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Uttarakhand bans land purchase by outsiders for agriculture, horticulture

Published on Jan 01, 2024 03:48 PM IST

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Sunday evening

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.

Six labourers killed as brick kiln wall collapses in Haridwar

The Haridwar district administration has ordered a magisterial inquiry to investigate the reasons behind the incident.

Rescuers engaged in search operation at the accident site in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar district.
Updated on Dec 26, 2023 07:21 PM IST

Uttarakhand: Six labourers killed in Haridwar brick kiln wall collapse

Police and administrative officers including senior superintendent of police (SSP) Pramendra Dobhal rushed to the spot to oversee the rescue operations

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Published on Dec 26, 2023 11:33 AM IST

U'khand issues advisory to adhere to Covid prevention guidelines

U'khand issues advisory to adhere to Covid prevention guidelines

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Published on Dec 20, 2023 10:45 AM IST

Dhami asks officials to make Uttarakhand drug-free by 2025

Dhami asks officials to make Uttarakhand drug-free by 2025

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Published on Dec 18, 2023 06:15 PM IST

Patience of workers trapped in Silkyara tunnel is inspiration for all: CM Dhami

Patience of workers trapped in Silkyara tunnel is inspiration for all: CM Dhami

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Published on Dec 17, 2023 07:26 PM IST

Tiger spotted at 7k-ft height in Uttarakhand’s Almora

This is the second time in a week that a tiger was spotted in the high-altitude area which is generally not considered a favourable habitat for tigers due to the cold climate

The divisional forest officer (DFO) of the area spotted the big cat on Wednesday and made a video of the sighting.
Updated on Dec 16, 2023 09:51 PM IST
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Dhami offers tributes to IAF pilot killed in trainer aircraft crash

Dhami offers tributes to IAF pilot killed in trainer aircraft crash

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Published on Dec 16, 2023 09:21 PM IST

Uttarakhand tourism's film ‘Divine Trails’ wins Asian Academy Creative Award

The film also highlights revered temples like Kartik Swami, Kunjapuri, Haat Kalika, Purnagiri, Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Golu Devta, Katarmal Sun, and others.

While famous spots like Badrinath, Kedarnath, Nainital, Mussoorie, Haridwar, and Rishikesh draw attention, the state also boasts lesser-known yet stunning destinations that captivate visitors. (File)(Representative Image (Unsplash))
Published on Dec 15, 2023 09:36 PM IST

Bhagwant Mann conducts surprise inspections at government schools in Rupnagar

Punjab CM Mann visited a “School of Eminence” in Sukho Majra and Government Senior Secondary School, Lutheri village to inspect the facilities being provided at the institutions

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann conducted surprise inspections at government schools in Rupnagar. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 14, 2023 09:04 AM IST
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Leopard declared as man-eater after two women killed in Nainital

The Uttarakhand forest department has deployed four cages, 10 camera traps and 75 forest personnel in the operation to eliminate the man-eater leopard

The forest department declared the leopard maneater and issued orders to kill it. (Representative Image)
Published on Dec 12, 2023 05:51 PM IST

India to be USD 5 trillion economy by end of 2025: Shah at investors summit

Atal Bihari Vajpayee had created Uttarakhand, PM Modi has transformed it and now under his leadership, the state is moving forward, Amit Shah said.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses the concluding session of Uttarakhand Global Investors Summit 2023, in Dehradun on Saturday.
Updated on Dec 09, 2023 08:23 PM IST

Watch: Amit Shah, Uttarakhand CM Dhami perform Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh

Union home minister Amit Shah and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami performed Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh on Saturday.

 Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and others participates in 'Ganga Aarti', at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 09, 2023 07:38 PM IST
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India will be 3rd largest economy: PM Modi at Uttarakhand investors’ summit

Modi, while appealing the investors to invest in Uttarakhand, said that in the Himalayan state, they will experience both “divinity and development” and get an opportunity to be part of the state’s journey on the path of progress and tap its untapped potential in various sectors

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated two day Uttarakhand Global Investors Summit (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2023 05:37 PM IST

Uttarakhand to come up with SOPs for tunnel construction after Silkyara incident

Uttarakhand Disaster Management secretary Dr Ranjit Kumar Sinha said they are examining the Silkyara tunnel incident, its causes, and safety gaps to introduce SOPs for the construction of tunnels to avoid such incidents in future

A portion of the 4.5-km-long tunnel being built between Silkyara and Dandalgaon caved in on November 12 following a landslide, trapping 41 workers from various parts of the country. (File)
Published on Dec 05, 2023 06:16 PM IST

Around 1,000 personnel involved in Uttarkashi tunnel rescue ops: Officials

Heavy machinery was mobilised from across the country for the rescue operation, with rescuers going ahead with a multi prolonged approach, including vertical drilling from hilltop at two spots, and perpendicular drilling

The rescue operation in the Uttarkashi tunnel lasted for 17 days. (File)
Updated on Dec 03, 2023 06:06 PM IST

Dhami holds discussions on impact reduction at disaster management conference

CM Dhami inaugurated the 6th World Disaster Management Conference at Graphic Era University in Dehradun on November 28.

On the third day of the conference, the Chief Minister met with senior scientists and experts from India and abroad. (X/@pushkardhami)
Published on Dec 01, 2023 12:31 PM IST
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Silkyara-Barkot tunnel project work will begin soon: NHIDCL

Meanwhile, the state government has formed a technical committee led by Shantanu Sarkar, director, Uttarakhand landslide mitigation and management centre, to investigate the tunnel collapse incident

Silkyara-Barkot tunnel site in Uttarkashi (File Photo)
Published on Nov 30, 2023 05:30 PM IST

Amit Shah-led high-level committee approves reconstruction plan for Joshimath

Under the R&R plan, ₹1079.96 crore of central assistance will be provided from recovery and reconstruction the window of the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF)

Joshimath has been affected by landslides and ground subsidence since November last year. (Representative)
Published on Nov 30, 2023 05:07 PM IST

‘Today is the real Diwali for us’, say workers rescued from Uttarkashi tunnel

Uttarakhand tunnel rescue: Diwali Day, November 12, is when these 41 workers got trapped inside the 4.5 km long tunnel at 5.30 a.m.

A worker is surrounded by SDRF personnel after his rescue from inside the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. (Sourced image)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 11:27 PM IST

After rescue, what next for 41 workers? Uttarakhand CM explains

After 17 days of rescue efforts, trapped workers were successfully evacuated on Tuesday, with rat-hole miners playing crucial role in final phase of operation.

Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami with one of the rescued workers.(HT)
Updated on Nov 29, 2023 02:27 AM IST
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Uttarkashi tunnel: All rescued workers taken for health check-up

All 41 workers will undergo a thorough medical examination and will be kept under observation at the health facility at Chinyalisaur

Nearly 40 ambulances were kept ready at the tunnel site.
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 10:49 PM IST

‘I removed last rock and saw them’: Rat-hole miner who rescued trapped workers

Munna Qureshi, who was the first one to reach the trapped workers, was among a dozen rat-hole miners brought to Silkyara on Monday to remove remaining 12 meters of debris.

The rat-hole miners said that they started removing the debris at around 7pm on Monday and the entire operation was completed in less than 24 hours.
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 10:56 PM IST

Explained: How the Silkyara tunnel rescue operation is being carried out

A stretch of mud road was re-laid to make passage of ambulances easier. Stretchers were being taken inside the mouth of the tunnel

In the Silkyara tunnel operation, the American Auger 600-1200, high powered horizontal drilling was used. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 04:59 PM IST

Uttarakhand tunnel rescue: PM Modi speaks with CM Dhami; 5 metres of drilling left

The team working to rescue the workers trapped inside the tunnel remain only about 5 metres away with the breakthrough likely to happen at 57 metres

PM Modi also asked about the entire steps taken for the safety of the trapped workers. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 01:21 PM IST

How authorities plan to rescue trapped workers from Uttarakhand tunnel

Once the workers are brought to the other side, those needing immediate medical attention will be treated at the makeshift hospital set up in a building

Until each worker is evacuated through the pipe, a team of NDRF personnel will remain on the other side. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 23, 2023 04:41 PM IST

Rescuers release video of workers trapped in Uttarakhand tunnel via endoscopic camera

The visuals were captured using an endoscopic camera sent in through the alternative 6-inch pipeline, which was pushed in through the rubble of the collapsed tunnel on Monday

In the video, the workers, wearing yellow and white helmets, are seen receiving food items. (Sourced photo)
Updated on Nov 21, 2023 10:34 AM IST

Truck carrying rescue equipment to Uttarkashi tunnel falls into gorge, driver killed

The truck carrying some pipes and drilling machine was travelling from Dehradun to the tunnel site in Uttarkashi

police reached the spot and with some difficulty pulled the driver from the gorge and rushed him to the hospital for treatment. But, he died during the treatment. (Representative Image)
Published on Nov 20, 2023 08:44 PM IST

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: PM Modi calls CM Dhami to take stock of situation

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami also announced that the state government will bear the expenses of the family members who are coming to inquire about the trapped workers

The PMO team has also inspected the spot and is continuously monitoring the situation and coordinating. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 20, 2023 05:11 PM IST

Big pipe being pushed into tunnel to provide solid food to workers: Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari said the 41 trapped workers would be rescued in the next two to three days, if the auger machine deployed in the tunnel works properly

Union minister Nitin Gadkari inside the tunnel in Uttarkashi.
Published on Nov 19, 2023 07:00 PM IST
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