Sunday, 29 May, 2022

Topic: Dehradun

Who is Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, the Taliban leader who trained at IMA in Dehradun

Stanikzai joined the IMA’s Bhagat Battalion's Keren Company in the 1980s after studying political science in Afghanistan. He is now Taliban’s head of political office in Doha.

100 to 2,000+, Dehradun’s daily Covid cases see huge rise as Kumbh ends, but officials deny link

Dehradun, which borders Haridwar, is by far Uttarakhand's worst-hit district. Its cumulative total of Covid cases was 93,849 on 12 May, or 35% of the state’s 2,64,683. 

Couple moves court for protection, becomes first to be booked under Uttarakhand’s religion law

Two months after Uttarakhand HC ordered an inquiry, the couple, a relative and the qazi are booked for religious conversion of the woman without following norms of 2018 Act.

Army doctor and JCO test positive for Covid-19, both had travelled to Delhi separately

The latest cases have come over 10 days after an Army jawan in Leh tested positive for Covid-19 to become the first its victim in the 13-lakh strong force.

Army proposal to disband Officers Training Academy in Gaya gets defence ministry nod

Gaya OTA was proposed after the Kargil conflict when it was expected that more officers would join the Army. The officer cadets will now be moved to IMA in Dehradun.

14-year-old gang-raped in Dehradun school was force-fed chillies & papaya for 6 days

School authorities, having learnt that she was pregnant, tried to induce miscarriage to ensure that school didn't get a 'bad name'.

Beaten, stripped, Kurkure shoved down throat: How Dehradun student was tortured by seniors

Three weeks after the gruesome murder of a 12-year-old student in Dehradun, police probe details the six-hour-long torture that he faced from two seniors.

Mobs pressured us to cut off Kashmiri students but no such decision taken: Dehradun colleges

Two colleges in Dehradun clarified that managements haven't taken a decision to deny admission to Kashmiri students following the Pulwama attack.

Dozens of Kashmiri students take shelter in Punjab over security fears after Pulwama attack

Local Kashmiri students in Mohali make accommodation arrangements for other students from the country.

This premier university has always been in the grip of civil servants

Forest Research Institute Deemed University in Dehradun has never been headed by an academic. All its V-Cs are officers from the Indian Forest Services.

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Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.