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Uttarakhand HC upholds termination of 228 ad hoc Vidhan Sabha employees

Updated on Nov 24, 2022 09:30 PM IST

The panel submitted its report to the speaker on September 22. The decision was a setback to finance minister Aggarwal who defended the appointments made during his tenure as assembly speaker.

Upset over the decision, more than 100 employees who lost their jobs approached the HC challenging its ruling (Representative Photo)
Upset over the decision, more than 100 employees who lost their jobs approached the HC challenging its ruling (Representative Photo)

Uttarakhand CM performs yoga with administrative officials at Chintan Shivir

The three-day Chintan Shivir began at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) on Tuesday to prepare a roadmap of the state as it inches closer to its 25 years of formation.

A yoga camp was organized at the Academy's Kalindi Ground and on this occasion, various asanas of yoga were performed.(ANI)
A yoga camp was organized at the Academy's Kalindi Ground and on this occasion, various asanas of yoga were performed.(ANI)
Published on Nov 24, 2022 01:36 PM IST

In Uttarakhand, 36 bridges found unsafe in safety audit: Report

Officials said that the PWD department has handed over the safety audit report of 2618 bridges out of 3262 in the state to the government.

Representational image.
Representational image.
Published on Nov 22, 2022 01:36 PM IST

Kerala connection of Mangaluru blast accused: Several spots searched

The central intelligence agencies on Monday conducted searches in Kerala, following the disclosure of Mangaluru auto-rickshaw explosion accused Mohammad Shariq that he practised making bombs during his stay in Aluva area of Kochi in Ernakulam district, officials familiar with the matter said

HT Image
HT Image
Published on Nov 22, 2022 12:42 AM IST

UKSSSC paper leak: Uncertainty looms over fate of aspirants

The paper leak came to light after the STF had registered a case in connection with the matter on chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami’s instructions to director general of police Ashok Kumar on July 22.

As many as 916 candidates were selected out of around 1.60 lakh aspirants who had appeared in the UKSSSC graduate level exam, conducted on December 4 and 5 last year in three shifts. (HT Photo)
As many as 916 candidates were selected out of around 1.60 lakh aspirants who had appeared in the UKSSSC graduate level exam, conducted on December 4 and 5 last year in three shifts. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 07:20 PM IST

Uttarakhand CM joins enthusiasts on running track, then plays badminton. Watch

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami also played badminton with some young players at the stadium's indoor badminton court in Almora.

Dhami urged the state's youth to take a pledge to make Uttarakhand one of India's leading sports states.(source: Twitter/@pushkardhami)
Dhami urged the state's youth to take a pledge to make Uttarakhand one of India's leading sports states.(source: Twitter/@pushkardhami)
Updated on Nov 20, 2022 11:22 AM IST

Villagers demand redeployment of forest guard who shot tigress in Almora

According to the villagers, the people of Marchula and adjoining areas were reeling under the fear of big cats attacks for a long time

Villagers lifted the forest guard on their shoulder in front of senior officers (HT Photo)
Villagers lifted the forest guard on their shoulder in front of senior officers (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 19, 2022 05:20 PM IST

Uttarakhand: 11 killed as vehicle falls into gorge in Chamoli

A Tata Sumo carrying 16 passengers fell into a gorge at Urgam in Joshimath area of the district at around 4 pm, Chamoli SP Pramendra Dobhal said.

A vehicle carrying 12-13 people fell into a deep gorge from the Dumak road near the village Palla Jakhol, in Chamoli on Friday, as per the SDRF spokesperson, actions being taken to bring the dead bodies from the accident site. (ANI Pic Service)
A vehicle carrying 12-13 people fell into a deep gorge from the Dumak road near the village Palla Jakhol, in Chamoli on Friday, as per the SDRF spokesperson, actions being taken to bring the dead bodies from the accident site. (ANI Pic Service)
Published on Nov 18, 2022 09:44 PM IST

Uttarakhand: Vehicle carrying 12 falls in 500-mtr-deep gorge in Chamoli, all dead

Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has expressed grief over the accident, and announced an ex-gratia of ₹2 lakh each for the kin of the deceased

Chamoli district in Uttarakhand. (HT File Photo)
Chamoli district in Uttarakhand. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2022 07:47 PM IST

UKD hits out at BJP over in-principle approval for shifting HC to Haldwani

Kashi Singh Airy, the chief of the regional outfit, linked the move to the “anti-hill mindset” in a video posted on Twitter

The Uttarakhand high court in Nainital. (HT PHOTO)
The Uttarakhand high court in Nainital. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 17, 2022 03:32 PM IST

Watch: Uttarakhand CM Dhami dances during Tribal Pride Day celebrations

A local tribal dance troupe was performing at an event organised by the State Tribal Research Institute (T.R.I) on the occasion of Tribal Pride Day.

Dhami was seen dancing with a local dance troupe for a tribal song in the video shared (ANI)
Dhami was seen dancing with a local dance troupe for a tribal song in the video shared (ANI)
Published on Nov 15, 2022 11:11 PM IST

'Forgot it's Sunday': CM Dhami interacts with students on their way to picnic.

Pushkar Singh Dhami on Sunday interacted with the school children in Pithoragarh, who were on their way to a school picnic.

Students on the school bus were overjoyed to see the state CM greet them on their happy picnic day!(ANI)
Students on the school bus were overjoyed to see the state CM greet them on their happy picnic day!(ANI)
Published on Nov 13, 2022 10:15 AM IST

Uttarakhand revokes production ban on 5 Ramdev products, calls it an ‘error’

On November 9, the Uttarakhand authority ordered ban on production of BPgrit, Madhugrit, Thyrogrit, Lipidom and Eyegrit Gold tablets, which the Divya Pharmacy, part of Patanjali Group, aggressively advertised as cure for these diseases.

Patanjali Group thanks authorities for rectifying the error in a timely manner.” (PTI)
Patanjali Group thanks authorities for rectifying the error in a timely manner.” (PTI)
Updated on Nov 13, 2022 07:19 AM IST

Tiger movement spotted in Chilla-Motichur corridor of RTR after 2 decades

The free passage of wild animals between the eastern and western parts of the Rajaji Tiger Reserve (RTR) was disrupted due to heavy traffic on the Dehradun-Haridwar highway, an army ammunition dump that has been around since the Indo-China war in 1962, and a railway line, apart from the rising population of Haridwar and Raiwala

A tiger was seen moving from the eastern fringe of the Rajaji Tiger Reserve (RTR) to the forests on its western fringe through the corridor (Representative Image)
A tiger was seen moving from the eastern fringe of the Rajaji Tiger Reserve (RTR) to the forests on its western fringe through the corridor (Representative Image)
Updated on Nov 13, 2022 12:50 AM IST

Uttarakhand bars production of five Patanjali medicines citing ‘misleading ads’

The action was taken in response to a complaint filed by Kerala-based ophthalmologist KV Babu in July earlier this year. Babu sent another complaint to the State Licensing Authority (SLA) on October 11 through email

he health authority said the company can restart production only after it has approved the revised indications (HT Photo)
he health authority said the company can restart production only after it has approved the revised indications (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 10, 2022 05:08 PM IST

Earthquake with 4.3 magnitude strikes Uttarakhand, hours after Nepal quake

The quake occurred after Nepal was hit by a relatively stronger earthquake of 6.3 magnitude, the tremors for which were also felt across parts of Delhi-NCR.

(Representative Image)
(Representative Image)
Updated on Nov 09, 2022 10:11 AM IST

Ludhiana: Man arrested for slitting wife’s live-in partner’s throat

Accused’s wife had initially met the victim while seeking a job at his garments store, but later moved into his house with her children

The accused allegedly barged into victim’s home in Ludhiana’s Haibowal Kalan area while he was asleep and slit his throat. (Baltimore Sun)
The accused allegedly barged into victim’s home in Ludhiana’s Haibowal Kalan area while he was asleep and slit his throat. (Baltimore Sun)
Published on Nov 09, 2022 12:56 AM IST

Now, Uttarakhand to launch Hindi medical courses

The decision has been taken in view of the special importance being given to Hindi by the Centre on use of Hindi in all central and state government departments, including judiciary, said Uttarakhand medical education minster Dhan Singh Rawat.

Hindi MBBS course has already been rolled out in Madhya Pradesh.
Hindi MBBS course has already been rolled out in Madhya Pradesh.
Updated on Nov 06, 2022 05:04 AM IST

Two police officials booked for kidnapping and wrongful confinement of ‘missing’ teen

The court of chief judicial magistrate (Pauri Garhwal) Ravi Prakash on November 2 issued directions to register the FIR against the two police officials for their “suspicious role” in the matter

Uttarakhand police headquarters in Dehradun. (Vinay Santosh Kumar/ HT File Photo)
Uttarakhand police headquarters in Dehradun. (Vinay Santosh Kumar/ HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 04, 2022 04:00 PM IST

20-year-old dies by suicide after failing to clear Agniveer test in Uttarakhand

Kapkot police station in-charge Vivek Chandra said the man consumed a poisonous substance after failing to clear the test

He left a video about why he ended his life on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
He left a video about why he ended his life on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 02, 2022 10:48 AM IST

FSI terms Uttarakhand forest dept objections on its Pakhro report as ‘childish’

The Forest Survey of India (FSI) in its report had claimed that over 6,000 trees on 16.21 hectares of land were felled for Pakhro tiger safari project in Corbett Tiger Reserve

The Uttarakhand forest department questioned the FSI report, saying they want to know which satellite images FSI used to come to a conclusion on the number of trees felled. (HT File Photo)
The Uttarakhand forest department questioned the FSI report, saying they want to know which satellite images FSI used to come to a conclusion on the number of trees felled. (HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 01, 2022 06:36 PM IST

'Resolve to make U’khand drug free by 2025’: CM takes part in Dehradun Marathon

The Dehradun Marathon 2022 was organised by the Uttarakhand Police with the message “Run Against Drugs and Run For Unity” under the chief minister's vision of a "Drug-Free Devbhoomi" by 2025.

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami participates in Dehradun Marathon 2022. (ANI Photo)
Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami participates in Dehradun Marathon 2022. (ANI Photo)
Published on Oct 30, 2022 09:41 AM IST

Uttarakhand makes 211 crore business from Kedarnath, Yamunotri yatra

For the first time, horse-mule owners in Kedarnath Dham did a record business of about ₹1 billion 9 crores 28 lakh rupees. Due to this the government also got more than ₹8 crore as revenue.

In this season, 5.34 lakh pilgrims travelled to Kedarnath Dham on horses.(ANI)
In this season, 5.34 lakh pilgrims travelled to Kedarnath Dham on horses.(ANI)
Published on Oct 29, 2022 05:31 PM IST

NGT issues objection to construction of 2 bypasses on Char Dham all weather road

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) issued objection to the bypasses due to the presence of over 8,000 standing trees on the surveyed sites

A public works department officials said that keeping the safety of the standing trees on the way, they will call a tender to prepare a new DPR for construction of tunnels. (File Photo)
A public works department officials said that keeping the safety of the standing trees on the way, they will call a tender to prepare a new DPR for construction of tunnels. (File Photo)
Published on Oct 29, 2022 05:25 PM IST

Uttarakhand: Doors of Kedarnath, Yamunotri closed for winter

The doors of Gangotri dham, one of the Chardham, were closed on Wednesday for the winter season on the occasion of Annakoot festival. Sources said the doors of Badrinath will be closed on November 19.

Devotees visit Kedarnath Temple to offer prayers, in Kedarnath on Thursday.(ANI)
Devotees visit Kedarnath Temple to offer prayers, in Kedarnath on Thursday.(ANI)
Published on Oct 28, 2022 01:21 PM IST

Ex-Uttarakhand DGP writes to PCC forests, seeks cancellation of FIR against him

The case pertains to alleged illegal purchase of reserve forest land by the former DGP in Bir Girwali area of Rajpur Range in Dehradun in 2012

The report also stated that the land purchased by the former DGP was reserve forest land. (File image)
The report also stated that the land purchased by the former DGP was reserve forest land. (File image)
Updated on Oct 27, 2022 03:09 PM IST

Filed charge sheet in ‘record’ 14 days: Karnataka DGP in minor’s rape and murder case

Two weeks after a 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Mandya district of the state, the Karnataka Police filed a charge sheet in connection with the matter in a “record time” of 14 days, officials aware of the matter said

Karnataka DG and IGP Praveen Sood said, “The charge sheet was filed in a record time”. (HT File)
Karnataka DG and IGP Praveen Sood said, “The charge sheet was filed in a record time”. (HT File)
Updated on Oct 27, 2022 12:48 AM IST

BJP in favour of appointment of Lokayukta, says Uttarakhand BJP chief

The Uttarakhand’s BJP chief’s statement came after the alleged recruitment scam put the Pushkar Singh Dhami-led government under pressure to initiate tough measures against corruption

Uttarakhand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Mahendra Bhatt. (File Photo)
Uttarakhand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Mahendra Bhatt. (File Photo)
Published on Oct 26, 2022 04:15 PM IST

Portals of Gangotri shrine to close today

The portals of Yamunotri and Kedarnath shrine will close on Thursday on the occasion of Bhai Dooj as the Char Dham yatra is in its last stage

The portals of Badrinath shrine will close on November 19, bringing the yatra to its culmination for the season. (HT)
The portals of Badrinath shrine will close on November 19, bringing the yatra to its culmination for the season. (HT)
Published on Oct 25, 2022 07:42 PM IST
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