12-day India-Kazakhstan joint military exercise begins

Pithoragarh, Oct 3 (PTI) A joint military exercise between India and Kazakhstan with focus on counter terrorism operations in mountainous terrain began here on Thursday.

The 12-day exercise named KAZIND-2019 was inaugurated by Brig SK Mandal, Commander of the 111 Independent Infantry Brigade.

It will will conclude on October 15, an Indian Army spokesman said.

India: Court sentences nine in Nari Niketan rape case

Dehradun, Sept 3 (PTI) A Dehradun court has sentenced the main accused in the rape and abortion case of a hearing and speech impaired inmate at a government-run shelter home here in 2015 to seven years in prison.

The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Dharam Singh on Monday also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Gurudas - the main convict in the case who worked as a sweeper at the Nari Niketan.

His jail term will be increased by 30 days in case he does not pay the fine, the ADSJ said while pronouncing the judgement.

India: Kashmiri students in D'dun get help from JKSA, Khalsa Aid

Dehradun, Aug 26 (PTI) The Jammu-Kashmir Students' Association (JKSA) and the Khalsa Aid jointly distributed groceries and money among Kashmiri students in Dehradun.

With restrictions continuing in the Valley since August 5, a number of Kashmiri students here have been out of touch with their families and suffering from a shortage of money, JKSA spokesman Nasir Khuehami said in a statement.

India: Minor gang-raped, killed in Uttarakhand

Pauri (UKD), Aug 8 (PTI) A ten-year-old girl from Nepal was raped and killed allegedly by two Nepalese nationals at Kotdwar in the district sparking tension in the area, police said on Thursday.

The partially mutilated body of the girl, who had been missing since Monday evening, was recovered from railway station premises after the perpetrators were arrested and confessed to the crime on Wednesday, Additional Superintendent of Police Pradip Rai said.

India: BJP CM of Uttarakhand says cow only animal that exhales oxygen

Dehradun, Jul 26 (PTI) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has kicked up a row by claiming that cow is the only animal which inhales and exhales oxygen, and has asserted breathing problems can be cured by massaging it.

A video went viral on Thursday showing Rawat extolling the medicinal properties of cow milk and urine at a function here.

In the video, he said cows not only inhale oxygen but also exhale it.

India: Minor rapes 3-yr-old in Dehradun

Dehradun, Jun 21 (PTI) A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her 11-year-old neighbour in Dalanwala area of the city, police said Friday.

The incident took place on Wednesday when the girl's parents had gone out leaving her at home with her two elder siblings, an official said.

According to the complaint registered by the girl's parents on Thursday, the accused took the victim to his house and raped her, Superintendent of Police (city) Shweta Choubey said.

The boy was booked under the POCSO act and has been sent to a juvenile home, she said.

India: U'khand BJP keeps Quran at party library

Dehradun, May 30 (PTI) The Uttarakhand BJP has kept a copy of the Quran at the party library here to help its cadre learn about the holy book, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined the need to reach out to the minorities.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state media head Devendra Bhasin claimed that the move was in line with the party's "philosophy" of treating every religion equally.

The copy of the Quran was kept at the library of the party's state headquarters here two days ago by joint media incharge Shadab Shams, Bhasin said.

India: Rawat to hold dialogue with NRI entrepreneurs Sunday

Dehradun, Apr 13 (PTI) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat will hold a dialogue with NRI entrepreneurs Sunday to discuss how they could contribute to the development of the state in different sectors.

"The chief minister will hold a dialogue with NRI entrepreneurs via video conferencing at 9 pm Sunday to discuss investments as well as ways in which they could make a contribution towards the development of the state," Rawat's media advisor Ramesh Bhatt said.

Indian Polls: 61.50 per cent polling recorded in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Apr 13 (PTI) A voter turnout of 61.50 per cent was recorded in Uttarakhand which went to polls in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.

According to final polling percentage released by the Election Commission after collating data received from remote corners of the hill state late on Friday night a total of 61.50 per cent of the 78.56 lakh voters exercised their franchise on the polling day.

Indian Polls: Nearly 58 per cent polling in U'khand

Dehradun, Apr 11 (PTI) Over 57 per cent of the electorate in Uttarakhand cast their vote Thursday to seal the fate of 52 candidates as polling was held in the first phase of the general elections to its five Lok Sabha seats.

The turnout recorded at 5 pm across the five seats was 57.85 per cent, Chief Electoral Officer Soujanya said.

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