate speeches

Police personnel deployed as Section 144 was imposed in entire village ahead of the Mahapanchayat, at Dada Jalalpur Village, in Haridwar (ANI)
Published on Apr 27, 2022 12:17 PM IST

Over 70 people fall ill after consuming buckwheat flour in Haridwar

Two distributors have been identified who supplied buckwheat flour to the shopkeepers in Haridwar and sampling of the flour is being done, said district magistrate.

The people who fell ill after consuming buckwheat undergoing treatment at the district hospital in Haridwar on Sunday. (RAMESHWAR GAUR/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 03, 2022 04:04 PM IST

BJP registers another big win in Uttarakhand

The Congress failed in its bid to stage a comeback despite being on a mission to dislodge the BJP in the hill state

BJP supporters celebrate the party's lead in Uttarakhand assembly elections, in Haridwar on Thursday. (ANI)
Published on Mar 11, 2022 12:47 AM IST
ByNeeraj Santoshi and Sandeep Rawat, Dehradun/haridwar

Daughters of 2 former Uttarakhand CMs avenge their fathers’ defeat from same seat

Ritu Bhushan Khanduri, daughter of former CM Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri, and Anupama Rawat, daughter of Harish Rawat, have won the elections against the same rival candidates who had defeated their fathers.

Harish Rawat’ daugther Anupama Rawat (left) won from Haridwar rural while Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri’ daugther Ritu Bhushan Khanduri won from Kotdwar. (Twitter/Anupama Rawat/ Ritu Bhushan Khanduri)
Updated on Mar 10, 2022 08:10 PM IST

All is not well with Uttarakhand BJP as 3 MLAs allege betrayal by leaders

The Uttarakhand BJP is now in damage control mode and has started taking action against some leaders. Meanwhile, the Congress has termed these developments as an indirect admission by the BJP candidates that they have lost the elections.

BJP MLA Sanjay Gupta, who opened a front against the party state president Madan Kaushik a day after polling, again trained his guns on Kaushik on Wednesday demanding a probe into his property and income. (File Photo)
Updated on Feb 16, 2022 09:55 PM IST
ByNeeraj Santoshi and Sandeep Rawat

Uttarakhand assembly polls: Kejriwal releases AAP’s 10-point agenda

Kejriwal was speaking at an event in Haridwar to launch AAP’s agenda for the state. Assembly elections in the mountain state are scheduled to be held on February 14.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference ahead of the Uttarakhand assembly elections, in Haridwar on Monday. (ANI)
Published on Feb 08, 2022 12:32 AM IST
By, Haridwar

Arvind Kejriwal releases AAP’s 10-point agenda for Uttarakhand

The ten-point agenda includes guarantees related to uninterrupted free power supply, ample employment opportunities, ₹1000 to women above 18 years of age on a monthly basis, school education system, medical healthcare on the lines of Delhi Mohalla clinics, and free pilgrimage for senior citizens.

AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal addresses the media on Monday in Haridwar. (RAMESHWAR GAUR/HT PHOTO.)
Published on Feb 07, 2022 07:14 PM IST

First arrest made in the hate speech case

This is the first arrest in the case registered on December 23 after public uproar as videos of the event were widely circulated on social media and comes a day after the Supreme Court sought a response from the state government on what it had done about the alleged hate speeches made at the Dharam Sansad (religious parliament).

Police personnel arrest Wasim Rizvi alias Jitendra Narayan Tyagi in connection with the three-day-long hate speech conclave in December, in Haridwar.
Published on Jan 14, 2022 06:36 AM IST
By, , Haridwar/dehradun

Accused No 1 in Haridwar hate speech case arrested, others sent notice

Jitendra Narayan Tyagi’s arrest comes a day after the Supreme Court issued notice to the state government on a plea demanding stringent action against those involved in making hate speeches at the religious event held in Haridwar last month

The Supreme Court has given the Uttarakhand government 10 days on a petition over the religious event where some speakers allegedly called for violence against Muslims and Christians. (Screengrab)
Published on Jan 13, 2022 09:04 PM IST
BySandeep Rawat and Kalyan Das

Haridwar case: Police verifying videos and identifying seers

A day after it registered a criminal case against several people, Uttarakhand Police on Friday said it is verifying videos of a controversial religious event, where speakers allegedly made hate speeches in Haridwar last week, “to gather evidence against the accused and add more names in the case”

Lucknow, India - Jan. 19, 2018: Syed Waseem Rizvi, Chairman U.P. Shia Central Waqf Board in Lucknow, India, on Friday, January 19, 2015. (Photo by Subhankar Chakraborty/ Hindustan Times) (Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 25, 2021 03:48 AM IST
By, , Hindustan Times, Haridwar/dehradun

General Rawat’s daughters immerse parents’ ashes in Haridwar’s Ganga

General Rawat’s daughters, Kritika and Tarini immersed the ashes at the VIP Ganga Ghat opposite Har-Ki-Pauri. Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami also met them at the Ghat.

Ashes of Gen Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika being taken for immersion by their daughters at VIP Ganga Ghat in Haridwar on Saturday. (HT PHOTO.)
Published on Dec 12, 2021 12:22 AM IST
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