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A state of northern India west of Nepal. Formerly a part of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand gained separate statehood in 2000. Dehra Dun is the provisional capital.


(Placename) a state of N India, created in 2000 from the N part of Uttar Pradesh: in the Himalayas, rising to over 7500 m (25 000 ft); rice, tea, and timber. Capital: Dehra Dun. Pop: 8 479 562 (2001). Area: 51 125 sq km (19 739 sq miles). Former name: Uttaranchal
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Organised by the Ministry of External Affairs annually, the yatra covers Almora, Chaukori, Dharchula, Sirkha, Gala, Budhi, Gunji, Kalapani, Nabidhang and Lipulekh Pass in the Uttarakhand territory to finally cross the border.
Landslides left scores of tourists and pilgrims stranded in the hill states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh while thousands have been displaced in Uttar Pradesh where several rivers are in spate.
Project Location : Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand
With Chinese President XI Jinping accepting India's request for the alternative pilgrimage route, there is increasing apprehension here that the annual Kailash Mansarovar Yatra and tourism associated with it in Uttarakhand will suffer.
26 (ANI): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat celebrated Republic Day at Nelong Border out Post (BOP) of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
Project Location : Tehri Garhwal District, Uttarakhand
UTTARAKHAND will help Jammu and Kashmir to trace missing persons in disaster affected areas of the flash flood- hit state.
However, in Uttarakhand, more than 70percent of the vegetation is proving to be a boon for biodiversity besides medicines, which has become very important in view of their protection.
Project Location : Rudraprayag District, Uttarakhand
UTTARAKHAND Chief Minister Harish Rawat has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him not to go for any route other than the traditional one used by Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims.
Summary: Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India] Jan 10 (ANI): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has ordered for a magisterial investigation into the death case of debt-ridden Prakash Pandey.
Project Location : Pithoragarh District, Uttarakhand

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