Uttarakhand

State in Northern India

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Uttarakhand, formerly known as Uttaranchal, is a state in the northern part of India. It is often referred to as the Devbhumi due to a large number of Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres found throughout the state. Uttarakhand is known for the natural environment of the Himalayas, the Bhabhar and the Terai. On 9 November 2000, Uttarakhand became the 27th state of the Republic of India, being carved from the Himalayan districts of Uttar Pradesh. It borders Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north; the Sudurpashchim Pradesh of Nepal to the east; the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh to the south and Himachal Pradesh to the west and north-west. The state is divided into two divisions, Garhwal and Kumaon, with a total of 13 districts. The interim capital of Uttarakhand is Dehradun, the largest city of the state, which is a railhead. The High Court of the state is located in Nainital.

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There are, however, differences of perception on the alignment of the boundary in some areas such as Kalapani in Uttarakhand and Narsahi-Susta in Bihar, he said..
Credit: DNA - Published 19 hours ago

The Uttarakhand assembly has unanimously passed a bill barring people with more than two children from contesting panchayat polls and also making minimum..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 20 hours ago

Uttarakhand Education Minister Arvind Pandey's son Ankur has been killed after the car in which he was travelling hit a truck in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly..
Credit: DNA - Published 1 day ago

The Uttarakhand government has asked the NRI Gupta family to pay an amount of Rs 8 lakh to clean up 275 quintals of garbage that the family's grand weddings in..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 2 days ago

Breaking all records, over 7 lakh pilgrims visited Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand in the first 45 days of this yearโ€™s Char Dham Yatra. The number is the..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 4 days ago

A 10-member team of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police on Sunday recovered seven bodies believed to be of the mountaineers who had gone missing on way to the Nanda..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 4 days ago

ITBP climbers has recovered seven bodies believed to be of the mountaineers who had gone missing on way to the Nanda Devi East peak in Uttarakhand nearly a month..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 4 days ago

ROAD TO NOWHERE: Uttarakhand began work without permits from wildlife body
Credit: DNA - Published 6 days ago

Responding to a query, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand suffered losses to the tune of Rs 80 lakh and Rs 55..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 6 days ago

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