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PM Narendra Modi meditating in the Kedarnath Temple on his two-day visit to Uttarakhand

Want to be at the Kedarnath cave where Modi meditated? Pass a physical and prepare to wait

GMVN, which operates the Rudra cave near the Kedarnath Temple, has not started taking bookings yet. The rent is also expected to go up.
PM Modi at the Badrinath Temple

After 20 hours at Kedarnath, PM Modi prays for 20 minutes in Badrinath shrine

The prime minister reached Badrinath on an IAF helicopter, which landed at an army helipad near the shrine, and reached the temple by road.
A building damaged by the flood waters in the Uttarakhand floods in 2013

Uttarakhand could see catastrophic floods if global warming targets are not met

Over 5,000 people died when an unprecedented spell of rain over four days flooded Uttarakhand during peak tourist season in 2013.
File photo of Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav with Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati | PTI

SP and BSP extend their Lok Sabha poll alliance to MP and Uttarakhand

The Samajwadi Party will contest 3 seats in Madhya Pradesh and one in Uttarakhand while the BSP will contest all the remaining seats.
The image shared by Congress president Rahul Gandhi | @RahulGandhi/Twitter

BJP dismisses Rahul’s claims saying PM photos were from before Pulwama attack

Rahul Gandhi's alleged that PM Modi was attending a photo shoot hours after the Pulwama attack in Kashmir.

What’s the price of a killer hooch pouch in UP? Rs 25 only

The lethal concoction has so far claimed over 60 lives in both states and is mostly served to the poor.
Marijuana

Top scientists say this is why India should try and legalise marijuana in 2 years

Cannabis has a lot of medical benefits, and a non-addictive compound called cannabidiol is the way to push for legalising it.
Umesh Kumar Sharma | Twitter

Uttarakhand editor arrested for ‘extortion’ is known for sting ops, was held on rape charge

Umesh Kumar Sharma, of Samachar Plus channel, carried out a sting on former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat which was used to bring down his govt in 2016.
Members of the media | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Samachar Plus editor-in-chief arrested for allegedly blackmailing politicians & bureaucrats

Umesh Sharma is accused of conducting sting operations on prominent politicians and bureaucrats in Uttarakhand with an intent to extort money.
N.D. Tiwari | Commons

N.D. Tiwari was the only politician to rule two states, but his personal life eclipsed that

N.D. Tiwari was perhaps also the only Indian politician to accept a son after DNA testing, and was involved in a sex tape controversy as governor of Andhra.

On Camera

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.