Delhi Underground

Taking a dig at the maintenance of public toilets by the municipal corporation,a South corporation councillor requested the Mayor to name a street in his ward ‘Urinal Street’.

Written by Express News Service | Published: April 1, 2013 1:14 am

‘Urinal street stinks’

Taking a dig at the maintenance of public toilets by the municipal corporation,a South corporation councillor requested the Mayor to name a street in his ward ‘Urinal Street’. The councillor told the House that there are six urinals on the street and that it stinks. “So why not name the street after urinals,the councillor said. “But,” he said,“this may pose a problem as I will not be able to give the history or biography of urinals to the municipal secretary office. Usually it demands biographies of people before naming streets after them.”

Late crackdown

Last week,two senior IPS officers,posing as civilians,went on a late night drive to purchase alcohol from unlicensed liquor shops. The two — a Special Commissioner and a Joint Commissioner of Police — found that alcohol was being sold by several shopkeepers even at night. After completing their survey,the two took action against station house officers of the areas where shops were illegally selling liquor. Sources said SHOs have now asked all beat constables to raid any shop selling liquor without a licence.

Need for praise

After the arrest of Liyaqat Ali Shah,the Delhi Police Special Cell claimed that he was planning a fidayeen attack,while the J&K Police said he had returned to India to surrender. The case was transferred to the National Investigation Agency on Saturday. A senior Special Cell officer was heard saying,“Rather than praising us for good work and assisting us in nabbing others involved with Shah,it’s ironic that we were told to explain ourselves.”

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As the deadline for implementation of the Right to Education Act (RTE) expired,government officials refused to speak about the issue of transfer of students from schools that do not meet the RTE norms and are likely to be closed down. The Directorate of Education and the association representing these schools did not have figures of the number of such schools that may not be able to function on Monday. Government agencies did not confirm whether they would impose the daily fine of Rs 10,000 on those schools.

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