Here are City Spidey's top six picks from the National Capital Region (NCR):
Check on polluting vehicle: With a view keep a check on vehicular pollution in the city, the Transport Department has decided to monitor the vehicles flouting pollution norms. In a directive to the agencies assigned with the task of maintaining automobile pollution check centres, the department called for a record of the unfit vehicles. The directive is a follow-up of a meeting on Friday with the three ARTOs, transport inspector Mahesh Kumar and operators of 37 PUCs in Noida.
Exam cancelled, job aspirants cry foul: Irked by the cancellation of a teachers' recruitment examination, job seekers, who had turned up at a centre at Noida Public Senior Secondary School Sector 23, accused National Bureau of Professional Testing (NBPT) of fraud. The examination could not be held due to lack of proper arrangements. The 2,000-odd candidates from Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Faridabad, and other cities were disappointed by the abrupt cancellation.
Hi-tech security apparatus: Kendriya Vihar in Sector 82 is the first residential society in Noida to install CCTV cameras that come under the direct surveillance of police chowki in-charge. The RWA of the sector has adopt the most sophisticated security solution to check crime in the area. Criminal activities in the sector have increased manifold in the recent past.
A step towards peaceful polls: As a preventive measure to maintain peace in the run-up to panchayat elections, the Gautam Budh Nagar district administration has issued notices to 1,235 people “with criminal background”. According to the notices, these people will be kept under surveillance and held responsible if any untoward incident takes place during the upcoming elections.
COO leaps to his death: A chief operating officer (COO) of an international company allegedly jumped to death from the 19th floor of his apartment in DLF Phase III in Cyber City area on Sunday morning. Vineet Whig, 47, COO of South Asia division of Encylopedia Britannica, left a suicide note stating that he was taking the extreme step as he was fed up with himself. The note was recovered from his pocket. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.
In the grip of power crisis: Prolonged outages marred the weekend of the residents of both Old and New Gurgaon. Saturday and Sunday witnessed two- to three-hour long power cuts in morning and evening in Sectors 4, 5, 7, 10, 14, 15, 45, 46, 47, 49, 51, 56 and 57. The power cuts are attributed to voltage tripping reported by most of the feeders due to increase in load during peak summer.