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Sachin Pilot’s ghar wapsi

As face-saver for Raj ex-Dy CM, Cong forms panel to look into issues flagged by him The month-long crisis in Rajasthan Congress ended on Monday after rebel leader Sachin Pilot opted for an “unconditional” truce and his MLAs left for Jaipur from Maneshar in Haryana. The breakthrough was worked...

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Needed, full-time chief

The Congress needs to conduct inner party elections and get a president though it has saved Rajasthan If indeed Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi, who met rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot, have worked out a rapprochement in the troubled Rajasthan Congress, then it is their first decisive move, indicating a generational shift. Their efforts have at least built a tenuous bridge...

Atmanirbhar raksha

Shooting from the hip or shooting oneself in the foot? Is a ban on defence items enough to make India self-reliant? India is one of the world’s largest buyers of defence equipment. It is also unique among big nations with large armed forces to have an abysmally small domestic arms industry. The country imports everything — from frontline fighter...

Sachin Pilot’s ghar wapsi

As face-saver for Raj ex-Dy CM, Cong forms panel to look into issues flagged by him The month-long crisis in Rajasthan Congress ended on Monday after rebel leader Sachin Pilot opted for an “unconditional” truce and his MLAs left for Jaipur from Maneshar in Haryana. The breakthrough was worked out by Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, who met Pilot...

Pranab tests Covid positive, flooded with ‘get well soon’

Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee has tested positive for Covid-19 and admitted to the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital here. “On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for Covid-19 today,” 84-year-old Mukherjee tweeted. “I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self-isolate...

Covid-19 count jumps past 10 K mark in U’khand

389 new patients, nine deaths reported on Monday. Patient count reaches 10021; 6301 recovered so far. The number of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) patients in Uttarakhand crossed the ten thousand figure mark on Monday. The health department reported 389 patients of the disease on the day which increased the tally of the disease to 10021. Death of nine patients of...

U’khand allows home isolation for asymptomatic Covid patients

Permission conditional; these patients would have to remain in a self isolation for 10 days Instead of getting admitted in a hospital the asymptomatic patients of Covid-19 in Uttarakhand, on fulfilment of certain conditions, can now remain in self isolation at their homes. The secretary health Amit Singh Negi released the guidelines for the self isolation of asymptomatic patients...

Oldest Doormen in South Asia, at our Doorstep

HILLBILLY Most people visiting Uttarakhand’s twin towns, Dehra Dun and Mussoorie, get lured by their colonial charm. Places like Mall Road, Chetwode Hall or the George Everest Estate and the sprawling campus of the Forest Research Institute are on every visitor’s bucket list and, of course, worthy of attention. But the Himalayas have been beckoning seekers since much earlier...

One death reported, 94 roads blocked by debris in State

At least one death was reported due to rock fall in Chamoli district while 94 roads in different parts of the state were reported blocked due to landslides and heavy rain on Monday. According to information provided by the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) on Monday evening, one person died after a rock fell near Raiso on a car...

Rivers in full flow, overflowing drains cause property damage in Dehradun

Considerable rainfall in Dehradun and surrounding hills on Monday caused the rivers to flow in full spate even as drains were unable to handle the flow of rainwater. The resulting waterlogging caused considerable damage in various localities of Dehradun. The combination of rivers in spate and overflowing drains caused a flood-like situation in the areas including Panchpuri, Teachers Colony...

Intense spell likely in State today

The State meteorological centre has forecast the likelihood of light to moderate rain/thunderstorm with intense spells in the state on Tuesday. Such weather is likely to occur at most places in Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Nainital, Champawat, Pauri, Dehradun, Haridwar, Tehri, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi districts and at many places in Almora, UdhamSingh Nagar and Chamoli districts. In Dehradun, the weather is...