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One death reported, 94 roads blocked by debris in State

At least one death was reported due to rock fall in Chamoli district while 94 roads in different parts of the state were reported blocked due to landslides and heavy rain on Monday. According to information provided by the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) on Monday evening, one person died after a rock fell near Raiso on a car...

Rivers in full flow, overflowing drains cause property damage in Dehradun

Considerable rainfall in Dehradun and surrounding hills on Monday caused the rivers to flow in full spate even as drains were unable to handle the flow of rainwater. The resulting waterlogging caused considerable damage in various localities of Dehradun. The combination of rivers in spate and overflowing drains caused a flood-like situation in the areas including Panchpuri, Teachers Colony...

Intense spell likely in State today

The State meteorological centre has forecast the likelihood of light to moderate rain/thunderstorm with intense spells in the state on Tuesday. Such weather is likely to occur at most places in Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Nainital, Champawat, Pauri, Dehradun, Haridwar, Tehri, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi districts and at many places in Almora, UdhamSingh Nagar and Chamoli districts. In Dehradun, the weather is...

Develop 2 blocks each in mountain districts as models of Pirul power: CM

Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has stressed on the need for special focus on linking self help groups (SHGs) and NGOs with efforts to generate electricity using Pirul (dry pine needles). Two blocks with more Pirul should be identified in each  mountainous district and work should be started to develop these as model blocks. Directing the officials to encourage...

DPR of Gairsain Lake being revised

The lake would supply drinking water to the summer capital The speaker of Uttarakhand assembly Prem Chand Agarwal took stock of the progress of the work on the proposed lake at Gairsain at his office here on Monday. The lake would supply drinking water to the Gairsain which is the summer capital of Uttarakhand. The chief engineer of the...

Questions raised on de-affiliation of colleges from Garhwal University

The decision to shift the affiliations of private and aided colleges from HNB Garhwal University to Sridev Suman Uttarakhand University is meeting resistance from various quarters. On the insistence of the Uttarakhand government the HNB Garhwal University has recently sent letters to the affiliated colleges to shift their affiliation to other universities from academic session 2021-22. It paved the...

Only 500 people allowed in Independence Day event this year

Only 500 people will be attending the main function to mark the 74th Independence Day this year in Dehradun to ensure observance of precautions against Covid-19. Due to the ongoing construction work in the Parade Ground under the Dehradun Smart City project, the function on August 15 will be organised in Dehradun Police Line this year. The Dehradun district...

UPES holds national conference on environmental management

The well-being of the environment is always more important than the technological and economic development, said noted environmentalist and author Vandana Shiva. She was speaking at an online national conference on sustainable management of environment and natural resources through innovation in science and technology held at UPES in collaboration with DBS (PG) College. The event was funded by Uttarakhand...

Huma Qureshi recalls working in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur 2’

Actress Huma S. Qureshi considers “Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2” as one of her most special films. On Sunday, Huma took to Instagram and recalled working on the film, which was released eight years ago. “Gangs of Wasseypur is Anurag Kashyap’s two-part crime thriller. Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Richa Chadha too featured in the second part. “Remembering this day...

Breaking stereotypes

UPSC toppers come from fairly modest backgrounds and have shown how the ordinary can manage extraordinary feats The recently published results of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services examination, 2019, have thrown up some powerful stories of triumph, surpassing gender, caste, economic and religious barriers. Stories of grit and inspiration abound as most candidates who have made...