Encroachments cause traffic jams: R S GuptaNew Delhi, January 5
Delhi Police Commissioner R. S. Gupta said that traffic regulation and its control had been challenging in the Capital due to encroachments of footpaths and pavements by shopkeepers and others, severe constraints of parking space, poor drivers’ training and public indiscipline.
Singer Mikka and Bollywood actor Anupum Kher during the opening of the third
mall, ‘P.P.Design Estate’, with the owners of the showroom at Green Park in
the Capital on Monday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal
BJP activists burning an effigy of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit against the continuing power problem at JJ.Colony in Wazirpur area in the Capital on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph
SPECIAL FOCUS ON FARIDABAD
Destitute woman beaten up by policemen
Faridabad, January 5
While the police department in the district as well as in the state may be claiming success in the month-long ‘sadbhawana campaign’, which ended recently, the cops on the other hand seem not to have learnt any lesson regarding their behaviour and handling delicate matters involving human angle.
Cable operators exploiting consumersFaridabad, January 5
The cable operators in Faridabad seem to be having a field day in the matter of charging the monthly subscription fee from the consumers. While there is no parity in the these rates the cable operators here perhaps are free to go for a hike at any time of the year and leave the consumers helpless.
Mata Sheetla Devi Temple to get faceliftGurgaon, January 5
The renowned Mata Sheetla Devi Temple and its complex here will be developed and beautified to give a push to the religious tourism.
The proposed development would be on the pattern of the Mata Mansa Devi Temple at
Panchkula so that it could emerge as a centre of attraction and devotion for the pilgrims, according to the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala.
COLD COMFORT: A woman trying to provide warmth to her child on a chilly afternoon in the Capital.
Wounded rabbits left at the mercy of nature
Meerut, January 5
Golden Ram Ecological Park has turned into a “graveyard” for over 45 rabbits due to the “irresponsible and negligent attitude” of the Army officials. Some of the rabbits kept in the park were found sick while at least 6 of them were seriously wounded for over a month without medical care.
Probe into contract irregularities called off
Noida, January 5
A probe into scams and irregularities in works and contracts worth Rs 43 crore committed during Ms Mayawati’s regime is understood to have been called off by the Noida Authority.
HVP for roll back in increase in water rate
Sonepat, January 5
The general-secretary of the Haryana Vikas Party, Mr Rajiv Jain, has criticised the decision of the state government to increase the water rate by 15 per cent. He described the decision as “unjust and unwarranted”.
FACE TO FACE
Moral standards depressing
All-round falling standards disturb Surinder Singh Johar, noted journalist and writer on the Punjabi affairs.
Johar, who has published about 20 books in English and Punjabi on Punjabi culture, Sikh Gurus, history, and fiction, is pained at the disorientation of those who are responsible for inculcating the values of our culture among the younger generation.
Seven persons injuredSonepat, January 5
Seven persons, including three women were injured when a three-wheeler collided with a Maruti car on the G T Road near Kurar village, about 10 km from here last evening. According to a report, the three-wheeler overturned in the accident.
Birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh celebrated
New Delhi, January 5
The birth anniversary of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji was celebrated in the Capital on Monday. The programme started early in the morning with the recitation of Sukhmani Sahib and
Nitnem. Gurpurab was also celebrated in the other Gurdwaras where langar was served to the devotees.
Attack on ‘cattle squad’
People fed up with Chautala govt: HVP
Jhajjar, January 5
The senior vice-president of the Haryana Vikas Party, Mr Manphool Singh, said here today that the people of the region were fed up with the lack of governance and basic amenities, especially in the villages.