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Officials hold meeting to improve sanitation system

In order to ensure the desired level of sanitation in every municipal ward, the officials of the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) held a meeting with all the zonal officers, sanitation officers, and sanitation staff on the weekend. The officials further gave instructions on 12 points to all the workers for ensuring the cleanliness in every ward of the...

Thunderstorm & snowfall forecast at many places today

The State Meteorological Centre has forecast the possibility of light to moderate rain, thunderstorm and snowfall which is likely to occur at many places of the State on Monday. Snowfall is very likely to occur at places situated at altitudes above 3,000 metres. There is also a yellow warning of hail which is likely to occur at isolated places....

Students to paint mural in tribute to martyrs

A local group of students will paint a mural on the boundary wall of the Parade Ground as a mark of homage to the soldiers martyred in the terrorist attack in Pulwama. The students of Making a Difference by Being the Difference (MAD) stated that they started painting wall murals three months ago along with school students to highlight...

Increasing Traffic Woes in Dehradun

Guest Column Gone are the days when Dehradun held the pristine charm of being one of the most verdant and serene hill towns in India. Fast forward to 2019 and pedestrians are seen struggling to walk on the roads which are perpetually jammed due to vehicular overload. Since becoming the provisional Capital city of Uttarakhand in 2000, Dehradun has...

Season of fests to begin soon in the Doon valley

The Doon valley has always had its own series of celebrations of various seasons. Many years ago, Doon and Mussoorie used to have very special annual events like “Summer Queen”, “May Queen” and even “Sweater Queen”. Old Doonites and people of Mussoorie may well recall these wonderful events which caused a great excitement among the female population of the...

Winners of Maths Olympiad felicitated at IIT Roorkee

Initiated by women scientists of Indian Insitute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai in 1979 and carried forward by the women scientists of IIT Roorkee for the past three years, this tradition of talent hunt in Mathematics is being carried forwards towards its aim. On Sunday, IIT Roorkee campus was abuzz with student winners from classes VI to IX who had...

Musical evening to mark thespian’s death anniversary

An evening of music is being organised by the theatre artistes of Nainital to mark the late thespian Nirmal Pandey’s ninth death anniversary today (Monday). The elder brother of the late actor, Mithilesh Pandey said that the main singer on the occasion will be Mahesh Pandey who teaches music at the MBPG College in Haldwani. It is pertinent to...

Sidhu no longer part of “The Kapil Sharma Show”

Following uproar over his remarks letting of Pakistan after the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir by Jaish-e-Mohammad militant that claimed 49 lives, Punjab cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been dropped from the popular “The Kapil Sharma Show” on television. According to a source close to the show, Sidhu will no longer be part of the Sony Entertainment...

Parties put up united face to fight terror

All political parties on Saturday spoke in one voice and backed the Government in its efforts to fight terrorism following Thursday’s deadly attack at the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy at Pulwama in Kashmir and expressed their solidarity with the security forces. The resolution adopted at the all-party meeting  here, however, did not name Pakistan but asserted that...

US supports India’s right to self-defence: NSA to Doval

US National Security Adviser John Bolton told his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval that America supports India’s right to self-defence as both sides vowed to work together to ensure that Pakistan ceases to be a safe heaven for Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and other terror groups. Doval and Bolton held a telephonic conversation on Friday evening  during which they resolved to hold...