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Senior Congress leader Harish Rawat | ANI file

Uttarakhand’s Congress face Harish Rawat hints at pulling out of CM race in 2022

Having been instrumental in ensuring a Dalit CM in Punjab, Harish Rawat says he wants a Dalit CM in his home state of Uttarakhand too. 
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal speaks during a press conference, ahead of the 2022 Uttarakhand Assembly Election in Nainital Sunday | PTI

Kejriwal assures unemployment allowance, job quota for locals in Uttarakhand if voted to power

Kejriwal said every youth would get employment if AAP comes to power in next assembly elections & also assured Rs 5,000 allowance to an individual from every family till they got a job.

Uttarakhand HC lifts ban on Chardham Yatra, limits number of devotees visiting shrines

The high court also made carrying negative Covid test reports and vaccination certificates mandatory for visitors and banned pilgrims from taking baths in springs around the temples.
Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh and RN Ravi (file photo) | Twitter:@LtGenGurmit/Commons

Former Army officer Gurmit Singh to be new Uttarakhand Governor, RN Ravi moved to Tamil Nadu

Former 15 Corps commander Gurmit Singh will take the post vacant after Baby Rani Maurya resigned. Among other changes, Banwarilal Purohit was moved from Tamil Nadu to Punjab.
File photo | A Himalayan black bear | Wikimedia Commons

After leopards, tigers & elephants, Uttarakhand to radio-collar wild bears as attacks rise

Officials say the exercise comes amid a rise in human-bear conflicts in the hill state. Forest dept will tag four wild bears to begin with.
SDRF personnel conduct a search for survivors during a rescue operation after a cloudburst hit the parts of Jumma village, at Dharchula, in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh, on 30 August 2021 | ANI photo

5 killed, 2 missing as 3 houses collapse after heavy rains in Uttarakhand’s Dharchula

Pithoragarh DM Ashish Chauhan said rescue operations in the area will go on until all the missing persons are found and the affected people are moved to safety.

Harish Rawat seeks to be relieved from Punjab Congress duties, cities 2022 Uttarakhand polls

Former Uttarakhand CM Rawat said he sought to be relieved of the charge to concentrate on the upcoming Uttarakhand polls but will continue his role if asked to do so.
File photo of Congress leader Harish Rawat | ANI photo

Congress wants to dislodge BJP from Uttarakhand in 2022, but infighting could play spoiler

Congress leaders say the party high command has failed to iron out differences within its Uttarakhand unit, mainly between former CM Harish Rawat & leader of opposition Pritam Singh.
File photo of Congress leader Harish Rawat | ANI photo

Won’t let BJP hijack the word Hindu, says ex-Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat

The Congress leader announced that the party will launch a Parivartan Yatra next month to acquaint people in Uttarakhand with the 'failures' of BJP govts both in the state & Centre.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with AAP CM candidate for Uttarakhand, Ajay Kothiyal wave to the supporters during the roadshow, in Dehradun on 17 August. | Photo: ANI

Ajay Kothiyal, the retired Army Colonel behind Kedarpuri & AAP’s CM face in Uttarakhand

Col (retd) Ajay Kothiyal, a Tehri district native and son of a former IPS officer, was decorated with Kirti Chakra, Vishisht Seva Medal and Shaurya Chakra.

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If anything is Angela Merkel’s legacy, it is her custodianship of the liberal world order

Whereas most other world leaders are “men of action” who go off like proverbial firecrackers when crises emerge, Merkel preferred to do her homework.

Bitcoin, Ether tumble as China declares all cryptocurrency transactions illegal

London: Bitcoin, Ether and other digital tokens tumbled as China intensified its push to rein in crypto speculation and mining. Bitcoin fell 7.8% to $41,220 as of 7:41 a.m. in New York. The losses were more severe in other coins, with Ether, EOS, Litecoin and Dash all falling more than 7%. Crypto-related stocks also came under pressure, with Marathon Digital Holdings Inc. tumbling 6% in U.S. pre-market trading. China’s central bank said all cryptocurrency-related transactions are illegal, according to a Q&A statement on PBOC’s website. It’s an urgent task for China to root out crypto mining and the crackdown is important to meet carbon goals, according to the guidelines on the website of the nation’s economic planning agency. Bitcoin looks headed toward the $40,000 level or lower, Fawad Razaqzada, an analyst at ThinkMarkets, warned. China’s strict approach is part of the reason why Bitcoin prices collapsed in May and have struggled to regain previous all-time highs above $60,000. “The risks are skewed to...


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks during the induction of a medium-range surface-to-air missile system (MRSAM), in Jaisalmer on 9 September 2021| PTI

Rajnath Singh talks ‘lessons’ from Taliban takeover, hits out at ‘irresponsible states’

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says turmoil in Afghanistan and the region is a result of 'aggressive designs and active support to non-state players'.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by US V-P.