Daily Archives: May 11, 2017

Traffic jams due to PCC chief welcome rally

With the mercury soaring in Dehradun, the common people, particularly the school children, suffered a lot on the roads as traffic came to a standstill at important crossings with thousands of Congress workers staging rallies to mark the formal assumption of office by the newly appointed Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress Committee chief Pritam Singh here on Thursday. The procession accompanying Singh ...

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Newly appointed PCC president Pritam singh joins his office tday

Newly appointed president of the UK PCC and Chakrata MLA Pritam Singh has categorically said that his main emphasis to revive the party and also lambasted the Bharatiya Janata Party governments at the Centre and State. The PCC chief exhorted the Congress workers to work towards the revival of the Congress party in Uttarakhand on formally assuming charge of his ...

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cabinet decides no more work to UPRNN

-In an important decision taken during the cabinet meeting on Thursday, the Uttarakhand government has decided not to give any fresh work to Uttar Pradesh Rajya Nirman Nigam (UPRNN) and to have all the works having been executed in the recent past or being now executed thoroughly reviewed. In addition, the cabinet has authorised the planning department to do scrutiny ...

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SC starts triple talaq hearing; may not debate polygamy

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The Supreme Court today commenced its historic hearing on a clutch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the practice of triple talaq and nikah halala among Muslims, saying it would first determine whether the practice is fundamental to Islam. A five-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar, however, made it clear that the issue of polygamy ...

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Shreyas Iyer’s scores 96 as Delhi Daredevils seal tense win vs Gujarat Lions


Riding on Shreyas Iyer’s brilliant knock, Delhi Daredevils sealed a two-wicket win vs Gujarat Lions in an IPL 2017 game on Wednesday. Chasing a massive target of 196, DD were reeling at 121/6 but Iyer and Pat Cummins’ quickfire 61-run stand guided the visitors home with two balls to spare. This was DD’s fifth win of the season. Earlier, Aaron Finch’s ...

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President Trump controversially fires FBI boss Comey


 US President Donald Trump today fired FBI chief James Comey, abruptly removing the top sleuth overseeing a criminal probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election that was won by the real estate mogul. “You are hereby terminated and removed from the office, effective immediately,” Trump said in a letter to ...

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PM to leave for Sri Lanka today on 2-day visit

Signalling a growing congruence in ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Sri Lanka today on a two-day visit to further deepen ties with the island nation where China has been trying to expand its influence. Modi is visiting the country primarily to attend the biggest Buddhist festival ‘Vesak Day’ as its chief guest, but his schedule includes a ...

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Fragile situation continues in Saharanpur; 2 cops suspended, 30 arrested for violence


As many as 30 people were arrested in connection with the incidents of stone pelting and torching of vehicles and a police post in Saharanpur, which has been witnessing caste-based violence since May 5. District Magistrate N P Singh said the situation is now under control. A fragile calm lay in the area a day after Tuesday’s violence, which was ...

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Rail network to link Chardham routes soon says CM Trivendra Rawat


Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has announced that railway circuit will be developed to link the Char Dham pilgrimage centres of Badrinath and Kedarnath. Talking to mediapersons after inaugurating a 80-Kv solar power plant at Him Jyoti Girls School here today, the Chief Minister said the proposed railway line from Rishikesh to Karnaprayag would be extended up to Sonprayag ...

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BTech student in Dehradun hangs self at home


A 20-year-old BTech student has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in Forest Research Institute (FRI) colony. His parents had gone to the market at the time of the incident. She was first to see her brother hanging. Hearing her cries, the neighbours rushed to the scene. The deceased, Mayank, was son of ...

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