Gajendra Singh Negi

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‘Prakash’ gone The shocking demise of cabinet minister Prakash Pant has made the Himalayan state bereft of a statesman, scholar, politician and above all a human being par excellence. His smiling demeanour coupled with logic based arguments used to disarm even his strongest critics. Though Pant was in the race for the coveted post of chief minister after BJP...

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Business Asan Breaking his long strategic silence (he termed this a self imposed unbiased positioning vis a vis political parties), immediately after the formal declaration of  results of Lok Sabha polls, a famous Baba having huge business interests started singing paeans for Narendra Modi. This Baba who drew attention of the world by his seemingly pious efforts to popularise...

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Namo’s Sojourn Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to holy shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath may have rubbed the opposition Congress party in a wrong way for its leaders are weighing its political fallouts as the country is in midst of a crucial Lok Sabha battle. Politics apart, no one should deny the deep devotion the PM has in his...

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Sinking model The submergence of the much adulated and very expensive floating restaurant called ‘Marina’ in the waters of Tehri lake recently also marks sinking of the borrowed model of tourism which was foisted on the Himalayan state by the greedy and myopic babus. The Marina was purchased and launched at Tehri lake amid much fanfare by the department of...

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Milch Cow?   Uttarakhand government’s decision of affecting a steep hike in the revenue targets of the excise department has not only annoyed the alcohol aficionados but has also made those having interests in the business of booze see red.  It appears that in an endeavour to extract maximum benefit, the government prompted by overzealous Babus is on a...

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Code catastrophe  The model code of conduct (MCC) imposed in the state in view of the ongoing and long drawn out process of parliamentary elections has given the Babudom of the state a perfect alibi for remaining motionless till May 23 when the results of elections would be declared. These days, the Babus most of whom have perfected the...

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Burgled bag? Even as Uttarakhand police have arrested three of its personnel and an alleged conspirator in the shocking day time robbery in which the official vehicle of Garhwal Inspector General of Police was used by the culprits, the mystery of the content of a black coloured bag snatched away from the complainant on the busy Rajpur Road of...

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Fire fiasco The Speaker of Uttarakhand Assembly is reportedly furious at the incident of a mysterious fire in the house allotted to a Congress legislator Karan Mahra in the MLA hostel. The speaker’s concern on the safety of legislators is genuine as incident of fire in the house of Mahra comes after safety systems were said to have been...

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Civilian soldiers Hostilities between India and Pakistan escalating with each passing day and clamour for an all out war to teach treacherous Pakistan a lesson once and for all, turning into crescendo, the wise heads are advocating that every citizen of the nation should act as a soldier during such critical times. They point out that since it is...

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Avoidable jingoism The recent dastardly act of attacking CRPF convoy at Pulwama in Kashmir valley and tragic martyrdom of 43 security personnel triggered a wave of anger among the countrymen. The attack worked like a binder as nationalistic fervour surged within hearts of people. In the charged atmosphere, rumour mongers had a field day in many cities like Dehradun...