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Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Neha Pant

Neha Pant

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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 (498 results)
Jan 05, 2018 20:56
A division bench of justices Rajiv Sharma and Alok Singh made the recommendation while upholding the death sentence of a rape convict who had brutally assaulted an eight-year-old in Udham Singh Nagar district in 2016. The suggestion comes a month after... read more
Jan 03, 2018 21:03
“Over 213 had not joined work while another 218 of them joined but had been reported ‘missing’ from their duties thereafter. Ever since notices were issued to them, around 100 of them have shown willingness to join work while another 100 have sought... read more
Jan 03, 2018 19:57
Only 25 of the 88 urban local bodies of Uttarakhand participating in the Swachh Survekshan 2018 are ready with their ‘city profile’ even as the independent observations of the nationwide cleanliness survey begins on Thursday read more
Jan 03, 2018 14:59
Congress insiders say the move is aimed at placating the ticket hopefuls in the party which is battling factionalism. “It will pacify at least some of them….but the final selection will certainly cause many a heartburn,” a party leader tells HT. read more
Jan 02, 2018 20:48
“Very soon, we will switch over to complete use of email and social media tools like WhatsApp for information exchange to reduce ‘fizool kharchi’ on stationery. This will save a lot of expenses,” Pandey told HT on the sidelines of a Janata Darshan at... read more
Jan 01, 2018 20:50
As the first step towards the project’s implementation, a request for proposal was floated for the selection of project management consultant, which will design, develop and manage the Smart City project in Dehradun. The pre-bid meeting for the same... read more
Dec 31, 2017 19:55
The products included 280 packets (each carrying 30 pouches) of gutkha, 260 packets of zarda (both chewing tobacco items) and 587 packets (each carrying 20 bundles) of bidi (hand-rolled cigarettes), worth lakhs. read more
Dec 31, 2017 19:16
The year 2018 will be full of challenges for the urban local bodies (ULBs) of Uttarakhand, which are currently undergoing expansion of their municipal limits read more
Dec 30, 2017 19:57
The Congress on Saturday demanded resignation of sports minister Arvind Pandey for his claim that sport associations often sexually harassed women and girls read more
Dec 30, 2017 19:52
The high-profile Uttarakhand Health System Development Project (UKHSDP) is yet to take off even though its been nine months that the stakeholders inked an agreement to improve both access and quality of healthcare services in all the 13 districts of... read more
Dec 29, 2017 21:01
Former cabinet minister Dinesh Agarwal says the party plans to highlight how the BJP had “let the people down” over the past nine months of its rule in Uttarakhand. read more
Dec 27, 2017 20:54
Finance minister Prakash Pant says the government lacks the huge investment – which is likely to run into hundreds of crores – required for making Gairsain the state’s capital. “As of now, the plan is to hold one assembly session in a year at Gairsa... read more
Dec 26, 2017 21:00
Dehradun district alone accounts for over 70% of drug hauls in Uttarakhand. Sources say an ever increasing number of educational institutes in Doon and the district’s proximity to Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh are the key factors for the spread... read more
Dec 26, 2017 20:39
The state capital’s massive waste dumping site that was shut down for use on November 30 may take a long time before it is scientifically closed, experts said here on Tuesday. read more
Dec 26, 2017 18:38
Launched with much hype, the homestay scheme is moving at a slow speed in Uttarakhand with less than 300 households getting registered since its notification in February last year read more