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Uttarakhand minister of soldier welfare Ganesh Joshi (L) welcomes the newly-appointed governor of the state, Lieutenant-General Gurmit Singh (retd), at the Jollygrant airport in Dehradun. (File Photo / ANI)

Ex-Army officer Gurmit Singh may take oath as Uttarakhand's new governor today

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2021 05:31 AM IST
Lt Gen Gurmit Singh (retd), a highly-decorated army man who superannuated in February 2016, held several prestigious posts during his nearly four decades of service, including deputy chief of Army Staff, adjutant general, and corps commander of the strategic XV Corps that overlooks LoC Kashmir.
The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage undertaken by the devotees of Lord Shiva.(AFP File Photo)
The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage undertaken by the devotees of Lord Shiva.(AFP File Photo)

After cancelling Kanwar Yatra, Uttarakhand to send Gangajal via post to devotees

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2021 01:38 PM IST
Uttarakhand had on Tuesday announced that it is suspending the annual Kanwar Yatra this year in view of the Covid-19 situation. Union tourism minister G Kishan Reddy called it a "responsible" decision and appealed to the people to understand the seriousness of the Covid-19.
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.
Tirath Singh Rawat's resignation also comes ahead of the Uttarakhand assembly elections scheduled to be held in early 2022. (File Photo)
Tirath Singh Rawat's resignation also comes ahead of the Uttarakhand assembly elections scheduled to be held in early 2022. (File Photo)

Uttarakhand BJP meeting today after Tirath Singh Rawat's resignation

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2021 09:08 AM IST
Tirath Singh Rawat hinted that he resigned because the Election Commission was unlikely to hold by-elections due to Covid-19.
The Uttarakhand government on Tuesday suspended the Char Dham Yatra by issuing a revised standard operating procedure (HT Photo)
The Uttarakhand government on Tuesday suspended the Char Dham Yatra by issuing a revised standard operating procedure (HT Photo)

News updates from HT: Char Dham yatra suspended after high court order

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2021 05:03 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
A view of Kedarnath shrine in Rudraprayag district.(HT File Photo)
A view of Kedarnath shrine in Rudraprayag district.(HT File Photo)

Uttarakhand issues new Covid guidelines for Char Dham yatra despite HC's hold

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2021 09:52 AM IST
  • The high court's decision came in view of Covid-19 and poor health preparedness. It asked the government to file the affidavit again by July 7.
A health worker collects a swab sample of a passenger for a Covid-19 test. (PTI Photo)
A health worker collects a swab sample of a passenger for a Covid-19 test. (PTI Photo)

Stop fooling us: Uttarakhand HC tells state govt on Covid-19 preparedness

ANI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2021 02:09 PM IST
  • The division bench hearing a PIL related to the state government's handling of Covid-19, reprimanded health secretary Amit Negi and said that their arrangements are inadequate
Due to a spurt in the black fungus disease, the state had placed orders for anti-fungal injections.(File photo)
Due to a spurt in the black fungus disease, the state had placed orders for anti-fungal injections.(File photo)

Uttarakhand receives 15,000 vials of Amphotericin-B to treat Black Fungus

ANI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2021 03:26 PM IST
The State Drug Controller, Tajbar Singh Jaggi said, "These injections came on orders of Doon Medical College Hospital, so they will first go to them and after that, they will be distributed".
Devotees gather to offer prayers during Ganga aarti at Kumbh Mela, in Haridwar.(PTI file photo)
Devotees gather to offer prayers during Ganga aarti at Kumbh Mela, in Haridwar.(PTI file photo)

First kumbh, now Char Dham: HC raps U'khand govt for flouting Covid protocols

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2021 05:42 AM IST
The bench of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Alok Verma said that videos circulating on social media showed that the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) introduced amid a rise in the coronavirus disease cases were being flouted during the opening of the portals of the shrines.
Samples of 200 students were taken, and reports of some students are awaited.(AP file)
Samples of 200 students were taken, and reports of some students are awaited.(AP file)

93 students test Covid-19 positive in Uttarakhand's govt nursing college

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2021 12:17 PM IST
Ninety-three students of a Government Nursing college at Uttarakhand's Sursingh Dhar have tested positive for Covid-19, following which the hostel of the college has been declared a containment zone.
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).
On Saturday, 257 more people tested positive for Covid-19 while one person succumbed to the disease.(AFP file photo)
On Saturday, 257 more people tested positive for Covid-19 while one person succumbed to the disease.(AFP file photo)

‘Covid under control’: Uttarakhand govt as virus cluster emerges in Rishikesh

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 01:39 PM IST
Uttarakhand has so far reported 99,515 cases and 1,709 related fatalities, according to the health department’s bulletin. The recoveries are nearing 95,000 while active cases have climbed to 1,339.
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.
Representational image. (ANI file)
Representational image. (ANI file)

Schools in Uttarakhand ordered to charge only tuition fees for lockdown period

PTI | , Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 08:09 AM IST
Students of other classes who are still being taught online have to pay only the tuition fees, it said.
Tirath Singh Rawat, was chosen as the chief minister of Uttarakhand after a meeting of the BJP's legislative party meeting in Dehradun.(HT File Photo)
Tirath Singh Rawat, was chosen as the chief minister of Uttarakhand after a meeting of the BJP's legislative party meeting in Dehradun.(HT File Photo)

Garhwal MP Tirath Singh Rawat to be new Uttarakhand CM, announces BJP

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2021 01:24 PM IST
Tirath Singh Rawat, the MP from Garhwal, served as the chief of Uttarakhand unit of the BJP from 2013 to 2015.
The state government has taken the decision due to the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.(Reuters)
The state government has taken the decision due to the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.(Reuters)

Kumbh Mela 2021 to begin from April 1: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 12:03 PM IST
Here is all you need to know about the Kumbh Mela 2021.
Rescue operations underway at Alaknanda river site(HT Photo )
Rescue operations underway at Alaknanda river site(HT Photo )

Mapping the Chamoli tragedy: How glacial breach in Uttarakhand triggered floods

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 09:04 AM IST
Uttarakhand glacial burst: Sudden outburst of a glacial lake with debris shows that degradation of the forest cover in upper reaches and faster melting of snow due to climate change, experts said.
Chamoli: Rescue operations underway after a glacier broke off in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_07_2021_000220B)(PTI)
Chamoli: Rescue operations underway after a glacier broke off in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_07_2021_000220B)(PTI)

U'khand glacier burst: Scientists to be airlifted to affected areas, says IAF

ANI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2021 11:40 PM IST
"Scientists with specialised equipment will also be taken to the areas for aerial reconnaissance. We will ensure that maximum bases are available to support the operations," officials said.
The water level in the Dhauliganga river rose suddenly following an avalanche near a power project at Raini village in Tapovan area of Chamoli district.(ANI via REUTERS)
The water level in the Dhauliganga river rose suddenly following an avalanche near a power project at Raini village in Tapovan area of Chamoli district.(ANI via REUTERS)

Chamoli glacier burst: 2 bodies recovered, rescue ops on | What we know so far

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 03:13 PM IST
Chamoli glacier burst: Officials have been instructed to evacuate people living in nearby villages as the state government sounded an alert in several areas
The MOU was signed by Samarendra Kumar, director NCSM, and managing director UCOST Rajendra Dobhal in the presence Uttarakhand chief minister. (HT Photo)
The MOU was signed by Samarendra Kumar, director NCSM, and managing director UCOST Rajendra Dobhal in the presence Uttarakhand chief minister. (HT Photo)

Centre, Uttarakhand govt sign MoU on 173 cr science city project in Dehradun

By HT Correspondent, Dehradun
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2021 05:26 PM IST
  • The Centre will provide 88 crore while the state government will contribute 85 crore.
Shrishti Goswami who assumed the charge of CM Uttarakhand for one day on Sunday, interacting with officers in Dehradun.(HT photo)
Shrishti Goswami who assumed the charge of CM Uttarakhand for one day on Sunday, interacting with officers in Dehradun.(HT photo)

Uttarakhand CM for a day, 20-year-old Shrishti Goswami takes stand on 3 points

By Neeraj Santoshi, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:40 PM IST
  • Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said nominating Goswami as the chief minister of child assembly for a day was a matter of pride.
Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

Uttarakhand to open 190 Atal Utkrisht Vidyalayas

ANI | , Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 05:41 PM IST
  • As per the mandate, these 190 Atal Utkrisht Vidyalayas will be affiliated with the CBSE board and will open from the next academic session.
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat (C) and education minister Arvind Pandey (R) interact with students of government schools using the virtual classroom technology from a studio set up in Dehradun on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat (C) and education minister Arvind Pandey (R) interact with students of government schools using the virtual classroom technology from a studio set up in Dehradun on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand government starts virtual classroom to mitigate teacher shortage

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 04:22 PM IST
Around 190,000 students, especially those from remote areas, will receive its benefit.
Uttarakhand has 45 Kendriya Vidyalayas. (Representational image)(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
Uttarakhand has 45 Kendriya Vidyalayas. (Representational image)(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)

Uttarakhand government looks for land to open 95 Kendriya Vidyalaya’s in each block

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2019 12:41 PM IST
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had written to the union human resource development ministry in August this year regarding the possibility of opening a Kendriya Vidyalaya in every block of the state.
Forty two villages from five districts of Uttarakhand have been selected for organic farming project.(HT Photo / Representative Image)
Forty two villages from five districts of Uttarakhand have been selected for organic farming project.(HT Photo / Representative Image)

Uttarakhand government wants farmers to go organic to keep Ganga toxin-free

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2019 03:45 PM IST
According to a government official, the project is one of the several schemes being implemented to keep the Ganga free of chemical pollution.
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

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
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.
Uttarakhand high court has banned the water sports till the administration puts in place a policy to regulate them.(HT File Photo)
Uttarakhand high court has banned the water sports till the administration puts in place a policy to regulate them.(HT File Photo)

River rafting, other water sports banned in Uttarakhand, HC cites environment, safety

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 10:15 PM IST
The HC has directed the Uttarakhand government to enact suitable legislation for regulating adventure and water sports throughout Uttarakhand.
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