Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: Uttarakhand

‘Milk before hungry cats’ — RSS leader booked for ‘objectionable post’ on Ankita Bhandari murder

The Raiwala Police Station in Dehradun registered a case against RSS leader Vipin Karnwal for spreading enmity and insulting the victim.

Modi campaigned on women’s safety. Justice in Uttarakhand resort case must reflect it

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‘Feel very insecure here’ — Ankita Bhandari told friends about being coerced into ‘sex work’

Ankita Bhandari’s body was recovered from Chilla Barrage a week after she was went missing. She worked as a receptionist at Vanantra resort in Rishikesh, owned by Pulkit Arya.

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.

Parts of Joshimath town ‘sinking’, Uttarakhand govt may go for ‘construction ban, relocation’

Expert panel formed by state govt has warned that several pockets of the town are sinking due to man-made and natural causes. Locals say report did not factor in Tapovan tunnel.

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.

Piran Kaliyar ‘trafficking hub’ row: Uttarakhand waqf board chief says ‘I stand by what I said’

BJP leader Shadab Shams says opposition trying to divert his statement which was targeted at hotels and residential areas in Piran Kaliyar and not at the Kaliyar Sharif dargah.

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. 

U’khand panel to back laws to discourage non-natives from buying land in hill areas, say sources

Sources said draft report also recommends curtailing rights of DMs to allocate land, capping land size for industrial purposes in select areas of Uttarakhand, and doing away with the 2018 amendment.

India-US to hold high-altitude military exercise near LAC amid rising tensions with China

The joint exercise is being planned from 14 to 31 October, during which Indian and American troops will carry out 'maneuvers to exploit the full scope' of high-altitude warfare.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

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.