QAhmedabad: CM Calls Revenue, Police Dept Corrupt; Cold Wave Alert

Here’s a lowdown of top stories from Ahmedabad.

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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani.

1. Revenue & Police Dept Most Corrupt: Guj CM

Revenue department of the Gujarat government tops corruption in the state while the police department stood second, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said in a candid admission on Wednesday. Government employees now demand bribes without hesitation claiming that they have to take care of their family, Rupani underlined.

“Revenue department is infamous for being the most corrupt department in the state while police department comes second. It is a challenge to find a way to deal with it,” the CM said while addressing a gathering here for distribution of 1,000 online NA (Non Agricultural) certificates to land owners.

Stating that "power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely", Rupani said his government was trying to eliminate corruption by introducing a system wherein the people can get permissions and certificates online.

(Source: PTI)

2. ISRO Focusing on Vertical Landing

ISRO is aspiring to rise in the reusable launch system development programme with Vertical Take-Off and Vertical Landing (VTVL) capabilities. ISRO has turned its attention towards launch vehicle that have similar capabilities like the one developed Space X’s Falcon 9 and Grasshopper Rockets.

ISRO Professor and founding director of Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) DR BN Suresh gave a small peek of the ADMIRE test vehicle that will have supersonic retro propulsion, special retractable landing legs which will act as steerable grid fins, to guide the rocket back to the launch pad.

The rocket will be guided by integrated navigation system that will have a laser altimeter and a NavlC receiver.

(Source: The Times of India)

3. Vismay’s Dismay: Now Caught Boozing

The 2013 BMW hit and run convict, Vismay Shah’s run in with the law continues as he was caught drinking by Gandhinagar police along with five people early on Wednesday at a posh bungalow in Adalaj. The arrested also includes Vismay’s newly wed wife Puja, a third-year resident doctor at VS Hospital.

At 2.30 am on Wednesday, Adalaj police received a tip off from a local informer that a few boys and girls have thrown a liquor party at Bungalow no 16 at Balaji Kutir, in Adalaj near Gandhinagar. Cops reached the Bungalow which is owned by a gynaecologist and saw a Mercedes parked outside.

When cops entered they found all six inebriated and slurring while talking. They also found a Russian girl drinking in there, but she had drinking permit and was let go. The cop seized alcohol and hookahs from the bungalow and booked all six under Prohibition act.

(Source: The Times of India)

4. Cold Wave Warning Issued in Gujarat

Colder nights are in store for Gujarat as the weatherman issued a cold wave warning in Gujarat region and a severe cold wave warning in Saurashtra and Kutch on Thursday. Ahmedabad on Wednesday night recorded 9.3 degrees which is 3.6 degrees below normal.

The day temperature was recorded at 26.6 degrees which is 2.3 degrees above normal. Gandhinagar recorded 9.4 degrees at the low end and 25 degrees at the high end. Doctors have advised elderly people to avoid exposure to cold winds and stay warm.

Apart from Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, at four more places temperature dipped below 10 degrees- Rajkot (8.7), Mahuva (9.9), Kandla Airport (8.6) and Naliya which was the coldest at 7 degrees.

(Source: The Times of India)

5. Gujarat Bans School Buses Plying at Night

In the wake of a horrific school bus accident which killed 10 people, including eight children, followed by another accident which killed the conductor and injured 25 others the state government on Wednesday banned school buses from plying during night as both accidents involving school buses occurred at night.

School buses henceforth will not ply between 11 pm- 6 am. Bus operators should stop plying during this time and make arrangements for the student’s accommodation. The government will issue guidelines for the same in a few days.

(Source: The Times of India)

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