Category: State

Select original topics for research: VC, Doon University

The vice-chancellor of the Doon University, C S Nautiyal said that the research should always be based on the original subject and such research works which have potential to help society should be promoted. He was addressing an inaugural session on research methodology at school of management of the university on Monday. The ten-day seminar is being organised by...

Tea garden revival boosts employment, revenue

Though the State of Assam and Darjeeling region of West Bengal are traditionally famous for the tea produced there, Uttarakhand is also making its presence felt in tea production. The brand of tea produced in Uttarakhand has caught the fancy of tea lovers, not only in the country but also in various countries across the world. The cultivation of...

The Accidental Prime Minister exposes uncomfortable aspects of Congress: Bhatt

The movie-The Accidental Prime Minister exposes nepotism and other anomalies under the Congress Government which is why leaders of that party had been opposing the release of this movie. The Bharatiya Janata Party state president Ajay Bhatt said this after watching the movie along with a group of party leaders here on Monday. Along with the BJP State president,...

Govt issues notification for amendment in NCTE Act

With the Union Government issuing notification for amended National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) Act after its passage in both Houses of the Parliament, decks are cleared for the retrospective grant of permission for the Special Basic Teacher Certificate (BTC) course conducted by different District Institutes of Education and Training (DIET) in Uttarakhand. It would prove beneficial for more...

Road network & internet to reach villages shortly: CM

All villages with up to 250 population in the State will be linked by road by 2019, said Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. He said this while addressing the gathering at the historical Dadamandi Gend Mela being held in Pauri district for 134 years. Rawat said that to turn the bane of pine into a blessing, talks have been...

Swine flu continues to take toll, 2 more die

Swine flu is continuing to scare the residents of Doon valley as the district health authorities have reported two more deaths due to the disease on Monday. With these deaths, the number of those dead due to the disease in the provisional State Capital has mounted up to five. The chief medical officer (CMO) of Dehradun, Dr S K...

Work needed in forestry to double farmers’ income: ICFRE DG

Work needs to be done in the forestry sector towards achieving the Government’s goal of doubling farmers’ incomes through appropriate forestry interventions. The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) director general SC Gairola said this at the start of a five-day training programme on forest certification in Indian context for officers of Indian Forest Service (IFS) at...

Dry climate in U’khand for this week, Dehradun likely to wake up to foggy morning

The State Meteorological Centre has forecast mainly clear to the partly cloudy sky for the State on Tuesday. Dry weather is likely to prevail in Uttarakhand for nearly one week, the Met officers said. However, they have issued a yellow warning of moderate to dense fog forming in some parts of the plains, especially in Haridwar and Udham Singh...

Rawat continues Khichdi party, lambasts Centre

A day after hosting a mushroom and khichdi party in Dehradun, senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Harish Rawat attended a similar programme at Haldwani. Though he has been claiming to hold such events for non-political reasons, the All India Congress Committee general secretary did not miss the opportunity to lambast the Central Government. Interacting with the gathering...

Weather to remain clear on Monday

The State Meteorological Centre has forecast mainly clear to the partly cloudy sky for Uttarakhand on Monday. Dry weather is likely to prevail in the State. For the provisional State Capital Dehradun, the meteorological centre has forecast that the sky will remain mainly clear. Mist is very likely to occur during the morning hours. The maximum and minimum temperatures...