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Suspension of global flights to/from India extended till Nov 30

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday extended the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger services to/from India till November 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Fresh concerns over international travel have been raised with another wave of infections in the USA and European countries. In a circular,...

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Suspension of global flights to/from India extended till Nov 30

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday extended the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger services to/from India till November 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Fresh concerns over international travel have been raised with another wave of infections in the USA and European countries. In a circular, the DGCA said, “In partial modification of circular dated 26-06-2020,...

Bihar voters defy corona, throng booths

Final turnout to be higher than provisional 54.26% in first phase of polls for 71 seats Voters of Bihar defied coronavirus as the provisional turnout of 54.26 per cent in the first phase of the Assembly polls for 71 seats matched the figure of 2015. It is expected that the final percentage could go still higher as the Election...

Covid count mounts to 61,261 in U’khand

Two deaths, 304 fresh cases reported on Wednesday The tally of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) patients in Uttarakhand mounted to 61,261 on Wednesday with the state health department reporting 304 fresh cases of the disease. The department also reported the death of two patients of the disease on the day which increased the death toll to 1,009. The authorities...

ITBP a synonym for valour and compassion: CM Rawat

Says that the state government is standing firmly behind the ITBP and assures every possible cooperation to the force The chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat participated in the ‘flag in’ ceremony for expeditions for Gangotri -II and six peaks at Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Seemadwar campus here on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, he said that ITBP and...

HC order vindicated my stand: Karan Mahra

The deputy leader of Congress legislature party in Vidhan Sabha, Karan Mahra has said that the HC order for CBI inquiry in the corruption case involving chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has vindicated his stand on the issue.  Mahra has been the most vocal leader in the Congress party on the issue and had raised it in the state...

HC order on CBI probe:Congress demands resignation of CM Rawat

The party to hold a march towards Raj Bhawan today The order of the Uttarakhand High Court (HC) for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry in an issue related to Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has given fresh ammunition to the Congress party. On Wednesday all the leaders of the state Congress were united in demanding immediate removal...

State files SLP in SC against HC order

BJP outrightly rejects Cong demand for CM’s resignation The State government has filed a special leave petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court against the order of the Uttarakhand high court directing a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the case of the social media post targeting the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. Addressing the media at the...

Price of onions unlikely to drop before Diwali

While the prices of many highly consumed vegetables continue to skyrocket in Dehradun market during the festive season, the president of Dehradun Mandi Samiti, Rajesh Sharma stated that there are very less chances of the prices coming down before Diwali.  For the last few weeks, there has been a considerable hike in the prices of vegetables including onion, tomato and...

Over 5,000 apply on HOPE for employment opportunities

More than 5,000 people of Dehradun district have registered for employment opportunities in the Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) portal in the last six months. As per the data provided by the district administration, the number of applicants registering in the portal from rural areas for employment opportunities is more than the local applicants from the urban areas of...

Illegal religious structures: HC issues contempt notice to CS

Hearing a contempt petition filed against the State government’s failure to implement the court orders for removal of illegally constructed religious structures from public space, the Uttarakhand high court has issued a contempt notice to the chief secretary Om Prakash and sought a reply. The matter was taken up for hearing by the single bench of justice Sharad Kumar...