26/11 hero's daughter gets govt job
More than two years after 26/11 terror strike in Mumbai, the daughter of slain cop Vijay Salaskar has been given a government job after the intervention of union home minister P Chidambaram.
Divya Salaskar, daughter of encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar who died fighting Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists during the 2008 attack, was on Thursday given a government job on compassionate grounds.
Divya has been appointed as Assistant Commissioner of Sales Tax, Mumbai.
"I promised her that I would take up the matter with the chief minister of Maharashtra and would request him to persuade the Mumbai Public Service Commission to expedite the case," Chidambaram said in a statement in New Delhi.
"This morning, I was informed by the Chief Minister, Maharashtra that the appointment of Divya Salaskar as Assistant Commissioner of Sales Tax, Mumbai has been approved," the home minister said.
Inspector Salaskar was among the first causalities with ATS Chief Hemant Karkare and additional commissioner of police Ashok Kamte during the 26/11 attacks on the megapolis.
Residents of Sunny Enclave, Zirakpur, urged the municipal council to conduct testing of water being supplied from the tubewell at Preet Colony, after the residents complained of contaminated water.
Tomatoes, which are one of the most vital ingredients in meal preparation, have seen an almost 33% rise in price, going up from ₹60/kg in the second week of June to ₹80/kg now. A supervisor of Punjab Mandi Board in Chandigarh, Harpreet Singh added that there is a shortage of tomatoes at the wholesale mandi in Sector 26 as well. With monsoon on the horizon, the rates of vegetables can further get affected in case of heavy rains, high-velocity winds or hailstorms.
The Permanent Lok Adalat, Mohali, ordered the attachment of the salary of a Punjab State Power Corporation Limited executive engineer in a case of alleged delay in installing a power connection in Zirakpur. The adalat, presided over by Vandana Gupta and SS Dhaliwal, passed the order on June 21, while observing that despite the orders, the PSPCL was avoiding to release the connection on “flimsy grounds”. Adalat concluded PSLC is acting in deliberate defiance.
A day after a team of Panjab University tried to take possession of the space at the Centre for Nuclear Medicine, the varsity on Wednesday reconstituted the centre's departmental committees, a move condemned by the teachers' union. The university also stated that it would review the long-term viability of the MSc programme of nuclear medicine, especially in the backdrop of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research starting its own programme.
The accused has been identified as Jatinder Singh alias a native of Makhu in Ferozepur, Sonu, currently residing in British Columbia, Canada. The accused had demanded ₹ 5 lakh from former MLA Bhandari over phone on June 25 after which the latter filed a police complaint. He addressed himself as a member of Goldy Brar's gang.