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Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, the Taliban’s head of political office in Doha. | Photo: Twitter/@indyurdu

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.
A person suffering from Covid is shifted to the isolation facility at the Rajiv Gandhi Cricket stadium in Dehradun | Taran Deol | ThePrint

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. 
Representational image. | Photo: Instamoz

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.
File image of medical staff at isolation ward where 3 patients were admitted for suspected coronavirus infection, in New Delhi | ANI

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.
A multi-activity display at the Officers Training Academy in Gaya. | Photo: PIB/Twitter

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.
NCRB data shows in 2016, Haryana registered one gang rape every two days (representational Image)

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'.
Representational Image| Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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.
Protestors raise slogans during a demonstration against the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu

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.
Forest Research Institute |

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.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.