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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...

PRAKASH PANDEY — A CASE OF ALTRUISTIC SUICIDE?

Thursday, 11 January 2018 | Gajendra Singh Negi | Dehradun- The manner in which Prakash Pandey committed suicide at the State party office when one of a Cabinet Minister was holding Janata Darbar underlies meticulous planning done by him. The psychologists are of the view that some persons under extreme depression take the step of committing suicide under the belief that they...

CONG, LEFT STAGE PROTEST, BURN EFFIGY OF STATE GOVT

Thursday, 11 January 2018 | PNS | Dehradun/Lalkuan- Members of various political parties, including the Congress, Communist Party of India (Marxist Leninist) and others, staged demonstrations and burnt the effigy of  State Government on Wednesday on the issue of Prakash Pandey’s death. In Haldwani, the transporters’ union and local Vyapar Mandal also staged a demonstration and submitted a memorandum addressed to the...

CONTRACTORS’ PAYMENTS STUCK IN GOVT DEPTS

Thursday, 11 January 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- Amid political allegations and counter allegations over unfortunate suicide of Prakash Pandey, it has come to fore that some contractors owed money to the beleaguered transporter and despite regular reminders they were not clearing his dues. It is learnt that these contractors were finding it hard to clear dues of Pandey as they were...

PANDEY’S DEAD BODY REACHES AMIDST EMOTIONAL OUTPOURING

Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 | PNS | Haldwani- The body of transporter Prakash Pandey who had committed suicide during a Janata Darbar programme in Dehradun, was brought to his home in Kathgodam at about 2:40 a.m. on Wednesday. The arrival of the body stirred up emotions in the area but the district authorities had already deployed additional police and...

SEMINAL ON E-WAY BILL SYSTEM UNDER GST HELD

PNS/Kashipur The Kumaon Garhwal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KGCCI) organised a seminar here on the E-Way bill system under the Goods and Services Tax (GST). At the seminar, the state tax assistant commissioner (Kashipur) Ajay Birthare said that under GST, E-Way bill will have to be made for transport of goods valued at more than Rs 50,000. In...

SEND PHOTOS OF RURAL ELECTRIFICATION WORKS, POWER SECY TELLS UPCL

Thursday, 11 January 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- On a stern note, power secretary Radhika Jha has directed the officials of Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) to send her pictures of initiation of electrification works from 38 villages of Pithoragarh and Uttarkashi districts which are still not connected with power, within next four days and complete the process till March 15. The...