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Chief Minister expresses grief at Sanand’s demise

Prime Minister condoles Sanand’s demise Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has expressed grief at the demise of Gyan Swaroop Sanand. In his condolence message, the Chief Minister said that he was deeply saddened by the demise of Sanand who had been protesting on various issues related to the Ganga river. His main demands were that a separate Act is...

51 new dengue cases surface, taking the count to 440

Official blames  people for the spread of disease The menace of dengue continues to loom over Uttarakhand as the dengue count crossed the 400-mark on Thursday with 51 new cases being reported by the health department on the day. As per the health department officers, the count has gone up to 440 in the State. In Dehradun districts, 27...

Edu dept issues warning to schools on NCERT books

No reply to notice received from 33 out of 181 schools Taking a stern note of some schools not caring to even reply to the order of the State Education Department on the fulfilment of Uttarakhand High Court (HC) directive on National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) books, the Director General (DG) school education Captain Alok Shekhar...

TedX Talk Held in Dehradun at Welham Boys’ School

Events that bring the spirit of TED’s mission of ideas worth spreading to local communities around the globe The spirit of sharing knowledge and experiences made the TedX Youth Talks organized by Welham Boys’ School enriching not only for the students but also for the adult guests who attended the programme late on Wednesday evening. TED is a reputed...

Comprehensive review, efforts needed to ensure elephant’s survival

Gajaraj of our Sanatan Dharm The Wildlife Week concluded recently but the issues focused upon during the week are too important to be considered only during a week. One of the days during the wildlife week-Elephant Day was dedicated to pachyderms and raising awareness on their importance and other aspects. According to the forest department’s western circle conservator of...

HDU inaugurated at Ramakrishna Mission Sewashram at Kankhal

Patients would get quality treatment at half of what they shell out at ICU of other facilities The inauguration of the high dependency unit (HDU) at Ramakrishna Mission Sewashram at Kankhal has brought relief to the people living in the city as well as those who come from far-flung areas of Uttarakhand for treatment. Now, the patients would get...

Thundershower causes mercury to dip in Dehradun

Thundershower lashed Dehradun on Thursday, resulting in a dip in the mercury Thundershower lashed Dehradun in the morning on Thursday, resulting in a dip in the mercury. The sky was overcast since early morning. The rain accompanied with gusty winds which continued for some hours was followed by a feeling of cold as the mercury dipped considerably. The people...

Haldwani, SEWS holds seminar on PF issues

Haldwani EPFO office is efficient in redressing issues related to PF The SIIDCUL Entrepreneur Welfare Society (SEWS) organized a seminar regarding amendment of Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952. The regional provident fund commissioner Ashish Kumar Sharma presided over the meeting along with officials of the employee’s provident fund organization. Speaking on the occasion, Sharma spoke of...

Gyan Swaroop Sanand expires in AIIMS while fasting for preservation of the Ganga

Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand who had been fasting for 110 days demanding various measures for conservation of the Ganga river expired at All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Rishikesh on Thursday. According to official sources, the 86-year old professor turned ascetic died following cardiac arrest. His demise has re-ignited the debate on the condition of the Ganga river...

Give girls a chance at everything, urges Priyanka Chopra

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who features in a Youtube video launched on International Day of the Girl Child on Thursday, says girls must be given a chance to follow their dreams and they will do everything. The video is aimed at generating awareness around the importance of girls’ education in India. As part of a mission to give everyone a...