Category: State

Police deployment on basis of manpower audit in general election

The election commission has so far identified 704 vulnerable, 1200 critical polling booths in U’khand For optimum utilisation of the available police force and requirement of additional forces for the upcoming Lok Sabha election, Uttarakhand police have conducted a manpower audit in all the districts of  the state. The inspector general (IG) police, Deepam Seth said that based on...

Election commission keeping an eye on high value transactions- Sowjanya

‘Commission has made arrangements of webcasting from all vulnerable and critical polling booths for polling day’ The chief electoral officer (CEO) Uttarakhand Sowjanya has said that election commission is keeping a close eye on the suspicious transactions with the banks being asked to report transactions in excess of Rs 10 lakh to the commission. Addressing media persons here on...

BJP leaders pay homage to Parrikar

The late chief minister of Goa and former Defence minister Manohar Parrikar was a person with a gentle personality but strong will power. Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said this while recalling his experience with Parrikar at a meet held to pay tribute to the late BJP leader here on Tuesday. Sharing his experiences with the party workers, the...

HC directs Govt to reply by March 27 on pharmacist recruitment issue

The High Court of Uttarakhand has directed the government to submit its reply by March 27 in a petition filed regarding recruitment process not starting three years after recruitment advertisement for more than 600 posts of pharmacists in the health department. As per the case details, the state government had issued recruitment advertisement in 2016 for filling 600 posts...

HC seeks Govt reply on PIL against adventure sports at Kamaltal

Hearing on a public interest litigation filed against use of ropes and cables for adventure sports at Kamaltal, the high court of Uttarakhand has sought a reply from the government within three weeks. According to the case details, PK Karnatak (Sanskritik Manch Naukuchiatal) had filed a public interest litigation in the high court stating that in order to encourage...

Sky to remain cloudy on Holi in Doon, rain likely in hills

Rain may prove spoilsport on Holi for the people  of the hill regions of the state as per the forecast issued by the state meteorological centre. According to the forecast, the climate would be generally cloudy on Thursday- the day the Holi would be celebrated- and the hilly areas might receive rain. On Wednesday, a few places might receive...

First day of filing nominations- 48 bought, 0 filed

Not a single nomination was filed on the first day of filing nominations for the Lok Sabha elections. However, a total of 48 nomination papers were procured from the five Lok Sabha constituencies in the state. Now, only three days are left for purchase and submission of nomination papers- March 19, 22 and 25 since these tasks can be...

Many BJP & Cong heavyweights fighting shy of contesting poll

Inconsistent with the line of their parties which are trying hard to field heavyweights in the high-stake electoral battle, many prominent leaders of both Congress and BJP have publically stated their reluctance to contest the election. In the battle field of Uttarakhand where five Lok Sabha constituencies are at stake, both BJP and Congress, the principal political players of...

UKD announces tentative candidates for 5 constituencies of U’khand

Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD) has announced a tentative list of its candidates at a press conference held on Monday. The state president of the party Diwakar Bhatt said that his party would raise the people-related issues  forcefully in course of the campaigning. “We have been doing so since the time the party came up and the same would continue...

Champion backtracks after attacking Nishank

A day after the controversial BJP MLA from Khanpur Pranav Singh ‘Champion’ had kicked up a row by launching an attack on the party MP from Haridwar Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and demanding his replacement for a local leader in the upcoming Lok Sabha poll, the MLA softened stance and said that being a soldier of the saffron brigade, he...