The court is in session, in Delhi!
Power tussle between the LG and Delhi government is marching towards an interesting showdown. The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that Delhi government should be vested with powers to function efficiently. Meanwhile, the HC directed Delhi police to search every corner of the campus to find missing JNU student. And why does Haryana government want prison inmates and cows to share space, keep reading.
Delhi's traffic woes worsen
A study by road design experts has concluded that speed of traffic during peak hours has been cut by half in Delhi. Slow traffic has doubled the time spent on road by Delhiites in the last six hours. Increase in Delhi's vehicular population has been blamed for jamming the city's road network. Experts have suggested the use of public transport to decongest roads.
Cows to have a place in jail
Cows in Haryana may soon share space with jail inmates. Manohar Lal Khattar government is considering a proposal to turn extra space in Haryana jails to cow shelters. CM Khattar said that this will enable the jail inmates to work in gaushalas and earn extra money. On the issue of cooperative housing societies, chief minister directed the district administration to redress their grievances.
Delhi Government can't function without powers : SC
The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that the elected Delhi government should have some powers to function. Delhi government has challenged the High Court order which said that LG's consent is needed in all administrative decisions. Lawyers appearing for the Delhi government have sought a stay on LG's decision to appoint a committee that will inspect 400 files of Delhi Government.
Student cooks up gang-rape story after missing exam
A 19-year-old Noida student filed a fake gang-rape case after missing her university exam. The woman claimed she was abducted and gang-raped near Mahamaya flyover at gun point. While being questioned by the police, she broke down and confessed that the story was fake. The girl had missed her exam after reaching late and cooked up the story fearing adverse reaction from parents.
Gurugram's Epicentre temporarily closed
Gurugram's cultural centre, Epicentre will be temporarily closed as its lease has expired. The centre, has a lease agreement with Apparel Export Promotion Council (APEC) which will expire on January 16. Various cultural interactions are hosted in the Epicentre including exhibitions and plays. APEC has turned down the renewal agreement and so the centre will remain closed till the lease is renewed.
Use sniffer dogs to find missing student: HC
Delhi High Court directed the Crime Branch to minutely scan every corner of the JNU campus to find the missing student Najeeb Ahmed. Court asked the police to even take help of sniffer dogs to find the student. Ahmed went missing from his hostel on October 14 after a fight with members of ABVP. ABVP students are expected to undergo a lie-detector test.
30 trees chopped in prohibited area
Thirty trees were axed from the prohibited Mangar forest area on Wednesday. Punjab Land Prevention Act prohibits tree felling in the area. Environmentalists lamented that there have been significant number of tree chopping instances but no action has been taken by the authorities. Forest guard revealed that numerous shrubs, along with full grown trees have been chopped and the land has been cleared.