uttarakhand

SC verdict on Delhi CM vs LG tussle to set tone for rest of India

SC verdict on Delhi CM vs LG tussle to set tone for rest of India

January 26, 2023

Last week, a five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud reserved its verdict on the long-running battle between the Centre and Delhi government over control of services in the national capital. The Supreme Court reserved its verdict af...

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Surprising things you didn’t know about Diwali

Surprising things you didn’t know about Diwali

October 21, 2022

“So in Uttrakhand what we usually do, especially in Kumaon, as part of Diwali is that the children, after the festivities are done for the day of Mahalakshmi puja, form a group and go about door to door, asking for money, a tradition which is popularly called Bhairlo. They sing...

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Army recruitment scheme: Government fails to douse Agnipath fires

Army recruitment scheme: Government fails to douse Agnipath fires

June 19, 2022

Caught totally by surprise over the widespread violent protests that have been taking place across India against the revised recruitment scheme for the Indian defence forces, the government has been trying various measures to ease the anger of the youth and restore peace as viole...

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Different shades of Holi in India

Different shades of Holi in India

March 18, 2022

Like many other festivals across the world, Holi, too, marks the triumph of good over evil. People play with colours, water, flowers and more. Everyone, be it a child or an adult, smears colour on each other. Youngsters seek blessings from their elders by applying colour on their...

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Parties split over Election Commission ban on physical campaigning

Parties split over Election Commission ban on physical campaigning

January 14, 2022

On January 8, 2022, the Election Commission of India announced the schedule for holding elections to assemblies in five states, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur. Alongside the schedule, the Commission also laid down guidelines for holding the polls as well as f...

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Cynically combatting Covid-19 in India

Cynically combatting Covid-19 in India

January 5, 2022

On Tuesday, hours after chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tested positive for Covid-19, the Delhi government announced further restrictions on movement in the national capital, imposing a weekend curfew, to add to the night curfew already in place, in addition to having closed gyms,...

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Omicron fails to scare tourists and increase cancellations

Omicron fails to scare tourists and increase cancellations

January 4, 2022

While there has been a significant disruption in international travel as a number of countries around the world have announced or increased travel restrictions following the detection and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, domestic tourism in India has remained ...

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Changing tunes of Uttarakhand’s folk music

Changing tunes of Uttarakhand’s folk music

January 9, 2021

On January 14 each year as the sun traverses Tropic of Capricorn, large parts of India celebrate the harvest festival of Makar Sankranti, which coincides with the onset of an annual fair known as Magh Mela, celebrated in many parts of the northern India. On the occasion, resident...

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Cautious cheers for New Year

Cautious cheers for New Year

December 31, 2020

New Year’s Eve is an eagerly awaited moment for most, especially the youth the world over, as people look forward to the year to end and festivities to begin. This year, too, people have been longing for the year end to arrive, though for a different reason. Practically everyon...

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Dehradun is drowning in its own waste

Dehradun is drowning in its own waste

December 24, 2020

Moreover, over 50 tonnes of waste remains uncollected every day and keeps on piling up on the streets and open lands across the entire district. Years of this neglect has led to a situation where it is apparent that the entire Doon valley is crumbling under the pressure of an inc...

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Untold trekking tales in Uttarkashi

Untold trekking tales in Uttarkashi

December 23, 2020

Tucked away in the creases of the Himalayan mountains, the hilly district of Uttarkashi, on border with Tibet, marks the northern boundary of Uttarakhand. Though known mainly for its Gangotri and Yamunotri treks, Uttarkashi has plenty of other attractions. The district headquarte...

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Top five monsoon destinations in India

Top five monsoon destinations in India

August 21, 2020

Monsoon is at its peak across the country. Travel destinations in India are gearing up to welcome tourists with adequate safety and comfort. With travel restrictions being eased and tourism activity resuming in various states, the rains are waiting to drench tourists in fun and w...

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