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Posted on 23 November 2017 by admin

AIHRA News Thursday 23rd November 2017

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Posted on 21 November 2017 by admin

AIHRA News Tuesday 21st November 2017

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Posted on 18 November 2017 by admin

AIHRA News Saturday 18th November 2017

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Posted on 18 November 2017 by admin

AIHRA News Saturday 18th November 2017

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Restrictions in parts of Srinagar after militant killed in shootout

Posted on 18 November 2017 by admin

AIHRA News Saturday 18th November 2017

Srinagar, Nov 18 (PTI) Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of the Jammu and Kashmir summer capital to maintain law and order, officials said on Saturday, a day after a militant was killed in a shootout with the police on the outskirts of the city

Restrictions were imposed in eight police station areas of Srinagar, district magistrate (deputy commissioner), Srinagar, Syed Abid Rashid Shah told PTI

While schools and colleges were closed for the day, the Kashmir University also suspended class work

However, exams would be held according to schedule

“The examination admit cards will be treated as curfew passes,” Shah said

He said complete restrictions were imposed in Parimpora, Khanyar, M R Gunj, Nowahtta, Rainawari and Safakadal police station areas, while partial restrictions were in force in Maisuma and Kralkhud police station areas of the city

The curbs were imposed as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order, he said

A police officer and a militant were killed in a shootout in Zakura area of Srinagar on Friday

Three militants travelling in a car opened fire on a police team at the Zakura crossing on Srinagar-Ganderbal road, killing sub-inspector Imran Tak and injuring a special police officer (SP))

The police team managed to intercept the car and apprehended one militant, but two others fled from the scene

Police later learnt that Mugees Ahmad Mir, a resident of Parimpora in the city and one of the two militants who had managed to escape, was brought home dead on Friday evening after he was injured in the shootout

Mir was an associate of Zakir Musa, who left the Hizbul Mujahideen to float an IS affiliate in Kashmir, officials said.

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Posted on 16 November 2017 by admin

AIHRA News Thursday 16th November 2017

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Air pollution: NGT bans construction, waste burning in Delhi

Posted on 09 November 2017 by admin

AIHRA News Thursday 09th November 2017

New Delhi, Nov 9 (PTI) The National Green Tribunal today issued a slew of directions to deal with the worsening air quality in Delhi and neighbouring states, banning construction and industrial activities and entry of trucks, as it lambasted the Delhi government and civic bodies over the situation.

“No construction activity will be carried out on structures until further orders… all industrial activities in Delhi-NCR which are causing emmissions will also not be allowed to carry on their functioning” till November 14, a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said.

An irked green panel also imposed a ban on the entry of diesel trucks more than ten years old and said that no vehicle from outside or within Delhi will be permitted to transport any construction material.

The tribunal told the authorities that holding meetings, writing letters and shifting responsibility from one to the other for non-performance can hardly be made an excuse for meeting “such a bad environmental emergency”.

Noting flagrant violation of the prescribed limits of PM (particulate matter) 10 and PM 2.5, it banned construction and industrial activities causing emmissions till November 14.

“You (officials) go to the hospital and see what kind of trouble people are facing. You kept playing with people’s life. Right to life has been infringed with impunity by the authorities and other stakeholders who have been mere spectators to such crisis,” the bench said.

The NGT also directed the authorities and the civic bodies to sprinkle water where PM 10 is found to be in excess of 600 micrograms per cubic metre.

It further directed the authorities to implement EPCA’s directions to improve ambient air quality while asking the civic bodies to constitute teams to ensure there is no burning of waste in Delhi-NCR.

The national capital is experiencing ’severe’ air quality under a blanket of thick haze, as pollution levels have breached the permissible standards by multiple times.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has recorded ’severe’ air quality, meaning that the intensity of pollution was extreme.

The NGT had yesterday lashed out at the city government and the CPCB for not issuing orders to shut down construction and industrial activities in the capital despite the worsening air quality.

It had also ordered Punjab, UP and Haryana governments to spell out the steps have they taken to prevent crop burning in the states adjacent to the national capital.

The tribunal was hearing a plea for immediate action against the worsening air quality in Delhi-NCR stating that it was an ‘environmental emergency’ that was affecting children and senior citizens the most.

The plea has also sought direction to Delhi and the neighbouring states to file a status report with regard to the steps taken to educate people regarding waste burning and the pollution caused by it.

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