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PM Modi to stay at Advaita Ashram where Swami Vivekananda stayed in 1901: Official

Updated on Oct 03, 2023 08:34 PM IST

The Advaita Ashram was founded in 1899 under the inspiration of Swami Vivekananda. The swami visited the ashram in 1901 and stayed there for a fortnight

The Advaita Ashram in Uttarakhand’s Champawat district is located at a height of 6,400 feet and is surrounded by lush green forests.
ByMohan Rajput

Fragile Nainital: Hillside survey planned after landslide, house collapse

Number of buildings in Nainital, most built on hill slopes, increased from 520 in 1901-02 to over 7000 at present including over 150 hotels and resorts

The Nainital administration is erecting a wall of “geo bags” , bags that are filled with granular material, to check landslides. (PTI)
Published on Oct 02, 2023 06:53 PM IST

Helicopter makes emergency landing near Kedarnath shrine

District disaster management officer (Rudraprayag) NS Rajwar said the helicopter left the Guptkashi helipad at 2.06pm but could not land due to poor visibility

Emergency landing site. (Sourced)
Published on Oct 02, 2023 04:45 PM IST

200 pilgrims died during Char Dham yatra this year: Govt data

The deaths were predominantly due to health ailments and boulder fall accidents, and the highest number of deaths were reported on the Kedarnath Dham route

The Char Dham pilgrim influx has crossed the 4.19 million mark this year. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 05:42 PM IST

Casino busted in Rishikesh, policeman among 31 nabbed, 11 luxury cars seized

Among those arrested, 27 were found to be placing bets at the time of the raid and four were identified as croupiers or those in-charge of gambling tables in a casino

 (HT)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 05:12 PM IST

Elephant killed in train-hit incident in Nainital: Forest officials

This is the second such incident of elephant death due to a train-hit incident within three days reported form the state

Carcass of the elephant killed in train hit incident in Ampokhra forest range. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 05:16 PM IST

Haridwar: 15 workers injured in steel factory blast

According to the factory workers, the blast occurred at the boiler site around 12:30am on Thursday, causing panic among the labourers

Police and forensic experts inspecting the steel factory after the incident on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 04:21 PM IST

HC orders Uttarakhand to respond to plea against stone crushers in residential areas

A division bench comprising chief justice Vipin Sanghi and justice Rakesh Thapliyal issued notice on a petition filed by Independent Media Initiative Society Haldwani

Lawyer Dushyant Mainali, who appeared for the petitioner, said the Uttarakhand high court has given the state government four weeks to file its response (Uttarakhand high court)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 08:39 PM IST

MC starts work to lay storm water drainage from Sector 40 to N-choe crossing

The municipal corporation has started laying a storm water drainage system in Chandigarh to strengthen the system in low-lying areas. The work is expected to be completed in 6 months at a cost of ₹4.17 crore.

Mayor Anup Gupta laid the foundation stone in presence of MC commissioner Anindita Mitra, and area councillors Hardeep Singh Butrela, Gurbax Rawat and Jasbir Singh Bunty (iStock)
Updated on Sep 20, 2023 01:29 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Elephant killed in train-hit incident in Haridwar

Forest officials said a movement of four elephants was spotted around midnight near the Sitapur railway track

The fatal accident occurred near the Jamalpur-Sitapur railway crossing, falling in the Haridwar Forest Division. (Representative Image)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 04:49 PM IST

Uttarakhand HC takes cognisance of Virat Kohli's video, seeks Centre's reply

The Uttarakhand high court sought a reply from the state and central governments on the matter in two weeks.

Virat Kohli attends playing members during a break in the Asia Cup cricket match between Bangladesh and India in Colombo. (AP)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 12:27 AM IST
By, Dehradun

Chhota Rajan’s aide & J Dey murder case convict arrested from Indo-Nepal border

Deepak, who was serving a life term, was out on 45-day parole in January 2022 but did not return to Amravati central jail on March 8

Police said that he was suspected to have fled to Nepal. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 01:12 PM IST

Fire breaks out at Mussoorie’s iconic Sidus Rink hotel

Prima facie, the reason behind the fire is believed to be a short circuit. The fire department has begun the investigation into the incident, said fire station officials in Mussoorie

The fire was controlled after four hours (Ht Photo)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 02:50 PM IST

Uttarkhand: 3 killed after vehicle falls into gorge in Uttarkashi district

Earlier in the day, 53 passengers, mainly residents of Nepal, had a narrow escape when the bus they were travelling in got stuck near the Chidyapur police check post in Haridwar after the water level of the river rose alarmingly

The car fell in a gorge on Gangotri Highway (HT Photo/Sourced)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 07:17 PM IST

Sanskrit to be taught in madrasas in Uttarakhand, says Waqf Board chairman

Shadab Shams said they will implement the NCERT curriculum in 117 madrasas under their plan to “modernise” madrasas where students can have quality education, including science, mathematics, Arabic and Sanskrit

 (File Photo)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 08:29 PM IST

Probe ordered after leopard shot dead by forest dept team trying to capture it

Pauri divisional forest officer Swapnil Anirudh said the sub-divisional officer and two range officers have been told to conduct an inquiry into the leopard’s killing

The forest department started attempts to capture the leopard after a four-year-old girl was killed in the courtyard of her house (File Photo/Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 13, 2023 06:10 PM IST

Army to initiate action against officer accused of killing Nepalese bar dancer

The Army said it will initiate action against the officer after the police investigation is completed in the case

The Army said the report on the accused officer along with the police charge sheet will be sent to the headquarters. (Representative Image)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 04:02 PM IST

24-yr-old found dead in Mussoorie homestay, 2 missing companions are suspects

Kapil Choudhary (24), who found dead, checked into the homestay in Mussoorie near Bhatta village with his male friend and a woman on September 9

Police said the photographs of the two suspects have been circulated to police check-posts (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Sep 11, 2023 07:16 PM IST

Army officer arrested for killing Nepali bar dancer for insisting for marriage

Police said the army officer had first met the Nepali woman at a dance bar in Siliguri in West Bengal when he was posted there

The woman’s body was found in the Raipur area of Dehradun on Sunday. (Representative Image)
Published on Sep 11, 2023 06:55 PM IST

Two earthquakes hit Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi within 12 hours; no damage reported

Uttarakhand has reported over 15 earthquakes this year, all of low intensity with the state reporting high seismic activity, with most areas falling under Seismic Zones IV and V

The earthquake in Uttarkashi occurred around 5km beneath the earth’s surface at 3:48am. (Representative file image)
Published on Sep 11, 2023 01:47 PM IST

Uttarakhand assembly sets up 7-member panel on job quota for statehood activists

BJP and Congress lawmakers supported the intent of the legislation for 10% job quota but pointed out that there were still some gaps

Dehradun: Uttarakhand assembly speaker Ritu Khanduri Bhushan has set up a seven-member committee to study the legislation (ANI File Image)
Published on Sep 10, 2023 06:33 PM IST

Bageshwar Uttarakhand 2023 bypoll: Result to be announced today

The counting of votes for the Bageshwar assembly bypoll in Uttarakhand will be done at 14 tables with 130 polling personnel on the job.

Female voters stand in a queue to cast their votes for Bageshwar Assembly by-polls, at Government Girls Inter College in Bageshwar Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2023 09:39 AM IST

G20 Summit in Delhi brings cheer to hoteliers in Uttarakhand hill stations

Hotel and Resort Association of Nainital president Digvijay Singh Bisht said there are 335 registered hotels and resorts in Nainital and nearby areas and all are getting bookings from tourists, especially residents of Delhi

Tourists enjoying boating in Nainital Lake (Ht Photo/Sourced)
Updated on Sep 07, 2023 05:12 PM IST

Tiger skin, bones seized from truck in Uttarakhand’s Bazpur: Police

Ayush Aggarwal said the three suspects lived in the Jaspur area of the area and had been involved in wildlife smuggling for a long time.

Police said the three men were carriers and it still needs to be established who killed the two tigers and where (Police Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2023 04:52 PM IST

Uttarakhand assembly tables supplementary budget of 11,321 crore

The largest allocations were proposed for drinking water and infrastructure development projects in the state.

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami
Published on Sep 06, 2023 08:08 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

U’khand HC orders CBI inquiry into illegal felling of 6,000 trees in Corbett

The high court noted that there has been felling of trees more than the stipulated member of 163 in the approval for the Tiger Safari and work was started without Stage II approval under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980

The high court said that all the authorities in the state are directed to cooperate with the CBI in conducting fair investigation of the case. (File Photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2023 05:56 PM IST

Village head arrested for raping 19-yr-old woman in Uttarakhand district: Police

The survivor’s father filed a complaint with the revenue police against three people, including gram pradhan (village head) and two others

The accused was identified and arrested from the village on Sunday evening. (Representative file image)
Updated on Sep 04, 2023 01:30 PM IST

Uttarakhand HC reserves judgment on CBI inquiry into Corbett tree felling

The high court is hearing two cases, one filed by Dehradun-based Pant and another in which it had taken suo motu cognisance of the media reports over illegal constructions and felling of trees in Corbett on October 27, 2021

In October last year, the NGT, while taking suo motu cognisance of a media report on the illegal felling of over 6,000 trees in CTR (File Photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 02:30 PM IST

Cops ask X who uploaded video of mazar’s demolition. We did, says outfit

Devbhoomi Raksha Abhiyan, a right-wing group led by Swami Darshan Bharti, has taken responsibility for the act and broadcasting the same ‘live’ on social media

A video surfaced online showing unknown miscreants chanting ‘Jaishree Ram’ as they demolished what they claimed as “illegal Mazars” using sledgehammers in Rishikesh’s Amitgram area (Twitter)
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 06:01 PM IST

Uttarakhand STF arrests Delhi man from Andhra for issuing bomb blast threats

Police said the accused had created a fake Faceboob ID and issued threats bomb blasts on the official page of the Nainital Police

The Uttarakhand police said a cyber team was dispatched to Andhra Pradesh for the arrest of the accused. (Representative Image)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 07:16 PM IST
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