The National Green Tribunal (NGT) order banning the use of polythene seems to have no takers in Haridwar.
Chief Minister Harish Rawat faces possibly the toughest challenge in his five- decade-old political career after a secret CD was aired in which his former secretary is alleged to be striking a deal with a liquor trader.
The Centre will use the CBI to harass the Uttarakhand government on the pretext of investigating so-called corruption in the state’s liquor policy, chief minister Harish Rawat said on Saturday.
A month ago, Uttarakhand's tourism industry faced a strange crisis -- tourists visiting Nainital, Ranikhet, Mussoorie in Uttarakhand could not find their favourite liquor brands in the markets. Hotels and restaurants were left equally clueless and failed to provide their guests a good drink.
With three of its senior leaders facing opposition heat over corruption charges, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday claimed it has accessed a sting that establishes a liquor scam in Congress-ruled Uttarakhand.
The race for Uttarakhand's top bureaucratic post has turned into an intense cyber battle between supporters and detractors of the frontrunners, resulting in a flood of 'likes' and counter comments on the social networking site, Facebook.This is perhaps the first time in the history of the 15-year-old state, that a debate has erupted on a public forum, to decide the next chief secretary (CS).
Tourism in the Kumaon hills is set to get a boost as the place will soon be accessible to high-end tourists with the Airport Authority of India (AAI) having agreed to develop hi-tech facilities at the Pantnagar airport for landing of big size ATR-72 passenger airplanes, officials said.
A telecom giant has proposed to turn all bus stops within Uttarakhand capital into WiFi zones, said city mayor Vinod Chamoli on Monday.
The Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee’s decision to expel 73 students for underperformance is being stoned by critics for academic ruthlessness.
Taking a leaf from a concept implemented in neighbouring state Himachal Pradesh, the Dehradun Municipal Corporation (DMC) is mulling the possibility of putting to use plastic waste generated here for tarring roads and to rid the state capital of polythene menace. The practice involves mixing and melting of shredded plastic with bitumen (mixture used for road surfacing) to make relatively stronger and cost-effective road surfaces.
The authorities at the state-run Doon district hospital said that they are keeping a tab on doctors who are not prescribing generic drugs to the patients but cannot stop the practice.
Inclement weather may have hindered tourists’ movement in the hill areas of Uttarakhand for the past five days but the pilgrimages to Char Dham and Hemkund Sahib have witnessed a steady flow of devotees.
The Roorkee police arrested three people on charges of smuggling a rare ‘two-headed’ snake and carrying Rs17.5 lakh cash. The snake was captured in Haryana and was being smuggled to Roorkee to be delivered in Delhi, the police said.
One man was killed after the upper floor of an under-construction restaurant collapsed in Dehradun on Sunday morning. A rescue and search operation is currently underway. with police having rescued three and still searching for one more person believed to be trapped inside the collapsed building.
ITBP jawan Chandrashekhar who had shot dead his senior sub-inspector Surendra Lal at LAl Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) Mussoorie on Friday surrendered before the Chandigarh police at Sector 36 on Sunday morning.