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5-11 December 2014

RNI No. HARENG/2011/39319, Postal Regn. No. GRG/35/2012-2014

Vol. 4 No. 16  Pages 16  ` 10

The Farce in Force prakhar PANDEY

{ Abhishek Behl / FG }

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he nightmare of the people living in the 900 meters disputed area around the IAF Ammunition Depot is never ending, as the civic administration and law enforcement agencies, which remain invisible (or complicit) when illegal construction is going on in this belt, keep finding ingenious ways to enter the area and carry out 'targeted' demolitions. On Wednesday, a large number of MCG officials, backed by a heavy police presence, tore into Sheetla Colony by breaking a part of the Air Force Depot boundary wall and demolished almost seven to eight houses that were close to the wall. The locals allege that there was no warning or notice issued to them, and they were shocked by the sud-

den assault. The huge posse of policemen fired tear gas shells on them, and swooped down on their houses with impunity. The result is that a number of people have lost

their homes and hearths household goods were seen scattered all over, and a lot more was still buried under the malba of the demolished structures. Premlata, whose

house was demolished in the raid, which took place around 11 in the morning, says, “As soon as they broke the wall there was commotion, and the policemen forced every-

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Vikas Gupta is appointed MCG, Commissioner, Gurgaon.

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Battling Cancer

CM's Janta Darbar

demic, economic and employment terms," said the Chief Minister. The CM said that his government and prakhar PANDEY officials should consider themselves as public servants and lessen their distance with the people. Taking inspiration from PM Narendra Modi, he asked his officials to become more efficient in delivering benefit (schemes) through digital technology. He reiterated his commitment to cleanliness and said that the Swachhta Abhiyan will be made an integral part of our lives. He directed the officers to prepare a plan for the checking of cow smuggling and cow slaughter.He listened to the grievances of Gurgaon residents, who are hoping for a new dawn of development and a corruption-less government. Walking his talk, Khattar announced that a ‘CM window’ will be set up in every district of the State, where complaints and applications will be received. He said that the people can also lodge their complaints online, on the basis of which a preliminary enquiry would be conducted and, if required, an FIR would be registered against those found guilty. Specific ending a clear message that the new BJP dis- to Gurgaon, the Chief Minister said that a lot needs pensation in Haryana means business, and is to be done here in the field of education. He said committed to the ongoing development of Gur- that the infrastructure within the three government gaon, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar during colleges – namely, Government College Sector 14, his visit to the City emphasised that his govern- DSD Government College and Government College ment would ensure transparency and account- Sector-9 - is inadequate even for the current student ability - the two things that are most required strength. The CM has sanctioned the construction of to bring the Millennium City back on track. The new blocks in the all three colleges, at a cost of Rs. CM also acknowledged Gurgaon’s high revenue 10 crores. Construction work will begin soon. The contribution to the State. "Unfortunately, however, CM has also approved a college for Manesar, and many of the deserving have been left behind in aca- for Ghamdouj in Sohna. u

one to vacate the area. Most of our men were at work. There was no one to stop this action. We should have been given some time. The government has now made us homeless." Raju, who had come back from school, was sitting in a plot area adjacent to his (demolished) house, guarding the household goods that he had been able be salvage from the wreckage. He was not able to comprehend how his house, which had been ‘standing’ in the morning, had been suddenly brought down – it had ‘vanished’. He was also worried about how he would be able to attend the school in the coming days. Further, with the onset of winter, families like Raju’s will find it difficult to survive, even if they build shanties on the plots of land they ‘hold’.

prakhar PANDEY

{ Barnali Dutta/FG }

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he dreaded disease of a malignant tumour, which affects various parts of the human body, both internally and externally, is referred as Cancer. Till the early quarter of the last century, doctors had no effective treatment or cure for this ailment. Thanks to Marie Curie’s innovative research, experts in the medical world found Radium as a possible therapy to tackle Can-

cer, through Cobalt Radiation. However, in due course of time it was realised that excessive or constant exposure to radiation is harmful, which led scientists to research on alternative modes of treatment. Unfortunately, despite all the efforts, instances of Cancer have been on the rise. Cancer is indeed ‘spreading like cancer’! Even the Nobel Prize winner for his work on Cancer, the Canadian-born Ralph Steinman of Contd. on p 13

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