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Four-day lockdown by traders in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh amid surge in Covid-19 cases

A section of traders has imposed a lockdown for four days, starting Thursday. In Dharchula, around 650 shops will remain closed and around 950 shops will remain closed in Jauljibi and Baluakot regions of the district
Marked circles to maintain social distancing at Har Ki Pauri ghat on the banks of Ganga, at Haridwar in Uttarakhand.(AFP)
Marked circles to maintain social distancing at Har Ki Pauri ghat on the banks of Ganga, at Haridwar in Uttarakhand.(AFP)
Published on Sep 03, 2020 03:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh | ByBD Kasniyal

Rajnath Singh inaugurates Kailash mansarovar road link via video conference

With this move, the Indian security post at Indo-China border in Vyans valley of Pithoragarh district is now connected with the rest of the country via a 75.54 km long road from Ghatibagar in Dharchula to Lipulekh near the border with China.
Rajnath Singh also flagged off a caravan of nine vehicles from Pithoragarh to Gunji to indicate that both passengers and load can be sent by the new road stretch through mountainous terrain. (Photo: @rajnathsingh)
Rajnath Singh also flagged off a caravan of nine vehicles from Pithoragarh to Gunji to indicate that both passengers and load can be sent by the new road stretch through mountainous terrain. (Photo: @rajnathsingh)
Updated on May 08, 2020 02:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh | ByBD Kasniyal | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Stranded in Uttarakhand for a month, 1,300 plus Nepalese finally reach home

The Nepalese who were stranded due to the lockdown had been living in six relief camps.
A Nepalese man crosses a bridge in Dharchula in Uttarakhand to enter Nepal on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
A Nepalese man crosses a bridge in Dharchula in Uttarakhand to enter Nepal on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 30, 2020 06:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh | ByBD Kasniyal

Quake shakes Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh, no casualties reported

Pithoragarh district magistrate, C Ravi Shanker, said that the first tremors were felt at 12.37 pm and lasted about five seconds while there was another tremor at 12.41 pm.
An earthquake was felt on Sunday in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district bordering Nepal but no casualties were reported (Representative photo)(HT)
An earthquake was felt on Sunday in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district bordering Nepal but no casualties were reported (Representative photo)(HT)
Published on Nov 11, 2018 06:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehra Dun | ByHT Correspondent

Uttarakhand government starts providing essential items to areas near China border

On October 11, responding to a PIL, the Uttarakhand HC directed the state government to provide necessary rations and other essential items within 24 hours to villages near the China border through helicopter and maintain regular supplies through the same till the winter season is over. These villages have been cut off from the rest of the state as the BRO is constructing a road in the area.
The Uttarakhand High Court had directed the state government to provide essential items to people in nearly a dozen villages near China border in Pithoragarh district which at present are inaccessible through road.(HT File Photo)
The Uttarakhand High Court had directed the state government to provide essential items to people in nearly a dozen villages near China border in Pithoragarh district which at present are inaccessible through road.(HT File Photo)
Published on Oct 15, 2018 03:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nainital | ByNeeraj Santoshi

Two arrested for WhatsApp chat about killing Nirmala Sitharaman

Two persons were arrested on Monday after a WhatsApp exchange on a plan to allegedly kill defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman while they were apparently drunk, police said as the minister paid a visit to Dharchula town in this district of Uttarakhand.
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited Dharchula town on Monday to inaugurate a mega medical camp organised by the Army on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday.(PTI/File Photo)
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited Dharchula town on Monday to inaugurate a mega medical camp organised by the Army on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Sep 18, 2018 01:51 PM IST
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Bridges built to help stranded villagers reach Vyans valley

The Border Roads Organisation constructed the bridges after tracks linking Dharchula with the Vyans valley were damaged.
The wooden bridge between India and Nepal comes as a sigh of relief for the Indian villagers.(HT PHOTO)
The wooden bridge between India and Nepal comes as a sigh of relief for the Indian villagers.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 19, 2018 10:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh | ByBadri Kasniyal

Nepal gives nod for two wooden bridges on Kali river

Nepal has given permission to construct two temporary wooden bridges on Kali river near Mangti, the last motorable point of India, official said on Monday
Construction of the two bridges by Border Roads Organisation will start from Tuesday, say officials.(Photo for representation/HT File)
Construction of the two bridges by Border Roads Organisation will start from Tuesday, say officials.(Photo for representation/HT File)
Published on Apr 02, 2018 10:19 PM IST
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