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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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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said, " Rather than asking the public to do yoga, I have decided to do something for the welfare of yoga instructors.
According to an official statement officials of the Uttarakhand Government informed the Home Minister of the precautionary measures taken this year to avoid disaster like last year.
Ex-gratia compensation for the kin of the deceased has only been a partial accomplishment by the Uttarakhand government, which is still in the process of compiling the complete list of the thousands of people from different states of India who were swept away in the floods.
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The prime ministerial candidate had been among the first politicians to visit and inquire about the flood situation in Uttarakhand.
The royal couple reached India Wednesday and left for Uttarakhand on the same day.
Mehta stated that the automaker wants to spend the funds raised through the contribution of one day of its employees pay, on rehabilitation work in Uttarakhand.
No wonder Uttarakhand was the birthplace of some of the earliest boutique hotels, each offering a repertoire of its own little charming piece of earth, sky and waters, its own charming ambience, and its own special services, to be found nowhere else for love or money.
One of the members of the association, Geeta Chandola, had last week left for the worst-hit terrain in Uttarakhand where she has joined in the relief efforts.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi took an overnight halt at Gauchar after he reached flood-ravaged Uttarakhand on Monday to monitor relief work in the mountainous state of north India.
The incident occurred near Gaurikund in the state of Uttarakhand.

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