Uttarakhand HC directs state to provide reservation to transgenders in educational institutions

Oct 1, 2018
The Uttarakhand High Court has the state government to provide reservation to transgender in educational institutions and public appointments. The direction is a part of a slew of directions issued by the court for the welfare of transgender persons in the state.

Uttarakhand HC declares fatwas as unconstitutional

Sep 1, 2018
The Uttarakhand High Court has declared fatwas as unconstitutional and illegal. The high court banned all the religious bodies and statutory panchayats in the state from issuing fatwas. The issuance of fatwa infringes upon the statutory rights, fundamental rights, dignity, status, honour and obligation of individuals.

Northern states to set up joint secretariat to fight drug menace

Aug 21, 2018
The Chief Ministers of the Northern States have unanimously decided to set up a joint secretariat at Panchkula for data and information sharing to effectively tackle the issue of drug menace in their respective states.

Uttarakhand High Court declares itself legal guardian of cows in state

Aug 14, 2018
Cases shall be registered against the owners of any cattle which are found on the streets under sections 289, 428 and 429 of the IPC as well as various provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Act, 1960 and section 7 of the Uttarakhand Protection of Cow Progeny Act, 2007.

Uttarakhand HC bans commercial use of elephants in state

Aug 6, 2018
The court asked the state government to ensure that “not more than 100 vehicles are permitted to enter in Sitabani, Bijrani and Dhela zones of Corbett including Kalagarh and Rajaji National Park, in a day.”

Animals declared as ‘legal persons’ in Uttarakhand

Jul 5, 2018
In a first, the Uttarakhand High Court has accorded the status of ‘legal person’ to the animals in the state. With the ruling, the entire animal kingdom in the state, including the avian and aquatic animals, will be treated as legal entities having a distinct persona with corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a living person.

NMCG approves setting up of community toilets, procurement of dustbins for Kumbh Mela 2019

Jun 27, 2018
Following the success of the Ghat Cleaning Project in Varanasi, NMCG approved two more ghat cleaning projects in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand at an estimated cost of Rs 14.26 crore and Rs 15.90 crore respectively.

NGT directs hill states to file report on forest fires

Jun 11, 2018
The National Green Tribunal has directed the hill states to file a report on the steps taken by them to control recurring forest fires. The tribunal was hearing a plea by NGO Friends that had alleged that a ‘nexus of timber mafia, villagers and officials’ was suspected to be behind the fire incidents.

Uttarakhand government makes LED bulbs compulsory in all government offices

Dec 11, 2017
The state government of Uttarakhand has taken a new initiative for energy conservation by making it compulsory for all government offices to install LED bulbs. The move is expected to reduce the consumption of electricity in offices and civic areas.

AAI signs MoU with Uttarakhand government for development of civil aviation sector

Jul 26, 2017
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has signed a MoU with the Uttarakhand government and Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority (UCADA) to develop the state’s civil aviation sector

President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates Ashiana Annexe in Dehradun

Jul 12, 2017
The Ashiana Annexe comprises of twelve low cost dwelling units constructed to accommodate officers and staff of Rashtrapati Bhavan during Presidential visits to the Retreat at ‘Ashiana’.

Uttarakhand becomes 4th state to be open defecation free

Jun 22, 2017
Uttarakhand has become the fourth state to be open defecation free (ODF) in the country.

Uttarakhand High Court banned river mining across the state for four months

Mar 29, 2017
The committee will prepare a comprehensive action plan for mining in the state that will act as a blueprint for next 50 years.

Uttarakhand HC accords human status to Ganga, Yamuna

Mar 21, 2017
The court in its landmark judgement said, “Chief Secretary and the Advocate General of Uttarakhand will act as the "legal parents" of the holy rivers”.

BJP won 2017 Assembly Elections of Uttarakhand

Mar 11, 2017
The battle for power in Uttarakhand culminated with a resounding victory of BJP, which successfully claimed 57 seats in the state.

PM Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of Char Dham Highway Development Project

Dec 28, 2016
The Char Dham Highway Development Project is a part of the government’s efforts to boost religious tourism in the State.

Liquor banned in three Uttarakhand districts

Dec 10, 2016
The PIL was heard by a division bench comprising Justices Rajeev Sharma and Alok Singh who ordered a complete ban on liquor in Rudraprayag, Chamoli, and Uttarkashi districts, effective from next fiscal year.

Uttarakhand High Court directs declaring hill stations as eco-sensitive

Nov 9, 2016
The order came on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking the court's intervention for stopping illegal construction and felling of trees in the vicinity of Nainital.

HC bans sale of whitener in Uttarakhand

Oct 26, 2016
Whitener, a cheaply available drug, affects the central nervous system and cause seizures, memory loss, dilated heart beat and respiratory problems also.

Uttarakhand Floor Test: Harish Rawat wins the Test with 33 votes in favour

May 11, 2016
The Supreme Court on 5 May 2016 had ordered the conduct of ‘composite floor test’ in the Uttarakhand legislative assembly on the lines of 2005 Jharkhand floor test.

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