All stories by Shishir Prashant
Uttarakhand: BJP devises multi-pronged strategy to beat anti-incumbencyRediff.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 pollsRediff.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?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 easyRediff.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 pollsRediff.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?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 dearlyRediff.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!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 UttarakhandRediff.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?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 medicineRediff.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 MaggiRediff.com25 Nov 2015
Nestle India resumed the production from Pantnagar.
Two wives controversy returns to haunt RawatRediff.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 tentRediff.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.