Pushkar Singh Dhami sworn in as Uttarakhand CM for second term

Pushkar Singh Dhami on Wednesday was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for a second term. Governor Gurmit Singh administered the oath of office at a function at Parade Ground in Dehradun to Dhami. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief J.P. Nadda, union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, chief minister Yogi … Read more

Banshidhar Bhagat sworn in as protem speaker of U’khand Assembly

BJP MLA from Kaladhungi, Banshidhar Bhagat was on Monday sworn in as the protem speaker of Uttarakhand Assembly. The oath of office was administered by Governor Lt Gen (retd) Gurmit Singh at a function at Raj Bhawan which was attended by caretaker chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, Chief Secretary S S Sandhu, Principal Secretary Ananad … Read more

BJP beats trend in Uttarakhand, returns to power; but CM Pushkar Singh Dhami loses

Dehradun: In a first for Uttarakhand, the ruling party has been voted back to power with the BJP winning 48 seats in the 70-member assembly. The margin of victory reflects that the Modi factor has worked and so have issues like nationalism and development. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had held three public meetings during the … Read more

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami promises Uniform Civil Code, other BJP Netas back him

Ahead of assembly elections, Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has promised a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) for the state if the BJP is voted back to power, putting the issue once again under the spotlight for the ruling party at the Centre. The statement comes amid the raging Hijab row in Karnataka, which has … Read more

Harak Singh Rawat’s grievance addressed: Kau

BJP MLA Umesh Sharma Kau, who had been assigned the task of dissuading Uttarakhand minister Harak Singh Rawat amid reports about his likely resignation on Saturday, said the cabinet minister’s grievance has been addressed and no one is going anywhere. He said the issue has been settled with the help of Union Home Minister Amit … Read more

Uttarakhand rain: Worst likely over, rainfall activity to shift eastwards, IMD says

Rainfall in October has been 36% higher than normal. (PTI) The record-shattering rainfall that caused widespread destruction in Uttarakhand over the past two days is expected to drastically reduce from today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted. The state is likely to remain dry for the remainder of the week. Uttarakhand received 122 mm … Read more

Uttarakhand planning to enact UP-like stringent anti-conversion law

The Uttarakhand government is contemplating making the state’s anti-conversion law more stringent, providing for jail terms up to ten years and has sought a proposal to this effect from the state police chief. The Pushkar Singh Dhami government has sought the proposal, apprehending the worsening of communal amity amid demographic changes in some regions of … Read more

After Kumbh controversy, Uttarakhand scraps Kanwar Yatra

Uttarakhand had earlier suspended the Char Dham Yatra after the high court stayed for four weeks the decision to allow residents of three districts to conduct the pilgrimage. (Photo Courtesy: Indian Express) The Uttarakhand government has scrapped the annual Kanwar Yatra in the state after coming in for severe criticism for hosting over 36 lakh … Read more