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Pending salaries of UTC workers

HC directs Govt to release dues before Deepawali. Hearing on the public interest litigation filed by the Uttaranchal Roadways Karmchari Union regarding pending salaries and other issues pertaining to roadways employees, the high court has directed the transport and finance secretaries to pay the Rs 69 crore due to the Uttarakhand Transport Corporation (UTC) before Deepawali so that the...

SEC notifies election for Roorkee Municipal Corporation.

The elections would be held on November 22, results on November 24. Model Code of Conduct enforced in Roorkee The election for the municipal corporation of Roorkee would be held on November 22. On Tuesday, the state election commission issued notification for these elections. With it the model code of conduct has been enforced in the municipal corporation limits...

Dengue continues to plague Doon valley

On Tuesday, the district health authorities reported 47 new cases of the disease. With these cases, the number of dengue affected patients in the state capital has climbed 4629. Dengue is continuing to affect the residents of provisional state capital Dehradun and nearby areas. The dropping of the temperatures is also proving in effective in curbing the menace of the disease....

Trains to resume from today, next block for 90 days to start from Nov 10

Most of the trains cancelled during the construction of double line at Laksar-Haridwar section, to interlock and non-interlock the lines, will resume from today. Dehradun additional station superintendent Sitaram Sonkar said that the train 19020 Dehradun Express (Dehradun to Bandra Terminus) will start taking passengers from Wednesday. It will reach Dehradun Railway station by Tuesday night. Secondly, train number...

Volunteers clean Ganga riverbed in Haridwar

Many movements for Ganga cleaning have been undertaken by NGOs, spiritual and religious organisations and efforts are being made at State and Central level too. All World Gayatri Parivar Shantikunj is also running a grassroot level Ganga cleaning movement — Nirmal Ganga Jan Abhiyan since 2013. On Tuesday, a Ganga cleaning drive along the Ganga Ghats from Har Ki...

Caring for elders suffering from memory loss

If a senior member of the family aged above 65 years, starts asking repetitive questions or conversations, misplaces personal belongings, gets lost on a familiar route, the chances are that the person may have developed dementia. The worst of all dementia is Alzheimer’s disease which demands 24 hours care of the patient. The rising incidents of Alzheimer’s disease have...

Various activities held as part of Virasat

Various activities were held as part of the Virasat festival on Tuesday. The day began with a sit and draw competition in which more than 180 students from different schools participated. The theme of the competition was Gandhi and heritage. Later during the day, Dhamaal folk dance from Haryana was staged by a troupe. Kaushiki Chakraborty later presented Hindustani...

MCD notice to organisers of Virasat

Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) issued a notice to REACH (Rural Entrepreneurship for Art and Cultural Heritage), organisers of cultural fest Virasat — for allegedly using polystyrene products during the ongoing fest. They are liable to pay Rs 1 lakh fine to MCD in the next three days. However, the organisers have claimed that the photograph which MCD had...

Mutual trust, self-restraint are basis for happiness: Chopra

Mutual trust and self-restraint are the basis for happiness. There is a need to redefine the dimensions of individual happiness in the light of institutional and social happiness, said LBS National Academy of Administration director Sanjeev Chopra. He was speaking as the chief guest at the valedictory session of short term training programme on higher education for happiness and...

Infant girl under observation, police register case

The infant girl found abandoned at Ranjhawala near an under construction building is still under observation at Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital. The chairperson of State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) Usha Negi visited the hospital on Tuesday. According to an SCPCR member, the infant has marks of rat bites, because of which she is...