Live: PM Modi inaugurates projects related to Namami Gange in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand BJP president Bansidhar Bhagat on Saturday said he has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Uttarakhand government will set up a snow leopard conservation centre in Uttarkashi to give a boost to winter tourism in the hill state.

Abandoned houses in Pauri district's 'ghost' villages, called so as they have become empty after their residents left them, are proving useful for the administration which is converting them into quarantine centres for migrants returning in droves to Uttarakhand.

District magistrates in Uttarakhand were on Thursday asked to ensure the delivery of essentials at the doorsteps of senior citizens, the sick and the helpless during the 21-day lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.

There was no let up in cold conditions in the country's northern region on Tuesday, with high-altitude areas in Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir receiving fresh snowfall and rains lashing Punjab and Haryana as well as the national capital.

 A 41-year-old man from Uttarakhand is on a countrywide 'padayatra' to seek a ban on Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and bring back ballot papers in elections.

The seat fell vacant after the death of sitting BJP MLA and Cabinet Minister Prakash Pant in June this year.