Mukesh Rawat is based in Dehradun and reports on a range of issues including health, crime, education, environment, civic issues and state politics. He was earlier in Chandigarh and used to edit stories for the Punjab, J&K and Himachal Pradesh news desks of the paper.
Despite not being a major sugarcane-producing state, Uttarakhand has a high pendency when it comes to paying sugarcane farmers their dues
Vehicles of top administrative officials and legislators in Uttarakhand continue to sport bull bars
None of the 26 universities in Uttarakhand have been able to make it to the list of 60 institutes of higher education that were granted autonomy by the UGC on Tuesday
Uttarakhand has achieved a child sex ratio of 934 in the 0-6 year category in rural areas, revealed a latest survey conducted by the health department
According to scientists , Uttarakhand has 809 supra-glacial lakes compared to 228 in Himachal Pradesh, a state that has twice as many glaciers than its neighbour
A day after four people, including a woman, were booked for stealing and slaughtering the cow of a man in Sahaspur area of Dehradun, the victim says all he wants is to see the culprit behind bars
Malnutrition, high tobacco consumption and poor ventilation in buildings, coupled with low socio-economic status, have resulted in 43 people being diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) every day in the state
The number of land dispute cases being reported in the Garhwal range is increasing every year
At a time when concerted efforts are being made to curb population growth, Uttarakhand has registered an overall decrease in the use of family planning methods
The Uttarakhand Police is ready to replace the revenue police with regular police in the hill districts of the state, says DGP Anil K Raturi
Two people were arrested on Sunday for allegedly buying 30 two-wheelers on loan from five finance companies by using forged Aadhaar and PAN cards in Dehradun
A man has been booked for purchasing 30 two-wheelers on loan from five finance companies by using forged Aadhaar and PAN cards in Dehradun, police said on Saturday
Public health sector may have remained in the limelight for all the wrong reasons in the recent past, but Navin Baluni, the chief minister’s health advisor, presents a rosy picture of the future — more medical professionals being appointed and new medical college to be functional soon
nto its second edition this year, the ‘Bakri Swayamwar’ in Pantwari was organised by Green People, a volunteer driven organisation that works on checking migration from the hills
Though the departments have created their Facebook pages (in few cases Twitter handles, too), their rate of engagement suggests that not much has been achieved on making dissemination of information easy
Uttarakhand is the worst-performing state in the country in terms of processing solid waste. Everyday it generates 1,406 tonne solid waste and processes 0% of it
As Trivendra Singh Rawat government completes a year in office, agriculture minister Subodh Unial talks of doubling farmers’ income. Excerpts from an interview
The promises, including that of crop loan waiver, that the BJP had promised ahead of 2017 assembly elections, remain unfulfilled
Scientists have started using nuclear technology to help recharge water sources in Uttarakhand on trial basis
The number of people arrested in these cases also increased by 116% between 2015 and 2017
Party’s state president Ajay Bhatt said the victories in the Northeast states ‘will have a direct impact’ on the upcoming urban local bodies elections in Uttarakhand
The government wants doctors in the ambit of Transfer Act, that mandates government officials to be posted from normal to remote areas and vice-versa
Not only did the accused, UK Sarkar, conceal his father’s death to get his pension, but also asked his wife to impersonate his mother to avail of four loans from the bank that disbursed the pension.
Dr JS Rawat has been researching on Kosi river, that originates near Almora, since 1992.
Chief minister talked about merging parts of two UP districts, Congress chief says this will hurt hill people’s feelings.
The six institutes are Forest Research Institute, Geodetic and Research Wing of Survey of India, Archeological Survey of India, Central Public Works Department, residential area of audit Colony and Advance Training Institute Electronics and Process Instrumentation.
The Union has alleged that the driver is being made a scapegoat in the forest department’s attempt “to shield its own employees” for negligence of duty.