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CM inaugurates Y-shaped flyover near ISBT

387 metre long with 210 metre approach road, built at cost of Rs 33.26 crore Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the Y-shaped flyover near ISBT on national highway 72 here on Monday. Constructed near the ISBT towards Haridwar bypass, the flyover has been constructed at a cost of Rs 33.26 crore. The flyover is 387.25 metres in length...

ITBP to start mission to retrieve bodies today

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) will be launching a 34-member land expedition on Tuesday for retrieving the bodies of eight mountaineers who were stranded while attempting to scale Nanda Devi East peak in Pithoragarh district. Pithoragarh District Magistrate Vijay Kumar Jogdande said that expedition will be undertaken from June 11 till July 2, because after that the pre-monsoon period...

Monsoon to arrive in the State by July 8

The State Meteorological Centre has forecast that monsoon is likely to hit the state by July 8. The state may receive pre-monsoon showers by July 1, 2 after which the maximum temperature is expected to reach normal. The State meteorological centre director Bikram Singh said, “The pre-monsoon showers are expected to reach the state by July 1, 2 and...

IAF choppers return from Pithoragarh

In the case of eight mountaineers presumed to be dead near the Nanda Devi East peak, Indian Air Force helicopters have returned from Pithoragarh with officials stating that in the present scenario the safe induction and de-induction of the expert team in the bowl like area, where the bodies were earlier spotted is not feasible. The Pithoragarh Superintendent of...

BJP leader Umesh Agarwal passes away

A few days after the demise of State’s Cabinet Minister Prakash Pant, another leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Umesh Agarwal succumbed to cancer. The former BJP Mahanagar chief and a leader of the business fraternity in Dehradun was undergoing treatment for some years now. He had recently returned to Dehradun a few days ago breathed his last at...

Tourist rush clogs traffic, many visitors spend night in the open

While the rush of pilgrims is causing inconvenience to both locals and visitors in parts of Garhwal, the rush of tourists on the weekend caused major inconvenience to the visitors and locals in Nainital. Such was the rush that considering a religious procession held on Sunday, the authorities stopped a number of vehicles from entering the city, despite which...

Prakash Pant cremated with State honours

Finance and Parliamentary Affairs Minister of Uttarakhand Prakash Pant who lost his battling cancer was cremated with full State honours at Pithorgarh on Saturday. Amid slogans of ‘long live Prakash Pant’, the mortal remains of the popular minister were consigned to flames at Rameshwar Ghat of Pithoragarh on Saturday afternoon. Earlier in the day, the body of Pant who...

382 Young officers join Indian Army after majestic PoP

Reviewing Officer Lt Gen Mathson exhorted the GCs to reject mediocrity to excel in their professional life. The Indian Military Academy (IMA), the supply line of finest military leaders in the world kept up its tradition to provide young officers to Indian army and the armies of friendly nations when a contingent of 459 (382 Indian and 77 Foreign)  young...

Passing out Parade showcases unity in diversity

Young officers hailing from different regions exhibited similar zeal to serve the nation till their last breath Hailing from different backgrounds, ethnicity, regions and having different languages, the young officers took oath for one similar motive, of serving the nation.  While some Gentleman Cadets ( GC) were carrying the family tradition of serving the army, forward many others  were...

Foreign GCs applaud training standards of IMA

One of the highlights of the passing out contingent of spring term 2019 was a major presence of Foreign Gentleman Cadets (FGC) with 77 youngsters of nine foreign countries passing out from the prestigious academy. Afghanistan with 45 FGCs led the table while with 15 FGCs Bhutan was at second place. Sherzad Sarbaz of Afghanistan who was adjusted best...