Gajendra Singh Negi

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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...

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Squanderer officer Lavish lifestyle and spendthrift nature of a Babu heading one of the power corporations of the State is financially bleeding the organisation. His obsession for wastefully splurging public money has resulted in repainting of the entire head office of the corporation even though the structure was painted recently. Unsatisfied by this avoidable expense, the Babu famous for...

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TSR Bolstered The pat on back given by the BJP president Amit Shah to Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat during the former’s recent visit to Dehradun has boosted the camp followers of TSR in Uttarakhand. Shah minced no words while heaping accolades on Uttarakhand CM while addressing booth level workers of Tehri and Haridwar parliamentary constituencies at Parade Ground....

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Hilarious Harak Cabinet Minister and a battle hardened veteran of many a political battle, Harak Singh Rawat with his mercurial ways and swagger approach is a delight for journalists. The scribes know it perfectly well that the redoubtable Rawat with a little prodding could utter something which would grab immediate public attention. However his recent interactions with media suggest...

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Friday, 25 January 2019 | Gajendra Singh Negi | Dehradun Son Rise Rule of dynasty is the destiny of Congress party. Even as Congressmen across the country are celebrating arrival of Priyanka Gandhi into the political center-stage and are confident that she would prove to be nemesis of Modi who is haunting them for last many years, politics of Uttarakhand witnessed...

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CANDID NOTES Attempt aborted? The damning news reports in which Vivek Doval, the son of the National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, is accused of running a hedge fund company from a country famous for being a tax haven and close association of his companies with his brother Shaurya at a time when Lok Sabha elections are round the...

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Cut paste fiasco An example how sloppily the highly pampered officers of State secretariat function was witnessed recently when Secretary, Home, Nitesh Jha was mentioned as Principal Secretary, Home in an order. This order was not a routine one but amended transfer order of two officers of Indian Police Service (IPS). When the error was spotted, the order was...

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Defunct Directorate The health directorate of the Himalayan state is a classic example of how hegemonic attitude of top bureaucrats makes an institution redundant. The powers of the directorate responsible for providing health services in the state were progressively taken away by the babus and it has resulted in a situation where spineless officials of health directorate look to...