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A mushroom grower in her mushroom farm in Uttarakhand.(HT Photo)

Reviving ghost villages: Uttarakhand govt to train 10k youth in mushroom farming

By Kalyan Das, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 07:41 PM IST
  • The focus of the government would be the villages abandoned by its residents in the hills which are popularly known as 'ghost villages'.
The Uttarakhand High Court had recommended the dismissal of the civil judge.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The Uttarakhand High Court had recommended the dismissal of the civil judge.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Uttarakhand govt dismisses suspended judge for torturing minor girl

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 03:18 PM IST
Deepali Sharma, former civil judge in Haridwar is accused of physically and mentally abusing a minor girl and keeping the girl at her residence as a domestic help.
Uttarakhand high court at Nainital. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Uttarakhand high court at Nainital. (HT FILE PHOTO)

SC/ ST scholarship scam: Uttarakhand govt informs HC 77% investigation complete, not in favour of handing over case to CBI

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 11:19 AM IST
Apprising the HC that the state was not in favour of CBI investigation in the matter, the state government stated in its affidavit that if the case is handed over to CBI, people will lose faith in the state investigating agencies
A view of ancient Brahamkund, Har-Ki-Pauri Ganga ghat in Haridwar.(HT PHOTO)
A view of ancient Brahamkund, Har-Ki-Pauri Ganga ghat in Haridwar.(HT PHOTO)

Uttarakhand govt ambivalent on saints’ demand to revoke controversial order on Ganga

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By Sandeep rawat| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2020 05:15 PM IST
Madan Kaushik, Uttarakhand cabinet minister blamed the previous Congress government for controversial order but did not say why the BJP administration had not scrapped the order or cleared its stance on the matter in the last three and a half years.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Uttarakhand govt to start two English medium schools in every block

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2020 05:13 PM IST
Arvind Pandey, state education minister made the announcement on Tuesday during a video conference with the state secretary of education and director of the state education department.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat ‘s government’s latest guidelines exempt VIPs in Uttarakahnd from mandatory quarantine after travel amid the Covid-19 pandemic.(HT PHOTO)
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat ‘s government’s latest guidelines exempt VIPs in Uttarakahnd from mandatory quarantine after travel amid the Covid-19 pandemic.(HT PHOTO)

Uttarakhand govt under fire for exempting VIPs from Covid-19 quarantine

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 05:24 PM IST
The Congress said the exemption for VIPs is foolish given that Uttarakhand’s Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaaj had tested positive for Covid-19
Students having mid-day meal at a government school in Dehradun.(HT file)
Students having mid-day meal at a government school in Dehradun.(HT file)

Uttarakhand govt to give food safety allowance to over 6 lakh students not getting mid-day meals amid lockdown

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Supaena Roy
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 05:34 PM IST
Mukul Sati, additional state project director for Samagra Sikhsha Abhiyan in the state said that all schools have been asked to give daily food safety allowance and rice to guardians of students.
Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

Uttarakhand govt asks VCs to ensure payment of salaries to employees during lockdown

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2020 08:59 PM IST
Uttarakhand government’s Joint Secretary MA Somwal asked the Vice Chancellors of state universities and affiliated colleges to ensure the payment of salaries to the employees during the lockdown.
chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. HT Photo
chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. HT Photo

Uttarakhand govt forms SIT to probe irregularities in forest guard recruitment examination

Hindustan times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2020 05:06 AM IST
Earlier on Wednesday, Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat promised ‘stringent possible action’ against the accused involved in alleged irregularities.
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.
The local BJP leaders have been emphasizing that mass slaughter of animals should not be allowed in the sacred area that is the gateway to Uttarakhand, which is also called ‘devbhoomi’ (Land of Gods). (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
The local BJP leaders have been emphasizing that mass slaughter of animals should not be allowed in the sacred area that is the gateway to Uttarakhand, which is also called ‘devbhoomi’ (Land of Gods). (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

Uttarakhand govt to bring in ordinance to shut down slaughterhouses

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 09:52 PM IST
The decision to bring an ordinance that will empower the state government to shutdown any slaughterhouse has come at a time when there has been stiff opposition to construction of a slaughterhouse in Haridwar.
Representative(HT File)
Representative(HT File)

Uttarakhand govt to reconstruct over 4,500 dilapidated school buildings using bamboo

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2019 02:01 PM IST
The chief secretary and school education secretary, during a meeting with the Uttarakhand Bamboo and Fiber Development Board on Monday, decided that schools will be reconstructed using bamboo as it is a more disaster resistant structure compared to concrete buildings and also a cost effective alternative.
The Uttarakhand government on Friday declared the Lakshman Jhula, the iconic suspension bridge across river Ganga in Rishikesh, out of bounds for pedestrians and traffic.(HTPhoto)
The Uttarakhand government on Friday declared the Lakshman Jhula, the iconic suspension bridge across river Ganga in Rishikesh, out of bounds for pedestrians and traffic.(HTPhoto)

Uttarakhand govt shuts down ‘unsafe’ iconic suspension bridge Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh

Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 07:28 AM IST
A private consultant company that surveyed the Lakshman Jhula and Ram Jhula – the two bridges are a little distance from each other -- had recommended that all movement across the first should be immediately stopped.
Hindu Seva Parishad activists stage a protest against the film 'Kedarnath' at a mall, in Jabalpur, Friday(PTI)
Hindu Seva Parishad activists stage a protest against the film 'Kedarnath' at a mall, in Jabalpur, Friday(PTI)

Uttarakhand govt rejects ‘Kedarnath’ director’s request to lift ban

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 08:45 AM IST
“The story of the film ‘Kedarnath’ is communally provocative and may create tension between communities. We are now initiating steps to have the title of the film changed as the name of the revered shrine can’t be allowed to be misused.”
A shepherd with his flock at the green pastures of Aali Bugyal in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand.(HT File Photo)
A shepherd with his flock at the green pastures of Aali Bugyal in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand.(HT File Photo)

Uttarakhand govt may lift import ban on exotic sheep to boost farmers’ income, check migration

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2018 01:04 PM IST
A government official said the capacity of the indigenous varieties of sheep to yield meat and fine-quality wool has been affected owing to inbreeding caused by the ban on the import of exotic varieties.
Since formation of Uttarakhand in 2000, 11 elephants were killed after being hit by trains.(HT Photo)
Since formation of Uttarakhand in 2000, 11 elephants were killed after being hit by trains.(HT Photo)

Limit vehicle speed to curb wildlife deaths: HC to Uttarakhand govt

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 12, 2018 09:55 PM IST
Expressing concern over the death of wild animals in vehicle hits, the Uttarakhand high court has directed the state government to prescribe a maximum speed of 40 km per hour for motorists on national and state highways passing through national parks and protected forests to avoid accidents
The high court has also directed the chief medical officers of all districts to inspect markets and ensure that no misbranded product is sold in Uttarakhand.(HT File Photo/Representative image)
The high court has also directed the chief medical officers of all districts to inspect markets and ensure that no misbranded product is sold in Uttarakhand.(HT File Photo/Representative image)

Ensure there is no sale of ‘misbranded products’: HC to Uttarakhand govt

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi, Nainital
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 10:09 PM IST
A division bench gave the direction while disposing of a Public Interest Litigation filed by a Rishikesh-based social worker.
The court also asked if a Tiger Reserve Force has been constituted.(HT File)
The court also asked if a Tiger Reserve Force has been constituted.(HT File)

To check tiger deaths, iuse drones, CCTV: HC directs Uttarakhand govt

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 11:10 PM IST
HC noted that reportedly eight tigers had died in the state in 2018 alone
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
Trivendra Singh Rawat’s cabinet had approved the expansion of 35 local bodies, including the Dehradun, Haldwani and Roorkee municipal corporations, last June.(HT File)
Trivendra Singh Rawat’s cabinet had approved the expansion of 35 local bodies, including the Dehradun, Haldwani and Roorkee municipal corporations, last June.(HT File)

State election body accuses Uttarakhand govt of not taking local body polls ‘seriously’

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Anupam Trivedi
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 08:33 PM IST
State election commissioner Subardhan told mediapersons that the state was slipping into a ‘democratic logjam’, with the tenure of 92 municipal bodies in the hill state ending on May 4.
Uttarakhand assembly building.(HT Photo)
Uttarakhand assembly building.(HT Photo)

CAG pulls up Uttarakhand govt for non-submission of utilisation certificates

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 10:30 PM IST
CAG said absence of utilisation certificates made it doubtful if the grants were utilised for their intended purpose
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