Kedarnath Teerth Purohit Samaj has said that if the board, which is constituted by the state government, is not dissolved soon, the protest will intensify.
State government spokesperson Subodh Uniyal said that orders have been issued to the Director-General of Health in this regard and all districts have been asked to investigate COVID-19 testing labs properly before making any payment.
As many as 11 states across the country have registered high Covid-19 death rate, out of which six are Himalayan states. From these, Uttarakhand tops the chart followed by Nagaland, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Manipur.
He was under treatment at AIIMS Rishikesh and was admitted to the hospital on May 8 after testing positive for Covid-19.
The court also took note of the crowd control measures in place at Chardham shrines in view of COVID-19, and remarked “why do we keep causing embarrassment to ourselves”.
According to the Health Department, only 2,131 children contacted infected in the last one year, while 264 children tested positive from April 1 to April 15.
Five COVID-19 patients, including a woman, died at a private hospital on Tuesday in Roorkee in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar district allegedly due to disruption in oxygen supply to the facility for around 30 minutes.
The incident occurred in the early hours on Tuesday when oxygen supply to the hospital remained disrupted between 1.30 and 2 am, a doctor at the hospital said.
Principal of Doon Medical College Ashutosh Sayana said the ABVP had taken permission to help the hospital administration in maintaining order but it had not been allowed to enter the COVID ward.
A total of 430 BRO workers were at the road-construction site when the avalanche occurred on Friday, Uttarakhand Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Kumar said.
In the last 72 hours alone, more than 1,500 positive cases have been reported only from the Mela area of Haridwar and many people have lost their lives. The number of corona patients is expected to increase further as a large number of corona reports are yet to come.
The ‘royal bath’ marked Mesh Sankranti and Baisakhi, and fell two days after a similar convergence of ‘sadhus’ and other devotees for the second shahi snan — events where following social distancing norms appears almost impossible.
The seers of different akhadas, led by their Mahamandaleshwaras, by turns took out grand Shobha Yatras through the main thoroughfare of the pilgrimage city to gather at Brahma Kund, Hari ki Pairi for the holy bath on the occasion of Somvati Amavasya.
On Monday, hundreds of devotees took a dip in river Ganga at Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar on the occasion of the second ‘shahi snan’ in Kumbh.
Over 12,000 of forest department personnel are working to douse the fires. Besides, locals and those belonging to Van Panchayat are also helping.
A total of 508 forest fire incidents were detected from 15th March to 31st March. If better measures had been taken to control the fire, the figure would not have reached 1187.
The villagers are in complete shock after this incident. Village pradhan Kuldeep Singh said that the five people went hunting in the jungle last Saturday afternoon. The bodies of all of them were found when villagers went to search for them in the jungle at night.
Besides the apprehension that Mahakumbh could emerge as a superspreader, the incidents are worrying the hoteliers and people related to the hospitality industry in Rishikesh.
Rawat, who assumed office on March 10, was criticized for his ripped jeans comment and trolled on social media. Girls and women from all age groups flooded social media with pictures of them wearing ripped jeans.
Tirath Singh Rawat said that he is under doctor observation and is in stable condition. He also requested people who came in contact with him to isolate themselves and get tested for the virus.
Speaking at an event on Tuesday, Rawat said that due to a lack of values, youngsters today are following strange fashion trends and consider themselves to be big shots after wearing jeans ripped at the knees. Women also follow such trends.
No casualties or injuries were reported and all passengers were safely evacuated, Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar was quoted as saying by ANI.
Uttarakhand BJP Vice President Devendra Bhasin told IANS expansion of Tirath Singh Rawat’s cabinet is scheduled at 5 p.m.
Rawat has a postgraduate degree in social science from Birla College in Srinagar Garhwal. He was also the president of the student council during his time at HNB Garhwal.
Tirath Singh Rawat, 56, was the chief of the party in Uttarakhand in 2013-15 and also an MLA from the state in the past.