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Memories of Nehru’s Guru remain in Haridwar

While various events were held on Jawahar Lal Nehru’s birth anniversary on Thursday, few know that the first Prime Minister of India looked up to an ascetic who had founded an Ashram in Haridwar. According to Mahant Swami Rupendra of Pracheen Avadhoot Mandal Ashram here, Nehru was a disciple of Swami Gurcharan Das, the founding trustee of the Ashram....

Guv directs GBPUAT VC to probe complaint, ensure action

Taking serious cognisance of a complaint made by a student of GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology against her hostel warden, the governor and university chancellor Baby Rani Maurya has directed the university vice chancellor to get an inquiry conducted in the matter. The vice chancellor has also been directed to take strict action in the case. The...

4-year old raped in Haridwar

A four year girl was allegedly raped by a man in Shyampur area of Haridwar on Wednesday evening. She was playing in the evening with her friends at a nearby Ghat when the accused took her to a Namami Gange changing room and sexually assaulted her. The accused has been identified as local resident Deepak (27) who is married...

Open Air Gym gets positive response before inauguration

The Municipal Corporation of Dehradun’s (MCD) open air gym project in Gandhi Park is eliciting positive response among daily visitors to the park even before its inauguration. The installation of gym is almost done and people, who visit the park daily, have already started availing the facility.  “It is a good initiative and we are very happy about it....

High rates keep visitors away from Children’s Park

Even after 18 months of its inauguration by the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun, the children’s park in Gandhi Park has failed to attract many visitors. The reasons, many say, is the high entry fee and the additional costs for the rides, swings and other activities. On Tshursday, on the occasion of Children’s Day, many groups of school students were...

MCD starts online payment of property tax for slum dwellers

The Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) has taken a step towards enhancing its paperless services by launching a digital portal for facilitation of easier payment of property tax by residents of slums in the city on Thursday. The portal was inaugurated by the mayor of Dehradun, Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’. The municipal commissioner Vinay Shankar Pandey said that the residents...

Two men, five juvenile arrested for stealing two-wheelers

District police have arrested two men and five juveniles for stealing motorbikes and scootys by using juveniles as a medium. The two men are accused of using juveniles to  target those vehicles in which their owners had left the keys or the ones which are easy to operate even without the keys. Police have recovered two scootys and four...

Three including a juvenile arrested in chilli powder loot case

In the case of loot with chilli powder, Vikasnagar police have arrested two men and one juvenile. The purported victim, in this case, has been identified as the mastermind of the entire plan. Police have also recovered 100 per cent of the money looted and the motorbike used to commit the crime. Dehradun Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Arun...

Kumbh Mela officer conducts inspection

The Kumbh Mela officer Deepak Rawat inspected railway station and site of proposed bus terminal at Laksar on Thursday. Rawat said that the Laksar railway station is a crucial site from where the devotees proceed in large numbers considering which the condition of station road should be improved. The work should be completed within six months, he said. “Approximately...

SSP orders action against overcharging auto drivers

The Dehradun police are planning to take strict actions against those auto-rickshaw drivers who are over charging while ferrying passengers during early morning or late night from ISBT. Taking cognisance of the increasing number of such complaints, Dehradun Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Arun Mohan Joshi has directed Circle Officer (traffic) Rakesh Devli to speak with the auto-rickshaw and...