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SIT formed to probe

Three-member team will probe sexual harassment case lodged by IIT Roorkee researcher, says SSP A special investigation team (SIT) has been formed to probe the sexual harassment charges brought by a research scholar from the Scheduled Caste community a week ago. Another complaint of the same nature brought by a faculty member, a foreigner, would be probed too, senior...

MoU signed between Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Patanjali

‘It will facilitate research on traditional medicines,’ says Acharya Balkrishna A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Patanjali and China’s Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine during the China visit of Acharya Balkrishna of Patanjali Yog Peeth. On his arrival, the Acharya was greeted by the secretary of the university Prof Chen Mingrain. In a statement issued by...

UERC to consider power tariff hike proposals

Taking note of the power tariff hike-related petitions filed by Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (UJVN), Power Transmission Corporation Of Uttarakhand Limited (PTCUL), State Load Dispatch Centre (SLDC) and Uttarakhand Power Corporation Ltd (UPCL), Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission had observed certain deficiencies and asked the petitioners to clarify the same. All the utilities have rectified the deficiencies and accordingly,...

Renovated Silviculture museum opened at FRI

The renovated silviculture museum at Forest Research Institute (FRI) was inaugurated by the director general of forests and special secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Siddhanta Das on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, Das said that the modernized museum gallery will enable visitors to understand the evolution and historic events of forestry in India. He further added...

Rename CPU as Challan Patrol Unit: city buses federation

The Federation of Dehradun City Buses Association alleged that the City Patrol Unit (CPU) personnel are inclined more to impose penalties rather than performing their actual assignment. The president of the federation Vijay Vardhan Dandariyal said on Monday that the CPU personnel have restricted themselves to merely slapping chalans and doing no other work. He sarcastically remarked that instead...

Demanding permanent appointment, Shiksha Mitras march to Secretariat

Police foiled an attempt of the Federation of Shiksha Mitras to march towards the State Secretariat on Monday. Earlier, under the banner of the federation, a large number of Shiksha Mitras assembled at the protest site near Parade Ground on the day and staged a demonstration. Addressing the protestors, the president of the federation, Khajan Singh Chauhan said that...

Govt docs work with black bands

To intensify agitation if demands are not accepted The government doctors sported black armbands on Monday while attending patients as a mark of their protest against the government’s apathy vis-a-vis their demands. The President of Provincial Medical Health Services ( PMHS)  Dr. D P Joshi said that all members of the association discharged their duties while wearing black armbands. He...

Thundershower likely to lash some districts in U’khand

While the trend of plummeting minimum temperature continues across the State western disturbance- induced rain might lash a swathe of the State involving several districts like Chamoli, Nainital, Almora, Bageshwar and Pithoragarh on Tuesday. As per the forecast issued by the Regional Meteorological Centre, thundershower is likely to lash several places across these districts on the day. However, the...

Strike a balance in life: Malaika Arora

Say no when required Actress Malaika Arora is one of the fittest celebrities in Bollywood and is currently in the news more for her relationship with actor Arjun Kapoor, but she says that it comes with the territory. She feels one needs to strike the right balance and say “no” when required. Asked about how she handles the lows in her life,...

Takeaways for the big two

With the Congress regaining control and the BJP having a brush with trouble, there are lessons for all national parties. It’s time to focus more on policies and less on hollow sloganeering The Assembly election results of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh have not only set the template for the Lok Sabha election, which is expected to be announced in...