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Uttarakhand: BJP devises multi-pronged strategy to beat anti-incumbency

Uttarakhand: BJP devises multi-pronged strategy to beat anti-incumbency

Rediff.com30 Nov 2021

The BJP is beating the development drum this time more loudly to overcome many other hurdles besides anti-incumbency. While the party is claiming it is looking for a much bigger victory than in 2017, BJP observers are not too sure about it, reports Shishir Prashant.

It's 'Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram' season in Uttarakhand ahead of polls

It's 'Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram' season in Uttarakhand ahead of polls

Rediff.com28 Oct 2021

From Congress to BJP and back to Congress, Yashpal Arya, who was Uttarakhand's transport and excise minister in the Dhami government till the other day, has resigned and returned to his womb. But he is not the only one in the Land of the Gods to do so, reports Shishir Prashant.

How were thousands of fake Covid certificates issued during Kumbh Mela?

How were thousands of fake Covid certificates issued during Kumbh Mela?

Rediff.com28 Jun 2021

The sordid details of the FIR filed against these companies for issuing fake certificates only reconfirm why the second Covid-19 wave in India came like a storm in the midst of the Kumbh Mela.

Why Uttarakhand CM's path to assembly won't be easy

Why Uttarakhand CM's path to assembly won't be easy

Rediff.com16 Jun 2021

The task for RS Rawat to enter the assembly might not be easy, especially with the ongoing situation arising out of Covid-19, lack of vaccines and allegations of poor hospital facilities, reports Shishir Prashant.

Uttarakhand's new CM faces uphill task ahead of polls

Uttarakhand's new CM faces uphill task ahead of polls

Rediff.com22 Mar 2021

BJP leaders also say it will be a very difficult task before the new chief minister pleasing the 56 party MLAs, reports Shishir Prashant.

Did Uttarakhand just take a step towards liquor ban?

Did Uttarakhand just take a step towards liquor ban?

Rediff.com5 Jun 2017

CM Trivendra Singh Rawat cancels licences of the two government-controlled liquor shops in his constituency. The state government is facing an uphill task in opening new shops in face of widespread agitation by women.

In Uttarakhand, the rebellion cost Congress dearly

In Uttarakhand, the rebellion cost Congress dearly

Rediff.com12 Mar 2017

Harish Rawat's political one-upmanship weakened the party; nine MLAs who left won on BJP tickets.

Harish Rawat down, but certainly not out!

Harish Rawat down, but certainly not out!

Rediff.com2 May 2016

Close aides say Rawat does not give in easily and uses all political tools to marginalise his adversaries.

Angry Ramdev plans new investments outside Uttarakhand

Angry Ramdev plans new investments outside Uttarakhand

Rediff.com26 Mar 2016

Ramdev is very angry' with the Congress after he was accused of destabilising the state government in the wake of revolt by nine party MLAs.

Will Uttarakhand see a repeat of Arunachal?

Will Uttarakhand see a repeat of Arunachal?

Rediff.com19 Mar 2016

The Congress had governments in eight states in 2014, but now, the number might come down to five.

Ramdev may face trouble on his putrajeevak medicine

Ramdev may face trouble on his putrajeevak medicine

Rediff.com30 Jan 2016

Ramdev has defended the medicine saying it has nothing to do with the birth of a son or daughter

Uttarakhand to approach Centre again on Maggi

Uttarakhand to approach Centre again on Maggi

Rediff.com25 Nov 2015

Nestle India resumed the production from Pantnagar.

Two wives controversy returns to haunt Rawat

Two wives controversy returns to haunt Rawat

Rediff.com3 Jul 2014

In his nomination papers, Rawat has only mentioned the name of Renuka Rawat as his spouse. Shishir Prashant reports.

Uttarakhand to hold assembly session in a tent

Uttarakhand to hold assembly session in a tent

Rediff.com29 May 2014

For the first time Uttarakhand's Vidhan Sabha session will be held outside Dehradun in a tent at Gairsain in Chamoli district of the hill state.