Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Police gets a mongrel, and he’s better than any Labrador or German Shepherd

Dog squads are usually reserved for Western breeds, but Thenga has outperformed them in training and been recruited to the State Disaster Response Force.

Why Kalapani is a bone of contention between India and Nepal

Both India and Nepal claim Kalapani as integral part of their territory — India as part of Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district and Nepal as part of Darchula district.

BJP MPs will head back to villages to revive India’s ‘dying festivals’

To begin with, the party is experimenting with the idea in Uttarakhand where MP Anil Baluni is set to celebrate Igaas Bagwal in his village on 8 November.

Roopkund lake skeletons put a date to Nanda Devi Yatra origin — ‘before 7th Century’

DNA study of skeletons found in and around the Uttarakhand lake also suggests tourists from Greece, Crete visited Nanda Devi in 17th century.

3 killed after helicopter crashes in Uttarakhand, DGCA to conduct preliminary probe

The helicopter, which was on a relief & rescue sortie in the rain-hit Uttarkashi district, crashed after getting entangled in cables.

Uttarakhand govt’s new survey contradicts its own health department’s data on sex ratio

The previous survey falsely claimed that only boys were born in 133 villages of Uttarkashi district in three months.

Want to cure yourself of breathing ailments? Massage a cow, says Uttarakhand CM

In a viral video, CM Rawat also said he has conducted research on the benefits of cow dung and urine for various part of the human body.

BJP expels Uttarakhand MLA whose video of dancing with guns went viral

Uttarakhand MLA Pranav Singh Champion was among the Congress MLAs who had rebelled against Harish Rawat and then joined the BJP in 2016.

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.

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.

On Camera


Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.