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CM EXHORTS WOMEN TO SUPPORT PM OVER ‘TRIPLE TALAQ’

PNS/Dehradun Defending emotionally the Narendra Modi government for its determination to enact a law to make the custom of triple talaq a punishable offence, braving the stiff resistance from the Opposition, chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat exhorted all the women of the country to raise voice collectively in support of the Centre’s principled stance on the sensitive matter. The custom...

DG ANNOUNCES Rs 10K REWARD ON RISHIPAL RANA

PNS/Haridwar Director general of police Uttarakhand Anil K Raturi has announced a reward of Rs 10,000 on Rishipal Rana, the principal accused of the gang war that erupted in the Roorkee court premises on November 20 last. Earlier, the Haridwar senior superintendent of police (SSP) had announced a reward of Rs 2,500 on him. Pauri police  are also on the lookout for...

ABOUT TO COMMIT SUICIDE, COPS DETAIN ANOTHER TRANSPORTER

 PNS/Dehradun Jittery in the aftermath of the suicide by a transporter and also over the CM office purportedly being inundated with similar threats, Dehradun police detained a transporter identified as Sanjay Bisht, resident of Rampur in Nainital district, who had announced suicidal bid along with other transporters on Friday at the CM’s residence through a circulated video, from Hathibadkala in Dehradun on Thursday....

DM ORDERS OFFICERS NOT TO LEAVE HEADQUARTERS SANS PRIOR PERMISSION

PNS/PAURI- Angry over the absence of the executive officers of Srinagar and Kotdwar municipality during the road safety committee  meeting on Thursday, district magistrate Pauri Sushil Kumar instructed the district- level officers not to leave the headquarters without prior permission. During the meeting, DM  took stock of the  accidents which happened  on the national highway and the state highways and...

ONE DIES OF ELECTROCUTION IN SIIDCUL INDUSTRIAL AREA

PNS/Haridwar An employee in a company in SIIDCUL is suspected to have died of electrocution while he was working on Thursday. His body might have come into contact with a hanging live wire at the manufacturing site of the company, police said, adding that autopsy would make things clear.  The deceased has been identified as Preetam, 32, resident of Anneki village, Hetampur. ...

ANIL SWAMI EVICTED, TENT DISMANTLED

PNS/PAURI- On the 10th day of the hunger strike staged in the Joint Hospital Srinagar premises  in support of the three-point charter of demands under the banner of Pragatisheel Jan Manch,    Anil Swami was evicted from the site of the fasting by police and admitted at  Base Hospital Srinagar on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.  The  tent used for the...

A TALE OF TWO SPEECHES

Thursday, 11 January 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit- For those wondering why Narendra Modi beats Rahul Gandhi each time… We understand perfectly well that surface changes are vital in the age of social media traction, Facebook intellectualism and soundbite soliloquys for all political leaders. But, as the German Romantics put it (or was it Faust), without context we do not exist. Congress...

BREAK THE ICE

Thursday, 11 January 2018 | Angela Pallor- Educational reformist Sonam Wangchuk believes in decolonising the mind and working for a more contextual and experiential education in the mountains. By Angela Paljor Ladakh is the go-to destination for the tourists, and to accommodate the huge influx, hotels are popping up in every nook and corner and agricultural lands are being converted into...

100% FDI IN SINGLE BRAND RETAIL

Thursday, 11 January 2018 | Madhusudan Sahoo | New Delhi- Cabinet also OK’s foreign investment up to 49% in Air India via approval route In move to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI), the Government on Wednesday effected major changes by easing investment norms across key sectors in the country. Ahead of the Budget, the Centre permitted foreign airlines to invest up...

VIRTUAL ID TO SAVE AADHAAR

Thursday, 11 January 2018 | PNS | New Delhi- This 16-digit code can be used to avoid sharing of Aadhaar number for authentication purpose Facing allegations that Aadhaar data are not safe, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Wednesday introduced a new concept of ‘Virtual ID’ which Aadhaar-card holder can generate from its website and give for various purposes, including...