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Police to start campaign against child begging

In order to save children from begging racket and to prevent them from coming back into this illegal business, the State police have decided to undertake an intensive campaign in Dehradun. Measures like raising public awareness and even resorting to DNA test to ascertain parentage of children caught begging will be undertaken as part of the campaign. These decisions...

Clear sky, dry weather forecast today

The State Meteorological Centre has forecast mainly clear to the partly cloudy sky across the State on Tuesday. Dry weather is likely to prevail in the state today. In the provisional state capital, the maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to remain about 34 degree Celsius and 16 degree Celsius respectively. Meanwhile, on Monday, the maximum and the minimum...

A Mulayam transition

The SP and BSP chiefs shared a dais in Mainpuri making for a historic moment but can they stall national parties? One may call it opportunistic but when is politics anything but? One may have doubted the possibilities of the mahagathbandhan but this is one alliance in Uttar Pradesh (UP) that has subsumed the hostilities, rivalries and egos of its partners...

Goodbye Jet Airways?

As the airline unravels, it has begun to emerge that several aspects of the business were rotten to the core. These are the reminiscences of a frequent flyer Many of us have been watching the Jet Airways bankruptcy saga with a lot of sorrow. Do not get me wrong — Jet Airways was bled dry by its promoters and management with...

Life after elections

Regardless of which party forms the Government at the Centre, there should be no room for complacency. It will have to hit the ground running and focus on the economy’s growth By the end of May, a newly-elected Government, constituting the 17th Lok Sabha, will firmly be in place. While it’s a challenge to predict the electoral outcomes of...

Modi condemns attack, offers help; Sushma in touch

Condemning the “cold-blooded and pre-planned barbaric acts” in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesingh and offered  the southern neighbour all possible help and assistance to deal with the situation. “Strongly condemn the horrific blasts in Sri Lanka. There is no place for such barbarism in our region,”...

On Easter, violence resurrects in Lanka

215 killed in 8 blasts; 3 Indians, 30 other foreigners among dead Astring of eight devastating blasts, including suicide attacks, struck churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing 215 people, including three Indians and an American, and shattering a decade of peace in the island nation since the end of the brutal...

Want to take on Modi in Varanasi if Rahul allows, says Priyanka

Amid speculation that she could be pitted against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi in the Lok Sabha poll, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday said she will be happy to contest against the PM if asked by party president and brother Rahul Gandhi. Party sources said that the Congress will announce the name of candidate for...

Ramdev prepares social media Army

In an attempt to counter the anti-social propaganda going on in the social media, Swami Ramdev has now launched an army of social media warriors who will swiftly give response through the media tools on negative propaganda against the nation, Indian culture or Swadeshi movement. A training camp for 2000 such ‘social media warriors’ concluded here on Sunday.  These...

Forest Dept lodges case against loco pilot

In the accident which occurred near Jamalpur Sitapur railway crossing on Friday when the Nanda Devi Express fatally hit two elephants, the forest department has lodged a case against the locomotive pilot responsible. Also, a probe is underway to ascertain the speed of the train Nanda Devi Express when it hit the two elephants. Meanwhile, the patrolling by forest...