Dehradun : The first batch of 43 pilgrims who had registered themselves at Guptkashi, left for the Kedarnath shrine which was thrown open to pilgrims today after it had closed following the holocaust of June 16-17, to the cries of ‘Jai Jai Mahadev’ and ‘Bam Bam Bhole’. Though there was…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.
Dehradun: As yog guru Swami Ramdev gets more vocal for Modi and anti-Congress, trouble seems to be mounting on him. A team of the central excise department raided his Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust in Haridwar and slapped a notice on it for evading taxes worth Rs 19 crores. According to reports,…Read more ›
Dehradun : The skies are still heavily overcast and the meteorological department has forecast heavy to very heavy widespread rains throughout Uttarakhand. In fact it was because of this forecast that the pilgrimage to Kedarnath shrine which was scheduled to start on Oct 1, after the June holocaust, had to…Read more ›
Dehra Dun : It took a tragedy of the magnitude of the one that hit the Kedarnath Vally earlier in June this year, for the Uttarakhand government to realize the need of regulating the char dham yatra. It has now been decided that for the pilgrimage to the devastation hit…Read more ›
Dehra Dun : It is just about two decades today, when on the directions of then chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, the Uttar Pradesh Police wreaked brutality of the highest order on the agitationists for a separate Uttarakhand state at Muzaffarnagar, when they were moving to Delhi for a dharna….Read more ›
Dehradun : The leaders for the creation of Uttarakhand had advocated hydel power and tourism potentials to make the state economically viable and self-sufficient and that it would not have to go to the centre with a begging bowl. But that was not to be. While the hydel power potential…Read more ›
Dehradun : Intriguing! Gunshots fired at a dinner party of Uttarakhand agriculture minister Harak Singh Rawat on 17th September night. Two persons were injured, one of them has been admitted to hospital and is in the ICU, but no arrests have yet been made even after over 40 hours. Not…Read more ›
Dehradun : As Lok Sabha election approaches, prospects for the proposed 127 kms long Rishikesh-Karanprayag railway line in Uttarakhand have brightened, more so as the Railways Development Corporation has completed the final survey of the alignment of the proposed line. The railway line, which will be the first laying of…Read more ›
Dehradun : Ever since the macabre tragedy of June 16-17 that has left thousands dead and missing and destroyed property worth thousands of crores, there have been countless debates, articles and theories by pro-developmentalists, environmentalists as also pseudo-environmentalists, scientists and social activists, which has perhaps complicated more the very delicate…Read more ›
Dehradun : Though the resumption of prayers at the Kedarnath shrine, 86 days after the region was devastated by a Himalayan tsunami, may have by and large cheered the Shiv bhakts throughout the world, not in India alone, but a sense of disillusionment remains, because of the fact that the…Read more ›