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UCO Bank organises Bankers meet

On the directive of the Finance Ministry, Government of India, the UCO bank organised a Bankers’ Meet of Zonal Office, Dehradun on Saturday. The primary objective of the meeting was to align banking with national priorities, stimulating ideas and inculcating a sense of involvement among bankers down to the branch level. The programme was attended by Assistant General Manager(IT)...

I-Day celebrated at Doon Cambridge School with elan

Independence Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and nationalistic fervour at Doon Cambridge School. After flag hoisting, the Principal of the school, H K, addressed the gathering. She reminded the students and the teachers of the sacrifices made by freedom fighters and said that everyone should take a pledge to serve the motherland with heart, body and soul to...

An affair with saree

Designer Anavila Misra says that her biggest inspiration has come from the hand embroidery that her grandmother had expertised in. She wanted to look exactly like her mother did in ethnic wear. By Team Viva How has fashion consumption changed over the years? In India, fashion was created through local tailors in small towns, who crafted personalised styles. As industrialisation...

Govt to loosen up Valley by Mon

Phone lines to be restored over weekend, schools to open from Monday As the ground situation is gradually showing signs of improvement, with no major incident of violence reported from anywhere in the Kashmir Valley during Independence Day celebrations, the Jammu & Kashmir Government on Friday  announced they have decided to open schools from Monday and ease out restrictions...

No-first-use N policy may change: Rajnath

‘Sticking to policy, but circumstances will decide future’ Amid Pakistan’s posturing following the Narendra Modi Government’s move on Article 370, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said India is “firmly committed” to the “no first use” nuclear policy but what happens in future depends on the circumstances. His remark assumes importance since it underscores that India reserves the right...

JAMMU & KASHMIR-WHY MODI GOVT CAN LEARN A LESSON OR TWO FROM KERALA NON-BRAHMINS?

GUEST COLUMN The other day I was travelling from Coimbatore to Kochi when my mobile phone rang.  It was a call from my wife. I spoke to her for a couple of minutes and then resumed reading Bernard-Henri Levy’s Who Killed Daniel Pearl when a fellow passenger struck up a conversation.“I guess you’re a native of Palakkad?” the man...

Uttarakhand police joins TikTok to connect with people

Uttarakhand Police headquarters have recently become the newest entrant to the social networking app Tik-Tok. State PHQ is the second police department after Kerala to join this application. Director General (Law and Order) Ashok Kumar said, “We believe being on TikTok gives us the opportunity to be easily approachable, while allowing us to connect with the general public at...

Har Ki Paidi extension planned for Kumbh Mela

To cater to the arrival of crores of pilgrims expected in the Kumbh Mela in 2021, the Kumbh Mela officer Deepak Rawat expressed the possibility of extending Har ki Paidi area. He said this while inspecting the area along with departmental officials on Friday. Rawat inspected the Kangra Ghat and surrounding areas for extension possibilities and directed the irrigation...

Road, ghat to be named after departed seer Sundar Das

The road from Shiv Murti to the Haridwar Railway Station will be named after ascetic Shyam Sundar Das who passed away a fortnight ago. Annoucing this at a ceremony held to pay tribute to the departed ascetic, Urban Development minister Madan Kaushik also said that a Ganga Ghat will also be developed in his memory. Addressing the gathering of...

Policy needed to regulate school traffic: Doon SSP

With several new traffic plans set up in the district, citizens have been facing traffic woes at different places. The people have been complaining about not being informed about the route diversion plans in advance.  Especially during school hours commuters have to face traffic related problems near Buddha Chowk, Clock Tower and Rispana Bridge. On the other hand, district...