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Political parties need to focus more on women-related issues: women voters

As the ratio of the women voters is around 50 per cent in India and around per 39 per cent in Uttarakhand, the women  voters are  poised to play a decisive  role in  deciding the fortunes of the contenders during the upcoming Lok Sabha election. Keeping in view the importance the women  voters enjoy in the electoral theatre of the...

108 ambulance service braces up for Holi emergencies

The fleet of the ambulances of the 108 emergency ambulance service would be on the move to respond to the emergencies on the day of Holi festival. It is commonly observed that during time of Holi festival, the number of emergency calls to the 108 service surge. To meet the challenge, the ambulance service has decided to deploy more ambulances in areas where traditionally more emergencies...

Para-athlete from Kerala climbs Naina peak

Neeraj George reached top of mountain in 75 minutes International level para-badminton player from Ernakulam in Kerala, 32-year old Neeraj George scaled the highest peak overlooking Nainital city. He succeeded in climbing the 2,611 metres high Naina peak. It should be mentioned here that George has only one leg. However, he did not allow the handicap to come in...

World Sparrow Day: Once more the chirping of sparrows echoes

Ten percent increase in the population of domestic sparrow, marked in the regions of Garhmukteshwar, Nazibabad, Haridwar, Dehradun and Roorkee, has brought cheer to the bird scientists based in Haridwar. The dying chirps of the sparrow or ‘Goraiya’ as it is commonly called have once again made their presence felt by the efforts of scientists of Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya....

Ninety Three Springs ago was founded one of the oldest Schools of Doon

Ninety three years ago, in the month of March, was founded the Colonel Brown Cambridge School for Indian boys in the Doon valley by Col W Brown. It was before the famous Doon School came into existence in 1935. Colonel Brown School is one of the oldest schools in the Doon valley which is the “Mecca” of school education. The...

First randomisation of EVMs conducted

Second one will be held soon The district administration has  conducted the first randomisation of EVMs to ensure a  glitch-free  Lok Sabha poll slated on April 11. First randomisation of EVMs was conducted through the  EVM management system software on 3462 ballot units,  2098 control units and 2559 VVPat machines . Through the process, EVM allocation has been streamlined....

Mayor submits response to show- cause notice for model code of conduct violation

While responding to the notice slapped by the district election officer for violation of model code of conduct, the Congress mayor Anita Sharma has stated in  writing to the assistant returning officer that she had not  been aware of any violation of  the model code of conduct. At the same time, she has demanded action against the BJP councillors...

Light rainfall, snowfall likely at isolated places of U’khand today

The State Meteorological Centre has forecast very light to light rainfall, snowfall and thunderstorm at isolated places across  the state on Thursday-the day Holi, the festival of colour  will be celebrated . The places marked for inclement climate are in  Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Pithoragarh districts.  The higher reaches of the hills in these districts might experience light snowfall...

Cong to include Centre’s performance in its charge- sheet

The state Congress is planning to include the performance of the Centre along with that of the state government in the charge- sheet it is now preparing. The party was supposed to submit the charge- sheet on the failure of the state government to the Governor Baby Rani Maurya on March 18, the day the Trivendra Singh Rawat  had...

MCD files complaint against former employee for collecting money on garbage collection

The Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) filed a complaint against a former employee, charging him with collecting money from the locals in the name of the door to door garbage collection. The action was taken after it was found that the former worker had been collecting money from some specific wards in the name of the door to door garbage collection. The...