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Roads dug up for laying sewers cause civic woes

Although the Peyjal Nigam’s plan to lay sewer lines in the areas bereft of this facility in Dehradun under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme seems to be pacing up, the commuters and the residents of the crowded Macchi Bazaar opine otherwise. “Tasks like these should begin in the night and must be completed till...

37-year old woman dies in road accident

A 37-year old woman died in a road accident reported late night on Wednesday while others including her husband were gravely injured and are being treated presently. The accident was reported in Lakshman Jhula police station in Pauri district. According to the information provided by local police, the deceased has been identified as Geeta Devi. She died on the...

IRCTC halts Teerth Yatra in its tracks

Foggy condition to be blamed, says N Railway The Delhi Government on Wednesday suspended free “Mukhyamantri Teerth Yatra” scheme for senior citizens of the city after it said the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) cancelled scheduled trips December 10 onwards. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he will talk to the Centre to provide trains for the scheme....

Look before you swipe

As ATM and credit card thefts go up by 50 per cent countrywide, Delhi is the worst offender Indian banking customers are being made to pay a price for convenience with the spiral of crimes like phishing, identity theft, card skimming, cloning and vishing defrauding them of their hard-earned money. As the Government increasingly pushes for a cashless, digital economy, banks...

Assam, Tripura up in arms; Army called in

Curfew clamped on Guwahati after spontaneous protest turns violent Curfew was imposed in Guwahati and Assam Rifles jawans were deployed in Tripura as the North-East States plunged into chaos over the hugely emotive Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, officials said. Three Army columns were put on standby in Assam and Tripura. Curfew was imposed in Guwahati from 6.15 pm on Wednesday...

CAB passes RS test with 125 against 99

The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) is just one step away from becoming an Act after the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed it by 125-99, bringing down the curtain on a seven-hour proceedings marked by sharp exchanges between the Opposition and treasury Benches. The Bill will now become an Act after Presidential notification, but it is bound to face...

State of the art machine for cancer at AIIMS Rishikesh

When installed, the AIIMS Rishikesh would become the only hospital in the state to have this facility. In a major boost for treatment of cancer in state, a state of the art Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) machine would be installed in the cancer surgery department of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh. This machine is used for...

CM to inaugurate modified Doon Haat today

To encourage handloom and handicraft among the locals under NABARD scheme Uttarakhand Handloom and Handicrafts Development Council (UHHDC), Industry directorate, has developed and modified the Doon Haat in Dehradun. The modified Doon Haat will be inaugurated today by chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. The directorate director Sudhir Nautiyal informed the media that the Doon Haat is being developed further...

Scrap Singoli-Bhatwadi & Vishnugad-Pipalkoti HEPs- Jhunjhunwala

To protect the environment and biodiversity of the Himalayan state, noted environmentalist and economist Bharat Jhunjhunwala said that the government should scrap the Singoli- Bhatwadi hydro-electric project on Mandakini river and Vishnugad-Pipalkoti hydro electric project on the Alaknanada river. The Uttarakhand government had entered into agreements with L&T Uttaranchal (LTU) and THDC India Limited (THDCIL) to make these two...

ICMPL Privatisation: HC directs FM

HC directs Finance ministry to address objections before taking final decision Stalling the planned disinvestment of Indian Medicines Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited (IMPCL) at Mohan in Almora district for now, the High Court of Uttarakhand has directed the Union Finance ministry to address and resolve the objections raised by the State Government and Ministry of AYUSH before taking a final...