Export award:The government has invited applications for the State Export Award for 2013-14 by June. Eighteen awards under various categories have been instituted. The Women Entrepreneur Exporter Award and 19 consolation prizes will also be given.
Rs 80 cr for road upgrade:The Nagar Nigam, Haldwani, has received Rs 80 crore from the Union Urban Development Ministry for upgrade of roads and underground drains in the town. "Besides beautifying squires, we have decided to metal underground drains in the town and make all nullahs go
undergroun," said JP Singh, Mayor, Haldwani.
Ex-Navy chief to settle in Ranikhet:
Admiral DK Joshi, former Indian Navy chief, has said he is willing to settle permanently in the Majhkhali area of Ranihket in the Kumaon region. However, he will keep distance from politics in his retired life. Admiral Joshi, who took voluntary retirement from service following naval accidents during his tenure, was talking to local mediapersons on his reaching Kaushani on a day visit today. "I have decided to work for promoting advance patterns of
agriculture and tourism in the hill region as hills have unlimited potential for tourism development," said Admiral
Villagers stopped from voting:Four persons have been booked under Section 136 of the Representation of the People Act for restricting villagers from casting their votes at the Jhaudhunga polling booth at Munsiyari in the district on May 7. While the villagers wanted to vote, Ratan Singh,
Radheshyam, Dan Singh and Kunwar Singh did not allow them to do so in the name of enforcing the election boycott call given in protest against the non-construction of road to their village. The villagers have complained to the Election Commission.
Two poachers arrested:A special operation group of the state police on Saturday arrested two poachers from the Jhirna range of the Corbett Tiger Reserve and recovered from their possession a trap and a chain to be used for trapping tigers. On a tip off, the police arrested Satbir and Jhile Ram, residents of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, respectively, for alleged poaching of tigers at the reserve. A case was registered against them, said Samir
Sinha, Director, Corbett Tiger Reserve.
(Compiled by BD