Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicPushkar Singh Dhami

Topic: Pushkar Singh Dhami

Ankita murder & corruption fallout — Changes in Dhami cabinet, Uttarakhand BJP unit likely soon

Senior leader B.L. Santosh took extensive feedback about Uttarakhand government as well as the state unit. BJP top brass is concerned with public perception against the government.

Protests, outrage in Rishikesh over alleged killing of teen Ankita Bhandari by BJP leader’s son

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami orders strict probe into death of the 19-year-old. The BJP expels main accused Pulkit Arya's father and son from party's primary membership.

Seat of vairagya vs development — Dhami govt at odds with priests on Kedarnath wall gold plating

The facelift, sponsored by a 'mystery' Mumbai-based businessman will see the walls of the temple's sanctum sanctorum being covered with over 200 kgs of gold.

Want UP-style madrasa surveys, mosque CCTVs in police control, says new Uttarakhand Waqf Board head

Shadaab Shams, who was elected unopposed to the position last week, said the board also plans to introduce mainstream education in madrasas through subjects like maths and science. 

Why Uttarakhand govt is cracking down on ‘illegal’ mazars, mosques, temples & churches in forests

Uttarakhand forest dept is identifying 'illegal' religious structures for 'anti-encroachment drive', weeks after CM Dhami said 'action will be taken against mazars on encroached govt land'.

‘AAP has no future in Uttarakhand’: Kejriwal party’s state chief joins BJP after 2022 CM nominee

AAP Uttarakhand chief Deepak Bali joined BJP Tuesday. Kejriwal’s 'silence on Hanuman idol being broken and Hindu woman's murder by fanatics in Pakistan' among reasons for quitting AAP.

Dhami govt announces panel for drafting Uttarakhand UCC, to be headed by retired SC judge

Other members of panel are former Sikkim HC Chief Justice Permod Kohli, former Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Shatrughna Singh, Doon University V-C Surekha Dangwal and social activist Manu Gaur.

Uniform Civil Code very soon, other states should follow suit, says Dhami at RSS event 

At a media enclave organised by two RSS magazines, Dhami said UCC was a priority. He also said the deaths of Char Dham Yatra devotees were not because of 'administrative disorder'.

Uttarakhand plans bulldozer drive after bypoll to get CM Dhami back into assembly

CM contesting Champawat seat, which goes to polls on 31 May. Officials in Udham Singh Nagar, Nainital & Haridwar district are preparing to launch drive after the voting. 

Dream of buying land in Uttarakhand’s hills? State to bring in Himachal-like law against it

Uttarakhand is looking to bring a new, tougher law that could prohibit non-domiciles from buying land in the state's hill areas.

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SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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