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First day of filing nominations- 48 bought, 0 filed

Not a single nomination was filed on the first day of filing nominations for the Lok Sabha elections. However, a total of 48 nomination papers were procured from the five Lok Sabha constituencies in the state. Now, only three days are left for purchase and submission of nomination papers- March 19, 22 and 25 since these tasks can be...

Many BJP & Cong heavyweights fighting shy of contesting poll

Inconsistent with the line of their parties which are trying hard to field heavyweights in the high-stake electoral battle, many prominent leaders of both Congress and BJP have publically stated their reluctance to contest the election. In the battle field of Uttarakhand where five Lok Sabha constituencies are at stake, both BJP and Congress, the principal political players of...

UKD announces tentative candidates for 5 constituencies of U’khand

Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD) has announced a tentative list of its candidates at a press conference held on Monday. The state president of the party Diwakar Bhatt said that his party would raise the people-related issues  forcefully in course of the campaigning. “We have been doing so since the time the party came up and the same would continue...

Champion backtracks after attacking Nishank

A day after the controversial BJP MLA from Khanpur Pranav Singh ‘Champion’ had kicked up a row by launching an attack on the party MP from Haridwar Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and demanding his replacement for a local leader in the upcoming Lok Sabha poll, the MLA softened stance and said that being a soldier of the saffron brigade, he...

Public grievances swiftly resolved : CM

State Govt completes 2 years in office Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that the State Government had completed two years in office. During this time, the state government had ensured transparency and affixed responsibility to facilitate good governance. Rawat said that prime minister Narendra Modi has a special connection with Uttarakhand which is why he has visited the...

Two years of BJP rule a disaster for U’khand: Congress

No governance is left in the government While the BJP leaders are busy flaunting the huge achievements of the party-helmed government on completion of its first two years in office, the deputy leader of the Congress legislature party Karan Mahra alleged that Uttarakhand has been downgraded   by at least 15 years during the two- year BJP rule in the...

Concern raised at names missing from voters list

Members of Uttarakhand Lokvahini, expressing concern at the names of voters missing from the voters list have opined that a large number of people will be deprived of their right to vote in these Lok Sabha elections due to administrative carelessness. Addressing the media here on Monday, the Uttarakhand Lokvahini head and senior journalist Rajiv Lochan Sah also informed...

HC directs State to clear pension dues of Late freedom fighter

Hearing on a special appeal filed by the state government against the high court order of Rs 3.50 lakh penalty on the state for not paying pension and other facilities to freedom fighter Sateshwar Sharma during his lifetime, the division bench of chief justice Ramesh Ranganathan and justice NS Dhanik directed the state government to clear the pension dues...

Ahead of Holi and polls, security forces conduct flag marches

In view of the upcoming Holi festival and then the Lok Sabha election, the personnel of police, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and PAC conducted flag marches in different police station areas of Dehradun to instil  confidence in the residents on Monday.  The senior superintendent of police (SSP) Dehradun  Nivedita Kukreti had given order for the flag march. The march passed...

GDMC readies for MCI visit

Team of the apex body of medical education will arrive any time after Holi The Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) administration is waiting for the arrival of the team of Medical Council of India (MCI) for the crucial letter of permission ( LoP) for the fourth batch of the MBBS course. It is expected that the team of the...