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Health officials deny pvt hospital’s claim, say no dengue cases yet

The district health authorities have rubbished the private hospital’s claim of seven dengue cases, contending that it didn’t confirm the cases with the prescribed ELISA test.

Foreign visits by ministers, babus only if necessary: Uttarakhand CM

Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat said on Monday that foreign visits of cabinet ministers or officials would be allowed only in case of necessity, a measure he said was part of the 'hard decisions' he had announced would be taken to improve governance.

DAV students force closure of admission form sale counters

Student leaders forcibly closed the office counters of DAV (PG) College on Monday affecting sale of admission forms.

U’khand mulls law to sack doctors refusing hill posting

The state government is likely to enact a law that will permit it to sack doctors who do not accept their transfers and postings in hill areas.

Bungalow that 'spells doom' for CMs: Harish Rawat refuses to move in

Official chief minister's residence on the New Cantonment Road in Dehradun lies vacant. Chief minister Harish Rawat operates from the state guest house which has been converted to his official residence. 

Bitter pills needed for economic turnaround in Uttarakhand: CM Rawat

Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat, who heads a coalition government, says he is in a better position to implement his vision of development for Uttarakhand after the Congress' clean sweep in bypolls in three assembly segments.

'By-poll results encouraging but no time to rest on laurels'

Emboldened by a stronger political mandate after winning the recent by-elections in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat is preparing to take some 'hard decisions' to turn around the state’s economy which was battered by last year’s devastating floods.

Heavy rain alert in Uttarakhand, 5 dead in landslide

Ten days after heavy rains pounded Uttarakhand, the meteorological department on Monday warned of another round of incessant heavy rains in the next 48-hours while five people were found dead due to landslides a day earlier.

Firmly in saddle, Harish Rawat mulls Cabinet rejig

Boosted by a heart-warming performance in the assembly by-polls, a rejuvenated Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat is likely to rejig his 11-member Cabinet to replace some ministers for their "underperformance and irregularities".

Congress wins all 3 seats in Uttarakhand by-polls

Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat comfortably won the by-poll from Dharchula assembly seat by a margin of over 19000 votes. Rawat defeated BJP's BD Joshi in a direct fight between the Congress and BJP. Rawat polled over 30,000 votes.

Rains hit Uttarakhand, rivers near danger levels

Rescue workers turned schools into makeshift shelters and began helping evacuate hundreds of villagers in the upper reaches of Rudraprayag district after almost all the major river in Uttarakhand edged towards their danger mark on Wednesday.

Green is politics: India has to study climate change on its own

It is essential to establish long-term ecological observatories to study climate change, writes Jairam Ramesh.

Uttarakhand: Heavy rains pound the hills, leave locals anxious and praying

Instead of bringing joy and respite to the dusty mountains, the advent of monsoon has left the anxious locals in Dehradun praying for their safety and evasion of any calamity that might hit the state.

Uttarakhand rains: Met gives hourly update on weather changes

Though continuous downpour and debris from landslips at several points have blocked roads to Himalayan shrines and led to suspension of the char dham yatra for the fourth consecutive day on Saturday, no major loss to life and property has been reported so far, thanks to timely and effective weather predictions.

Char Dham yatra may be halted until July 22

Heavy rains predicted for the next few days may force the Uttarakhand state administration to suspend the Char Dham pilgrimage until July 22. On Thursday, the government had suspended the pilgrimage for two days until July 18.
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