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Kailashanand to contribute Rs 11 lakh for Ram temple

Even as the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya issue elicited approval from most, Kailashanand Brahmchari of Dakshin Kali Peeth in Haridwar has offered to contribute an amount of Rs 11 lakh for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. Thanking the apex court, he said that the verdict had provided the masses with a long awaited and historic...

ABAP flays AIMIM chief’s statement over verdict

While many have welcomed the Supreme Court’s judgement on the Ram Janmabhoomi case, some like the AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi have made statements which have elicited criticism. The Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad (ABAP) president, Mahant Narendra Giri, has criticised Owaisi for stating that the Supreme Court judgment was a “victory of faith over facts” and suggesting rejection of the...

Company production crosses 25 million units at Haridwar facility

While there is still some talk of economic slump and deteriorating conditions in the automobile industry, Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, recently crossed  a milestone with its manufacturing facility at Haridwar surpassing 25 million units in cumulative production. The manufacturing facility, commissioned in April 2008, has achieved the milestone in just over 11 years...

Alert across country, lens on social media

A nationwide security alert was sounded in the wake of the Ayodhya land dispute judgment amid a common refrain from both the sides to maintain peace and law & order. Intensive patrolling was conducted by respective police forces in the States, especially in the sensitive areas. The police also kept a vigil on various social media platforms by continuous...

Attempted attack on MLA, Congress holds protests

Agitated by the attack on the Kedarnath MLA, Manoj Rawat, the workers of Congress party burned the effigies of the State administration in all the district headquarters on Saturday. In Dehradun, the party workers, led by Mahanagar president Lalchand Sharma, assembled at the State party headquarters on the day and marched to the Atley hall.  Here, the workers held...

NSUI protests against fee hike

Burns effigy of Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, State minister Dhan Singh Rawat and Vice Chancellor (VC) of HNB Garhwal University. In protest against the fee hike affected by the HNB Garhwal University, the National Students Union of India (NSUI) the student wing of the Congress party organised protest march on Friday.  In the march the...

MCD clarifies all polythene bags are banned

In view of confusion prevailing among some segments of society about the polythene ban, the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) has clarified that all polythene bags are banned. According to the deputy municipal commissioner Rohitash Sharma the banned items include polythene bags, objects made of single-use plastic and polystyrene (thermocol) like plates, bowls, spoons and cups. The MCD on...

86-year old dies in accidental fire

An 86-year old woman died in an accidental fire accident at Govindgarh in Garhi cantonment on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Renuka Pokhriyal. According to police, prima facie the cause of fire appears to be short circuit, but the investigation in the case is still ongoing. According to the information provided by local police, the incident happened...

Trains cancellations also became problematic for vendors and transport unions

Trains to and from Dehradun railway station are proposed to be inoperational for three months time period starting from November 10. The block for this time period has been approved by the authorities, as the yard remodelling work of the Dehradun Railways and restoration of station premises needs to be conducted. Meanwhile, the vendors who have shops inside the...

Political procession created traffic woes on Thursday

A political procession on Thursday via Clock Tower and Astley Hall generated major traffic woes for the general public. The only relief was that the procession did not happen during peak hours. Even after that the dancing supporters and crackers bursting in the middle of the road became problematic for commuters going through the area. In fact an ambulance...