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NHAI writes to DMs to direct ULBs to remove unauthorised hoardings on activist’s complaint

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GHAZIABAD: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has written to the district magistrates of Ghaziabad, Hapur, Meerut and Gautam Budh Nagar to take action by directing the municipal corporations and other ULBs under their jurisdiction to remove unauthorised hoardings and outdoor advertisements from national highways as well as from roadside green belts and central verges after a complaint was made by Ghaziabad resident Sushil Raghav and one another. The complaint cited banning of such hoardings by the EPCA and an NHAI circular that said that these cannot be fixed.

Raghav said that due to such unauthorized billboards and hoardings dotting the national & state highways as well as city roads, there is always the risk of accidents due to distraction caused to the motorists and risk of such hoardings falling down on them or others. He said that only directional indicators be allowed on highways.

Earlier, the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam under the erstwhile Municipal Commissioner, Dinesh Chandra Singh ahd also taken against some outdoor advertising and BOT firms after a similar complaint was made to them.

The letter by Raghav states that the hoarding mafia had taken over the important highways and roads and urgent action was required to be taken against them. It is not the first time Raghav had made such a complaint. He said: “Due to lack of monitoring and callous attitude of officials the hoarding mafia is back in action after a while.”

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100 airports/heliports/water aerodromes to be developed by 2024 under RCS UDAN


After three rounds of bidding under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)- UdeDeshkaAamNagrik (UDAN), pre-COVID, 688 valid routes were awarded, out of which 281 routes were operationalized. After suspension of domestic flight operations from 25th March, 2020 to 24th May, 2020, domestic air services including RCS operations have recommenced with effect from 25.05.2020. Airlines are resuming the commenced RCS routes in a calibrated manner. Further, 78 new routes have been identified and approved under 1st phase of UDAN 4.0. Airports Authority of India, the Implementing Agency is in the process of awarding these routes to the Selected Airline Operators (SAOs). Click here (Annexures-A and B)for details of the routes awarded and commenced under RCS-UDAN.

Some of the reasons for non-operationalization of few UDAN routes are:

i) Lack of infrastructure at civil airports due to non-availability of land, delay related to compliance of the regulations by the airport operators, lack of road connectivity to the airports.

ii) Non-completion of the process involved in obtaining Scheduled Commuter Operators Permit by the Airlines.

Due to COVID-19, commencement of civil work of airports got delayed. Also, due to suspension of domestic operations, overall commencement of new routes got adversely affected.

4th round of bidding has commenced on 3rd December, 2019. 100 airports/heliports/water aerodromes are to be developed by 2024, awarded in various rounds of bidding under RCS-UDAN.

This information was given in a written reply by Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State, I/C, Civil Aviation, in Rajya Sabha today.

Source: Press Information Bureau

Delhi: Three proclaimed offenders arrested


A police team of PS Mandir Marg apprehended 3 proclaimed offenders in 2 separate cases. The accused are namely Parmeet, 33 years, son of Kalu, resident of Begam Vihar, Begampur, Delhi; Raju Agarwal, 54 years, s/o Sita Ram, r/o DDA Flats, Nasir Pur and Payal Agarwal, 48 years, w/o Raju Agarwal.

Cops consisting of SI Jai Singh, ASI Inder Singh, ASI Ritul and HC Kuldeep from PS Mandir Marg under the supervision of SHO/ Mandir Marg apprehended the POs from their hideouts. The dedicated team have so far arrested 60 POs in the current year 2020.

The accused Parmeet was declared PO in a case FIR u/s354/354-B/5064IPC&12 POCSO Act PS Narela by the Court of Seema Maini Ld. ASJ/Rohini Courts on 16/01/2018. He was apprehended by the PO team of PS Mandir Marg on 17.09.2020 from Begampur.

In the year 2014, accused had outraged the modesty of a minor girl, was arrested and sent to JC. However, after release on bail, the family sold their house and disappeared. The team made painstaking efforts to locate his new house at Begampur and arrested him from there.

The accused Raju Agarwal and his wife Payal Agarwal were declared PO in case FIR No. 283/2004 U/S 448/453/454/380/411/34 IPC PS Vasant Vihar, Delhi by the Court of Sumit Anand, Ld. MM/Patiala House Courts on 7/03/2020. They have been apprehended from Nasirpur by the PO team of PS Mandir Marg on 18.09.2020.

The accused had grabbed the flat of one Ashok Jain situated in the area of Vasant Vihar.  They were arrested in the case and were released on bail. After their release, they shifted to Nasirpur and did not appear in the Court. They were declared as POs. The PO team worked hard to locate their new address and arrested them. Accused Raju Agarwal is already convicted in a case of embezzlement in DDA of the year 1998 that was investigated by the CBI. He has remained in jail for five years.

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Delhi Police Commissioner reviews crime situation in Capital


SN Shrivastava, CP, Delhi held Crime and Covid-19 Review meeting today, through video conferencing. The crime situation and action against criminals, including burglary, NDPS, Arms, Excise cases and gambling cases, review of POCSO cases were the focal points. Detection of crime against women, kidnapping/ abduction, MV theft and other theft and step taken to reform JCL through YUVA/other efforts were also reviewed. The CP Delhi also reviewed tracing of missing children, return of stolen property to rightful owner alongwith implementation of Covid guidelines vis-a-vis overall working. He rewarded personnel from South District, North-West Distt and South-West Districts in recognition of courageous and outstanding works done by them during the past few days.

Following is brief of the good works that were acknowledged during the meeting:

1) On 05.8.2020, a bag containing jewellery worth Rs. 1 crore was snatched from a lady in car, a case was registered at PS DBG Road. The Special Staff of South District comprising ASI Anil Kumar, ASI Premjeet, HC Sunil Kumar, Ct. Jtender Dalal, Ct. Anoop Kumar, Ct. Sandeep Kumar, Ct Roshan and Ct Pradeep and led by Insp. Girish Kumar, also worked on this incident. Their efforts bore fruit when two suspected persons were apprehended. Gold and diamond studded jewellery was recovered from their possession. Thus a sensational case of snatching of precious jewellery was solved with complete recovery.  

2. On 16.09.2020, complainant and his friend were cycling. Meanwhile, three persons came from behind riding a motorcycle and whipped out a gun and  pointed it towards him. They snatched mobile phones from both of them. The complainant informed that they had formed a whatsapp group of their cyclist friends and they shared  their live location. Ct. Vishal and Ct. Anil of PS Subhash Place immediately started tracking the culprits through whatsapp live location. Consequently they verified that one of the robbed mobile was still switched on. After a chase of almost 30 kms, the police team intercepted the robbers in the area of PS Nand Nagri, North-East District. When the police team tried to apprehend the robbers riding on a heavy 400 CC motor bike, they barged into the police M/Cycle damaging it completely and causing injuries to the police team. In spite of it, the resolute policemen Ct. Vishal and Ct. Anil did not give up and continued to chase the robbers on the complainant’s vehicle. The accused fired three bullets towards the police team but the brave and gallant constables showing extra ordinary commitment towards duty chased and apprehended one of the accused. One country made pistol, four live cartridges, One stolen motorcycle, six mobile phones, one gold chain, one gold ring, one gold earring was recovered from his possession.

3. HC Sheoran posted at PS Safderjung Enclave was on patrolling duty. Around midnight he noticed three suspicious persons. He enquired from them and also took their photographs. On this, one of the suspicious person grabbed HC Sheoran from around his neck and called other associate and robbed Head Constable’s mobile phone and tried to rob his service pistol. Meantime Ct. Ramesh also arrived there. HC Sheoran resisted fiercely and overpowered one of the accused.Two of his accomplices succeeded in  runing away on their scooty. In melee, the robbed phone fell down nearby. Later on all three accused were arrested by the police team comprising SI Ravinder, SI Munna Kumar, HC Ramdas, HC Ram Naresh, Ct. Nemi Chand and Ct. Ramesh led by Insp. Umesh Barthwal. 13 cases were worked out with recoveries of two gold chain, 15 snatched mobile phone, one country made pistol with two live cartridges at their instances. HC Sheoran has been recommended for Ashadharan Karya Puruskar for his bravery.

Source: Press Release

Delhi: Bootlegger arrested by Fatehpur Beri cops


The staff of PS- Fatehpur Beri, South District has done good work by arresting a bootlegger namely Sanjay. From his possession, total 22 cartons containing 1,100 quarters of liquor have been recovered and the car used in transporting liquor has been seized. 

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GDA demolishes illegal construction of pvt. developer


Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) today demolished illegal construction of a developer in Kaila area near Siddhartha Vihar on Khasra No 385/4. The project that went by the name of Mahesh Infravalley was previously asked to demolish the said illegal construction on its own after a sealing drive was conducted earlier.

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NGT directs Delhi & Haryana to prepare environment mgmt. plan for revival of Najafgarh Lake


The Principal bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) headed by chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the Delhi and Haryana governments to jointly prepare an Environment Management Plan within 3 months for clearing encroachments and to revive the Najafgarh Lake. The NGT also asked the MoEF&CC to steer the process and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to act as the coordinator.

The matter had been disposed of in 2017 when the state of Haryana submitted before the NGT that the water body in question was a lake and the state was in the process of declaring it as such.

However, after no movement on the same an Execution Application as filed by the NGO INTACH through their counsel Akash Vashishtha. While the matter was being heard the district magistrate of Gurugram submitted before the Tribunal that no such water body existed in revenue records. However these divergent views—one of state counsel and the other of the collector did not rule out that there was indeed a large water body overlapping parts of Najafgarh and Haryana state.

The petitioner’s counsel, Akash Vashishtha, countered the Haryana Govt’s stand that Najafgarh Lake was just an ordinary water body. 

He told the court that Haryana had already submitted a Brief Document to the MoEF&CC in 2017, to notify it as a wetland under the Wetland Rules 2010.

Vashishtha submitted that it was an Execution Application and Haryana had no occasion to flip-flop on the matter and rebut its own position submitted by it before the NGT earlier. 

By Prasoon Pant

Delhi: Two snatchers held from Chhawla area


On September 13 at about 4pm, one person who is a resident of Najafgarh, age 27, was coming from Najafgarh to Goyla Dairy on his scooter. When he reached near Nalaa- Old Kakrola Road towards Goyla Dairy then two persons came on bike and robbed his mobile i-phone 6 on the knife point and injured him.

After registration of case, investigation was taken up and CCTV footage of the area was checked and during checking of CCTV footage by staff a M/C no. DL4SC Y2121, Splendor, Black colour was identified and two persons were caught in the CCTV footage. Dedicated staff of the Chhawla police station, Ct Mukul, Ct Himank and Ct Ramswaroop searched the surrounding area of PS CHHAWLA and ownership of M/C was obtained and sources were deployed. On dated 16.09.2020 on a tip-off, two persons have been apprehended on a M/C no. DL 4SCY 2121. On cursory checking one button knife was recovered from the possession of apprehended person Ranjeet Jha alias Rahul alias Najafgarhiya, son of P.K. Jha and one robbed mobile phone iphone 6 was also recovered from the possession of accused Atul alias Kanhaiya son of Pramod Jha, age-22 yrs.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR NO. 814/20 U/S 25 ARMS ACT and 412/34 IPC has been registered against both the accused persons. On the instance of accused persons two more snatched mobile phones and one M/C no. DL 6808  used in committing another crime was also recovered from their possession.

Source: Press Release

GDA seals several illegal farmhouses, college & eatery


GHAZIABAD: Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) today carried out a sealing drive in Pandav Nagar area wherein  entities namely New Era College of Science, Vikrant farmhouse, Haveli farmhouse, Celebration farmhouse, Deviyana farmhouse and Naivaidyam restaurant. These had got prior notices for getting their projects approved as per law but they did not do so, on account of which the GDA conducted the sealing drive, said a GDA communication.

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XLRI announces date for Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2021


Xavier School of Management,one of India’s premier B-Schools has announced the date for the upcoming Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2021 to be held on 3rd January, 2021XAT 2021 registration has started from 12th September 2020.  The last date of applying is 30th November 2020.  The duration of the test will be of three hours, i.e., from 9:30 AM to 12.30 PM.  

XAT 2021 will accept applications for XLRI Jamshedpur and XLRI I Delhi-NCR campus. A candidate can choose two preferred test cities for the test.More than 89 institutes are using the XAT score for their respective admission process.

Fr. P. Christie S.J., Director, XLRI – Xavier School of Management commented ”XLRI has been conducting XAT on behalf of XAMI for over 70 years on an all India level to select the most suitable students for management education. XAT, though one of the oldest competitive examinations in the country, has always kept pace with the cutting-edge testing methodology. XAT’s multi-dimensional testing framework strives to assess the aptitude of candidates for business management education meaningfully. XAT has a multi-pronged examination structure and in-built fairness to evaluate candidates aspiring to be future business leaders.”

Candidates who are holding a recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline and those completing their final examination by 10th June 2021 may also apply. All Indian candidates must appear for XAT 2021. However, NRI and Foreign candidates may apply through their GMAT scores.

XAT 2021 will be conducted from 185 centres all across India in the following cities – Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Ambala, Amravati, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhatinda, Bhilai Nagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bokaro Steel City, Chandigarh / Mohali, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi-NCR, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Durgapur / Asansol, Ernakulam, Gandhinagar, Goa, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hooghly, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kannur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kota, Kottayam, Kurnool, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Mysuru (Mysore), Nagpur, Nashik, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Roorkee, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Siliguri, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram Tiruchirappalli, Tirupathi, Tiruvallur, Udaipur, Udupi Vadodara, Varanasi , Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal. .

The details of XAT 2021 are available at https://xatonline.in/  

Source: Press Communique

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