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Falling rocks along Char Dham route kill 3 pilgrims, injure 12: Officials

Uttarakhand’s emergency operation centre has received confirmation of death of 206 pilgrims during the Char Dham pilgrimage
One pilgrim was killed and five injured when rocks fell on a vehicle near Munkatiya near Sonprayaag. (ANI)
One pilgrim was killed and five injured when rocks fell on a vehicle near Munkatiya near Sonprayaag. (ANI)
Published on Jun 30, 2022 08:46 PM IST
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Roorkee: Five arrested for alleged gang rape of woman and her minor daughter

Apart from releasing a CCTV grab of one the suspects, police had announced a 10,000 cash reward for any information that will lead to the arrest of the suspects
Circle officer (Roorkee) Vivek Kumar said they have arrested five people, including the main accused. (Representative image)
Circle officer (Roorkee) Vivek Kumar said they have arrested five people, including the main accused. (Representative image)
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 11:44 AM IST
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Cyber cell launches probe into fake profile created in the name of Dehradun DM

The conmen used the profile picture of the officer and sent WhatsApp messages demanding money to various officers and other prominent people
Representational image. (Shutterstock Photo)
Representational image. (Shutterstock Photo)
Published on Jun 29, 2022 02:56 PM IST
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Uttarakhand to launch e-FIRs soon for theft, missing items

Uttarakhand will soon launch a virtual police station that will receive the e-FIRs filed by people before they are sent to the police station concerned for necessary action
Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami chaired a meeting of senior police officers and officials of home department where the decision to launch e-FIRs was taken.
Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami chaired a meeting of senior police officers and officials of home department where the decision to launch e-FIRs was taken.
Published on Jun 28, 2022 09:04 PM IST
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On camera, woman jumps into Ganga at Haridwar, swims to safety; probe ordered

Haridwar city superintendent of police Swatantra Kumar Singh said the police regularly hold campaigns to sensitise people about such actions
The Haridwar Police said a probe has been ordered to ascertain details of the incident in which a woman jumped into the Ganga. (Videograb)
The Haridwar Police said a probe has been ordered to ascertain details of the incident in which a woman jumped into the Ganga. (Videograb)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 08:29 PM IST
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10,000 security personnel to manage Kanwar yatra security: Uttarakhand DGP

Uttarakhand police chief Ashok Kumar said most pilgrims were pious people who come on a spiritual journey, and only a few indulge in “hooliganism”.
Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar on Monday chaired an inter-state coordination meeting with senior police officers of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi for effective management of the Kanwar yatra
Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar on Monday chaired an inter-state coordination meeting with senior police officers of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi for effective management of the Kanwar yatra
Published on Jun 27, 2022 11:14 PM IST
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Devotees throng Kedarnath shrine despite IMD's heavy rainfall warning | Video

  • A video by news agency ANI showed a blanket of fog over the temple area as people crowded the surroundings.
Devotees throng Kedarnath shrine. (ANI video grab)
Devotees throng Kedarnath shrine. (ANI video grab)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 07:43 PM IST
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Dehradun: Man sent to jail for alleged rape and murder of 2-year-old girl

The incident took place on June 18 but the accused was only arrested on Sunday after the victim’s sister-in-law revealed the truth to the authorities
The minor girl was a native from Nepal. (Agencies/Representative image)
The minor girl was a native from Nepal. (Agencies/Representative image)
Updated on Jun 27, 2022 03:41 PM IST
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Char Dham, Gurdwara Hemkund Sahib pilgrims cross 2.3 millions

In 2019, over 3.2 million pilgrims visited the Char Dham shrines before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic led to curbs on the pilgrimage for the past two years
Over 2,380,467 pilgrims have already visited the four shrines ; 313,466 to Yamunotri, 404,607 to Gangotri, 766,510 to Kedarnath and 800,096 to Badrinath.
Over 2,380,467 pilgrims have already visited the four shrines ; 313,466 to Yamunotri, 404,607 to Gangotri, 766,510 to Kedarnath and 800,096 to Badrinath.
Published on Jun 23, 2022 09:27 PM IST
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Odisha man arrested by the Uttarakhand Police for 15 lakh fraud

A Haridwar resident complained in 2021 that he was duped into transferring 15 lakh to different bank accounts by the accused on the pretext of online trading in shares
The STF of Uttarakhand Police arrested the other accused in this case from Faridkot, Bhopal and Mumbai (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The STF of Uttarakhand Police arrested the other accused in this case from Faridkot, Bhopal and Mumbai (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 06:40 PM IST
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Uttarakhand: 5 women buried under mound of earth while digging soil, 1 dies

The debris from a hill fell on the women while they were digging soil. The injured women have been airlifted to Dehradun for further treatment
The debris from a hill fell on the women while they were digging soil. The injured women have been airlifted to Dehradun for further treatment. (Representative Image/HT)
The debris from a hill fell on the women while they were digging soil. The injured women have been airlifted to Dehradun for further treatment. (Representative Image/HT)
Published on Jun 22, 2022 05:17 PM IST
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500 water ATMs to be set up in Uttarakhand to reduce use of bottled water

Around 60 water ATMs have already been set up along with the water testing display units at various points from Rishikesh to Devprayag
Devotees going to Kedarnath Temple by mule ride, palanquin and other ways as part of their Char Dham Yatra in Rudraprayag (ANI File Photo)
Devotees going to Kedarnath Temple by mule ride, palanquin and other ways as part of their Char Dham Yatra in Rudraprayag (ANI File Photo)
Published on Jun 21, 2022 10:50 PM IST
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Took preventive measures, says Uttarakhand DGP on peaceful Agnipath protests

A call for Bharat bandh against the Agnipath army recruitment scheme evoked lukewarm response in Uttarakhand.
Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar said the police took preventive measures and made adequate security arrangements to ensure law and order across the state (HT Photo)
Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar said the police took preventive measures and made adequate security arrangements to ensure law and order across the state (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 20, 2022 10:08 PM IST
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CM Pushkar Singh Dhami reaches out to ex-servicemen in Uttarakhand on Agnipath

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami told the gathering that the decision to launch the Agnipath scheme, like other decisions by PM Narendra Modi, was launched in the best interests of the country
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Monday interacted with retired army officers and ex-servicemen from across the state at his camp office in Dehradun on the Agnipath scheme.
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Monday interacted with retired army officers and ex-servicemen from across the state at his camp office in Dehradun on the Agnipath scheme.
Published on Jun 20, 2022 09:41 PM IST
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15-year-old held for raping hotel staffer in Uttarakhand, say police

The accused, who hails from Chhattisgarh, has been apprehended. The incident took place at around 9.30 am in the ladies washroom of a five-star hotel on Mussoorie road, police said.
The woman is married and has a daughter. (Pic for representation)
The woman is married and has a daughter. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jun 19, 2022 01:36 AM IST
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Housekeeping staff allegedly raped by 15-yr-old boy in 5-star hotel in Dehradun

The accused, who had been staying with his family in the hotel for the last two days, was apprehended by the police, produced in a juvenile court and sent to a juvenile home in Haridwar
The incident took place in the ladies’ washroom of the hotel at around 9.30am on Saturday. (Representative Image/HT)
The incident took place in the ladies’ washroom of the hotel at around 9.30am on Saturday. (Representative Image/HT)
Updated on Jun 18, 2022 04:01 PM IST
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Uttarakhand police lathi-charge Agnipath protestors in Nainital

The confrontation left four officials injured, the Uttarakhand police said adding that no one was injured among the Agnipath protestors
The Uttarakhand police said they will take required action against the Agnipath protestors on the basis of the medical report of the injured officials. (Rpresentative Image/ANI)
The Uttarakhand police said they will take required action against the Agnipath protestors on the basis of the medical report of the injured officials. (Rpresentative Image/ANI)
Updated on Jun 17, 2022 08:11 PM IST
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Agnipath protests: Congress stages walk-out in Uttarakhand Assembly

The Congress demanded strict action against the police officers who ordered lathi-charge on the youngsters protesting against the Centre’s Agnipath scheme
The Congresss said the Agnipath scheme has triggered heavy opposition in Uttarakhand, Bihar, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. (Representative Image/HT Photo)
The Congresss said the Agnipath scheme has triggered heavy opposition in Uttarakhand, Bihar, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. (Representative Image/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 17, 2022 08:11 PM IST
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Amid protests, Uttarakhand CM assures priority to Agniveers in state services

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami maintained that the Centre’s Agnipath scheme will give employment to the youngsters on a large scale and said the state government will give priority to Agniveers in many services including police
The protestors blocked traffic in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district demanding withdrawal of the Centre’s Agnipath scheme. (Sourced)
The protestors blocked traffic in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district demanding withdrawal of the Centre’s Agnipath scheme. (Sourced)
Updated on Jun 16, 2022 05:51 PM IST
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Uttarakhand Assembly: Congress alleges lack of facilities for Char Dham pilgrims

The Uttarakhand government maintained that it has been making all possible arrangements for the smooth conduct of the Char Dham pilgrimage
The Congress legislators in Uttarakhand alleged that the state government has failed to provide proper facilities for the Char Dham pilgrims. (ANI)
The Congress legislators in Uttarakhand alleged that the state government has failed to provide proper facilities for the Char Dham pilgrims. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 15, 2022 09:11 PM IST
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AAP suffers a huge blow in Uttarakhand, state unit chief joins BJP

Deepak Bali’s exit from the Uttarakhand AAP comes just six weeks after he was elevated by as chief of the state unit. Bali joined the BJP on Tuesday
Deepak Bali headed AAP’s election campaign committee for the Uttarakhand elections, and was to lead efforts to build the party in his new role as state unit chief. (Twitter/The DeepakBali)
Deepak Bali headed AAP’s election campaign committee for the Uttarakhand elections, and was to lead efforts to build the party in his new role as state unit chief. (Twitter/The DeepakBali)
Updated on Jun 14, 2022 06:57 PM IST
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Deal strictly with troublemakers, Uttarakhand DGP to police on protests

Uttarakhand Police DGP Ashok Kumar said the police will take the strictest action possible to prevent any communal flare-up
Uttarakhand Police DGP Ashok Kumar reiterated his instructions after sporadic protests in Udham Singh Nagar and Hardiwar districts (Twitter/AshokKumar_IPS)
Uttarakhand Police DGP Ashok Kumar reiterated his instructions after sporadic protests in Udham Singh Nagar and Hardiwar districts (Twitter/AshokKumar_IPS)
Published on Jun 13, 2022 09:29 PM IST
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Ludhiana-based Yadwinder Kumar releases book on antenna designs

The title of book written by Ludhiana-based Yadwinder Kumar is Multifunctional MIMO Antennas: Fundamentals and Application
Ludhiana resident Yadwinder Kumar is an assistant professor (ECE) in the department of engineering, Punjabi University, Patiala. His book has been published by CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, United Kingdom. (HT PHOTO)
Ludhiana resident Yadwinder Kumar is an assistant professor (ECE) in the department of engineering, Punjabi University, Patiala. His book has been published by CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, United Kingdom. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 11, 2022 12:01 AM IST
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Ganga Dussehra: 2.5 million pilgrims take holy dip in Haridwar and Rishikesh

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami arrived in Haridwar and offered prayers to the Ganga at Om Ghat on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra.
Pilgrims from various parts of the country arrived at various Ganga ghats on Ganga Dussehra (Rameshwar Gaur)
Pilgrims from various parts of the country arrived at various Ganga ghats on Ganga Dussehra (Rameshwar Gaur)
Updated on Jun 09, 2022 08:58 PM IST
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5 killed, 3 injured after vehicle plunges into deep gorge in Tehri

The bodies of the deceased have been recovered from the 100 metre-deep gorge and the injured have been rushed to the hospital.
A State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) team rushed to the accident spot near Paukhar village on Ghuttu-Ghansali road in Tehri district.
A State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) team rushed to the accident spot near Paukhar village on Ghuttu-Ghansali road in Tehri district.
Published on Jun 09, 2022 07:25 PM IST
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Uttarakhand govt forms panel to improve health facilities for Char Dham pilgrims

The decision comes after 150 pilgrims died due to cardiac arrest and other health-related ailments during the Char Dham Yatra.
The four-member expert panel will be headed by the director of National Health Mission, Saroj Naithani. (File Photo)
The four-member expert panel will be headed by the director of National Health Mission, Saroj Naithani. (File Photo)
Published on Jun 09, 2022 06:00 PM IST
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Mohali Congress divided over support to mayor Amarjit Singh Sidhu

Some councillors are still willing to support mayor Amarjit Singh Sidhu as mayor in the Mohali MC House even as the Congress prepares to move a no-trust motion against him
Mohali mayor Amarjit Singh Sidhu had quit the Congress to join the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday. (HT File)
Mohali mayor Amarjit Singh Sidhu had quit the Congress to join the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 07, 2022 02:11 AM IST
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Experts hint at Covid link in deaths during Char Dham

More than 100 people have lost their lives since the pilgrimage started on May 3.
Various scientific research has shown that the adverse effects of Covid-19 is heightened at high altitudes. (ANI)
Various scientific research has shown that the adverse effects of Covid-19 is heightened at high altitudes. (ANI)
Published on Jun 06, 2022 12:49 AM IST
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22 killed after bus carrying pilgrims falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

The death toll, police said, was likely to increase as rescue operations were still underway, adding that a search was on for two more passengers and the driver and conductor of the vehicle.
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Dhami at the Disaster Control Room at the State Secretariat, to monitor the situation after the bus accident in Uttarkashi, in Dehradun on Sunday. (PTI)
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Dhami at the Disaster Control Room at the State Secretariat, to monitor the situation after the bus accident in Uttarkashi, in Dehradun on Sunday. (PTI)
Published on Jun 06, 2022 12:17 AM IST
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