Deep Joshi is a Dehradun based special correspondent at HT bureau and covers politics
Articles by Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 07:15 AM IST
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had ordered an SIT probe into the alleged NH-74 scam days after he took over after the BJP’s landslide win in the 2017 assembly polls.
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 06:49 AM IST
The villages have been rendered uninhabited due to migration and lack of facilities. Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat said the government is planning to acquire land in these villages, so that entrepreneurs can utilise them for horticulture, growing medicinal plants or tourism related activities.
PUBLISHED ON AUG 12, 2018 10:03 PM IST
About nine months are still left for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections but the BJP’s Uttarakhand unit has started preparing for the poll battle. As part of the move the ruling party will organise the first joint meeting of all its seven morchas (fronts) in Haridwar on August 16
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2018 09:10 PM IST
Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 11:00 PM IST
Noting that raising cows can strengthen the finances of farmers, Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said shelters and sheds are being built to accommodate all stray cows.
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2018 10:01 PM IST
The Centre’s decision to implement its Student Police Cadet Project in Uttarakhand has drawn a sharp criticism from officials who dubbed the scheme as superfluous that would end up putting a huge financial burden on the resource-crunched state
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2018 10:19 PM IST
The ruling BJP on Sunday said the Uttarakhand government might soon create a National Register of Citizens (NRC) on the pattern of Assam so that infiltrators’ entry into the state could be banned, a move that drew a sharp criticism from the Congress.
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 10:17 PM IST
Uttarakhand will soon become the first state to issue identity cards to gau rakshaks (protectors of cows) who will now be known as gau sanrakshaks (guardians of cows), a senior official said
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 10:10 PM IST
The Uttarakhand government has issued show-cause notices to two IAS officials — Pankaj Pandey and Chandresh Yadav — days after their names figured in a Special Investigation Team (SIT) report in the alleged Rs 500-crore scam pertaining to the broadening of NH-74 in Udham Singh Nagar district.
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 09:33 PM IST
Dehradun is all set to be developed into Uttarakhand’s first ‘smart city’, which will be equipped to provide its residents IT-enabled assured services monitored through a 24X7 online integrated command and control system
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 10:41 PM IST
To give a stern message to Beijing in view of the frequent incursions by the Chinese army on the Indo-Tibetan border touching Uttarakhand, chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat will unfurl the national flag at a border village on the Independence Day, the ruling BJP has said
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2018 10:17 PM IST
More than a year after the ruling BJP promised that Gairsain would be made Uttarakhand’s summer capital, the state government has decided to set up an integrated township a few km away at Bharari-sain
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2018 10:08 PM IST
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Sunday launched an ambitious plantation drive to rejuvenate the Rispana, a gurgling stream that once passed through Dehradun but turned into a trickle owing to the city’s fast paced expansion and increasing population
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2018 10:18 PM IST
Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and its affiliates have become proactive in Uttarakhand trying to polarise Hindu votes in favour of the ruling BJP
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2018 09:53 PM IST
In a move aimed at improving the rankings of all state universities, Uttarakhand governor KK Paul has directed their vice chancellors to ensure quality research and education on campuses although the fund crunch remains the main issue dogging those 11 institutes of higher learning
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2018 10:07 PM IST
The move comes just days after some legislators openly criticised chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat for neglecting development in their constituencies
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2018 09:45 PM IST
Aiming to promote cultural tourism, the Uttarakhand government will soon launch special bus services for tourists to enjoy vibrant Pahari folk arts and traditions and places of cultural attractions including castles, temples and archaeological sites dotting the picturesque Himalayan landscape
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2018 10:15 PM IST
The ruling BJP may have issued a show cause notice to its Laksar MLA Sanjay Gupta after he accused chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat of neglecting development in Haridwar but it is unlikely that he would be expelled or punished, insiders said.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2018 10:01 PM IST
A row erupted in the Uttarakhand unit of BJP after at least two ruling party legislators from Haridwar accused chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat of neglecting development in their constituencies
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 08:22 PM IST
The vice-president says the Centre is acting in the spirit of ‘Sarva Dharma Sambhav (equal respect for all religions) and ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas’
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2018 09:18 PM IST
The Uttarakhand government has launched an ambitious scheme to introduce 28,000 high milk yielding varieties of cows across its 13 districts in a move that is aimed at giving the much-needed boost to the ailing dairy sector
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2018 09:28 PM IST
Union chemicals and fertilisers minister Ananth Kumar on Tuesday inaugurated Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology at Doiwala on the outskirts of the state capital
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 08:40 PM IST
Days after Uttarakhand Congress president Pritam Singh skipped a chief minister’s meeting held to review development, a party legislator praised Trivendra Singh Rawat for approving most of the projects for her constituency, an indication that everything is not fine with the opposition party.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2018 10:00 PM IST
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday inaugurated the country’s first drone application centre and cyber security centre here stating that the state-of-the-art unit will not only help train local youth in drone applications and cyber security but also help generate employment
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2018 10:03 PM IST
The Uttarakhand unit of BJP on Sunday termed as “baseless” Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) president Babulal Marandi’s allegations that chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had engineered defection of its six MLAs in 2015 to help the BJP form government in Jharkhand
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2018 10:22 PM IST
A senior minister in Trivendra Singh Rawat cabinet said that he doesn’t know “even the ABCD of his ministry” as bureaucrats keep him in dark about the goings on
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 09:24 PM IST
Uttarakhand Congress president Pritam Singh choosing to skip a review of development works in the assembly constituencies in Dehradun by the chief minister on Saturday triggered a war of words between the ruling BJP and the opposition party.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2018 10:11 PM IST
The Uttarakhand government will soon set up a helibase each in Kumaon and Garhwal so that prompt relief and rescue operations could be taken up in times of emergency, a senior official said Tuesday
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2018 10:43 PM IST
Nobody is above the law which is applicable to all, cabinet minister Prakash Pant said on Sunday rebutting allegations of the Congress that some BJP leaders’ wives teaching in schools were given postings in accessible areas in open violation of the Transfer Act
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2018 10:34 PM IST
Bahuguna seems a bit happy that a couple of days back school education minister Arvind Pandey called her up to express his regret over the incident at the janata darbar.