New Delhi: BJP state chief Manoj Tiwari Thursday raised the issue of pollution in River Yamuna in the Lok Sabha and demanded that steps be taken to stop it. “Yamuna is in danger. It is more in danger around Okhla where 3,000 houses are being built along Yamuna banks. There should be an inquiry into this and steps should be taken to check pollution of Yamuna,” Tiwari said in the Lok Sabha. Speaking during the Zero Hour, Hasnain Masoodi (National Conference) said Kashmir is cut off from India every month for at least 10-12 days and demanded an early completion of the Banihal-Qazigund Road Tunnel to ensure that commuting becomes convenient. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in Denmark Stating that tickets on the Delhi-Srinagar route are costlier than that of Delhi-Dubai, Masoodi also sought intervention of the Ministry of Civil Aviation to ensure that air fares remain in check. Meanwhile, as CPIM member A M Ariff sought to read out his speech from his phone, BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy said the House should come out with a bulletin on how to use advanced technological devices like iPad. To this Speaker, Om Birla said a bulletin would be issued.
On Saturday, Feb. 12, the Brock Leaders Citizenship Society (BLCS) will stage a Seniors’ Valentine’s Day Prom for residents at the West Park Health Centre long-term care home in St. Catharines.The students will provide everything from music and dinner to photos and corsages for the ladies.The BLCS is a group of exceptional Brock students recognized for a combination of high academic achievement and personal leadership abilities.Focused on helping young people develop strong leadership skills, the BLCS runs various social events and fundraisers at Brock and in the local community.Their efforts include last year’s Flora Broley Memorial Ball Hockey Tournament, which raised $2,700 for the Alzheimer Society Niagara Foundation, as well as helping the annual Brock Shinerama, which raises money and awareness?for Cystic Fibrosis research.The upcoming Seniors’ Prom at West Park Health Centre is meant “to give back to our senior community of Niagara,” said BLCS spokesperson Amanda Slamka.Related links:• Brock Leaders Citizenship Society pitches in | The Brock News• BLCS on Facebook