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GDMC principal inspects hospital to check preparedness ahead of MCI visit

To oversee the preparation of the Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) for the ensuing visit of Medical Council of India (MCI) for the crucial letter of permission ( LoP) for admission of fourth batch of MBBS students, the principal Dr Ashutosh Sayana inspected GDMC Hospital on Tuesday. The principal, accompanied by the medical superintendent (MS) Dr K K Tamta,...

Rajhans pairs flocking Ganga bring smiles on bird watchers

As the hills of Mussoorie are receiving snow the Ganga banks are dotted with migratory birds these days. Thousands of migratory birds from the Palearctic region which include Mangolia, China and Russia have darted to Bhimgoda barrage and Misserpur wetlands and also Asan barrage of Dehradun. Surprisingly, 36 Rajhans have come this year, a figure which is much more...

MCD to start door to door garbage collection

Service to start in old 60 wards from March 31 The door to door garbage collection service by Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) is to start in 30 wards from Wednesday after the mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’ inaugurates the service. The trial in seven wards was done earlier this month after which it was decided to start the service...

Students perform Kathak at school

The students of the Divine School of Dance  presented Kathak dance during a cultural programme organised  on the occasion of the 5th  annual day celebration of the school. The organisers said that the evening was dedicated to Indian art and culture and added that the students who performed in the dance programme  had learnt  the  nuances of classical Kathak...

Child Protection Net Scheme to be strengthened in U’khand

To provide protection to the children, especially those from a deprived background and also deal with issues concerning the children in a more effective way, the state social welfare department  officers  are all set to tighten and strengthen  the Child Protection Net (CPN) in the State. Under the Centre-based scheme, namely Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS), the formation of...

GPS watches under trial facing technical glitches

The Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) has brought 15 Global Positioning System (GPS) watches in the month of January for trial. The objective behind using these watches is to check whether the sanitation inspectors as well as the other staffers of the civic body are present at the wards according to their assignment. The MCD officers said that the...

U’khand Citizen Initiative flays attempts to vitiate inclusive character of Doon and U’khand

Members of Uttarakhand Citizen Initiative, a citizen platform formed in Dehradun in 2017, have expressed distress over the recent developments related to the students from Kashmir in Uttarakhand.   They said that some self-styled groups and organisations have deliberately tried to vitiate the peaceful and inclusive character of Dehradun as well as Uttarakhand. Quoting some newspaper reports, they said that...

Sandeep Arora awarded in Prayagraj

Swaraj Viklang Samiti  has awarded  the  state president of Devbhoomi Badhir Association Sandeep Arora in Prayagraj during the ongoing Kumbh Mela in recognition his contribution to the cause of the specially abled peeeople the society. He was felicitated by Justice B Amit Sthelkar and the Uttar Pradesh minister Swati Singh. The organisation had selected six Divyangs from the country...

NIEPVD celebrates National Productivity Week

The National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities Dehradun (NIEPVD) has celebrated National Productivity Week which ended on Monday. The event had been inaugurated by the director NIEPVD Nicheketa Rauth on February 12. Under the theme of ‘Circular semantic for productivity and stability,’ many productive activities, as well as products were discussed during the event, the...

Sunday Market held after eight-month gap

After a gap of nearly eight months, stalls were set up as part of the Sunday Market albeit in a new location- Sahastradhara Road. However, the vendors stated that there was negligible business on the first day in the new location which is in the suburban area of the city. About 70 vendors set up their stalls in the...