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Uttarakhand extends Covid restrictions till Jan 31. Details here

The fresh Covid-19 restrictions come at a time when the hill state is recording a high number of infections, fuelled by the Omicron variant.
Shops are allowed to open from 6am till 10pm.(Ravi Kumar/HT file photo. Representative image)
Shops are allowed to open from 6am till 10pm.(Ravi Kumar/HT file photo. Representative image)
Published on Jan 24, 2022 10:46 AM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Will not contest Uttarakhand elections: Trivendra Singh Rawat

In a letter to BJP national president JP Nadda, Rawat wrote that he wanted to dedicate his time “to ensuring the return of BJP in power in the 2022 polls”.
BJP leader Trivendra Singh Rawat said he will not contest the Uttarakhand elections next month.
BJP leader Trivendra Singh Rawat said he will not contest the Uttarakhand elections next month.
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 05:41 AM IST
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Eye on Uttarakhand polls, late CDS Gen Rawat's brother Vijay Rawat joins BJP

After formally being inducted into the party, the retired colonel said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's “vision and far-reaching thought process” inspired him and others into working hard for the nation.
Colonel (retd) Vijay Rawat joins BJP in Delhi (Photo via ANI)
Colonel (retd) Vijay Rawat joins BJP in Delhi (Photo via ANI)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 07:20 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

CDS Rawat's brother to join BJP? Here's what he said on meeting Uttarakhand CM

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami met Colonel (retd) Vijay Rawat, and took to his personal handle on Twitter to salute the service to the nation done by the Rawat family.
Late CDS General Bipin Rawat’s brother Colonel Vijay Rawat (retired) today met Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami in Delhi. (Photo via Uttarakhand CMO)
Late CDS General Bipin Rawat’s brother Colonel Vijay Rawat (retired) today met Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami in Delhi. (Photo via Uttarakhand CMO)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 04:40 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Ready to apologise to Congress’s Harish Rawat: Harak Singh Rawat

Uttarakhand elections: Harak Singh Rawat, who was expelled from the BJP on January 16, said on Tuesday that he is ready to apologise to Congress leader Harish Rawat.
Harak Singh Rawat speaks to the media on his dismissal from the Uttarakhand cabinet and expulsion from the BJP, ahead of the elections, in Dehradun on Monday. On Tuesday, he said he was ready to apologise to Congress leader Harish Rawat. (ANI)
Harak Singh Rawat speaks to the media on his dismissal from the Uttarakhand cabinet and expulsion from the BJP, ahead of the elections, in Dehradun on Monday. On Tuesday, he said he was ready to apologise to Congress leader Harish Rawat. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 04:56 AM IST
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Joining Congress wasn’t my plan... BJP overreacted, says Harak Singh Rawat

Uttarakhand elections: “Congress wanted me to join them but that wasn’t really my plan. I think the BJP overreacted after seeing such reports on social media, and this will prove to be harmful for the party,” Harak Singh Rawat said.
“Congress wanted me to join them but that wasn’t really my plan. I think the BJP overreacted after seeing such reports,” former Uttarakhand minister Harak Singh Rawat, who was expelled from the saffron party ahead of elections, said.
“Congress wanted me to join them but that wasn’t really my plan. I think the BJP overreacted after seeing such reports,” former Uttarakhand minister Harak Singh Rawat, who was expelled from the saffron party ahead of elections, said.
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 09:45 AM IST
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Uttarakhand polls: CM Pushkar Dhami says will contest from Khatima constituency

Dhami is a 2-term and sitting MLA from Khatima, having won this seat in both the 2012 and 2017 assembly elections.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. (File photo/ANI)
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. (File photo/ANI)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 04:55 PM IST
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SC notice to Uttarakhand govt in Haridwar hate speech case

A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, also allowed the petitioners to approach the local administration and police authorities in Uttar Pradesh with their plea to stop a similar religious event in Aligarh on January 23.
 Devotees garland the saints at the ongoing three-day Dharma Sansad, in Haridwar on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
 Devotees garland the saints at the ongoing three-day Dharma Sansad, in Haridwar on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 13, 2022 02:03 AM IST
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Supreme Court to hear plea seeking probe into Haridwar hate speech case today

  • The matter will be heard by a three-judge bench of Chief Justice N V Ramana and justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli.
The Supreme Court agreed to hear the plea after the matter was mentioned before CJI Ramana by senior advocate Kapil Sibal.
The Supreme Court agreed to hear the plea after the matter was mentioned before CJI Ramana by senior advocate Kapil Sibal.
Published on Jan 12, 2022 05:56 AM IST
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Uttarakhand government revises night curfew timings. Details here

Uttarakhand on Tuesday reported its highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases in over seven months as 2,127 more people tested positive for the virus, according to official data.
Uttarakhand has reported a huge spike in the number of Covid-19 cases, due to the spread of highly infectious Omicron variant. (ANI File Photo)
Uttarakhand has reported a huge spike in the number of Covid-19 cases, due to the spread of highly infectious Omicron variant. (ANI File Photo)
Published on Jan 12, 2022 05:25 AM IST
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Assembly elections 2022: Check complete schedule for 5 poll-bound states

  • The upcoming assembly elections will be held in seven phases starting February 10, 2022, while the counting of votes has been scheduled for March 10, 2022. Check complete election schedule for all the five poll-bound states including, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, below.
The assembly elections in five states will be held in seven phases starting February 10, 2022. (Picture for representational purpose)(HT_PRINT)
The assembly elections in five states will be held in seven phases starting February 10, 2022. (Picture for representational purpose)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jan 08, 2022 05:18 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

Uttarakhand polls 2022 schedule released. Check voting & counting dates

  • Uttarakhand assembly election 2022 date: Chief election commissioner of India, Sushil Chandra, informed that as many as 18.34 crore electors including, 8.55 crore woman voters, will take part in the upcoming elections.
A voting official marks the finger of a voter inside a polling booth. (For representation purpose)(Reuters)
A voting official marks the finger of a voter inside a polling booth. (For representation purpose)(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 08, 2022 04:30 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

‘All necessary infrastructure available’: Uttarakhand CM on surge in Covid cases

A decision on further restrictions will be taken in a day or two, Pushkar Singh Dhami said.
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Published on Jan 06, 2022 05:55 PM IST
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U'khand police reunites 1072 missing people with families: 'Operation Smile'

“We have run Operation Smile from September 15, 2021, to December 15, 2021. During the operation, we have found 1,072 missing people and reunited them with their families," said DGP Ashok Kumar.
Uttarakhand Police (Representative Image)(HT PHOTO)
Uttarakhand Police (Representative Image)(HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 05, 2022 05:43 PM IST
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'Lord Krishna tells me in my dreams I’ll form govt in UP': Akhilesh

  • Yadav also said the day his party comes to power, the ‘Ram Rajya’ will be established in the state.
Yadav used the opportunity to attack Yogi Adityanath, saying he has “failed” as the Uttar Pradesh chief minister.
Yadav used the opportunity to attack Yogi Adityanath, saying he has “failed” as the Uttar Pradesh chief minister.
Published on Jan 04, 2022 09:15 AM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Lucknow

News updates from HT: Kejriwal to pay sixth visit to Uttarakhand today

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo )
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo )
Published on Jan 03, 2022 09:03 AM IST
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Kejriwal to pay 6th visit to Uttarakhand today ahead of assembly polls

Kejriwal will address a public meeting at Parade Ground at 2pm.
During his previous visit on December 14, Kejriwal announced that <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1000 will be deposited in the accounts of all women above 18 years every month in Uttarakhand if AAP is elected to power in the upcoming assembly elections.
During his previous visit on December 14, Kejriwal announced that 1000 will be deposited in the accounts of all women above 18 years every month in Uttarakhand if AAP is elected to power in the upcoming assembly elections.
Updated on Jan 03, 2022 08:25 AM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

85 students in Uttarakhand's Nainital test positive, being treated in school

  • An ANI report said the school has been classified into a micro-containment zone on the instructions of the deputy collector.
Uttarakhand reported four new Omicron cases on Saturday taking a total number of infections from the new disease to eight, as per Central government data. (Representational image)
Uttarakhand reported four new Omicron cases on Saturday taking a total number of infections from the new disease to eight, as per Central government data. (Representational image)
Updated on Jan 02, 2022 12:59 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Nainital

Yati Narsinghanand and another seer named in U’khand hate speech FIR

The number of people accused of giving hate speeches at a three-day religious congregation rose to five in the complaint filed at the Kotwali police station in Haridwar.
Yati Narsinghanand
Yati Narsinghanand
Updated on Jan 01, 2022 11:21 PM IST
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Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami launches Free Mobile Tablet scheme 

Keeping note of the fact that online schooling is being carried on largely across Uttarkhand, with the prevalent spread of the Covid-19 infection, CM Dhami offers mobile tablets to school students. 
Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami distributed free tablets to 100 girl students of the Government Girls Inter College of Dehradun's Rajpur Road.
Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami distributed free tablets to 100 girl students of the Government Girls Inter College of Dehradun's Rajpur Road.
Updated on Jan 01, 2022 04:12 PM IST
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Vote out ‘anti-people’ parties in upcoming Assembly polls, urges Mayawati

Mayawati speaks in regards to UP, Uttarakhand and Punjab as she comments on ‘anti-people’ parties saying "The rallies that they hold are out of Central fund which comes from common people's taxes. My party cannot afford such big election rallies even if we want to. BSP is a poor man's party which consists of people like laborers"
Regarding the stampede accident at Vaishno Devi Shrine today, Mayawati expressed her grief and said,
Regarding the stampede accident at Vaishno Devi Shrine today, Mayawati expressed her grief and said, "My condolences are with the families of the deceased".(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jan 01, 2022 12:59 PM IST
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Dalit woman reinstated as school cook

The reappointment came a day after the police registered an FIR under the SC/ST Act.
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Published on Jan 01, 2022 02:08 AM IST
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ByMohan Rajput, Dehradun

Uttarakhand govt hikes old-age, widow pension from 1,200 to 1,400

  • The state cabinet led by chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami also decided to give maternity leave to the guest female teachers.
Uttarakhand has hiked the old-age pension and widow pension from <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1200 to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1400. (Representation purpose)(iStock/HT File)
Uttarakhand has hiked the old-age pension and widow pension from 1200 to 1400. (Representation purpose)(iStock/HT File)
Updated on Dec 31, 2021 09:01 PM IST
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ANI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PM Modi to lay AIIMS foundation, launch other projects in Haldwani today

This will be the second AIIMS in the hill state after the one in Rishikesh which was established back in 2012.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI file photo)
Updated on Dec 30, 2021 07:03 AM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Uttarakhand Dalit cook case: Scheduled Caste panel chief calls for justice

Mukesh Kumar, the panel chief, said on Wednesday he has instructed the Champawat district administration to provide justice to Sunita Devi, a Dalit woman who was fired from the post of bhojanmata (cook) in a school.
Uttarakhand commission for scheduled castes chairman Mukesh Kumar said he has directed the Champawat district administration to provide justice to Sunita Devi, a Dalit cook who was fired from a school recently. (Representational)
Uttarakhand commission for scheduled castes chairman Mukesh Kumar said he has directed the Champawat district administration to provide justice to Sunita Devi, a Dalit cook who was fired from a school recently. (Representational)
Published on Dec 30, 2021 12:39 AM IST
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Haridwar hate speech case: 2 summoned; accused files cross-complaint

Notices have been served to Jitendra Narayan Tyagi, previously known as Wasim Rizvi, and Pooja Shakun Pandey, alias Annapurna Maa. However, a similar notice couldn’t be served to the third accused, Dharamdas Maharaj.
Members of All India Students' Association (AISA), Students' Federation of India (SFI) and other organisations protest against the hate speech during a recent religious gathering in Haridwar, on Monday. (PTI)
Members of All India Students' Association (AISA), Students' Federation of India (SFI) and other organisations protest against the hate speech during a recent religious gathering in Haridwar, on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 29, 2021 07:04 AM IST
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Hindus doing politics in name of Hindutva are fake: Gehlot on Dharma Sansad row

  • Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said while he had utmost respect for saints, some of the words uttered by saffron-clad men at the Dharma Sansad were “shameful and condemnable.”
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said those who talk of Congress free India will themselves become “free”. (ANI Photo)(Ashok Sharma)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said those who talk of Congress free India will themselves become “free”. (ANI Photo)(Ashok Sharma)
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 08:38 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Uttarakhand's Khatima to host 'Surai Ecotourism Zone', 'Kakra Crocodile Trail'

The 'Surai Ecotourism Zone' will be the first such eco-tourism zone in Uttarakhand where tourists will be able to enjoy jungle safari while the ‘Kakra Crocodile Trail’ will be the first crocodile trail of India where tourists will be able to witness the crocodile specie 'Marsh' from close
Uttarakhand's Khatima to host 'Surai Ecotourism Zone', 'Kakra Crocodile Trail'  (Twitter/lalit_jyala_uk)
Uttarakhand's Khatima to host 'Surai Ecotourism Zone', 'Kakra Crocodile Trail'  (Twitter/lalit_jyala_uk)
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 08:22 PM IST
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ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Udham Singh Nagar (uttarakhand) [india]

BJP chief Nadda to begin 2-day visit to poll-bound Uttarakhand from today

“BJP president JP Nadda will go on a two-day tour on December 28-29 to take stock of the election preparations in Uttarakhand. During his visit, JP Nadda will also review the preparations made by BJP in the state so far,” people familiar with the matter told news agency ANI earlier this month.
BJP national president JP Nadda was in the poll-bound state on December 18 and 26.(PTI file photo)
BJP national president JP Nadda was in the poll-bound state on December 18 and 26.(PTI file photo)
Published on Dec 28, 2021 07:37 AM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Police yet to summon accused in Haridwar hate speech case

“Police haven’t yet send notices to the three named accused so far in the case to record their statements,” said inspector Rakendra Kataith, station house officer of Haridwar Kotwali police station, where a case was registered on December 23.
Members of All India Students' Association (AISA), Students' Federation of India (SFI) and other organisations protest against the hate speech during a recent religious gathering in Haridwar, on Monday. (PTI)
Members of All India Students' Association (AISA), Students' Federation of India (SFI) and other organisations protest against the hate speech during a recent religious gathering in Haridwar, on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 03:35 AM IST
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