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Treatment of fractures starts in Kedarnath shrine
Treatment of fractures starts in Kedarnath shrine

The pilgrims getting injured or having fractured bones would now be treated in the Kedarnath shrine. The health and education minister Dhan Singh Rawat inaugurated the digital X- ray and laboratory at the residence of Rudraprayag district magistrate on Saturday. This facility would be provided by the Six Sigma and

Last rites of Swami Muktanand held
Last rites of Swami Muktanand held

The last rites of the treasurer and founding member of Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust, Swami Muktanand were held at Kankhal here on Saturday. He expired following a cardiac failure late on Friday night. Yoga guru Swami Ramdev, his aide Acharya Balkrishna and other members of the religious fraternity were also present

Traditional fairs represent culture, heritage & spirituality- CM Dhami
Traditional fairs represent culture, heritage & spirituality- CM Dhami

The chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has said that the traditional fairs represent our culture, spirituality and customs and they should be protected. The CM participated in a programme organised on the occasion of the Bhadraj fair in the Bhadraj temple here on Saturday. He said that in the earlier times

12 new Covid-19 cases in Ukhand
12 new Covid-19 cases in Ukhand

The State Health department of Uttarakhand reported 12 new patients of the Covid-19 in the state on Wednesday. Death of no patient was reported from in the state on the day. The authorities also declared 16 patients cured from the disease on the day. The department has so far detected 92,563 new cases

Salvation comment by BJP leader attracts condemnation
Salvation comment by BJP leader attracts condemnation

BJP leader Shadab Shams said that pilgrims dying in Yatra believe they are attaining Moksha A statement made by the State spokesman of Bharatiya Janata Party, Shadab Shams on the deaths of pilgrims in the Char Dham Yatra stirred a hornets nest on Saturday with the opposition parties launching a

NEP to be implemented in Ukhand from July 1
NEP to be implemented in Ukhand from July 1

The States Higher Education minister Dhan Singh Rawat said that the National Education Policy (NEP) will be implemented in the state from July 1 this year. Uttarakhand will become the first state in the nation to implement the new NEP. He said that the syllabus from primary to secondary classes

I have been misquoted, says Shams
I have been misquoted, says Shams

The State spokesman of BJP, Shadab Shams has clarified that he was quoted out of context and he has never said that the pilgrims dying during the Yatra are attaining salvation. Talking to The Pioneer, the BJP leader said that while putting his views in a news portal on the

Provide affordable housing solutions to poor- Chopra
Provide affordable housing solutions to poor- Chopra

The former Director of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Sanjeev Chopra has said that there is a need to provide affordable housing solutions, especially to the economically weaker sections of the society. He was speaking at a dialogue on Affordable Housing in Uttarakhand: Challenges and Opportunities in Dehradun.

Rainy relief forecast in 5 districts today
Rainy relief forecast in 5 districts today

Light to moderate rain in various parts of the State continued to provide relief from the heat on Saturday. The trend is likely to continue with the State meteorological centre forecasting the possibility of very light to light rainfall/thunderstorm likely to occur at isolated places of Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Bageshwar

Drivers welcome extended time for driving on mountain roads
Drivers welcome extended time for driving on mountain roads

With thousands of pilgrims already visiting Gangotri, Yamunotri and Kedarnath, and with Badrinath set to open to the public on Sunday, drivers and travelers opined that the State government took the correct decision on the right time by extending the timing for traffic on mountain roads.The State government recently decided to

DGP suspends cop for harassing pilgrims
DGP suspends cop for harassing pilgrims

Taking a stern note of a policeman allegedly harassing pilgrims in the Badkot area of Uttarkashi, the director general of police Ashok Kumar has ordered the immediate suspension of the policeman. The DGP ordered the action taking cognisance of a video which went viral on the social media in which

Badrinath temple to be opened for devotees today Throngs of pilgrims expected to increase with all Char Dham shrines now open
Badrinath temple to be opened for devotees today Throngs of pilgrims expected to increase with all Char Dham shrines now open

The portals of Badrinath shrine will be opened to the public for the summer today. With this, all the Char Dham shrines in Uttarakhand will be open and the pilgrimage will be undertaken in full swing. On Saturday, the palanquins of Uddhav, Kuber along with the seat of Shankaracharya and