Tuesday, 28 March, 2023

Topic: Uttarakhand

After Uttarakhand bans 5 Patanjali drugs, firm calls it ‘act of mafia’, threatens legal action

Alleging misleading publication of ads, the state's ayurvedic & unani services authority banned 5 drugs. Patanjali Ayurveda MD Acharya Balkrishna warns govt to 'rectify its mistake'.

Should live-in relationships be registered? Ideas Uttarakhand UCC panel is sifting through

Committee also gets suggestions for a ban on polygamy, polyandry & for reversal of inheritance rights to parents in case of death of sons. Most are in favour of UCC, says official.

‘Freedom from Brit slavery’ — Centre seeks proposals to rename Lansdowne hill station

The Uttarakhand hill station and cantonment town was named, 132 years ago, after the then Viceroy of India. CM supports the move but state govt says no official communication yet

British Saudi Aramco official with banned satellite phone jailed in India, says was ‘denied’ rights

Fergus MacLeod spent week in Uttarakhand jail in July for having satellite phone near India-China border. Says was denied access to British High Commission. Police deny allegations.

4 outfits in 8 hours — how Modi used choice of clothes to cultivate Uttarakhand, Himachal voters

PM Modi donned 4 different outfits in less than 8 hours during his Uttarakhand visit. His choice of clothes was a message to BJP voters in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat.

‘Vindicated’ says ex CM Harish Rawat, after RSS transfers Uttarakhand pracharak, co-in-charge

Congress has accused Yudhveer Singh and Devender Chauhan of being involved in assembly secretariat appointment and other recruitment scams in the state. 

UP vs Uttarakhand: Top officials from BJP-ruled states in war of words over Kashipur killing

After Uttarakhand ACS (home) Radha Raturi accuses UP Police of arresting 'innocent people', UP ADG Prashant Kumar retorts with strong words & Raturi walks back her remarks.

‘Mining minerals govt property,’ Uttarakhand HC voids state rule, refers to 2G spectrum case

Bench led by Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi quashed an amendment in state mining rules that allowed landowners to use resources excavated in his property for construction on property.

After BJP leader’s wife dies in Kashipur ‘crossfire’, cops booked in Uttarakhand-UP face-off

Uttarakhand police have booked 10-12 UP cops for murder, among other things, after the death of a BJP block pramukh’s wife during a ‘raid’. UP Police say due process was followed.

‘Ban construction to protect Kedarnath from avalanches’ — what expert panel told Uttarakhand govt

The 5-member panel report also suggests building concrete wedges and mounds on higher slopes above the shrine to reduce momentum of avalanches originating 5-6 km above it.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.