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Tezpur: A worker arranges boxes containing Covishield vaccine doses for their dispatch across the Sonitpur district, in Tezpur, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. A countrywide COVID-19 vaccination drive is set to rollout from January 16, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI01_15_2021_000220B)(PTI)

Uttarakhand to get 92k Covid doses this week to cover entire healthcare force

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 12:53 PM IST
  • So far 6,119 health workers have been vaccinated in the state. A total of 1,882 health workers were vaccinated on Tuesday in 34 sessions across the state.
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Batra (left) with his brother at his cafe in Dehradun.(HT Photo)
Batra (left) with his brother at his cafe in Dehradun.(HT Photo)

Heartbroken Dehradun youth opens up tea joint called 'Dil Tuta Aashiq cafe'

By Kalyan Das, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 07:26 PM IST
  • The visitors are commending the concept of the cafe and sharing their tales with of heartbreak.
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Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had to apologise to Indira Hridayesh over Bansidhar Bhagat’s comments.(HT Photo)
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had to apologise to Indira Hridayesh over Bansidhar Bhagat’s comments.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand BJP forms 5-member panel to prepare for 2022 assembly polls

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 02:54 PM IST
  • Uttarakhand BJP leaders and ministers have been asked to tour their respective districts and areas and interact with party workers and people there.
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This undated photo released by Corbett Tiger Reserve shows a tiger in Corbett National Park.(AP)
This undated photo released by Corbett Tiger Reserve shows a tiger in Corbett National Park.(AP)

No mobiles for guides, gypsy drivers inside Corbett Tiger Reserve

By HT Correspondent, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:23 AM IST
  • This decision was taken after authorities found drivers talking on the phone during safaris or going too close to the wildlife for making videos.
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After the contact tracing, it was found that the infected individual came in contact with some UK-returnees. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)
After the contact tracing, it was found that the infected individual came in contact with some UK-returnees. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

Uttarakhand confirms first case of UK Covid-19 variant

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 03:47 PM IST
In India, the number of people infected with the new UK variant of SARS-CoV-2 has mounted to 109, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had said on Thursday.
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Germany fears spread of African swine fever through wild boars(Twitter/WLIC)
Germany fears spread of African swine fever through wild boars(Twitter/WLIC)

Elderly woman killed in wild boar attack in Uttarakhand’s Almora

PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 07:47 AM IST
  • A labourer carrying an axe rushed to save the elderly woman and attacked the boar. While the boar succumbed to severe injuries, the woman could not be saved.
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Image for representation. (REUTERS)
Image for representation. (REUTERS)

Uttarakhand to get first consignment of Covid-19 vaccines on Wednesday

By HT Correspondent, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 07:16 PM IST
  • Uttarakhand government has requested the Centre for extra vaccines for Mahakumbh fair.
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Elaborate arrangements are being put in place for Makar Sankranti bath which normally in previous Kumbh fairs used to be the first festive dip of the Kumbh.(File photo)
Elaborate arrangements are being put in place for Makar Sankranti bath which normally in previous Kumbh fairs used to be the first festive dip of the Kumbh.(File photo)

Mahakumbh: RT PCR report mandatory for incoming pilgrims for Makar Sankranti dip

By HT Correspondent, Haridwar
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 06:46 PM IST
  • Thermal screening has also been made compulsory for hotels, dharamshalas, ashrams, guest houses and lodges before they check in pilgrims and tourists.
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Mahakumbh prep is also ushering in development, infrastructural projects, amenities and facilities both on a permanent and temporary basis.(HT Photo)
Mahakumbh prep is also ushering in development, infrastructural projects, amenities and facilities both on a permanent and temporary basis.(HT Photo)

Mahakumbh 2021: Uttarakhand HC tells state govt to share SOP on crowd management

By Neeraj Santoshi, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 06:04 PM IST
  • Before the epidemic, over 12 crore pilgrims were expected to participate in the four-month-long Mahakumbh.
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Nearly 300 birds mostly crows have been found dead in different parts of Uttarakhand including Dehradun, Rishikesh and Kotdwar over the past few days.(Sant Arora / HT Photo)
Nearly 300 birds mostly crows have been found dead in different parts of Uttarakhand including Dehradun, Rishikesh and Kotdwar over the past few days.(Sant Arora / HT Photo)

Bird flu: High alert issued in Uttarakhand

By Harshit Sabarwal | PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 02:55 PM IST
Samples of two dead crows sent to a lab in Bhopal tested positive for avian influenza on Monday, forest officials here confirmed.
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Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad president Mahant Narendra Giri (left) holding discussion regarding Kumbh fair with saints in Haridwar:(HT Photo)
Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad president Mahant Narendra Giri (left) holding discussion regarding Kumbh fair with saints in Haridwar:(HT Photo)

3 Akhadas to herald Mahakumbh 2021 on January 25

By HT Correspondent, Haridwar
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 06:27 PM IST
  • According to Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad general secretary Mahant Hari Giri Maharaj, the first bhoomi pujan will be performed at Juna Akhada on January 16.
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File photo: Congress leader and former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat.(Shahbaz Khan)
File photo: Congress leader and former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat.(Shahbaz Khan)

Harish Rawat urges Cong high command to declare CM candidate for 2022 polls

By Neeraj Santoshi, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 06:24 PM IST
  • The bickering in Uttarakhand Congress over who will lead the party as the chief ministerial candidate in the 2022 assembly polls has come out in the open.
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A mushroom grower in her mushroom farm in Uttarakhand.(HT Photo)
A mushroom grower in her mushroom farm in Uttarakhand.(HT Photo)

Reviving ghost villages: Uttarakhand govt to train 10k youth in mushroom farming

By Kalyan Das, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 07:41 PM IST
  • The focus of the government would be the villages abandoned by its residents in the hills which are popularly known as 'ghost villages'.
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File photo: Mahakumbh 2021 prep is changing face of Haridwar.(HT Photo)
File photo: Mahakumbh 2021 prep is changing face of Haridwar.(HT Photo)

NSG commandos to counter terror threat during Mahakumbh 2021

By HT Correspondent, Haridwar
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 07:31 PM IST
  • Kumbh Mela Force had sought elite National Security Guards for Kumbh fair keeping in mind the sensitivity of the mega fair and terror threat.
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Yadav said booth and block level workers of the Congress will visit people's houses with the 'charge sheet' to make them aware of BJP government’s alleged ‘failures’.
Yadav said booth and block level workers of the Congress will visit people's houses with the 'charge sheet' to make them aware of BJP government’s alleged ‘failures’.

Uttarakhand Congress plans 'charge sheet' against BJP government

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 01:04 PM IST
  • Yadav reiterated a claim made by a senior party leader that many leaders of the ruling party were contacting Congress leadership for a switch.
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Kinnar seers performing Ganga rituals demanding inclusion as 14th Akhada in Haridwar.(HT Photo)
Kinnar seers performing Ganga rituals demanding inclusion as 14th Akhada in Haridwar.(HT Photo)

Saints pitch in for inclusion of 'Kinnars' as 14th addition to Akhada Parishad

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 10:40 PM IST
  • There are thirteen Akhadas under the umbrella of Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad.
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Image for representation.(File Photo (Representative Image))
Image for representation.(File Photo (Representative Image))

Magnitude 3.3 earthquake hits Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi, second in 24 hours

By HT Correspondent, Uttarkashi/dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 08:08 PM IST
  • Bageshwar district reported an earthquake of the same magnitude on Friday morning.
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The company had received <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20 crore for a construction project without any financial and administrative permission for the same. (HT Photo)
The company had received 20 crore for a construction project without any financial and administrative permission for the same. (HT Photo)

Uttarakhand firm returns 2cr to govt amid political storm over corruption

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 10:46 AM IST
  • The issue of the unauthorised payment has become a big political controversy in Uttarakhand, with the labour department minister, Harak Singh Rawat, being at the centre of the political storm.
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Officials are planning to use drones to monitor birds in wetlands in the Terai -region of the state.(Sourced)
Officials are planning to use drones to monitor birds in wetlands in the Terai -region of the state.(Sourced)

Bird flu scare: Uttarakhand sounds alert as five birds die in 2 days

By Suparna Roy and Ankur Sharma | Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Haldwani
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 04:58 PM IST
While authorities maintain that no case of bird flu has yet been detected in the state, they are taking all precautions as several migratory birds are due to arrive
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Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had to apologise to Indira Hridayesh over Bansidhar Bhagat’s comments.(HT Photo)
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had to apologise to Indira Hridayesh over Bansidhar Bhagat’s comments.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand BJP chief calls leader of opposition ‘Budhiya’, stirs political storm

By Kalyan Das | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:30 AM IST
Congress leaders demanded an immediate apology from Bhagat, while some party members burnt his effigy alleging he had insulted motherhood.
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File photo: Congress leader and former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat.(Shahbaz Khan)
File photo: Congress leader and former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat.(Shahbaz Khan)

Congress’ Harish Rawat demands Bharat Ratna for Sonia Gandhi, Mayawati

By Kalyan Das | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 10:29 PM IST
Rawat said, “Sonia Gandhi and Mayawati made immense contribution towards women empowerment.”
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Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.(ANI)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.(ANI)

Madan Kaushik ran away from debate: Manish Sisodia on Uttarakhand minister’s no-show

By Kalyan Das | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 05:51 PM IST
Sisodia had reached Dehradun for the open debate challenge on Monday on which he had earlier written an open letter to Kaushik
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SDRF men bringing the body from Auli on Sunday afternoon.(HT Photo)
SDRF men bringing the body from Auli on Sunday afternoon.(HT Photo)

22-year-old tourist found dead in Uttarakhand

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 03:53 PM IST
The man was from Udhampur in J&K and was a studying in Noida; he was visiting Auli with his friends
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File photo: Deputy chief minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File photo: Deputy chief minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

AAP’s debate challenge: Uttarakhand min says politics serious subject, not theatre that AAP wants open debate

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 08:44 PM IST
Kaushik released the letter on social media on Sunday in which he also attacked the AAP government in Delhi by alleging it of “duping” people of Delhi in its seven-year rule”.
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File photo: A traffic police personnel issue a fine.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
File photo: A traffic police personnel issue a fine.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Over 6,000 vehicles fined in Uttarakhand for illegal nameplates bearing political, religious symbols

By Kalyan Das | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 11:59 PM IST
The action was taken by the police during a campaign from December 17 to January 1.
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File photo: Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File photo: Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Sisodia, Uttarakhand minister to spar over ‘development debate’ on Jan 4

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 06:54 PM IST
Sisodia floated the challenge on Twitter and posted, “On the invitation of open debate by minister Madan Kaushik, I would be in Dehradun on January 4.”
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Representative photo

Asked to pay for cigarette, Uttarakhand policeman kills shop owner

By Kalyan Das | Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 03:41 AM IST
The cigarette seller, identified as Guarav Rohella, was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead.
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Representational image.(Sourced)
Representational image.(Sourced)

Uttarakhand: Rajaji reserve officials look for missing tigress

By Suparna Roy | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 04:15 PM IST
The officials are working with nearby forest divisions of Dehradun and Haridwar as well as combing the Rajaji Tiger Reserve to trace the tigress who has not been camera trapped for over four months
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Representational photo.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational photo.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Uttarakhand Police book interfaith couple, cleric for conversion

By Kalyan Das and Neeraj Santoshi | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 01:18 PM IST
The couple moved the high court seeking police protection after getting married in September. The court heard the matter and said the state counsel pointed out the marriage was in violation of the law
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Pantnagar airport is one side of the agriculture university and the new greenfield airport is likely to be developed on the other side.(HT File Photo)
Pantnagar airport is one side of the agriculture university and the new greenfield airport is likely to be developed on the other side.(HT File Photo)

Uttarakhand govt, Centre told to reply to PIL against land transfer for new airport

By Neeraj Santoshi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 12:11 PM IST
Pantnagar already has an airport and flights operate from there to Delhi and Dehradun.
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