HC dismisses arhtiyas petition on new fruit, vegetable market
The Punjab and Haryana high court has dismissed a petition by an association of fruit and vegetable dealers of SAS Nagar market, which had challenged the bidding process for the upcoming market in Sector 65.
The high court order stated the proposed market was not merely for purchasing of fruits and vegetables but would also have facilities like cold storage, ripening chamber, pack house, testing facilities, etc.
It also took note of the fact that old mandi had not been de-notified and the petitioners were not to be displaced. The high court stated arhityas had a right to participate in the allotment process but they could not claim a preferential right for allotment of the commercial area.
The tenders were floated in April 2015 for the new complex in Sector 65. The state government wanted to build the new facility under the public private partnership mode but the association had submitted their livelihood would be affected, so these shops should be given at concessional rates.
The Bombay high court on Wednesday confirmed the interim protection from arrest granted earlier to Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kirit Somaiya and his son Neil after police said that they did not have any evidence of misappropriation of funds by the duo in the INS Vikrant case. The HC was also informed that a 72-hour notice would be issued to them if they were required to be arrested.
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday made its first arrests in connection with the Bengal school recruitment scam in which former minister Partha Chatterjee and his aide Arpita Mukherjee were arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on July 23. The CBI arrested convenor of the special advisory committee, Shanti Prasad Sinha formed for the appointments and Ashok Saha, who was a secretary of the state School Service Commission.
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Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday spoke to his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann regarding disposal of sewage problem in Indira Gandhi Canal Project and its relining work. The historic work of relining about 106 km of Indira Gandhi Canal has been done by the Rajasthan government during the canal closure in the last three years. On Tuesday, Gehlot had spoken to Madhya Pradesh counterpart Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project.
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