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Enthusiasts participate in Yoga Day event with zest

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PNS | Haridwar | in Dehradun

Travelling for over two hours post-midnight and walking their way out through the endless rows of police barricades, erected around the Forest Research Institute grounds for the yoga event, failed to dampen the spirit of the participants from Haridwar and also some neighbouring States. They had reached Dehradun at around...

Video conference held on selection of teachers for national awards

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PNS | Dehradun | in Dehradun

Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) conducted a video conference with the education secretary of the State on Thursday and instructed him on the guidelines to be sent to the heads of the educational institutions on how the teachers can apply themselves for the national awards to be bestowed on...

Van Adhikar Andolan members barred from submitting memo to PM

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PNS | Dehradun | in Dehradun

Leaders of various political parties were arrested by the police when they tried to walk to Forest Research Institute (FRI) to submit a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding implementation of Forest Rights Act in the State, reservation for Uttarakhand natives in Central Government jobs and other demands. During the...

Many Yoga buffs from abroad participate at FRI compound

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PNS | DEHRADUN | in Dehradun

Many Yoga enthusiasts from the foreign countries also performed Yoga at FRI compound. Lolita Rio of Mexico said that she is practicing Yoga for 15 years and it has helped her maintain a very good mental and physical health. Chiakiu Chida of Japan said that she is so impressed by...

Activist groups ask Govt to act on HC order on Rispana encroachers seriously

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PNS | Dehradun | in Dehradun

While hailing the Uttarakhand High Court’s ruling on removing encroachments from along the Rispana river in three months, some Dehradun-based activist groups which have remained vocal on the issue for long gave opinions on how to implement the court’s order. They said that serious steps should be taken to rejuvenate the...

Mobiles, wallets allegedly stolen from security post at FRI

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PNS | Dehradun | in Dehradun

Some of the participants of the Yoga day programme held at FRI said while they were on their back home from the venue that many of the items, including mobile phones, wallets and water bottles, were found missing when they went to the security post to collect them. They said they...

Constructions, climate change affect Litchi business in Doon

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | Prerna Sharma/Paridhi Jain | Dehradun | in Dehradun

Localities like Dalanwala in Dehradun were once famous for the fruit orchards but factors like increased construction with urbanisation, felling of fruit trees and changes in the climate have made selling fruits like litchis from the orchards of Dalanwala less of a profitable business for the seasonal vendors. Areas like Dalanwala...

Soldier from Uttarakhand martyred in Nagaland

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PNS | Haldwani | in Dehradun

Yet another soldier from Uttarakhand- Yogesh Pargain was martyred in an attack by insurgents in Nagaland on Wednesday night. The body of the 22-year old martyr is expected to reach his home here on Saturday. According to sources, Pargain of the Kumaon Regiment was returning from a night patrol in...

Yoga most unifying force in divided world: Modi

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | Archana Jyoti | Dehradun | in Dehradun

As the world joined India in celebrating the fourth edition of International Day of Yoga on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the ancient Indian discipline has emerged as the most powerful unifying force in a strife-torn world. "In yoga, we have the perfect solution to the problems we face,...


Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PNS | in Dehradun

Visually handicapped students perform Dehradun:One of the highlights of the programme was participation of a contingent comprising 32 students from the National Institute of Visually Handicapped (NIVH) Dehradun which participated in the Yoga with enthusiasm and ťlan. Interestingly, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed Yoga in a block situated just behind...



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