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Fire breaks out at Mussoorie’s iconic Sidus Rink hotel

Prima facie, the reason behind the fire is believed to be a short circuit. The fire department has begun the investigation into the incident, said fire station officials in Mussoorie

The fire was controlled after four hours (Ht Photo)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 02:50 PM IST

Fire engulfs Mussoorie hotel, two vehicles destroyed; firefighting underway

The fire broke out at Sidus Rink Hotel in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand;

Fire at Sidus Rink Hotel in Mussoorie.
Published on Sep 17, 2023 09:12 AM IST

Probe ordered after leopard shot dead by forest dept team trying to capture it

Pauri divisional forest officer Swapnil Anirudh said the sub-divisional officer and two range officers have been told to conduct an inquiry into the leopard’s killing

The forest department started attempts to capture the leopard after a four-year-old girl was killed in the courtyard of her house (File Photo/Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 13, 2023 06:10 PM IST

24-yr-old found dead in Mussoorie homestay, 2 missing companions are suspects

Kapil Choudhary (24), who found dead, checked into the homestay in Mussoorie near Bhatta village with his male friend and a woman on September 9

Police said the photographs of the two suspects have been circulated to police check-posts (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Sep 11, 2023 07:16 PM IST

Uttarakhand to begin carrying capacity assessment of 15 hill towns after monsoon

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami in January this year had announced the state government will conduct a carrying capacity assessment of hill towns after conducting a ground survey of Joshimath town, where geological instability aggravate

The 15 hill towns, where the carrying capacity assessment will be conducted, include popular hill destinations, Mussoorie and Nainital. (File)
Updated on Aug 19, 2023 04:30 PM IST

Cracks emerge in 52 Pauri village houses amid heavy rainfall

Families in Devrana village of Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal district have fled their homes after more than 50 houses developed cracks after heavy rainfall in the area

At least 52 houses developed cracks in Devrana village of Pauri Garhwal district after heavy rainfall in the area. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 14, 2023 12:20 AM IST

3 killed, 17 missing after landslide hits Kedarnath

Officials involved in the rescue operation indicated that there was little hope of finding any survivors

Uttarakhand SDRF personnel during a rescue and search operation following a landslide due to rains at Gaurikund in Rudraprayag on Friday (ANI)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 11:57 PM IST

Uttarakhand cabinet nod to declare Mussoorie as separate tehsil

In the wake of the Joshimath land subsidence crisis and in light of a newspaper report which said ‘Joshimath is a warning for Mussoorie’, a committee was constituted by the NGT in January to suggest remedial measures

Mussoorie twon in Uttarakhand (File Photo)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 05:25 PM IST

Should avoid expansion of construction activities in Mussoorie: NGT panel report

The committee has recommended that the registration of tourists should be done according to the carrying capacity of the area, especially the available parking space & guest room availability

The status report has recommended that proper drainage and sewage systems need to be implemented. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 02:18 PM IST

Construction of bypass road reignites protest in Joshimath

Over 300 protesting traders and residents of the gateway town to the Badrinath shrine marched across the markets of Joshimath

The construction of the Helang-Marwari bypass restarted in Joshimath on Monday after the state government gave permission to the Chamoli district administration and concerned agencies to do so. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2023 12:22 AM IST

Heli service to Sikh shrine Hemkunt Sahib to begin this week

The much-awaited helicopter service to the Hemkunt Sahib, a Sikh shrine, in Chamoli district is likely to begin this week

The much-awaited helicopter service to the Hemkunt Sahib, a Sikh shrine, in Chamoli district is likely to begin this week .
Updated on May 31, 2023 12:36 AM IST

Uttarakhand: Kedarnath Dham yatra resumes as weather improves

Mayur Dixit, district magistrate, Rudraprayag, appreciated the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), and other teams engaged in snow clearance work and helping the pilgrims on the Kedarnath trek route amid difficult weather conditions

The yatra was suspended following glacier breakage, continuous snowfall and bad weather (File Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2023 06:18 PM IST

Delhi colder than popular winter destinations; Nainital, Mussoorie on list

The national capital recorded a minimum temperature of 2.4 degrees Celsius at its official weather station, Safdarjung, on Tuesday.

Delhi's minimum temperature fell to lowest to 1.4 degrees Celsius on Monday since 1.1 degrees Celsius on January 1, 2021. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan)
Updated on Jan 17, 2023 01:45 PM IST
By, New Delhi

38 doctors formally join ITBP after combat training

The doctors who were recruited into the force completed their 24 weeks combat training and have now been appointed as medical officers in the rank of Assistant Commandant, an ITBP spokesperson said.

Newly commissioned officers of ITBP marching a passing out parade at ITBP campus in Mussoorie, India.(HT Photo / File)
Published on Oct 16, 2021 06:13 PM IST

Planning a weekend trip to Mussoorie? Take note of latest guidelines

In July, Mussoorie witnessed a huge rush of tourists. Various videos on social media showed long queues of vehicles on roads leading to the popular hill station.

Last month, there was a huge rush of tourists in Mussorie after the Uttarakhand government relaxed Covid-19 curbs in the state.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2021 03:31 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

13 tourists caught with fake RT-PCR reports in Dehradun: Uttarakhand Police

Hill stations like Mussoorie and Nainital have seen a huge influx of tourists in the past few weeks, since the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) curbs were relaxed by the Uttarakhand government

Uttarakhand Police have increased surveillance and put up border checkposts to regulate the flow of tourists to hill destinations like Mussoorie and Nainital.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2021 12:33 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

3 test positive for Covid-19 in Mussoorie as tourists flock hill stations

Mussoorie and Nainital have been in the news due to heavy rush of tourists amid warnings about a third wave of Covid-19. The photos of the rush in hill stations were also displayed by the Union health ministry at one of its briefings, where it warned tourists against carelessness.

Vehicles seen on the road after the relaxation in Covid-19 restriction, in Mussoorie on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 14, 2021 01:49 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Uttarakhand: 8,000 tourists on their way to Mussoorie and Nainital sent back

The Uttarakhand government has instructed district magistrates to control the weekend crowd in all tourists places. The district magistrates will also ensure strict action against those who violate the rules.

The Uttarakhand government has tightened the Covid curbs after rush of tourists in Mussoorie and Nainital.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 13, 2021 01:13 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

2,000 vehicles headed to Mussoorie sent back, Covid-19 protocol put in place

The Mussoorie district administration and Uttarakhand government has asked tourists to produce RT-PCR report, and limited timings for Kempty Fall. The tourists understand the risk, but say if Covid protocols are followed, there shouldn't be any problem.

The Kempty Fall in Mussoorie where a large number of maskless tourists were seen last week.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 11, 2021 08:22 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Amid tourists’ rush, Dehradun, Nainital hotels to run at 50% occupancy

The decision by Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami comes after visuals of travellers thronging the northern hill state without maintaining Covid-19 norms emerged on social media, sparking concerns over the spread of the virus.

Devotees seen flocking Haridwar in Uttarakhand for Har ki Pauri after the state government recently eased restrictions in the city. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 10, 2021 01:20 PM IST
By | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Covid-19 negative report must for tourists flocking to Mussoorie

The decision by Dehradun administration comes a day after video of hundreds of unruly travelers without masks and zero regard for Covid-19 protocol crowding Kempty Falls emerged.

Travelers are required to make online booking of their accommodation in Mussoorie after getting negative reports of RT-PCR tests. Those without a Covid-19 negative report would be denied entry. (Photo via Creative Commons)
Published on Jul 10, 2021 06:52 AM IST
By | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Day after hundreds flock Kempty Falls, Mussoorie says only 50 tourists allowed

The latest order reads that no more than 50 tourists can gather at the spot, nor can they stay there beyond half an hour. Moreover, a check-post will also be set up in the area for monitoring tourist activity, reported news agency ANI on Friday morning, citing officials familiar with the matter.

A video of many tourists bathing at Mussoorie's Kempty Falls has surfaced on the internet. (Twitter)
Published on Jul 09, 2021 10:03 AM IST
By | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy

After Shimla, tourists flock Mussoorie after Uttarakhand eased Covid-19 norms

The Uttarakhand government relaxed the restrictions imposed in the state to contain the spread of coronavirus disease.

Despite the limitation of carrying a negative RT-PCR report for entering the state, tourists are flooding Mussoorie and Nainital, the popular hill stations of Uttarakhand.(ANI)
Published on Jul 06, 2021 09:10 PM IST
By | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Ruskin Bond curates new poem to lament environmental loss in Dehradun, Mussoorie

Ruskin Bond’s new poem ‘Dirge of Dehradun’ laments the current environmental degradation in ‘the twin cities of happiness’ that is Dehradun and Mussoorie which were once picturesque towns in the foothills of the Himalayas but are now decaying. Read the emotional lines inside

Ruskin Bond curates new poem to ‘lament’ environmental loss in Dehradun, Mussoorie(Instagram/ruskinbondofficial)
Updated on Jun 06, 2021 11:50 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz

Happy birthday, Ruskin Bond: 30 quotes on love, life, happiness by iconic writer

Happy birthday, Ruskin Bond: As India’s most loved storyteller turns 87, here are 30 beautiful quotes by him on love, life, friendship and happiness which will convince you that there is still some beauty in the world despite all the conflicts and lives being lost

Happy birthday, Ruskin Bond: 30 quotes on love, life, happiness by iconic writer(Instagram/ruskinbondofficial/thedelhiwalla)
Updated on May 19, 2021 12:43 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz

Neena Gupta keeps her holiday look casual in hoodie and classic denim shorts

Neena Gupta is currently holidaying in Mussoorie and rocking a comfy-casual look. The fashionista is enjoying her time in the hill station and making us want to pack and go for a holiday as well.

Neena Gupta having a gala time in Mussoorie(Instagram/ neena_gupta)
Published on Mar 20, 2021 08:33 AM IST
ByNishtha Grover, Delhi

In Photos: Mussoorie witnesses pristine snowfall

Mussoorie, the queen of hills in Uttarakhand, witnessed heavy snowfall from Thursday night, after a day of incessant rain, and was covered with snow on Friday.

Tourists enjoying snowfall in Mussoorie.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 05, 2021 01:51 PM IST
By, Mussoorie
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