Rishikesh Laxman Jhula Bridge (Photo: IANS)

Uttarakhand orders closure of Rishikesh’s Laxman Jhula

Dehradun:  The Uttarakhand government on Friday said it had closed the iconic Laxman Jhula bridge on river Ganga in Rishikesh over safety concerns. The narrow bridge is used only by pedestrians and two wheelers. However, police officials said the local administration was yet to receive a formal order for its closure. “The pedestrians are still […]

BJP MLA Pranav Singh Champion (Photo: IANS)

FIR lodged against BJP MLA Champion for abusing people of Uttarakhand

New Delhi:  An FIR has been lodged against controversial BJP MLA Pranav Singh Champion seen brandishing guns and abusing people of Uttarakhand in a video which went viral on social media. The video, which has agitated many in Uttarakhand, has angered the BJP leadership in New Delhi. Sources said BJP President and Union Home Minister […]

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Leopard enters Uttarakhand medical college, attacks people

Dehradun: A leopard entered the Srinagar Government Medical College in Uttarakhand’s Pauri district on Sunday, attacking a couple of persons and creating panic in the premises, an official said. The leopard, which entered the medical college in the morning, was seen at number of places and is now believed to be in a hostel. District Forest […]