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Uttarakhand Cabinet approves cess for cow protection under new excise policy

Published on Mar 21, 2023 08:17 AM IST

Officials said the difference between the prices of liquor in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand has been reduced from ₹150-200 to ₹20 to prevent the smuggling of alcohol from the neighbouring state

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami chaired a Cabinet meeting where the cess was approved. (ANI)

School of Eminence scheme: Challenges galore for teachers following Class 6 discontinuation at Ludhiana govt schools

Selected schools have been directed to turn down students’ requests for admission to Class 6 and assist them in getting enrolled in nearby govt schools

There are around 2,000 students studying in Class 6 at government schools in Ludhiana. (HT file photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 12:11 AM IST
ByGurjot Singh, Ludhiana

Kumaoni language to be taught to primary school students in Nainital: Official

KS Rawat, chief education officer, Nainital said the city has become the first district in Kumaon where Kumaoni will be taught in government schools

As many as 10,000 academic books have been published by the education department for the school children. (Representative file image)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 04:52 PM IST
ByAnkur Sharma

CCTV cameras to be upgraded for live feed from Badrinath throughout year

Ashok Kumar, the state police chief, said the CCTV coverage will also be extended to the nearby areas as well

Char Dham Yatra is scheduled to begin in April. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 08:26 AM IST

Woman, her 3 kids found dead in Uttarakhand’s Bageshwar

Police said some workers repairing a drinking water line reported stink emanating from their room before police rushed to the spot and broke open its door after getting no response from inside

The bodies were found late on Thursday. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Mar 17, 2023 01:59 PM IST

Chamoli administration begins sealing unsafe houses in Joshimath

Chamoli district magistrate (DM) Himanshu Khurana, who visited a land subsidence site on Thursday, said that the developed cracks pose a risk to the life of people

Himanshu Khurana, district magistrate, Chamoli reviewing the house damaged due to land subsidence in Joshimath town (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 16, 2023 05:48 PM IST

SDRF recovers bodies of three persons who drowned in Rishikesh on Holi

SDRF has been conducting search operations to trace five persons who were washed away in two separate incidents

All three individuals were identified and their bodies handed over to the local police. (Representative file image)
Published on Mar 15, 2023 04:06 PM IST

Uttarakhand HC seeks Centre, state’s response on petitions on Joshimath, Chamoly

Three petitions in the Uttarakhand high court raised questions over the Joshimath land subsidence crisis and rehabilitation, and the people still missing in the February 2021 Chamoly glacial debris outburst

The Uttarakhand high court has directed the state and central governments to file their responses within six months. (AP)
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 02:18 PM IST

Uttarakhand assembly speaker suspends 15 Congress MLAs for ‘unruly behaviour’

The Congress legislators created a ruckus in the House and two of them climbed on the assembly secretary’s table protesting the Speaker’s decision to turn down a breach of privilege motion moved by the opposition party.

Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Ritu Khanduri Bhushan. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 06:00 PM IST

Embark on spiritual ‘Chardham Yatra’. Register yourself with these steps

The journey includes visits to four holy dhams - Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.

This year, Chardham yatra starts from April 22.(HT File)
Published on Mar 14, 2023 05:12 PM IST

2 men test H3N2 positive in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani; health dept on alert

Senior officials of the Uttarakhand state health department said there is no need to panic but strict preventive measures are to be taken

H3N2 is a non-human influenza virus that normally circulates in pigs and that has infected humans, known as swine flu viruses. (Representative Image)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 05:46 PM IST

Congress stages protest during assembly budget session in Gairsain

As chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami arrived at the Vidhan Sabha campus, Congress legislators yelled “Pushkar Dhami weak hai, tabhi to paper leak hai,” slogans

Congress legislators sit on the stairs of Vidhan Sabha house in Gairsain (Rajeev Kala/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 03:32 PM IST

One dead after raft capsizes in Rishikesh

According to the police officials, the incident occurred at the Golf Course stretch of the rapid in Ganga when the raft ferrying six tourists, including the victim, capsized

Rafts on the Ganga in Rishikesh. (HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 09:48 AM IST

Rape accused, out on pre-arrest bail, attack survivor with acid in Haridwar

Police said the 24-year-old woman, who suffered burn injuries, is in hospital and the accused has been detained for questioning

The survivor, along with her sister, was returning home after visiting a doctor when the incident happened. (Representative Image)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 09:33 PM IST

Tariff to be imposed on drawing water from Mussoorie lake after NGT rap

The tribunal directed the state pollution control board and district magistrate, Dehradun, to “ensure that no private vendor draw any water to carry through taker for supply for commercial use by the hotels and any violation will attract imposition of environmental compensation payable by such vendors and users, i.e., hotels.”

The NGT, New Delhi, in its order on January 12 prohibited withdrawal of water from the Mussoorie Dhobighat water spring (Representative Photo)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 05:17 PM IST

Joshimath a warning sign for hilly states: Uttarakhand minister

Joshimath, the gateway town to the Badrinath shrine, was declared a landslide-subsidence zone in January after cracks developed in houses and hundreds of families had to be evacuated to safer areas.

Homes in mountains will also have stricter codes, especially in the wake of subsidence in Uttarakhand’s Joshimath. (PTI)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 05:01 AM IST

54,800 hectares of forest cover destroyed by wildfires in Uttarakhand since 2000

The state however, did report an all-time low damage due to forest fires during the Covid pandemic with 172 hectares of jungles getting damaged in 2020

This year, over 109 hectares of forests have been damaged in the state so far. (HT file photo)
Published on Mar 10, 2023 04:43 PM IST

4 Chinese nationals imprisoned for 5 years by court in Uttarakhand’s Champawat

The Chinese nationals were held by immigration officials while crossing the international border illegally in 2019

The Chinese nationals revealed they had come to India in 2018 but were caught for gold smuggling in Mumbai, and wanted to flee to their country through Nepal. (Representative Image)
Published on Mar 09, 2023 07:05 PM IST
ByMohan Rajput

Online booking mandatory to visit Sitabani forest zone in Corbett

Officials said that many times tourists are cheated and taken to Sitabani, saying it is Corbett tiger reserve, but through the online booking system, such things would stop

Maximum tiger sighting remains in the Sibavani forest zone after the Corbett reserve (Representative Photo)
Published on Mar 06, 2023 06:20 PM IST

Uttarakhand budget to be presented on March 15

Budget Session will start on March 13 in Gairsain and the budget will be presented on March 15 in the state assembly.

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on March 4, chaired a cabinet meeting with ministers.
Published on Mar 06, 2023 11:42 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Char Dham yatra pilgrims to share medical history during online registration

The move comes after the record death toll of pilgrims during the Char Dham yatra which crossed the 300 mark in 2022

The decision has been taken to ensure that the ailing pilgrims are provided healthcare during Char Dham yatra.
Updated on Mar 05, 2023 06:51 PM IST

Two earthquakes hit Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district

An earthquake with magnitude 2.5 occurred around 5 km beneath the earth’s surface at 12.45am while another earthquake with magnitude 1.8 also occurred 5 km beneath the earth’s surface at 10.09am

Over a dozen earthquakes have been reported in Uttarakhand in the last one year. (Representative Image)
Published on Mar 05, 2023 05:21 PM IST

Mild 2.4 magnitude earthquake hit Uttrakhand’s Pauri Garhwal

According data collected by the NCS, more than a dozen earthquakes have been reported in different district in Uttarakhand in the last one year, mostly in Pithoragarh and Uttarkashi

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Mar 02, 2023 03:07 PM IST

IIT study warns of high damages in Nainital, Mussoorie in case of major quake

Yogendra Singh, a seismologist at IIT Roorkee, said the study that concluded in January is the first of its kind carried out of vulnerable hill stations taking into account their topography

A large number of buildings in Nainital and Mussoorie are on steep slopes. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 08:45 AM IST

Uttarakhand govt comes up with guidelines for Char Dham yatra vehicles

Hoardings will be placed on every bus stop taxi stand, check posts, and major stopovers highlighting the precautions that need to be taken while commuting in the hilly terrain of the state

The crash barrier set up at the site of last year’s bus accident in which 26 pilgrims died near Damta in Uttarkashi district. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 26, 2023 05:15 PM IST

Dehradun: GST evasion scam of over 20 crore detected, 1 held

The Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST) Uttarakhand has been developing intelligence about GST evasion from different sources

The evasion of such a huge amount of GST dues is punishable with imprisonment of up to 5 years in jail along with a fine. (Representative Image)
Updated on Feb 26, 2023 05:24 PM IST

Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi felicitates city authors

The award of recognition was given to Sushma Alankar, Jaspal Singh, M Shakeel Khan, Kumar Sharma ‘Anil’ and Gul Chauhan on the occasion

The five authors who were felicitated by Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi during its annual award ceremony on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 26, 2023 04:03 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Uttarakhand govt forming schemes to lure doctors amid scarcity

tarakhand health department in December last year had come up with an attractive new scheme ‘You Quote We Pay’ to overcome the shortage of specialist doctors in the state.

There are only 515 regular specialist and super-specialist doctors against 1,254 sanctioned posts in Uttarakhand (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 05:46 PM IST

Panel of experts says cracks have reappeared in Joshimath

The experts concluded that Joshimath remains susceptible to subsidence due to eco-tectonic, geomorphic, and climatic elements

Cracks appeared in Joshimath due to land subsidence. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 22, 2023 04:51 PM IST

‘Possibility of greater quake in Uttarakhand,’ warns NGRI chief scientist

NGRI chief scientist Dr N Purnachandra Rao said, “The region referred to as the seismic gap between Himachal and the western part of Nepal including Uttarakhand is prone to earthquakes that might occur at any time.”

Damaged vehicles seen parked in front of a collapsed building following the devastating earthquake in Turkey.(AP/ Representational image)
Published on Feb 22, 2023 09:34 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
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