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L'Opera: From France, with love and flavours

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Remember Julia Child? The famous chef known for introducing French delicacies to the US? In similar fashion, a Frenchman has been keeping alive his country's recipes in the very heart of the national capital for the past six years. L'Opera -- Kazem Samandari's initiative -- is a delightful place that offers authentic and explicit French bakery and pastr...

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Writers denounce nationalism, target ruling establishment

Dehradun, April 22 (IANS) The country's leading writers and intellectuals denounced nationalism and targeted the central government for propagating hate among the masses on the concluding day of a literature festival here on Saturday. In what was an absolute one-sided discussion, authors Nayantara Sehgal, Nandita Haksar, Harsh Mander and Kiran Nagarkar -- all known to be from one...

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Don't give a damn about nationalism: Kiran Nagarkar

Dehradun, April 22 (IANS) Noted writer and intellectual Kiran Nagarkar has said that he does not give a damn about nationalism and is yet a proud Indian. The comments from the much-acclaimed author came at a session on Nationalism in Digital India at the WIC India Dehradun Communnity Literature Festival. The panel, apart from Nagarkar, also included writers Nayantara Sehgal, Nandita Haks...

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Nationalism is a piece of nonsense: Nayantara Sehgal

Dehradun, April 22 (IANS) One of India's foremost writers and the most prominent face of the 2015 award wapsi campaign -- authors returning their prestigious Sahitya Akademi awards in protest against the alleged intolerance in the country -- Nayantara Sehgal, has said that the issue of nationalism is insignificant and a piece of nonsense. Nationalism is a piece of nonsense. There is no ...

2 days ago
'Important for writers to write for children, for children to read'

Dehradun, April 21 (IANS) The need for writers to produce significant works of literature for children and for the younger generation to develop a passion for reading was impressed upon by leading authors participating in a session at the ongoing WIC India Dehradun Community Literature Festival here. In the session titled I Want To Hear A Story: Importance Of Children's Literature And St...

4 days ago
NDMA to conduct first mock exercise on forest fire

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will conduct its first mock exercise on forest fires covering all districts of Uttarakhand, an official here said on Wednesday. NDMA, the apex body of the disaster management in the country, will conduct the drill with the help of National and State Disaster Response Forces and other departments of the state adm...

4 days ago
Uttarakhand CM wields the broom, cleans up ghats

Dehradun, April 19 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Wednesday wielded the broom and began cleanliness work at the Kedar Ghat and many other lanes adjoining Yttarkashi's Vishwanath temple. On a trip to Uttarkhasi, the Chief Minister urged people to spread awareness about the importance of cleanliness. Rawat also exhorted people to partake in the 'Swacch B...

5 days ago
Jagran Film Festival introduces cash rewards for 8th edition

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The 8th edition of Jagran Film Festival will not only be recognising contribution by filmmakers but also rewarding them in the form of cash prizes. This is the first time that the festival organisers have introduced cash prize in various film categories, read a statement from the organisers. The categories are Best Feature Film (International Competiti...

13 days ago
Himachal to raise eco-task force to cull monkeys

Shimla, April 10 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh on Monday announced that it will constitute an eco-task force for scientifically culling monkeys that were declared as vermin in the state. The 'monkey menace' across the state has caused crop losses worth hundreds of crores of rupees in recent years. A decision to hire the eco-task force -- already working in the state to bring greenery t...

13 days ago
Uttarakhand BJP's executive meet to be held in Nainital

Dehradun, April 10 (IANS) The state executive meeting of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be held on April 23-24 in Nainital, a party leader announced on Monday. The meeting, which is the first after the party stormed to power in the hill state, winning 57 of the 70 seats in the state assembly, will discuss among other things, the works undertaken by the month-old government ...

15 days ago
Uttarakhand to drop 'political' cases against BJP leaders

Dehradun, April 8 (IANS) Political cases slapped on BJP leaders by the former Congress dispensation in Uttarakhand will be withdrawn by the new Trivendra Singh Rawat-led government, an official said on Saturday. A decision to this effect was taken by the Chief Minister who is leading the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state, the official said. Of the many leaders of th...

17 days ago
A mix of literary heavyweights and popular writers at Doon lit fest

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) A rare mix of acclaimed Indian writers and popular faces from the fraternity will be seen engaging in a range of debates and discussions at the upcoming second edition of Dehradun Community Literature Festival. The 4-day festival that begins from April 19 will feature renowned authors like Devdutt Pattanaik, Nayantara Sahgal, Kavita Kane, Jatin Das, Sudha Menon,...

19 days ago
Rain, relief forecast in heat struck Uttarakhand

Dehradun, April 4 (IANS) People in the hill state of Uttarakhand are set to beat the heat as the Met department on Tuesday has predicted moderate to heavy rains in the next 48-hours. Regional Met Office on Tuesday said rains would occur in most parts of the state over the next few days owing to a western disturbance and a cyclonic circulation. This will give respite to the state ...

20 days ago
Farhan Akhtar hopes to make 'Don 3' soon

Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar hopes to soon bring the much-awaited Don 3 to the big screen. The first part, starring superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra, in the Don franchise hit the screens in 2006. Its sequel, also helmed by Farhan, released in 2011. And now, fans are rallying for the action thriller to be brought back for the third time. Asked ...

22 days ago
Mercury touches new high in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, April 1 (IANS) Plains in Uttarakhand are in throes of unprecedented heat wave as mercury on Saturday climbed and set new records in the hill state. According to the Met office, temperatures in Udhamsinghnagar, Pantnagar and Dehradun have broken records set 25 years back. The temperatures are hovering over 35-36 degrees Celsius in the plains. Pantnagar which last...

24 days ago
Regional connectivity gets boost, government awards 128 air routes

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Giving flight to its 'Udan' policy for regional connectivity, the government on Thursday awarded contracts to five companies to operate flight services on 128 routes that will connect 70 airports, most of them either used partially or unused. The airports are spread across the country, 24 in the western region, 17 in northern region, 11 in southern region, 12 i...

25 days ago
6-lane service road planned beside NH-58 in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad, March 29 (IANS) In a bid to decongest the busy National Highway-58 leading to Dehradun during peak hours, the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has planned to construct a six-lane service road alongside it. The six-lane project would cost the authority Rs 65 crore. During peak hours of traffic, the buses from the national capital to Dehradun can take the alternate bypass r...

1 month ago
Celebrations in Yogi's Uttarakhand village

Dehradun, March 19 (IANS) Celebrations broke out in Panchur, the native village in Uttarakhand of Yogi Adityanath, after he was sworn in as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday afternoon. Relatives, family members, old friends and villagers trooped into his modest family house and greeted the parents of the Gorakhpur MP. Dozens of people danced to folk tunes and splashed colour on e...

1 month ago
Trivendra Rawat sworn in as Uttarakhand CM

Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) BJP leader and long-time Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Trivendra Singh Rawat on Saturday took over as the ninth Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. Rawat, 56, along with nine ministers -- seven of Cabinet rank and two Ministers of State --was administered the oath of office by Governor Krishna Kant Paul here in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Mod...

1 month ago
Trivendra Rawat sworn in as Uttarakhand CM

Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) BJP leader and long-time Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Trivendra Singh Rawat was on Saturday sworn in as the ninth Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. Rawat along with nine ministers -- seven of Cabinet rank and two Ministers of State --was administered the oath of office by Governor Krishna Kant Paul here in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...

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