Uttarakhand

Chinese Army enhances activity opposite Barahoti along LAC in Uttarakhand | India News

NEW DELHI: Engaged in a military stand off with India in Ladakh since last year, the Chinese Army has increased its activities along the Barahoti area in Uttarakhand along the Line of Actual Control there as a platoon of the People’s Liberation Army was seen operating recently. “Recently a platoon (around 35 troops) of the …

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Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in country surpasses 41 crore | India News

NEW DELHI: The cumulative Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has surpassed 41 crore, the Union health ministry said on Monday. The ministry said that according to the 7pm provisional report, 47,77,697 vaccine doses have been administered on Monday. It said that 22,38,900 vaccine doses were administered as first dose and 1,48,075 vaccine doses …

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Rethink move to cancel kanwar yatra, VHP tells UP and Uttarakhand | India News

NEW DELHI: Reacting to the UP and Uttarakhand governments’ decision of cancelling kanwar yatra due to the ongoing pandemic, Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) international joint general secretary Surendra Jain on Sunday urged the two state governments to rethink their decision and allow the religious pilgrimage with coronavirus restrictions. “Kanwar yatra is a very important religious …

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Covid: At 1.28%, death rate in 2nd wave still lower than in first wave | India News

Despite the high number of Covid-19 fatalities in recent months, the death rate in the second Covid wave in India remains lower than the first. However, the secondwave death rate is still climbing with several states continuing to report a relatively high number of casualties. The case fatality rate (CFR or death rate) in the …

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Uttarakhand HC: Civilisation judged by how it treats minorities | India News

NANITAL: Democracy means the protection of minorities, the Uttarakhand high court said on Friday while hearing two petitions against a meat ban in Haridwar. A civilisation, the division bench added, is judged only by how it treats its minorities and a ban like the one in Haridwar calls into question the extent to which the …

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UP govt to take decision on yatra after talking to Kanwar associations | India News

LUCKNOW: Hours after the Supreme Court asked the Uttar Pradesh government to reconsider its decision to hold the Kanwar Yatra scheduled to begin from July 25, the government maintained that “if” the yatra took place, it would happen in accordance with Covid-19 protocols and “with the consent of Kanwar associations”. The court had taken suo …

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Uttarakhand minister seen wearing mask on toe, picture goes viral | India News

DEHRADUN: A picture went viral on social media on Thursday showing Uttarakhand minister Yatishwaranand in conversation with another minister while his mask is hanging from his toe. The picture evoked sharp reactions from netizens who said all the rules were perhaps meant for people to follow while policy makers could be conveniently indifferent to them. …

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Uttarakhand to seal borders, in talks with other states | India News

DEHRADUN: A day after Uttarakhand cancelled the annual kanwar yatra, but Uttar Pradesh said it would go ahead with it, the hill state on Wednesday decided to seal its borders to keep kanwariyas from entering. The administration also said it is holding talks at the government level with neighbouring states in an attempt to “scrap …

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Garh Mukteswar in UP may host lakhs of pilgrims | India News

MEERUT: The tiny town of Garh Mukteswar in Hapur district, about119-km from Delhi, is likely to host lakhs of kanwar pilgrims if the UP government comes good on its promise to allow the yatra. With Haridwar out of bounds after the Uttarakhand administration called off the pilgrimage for this year citing threat from the pandemic, …

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Landslides disrupt traffic as heavy rains lash Uttarakhand | India News

DEHRADUN/MUSSOORIE: Heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand in the last 24 hours, causing waterlogging in several areas and landslides in Mussoorie. In Uttarkashi, the Gangotri and Yamunotri highways were blocked. The regional Met centre has issued an orange alert and predicted that rains will continue in the state for at least another week. Haldwani in Nainital district …

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