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Congress and corruption go hand-in-hand: Uttarakhand CM on Harish Rawat issue

  • Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said that greed among Congress party members is so much that they are ready to fight among themselves and divide into two factions.
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said the BJP government in the state is committed to work, while the Congress in opposition only does “exploitations”. (File photo)(ANI)
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said the BJP government in the state is committed to work, while the Congress in opposition only does “exploitations”. (File photo)(ANI)
Published on Dec 25, 2021 05:12 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Uttarakhand minister storms out of cabinet meet, BJP says he hasn’t resigned

BJP party state president Madan Kaushik dismissed reports of Rawat’s resignation.
Uttarakhand minister storms out of cabinet meet, BJP says he hasn’t resigned
Uttarakhand minister storms out of cabinet meet, BJP says he hasn’t resigned
Updated on Dec 25, 2021 03:55 AM IST
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Uttarakhand CM orders inquiry into sacking of Dalit cook

Dhami told deputy inspector general (DIG) of police, Kumaon, Nilesh Anand Bharne, to go to the village and probe the matter personally, according to a government statement.
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.
Updated on Dec 25, 2021 03:50 AM IST
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ByMohan Rajput, Hindustan Times, Rudrapur

Rawat gets his way, will lead Uttarakhand poll campaign

The move appeared to quell his rebellion, which first surfaced in a series of Twitter posts two days ago, at least for now.
Former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat and other Congress leaders leave after meeting with Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi.(PTI)
Former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat and other Congress leaders leave after meeting with Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 25, 2021 03:37 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Dalit cook fired from school files police complaint

Sunita Devi, who lost her job a day ago over an alleged violation of norms, said she has sought action against the parents of the students who refused to eat food cooked by her.
Parents of the children who refused to eat food made by Devi, refuted her allegation.(AFP | Representational image)
Parents of the children who refused to eat food made by Devi, refuted her allegation.(AFP | Representational image)
Published on Dec 24, 2021 04:48 AM IST
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ByMohan Rajput, Hindustan Times, Rudrapur

Rawat to meet Congress brass amid Uttarakhand rumblings

The party’s general secretary in charge of organisation, KC Venugopal, reached out to Harish Rawat on Thursday and invited him for a meeting in the Capital.
Uttarakhand Congress campaign committee chairman Harish Rawat.(PTI)
Uttarakhand Congress campaign committee chairman Harish Rawat.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 24, 2021 02:55 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Harish Rawat, Uttarakhand Congress leaders called to Delhi amid fresh row

Is Harish Rawat's cryptic tweet post an indication of the beginning of his new political journey? The Congress will make a last-ditch attempt as Rawat will likely meet Rahul Gandhi tomorrow in Delhi.
Harish Rawat is the central character in the new trouble brewing for the Congress in Uttarakhand. (PTI)
Harish Rawat is the central character in the new trouble brewing for the Congress in Uttarakhand. (PTI)
Published on Dec 23, 2021 10:44 AM IST
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By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Dalit woman fired after students refuse to eat food cooked by her

Parents of the upper caste children backed the boycott and alleged that Devi had been chosen as the cook by overlooking a more deserving candidate, Pushpa Bhatt, a Brahmin.
Parents of the upper caste children backed the boycott and alleged that Devi had been chosen as the cook by overlooking a more deserving candidate, Pushpa Bhatt, a Brahmin. (Representational image)(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Parents of the upper caste children backed the boycott and alleged that Devi had been chosen as the cook by overlooking a more deserving candidate, Pushpa Bhatt, a Brahmin. (Representational image)(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 23, 2021 03:03 AM IST
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ByMohan Rajput, Rudrapur

‘Hands tied’: Rawat takes dig at Congress top brass

In a series of tweets in Hindi, Rawat alleged that he was not getting support from the party leadership and that representatives of the high command had tied his hands.
Senior Congress leader Harish Rawat ata press conference in Dehradun on Wednesday (PTI)
Senior Congress leader Harish Rawat ata press conference in Dehradun on Wednesday (PTI)
Updated on Dec 23, 2021 01:23 AM IST
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Harish Rawat’s tweets meant to ensure his clout within Congress, says BJP leader

  • Former Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat said the Congress leader is known to do "pressure politics." However, he added that Harish Rawat's statements also revealed his “pain” towards the Congress.
Former Uttarakhand chief minister and BJP leader Tirath Singh Rawat said he hoped Congress veteran Harish Rawat can live up to the feelings he expressed today. (Uttarakhand CMO) (File)
Former Uttarakhand chief minister and BJP leader Tirath Singh Rawat said he hoped Congress veteran Harish Rawat can live up to the feelings he expressed today. (Uttarakhand CMO) (File)
Published on Dec 22, 2021 10:15 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Harish Rawat's ‘time to rest’ tweet sparks buzz ahead of Uttarakhand polls

  • The veteran Congress leader claimed that the organisational structure is either turning its back or playing a negative role.
Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat.
Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat.
Published on Dec 22, 2021 03:12 PM IST
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By | Written by Kunal Gaurav

Upper caste students boycott midday meal cooked by Dalit woman in Uttarakhand

‘On the first day (of her joining work), students of upper caste had the midday meal cooked by her without any fuss, but from the next day, they started boycotting the meals,’ said school principal
Government schools are mandated to provide a midday meal to all students to encourage attendance and ensure adequate nutrition. (Representational Image)
Government schools are mandated to provide a midday meal to all students to encourage attendance and ensure adequate nutrition. (Representational Image)
Updated on Dec 21, 2021 04:47 AM IST
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ByMohan Rajput, Rudrapur

Election work in other states hitting MCD poll prep: Delhi BJP leaders

The BJP, which is hoping to win a fourth term in the three corporations, not only has to fight anti-incumbency but also counter the AAP’s accusations of widespread corruption and failure to ensure basic sanitation in the city.
Over 150 Delhi BJP leaders have been sent to Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab, where elections are due next year. (Picture for representation only/Arun Sharma-HT)
Over 150 Delhi BJP leaders have been sent to Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab, where elections are due next year. (Picture for representation only/Arun Sharma-HT)
Updated on Dec 21, 2021 12:56 AM IST
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ByRisha Chitlangia, New Delhi

1,718 vacancies in police department to be filled soon: Uttarakhand CM Dhami

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday announced that recruitment to 1,718 posts in the police department will be made soon.
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. (File photo)
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. (File photo)
Published on Dec 19, 2021 11:16 AM IST
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Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Dehradun today, will felicitate ex-servicemen

During the rally, Gandhi will felicitate ex-servicemen in recognition of their contribution to the country, according to an earlier statement by Uttarakhand Congress president Ganesh Godiyal.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (HT file photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (HT file photo)
Published on Dec 16, 2021 06:26 AM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Uttarakhand assembly passes bill to abolish Char Dham shrine board

  • The law, which was introduced by the previous Trivendra Singh Rawat-led government in 2019, allowed the board to act as the highest governing body, to look after the shrines while framing policies and sanctioning expenditure.
Char Dham Yatra(HT_PRINT)
Char Dham Yatra(HT_PRINT)
Published on Dec 12, 2021 03:43 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Uttarakhand CM warns against 'objectionable' posts; meets Gen Rawat's daughters

Action will be taken against anyone making objectionable comments about any late defence personnel on social media or otherwise, chief minister Pushkar Dhami said. 
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami met Gen Rawat's daughters on Saturday as they went to Haridwar to immerse the ashes of their parents. 
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami met Gen Rawat's daughters on Saturday as they went to Haridwar to immerse the ashes of their parents. 
Published on Dec 11, 2021 03:32 PM IST
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By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

General Bipin Rawat's death: Uttarakhand declares 3-day state mourning

In doleful remembrance of General Rawat's personality, Uttarakhand will be observing the three days of state mourning from December 9 to 12.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat (PTI / File Photo)
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat (PTI / File Photo)
Published on Dec 09, 2021 08:50 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UKPSC APO provisional answer key 2021 released, raise objection by Dec 13

  • UKPSC APO provisional answer key 2021: Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC) has released the provisional answer key of assistant prosecution officer (APO) prelims exam 2021.
UKPSC APO provisional answer key 2021: Candidates can check the APO prelims provisional answer key on the official website of UKPSC at ukpsc.gov.in.(ukpsc.gov.in)
UKPSC APO provisional answer key 2021: Candidates can check the APO prelims provisional answer key on the official website of UKPSC at ukpsc.gov.in.(ukpsc.gov.in)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 07:08 PM IST
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‘There will be nothing but foundation stones and plaques’: P Chidambaram

The Congress veteran also said that there was no development in Uttarakhand despite the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) changing the chief minister in the state three times in five years.
Former Union minister P Chidambaram. (File photo)
Former Union minister P Chidambaram. (File photo)
Published on Dec 04, 2021 01:31 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi-Dehradun economic corridor: How the project will boost connectivity

PM Modi will also inaugurate road widening project from Devprayag to Srikot, and from Brahmpuri to Kodiyala on NH-58, under Char Dham road connectivity project.
The Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor will have animal passes to avoid animal-vehicle collisions. (ANI Photo)
The Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor will have animal passes to avoid animal-vehicle collisions. (ANI Photo)
Published on Dec 04, 2021 09:07 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

News updates from HT: Modi to lay foundation of Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor

Here are today-’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(PTI)
Published on Dec 04, 2021 08:52 AM IST
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Uttarakhand CM Dhami scraps Chardham Devasthanam Board

Chardham priests had been demanding scrapping of the board ever since its creation in 2019 saying it was an infringement of their traditional rights over the temples.
A high-level committee constituted by Dhami to look into the Devasthanam Board issue had submitted its recommendations to him in Rishikesh on Sunday.(ANI)
A high-level committee constituted by Dhami to look into the Devasthanam Board issue had submitted its recommendations to him in Rishikesh on Sunday.(ANI)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 08:22 PM IST
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Uttarakhand withdraws Char Dham Act ahead of polls

The Uttarakhand government analysed the report before taking the decision as per a Cabinet subcommittee’s recommendations.
Dhami said the government decided to roll back the law based on the report and the recommendations. (PTI Photo/File)
Dhami said the government decided to roll back the law based on the report and the recommendations. (PTI Photo/File)
Updated on Nov 30, 2021 11:17 PM IST
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Ensure compliance of Covid-appropriate behaviour: Uttarakhand CM instructs DGP

  • Dhami has appealed to the people of the state to follow Covid appropriate behaviour and get fully vaccinated.
Dhami has appealed to the people of the state to follow Covid appropriate behaviour and get fully vaccinated. (File image)
Dhami has appealed to the people of the state to follow Covid appropriate behaviour and get fully vaccinated. (File image)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 09:53 PM IST
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Omicron variant: From flight bans to increasing testing, how states are prepping

From demanding a travel ban to measures for scrutinising testing for the disease and emphasising on public health measures such as distancing, here is a look at how some states have responded to the situation.
Some states have imposes mandatory RT PCR testing on arrival for passengers from countries where cases of the variant have been detected.(ANI | Representational image)
Some states have imposes mandatory RT PCR testing on arrival for passengers from countries where cases of the variant have been detected.(ANI | Representational image)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 04:08 PM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

11 IFS officers & 6 others test Covid-19 positive in Dehradun

  • The official also informed that a senior officer of Himachal Pradesh, who came to FRI for mid-term training, has been 'absconding' ever since he tested positive for the coronavirus disease.
The official also informed that a senior officer of Himachal Pradesh, who came to FRI for mid-term training, has been 'absconding' ever since he tested positive for the coronavirus disease. (Representational image)(AP)
The official also informed that a senior officer of Himachal Pradesh, who came to FRI for mid-term training, has been 'absconding' ever since he tested positive for the coronavirus disease. (Representational image)(AP)
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 05:47 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, Dehradun

Uttarakhand lower PCS exam on December 12: UKPSC

  • Uttarakhand combined state (civil) subordinate services exam will be held on December 12. The admit card will be released on November 26.
Uttarakhand lower PCS exam on December 12: UKPSC (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Uttarakhand lower PCS exam on December 12: UKPSC (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Nov 23, 2021 12:35 PM IST
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Free pilgrimage for Uttarakhand senior citizens if AAP comes to power: Kejriwal

Lashing out at BJP and Congress for hoodwinking the people of the hill state, Kejriwal urged people to vote for AAP in the 2022 assembly polls.
Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor taking an auto rickshaw ride in Haridwar on Sunday. (RAMESHWAR GAUR/HT PHOTO .)
Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor taking an auto rickshaw ride in Haridwar on Sunday. (RAMESHWAR GAUR/HT PHOTO .)
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 02:40 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Haridwar

‘Good schools, hospital for Uttarakhand, too’: Kejriwal bats for AAP's CM face

  • AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal promised the auto and taxi drivers of Uttarakhand of a systemic change with the introduction of faceless regional transport office (RTO) services, free treatment for accident victims and also waiver of fitness fees.
AAP chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said his party will start a ‘Teerth Yatra Yojana’ in Uttarakhand in lines with the one that began in Delhi. (ANI Photo)
AAP chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said his party will start a ‘Teerth Yatra Yojana’ in Uttarakhand in lines with the one that began in Delhi. (ANI Photo)
Published on Nov 21, 2021 07:23 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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