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MERCURY DIPS IN STATE AFTER RAINS

Thursday, 22 March 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- Snowfall in higher reaches and rain/hail in the plains over the past 24 hours have brought the temperature down by a few degrees across the state on Wednesday. In Dehradun, the denizens woke up to a rain-drenched morning and an accompanying chill in the air. It rained intermittently   till the evening. The weather officials...

TWO COPS SUSPENDED FOR MISBEHAVING WITH WOMAN

Thursday, 22 March 2018 | PNS | PAURI- Senior superintendent of police Pauri J R Joshi has suspended two sub- inspectors from Kotwali for misbehaving with  a woman and her relatives. The suspended duo  is  Mukesh Gaiirola and Om Prakash. C O Pauri Dhan Singh Tomar would investigate the matter, Joshi said. He further said that he has taken the step after...

TWO ACCUSED SENT TO JAIL

Thursday, 22 March 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- Managing director of a private company Priya Shamra and her partner Sudhir Chawla who had been arrested from Gurugram in Haryana on Tuesday in connection with the Rs300 crore  NH 74 land acquisition and compensation scam  were sent to jail on Wednesday. SIT team had brought the duo to Kashipur in Udham Singh Nagar...

RAMDEV TO DECLARE HIS SUCCESORS ON RAM NAVMI

Thursday, 22 March 2018 | PNS | Haridwar- Baba Ramdev is now busy preparing an army of youngsters who will be declared his successors on Ram Navmi, the day he was initiated in the realm of renunciation many years ago. They are now being trained at a camp in Baba Ramdev’s Haridwar-based ashram for the occasion during which they would declare that...

I WORKED ON SEVEN SPECIES OF FLYCATCHER BIRDS: ASHUTOSH SINGH

Thursday, 22 March 2018 | PNS | Haridwar- A young researcher from Haridwar, Ashutosh Singh, who has been recently given Young Scientist Award for the year 2018 by Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology (UCOST) for his pioneering work on acoustics of Flycatcher bird said, while talking to The Pioneer on Wednesday, that his presentation was focused on seven species of...

28TH UMESH DOBHAL MEMORIAL AWARD FUNCTION AT RANIKHET ON MARCH 24

Thursday, 22 March 2018 | PNS | PAURI- A string of awards would be presented to some people  in recognition of their contribution in several fields, including media, during the two-day 28th Umesh Dobhal Memorial function to be held at Ranikhet from March 24.  The programme is being hosted jointly by the Umesh Dobhal Memorial Trust and Ranikhet Umesh Dobhal Samiti. General...

DAVCOLLEGE STAFF TO STAGE PROTEST

Thursday, 22 March 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- To protest against the State Government not clearing their salaries for the past one year, the teaching staff of DAV (PG) College would wear black ribbons on their arms from March 22 to March 26. They said they would agitate under the banner of Federation of Uttarakhand University Colleges Teacher’s Association (FUUCTA) and Garhwal...

POWER TO COST LESS IN STATE FROM APRIL 1

Thursday, 22 March 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- In a good news for the people of Uttarakhand, charges for consuming electricity would be reduced from April 1 and with this close to half of the population of the State would thus pay less. The rates under various categories like domestic, commercial and industrial have been decreased by an average of 1.37 per...

GUV: EFFORTS ARE NEEDED TO INCREASE FOREST COVER

Thursday, 22 March 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- The International Day of Forests was marked at various institutions with different activities on Wednesday. Governor Krishan Kant Paul planted a sapling of the Himalayan Cypress at Raj Bhawan. Concerted efforts are needed to maximise tree plantation to increase forest cover, he stressed. At the Forest Research Institute (FRI), an exhibition was held to...

POLICE HARRASING BUS OWNERS: BUS FEDERATION

Thursday, 22 March 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- Dehradun Mahanagar City Bus Service Federation president Vijay Vardhan accused the city police of harassing the owners of the passenger carrying vehicles  by  indiscriminately slapping challans on count of overloading. He said on Wednesday that he had sought information about the GO by which  the city police can slap challan on passenger carrying vehicles...