The Uttarakhand police will soon arrest YouTuber Bobby Kataria for alleged drinking and threatening the police. He also sat on a chair and stopped the traffic in the middle of the road in the capital city of Dehradun. Notably, the police have obtained a non-bailable warrant against the accused from the district court. Further details on the matter are awaited.
Post Assembly elections on February 14, the Uttarakhand CM & BJP leader Pushkar Singh Dhami said that people have created history by voting in such large numbers. "I hope that the new government will work for a golden future of Uttarakhand," Dhami said to ANI. Reportedly, almost 62.5% people have voted in the assembly polls 2022. Moreover, the counting will take place on March 10.
In a plea to dissolve the Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board, Uttarakhand's priests are on a hunger strike for three consecutive days outside the Kedarnath Temple. Kedarnath Teerth Purohit Samaj said that protests will intensify if the state government's Devasthanam Board, "which is draining their rights", is not disbanded soon. Reportedly, the CM had promised to look into the matter after coming into power, but the board is expanding… read-more
Laying out another controversial statement, Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat has now said that Haridwar Kumbh should not be compared with Nizamuddin Markaz congregation. When asked about second COVID-19 wave, Rawat said Kumbh is organized in open spaces while Markaz attendees were unaware of coronavirus. Besides, he also said that those attending Kumbh are "our own people" while the Markaz hosted people even from foreign land.