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On June 18, the court had banned rafting, paragliding and other water sports in all rivers of the state till the state government framed a policy to regulate them.(AFP/File Photo)

Uttarakhand high court lifts ban on rafting, paragliding and other water sports

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2018 07:12 AM IST
The ruling comes after the state government filed a comprehensive affidavit along with documents related to ‘The Uttarakhand River Rafting/Kayaking Rules, 2014’ before the high court.
On September 7, the high court had directed district magistrate, Dehradun, to ensure the removal of garbage from Dehradun city, especially near school buildings and hospitals within 24 hours in collaboration with the Dehradun Municipal Corporation.(HT File Photo)
On September 7, the high court had directed district magistrate, Dehradun, to ensure the removal of garbage from Dehradun city, especially near school buildings and hospitals within 24 hours in collaboration with the Dehradun Municipal Corporation.(HT File Photo)

Ensure that Dehradun is garbage-free in 48 hours: Uttarakhand high court

Nainital | By HT Correspondent, Nainital
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2018 01:55 AM IST
Dehradun city must be cleaned in the morning as well as in the evening, the Uttarakhand high court said.
A government building in Baggha village of Khatima that will be demolished after the high court’s order.(HT Photo)
A government building in Baggha village of Khatima that will be demolished after the high court’s order.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand model village may cease to exist after high court order

Hindustan Times, Rudrapur (Uttarakhand) | By Mohan Rajput, Rudrapur
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 01:27 PM IST
The high court order issued to the Uttarakhand government on Friday said Baggha village in Sarpuda gram panchayat in Khatima of US Nagar district, comes under reserve forest area. Many private and government properties on the forest land will be demolished, according to the order.
The Uttarakhand high court at Nainital. (HT Photo)
The Uttarakhand high court at Nainital. (HT Photo)

Remove encroachments from archaeological sites, Uttarakhand high court tells state govt

Hindustan Times | By Nihi Sharma, Dehradun
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 12:52 AM IST
The court also directed that heritage by-laws be framed through director general Archaeological Survey of India in consultation with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage for each protected monument within six months.
A meadow in Uttarakhand. Citing various books, articles, documents and research papers, theUttarakhand high court said that the Himalayan vegetation is being affected by mountaineering and tourism.(HT File Photo)
A meadow in Uttarakhand. Citing various books, articles, documents and research papers, theUttarakhand high court said that the Himalayan vegetation is being affected by mountaineering and tourism.(HT File Photo)

Declare important Himalayan valleys, meadows national parks or sanctuaries: Uttarakhand HC

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi, Nainital
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 10:31 AM IST
The Uttarakhand high court has also directed the state government to conduct a systematic survey of the flora of the Himalayan meadows at the earliest to prepare a comprehensive manual within six months.
While quashing the CAT’s July 27 order in the matter, the Uttarakhand High Court imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 on the Central government.(HT File Photo)
While quashing the CAT’s July 27 order in the matter, the Uttarakhand High Court imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 on the Central government.(HT File Photo)

Uttarakhand HC slams tribunal chairman for strange order; imposes cost on central govt

Nainital | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2018 01:50 PM IST
The Central Administrative Tribunal’s Nainital bench had been hearing the case filed by Sanjiv Chaturvedi in the matter pertaining to adverse entries made into his appraisal report of 2015-16 by AIIMS, New Delhi, where he was working as Chief Vigilance Officer from 2012 to 2016.
The Uttarakhand high court also directed all the clinical establishments not to subject patients to unnecessary diagnostic tests.(HT/Picture for representation)
The Uttarakhand high court also directed all the clinical establishments not to subject patients to unnecessary diagnostic tests.(HT/Picture for representation)

Uttarakhand high court asks govt to seal all unregistered clinics

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi, Nainital
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2018 01:46 AM IST
The Uttarakhand high court ordered all doctors in the state, including government doctors and those serving at clinical establishments, to prescribe only generic medicines which are readily available.
The Uttarakhand high court has also banned overnight stay and commercial grazing of cattle in the alpine meadows/subalpine in the state.(HT File Photo)
The Uttarakhand high court has also banned overnight stay and commercial grazing of cattle in the alpine meadows/subalpine in the state.(HT File Photo)

Uttarakhand high court restricts number of tourists at alpine meadows to 200

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi, Nainital
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2018 12:27 AM IST
The Uttarakhand high court also directed the state government to remove all permanent structures from alpine meadows/sub-alpine meadows/ bugyals, including Aali-Bedini-Bagzi Bugyal in Chamoli within three months.
A 12-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and gangraped on Friday by four labourers in Uttarkashi, leading to unrest in the area and prompting authorities to shut down internet services in the area.(AP/Picture for representation)
A 12-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and gangraped on Friday by four labourers in Uttarkashi, leading to unrest in the area and prompting authorities to shut down internet services in the area.(AP/Picture for representation)

Uttarakhand HC asks state govt to form SITs in all districts to probe rape-and-murder cases

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 07:14 AM IST
The Uttarakhand high court took suo moto cognisance of the alleged gangrape and murder of a 12-year-old girl in Uttarkashi.
The Uttarakhand high court directed all civic bodies in the state to ensure disposal of blood and body parts of the sacrificed animals.(AFP/Picture for representation)
The Uttarakhand high court directed all civic bodies in the state to ensure disposal of blood and body parts of the sacrificed animals.(AFP/Picture for representation)

Uttarakhand high court bans animal sacrifices in the open for all religions

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 07:13 AM IST
The high court directed that on the day of Eid-ul-Juha (Bakr-Eid) falling on August 22/23 “no animals including goat/sheep/buffalo shall be sacrificed in an open space, on any public street, or any thoroughfare in front of any place of worship”.
New Delhi, India - May 30, 2017: BJP Yuva Morcha activists offering pooja of a Calf during protest near AICC against slaughter of cow by the Youth Congress Leader in Kerala, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)(Mohd Zakir/HT File Photo)
New Delhi, India - May 30, 2017: BJP Yuva Morcha activists offering pooja of a Calf during protest near AICC against slaughter of cow by the Youth Congress Leader in Kerala, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)(Mohd Zakir/HT File Photo)

Uttarakhand high court appoints itself legal guardian of cows in state

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2018 11:41 PM IST
The court can now act as the legal guardian of the cows in Uttarakhand and keep a tab on all issues related to cows, especially its directions with regard to their protection, a senior advocate said.
Uttarakhand High Court in Nainital.(HT File Photo)
Uttarakhand High Court in Nainital.(HT File Photo)

Against state govt rule, Uttarakhand HC grants maternity leave for third child

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2018 12:24 PM IST
The court said the second provision of the rule on maternity leave goes against a central act as well as the Article 42 of the Constitution.
The bus operators had met the state transport minister Yashpal Arya on Sunday, who assured them that government will increase passenger fare of private buses by 15 %.(HT File)
The bus operators had met the state transport minister Yashpal Arya on Sunday, who assured them that government will increase passenger fare of private buses by 15 %.(HT File)

Bus operators strike in U’khand: HC asks govt to file reply in 24 hrs

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 09:32 PM IST
The private bus operators in Kumaon region are on indefinite strike demanding hike in the passenger fare at par with the fare charged by the buses of Uttarakhand Transport Corporation
The total strength of doctors in Uttarakhand was 1,922 against which only 947 doctors were working, as per an affidavit filed by the government in 2009(HT Photo)
The total strength of doctors in Uttarakhand was 1,922 against which only 947 doctors were working, as per an affidavit filed by the government in 2009(HT Photo)

U’khand HC: Ensure doctors remain available round the clock

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2018 10:12 PM IST
Stating that attending to public health is of high priority, “perhaps the one at the top”, the Uttarakhand High Court on Friday directed the state government to ensure that doctors remain available round the clock at their designated posting, failing which, disciplinary proceedings be initiated against them
The high court directed the government to provide the details of the cases lodged against drug offenders in the state so far.(Photo for representation/HT)
The high court directed the government to provide the details of the cases lodged against drug offenders in the state so far.(Photo for representation/HT)

Why no action being taken against drug mafia kingpins: U’khand HC

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2018 10:04 PM IST
Drug peddlers and handlers are being arrested but no action has being taken against the drug mafia kingpins in the state, the Uttarakhand High Court observed Wednesday
The HC also directed the government to include civic bodies as parties in the case.(HT Photo)
The HC also directed the government to include civic bodies as parties in the case.(HT Photo)

U’khand HC to chief secretary: List steps taken to tackle canine terror

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2018 10:10 PM IST
The Uttarakhand High Court on Monday directed the chief secretary to file an affidavit within two weeks listing the action taken or to be taken to tackle canine terror in the state. The court also directed the state government to include major municipal corporations as parties in the case
The high court directed the government to constitute a state-level advisory committee as per Rule 11 of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 and the district level monitoring committee as per Rule 12 within three months.(AFP File Photo)
The high court directed the government to constitute a state-level advisory committee as per Rule 11 of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 and the district level monitoring committee as per Rule 12 within three months.(AFP File Photo)

‘Provide sites for plants to treat medical, other waste’

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2018 09:46 PM IST
The Uttarakhand High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to provide sites for setting up storage, processing and recycling facilities for bio-medical and municipal waste and hand them over to the concerned local authorities within six months.
The mangled remains of a bus that fell into a gorge. At least 48 people were killed and 12 others injured in the accident.(PTI)
The mangled remains of a bus that fell into a gorge. At least 48 people were killed and 12 others injured in the accident.(PTI)

HC orders safety audit of all Uttarakhand roads, wants it done within one month

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 09:54 PM IST
The order comes six days after an overloaded private bus fell into a gorge in state’s Pauri district killing 48 people and injuring 12 others
Swami Rama Cancer Hospital is a referral hospital for patients from Kumaon and neighbouring Uttar Pradesh districts.(HT File)
Swami Rama Cancer Hospital is a referral hospital for patients from Kumaon and neighbouring Uttar Pradesh districts.(HT File)

U’khand HC asks govt to make Swami Rama Cancer Hospital fully functional in 3 months

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 09:27 PM IST
Expressing concern over the poor healthcare facilities at Swami Rama Cancer Hospital, the court directed the government to fill up all the vacancies at the hospital and upgrade it as state cancer institute
The alleged rape was reported in April this year.(HTFile)
The alleged rape was reported in April this year.(HTFile)

16-yr-old rape victim seeks HC nod to terminate 21-week pregnancy

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 09:19 PM IST
The victim, through her mother, said they visited a hospital to get the 21-week-old pregnancy terminated but the doctors refused it citing Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971
The high court also gave directions ranging from the amount of load allowed to be pulled by various animals in accordance with the kind of carriage being pulled to the amount of riders per carriage.(HT Photo)
The high court also gave directions ranging from the amount of load allowed to be pulled by various animals in accordance with the kind of carriage being pulled to the amount of riders per carriage.(HT Photo)

Legal rights to animal kingdom: Activists term order impractical, vague

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 09:55 PM IST
Uttarakhand High Court has accorded the status of ‘legal person or entity’ to animals in the state, saying ‘they have a distinct persona with corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a living person’
The directions are a part of the 57-page order that a division bench of Justices Rajiv Sharma and Lok Pal Singh gave on Wednesday while according the status of “legal person or entity” to the entire animal kingdom.(HT Photo)
The directions are a part of the 57-page order that a division bench of Justices Rajiv Sharma and Lok Pal Singh gave on Wednesday while according the status of “legal person or entity” to the entire animal kingdom.(HT Photo)

Is load prescribed for pack and draught animals reasonable, HC asks govt

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 09:46 PM IST
Uttarakhand high court directs GB Pant University to constitute a committee to study it within 12 weeks and suggest changes in rules
The anti-encroachment team in action at Chakrata Road in Dehradun.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
The anti-encroachment team in action at Chakrata Road in Dehradun.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Anti-encroachment drive: Breather to squatters as Supreme Court modifies HC order

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 09:40 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday modified an Uttarakhand high court order on removal of encroachments and directed the Dehradun municipal corporation to issue appropriate notices to the encroachers and take action based on their replies
48 people died in Pauri bus mishap on Sunday.(HT Photo)
48 people died in Pauri bus mishap on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand HC orders eye check-up of all drivers within 15 days

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 10:48 PM IST
HC also summoned senior officials of the transport department to explain why its earlier directions regarding improving traffic management and checking road accidents in the state were not complied with in letter and spirit
The Uttarakhand High Court on June 21 banned the water sports till the administration puts in place a policy to regulate them(HT/File photo)
The Uttarakhand High Court on June 21 banned the water sports till the administration puts in place a policy to regulate them(HT/File photo)

Adventure sports must be sustainable too

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 10:41 AM IST
The Uttarakhand High Court’s ban on water rafting, paragliding is welcome
The Uttarakhand high court banned rafting on Ganga waters until a policy is framed to regulate water sports.(HT File Photo)
The Uttarakhand high court banned rafting on Ganga waters until a policy is framed to regulate water sports.(HT File Photo)

A wake-up call to save Ganga: Why HC banned river rafting, paragliding in Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times | By Anupam Trivedi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 08:26 AM IST
There have been allegations that in a mad rush to make money, security of rafters is often compromised
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.
Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court KM Joseph.(PTI File Photo)
Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court KM Joseph.(PTI File Photo)

KM Joseph’s elevation as Supreme Court judge hangs in balance as Justice Chelameswar demits office tomorrow

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2018 07:40 PM IST
The Supreme Court collegium had on May 11 agreed in principle to reiterate its recommendation for elevating Justice KM Joseph as a judge of the top court.
Clock tower of Dehradun .(HT File)
Clock tower of Dehradun .(HT File)

Remove all encroachments in Doon in 3 weeks: HC

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 10:43 PM IST
The court issued the directions after treating a letter written by Manmohan Lakhera, a Dehradun-based journalist, as public interest litigation (PIL).
Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand.(HT File)
Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand.(HT File)

Remove all encroachments around Corbett within 24 hours: HC tells govt

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 10:39 PM IST
The court also directed the government to file FIRs against the encroachers as well as the state officials who were posted in Nainital and Almora during the period when the encroachments came up
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