You are here : Home » State Editions »Dehradun

State Editions

Honey Singh's concert cancelled

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | PNS | Dehradun | in Dehradun
0

 

A planned concert by singer Honey Singh to mark the inauguration of a resort adjoining Corbett tiger reserve was cancelled on Monday night following opposition from activists due to which the team formed to enforce the silence zone around Corbett took action and served a notice to the resort owners.

Local activists raised concern on seeing posters of the planned concert and as the news reached MP and People for Animals chairperson Maneka Gandhi, she got in touch with Kumaon Commissioner RK Sudhanshu, Almora district magistrate Akshat Gupta and the head of the Delhi based company which owns the resort inaugurated on Monday night.

Holding a concert at the resort near the Durga Devi gate of Corbett would be a violation of the silence zone declared within 500 metres of Corbett following an order of the Nainital High Court. Corbett warden SC Upadhyay informed the Pioneer that he along with Ramnagar sub divisional magistrate had visited the resort where the owners denied any plans for a concert.

“A simple prayer ceremony was being held there but we served a notice to the resort owners informing them that as per High Court orders, noise pollution and light pollution was banned in the area falling under the silence zone,” he said.

Reliable sources informed that though prominent politicians were also slated to attend the inauguration of the resort on Monday night, they changed their plans after the issue of legal incongruity was raised prominently by activists.

The area in question is considered sensitive because of the constant movement of wildlife towards the Kosi river, especially in this dry season. Though officials aver that no concert was planned, activists aver that had this been the case, posters announcing the concert would not have been put up by the resort owners.

 
 
 

E-paper

State Editions

Sunday Edition

Apocalypse now

24 Jul 2016 | Ananya Borgohain

A cloudburst can paralyse a megacity like Delhi, a cyclone can wreak catastrophe in Mumbai, that also has a nuclear facility, and an epic flood can decapacitate Kolkata anytime. All threats posed by climate change are no more in the future...

Read More

SOUNDBITE

I challenge Bikram S Majithia (Revenue Minister of Punjab) to arrest me in six months as they are in power. Else, I will arrest him after six months.

Delhi Chief Minister | Arvind Kejriwal

When you do a film, a role, you create an image and industry wants to use that image and give you similar parts.

Actor | Irrfan Khan

I will be a President for the Democrats, the Republicans, and Independents. For the struggling, the striving and the successful... For all Americans.

US presidential candidate | Hillary Clinton
Page generated in 0.8112 seconds.