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NEW PARTY FORMED TO TAKE UP MIGRATION, GAIRSAIN

Sunday, 11 March 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- With an objective of stopping migration and making Gairsain the permanent capital of the State, a new political outfit ‘Uttarakhand Parvateeya Vikas Party’ (UPVP) was formally launched on Saturday. Girish Chandra Ishtwal and Narda Chand Baluni would be the patrons of the new outfit while Vijay Kumar Baudai was unanimously chosen as the president...

CRIMINALS MUST BE CONVICTED, SAYS ADG

Sunday, 11 March 2018 | PNS | Dehradun – While sounding concerned over the low percentage of the prosecution and conviction of the hardened criminals, additional director general (ADG) law and order and director prosecution, Ashok Kumar ascribed it to laxity on part of prosecution and asked all concerned to remove the loopholes. He expressed his concern over the matter while addressing...

PROBE INTO ALLEGED IRREGULARITIES IN HARIDWAR JAIL

Sunday, 11 March 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- Taking a stern view of the alleged harassment in Haridwar jail and mobile phones being found among the jail inmates, the State administration has set up an inquiry committee. The committee would submit its report within seven days. Dwelling on the matter, the principal secretary Home, Anand Vardhan said that the additional inspector general...

TRADERS DIVIDED OVER PLASTIC BAN

Sunday, 11 March 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- The reaction of the shopkeepers to the State Government-imposed ban on the use of polythene, plastic, thermocol and the like, is mixed. While some have termed it a good move which should be executed strictly on the ground others have said that paper bags cannot be substitutes for the bags made of the banned...

PASSIVE EUTHANASIA NOW LEGAL IN INDIA

Saturday, 10 March 2018 | Abraham Thomas | New Delhi- In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has paved the way for “passive euthanasia” by allowing withdrawal of life support to a patient if s/he slips into irreversible coma. The doctors treating such a patient will withdraw medical support provided the patient has left behind a “living will” for pulling the “plug”...

HC QUASHES STATE’S NOTIFICATION ON ULBs

Saturday, 10 Mar 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- In what could be viewed as another setback to the state government, the High Court of Uttarakhand has quashed the notifications issued by the state government regarding delimitation of urban local bodies. The high court has directed the state to invite the objections of the petitioners and other stakeholders within one...

POWER MINISTER LAUNCHES SAUBHAGYA IN U’KHAND

Saturday, 10 March 2018 | PNS | Dehradun – Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of providing power connection to all the households of the country would be realised well before the deadline March 31, 2019, said the Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Power, New and Renewable Energy RK Singh after he launched the ‘Saubhagya’ scheme in Uttarakhand at Pavilion Ground...

STRIKE OF SSSP SECRETARIES HITS STATE AGRI LOAN SCHEME

Saturday, 10 March 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- The ambitious Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya agriculture loan scheme of Uttarakhand Government has got affected due to the strike of the Secretaries of the Cooperative societies ( Sadhan Samiti Sachiv Parishad, Uttarakhand). The Secretaries of 759 such societies are sitting at the protest site near Parade ground in provisional state capital from February 19....

NO HOUSEHOLD WILL BE SANS ELECTRICITY, SAYS YASHPAL

Saturday, 10 March 2018 | PNS | PAURI- While launching the Saubhagya Yojana at Srinagar  in Pauri district on Friday, the  District in-Charge Yashpal Arya who is also the State Transport and Social Welfare Minister  said that no household in the State would be left sans electricity through full-fledged implementation  of the PM-envisaged project. “The people across the district should be informed...

RAJ BHAWAN RESPONSIBLE FOR LITIGATION ON JOB RESERVATION FOR STATEHOOD ACTIVISTS: JUGRAN

Saturday, 10 March 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- The BJP leader and statehood activist Ravindra Jugran has blamed the Governor of Uttarakhand for status of job reservation for the statehood activists in the state. Giving a big setback to the statehood activists, the Uttarakhand High Court (HC) in a recent order had declared the 10 per cent horizontal reservation granted to statehood...