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Elephant killed by another jumbo in Corbett

An elephant was found dead in the Jhirna range of Corbett national park on Friday. Department officials stated that the female elephant had been killed in a fight with a bull elephant. The department has also started searching the other elephant involved in the fight. The Jhirna ranger Prashant Hindwan informed that the carcass of the elephant was spotted...

Forest Dept alert on leopard movements

While solar fencing has curtailed movement of elephants in human settlements in Haridwar, the forest department has remained alert especially when it comes to leopards. A video which has recently gone viral on the social media showed two leopards moving about casually in an industrial area in Haridwar. For the last three months, the movement of leopards and elephants...

Trials for State Senior Basketball tourney today

Trials for the seventh Uttarakhand State Senior Basketball Championship will be held here on Saturday. The selection will start from 3 PM onward in St. Thomas’ College. The championship for which the trials are being conducted is slated to be held from December 6to 8.   Both men and women from the district will be participating in the championship....

End of term exhibition held at IMA

The End of Term Indoor Club Exhibition-cum-Display was held at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) on Friday. The Exhibition was inaugurated by Vice President of the Family Welfare Organisation of IMA, Anupa Rawat. The highlights of the ‘Autumn Term’ exhibition were robotics, ecology, arts and photography club exhibition. In the exhibition, the cadets of passing out contingent showcased their talent...

Growth sinks to 6-yr low at 4.5%

Fiscal deficit 102% of Budget estimate; core sector output falls 5.8% in Oct Indian economy continued with its downward slide as GDP growth slowed down to 4.5 per cent in July-September quarter from 7 per cent in the corresponding period in the last fiscal. This is the lowest GDP growth for the quarter since January-March of 2012-13, when the...

No more trees’ butchering, Uddhav stays

In a first major decision taken after assuming power in the State, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday stayed the work on the construction of a car shed for Metro phase-III at Aarey Colony in South Mumbai, pending a review of the project. Within a couple hours after assuming the office at Mantralaya (State Secretariat), Uddhav said, “I...

CM’s warning: Expedite departmental recruitment or face action

The secretaries concerned will be responsible for departmental recruitment and strict action will be taken against the officials concerned in case of any unnecessary delay in the recruitment. Stating this while chairing a meeting to review recruitment process in Government departments on Friday, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat instructed that the status report of recruitment should be submitted to...

Security tightened for VP’s visit, police conduct full dress rehearsal

Taking cognisance of the visit of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday, Director General (Law and Order) Ashok Kumar conducted a police briefing on the security arrangements at Reserve Police Lines on Friday. He directed that all police personnel on duty stay specially alert during the VVIP movement. He further said that the route in-charge should ensure during...

Naidu to pay homage to martyr in village today

All arrangements have been completed for the Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu’s visit to Kunja Bahadarpur in Jhabrera area where he will pay homage to a colonial era martyr. Senior officials of the district administration and police oversaw the rehearsal on Friday and issued necessary instructions. The Vice President has been invited on behalf of the villagers on the...

Char Dham Shrine Board: Cong supports Teerth Purohits and stakeholders

The agitating Teerth Purohits and the stake holders of Char Dhams have received the support of Congress party on the issue of the Char Dham Shrine Board. The general secretary of State Congress, Vijay Saraswat, said that the decision of Government is deplorable and against Sanatan Dharma. He said that the State Government has taken the decision to constitute...