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Anuradha Paudwal to sing at concert on Ganga Dussehra

The holy city is geared up for a ‘mega event’ organised by State Programme Management Group (SPMG) of Namami Gange on behalf of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra on Wednesday. A huge gathering is expected on Namami Gange Ghat at Chandighat to witness...

Rupee 60.18 cr outlay cleared in DPC meeting

Under the chairmanship of the Transport minister and minister in-charge of Dehradun district, Yashpal Arya, an outlay of Rs 60.18 crore was finalised for the district development works for the current financial year. Addressing the meeting, DPC member secretary, chief development officer GS Rawat informed about the guidelines received from the government. He also stated that in this financial...

CM pays tribute to departed party leader

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat expressed deep grief at the demise of senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Bhuwan Bhandari. He visited Bhandari’s residence in Haldwani and paid floral tributes to him on Tuesday. Paying his tribute to Bhandari, the Chief Minister said that he was an able social activist who used to selflessly take interest in public issues. He...

Goswami Ganesh Dutt remembered

The ascetics and seers from across the country gathered at Saptarishi Ashram to pay homage to the Indian educationist Goswami Ganesh Dutt on his 60th death anniversary. The propagator of Sanatan Dharma, Ganesh Dutt was an Indian administrator who did much to improve education and health service in pre-Independent India especially in the region of Bihar.Mahamandaleshwar Premanand said, “Ganesh...

4 new Interceptors flagged off, to operate in mountainous region

During a meeting of the Transport department, the State’s Transport minister Yashpal Arya flagged off four new Interceptors on Tuesday. He also issued directions regarding the construction of Haldwani ISBT, operation of e-vehicles and re-establishment of bus stops in Kashipur and Rudrapur. The Transport secretary Shailesh Bagauli has also directed officers to identify the land for the construction of...

Garbage piles up as workers go on strike

With peak season on for pilgrims coming from across the country, the solid waste generated in Haridwar rises considerably. To add to the civic woes, the employees of KRL company which has been given the contract by Municipal Corporation of Haridwar for door to door garbage collection, are on strike. As a result of this, heaps of garbage are...

Officials to crack down on people burning garbage

Even after repeated attempts to spread awareness regarding the proper disposal of garbage in the city, the illegal practice of burning garbage has continued in Dehradun. Officials of the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) state that strict actions will be taken against people found burning garbage in violation of the rules. Chief municipal health officer Dr Kailash Joshi stated...

MCD to clean, repair 17 big, small drains before monsoon

As part of pre-monsoon preparation, the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) has marked 17 big and small drains in the city. These drains will be cleaned and repaired before the advent of monsoon to avoid water logging in the city. According to the officials the Rs 50 lakh tender for the task has been approved by the authorities. The...

Bhagawati promotes vegetarianism at G20

In a high level panel on ‘Ending Hunger, Water as Life’ based on the theme of food and water as resources for life, Bhagawati Saraswati from Rishikesh spoke at the G20 Interfaith Forum in Tokyo. She suggested a three-point approach to deal with the problem of water crisis. Addressing the summit leaders she said, “It is estimated that by...

Workshop on perfumery & aromatherapy begins at FRI

The aroma entrepreneurs should update their knowledge and skills with the modern tools and techniques for advancement of aroma based entrepreneurship in the country. Forest Research Institute (FRI) director AS Rawat said this while speaking at the inauguration of a five-day training cum workshop on essential oils, perfumery and aromatherapy jointly organised by Chemistry and Bioprospecting division of Forest...