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GDMC principal inspects hospital to check preparedness ahead of MCI visit

To oversee the preparation of the Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) for the ensuing visit of Medical Council of India (MCI) for the crucial letter of permission ( LoP) for admission of fourth batch of MBBS students, the principal Dr Ashutosh Sayana inspected GDMC Hospital on Tuesday. The principal, accompanied by the medical superintendent (MS) Dr K K Tamta,...

Lock-out of private clinics to continue: IMA

Clinical Establishment Act must be amended Undeterred by the tough stance taken by the State Government over its agitation demanding amendments in the provisions of clinical establishments Act, the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the association of the private doctors, has vowed to continue its agitation till its demand is accepted. Addressing the media persons here on Tuesday, the president...

Rajhans pairs flocking Ganga bring smiles on bird watchers

As the hills of Mussoorie are receiving snow the Ganga banks are dotted with migratory birds these days. Thousands of migratory birds from the Palearctic region which include Mangolia, China and Russia have darted to Bhimgoda barrage and Misserpur wetlands and also Asan barrage of Dehradun. Surprisingly, 36 Rajhans have come this year, a figure which is much more...

MCD to start door to door garbage collection

Service to start in old 60 wards from March 31 The door to door garbage collection service by Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) is to start in 30 wards from Wednesday after the mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’ inaugurates the service. The trial in seven wards was done earlier this month after which it was decided to start the service...

Students perform Kathak at school

The students of the Divine School of Dance  presented Kathak dance during a cultural programme organised  on the occasion of the 5th  annual day celebration of the school. The organisers said that the evening was dedicated to Indian art and culture and added that the students who performed in the dance programme  had learnt  the  nuances of classical Kathak...

NTFP workshop concludes at FRI

The non timber forest products (NTFPs) must be utilised judiciously for the development of various products. The Forest Research Institute (FRI) silviculture and forest management division head Arti Chaudhary said this at the conclusion of a certificate course at the institute on value addition and marketing of NTFPs and medicinal plants here on Tuesday. The training programme was attended...

Child Protection Net Scheme to be strengthened in U’khand

To provide protection to the children, especially those from a deprived background and also deal with issues concerning the children in a more effective way, the state social welfare department  officers  are all set to tighten and strengthen  the Child Protection Net (CPN) in the State. Under the Centre-based scheme, namely Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS), the formation of...

Very heavy snowfall likely at some places today

The State Meteorological Centre has issued an orange-coded warning and forecast heavy to very heavy snowfall at some places of the State from the night of Wednesday. The districts especially marked for the warning are Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Bageshwar and Pithoragarh where very heavy to heavy snowfall are likely to occur during the next 24 hours. Besides, the places...

Duo sentenced to 20 years for raping differently abled teenager

The court of additional district and sessions judge (II), Mohammed Sultan sentenced two men to 20 years rigorous imprisonment and monetary penalty for the gang rape of a differently abled 18 year old. The advocate representing the state, Ghanshyam Pant said on Tuesday that the young lady who is mentally and physically challenged had gone missing on the evening...

In Brief

Mata Amritanandamayi to donate Rs 5 lakh each to families of slain CRPF men Dehradun: The Mata Amritanandamayi Math decided to donate Rs 5 lakh each to the families of more than 40 CRPF troopers who were martyred in the dastardly terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district last week. Expressing anguish and sorrow over the loss of...