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Uttarakhand: Two govt employee outfits call protests — one for promotion quota, one against
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

In Uttarakhand, there is 19 per cent reservation for SCs, 4 per cent for STs and 14 per cent for OBCs in government jobs.

Drink driving: Fear of flu in the air, Dehradun Police suspends use of alcometer in road checks
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

The police move follows anxiety among the people after reports that more than 270 people are being monitored across the state by the Health Department as they had recently made trips to China, which is battling the coronavirus challenge.

Uttarakhand: Prayer on lips, Congress leaders to set out on religious yatra to oust BJP from power
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

According to the programme finalised by the party, the leaders will visit more than 70 temples, half-a-dozen dargahs and several gurdwaras in different districts as part of the yatra.

Uttarakhand tightens ‘deemed forest’ norms
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Only if these parameters are met will prohibitions laid down for forest areas under the Forest Conservation Act be applicable in those areas, and one will have to obtain clearance from the Forest Department to do any activity in that area, it was announced.

Police in Uttarakhand runs a statewide search to identify unclaimed bodies, provide closure
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

Uttarakhand Police has been running Operation Shinakht to identify those who in the police records are lying unclaimed for the past 19 years.

BJP’s CAA campaign enters second phase, aims to reach out to 1 crore families in UP
Thu, Jan 30, 2020

In an exercise that began on Wednesday in UP, BJP leaders will reach out to more than one crore families and tell them about the CAA, give them a pamphlet about the amended law, ask them to dial a toll-free number to extend support to the CAA, and share their contact details on a form.

Eye on jobs, Uttarakhand changes curriculum for Sanskrit schools
Sat, Jan 25, 2020

Apart from traditional subjects such as astrology and vedas, students of Sanskrit schools in Uttarakhand will now study Computer Science and Yoga. Also, English, which was offered as an optional subject so far, can now be taken up as a compulsory subject.

People from Jamia, Kashmir in state; will act tough if outsiders provoke locals: Uttarakhand CM Rawat
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

The party’s state media in-charge Devendra Bhasin said in a statement that the protest in Haldwani is a “conspiracy” to malign the image of the BJP government and create disturbance.

Mayawati changes BSP’s Lok Sabha leader for fourth time in eight months
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

In a tweet, the BSP chief justified it as a move to maintain “social cohesion” in the party.

Poll for students in Uttarakhand: Allow mobiles in classes or not
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

The government will also seek opinion on whether teachers should be allowed to carry phones inside classrooms during lectures.

Uttarakhand uses a mobile app to rationalise the allotment of polling booths to voters
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Responding to these complaints, the CEO has resorted to the use of a mobile application to rationalise voters and polling booths accorded to them.

Heavy snowfall in Uttarakhand, tourist footfall up in Mussoorie
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

According to the data of the Meteorological Centre in Dehradun, 7.5 inches of snowfall was recorded in the first 10 days of this year by the snow gauge at the observatory in Mukteshwar.

Bid To Boost Tourism: Rhinos to be re-introduced in Uttarakhand
Fri, Dec 20, 2019

Experts claim that protecting these rhinos from poaching will be the only challenge for the state’s forest department staff after the move.

Blood banks don’t have licences, proper test kits: CAG indicts Uttarakhand CM who is also health minister
Thu, Dec 19, 2019

While the report on blood banks was submitted in June 2018, the CAG said, a reply was awaited till August 2019. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat holds the Health portfolio.

Uttarakhand: Virtual classrooms plugging education gaps in remote areas
Mon, Dec 16, 2019

Under this project, around 300 state government schools have been connected to four central studios set up in the campus of Rajiv Gandhi Navodaya Vidyalaya.

Oppn, priests protest as Uttarakhand tables Char Dham shrine board Bill
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

The Bill aims to bring the Char Dham of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri and 49 other temples under the purview of a proposed shrine board.

Once a stray, Thenga set to sniff out criminals for Uttarakhand Police
Mon, Dec 02, 2019

Uttarakhand Police officials say this is the first time that a stray is being trained to track criminals during investigations of murder, loot and theft-related cases.

Uttarakhand govt planning Sanskrit TV channel
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

Officials said the channel is proposed to be run by the Uttarakhand Sanskrit Academy in Haridwar and will run on a Public-Private-partnership (PPP) model.

Uttarakhand Cabinet meetings to go digital soon, save 20,000 sheets of paper per sitting
Mon, Nov 25, 2019

The Gopan department, which looks after affairs of the state Cabinet, has been working on “e-Cabinet” project on a war footing so that the next Cabinet meeting could be so.

Pithoragarh bypoll: BJP plays sympathy card, Congress pick cites civic work
Sat, Nov 23, 2019

The constituency goes to polls on November 25 and the counting is on November 28.

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