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Control Spread of Covid19 During Kumbh Mela;Centre to UK

(New Delhi)Control Spread of Covid19 During Kumbh Mela;Centre to UK
Rajesh Bhushan, Union Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has written to Chief Secretary Uttarakhand to control the spread of Covid19 during Kumbh Mela.
A high level Central Team led by Director NCDC visited Uttarakhand on 16th-17th March, 2021 to review the medical and public health preparedness measures undertaken by the state for the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Haridwar.
The Secretary also noted that as per the report of the Central Team, 10-20 pilgrims and 10-20 locals are being reported positive every day. This positivity rate has the potential to rapidly turning to an upsurge in cases, given the expected large footfall during Kumbh.
The State has been informed that the daily testing numbers reported in Haridwar (i.e.50,000 Rapid Antigen Tests and 5,000 RTPCR tests) are not enough to effectively offset huge number of expected pilgrim footfall. It has been advised that the share of RTPCR tests being conducted at present needs to be significantly increased as per the ICMR guidelines to ensure that the pilgrims and local population is appropriately tested.
The State Government is also advised to undertake Various Measures

DMs of UK Authorised to Impose Night Curfew if Necessary

(Dehradun) DMs of UK Authorised to Impose Night Curfew if Necessary
All district magistrates of Uttarakhand are authorised to impose restrictions like night curfews in their areas if they find it necessary to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Based on the assessment of the situation, the district magistrates may impose local restrictions to contain the spread of Covid-19, such as night curfew,
As per Chief Secretary Om Prakash There shall, however, be no restriction on the inter-state and intra-state movement of people and goods

Annual Kanwar Yatra Cancelled This Year :Covid 19

(Dehradun)Kanwar Yatra Cancelled :Covid 19
The chief ministers of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana arrived at a consensus to cancel the kanwar yatra this year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The matter was discussed by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat with his Uttar Pradesh and Haryana counterparts Yogi Adityanath and Manohar Lal Khattar via video-conference.
All of them agreed that the annual kanwar yatra, which sees a huge congregation of Shiva devotees in Haridwar, should be cancelled this year.
Saints and seers are also in favour of the yatra being cancelled to prevent huge gatherings of kanwariyas in Haridwar.
The chief minister said he had also spoken to Home Minister Amit Shah, who advised him to take a decision after thinking over it.
Rawat will soon speak to the chief ministers of Punjab, Delhi and Rajasthan over the issue.

BAR Opening along Highways ,As service, Gets Easy in U’khand

[Dehradun,UK] BAR Opening along Highways Gets Easy in U’khand, Bars are shifted from sale to service sector
The Uttarakhand government has brought bar licences under the service sector, paving way for reopening of a number of restaurants and bars which had shut shop following a Supreme Court order banning sale of liquor within 500 metres of highways.
The decision was taken by the Uttarakhand Cabinet at its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat yesterday.
Shifting bar licences from sales to service sector through an amendment in the Uttar Pradesh Excise Act 1910, which has been in force in Uttarakhand ever since its creation, clears the way for resumption of closed down bars along highways in the state as well as opening of new ones.
The decision will give a boost to revenue generation by the excise department, state Urban Development Minister and official spokesman of the state government Madan Kaushik said.
The state government also decided to effect a substantial hike in the penalty amount to be charged from liquor vends for over rating and adulteration increasing it from Rs 5000 to Rs 20,000.
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President Pranab Pays Obeisance at Centuries Old Kedarnath Shrine

[Dehradun,UK]President Of India Pays Obeisance at Kedarnath Shrine
President Of India Pranab Mukherjee today paid obeisance at the Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand on the second day of his three-day visit to the hill state.
The President spent about an hour and took stock of the reconstruction work carried out at Kedarnath which bore the brunt of the June 2013 calamity.
It was the President’s first visit to the centuries-old shrine after assuming office.
Two of his proposed visits to the temple in the past were cancelled due to bad weather conditions.
The Governor, the Chief Minister and Mandir Samiti officials showed the President around to give him an idea of the reconstruction work carried out at the temple and nearby areas.
Governor of Uttarakhand, Dr. Krishan Kant Paul and the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Harish Rawat were also present
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The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee along with the Governor of Uttarakhand, Dr. Krishan Kant Paul and the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Harish Rawat during visit to Shri Kedarnath Temple, at Kedarnath, in Uttarakhand on September 28, 2016

Rawat To Distribute Free Sanitary Napkins@Rs15 Cr To Girl Students

[Dehradun,Uttarakhand]After Getting New Lease Harish Rawat Announces Free Geometry Box To Students And Sanitary Napkins To Girl Students
Uttrakhand Cabinet On 20th May decided to provide geometry box to all the students from class 3rd to 8th and sanitary napkins to all the girl students in government and government-aided schools.
The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Harish Rawat.
6.25 lakh students from government and government-aided schools would be benefited from the decision, Chief Secretary Shatrughan Singh said. It will cost exchequer Rs 3.25 crore annually.
Free napkins to girls would cost Rs 15 crore annually,
The Cabinet also decided to contribute half of the premium in Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme, that will cost Rs 4 crore annually to the exchequer.However, it will be for rain-dependent crops.
Apart from this, the state government will also give Rs 300 per quintal to farmers as bonus for various mountain crops like mandua, ramdana etc
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Centre to Knock Doors Of SC Tomorrow Against Uttarakhand HC

[New Delhi] Centre to Knock Doors Of SC Tomorrow Against Uttarakhand HC
High Court Has Provided Relief To Harish Rawat’s Congress Govt In Uttrakhand By Quashing the President Rule In The State
The Centre would move the Supreme Court tomorrow challenging the Uttarakhand High Court order quashing the proclamation of President’s rule in the state Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said today.
He said he will mention the matter before the bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur in the morning tomorrow seeking a stay on the verdict, which has revived the Congress government headed by Harish Rawat.
He said “The High Court was wrong in quashing the Presidential notification. The Presidential notification is based on relevant material,”
The High Court said the imposition of President’s rule under Article 356 of the Constitution was contrary to the law laid down by the apex court.
Rohatgi said.”The Appropriation Bill, passed on March 18, was actually not passed and despite that the Speaker certified it which really means the government has fallen. By Speaker’s order minority government was allowed to continue,”