Anupam Trivedi

Anupam Trivedi provides impetus to HT’s coverage from Uttarakhand and has covered politics, environment, policing, entertainment for close to 17 years.

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School principal argues with Uttarakhand chief minister, gets suspended

A principal of a government school in Uttarkashi questioned the CM in the forum on why she wasn’t being transferred despite having served in a remote area for 25 years.
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had allegedly asked officials to arrest the principal after she repeatedly raised an issue during a ‘janata darbar’ after being addressed by the CM.(PTI)
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had allegedly asked officials to arrest the principal after she repeatedly raised an issue during a ‘janata darbar’ after being addressed by the CM.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 08:50 PM IST
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School principal seeking transfer hurled abuses at Uttarakhand CM during Janta Darbar, held

Uttara told the chief minister that she had been serving in the remote place for long and despite her repeated requests she has not been granted transfer.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat addressing a press conference, in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat addressing a press conference, in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 11:02 AM IST
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After high court order, pavements in Doon to be encroachment-free

Authorities are planning to crack a whip on those who have encroached upon pavements meant for pedestrians in Dehradun. The move comes after the high court last week categorically told authorities to act or face action.
A shopkeeper encroaches a footpath near Lansdowne Chowk in Dehradun.(Vinay S Kumar/HT Photo)
A shopkeeper encroaches a footpath near Lansdowne Chowk in Dehradun.(Vinay S Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 26, 2018 09:42 PM IST
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Shah approves poll panel for Uttarakhand LS seats, BJP ticket aspirants are members

Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah’s nod to an election management committee for the five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand has left ticket aspirants, who have been included in the panel, guessing about their fate.
BJP social media volunteers offer a portrait to party president Amit Shah at a meeting in Dehradun.(PTI Photo)
BJP social media volunteers offer a portrait to party president Amit Shah at a meeting in Dehradun.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 25, 2018 09:50 PM IST
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A wake-up call to save Ganga: Why HC banned river rafting, paragliding in Uttarakhand

There have been allegations that in a mad rush to make money, security of rafters is often compromised
The Uttarakhand high court banned rafting on Ganga waters until a policy is framed to regulate water sports.(HT File Photo)
The Uttarakhand high court banned rafting on Ganga waters until a policy is framed to regulate water sports.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 08:26 AM IST
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Time for govt to act, say experts after Uttarakhand HC bans adventure sports

The HC’s order, which directed state government to enact suitable legislation for regulating adventure and water sports throughout Uttarakhand, came as a jolt to the industry in the Himalayan state.
Adventure sports companies have mushroomed in the state, a popular destination for tourists from around the country, offering everything from white water rafting to paragliding to ziplining with no regulatory oversight.(AFP File Photo)
Adventure sports companies have mushroomed in the state, a popular destination for tourists from around the country, offering everything from white water rafting to paragliding to ziplining with no regulatory oversight.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Jun 22, 2018 09:57 PM IST
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17 years after formation, Uttarakhand set to make Ranji debut

BCCI forms 9-member Uttarakhand Cricket Consensus Committee to carry out cricketing activities in the state for next one year
Uttarakhand secured its place on the cricketing map earlier this month when first international T20 series between Afghanistan and Bangladesh was held at the newly built cricket stadium in Dehradun.(HT File)
Uttarakhand secured its place on the cricketing map earlier this month when first international T20 series between Afghanistan and Bangladesh was held at the newly built cricket stadium in Dehradun.(HT File)
Updated on Jun 18, 2018 08:48 PM IST
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Hunter guns down leopard that ‘killed’ 2 kids in Uttarakhand

A suspected man-eater leopard aged around three and half years was killed by a hunter on Sunday in Bageshwar district, forest department officials said
The department deployed hunter Lakhpat Singh on June 12, a day after a 7-year-old boy was killed in a suspected animal attack.(HT Photo)
The department deployed hunter Lakhpat Singh on June 12, a day after a 7-year-old boy was killed in a suspected animal attack.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 17, 2018 10:07 PM IST
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Polls ahead, shrine rebuilding picks pace

The shrine town was devastated in the June 2013 deluge.
At least seven major reconstruction and beautification works are currently in progress in Kedarnath.(HT PHOTO)
At least seven major reconstruction and beautification works are currently in progress in Kedarnath.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 10:31 PM IST
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No support from local authorities, says Indian football team midfielder Anirudh Thapa

Anirudh Thapa, who won the Intercontinental Cup 2018 title with the Indian football team, said that he has not received much help from the Uttarakhand government during his early years.
Anirudh Thapa (R) was a part of the Indian football team which lifted the Intercontinental Cup 2018 title.(AP)
Anirudh Thapa (R) was a part of the Indian football team which lifted the Intercontinental Cup 2018 title.(AP)
Updated on Jun 12, 2018 07:22 PM IST
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Uttarakhand Roadways in a mess, govt seek the help of consultant

Fifteen years after it was incorporated, the Uttarakhand Transport Corporation is still struggling to come out of the quagmire of financial losses
The Uttarakhand Transport Corporation registered <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>300 crore in losses in the last financial year (2017-18).(HT)
The Uttarakhand Transport Corporation registered 300 crore in losses in the last financial year (2017-18).(HT)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 10:35 PM IST
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Tharali bypoll: BJP banks on sympathy wave, Cong taps ‘discontent’ over price rise

A year after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the Uttarakhand polls with a thumping majority, the Trivendra Singh Rawat government is all set to face its first litmus test in the Tharali assembly by-election to be held on Monday
Chief minister TS Rawat addresses a public meeting during his campaign for Tharali by-election in Uttarakhand.(HT Photo)
Chief minister TS Rawat addresses a public meeting during his campaign for Tharali by-election in Uttarakhand.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2018 09:32 PM IST
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Is muck disposal in Uttarakhand Ganga basin the culprit?

Ratan Aswal, social activist from Garhwal, said he has documented the muck disposal in the Ganga basin. He added that the impact of the “illegal activity” was now clearly visible.
Social activists claim that a large amount of muck generated by cutting hills have been dumped in the lush green forest on the river banks thus prompting natural water sources to dry up.(HT FILE (REPRESENTATIVE PIC))
Social activists claim that a large amount of muck generated by cutting hills have been dumped in the lush green forest on the river banks thus prompting natural water sources to dry up.(HT FILE (REPRESENTATIVE PIC))
Updated on May 25, 2018 10:07 PM IST
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20-member forest team on 24X7 duty to trap ‘elusive man-eater’ of Rajaji

17 people have been killed in leopard attacks in the Raiwala stretch since 2014
RTR team members deployed for spotting the ‘man-eater leopard ‘.(HT Photo)
RTR team members deployed for spotting the ‘man-eater leopard ‘.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2018 10:31 PM IST
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First international cricket match to be held in Doon

Two years after it was constructed, the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is set to host the first international match as the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have agreed to hold a three-match T20I series here next month
Matches are scheduled for June 3, 5 and 7.(HT Photo)
Matches are scheduled for June 3, 5 and 7.(HT Photo)
Published on May 14, 2018 10:19 PM IST
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‘History-sheeter’ stunt biker from Delhi held in Doon

Karan Shivpuri, 25, is a stunt biker and once participated in MTV’s ‘Stuntmania’ show. He, however, could not pursue his passion professionally and ended up becoming a chain snatcher in Delhi
Police present Karan Shivpuri before media persons in Dehradun on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Police present Karan Shivpuri before media persons in Dehradun on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Published on May 09, 2018 09:54 PM IST
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Animal attacks forced 6% people to leave Uttarakhand: Report

Apart from lack of education, health and basic amenities, the rising man-animal conflict in parts of Uttarakhand has forced people to leave the hills, said a report drafted by the Rural Development and Migration Commission
A survivor of man animal conflict works at his fields in a village near Corbett Tiger Reserve in Ramanagar.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
A survivor of man animal conflict works at his fields in a village near Corbett Tiger Reserve in Ramanagar.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on May 07, 2018 10:16 PM IST
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Denied ambulance, man carries brother’s body on back, transgenders help him

Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat directs health secretary to probe the incident that took place at Government Doon Medical College and submit report
Pankaj carries the body of his brother on his back.(HT Photo)
Pankaj carries the body of his brother on his back.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 04, 2018 09:07 PM IST
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Modi portion dropped from Kedarnath laser show after Cong protests

A commentary of nearly five minutes, devoted to reconstruction work carried out at the shrine town under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s directive, was dropped, said the chairman of the Badri Kedar Temple Committee
The laser show presented at the Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand. The show, titled ‘The Eternal Shiva’, was introduced at the shrine this year as a new attraction for devotees.(Video Grab)
The laser show presented at the Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand. The show, titled ‘The Eternal Shiva’, was introduced at the shrine this year as a new attraction for devotees.(Video Grab)
Updated on May 01, 2018 10:13 PM IST
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BJP leader’s hoarding on U’khand CM’s ‘historic’ tour trolled on social media

A hoarding put up by a BJP leader, which described chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat’s recent Thailand tour as “historic”, created a buzz on the social media, embarrassing the ruling party
The hoarding posted by BJP leader Umesh Agarwal on his Facebook page.(HT)
The hoarding posted by BJP leader Umesh Agarwal on his Facebook page.(HT)
Published on Apr 23, 2018 09:53 PM IST
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Heckled minister pushes woman to make his way, video goes viral

Minister of state for higher education and dairy development Dhan Singh Rawat was heckled by villagers during a protest in his constituency over a road construction
Minister Dhan Singh Rawat is seen leaving the spot in a still from the video.(HT)
Minister Dhan Singh Rawat is seen leaving the spot in a still from the video.(HT)
Updated on Apr 23, 2018 09:48 PM IST
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After Uttarakhand Cong leader, son arrested for abduction, forcible conversion

After her arrest, Mehak Khan, who held the Uttarakhand secretary post in the women’s wing of the Congress, was suspended from the party. Former legislator and state president of the Mahila Congress Sarita Arya said an explanation has been sought from Mehak.
The girl’s parents had filed a complaint with Kathgodam police in Nainital district last week, accusing the Congress leader, Mehak Khan, and her son Danish Khan of abducting and forceful converting their daughter.(Photo for representation)
The girl’s parents had filed a complaint with Kathgodam police in Nainital district last week, accusing the Congress leader, Mehak Khan, and her son Danish Khan of abducting and forceful converting their daughter.(Photo for representation)
Updated on Apr 22, 2018 10:02 PM IST
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Now, laser show on 2013 deluge, Congress objects

The laser will showcase ‘Aadi Anant Shiva’ -- a 25-minute show on Lord Shiva.
A laser show is planned for 7 days from the day portals of the shrine will be opened on April 29.(HT FILE PHOTO)
A laser show is planned for 7 days from the day portals of the shrine will be opened on April 29.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 09:59 PM IST
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Y-category security for 4 babas, parents of Yogi Adityanath

State BJP chief Ajay Bhatt and party MP Baluni have also been provided Y-category security
Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand is among the seers provided Y-category security.(HT)
Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand is among the seers provided Y-category security.(HT)
Updated on Apr 18, 2018 11:10 PM IST
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CM Rawat among 54 Uttarakhand MLAs yet to submit property details, reveals RTI

The defaulters include parliamentary affairs minister Prakash Pant, Leader of the Opposition Indira Hridayesh, and Congress president Pritam Singh
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat(HT Photo)
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2018 10:26 PM IST
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Fee fiasco intensifies, private medical college refuses to roll back 300% hike

The Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Uttarakhand Medical Education University Wednesday asked the Himalayan Institute to roll back the hiked fee as the fee fixation issue was sub-judice
Th fee hike has sparked outrage with parents and students taking to streets against the move.(HT Photi)
Th fee hike has sparked outrage with parents and students taking to streets against the move.(HT Photi)
Updated on Apr 11, 2018 10:12 PM IST
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Another private medical college in Uttarakhand hikes fee by 300%

The move by Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences comes days after Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical & Health Sciences, also a private medical institute, decided to hike the fee by upto 300 per cent
The medical students had recently staged a protest against the fee hike in Dehradun.(HT Photo)
The medical students had recently staged a protest against the fee hike in Dehradun.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 10:59 PM IST
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High liquor cost in Uttarakhand may lead to smuggling from Uttar Pradesh

It’s a double whammy for liquor trader Dharmendra Singh who was allocated a shop in the Dehradun district last financial year
The new policy has increased the cost of liquor across brands anything between 10-15% in Uttarakhand.(HT File)
The new policy has increased the cost of liquor across brands anything between 10-15% in Uttarakhand.(HT File)
Published on Apr 09, 2018 10:08 PM IST
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Date for inviting tender for Kedarnath chopper service extended

This seems to be a season of controversies in Uttarakhand. After mayhem over medical fee issue and liquor policy, now aviation policy is under fire
Last year, nearly 4 lakh pilgrims preferred copters over horses and palanquins to reach Kedarnath shrine.(HT Photo)
Last year, nearly 4 lakh pilgrims preferred copters over horses and palanquins to reach Kedarnath shrine.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 09, 2018 09:56 PM IST
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State election body accuses Uttarakhand govt of not taking local body polls ‘seriously’

State election commissioner Subardhan told mediapersons that the state was slipping into a ‘democratic logjam’, with the tenure of 92 municipal bodies in the hill state ending on May 4.
Trivendra Singh Rawat’s cabinet had approved the expansion of 35 local bodies, including the Dehradun, Haldwani and Roorkee municipal corporations, last June.(HT File)
Trivendra Singh Rawat’s cabinet had approved the expansion of 35 local bodies, including the Dehradun, Haldwani and Roorkee municipal corporations, last June.(HT File)
Updated on Apr 04, 2018 08:33 PM IST
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