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29 Mar 2017

Verification drive held

29 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

DEHRADUN: An intense verification drive was conducted by the Rishikesh police station in Dehradun today.

210 examined at health camp

29 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

DEHRADUN: Dolphin (PG) Institute in association with the Sai Vihar Welfare Society, Shyampur, organised a free health camp at Durga Mandir, Shyampur on Monday.

Residents feel the heat as mercury rises by 6°C

29 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

DEHRADUN: Residents have started facing the heat due to a constant rise in the mercury for the past couple of days.

Power staff for probe into non-functional solar power project

29 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

DEHRADUN: Members of the Uttarakhand Urja Kamgar Sangathan have asked the government to settle the issues against managing director and directors of Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL) pending in the Secretariat.

Thousands take holy dip on first day of Navratris

29 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

HARIDWAR: Thousands of devotees took a holy dip on the first day of the Navratris and paid obeisance at various shrines in the city.

Move to set up liquor shops in villages draws women ire

29 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

PITHORAGARH: Women organisations in the Kumaon region have opposed liquor shops in rural areas after the Excise Department’s move to shift these to villages following the Supreme Court order that no liquor shop will be allowed along national or state highways.

US woman at Malchu point to pay homage to trekker son

29 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

PITHORAGARH: The mother of 18-year-old Thomas, who died on September 22, 2011 on a trekking expedition, today reached the Malchu point of Lilam village in Munsiyari along with her relatives from the USA.

Campaign on to search yellow weaver bird

29 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

DEHRADUN: The state forest authorities have started a campaign to search for yellow weaver bird.

Gangotri temple to reopen on April 28

29 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

DEHRADUN: The portals of the Gangotri temple, one of the Char Dham shrines of Uttarakhand, will open on April 28 at 12.15 pm.

Mayor warns traders, MC staff over poor sanitation

29 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

HARIDWAR: City Mayor Manoj Garg today inspected various Ganga ghats, temples and markets to assess the sanitation and cleanliness standards.

ONGC expedition to Everest flagged off

29 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

DEHRADUN: ONGC’s expedition to the Mount Everest was flagged off in New Delhi today.

Suresh Gairola assumes ICFRE office

29 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

DEHRADUN: Dr Suresh Gairola, the newly-appointed Director General (DG) of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun, assumed office here today.

Raghunath is Deputy Speaker

29 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

DEHRADUN: BJP MLA from Almora Raghunath Singh Chauhan was unanimously elected as the Deputy Speaker of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly today.

Lokayukta, transfer Bills for select panel

29 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

DEHRADUN: The Assembly today passed the vote-on-account for Rs 16,048.7 crore without any cut and referred the Lokayukta Bill and the Uttarakhand Government Employees Transfer Bill to the Select Committee after the Congress objected to the Bills tabled yesterday.

28 Mar 2017

Neha, Faiz top Uttarakhand Earth contest

28 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

HARIDWAR: Neha Singhal and Faiz Ali were adjudged Miss Uttarakhand Earth and Mr Uttarakhand Earth, respectively, at a competition here today.

Police conduct raid

28 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

DEHRADUN: The Dehradun police conducted a surprise check at snookers point in different colonies here on Monday. The several police teams were set up for conducting raids at snookers point.

Demand to implement plans for differently-abled persons

28 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

HARIDWAR: Under the aegis of Hearing and Speech Impaired Association of Uttarkahand, members of the Dev Bhoomi Badhir Association led by president Sandeep Arora today met Cabinet Minister Madan Kaushik, Jwalapur legislator Suresh Rathore, Haridwar Rural legislator Swami Yatishwaranand and Ranipur-BHEL legislator Aadesh Chauhan and apprised them about the difficulties being faced by them.

Guv, CM greet people on Hindu New Year

28 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

DEHRADUN: Governor KK Paul has greeted people of the state on the occasion of Chaitra Shuklpaksh Pratipada (Navsamwatsar) which is celebrated in various parts of the country as Ugadi, Gudiparva and Cheti Chand.

Mahavar Vaish Sabha holds dist meeting

28 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

DEHRADUN: The Mahavar Vaish Sabha, Dehradun, organised a district meeting under the aegis of district president Ved Prakash Mahavar at Mahavar Dharmarth Bhavan here yesterday.

39 stray puppies adopted during fest

28 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

DEHRADUN: As many as 39 stray puppies were adopted by people during the Dehradun Puppy Fest. The programme was held under the aegis of Neha Joshi and Kritika Shukla, activists from social safeguards and gender specialists from George Brown School of Social Work, Washington University.

Upadhyay visits kin of killed forest guard

28 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

DEHRADUN: A delegation led by the Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress Committee chief Kishore Upadhyay met family members of forest inspector Pahalwan Singh, who was crushed to death by mining mafias in Ramnagar, Udham Singh Nagar, a few days ago. Congressmen expressed grief over his death.

Teething troubles end at Pancheswar Dam project

28 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

PITHORAGARH: Initial hurdles in the construction of the Pancheswar Dam project, an India-Nepal joint project on the Kali river, have been removed as rock testing of the site has given positive signals for the construction of one of the highest dams of Asia, AK Khariya, executive director of the Pancheswar Developmental Authority at Mahendra Nagar in Nepal told this correspondent on the telephone today.

Farmers seek loan waiver

28 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

PITHORAGARH: Farmers of several villages, including Gaurihat , Majirkanda, Banara, Dauli and Jamirpani, in the Jhoolahgat region today staged a protest in Gaurihat town.

Saints for steps to protect cow

28 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

HARIDWAR: Saints at Rameshwar ashram have demanded concrete steps for cow conservation urging government to make stringent laws in this regard.

Conference on artificial limbs concludes

28 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

DEHRADUN: The Prosthetics and Orthotics Association of India (OPAI) in collaboration with Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology (UCOST) organised OPAI MIDCON 2017 conference from March 24 to 26 at Vigya Dham at Jhajra on the theme “Cutting Edge Technology with Robotics in Prosthetics and Orthotics for Divyang”.

Ruckus over death of forest staffer

28 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

DEHRADUN: Raising the issue of the death of a forest beat watcher on duty, the opposition Congress MLAs entered the well of the House criticising the BJP government for failing to curb illegal mining.

Govt committed to equal development, says Uniyal

28 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

DEHRADUN: Subodh Uniyal, Minister of Agriculture & Horticulture of the state, has said the BJP-led state government was committed towards development without any caste or regional bias.

Governor sends flowers, ‘chaadar’ to Ajmer Sharif

28 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

DEHRADUN: Governor KK Paul today sent a ‘chaadar’ and flowers for the 805th annual Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at his “Dargah” (Ajmer Sharif), praying for peace, happiness and prosperity of the hill state.

ABVP members hold road safety drive

28 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

DEHRADUN: Activists of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) launched a road safety campaign here today. The theme of the campaign was ‘slow drive and save drive’.

27 Mar 2017

Volunteers clean Birla Ganga ghat in Haridwar

27 Mar 2017 | 12:52 AM

HARIDWAR: Volunteers cleaned the Birla Ganga ghat as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan here today.

45 examined at free health check-up camp

27 Mar 2017 | 12:52 AM

DEHRADUN: The Society for Health, Education and Women Empowerment Awareness (SHEWA) organised a free health check up camp at the Milan Kendra, Maldevta, here today.

Two-day theatre festival begins in Pithoragarh

27 Mar 2017 | 12:52 AM

PITHORAGARH: A two-day festival on parallel cinema and classical plays organised by the district administration for the people of Pithoragarh town started on the occasion of World Theatre Day today.

No PDS ration from April 1 without Aadhaar linkage

27 Mar 2017 | 12:52 AM

PITHORAGARH: Over 2 lakh persons in Pithoragarh district and 189,760 in Champawat district will not get ration under the Public Distribution System (PDS) from April 1 as the state government has decided not to supply ration to those who haven’t linked their ration cards with their Aadhaar numbers till March 31.

Two trains cancelled

27 Mar 2017 | 12:52 AM

DEHRADUN: Two trains coming to Dehradun have been cancelled.

Experts discuss food processing trends

27 Mar 2017 | 12:52 AM

DEHRADUN: The Uttarakhand chapter of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised a conference on food processing industry here yesterday.

Govt has reunited 200 persons with families

27 Mar 2017 | 12:52 AM

DEHRADUN: Fourteen years after she went missing from a mental asylum in Assam, Subhadra Patir was found wandering in Tehri and was lodged in a women’s shelter here in 2015.

Govt to ensure overall development, says CM

27 Mar 2017 | 12:52 AM

DEHRADUN: Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has said the government will make all efforts to carry out development activities in the state.

Consumer council opposes proposal to increase water, sewerage tariff

27 Mar 2017 | 12:52 AM

DEHRADUN: The All India Consumer Council has opposed the proposed hike in water and sewerage charges in Dehradun city.

26 Mar 2017

U’khand govt reunites over 200 missing people with families

26 Mar 2017 | 5:24 PM

DEHRADUN: Fourteen years after she went missing from a mental asylum in Assam, Subhadra Patir was found wandering in Uttarakhand’s Tehri and and lodged in a women’s shelter here in 2015.

Guldaar injured by villagers dies

26 Mar 2017 | 1:01 AM

HARIDWAR: An injured guldaar died at Ravli Mehdood village, near Roshanabad,15 km from the city today.

Two killed, 3 hurt as car falls into gorge

26 Mar 2017 | 1:01 AM

DEHRADUN: Two persons were killed and three others injured today when the car they were travelling in fell into a gorge in Almora district.

Experts favour modernisation of Army

26 Mar 2017 | 1:01 AM

DEHRADUN: A two-day national conference on ‘Advances in Science and Technology: A Step Towards Make in India in Defence Sector’ concluded at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) here today.

Install national flag in all colleges, says ABVP

26 Mar 2017 | 1:01 AM

DEHRADUN: Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarathi Parishad (ABVP) members staged a demonstration at the District Magistrate’s office here today seeking compulsory installation of the national flag in all colleges and universities of Uttarakhand.

Akhada Parishad seeks support of Muslims for Ayodhya temple

26 Mar 2017 | 1:01 AM

HARIDWAR: The Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad has urged the Muslim community to cooperate with Hindus for the construction of Lord Rama temple in Ayodhya.

SBSPGI observes Earth Hour

26 Mar 2017 | 1:01 AM

DEHRADUN: The Sardar Bhagwan Singh Postgraduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Research (SBSPGI), Balawala, joined hands with the worldwide campaign of switching off lights for one hour between 8.

Pancheshwar villagers not to oppose dam on Kali river

26 Mar 2017 | 1:01 AM

PITHORAGARH: Residents of villages from Chuka near Tanakpur to Jhoolaghat near the Nepal border have decided not to oppose the construction of the power project and the dam on the Kali river at Pancheshwar after they were informed through newspapers about the agreement between India and Nepal.

25 Mar 2017

MLA for all-out fight against tuberculosis

25 Mar 2017 | 12:17 AM

DEHRADUN: Rajpur Road MLA Khazan Das today appealed to all health officials in the state to pro-actively work towards eradication of tuberculosis in the state.

Sanskrit origin of most languages , says Girdhar

25 Mar 2017 | 12:17 AM

HARIDWAR: A three-day All India Sanskrit Research Convention at Uttarakhand Sanskrit Academy concluded here yesterday.

Experts for effective solution to environment degradation

25 Mar 2017 | 12:17 AM

DEHRADUN: Experts emphasised the need for adopting holistic solutions to tide over the threats posed by environmental degradation.

Police to check drug menace in Dehradun

25 Mar 2017 | 12:17 AM

DEHRADUN: The city police have made an anti-drug team comprising of senior police officials to check misuse of drugs among residents, especially youths in the city.

Telecom tower in Dharchula, residents expect better services

25 Mar 2017 | 12:17 AM

PITHORAGARH: Residents of Dharchula have a reason to rejoice as a private cellular operator has installed its telecom tower in the border town.

People hope Satpal Maharaj, Madan Kaushik will usher in development

25 Mar 2017 | 12:17 AM

HARIDWAR: People are hopeful that Cabinet ministers Madan Kaushik and Satpal ‘Maharaj’ Rawat, who have been allocated major portfolios, will usher in mass development in the district where they reside.

Special Aadhaar enrolment drive

25 Mar 2017 | 12:17 AM

HARIDWAR: People not having Aadhaar cards can enrol themselves for the same at special camps organised for school students at schools and anganwari centrrs in the district.

IIT students to raise Rs50 lakh for bio-toilets

25 Mar 2017 | 12:17 AM

ROORKEE: Students at the IIT, Roorkee, have taken to crowdfunding to raise Rs 50 lakh for building bio-toilets on the ghats of river Ganga and design drones to monitor water pollution as their contribution to ‘Clean Ganga’ campaign.

Prabhu seeks ideas to improve rail facilities

25 Mar 2017 | 12:17 AM

DEHRADUN: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today asked students of the IIT, Roorkee, to offer their ideas to improve rail facilities.

Traffic diverted for Assembly session, people caught in jams

25 Mar 2017 | 12:17 AM

DEHRADUN: Prolonged traffic jams were witnessed in the city belying tall claims made by the city police that residents will not be inconvenienced due to the traffic diversion plan in force for the Vidhan Sabha session.

Lokayukta, Transfer Acts to be revived

25 Mar 2017 | 12:17 AM

DEHRADUN: Governor KK Paul, in his customary address to the newly-constituted Legislative Assembly, spelt out the polices of the BJP government with focus on transparency in governance by reviving the government employees’ Transfer Act, 2011, Lokayukta Act, 2011, and bringing a new education policy and youth policy in the state.

CM keeps home, Pant gets finance

25 Mar 2017 | 12:17 AM

DEHRADUN: Chief Minister Trivender Singh Rawat distributed the remaining portfolios to his nine ministers last night.

24 Mar 2017

Martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev remembered

24 Mar 2017 | 12:43 AM

Haridwar: Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were remembered by the local people and various organisations on their 86th martyrdom day here today.

Over 600 experts to take part in forestry meet

24 Mar 2017 | 12:43 AM

DEHRADUN: The 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference, slated to be held from April 3 to 7 at the Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, will help in developing effective strategies to counter climate change and other challenges in forests.

Teachers sans salary for 9 months

24 Mar 2017 | 12:43 AM

NURPUR: Resentment is brewing among Punjabi language teachers appointed in government schools in Kangra district as they have not been given salaries for the past nine months.

ASHA workers demand honorarium

24 Mar 2017 | 12:43 AM

DEHRADUN: ASHA workers today held a protest at the office of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in Dehradun against the non-disbursement of honorarium, promised to them by the previous Congress government.

Pithoragarh, Champawat ready to face water shortage

24 Mar 2017 | 12:43 AM

PITHORAGARH: Residents of Pithoragarh and Champawat towns are gearing up for drinking water shortage in coming summer months due to insufficient water resources and incomplete lift schemes.

Jumpin Heights does 50,000 bungee jumps

24 Mar 2017 | 12:43 AM

RISHIKESH: Jumpin Heights, the country’s highest bungee jumping platform, completed 50,000 bungee jumps in a record of sorts on Thursday.

Opening of Kandi road sparks off war of words

24 Mar 2017 | 12:43 AM

DEHRADUN: The Trivendra Singh Rawat government’s recent decision to open the Kandi road, that circumscribes the landscape of the Jim Corbett National Park in Kumaon, has set off a debate over the issue of development versus conservation.

Police hold tenant verification drive

24 Mar 2017 | 12:43 AM

DEHRADUN: The Dhara police conducted a verification drive in different colonies of the city yesterday. Policemen verified and compiled a data of tenants during the drive.

Traffic diversion for Assembly session

24 Mar 2017 | 12:43 AM

DEHRADUN: City residents are going to face inconvenience and jams due to the traffic diversion plan drafted by the city police for the Vidhan Sabha session slated to begin tomorrow.

IAF chopper makes emergency landing at Rajaji Tiger Reserve

24 Mar 2017 | 12:43 AM

HARIDWAR: A helicopter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) made an emergency landing at Rajaji Tiger Reserve here today. An Army Major and Captain were on board when the chopper (IA 3106) had to land due to some technical glitch in the dense forest terrain at Baniyawala, Chillawali Range of Rajaji Tiger Reserve.

Security beefed up for Vidhan Sabha session beginning today

24 Mar 2017 | 12:43 AM

DEHRADUN: The police have stepped up security measures for the Vidhan Sabha session, scheduled to commence tomorrow (March 24) in the city.

Governor for innovation to address farm concerns

24 Mar 2017 | 12:43 AM

DEHRADUN: The head and faculty members, along with 40 students of the Masters of Social Work at BHU, met Governor KK Paul at Raj Bhawan today.