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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...

Public grievances swiftly resolved : CM

State Govt completes 2 years in office Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that the State Government had completed two years in office. During this time, the state government had ensured transparency and affixed responsibility to facilitate good governance. Rawat said that prime minister Narendra Modi has a special connection with Uttarakhand which is why he has visited the...

Two years of BJP rule a disaster for U’khand: Congress

No governance is left in the government While the BJP leaders are busy flaunting the huge achievements of the party-helmed government on completion of its first two years in office, the deputy leader of the Congress legislature party Karan Mahra alleged that Uttarakhand has been downgraded   by at least 15 years during the two- year BJP rule in the...

HC directs State to clear pension dues of Late freedom fighter

Hearing on a special appeal filed by the state government against the high court order of Rs 3.50 lakh penalty on the state for not paying pension and other facilities to freedom fighter Sateshwar Sharma during his lifetime, the division bench of chief justice Ramesh Ranganathan and justice NS Dhanik directed the state government to clear the pension dues...

International Day of Forests to be marked today

The national celebration of the International Day of Forests this year will be commemorated by the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) at the Forest Research Institute (FRI) here today. The International Day of Forests is celebrated worldwide on March 21 every year in order to raise public awareness on the values, significance and contributions of all types...

BJP holds meet to review, plan campaign

The Bharatiya Janata Party has stepped up its activities for the ensuring Lok Sabha elections. As part of this, the party’s state president Ajay Bhatt presided over a meeting held in the BJP state office here on Sunday evening. Along with various party leaders, the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat also attended this meeting. Along with Bhatt, Rawat also...