Category: State

Congress releases Vision Document

In a relief to Congress, Harish Rawat plunges into ULB campaign The ‘Vision Document’ for the urban local body election released by the Congress on Monday assured a priority to the development of the infrastructural facilities in the urban areas and a focus on planned development of  the cities if elected. The party said in the document that it would...

ULB poll pitch picks up pace in Haridwar

Chief Minister and Harish Rawat lead their party campaigns A few days left for the urban local body polls, the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat hit the campaign trail in Haridwar on Monday. While addressing a public meeting on the day, he sought to strike a chord with the electorate by flaunting the corruption-free image of his party and...

Cong leaders meet Governor on sexual misconduct issue

Congress leaders demand Sanjay Kumar’s arrest and inquiry by HC judge Stepping up pressure on the state government in the case of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker having levelled sexual harassment charge against a former state BJP general secretary (organisation) Sanjay Kumar, a delegation of Congress leaders met the Governor Baby Rani Maurya on Monday and demanded her...

Public holiday declared on Chhath puja

The decision was taken with an eye on local body election? Amending its earlier order, the state government has converted the restricted holiday on Chhath Puja to a public holiday on November 13 in the state. This decision of the state government has elicited questions since Chhatt Puja is commemorated mainly in the plains and not in the mountainous...

CM inaugurates ASI national conference

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the 66th national conference of the Anatomical Society of India at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Rishikesh here on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that experts of anatomy from different parts of the country and abroad will share their experiences with each other in the...

Mahila Cong State prez accuses Govt of trying to shield accused

The Mahila Congress state president Sarita Arya accused the state government of trying to shield the former Bharatiya Janta Party state general secretary who had been accused of sexual misconduct by a woman associated with the party. Addressing the media here on Sunday, Arya said that Sanjay Kumar was accused by a woman associated with the BJP of sexual...

‘Double-engine’ yet to start in Uttarakhand

PCC chief and LoP target BJP for failure to perform The promised ‘double-engine’ of the government has yet to start nearly two years into the term of the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttarakhand. Due to this, work has not even on the schemes launched during the term of the previous Congress-led state government. The current government has stalled...

BJP intensifies campaign for ULB elections

Chief Minister and state BJP chief begin campaigns The Bharatiya Janata Party has intensified its campaign for the urban local body elections with chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and BJP state president Ajay Bhatt starting their campaign tours on Sunday. Former chief ministers, MPs, state cabinet ministers and senior party leaders have also started campaigning in support of party...

Kaushik campaigns for party candidate

Counting his own and his party BJP’s accomplishments, Urban Development minister Madan Kaushik addressed a public gathering in ward number 16 near Tibdi while campaigning for councillor candidate Sangeeta Giri on Sunday noon. He said in his term so far he has accomplished 92 per cent coverage of sewer pipeline in the city. The remaining eight percent shall be...

State Election Commission orders campaigning to end at 5 pm on Nov 16

Letters sent to all DMs and senior officers, Urban Local Bodies elections scheduled on Nov 18 The State Election Commission has asked the State Government to ensure that the campaign and electioneering by the urban local body poll candidates ends at 5 pm on 16 November. In a letter sent to all  the District Magistrates who are also  the...