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HC issues notice to govt over Yamuna water

Jaipur: Rajasthan High Court has asked the government of reasons for Yamuna river water not reached the state till now.

The division bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and D C Somani issued notice to state chief secretary and principal secretary water resources on a petition by Yashwardhan Singh of Jhunjhunu. The government was asked to file reply within four weeks.

Bharat Saini, counsel for the petitioner said there was an agreement reached among the riparian states of Rajasthan, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh , Uttar Pradesh and the then Union Territory of Delhi in 1994. As per the agreement Rajasthan share of water was earmarked 1.19 cubic meters. In the following year the Upper River Yamuna Board also gave its approval to the agreement.

The petitioner alleged that the Rajasthan governments from 1995 to 2001 made no effort get its share of water which had to be drawn from Tajewala head in Haryana. He said there was no dispute Haryana over the supply of water to Rajasthan.

The Haryana Irrigation department suggested that Rajasthan could draw its share of water by constructing a new canal or could use the existing canal by carrying out the maintenance work. But Rajasthan made no efforts on its part.

Age relaxation for constable hiring

Jaipur: Rajasthan High Court directed the director general of police to take a general decision relating to age relaxation as per the notification dated September 23 2017 under Rule 46 of Police Sub Ordinate Service Rules 1989 with respect to candidates applying to the post of constables on the advertisement on Oct 10 this year.

The single bench of SP Sharma gave the directions on a bunch of petitions questioning the police department not granting age relaxations as per notification on September 23. The court said there is no need for individual applications by the candidates for age relaxation. The department takes a decision relating to age relaxation with in fifteen days. The Police department would also extend the last date for filing application accordingly. The next date is on January 5.

Bail denied to fraudster

Jaipur: Rajasthan High court has denied the interim bail plea of fraudster Jitendra Bhai Bhagwandas Gehlot. He is accused of defrauding people Rs 11 crore from Delhi, Gujarat, MP and Rajasthan.

The single bench of Justice G R Moolchandani said the accused is charged with fraud and criminal conspiracy. He is carrying a reward of Rs 5000 and his crime spread over four states. A businessman had filed a complaint against him at Anandpura police station accusing him of duping Rs 2.42 crore.
Jaipur Metals revival plan
Jaipur: Rajasthan High Court has sought a revival plan of the now defunct Rajasthan Metals and Electronic Company Ltd. The government though informed that it would revive the company shut for over 17 years but so far has not given any plan for the revival.
The court was hearing a petition filed by the Jaipur Metals and Electronics Ltd. The government submitted the minutes of the meeting held under Commissioner Industry but not given any concrete plan. Source : timesofindia

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HC issues notice to govt over Yamuna water


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