Neha Pant is a senior correspondent at Hindustan Times based in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. She writes on a range of topics including civic issues, urban development, politics, health, women and youth issues, culture and lifestyle.
Articles by Neha Pant
Dehradun will house the laboratory -- the first such facility in the state
The state election commission on Wednesday doubled the expenditure limit for campaigning for candidates who wish to contest the upcoming civic polls in Uttarakhand
The Uttarakhand government has received “in principle agreement” for grant of loan from the Asian Development Bank for infrastructure development works in the hill state
Sahil and Raksha Panwar, a brother-sister footballer duo from Dehradun are living the dream in the ongoing Indian Super League tournament, with both plying their trade for FC Pune City.
The men from Saharanapur were wanted in connection with the kidnapping of a Dehradun girl and sexual assault on another
Cong workers give helmets a miss, indulge in triple riding in open violation of law
Ahead of its mega bike rally here on January 29, the Congress has fired a fresh salvo at the ruling BJP through a series of caricature posters
As the news spread in the state capital, a number of locals led by right wing activists rushed to the spot demanding immediate police action against the culprit.
Hounded for being ‘queer’, a transgender has finally found some solace after doctors at one of Dehradun’s leading hospitals decided to fund his medical needs and even raise funds for a surgery to change his gender.
In the heart of the state capital, a British-era well - almost two centuries old - lies shrouded in oblivion and forgotten by most even though it is situated right next to the office of district collectorate.
After suicide by a debt-ridden Haldwani transporter, who’d blamed demonetization and GST for his losses earlier this month, the Congress now turned the heat on the ruling BJP over the latest in a series of alleged farmer suicides in the state
The Uttarakhand government is pinning hope on the Centre for revival of Asian Development Bank funded works, the loan period for which came to an end on Tuesday
The construction work of the plant started in October 2016 after a delay of about eight years since the project’s conceptualisation in 2008.
With the process of delimitation of wards over for 86 urban local bodies, the state Congress has jumped in to join the race for adding ‘new voters’ ahead of the civic polls
The BJP has jumped into action to avert any “embarrassment” to it and its government when the chief minister inaugurates Uttarakhand’s first waste processing plant on Dehradun’s outskirts on January 23
Many activists and intellectuals gathered to brainstorm on pertinent issues facing the state.
The activists urged chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to introduce rules on the lines of Himachal Pradesh Tenancy and Land Reforms Act.
With no deterrent, parking spaces in complexes being used as party halls, shops, storage points in Doon
Despite dearth of parking spaces, parking lots in a number of commercial complexes in Dehradun are being used for other purposes
A woman drug peddler was caught in Dehradun’s Sahaspur area with over 1.6 kg of charas in her possession on Tuesday, making her the second woman drug dealer to be arrested in two days in the district
Harsimrandeep Singh was remanded to two-day police custody by a Dehradun court on Sunday.
Leader of the Opposition Indira Hridayesh on Saturday said the BJP government’s credibility was at stake for evading the responsibility of providing financial aid to the family of debt-ridden transporter Prakash Pandey
Activist Ajay Kumar had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November, urging him to ban plastic toys that are given as freebies with packaged snack items.
Two interstate sex determination rackets have been busted in Uttarakhand – both with links to Haryana which is notorious for its skewed sex ratio – within a span of six months
Dehradun’s Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, which was made at a cost of ₹237 crore, has been lying in a state of disuse in the absence of a private partner to maintain and run the facility
Unable to run the Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium in Dehradun on its own due to the cost, the Uttarakhand government decided to hand it over to a private operator to maintain it. Three tenders have been floated so far inviting interested private players, but with slow movement of government machinery, final selection of a private operator is yet to be made.
N Adhithiyan and Rohan Chandra, both third-year aerospace engineering students at Dehradun’s University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, represented India at the Poland Mars Analogue Simulation in the east European country last year. This was followed by two remote simulation missions for US-based projects.