Dehradun : There is no denying that the proposed rally of BJP Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi here on Dec 15 is going to be a big draw. But what is making the BJP’s Uttarakhand rank and file wok overtime is their effort to make it the biggest ever rally…Read more ›
Articles by: Jagdish Bhatt
A journalist for 40 years, Jagdish Bhatt is Editor (Uttarakhand) at Himachal Media.
Jagdish has worked for Times of India, Indian Express, Pioneer and several other reputed publications in the past.
A celebrated journalist in North India, Jagdish has received many awards till date, the latest one being the 2011 Development Journalism Award.
He lives in Dehra Dun.
Dehra Dun : The holy shrine of Badrinath in Uttarakhand, located at a height of about 13,000 ft wears a deserted look, ever since the doors of the temple closed last month. However, as many as about 15 sages and hermits took special permits to spend the six months, when…Read more ›
Dehradun : There was a time when the Congress bent backwards to appease Swami Ramdev, specially during the tenure of Narain Dutt as chief minister of Uttarakhand and land was allotted to the Yoga Guru left and right in and around Haridwar. He has now become a persona non grata…Read more ›
Dehradun : Had the Uttarakhand governments, after this small hill state came into being on Nov 9, 2000, lived up to the expectations of the people in general and the youth in particular and created employment potential, there would perhaps have not been so much exploitation of women and girls,…Read more ›
Dehradun : It is a classic example of shutting the door after the horses have bolted. The Uttarakhand government has now banned the construction of more than two storey structures in a two km radius around the Corbett Tiger Reserve. While the government needs to be lauded for having taken…Read more ›
Dehra Dun : Though the British High Commissioner in India, James Beamon had categorically said earlier that he was not aware of how many British nationals were in Uttarakhand when the tragedy struck the Kedarnath Valley on the night of June 16-17, but a survey conducted recently fears that about…Read more ›
Dehra Dun : Pachyderms who roam in the wilds of the Rajaji Sanctuary and are known to create havoc in and around the villages in its periphery rummaging for food, much to the chagrin and panic of the villagers, have now caused the forest authorities to close the Dehra Dun-Rishikesh…Read more ›
Dehradun: The air quality in the Doon Valley, capital of Uttarakhand, which along with the climatic conditions was a major reason for retired people to settle here and make it their home that gave the city the sobriquet ‘grey hairs and green hedges’ has deteriorated beyond redemption, courtesy the density…Read more ›
Dehradun: Monsoons finally said good bye to Uttarakhand, after a farewell shower on Friday. This incidentally is the longest period that the monsoons have been active in this small mountain state in living memory. The normal period for the monsoons in Uttarakhand is from June 1 to Sept 30 but…Read more ›
Dehradun : Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna seems to be spending more time in Delhi placating the Congress top brass, rather than in the state where things seems to be in complete disarray. In fact wags have started retorting that if the chief minister could only spend and spare more…Read more ›