Delhi: Hundreds protest over poor air quality at Jantar Mantar
Hundreds of people, including children, on Sunday staged a protest at Jantar Mantar over the deteriorating air quality in the national capital, demanding the government to take effective initiatives to curb the rising air pollution.
The protest, organised by various citizen’s group of Delhi, was also joined by celebrities such as Nafisa Ali among others.
“To curb the pollution, Delhi government’s odd-even initiative was a huge success. If possible, it should be implemented once again,” actress Nafisa Ali told the media.
Another protester said: “Delhi has already become a gas chamber... how will people breathe in such pollution.”
Delhi on Saturday saw the worst air pollution level of the season. The smog that hung low over the city kept pollution levels extremely high breaching the safe limit by over 17 times at several places.
An emergency cabinet meeting has also been called at the chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence in the afternoon.
The meeting is likely to take place at 12.30 p.m and will be attended by all the cabinet ministers and the senior officials of health and the environment department.
Compensation against land acquired for the Ambala ring road project will be disbursed to land owners from next week, officials of the district administration said on Thursday. “NHAI has already released ₹150 crore for land compensation. Further process for disbursement will be initiated by the district revenue officer,” said Kuldeep Chand, an official from the technical branch of NHAI's Ambala zone office.
While the first decade of 2000s began with the launch of several self-financed courses at Panjab University, envisaging them as money-spinners, not all courses have managed financial viability in the long run. University Institute of Applied Management Sciences and University Institute of Legal Studies are generating surplus revenue. Even in the next near, the income of ₹7.05 crore fell short of the expenditure of ₹20.55 crore.
Thieves broke into a house in Sector 8-C while the family was away at Shimla, and decamped with ₹3.5 lakh in cash and some gold jewellery. On returning home on August 10, they found the cupboards in their house ransacked and ₹3.5 lakh in cash, along with gold jewellery, missing. On The complainant, a retired bank officer's complaint, Jagdeep Singh, police lodged an FIR under Sections 380 (theft) and 457 (house-trespass) of the Indian Penal Code at the Sector-3 police station.
Cheaper booze in Punjab has left the liquor contractors in Chandigarh in red, as Bacchus lovers have turned to neighbouring Mohali for their liquor fix. After the recent cut in liquor prices in Punjab under its new excise policy, liquor vend contractors in Chandigarh claim their sales have declined by 40% to 50% within days and unless, the tax rate in Chandigarh is brought on par with Punjab, the slump in their sales will continue.
A day after a 26-year-old lineman was electrocuted to death while fixing power lines in Mubarakpur, Dera Bassi, the police on Thursday lodged an FIR against a junior engineer with the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited. The junior engineer, Talwinder Singh, was booked under Section 304-A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code. The deceased lineman, Mandeep Singh, was a resident of Sundran village, Dera Bassi.