Delhi could get its first, elevated cycle track by 2018
The Delhi government has proposed the construction of a 6-km long, 20-feet wide cycle track starting from Satpula Drain (Press Enclave Road, Saket) to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Barapullah. According to officials from the Public Works Department, the elevated, covered cycle track may be finished by the end of 2018, if proposals are cleared "in time." Read on for more from Delhi!
PIL challenges AAP's education policy
The Aam Aadmi Party's education policy, which proposes the replacement of languages like Sanskrit as the sixth compulsory subject at the secondary level with vocational subjects, was challenged in the Delhi High Court. The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed by a society which claimed that the decision (applicable to government schools) would eliminate learning of languages like Urdu, Sanskrit and Punjabi.
Jaypee Infratech agrees to hold talks with agitated consumers
One day after an FIR was filed against realty giant Jaypee Infrastructure by 250 agitated home buyers, the company has agreed to hold talks. Both parties are scheduled to hold discussions today (Monday) at the office of Noida's superintendent of police. Jaypee Infratech's housing projects have been delayed by up to 7 years; they are currently charged with cheating, financial fraud and criminal conspiracy.
Hindu Raksha Dal members arrested after altercation with police
An FIR was lodged against the members of Hindu Raksha Dal on Sunday under sections of attempted murder and rioting. This was done after the members took out a procession for the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti without obtaining permission for the same. The members allegedly got into a quarrel with the police and even started pelting stones.
Government accused of delaying the set-up of GMDA
Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar extended the legislation on Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) till the monsoon session. Due to this, the Residents' Welfare Associations (RWAs) and local residents are accusing the government of being pressurized by bureaucracy. Residents are alleging that builders' lobbies are opposing the move. The Haryana government has delayed the establishment of GMDA since a year now.
Local liquor store attacked by women, shut down forcefully
A group of women protesting against liquor stores forcefully entered a local liquor shop at Om Nagar on Gurugram's Khandsa road on Sunday. They broke some bottles and put the shutters down; they also blocked the road. According to the protesters, they did so as the authorities turned a deaf ear to their pleas of relocating liquor stores outside of residential areas.