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Will submarine optic cable imperil coral reef?

Central green panel asks DoT to conduct marine impact Concerned that the ambitious Rs 71 crore project envisaging laying of undersea optic cable connecting Andaman & Nicobar with Chennai will adversely impact coral reef in the island, a Central green panel has asked the project proponent, Department of Telecommunication...

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    Will submarine optic cable imperil coral reef?

    Central green panel asks DoT to conduct marine impact Concerned that the ambitious Rs 71 crore project envisaging laying of undersea optic cable connecting Andaman & Nicobar with Chennai will adversely impact coral reef in the island, a Central green panel has asked the project proponent, Department of Telecommunication (DoT), to conduct additional marine environmental impact (EIA) assessment to...

    A form of perfection

    The seventh generation BMW 3-series is better in every respect to the outgoing model. But can a car possibly be ‘too good’? It is a matter of pride at BMW headquarters that they were the company that invented the ‘sports sedan’ (or ‘saloon’ depending on where you live). The mid-sized four-door car that has been around since the mid-seventies...

    The dating game

    As women and men actively romance online to find their elusive soulmates, the apps report how they are taking measures for safety and privacy. By Team Viva A few years ago in India, when every other individual didn’t have a smartphone, romancing online was largely limited to sending friend requests to people or perhaps lurking in chatrooms, hoping that the...

    Raj, C’garh CM race inconclusive

    Nath picked as MP CM; no consensus for Raj, Chhattisgarh  Former Union Minister and Congress heavyweight Kamal Nath was named as the next Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday after several rounds of hectic parleys among the top Congress leadership. Party president Rahul Gandhi took this call late in the evening after holding talks with Nath and the...

    Dismayed at SC/ST Act, upper castes opt NOTA

    Prompted understandably by upper caste ‘disenchantment’, the NOTA (None of the Above) votes crossed over 1.4 percent of the total polling in Madhya Pradesh and felled four of the most powerful BJP Ministers and several other MLAs. In MP, many upper caste outfits had openly declared that they would waste their votes by opting for NOTA rather than voting...

    Govt adds 78 ambulances to emergency call fleet

    New ambulances ordered by health dept even as those purchased earlier not on the road In an apparently strange move, the state medical health and family welfare department has purchased 78 more vehicles even as some of the 61 vehicles earlier purchased by the department to be used as ambulances are yet to be made operational. Out of the newly...

    Enhance focus under Himmotthan to double farmers’ income

    CS chairs 12th state-level steering committee meet of a project run by Tata Trust The Himmotthan project run by the Tata Trust should also focus on the processing of agriculture products and providing low-cost power tillers to the farmers in order to meet the target of doubling the income of farmers as envisioned by prime minister Narendra Modi. Chief secretary...

    State to receive award in food grain production

    Union minister informs State minister about the award The State of Uttarakhand has been selected for an award for excellent performance in food grain production, category II for the year 2016-17 by the Government of India. The Union minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh informed the State’s Agriculture minister Subodh Uniyal about this in a letter....

    Anganwadi workers’ honourarium hiked by 25 per cent

    In what is being touted as a new year gift to the Anganwadi workers, the state government has increased the honourarium given to them by about 25 percent. The government order in this regard was issued on Thursday. According to official sources, this decision will benefit more than 35,000 Anganwadi workers, Anganwadi assistants, and mini Anganwadi workers in the...

    BJP national Gen Sec arrives today on two-day visit

    Pandey to attend meetings in Haldwani & Dehradun The Bharatiya Janata Party national general secretary Saroj Pandey will be arriving in the state on Friday on a two-day tour. During her tour of the state, she will be attending one meeting each in the Garhwal and Kumaon regions. Various works of the party will be reviewed and important issues...