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NGT Directs Uttarakhand to Verify Alleged Grim Waste Disposal Situation

In receipt of several photographs highlighting the grim situation of Uttarakhand, the Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal at New Delhi has asked the...
The Gupta weddings in Auli had left over 220 quintals of waste and garbage to be cleared/twitter.com/ANI

Uttarakhand’s Tax: Seeing Red over Green Tax

Above: The Gupta weddings in Auli had left over 220 quintals of waste and garbage to be cleared/twitter.com/ANI Though the Uttarakhand government proposes to impose...
Forest officials dousing fire in a forest (representative image)

Submit additional documents, SC tells petitioner who sought urgent steps for controlling Uttarakhand forest...

Above: Forest officials dousing fire in a forest (representative image) The Supreme Court on Monday sought additional documents from a petitioner in support of his...
An all-weather route to the Char Dham is likely to ease travel disrupted by inclement weather

Char Dham Project: Rocky Mountain High

Above: An all-weather route to the Char Dham is likely to ease travel disrupted by inclement weather The controversial Char Dham project which aims to...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the then Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat visiting an exhibition during the launch of the Char Dham Rajmarg Vikas Pariyojna, in Dehradun (file picture)/Photo: UNI

Char Dham Project: No Highway to Heaven

Above: Prime Minister  Narendra Modi with the then Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat visiting an exhibition during the launch of the Char Dham Rajmarg...
Himalayan Bugyals: The Hills Are Not So Alive…

Himalayan Bugyals: The Hills Are Not So Alive…

Above: A trekkers’ camp on a bugyal. The HC ban will hit this activity which is part of the state’s tourism economy/Photo: aquaterra.in A High...
Strikes: No Work, No Pay

Strikes: No Work, No Pay

As agitations by government employees bring Uttarakhand to a virtual halt, the Uttarakhand High Court steps in with a blanket ban ~By Govind Pant Raju...
CM Trivendra Rawat’s wife has been staying put in a government job in Dehradun for over 20 years

Transfer Row: Family Comes First

Above: CM Trivendra Rawat’s wife has been staying put in a government job in Dehradun for over 20 years There is widespread protest in Uttarakhand...
Swacch Bharat, muddy waters: A scam that wasn't

Swacch Bharat, muddy waters

Though the Uttarakhand High Court passed an order in a case involving alleged irregularities in funds disbursal to BPL families for construction of toilets,...
Adventure Sports in Uttarakhand: Danger Zone

Adventure Sports in Uttarakhand: Danger Zone

Above: For now, there will be no more river rafting in Rishikesh or elsewhere in Uttarakhand/Photo Courtesy: tajhotels.com Peak season adventure tourism takes a hit...
Uttarakhand HC bans water sports in state till new policy is framed

Uttarakhand HC bans water sports in state till new policy is framed

Above: White water rafting in Dehradun, Uttarakhand (file pic)/Photo: UNI Recognizing that the water sports in Uttarakhand was resulting into the loss of lives,...

Illegal Sprawl in Nainital: Paving Paradise

Above: (L to R) Taxis parked outside a hotel in Nainital/Photo Courtesy: www.bcmtouring.com There is much angst over a court directive that only after tourists...
CJI calls collegium meeting - India Legal

CJI calls collegium meeting

Above: (Left) CJI Dipak Misra and Justice K M Joseph Despite the various schisms in the Supreme Court, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra...
IAF Operations in Uttarakhand: The New Central Threat

The New Central Threat

Above: The Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun/Photo: Wikipedia.org The government’s request to the IAF to operate Su-30s from the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun for...
Bio-medical waste disposal: NGT gives last chance to Uttarakhand to file report

Bio-medical waste disposal: NGT gives last chance to Uttarakhand to file report

Bio-medical waste has been treated with scant respect in several state run hospitals and this extremely hazardous practice has been brought to the notice...
Delhi High Court

Fake encounter killing of MBA student: Delhi HC upholds conviction of 7 policemen

 The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (February 6) upheld the conviction and sentences handed by a lower court on seven policemen of Uttarakhand in...
​Technical challenge on time-bound chargesheet and bail dismissed by SC

SC orders speedy appointment of Lokayukta in Uttarakhand

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (January 10) ordered that Lokayukta in Uttarakhand should be appointed within 8 months once the law on the Lokayukta...
A YouTube greb showing horse Shaktiman (file picture)

Killing of police horse Shaktiman: Now state BJP Govt wants case against MLA withdrawn

Above: A YouTube grab showing horse Shaktiman (file picture) In a completely one-sided and insensitive move, the BJP government of Uttarakhand has recommended that a...
Lead picture: Anil Shakya

SC asks states to upload details on mid-day meals

The issue of strict and proper implementation of mid-day meal schemes was taken up by the Supreme Court on Friday (August 18). The court...
Nainital district now exempt from SC’s liquor ban

Nainital district now exempt from SC’s liquor ban

Above: The SC-imposed liquor ban was lifted from most areas of the Nainital district. Photo: YouTube More areas in India are now exempt from...
Uttarakhand HC hints at Art 360 if state govt fails to provide facilities to schools

Uttarakhand HC hints at Art 360 if state govt fails to provide facilities to...

Above: A government school in Uttarakhand. Photo: uttarakhand.org.in/Sanjay Nautiyal    The Uttarakhand High Court has come down heavily on the state administration for not being...
Uttarakhand HC: No luxury cars for state govt till schools get basic amenities

Uttarakhand HC: No luxury cars for state govt till schools get basic amenities

If you don’t have the money to provide for basic facilities to schools, you should not be having the money to provide for yourself...
A garbage dump in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

Taming the Trash

A landmark judgement has issued detailed guidelines for municipal waste management which could serve as a template that the entire country would do well...
TS Rawat (Twitter)

TS Rawat chosen for Uttarakhand

Trivendra Singh Rawat would be the eighth chief minister of Uttarakhand after BJP won the elections with 57 seats in the 70 member state assembly....
Verdict 2017

BJP crosses 300 in UP; Congress grabs Punjab

The BJP wave grew into a tsunami and threw all calculations awry. Once considered a small challenger, the saffron party emerged the biggest victor...
Celebrations at the BJP headquarters in Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

BJP virtually sure of 300 in UP; Congress sure of Punjab

Even as the BJP tsunami swept over Uttar Pradesh and leading in Manipur even, with Goa still in the balance as the clock struck 2:10pm on...
Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi. Photo; UNI

EC puts brakes on FM’s Budget Speech

The commission has instructed the centre that there should be no mention of plans or work done in states going to polls this year...
(L-R) PM Modi has gained personally as the demonetisation move has projected him as a decisive and strong leader; the people, despite all odds, are not yet ready to criticise Modi. Photos: UNI

Modi riding demonetisation tiger

People are going through the pain of Modi’s demonetisation move in the belief that black money will be curbed. The acid test will be...
Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi. Photo; UNI

Jan 10 deadline for govt on EC query

Election Commission seeks centre's response on Budget postponement demanded by opposition parties By Sujit Bhar The Election Commission (EC) has now acted on the appeal by...
People queuing up at a polling booth in Moradabad, UP. Photo: UNI

EC sounds poll bugle in five states

Seven phases in UP polls, two in Manipur, and a single phase for Goa, Punjab and Uttarakhand The Election Commission has announced the polling dates...
Muslim women hold placards in support of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board during a signature campaign in Ahmedabad.

UCC: Code of Controversy

As the center pushes for a Uniform Civil Code, it triggers a storm of protests and conflicting opinions on the timing and intent. It...
The Sisamau Nala in Kanpur discharges the largest amount of untreated waste into the Ganga

Foxed by the Ganga

In a shocking lapse of duty, the NGT has found that those responsible for the Namami Gange project were not only ignorant about basic...
(L-R) The precincts of the Golu Devta Temple; Bells tied by devotees whose wishes were fulfilled

The God of Justice

In a temple near Almora, in Uttarakhand, believers present their prayers on stamped paper to golu devta By Ramesh Menon Which is the highest court of...
Arunachal Pradesh governor JP Rajkhowa; Photo credit: Lovely Professional University

Do We Need Governors?

Should this gubernatorial post be abolished considering how Article 356 was misused in Arunachal and Uttarakhandc, so much so that the Supreme Court had...
Suprme Court 1

India legal show debates Article 356

Distinguished legal minds discuss the implications of imposing Article 356 arbitrarily on state governments at the weekly India Legal show telecast on APN news channel The misuse...

No, No, No!

Instantaneous triple talaq in one go, is against the Quran, the Indian constitution and a woman’s human rights. Spurred by a lone Muslim woman’s...

No bail plea of Namdhari in Ponty Chadha case

The Supreme Court today dismissed the interim bail plea of the Uttarakhand Minority Commission ex-chairman Sukhdev Singh Namdhari in the murder case of liquor...

Uttarakhand CM gets stay in sting case…Matter again on June 20

Chief Minister Harish Rawat won’t be arrested as of now in the case related to a purported sting operation where he has been shown...

Letter From The Editor:- Uttarakhand: JUDICIAL SHOCK AND AWE

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the ruling party’s most prominent national face after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Amit Shah, and arguably also its...

Harish Rawat Wins Uttarakhand Assembly Floor Test; Centre Announces Rollback of President’s Rule

At sharp 10 AM, a sealed packet with the results of yesterday’s floor test reached Supreme Court, and the Judge was presented with the...

NGT Adjourns Uttarakhand Forest Fire Matter to May 27th, 2016

The National Green Tribunal granted two days time to Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh governments to file a reply regarding forest fires in their respective...

Supreme Court Suggests Floor Test In Uttarakhand Assembly; Centre To Respond On May 4th

The Supreme Court of India has suggested floor test in the Uttarakhand Assembly while posting the matter for further hearings to May 4. A division bench...
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Uttarakhand Imbroglio: Federalism’s Darkest Hour

Despite landmark verdicts limiting the use of Article 356, the imposition of President’s Rule in this hill state shows the immense scope for its...

MC Mary Kom to replace Prof Mrinal Miri in Rajya Sabha

By our special correspondent Shillong: MC Mary Kom, India’s best known woman pugilist and Olympic bronze medal winner has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha...
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Use Article 356 Sparingly: SC tells government

The apex court judgment in the SR Bommai vs Union of India case clearly said that Article 356 cannot be imposed for superseding a...
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Uttarakhand’s Political Crisis: BJP’s Toppling Game

The party’s attempt to wrest power in various states by wooing rebel MLAs is part of its conquering game and bolstering numbers in the...

Here Comes the Sun in Rishikesh

In a happy initiative, Uttarakhand has decided to convert an ashram the Beatles lived in into a heritage property rather than tweak forest laws...

'Uttarakhand' - 46 News Results

NGT Directs Uttarakhand to Verify Alleged Grim Waste Disposal Situation

In receipt of several photographs highlighting the grim situation of Uttarakhand, the Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal at New Delhi has asked the...
The Gupta weddings in Auli had left over 220 quintals of waste and garbage to be cleared/twitter.com/ANI

Uttarakhand’s Tax: Seeing Red over Green Tax

Above: The Gupta weddings in Auli had left over 220 quintals of waste and garbage to be cleared/twitter.com/ANI Though the Uttarakhand government proposes to impose...
Forest officials dousing fire in a forest (representative image)

Submit additional documents, SC tells petitioner who sought urgent steps for controlling Uttarakhand forest...

Above: Forest officials dousing fire in a forest (representative image) The Supreme Court on Monday sought additional documents from a petitioner in support of his...
An all-weather route to the Char Dham is likely to ease travel disrupted by inclement weather

Char Dham Project: Rocky Mountain High

Above: An all-weather route to the Char Dham is likely to ease travel disrupted by inclement weather The controversial Char Dham project which aims to...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the then Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat visiting an exhibition during the launch of the Char Dham Rajmarg Vikas Pariyojna, in Dehradun (file picture)/Photo: UNI

Char Dham Project: No Highway to Heaven

Above: Prime Minister  Narendra Modi with the then Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat visiting an exhibition during the launch of the Char Dham Rajmarg...
Himalayan Bugyals: The Hills Are Not So Alive…

Himalayan Bugyals: The Hills Are Not So Alive…

Above: A trekkers’ camp on a bugyal. The HC ban will hit this activity which is part of the state’s tourism economy/Photo: aquaterra.in A High...
Strikes: No Work, No Pay

Strikes: No Work, No Pay

As agitations by government employees bring Uttarakhand to a virtual halt, the Uttarakhand High Court steps in with a blanket ban ~By Govind Pant Raju...
CM Trivendra Rawat’s wife has been staying put in a government job in Dehradun for over 20 years

Transfer Row: Family Comes First

Above: CM Trivendra Rawat’s wife has been staying put in a government job in Dehradun for over 20 years There is widespread protest in Uttarakhand...
Swacch Bharat, muddy waters: A scam that wasn't

Swacch Bharat, muddy waters

Though the Uttarakhand High Court passed an order in a case involving alleged irregularities in funds disbursal to BPL families for construction of toilets,...
Adventure Sports in Uttarakhand: Danger Zone

Adventure Sports in Uttarakhand: Danger Zone

Above: For now, there will be no more river rafting in Rishikesh or elsewhere in Uttarakhand/Photo Courtesy: tajhotels.com Peak season adventure tourism takes a hit...
Uttarakhand HC bans water sports in state till new policy is framed

Uttarakhand HC bans water sports in state till new policy is framed

Above: White water rafting in Dehradun, Uttarakhand (file pic)/Photo: UNI Recognizing that the water sports in Uttarakhand was resulting into the loss of lives,...

Illegal Sprawl in Nainital: Paving Paradise

Above: (L to R) Taxis parked outside a hotel in Nainital/Photo Courtesy: www.bcmtouring.com There is much angst over a court directive that only after tourists...
CJI calls collegium meeting - India Legal

CJI calls collegium meeting

Above: (Left) CJI Dipak Misra and Justice K M Joseph Despite the various schisms in the Supreme Court, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra...
IAF Operations in Uttarakhand: The New Central Threat

The New Central Threat

Above: The Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun/Photo: Wikipedia.org The government’s request to the IAF to operate Su-30s from the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun for...
Bio-medical waste disposal: NGT gives last chance to Uttarakhand to file report

Bio-medical waste disposal: NGT gives last chance to Uttarakhand to file report

Bio-medical waste has been treated with scant respect in several state run hospitals and this extremely hazardous practice has been brought to the notice...
Delhi High Court

Fake encounter killing of MBA student: Delhi HC upholds conviction of 7 policemen

 The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (February 6) upheld the conviction and sentences handed by a lower court on seven policemen of Uttarakhand in...
​Technical challenge on time-bound chargesheet and bail dismissed by SC

SC orders speedy appointment of Lokayukta in Uttarakhand

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (January 10) ordered that Lokayukta in Uttarakhand should be appointed within 8 months once the law on the Lokayukta...
A YouTube greb showing horse Shaktiman (file picture)

Killing of police horse Shaktiman: Now state BJP Govt wants case against MLA withdrawn

Above: A YouTube grab showing horse Shaktiman (file picture) In a completely one-sided and insensitive move, the BJP government of Uttarakhand has recommended that a...
Lead picture: Anil Shakya

SC asks states to upload details on mid-day meals

The issue of strict and proper implementation of mid-day meal schemes was taken up by the Supreme Court on Friday (August 18). The court...
Nainital district now exempt from SC’s liquor ban

Nainital district now exempt from SC’s liquor ban

Above: The SC-imposed liquor ban was lifted from most areas of the Nainital district. Photo: YouTube More areas in India are now exempt from...
Uttarakhand HC hints at Art 360 if state govt fails to provide facilities to schools

Uttarakhand HC hints at Art 360 if state govt fails to provide facilities to...

Above: A government school in Uttarakhand. Photo: uttarakhand.org.in/Sanjay Nautiyal    The Uttarakhand High Court has come down heavily on the state administration for not being...
Uttarakhand HC: No luxury cars for state govt till schools get basic amenities

Uttarakhand HC: No luxury cars for state govt till schools get basic amenities

If you don’t have the money to provide for basic facilities to schools, you should not be having the money to provide for yourself...
A garbage dump in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

Taming the Trash

A landmark judgement has issued detailed guidelines for municipal waste management which could serve as a template that the entire country would do well...
TS Rawat (Twitter)

TS Rawat chosen for Uttarakhand

Trivendra Singh Rawat would be the eighth chief minister of Uttarakhand after BJP won the elections with 57 seats in the 70 member state assembly....
Verdict 2017

BJP crosses 300 in UP; Congress grabs Punjab

The BJP wave grew into a tsunami and threw all calculations awry. Once considered a small challenger, the saffron party emerged the biggest victor...
Celebrations at the BJP headquarters in Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

BJP virtually sure of 300 in UP; Congress sure of Punjab

Even as the BJP tsunami swept over Uttar Pradesh and leading in Manipur even, with Goa still in the balance as the clock struck 2:10pm on...
Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi. Photo; UNI

EC puts brakes on FM’s Budget Speech

The commission has instructed the centre that there should be no mention of plans or work done in states going to polls this year...
(L-R) PM Modi has gained personally as the demonetisation move has projected him as a decisive and strong leader; the people, despite all odds, are not yet ready to criticise Modi. Photos: UNI

Modi riding demonetisation tiger

People are going through the pain of Modi’s demonetisation move in the belief that black money will be curbed. The acid test will be...
Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi. Photo; UNI

Jan 10 deadline for govt on EC query

Election Commission seeks centre's response on Budget postponement demanded by opposition parties By Sujit Bhar The Election Commission (EC) has now acted on the appeal by...
People queuing up at a polling booth in Moradabad, UP. Photo: UNI

EC sounds poll bugle in five states

Seven phases in UP polls, two in Manipur, and a single phase for Goa, Punjab and Uttarakhand The Election Commission has announced the polling dates...
Muslim women hold placards in support of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board during a signature campaign in Ahmedabad.

UCC: Code of Controversy

As the center pushes for a Uniform Civil Code, it triggers a storm of protests and conflicting opinions on the timing and intent. It...
The Sisamau Nala in Kanpur discharges the largest amount of untreated waste into the Ganga

Foxed by the Ganga

In a shocking lapse of duty, the NGT has found that those responsible for the Namami Gange project were not only ignorant about basic...
(L-R) The precincts of the Golu Devta Temple; Bells tied by devotees whose wishes were fulfilled

The God of Justice

In a temple near Almora, in Uttarakhand, believers present their prayers on stamped paper to golu devta By Ramesh Menon Which is the highest court of...
Arunachal Pradesh governor JP Rajkhowa; Photo credit: Lovely Professional University

Do We Need Governors?

Should this gubernatorial post be abolished considering how Article 356 was misused in Arunachal and Uttarakhandc, so much so that the Supreme Court had...
Suprme Court 1

India legal show debates Article 356

Distinguished legal minds discuss the implications of imposing Article 356 arbitrarily on state governments at the weekly India Legal show telecast on APN news channel The misuse...

No, No, No!

Instantaneous triple talaq in one go, is against the Quran, the Indian constitution and a woman’s human rights. Spurred by a lone Muslim woman’s...

No bail plea of Namdhari in Ponty Chadha case

The Supreme Court today dismissed the interim bail plea of the Uttarakhand Minority Commission ex-chairman Sukhdev Singh Namdhari in the murder case of liquor...

Uttarakhand CM gets stay in sting case…Matter again on June 20

Chief Minister Harish Rawat won’t be arrested as of now in the case related to a purported sting operation where he has been shown...

Letter From The Editor:- Uttarakhand: JUDICIAL SHOCK AND AWE

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the ruling party’s most prominent national face after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Amit Shah, and arguably also its...

Harish Rawat Wins Uttarakhand Assembly Floor Test; Centre Announces Rollback of President’s Rule

At sharp 10 AM, a sealed packet with the results of yesterday’s floor test reached Supreme Court, and the Judge was presented with the...

NGT Adjourns Uttarakhand Forest Fire Matter to May 27th, 2016

The National Green Tribunal granted two days time to Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh governments to file a reply regarding forest fires in their respective...

Supreme Court Suggests Floor Test In Uttarakhand Assembly; Centre To Respond On May 4th

The Supreme Court of India has suggested floor test in the Uttarakhand Assembly while posting the matter for further hearings to May 4. A division bench...
Uttarakhand, Uttarakhand news, Uttarakhand imbroglio, Uttarakhand rule, Uttarakhand presidents rule

Uttarakhand Imbroglio: Federalism’s Darkest Hour

Despite landmark verdicts limiting the use of Article 356, the imposition of President’s Rule in this hill state shows the immense scope for its...

MC Mary Kom to replace Prof Mrinal Miri in Rajya Sabha

By our special correspondent Shillong: MC Mary Kom, India’s best known woman pugilist and Olympic bronze medal winner has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha...
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Use Article 356 Sparingly: SC tells government

The apex court judgment in the SR Bommai vs Union of India case clearly said that Article 356 cannot be imposed for superseding a...
Uttarakhand, uttarakhand politics, uttarakhand political crisis, uttarakhand cabinet, uttarakhand news, uttarakhand bjp, uttarakhand bjp news, uttarakhand rajya sabha, uttarakhand high court

Uttarakhand’s Political Crisis: BJP’s Toppling Game

The party’s attempt to wrest power in various states by wooing rebel MLAs is part of its conquering game and bolstering numbers in the...

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