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Delhi government does not file review petition in NGT on odd-even ruling

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New Delhi, Nov 13 : The Delhi government on Monday did not file a review petition in the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on the odd-even ruling, two days after it decided to hold the traffic rationing scheme in abeyance and said it would request the green court to exempt women and two-wheelers from the restrictions.

The NGT questioned the Delhi government over not filing a review petition and wondered if its statement on Saturday was a media gimmick.

“There is no review petition from the Delhi government on odd-even though the Delhi Minister said so earlier. Was the statement only for media?,” asked NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar while hearing another case in the tribunal.

A case regarding the overall air pollution in Delhi is listed for Tuesday in the NGT.

On Saturday, the green court gave the go ahead to the odd-even scheme and disapproved of all the exemptions that were given during the previous two phases of odd-even in January and April 2016.

The Delhi government said it will approach the green court again on Monday, and request that exemptions be given for women drivers and two-wheelers. Subject to the NGT’s decision, the Delhi government will “consider implementing it again”.

The road rationing scheme is to be implemented from November 13 to 17 as suggested by the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) and specified under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), after Delhi’s air quality went “beyond severe”.

Last year, exemptions were given to women, two-wheelers, vehicles carrying children in school uniforms and VVIPs.

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Chhota Shakeel’s brother Anwar Babu Sheikh detained in Dubai

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Mumbai, Dec 15 : The D-company received a major blow as  Gangster Chhota Shakeel’s brother Anwar Shaikh, who is wanted in Mumbai for 1993 Mumbai serials blasts, was arrested from Abu Dhabi Airport on Friday.Chhota Shakeel is considered the trusted right hand of fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar.

Sheikh, who is wanted in Mumbai and Thane in connection with several offences including the March 1993 Mumbai serials blasts, was detained and questioned by the Dubai Police at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Among other things, Sheikh is wanted for allegedly co-ordinating the Mumbai serial blasts from a location abroad.

After the Mumbai serial blasts red corner notice has been issued against him  and Indian authorities are trying to seek Anwar’s custody.

After search and interrogation, the Dubai Police are understood to have recovered a Pakistani passport from Sheikh, raising questions on his extradition to India.

Both Indian and Pakistani embassies in the UAE are said to be in touch with the Dubai authorities seeking his deportation to their respective countries.

 

Mumbai and Thane police sources said that Sheikh is linked to Pakistan’s ISI and was involved in several terror acts in India before he fled this country.

Earlier this year, Thane Anti Extortion Cell chief Pradeep Sharma had nabbed couple of persons for illegally keeping AK-56 Army assault rifles in their Mumbai suburban home in Goregaon.

 

 

 

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Priority is to eradicate terrorism from J&K: Governor Satya Pal Malik

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Jammu, Dec 15 : Asserting that terrorism prevails in the “minds” and “not in guns”, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik chaired review meeting of security-related issues at Raj Bhavan in Jammu  on Saturday and said his priority is to eliminate terrorists but to eradicate terrorism in the state.

The Governor, who was here as the chief guest at Sarvoday Inter College in Jawli village, said the whole scenario in Jammu and Kashmir is “different” now.

Malik expressed grief over the loss of 7 civilian lives following an encounter in Pulwama today.

” Arrangements will be done for IAS, KAS, NEET, JEE coachings. Additional 1,000 cr will be given for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. In health, we’re giving Rs 100 Crore for equipment & Rs350 cr for building. Rs 300 cr to be given for balancing work in Power,” Malik said.

“Budget doubled for agriculture, horticulture&animal husbandry.For education, we’ve approved a new University in Leh named Ladakh University. 40 new colleges will be established in the state in Rs 250 cr. Benches, desks, drinking water will be provided in all schools,” Governor said.

” Our total budget is of Rs89,000 crore.Deficit is in control.Wasteful expenditure has been stopped. Development Expenditure is highest at approx Rs10,000 crore. We’re giving Rs130 cr to Tourism dept which is an addition to Rs2000 cr from PM’s Development Package,” Governor said.Senior officers of J&K and of Central Police Forces were present in the meeting.

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Kushwaha meets Ahmed Patel, set to join grand alliance

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New Delhi, Dec 15 : Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha met Congress Treasurer Ahmed Patel here on Saturday amid indications that the former’s party will join the grand alliance in Bihar soon.

RLSP spokesperson Madhav Anand told that Patel came to meet Kushwaha at his residence and they discussed political issues concerning Bihar.

He said there was a possibility of Kushwaha also meeting Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in the coming days.

Party sources said that an announcement of RLSP joining the grand alliance is expected soon.

Kushwaha had resigned as a Minister in the Narendra Modi government on December 10 and his party had also quit the ruling National Democratic Alliance.

Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress and former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular (HAM-S) are part of the grand alliance in Bihar.

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