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Unnao rape survivor demands MLA‘s immediate arrest, says she fears for her uncle‘s…

Unnao rape survivor demands MLA‘s immediate arrest, says she fears for her uncle‘s…

A 17-year-old girl, who has accused Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar of raping her in 2017, said on Thursday the politician should be arrested immediately for her uncle’s safety. Her comments came after the Uttar Pradesh government said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will decide the course of action against Sengar after he was late Wednesday. “We have […]

Bullets can‘t tell difference, civilians responsible for their deaths at encounter…

Bullets can‘t tell difference, civilians responsible for their deaths at encounter…

Civilians thronging encounter sites are responsible for their deaths as bullets don’t distinguish between a stone pelter and a militant, Jammu and Kashmir police chief S P Vaid said on Thursday as he again urged youth to stay away from such places as they were not marriage venues. Nobody wants civilian deaths and the police and security forces are pained […]

Sushil Kumar decimates opponents to win gold in 2018 Commonwealth Games

Sushil Kumar decimates opponents to win gold in 2018 Commonwealth Games

Sushil Kumar’s domination of the men’s 74kg freestyle wrestling category at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast was summed up by the way he went about his business in the final bout against Johannes Botha of South Africa. () Sushil, after the initial exchange of grips, went for his moves, bouncing Botha around at will, literally toying with the […]

Retail inflation eases to 4.28% in March, factory output grew at 7.1% in Feb

Retail inflation eases to 4.28% in March, factory output grew at 7.1% in Feb

Retail inflation decelerated for the fourth consecutive month at 4.28% in March, even as India’s factory output grew at a robust 7.1% in February, leading to expectation that the economy may be on a sustained recovery path. While softening food inflation, from 3.26% in Febriary to 2.81% in March led to drop in retail inflation rate, 8.7% growth in manufacturing […]

Another private medical college in Uttarakhand hikes fee by 300%

Another private medical college in Uttarakhand hikes fee by 300%

Amid controversy over a bill cleared by Uttarakhand assembly giving free hand to the private medical colleges and universities on the fee structure for undergraduate and post-graduate courses, another college has decided to hike the fee for the MD (doctor of medicine) courses by more than 300 per cent. The move by Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences comes days after […]

In ghost villages, a potential to restructure hill ecosystem,

In ghost villages, a potential to restructure hill ecosystem,

The ghost villages of Uttarakhand have the potential to re-structure the ecosystem in the hills, with a little human push, and allow Mother Nature to reclaim what was truly hers, a professor from Princeton University, USA, said Tuesday. Prof David Wilcove, department of ecology and evolutionary sciences, Princeton said a policy should be created to utilise the land emptied out […]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his personal data was shared by Cambridge Ana…

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his personal data was shared by Cambridge Ana…

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday told lawmakers that his own personal data was included in that of 87 million or so Facebook users that was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. But he pushed back on congress members’ suggestions that users do not have enough control of their data on Facebook in the wake of the […]

Films shot in Uttarakhand exempted from shooting charges

Films shot in Uttarakhand exempted from shooting charges

The Uttarakhand government on Wednesday cleared a proposal exempting films, which are shot in the state, from shooting charges, a move that is aimed at promoting the hill state, an official said. Regional language films shot in Uttarakhand were till date charged Rs 15,000 per monthwhereas films shot in other languages were charged Rs 10,000 per day as per the […]

Fee fiasco intensifies, private medical college refuses to roll back 300% hike

Fee fiasco intensifies, private medical college refuses to roll back 300% hike

The ongoing crisis over the hike in fee structure for medical courses deepened further Wednesday with a private college refusing to rollback the decision despite the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Uttarakhand Medical Education University (HNBUMEU) asking it to. The Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences has hiked the fee for the MD (doctor of medicine) courses by more than 300 per cent, […]

CM Rawat among 54 Uttarakhand MLAs yet to submit property details, reveals RTI

CM Rawat among 54 Uttarakhand MLAs yet to submit property details, reveals RTI

Fifty-four legislators in Uttarakhand, including chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, have failed to submit the details of their movable and immovable property with the state Vidhan Sabha secretariat, information sought under Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed. The defaulters include parliamentary affairs minister Prakash Pant, Leader of the Opposition Indira Hridayesh, and Congress president Pritam Singh. In the house […]