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Central Zonal Council to meet in Lucknow tomorrow

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The 20th meeting of the Central Zonal Council, comprising the States of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand, will be held in  Lucknow tomorrow. 
 
The last meeting of the Zonal Council was held in New Delhi in 2010, an official press release said.
 
As a precursor to tomorrow’s meeting, the Standing Committee of the Central Zonal Council was held in New Delhi on October 31, 2014 to finalize the agenda items proposed to be placed before the Council.
 
The issues flagged by the Standing Committee, consisting of the Chief Secretaries of the States, relate to increasing density and upgradation of existing roads, child welfare programmes, control of left-wing extremism, improvement of airport Infrastructure in the States, release of CAMPA funds and modernization of police forces. 
 
Apart from these, the Chief Ministers are expected to raise other issues related to Centre-State and Inter-State relations.
 
There are five Zonal Councils -- Eastern, Western, Northern, Southern and Central -- which are advisory bodies and discuss any matter in which some or all of the States represented in a Council have a common interest. These Councils advise the Central and State Governments on any matter of common interest in the field of economic and social planning, linguistic minorities, inter-state transport, matters connected with or arising out of the reorganization of states and matters concerning border disputes. 
 
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Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi shifted to Mizoram, K K Paul takes his place

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Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi was today transferred and appointed as the Governor of Mizoram for the remainder of his term.
 
A press communique from Rashtrapati Bhavan said President Pranab Mukherjee had also transferred and appointed Mr Krishna Kant Paul, Governor of Meghalaya, as the Governor of Uttarakhand for the remainder of his term.
 
Mr Paul will continue to hold the additional charge of the office of the Governor of Manipur, in addition to his own duties, till further orders, it said.
 
Mr Keshari Nath Tripathi, Governor of West Bengal, will discharge the functions of the Governor of Meghalaya, in addition to his own duties, till further orders, the release added.
 
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Justice Vijay Kumar Bist to perform duties of CJ of Uttarakhand High Court

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The President has appointed Mr Justice Vijai Kumar Bist, senior-most Judge of the Uttarakhand High Court, to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from November 28.
 
An official press release said the arrangement would continue till Mr Justice Kuttiyil Mathew Joseph, Chief Justice, on leave, resumes the charge of the Chief Justice of that High Court. 
 
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Mukherjee says civil service must help preserve India's democratic values

President Pranab Mukherjee addressing the valedictory function of the 89th Foundation Course for All India Services, at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, at Mussoorie, in Uttrakhand on December 12, 2014.
President Pranab Mukherjee addressing the valedictory function of the 89th Foundation Course for All India Services, at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, at Mussoorie, in Uttrakhand on December 12, 2014.
President Pranab Mukherjee today said that good governance was the exercise of power, within the framework of the Constitution, for efficient and effective management of the country's economic and social resources for the well-being of the people, through the institutions of state.
 
Speaking at the valedictory function of the 89th Foundation Course for Civil Services at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) at Mussoorie in Uttarakhand, he said the provisions of the Constitution had taken care of the evolving needs of the growing democracy. 
 
"Adhering to our Constitutional charter, India’s governance framework has been geared towards upholding our democratic structure. The role of the civil service has to be perceived in the context of preserving these values," he said.
 
Mr Mukherjee said "good governance", as a concept, had been in vogue since ancient times.
 
"Kautilya had mentioned about the inseparable link between the happiness of a king and that of his subjects. Good governance stands for a framework that has the singular agenda of well-being of the people," he said.
 
The President said public administration played a pivotal role in the polity. He advised the young officers that they should always be responsive to the needs of the public. They should adopt a rational approach while performing their duties, he said.
 
He congratulated the young officer-trainees and said that they had entered the All India Services and Central Civil Services after clearing the Civil Services Examination, which is one of the toughest examinations in the country. 
 
He stated that these young officers of the nation are going to work in various sectors of administration, furthering the cause of the nation in different spheres. He asked officers to remember that in whatever branch they are engaged in they should never lose sight of the pan-India perception which is welfare of the people and progress of the nation.
 
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Mukherjee to visit LBSNAA at Mussoorie on Friday

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President Pranab Mukherjee will pay a visit to Mussoorie in Uttarakhand tomorrow, an official press release said here today.
 
During the visit, Mr Mukherjee will be the chief guest at the valedictory function of the 89th Foundation Course for All India Services at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), it added.
 
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CCEA approves four-laning of Nagina-Kashipur section of NH-74 in Uttarakhand, UP

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave its approval yesterday for the four-laning of the Nagina-Kashipur section of National Highway (NH) -74 in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. 
 
The work will be under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-IV. The approval is in Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) (Toll) mode on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (BOT/DBFOT) basis, an official press release said.
 
The cost of the project is estimated to be Rs. 1471.40 crore including the cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. The total length of the road will be approximately 99 kms, it added.
 
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EC to hold elections to RS on Nov 20 for 10 seats from UP, one from Uttarakhand

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The Election Commission today said it would hold biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha on November 20 to fill 11 vacancies -- 10 from Uttar Pradesh and one from Uttarakhand -- that will arise due to the retirement of sitting members.
 
An official press release said the notification for the elections would be issued on November 3 and the last date for making nominations is November 10.
 
Counting of votes will be taken up at 5 pm on November 20 after polling ends an hour earlier, it said.
 
Members from Uttar Pradesh whose terms of office will expire on November 25 are Akhilesh Das Gupta, Amar Singh, Avatar Singh Karimpuri, Kusum Rai, Brijlal Khabari, Brijesh Pathak, Rajaram, Ram Gopal Yadav, Veer Singh and Mohammed Adeeb.
 
The member from Uttarakhand whose term of office will expire on the same day is Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
 
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Air India to start flights to Pantnagar from Oct 14

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National carrier Air India today said it would start a direct flight from Delhi to Pantnagar in Uttarakhand from October 14.
 
A press release from the airline said this was part of its initiatives to expand air connectivity to smaller cities and towns.
 
It said the airline had, in the recent past, launched flights to six regional stations -- to Bhuj from Mumbai and to Lilabari, Tezpur, Silchar, Guwahati and Shillong from Kolkata.  The airline also operates flights from Port Blair to Car Nicobar under charter agreement with the Andaman Nicobar Island Administration.  
 
Air India’s regional fleet of 8 ATR and CRJ aircraft covers 28 stations in India, the release said. 
 
The four times a week flight will operate on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, with an ATR aircraft. Flight 9I 815 from Delhi (DEL) will depart at 1430 hrs and reach Pantnagar (PGH) at 1530 hrs. The return flight 9I 816 will leave Pantnagar at 1550 hrs, to arrive in Delhi at 1650 hrs. 
 
"The flight will provide quick and convenient connection to government officials, business travellers, students and tourists, among others," it said.
 
Pantnagar is well known for the G.B.Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India’s first agriculture university.  It is also close to the integrated industrial town Rudrapur, which has large industrial houses based there and to the High Court of Uttarakhand.  Pantnagar is a gateway point to the famous Jim Corbett Wildlife National Park, and picturesque tourist destinations like Nainitial, Ranikhet and Bheemtal, the release added.
 
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India, Nepal to hold military training exercise, Surya Kiran-VII, from August 18-31

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The Indo-Nepal Combined Training Exercise, Surya Kiran-VII, will be held from August 18 to 31 in the mountain terrain of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand in the Northern Himalayas as part of the ongoing military cooperation between the two countries.
 
The training will be carried out at an altitude of 5000-6000 feet under the aegis of the Garud Division.
 
The two countries had commenced the combined training at platoon level in 2011 on the basis of an agreement during the 7th Indo-Nepal Bilateral Consultative Group on Security.Later, it was enhanced to company level in 2012 and currently stands upgraded to battalion level.
 
This will be the second battalion level combined exercise and approximately 300 personnel including officers and junior commissioned officers (JCOs) from both the armies will participate in the two week-long exercise. 
 
An official press release said the aim of the exercise will be to hone sub-unit level tactics and develop interoperability between Indian Army and Nepalese Army in jungle warfare and counter terrorism operations in mountainous terrain, as also to provide working knowledge of disaster management to include pandemic/ epidemic diseases control and aviation aspects. 
 
Senior officials of Indian Army and Nepalese Army are expected to attend the two week long exercise and they will also interact with the members of the contingents. 
 
This combined training, mutual interaction and sharing of experience amongst both the countries would not only further the strategic cooperation between both the armies but also aid in strengthening cultural and historical ties, the release added.
 
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Heavy rains claim 12 lives in Pauri district of Uttarakhand

 
Landslide after heavy rainfall in Dehradun, CM calls for rescue
At least 12 people were killed in heavy rains that lashed several villages in the Pauri district of Uttarakhand in the early hours of today.
 
Pauri District Magistrate Chandrashekhar Bhatt told NetIndian over the telephone that several people had suffered injuries in the incidents.
 
He said the "cloudburst"  had affected villages in the Yamkeshwar, Pauri and Lansdowne tehsils. 
 
Official sources said the rains had caused landslides at some places, blocking a few roads.
 
Mr Bhatt said teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), police and other emergency personnel had rushed to the affected areas and were helping the stranded people.
 
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Three dead, three missing after cloudburst in Uttarakhand

 
Cloudburst kills 4 in Uttarakhand
At least three people died and three others were reported missing in a cloudburst in the Ghansyali block of Tehri district in Uttarakhand in the early hours of today, official sources said.
 
Tehri District Magistrate Yugal Kishore Pant told NetIndian over the telephone from the scene of the tragedy that rescue and relief teams had found three bodies, while efforts were on to locate three others reported missing.
 
He said about three to four houses were damaged in the incident, which occurred around 3 am today, while another seven to eight houses were partially damaged.
 
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Minor earthquake jolts Pithoragarh region of Uttarakhand

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An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale, jolted the Pithoragarh region of Uttarakhand tonight, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
 
The quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 30.2°N and longitude 80.3°E, occurred at 2018 hours at a focal depth of 10 km, an IMD bulletin added.
 
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Minor earthquake jolts Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand

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An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale, shook the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand this evening.
 
A bulletin from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 30.2°N and longitude 80.2°E, occurred at 1705 hours at a focal depth of 10 km.
 
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Rajnath Singh reviews reconstruction efforts in Uttarakhand after 2013 disaster

 
Uttarakhand disaster: Man still awaits return of 15 family members
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the progress of restoration works in Uttarakhand following the devastating flash floods and landslides that hit the state in June last year and discussed the steps being put in place to prevent the recurrence of such disasters.
 
At a high-level meeting here, he also reviewed the position in respect of the number of missing persons and the progress in the issuance of death certificates.
 
An official press release said the Uttarakhand Government stated that it had taken precautionary measures this year to avoid disaster like the last year.
 
It was noted that the State Government had made arrangements for registration of pilgrims and tourists for regulating the pilgrimage to prevent any mishaps. The road restoration works in each of the pilgrimage routes --  Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, Gangotri and Hemkund -- were also reviewed and the Home Minister was informed that most of the roads had been made operational for vehicular traffic. 
 
India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed the meeting that it would be issuing three-day advance weather bulletins for 14 identified locations in Uttarakhand from June 20 and these would be updated on 12 hourly basis. 
 
The IMD was advised to use simple language in their warnings and bulletins to enable their effective implementation on the ground. It was decided that the State Government would share the contact numbers of the registered pilgrims and tourists with the Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, so that nowcasting weather forecasting to be issued by IMD could be shared with them through bulk SMSs. 
 
On the request of the State Government, the Department of Space was advised to check the possible artificial dam/lake formation and vulnerable areas on the basis of IMD warning through satellite images and share them with the State Government on a daily basis.
 
It was decided that the Central Water Commission should share its hydrological reports and warnings on Uttarakhand with the State Government on a daily basis. 
 
IMD would also be taking steps to install three Doppler weather stations in Uttarkashi, Nainital and Mussoori. 
 
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has already pre-positioned two teams in Srinagar and Almora in consultation with the State Government. The State Government was offered some satellite phones from the stock of NDRF as emergency communication system. 
 
Mr Singh emphasised the need for regular interaction among the concerned stakeholders and directed that all possible measures should be taken to avoid a repeat of last year's disaster.
 
He directed that all possible support should be extended in a timely manner by all the Central Ministries, Departments and agencies to authorities of Uttarakhand to meet any eventuality in the monsoon season. 
 
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BJP leader from Uttarakhand found dead in Bareily district of UP

 
BJP leader's body found in car on Baheri-Nainital Highway
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Uttarakhand, Rakesh Kumar Rastogi, who was reported missing since Friday, was found dead in the back seat of a car in the Bareily district of Uttar Pradesh yesterday, UP police said today.
 
His body was found, with his hands tied, in the Baheri area on the Bareily-Nainital highway, they said.
 
Rastogi, an architect, belonged to the Kichha area of Uttarakhand and was the vice-president of the BJP's Udham Singh Nagar district unit. He had left his office on the Rudrapur highway for Panchpeda and was not seen since then.
 
His family registered a complaint with the police when there was no response to calls made to his mobile telephone. On Saturday morning, people in Mandanpur village spotted a body in a Santro car and informed the local police and it was later identified as that of Rastogi.
 
Police said Rastogi's body had been sent for a post-mortem examination and that the car had been seized. They said investigations were on with the assistance of their counterparts in Uttarakhand and that it appeared to be a case of murder. They hoped to nab the killers soon.
 
Uttar Pradesh BJP president Laxmikant Bajpai said he had talked to the authorities in the state and urged them conduct a proper probe into the murder.
 
This is the third attack on a BJP leader in recent weeks in Uttar Pradesh after Vijay Pandit and Omveer Singh were shot dead in Greater Noida and Muzaffarnagar, respectively.
 
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2 killed, 1 missing, 10 injured as bus carrying Russians falls into river in Uttarakhand

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At least two persons died, one was reported missing and 10 others suffered injuries when a mini-bus carrying 12 Russians to Gangotri veered off the road and fell into the Bhagirathi river, a tributary of the Ganga, in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand this afternoon.
 
Uttarkashi district officials told NetIndian over the telephone that, according to preliminary information they had gathered, the mishap occurred around 12.30 pm at a spot near Harsil when the bus was on its way from Uttarashi to Gangotri.
 
They said there were 13 people on board the Tempo Traveller, including the driver.
 
Some of the passengers who had suffered serious injuries were being shifted by helicopter to Dehradun for treatment while the others were admitted to a nearby hospital in Harsil, they said.
 
Senior administration and police officials have rushed to the spot, along with search and rescue teams.
 
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CBI arrests Income Tax officer in Uttarakhand in bribery case

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today said it had arrested an Income Tax Officer at Rudrapur in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5 lakh for a resident of the town for settling a case against him.
 
A press release from the agency said it had registered a case under the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act on a complaint from the man, who alleged he had been asked to pay the bribe for settling the income tax assessment case of Income Tax return for 2011-12.
 
The CBI laid a trap and the accused was caught while allegedly demanding and accepting the bribe from the complaint.
 
Searches are being conducted at the premises of the accused at Rudrapur, te release said, adding that he would be produced tomorrow in the Court of Special Judge for CBI Cases, Dehradun.
 
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Minor earthquake shakes Pithoragarh area of Uttarakhand

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An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale, shook the Pithoragarh area of Uttarakhand this morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
 
The quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 29.8°N and longitude 80.1°E, occurrd at 0724 hours today at a focal depth of 7 km, an IMD bulletin added.
 
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19 dead, 4 hurt in bus mishap in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand

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As many as 19 people were killed and four others suffered injuries when a bus they were travelling in veered off the road and fell almost 120 metres downhill in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand today.
 
Chamoli District Magistrate S A Murugesan told NetIndian over the telephone that those killed in the mishap included about eight women.
 
Two of the injured were flown by a helicopter to Dehradun for treatment while the other two were being treated at the district hospital in Gopeshwar, he said.
 
The bus was on a regular trip from Haridwar to Ghat and had almost reached its destination when the mishap occurred around 12.30 pm, he said.
 
Most of the victims belonged to Ghat and villages around it, he added.
 
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BHEL wins order for 120 MW hydel project in Uttarakhand

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The public sector Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) today said it had won a contract, valued at Rs 125 crore, for setting up a 120 MW hydro-electric project (HEP) in Uttarakhand.
 
This is the first major order for electro-mechanical equipment in the hydro sector, to be finalised by a Government utility company in Uttarakhand, after the devastating flash floods of mid-June last year, a press release from the company said.
 
The order for setting up hydro generating sets and associated electro-mechanical works for the 120 MW Vyasi HEP has been placed on BHEL by Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL).
 
The order comes close on the heels of the hydro order bagged by BHEL for the 206 MW Shahpur Kandi HEP from Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) in January this year.
 
Located in Dehradun district, the Vyasi HEP is a run-of-the-river scheme on the Yamuna. Water from the Vyasi reservoir will be diverted by constructing an 86 m high dam through a 2.7 km head race tunnel to the surface power house at Hathiari village. The project comprises two hydro generating sets of 60 MW each with vertical Francis turbines.
 
BHEL’s scope of work in the contract envisages design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of hydro generating sets and associated electro mechanical works. While the hydro generating sets shall be supplied by BHEL’s Bhopal unit, the transformers and control & monitoring system will be supplied by the company’s Jhansi unit and Electronics Division, Bangalore, respectively. 
 
The erection & commissioning of the equipment shall be carried out by BHEL’s Power Sector - Northern Region (PS-NR). 
 
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Uttarakhand Congress leader Satpal Maharaj joins BJP

Satpal Maharaj quits Congress, joins BJP
 
Just weeks ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Uttarakhand Congress leader and Lok Sabha member Satpal Maharaj joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of its president Rajnath Singh here today.
 
Welcoming Mr Maharaj to the party, Mr Singh said his entry would strengthen the organisation. He said the party would utilise Mr Maharaj's capabilities in the most appropriate manner.
 
Mr Maharaj, 62, represents the Garhwal constituency of Uttarakhand in the current Lok Sabha.
 
He told newspersons that he was pained by the lack of proper rehabilitation and resettlement programmes for the victims of last year's devastating flash floods and landslides in Uttarakhand, which claimed hundreds of lives and left thousands homeless. He said the Congress government in the state had just handed out some compensation amounts instead of drawing up a comprehensive rehabilitation plan.
 
He said he was confident that India would record the kind of growth under BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi that China had achieved in the past few decades.
 
He said India lacked nothing but proper leadership, and Mr Modi would provide that.
 
Mr Maharaj had served as Union Minister of State for Railways from July 1996 to June 1997 and as Union Minister of State for Finance from June 1997 to March 1998.
 
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GVK's Shrinagar hydel project inaugurated, 88% power from ito go to UP

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The GVK Group's 330 MW Shrinagar hydro-electric project, located on the Alaknanda river near the town of Shrinagar in Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, was inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today.
 
GVK Group chairman G V K Reddy and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav were amongst those present on the occasion.
 
The hydel plant has been developed as a run-of-the-river project, from which 12 per cent energy wuld be supplied to Uttarakhand at no charge. The remaining 88 per cent offtake would go to the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) under a firm Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) based on two part tariff calculation.
 
“The inauguration of the Shrinagar Hydro Electric project marks a significant milestone for the state of Uttar Pradesh. This project will supply 88% power to the state of UP. I congratulate GVK for successfully completing this project.  This project will be a boon for the state of UP and will fuel the dreams and aspirations of its economic growth," Mr Akhilesh Yadav said.
 
The project, which is 248 m long and has a 90 m high (from deepest foundation level) dam, will utilize the net head of around 66 m between the diversion dam and the pwer houe to generate electricity. The water conductor system consists of two head race tunnels, RCC troughs, power channel and penstocks. The power house accommodates four vertical Francis turbines rated at 82.5 MW each. The water released from turbines will flow into the river through a tail race channel.
 
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Minor earthquake jolts Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand

 
An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale, shook the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand this evening, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
 
The quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 30.5°N and longitude 79.2°E, occurred at 1945 hours at a depth of 5 km, an IMD bulletin added.
 
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Minor quake recorded in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand

 
An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale, was recorded in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand this morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
 
The quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 30.3 degrees North and longitude 79.9 degrees East, occurred at 0600 hours at a focal depth of 5 km, an IMD bulletin said. 
 
Earlier, late last night, another minor quake, measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale, shook the Rudraprayag district of the state.
 
The quake had its epicentre at latitude 30.5 degrees north and longitude 79.2 degrees east, at 0032 hours today at a focal depth of five km, the bulletin added.
 
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Azad inaugurates AIIMS at Rishikesh in Uttarakhand

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Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurated a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Rishikesh in Uttarakhand.
 
The institute is among the six new institutions being set up around the country on the lines of the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi.
 
The other new AIIMS are coming up at Patna in Bihar, Raipur in Chhattisgarh, Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Bhubaneswar in Odisha and Jodhpur in Rajasthan as part of the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).
 
The Rishikesh institute is being set up at an estimated cost of Rs. 840 crore and it will have 960 beds, including 500 beds for specialty departments, 300 beds for super specialty departments, 100 beds for intensive care unit (ICU) and trauma care, 30 beds for physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) and 30 beds for Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH).
 
An official press release said that, in all, the institute will have 40 departments of super specialty and specialty care. The Ministry of Finance initially approved creation of 1,145 posts of faculty and other positions in the institute.  Subsequently, it has approved 2,936 additional posts, the release said.
 
During the current academic year, 2013-14, the intake for MBBS course has been increased to 100.  The first batch of 50 MBBS students commenced in September, 2012.  The first batch of 60 students in the B.Sc, Nursing course has also been admitted in 2013-14. 
 
"All new AIIMS under the AIIMS Act are at par with AIIMS, New Delhi. The brand AIIMS has always been held in high esteem, throughout the country for high quality and affordable tertiary health care; world class medical and allied health education; producing faculty in specialties and super-specialties; and research.
 
"AIIMS, Rishikesh will provide the best possible health-care services to the people of the State, region and country in times to come. Institute Body and various committees have been constituted for smooth functioning of the Institute," the release added.
 
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