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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.
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(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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Summary: Chamoli (Uttarakhand) [India], Sept 5 (ANI): Heavy rainfall in the Kurud area of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand triggered a landslide on Thursday which resulted in the blockage of a local bridge in the area.
India, May 13 -- Only a few national newspapers published the story of Jitendra Kumar Das, a Dalit youth belonging to the Bajgi community, murdered allegedly for daring to eat his food along with the upper castes in a marriage party on April 26 in Uttarakhand's Shrikot.
DEHRADUN: Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani having invested over Rs 4,000 crore in Uttarakhand said that his telecom venture Reliance Jio will connect government schools and colleges with high-speed internet to make the state a 'Digital Devbhoomi'.
IT IS advantage Congress and Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat as the Supreme Court on Monday evening dismissed the petition of the nine Congress MLAs challenging their disqualification from the Assembly.
Summary: The BJP-led federal government cited 'constitutional breakdown' while imposing President's rule in Uttarakhand
An emotional BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Uttarakhand capital Dehradun on Sunday and criticised the way Congress government in the state dealt with the flash floods that claimed lives of 4,364 people in June.
01:55 pm: Bad weather returned to Uttarakhand with fresh spell of rains and landslips in the higher reaches of Chamoli and Rudraprayag districts grounding rescue operations by choppers in the state.
Summary: Gauchar, Uttarakhand: Uttarakhand authorities are trying to arrange for as much as 50 tonnes of ...
India, May 27 -- Rudrapur, located in the state of Uttarakhand, is fast emerging as a leading investment destination.
The Central Government has initiated efforts for revival of three suspended hydropower projects on the river Bhagirathi in Uttarakhand. Ministry of Uttarakhand believes that all the three projects should be revived to meet the growing power needs of Uttarakhand, as well as the country.
Summary: Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], Sept 3 (ANI): Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Monday resigned from the primary membership of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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