09DD01A.qxd 8/8/2013 8:47 PM Page 1 PROTEST 2 PRD jawans demand regular jobs STAR TRACK 3 A beautiful mind The Tribune VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Dehradun Plus Dehradun Friday August 9 2013 www.tribuneindia.com Mosques illuminated, markets decorated on eve of Eid TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE HARIDWAR, AUGUST 8 With the holy festival of Eidul-Fitr falling on Friday, bringing curtains on the month of Ramzan, city markets today were abuzz with people buying commodities. Mosques at Jwalapur and BHEL have been beautifully illuminated and decorated on the eve of Eid. At suburban Jwalapur, markets have been decorated beautifully by market associations. Colonies of Paodhoi, Maidaniyan, Kassaban, Lodha Mandi and Kotarban are abuzz with Eid festivities. Such is the demand that advance booking of milk is being done. Milk is used in preparing sweet dishes like feni, kheer, seweian and other products. Iqbal Ahmed, who has been selling sweet products for the past 55 years at Jwalapur, said that now sale of products had gone up in recent years. Milk distributors have already booked in advance additional supply of milk from neighboring districts of Uttar Pradesh like Bijnor, Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar Sinha told The Tribune. Extra companies of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) have been deployed, especially in Dehradun and Haridwar districts. Big rush at shops of jewellery, clothes, cosmetics Politicians busy in hosting Iftaar parties Demand for milk, sweets shoots up and from Dehradun's Kotdwar region, too. Shahzad, who owns a milk dairy in New Haridwar, informed that additional stock has been stored, as during Eid there was high demand of milk products as they fetched good prices. Uday Ram Semwal of Brijwasi Sweets, BHEL road, informed that this was the festive season. First it was Kanwar fair, and now it was Eid, to be followed by Raksha Bandhan and Shri Krishan Jan Masthami. The administration, too, has made sure that synthetic and adulterated milk is not supplied during the festive season of Eid. Intense checking and sampling is being done by the police and the Food and Supplies department. Meanwhile, people from the Muslim community can be seen buying new clothes, garments, ornaments and cosmetic products along Guv, CM extend greetings A beautifully illuminated Jama Masjid on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr at Jawalapur in Haridwar on Thursday. Tribune photo: Rameshwar Gaur with shoes. At Kathaira Bazaar, shops of jewellery, bangles, cosmetics and make-up material catering to women folk witnessed a huge rush. Tailors are working round the clock to meet the Ramzan Eid deadline. Such is the workload that many tailors stopped taking new assignments a few days back to meet the deadline of their previous booking orders. Tailors at Jwalapur road informed that family bulk bookings due to the festive occasion had doubled their workload and it was not only customers' clothes they had to sew but also of their family members, as it is considered auspicious to wear new clothes on Eid. Political parties, too, seem busy in hosting Iftaar gettogethers for Muslims. In the past few days, be it Union State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Harish Rawat , BJP's Mayor Manoj Garg, former Bahujan Samaj party legislator Mohammed Shahzad, Samajwadi Party city chief Rajendra Prashar, all have hosted such Iftaar parties. SSP, Haridwar, Rajeev Swarup, has directed all Station House Officers to provide adequate security at mosques , Idgahs and other sensitive areas. Security up in Garhwal Security measures have been strengthened in the seven districts of the Garhwal region in view of Id. Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), Garhwal range, Amit Sinha gave directions to the district police chiefs to make security arrangements in their districts. Circle Officers and inspectors have been directed to increase patrolling in the sensitive areas to prevent any untoward incident. “I held a meeting today with the police officials of Dehradun and Haridwar districts. Additional forces have been provided to them to manage the law and order situation during Id,” Amit Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has extended his greetings on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr to the people of the state and the Muslim community, in particular. In his message, he said, “We all should be part of each other’s happiness.” He prayed to Allah to shower his blessings for peace in the world and courage to the disasteraffected victims. The Chief Minister said that the state government would ensure a boundary wall and a room with electricity and water connection in every Muslim cemetery of the state. Ninety-six madrassas were also being registered so that they were entitled to obtain mid-day meals as well as other benefits, he said. Scholarships will be provided to girls of the minority community who have scored more than 60 per cent marks. To ensure this, scholarships of Rs 15,000 would be given to school students and Rs 25,000 to those pursuing higher education. Meanwhile, the Uttarakhand Governor, Dr Aziz Qureshi, has also greeted all citizens of the state on Id-ulFitr. In his message on the eve of the sacred festival, the Governor expressed the hope that Id, with its message of peace, sacrifice and brotherhood, would strengthen human values and bring about harmony and compassion in society. He called upon the people to come forward and generously help the victims of the natural disaster and calamity in Uttarakhand and other weak and underprivileged sections. “The real joy of Eid-ulFitr is not only in sharing the happiness but also in being a partner of other people's misery and tears, sorrows and sufferings and providing succour to them, irrespective of cast, colour and creed. This is the real message of Islam,” he said. A former Chief Minister, Maj-Gen B.C.Khanduri (retd), has also extended his greetings on Id-ul-Fitr. The only shelter home for stray animals in Doon lying closed Manisha Koirala recovering SEEMA SHARMA TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE DEHRADUN, AUGUST 8 A shelter home for animals at Kedarpuram, which was built by the Dehradun Municipal Corporation (DMC) 10 months ago, has not been used for the purpose till date and is lying locked. Earlier, the DMC had decided to run it on public- private partnership mode, but it also failed to implement its decision. Mayor Vinod Chamoli had also made tall claims of tying up with the state Animal Husbandry Department for the treatment of sick and injured animals in the shelter home. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has now requested the DMC to allot a building or a tem- porary shelter to it till tenders are invited. Member of the SPCA Pooja Bahukhandi said, “ The SPCA has very less space to house the sick and injured animals. I have kept 20 dogs in my own house. Whenever I get information about such animals and spot them lying with infested wounds in the rainy season, I bring them home. In such difficult times, I have implored the DMC officials to allot the animal shelter home which is lying locked for months together.” She said, her organisation would arrange for fodder, medication etc on their own and would not ask for anything from the DMC. She also suggested that if the DMC was planning to hold tenders to select the private bidder to run the premises in near future, they would vacate it at that time. Mukhya Nagar Adhikari, Ashok Kumar assured to think positively about the offer and asked her to consult the mayor as well. Mayor, Vinod Chamoli did not show much interest and said, the shelter home could not be given for a short duration. He said, it was due to the civic poll, not much work could progress on this issue. However, the reality is that the DMC Board cleared the proposal of shelter home in September last year. The Executive Engineer talked of holding first tenders in the month of October itself while the civic poll were held in the month of April, next year. It is due to apathy of the DMC, the stray cows keep lying in the middle of the roads blocking traffic. The menace of stray dogs also continue to haunt the residents. Kathgodam Express hits bus at bypass railway crossing WHAT’S ON Dehradun Semi-final matches of the CBSE Sahodaya School Complex Inter-School Football Tournament at Scholars’ Home School ground, 10 am WEATHER CLOUDY 29.4°C MAXIMUM 23.1°C A l l pa s s e n g e r s e s c a p e u n h u r t TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE DEHRADUN, AUGUST 8 Kathgodam Express hit a Tanakpur depot bus at the bypass railway crossing in the wee hours today. However, no one was injured in the accident. The train was moving towards Dehradun when it hit the bus that was on its way to Tanakpur from the ISBT, Dehradun, at 4.30 am. There were 20 persons in the bus, including the driver and the conductor, at the time of the accident. According to information, Kathgodam Express had to make a halt 200 m before the railway crossing in the morning as its driver did not get green signal from the flag man at the railway crossing gates. When the driver enquired about it, he found that the flag man was sleeping and he forgot to flash the green signal and close the gates. Later, he flashed the green signal and the train started moving. However, the train driver spotted that the railway crossing gate has not been closed and a bus was moving towards the crossing. On the other hand, the flag man claimed that he did not get any information about the train’s arrival from the control room. In charge, bypass police post, Arvind Kumar said, “After spotting the bus, the train driver applied the emergency brakes, but could not stop the train from hitting the rear portion of the bus.” Pradeep Chauhan, in charge, government railway police station, Dehradun, said, “Luckily, all passengers escaped unhurt.” Senior Section Engineer (Railways) SP Singh said, “The report of the preliminary investigation has been Actress Manisha attends Ganga aarti at Brahamkund, Har-ki-Pauri, in Haridwar late on Wednesday evening. Tribune photo:Rameshwar Gaur SANDEEP RAWAT TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE HARIDWAR, AUGUST 8 The bus that was hit by a train at a railway crossing in Dehradun on Thursday. A Tribune photograph He said Railway Protection Force officials also reached the spot, who are now investigating the case. at Ramdev's ashram sent to the railway division and action will be taken against whosoever found guilty.” Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala, who is currently recuperating at Patanjali Yogpeeth under the guidance of yoga guru Swami Ramdev, has become an attraction for pilgrims, tourists and visitors in Haridwar. The actress, who underwent cancer treatment in the USA, has made a few public appearances, wherein she hogged the limelight and media attention. Manisha arrived at Patanjali Yogpeeth a week ago and her arrival was kept secret before she made a public appearance at the birthday function of Acharya Bala Krishan. The actress participated in the yagna-havan and hogged the limelight as people thronged the venue to have a her glimpse. Enchanted by the spiritu- al-religious and healthy environment of the city, Manisha wishes to come to the city again. In a brief chat with TNS, the three-time Filmfare Award Critics award winner actress said that after the congested lanes of Mumbai, she finds the hill state of Uttarakhand charming. After attending the holy Ganga aarti at the sanctum sanctorum of Brahm Kund, Har-ki-Pauri, Manisha said she felt enchanted by the spiritual atmosphere, which is missing in the glamorous, busy world of Bollywood. " The holy Ganga, devotees, sants, spirituality, natural surroundings and temples-- everything in Haridwar seems to be soothing. It's a diversified city. I have come closer to this part of the country for the first time. I want to come here again and again," said Manisha.
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