Friday 11 January 2013

Uttarakhand Police make Crime Tracking Network online on internet

Uttarakhand Police is going to make Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System (CCTNS) public through internet.

Uttarakhand DGP Satyavrat Bansal has emphasized on scientific investigation techniques to solve criminal cases. The investigative skills of the policemen in Uttarakhand will be improved through month long training course.

As of now, 5100 policemen have already received basic computer education the rest would be trained in two months.

Tuesday 8 January 2013

Dehradun witnesses coldest day in 68 yrs

Doonites woke up to a sunny but windy morning with a temperature of -0.5 degrees Celsius, coldest of the season in many years, the MeT office said.

"Today was the coldest winter day in Dehradun in 68 years. The city recorded a minimum of -1.1 degrees Celsius on January 11, 1945," MeT office Director Anand Sharma said here.

Even as the fog enveloping the plains showed signs ofthinning, there was no respite from the cold and icy northwesterly winds sweeping the entire state.

Four persons died of cold in Kumaon and Garhwal divisions of the state last night.

While three cold related casualties were reported from Kumaon division, one death was reported from Kotdwar in Garhwal division, official sources said.

Four women had died of cold in the rural areas surrounding Roorkee in Haridwar district on Sunday night.

Though fog seemed to have loosened its grip over Haridwar and Udhamsigh Nagar districts, where a feeble sun appeared on the horizon, there was no respite from cold with the minimum recorded at 2.

1 deg C in both these areas.

Mussoorie touched the freezing point whereas Tehri and Mukteshwar in the higher reaches recorded a minimum of -1.0 and -1.6 degrees Celsius respectively.

Similar weather conditions are predicted for the next few days with a thin layer of frost likely to descend on the mountains, the MeT office said.

Tuesday 1 January 2013

Making a Difference and National Service Scheme volunteers clean Parade, Pavilion Grounds

Making A Difference, an organisation of youngsters, along with National Service Scheme volunteers, organised a cleanliness drive at Parade and Pavilion Grounds here today.

The volunteers reached Pavilion Ground at 8.30 in the morning. Before the start of the drive, the participants gathered for a two-minute silence for the braveheart who died at a Singapore hospital while battling the grievous injuries suffered by her during the gang-rape in Delhi. Thereafter, a combined force of over 200 ‘Maddians’ and NSS volunteers started the cleaning-up exercise.

As hours passed, piles of polythene, plastic, wrappers and packets were dug out. The toxic waste was removed from the ground. By the afternoon, the MAD and NSS volunteers moved to Parade Ground located opposite to Pavilion Ground. There, volunteers picked up poly bags littered around the place.

“The ambience of Parade Ground needed to undergo a sea change. For this, the grass must be greener and even. At present, it is no different from a semi-arid desert. Second, the cows must be prevented from consuming the waste,” suggested Vishwas Pande, an MAD volunteer, who participated in the cleanliness campaign today.

Another major problem which was identified in the course of the drive was the absence of dustbins at both places. “It is sad to note that there are absolutely no dustbins in the Parade Ground. Furthermore, the umpteen numbers of fairs and carnivals going on here seem to operate without any guideline. In this way, one cannot expect things to change,” adds Gaurav Chamoli, a new MAD member.

Referring to the importance of today’s drive, Abhijay Negi, founder chairperson of MAD said to bid 2012 a farewell on the right note, the Maddians have decided that they would not sit at home for the weekend and would give a few hours for social service.

Dehra Dun pays tribute to gang rape victim

To pay tribute the gang-rape victim and to show solidarity with the Delhi gang-rape victim’s family, Doon residents are going to organise torch rally in Dehradun on Monday evening. To avoid any untoward incident Uttarakhand Police had deployed a large number of police  personnel in every round about or tentative protest site as part of precautionary measures.

During interaction with mediapersons Uttarakhand Mahila Manch head Kamla Pant and Uttarakhand Samakhya head Geeta Gairola said that the way the girl fought for her life for 13 days after the incident shows she was a brave girl so it is the public’s responsibility to be her voice to annihilate such maniacs from earth.

Women and other social organisations today expressed deep grief over the death of New Delhi gang-rape victim, who was a paramedical student in Dehradun.

Holding placards, a group of youths held a vociferous protest at Gandhi Park and demanded justice for the victim.

The speakers were of the view that the country must pay a true tribute to the victim, Damini, by announcing a death sentence to the culprits and take up stringent measures for the security of the women. They also appealed to the city people to not hold celebrations on the New Year.