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Not allowed to speak, Deepender skips ride; Does the credit of bringing the metro up to Bahadurgarh goes to MP Deepender Hooda?

Jhajjar :
Congress Member of Parliament (MP) from Rohtak, Deepender Hooda, expressed his resentment at being not given time to address the gathering during the inaugural function of the Mundka-Bahadurgarh metro in Bahadurgarh, thereby making him skip the metro ride.

Interacting with media after the function, Deepender said the extension of the metro up to Bahadurgarh was his dream project and he wanted to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inaugurating it, but the government did not give him time to speak.

“Being an elected public representative of this area in the Lok Sabha, I should have been given time to speak on the occasion, but the intention of the state government got exposed before the function when the district authorities sent me the minute-to-minute programme for the inaugural function as there was no mention of my address,” said Deepender, adding that he also wanted to put forward the demand of the extension of the metro up to Rohtak before the PM.

The MP said the state government failed to keep the decorum by not giving him time to speak, but he had the courtesy by attending the function. “This act of the government has again proved that the BJP wants to get political mileage by inaugurating all those projects which were initiated during the previous Congress regime,” he said.

Supporters stopped outside venue

Deepender Hooda claimed that his supporters were stopped outside the programme venue by the police when they, along with Deepender, reached there in a cavalcade. Though Deepender asked the cops on duty to allow them to attend the function, the latter did not let them go inside. After waiting for some minutes, the MP went inside the programme venue, while his supporters waited for him some distance from the venue. They lifted Deepender on their shoulders when he came out from the programme.

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Bahadurgarh Metro dedicated to public; Will this improve the traffic system?

Bahadurgarh (Jhajjar) :
The 11.2-km-long fully elevated Mundka-Bahadurgarh section of the Delhi Metro’s Green Line was opened to passengers on Sunday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the section through video-conferencing at a function held at the City Park Metro station in Bahadurgarh here, known as the Gateway to Haryana.

The Prime Minister also symbolically flagged off the train through video-conferencing which was seen by people on the LED screen installed at the programme venue. 

This will facilitate the travel of people employed in industrial units along the corridor, besides catering to city youths studying in the state’s upcoming educational hub.
This is the DMRC’s third foray into the neighbouring state of Haryana. Metro services are already operational in Gurgaon (Yellow Line) and Faridabad (Violet Line).

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Haryana Agriculture Minister Om Prakash Dhankar, Rohtak MP Deepender Singh Hooda and BJP MLA Naresh Kaushik were present on the occasion.

Addressing the gathering, Modi said the expansion of the Metro up to Bahadurgarh would transform the “Gateway to Haryana” into the “Gateway of Development” as a large number of people, especially students, servicemen and businessmen, who use to daily commute to and from Delhi, would avail this connectivity.

“There is a direct link between connectivity and development, hence the BJP government is leaving no stone unturned to build convenient, comfortable and affordable urban transport systems in cities. Even, a special policy has been formulated for the first time not only to set a basic standard for metros but also to cater to all technical issues related to metros,” said the PM.

Modi said the BJP government wanted to boost the “Make in India” programme by making coaches of the metro in India itself. Several nations helped India in the making of the Delhi metro and now, India was assisting other nations by designing coaches for their metro systems. Twelve cities were being connected through metro in the country, he added.
“After Shanghai, Beijing, London and New York, the Delhi Metro has become the fifth largest metro network in the world. Two modern metro coach manufacturing plants are being set up in Vadodara of Gujarat and Chennai in Tamil Nadu. After the setting up of these plants, India will be able to export metro coaches to other countries as well,” the PM asserted.

Earlier, thanking the Prime Minister for inaugurating the metro line, Khattar said the Central government had given many projects to Haryana, which showed special affection of the PM towards the state.

He said the 11-km-long track had been constructed at a cost of Rs 2,028 crore and it would benefit 1.5 lakh passengers. Passengers would now also feel the “ease of living” as they would face less traffic congestion on roads.

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Expose Cong, Amit Shah tells state BJP leaders; Will Amit Shah's strategy work?

New Delhi :
Sounding the bugle for the General Election next year, BJP president Amit Shah on Friday directed party leaders in Haryana to fan out among the masses and ‘expose’ the Congress for ‘stalling’ the Centre’s legislation in Parliament to give constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes.

A decision was also taken to counter the Opposition’s ‘canards and misinformation campaign’ against the NDA government. The meeting was of the view that a ‘deliberate scurrilous campaign’ had been launched by the Opposition.

This was stated at a meeting of the Haryana BJP’s election monitoring committee. Goals were set for the party and leaders assigned tasks.

Sources said Shah took feedback and gleaned vital strategic points to be dovetailed in the party’s electoral plan for the state.

Giving details, state BJP president Subhash Barala said, “Shah expressed satisfaction over the progress report and directed us to further strengthen the organisation from the booth to state levels.”

“It has been decided to launch a campaign to expose the double standard of the Congress towards backward classes. It has stabbed them by thwarting legislation piloted by the NDA,” he added.

He clarified that issues pertaining to candidates did not crop up. The election monitoring committee would meet soon to discuss preparations and progress with regard to the parliamentary elections.

Thrust would be given to ongoing programmes of ministers spending the night “pravas” in the field. They would listen to grievances and strengthen the bridge between government and the party.

Other decisions included constitution of the party’s frontal organisations from the state to local levels within one month. Each of these would organise at least five party programmes in every village to highlight welfare schemes and other achievements of the Centre. A decision was taken to strengthen the social media wing.

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80 shops sealed in Gurugram; Did the administration correct?

Gurugram :
Taking a tough stand against encroachment, the Gurugram Municipal Corporation (MC) sealed over 80 shops in Sadar Bazaar here for renting out the area in front of the entrance to squatters.

The MC had been asking shopkeepers for the past few months to discontinue allowing ‘rehris’ in front of their shops in lieu of rent, but to no avail.

When these traders reached their shops around 9 am today, they found MC notices pasted on the shutters, informing them that the shops had been sealed. This led to an uproar, with shopkeepers seeking the help of politicians, but the MC refused to budge.

“It had become difficult to pass through the market on foot with ‘rehriwalas’ on both sides. Shopkeepers were getting high rent and continued to be indifferent despite repeated meetings, notices and warnings. Had fire ever broken out, we would have faced difficulties in dealing with the situation. We had to take this step, which would act as a deterrent,” said Municipal Commissioner Yashpal Yadav.

Lead by by MC Joint Commissioner Vivek Kalia, the team recorded videos for days of shops allowing encroachment and went ahead with the exercise after identifying the culprits.

“We were forced to act. We sealed the shops during the wee hours. We will repeat it in parallel lanes if the defaulters do not stop. Those promoting encroachment in lieu of illegal rent will be taken to task. We will de-seal the shops if the traders submit an affidavit promising not to indulge in the practice and pay Rs 25,000 as refundable security,” said Kalia.

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Thalassaemic twins clear NEET; Is this the victory of conflict?

Rohtak :
Ashu and Nishu, 17-year-old thalassaemic twin brothers of Ajaib village in the district, have proved the old adage ‘Where there is a will, there is a way’.

The twins, who have been battling thalassaemia and related health disorders or complications ever since their birth, have also defeated the deadly Hepatitis-C.
Yet, the brave brothers have also realised their childhood dream of becoming doctors and have cleared the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS course. Nishu has secured 8th rank, while Ashu got the 127th position in the unreserved physically handicapped category.

“We have been undergoing regular medical treatment since we were very young. We used to see doctors and other medicos at work and got inspired by them. A desire to become doctors and wear white coats to serve others grew within us and became the goal of our life,” said Nishu and Ashu, while talking to The Tribune at their rented accommodation here.

Their father Krishan Singh Nain, a schoolteacher, observes that if a doctor does his job with a service motive without any greed, he/she is doing God’s work. He appreciated the Jeevanrekha project being run for the treatment of Hepatitis-C at the PGIMS here.
“I tell my sons to work honestly, sincerely and dedication and never try to fleece patients after they join this noble profession,” he maintains.

As of now, the twins are elated at their success and attribute it to their parents, especially their mother Pramila Devi, and their alma mater, RKP Senior Secondary School, Madina. While Nishu aspires to become a heart specialist, Ashu wants to be an orthopaedic surgeon.

But the path to success has not been smooth or easy for the boys. They have been facing multifarious health disorders and complications and have been taking medication. Apart from taking oral and injectible drugs, Ashu and Nishu have also to get two units of blood transfused every fortnight.

“Nearly a week prior to the NEET exam, Nishu had high fever. His haemoglobin count was reduced to 3g/dl and he almost decided to skip the exam. But we pushed him to go ahead and luckily, his health condition and haemoglobin count improved and he was able to take the exam,” recounts Nain.

Dr Parveen Malhotra, Head of the Department of Medical Gastroenterology at the PGIMS, who had treated the brothers for Hepatitis-C, said the courage and determination shown by them were exemplary and inspirational.

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