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BJP finalises plan for filing of nominations

Amidst continued suspense before the official announcement of its candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party finalised the schedule for their filing nominations from the five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand. The names of the candidates are expected to be announced soon. According to information provided by the party state office, the BJP candidates for Tehri...

Guv greets public on Holi

The Uttarakhand governor Baby Rani Maurya wished the people on the occasion of Holi. The time for ‘open-house’ in the Raj Bhawan has been fixed from 10:30 AM to 1 PM on the occasion of Holi on Thursday. Meanwhile, in her message issued on the eve of Holi, the governor said, “Filled with the colours of joy and enthusiasm,...

Hospital gears up for accident cases on Holi

In view of the spike in cases of injuries caused by accidents on the day of Holi, the Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) Hospital has made special arrangements to take on emergencies.  It is commonly observed that drunk driving coupled with use of intoxicants is the chief cause of  the spurt in accidents on the day of Holi festival. The medical...

Modi must come clear on his false promises to people of U’khand: Cong

Ahead of  the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to Rudrapur in Udham Singh Nagar district on March 28, the state Congress party has reminded him of his past promises to the people of Uttarakhand which have remained unfulfilled. Addressing the media persons here on Wednesday, the state Congress vice- president Surya Kant Dhasmana said that Modi during the...

Political parties need to focus more on women-related issues: women voters

As the ratio of the women voters is around 50 per cent in India and around per 39 per cent in Uttarakhand, the women  voters are  poised to play a decisive  role in  deciding the fortunes of the contenders during the upcoming Lok Sabha election. Keeping in view the importance the women  voters enjoy in the electoral theatre of the...

108 ambulance service braces up for Holi emergencies

The fleet of the ambulances of the 108 emergency ambulance service would be on the move to respond to the emergencies on the day of Holi festival. It is commonly observed that during time of Holi festival, the number of emergency calls to the 108 service surge. To meet the challenge, the ambulance service has decided to deploy more ambulances in areas where traditionally more emergencies...

BSP poised to play spoilsport in Haridwar and Nainital- US Nagar seats

Though Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), contesting four seats in Uttarakhand, is unlikely to win any, the third most potent political force in the state after BJP and Congress might play spoilsport for the two principal players, spiting their chances by eating into their votes. The BSP which commands groundswell of support in some belts of the state with a...

Akhilesh Yadav may visit U’khand after March 25 to campaign

In order to woo the voters  for his party which is contesting from the Garhwal seat,  the Samajwadi Party (SP) national president Akhilesh Yadav is all set to visit Uttarakhand any day after March 25 and address rallies. The former state SP president and the party’s coordinator Satyanarayan Sachan said on Wednesday that the day of the visit would...

Para-athlete from Kerala climbs Naina peak

Neeraj George reached top of mountain in 75 minutes International level para-badminton player from Ernakulam in Kerala, 32-year old Neeraj George scaled the highest peak overlooking Nainital city. He succeeded in climbing the 2,611 metres high Naina peak. It should be mentioned here that George has only one leg. However, he did not allow the handicap to come in...

World Sparrow Day: Once more the chirping of sparrows echoes

Ten percent increase in the population of domestic sparrow, marked in the regions of Garhmukteshwar, Nazibabad, Haridwar, Dehradun and Roorkee, has brought cheer to the bird scientists based in Haridwar. The dying chirps of the sparrow or ‘Goraiya’ as it is commonly called have once again made their presence felt by the efforts of scientists of Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya....