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Rising sea threatens watery grave for Indian coastal cities

n the last 50 years, sea level along the Indian coast has risen by 8.5 cm with the decade between 2003 and 2013 showing the annual average rise at a greater speed. On an average, the sea level along the Indian coast is considered to be rising at about 1.70 mm/year, but during the last decade (2003-2013) (till the...

Criticism spurs V-P to order review of marshals’ uniform

Following criticism by some ex-Army officers and Opposition leaders, Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday ordered a review of the new military-style uniform of the marshals. The uniform was restyled from traditional Indian attire comprising turbans to dark navy blue military-style outfits with caps. Naidu mentioned in the House that the Secretariat of the Rajya...

JNU protesters booked for rioting; students demand no legal action

The Delhi Police on Tuesday filed two FIRs against the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for damaging public property, rioting and obstructing public servants from discharging their duty during the protest against the hostel fee hike. Police action came after the clash between police and students during the protest march by the protesters on Monday. However, the JNU...

House rises to Delhi pollution challenge

MPs call for standing committee, demand integrated action A debate on Delhi’s alarming pollution level kicked off in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday on the second day of the Winter Session with Congress MP Manish Tewari suggesting a standing committee on pollution and climate change. Trinamool Congress’ (TMC) Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, who wore a mask during her speech in...

CM exhorts industrialists to focus on mountainous areas too

Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that industrialists should come forward to establish enterprises in mountainous areas too. He said that special focus is being accorded in the state to developing an atmosphere conducive for industry. Necessary facilities and assistance are being provided to industries through the State Infrastructure and Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Limited (SIIDCUL). Necessary approvals...

HC seeks report & affidavit on dengue from State Govt

Hearing on a public interest litigation regarding the spread of dengue in the State, the High Court has directed the State Government to submit its reply in a week. In the hearing on Tuesday, the Government counsel informed the division bench of chief justice Ramesh Ranganathan and justice Alok Kumar Verma that dengue is now under control in the...

Doctors’ recruitment impeded by official apathy

State administration sitting over the grant of approval for syllabus due to which UMSSB is not able to initiate the process to recruit 314 Medical Officers. The state administration is sitting over the recruitment of 314 new medical officers (MO) as it is not clearing the file of syllabus of the selection process sent by the Uttarakhand Medical Services...

Dhan Singh Rawat reviews PMJVK works

Shikhar Degree College, Haridwar and Jaspur college of Udham Singh Nagar to be handed over to the higher education department. These colleges are at present being operated under the minorities’ welfare ministry. The State Minister for cooperative, higher education and dairy development, Dhan Singh Rawat, has directed the officials to submit proposals for construction of buildings of schools, ITIs...

IIM Indore signs MoU with LBSNAA for case studies

In accordance with the vision to stay contextually relevant, remain socially conscious and contribute to the society and nation as a whole, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore signed a memorandum of understanding with Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie. The MoU has been signed with a view to exchange faculty members for various training programmes,...

Cong pays homage to Indira Gandhi on birth anniversary

The Congress leaders remembered her role in nationalisation of banks, poverty alleviation,  conceptualising twenty point programme and bringing glory to the nation in Bangladesh war The leaders and workers of the Congress party remembered former Prime Minister (PM) Indira Gandhi on her 102 birth anniversary on Tuesday. A programme was organised in the state party office of the Congress...