09DD01A.qxd 11/8/2013 9:37 PM Page 1 SPORTS 2 250 take part in cross-country race STAR TRACK 3 Deepika has no complaints! The Tribune VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Dehradun Plus Dehradun Saturday November 9, 2013 www.tribuneindia.com CM discussed environmental Shiksha Acharyas protest march foiled issues with Prince Charles TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE DEHRADUN, NOVEMBER 8 Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said issues related to environment and protection of rivers were discussed during his meeting with Prince Charles at Narender Nagar in Tehri yesterday. Prince Charles, who is a vociferous campaigner of environment issues, shared with the Chief Minister the work being undertaken by his foundation. “The government will be preparing a note and be looking for international collaboration in the areas Guv greets people on13th Guard found dead anniversary of state TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE DEHRADUN, NOVEMBER 8 Uttarakhand Governor Dr Aziz Qureshi greeted people on the 13th anniversary of the creation of the state of Uttarakhand. The Governor wished the citizens a prosperous life and for the all around development of the state. “We must keep in mind that true development will take place only when people of all sections of the society will be given an opportunity to progress “ We must keep in mind that true development will take place when people will be given an opportunity to progress without discrimination “ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE — Dr Aziz Qureshi, Governor without any discrimination. This year, the natural disaster has taken a heavy toll and we must ensure that the affected families get all possible help,” Qureshi said. He said for sustainable development, there was a need to conserve the natural resources as well as the rich cultural heritage. “In conformity with the local needs and people's aspirations, we will have to present an outline of programmes for the future. Leading a respectable and dignified life is the right of every citizen and we must ensure that it is prvided to each person in the state,” he added. DEHRADUN, NOVEMBER 8 The body of a private guard found in a field near Kargi Chowk led to panic in the Patel Nagar area here this morning. The deceased was later identified as 45-year-old Ajay Mumgain. According to the police, Ajay was working as a private guard and was reportedly drunk last night. The reason behind his death was still not known. The police has sent the body for a post-mortem. Parivartan Party activists begin two-day fast Women Shiksha Acharayas being pulled by policemen in Dehradun on Friday. Tribune photo: Vinod Pundir TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE DEHRADUN, NOVEMBER 8 The police foiled an attempt made by Shiksha Acharyas to stage a protest march in order to gherao the Chief Minister’s residence after heated arguments were exchanged between the protesters and the police here today. With their one-point demand of absorbing the unemployed Shiksha Acharyas on the vacant positions of Siksha Mitra in the state, they gathered at the Parade Ground today to stage a protest march toward the Chief Minister’s residence. But, they were stopped in between and arrested by the police. After refusing to abandon their protest march, the police personnel dragged the protesting acharyas in the police vans and were taken to police lines. The woman protesters were also forcibly dragged into the police vehicles. Shiksha Acharyas had been on agitation since June 3. Talks had been held between them and the government on numerous occasions without reaching any agreement. In 2008, the government closed the EGS and the AIE centres due to which a large number of Shiksha Acharyas and part-time teachers were left unemployed in the state. They are now demanding that they must be accommodated on the vacant positions of Siksha Mitra. The protesting teachers are claiming that the government through its Government Order (GO) in 2010, adjusted nearly 1,107 Shiksha Acharyas and part-time teachers on the basis of seniority on the vacant positions of Shiksha Mitra, but around 1,745 Shiksha Acharyas and parttime teachers had still not been adjusted. Traffic police force faces staff crunch GAURAV TALWAR TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE DEHRADUN, NOVEMBER 8 With over more than 4.5 lakh registered vehicles on city roads, the traffic police strength is not even 150. For the last 10 years, the number of vehicles, size of roads and population have increased manifold, but the number of traffic police has not gone up in keeping with the burgeoning number of vehicles on the city roads. At present, the city traffic system is managed by two traffic inspectors, 16 traffic sub-inspectors, 19 traffic “ The number of traffic personnel has not increased in the last 10 years. In 2003-04, there were 130-140 traffic personnel to manage the traffic. The situation has totally changed now and we need more people to streamline the city traffic “ Prince Charles and his wife Camilla being given a send-off by DGP BS Sidhu at the Jollygrant Airport in Dehradun on Friday. A Tribune photograph of preservation and conservation of environment,” said Bahuguna. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister denied the reports that the people affected by the mid-June floods in the hilly districts continued to stay in tents. “The government is providing a monthly rent of Rs 3,000 for a period of two years to those persons whose houses were partially or fully damaged and Rs 7 lakh to those who were keen to build their own houses. Around 90 per cent of the people have favoured constructing their own houses. But we will also be providing pre-fabricated houses in Bageshwar and Rudraprayag,” the Chief Minister said. He added that a meeting of the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) would take place on November 17 to discuss the issue regarding implementation of the Lokayukta Act in the state. — A traffic inspector head constables and 107 traffic constables. “The number of traffic personnel has not increased in the last 10 years. In 2003-04, there were 130-140 traffic personnel to manage the traffic. The situation has totally changed now and we need more people to streamline the city traffic," said a traffic inspector. Around 150 untrained home guards have been deployed on traffic duties and are managing the traffic in some of the major busy junctions in the city. “Due to inadequate strength, many a time, traffic constables have to work beyond their shifts. Even the traffic sub-inspectors are forced to work for more than 12 hours a day,” said a traffic constable. Pradeep Rai, SP Traffic, accepted that the department was facing manpower crunch. He said it became difficult to manage traffic with the present strength. The senior officials were trying to chalk out a plan so that best results could be provided with minimum resources. “We keep motivating our men on daily basis so that they keep serving with dedication and integrity,” he added. TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE PTA teachers begin hunger strike DEHRADUN, NOVEMBER 8 Members of the Uttarakhand Parivartan Party have started a two-day fast at the Shahidi Sthal today to denounce the policies of the state government on the occasion of the state foundation day. Rajiv Kothari, party spokesperson said, “It will be the 13th foundation anniversary of the state tomorrow. But the way the interests of the people and the existence of hill topography have been ignored, it is resulting into disasters and disappointments all around.” The government has not been able to clear its policy with regard to the Capital of the state. MLAs of the political parties which are supporting the state government and MLAs of the ruling party itself were con- DEHRADUN, NOVEMBER 8 Members of Uttarakhand Parivartan Party hold a protest in Dehradun against the policies of the state government on Friday. Tribune photo: Vinod Pundir demning the party on this issue. The Chief Minister should resign, he added. He said the basic ideology behind the creation of Uttarakhand was to develop agriculture, local languages and culture, availability of schools and hospitals in far-off villages, employment to local jobless youth and the ideal coordination between nature and humans in the geographical condition of the state. He said the model of development presented by the Con- gress and the BJP had been promoting the connivance among industrialists, politicians, bureaucrats and middlemen. He said their party had started public awareness agitations throughout the state. PTA teachers began their hunger strike in support of their one-point demand of immediate appointment today. They blamed the government for not fulfilling its promise of appointing the PTA teachers in the state. They were also unhappy that no decision was taken regarding their demand in today’s Cabinet meeting. They said their demand had been discussed in the Cabinet in the past, but to no avail. The teachers threatened that they would intensify their stir if the government did not fulfil their demand. — TNS Members of the PTA Teachers Association protest in support of their demnads in Dehradun on Friday. Tribune photo: Vinod Pundir
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