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THR to be home delivered in June too

Anganwadi workers will continue to home deliver the Take Home Ration (THR) in June too to the beneficiaries of Dehradun district for the third time in a row since April. Last month, the Anganwadi workers delivered THR to over two lakh beneficiaries that include children, pregnant women and lactating mothers under Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) of Integrated Child Development...

PFMS payments must for all Panchayat bodies

GST registration for Panchayats to be compulsory in the near future In a major initiative aimed at ensuring transparency, the Panchayati Raj department of Uttarakhand has decided that all payments by Panchayats would be made online from the Public Finance Management System (PFMS) platform. It would end the system of payment by cheques and other modes by the Panchayats. On...

Jumbo population estimation to begin on June 6

Drones to be used for the first time in three-day exercise After the last elephant population estimation conducted in Uttarakhand during 2015, the census of the pachyderm population in the state is set to begin from June 6. For the first time, about 15 drones will also be used in this three-day exercise. According to chief conservator of forests,...

‘Pirul Power’: ADB sanctions Rs 14 Cr for UREDA

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a financial help of Rs 2 Million $ (Rs 14 Crore) to Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) for establishment of Pirul based power and bio mass units in Uttarakhand. The project has also been sanctioned by the screening committee of Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), ministry of finance of Government of...

Adesh Gupta made Delhi BJP chief, tribal leader Vishnu Sai Chhattisgarh’s

The BJP on Tuesday replaced actor-turned-politician Manoj Tiwari as the president of the Delhi unit of the party with Adesh Kumar Gupta, a former mayor of North Delhi Municipal Corporation. According to party insiders, the appointment of Gupta is being interpreted as a sign that the BJP is once again looking for its old core support of the Vaishya...

LAC stand-off may end after June 6: Rajnath

‘When senior commanders of 2 armies will hold parleys’ As stand-offs continue on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday hinted that the confrontation may end after June 6 when senior commanders of both the armies will hold parleys. So far, more than seven rounds of military-level talks have taken place but...

Over 2 lakh corona +ve in India

500 to 1L +ve in 55 days, second 1 lakh cases came in just 15 days India crossed another milestone in coronavirus count, crossing 2 lakh cases on Tuesday, ending the day at 2,07,135 with a death toll of 5,829. While India took around 55 days to jump from 500 cases to 1,00,000, the second 1 lakh cases came...

Covid-19 patients surge past 1000 mark in U’khand

85 new patients reported on Tuesday; patient count 1043 The number of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) affected patients in Uttarakhand jumped into four figures on Tuesday with the state health department reporting 85 new cases. The state now has 1043 patients of the disease. On the day, 30 patients were also discharged from the hospital after their recovery from the...

Discharge, readmission fiasco at AIIMS

Family members of Maharaj discharged as per new guideline, readmitted for lack of proper quarantine facility at home: AIIMS Rishikesh Amid the fiasco involving five Covid-19 positive family members of Uttarakhand Cabinet minister Satpal Maharaj in which they were first discharged from All Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh on Monday and then dramatically readmitted within few hours, the...

State’s Covid statistics still better than national figures: CS

Though Covid-19 positive cases may be rising in Uttarakhand, the situation in the state is still better when seen from the national perspective. Stating this, the chief secretary Utpal Kumar Singh said that the number of Covid-19 positive cases in the nation is about two lakh while the number of such patients in Uttarakhand is about 1,000. Uttarakhand’s population...