Shopkeeper arrested for spreading ‘false rumour’ of sacrilege in Roorkee clashes

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Almost a week after sleepy Landaura town was stirred by large-scale clashes, which left over 30 people injured, police on Monday arrested a shopkeeper and claimed that his “false” allegation of sacrilege had set off the violence. After questioning the shopkeeper, Mehboob Hassan, police on Sunday had claimed that the violence was triggered More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Saturday, April 30th, 2016
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Ex-railway employee sentenced to 4 years in jail by CBI court

A special CBI court on Saturday sentenced a retired railway employee to four years in jail for siphoning off money meant for the canteen of railway cooperative society in Haridwar. The agency court also slapped More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Saturday, April 16th, 2016
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5 lakh devotees take dip in Ganga on Ram Navami

The auspicious occasion of Rama Navami was celebrated with great zeal in the holy city of Haridwar. Lakhs of devotees took a dip in the Ganga on the 9th festive bath of Ardh Kumbh here. Devotees since wee hours More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Thursday, April 7th, 2016
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Huge turn up at Har Ki Pauri on Ardh Kumbh key bathing day

Lakhs of pilgrims took a holy dip in Ganga here on Thursday on the occasion of Chaitra Amawasya, the sixth key bathing day of Ardh Kumbh. While the turnout was nowhere near the expected thirty lakh, officials said More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Sunday, March 13th, 2016
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BJP to protest Uttarakhand Assembly on 14th March

Haridwar BJP district president Suresh Rathore today claimed that about 10,000 party workers would gherao the Vidhan Sabha on March 14. Taking a review meeting of the Assembly gherao programme, Rathore directed More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
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More than 10 lakh devotees take dip in Ganga on Amavasya

Haridwar: More than 10 lakh devotees took a dip in the chilling holy waters of the Ganga on the occasion of Somwati Amavasya in the Ardh Kumbh amid unprecedented security arrangements after terror threat here today. The More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
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Wakf parishad vice-chairman sacked from job after indecent way of celebrations go viral

The objectionable way of celebration of the nomination of Rao Sajjad Khan as vice-chairman of the Uttarakhand Wakf Vikas Parishad has cost him the job. The state government yesterday sacked him following reports More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Friday, January 22nd, 2016
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Bomb scare at four places in Haridwar

Haridwar: Just a day after four suspected terrorists were arrested from Roorkee, four incidents of bomb scare created panic in the holy city Haridwar.The whole city came to a standstill as a suspicious object was More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Sunday, January 10th, 2016
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Facial recognition system to be deployed at Ardh kumbh

Facial recognition system to identify suspect terrorists at Ardh kumbh For the first time, Uttarakhand police will use a hi-tech facial recognition system capable of spotting terrorists and suspects in a crowd as More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Friday, January 8th, 2016
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BSP shocks BJP and Congress in zila panchayat elections in Haridwar

Haridwar: BSP with 16 seats has emerged the largest party in the 47-member zila panchayat the results of the elections of which were declared recently. The Congress with 11 seats came second while the BJP gave a More...