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MARKET PLACE LOOKED DESERTED DURING BANDH

PNS/Nainital Following the Nainital bandh called by shopkeepers on Thursday against illegal encroachment by roadside vendors in Pant Park and other localities of town, the sites occupied by roadside vendors remained largely vacant on Friday. The district administration, police and municipal officials were active since the morning to prevent vendors from encroaching at these sites. On the other hand, the roadside...

SUSPENSION ORDER BEARS FRUIT, NO DISSENT SURFACES NOW

Saturday, 06 January 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- A day after the State police brass cracked the whip by suspending two personnel for airing grievances over the social networking sites under the guise of Mission Mahavrat, things seemed to have come back  to the normal on Friday as no murmur of dissent was heard or found. As the threat given by some...

TENDER PROCESS FOR ALL WEATHER ROAD TO BE COMPLETED IN ONE MONTH

Friday, 05 January 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- The process of tenders on the ambitious All Weather Road project for Char Dham shrines would be completed within a month, said the Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh while interacting with the media at his office on Thursday. He said that the Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari would soon visit the State during...

FARMER-SCIENTIST WORKSHOP HELD AT NEW TEHRI, AIMED AT DOUBLING FARMERS’ INCOME

To facilitate doubling of the income of farmers by 2022 under the ‘Sankalp Se Sidhhi’ (achievement through resolve) programme, the Government is undertaking coordinated preparations involving 15 sectors for micro-plan and action plan up to the Nyay Panchayat level. The State Agriculture and Horticulture Minister Subodh Uniyal said this at a farmer-scientist workshop in New Tehri late in the...

RISPANA DETERIORATES DUE TO ENCROACHMENT

Volunteers of a local group found that encroachments and illegal pumping of water from the source in Mussoorie are also deteriorating the condition of Rispana river. This was revealed by members of the Doon based student activist group, Making a Difference by Being the Difference (MAD) who reached the woods in Mussoorie hills while following the river Rispana Mausi...

CHINESE KITE STRINGS SELLING DESPITE NGT BAN

Despite the complete ban imposed by National Green Tribunal on the use of ‘Chinese kite strings, made of nylon or any synthetic material which is non-biodegradable, it is openly selling in the markets of the holy city. In July last year, the NGT had imposed a complete ban on the manufacturing, sale, production, supply and use of kite string...

MUSING ON A ‘TIMELESS’ NEW YEAR

A new year is coming. The people are waiting for the blessed moment to usher it in with a frenzied joy. Like everybody, I also share the prayer of Alfred Lord Tennyson-“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier’…” Many would, however, say that a year’s end is neither an end, nor...

POLLING FOR THE LOCAL BODIES TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 16

The polling for the vacant posts of pradhans and members of gram panchayats in several blocks of Dehradun districts-Raipur, Doiwala, Vikasnagar, Sahaspur, and Kalsi -will be held on December 16 and the counting will take place on December 18. Uttarakhand State Election Commission has announced the schedule of the by-elections to the vacant posts,  the by-election process for the...

CPU TO BE DEPLOYED IN ACCIDENT PRONE AREA, SSP SAID

City Patrol Unit (CPU) personnel would be deployed in the accident-prone areas to check road accidents in the city, said Dehradun senior superintendent of police Nivedita Kukreti while reviewing the performance of CPU at SSP office on Thursday. The accident-prone areas have been identified and CPU personnel would be deployed there, she said, adding that the police officers have...

BHEL STARTS 2ND UNIT OF 2X30 MW TUIRIAL HYDRO PROJECT

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the second unit of the 2×30 MW Tuirial Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in Mizoram. Significantly, the unit has been commissioned by BHEL in less than a hundred days of the commissioning of the first unit, senior BHEL officials based in its Haridwar plant said on Wednesday. Located in Kolasib district of...