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DM ORDERS OFFICERS NOT TO LEAVE HEADQUARTERS SANS PRIOR PERMISSION

PNS/PAURI- Angry over the absence of the executive officers of Srinagar and Kotdwar municipality during the road safety committee  meeting on Thursday, district magistrate Pauri Sushil Kumar instructed the district- level officers not to leave the headquarters without prior permission. During the meeting, DM  took stock of the  accidents which happened  on the national highway and the state highways and...

ONE DIES OF ELECTROCUTION IN SIIDCUL INDUSTRIAL AREA

PNS/Haridwar An employee in a company in SIIDCUL is suspected to have died of electrocution while he was working on Thursday. His body might have come into contact with a hanging live wire at the manufacturing site of the company, police said, adding that autopsy would make things clear.  The deceased has been identified as Preetam, 32, resident of Anneki village, Hetampur. ...

ANIL SWAMI EVICTED, TENT DISMANTLED

PNS/PAURI- On the 10th day of the hunger strike staged in the Joint Hospital Srinagar premises  in support of the three-point charter of demands under the banner of Pragatisheel Jan Manch,    Anil Swami was evicted from the site of the fasting by police and admitted at  Base Hospital Srinagar on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.  The  tent used for the...

100% FDI IN SINGLE BRAND RETAIL

Thursday, 11 January 2018 | Madhusudan Sahoo | New Delhi- Cabinet also OK’s foreign investment up to 49% in Air India via approval route In move to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI), the Government on Wednesday effected major changes by easing investment norms across key sectors in the country. Ahead of the Budget, the Centre permitted foreign airlines to invest up...

VIRTUAL ID TO SAVE AADHAAR

Thursday, 11 January 2018 | PNS | New Delhi- This 16-digit code can be used to avoid sharing of Aadhaar number for authentication purpose Facing allegations that Aadhaar data are not safe, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Wednesday introduced a new concept of ‘Virtual ID’ which Aadhaar-card holder can generate from its website and give for various purposes, including...

PRAKASH PANDEY — A CASE OF ALTRUISTIC SUICIDE?

Thursday, 11 January 2018 | Gajendra Singh Negi | Dehradun- The manner in which Prakash Pandey committed suicide at the State party office when one of a Cabinet Minister was holding Janata Darbar underlies meticulous planning done by him. The psychologists are of the view that some persons under extreme depression take the step of committing suicide under the belief that they...

CONG, LEFT STAGE PROTEST, BURN EFFIGY OF STATE GOVT

Thursday, 11 January 2018 | PNS | Dehradun/Lalkuan- Members of various political parties, including the Congress, Communist Party of India (Marxist Leninist) and others, staged demonstrations and burnt the effigy of  State Government on Wednesday on the issue of Prakash Pandey’s death. In Haldwani, the transporters’ union and local Vyapar Mandal also staged a demonstration and submitted a memorandum addressed to the...

CONTRACTORS’ PAYMENTS STUCK IN GOVT DEPTS

Thursday, 11 January 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- Amid political allegations and counter allegations over unfortunate suicide of Prakash Pandey, it has come to fore that some contractors owed money to the beleaguered transporter and despite regular reminders they were not clearing his dues. It is learnt that these contractors were finding it hard to clear dues of Pandey as they were...

PANDEY’S DEAD BODY REACHES AMIDST EMOTIONAL OUTPOURING

Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 | PNS | Haldwani- The body of transporter Prakash Pandey who had committed suicide during a Janata Darbar programme in Dehradun, was brought to his home in Kathgodam at about 2:40 a.m. on Wednesday. The arrival of the body stirred up emotions in the area but the district authorities had already deployed additional police and...

SEMINAL ON E-WAY BILL SYSTEM UNDER GST HELD

PNS/Kashipur The Kumaon Garhwal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KGCCI) organised a seminar here on the E-Way bill system under the Goods and Services Tax (GST). At the seminar, the state tax assistant commissioner (Kashipur) Ajay Birthare said that under GST, E-Way bill will have to be made for transport of goods valued at more than Rs 50,000. In...