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Soil testing laboratories to work in unison

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | PNS | Dehradun | in Dehradun

The soil testing laboratories of the agriculture and horticulture departments will now operate in an integrated manner. As a result of this, farmers will be able to procure soil health cards from any of the 15 such laboratories across the State. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat issued this direction at...

HC seeks replies from Govt, pvt hospitals

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | PNS | Nainital | in Dehradun

In a public interest litigation filed regarding the dumping of biomedical waste by the Government and private hospitals in Uttarakhand, the High Court has sought replies from the parties involved in a period of four weeks. According to the case details, Nainital resident Karan Arya had filed a PIL in...

Work on war footing for model city: Kaushik

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | PNS | Dehradun | in Dehradun

State Urban Development and Housing Minister Madan Kaushik has directed officials concerned to take action on war footing towards developing Dehradun into a smart and model city.The Minister said this while chairing a meeting on the subject here on Friday. Kaushik said that encroachment will not be tolerated at any cost....

CM accessible 24x7 via App

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | PNS | Dehradun | in Dehradun

In sync with modern times, the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat can now be reached with the help of a smart phone. On Friday, the Chief Minister launched a mobile Application named after him at State secretariat. Speaking on the occasion, Rawat said that the new App would help...

Gairsain hunger strike enters ninth day

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | PNS | Dehradun | in Dehradun

The hunger strike by three activists demanding declaration of Gairsain as a permanent capital of Uttarakhand entered its ninth day on Friday. Admitted forcibly in the Government Doon medical college hospital, these activists blame successive State Governments for exploiting the sentiments of the people of the mountain State in the...

Odisha students’ digital access still poor

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | LALIT MOHAN MISHRA | in Bhubaneswar

Human society has been rapidly changing since the advent of the first industrial revolution of steam engine in the early 20th century. This was followed by the second industrial revolution of electric power helping in mass production and the third one in the field of electronics and information communication technology...

Two held for woman’s murder in K’mal

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | PNS | PHULBANI | in Bhubaneswar

The Phiringia police in Kandhamal district on Friday arrested two accused persons on the charge of setting ablaze a woman after pouring kerosene on her on December 14. The arrestees were identified as Simanchala Sahani and Mini Sahani. The duo set fire to Rubina Mallick, who succumbed to her injuries while...

Ganjam lagging behind in growth, says BJP

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR | in Bhubaneswar

The Ganjam district is lagging behind development in all sectors during the 17 years’ rule of the BJD Government, alleged BJP spokesperson Sanjana Sharma at a Press meet here on Friday. Till now, 1, 62,000 families in Ganjam have no electricity connections. Of 3 lakh BPL families, 1, 20,000 families...

10K schools to be solar powered

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The State Government is planning to make 10,000 schools functional on solar energy. The proposed project would be implemented in the schools having eco-clubs, said Energy Minister Prafulla Kumar Mallick. Attending a meeting at the Jayadev Bhawan here on the occasion of the National Energy Conservation Day on Thursday, the Minister...

Amway Queen posts Rs 100-cr sales

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | PNS | in Bhubaneswar

Amway Queen, the premium cookware range from the Amway has crossed sales of Rs 100 crore within a record time of just 10 months. Launched in January 2017, the success of Amway Queen exemplifies the company’s strategy to cater to the growing demand from the health-conscious consumers, who are looking...

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