Deep Joshi is a Dehradun based special correspondent at HT bureau and covers politics
Articles 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: Priests in the shrine town threaten to hold protests if Sushant Singh Rajput starrer is not banned
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’.
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 06:58 PM IST
ND Tiwari was the only Indian politician to serve as chief minister of two states.
India set to be among world’s top three economies by 2030, says Rajnath Singh at Uttarakhand Investors Summit
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2018 11:53 PM IST
Passes strictures against govt for financial mismanagement
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.