Uttarakhand govt extends VIP darshan ban, prohibits videography

Uttarakhand's Chief Secretary Radha Raturi has announced the extension of the ban on VIP darshan for the Char Dham Yatra until May 31, 2024.

UCC guarantees equal rights in marriage and divorce, bans polygamy

NEW DELHI: Uttarakhand’s draft Uniform Civil Code (UCC) has set forth a comprehensive framework proposing equal rights for men and women in various facets of familial and marital affairs. The draft, which is currently under consideration, aims to standardise personal laws across communities while introducing significant reforms in marriage, divorce, alimony, and ancestral property rights. […]

UCC revolution: India’s call for equality ignites change

The UCC is a comprehensive reform that recognizes the changing dynamics of society and aims to establish a legal framework in line with contemporary values.

Illegal timber trade is threat to nation’s economics and ecology

The recent charge sheet filed by the Uttarakhand GST department against Shahnawaz Hussain, the alleged kingpin of a massive illegal timber trade operation, has exposed the extent and gravity of this menace that plagues the nation’s economy and ecology. The charge sheet reveals how Hussain and his associates evaded crores of rupees in taxes by […]

6 enchanting destinations to visit during winter in India

NEW DELHI: Winter, with its festive charm, beckons family getaways, especially in the last months of the year. Whether enticed by the snowy peaks of Kashmir or the serene landscapes of Kanyakumari, India unfolds a tapestry of winter retreats. To infuse a unique flair into your winter vacations, explore these offbeat destinations, promising an indelible […]

Uttarkashi tunnel rescue: May need to check rescued workers for PTSD: AIIMS professor

RISHIKESH: Dr Narendra Kumar, an assistant professor at AIIMS Rishikesh, in an exclusive interview with The New Indian elaborated about the possibilities of the 41 workers, who were trapped inside the Silkyara Bend-Barkot tunnel, experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Speaking with TNI, Kumar said, “Since they were locked in the tunnel for 17 days, it could be psychological, […]

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: ‘First one to escape’, Assamese father ecstatic after son returns

GUWAHATI: A father of a rescued worker heaved a sigh of relief as his son was rescued from the collapsed Silkyara Bend-Barkot tunnel in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district.  “Last night, we got to know that all of them came out one by one, I saw that the first one to come out was my son,” said […]

Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: NDMA discloses each worker’s rescue took 3-5 minutes

NEW DELHI: During a meeting hosted by the National Disaster Management Authority, Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain, a member of the NDMA, revealed that the entire operation to rescue the 41 trapped workers would require three to five minutes individually. Hasnain told The New Indian, “Unless anything unforeseen happens, it will take only three to […]

Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: All 41 workers rescued

NEW DELHI: Following 17 days of toil, National Disaster Management Authorities officials have confirmed that all trapped workers have been rescued from the collapsed Silkyara Bend-Barkot tunnel in Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand.   Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami was also present at the site to greet the rescued workers, alongside Minister of State VK Singh. During […]

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: “Trapped workers very happy,” says ex-advisor to PM

UTTARKASHI: With the 41 workers still trapped inside the collapsed Silkyara Bend-Balkot Tunnel since November 12, the former advisor to the Prime Minister, Bhaskar Khulbe said that the workers were very happy inside.   On the 15th day of workers being stuck inside, Khulbe told The New Indian, “The workers are very happy there and are […]