Category: Uttarakhand High Court

Uttarakhand bans alcohol sale at eight places including Char Dham.

Source – DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand government has banned sale of alcohol in 8 religious areas including Char Dham on Thursday. A government order issued through a notification stated that no liquor shop will be allowed within limits of 1.6 kms municipal limits of the religious places like Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Nanakmatta, Puran Kaliyar, Hemkund Sahib,

Uttarakhand Modifies Rules for Forest Tag, Backlash Says Move Is Pro-Builder.

Source – New Delhi: The Government of Uttarakhand has tightened the definition of ‘forest’, prompting expressions of concern from environmentalists that the new terms make it easier for builders and developers to ramp up construction in the ecologically sensitive hill state. Uttarakhand’s decision is derived from a 1996 Supreme Court order that directed states

Uttarakhand: Despite High Court Order, Private Ayurvedic Colleges Continue With 170% Fee Hike.

Source – Students from various medical colleges in Uttarakhand have been staging protests at the Parade Grounds in Dehradun for over 40 days. From marches across the city to hunger strikes and clashes with police, the students have stood their ground and opposed the 170% fee hike in private Ayurvedic medical colleges. The High

Uttarakhand HC reprimands UPCL fo its GM owing power dues worth lakhs.

Source – The Uttarakhand High Court has reprimanded the Uttarakhand Power Corporation Ltd for charging a nominal sum per month from its General Manager as electricity bill even though he owes the corporation dues worth lakhs of rupees.  Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice Alok Kumar on Wednesday sought a clarification from the UPCL on

Uttarakhand student protest: Ayurveda university VC hints at withdrawal of affiliation for colleges.

Source – NEW DELHI: The strike by Uttarakhand Ayurvedic Medical College students over non-implementation of a court order against fee hike entered the twenty-eighth day on Monday, October 28, with no signs of any end to the impasse. On October 9, last year, the High Court of Uttarakhand ordered private ayurvedic medical colleges to refund

Supreme Court Stays Criminal Proceedings Against Uttarakhand Journalist.

Source – NEW DELHI: In a relief to a Uttarakhand TV journalist, the Supreme Court has stayed the criminal proceedings in three cases lodged against him and others by the state police after the channel headed by him last year conducted a sting operation allegedly exposing corruption at the highest level. The cases of extortion,

Two police personnel, on Uttarakhand governor’s security detail, die in accident.

Source – DEHRADUN: Two police personnel died after their official vehicle fell into a gorge on Tuesday morning. The deceased officials were a part of the security detail of Governor of Uttarakhand Baby Rani Maurya who was returning from Nainital to Haldwani when the accident occurred. Sunil Kumar Meena, senior superintendent of police, Nainital

‘MCD failing to raise awareness against polythene, single use plastic’

Source: Even after more than a month of the campaign that is being conducted by Municipal Corporation of Dehradun against polythene and single use plastic, the confusion about the banned products still prevails among the merchants and general public. Activists state that it is due to the lack of Government policy and a comprehensive