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BILL CRIMINALISING TRIPLE TALAQ INTRoDUCED IN LOK SABHA

A bill to make instant triple talaq illegal and void and awarding a jail term of three years for the husband was introduced in the Lok Sabha today. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, calling it a “historic day” amid opposition to its introduction by members of different parties, including RJD, AIMIM, BJD, and...

SCIENTISTS’ ADVICE VITAL FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION: ASHOK KUMAR

The advice of scientists should be taken necessarily in the construction of roads in the Himalayan region, said the Central Road Research Institute scientist Ashok Kumar. Responding to a question, he said that the opinion of scientists should also be taken in the construction of the all-weather road project in Uttarakhand. He was speaking at the ongoing three-day international...

POLLING FOR THE LOCAL BODIES TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 16

The polling for the vacant posts of pradhans and members of gram panchayats in several blocks of Dehradun districts-Raipur, Doiwala, Vikasnagar, Sahaspur, and Kalsi -will be held on December 16 and the counting will take place on December 18. Uttarakhand State Election Commission has announced the schedule of the by-elections to the vacant posts,  the by-election process for the...

CPU TO BE DEPLOYED IN ACCIDENT PRONE AREA, SSP SAID

City Patrol Unit (CPU) personnel would be deployed in the accident-prone areas to check road accidents in the city, said Dehradun senior superintendent of police Nivedita Kukreti while reviewing the performance of CPU at SSP office on Thursday. The accident-prone areas have been identified and CPU personnel would be deployed there, she said, adding that the police officers have...

POLICIES MUST PROTECT ENVIRONMENT TOO: GUV

A policy adopted to ensure the provision for the basic facilities to the people in the remote mountainous areas must also protect the biodiversity and the environment. Uttarakhand Governor Krishan Kant Paul said this while speaking at the inaugural session of the three-day international seminar on sustainable development challenges in the Himalaya, organised by the Sri Dev Suman Uttarakhand...

BHEL STARTS 2ND UNIT OF 2X30 MW TUIRIAL HYDRO PROJECT

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the second unit of the 2×30 MW Tuirial Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in Mizoram. Significantly, the unit has been commissioned by BHEL in less than a hundred days of the commissioning of the first unit, senior BHEL officials based in its Haridwar plant said on Wednesday. Located in Kolasib district of...

READY TO SOAR, DIVYANGS HOLD RALLY

They cannot hear others or speak but they are eager to join the mainstream and to make their mark in life.  With this message, a rally was organized by Divyangs of Haridwar on Wednesday morning. SSP Haridwar Krishna Kumar V K flagged off the rally from Kankhal and participated in it too while holding the hands of the specially-abled...

R K SINGH HAILS STATE Government

The Union Minister of State for Power R K Singh has appreciated the initiatives of the Uttarakhand Government to improve the power supply, usage, and quality in the State. The Minister was informed that the State has taken a unique step of monitoring the performance of power department officers on improving power supply in their Confidential Report (CR). Similarly,...

MLAS ELATED OVER FORTHCOMING WINTER SESSION

The members of the State Assembly are showing an unprecedented enthusiasm for the forthcoming Winter Session of the State Assembly at Bharadisain in Gairsain. The Vidhan Sabha Secretariat has received more than 1000 questions from the Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA). The legislative section of the Vidhan Sabha secretariat is working overtime to compile the questions of the members....

MUKHYAMANTRI SWASTHYA YOJANA UNDER DG HEALTH LENS

The Director-General (DG) of State health services Dr. Archana Srivastava has directed the officials of her department to keep her updated on the status of the Mukhyamantri Swasthya Bima Yojana (MSBY) on day to day basis. She has also asked the officials to ensure that the MSBY cardholders do not face any problem in the impaneled hospitals. Dr. Srivastava...