Settle Dera issue politically: SC
Faced With an ultimatum from Akal Takht to vacate its branches across the country, the Dera Sacha Sauda on Friday moved the Supreme Court, seeking protection of its premises. But the court refused to give an urgent hearing saying the controversy should be resolved politically.
“These are matters to be sorted out politically at the government level,” said a Bench headed by Justice Pasayat, who had been criticised in political quarters for having stayed the OBC quota law’s implementation recently.
The observation came when Dera counsel VK Ohri mentioned the Sirsa-based religious sect’s petition for protection of Deras for urgent hearing. Ohri said barely two days were left to meet the May 27 deadline set by the Sikh high priests to close down the Dera branches and the court should pass some interim orders to protect them. The Bench initially fixed June 4 for next hearing but later allowed the Dera counsel to mention it on Monday.
The flow of traffic is required to be improved on six busy stretches in Lucknow by correcting road engineering faults, installation of traffic signals and implementing e-challan system as part of the Smart City Mission. Senior Lucknow police and traffic officials discussed the plan to streamline city traffic during a high-level meeting with UP government officials recently.
Three persons from Jharkhand were arrested on Saturday for allegedly duping a senior citizen to the tune of ₹3.94 lakh on the pretext of updating the Know-Your-Customer (KYC) of her bank account. The arrested accused were identified as Virendra Kumar Mandal, 31, Ashok Mandal, 30, and Rohit Mandal, 31. The victim then asked about the process and what needs to be done for updating the KYC. The victim followed the instructions given by the accused.
Even as MBBS aspirants are waiting for the results of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-UG) 2022, medical colleges in the city and state are prepping their classrooms and labs to accommodate two batches of first year undergraduate students. UG-2021 exams were conducted in September and the results were announced by the National Testing Agency on November 1. The first year of MBBS will take place from February 2022 to January 2023.
Mumbai: A week after a 24-year-old man died as a result of touching the overhead wire while riding on the rooftop of a local train, the Government Railway Police officials will now prepare a list of spots where youngsters perform stunts to prevent fatal incidents. The officials say there will be a crackdown on train surfing and other acts, including clicking selfies while hanging from the train, walking on the tracks and riding rooftops.
A man was beaten and later thrown out of a running train near Jiroli village in Uttar Pradesh's Lalitpur district allegedly by three pantry car vendors following a heated argument over the price of bottled water late on Saturday night, police said. Yadav, had been admitted to medical college in Jhansi with multiple injuries, they added. Lalitpur, Navin Kumar.