Monday, August 31, 2015

Pawandeep Rajan wins first season of ‘The Voice India’

Pawandeep Rajan, a member of Bollywood singer Shaan’s team, was declared the winner of the singing reality series, ‘The Voice India’, at the grand finale on Sunday (August 30).

Rajan beat three other finalists, one each on the teams of coaches Sunidhi Chauhan, Mika and Himesh Reshammiya, to bag the title of the series’ first edition.

The &TV show is a version of the internationally-acclaimed singing reality show, ‘The Voice’.

Overwhelmed by his win, Pawandeep said, “‘The Voice India’ is a huge platform and I feel overjoyed by this win. I feel extremely humbled with all the love and appreciation received from the audience across the country.

“I would like to thank coach Shaan, who thought I was good enough to make the cut and mentored me wholeheartedly. The show brought together the best talent and, quite honestly, with this kind of a platform, I am sure everyone has gone back only as a winner.”

Pawandeep received the grand prize money of Rs 50 lakh from &TV, a Maruti Alto K10 and a deal to record his first  single with music label Universal.

Proud of Pawandeep’s win, his coach said the aspiring singer had a fantastic growth on the show. “Pawandeep has grown exponentially through the show right from the Blind Auditions to the Battle, The Live round and made it to the top 4 in the finale.

“It was our job to pick the best and mentor them only for the audience to pick their favorite voice. “I am proud of Pawandeep for winning this title and I wish him all the very best for a melodious future.

“We are extremely proud to be a part of the first edition of &TV’s ‘The Voice India’. The show has in the true sense raised the bar in the singing reality show genre and now I am looking forward to the next season,” said Shaan.

The finale was a musical spectacle as the young generation of voices like Kanika Kapoor, Neeti Mohan, Akriti Kakar, Ash King, Siddharth Mahadevan set the stage on fire with some high -voltage performances.

Comedian Kapil Sharma took the stage with equal zest and enthusiasm, adding humour along with his “Kis Kisko Pyaar Karu” co-star Elli Avram and director duo Abbas-Mastan.  The grand finale also witnessed electrifying performances by the four coaches apart from special performances by other top singers from the show.

With an initial 102 singers, the show went from blind auditions to the battle rounds, live round and finally the grand finale over the course of three months.

 
 http://indianexpress.com

उत्तराखंड के पवनजीत बने 'द वॉयस इंडिया'

मुंबई। उत्तराखंड के चंपावत जिले के पवनदीप राजन सिंगिंग रियलिटी शो 'द वॉयस इंडिया' के विजेता बन गए। रविवार को फाइनल में देश भर के दर्शकों के मतों के आधार पर उन्हें विजेता घोषित किया गया। उन्होंने परंपरा ठाकुर, साहिल सोलंकी, स्निग्धजीत भौमिक, ऋषभ चतुर्वेदी, विश्व शाह, दीपेश राही और सचेत टंडन को पीछे छोड़ते हुए 50 लाख रुपये का नकद पुरस्कार जीता।

उन्हें मारुति की आल्टो के-10 कार भी मिली। तीन महीने तक चली इस प्रतियोगिता में देश भर के 102 गायकों ने हिस्सा लिया। विभिन्न विधाओं में अपनी प्रतिभा के लिए जाने जाने वाले पवनदीप ने रियलिटी शो के प्रारंभ से अंत तक बहुत अच्छा प्रदर्शन किया।

http://naidunia.jagran.com

Uttarakhand: Non-Bailable Warrant Against BJP MLA for Beating Up Official

A local court at Rudrapur in Udham Singh Nagar district has issued non-bailable warrant against BJP MLA from Gadarpur Arvind Pandey for allegedly assaulting an official here.
 
The Chief Judicial Magistrate court issued the non-bailable warrant against the BJP MLA yesterday for allegedly beating up a Nayab Tehsildar a couple of days back, Circle Officer of Gadarpur Rajiv Mohan said.


Police was raiding various places to arrest the MLA and the other accused in the case. If he is not arrested at the earliest, then his properties will be attached, he said.

On August 25, BJP MLA Arvind Pandey's supporters beat up Nayab Tehsildar Sher Singh Gawal when he had gone to resolve a land dispute in Gadarpur, police said.

Following this, a case under various Sections of the IPC, SC/ST Act was registered against the MLA and his supporters on the complaint of the official, they said.

Outlook India 30-8-15

5 killed, 24 injured in road mishap in Uttarakhand

 Five persons were killed and 24 others injured when a bus they were travelling in collided with a car and fell into a ditch near Shivpuri here today, police said.

The mishap occurred when the driver of the bus, which was coming from Rudraprayag, lost control over the vehicle after colliding with the car, they said.

While four people died on the spot, another one died while undergoing treatment at a hospital, police said, adding the injured have been admitted to a hospital here where the condition of two is stated to be serious.

BS 30-8-15

आखिर दिल्ली के उत्तराखंड भवन में मिलेंगी उत्तराखंडी डिशेज

नई दिल्ली( विवेक शुक्ला)। राजधानी के उत्तराखंड भवन में अब परोसे जाएंगे उत्तराखण्डी व्यंजन। उत्तराखंड की स्थापना के 15 सालों के बाद राज्य सरकार ने ये कदम उठाया है ताकि दिल्ली में रहने वाले लाखों उत्तराखंड के लोग अपने प्रदेश के भवन में जाने लगें।

उत्तराखंड के मुख्यमंत्री हरीश रावत के निर्देश पर अब ये काम शुरू होने जा रहा है। मुख्यमंत्री रावत ने विगत दिनों दिल्ली में आईटीओ के समीप दीनदयाल मार्ग पर नव निर्मित उत्तराखण्ड के स्थानीय आयुक्त के एकीकृत भवन के लोकार्पण पर ये जानकारी दी।

मुख्यमंत्री हरीश रावत ने प्रदेश के मुख्य सचिव राकेश शर्मा व ओम प्रकाश से कहा कि अगर आप लोग इन भवनों में उत्तराखण्डी व्यंजन परोसने लगे तो दिल्ली में रहने वाले लाखों उत्तराखण्डी यहां जुड़ जायेंगे और इस भोजनालय से ही पूरे भवन को संचालित करने वाली आय भी अर्जित हो जायेगी। इस पर वहां पर उपस्थित लोगों ने करतल ध्वनि से अपनी सहमति जतायी। एक माह के अंदर जानकारों ने कहा कि इधर एक माह के भीतर उत्तराखण्डी व्यंजन परोसे जाने लगेंगे। बता दें कि दिल्ली में लाखों उत्तराखण्डी रहते है। इनकी 2000 से अधिक सामाजिक संस्थायें है। पर दिल्ली स्थिति उत्तराखण्ड शासन के अधिकारियों ने न तो सामाजिक संस्थाओं को आमंत्रित किया व नहीं यहां पर उत्तराखण्ड के लिए समर्पित रहने वाले उत्तराखण्डी पत्रकारों को बुलाया गया।

यह पूरा कार्यक्रम में अव्यवस्था का आलम यह था कि साढे ग्यारह बजे के इस कार्यक्रम को दोपहर डेढ़ बजे प्रारम्भ हुआ। भोजन के समय नाश्ता परोसा गया। जब मुख्यमंत्री का ध्यान इस तरफ दिलाया गया तो अधिकारी दायें बायें बगल झांकने लगे। पांच सौ इकसठ स्क्वायर मीटर के क्षेत्रफल में निर्मित दिल्ली में उत्तराखण्ड के स्थानीय आयुक्त एकीकृत भवन के निर्माण पर कुल ग्यारह करोड़ रूपये खर्च हुए। मुख्यमंत्री ने एकीकृत भवन के निर्माण में उत्तराखण्ड की संस्कृति की झलक के साथ उत्तराखण्ड की संस्कृति से लोगों को जोड़कर कार्य करने के निर्देश भी अधिकारियों को दिये। उन्होंने कहा कि उत्तराखण्ड राज्य के इस भवन में सभी कार्य उत्तराखण्ड के लोगों के अधिकतम हितों के लिए किये जायें। साथ ही इस भवन की पहचान दिल्ली में होने के बाद भी उत्तराखण्ड संस्कृति से परिपूर्ण होनी चाहिए।
 http://hindi.oneindia.com

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Stone wars a Kumauni way of remembering ancestors

Pithoragarh, August 29, The Tribune

The tradition of Bagwal, celebrated in the Kumaon region in the memory of old wars, has passed on from the time when local feudal lords used to fight by hurling stones at enemies.

Cultural experts of the region say Bagwal literary means preparing for the war. As stones were the only weapons Kumaunis used in old days, the preparation for the war used to begin with collection of a large number of stones. “These stones were used in various ways. Heavy stones used to be pushed from atop hilltops on the enemies climbing it while small stones were thrown at enemies in direct confrontation,” said Charu Tiwari, an expert on the cultural history of the region.

Tiwari said there were several instances in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata where people from the hill region reached the battlefield with stones in the one hand and iron tridents in the other. They were experts in hurling stones on the enemy from a distance through a rocketing technique— tying a stone with a rope and revolving it before releasing it. “Till the end of the last century, there were 20 places in the Kumaon region where Bagwal was played before and after Divali,” said Tiwari.

Experts say the preparation for Bagwal began immediately after Divali as the festival itself was known as Bagwali Parv in the region.

“People take part in the stone war at Devidhura, Someshwar, Bagwali Pokhar, Syalde and other places in the memory of their ancestors who played with stones with all intensity and religiously,” said Tiwari.

Tiwari cited the example of the Syaldey Bikhauti fair, which is celebrated at Dwarahat every year on Bishuwat Sankranti. During the fair, four clans of villagers perform a mock struggle to touch a stone that is a symbol of a centuries-old stone war between two warring feudal lords of that era. “The tradition of Oda Pherana was itself a symbol of the stone war in the ancient time,” said Tiwari.

Rs 49 cr for building six trekking routes

Tribune News Service
Dehradun, August 29

The Uttarakhand Government has approved Rs 49 crore for the construction of six trekking routes under the Uttarakhand Emergency Assistance Project in disaster-affected districts of the state.

The proposal was approved at a meeting of a high-powered committee chaired by Chief Secretary Rakesh Sharma. Besides, Rs 25 crore was approved for the construction of trekking routes in Kedarnath.

The trekking routes that have been approved are Munsiyari-Milam-Dung, Kailash-Mansarovar Pindari glacier, Khati Sunderdunga, Kafni glacier and Jankichatti-Yamunotri.

On these routes, shelter sheds for travellers, small bridges, water supply, bench, railing, toilets and protection walls will be constructed. The District Disaster Management Authority will carry out all these works in disaster-affected districts.

Further, the construction of 38 rescue helipads in the first phase was also reviewed. In all, 12 helipads have been constructed, while tenders have been called for 11 more helipads and preparation is on for 15 new tenders.

Significantly, the Chief Secretary has also asked the Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Authority to select 20 places from where commercial flights could be started by October 15.