Setting minister Gopal Rai on Saturday mentioned the federal government was stepping up its struggle in opposition to single-use plastics (SUP) within the metropolis by banning its use within the secretariat from June 1. The federal government will exchange current SUPs with recyclable alternate options reminiscent of paper, jute or bamboo, he mentioned.
“Single-use plastic items will probably be prohibited on the Delhi Secretariat starting June 1. Within the first section, use-and-throw pens and water bottles fabricated from plastic will probably be prohibited within the Delhi Secretariat. Additionally, any banners, posters, and cutlery fabricated from SUP will probably be banned on the premises,” mentioned Rai on Saturday.
The minister mentioned SUPs contribute to totally different sorts of air pollution within the metropolis, with plastic objects reminiscent of spoons, forks, straw, polythene, plastic glasses usually discarded and burnt.
“Many people attempt to destroy them by burning or burying them, which contributes tremendously to air, water and land contamination, and likewise poses a significant hazard to the setting. On the identical time, given their mild weight, SUP supplies have been noticed to simply journey by means of air and water, inflicting surrounding sewage or drainage methods to choke and inflicting water logging,” Rai mentioned.
“Until different choices are promoted, will probably be inconceivable to eradicate single-use plastic merchandise in our every day lives.”
Protests in opposition to Kashmiri Pandit staffer’s killing intensify in J&Okay
Protests escalated in Kashmir in opposition to the Thursday’s killing of a authorities worker belonging to the migrant Kashmiri Pandit group by militants. Scores of Kashmiri Pandit staff, appointed below the Prime Minister’s employment bundle, assembled at Press Colony in Srinagar and staged a protest in search of their security and relocation exterior the Valley. Holding placards, they raised slogans in opposition to the J&Okay administration and the BJP. They had been in search of an viewers with Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.
Not prepared to simply accept defeat: Omar on revocation of Article 370
Former J&Okay chief minister and Nationwide Convention vice-president Omar Abdullah on Saturday reiterated hiOmar’stand that nullification of Article 370 in August 2019 was “unconstitutional and illegal” and mentioned his celebration was not prepared to simply accept defeat. The previous CM additionally lashed out on the BJP for calling Article 370 the largest stumbling block in restoration of peace in J&Okay.
Katra bus hearth: Unknown outfit claims accountability, police say can’t vouch for veracity
A letter purportedly issued by an unknown terror outfit ‘Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Fighters’ on Saturday claimed the accountability for the Katra bus hearth incident, which it mentioned was an ‘IED blast’ triggered by one in all its ‘particular squads’. A senior police officer, nevertheless, mentioned they had been investigating the case and may’t vouch for the veracity of this letter at current. HT additionally does not vouch for the veracity of this letter.
The Resistance Entrance case: NIA raids 4 locations in J&Okay, arrest 2
The Nationwide Investigation Company on Saturday morning carried out raids at 4 places in Jammu and Kashmir and arrested two individuals in The Resistance Entrance conspiracy case. The NIA recognized the arrested individuals as Muzamil Mushtaq Bhat of Khwaja Bagh, Fatehpora, Baramulla, and Fayaz Ahmad Khan of Warpora, Zachaldara, Kupwara. The raids had been carried out at Baramulla, Kupwara, Pulwama and Shopian districts.
Kashmir College college students protest in opposition to sacking of professor
Protests erupted in Kashmir College on Saturday in opposition to the sacking of chemistry professor Altaf Hussain Pandit by Jammu and Kashmir authorities. Eyewitnesses and college officers mentioned scores of scholars assembled exterior the division in opposition to the elimination of Pandit. Pandit, 53, who was promoted to the professor rank in 2015, was to retire in 2031. When contacted on Pandit’s cellphone quantity, the caller on the opposite aspect mentioned that he was not at residence.