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NMCG DG meets fasting ascetic in Haridwar

After receiving assurances from the director general of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, Brahmachari Atmabodhanand who has been fasting for 184 days, agreed to defer by one week, the day of him giving up even water. The NMCG DG along with executive director (projects) Ashok Kumar reached Matri Sadan here on Thursday and had a...

Janata Express resumed from Thursday

Various trains to Doon delayed Due to the double line construction work between Lucknow and Raibareli, several trains have been arriving considerably late in Dehradun railway station. Upasana Express was seven hours late on Wednesday. However, as Janata Express which was suspended from April 16 to 24 due to the double line construction work has resumed from Thursday, it...

STF to continue interrogation on Friday

Special Task Force (STF) took the four accused including one Congress leader and three suspended policemen on police remand from Thursday morning for interrogation in the case of money being seized from a builder on the grounds of enforcing model code of conduct. As per the sources the investigating officer Kailash Panwar went to District Jail Suddhowala and under...

U’khand Police placed in top-10 among 24 states

Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) has published Status of Policing in India Report-2018 in which Uttarakhand police have been ranked first in disposal of cases by police and courts, and favourability towards women in the police force. In this report police forces of 24 states have been ranked on the basis of 13 points and among...

‘Nothing impossible if one aims to achieve’ Lt Cdr P Swathi

Lieutenant commander P Swathi, one of the crew members of ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’ expedition which saw six women naval officers circumnavigate the globe in an Indian built sail boat said that nothing is impossible if one aims to achieve it. Talking to The Pioneer while in Dehradun to attend a function recently she shared her experience of the voyage and...

MCD starts drive against unauthorised vendors in Doon

After a considerable period of inactivity, the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun has again started a drive to remove the unauthorised vendors encroaching on roads in the provisional state capital. Earlier, during February too the MCD had undertaken a similar campaign to rid the roads of vendors encroaching on public space but the drive failed to have the desired impact....

Maurya presents Governor Awards-2018

Governor Baby Rani Maurya presented the Governor Award-2018 for best researcher at Raj Bhawan on Thursday. This year, first, second and third prizes were awarded in science and technology research. Dr Anuj Nehra of UTU was awarded first prize for developing rapid HIV serum testing kit based on Graphene Oxide Polycarbonate Track. This research work also got indo-US patent.   Anil Kumar...

70% employment to local youths- a distant dream !

Year after year the youths of Haridwar have wondered before casting their vote as to when would the locals get 70 per cent reservation in jobs in industries. This question has been raised by the local youth in the terms of successive governments. Even in the legislative assembly, the same question has elicited many heated discussions and viewpoints on...

Allahabad Bank marks 155th Foundation Day

The Allahabad Bank recently celebrated its 155thfoundation day. The bank’s zonal head Seema Narang presided over the programme held on the occasion at the zonal office in Dehradun. Programmes were also held to mark the occasion in other branches of the bank. A medical camp was held at the Dehradun main branch to provide free basic health check ups...

India—Let it Inside You

“If one more person pushes and squeezes me in the arti again I’m going to scream!” The tears in her eyes are testimony to the very real and sincere pain this young woman from London is experiencing. To an Indian this pain is unfathomable. Pushing and squeezing are part and parcel of the Indian way of life and the...