Demanding int’l flights, Mohali industry body moves HC
The Mohali Industry Association (MIA) has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Punjab and Haryana high court with regard to international flights not being started from the international airport at SAS Nagar even three months after its inauguration.
Taking up the PIL, a high court bench on Thursday issued a notice for January 15 to ministry of civil aviation, Airport Authority of India and chief secretaries of Punjab and Haryana.
Talking to mediapersons, MIA president Sanjeev Vashisht said, “It is disheartening that the Centre has not yet given the go-ahead for operating international flights from the region. It is a wastage of facilities of international standards available at airport if only domestic flights are to be operated from there. .”
MIA general secretary Gagan Chhabra said, “We are losing foreign investment with delay in international flights from here.”
The PIL has been filed seeking from the court to direct the Centre to start international flights from the airport in SAS Nagar at the earliest.
Paying heed and actively working towards safeguarding Mother Earth, by creating awareness are some college students and community groups. Charged up to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity , today, in full fervour, some have even planned to meet up for the cause. To raise awareness of the importance of preserving biodiversity, MH Vatavaran, the environment society of Miranda House College, Delhi University, has been organising various competitions that help create awareness.
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren on Sunday directed police to identify the accused and take appropriate action after a video of a school girl being beaten by a young boy went viral on social media. The girl, seen in uniform, is reportedly a tribal student of a school in Pakur district. The accused boy is seen raining kicks on the girl carrying a school bag while another unidentified person recorded the incident.
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday condemned the killing of an elderly man in Madhya Pradesh's Neemuch district. Taking to Twitter, Sibal, the former Union minister said that he was ashamed that this was happening in the country. “Differently-able elderly man beaten to death on suspicion of being a Muslim. I am ashamed that this is happening in my country. Amit Shah Ji please speak up,” Sibal tweeted.
A Central Bureau of Investigation sessions court in Ahmedabad on Saturday evening rejected a CBI application that sought 10 days of police remand for a Surat-based shop-owner, Rafiq Menon, who has been accused of shielding an Indian administrative service (IAS) officer in a bribery case. Menon's counsel argued that IAS officer K Rajesh, who is the main accused in the case, has not been arrested so far.
Scientists from the Bihar Agriculture University, Sabour, said that things has not been in favour of the mango crop since its flowering time in March this year. Adding woe to the injuries have been the red-banded mango caterpillars which affected the fruits in their initial stage and continue to damage the crops, causing pre-mature falling of mangoes. This is the first time that mango farmers have experienced the impact of climate change, research wing, associate director, Mohammad Feza Ahmad, Bihar Agriculture University, Sabour added.