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EVMs used in Vikasnagar seat to be seized: Uttarakhand HCFile photo

EVMs used in Vikasnagar seat to be seized: Uttarakhand HC

27 Apr 2017 | 7:27 PM

NAINITAL: The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday directed the judicial magistrate of Vikasnagar in Dehradun district to seal and seize the EVMs used for the constituency during Assembly polls.

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Nainital, April 27

The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday directed the judicial magistrate of Vikasnagar in Dehradun district to seal and seize the EVMs used for the constituency during Assembly polls.

The direction was issued on the plea of a Congress candidate alleging tampering and manipulation of the EVMs.

The court also issued notices to the Election Commission of India, the state election commission, the chief secretary and the BJP candidate who won the poll from the seat.

It has been alleged in the petition filed by former cabinet minister Navprabhat that there has been tampering and manipulation with the EVMs at Vikasnagar.

Navprabhat was defeated in the elections by Pradesh BJP Spokesman Munna Singh Chauhan.

The Election Commission has maintained that EVMs cannot be tampered with. — PTI

U’khand, UP to sign pact on Jamrani dam project soon

27 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

DEHRADUN:The state government is on the verge of signing the memorandum of understanding with the Uttar Pradesh government for starting construction on the Jamrani multipurpose irrigation dam project within a month.

Man paraded with garland of shoes over extra-marital affair

Man paraded with garland of shoes over extra-marital affair

27 Apr 2017 | 2:02 PM

ROORKEE: Members of a panchayat at Roorkee in Uttarakhand on Wednesday paraded a man with garland of slippers for allegedly having an extra-marital affair.

Nabard gave state Rs 1,917 cr in 2016-17

27 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

DEHRADUN: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) had provided an assistance of Rs 1,917.96 crore to Uttarakhand in the 2016-17 financial year, focusing on increasing rural infrastructure in the state.

Cong workers burn effigies of Central, state govt

27 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

DEHRADUN:Congress workers yesterday burnt effigies of the state and Central governments alleging that both the BJP governments were pursuing anti-people policies.

Pant assures Chinese investors of support

27 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

DEHRADUN:Uttarakhand Industries Minister Prakash Pant on Monday assured a delegation of Chinese businessmen of providing a conducive investment opportunity in the state’s industrial hub of Sitarganj.

Woman mauled by tiger in Tanakpur

26 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

DEHRADUN: A tiger yesterday mauled to death a woman at Tanakpur in Champawat district of Kumaon division of Uttarakhand.

Prez’s visit: Governor reviews arrangements

26 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

DEHRADUN: Governor Dr KK Paul today undertook an important meeting with the Chief Secretary, the DGP and other senior officials at Raj Bhawan to review necessary preparations regarding President Pranab Mukherjee’s upcoming visit as a chief guest at the convocation of Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Dehradun, on May 5 and Shri Badrinath visit on May 6.

CM unveils museum in memory of UP ex-CM HN Bahuguna

26 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

DEHRADUN: On the occasion of 98th birth anniversary of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna, the Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Trivendra Singh Rawat, inaugurated a museum, set up in his memory at his native village Bughani in Pauri Garhwal district today.

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NGT notice to govt, green ministry

26 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

NEW DELHI: A plea seeking execution of the National Green Tribunal’s order to frame an aviation policy for the eco-sensitive Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand today prompted the green panel to seek responses from the Environment Ministry and the state government.

Welham school wins basketball tourney

25 Apr 2017 | 12:34 AM

Dehradun: The basketball team of Welham Boys School won the 31st All India Golden Jubilee Basketball Tournament 2017 by beating Blue Bells School, Delhi, in the finals played here on Sunday.

2,750 take part in 7th Terry Fox run

25 Apr 2017 | 12:32 AM

DEHRADUN:The 7th Terry Fox run or “The Marathon Of Hope” held here yesterday saw a record turnout of more than 2,750 participants.

Drop helipad plan at Prez Estate: Activist

25 Apr 2017 | 12:32 AM

DEHRADUN:Social activist Anoop Nautiyal has opposed a proposal to construct a helipad at the President’s Estate in the city, ‘Ashiana’, saying it would cause massive damage to the environment.

CM Rawat seeks NIFT centre in state

25 Apr 2017 | 12:32 AM

DEHRADUN:Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat today sought the opening of a National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) centre in the state during his meeting with Union Textile Minister Samriti Irani in New Delhi.

CM seeks Centre’s nod for cluster-based farming project

CM seeks Centre’s nod for cluster-based farming project

25 Apr 2017 | 12:32 AM

DEHRADUN:Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat today met Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh in New Delhi.

Cong accuses BJP of promoting liquor mafia

24 Apr 2017 | 12:26 AM

DEHRADUN:In the wake of ongoing agitations undertaken by women across Uttarakhand seeking a ban on liquor, state Congress president Kishore Upadhyay has accused the ruling BJP in the state of promoting liquor mafia and totally ignoring women, who, he said, are credited with the formation of separate state of Uttarakhand.

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Modi likely to meet Rawat, discuss development

24 Apr 2017 | 12:26 AM

DEHRADUN:Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat is likely to get directions from Prime Minister Narendra Modi as both the leaders are scheduled to meet in New Delhi on Sunday.

CM seeks  Rs 2,000-cr assistance from CentreNITI aayog meeting

CM seeks Rs 2,000-cr assistance from Centre

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DEHRADUN:Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has sought Rs 2,000 crore per annum as special assistance from the Centre against the loss being suffered by the state due to the new set of recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission.

Guv gives tips on promotion of tourism, sports

22 Apr 2017 | 12:51 AM

DEHRADUN:Governor KK Paul held deliberations with Secretary (Tourism and Sports) Shailesh Bagauli regarding the enhancement of tourism and sports activities in the state here today.

CM inaugurates solar power plant

22 Apr 2017 | 12:51 AM

DEHRADUN:Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has said the solar energy will be a major source of income for Uttarakhand in the days to come.

Two chain snatchers held

Two chain snatchers held

22 Apr 2017 | 12:51 AM

DEHRADUN:The Uttarakhand police arrested two youths allegedly involved in a number of chain-snatching incidents here today.

Bus mishap may hit Char Dham tourism: Upadhyay

22 Apr 2017 | 12:51 AM

DEHRADUN:State Congress president Kishore Upadhyay today said the Chaupal bus mishap would have a negative impact on the Char Dham yatra in Uttarakhand beginning in the state shortly.

MBBS students not paid stipend since 2011

22 Apr 2017 | 12:51 AM

DEHRADUN:Despite completing their internship last month, the 2011 batch MBBS students of Veer Chander Singh Garhwali are running from pillar to post approaching authorities to release their pending stipend money.

Satpal Maharaj calls on Union minister

21 Apr 2017 | 12:51 AM

DEHRADUN:Uttarakhand Minister for Tourism Satpal Maharaj has demanded central assistance for developing Uttarakhand as a world class Tourism destination in the country.

Residents seek govt bus service

21 Apr 2017 | 12:51 AM

DEHRADUN:Terming yesterday’s Chopal bus tragedy as one of the most shocking road mishaps, residents of Jaunsar Bavar area staged a demonstration outside the Regional Transport Office here today.

Champaran Satyagrah festivities ends

21 Apr 2017 | 12:51 AM

DEHRADUN:The five-day celebrations to mark the centenary of the ‘Champaran Satyagrah’ organised by THDC India Limited concluded with a prize distribution function at Rishikesh yesterday.

BJP leaders campaign for MCD polls

21 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

DEHRADUN:Ahead of the crucial MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) polls on April 23, several BJP leaders from Uttarakhand have been campaigning for the BJP candidates.

CM Rawat, ministers remove red beacons from their cars

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21 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

DEHRADUN:Well ahead of the May 1 deadline when a ban on the use of red beacons atop vehicles will be effective, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat removed the red beacon from his official car this morning.

Cong demands  Rs 5 lakh as ex gratia for victims’ kinShimla bus tragedy

Cong demands Rs 5 lakh as ex gratia for victims’ kin

21 Apr 2017 | 12:49 AM

DEHRADUN:The Uttarakhand Congress has sought ex gratia to the tune of at least Rs 5 lakh for the families of those killed in an accident yesterday.

My stand on Central funds vindicated: Ex-CM

My stand on Central funds vindicated: Ex-CM

23 Apr 2017 | 12:40 AM

DEHRADUN: Former Chief Minister Harish Rawat today said his stand that Centre was not providing adequate funds to the state had been vindicated with two ministers of the new state government complaining that the present funding pattern of the 14th Finance Commission was not in favour of the state.

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DEHRADUN: One of India’s foremost writers and the most prominent face of the 2015 ‘award wapsi’ campaign — authors returning their prestigious Sahitya Akademi awards in protest against the alleged intolerance in the country — Nayantara Sehgal, has said the issue of nationalism was insignificant and a piece of nonsense.

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