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Dry climate in U’khand for this week, Dehradun likely to wake up to foggy morning

The State Meteorological Centre has forecast mainly clear to the partly cloudy sky for the State on Tuesday. Dry weather is likely to prevail in Uttarakhand for nearly one week, the Met officers said. However, they have issued a yellow warning of moderate to dense fog forming in some parts of the plains, especially in Haridwar and Udham Singh...

Raje cut to size, BJP picks 74-plus Kataria as Raj LoP

Monday, 14 January 2019 | PNS | Jaipur In a clear indication that the BJP is now ready to accommodate leaders in 75-year age category in important positions, the party on Sunday appointed senior legislator Gulab Chand Kataria as the Leader of Opposition in the Rajasthan Assembly. The 74-year-old Kataria was also selected as the leader of the BJP legislature party while...

Spurned Cong to fight all LS seats in UP

A day after it was left high and dry by the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) forging an alliance, the Congress on Sunday announced it will contest all the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh on its own strength. However, the Congress has kept the doors of a possible alliance open saying the Congress...

No alliance with AAP in LS polls: Sheila Dikshit

Sheila Dikshit, the three-time Chief Minister who ran the national Capital for 15 consecutive years till getting a major drubbing in the 2013 Assembly election at the hands of Arvind Kejriwal, has come out of the political hibernation to head the Delhi unit of the Congress. Famous for not mincing her words, the veteran Congress leader believes her party...

Uri: The Surgical Strike receives better response

Uri: The Surgical Strike receives better response than The Accidental Prime Minister in Doon The movie-The Accidental Prime Minister may have elicited controversy even before its release but post release in Dehradun, cinema goers in general are liking action movie Uri-The Surgical Strike more than the biographical movie which had ruffled the feathers of some Congress supporters. While Uri-The...

Rawat continues Khichdi party, lambasts Centre

A day after hosting a mushroom and khichdi party in Dehradun, senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Harish Rawat attended a similar programme at Haldwani. Though he has been claiming to hold such events for non-political reasons, the All India Congress Committee general secretary did not miss the opportunity to lambast the Central Government. Interacting with the gathering...

Guv flags off 2nd FICCI FLO car rally

With the message of ‘drive for road safety’ the Governor of Uttarakhand Baby Rani Maurya flagged the second FICCI FLO women’s car rally on Sunday. Expressing her thoughts on the occasion she said that road safety is one of the major issues that needs to be addressed effectively. The authority concerned should also take measures, especially in the accident...

Police, pillion riders go light on helmet rule in Doon

After initial action by the authorities in pursuance of high court orders issued in September 2018 regarding observance of legal provisions like pillion riders also wearing helmets, both the pillion riders and police appear to have become complacent about this rule in Dehradun. Though some people are following the rule, the majority of the people seem to have forgotten...

Paonta & Hemkund: Sites close to heart of Guru Gobind Singh

Monday, 14 January 2019 | Jaskiran Chopra | Dehradun– Two years ago, the 350th Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh was celebrated the world over. Sunday marked his 352nd birth anniversary. This is an apt occasion to remember the deep connection his life, in his birth as Gobind Singh and in an earlier birth,  had with this mountainous region. The two...

Animal intrusion detection & repellent system keeps jumbos at bay

In order to mitigate human-elephant conflict by preventing the entry of elephants in human settlements, the forest department has started work with the help of Wildlife Institute of India (WII). The WII has installed thermal power camera sensor alarm system in the Sharada range of Haldwani forest division for this purpose. According to officials, initially, it has been seen...