Who will stop encroachments on public land?
Sonepat, November 22
Going by the large-scale encroachments on public land along the main roads of the city that have been taking place in utter disregard of the government's urban development policy, it is now quite clear that the district and civic administration as well as the PWD (B and R) and the HUDA authorities have abdicated their basic responsibility for ensuring orderly and planned growth of the city.
WATERING HOLE. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Drive against polythene bags comes a cropper
Jhajjar, November 22
The campaign to curb the menace of polythene bags and plastic wastes launched by the district administration has failed to take off for the want of co-ordinated efforts on the part of the authorities responsible here.
Coconut husk can be a soil
New Delhi, November 22
Mehrauli-based food processing company Sterling Farms Research and Services Private Limited has come up with a unique item in the ongoing Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan. This item is a soil substitute, which derives from coconut husk and pit.
Absence of key PWD officials irks DM
Fifteen complaints were settled on the tehsil day, held at Sadar Tehsil Kasna on Thursday, even as the absence of key officials of the Public Works Department annoyed the District Magistrate, Mr Deepak Kumar.
INLD govt has nexus with criminals: Cong leader
A Congress leader, Mr Azad Singh Nehra, on Thursday accused the ruling Indian National Lok Dal of having a nexus with criminals which had led to the increase in the crime rate as well as deteriorating law and order situation in the state. In a signed press statement issue here, he alleged that the police were helpless in taking punitive action against such criminals.
Traffic police on the prowl to sanitise roads
New Delhi November 22
The elaborate traffic enforcement plans drawn up by the Delhi Traffic Police, after the Sunday night’s gory accident, is looked upon by many as an effort by the authorities to sanitize roads and to maintain increased discipline, besides a warning to the erring drivers. Officials feel that launching of such drives are very essential in the city to keep the drunken, reckless and rash drivers under tight leash.
Stale Divali sweets still on discount
Faridabad, November 22
The sweets prepared on the occasion of the Divali festival are still on sale at various towns in the district, according to reports.
It is learnt that halwais, who prepared a large quantity of sweets in anticipation of getting heavy orders from other towns including Delhi, in towns like old Faridabad, Ballabgarh, Hodal and Palwal could not dispose of the stocks in time.
Model towns on Noida:
Noida, November 22
The Chief Minister, Mr Rajnath Singh, wants to develop other towns of Uttar Pradesh on the pattern of Noida to make available commercial, industrial and residential facilities to people in an efficient and practical way.