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SETBACK TO TOURISM AS FIS RACE POSTPONED TILL FEB 16

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- Due to inadequate snowfall being attributed to probable factors like global warming, the International Ski Federation (FIS) race slated to be held at Auli in Chamoli district from January 15 to 21 has been postponed till February 16.  This comes as a setback not only for the State looking to capitalise on the opportunity...

EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN! BUMPER YIELD PLAGUES POTATO FARMERS

Monday, 08 January 2018 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi- Bumper potato production has placed farmers in a quandary across the country. Farmers are forced to destroy potatoes due to falling prices and lack of storing facilities. Despite record harvest, the country has witnessed farmers’ unrest in potato-growing areas. Thousand of potato growers of Aligarh, Hathras, Mathura, Agra, Firozabad, Etawah, Mainpuri, Kannauj...

HOUSE PANEL REJECTS PLAN TO DISINVEST AI

Monday, 08 January 2018 | PNS | New Delhi- Write off its debt, give Air India five years to revive itself, Govt told A Parliamentary panel has strongly rebuffed the Government’s move to divest Air India. The Parliamentary committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture is of the view that the Government should review its decision to privatise or disinvest Air India and...

CONG HAILS RAHUL’S DECISION: PCC PRESIDENTS TO RETAIN POSTS

Monday, 08 January 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- Congress members in Dehradun celebrated Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s decision to let Pradesh Congress Committee presidents continue on their posts. Earlier, in a Press release the All India Congress Committee general secretary Janardan Dwivedi had stated that the party president Rahul Gandhi had take a decision that presidents of all Pradesh Congress committees, regional...

COLD MAKES LIFE HARDER FOR HOMELESS, 7 DIE

Monday, 08 January 2018 | PNS | Haridwar- Despite the arrangements made by the district administration, social organisations and some Samaritans, the cold conditions here continue to cause severe hardship for those without shelter. About seven people are suspected to have died from cold during the past week in the district. Dense fog enveloped the entire district on Sunday forcing people stay...

TWO KILLED IN NAGAR KIRTAN BY ASSAILANTS USING GUNS AND SWORDS

Monday, 08 January 2018 | PNS | Lalkuan- Two persons including one said to be an eyewitness in a murder case were killed when shots were fired and swords were used in a fight between two rival groups during a Nagar Kirtan procession taken out in Sitarganj on Sunday. The district police have deployed additional forces in the area to avoid escalation...

DON’T BE AFFECTED BY ASSEMBLY POLL DEBACLE: PRITAM SINGH

Monday, 08 January 2018 | PNS | Haldwani – The Congress party workers should not be affected by the defeat suffered by the party in the last Vidhan Sabha elections and be prepared to fight the current conditions. The Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress Committee president Pritam Singh said this while speaking at a meet of the Kumaon region’s office bearers and workers of...

134 DENTISTS APPOINTED TO BETTER MEDICAL FACILITIES

Monday, 08 January 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- In an attempt to provide medical facilities in remote and mountainous parts of the State, the health department has appointed newly selected 134 dental doctors in the hospitals located there. The Director General Health services Dr Archana Srivastava said that all these doctors would be posted in the Primary health centres. Interestingly these doctors...

CONSERVATION OF BUTTERFLY DIVERSITY ADOPTED BY HABITAT CONSERVATION

Monday, 08 January 2018 | PNS | Haldwani – A new approach to in-situ conservation of butterfly diversity has been adopted in the form of habitat conservation through butterfly zone in the Nandhaur wildlife sanctuary of the Haldwani forest division here. According to the Haldwani divisional forest officer Chandra Shekhar Sanwal, the conventional species level approach for biodiversity conservation has major limitations;...

MANY EVENTS IN UNDER 14 GIRLS’ CATEGORY ORGANISED UNDER KHEL MAHAKUMBH

Monday, 08 January 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- Under Khel Mahakumbh -2017 many events in Under 14 girls’ category were organised at Maharana Pratap Sports College and Mini Stadium Nanoorkheda on Sunday. In the Kabaddi event teams of Udham Singh Nagar, Tehri , Nainital and Dehradun won their respective matches to reach to semi-final stage. In Kho Kho teams of Nainital, Dehradun,...