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Police have registered a case of murder on the complaint of the deceased’s father.(Representational photo Getty Images)

Uttarakhand man murders elder brother for not offering him tea

By Mohan Rajput | Hindustan Times, Rudrapur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 03:57 PM IST
A tiff over making tea in a remote village in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district ended in a murder.
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A seasonal river overflowing in Dehradun on Monday after continuous rainfall.(Paras Negi/HT Photo)
A seasonal river overflowing in Dehradun on Monday after continuous rainfall.(Paras Negi/HT Photo)

Rain and topography triggering flash floods, landslides in Uttarakhand hills, say experts

By Suparna Roy| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2020 05:37 PM IST
Over 40 people have died in rain-related disasters in Uttarakhand in the current monsoon.
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The aftermath of a cloudburst in Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The aftermath of a cloudburst in Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Frequent tectonic activities, climate change causing landslides in Pithoragarh, say experts

By BD Kasniyal | Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2020 04:57 PM IST
Frequent small earthquakes in Pithoragarh loosen the soil which then become prone to major landslides during heavy rain.
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Landslide on Badrinath Highway.(HT Photo)
Landslide on Badrinath Highway.(HT Photo)

Badrinath highway opens after 20 hours, stranded pilgrims relieved

By HT Correspondent | Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2019 04:50 AM IST
The highway was blocked on Saturday around 2pm after boulders fell from the mountain due to heavy rainfall. After clearing the debris, the road was opened around 11am on Sunday, when over 3900 pilgrims stranded on the way, breathed a sigh of relief as the highway opened.
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At least one person was dead and two others were injured after heavy rains lashed parts of Pithoragarh and Chamoli districts.(PTI Photo)
At least one person was dead and two others were injured after heavy rains lashed parts of Pithoragarh and Chamoli districts.(PTI Photo)

One dead, two injured as heavy rains lash Pithoragarh, Chamoli districts of Uttarakhand

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Pithoragarh
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 01:41 PM IST
Several houses were damaged and livestock washed away in parts of Chamoli district, including Govindghat and Tharali areas, owing to incessant rains.
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A 40-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and gang-raped by two men in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district.(AFP File Photo)
A 40-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and gang-raped by two men in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district.(AFP File Photo)

40-year-old woman abducted, gang-raped in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 03:34 PM IST
The incident happened on May 1 but came to light on May 3 after the victim lodged a complaint against the two on Saturday, police said. Both the accused have been arrested.
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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)

Quake shakes Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh, no casualties reported

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dehra Dun
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2018 06:05 PM IST
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.
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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)

Uttarakhand government starts providing essential items to areas near China border

By Neeraj Santoshi | Hindustan Times, Nainital
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2018 03:49 PM IST
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.
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Nearly 150 Scheduled Caste (SC) members of Huneti village in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand have threatened to change their religion if they are not provided with burial rights at a 0.96 hectare traditional land.(Represenative Image/File Photo)
Nearly 150 Scheduled Caste (SC) members of Huneti village in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand have threatened to change their religion if they are not provided with burial rights at a 0.96 hectare traditional land.(Represenative Image/File Photo)

Denied access to burial ground, SCs in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh threaten to change religion

By Nihi Sharma | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 02:03 PM IST
The families have alleged that members of the so-called upper castes are objecting to providing a route, and the ground.
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At a press conference jointly addressed by officials monitoring rescue and relief operations in rain-hit Pithoragarh, additional secretary, disaster management Suvin Bansal said work was also on to improve the early warning system pertaining to earthquake warning.(HT Photo)
At a press conference jointly addressed by officials monitoring rescue and relief operations in rain-hit Pithoragarh, additional secretary, disaster management Suvin Bansal said work was also on to improve the early warning system pertaining to earthquake warning.(HT Photo)

Pithoragarh reels under rain fury: One goes missing, 41 villages cut off

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Nainital
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2018 10:02 PM IST
A 35-year-old man was washed away by flash flood triggered by heavy rain in Pithoragarh, one of the worst-hit districts due in the state, besides connectivity to 41 villages was affected due to landslides, mudflow and damaged roads, said officials on Tuesday
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Ramesh Singh Kanyal came up on the ATS radar after Army intelligence tipped it off on his alleged activities.(Representative image)
Ramesh Singh Kanyal came up on the ATS radar after Army intelligence tipped it off on his alleged activities.(Representative image)

Cook from Uttarakhand arrested for bugging Indian diplomat’s house to help Pakistan’s ISI

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 09:15 PM IST
Anti-Terrorism Squad officials believe the ISI offered to pay the accused in return for crucial information. He had lived in Pakistan as the domestic help of a diplomat for two years.
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The high court fixed May 14 as the next date for hearing the case pertaining to the urban local body election.(HT File)
The high court fixed May 14 as the next date for hearing the case pertaining to the urban local body election.(HT File)

U’khand HC reserves order on delimitation of municipal bodies

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2018 09:50 PM IST
The Uttarakhand high court on Tuesday reserved its order on the delimitation of the municipal bodies in the state and fixed May 14 as the next date for hearing the case pertaining to the urban municipal body election
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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)

Bridges built to help stranded villagers reach Vyans valley

By Badri Kasniyal | Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 10:01 PM IST
The Border Roads Organisation constructed the bridges after tracks linking Dharchula with the Vyans valley were damaged.
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