Chief minister Yogi Adityanath says work on a nullah (drain) being carried out by the Gorakhpur Development Authority will help rid an eight-kilometre area of the problem of waterlogging
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath inspected an under-construction four-lane road from Nakha road to Sports College in Gorakhpur on Saturday. He also laid stress on ensuring quality work on a nullah being constructed on Deoria by-pass road.
“While the four-lane road work is underway, effort should simultaneously be made to ensure that the ongoing construction doesn’t lead to waterlogging. All four-lane roads should have proper lighting arrangements. These four-lane roads would help people in smoother travel,” Yogi Adityanath added.
The chief minister said that the nullah (drain) work being carried out by the Gorakhpur Development Authority (GDA) would help rid an eight-kilometre area of the problem of waterlogging.
While carrying out the inspection, Yogi Adityanath also met children, enquired about their studies and gave them chocolates.
Yogi Adityanath also visited the residence of former president of Bar Association Suresh Shukla to condole his demise. He also visited former income tax commissioner Shivdayal Srivastava whose mother Pushpa Srivastava had passed away recently.
Protests escalated in Kashmir against the Thursday’s killing of a government employee belonging to the migrant Kashmiri Pandit community by militants. Scores of Kashmiri Pandit employees, appointed under the Prime Minister’s employment package, assembled at Press Colony in Srinagar and staged a protest seeking their safety and relocation outside the Valley. Holding placards, they raised slogans against the J&K administration and the BJP. They were seeking an audience with Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.
Former J&K chief minister and National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah on Saturday reiterated hiOmar’stand that nullification of Article 370 in August 2019 was “unconstitutional and unlawful” and said his party was not ready to accept defeat. The former CM also lashed out at the BJP for calling Article 370 the biggest stumbling block in restoration of peace in J&K.
A letter purportedly issued by an unknown terror outfit ‘Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Fighters’ on Saturday claimed the responsibility for the Katra bus fire incident, which it said was an ‘IED blast’ triggered by one of its ‘special squads’. A senior police officer, however, said they were investigating the case and can’t vouch for the veracity of this letter at present. HT also doesn’t vouch for the veracity of this letter.
The National Investigation Agency on Saturday morning conducted raids at four locations in Jammu and Kashmir and arrested two persons in The Resistance Front conspiracy case. The NIA identified the arrested persons as Muzamil Mushtaq Bhat of Khwaja Bagh, Fatehpora, Baramulla, and Fayaz Ahmad Khan of Warpora, Zachaldara, Kupwara. The raids were carried out at Baramulla, Kupwara, Pulwama and Shopian districts.
Protests erupted in Kashmir University on Saturday against the sacking of chemistry professor Altaf Hussain Pandit by Jammu and Kashmir government. Eyewitnesses and university officials said scores of students assembled outside the department against the removal of Pandit. Pandit, 53, who was promoted to the professor rank in 2015, was to retire in 2031. When contacted on Pandit’s phone number, the caller on the other side said that he was not at home.