Deep Joshi

Deep Joshi

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

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Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat went on record to say that the probe was ordered after cases relating to distribution of compensation among individuals other than farmers whose land was acquired for NH-74 came to light.(PTI/File Picture)
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat went on record to say that the probe was ordered after cases relating to distribution of compensation among individuals other than farmers whose land was acquired for NH-74 came to light.(PTI/File Picture)

Ex-IAS hearing NH-74 land acquisition cases resigns after babus seek Uttarakhand CM’s intervention

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | 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.
Uttarakhand chief minister said the government has plans to set up a separate Uttarakhand Diaspora Board for the development of the mountain state.(PTI/File Photo)
Uttarakhand chief minister said the government has plans to set up a separate Uttarakhand Diaspora Board for the development of the mountain state.(PTI/File Photo)

New scheme to revive 700 ‘ghost villages’ of Uttarakhand: CM Trivendra Singh Rawat

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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.
The move to hold a joint meeting of seven fronts is aimed at winning over SC, ST, OBC and minority communities, say BJP insiders.(HT File Photo)
The move to hold a joint meeting of seven fronts is aimed at winning over SC, ST, OBC and minority communities, say BJP insiders.(HT File Photo)

BJP gears up for general election, calls meet of 7 fronts in Haridwar

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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
Shaurya Doval.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Shaurya Doval.(HT FILE PHOTO)

All I am interested in is social service, says Shaurya Doval

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2018 09:10 PM IST
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said on Saturday his government will not allow opening of abattoirs in the state and will cancel licences for those issued by the previous regime.(Representative Image/HT PHOTO)
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said on Saturday his government will not allow opening of abattoirs in the state and will cancel licences for those issued by the previous regime.(Representative Image/HT PHOTO)

Uttarakhand CM announces crackdown on slaughterhouses

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.
Student Police Cadet Project aims at training youngsters to sensitise people against social evils.(HT File Photo)
Student Police Cadet Project aims at training youngsters to sensitise people against social evils.(HT File Photo)

Student police plan draws criticism in Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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
People wait in queue to check their names on the draft list at the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre at a village in Nagaon district in Assam. The Uttarakhand BJP wants an NRC in the state to check entry of infiltrators.(Reuters File Photo For Representation)
People wait in queue to check their names on the draft list at the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre at a village in Nagaon district in Assam. The Uttarakhand BJP wants an NRC in the state to check entry of infiltrators.(Reuters File Photo For Representation)

BJP hints at NRC in Uttarakhand, Cong sniffs polarisation bid ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Hindustan Times | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
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.
he initiative has been taken to distinguish genuine gau rakshaks from ruffians who resort to violence in the name of cow protection.(HT PHOTO)
he initiative has been taken to distinguish genuine gau rakshaks from ruffians who resort to violence in the name of cow protection.(HT PHOTO)

Uttarakhand to issue ID cards to gaurakshaks, call them ‘cow guardians’

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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
A view of NH-74 between Jaspur-Khatima in US Nagar.(HT File)
A view of NH-74 between Jaspur-Khatima in US Nagar.(HT File)

NH-74 Scam: Govt issues show cause notice to two IAS officers

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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.
The Dehradun smart city project worth Rs 1200 crore will be implemented by June next year, said Ashish Kumar Srivastava, vice chairman of Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority.(HT Photo)
The Dehradun smart city project worth Rs 1200 crore will be implemented by June next year, said Ashish Kumar Srivastava, vice chairman of Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority.(HT Photo)

Rio model to be replicated in Dehradun smart city, IT-enabled services to be provided

Hindustan Times | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
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
ITBP personnel patrol at Indo China border in Uttarakhand.(Photo courtesy: ITBP)
ITBP personnel patrol at Indo China border in Uttarakhand.(Photo courtesy: ITBP)

CM to unfurl Tricolour in village bordering China: Uttarakhand BJP

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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
Ahead of the 2017 assembly polls, the BJP had promised that Gairsain, a town and nagar panchayat in Chamoli district, would be made the summer capital.(HT File Photo)
Ahead of the 2017 assembly polls, the BJP had promised that Gairsain, a town and nagar panchayat in Chamoli district, would be made the summer capital.(HT File Photo)

Integrated township project, step towards Gairsain as summer capital

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat plants a sapling at Kervan village near Dehradun on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat plants a sapling at Kervan village near Dehradun on Sunday.(HT Photo)

U’khand CM invokes example of Thames to rejuvenate Rispana river

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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
BJP state unit president Ajay Bhatt admitted that Hindutva outfits working for the social upliftment “will certainly bring the ruling party electoral dividends” in the coming general election.(AFP File)
BJP state unit president Ajay Bhatt admitted that Hindutva outfits working for the social upliftment “will certainly bring the ruling party electoral dividends” in the coming general election.(AFP File)

Eye on 2019 Lok Sabha polls, RSS gets active in Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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
Governor KK Paul issued guidelines to state universities to ensure that the society at large was benefited by the academia.(HT Photo)
Governor KK Paul issued guidelines to state universities to ensure that the society at large was benefited by the academia.(HT Photo)

To improve ranking of state univs, Uttarakhand Guv lays focus on quality research

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.(HT File)
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.(HT File)

Eye on 2019 polls, Rawat govt set to award workers with minister ranks posts

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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
Folk artistes perform during month-long Harela festival, in Nainital.(PTI)
Folk artistes perform during month-long Harela festival, in Nainital.(PTI)

Special bus boost for pahari tourism in Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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
BJP MLA Sanjay Gupta.(HT Photo)
BJP MLA Sanjay Gupta.(HT Photo)

BJP goes slow on MLA Gupta as he finds support in more MLAs

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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.
BJP Uttarakhand unit president Ajay Bhatt says statements of the two party MLAs are being scrutinised and notices will soon be issued to them.(PTI File)
BJP Uttarakhand unit president Ajay Bhatt says statements of the two party MLAs are being scrutinised and notices will soon be issued to them.(PTI File)

Rebellion rears head in BJP as two MLAs accuse CM of discrimination

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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
Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu presents a certificate to a student during the convocation of ICFAI University in Dehradun on Saturday. Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat is present.(PTI Photo)
Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu presents a certificate to a student during the convocation of ICFAI University in Dehradun on Saturday. Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat is present.(PTI Photo)

Modi govt protecting secular ethos, says vice-president Naidu

Hindustan Times | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
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’
Of the total, 20,000 cows would be a cross-breed of Red Sindhis and Jerseys, while the remaining would be Holstein Friesian.(HT File)
Of the total, 20,000 cows would be a cross-breed of Red Sindhis and Jerseys, while the remaining would be Holstein Friesian.(HT File)

Uttarakhand to introduce 28,000 cows to chart a dairy success

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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
Union minister Ananth Kumar (3rd from L) and CM Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurat CIPET in Doiwala on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Union minister Ananth Kumar (3rd from L) and CM Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurat CIPET in Doiwala on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand gets plastic engg institute, two more units soon

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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
Congress MLA Mamta Rakesh representing Bhagwanpur said chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat approved most of her proposals during a review of development in assembly constituencies in Haridwar district.(PTI File Photo)
Congress MLA Mamta Rakesh representing Bhagwanpur said chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat approved most of her proposals during a review of development in assembly constituencies in Haridwar district.(PTI File Photo)

After Uttarakhand Congress chief skips CM meet, party legislator praises Rawat

Hindustan Times | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
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.
CM Trivendra Singh Rawat takes a look at a drone at the centre at ITDA in Dehradun on Monday.(HT Photo)
CM Trivendra Singh Rawat takes a look at a drone at the centre at ITDA in Dehradun on Monday.(HT Photo)

Cyber security, drone centre comes up in Doon

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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
The issue dates back to the time when chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat was in-charge of BJP’s Jharkhand unit.(PTI File)
The issue dates back to the time when chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat was in-charge of BJP’s Jharkhand unit.(PTI File)

BJP rejects horse trading charges against Uttarakhand chief minister

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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
Harak Singh Rawat.(HT Photo)
Harak Singh Rawat.(HT Photo)

I don’t know even ABCD of my ministry, officials keep me in dark: Uttarakhand minister

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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
The Congress accused chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat of not inviting state party chief Pritam Singh who represents Chakrata, one of the 10 assembly constituencies in Dehradun district.(PTI File Photo)
The Congress accused chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat of not inviting state party chief Pritam Singh who represents Chakrata, one of the 10 assembly constituencies in Dehradun district.(PTI File Photo)

Uttarakhand Cong chief’s absence at CM’s review of assembly seats triggers war of words

Hindustan Times | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
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.
A road leading to Rasiyabad village washed away after heavy rain at Munsiyari in Pithoragarh district on July 2.(PTI)
A road leading to Rasiyabad village washed away after heavy rain at Munsiyari in Pithoragarh district on July 2.(PTI)

U’khand govt lines up measures: Helibase in hills, better warning system

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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
Finance minister Prakash Pant said that all state employees including the wives of politicians belonging to the ruling BJP will be treated equal before the law.(HT)
Finance minister Prakash Pant said that all state employees including the wives of politicians belonging to the ruling BJP will be treated equal before the law.(HT)

Even BJP ministers’ wives will be transferred under Transfer Act: Pant

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
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
Uttara Pant Bahuguna, 57, the principal of a primary school at Jeyestwari, a remote place in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, sought chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat’s apology for “publicly humiliating” her and getting her escorted out of a janta darbar.(HT Photo)
Uttara Pant Bahuguna, 57, the principal of a primary school at Jeyestwari, a remote place in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, sought chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat’s apology for “publicly humiliating” her and getting her escorted out of a janta darbar.(HT Photo)

Will knock on court doors if I am not transferred: Suspended Uttarakhand principal

Hindustan Times | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
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.
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