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PURCHASE HANDLOOM PRODUCTS AND HONOUR POOR PEOPLE: CM

By purchasing the handloom products one honors the labour done by the  poor of the country ,said the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat while visiting the National Handloom expo held at Parade Ground here on Thursday. He said that handloom industry provides employment to about 65 lakh people and is second largest employment generating sector after agriculture...

UCPCR CHIEF WANTS SECURITY REVIEW OF BALIKA NIKETAN

Things turning serious at the State-run Balika Niketan in the city with human trafficking charges being raised, the security at the home comprises a woman home guard sans any arms and training to cope with emergencies. Sounding concerned over the ‘security’ at the shelter home,  head of Uttarakhand Commission for Protection of Child Rights (UCPCR) Yogendra Khanduri said that...

SCHOOLS FLOUT ADMIN’S ORDER

Many of the schools located in areas like Jagjeetpur, Misserpur, Pherupur, and Dhanpura around Laksar Road remain open despite the District Education Department’s declaration of winter vacation from January 1 to 14. The dense fog engulfing the district warranted the department’s decision, a move that made the parents of the children studying in schools happy. However, managements of many...

OPP ADAMANT TO DEFER BILL

A united Opposition on Wednesday played spoilsport to the Government effort to pass the triple talaq Bill in the Rajya Sabha demanding that it should be sent to a Select Committee for review. The Lok Sabha has already passed the Bill. The fate of the legislation now hangs in balance with only two working days of the current session...

MIFFED AT MISSING RS BERTH, VISHWAS CLAIMS BETRAYAL

After the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) officially announced the names of its three nominees for the Rajya Sabha, senior AAP leader Kumar Vishwas alleged that he has been punished for speaking the truth. He targeted AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal saying that it is difficult to survive in the AAP if one disagrees with Kejriwal. Vishwas’ comments came after Deputy...

MAJOR ADMINISTRATIVE RESHUFFLE EFFECTED

In a major administrative reshuffle, the State Government has changed responsibilities of many additional secretary level officers of Indian Administrative Services (IAS) on Wednesday. The key assignment of Additional Secretary, medical health and family welfare has been given to Arunendra Singh Chauhan. This position is currently being held by Pankaj Kumar Pandey. He however would continue holding the charge...

AUTHORITIES TO ENSURE OVERALL DEVELOPMENT: MIN

The State Urban Development and Housing Minister Madan Kaushik said that the main purpose of establishing district development authorities is to ensure all round development in a planned manner in the areas. The Minister said this at the first meeting of the Udham Singh Nagar development authority in the APJ Abdul Kalam hall in Rudrapur on Wednesday. He averred...

RISPANA DETERIORATES DUE TO ENCROACHMENT

Volunteers of a local group found that encroachments and illegal pumping of water from the source in Mussoorie are also deteriorating the condition of Rispana river. This was revealed by members of the Doon based student activist group, Making a Difference by Being the Difference (MAD) who reached the woods in Mussoorie hills while following the river Rispana Mausi...

CHINESE KITE STRINGS SELLING DESPITE NGT BAN

Despite the complete ban imposed by National Green Tribunal on the use of ‘Chinese kite strings, made of nylon or any synthetic material which is non-biodegradable, it is openly selling in the markets of the holy city. In July last year, the NGT had imposed a complete ban on the manufacturing, sale, production, supply and use of kite string...

POLICE PERSONNEL IN CPU DON’T POSSESS REQUIRED LICENCE

A Right to Information (RTI) query has revealed that the police personnel deployed as drivers in the City Patrol Unit (CPU) squads do not possess required commercial driving licenses. The President of Dehradun City Bus Association Vijay Vardhan Dandariyal said that in response to the RTI query regarding CPU driver and pillion, the police department informed that the personnel...