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Now, Haridwar police issue decree for names of owners of Kanwar route eateries

Published on Jul 19, 2024 04:15 PM IST

The Shravan Kanwar pilgrimage will begin on July 22 and conclude on August 2 on Sawan Shivratri. This year, over 45 to 50 million pilgrims are expected to visit Uttarakhand.

Kanwariyas on NH-58 near Har-ki-Pauri in Haridwar on Friday. (Rameshwar Gaur/HT Photo)

Uttarakhand: Officials to inspect temple built by self-styled godman in Bageshwar

Revenue department official Sanjay Singh said it would take them at least 2-3 days to reach Devi Kund depending on the weather condition

The temple reportedly built by self-styled godman Baba Yogi Chaitanya Akash. (Photo from X)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 04:49 PM IST

Dehradun police makes sixth arrest in suspected radioactive device case

Police officials privy to the investigation said they suspect a case of fraud wherein the accused tried to sell the device, most possibly fake, at a price of around ₹10-15 crore

The accused has been identified as Rashid Hasan, a resident of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, who reportedly supplied the suspected radio device to the five others who were arrested on Friday.
Published on Jul 14, 2024 07:06 PM IST

Dehradun temple throws slippers off the hillside in viral video

Tired of visitors leaving their footwear inside temple premises, a temple in Dehradun threw shoes and slippers off the hillside.

At Bhadraj Temple, a worker was filmed throwing shoes off the hillside.(Instagram/@sooraj_dogra_)
Updated on Jul 04, 2024 02:46 PM IST
Edited by Sanya Jain

Snow avalanche hits Sumeru Parvat area in Kedarnath Valley

No loss of life or property was reported due to the avalanche and no significant change in the river’s water level was observed during the incident

The avalanche was reported near the source of Saraswati River at 5am on Sunday.. (ANI)
Published on Jun 30, 2024 07:10 PM IST

Uttarakhand: BJP leader, aide booked for gang-rape, murder of minor

The victim’s mother alleged the BJP leader had lured her daughter into a relationship for past six months and raped her in this period.

The victim’s mother alleged the BJP leader had lured her daughter into a relationship for past six months and raped her in this period. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 27, 2024 09:04 AM IST

Uttarakhand: Death toll in Almora forest fire incident rises to 5

On June 13, four forest personnel were killed in the forest fire incident in the Uttarakhand district’s Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Flames engulf the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary after a massive fire broke out in Almora, Uttarakhand last week. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 04:34 PM IST

Fire in Uttarakhand’s Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary kills 4 forest dept staffers, 4 injured

Conservator of Forests (North Kumaon Circle) Koko Rose said the four people died when they were trying to douse the fire

Published on Jun 13, 2024 09:47 PM IST

Woman’s body parts found on trains, 1,000 km apart in Rishikesh and Indore; probe on

The Dehradun GRP dialled their counterparts in Indore, only to discover that the latter had recovered dismembered body parts of a woman from a passenger train at the Indore railway station late on Saturday around 11pm

Representational image.
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 05:06 PM IST

86 deaths during Char Dham yatra so far: State govt data

Out of 86 deaths reported so far, 18 were reported from Badrinath Dham, 42 from Kedarnath Dham, 7 from Gangotri Dham, and 19 from Yamunotri Dham till Wednesday evening

Last year, 245 pilgrims died during the Char Dham yatra. (PTI file photo)
Published on Jun 06, 2024 05:22 PM IST

Uttarakhand: 9 trekkers of 22-member group dead due to bad weather, 13 rescued

Officials said that of the 13 trekkers rescued from the trek on Uttarkashi-Tehri border, eight were airlifted to Dehradun

Thirteen trekkers were rescued and eight of them were airlifted to Dehradun on Wednesday.
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 08:05 PM IST

BJP wins all five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand

In Tehri Garhwal, BJP’s Mala Rajya Lakshmi Shah won by a margin of 2,68,347 votes after defeating Congress candidate Jot Singh Gunsola

In Almora, BJP’s Ajay Tamta beat Congress candidate Pradeep Tamta by 2,25,893 votes. (HT photo)
Published on Jun 04, 2024 07:03 PM IST

BJP leads in all 5 seats in Uttarakhand

BJP leader and former chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat is leading from Haridwar, while Anil Baluni is ahead in Garhwal constituency

BJP supporters during a campaign rally. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2024 11:18 AM IST

Sub-inspector suspended for assaulting, raping woman multiple times in Uttarakhand

The woman also alleged that he took her to Nainital in December last year under the pretext of visiting the high court for her case and raped her there in a hotel room

The sub-inspector was posted as Mayur Vihar Chowki in charge under Raipur police station. (Representative file photo)
Published on May 31, 2024 04:34 PM IST

PM never talks about work, does politics of caste, religion: Kejriwal

Claiming that PM Narendra Modi and BJP leaders have become extremely “arrogant”, AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal recalls the statement of BJP leader Sambit Patra who recently said “Lord Jagannath is a devotee of Modi”.

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal interacts with traders and commission agents at Town Hall, Jalandhar, on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on May 30, 2024 06:10 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

FIR against Uttarakhand YouTuber who harassed two Jain monks; he apologises

A first information report (FIR) was registered against Suraj Singh Pharswan of Ratgaon village in Tharali block of Chamoli district

YouTuber Suraj Pharswan later apologised for his conduct. (Screengrab)
Published on May 28, 2024 04:41 PM IST

Uttarakhand: Earthquake of 3.1 magnitude hits Pithoragarh

On Monday, a 2.2 magnitude earthquake was reported in Bageshwar district at 9.22pm, over a fortnight after another earthquake of 2.8 magnitude was reported in the same district

Representational image.
Published on May 28, 2024 01:52 PM IST

Helicopter carrying six pilgrims in Kedarnath makes emergency landing

Today at around 7am, a helicopter of Kestrel Aviation company, carrying six passengers along with a pilot, took off from Sirsi for Kedarnath Dham

Helicopter developed a technical snag while landing at the helipad (Twitter/video screengrab)
Published on May 24, 2024 01:13 PM IST

Uttarakhand forest department releases report on 2,147 conserved plant species

In 2020, the number of conserved plant species stood at 1,145, which rose to 1,576 in 2021, 1,943 in 2022 and 2,035 in 2023

A Himalayan lily. (Sourced image.)
Published on May 22, 2024 04:23 PM IST

Uttarakhand to resume verification drive of outsiders after elections: Pushkar Dhami

Uttarakhand’s verification drive was first started on Pushkar Singh Dhami’s orders in 2022 following a letter by the head of Shankaracharya Parishad

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami during election campaign for the Lok Sabha polls in Lucknow (PTI)
Updated on May 21, 2024 05:34 PM IST

Monitor Char Dham yatra continuously, CM Dhami to officials amid pilgrim influx

Dhami took feedback from district magistrates of Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi, and Chamoli districts and conducted a ground inspection of arrangements in Barkot, which falls on the Yamunotri Dham route

Dhami said devotees should only be allowed to undertake the Char Dham yatra with prior registration. (HT sourced photo)
Published on May 17, 2024 03:43 PM IST

Char Dham: CM Dhami orders officials to suspend offline registration for 3 days

Char Dham Yatra: The offline registration, which has been suspended for three days, is done at registration centres in Haridwar and Rishikesh

Char Dham Yatra:: Devotees gather at the Kedarnath temple during the 'Char Dham Yatra', in Rudraprayag district on May 16 (PTI)
Published on May 16, 2024 08:20 PM IST

Women unsafe under AAP government: Subash Sharma

While campaigning and addressing gatherings in Mohali and Kharar, BJP’s Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha candidate Subhash Sharma took a dig at AAP convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for alleged misbehaviour with AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal at Delhi CM’s house on May 13

BJP’s Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha candidate Subhash Sharma during a meeting in Mohali on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2024 07:26 AM IST
By, Mohali

Uttarakhand HC seeks opinion of public, lawyers over shifting of HC from Nainital

Under this first-ever exercise, which started on Tuesday and will continue till May 31, the public, litigants and lawyers have been asked to give their opinion on shifting on its website

The matter has been scheduled for the next hearing on June 25, 2024. (Uttarakhand high court)
Published on May 15, 2024 04:54 PM IST

Portals of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath Dham open as Char Dham Yatra commences

Char Dham Yatra begins with opening of portals at Yamunotri, Gangotri, and Kedarnath amid Vedic chants on Akshay Tritiya. Over 7,000 devotees attended the event.

The Char Dham Yatra started on Friday with the opening of the portals of Yamunotri, Gangotri and Kedarnath Dham amid Vedic chants on the occasion of Akshay Tritiya in Garhwal Himalayas. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 10, 2024 03:12 PM IST

IAF chopper resumes dousing forest fires on day 2 in Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal

Thick smoke from intense forest fires engulfed Srinagar town in Pauri Garhwal earlier in the day, causing a delay in the resumption of the aerial firefighting operation by the IAF helicopter

An Mi-17 IAF helicopter engaging in aerial firefighting operation in Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal on Tuesday.
Published on May 07, 2024 08:58 PM IST

Uttarakhand forest fires: Death toll rises to 5, highest since 2019

Uttarakhand has reported 5,702 forest fire alerts since April 29, most for any state in India

Forest personnel attempt to control the fire that broke out in the forest of Uttarakhand’s Nainital district on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on May 06, 2024 06:44 PM IST

Rohtak: Kiran Choudhry, Rao Dan share stage for first time

Kiran Choudhry was disgruntled after the party denied ticket to her daughter and former Bhiwani-Mahendergarh MP Shruti Choudhry and picked former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s loyal Mahendergarh MLA Rao Dan Singh

Shruti had won from this seat by defeating INLD’s Ajay Chautala in 2009 and lost to BJP candidate Dharambir Singh in the last two polls in 2014 and 2019. (HT File)
Updated on May 06, 2024 05:18 AM IST
By, Rohtak

Uttarakhand records highest number of large forest fires in India in last 7 days

Uttarakhand reported 201 large forest fire incidents in the last seven days compared to 11 large forest fire incidents in the same period last yea

Forest fire being doused in Dhanpur range of Kedarnath wildlife division. (HT photo)
Published on Apr 30, 2024 04:04 PM IST

Uttarakhand forest fires: NDRF rushed to Nainital; officials’ leaves cancelled

A team of 41 National Disaster Response Force personnel was rushed to Nainital on Sunday to assist the forest officials in checking the forest fires in the area

Nainital, Apr 27 (ANI): A firefighter attempts to control the fire caught in the forest in Nainital on Saturday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Updated on Apr 28, 2024 07:54 PM IST
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