Citizens question planned cutting of trees for Indira market redevelopment project

Citizens question planned cutting of trees for Indira market redevelopment project

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

The Uttarakhand Forest Development Corporation (UFDC) is planning to cut five healthy trees near Indira Market for the construction of a complex under Redevelopment of Indira Market project. This elicited protest from concerned citizens under the banner of Citizens For Green Doon (CFGD). According to Himanshu Arora of CFGD, these...

AIIMS Rishikesh sets up remote monitored Covid ICU

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences  Rishikesh has started remote monitored Covid-19 isolation wards with the help of a Banglore based startup.  The set up aims to significantly reduce the risk of exposure to the healthcare workers while increasing patient safety and reduce the need for Personal Protective Equipment...

27% of total cases in mountainous districts

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

The nine mountainous districts of the State which were almost free from contagion of Covid-19 till second week of May, now constitute 27 per cent of the total patients of the disease. These districts now have 107 cases of Covid-19 which is an alarming situation for the state health authorities....

Covid-19 cases cross 400 mark in Uttarakhand

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

With the State health department reporting 52 new patients of the disease, the number of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in Uttarakhand crossed 400 figure mark on Tuesday. The State now has 402 patients of the disease with 330 active cases. On the day 14 new patients each were reported from Pithoragarh...

Locals celebrate Eid indoors in lockdown

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

Amid the fourth phase of the lockdown, members of the Muslim community in Dehradun and elsewhere in the state celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr indoors on Monday. The prayer meetings and community celebrations associated with the occasions were missing this time due to measures taken to check the spread of Covid-19. Since any type...

Pet shops & breeding centres to reopen only if registered with SAWB

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

Taking cognisance of the growing number of unlicensed pet shops across Uttarakhand, authorities have taken a decisive step towards their regulation and compliance with animal welfare laws. A notification was issued by the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) on May 1, requesting all State Governments to ensure that pet...

Woman accuses 5 men of gang rape

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 | PNS | Haridwar

The police have lodged a case and started investigation after a woman accused five men of gang raping her. The woman has alleged that she was drugged, raped and being blackmailed on the basis of compromising photographs and video clips. According to the information received, a woman residing in SIIDCUL area...

People allege lack of amenities in quarantine centres, district admin refutes allegations

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

Several of the people who returned to Uttarakhand from various states have alleged lack of proper facilities at the staging area/quarantine centre in Maharana Pratap Sports College from where they are being sent to the respective home districts. They alleged unhygienic conditions, violation of social distancing rule and improper arrangements...

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