Deep Joshi

Deep Joshi

Deep Joshi is a Dehradun based special correspondent at HT bureau and covers politics

Articles by Deep Joshi
Government schemes would help increase tourist arrivals which would give a boost to the income of the people dependent on tourism activities.(HT Photo)
Government schemes would help increase tourist arrivals which would give a boost to the income of the people dependent on tourism activities.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand plans to introduce caravans in major spots to boost tourism

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2018 03:57 PM IST
The Uttarakhand government also plans to encourage homestay facilities around known tourist spots to attract trekkers and hikers.
Hindu Seva Parishad activists stage a protest against the film 'Kedarnath' at a mall, in Jabalpur, Friday(PTI)
Hindu Seva Parishad activists stage a protest against the film 'Kedarnath' at a mall, in Jabalpur, Friday(PTI)

Uttarakhand govt rejects ‘Kedarnath’ director’s request to lift ban

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 08:45 AM IST
“The story of the film ‘Kedarnath’ is communally provocative and may create tension between communities. We are now initiating steps to have the title of the film changed as the name of the revered shrine can’t be allowed to be misused.”
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat arrives at the Uttarakhand assembly to attend the winter session in Dehradun on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat arrives at the Uttarakhand assembly to attend the winter session in Dehradun on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Opposition creates ruckus in the Uttarakhand assembly on Lokayukta issue

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 03:38 PM IST
Uttarakhand assembly winter session: The opposition Congress demanded that the BJP government appoint the Lokayukta within the next 30 days.
Finance minister Prakash Pant, along with Uttarakhand chief minister TS Rawat, on way to present supplementary budget in the assembly on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Finance minister Prakash Pant, along with Uttarakhand chief minister TS Rawat, on way to present supplementary budget in the assembly on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Supplementary budget of Rs2,452 crore tabled in Uttarakhand Assembly

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2018 03:31 PM IST
In an attempt to appease the salaried class and farmers ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Uttarakhand government has allocated a major portion of the budget for revenue expenditure and agriculture sector.
Uttarakhand assembly speaker Prem Chand Aggarwal (right) on his way to attend the first day of assembly’s winter session in Dehradun on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Uttarakhand assembly speaker Prem Chand Aggarwal (right) on his way to attend the first day of assembly’s winter session in Dehradun on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

‘Would’ve brought down Congress government if not for ND Tiwari’: Harak Singh Rawat

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 03:24 PM IST
Paying tributes to former chief minister ND Tiwari during the first day of Uttarakhand assembly’s winter session, the former Congress heavyweight Harak Singh Rawat admitted that he was upset with him (Tiwari) because he didn’t induct him into his cabinet in 2005.
The government holding the winter session of Uttarakhand assembly in Dehradun has drawn a sharp criticism from the Congress.(HT File)
The government holding the winter session of Uttarakhand assembly in Dehradun has drawn a sharp criticism from the Congress.(HT File)

Uttarakhand assembly’s winter session likely to be stormy

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 03:24 PM IST
The winter session of Uttarakhand assembly begins on December 4. The Congress is preparing to corner the BJP government in the state on its ‘failure to resolve all pressing issues’ such as development, law and order and the state’s pemanent capital.
Tourists enjoy skiing at Auli in Chamoli district. Uttarakhand plans to promote adventure tourism as part of its new tourism policy.(HT File)
Tourists enjoy skiing at Auli in Chamoli district. Uttarakhand plans to promote adventure tourism as part of its new tourism policy.(HT File)

Uttarakhand’s new tourism policy aims to facilitate reverse migration

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2018 03:40 PM IST
An Uttarakhand Toursim Development Board official said the state government has an elaborate road map ready to achieve the objective of reversing migration from the hill state.
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat launched India’s ‘first hi-tech’ State Data Centre in Dehradun on Monday, November 26, 2018.(HT Photo)
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat launched India’s ‘first hi-tech’ State Data Centre in Dehradun on Monday, November 26, 2018.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand CM Rawat launches India’s first hi-tech State Data Centre

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2018 03:55 PM IST
The hi-tech State Data Centre has been set up on the premises of the Information Technology Development Agency (ITDA) in Dehradun’s sprawling IT Park area. Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat said the state-of-the-art SDC was an online web space with a capacity for storage of the data relating to all departments.
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat (third from right) with party workers before addressing a public meeting at the Brahmapuri colony in Dehradun on Sunday. Rawat addressed several public meetings while launching the BJP’s campaign for the November 18 civic polls.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat (third from right) with party workers before addressing a public meeting at the Brahmapuri colony in Dehradun on Sunday. Rawat addressed several public meetings while launching the BJP’s campaign for the November 18 civic polls.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand CM launches BJP's campaign for November 18 civic body polls

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 03:35 PM IST
Over the next four days, Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Sinhg Rawat is slated to address about two dozen public meetings besides leading BJP workers and supporters at various roadshows ahead of the November 18 urban local body polls in the state.
Uttarakhand citizens admit there has been progress in some spheres since the hill state was carved out of UP in 2000, but dub it as ‘insignificant’ as it has ‘hardly benefitted them’.(Vijay Santoshi /HT Photo)
Uttarakhand citizens admit there has been progress in some spheres since the hill state was carved out of UP in 2000, but dub it as ‘insignificant’ as it has ‘hardly benefitted them’.(Vijay Santoshi /HT Photo)

18 years since formation, hill-centric development remains a dream for Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 03:19 PM IST
The very purpose of carving a separate hill state - Uttarakhand - from the plains of Uttar Pradesh stands defeated and the reasons for it are many, say analysts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shares sweets with army personnel.(AFP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shares sweets with army personnel.(AFP)

‘Will ensure you a good life’: PM Narendra Modi celebrates Diwali with army, ITBP

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2018 09:45 AM IST
India is continuously strengthening its defence weaponry but is equally mindful of the welfare of its defence personnel, PM Narendra Modi said on Wednesday as he celebrated Diwali with army and ITBP personnel at a border outpost in Uttarakhand close to the China border.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fly to Punjab where he will celebrate Diwali with army jawans on the border.(HT File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fly to Punjab where he will celebrate Diwali with army jawans on the border.(HT File Photo)

PM Modi in Kedarnath to offer prayers today, will celebrate Diwali with jawans in Punjab

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2018 09:18 AM IST
PM Modi will take a round of the Kedarnath shrine to review the Kedarpuri reconstruction project.
Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand. PM Modi will visit the shrine town on Diwali, November 7, to review the progress of the Kedarpuri reconstruction project.(HT File)
Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand. PM Modi will visit the shrine town on Diwali, November 7, to review the progress of the Kedarpuri reconstruction project.(HT File)

PM Modi to visit Kedarnath on Diwali to review progress of reconstruction project

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2018 12:29 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of Kedarnath reconstruction project in October 2017, four years after the temple town in Uttarakhand was ravaged by flash floods.
Kedarnath stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan in lead roles.
Kedarnath stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan in lead roles.

Kedarnath: Priests in the shrine town threaten to hold protests if Sushant Singh Rajput starrer is not banned

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 01:14 PM IST
Sara Ali Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Kedarnath has evoked strong reaction from the priests of the temple town, who have demanded a ban on the film, saying it promotes ‘love jihad’.
In the Congress for virtually his entire political career, ND Tiwari got along with politicians across the spectrum.(HT File Photo)
In the Congress for virtually his entire political career, ND Tiwari got along with politicians across the spectrum.(HT File Photo)

ND Tiwari, the veteran politician with a knack for befriending rivals

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 06:58 PM IST
ND Tiwari was the only Indian politician to serve as chief minister of two states.
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat with Union home minister Rajnath Singh at the Uttarakhand Investors Summit, Monday, October 8, 2018.(HT Photo)
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat with Union home minister Rajnath Singh at the Uttarakhand Investors Summit, Monday, October 8, 2018.(HT Photo)

India set to be among world’s top three economies by 2030, says Rajnath Singh at Uttarakhand Investors Summit

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2018 03:43 PM IST
Union home minister Rajnath Singh said that as a result of the economic policies pursued by the BJP government at the Centre, India has emerged as the world’s sixth largest economy and “will jump to the fifth position very soon”. He said this at the concluding session of the two-day Uttarakhand Investors Summit on Monday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 1st Uttarakhand Investors Summit 2018, in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, on Sunday, October 07, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 1st Uttarakhand Investors Summit 2018, in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, on Sunday, October 07, 2018.(PTI Photo)

India is becoming engine of global growth, says PM Modi at Uttarakhand’s first investors summit

Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2018 03:12 PM IST
Highlighting rapid growth in the infrastructure sector, the Prime Minister said 10,000 km highways have been built, which is double in comparison with what was done by earlier governments.
Term loans ranging from Rs 10 crore to Rs 50 crore would be provided to MSMEs interested in manufacturing electric vehicles.(HT/Picture for representation)
Term loans ranging from Rs 10 crore to Rs 50 crore would be provided to MSMEs interested in manufacturing electric vehicles.(HT/Picture for representation)

Uttarakhand cabinet nod to new electric vehicle manufacturing policy to combat pollution

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2018 12:43 AM IST
Under the electric vehicle manufacturing and battery charging infrastructure promotion policy, a number of exemptions and incentives would be provided to entrepreneurs to set up electric manufacturing units.
Entrepreneurs who set up hotels, motels, floating resorts, heritage hotels and health resorts or initiate activities in sectors such as yoga, ayurveda, rural tourism and ethnic cuisines would benefit.(HT File Photo)
Entrepreneurs who set up hotels, motels, floating resorts, heritage hotels and health resorts or initiate activities in sectors such as yoga, ayurveda, rural tourism and ethnic cuisines would benefit.(HT File Photo)

Tourism sector in Uttarakhand to get industry status

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2018 12:35 AM IST
In an effort to boost tourism, the Uttarakhand cabinet on Thursday gave nod to a policy that accords industry status to the sector, besides listing a series of benefits and exemptions for some 28 related commercial activities.
Congress MLA Pritam Singh (R) at the assembly in Dehradun on Monday.(HT Photo)
Congress MLA Pritam Singh (R) at the assembly in Dehradun on Monday.(HT Photo)

Will study Act before taking call on Lokayukta appointment: Pant

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2018 06:04 AM IST
The statement was made on the last day of the assembly session amid Congress members shouting slogans in the well of the House in favour of their demand
The Indian Audit and Account Department in Dehradun. A report by the CAG has pulled up the government for mismanagement of a centrally-funded drinking water project.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT)
The Indian Audit and Account Department in Dehradun. A report by the CAG has pulled up the government for mismanagement of a centrally-funded drinking water project.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT)

CAG report reveals gaps in water plan execution

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2018 11:53 PM IST
Passes strictures against govt for financial mismanagement
The monsoon session of the Uttarakhand assembly began on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.(HT File)
The monsoon session of the Uttarakhand assembly began on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.(HT File)

Uttarakhand assembly’s monsoon session from Tuesday

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 02:08 PM IST
The Congress said that the state government’s failure to check the deteriorating law and order situation would also be prominently raised in the House.
A view of the devastated Kedarpuri township in the vicinity of Kedarnath shrine after 2013 disaster.(HT File Photo)
A view of the devastated Kedarpuri township in the vicinity of Kedarnath shrine after 2013 disaster.(HT File Photo)

Destroyed in 2013 floods, Kedarpuri revamp on course, work may be over by October end

Hindustan Times, Kedarnath | By Deep Joshi, Kedarnath
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 05:41 AM IST
Work is in full swing with BJP insiders claiming that the official machinery is under pressure from the Centre to complete the project before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat is on record saying that plans were afoot to “lease out the agricultural land in the hills lying fallow and abandoned as their owners have migrated”.(PTI/File Photo)
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat is on record saying that plans were afoot to “lease out the agricultural land in the hills lying fallow and abandoned as their owners have migrated”.(PTI/File Photo)

Uttarakhand may lease out empty land to foreign investors to boost farm production

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2018 12:52 AM IST
Plans are on to lease out abandoned land in Uttarakhand to foreign investors to grow crops, which would boost hill farmers’ income and check forced migration.
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was instrumental in the formation of Uttarakhand.(File Photo)
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was instrumental in the formation of Uttarakhand.(File Photo)

Former PM Vajpayee to be spirit of Uttarakhand BJP’s 2019 campaign

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2018 12:21 AM IST
The Uttarakhand BJP will initiate the campaign with ‘Kavyanjali’ on September 16 — a poetic tribute to former PM Vajpayee. This will be followed by ‘Karyanjali’, a nine-day plan under which medical camps would be organised from September 17 — PM Modi’s birthday.
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had ordered an SIT probe into the Rs 500-crore NH-74 scam just days after he took over, following the BJP’s landslide win in the 2017 assembly polls.(PTI/File Photo)
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had ordered an SIT probe into the Rs 500-crore NH-74 scam just days after he took over, following the BJP’s landslide win in the 2017 assembly polls.(PTI/File Photo)

Two IAS officers suspended in Uttarakhand in NH-74 scam

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2018 01:47 AM IST
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat suspended IAS officers Pankaj Kumar Pandey and Chandresh Yadav on the basis of a report the Special Investigation Team recently submitted to the government.
Former chief minister Harish Rawat at a recent event. (HT Photo)
Former chief minister Harish Rawat at a recent event. (HT Photo)

Lok Sabha polls a challenge for Congress, warns former CM Harish Rawat

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 12:11 AM IST
The Congress heavyweight, however, denied allegations that he had weakened the party organisationally by promoting his supporters during his three-year tenure.
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat addresses a press conference in Dehradun. (Vinay Kumar/HT Photo)
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat addresses a press conference in Dehradun. (Vinay Kumar/HT Photo)

Uttarakhand to get India’s first integrated cooperative development project

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 12:24 AM IST
The scheme aims to drastically improve the rural economy by giving a boost to the co-operative, farm and allied sectors.
A shepherd with his flock at the green pastures of Aali Bugyal in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand.(HT File Photo)
A shepherd with his flock at the green pastures of Aali Bugyal in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand.(HT File Photo)

Uttarakhand govt may lift import ban on exotic sheep to boost farmers’ income, check migration

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2018 01:04 PM IST
A government official said the capacity of the indigenous varieties of sheep to yield meat and fine-quality wool has been affected owing to inbreeding caused by the ban on the import of exotic varieties.
At a closed-door “coordination meeting” held on the outskirts of Dehradun, the RSS, the ideological mentor of the BJP, also directed the state government to be “watchful” of frequent military intrusions into Indian territory from China and civilian infiltrations from Nepal, a Sangh insider said.(AFP/Picture for representation)
At a closed-door “coordination meeting” held on the outskirts of Dehradun, the RSS, the ideological mentor of the BJP, also directed the state government to be “watchful” of frequent military intrusions into Indian territory from China and civilian infiltrations from Nepal, a Sangh insider said.(AFP/Picture for representation)

RSS reprimands Uttarakhand BJP govt for dealing arrogantly with public, asks it to check migration

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2018 01:00 AM IST
The BJP government was also directed to adopt “an innovative approach” to development and marshal all its resources to implement the party’s “vision for development”, which was unveiled in the run-up to the 2017 assembly elections, party insiders said.
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