Category: State

BJP finalises plan for filing of nominations

Amidst continued suspense before the official announcement of its candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party finalised the schedule for their filing nominations from the five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand. The names of the candidates are expected to be announced soon. According to information provided by the party state office, the BJP candidates for Tehri...

Hospital gears up for accident cases on Holi

In view of the spike in cases of injuries caused by accidents on the day of Holi, the Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) Hospital has made special arrangements to take on emergencies.  It is commonly observed that drunk driving coupled with use of intoxicants is the chief cause of  the spurt in accidents on the day of Holi festival. The medical...

Modi must come clear on his false promises to people of U’khand: Cong

Ahead of  the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to Rudrapur in Udham Singh Nagar district on March 28, the state Congress party has reminded him of his past promises to the people of Uttarakhand which have remained unfulfilled. Addressing the media persons here on Wednesday, the state Congress vice- president Surya Kant Dhasmana said that Modi during the...

BSP poised to play spoilsport in Haridwar and Nainital- US Nagar seats

Though Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), contesting four seats in Uttarakhand, is unlikely to win any, the third most potent political force in the state after BJP and Congress might play spoilsport for the two principal players, spiting their chances by eating into their votes. The BSP which commands groundswell of support in some belts of the state with a...

Akhilesh Yadav may visit U’khand after March 25 to campaign

In order to woo the voters  for his party which is contesting from the Garhwal seat,  the Samajwadi Party (SP) national president Akhilesh Yadav is all set to visit Uttarakhand any day after March 25 and address rallies. The former state SP president and the party’s coordinator Satyanarayan Sachan said on Wednesday that the day of the visit would...

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...