07DD01A.qxd 11/6/2013 10:01 PM Page 1 SPORTS 2 Wills Youth win football tourney STAR TRACK 3 Screen presence The Tribune VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Dehradun Plus Dehradun Thursday November 7, 2013 www.tribuneindia.com Doon turns into fortress for UK royals’ visit Tight Security ❚ Policemen deployed at the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vinod Pundir TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE DEHRADUN, NOVEMBER 6 Dehradun has turned into a fortress with more than 1,000 policemen of different ranks are part of the elaborate security arrangements put in place ahead of Prince Charles and his wife, the Dutchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowels, visit to Dehradun on Thursday. Nearly, 700 constables, 90 head constables, 178 subinspectors and 24 inspectors have been deployed around the venues, which are part of his November 7 itinerary. Assembly session prorogued DEHRADUN: The second session of the state Assembly, which started from September 18 and was adjourned sine die at the close of the sitting on September 20, has been prorogued byGovernor Aziz Qureshi on November 2.— TNS Almost five companies of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) are also part of the overall security arrangements. “Tight security arrangements have been put in place for Prince Charles visit and necessary directions have also been given to the police personnel deployed in the security,” said SP City Jagdish Chandra. Even the senior police officials and government officials held number of meetings, to discuss the last minute preparations and security arrangements ahead of the royal couple’s visit. Nearly 700 constables, 90 head constables, 178 sub-inspectors and 24 inspectors deployed ❚ Traffic coming from Rishikesh towards Dehradun will be diverted to Nepali Farm via Natraj chowk ❚ Traffic moving from Dehradun ISBT towards Haridwar will be diverted to Dhudli road on Thursday morning and the movement of heavy vehicles from Chakrata road towards Dehradun, will be restricted and diverted via Harbatpur to Shimla bypass road. Number of route diversions will be done on Thursday. The traffic coming from Rishikesh towards Dehradun will be diverted to Nepali Farm via Natraj chowk, before the royal couple leaves for Dehradun in a convoy from Narendra Nagar in Tehri on Thursday morning. The traffic moving from Dehradun ISBT towards Haridwar will be diverted to Dhudli road on Thursday morning and the movement of heavy vehicles from Chakrata road towards Dehradun, will be restricted and diverted via Harbatpur to Shimla bypass road. The traffic from all sides will be temporarily stopped during the passage of VVIP fleet in the route between Narendra Nagar and Dehradun. Prince Charles will visit the FRI, the IMA and Navdanya farm in Ramgarh on Thursday. His wife, Camilla Parker Bowles will separately visit Doon School and interact with the students there. The royal couple reached Jolly Grant airport by a special flight at 4 pm today and drove to Paramarth Niketan to attend the evening puja amid tight security arrangements. ROUSING WELCOME: Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna receives Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker at Jolly Grant Airport near Dehradun on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph Duchess of Cornwall to interact with Doonites TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE DEHRADUN, NOVEMBER 6 Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles, wife of Prince Charles, will visit The Doon School tomorrow. The enduring theme during her visit would be women empowerment and social service projects supported by the school through its numerous outreach programmes. Dr Peter McLaughlin, Headmaster of the school, said, “We have been told that The Duchess of Corn- wall is interested in girls’ education and women empowerment across the globe. During her visit, she will have an opportunity to see our work in this domain. We think that it is vital for our boys, many of whom go on to leadership roles in India and across the world, to take responsibility for the plight of country's women through these service programmes and our collaboration with NGOs.” Boys of The Doon School are engaged in supporting women through micro- Collectorate employees go on three-day strike MAIN DEMANDS ❚ Promotion to naib tehsildar and chief administrative officer ❚ Restructuring of administrative wing of the Collectorate DEHRADUN, NOVEMBER 6 WHAT’S ON Dehradun SPORTS: T-20 Cricket Tournament, Doon Global School, 10 am WEATHER CLOUDY 26°C MAXIMUM 14.3°C committed to ending waste and visual pollution in the city and other districts. She would also see a photographic record of the relief and community work recently begun by around 100 boys from The Doon School in villages of the state, which were devastated by floods in June this year, he added. The school has committed itself to a long-term relief and reconstruction efforts to rebuild villages, schools and livelihoods in the region. Police crackdown on drug peddlers continues TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE DEHRADUN, NOVEMBER 6 TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Members of the Dehradun Collectorate Employees' Association today launched a three-day strike in support of their demands, which included the promotion of employees to naib tehsildar and chief administrative officer and the restructuring of the administrative wing of the Collectorate. Rajender Kumar, president of the association, said: “The organisation has been fighting on these issues for many years. A few years ago, the officials concerned had approved our demands, but no government order was issued. I am surprised that the state government, which does not hesitate in issuing government orders on petty issues, is not deciding anything on our demands”. He said the appointment to the post of naib tehsildar should be made from the senior most and capable employees of the Collectorate. finance projects and providing vocational training to girls residing in village slums around the city. McLaughlin said, “These slums and village schools directly supported by The Doon School, are a part of her visit. The Duchess of Cornwall will also see underprivileged children, who regularly work with boys in the school’s art studios.” He said the Duchess of Cornwall would also interact with children and staff of ‘Waste Warriors’, an NGO The Collectorate office wears a deserted look following a strike by employees in support of their demands in Dehradun on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vinod Pundir He stressed the need to adopt a similar method for the selection of chief administrative officers. “Against the 32 posts of chief administrative officers, there are only 13 officers in the state, The rest of the posts are lying vacant. If the state government gives promotion to senior employees, then the work will progress smoothly”. “The structure of the Collectorate was shaped up decades ago. There is an urgent need to restructure it as per the requirements of the present times. Besides, the names of a few posts are required to be changed. The term typist is no longer used and has been replaced with data entry operator,” he added. He said similarly, the term tele-printer had become outdated. But such terminologies with regard to positions were still in use in Collectorate offices and must be changed. As part of a crackdown on drug peddlers in the state capital, the police arrested six persons from different places in the past 24 hours and seized banned substances from their possession. Acting on a tip-off, a Patel Nagar police team, led by inspector MP Saini, intercepted four persons at Kargi Chowk on Haridwar bypass road for checking this morning and recovered 250 g smack from their possession. The arrested drug dealers have been identified as Dharam Singh, Aftab, Mahendra Pratap and Imran Ansari. They hailed from Faizabad, Kotdwar and Jawalapur. The police said the accused used to sell drugs to students studying in private institutions. In another incident, the Raipur police yesterday arrested one person on Raipur Road and recovered drug capsules and injections from his possession. During interrogation, the accused, Anil Kumar (26), a resident of Prem Nagar, disclosed that he would buy prohibited drugs from outside the state and sell them in Dehradun. Six arrested from different places in the past 24 hours; banned capsules, drugs and injections recovered from their possession. He has been booked under the NDPS Act. In yet another incident, the Prem Nagar police yesterday arrested a drug peddler and recovered 150 g of charas from his possession. The arrested person, Ramesh Chandra Joshi, a resident of the Patel Nagar area, was waiting for his customer near Mohan Power House when he was caught redhanded with banned substances. DGP BS Sidhu has given strict instructions to the Dehradun police to curb rampant drug peddling in the city. Yesterday, Rajpur Police station head Amarjeet Singh was suspended for his failure to check drug trafficking in his area.
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