Haridwar Schools To Be Closed From July 20 To July 26 Due To Kanwar Yatra
Haridwar district magistrate in Uttarakhand on July 17 issued a six-day holiday from July 20 to July 26 for all of the district's schools and Anganwadi centers due to growing number of Kanwar Yatra pilgrims and potential road closures for procession. An annual pilgrimage by followers of Lord Shiva called "Kanwar Yatra" began on July 14. The pilgrimage resumes this year after a two-year hiatus because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Tags: schools closed, haridwar, kanwar yatra, Uttarakhand, devotees
Courtesy: Free Press Journal
VHP To Hold Meeting In Haridwar on June 11-12
The RSS affiliated VHP will hold a meeting in Haridwar on June 11-12 . VHP will be discussing agenda for next year and about the ongoing issues across the country such as Hanuman Chalisa and loudspeaker controversy, Uniform Civil Code etc. More than 300 saints and other VHP leaders across the country are participating in the meeting.
Tags: RSS, VHP, VHP Meeting, VHP Leaders, haridwar
Rahul Gandhi To Visit Uttarakhand On Feb 5: Assembly Polls
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to visit Uttarakhand on February 5. The visit is to campaign for the MLA candidates of Uttarakhand, contesting for the Assembly elections and boost morale the Uttarakhand Congress unit. On February 3, Devender Yadav, the Uttarakhand poll in charge informed that Gandhi will hold a virtual meeting at Haridwar and Haldwani Assembly seats. Notably, Uttarakhand Polls are scheduled on February 14… read-more
Tags: Rahul Gandhi, Uttarakhand Assembly Polls 2022, Indian National Congress, haridwar, Haldwani
Uttarakhand BJP President Madan Kaushik Files Nominations Papers For Assembly Elections
Bharatiya Janata Party state president Madan Kaushik filed the nomination papers on January 25, for the upcoming Uttarakhand elections. Four times MLA from the Haridwar constituency Kaushik is again going to contest elections from Haridwar. During nomination, he was accompanied by the State CM. "We are planning to work for the enhancement of the tourism industry in tourism," said Kaushik. Meanwhile, CM Dhami has filed his nomination from… read-more
Tags: Uttarakhand, CM Pushkar Singh Dhami, Madan Kaushik, BJP, haridwar
Haridwar Bans Holy Ganga Dip On 'Makar Sankranti' Amid Covid-19 Surge
Amid rising cases of Covid-19, the Haridwar administration has banned holy Ganga dip on the occasion of 'Makar Sankranti' i.e., January 14. "Night curfew will also be imposed from 10 pm to 6 am," ordered the District Magistrate. Residents of the state will also not be allowed in the area of 'Har Ki Podi'. However, under Epidemic Disease Act 1879, action will be taken if anyone violates the above norms.
Tags: haridwar, Covid-19, Ganga, makar sankranti, omicron
Uttarakhand Police Files FIR Against Wasim Rizvi Over Hate Speech
Uttarakhand police registered a case against Wasim Rizvi, who recently turned Hindu, named as "Harbir Singh Narayan Tyagi". The case has been registered under the Section 153A of IPC, for his " Hate Speech" at an event in Haridwar, Uttrakhand. As per police they filed the FIR taking cognizance of hate speech video, which is going viral on social media. Notably, Rizvi allegedly gave provocation speech against a specific religion.
Tags: Wasim rizvi, Uttarakhand Police, IPC, haridwar, Islam
Courtesy: The Siasat
CDS General Rawat's Ashes To Be Immersed In Uttarakhand's Haridwar
Owing to the death of Chief Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika's ashes were collected by their daughters Kritika and Tarini on December 11. Reportedly, the ashes will be immersed in Uttarakhand's Haridwar, collected from the Bar Square crematorium in Delhi. Earlier on December 8, Rawat, his wife along with 11 others had lost their lives in a military helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu.
Tags: CDS general Bipin rawat, Chopper Crash, Tamil Nadu, haridwar, Madhulika Rawat
80 Out Of 160 Samples Taken Come Out Positive For Dengue: Haridwar
According to the samples taken from the Gadharona Village of Roorkee, it has been found that the village has been a major hotspot for dengue in the Haridwar District. Residents claimed that around 200 cases have been detected. Health officials said that they have intensified the drive against victor-borne diseases, but however villagers are alleging that the administration has turned a deaf ear against their complaint made on October 4.
Tags: Dengue, dengue cases, haridwar, Uttrakhand
Uttarakhand's Kanwar Yatra Halted By State Government
In light of the Covid-19 situation, the Uttarakhand government has decided to postpone this year's Kanwar Yatra on July 13. The decision to suspend the Yatra was taken by the CM Mr.Pushkar Singh Dhami after concluding his meeting with senior state officials. Mr. Dhami has also recommended officials from neighboring states coordinate and take strong measures to limit the pandemic.
Tags: Uttarakhand, haridwar, kanwar yatra, Covid-19
Courtesy: The Hindu
Uttarakhand: Kanwar Yatra Cancelled Due To Covid-19
The annual Kanwar Yatra in Uttarakhand has been scrapped in the wake of the second COVID-19 wave. The Uttarakhand police appealed to its neighboring states' officials to restrict the entry of devotees to Haridwar in order to collect Ganga water this year. Those found entering Haridwar will be booked under Disaster Management Act and the Epidemic Disease Act, besides being placed under quarantine as per Covid protocols, said DGP Ashok Kumar… read-more
Tags: kanwar yatra, haridwar, Ganga, Uttarakhand
Courtesy: The Indian Express