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‘Double-engine’ yet to start in Uttarakhand

PCC chief and LoP target BJP for failure to perform The promised ‘double-engine’ of the government has yet to start nearly two years into the term of the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttarakhand. Due to this, work has not even on the schemes launched during the term of the previous Congress-led state government. The current government has stalled...

BJP intensifies campaign for ULB elections

Chief Minister and state BJP chief begin campaigns The Bharatiya Janata Party has intensified its campaign for the urban local body elections with chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and BJP state president Ajay Bhatt starting their campaign tours on Sunday. Former chief ministers, MPs, state cabinet ministers and senior party leaders have also started campaigning in support of party...

Kaushik campaigns for party candidate

Counting his own and his party BJP’s accomplishments, Urban Development minister Madan Kaushik addressed a public gathering in ward number 16 near Tibdi while campaigning for councillor candidate Sangeeta Giri on Sunday noon. He said in his term so far he has accomplished 92 per cent coverage of sewer pipeline in the city. The remaining eight percent shall be...

Looking for Rusty’s trees in Dehra

HILL-BILLY Just imagine having to leave home and starting a life in the Bazaars of Dehradun as a teenager. Now imagine doing all of this in the 1950s. Well, author Ruskin Bond did all this and more in the once quaint valley of Dehradun. Ruskin writes fondly about the Dehra of the 1950s and 1960s, the sleepy town with...

AITA U-14 lawn tennis finals held in Doon

The final matches of the All India Tennis Association (AITA) under-14 lawn tennis tournament were played at Saint Joseph’s Academy here on Sunday. In the boys singles final, Devansh Verma defeated Avyukt Kochar by 6-1,6-1 whereas in the boys doubles final, the duo of Jivesh Sharma and Tejas Sahoo defeated Naman Choudhary and Ankur Gohain by 6-2, 6-4. Further,...

Winter chill spurts woollens sales in Nainital

After nearly a week of intermittent cloudy weather, people in Nainital enjoyed a clear sunny Sunday. With the level of mercury dropping in the region, both tourists and locals could be seen making purchases from local shops selling woollens and other winter clothing. For nearly a week now, Nainital had been experiencing cloudy skies after midday. With cloudy skies...

Roorkee lady wins talent award

Indian actress and model who was semi finalist in Femina Miss India 2004, Mughda Godse presented the award Mother of two and an entrepreneur by profession, Garima Chadha won Mrs Doon Diva talent award 2018 held recently in Dehradun. Indian actress and model who was semi finalist in Femina Miss India 2004, Mughda Godse presented the award to her....

Jang-e-Saragarhi organised

A special sight and sound show, ‘Jang-e-Saragarhi’ dedicated to 21 valiant soldiers of 36th Battalion of Sikh Regiment was organised at Birpur Cantonment here on Sunday. ‘Jang-e-Saragarhi’ is a commemoration to the valour and sacrifice of 21 Sikh soldiers who fought against an army of 10,000 Pathans at the relay post of Saragarhi during 1897. All of them were...

Afghan duo caught selling herbs in Lalkuan

They had arrived here on tourist visas but were trading in herbs which is against the visa regulations The Lalkuan police and local intelligence unit (LIU) personnel were surprised while conducting a verification drive when two men candidly informed them that they were from Kabul, Afghanistan. The duo was selling herbs when they were questioned about their identity. After...

It’s written in the Vedas

As modern India is waking up to the bane of aping the West blindly and the rise of lifestyle ailments, people are turning to ancient wisdom and tried-and-tested practices for physical and emotional healing. Navneet Mendiratta maps the reverse trend In her mid 30s, Rashima Suri begins her day with the oil pulling ritual to cleanse her mouth. No brushing her...