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South-west monsoon reaches Kumaon in U’khand

Conditions favourable for further advance of monsoon to Garhwal The south-west monsoon finally reached the State and advanced into some parts of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand on Monday. According to the State meteorological centre, conditions are becoming favourable for further advance of south-west monsoon into some more parts of Uttarakhand during next 48 hours.  The meteorological centre also issued...

Pending payments to GVK–EMRI for 108 ambulance service cleared: Govt

139 ambulances and one boat ambulance are currently operating in 108 ambulance service. A total of 695 employees are employed The Uttarakhand government in state assembly claimed that all pending payments to the GVK- EMRI which used to operate the fleet of 108 ambulance service in the state have been cleared. Incidentally, the state government has handed over the...

GMVN to take over ticket booking for helicopter services

From September 1, ticket bookings for helicopter services on the Char Dham circuit will be done through the website of Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN). This information was provided by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority (UCADA) and Tourism secretary Dilip Jawalkar, after a meeting with representatives of aviation companies. CEO Jawalkar said, “The...

Search continues for eighth missing mountaineer

Search for the eighth mountaineer believed to have died while attempting to scale Nanda Devi East peak is ongoing in Pithoragarh district. Due to the current weather conditions of the district, the chopper of Indian Air Force is unable to carry the seven bodies of the recovered mountaineers from high altitude site. The bodies will be brought down to...

Deputy mayor’s position still remains vacant

Even after the completion of the second meeting of the current board in the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) the position of deputy mayor has remained vacant. In the year 2003 Umesh Sharma Kau who is now an MLA, had served a term as the deputy mayor after which the position has remained vacant. As the number of municipal...

Open gym to start soon at two parks in Dehradun

In order to further develop the existing parks of the city, the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) will be starting open gymnasiums soon. As per the information provided by municipal officials, these open gyms will soon be set up in two parks on trial basis. The open gyms will be set up in the Gandhi Park and the MDDA...

Champion’s supporters term party decision one-sided

Following the suspension of Khanpur MLA Pranav Singh Champion from primary membership of the Bharatiya Janata Party for three months, his supporters have alleged that the decision taken by the party is one-sided. The supporters of the Khanpur MLA have further demanded that he be made the deputy chief minister of Uttarakhand. It will be recalled that in the...

Substance abuse on rise in Doon

The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed every year on June 26, since its inception in 1989. According to observers, the menace of drug trafficking and substance abuse has increased considerably in major cities and settlements across the state of Uttarakhand. With a number of higher education institutions coming up in Dehradun, the resulting increase...

Father accused of raping minor daughter arrested

A teenager allegedly raped by her father repeatedly for a year underwent medical examination on Monday. Earlier, on Saturday, a case was filed in the Patelnagar police station regarding this. The accused father was arrested by the police and sent to jail. The victim and her younger sister have been rescued by Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and were sent...

Haryana police reaches Akhada while probing land dispute case

The land dispute of Sri Panchayati Nirmal Akhada has once again gained momentum. On Monday, police personnel from Haryana police reached Haridwar to probe Mahant Gyandev Singh but he was not found in the Ashram. He had gone to Punjab, said some of those in the Ashram. Speaking to The Pioneer, police station in charge of Pathri, Govind Kumar...