Uttrakhand had a rise in female-majority in the state legislative assembly with up to eight women in the 70 members assembly. All the parties had their respective number of female candidates including BJP with eight women, Congress with seven, AAP had six and three from Samajwadi Party. Also, this year female voter turnout also was 4.06% higher than men in the recently concluded Uttarakhand Assembly election, which the BJP won.
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BJP won the 2022 Uttarakhand elections by 47 seats and ducked anti-incumbency to retain power. To this extent, current CM Pushkar Singh Dhami with cabinet submitted his resignation to governor Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh at the Raj Bhawan on March 11. The CM stated, "Since we've received a new mandate & this tenure is complete, we gave resignation to Governor'". He will continue as caretaker CM until new government sworn-in.… read-more
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Uttarakhand's elections were believed to be in favour of BJP with Narendra Modi's and Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami's effort on the welfare of the people, as said by Union Minister and BJP's election in-charge Prahlad Joshi on March 10. BJP now adds up to 47 seats leading in Uttrakhand Assembly Elections as per the Election Commission data by 12 PM. The final announcement of the election results are awaited.
Delhi BJP leader Manoj Tiwari tested positive for COVID-19. On January 4, he took to Twitter and informed, "Due to mild fever and cold, I could not even go for the Uttarakhand-Rudrapur campaign yesterday. I have tested positive in the test today". He had isolated himself on January 2, after feeling unwell. Notably, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has also tested positive for COVID-19.
Ahead of the upcoming state assembly election in Uttarakhand, the state Congress leaders have been called by the party president Sonia Gandhi to meet in Delhi on October 26. Reportedly, she is likely to discuss with them the poll strategy of the party in Uttarakhand. Furthermore, the party high command will decide which rebel leaders will be allowed to join the party.
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.
Thousands are stranded as heavy monsoon rains have destroyed homes, crops, and other infrastructure in India as well as Nepal. Uttrakhand region has been badly hit with approximately 48 deaths, and 42 in Kerala, whereas, in the neighbouring country Nepal, an average of 77 people have lost their lives, as of October 21. Reportedly, the government is trying hard to find people and save those who are stranded.
Amid looming COVID threat, the Uttarakhand government has cancelled the Char Dham Yatra scheduled to begin on May 14, 2021. CM Tirath Singh Rawat said that only priests of the four pilgrimage sites in Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri will be allowed to perform religious rituals. While portals of Badrinath Dham and Kedarnath temples will soon open for pilgrims, the temple will open at Brahmamuhurt on May 18.
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Taking inspiration from the Chipko Movement, a Uttarakhand-based farmer Jagdish Kudiyal has incredibly revived a dead spring by planting saplings. Reportedly, Jagdish hired several labourers to dig pits near the fountain that ultimately revived the spring back to life. Besides, he toiled for around 20 years in recharging the water level, which currently drenches 400 homes in nearby villages. Moreover, PM Narendra Modi also praised Jagdish in… read-more
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Central Bureau of Investigation arrested Indian Railways Engineering Services senior official Mahender Singh Chauhan who was posted at NFR's Assam headquarters on January 17. The 1985-batch official was allegedly caught by the CBI for accepting Rs 1 crore bribe for favouring to grant contracts Northeast Frontier Railway projects. Recovering the bribe money from Chauhan, the CBI launched a raid at 20 locations in five states including Delhi,… read-more