Monday, 8 August, 2022

Topic: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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


Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.