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BJP’s win consolidates Rawat’s position

The resounding victory achieved by Bharatiya Janata Party candidates on all five seats in Uttarakhand has also boosted the stature of Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat even though he has credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party workers for the win. With the BJP winning all five seats in Uttarakhand while also increasing its vote share to 61 per...

Congress battered badly in U’khand

In comparison to 61 percent of vote of BJP, the Congress candidates were able to secure only 31.40 percent of the votes. Third consecutive defeat of the Congress party in Uttarakhand in the Lok Sabha elections of 2019 has left the once powerful party in shambles. The party which swept to power in the state after the assembly elections...

Students meet environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna

Noted environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna said that decreasing needs is vital for protecting the environment. He said this while replying to students from Manava Bharati schools of Patna and Dehradun who visited him at his residence here on Friday as part of the school’s Uttarakhand-Bihar community engagement programme. A group of about 50 students visited Bahuguna at his residence. The...

Champion appears before BJP inquiry committee

Khanpur MLA Pranav Singh ‘Champion’ appeared before the three-member inquiry committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party formed to probe into the controversy resulting from the spat between him and Jhabreda MLA Deshraj Karnwal. The committee coordinator and MLA Khajan Das said that Champion presented his position based on six points. He was asked to present the same in writing...

CS issues directions on ‘Utkarsh’ CM dashboard

Departments like minorities affairs, higher education, revenue and irrigation have fared poorly in the outcome based monitoring of ‘ Utkarsh’ the Chief Minister’s e- dashboard. In comparison, rural development, forest, women empowerment and child development and power departments have performed appreciably. In a letter directed to senior officials of different departments, the chief secretary (CS) Utpal Kumar Singh has...

Body of abandoned infant girl sent for post mortem

The body of an infant girl found near Gandhigram Bridge on Thursday evening was sent for post-mortem on Friday. Investigation is underway in a similar case under Patelnagar police station area wherein an infant girl was found dead about a week ago. Expressing grief on the case State Minister of Women and Child Welfare Rekha Arya said, “If there...

Enforce Clinical Establishment Act- DG health

Expresses concern that despite being notified and implemented by the state government, the act is still not enforced. The Director General (DG) of state health services, Dr Ravindra Thapliyal has directed the officials of his department to strictly enforce the provisions of Clinical Establishment Act in the state. Addressing a workshop attended by the chief medical officers (CMO) of...

Traffic woes in the Doon valley

BLANK VERSE Driving in Dehradun is no easy job now. Of course, there was a time when it was a cakewalk for anyone to drive here. Even people crossing the road could walk with their eyes almost closed. This was a place where traffic jams were unheard of till about ten years ago! In fact, the Doon valley was...

MCD to start stalled works soon

As the election model code of conduct is slated to be withdrawn soon, officials of the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) have stated that the work which was stalled due to the model code of conduct will be started soon. Addressing the media on Friday the city’s municipal commissioner Vinay Shankar Pandey said work on proposals approved in the...

House tax collection in slums to resume soon

The Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) is planning to resume collection of house tax in slum settlements. At the same time, officials stress that payment of house tax is not proof of ownership.The municipal commissioner of Dehradun, Vinay Shankar Pandey said, “The collection of the house tax in slums was stopped earlier due to some reasons. We recently had...