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72 Hours…movie on the legendary solider to be released on Friday

Movie based on Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat who fought against 300 Chinese soldiers in 1962 The story of the soldier- Jaswant Singh Rawat of the Garhwal Rifles, believed to be still on duty decades after attaining martyrdom during the Indo-China war of 1962 will be known to the public in a few days. Biographical drama movie- 72 Hours: Martyr...

Wanted to be a part of Simmba: Priya Prakash Varrier

Actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film Sridevi Bungalow, says she wanted to become a part of Rohit Shetty’s Simmba along with Ranveer Singh. Popular as the ‘wink girl’, Priya became an overnight sensation with her expressions in the teaser song Manikya Malaraya Poovi from her Malayalam movie Oru Aadar Love....

The chameleon’s game

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 | Amitabh Shukla |in Analysis- Regional parties have become experts in sensing the political climate by switching sides at the slightest possibility of a better electoral outing and negotiating a relevance for themselves The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) may be the latest ally to desert the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, introduced...

No threat to Cong-JD(S) Govt: HDK

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 | PNS | Bengaluru- But Cong says 3 ‘missing’ MLAs proof that BJP trying to destabilise K’taka Govt Amid political uncertainty in Karnataka over claims by  Congress trouble-shooter DK Shivakumar that three of his party MLAs had been whisked away by the BJP to Mumbai and are now untraceable, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said on Monday there is...

First Shahi Snan of biggest congregation today

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 | PNS | Allahabad- Kumbh Mela-2019 is all set for its first Shahi Snan (royal bathing) of Makar Sankranti beginning in the wee hours on Tuesday. All the 13 recognised akharas will reach the Sangam with full grandeur and fanfare from their mela camps led by the Naga sadhus displaying skills with their traditional weapons. The sun entered...

Select original topics for research: VC, Doon University

The vice-chancellor of the Doon University, C S Nautiyal said that the research should always be based on the original subject and such research works which have potential to help society should be promoted. He was addressing an inaugural session on research methodology at school of management of the university on Monday. The ten-day seminar is being organised by...

Tea garden revival boosts employment, revenue

Though the State of Assam and Darjeeling region of West Bengal are traditionally famous for the tea produced there, Uttarakhand is also making its presence felt in tea production. The brand of tea produced in Uttarakhand has caught the fancy of tea lovers, not only in the country but also in various countries across the world. The cultivation of...

The Accidental Prime Minister exposes uncomfortable aspects of Congress: Bhatt

The movie-The Accidental Prime Minister exposes nepotism and other anomalies under the Congress Government which is why leaders of that party had been opposing the release of this movie. The Bharatiya Janata Party state president Ajay Bhatt said this after watching the movie along with a group of party leaders here on Monday. Along with the BJP State president,...

Govt issues notification for amendment in NCTE Act

With the Union Government issuing notification for amended National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) Act after its passage in both Houses of the Parliament, decks are cleared for the retrospective grant of permission for the Special Basic Teacher Certificate (BTC) course conducted by different District Institutes of Education and Training (DIET) in Uttarakhand. It would prove beneficial for more...

Contractual faculty members of GDMC in a fix with contracts not being renewed

The state administration sitting over the proposal of extension of their contracts, the fate of faculty members of Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hangs in balance. The three-year contract of 12 faculty members which includes professors, associate professors and assistant professors of the medical college has expired. Similarly, the contract of 13 more faculty members would also expire in...