Ask govt officials to deal with armed forces personnel respectfully: Rajnath to UP CM
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has written to UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath to direct government officers to respectfully deal with issues of armed forces personnel -- both serving and retired.
In the letter written on October 21, which reached the CM’s office a few days back, Singh said, “Armed forces personnel work in a difficult environment and it is our duty to take care of them. They hardly get any time to meet their family.”
He further said, “I am talking about ITBP, CRPF, BSF, Army, Navy and Airforce personnel as well as the retirees. Sometimes, they have some work with the state government departments. I urge you to issue directions to all departments that their issues be taken up timely and resolved dedicatedly.”
Delhi lieutenant governor VK Saxena has ordered the Delhi Development Authority to get an FIR registered against 11 former DDA officials for financial misappropriation and violation of rules in a nine-year-old case. The LG has also ordered that their full pension benefits be withdrawn. According to a senior official in LG's office, the matter is related to the award of work for the upgradation and beautification of Coronation Park at Kingsway Camp in 2013.
Mumbai: Construction of the much-awaited 1.65 kilometre flyover between Juhu Versova Link Road (JVLR) and Mayor Hall near the CD Barfiwala flyover is expected to commence in October, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials said. The civic body floated a ₹350 crore tender on August 8. The flyover, once built, is expected to reduce travel time from Juhu circle to Western Express Highway (WEH) from 45 minutes to five minutes.
Mumbai: A 31-year-old employee of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly duping people on the pretext of providing them jobs in the civic body. The Park Site police officials said, the accused, Sameer Baban Padelkar, works as a labourer with the D-Ward office of BMC for over a decade. He cheated over 20 people in the last four years and took at least ₹3 to ₹4 lakh from each of them.
Mumbai: Three unidentified persons on a bike, fired a few rounds outside Gazebo shopping centre in Bandra (west) and also directly at the board. Deputy commissioner of police Manjunath Singe of Zone 9 said, “Unidentified persons fired in the air and on the board of Gazebo Shopping centre situated on Linking Road in Khar. No one was injured in the firing.” The incident occurred around 7:45pm on Thursday.
With several thousands of households, streets, markets and offices expected to be adorned with the national flag between August 13 and August 15, as part of the “Har Ghar Tiranga (tricolour on every household)” campaign to mark the 75th year of Independence, residents have legitimate concerns about whether these flags would be disposed of in a dignified and safe manner once the celebrations are over.