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Drone carrying blood component from AIIMS Rishikesh to Pauri crashes

Updated on Aug 07, 2023 07:19 PM IST

The 25-kg drone carrying 2.5-kg payload crashed nearly 15 to 20 km short of its destination due to bad weather

The local police have recovered the drone. (HT Photo)

Ghaziabad woman found in Haridwar was sedated, raped for a month; 2 arrested

Haridwar SSP Ajai Singh said the woman agreed to press charges about the crime after her husband came from Ghaziabad

The Haridwar police said the two accused were in their twenties and were residents of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 05:26 PM IST

Uttarakhand bus with 35 people plunges into overflowing Nainital drain. Video

Uttarakhand is witnessing unprecedented rainfall, which has triggered flash floods and landslides in many parts.

Screengrab of the video showing nearby people attempting to rescue passengers struck in the overturned bus in Nainital, Sunday.
Published on Aug 07, 2023 01:16 PM IST

Undertrial Nepalese woman prisoner escapes from lock-up in Uttarakhand

Police said the woman prisoner fled on Sunday early morning using a saree to climb the 15-feet wall of the lock-up

The woman was arrested in Dharchula for smuggling Charas from Nepal in April 2021. (Representative Image)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 07:20 PM IST

Uttarakhand rains: 2 children killed in partial house collapse in Tehri

The district administration teams along with police rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies of two children from the debris

Mud and debris broke the back wall and entered the house, burying two children and injuring one person at around 1am on Sunday in Maroda Village of Dhanaulti Tehsil in Tehri district. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 02:10 PM IST

Gaurikund landslide: Number of people affected rises to 23; 20 still missing

The personnel involved in the search operation faced challenges as the area witnessed boulder fall, intermittent light intensity rain and drizzle

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami’s scheduled visit to the landslide spot was cancelled due to bad weather. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 07:02 PM IST

Uttarakhand cabinet nod to declare Mussoorie as separate tehsil

In the wake of the Joshimath land subsidence crisis and in light of a newspaper report which said ‘Joshimath is a warning for Mussoorie’, a committee was constituted by the NGT in January to suggest remedial measures

Mussoorie twon in Uttarakhand (File Photo)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 05:25 PM IST

Rudraprayag landslide: 19 people presumed dead after being washed away in Mandakini river

Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami took stock of the incident at the disaster control room in Dehradun and instructed officials to speed up the ongoing relief and rescue work

SDRF personnel carrying out search and relief operation in Gaurikund. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 01:50 PM IST

Over a dozen people missing after landslide on Kedarnath yatra route

Personnel from the NDRF, SDRF, the police department and district administration are carrying out rescue and search operations

Teams engaged in search and rescue operation after the landslide incident near Gaurikund. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 11:49 AM IST

Couple found murdered at their residence in Uttarakhand’s Rudrapur: Police

Manjunath TC, senior superintendent of police (SSP), US Nagar said that the accused has already been identified and a team has been formed to nab him

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 05:17 PM IST

In a first, Uttarakhand forest dept conducts seed ball broadcasting using a drone

The broadcast seeding method involves scattering seeds by hand or mechanically, over a relatively large area

Uttarakhand forest department’s research conducted seed ball broadcasting using a drone. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 01, 2023 03:51 PM IST

Audit report flags irregularities in tiger reserve projects in Uttarakhand

Lawyer and wildlife activist Gaurav Bansal said he has requested Pushkar Singh Dhami to order a CBI probe into the financial irregularities reported by the audit team

The 30-page audit report, submitted to the Uttarakhand government earlier this month, mostly focussed on the proposed tiger safari in Pakhro block (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2023 02:00 PM IST

Should avoid expansion of construction activities in Mussoorie: NGT panel report

The committee has recommended that the registration of tourists should be done according to the carrying capacity of the area, especially the available parking space & guest room availability

The status report has recommended that proper drainage and sewage systems need to be implemented. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 02:18 PM IST

Exam paper leak case: Haridwar Police attaches house of absconding accused

The police attached the house of accused Anil Kumar in Manduwala village under Fatehpur police station in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Representational images.
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 12:02 PM IST

Offerings made in Kedarnath Dham to be counted inside glass room for transparency

Earlier, the counting was done in a closed room adjacent to the BKTC office at Kedarnath Dham but with the glass house in place, the counting of offerings can be done in a transparent manner

Glass house built by Badrinath Kedarnath Temple Committee (BKTC) near the shrine. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2023 04:46 PM IST

Operation of sewerage treatment plants stopped in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag

Chief secretary SS Sandhu last week ordered the examination of safety standards of the power supply to projects, institutions, and offices following the electrocution of 16 people in Chamoli

The electrocution of 16 people in Chamoli last week prompted a safety audit. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 24, 2023 04:43 PM IST

Poacher who allegedly poisoned tiger to death arrested by Uttarakhand STF

The SSP said the poacher was facing charges under the Wildlife (Protection) Act at several places the police are finding out about his criminal antecedents

The accused in his interrogation revealed that he had killed the tiger two months ago in Badapur forest range. (Representative file image)
Updated on Jul 24, 2023 02:40 PM IST

Chamoli electrocution: 3, including suspended engineer, arrested for ‘negligence’

Those killed included a police sub-inspector, three home guard jawans, and a plant security guard, among others. The incident took place on Wednesday

Arrested accused in the custody of Chamoli police in Uttarakhand (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2023 04:02 PM IST

Photography banned at Kedarnath Temple

The ban was imposed a month after a video of women showering currency notes in an objectionable way inside the temple went viral and triggered outrage

BKTC president Ajendra Ajay said people were found uploading videos and pictures undermining the temple sanctity. (ANI )
Updated on Jul 17, 2023 04:47 PM IST

Uttarakhand rain: Landslides, Ganga breaches danger mark, alert in Haridwar

The Ganga was flowing at 463.20 metres following which water filled up in Sangam Ghat, Ramkund, Dhaneshwar Ghat and Fuladi Ghat.

A flood-like situation is prevailing in 71 villages of Laksar, Khanpur, Roorkee, Bhagwanpur and Haridwar tehsils due to incessant rains in the past few days.(PTI)
Published on Jul 17, 2023 06:30 AM IST

Uttarakhand: Malan bridge collapses due to heavy rainfall; traffic affected

The main Malan bridge connecting Kotdwar with Bhabhar region in Pauri Garhwal district had collapsed resulting in long queues of vehicles stranded on both sides of the road

More than 20 villages on the Bhabhar side of the road have been cut off from Kotdwar due to damage to the bridge. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2023 03:13 PM IST

Kanwariyas vandalise car, thrash driver in Haridwar; cops deny communal angle

Kanwariyas in Haridwar vandalized a car and attacked the driver after it hit one of their kanwars.

Two people have been arrested for alleged involvement in violence.
Published on Jul 11, 2023 09:37 PM IST

4 people killed as boulders crush vehicles in Uttarakhand amid rain

Officials said the identity of the four was yet to be ascertained and that teams of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) were rushed to the scene for rescue and relief operation

Three bodies were recovered from the site. (Sourced)
Updated on Jul 11, 2023 12:00 PM IST

Uttarakhand: Several rivers flowing closer to danger mark; over 170 roads closed

In Haridwar, the Ganga was flowing at 291.98m on Monday, closer to the danger mark of 294m, and at 338.32m in Rishikesh against the danger level of 339.5m

The road near Kaddukhal on Dhanaulti Chamba road in Tehri district has got blocked due to landslide. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 02:15 PM IST

U’khand: Pithoragarh villagers cut off as overflowing Dhauli river damages bridges

Dharchula sub-divisional magistrate Divesh Shashni clarified that it was not a cloudburst, but heavy rainfall that led to the situation

The flooded Dhauli River in Darma Valley of Pithoragarh district. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 04:30 PM IST

Uttarakhand’s first public health garden with over 270 medicinal plants opens

Spread over nine acres and funded by Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA), the park has around 270 medicinal plants consisting of various herbs, shrubs and medicinal orchids

The garden was inaugurated by Anoop Malik, head of forest force (HoFF), Uttarakhand. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 04:00 PM IST

Hoshiarpur: Assailants open fire at petrol pump employee, loot 27,000

Unidentified assailants opened fire at a petrol pump at Ghasipur village on Dasuya road on Monday night, injuring one of the employees

Unidentified assailants opened fire at a petrol pump at Ghasipur village on Dasuya road on Monday night, injuring one of the employees
Updated on Jul 05, 2023 12:16 AM IST

Uttarakhand CM meets PM Modi, seeks 1546 cr for Kichha Khatima railway project

Dhami also invited the PM to be the chief guest in the global investors summit to be held in the state in December

Dhami highlighted the financial condition of his state and requested that the entire cost be borne by the central government. (HT photo)
Updated on Jul 04, 2023 04:01 PM IST

Uttarakhand CM seeks 1774 crore for Song Dam drinking water project in Dehradun

The Song Drinking Water Project is proposed on the Song River and is located at the boundary of district Dehradun and Tehri Garhwal

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami asked the Centre to waive off the ceiling on the loan amount that can availed in externally aided projects (Twitter/pushkardhami)
Updated on Jul 03, 2023 03:50 PM IST

Badrinath highway remains blocked amid heavy rainfall in Chamoli

Heavy rain triggered landslides and flash floods in Uttarakhand causing a landslide in the same place and blocking of Badrinath National Highway.

Earlier on Friday morning, Badrinath national highway was shut due to a landslide after it reopened for traffic. (Representational Image) (File)(ANI)
Published on Jul 02, 2023 12:59 PM IST
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