Uttarakhand News

Cold wave continues in Uttarakhand

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After two days of bright sunshine, the weather in Dehradun once again looked to turn for the worse today. The capital had been cloudy since morning. However, later the sun blossomed. On Saturday, bright sunshine was prevailing in most areas till noon. Later in the afternoon, the weather took a sudden turn and the sky was mildly clouded, which increased ...

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Uttarakhand assembly ratifies bill extending SC/ST quota

The Uttarakhand Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution ratifying a constitution amendment bill extending reservation for the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in legislatures for 10 years. The state Assembly unanimously passed the resolution ratifying the legislation during its one-day special session convened for the purpose. The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha in December last year. Every state ...

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Fresh snowfall in Uttarakhand hills

Fresh snowfall occurred in the high altitude areas of Uttarakhand on Monday while bone-chilling winds coupled with intermittent showers swept the plains. Badrinath, Kedarnath, Hemkund Sahib and the Valley of Flowers received a fresh spell of snow in the morning even as it rained in the lower areas. Red Cross volunteers in Chamoli district distributed blankets among the poor and ...

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Uttarakhand state water policy formed

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Uttarakhand’s water policy has come into existence after waiting for 19 years. After approval from Raj Bhavan, the government has issued notification of water policy. The policy, based on ecology and development awareness, has a special focus on the regeneration of water resources with the inclusion of traditional methods of water conservation. The emphasis has been placed on fixing consumption ...

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QCI Conclave in Uttarakhand

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Quality Council of India (QCI) along with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) is organizing its 11th Regional Quality Conclave (RQC) on 20th December 2019 at, Rudrapur, district Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand. The Conclave will be inaugurated by Madan Kaushik,Minister of Urban Development Government of Uttarakhand.Faggan Singh Kulaste,Minister of State, Ministry of Steel, Government of India will also attend. ...

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Three die in snowfall-related incidents in Uttarakhand

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At least three people died in snowfall-related incidents in Uttarakhand in the past a couple of days, officials said on Sunday. While in the first incident a man was buried under snow, the two others slipped into gorges. The state is witnessing heavy snowfall for the past three days due to which several roads, including national highways, have been closed ...

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UOU to implement semester system from next session

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Semester system will be implemented in undergraduate and postgraduate courses from Uttarakhand Open University (UOU) from session 2020-21. Preparations have been started after getting the green signal on the issue in the Open University meeting. Currently, about 70 thousand students are studying in Uttarakhand Open University. The UGC (University Grants Commission) has issued orders to implement the semester system in ...

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CAG report sheds light on financial irregularities in Uttarakhand

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The government has lost Rs 2,271 crore till 31 March 2018 due to the negligent actions of various departments and public sector undertakings of the state government. This disclosure has been made by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India. The state government placed this CAG report on the floor of the House on Tuesday. The report has revealed ...

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Supplementary budget tabled in Uttarakhand assembly

The Uttarakhand government on Thursday tabled its first supplementary grant budget, totaling Rs 2533.90 crore, for the financial year 2019-2020 in the state Assembly. Through its supplementary budget, the government sought a grant of Rs 1606.33 crore under the revenue head and Rs 927.56 crore under capital head from the House. The government also made an additional provision of Rs ...

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Uttarakhand Cabinet nod to Chardham shrine board

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The Uttarakhand government on Wednesday decided to set up a Chardham shrine board to run the affairs of more than 50 famous temples located in the state, including the four Himalayan shrines. Apart from the famous Himalayan temples of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri 47 other well known temples dotting Uttarakhand will come under the jurisdiction of the board. The ...

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