10DD01A.qxd 11/9/2013 9:56 PM Page 1 SPORTS 2 Aryan school win basketball match STAR TRACK 3 Hits & trial The Tribune VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Dehradun Plus Dehradun Sunday November 10, 2013 Guv applauds police role in rehabilitation work STATE FOUNDATION DAY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE DEHRADUN, NOVEMBER 9 The natural disaster that struck the state in June and caused extensive damage cast its shadow on the 13th statehood day ceremonial function held at the Police Lines here today. Governor Aziz Qureshi praised the role played by the Uttarakhand Police in disaster management. A total of 14 policemen had lost their lives in the natural calamity in June. The Governor said the Uttarakhand Police along with the Army, the ITBP and the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) played a memorable role in protecting pilgrims and tourists during the disaster without caring for their own lives. He added the state and the nation should always remember these martyrs. Taking the salute at the ceremonial parade, the Governor paid tributes to the 14 policemen and 26 members of the Air Force, Governor Aziz Qureshi takes the salute at the statehood day ceremonial parade held at the Police Lines in Dehradun on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinod Pundir the NDRF and the IDBP who sacrificed their lives while serving during the flood-ravaged district. “Armed forces, paramilitary forces and police personnel have shown great courage and have laid down their lives to save people during the rescue operation,” said the Governor. He also welcomed the state government’s decision to form its own State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), which will be a special force to deal with post-disaster rescue and rehabilitation work. On the issue of modernisation of state police force, the Governor said the Centre and the state government have arranged Rs 5.83 crore this year for modernisation of police force. He also spoke on the issue of the state internal security. "The government must chalk out a plan to tackle the problem of female foeticide and malnutrition in the far-flung areas," he added. He gave the President’s police medal to Superintendent of Police (Rural) Jagdish Singh Bhandari. Police medals were given to Deputy Superintendent of Police HP Singh, Inspector DS Digari, SI Rajpal Lal, SI MC Joshi and retired SI JS Samant. Ritu Negi, wife of martyred police person SS Negi, was presented a shawl and Rs 2.5 lakh from the Police Martyrs’ Fund. DGP BS Sidhu, gave a welcome address and remembered those who laid their lives in the state formation struggle. He said the state police force would continue serving its people with full dedication. He said for ensuring effective policing in the state, the vacant 800 positions of constables will be converted into 500 sub inspectors post and 300 serving constables will be promoted to head constable post. He said a new state highway patrolling force was going to set up, which will specialise in traffic management. www.tribuneindia.com Statehood agitators create ruckus, arrested Statehood agitators being arrested from Shaheed Sthal, where Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna paid tributes to the martyrs on the statehood day, in Dehradun on Saturday. A Tribune photograph TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE DEHRADUN, NOVEMBER 9 Protesting statehood activists created a ruckus when Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna reached the martyrs' memorial at the Collectorate's office to pay tributes on the occasion of the 14th State Foundation Day here today. Police reinforcement was called in to arrest the protesters who were raising slogans against the government in front of the Chief Minister. The members of various organisations of statehood activists alleged that politicians and the successive governments had defeated the very purpose of having a separate state in the last 13 years and shattered the dreams of the local people. They said for ensuring inclusive development, priority should be given to the hill areas while the present governance model had only benefited plains. The activists also blamed the government for not having any employment policy due to which there was widespread unemployment across the state. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister assured the protesters of meeting them and listening to their suggestions regarding development in the state. CM urges media to highlight faults in development schemes DEHRADUN, NOVEMBER 9 Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said a lot of development had taken place in the state since its inception, but there was no need to become complacent. “There is a lot more we have to achieve,” he said while addressing a function on the 13th anniversary of the WHAT’S ON state’s formation here today. He also launched a booklet ‘Samaveshi vikas ki ore badhtey kadam - Milkar gadhenge naya Uttarakhand’ published by the Information and Public Relation Department. The CM urged the media to bring forward shortcomings in the implementation of development schemes at the grass- roots level, so that they could be removed at the earliest for the benefit of the people. Bahuguna said state residents would have to be convinced that the benefit of development would reach out to border areas, women, youth, SCs and STs in the coming days. He appreciated the role of the commoners, who helped outsiders during “ The state will be developed keeping a balance between development and the environment. Help will be taken from the Geological Survey of India, the Archaeological Survey of India and scientists for the purpose. — Vijay Bahuguna, Chief Minister “ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE the natural disaster despite suffering themselves immensely. He said the entire nation appreciated collective efforts of local res- idents, state administration, the police, Army, air force, ITBP, NDRF and officials, who came forward to help despite extreme conditions. Demand for taziyas picks up as Moharram nears Extending gratitude to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Bahuguna said the state government had always received support from them. The Chief Minister said development process in the new state was initiated during the regime of ND Tewari government, when many projects were planned New house tax policy for Doon and started. He expressed confidence over the state’s beginning of emergence from the impact of the recent disaster. The CM said, “The state will be developed keeping a balance between development and environment. Help will be taken from the Geological Survey of India (GSI), Archeological Survey of India (ASI) and scientists in this task.” Cabinet Ministers Dinesh Aggarwal, Harishchandra Durgapal, MLAs Subodh Uniyal, Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion, Rajkumar, Minorities Commission Chairman Narendra Jeet Singh Brinda and other officials were also present on the occasion. Bahuguna honours three sportsmen TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE HARIDWAR, NOVEMBER 9 Dehradun SPORTS: T-20 Cricket Tournament, Doon Globale School, 10 am District Super League Football, Pavillion Grounds, 2 pm WEATHER CLEAR 24°C MAXIMUM 8.6°C With a few days left for Moharram the demand for taziyas has increased manifold in Haridwar. Artisans are working round the clock to ensure taziyas are made and delivered in time. Particularly in suburban Jwalapur, where a sizeable population of Muslims lives, artisans can be seen making and giving the final touches to a large number of taziyas. Many artisans are using innovative ideas and themes to give a special touch to the taziyas. Hazi Gulzaar, who has been involved in taziya making for more than a decade, said they had been conceptualising and making taziyas for the past few months as their demand was DEHRADUN, NOVEMBER 9 An artisan gives the finishing touches to a taziya at Jwalapur in Haridwar on Saturday. Tribune photo: Rameshwar Gaur quite high in the district. Artisans could be seen working overnight at Mohalla Maidaniya, Kassaban, Kotarwan, Pao Dhoi, Maliyan and Kathera Bazaar to make various kinds and colours of taziyas. Meanwhile, the administration is busy deciding the route of the Moharram procession and making adequate arrangements for it. The members of the Muslim community are also cooperating with the administration to ensure that the procession passes off peacefully. Moharram is observed in the memory of Imam Hussain Ali, grandson of Prophet Muhammad, who was killed in the battle of Karbala. The event is marked by arranging ‘majalis’ (gatherings) to commemorate Hussain’s sacrifice by way of mourning and holding taziyas. The Dehradun Municipal Corporation (DMC) has announced a new house tax policy. Under the new arrangements, Dehradun has been divided into four categories (A, B, C and D) on the basis of localities. Posh areas have been put in category A, where house tax will be charged at the rate of 75 paisa per sq ft area. In the category B, it will be 50 paisa per sq ft, for category C 30 paisa and for category D it will be 20 paisa per sq ft area. Other factors like the quality of construction will also be taken into consideration while deciding on house tax. Ex-servicemen will be given 25 per cent concession in the tax. Padam Bahadur Mall being honoured by Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna in Dehradun on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinod Pundir TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE DEHRADUN NOVEMBER 9 Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna honoured three sportsmen on the occasion of the state formation day here today. Ace shooter Jaspal Rana was honoured with the Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand Khel Ratna and a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh. Hari Singh Thapa was given the Dev Bhoomi Dronacharya Award and Rs 3 lakh cash reward. Olympian Padam Bahadur Mall was awarded with the lifetime achievement award and Rs 5 lakh whereas athlete Gurmeet Singh was given Rs 5 lakh for his next Olympic preparations.
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