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RS marshals’ uniform given total makeover

On a day the Rajya Sabha entered its 250th Session on Monday, the House witnessed a makeover of the House marshals’ uniforms that have been redesigned by the National Institute of Design (NID) — from the traditional Indian attire comprising a turban to a military-style outfits with a cap. Customarily, the presiding officer of the House (Vice-President) is flanked...

#ZehrilaPani: Kejriwal calls report fake; test yourself, dares Paswan

As #DilliKaPaniZehrila, trended on Twitter on Monday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal rejected the report prepared by the Bureau of Indian  Standards (BIS) as “false and politically motivated”. Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan challenged him to name officials for a team comprising city and Central officials to test the water quality. In the first phase...

Open air gyms to be built in all wards: CM

MCD opens first open air gym in Gandhi Park Open air gymnasiums will be built in all the municipal wards in Dehradun. The chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said this after inaugurating an open-air gym built by the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) in Gandhi Park here on Monday. The chief minister said that this open air gym will...

Citizens open up about open-air gym

The open air gym started eliciting positive response many days before it was inaugurated. As Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the gym on Monday, more and more youngsters came forward to express their views about the MCD’s project. “This kind of initiative was required here as there are very few parks in Dehradun. I am sure I will...

Organise regular camps to solve power issues in mountainous areas- Dhan Singh

The Minister undertakes a meeting with UPCL officials on the issues of Pauri and Srinagar The state minister for cooperatives, higher education and dairy development Dhan Singh Rawat has said that the Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) should deploy one meter reader on every 500 consumers in mountainous areas of the state. He was undertaking a meeting of officials...

Uma Bharti hospitalised after fracturing foot

Former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Uma Bharti has been hospitalised after slipping and fracturing her foot. She is currently on a journey from Gangotri to Gangasagar. According to Bharti, she had reached Garudchatti near Rishikesh on Sunday. However, she slipped and fell after lunch. The swelling and pain increased on Monday after which she went to the...

Audio clip goes viral, social media questions political pressure on police & administration

Taking cognisance of a viral audio clip in which a police station in-charge is purportedly giving orders to his subordinate to let the trucks filled with illegally mined materials pass as he had received multiple calls allegedly from the local MLA, Director General (Law and Order) Ashok Kumar has ordered Nainital Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to take immediate...

Sultan of Kedah Malaysia visits IMA Dehradun

IMA is the alma mater of Sultan. The king of Kedah, Malaysia, Sultan Sallehuddin visited his alma mater, the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun on Monday. The Sultan had undergone his training as a Gentlemen Cadet(GC)  form July 1962 to June 1963, before he assumed his appointment as a Lieutenant in the Royal Malay Regiment. A communiqué from the...

Work underway to make 5 cities plastic-free by 2020

Officials of the Urban Development department averred that strict actions are being taken to implement the government order regarding complete prohibition on polythene bags with less than 50 microns thickness. Regarding single-use plastic, publicity is being facilitated consistently through traders’ associations, school students and newspapers among other means. The officials stated this during a presentation in front of the...

PITHORAGARH BY-ELECTION: Youth & women voters hold the key

53 per cent of the total electorate of 105711 are young voters below the age of 40 years. The youth and women voters who are in considerable numbers in the Pithoragarh assembly segment would cast their influence in the result of the crucial by election. In the election about 53 per cent of the total electorate of 105711 are...