Daily Archive: April 15, 2019

Urmila Matondkar Seeks Police Protection

Mumbai: Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar has sought police protection after a scuffle broke out between Congress and BJP supporters while during her campaign outside Borivali railway station here on Monday.

“Shocked at the blatant violation of code of conduct and hostile acts by BJP workers…I was constrained to lodge police complaint for my own safety and to save the dignity of my female supporters,” she tweeted.

During an election rally outside the station, Urmila alleged that some 15-20 BJP supporters gathered at the venue suddenly and started shouting pro-Modi slogans. At first, she did not react, but later the workers resorted to vulgar dancing and using abusive language. This was done to create an atmosphere of fear for the women who had come to support her, the actor said.

Soon after this, a fight ensued between the Congress and BJP supporters. She then filed a police complaint at the local police station and sought protection.

“It’s being done to create fear. It’s just the beginning and may take a violent turn. I have asked for police protection as there’s a threat to my life. I’ve filed a complaint,” Urmila told news agency ANI.

Urmila is the Congress candidate from North Mumbai constituency. She is pitted against BJP’s Gopal Shetty.

Urmila, 45, joined the Congress last month. Mumbai’s six Lok Sabha constituencies will vote on April 29 along with 17 others in Maharashtra in the fourth phase of polling for the national elections that started on April 11.

Results will be out on May 23.

Woman Raped In Front Of Mother In UP

Muzaffarnagar: A 22-year-old woman was allegedly raped by two youths in front of her mother in a sugarcane field in Kakrauli area of the district, police said.

The incident happened Sunday when the victim along with her mother had gone to buy medicines in Kakroli police station area here.

A case has been registered against the two accused, including Dilshad, and an unidentified person who were absconding, Station House Officer (SHO Jitender Kumar said, adding the victim has been sent for medical examination.

According to a complaint lodged by the victim’s father his daughter was raped by the accused when she has gone with her mother to purchase medicines.

They forcefully took her to a nearby sugarcane field and raped her, he said. (PTI)

Snow clearance operation completed on Srinagar-Leh highway: BRO

SRINAGAR: Border Roads Organisation (BRO) on Monday said that under ‘Project Vijayak’ the road from Srinagar to Leh has been connected on either side after two month long snow clearance operation.

BRO said that they are also making an all out efforts to clear the snow from Drass side to Zojilla Pass, which recorded heavy snow accumulation during winter.

“Complete stretch is under heavy avalanche zone and the snow clearance team is facing an extreme challenge on daily basis. 55 RCC of 762 BRTF of Project Vijayak are undertaking the challenge. The team has reached zero point which is a heavy avalanche prone zone,” Commander 762 BRTF of Project Vijayak Col Rajeev Lohani said in a statement.

He said that men and machinery are involved to clear snow of Zojila Pass and the operation goes without ant break.

“As the snow clearance teams of Project Vijayak approach to Zojilla every inch of snow clearance proves challenging for the BRO personnel due to unprecedented snow accumulation,” Col Rajeev Lohani. Sonamarg -Leh road remains closed from December to mid-April due to heavy snow accumulation on the highway.

This winter extremely heavy snowfall occurred during winter and heavy snow has accumulated at Zojilla Pass.

Col Rajeev Lohani said that the snow clearance may take some more days for widening activities before the Highway is officially thrown open for public.

He said that atleast 50 feet snow is accumulated on the hills along the road and once the track is cleared off snow and made motorable, the stretch will become a tourist attraction after Sonamarg for its snow sites and glacial hilltops.

IMD: Overall the country is expected to have well distributed rainfall in 2019 monsoon season. It will be beneficial for the farmers in the ensuing Kharif season.

IMD: Overall the country is expected to have well distributed rainfall in 2019 monsoon season. It will be beneficial for the farmers in the ensuing Kharif season.