Tag: State news

Demarcation of govt land in newly added MCD wards hitting hurdles

The newly added 40 wards in the existing list of Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD)have not only raised issues in maintaining the proper cleanliness of the places but also measurement and demarcation of  the government land in these wards have become a major issue. The lack of proper staff in MCD is becoming a hurdle to fulfil the task....

SC judgement in Sohrabuddin case exposes Cong conspiracy- CM

‘Congress has a history of misusing Govt machinery’ The recent decision of the Supreme Court in the Sohrabuddin encounter case has once again exposed the lies peddled by the Congress, said chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. Addressing the media on Wednesday, Rawat said that the decision of the special CBI court and the Supreme Court have exposed how the...

Dehradun MCD collects Rs 8 crore from house tax

‘We are to collect Rs 25 crore by March,’ says tax and revenue superintendent Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) has so far collected Rs eight crore in terms of the house tax against the target set of Rs 25 crore. The official in charge stated that the house taxpayers should submit their taxes before January 15. Following ups and downs...

Youth’s body found, murder case lodged

Panic gripped Chamgadar Tapu near Rodi Belwala in Haridwar on Monday morning after the body of an unidentified person was found in the area. Upon being informed, police rushed to the spot and recovered an unclaimed loader which was allegedly used to dump the dead body at the site. The body was identified to be that of a resident...

NIESBUD regional office gets permanent campus in Doon

The permanent regional office campus of the National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD) was inaugurated in Dehradun via video conferencing by the institute’s director general Rajesh Aggarwal. An institution of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, NIESBUD regional office in Uttarakhand has been working since 2004-05 in the sphere of entrepreneurship development through training, consultation,...

Dharmani calls for truce between warring state Congress factions

‘Time to fight unitedly against BJP’ Amid intense sabre- rattling in the state Congress unit involving the followers of the camps loyal to the leader of the opposition Indira Hridayesh and Pradesh Congress Committee chief Pritam Singh, on one hand, and the former chief minister Harish Rawat, on the other, the state co in charge of the party, Rajesh...

Major reshuffle made, 25 IASs/IPSs transferred, some promoted

In a major reshuffle, the state government has changed responsibilities of some officers of Indian Administrative Service ( IAS) and the Indian Police Service on Saturday. The charge of the commissioner industries and managing director of SIIDCUL has been taken away from Saujanya while additional charge of commissioner industries has been handed over to  the principal secretary Manisha Panwar. The...

Teachers to boycott training in winter vacations

Taking a confrontationist path, the powerful association of primary school teachers, the Prathmik Shikshak Sangh ( PSS) has decided to boycott in-service training of teachers organised by the education department during winter vacations. The State Council of Education Research and Training ( SCERT) has scheduled a ten-day block-wise training programme of teachers commencing from January 3, 2019. The teachers...

Mercury dips to 2 c in Dehradun

The mercury has dipped to 2 degrees Celsius in Dehradun while in a number of towns based in Uttarakhand, the same is running in the sub-zero now. The cold wave condition now sweeping across Uttarakhand, the regional meteorological department has forecast dense to moderate fog enveloping a large swathe of the plains of the state, particularly in the Haridwar...

Israeli Co signs MoU with state on algae

Reiterates interest in medicinal cannabis farming in U’khand A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Israeli company Puremagic Limited and the state government was signed for farming, processing and anti-oxidant estrogen Astaxanthin of algae worth Rs 25 crore on Thursday. The MoU was signed in the presence of chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat between the Israeli company chief...