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Madan Kaushik was appointed Uttarakhand BJP president on March 12. (HT File)

Uttarakhand BJP chief gets Guard of Honour from police due to 'misunderstanding'

PTI | , Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 07:53 AM IST
Admitting that the Guard of Honour given to the state party president was wrong, deputy inspector general (law and order) Neelesh Anand Bharne said it was due to a "misunderstanding".
Cabinet minister Madan Kaushik addressing media on the cabinet meeting in Dehradun on Saturday. HT Photo(HT Photo)
Cabinet minister Madan Kaushik addressing media on the cabinet meeting in Dehradun on Saturday. HT Photo(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand increases MGNREGA work to 150 days from 100, bans single-use plastic

By Kalyan Das | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 02:46 PM IST
  • The Uttarakhand cabinet also approved a complete ban on single-use plastics in the state with fines ranging from 100 to 2 lakh for violating the ban.
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

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
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
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

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
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”.
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

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
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.”
Solid waste dumped near a river and forest site in Uttarakhand.(HT File)
Solid waste dumped near a river and forest site in Uttarakhand.(HT File)

Uttarakhand to start disposing of over 28 lakh metric tonnes of legacy waste

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2020 05:22 PM IST
The Uttarakhand government has also started working on the process of generating electricity from solid waste
The Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakahnd is one of the four pilgrimage sites of Char Dham Yatra.
The Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakahnd is one of the four pilgrimage sites of Char Dham Yatra.

In Unlock 1, Uttarakhand to resume Char Dham yatra and tourism activities

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2020 04:16 PM IST
The Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand comprises four pilgrimage sites -Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath.
Stranded migrant workers wait for buses bound to their native state – Uttarakhand in Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Stranded migrant workers wait for buses bound to their native state – Uttarakhand in Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Uttarakhand evacuates 26,000 migrants, awaits five special trains

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 04:39 PM IST
Uttarakhand has sought five trains to evacuate its residents stranded in the lockdown from Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, Pune, Surat and Ahmedabad.
Representative photo.(MS Nawaz/HT)
Representative photo.(MS Nawaz/HT)

Uttarakhand govt eases commercial mining on private land, empowers district magistrates to give permission

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 09:40 AM IST
Earlier, the patta holder had to seek the permission from state government for mining of river bed material.
Hefty penalties for traffic violations under the amended Motor Vehicles Act has led to a clamour for a rollback.(HT PHOTO)
Hefty penalties for traffic violations under the amended Motor Vehicles Act has led to a clamour for a rollback.(HT PHOTO)

Uttarakhand emulates Gujarat in reducing traffic fines, Karnataka to follow

Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Bengaluru | By Kalyan Das and Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 10:42 PM IST
Gujarat became the first state on Tuesday to reduce hefty fines for 17 traffic offences under the amended Motor Vehicles Act.
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat addresses a press conference at his residence in Dehradun on Monday, December 31, 2018.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat addresses a press conference at his residence in Dehradun on Monday, December 31, 2018.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand eases construction norms, hikes civic bodies’ financial powers

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2019 04:32 PM IST
Presided over by chief minister Trivednra Singh Rawat, the Uttarakhand cabinet also approved a one-time settlement scheme for owners of commercial buildings such as private hospitals and schools etc being run in residential areas.
Dehradun Municipal Corporation office in Dehradun. The process for urban local body elections in the state is expected to start soon after the HC directive last week.(HT File Photo)
Dehradun Municipal Corporation office in Dehradun. The process for urban local body elections in the state is expected to start soon after the HC directive last week.(HT File Photo)

Parties gear up for urban local body elections in Uttarakhand after HC directive

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Abhinav Madhwal, Haldwani
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 03:28 PM IST
On October 9, the high court had directed that the process for elections to local bodies be started within a week. Urban local bodies include municipal corporations, municipalities and nagar panchayats. The state has 8 municipal corporations .
Satpal Maharaj (pictured) had suggested his Prem Nagar ashram as venue to put up former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes before immersion in the Ganga. But at the insistence of Madan Kaushik, the venue was changed.(HT File Photo)
Satpal Maharaj (pictured) had suggested his Prem Nagar ashram as venue to put up former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes before immersion in the Ganga. But at the insistence of Madan Kaushik, the venue was changed.(HT File Photo)

Uttarakhand ministers spar over venue to put up Vajpayee’s ashes

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Sandeep Rawat
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2018 01:38 AM IST
Tourism minister Satpal Maharaj and urban development minister Madan Kaushik have been at loggerheads since the former’s induction into BJP in 2014.
BJP MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion.(HT File Photo)
BJP MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion.(HT File Photo)

BJP MLA claims Rohingyas settling in Haridwar, CM denies

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2018 10:21 PM IST
Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion, the BJP MLA from Khanpur assembly seat in Haridwar, raised the issue at a meeting with Rawat and also alerted the state home department. He said he will soon raise the issue with Union home minister Rajnath Singh
The Uttarakhand government has announced to enforce a complete ban on single use plastic bags, plastic cutlery, and thermocol in the state from August 1.(HT File)
The Uttarakhand government has announced to enforce a complete ban on single use plastic bags, plastic cutlery, and thermocol in the state from August 1.(HT File)

Uttarakhand to enforce plastic ban from August 1

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 09:25 PM IST
Uttarakhand is the third state after Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh to enforce a ban on plastic. In January 2017, the then Congress government in state issued an order banning manufacture, distribution and sale of polythene carry bags and single use plastic cutlery
Former MLA Mohammad Shahzad (L) addresses a press conference in Dehradun on Wednesday.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT)
Former MLA Mohammad Shahzad (L) addresses a press conference in Dehradun on Wednesday.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT)

Shahzad to float organisation to cut votes of BSP in Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2018 09:57 PM IST
Expelled Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mohammad Shahzad on Wednesday announced to float an organisation to work politically against Mayawati-led party
District and mela administration is well equipped to smoothly conduct the fair and a midway approach is required, said Madan Kaushik, the spokesperson for Uttarakhand government.(HT File)
District and mela administration is well equipped to smoothly conduct the fair and a midway approach is required, said Madan Kaushik, the spokesperson for Uttarakhand government.(HT File)

Banning use of loud speakers by Kanwariyas ‘not practical’, govt to adopt ‘midway approach’

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By Sandeep Rawat
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 09:57 PM IST
Retracting from its earlier decision to ban the use of loud speakers during Kanwar Yatra, the state government plans to adopt ’midway approach’ and allow use of loud speakers in the religious procession by Kanwariyas
An encroached footpath at Paltan Bazaar in Dehradun.(HT File Photo)
An encroached footpath at Paltan Bazaar in Dehradun.(HT File Photo)

SC rejects Uttarakhand plea on encroachment deadline

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2018 09:50 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the state government’s petition seeking an extension of the deadline set by the Uttarakhand high court for removal of encroachments
Mohammed Shahzad.(RAMESHWAR GAUR/HT PHOTO)
Mohammed Shahzad.(RAMESHWAR GAUR/HT PHOTO)

BSP expels ex-MLA in Uttarakhand after CM attends his son’s wedding

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By Sandeep Rawat
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2018 09:55 PM IST
The Bahujan Samaj Party on Sunday expelled two-time legislator Mohammed Shahzad from the party, a day after chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and his cabinet colleague Madan Kaushik attended his son’s wedding in Haridwar
Madan Kaushik said that the government would look into the grievances of the patwaris.(HT File)
Madan Kaushik said that the government would look into the grievances of the patwaris.(HT File)

Uttarakhand patwaris boycott work, say won’t do policing

Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By Abhinav Madhwal
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 10:36 PM IST
Patwaris (revenue officials) of Uttarakhand on Friday boycotted work saying they would not do policing work in the areas under the jurisdiction of the revenue police
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath.(PTI)
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath.(PTI)

Trivendra Rawat’s cabinet grants govt status to UP CM Yogi’s college

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 09:38 PM IST
The Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnath Mahavidyalaya was set up in 1999 in Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal when Adityanath was a BJP Lok Sabha MP from Gorakhpur
Cabinet minister Madan Kaushik (right) briefs the media about cabinet decisions at secretariat in Dehradun on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Cabinet minister Madan Kaushik (right) briefs the media about cabinet decisions at secretariat in Dehradun on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand cabinet gives nod to MSME policy

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2018 09:54 PM IST
The Uttarakhand cabinet on Wednesday gave nod to Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) policy in a bid to give to push to industrialisation in the hilly areas of the state
This move is aimed at “ensuring an effective monitoring of development schemes being implemented in the state”, says the chief minister’s media in-charge Darshan Singh Rawat.(HT Photo)
This move is aimed at “ensuring an effective monitoring of development schemes being implemented in the state”, says the chief minister’s media in-charge Darshan Singh Rawat.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand CM reshuffles in-charge ministers for all districts

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2018 10:12 PM IST
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday reshuffled ministers in-charge of monitoring development schemes in the state’s 13 districts
Congress MLA and leader of opposition in Uttarakhand assembly, Indira Hridayesh (right), hit out at the BJP government for changing the name of the cricket stadium in Dehradun.(HT File Photo)
Congress MLA and leader of opposition in Uttarakhand assembly, Indira Hridayesh (right), hit out at the BJP government for changing the name of the cricket stadium in Dehradun.(HT File Photo)

Congress leader threatens to raze statues put up by BJP govt in Uttarakhand when voted to power

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 04:03 PM IST
Leader of opposition Indira Hridayesh expressed her anger after BJP govt in Uttarakhand changed the name of Rajiv Gandhi cricket stadium.
Uttarakhand chief minister TS Rawat along with state tourism minister Satpal Maharaj at the Tehri Lake on Wednesday.(HT Photo.)
Uttarakhand chief minister TS Rawat along with state tourism minister Satpal Maharaj at the Tehri Lake on Wednesday.(HT Photo.)

Uttarakhand cabinet gives nod for bringing wellness centres under mega industry policy

By HT Correspondent, Dehradun
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 10:12 PM IST
Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s advice during his visit to Kedarnath shrine last year, the Uttarakhand government on Wednesday gave its nod to bringing wellness and ayurveda centres under ‘mega industry investment policy
The state cabinet approved the salary hike on Thursday.(HT FILE)
The state cabinet approved the salary hike on Thursday.(HT FILE)

Salary hike for ULB staff to add to financial crunch: Officials

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 10:21 PM IST
According to officials, the cumulative salary hike will cost the exchequer more than 50 crore.
Dehradun Municipal Corporation.(HT File)
Dehradun Municipal Corporation.(HT File)

Ahead of polls, Uttarakhand approves Rs 4300 per month pay hike for civic body employees

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 09:38 PM IST
The state government had earlier assured the Uttarakhand high court that it will issue notification for the civic polls by May 12
Women collect pine needles. They are considered the main factor behind forest fires in Uttarakhand.(HT File)
Women collect pine needles. They are considered the main factor behind forest fires in Uttarakhand.(HT File)

Uttarakhand Cabinet approves plan to generate power from dry pine needles

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Jsohi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 09:29 PM IST
The policy will pave the way for generation of 150 MW of electricity from dry pine leaves, besides setting up of briquetting and bio-oil plants
A liquor shop in Dehradun.(HT file)
A liquor shop in Dehradun.(HT file)

Week after implementing excise policy, Uttarakhand govt tweaks it

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 10:23 PM IST
In a meeting chaired by chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, the cabinet approved a major cut in licence fee for bars, restaurants, and departmental stores that sell liquor
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat(PTI)
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat(PTI)

Uttarakhand High Court asks state to explain delay in municipal polls plan

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 10:23 PM IST
The bench directed the government to file its reply to the court latest by the next date of hearing on April 11, explaining the reasons behind the delay in preparing the municipal poll schedule
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