The Uttarakhand Government has decided to set up a high-level committee, under the chairmanship of the Garhwal commissioner, to probe allegations of a Rs 1.25 billion scam in gold plating the sanctum sanctorum of the Kedarnath temple. The state's Tourism, Religion and Culture Minister Satpal Maharaj said this on June 23. The Minister asked to have a technical expert as well as goldsmiths in the inquiry committee for investigation.
Recently, the Uttarakhand Government announced to construct a film city of its own. On July 12, the Uttarakhand Government asked the concerned officials to hunt a suitable piece of land in the hill state. The Special Principal Secretary Abhinav Kumar held a meeting with the information department officials and asked them to prepare an action plan, to have fully equipped film city, for shooting in the State.
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The doors of Badrinath Temple opened on May 8, with flowers, light decorations, and the joy of devotees. The doors opened days after Kedarnath Temple, which opened on May 6. The annual Chardham Yatra began on May 3. According to the Uttarakhand Government, 15,000 pilgrims are allowed daily at Badrinath temple, with a negative Covid-19 test report and vaccination certificate. Notably, the Char Dham Yatra started on May 3, 2022.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami declared that the "Yamunotri Dham" door will open on May 3. He further wished everyone a happy, pleasant, and devotional Char Dham Yatra. Yamunotri Temple is dedicated to sacred river Yamuna. The temple attracts thousands of devotees and tourists every year as it is a part of Char Dham along with Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.
BJP leader Amit Shah, is scheduled to conduct Uttarakhand legislature meeting to discuss the formation of Uttarakhand government. Notably, acting CM Pushkar Singh Dhami is likely to become the Legislative Leader of Uttarakhand, even after losing against Congress leader in 2022 Assembly elections. It is to be noted, Uttarakhand MLAs are ready to vacant seats, to make way for Dhami. As per constitution, a MLA could be a CM.
Uttarakhand Secretariat Association employees called for an indefinite strike, boycotting work from December 7, over various demands, including pay rise and insurance. In regard to this Uttrakhand Chief Secretary SS Sudhir issued a "no work, no pay" rule, directing concerned officials to deduct salaries of employees on strike. In addition, a case has been registered against unidentified people for restricting employees, willing to work at the… read-more
Uttrakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami, on December 5, inaugurated several development projects in the State. Projects worth Rs 137 crores were inaugurated at Udham Singh Nagar district in Kashipur, Uttarakhand. During the inauguration event, CM Dhami said, the projects aim to develop and enhance the State under the leadership of BJP. The inauguration came a day after, PM Narendra Modi inaugurated projects worth Rs 18,000 crores in Dehradun,… read-more
PM Narendra Modi greeted Uttarakhand on the state's Foundation Day on November 9. Foundation Day is celebrated on November 9 as Uttarakhand was formed on this day in 2007. Modi also appreciated the development in the state in the last five years, while stating, "this decade is going to belong to Uttarakhand." Furthermore, Modi also wished for the state to… read-more
Chief Minister, Pushkar Singh Dhami announced on October 22 that he will be contributing his a month salary of October towards Uttarakhand's Chief Minister Relief Fund. Uttarakhand has witnessed a natural calamity, which has caused 64 deaths, and 11 are still missing. Furthermore, a disaster-relief camp has also been started by the Uttarakhand Police in collaboration with SDRF in Rudrapur city on October 22.
After the High Court's approval, the Uttarakhand government published the Char-Dham yatra Standard Operating Procedure, allowing devotees to begin their journeys to Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath, from September 18. However, a vaccination certificate is mandatory for devotees who arrive in Uttarakhand, 15-days after taking a double dose of the vaccine. If a devotee has not received either of the doses, a negative RT-PCR report… read-more
Courtesy: The Times of India