HindustanTimes Sat,30 Aug 2014


U’khand tea: Raj days’ flavour goes brandless

Uttarakhand tea, which was known for its flavour, aroma and colour during the British time, is today nowhere in the brand race, thanks to poor marketing strategy and consequent weak domestic push.

Admin begins relief work in flooded Haridwar villages

Roorkee rescue
Owing to heavy rain, the Ganga has swollen again and flooded low-lying villages in Haridwar district. The administration has started relief works and is keeping a vigil in the areas.

Congmen express dissatisfaction over delay in forming new panel

Harish rawat
A section of Congressmen in Uttarakhand has expressed dissatisfaction at the delay in constituting a new state Congress working committee. But the party leadership is unlikely to constitute the committee before mid-October.

DMC efforts under scanner after disease scare grips Dehradun

With dengue scare reportedly beginning to spread its tentacles in the state capital, the Dehradun Municipal Corporation’s (DMC) role in conducting effective fogging and other anti-larval measures has come under the scanner.

Foreign visits by ministers, babus only if necessary: Uttarakhand CM

Harish Rawat
Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat said on Monday that foreign visits of cabinet ministers or officials would be allowed only in case of necessity, a measure he said was part of the 'hard decisions' he had announced would be taken to improve governance.

U’khand mulls law to sack doctors refusing hill posting

The state government is likely to enact a law that will permit it to sack doctors who do not accept their transfers and postings in hill areas.

Bitter pills needed for economic turnaround in Uttarakhand: CM Rawat

Harish Rawat

Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat, who heads a coalition government, says he is in a better position to implement his vision of development for Uttarakhand after the Congress' clean sweep in bypolls in three assembly segments.

Heavy rain alert in Uttarakhand, 5 dead in landslide

Uttarakhand rains

Ten days after heavy rains pounded Uttarakhand, the meteorological department on Monday warned of another round of incessant heavy rains in the next 48-hours while five people were found dead due to landslides a day earlier.

Congress wins all 3 seats in Uttarakhand by-polls

Harish Rawat

Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat comfortably won the by-poll from Dharchula assembly seat by a margin of over 19000 votes. Rawat defeated BJP's BD Joshi in a direct fight between the Congress and BJP. Rawat polled over 30,000 votes.

Kailash yatra breaks all past records

A picturesque view of snow covered mountains
Giving a reason for officials to smile, more than 900 pilgrims have visited Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet Autonomous Region this year, setting a new record. The yatra is an annual affair which passes through Uttarakhand and goes till Kailash Mansarovar.

Four-horned sheep leads 280-km Rajjat Yatra

A four-horned sheep is leading a 280-km religious yatra which will course through tough Himalyan terrain of Uttarakhand in the coming week.

Fate of Solid Waste Management Project in DMC hangs in balance

solid waste
A significant portion of funds issued for the purpose of executing Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management Project in the Dehradun Municipal Corporation (DMC) area is lying unused with the Doon civic body.

Health officials deny pvt hospital’s claim, say no dengue cases yet

The district health authorities have rubbished the private hospital’s claim of seven dengue cases, contending that it didn’t confirm the cases with the prescribed ELISA test.

DAV students force closure of admission form sale counters

Student leaders forcibly closed the office counters of DAV (PG) College on Monday affecting sale of admission forms.

Bungalow that 'spells doom' for CMs: Harish Rawat refuses to move in

Harish Rawat
Official chief minister's residence on the New Cantonment Road in Dehradun lies vacant. Chief minister Harish Rawat operates from the state guest house which has been converted to his official residence. 
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