Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has picked a former RSS pracharak Trivendra Singh Rawat as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.
A Sikh youth was reportedly apprehended by the Punjab police belonging to Khanna on Wednesday (June 15). Jagjit Singh, a mechanic was taken into custody from his shop in Rishikesh by a police party of Khanna police at around half past 12 in noon.
Yatra for Gurdwara Hemkund Sahib began on Monday (June 01). Around 7,000 devotees visiting Hemkunt Sahib on the opening day, despite rainfall and snowfall.
Haridwar, Uttarakhand: Whereas Haridwar (Uttarkhand) police had banned entry for Sikhs in Haridwara city and "Hari Ka Paudi" on the occasion of Parkash Gurpurb of Guru Nanak Ji, a Professor from Chandigarh managed to recited Jap Ji Sahib at Har Ki Pauri. Prof. Panditrao Dharennavar, a non-Sikh professor who is currently based in Chandigarh but originally hails from Karnataka, recited the Gurbani in his mother-language Kannada.
Uttarakhand, India: Sikh activists Gurcharan Singh Babbar and Ajmer Singh Randhawa has said that the police has covered-up every village of Sikhs around Haridwar and every Sikh house and no Sikh was permitted to step out and celebrate the Gurpurab day of Guru Nanak in Uttarakhand. They said that the police crackdown was directed by Harish Rawat led government in Uttarakhand.
Dehradun, India (July 31, 2014): Another natural calamity, a cloud brust, has been reported from Uttarakhand state of India. At least 6 persons, including 2 children) were reportedly buried under flash flood triggered muck that came down crashing upon Nauthana village of Ghansali tehsil, nearly 60 kilometers away from district headquarter Tehri in Uttarakhand on wee hours today (July 31).