Kalyan Das covers crime, transport, human rights and central government offices from Bhopal and Indore.
Articles by Kalyan Das
Our reply to BJP, says Uttarakhand Cong leader who piloted Yashpal Arya return
Pritam Singh, leader of opposition in Uttaraakhand assembly, was working on a plan to get three BJP MLAs to cross over but the third legislator dropped out at the last minute after a senior BJP leader reached out. Eventually, only Yashpal Arya and his son joined the Congress.
Updated on Oct 12, 2021 01:15 AM IST
Day after Uttarakhand avalanche, bodies of four navy personnel retrieved
Six people had gone missing after an avalanche hit their summit of Mt Trishul in Chamoli district on Friday morning.
Updated on Oct 03, 2021 01:42 AM IST
ByKalyan Das, Dehradun
5 Navy personnel go missing after avalanche hits Trishul expedition
The incidents, the officials cited above said, took place at around 5 am when the expedition team had gone to scale the highest of the three peaks - Trishul-1 - at a height of 7,120 metres from “camp 3”.
Updated on Oct 02, 2021 12:59 AM IST
ByKalyan Das, Dehradun:
55-year-old woman, domestic help found dead near Dehradun
An initial probe suggested that the two were murdered after being hit with a blunt object, an officer with the Uttarakhand Poiice said. The stiffening of the limbs suggested the murders took place 12 to 13 hours before the matter was reported, said police
Updated on Sep 30, 2021 10:19 AM IST
Almora police unearth Maoist hideout in cave inside forest
The hideout was revealed based on the interrogation of the “last wanted Maoist leader” of Uttarakhand.
Published on Sep 27, 2021 07:28 PM IST
ByMohan Rajput, Kalyan Das
Wadia institute to explore hydrocarbons, study seismic threats in Indian Himalayas
Director, WIHG, Kalachand Sain, who is leading the project, informed that the project will help in a “comprehensive study of the surface and sub-surface areas of the Himalayas.”
Updated on Sep 27, 2021 06:52 PM IST
Opposition expresses ‘serious concerns’ over Uttarakhand govt order on ‘demographic change’
The AAP accused the BJP of “working on the lines of Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)”.
Updated on Sep 25, 2021 07:04 PM IST
Army personnel find body of missing mountaineer from 2005 expedition in Uttarakhand
The expedition comprising of personnel from the Indian Army’s base in the border district of Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand had left to scale the peak to commemorate the Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations during which they came across the body of the mountaineer.
Published on Sep 25, 2021 01:05 AM IST
ByVipin Negi and Kalyan Das
Uttarakhand red-flags ‘demographic change’, says one community forced to migrate
Uttarakhand government cited demographic changes in parts of the state to order police and administrative officers in districts to track what it called illegal land deals and outsiders who have criminal antecedents.
Published on Sep 24, 2021 11:07 PM IST
ByNeeraj Santoshi & Kalyan Das
BJP, Congress no longer ignore AAP as it makes attractive poll promises
Union minister Prahlad Joshi, who is the BJP’s in-charge of the elections, attacked Delhi’s chief minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for making “false” promises. He accused him of doing “nothing for development in Delhi” and accused him of trying to “befool people of Uttarakhand”
Published on Sep 22, 2021 06:22 PM IST
Uttarakhand Cong writes to Speaker to disqualify MLA who defected to BJP
“We have urged the Speaker to end Rajkumar’s assembly membership because he joined the BJP without resigning from his membership of both the Congress and the assembly...this disqualifies him from the latter as per the anti-defection law in Constitution,” said Godiyal about his letter
Published on Sep 22, 2021 04:46 PM IST
Char Dham Yatra: 18 pilgrims with fake e-passes sent back
Police said the 18 people were caught on Monday at a check post at Sonprayag in Rudraprayag district, some 24 km from Kedarnath, one of the four shrines of Hinduism.The other three are Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri
Published on Sep 22, 2021 12:30 AM IST
After Punjab, hope for a Dalit CM in Uttarakhand too, says Harish Rawat
Rawat made the statement while addressing a public meeting during the party’s Parivartan Yatra in Laksar constituency of Haridwar
Published on Sep 21, 2021 04:58 PM IST
Uttarakhand tops hill states with maximum cases of rape, child abuse, says NCRB report
Himachal Pradesh reported the second highest number of rape cases -- 331 followed by Tripura with 79 such cases. Among other Himalayan states, Meghalaya reported 67 cases and Mizoram 33 cases.
Published on Sep 15, 2021 04:18 PM IST
Defection politics heats up in Uttarakhand with new entrants in BJP
The recent inclusions of the two MLAs in the BJP created ripples in the state politics ahead of the assembly elections polls next year.
Updated on Sep 13, 2021 07:59 PM IST
Congress MLA joins BJP ahead of assembly polls, says impressed by PM Modi
Congress MLA from Purola constituency of Uttarkashi district, Rajkumar, joined the ruling BJP on Sunday.
Updated on Sep 12, 2021 08:16 PM IST
Uttarakhand minister draws flak for saying app can help regulate rainfall
Uttarakhand minister for disaster management Dhan Singh Rawat copped flak by opposition leaders for a video where he was heard claiming that the state government was considering using “an app that could increase or decrease the intensity of rainfall as per requirement”
Updated on Aug 31, 2021 06:46 PM IST
'Went into hiding, lost relatives': How Afghan soldier's life changed in 15 days
The officer shared his sorrow with HT over an instant messaging application from an undisclosed location.
Updated on Aug 29, 2021 08:47 PM IST
Chaos in Uttarakhand assembly over issuing of caste certificates
The issue was raised by Opposition MLAs Mamta Rakesh and Qazi Nizamuddin from Haridwar after the Question Hour in the House.
Updated on Aug 24, 2021 06:05 PM IST
‘Hid uniform... went into hiding’: Afghan officer's account
The officer, who previously completed his pre-commission training at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun as part of an initiative between the two countries, says his life has turned upside down, not unlike millions others in his country.
Updated on Aug 23, 2021 05:14 AM IST
ByKalyan Das, Hindustan Times, Dehradun
Entering airport looked nearly impossible: Kabul evacuees
A total of 168 people, including 107 Indians and 23 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus, were flown from Kabul to the Hindan airbase near Delhi in the Indian Air Force (IAF) C-17 Globemaster aircraft.
Published on Aug 23, 2021 12:13 AM IST
ByPeeyush Khandelwal, Kalyan Das, Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad/dehradun
Never in our wildest dreams did we think Taliban would return so easily: ANA officer who trained at IMA
The officer said that since August 15, he has been hiding in different towns to ensure his safety while worrying for his parents who live in the capital.
Published on Aug 21, 2021 10:02 PM IST
Phone call from wife saved Dehradun man from Afghanistan crisis
Gurung, an ex-serviceman from Uttarakhand, was all set to leave for Kabul on July 15 from Delhi when he got a phone call from his wife.
Updated on Aug 21, 2021 12:22 AM IST
Over 300 Dehradun residents stranded in Afghanistan, Uttarakhand CM assures help
Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Wednesday said, “The state will do everything possible to get them back home.”
Updated on Aug 18, 2021 07:41 PM IST
‘We are not cowards,’ says Afghan soldier who trained at IMA, Dehradun
Another Afghan, who worked for the previous government, said he fears for his wife and sister after the return of the Taliban in Kabul. He too has gone into hiding as the Taliban were looking for him
Published on Aug 17, 2021 05:50 PM IST
Over 80 Afghan cadets training at IMA worry about situation back home
IMA public relations officer, Lt Col Himani Pant, meanwhile, said the training academy has not received any communication from the Afghan authorities till Monday following the developments in their country
Updated on Aug 16, 2021 06:24 PM IST
Fake Covid testing scam: Probe report questions role of 2 health officers
An official, privy to the report and speaking on the condition of anonymity, said: “The report has raised questions on the role of district chief medical officer and the Kumbh mela health officer for not taking any major action to check and stop the irregularities in the Covid testing.”
Published on Aug 15, 2021 03:47 AM IST
ByKalyan Das, Sandeep Rawat, Hindustan Times, Dehradun/haridwar
Woman booked for fraud for forging document to marry younger man in Uttarakhand
Investigating officer Satendra Bhandari said the man met the woman through a matrimonial website on which she declared her age was 28. He added the woman’s father presented some documents that showed her year of birth as 1991
Published on Aug 13, 2021 10:39 AM IST
Illegal crossing of Indo-Nepal border in Pithoragarh has forces worried
The SSB personnel deployed in the area also said that they often intercept such illegal border crossing mechanisms at the border in Dharchula and have often raised concerns before their Nepalese counterparts.
Updated on Aug 03, 2021 06:11 PM IST
Uttarakhand BJP in poll mode, sets programmes for next 2 months
The party is focussing on “finding a solution to n Char Dham Management Act and demand for land law”.
Updated on Jul 30, 2021 07:25 PM IST