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SOLDIER FROM UTTARAKHAND MARTYRED IN NAGALAND

Friday, 22 June 2018 | PNS | Haldwani — Yet another soldier from Uttarakhand- Yogesh Pargain was martyred in an attack by insurgents in Nagaland on Wednesday night. The body of the 22-year old martyr is expected to reach his home here on Saturday. According to sources, Pargain of the Kumaon Regiment was returning from a night patrol in Nagaland when the...

VAN ADHIKAR ANDOLAN MEMBERS BARRED FROM SUBMITTING MEMO TO PM

Friday, 22 June 2018 | PNS | Dehradun– Leaders of various political parties were arrested by the police when they tried to walk to Forest Research Institute (FRI) to submit a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding implementation of Forest Rights Act in the State, reservation for Uttarakhand natives in Central Government jobs and other demands. During the early morning hours...

ACTIVIST GROUPS ASK GOVT TO ACT ON HC ORDER ON RISPANA ENCROACHERS SERIOUSLY

Friday, 22 June 2018 | PNS | Dehradun — While hailing the Uttarakhand High Court’s ruling on removing encroachments from along the Rispana river in three months, some Dehradun-based activist groups which have remained vocal on the issue for long gave opinions on how to implement the court’s order. They said that serious steps should be taken to rejuvenate the fast- dying ...

CONSTRUCTIONS, CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT LITCHI BUSINESS IN DOON

Friday, 22 June 2018 | Prerna Sharma/Paridhi Jain | Dehradun– Localities like Dalanwala in Dehradun were once famous for the fruit orchards but factors like increased construction with urbanisation, felling of fruit trees and changes in the climate have made selling fruits like litchis from the orchards of Dalanwala less of a profitable business for the seasonal vendors. Areas like Dalanwala were...

Officials, staff perform Yoga at THDCIL & GPO

Friday, 22 June 2018 | PNS | Dehradun– Officials, staff perform Yoga at THDCIL & GPO Dehradun:Yoga exercises were held at various places on the occasion of International Yoga Day. A Yoga camp was held at THDCIL Corporate Office in Rishikesh with the chairman and managing director DV Singh, director (personnel) Vijay Goel along with employees of the corporation performed Yoga. Singh...

INBRIEF

Friday, 22 June 2018 | PNS | Dehradun– Organisers distributed one plastic bottle of water Dehradun:The organisers had distributed one plastic bottle of water and a Yoga Mat to every participant. However, after the event was over the plastic bottles were found lying strewn all over FRI compound, presenting a ugly of the otherwise magnificent campus. Some students of Scouts however took...

Visually handicapped students perform

Friday, 22 June 2018 | PNS | Dehradun– One of the highlights of the programme was participation of a contingent comprising 32 students from the National Institute of Visually Handicapped (NIVH) Dehradun which participated in the Yoga with enthusiasm and élan. Interestingly, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed Yoga in a block situated just behind these students. Shalu Singh, a student of...

WHY IS HINDUISM BEING DENIGRATED IN SPITE OF BEING THE MOST REASONABLE SYSTEM OF LIVING?

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | Maria Wirth | in Devbhoomi Spiritual– — This was a question on Quora to which I replied. Yet again, I got a message from Quora that “the question has been marked as needing improvement and will be in a restricted state until edited.”So I post it here because there is nothing wrong with the...

A BOHEMIAN TURNED INTO A SAINT

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | Swami Nikhileshwarananda | in Devbhoomi Spiritual–– As we enter into the new millennium we are beset with a strange phenomenon. On one hand, we are making tremendously rapid progress in science and technology, communications and the like, resulting in more and more objects of sense enjoyment, and on the other hand, we are facing tremendous moral degradation...

FROM THE FOUNDATIONS OF INDIAN CULTURE BY SRI AUROBINDO

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | in Devbhoomi Spiritual– “This belief in a gradual soul evolution with a final perfection or divine transcendence is the pivot of the Indian conception of existence…There is a room within it for all terrestrial aims, activities and aspirations; there is place in the ascent for all types of human character and nature. For the...