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Two Maharashtra pilgrims dead as bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, July 21 (IANS) Two persons, including a woman were killed and more than three dozen injured on Friday evening when their bus fell into a deep gorge in Karnprayag area of Chamoli, police said. The ill-fated private bus (UK 11 PA 0040) was carrying pilgrims from Aurangabad district of Maharashtra to the Badrinath shrine. The driver apparently lost control at a steep turn and the ...

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UP-Uttarakhand resolve long-pending pension standoff

Dehradun, July 20 (IANS) A long-pending dispute between Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand has been resolved after mediation by the Centre, an official said on Thursday. After meeting high-ranking officials from both sides it has been decided that Uttar Pradesh would part with Rs 2,933.13 crore as pension liabilities to the hill state, the official said. The meeting was held under the...

1 day ago
SSB averts explosion in Haridwar

Dehradun, July 19 (IANS) The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has averted an explosion at a parking camp in Haridwar in Uttarakhand, an official said on Wednesday. The bomb detection squad (BDS) of the force, mandated to guard the India-Nepal and India-Bhutan borders, detected an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the parking area of Bairagi camp. The SSB's bomb detection squad team ...

3 days ago
Ministers, legislators vote in Uttarakhand for presidential poll

Dehradun, July 17 (IANS) Many senior ministers and legislators in Uttarakhand, including Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, cast their votes in the presidential election on Monday. Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj and Finance Minister Prakash Pant were also among those who voted. A legislator from Bihar, Virendra Kumar Sinha, who is in the hill state for admission of his son in...

3 days ago
Bihar lawmakers vote to elect 14th President

Patna, July 17 (IANS) Voting began on Monday in the Bihar assembly here to elect the country's 14th President to succeed incumbent President Pranab Mukherjee, whose term ends on July 25. Over a dozen legislators have cast their votes, an official said. There are 243 legislators in Bihar but one member of assembly will cast his vote in Dehradun. Bihar's ruling Grand Allia...

6 days ago
Uttarakhand records two swine flu deaths

Dehradun, July 14 (IANS) Two persons have died in the Uttarakhand capital here due to swine flu, an official said on Friday. One of them was being treated at the Himalayan hospital in Jolly Grant while the other one was being treated in Dehradun's Max hospital. Another person, diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, was kept at a government hospital. Chief Medical Officer (CMO) T...

7 days ago
Heavy rains pound Uttarakhand

Dehradun, July 13 (IANS) Heavy rains continued to pound Uttarakhand for the second consecutive day on Thursday leading to chaos and disruption of normal life. Schools and colleges in many places including state capital Dehradun and Haridwar remained closed as roads were blocked due to landslides and low lying areas remained water logged. The route to the annual Chaar Dhaam Yatra ...

8 days ago
Heavy rains pound Uttarakhand

Lucknow, July 12 (IANS) Heavy rains continued to pound most parts of Uttarakhand on Wednesday as at least five persons were reported dead and educational institutions were closed in Chamoli and Rudraprayag. The Regional Met Office warned of heavy to very heavy rains till Friday. Some buildings were damaged in Dehradun outskirts, Chamoli and Almora due to cloud bursts, official s...

9 days ago
Minor quake hits Uttarakhand

Dehradun, July 11 (IANS) A minor earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale hit Uttarakhand on Tuesday, an official said. The center of the quake was recorded in Salna village, Chamoli district, the disaster management official said. The tremors were felt in Chamoli and Uttarakashi districts. So far there were no reports of damage to property of loss of lives. ...

10 days ago
Millions throng Shiva temples in UP, Uttarakhand

Lucknow/Dehradun, July 10 (IANS) Hundreds and thousands of devotees thronged some of the famous Shiva temples across Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on the first day of the Hindu month of Shravan. Hindus consider the month holy and propitiate Lord Shiva. Devotees offered prayers at Neelkanth Mahadev in Uttarakhand, Kashi Vishwanath in Varanasi, Mankameshwar temples in Agra and Lucknow, and...

12 days ago
Heavy rains block link roads in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, July 8 (IANS) Over 100 link roads in Uttarakhand remained blocked on Saturday due to heavy rains that lashed the state. While the Regional Met Office has predicted slight to moderate rainfalls in some areas, state government officials said it would take considerable time to repair and clear the blocked roads. Of the total blocked roads, 82 are in the Kumayun region.

13 days ago
Former Uttarakhand CM's vehicle briefly trapped in landslide debris

Dehradun, July 7 (IANS) Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank had a providential escape on Friday when his vehicle was caught in a landslide near Sirobagad while on a visit to the Kumaon region. According to the police, the Haridwar MP was on his way to a tour of the Kumaon region when the debris of a major landslide hi...

14 days ago
Can tackle radicalism through education: Naqvi

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Education is the key to countering radicalism and ending poverty, said Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday. The Minister's observation came while felicitating candidates belonging to minority communities who qualified in the the prestigious civil services examination. Seven candidates - five Muslims and two Jains - have been ...

17 days ago
Centre's reply sought over ban on mosquito spray in flights

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday sought reply from the central government over spraying mosquito disinfectants with passengers on board, after an airline IndiGo moved a fresh plea. IndiGo has challenged the NGT's 2015 order to Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) that puts blanket ban on the fumigation inside the plane if any person is inside. ...

17 days ago
Cloudburst in Uttarakhand, no loss of life

Dehradun, July 3 (IANS) A cloudburst was reported in Pithoragarh district amid heavy rain in Uttarakhand, officials said on Monday. District officials have rushed to the site and no loss of life has been reported. The cloudburst occurred over Haat village. A few houses were flattened and people were being shifted to safer places, the official said. According to the limited infor...

22 days ago
Kabaddi skipper Anup Kumar reveals recipe of successful captaincy

Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Asserting the importance of maintaining composure during high pressure situations, Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise U Mumba skipper Anup Kumar on Wednesday said anger only results in more mistakes on the mat. Anup, who is also the national team captain, said he prefers to remain calm on the mat and instead asks his teammates to change their strategy if some thing...

22 days ago
Indian students win global aerospace competition

Dehradun, June 28 (IANS) Students from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) here have left behind 39 teams from across the world by winning the first position at the global aerospace competition CanSat held in Texas, US, this year. The 23-member multi-domain team included students of Aerospace Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Material Scien...

22 days ago
Fitness important for longer Kabaddi tournaments, says Anup Kumar

Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise U Mumba skipper Anup Kumar on Wednesday emphasised the importance of maintaining fitness in the cash-rich league, which was expanded to a dozen teams this season. With 12 teams, 130 plus matches and 13 weeks of competition, one has to remain fit to perform to one's ability. Anup, who along with Telugu Titans captain Rahul ...

23 days ago
'The Fakir of Venice' to open 8th Jagran Film Festival in Delhi

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Farhan Akhtar starrer The Fakir of Venice will be the opening movie at the 8th Jagran Film Festival, which will start here from July 1. The gala, to be inaugurated by veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, will be held at the Siri Fort Auditorium, said a statement. Directed by Anand Surapur and also featuring Annu Kapoor, The Fakir of Venice is a drama inspired by ...

23 days ago
Traffic resumes on Badrinath highway

Dehradun, June 27 (IANS) The Badrinath highway which was closed after heavy rain and landslides around midnight, opened on Tuesday morning, an official said. Landslides triggered on Monday night at Lambagad left the highway blocked with rocks for almost eight hours. The annual 'Chaar Dham' pilgrimage at the other three places - Yamunotri, Gangotri and Kedarnath though were runnin...

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