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Officials hold meeting to improve sanitation system

In order to ensure the desired level of sanitation in every municipal ward, the officials of the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) held a meeting with all the zonal officers, sanitation officers, and sanitation staff on the weekend. The officials further gave instructions on 12 points to all the workers for ensuring the cleanliness in every ward of the...

Students to paint mural in tribute to martyrs

A local group of students will paint a mural on the boundary wall of the Parade Ground as a mark of homage to the soldiers martyred in the terrorist attack in Pulwama. The students of Making a Difference by Being the Difference (MAD) stated that they started painting wall murals three months ago along with school students to highlight...

Season of fests to begin soon in the Doon valley

The Doon valley has always had its own series of celebrations of various seasons. Many years ago, Doon and Mussoorie used to have very special annual events like “Summer Queen”, “May Queen” and even “Sweater Queen”. Old Doonites and people of Mussoorie may well recall these wonderful events which caused a great excitement among the female population of the...

Winners of Maths Olympiad felicitated at IIT Roorkee

Initiated by women scientists of Indian Insitute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai in 1979 and carried forward by the women scientists of IIT Roorkee for the past three years, this tradition of talent hunt in Mathematics is being carried forwards towards its aim. On Sunday, IIT Roorkee campus was abuzz with student winners from classes VI to IX who had...

Musical evening to mark thespian’s death anniversary

An evening of music is being organised by the theatre artistes of Nainital to mark the late thespian Nirmal Pandey’s ninth death anniversary today (Monday). The elder brother of the late actor, Mithilesh Pandey said that the main singer on the occasion will be Mahesh Pandey who teaches music at the MBPG College in Haldwani. It is pertinent to...

Illegal meat shops on rise in Dehradun

Around 200 small meat shops are running in the city despite the fact that most of them do not have the mandatory licence. The result is that the stuff being sold from these shops does not get a proper ‘yes’ from the authority concerned. Furthermore, animals are being butchered in the local meat shops, which is also illegal. What...

Markets shut to show solidarity

Traders in Dehradun and other areas of the State voluntarily kept their shops and establishments closed to express solidarity with the families of the martyrs of the Pulwama terror attack on Saturday. Hindu organisations, including Bajrang Dal, had given a call for Bandh on the day to condemn the ghastly attack on the CRPF convoy on Thursday in Pulwama...

Govt gets tough as Pvt hospitals continue strike

The strike of the private hospitals and clinics for the demand of an amended ‘Clinical Establishments Act’ continued for second consecutive day on Saturday. Meanwhile, acting tough, the health department on the orders of the State Government has started sealing the unregistered clinics and hospitals on Saturday. When contacted, the chief medical officer (CMO) of Dehradun, Dr S K...

Social activist demands ban on post-poll alliances, moves SC

Strongly objecting to the post-poll alliances with the sole objective of grabbing power by any means, social activist Sanjay Kumar has filed a petition in the Supreme Court (SC). Addressing the media persons here on Saturday, he said that his objective is to draw the public attention to the very important issue. He said that all the political parties...

Private medical facilities closed, people inconvenienced

Demanding implementation of Uttarakhand Healthcare Establishments Act in place of Clinical Establishments Act, the private medical practitioners remained on strike on Friday. The doctors have threatened an indefinite strike which, they said, would continue till their demand is met. The patients faced problems with the private hospitals, nursing homes and clinics remaining shuttered in response to the shutdown call....