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No arrests after woman raped in auto-rickshaw in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Nov 18 (IANS) Despite getting CCTV footage from a gas station of the accused, the Chandigarh Police was on Saturday yet to make any arrest in the gang-rape case of a 22-year-old woman. The victim, who is admitted in a government hospital, was allegedly gang-raped by three men on Friday evening after she hired a shared auto-rickshaw to go back to her paying guest accommodation...

1 day ago
Five dead in UP road accident

Lucknow, Nov 16 (IANS) Five persons were killed and another was critically injured on Thursday when a speeding car they were travelling in rammed into a stationary bus in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, police said. Four of the dead were from one family while the fifth was the car driver. The car occupants were returning from Ludhiana when the accident occurred in the Qutu...

2 days ago
Army Commander visits forward areas in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Nov 15 (IANS) The Army's Central Command chief Lt General B.S. Negi visited the forward areas of Pithoragarh and Gunji in Uttarakhand on Wednesday, a spokesperson said. General Negi, along with the Formation Commander, carried out aerial operational reconnaissance of the forward areas along the Line of Actual Control. The Army Commander took first-hand account of operat...

2 days ago
Special police in Uttarakhand districts to check crime against women

Dehradun, Nov 15 (IANS) The Uttarakhand government will raise special police units in the state's 13 districts to deal exclusively with crime against women. A decision to this effect was taken at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, presided over by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. A proposal to provide a subsidy of Rs 5 lakh for setting up community radio stations in the hill st...

4 days ago
Rains likely in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Nov 13 (IANS) After the first snow of the season, the hill state of Uttarakhand is likely to receive its first spell of winter rains, the Regional Met Office said on Monday. It said that rains were likely to occur in the hill region, primarily in Uttarkashi, Pithoragarh and Chamoli. Snowfall was also likely between November 13 and 15. Director of the Regional Met office...

7 days ago
Stamping of hand baggage tags ends at four more airports

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The CISF on Friday exempted passengers flying out of Pune, Nagpur, Trichy and Goa airports from getting their hand baggage stamped, a rule introduced decades ago as a security measure. This takes the total number of such airports to 23. Doing away with stamping of baggage tags has been extended to four more airports, a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) sta...

7 days ago
Heavy snowfall across hill tracts of U'khand

Dehradun, Nov 10 (IANS) Heavy snowfall has been reported from the Himalayan region around Kedarnath and Badrinath in Uttarakhand and it is likely to go on for the next few days, Met officials said on Friday. Rains have also occurred in the hill state's high altitude region, including Munsyari and Pithoragarh. The weather has changed and the onset of winters is being felt across U...

8 days ago
Uttarakhand Governor, CM lead Foundation Day celebrations

Dehradun, Nov 9 (IANS) Uttarakhand Governor K.K. Paul and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat led the Foundation Day festivities here on Thursday as the hill state completed 17 years of existence. The Chief Minister paid glowing tributes to the martyrs who struggled for the creation of Uttarakhand from Uttar Pradesh while the Governor took the salute at a ceremonial parade here by the s...

9 days ago
UP to promote regional air connectivity, Agra-Jaipur flights from Dec 15

Lucknow, Nov 8 (IANS) Direct flights between Agra and Jaipur are proposed to start on December 15 this year, an Uttar Pradesh government official said on Wednesday. The information was given to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during a review meeting of the new Civil Aviation promotion Policy-2017, which was rolled out in September this year. Reviewing the progress made so far unde...

11 days ago
IndiGo to have 1,000 flights a day in December

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Low cost carrier IndiGo on Monday said it will achieve 1,000 flights per day mark in December. According to the airline, it will launch 47 flights including additional frequencies on its network, which will take its operations to 1,000 flights per day mark by December 23. Currently, IndiGo, with its fleet of 142 Airbus A320 family aircraft, operates over 9...

24 days ago
Utpal Singh named Uttarakhand Chief Secretary

Dehradun, Oct 24 (IANS) Senior IAS officer Utpal Kumar Singh was on Tuesday named the new Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand. According to officials, Singh who is currently posted in the Union Agriculture Ministry, will take charge either on Tuesday evening or Wednesday. The 1986-batch Indian Administrative Service officer was a favourite in the B.C. Khanduri-led Bharatiya Janata Par...

24 days ago
Modi to visit Mussourie

Dehradun, Oct 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to visit the Mussourie-based Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy, which trains IAS officials, on Thursday, an official said on Tuesday. Modi will be on a two-day visit to Uttarakhand and will spend the night at Mussourie. He had visited the Kedarnath shrine in the state last week. --IANS md/mr ...

28 days ago
Gangotri shrine closes for six-month winter break

Dehradun, Oct 20 (IANS) The gates of the Gangotri shrine in Uttarakhand were closed for a six-month winter break on Friday. Amid fanfare and chanting of vedic hymns, locals shifted a statue of the Goddess Ganga to Mukhwa where, from Saturday, puja will be performed for the next six months. Jawans of the Mahal regiment of the Army played music during the ceremony. Gangotri is part...

28 days ago
Modi visits Kedarnath

Dehradun, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday visited the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath ahead of its closure for the next six months. This is his second visit to the shrine this year. Modi was accompanied by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and other state and central government officials. The priests at the Lord Shiva shrine and the locals welco...

29 days ago
Modi to visit Kedarnath on Friday

Dehradun, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath on Friday, for a second time in one season, officials said. While the Shiva shrine is deserted on Diwali festival as most priests and shopkeepers go back to their homes to celebrate the festival, this time round it is the reverse. The place has been lit up with electric lights and fl...

1 month ago
Honoured to address army cadets: Javed Akhtar

Dehradun, Oct 14 (IANS) Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar says he felt honoured to address a meeting at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) here for army cadets. Akhtar took to Twitter on Saturday to praise the great institution. Had the honour of being invited by Indian Military Academy, Dehradun to address gentlemen cadets of our army. What a great institution. Thank you Lt Ge...

1 month ago
Dehradun to host first Ranji Trophy

Dehradun, Oct 10 (IANS) The picturesque capital of the hill state will host its first ever Ranji Trophy cricket match later this month, an official said on Tuesday. The approval for the match has come after a no objection certificate (NoC) from the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI). The Ranji Trophy match will be played between October 24-27. A BCCI team had recently visit...

2 months ago
Major train accidents in seven years

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A chronology of major train accidents in India in the past seven years: * August 19, 2017: At least 20 people were killed and 92 injured when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh. * January 21, 2017: 29 people were killed and 50 others injured when the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailed ...

2 months ago
Tracks to be repaired by night

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Railway tracks damaged by the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh will be repaired by Sunday night and traffic restored, officials said. The busy rail route passing through Muzaffarnagar district has been badly hit since the Saturday evening disaster. Several trains have been diverted after 14 coaches of the train derailed near Khatauli.

3 months ago
BJP suspends Bihar leader allegedly involved in Srijan scam

Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) A day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the Rs 1,000-crore Srijan scam in Bhagalpur district, his ally BJP on Friday suspended a senior party leader for his alleged involvement in it. Vipin Sharma, Vice President of party Kisan Morcha, has been suspended as his name surfaced in the scam, party spokesperso...

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