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GOVT PLANS PANACEA FOR POOR YIELD, FARMERS’ POVERTY

Saturday, 06 January 2018 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi- In an attempt to boost agricultural production, doubling farmers’ income and reducing the cost of cultivation, the Narendra Modi Government has decided to introduce  customised fertilisers (CFs) across the country. CF is prepared by tweaking the proportions of urea and micronutrients in a way that the end products are suited to meet...

GDP GROWTH MAY SINK TO 6.5%

Saturday, 06 January 2018 | PNS | New Delhi- With poor performance of agriculture and manufacturing sectors, country’s economic growth is expected to slow to a four-year low of 6.5 per cent in 2017-18, the lowest under Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government. “Implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and subsequent slowdown in the manufacturing sector is expected to drag down...

BJP’S FUND RAISING SCHEME:‘AAJIWAN SAHYOG NIDHI’ GETS GOOD RESPONSE

Saturday, 06 January 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- Aajiwan Sahyog Nidhi’, the fund raising scheme of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is eliciting a very good response in Uttarakhand. The scheme underlies the party’s ideology of maintaining transparency in fund collection process of political parties as donations are being taken in form of cheques only. The State BJP President, Ajay Bhatt, said this...

SPEAKER UNVEILS PAC, IT COMMITTEES

Saturday, 06 January 2018 | PNS | Dehradun – The speaker of Uttarakhand Assembly, Premchand Agarwal, inaugurated the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and Information Technology (IT) Committee at State Assembly on Friday. The speaker has appointed Qazi Nizamuddin and Deshraj Karnwal as Chairpersons of  the PAC and IT committees respectively. Speaking on the occasion, the Speaker Agarwal said that both PAC and...

INDIA WILL BE MODEL DEMOCRATIC NATION IN FUTURE: SEC

Saturday, 06 January 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- In view of the forthcoming elections of Urban Local Bodies, an all party meeting was convened at State Election Commission on Friday. Addressing the meeting, the State Election Commissioner Subardhan said that there is a need to make democracy more lively and strong and for it mechanism of independent, impartial and transparent elections is...

SEISMOGRAPHS TO BE INSTALLED IN GARHWAL, KUMAON REGIONS

Saturday, 06 January 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- As part of the memorandum of understanding signed earlier between the State Government and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, 84 seismographs have been installed in the Garhwal region while about 100 seismographs are to be installed in the Kumaon region. This will help build a warning system for earthquakes in the seismically...

SEVERE COLD AT FEW PLACES IN STATE FOR NEXT 24 HOURS: MET

Saturday, 06 January 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- The meteorological centre has issued warning of cold to severe cold condition at a few places in the plains of the State, particularly in Haridwar and Udham Singh Nagar districts, for the next 72 hours. Besides, ground frost would continue to form in  the mountains of Uttarakhand over the same period. Meanwhile, Dehradun continued...

ADMIN STARTS WORKING ON ‘FEIGNED’ CONCERN OF MATRI SADAN

Saturday, 06 January 2018 | PNS | Haridwar- The Haridwar district administration started acting on the warning of the District Magistrate Deepak Rawat about exposing the ‘feigned’ concern of Matri Sadan with environment and Ganga after a case  was registered against an inmate of the ashram  Brahmachari Dayanand for cutting two Shisham trees  sans permission from the forest department under Forest Conservation...

CM inspects FIS arrangements, says Auli will be perfect tourism spot

PNS/Joshimath Auli will be developed according to a master plan into a tourism destination and necessary effort will be made to provide all required facilities for holding winter games here in the future.  Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said this on Friday while inspecting arrangements for the International Ski Federation (FIS) event to be held at Auli in Chamoli...

MOBILE PHONE FOUND IN JAIL TOILET

Saturday, 06 January 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- A mobile phone recovered from a toilet in a jail barrack of  Nainital jail during a surprise inspection by the  jail  administration on Friday has landed the jail staffers in a tizzy Things are really worrisome for the jail officers as reports of the under-trial prisoners and convicts using cell phones from inside their...