Uttarakhand

HARISH RAWAT ACCUSES DHAMI OF ‘SURRENDERING’ TO YOGI FOR UP-UTTARAKHAND ASSETS

Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister and senior Congress leader alleged that CM Pushkar Singh Dhami of Uttarakhand has ‘surrendered’ to Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath over an ‘agreement’ between the states on the division of its assets.... Read more

HARISH RAWAT ANNOUNCES ‘PREFERRED’ SEATS FOR EX-SERVICE PERSONNEL

In a recent announcement, former Chief Minister Harish Rawat has said that the Congress party will be preferring 20% of its seats for ex-service personnel.... Read more

IN POLL BOUND UTTARAKHAND BJP CELEBRATES SHANKARACHARYA, PM MODI UNVEILS STATUE AT KEDARNATH

Prime Minister Narendra invoked Ayodhya, ‘rishi tradition’ and the ‘holy land’ while speaking at Kedarnath, Uttarakhand while also unveiling a 12-foot tall statue of Adi Shankaracharya and other monuments and temples related to his legacy.... Read more

UTTARAKHAND MINISTER HARAK SINGH RAWAT PULLS ONE ON EX-CM HARISH RAWAT, SAYS WOULD HAVE QUIT POLITICS HAD HE LOST FROM TWO ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCIES AT ONCE

“If I had lost elections from two constituencies as CM, I would have resigned from politics. I would not have forced my way back like Harish bhai despite being forced into retirement by people,” Harak Singh Rawat commented on Ex- CM from the Congress party Harish Rawat. ... Read more

COURT DENIES BAIL TO LAKHIMPUR KHERI KILLINGS ACCUSED ASHISH MISHRA

Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister for State Home affairs Ajay Mishra, who was sent for a 3-day judicial custody has been denied bail.... Read more

YASHPAL ARYA AND SON LEAVES BJP, REJOINS THE CONGRESS

Six-time MLA and Uttarakhand minister Yashpal Arya and his son Sanjeev Arya rejoins the Congress party. Yashpal Arya used to be the President of the Congress party prior to joining the BJP. He has now returned to the grand old party ahead of the 2022 elections.... Read more

“THIS IS A CRITICAL PERIOD FOR THE COUNTRY, 2ND WAVE NOT OVER”, SAYS UNION HEALTH MINISTRY

The Health Ministry on Thursday observed that many districts across India are in danger zone and warned that the second wave is far from over. The current relaxations in public spaces across the country and the opening of universities has brought alarm as the Covid-19 virus is still spreading around the states.... Read more

SUPREME COURT TAKES UP LAKHIMPUR KHERI VIOLENCE, ASKS UP GOVERNMENT TO FILE REPORT

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to report by Friday on who all have been arrested, while hearing a petition calling for action in the Lakhimpur Kheri killings of 4 farmers. The court has asked the government to file the status specifying the action taken.... Read more

LAKHIMPUR KHERI VIOLENCE AND KILLINGS: EXPLAINED

Uttar Pradesh: The violence that broke out in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday resulted in 8 deaths and many casualties. 4 farmers were killed when a group of SUVs part of the convoy of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra ran over a crowd of farmers. The farmers, later on, went into an agitation that was toned down with the negotiations done by farmers union leader Rakesh Tikait with the officials in the Uttar Pradesh government. Below is a fairly brief timeline on how the violence occurred and the reasons observed.... Read more

PFIZER BETTER THAN ASTRA ZENECA FOR THOSE INFECTED WITH DELTA VARIANT, REVEALS NEW STUDY

Covid 19 vaccines that were launched late 2020 and early 2021 was claimed to offer protection against the viral infection. A new study reveals the effect on the transmission on the Delta Variant is lower for the Oxford Astra Zeneca compared to the Pfizer vaccine, the former being manufactured in India as Covishield.... Read more

SUPREME COURT LASHES OUT AT FARMERS GROUPS, ASKS FOR REASONS FOR PROTESTS

The Supreme Court on Monday lashed out at the farmers’ groups, asking them the reason for continuing protests, even though the government hasn’t promised implementation. The court raged saying if an issue turns violent, “nobody takes responsibility”.... Read more

CHRISTIAN CHURCH VANDALISED IN ROORKEE, UTTARAKHAND

A Christian prayer house was attacked on Sunday by a mob comprising of around 500 people at Roorkee in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. Local residents who gathered for the Sunday mass alleged that the mob attacked the worshippers and vandalised the building. The Police have not yet made any arrests and Roorkee circle officer Vivek Kumar states, “The matter is being investigated and soon those involved will be arrested”. ... Read more

BHARAT BANDH GETS MIXED RESPONSE FROM STATES, ACCORDING TO SOME

The Bharat Bandh called by farmers unions was termed “successful” by leader Rakesh Tikait. The strike that started from Monday 6 am and concluded by 4 pm created traffic havoc in parts of Delhi and around. However commercial establishments and shops were operating as usual. The bandh manifested differently in different parts of the country.... Read more

BHARAT BANDH ‘SUCCESSFUL’, SAYS RAKESH TIKAIT

The 10-hour Bharat Bandh called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Monday was termed 'successful' by farmers’ leader Rakesh Tikait. SKM, an umbrella body of over 40 farm unions announced that the strike, from 6 am to 4 pm, will not allow traffic in certain parts of the national highways. The strike was called in as the first- year anniversary of the signing of the farm laws by the President of India.... Read more

INDIA RECIPROCATING UK’s VACCINE RULE

The new British travel rules that require Indians to quarantine even if they’re fully vaccinated has brought up tensions between the two nations. India who got both doses for Covishied vaccine, the local variant of UK’s AstraZeneca will be considered unvaccinated in the new rules.... Read more

NEW CHANGES IN GST; TAX INCREASE IN FOOTWEAR AND GARMENTS

In the first physical meeting of the GST Council held in Lucknow, many changes have come up regarding tax levies. The tax levies for footwear costing under Rs. 1000 has been increased, ready made garments’ tax has been increased from 5% to 12%. ... Read more

Congress launched ‘employement campaign’ on PM’s birthday

The congress in Uttarakhand claimed the ruling BJP was ignoring the youth, when it comes to employment and launched the ‘Rozgar Do, Yuvaon ko nyay do’ (Give employment, justice to youth) campaign on the birth anniversary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi... Read more

BJP did nothing, but ‘change three CMs’, AAP on BJP in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand BJP in charge and union minister Prahlad Joshi had attacked the Aam Aadmi Party for ‘befooling the people’, while pointing out to the candidacy of Ajay Kothiyal. The BJP observed that APP was asking for votes with a retired soldier... Read more

CM Dhami to stay if BJP wins

BJP 2022 election in charge for Uttarakhand and union minister Prahlad Joshi announced in a press conference, on Thursday, that the incumbent chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami will stay at the CM if the BJP wins again in the upcoming polls.... Read more

Char Dham yatra allowed by Uttarakhand HC

The Uttarakhand High Court has allowed the Char Dham Yatra to pilgrims who’re fully vaccinated and are carrying theit Covid 19 negative certificates. Only those people who pass the criteria can visit the shrines in Kedarnath... Read more