HindustanTimes Sat,27 Dec 2014


Rawat and Bahuguna lobby for lone Rajya Sabha seat

Factionalism within the ruling Congress has come to the fore again ahead of the election to the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Uttarakhand due on November 20. According to reports, both chief minister Harish Rawat and his predecessor Vijay Bahuguna have been lobbying hard for the RS seat. While the CM is reportedly seeking the RS seat for one of his supporters, Bahuguna, who has been sidelined within the Congress since his ouster as the CM i, wants it for himself.

Elephants a menace in Uttarakhand

Tuskers kill about 10 people in Uttarakhand every year during their raids into human settlements for food, but the state government has no effective plan to stop their invasions, according to forest department sources.

UKD factions take united stand, meeting scheduled for Nov 7

Uttarakhand Kranti Dal, constituted in 1979 to seek a separate state of Uttarakhand, is today a divided house

Swindlers create fake accounts to loot `30 lakh under MNREGA

Unidentified miscreants created fake accounts to swindle over Rs. 30 lakh under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) scheme in Uttarakhand, an RTI application has revealed.

Kailash yatra via U'khand more convenient: Experts

A month after India and China decided to conduct the Kailash Mansarovar yatra via Nathula Pass in Sikkim, a debate is raging with several experts saying that the existing route via Uttarakhand is more convenient than the one through Nathula Pass

Opposition praises Rawat govt's restoration work in Kedarnath

Uttarakhand government's decision to hold a cabinet meeting at Kedarnath and asking the opposition parties in the state to witness the reconstruction initiative of the flood-ravaged shrine, have paid political dividends

Opposition praises Rawat govt’s restoration work in Kedarnath

Uttarakhand government’s decision to hold a cabinet meeting at Kedarnath and asking the opposition parties in the state to  witness the reconstruction initiative of the flood-ravaged shrine, have paid political dividends.

Man-eating female leopard killed in Pithoragarh district

Hunters shot dead a man-eating female leopard, which had mauled several villagers in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district, forest officials said on


Finally, action against illegal constructions

 Mussoorie-Dehradun Development Authority has finally intensified its drive against illegal constructions in the state capital.

Rawat flags off pilgrimage for senior citizens to show that yatras are safe

Promotion of internal tourism in Uttarakhand would be made an integral part of the tourism policy, said chief minister Harish Rawat while flagging off 'Maire bujurg, maire teerth', an officially sponsored pilgrimage for a group of local senior citizens to Badrinath here on Thursday.

Historic Ramlila of Pauri enters 114th year of its performance

The preparations for the most traditional and cultural event --  the Ramlila --  that has captured the psyche of the people for centuries --  have started in full swing in the hills of Garhwal.

Amateur actors keep Ramlila tradition alive in Haridwar

The air here is charged with festivity and excitement days before the Dussehra festival or Sharad Navratra begins. And the reason is Ramlila, which begins at least four days before the Dussehra, in an open air space in Ramnagar.

Naming of MLA in FIR rattles Congress

The ruling Congress in Uttarakhand was in a tizzy after Shaila Rani Rawat, Congress MLA from Kedarnath, was named in an FIR filed in Rudraprayag district on Monday evening for instigating Om Prakash Uniyal, a disaster-victim to commit suicide. Radha Uniyal, wife of the deceased filed the complaint against the Congress MLA and nine others under IPC 306 for abetment of suicide.

City needs metro, vertical parking lots

Traffic chaos and consequent problems aren’t unique to Dehradun-they are the same as elsewhere, except the fact that the state doesn’t have a proper traffic management plan to bring order on the roads.

Intellectuals sceptical of Uma Bharti’s directive

Union water resources minister Uma Bharti’s directive to experts to take into account livelihood and development issues while drafting the Ganga conservation plan was well-meaning, but the instruction has cut no ice with the intelligentsia.
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