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Uttarakhand Chief Minister-designate Pushkar Singh Dhami addresses the media in Dehradun, on Saturday, July 3, 2021. (PTI)

BJP's Pushkar Singh Dhami to take oath as Uttarakhand CM today

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2021 06:14 AM IST
At 45, Pushkar Singh Dhami will be the youngest yet chief minister of Uttarakhand. He takes over at a time when the state will be facing the assembly polls next year. He, however, said that he will take the challenge of the 2022 Uttarakhand assembly polls and "turn it into an opportunity".
Since the creation of Uttarakhand in 2000, only one chief minister, the Congress’s ND Tiwari, has completed their full tenure in the state.(File Photo)
Since the creation of Uttarakhand in 2000, only one chief minister, the Congress’s ND Tiwari, has completed their full tenure in the state.(File Photo)

Rawat’s short tenure marred by controversies

By Neeraj Santoshi, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2021 12:42 AM IST
Rawat triggered controversies with his critical views on women’s clothing and by saying that the waters of the Ganga could prevent Covid-19 infections.
Towards the end of his chief ministership this year in March, Trivendra's performance did not please BJP as it threatened the party's core vote base.(HT File photo)
Towards the end of his chief ministership this year in March, Trivendra's performance did not please BJP as it threatened the party's core vote base.(HT File photo)

'Never a part of CM race': Trivendra Singh Rawat says as his name does the round

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2021 02:21 PM IST
Tirath Singh Rawat stepped down late on Friday just four months after he was given the post by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He took over the charge from Trivendra Singh Rawat who was Uttarakhand's CM from March 2017 but had to leave the role as BJP sought his exit.
The Congress on Saturday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the “political instability” in Uttarakhand(PTI)
The Congress on Saturday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the “political instability” in Uttarakhand(PTI)

News updates from HT: Congress criticises BJP over U'khand 'instability'

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2021 12:52 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Names of Satpal Maharaj and Trivendra Singh Rawat are doing the rounds after Tirath Singh Rawat’s resignation as the Uttarakhand chief minister. (File Photo)
Names of Satpal Maharaj and Trivendra Singh Rawat are doing the rounds after Tirath Singh Rawat’s resignation as the Uttarakhand chief minister. (File Photo)

From Satpal Maharaj to Trivendra Rawat: List of probable CM faces in Uttarakhand

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2021 12:31 PM IST
The BJP legislature party meeting will be held at the party's headquarters to choose a new leader.
Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat’s tenure has been mired in controversy including one around his move to go ahead with Mahakumbh without taking adequate and effective steps. (PTI)
Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat’s tenure has been mired in controversy including one around his move to go ahead with Mahakumbh without taking adequate and effective steps. (PTI)

News updates from HT: After Tirath exits, Uttarakhand BJP to meet today

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2021 09:02 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat has to get elected to the assembly by September if he is to continue as chief minister (PTI)
Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat has to get elected to the assembly by September if he is to continue as chief minister (PTI)

Tirath Singh Rawat’s missing request to EC on bypoll fuels buzz in Uttarakhand

UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2021 10:53 PM IST
Either Tirath Singh Rawat or Uttarakhand government will have to request the Election Commission to hold bypolls to enable the chief minister to get elected to the assembly
Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat. (Photo @TIRATHSRAWAT)
Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat. (Photo @TIRATHSRAWAT)

Speculation about new Uttarakhand CM is throwback to 2012

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2021 07:56 PM IST
Tirath Singh Rawat, Lok Sabha MP from Garhwal, was sworn-in as the chief minister of Uttarakhand on March 10, replacing Trivendra Singh Rawat.
File photo of Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat.(Twitter/@TIRATHSRAWAT)
File photo of Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat.(Twitter/@TIRATHSRAWAT)

BJP top brass summons Uttarakhand CM to Delhi ahead of assembly polls

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2021 08:46 AM IST
Uttarakhand BJP chief Madan Kaushik has made it clear that Tirath Singh Rawat will be the party's chief ministerial face in next year's assembly elections. Rawat replaced Trivendra SIngh Rawat as Uttarakhand chief minister in March.
Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat. (Photo @TIRATHSRAWAT)
Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat. (Photo @TIRATHSRAWAT)

After court pulls up, U'khand CM says preparations on to combat Covid third wave

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2021 04:49 PM IST
  • Earlier in the day, Uttarakhand High Court reprimanded health secretary Amit Negi, saying that the state government's arrangements to tackle the Delta Plus variant and a possible third wave are insufficient
Locals of Rudraprayag district, which hosts the Kedarnath shrine, would be allowed to visit the highly revered shrine. HT File Pic
Locals of Rudraprayag district, which hosts the Kedarnath shrine, would be allowed to visit the highly revered shrine. HT File Pic

Char Dham Yatra to resume for state residents beginning July 1

By HT Correspondent, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2021 05:54 AM IST
The government has also decided to allow people from other states to come to Uttarakhand while carrying either a negative RT-PCR test report or a negative Rapid Antigen Test report
Trivendra Singh Rawat said that he asked for a judicial inquiry as it will be more credible(ANI Photo)
Trivendra Singh Rawat said that he asked for a judicial inquiry as it will be more credible(ANI Photo)

SIT not enough, need judicial probe: Trivendra Singh Rawat

By HT Correspondent, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 01:40 AM IST
  • Trivendra Singh Rawat’s statement comes days after chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat alleged that the fake testing case did not happen during his tenure.
Devotees gather to offer prayers at the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar on April 13. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Devotees gather to offer prayers at the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar on April 13. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

Uttarakhand CM, ex-CM trade barbs on fake Covid tests during Kumbh Mela

By Sandeep Rawat, Neeraj Santoshi, Haridwar/dehradun
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2021 12:29 AM IST
  • The controversy turned political on Thursday as former CM Rawat called for an impartial investigation
Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat. (Uttarakhand CMO)
Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat. (Uttarakhand CMO)

Uttarakhand CM says sugar part of ration relief for 1st time, stokes row

By Neeraj Santoshi, Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2021 08:01 AM IST
  • At the cabinet meeting on Friday, it was decided that 2.3 million ration cardholders in the state will be provided 2 kg sugar per head at a lesser price than the market price.
Badrinath temple (twitter.com/tirathsrawat)
Badrinath temple (twitter.com/tirathsrawat)

Badrinath temple in Uttarakhand opens portals, day after Kedarnath

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 07:48 AM IST
Making the announcement, Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat tweeted that only a limited number of people, under the leadership of the head priest, will offer prayers at the temple.
PM Modi also assured all help to the state which is battling a deadly surge in cases after the Kumbh mela which was attended by 9.1 million in March and April.
PM Modi also assured all help to the state which is battling a deadly surge in cases after the Kumbh mela which was attended by 9.1 million in March and April.

PM Modi reviews Covid-19 situation in Uttarakhand, speaks to CM Rawat

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 05:18 PM IST
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up for an update on Covid cases in Uttarakhand. I apprised him with the present situation," Rawat said in a tweet.
All adults will become eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine and doses can be sold via the market from May 1 in the government’s latest inoculation drive.(HT File Photo)
All adults will become eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine and doses can be sold via the market from May 1 in the government’s latest inoculation drive.(HT File Photo)

News updates from HT: Centre's guidelines before May 1 vaccination phase

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2021 05:07 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
An avalanche that was reported in Niti valley in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district.
An avalanche that was reported in Niti valley in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district.

8 killed in Uttarakhand avalanche, CM Rawat conducts aerial survey

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2021 12:32 PM IST
As many as 384 people have been rescued so far and six of them are in a critical condition, the Indian Army said.
Devotees gather to offer prayers during Ganga aarti at Kumbh Mela, in Haridwar on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Devotees gather to offer prayers during Ganga aarti at Kumbh Mela, in Haridwar on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Third and biggest 'Shahi Snan' today at Kumbh amid Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2021 09:09 AM IST
Kumbh Mela is held periodically at four different locations in India - Nashik (Maharashtra), Haridwar (Uttarakhand), Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), and Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh).
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat addresses during a meeting over the forest fire in Dehradun on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat addresses during a meeting over the forest fire in Dehradun on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

News updates from HT: Uttarakhand CM shortens night curfew timings for festivals

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 04:43 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat shortened the night curfew in the state which will now be imposed from 10:30 pm to 5 am now. (PTI)
Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat shortened the night curfew in the state which will now be imposed from 10:30 pm to 5 am now. (PTI)

Uttarakhand CM Rawat shortens night curfew timing, cites festival celebrations

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 03:21 PM IST
The state has imposed a night curfew in Dehradun from 10pm to 5am to combat Covid-19.
Tehri: Forest workers engaged in extinguishing the fire in the forests of Tehri district, Sunday, April 4, 2021.(PTI)
Tehri: Forest workers engaged in extinguishing the fire in the forests of Tehri district, Sunday, April 4, 2021.(PTI)

964 locations, 40 active spots in Uttarakhand forest fires: 8 points

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 11:11 PM IST
Uttarakhand forest fires: The districts of Nainital, Almora, Tehri and Pauri are the worst-hit and the state government is trying everything it can to bring the situation under control.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File photo)(HT_PRINT)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File photo)(HT_PRINT)

News updates from HT: Delhi govt punished for supporting farmers, says Kejriwal

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 05:07 PM IST
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Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)

'Grateful to God': Tirath Singh Rawat tests negative for Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 04:23 PM IST
"In the past 48 hours, reports of my corona tests have come negative twice. I am deeply grateful to God and to the people, well-wishers and all the workers who wish for my speedy recovery," Tirath Singh Rawat said in a tweet.
ITBP and CRPF personnel take pledge for a safe Kumbh, in Haridwar on Sunday.(PTI)
ITBP and CRPF personnel take pledge for a safe Kumbh, in Haridwar on Sunday.(PTI)

U’khand makes Covid -ve report must for visitors from 12 states

By HT Correspondent, Dehradun
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2021 06:26 AM IST
The district administration will also hold random Covid-19 testing at the airport, railway stations and road entry points at the border, the guidelines issued on Tuesday stated.
With just two days left for the Kumbh Mela, the chief minister ordered that special campaigns for vaccination and RT-PCR testing should be organised at the bathing ghats in Haridwar.(Twitter/@TIRATHSRAWAT)
With just two days left for the Kumbh Mela, the chief minister ordered that special campaigns for vaccination and RT-PCR testing should be organised at the bathing ghats in Haridwar.(Twitter/@TIRATHSRAWAT)

Now U'khand makes negative RT-PCR test report must for visitors from 12 states

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2021 04:19 PM IST
Amid the rising Covid-19 cases, CM Tirath Rawat also directed authorities to ramp up coronavirus testing and the vaccination drive to combat the pandemic in the state, a statement issued by the chief minister’s office (CMO) said, according to ANI
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat. (HT PHOTO)
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat. (HT PHOTO)

Work on three medical colleges in Uttarakhand to start soon: CM Rawat

PTI | , Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 08:00 AM IST
The government's focus is on strengthening basic infrastructure in all sectors including education, health and drinking water facilities, he said.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat along with other dignitaries perform Ganga pujan during the Haridwar Kumbh, in Haridwar on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat along with other dignitaries perform Ganga pujan during the Haridwar Kumbh, in Haridwar on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

HC again makes -ve Covid report mandatory for Kumbh after CM Rawat scrapped it

PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 02:45 AM IST
The order came after a court-appointed team of epidemiologists raised concerns over the mass congregation potentially acting as a superspreader event and the union health ministry warned of the dangers of a mega event if Covid-safety protocols were not followed.
Rawat was due to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi this week, but the trip was called off after he contracted the contagious pathogen.(PTI file photo)
Rawat was due to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi this week, but the trip was called off after he contracted the contagious pathogen.(PTI file photo)

Twist of faith: Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat tests Covid positive

By Neeraj Santoshi, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 02:39 AM IST
He visited Haridwar three times after becoming CM on March 10, and mingled with pilgrims and ascetics, with hardly anyone following Covid safety norms.
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