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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...

CM, party leaders follow PM’s example

Even as speculations peaked on Sunday with Bharatiya Janata Party expected to announce the names of its Lok Sabha candidates for various states including Uttarakhand, this was not done till late night. Sources said that the names of the candidates may be declared on Monday. Meanwhile, following the “Main Bhi Chowkidar” move initiated by prime minister, the Uttarakhand chief...

Khanduri Junior joining Congress not a big deal, say leaders

While the Congress claims to have scored a big point by inducting the BJP’s Garhwal MP and former CM Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri’s son Manish Khanduri into the Congress, observers point out that this might prove to be little more than an ornamental development. It will be recalled that Manish Khanduri had joined the Congress during its national president Rahul...

Questions raised at appointment of two V-Cs in UAWB

Serious questions are being raised about two of the appointments made by the state government made before implementation of the election model code of conduct. Animal rights activist Gauri Maulekhi has written to the Uttarakhand Animal Welfare Board executive secretary questioning the nomination of Vinod Arya and Ravindra Kataria as vice chairpersons of the board. This is a violation...

Rahul strikes a chord with people, impresses with wits, barbs

In his 37- minute speech, Rahul Gandhi established a good rapport with the crowd and interacted with it on many issues. The Congress president was sharp-pointed, focused and he enthused the crowd with wits and barbs most of which were directed at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his unique style, the Congress president claimed that the industrialist Anil...

RaGa rally a flop show: Ajay Bhatt

Terming the rally of  the Congress president Rahul Gandhi as a failure, the state BJP president  Ajay Bhatt as said that the speech of Rahul was a bundle of lies. In a statement, he claimed that the flop show has clearly shown that the people of Uttarakhand have rejected the Congress and its leader Rahul Gandhi. Bhatt said that...

Ra Ga rally galvanises State Cong into poll mode

Leaders say 2009 result will repeat The scheduled visit of the Congress president Rahul Gandhi has galvanised the hitherto sluggish State Congress into the right election mode. Rajiv Bhawan, the state party headquarter on Rajpur Road was abuzz with activities  with leaders coming from different parts of the State on Friday. The leaders along with their supporters were busy...

CEO chairs workshop for journos ahead of polls

The chief electoral officer Sowjanya presided over a workshop held for media persons in view of the Lok Sabha elections. She said that the media also plays an important role in the elections. Referring to the cVIGIL application, she said that necessary action will be ensured within 100 minutes of complaint lodged by anyone regarding violation of the model...

BJP State chief, CM meet Khanduri in Delhi

In view of the possibility of Garhwal MP and former Chief Minister Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri’s son Manish Khanduri joining the Congress party, senior BJP leaders including its state president Ajay Bhatt and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat among others met the MP at his Delhi residence on Friday. According to sources, discussion lasted for about an hour. After that,...