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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...

Yashwant Singh Chauhan new SP Chamoli

The State administration reshuffled portfolios of half a dozen officials, including two of Indian Police Services (IPS), of the police department on Monday. Yashwant Singh Chauhan has been appointed as the new superintendent of police (SP) of Chamoli while the SP crime, law and order, CPU and road safety, Preeti Priyadarshani has been shifted to Haldwani as SP (Regional)...

Vending zone on hold till first MCD board meeting

Though the drive to remove unauthorised vendors has been continuing in the city, the vending zones are yet to come up. According to the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) officers, things would wait until the first board meeting of the new board is held. As per the officials, the drive is continuing now in full swing, removing unauthorised vendors...

Sujata Sanjay receives FOGSI Women’s Empowerment Award

Dr Sujata Sanjay was felicitated with FOGSI Women’s Empowerment Award at the 62nd All India Congress Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AICOG) 2019 conference held in Bengaluru.  It is learnt that she was awarded for her tireless effort and social work to spread message regarding health awareness, prevention and reduction of maternal mortality. Her initiatives pertaining to Beti Bachao Beti Padhao...

Guv flags off 2nd FICCI FLO car rally

With the message of ‘drive for road safety’ the Governor of Uttarakhand Baby Rani Maurya flagged the second FICCI FLO women’s car rally on Sunday. Expressing her thoughts on the occasion she said that road safety is one of the major issues that needs to be addressed effectively. The authority concerned should also take measures, especially in the accident...

Police, pillion riders go light on helmet rule in Doon

After initial action by the authorities in pursuance of high court orders issued in September 2018 regarding observance of legal provisions like pillion riders also wearing helmets, both the pillion riders and police appear to have become complacent about this rule in Dehradun. Though some people are following the rule, the majority of the people seem to have forgotten...

Animal intrusion detection & repellent system keeps jumbos at bay

In order to mitigate human-elephant conflict by preventing the entry of elephants in human settlements, the forest department has started work with the help of Wildlife Institute of India (WII). The WII has installed thermal power camera sensor alarm system in the Sharada range of Haldwani forest division for this purpose. According to officials, initially, it has been seen...

Leopard killed in metal snare in Pantnagar

A leopard died a painful death after being trapped in a snare at a site located between the Pantnagar univeristy agroforestry research centre and Haldi Road railway station on Sunday. After receiving information about the big cat ensnared, a team from the forest department reached the site though the leopard had succumbed by then. The body was released from...

Students should follow Swami Vivekananda: Governor

The Governor Baby Rani Maurya said that the youth should not get deviated from path of serving the nation. She was addressing a seminar organised on the life and works of Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary at GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology in Pantnagar on Saturday. She appealed to the students, teachers and scientists present on...

Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary celebrated with fervor

The birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda was observed across the State through cultural programmes, seminars and prayers on Saturday. The day is also observed as the National Youth Day. A large number of people gathered at Ramakrishna Missions  in Dehradun and Haridwar to mark the day. A cultural programme involving the children and the youth was organised in the...