<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a suspected case of honour killing, a man allegedly killed his 18-year-old daughter in the Challera village of Sector 44, Noida, on Friday night. Later, the accused, identified as Bijendra Chauhan, 47, called the police and informed them about the incident.According to the police, Chauhan allegedly strangled his daughter with a dupatta. The victim was a student of Class XII of the Moolchand Chandan Public School, Sector 44. She lived with her father, brother Himanshu, who is pursuing MBA, and his wife. The couple was also in the house when the incident took place.”We got a call at around 10.30 pm. Chauhan informed us that he had killed his daughter inside their home. The police reached the spot and arrested him. The victim had strangulation marks on her neck. We have recovered a dupatta from the spot,” said Avnish Dixit, Station House Officer, Sector 39 police station, Gautam Budh Nagar.The girl was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was declared dead on arrival.According to a senior police officer, Chauhan told them that he had been warning her to stop away from a boy and focus on her studies.”The man said he often found her talking on the phone and never listened to him. Her mother had passed away in 2016. Chauhan suspected the girl of having a relationship with someone from another caste. On Friday night, she was talking to someone on the phone when he approached her. An argument broke out between the two and he lost his temper,” a senior police officer said.The police have sent the body for post-mortem and reports are awaited. Chauhan under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The five-year-old boy, Aman, from Paniyala village of Sawai Madhopur district, could not be saved even after he was resuced for the dark pit of the borewell.After a marathon effort that last for around 12 hours, the child was finally recovered from the borewell and was rushed to nearby hospital. However, doctors at the hospital declared him dead. The news of the child’s death spread like wildfire and a huge hue and cry erupted at Aman’s house.The child had slipped into the borewell on Tuesday evening and as the news spread, the villagers tied a mobile phone to a rope and hung it inside the borewell to find out about the child.Shockingly only fifteen days back, Aman’s sister suddenly fell ill and died. The family had not even recovered from the loss when on Tuesday evening another tragedy struck them. Notably, an open borewell again resulted in a disaster, this time in Sawai Madhopur district, when a five-year old child fell in the borewell while playing with children. The children were playing in a field away from the village when the incident occurred. News of the incident reached the cops who alerted the administration for rescue efforts. Till late in the night, there was no trace of the child.Five year old Aman, a native of Paniyala village under Malarna Doongar police station was playing with his cousins and friends from the village when the incident happened.“The children were playing around 4pm and were close to the borewell. Although the borewell is located far from the village the children reached the site without realising of its presence and fell inside,” said Bijendra Singh, station incharge, Malarna Doongar police station.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Bihar’s ruling Mahagathbandhan constituents – Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) were once again seen on different pages over launching of Goods and Services Tax (GST) with the former boycotting the midnight parliamentary event while the latter attended it.Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, also the national president of JD-U, did not attend the new tax regime rollout session personally, but sent a small delegation led by Bihar Commercial Taxes Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav as his representatives. His party MPs were also asked to register their attendance, though no whip was issued.Kumar, who has been advocating Opposition unity but has broken ranks with other Opposition parties over Presidential election and GST, was seen as “playing safe” by many.”By not going himself, Kumar expressed solidarity with senior Opposition leaders like Sonia Gandhi, Lalu Yadav and Mamata Banerjee, who kept away from the event. In sending his cabinet colleague, Kumar, who has been a vocal supporter of GST, did not need to compromise on his ideology,” a senior JD-U leader said.Kumar has repeatedly asked all parties to support GST as “the tax reform were set to benefit all states, including Bihar, a consumer state.” Bihar was the second state to ratify GST and endorse state GST in August last year.Though JD-U’s ally Yadav, had supported the passage of GST Bill in Bihar, his party distanced itself from special meet. A senior RJD leader said the party stayed away from the function as it was in favour of the tax reforms as proposed originally and not with the amends that had been incorporated by the NDA government at the Centre.The difference of opinion over GST, comes at a time when both parties were tiding over the damage done by the recent war of words after Kumar extended his support to NDA’s Presidential pick Ram Nath Kovind. While the RJD had accused Kumar of being a “cheat and opportunist” for not supporting Bihar Ki beti Meira Kumar for the country’s top post, the Bihar CM had hit back saying she had been fielded by the Opposition only to lose.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 14-year-old boy was killed and over a dozen people were injured in an explosion during fireworks at a wedding ceremony here, police said today. The incident took place at a marriage venue on Murthal Road during marriage celebrations last evening, they said. The injured are receiving treatment at the civil hospital here. The police have lodged a case against three persons, including the marriage venue’s owner, Sadar Police Station in-charge Bijendra said. The venue’s owner, Pramod Kumar, said it was clearly stated in the agreement that those booking the marriage palace will not be allowed to bring in arms and ammunition or any kind explosive items, including firecrackers. The people who had booked the venue did not respect the agreement, he claimed. According to the post-mortem report, the boy died due to injuries to his chest, police said. The body has been handed over to his family members today, they said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Bihar Legislative Assembly on Monday unanimously adopted the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill along with the Bihar taxation (Amendment) Bill.With the ruling JD(U), RJD, Congress and even opposition BJP and its NDA partners in support of GST, the House adopted the related Bills to pave way for roll out of GST through voice vote.Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was present in the House when Commercial Tax minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav moved the Bihar Goods and Service Bill, 2017 and the Bihar Taxation (Amendment) bill, 2017.The two bills would be taken up in the state Legislative Council in post-lunch session.The Bihar edition of GST related bills are taken up subsequent to approval to the legislation by Parliament earlier this month.
ALSO READ We are on course to meet GST deadline: Navin KumarStates are needed to ratify the GST linked legislations, and in view of this a one-day session of Bihar Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council has been called today. Both the Houses were prorogued on March 31 last keeping in view the need for ratification of the GST bills and for this purpose the session was called today.Kumar has been supporting GST from the beginning.While all the major parties were in favour of GST, JD(U), BJP and Congress tried to score over each other in taking credit in state Legislative Assembly over it. Commercial Tax minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav praised Nitish Kumar for continuously being in support of GST even when BJP was opposed to it when he was heading a NDA ministry in Bihar with the saffron party.
ALSO READ India’s growth to accelerate further due to GST: FM Arun Jaitley”A statesman looks for good of next generation while a politician merely looks for next election while taking decision on such issues,” Yadav said in praise of Kumar.Taking a swipe at BJP and more particularly Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Yadav said “as a Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi was opposed to GST but after his elevation to post of PM he came in support of it.” Leader of Opposition Prem Kumar lauded the prime minister for the historic GST legislation which he said would help in checking corruption and pave way for more investment.Congress Legislature Party leader Sadanand Singh said that his party has been in support of GST from the beginning.”Due to obstacle created by BJP, the GST could not be approved in 2006 during UPA ministry. On account of this the country lost around 12 lakh crore and now it has been cleared,” he said.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Bihar’s Minister in-charge of Home Bijendra Prasad Yadav today brushed aside the perception about Bihar being a crime-infested state and said no part of the world and India is free from crime. “BJP members are presenting figures as if incidents of crime have increased only in Bihar, whereas other places like Delhi, which is under direct control of the central government, has become a crime haven,” Yadav said in the state Legislative Council. “They (BJP) are bringing disrepute to the state by painting such negative picture of Bihar, which may also affect the development of the state,” Yadav said. The minister was replying to a debate on the Home department’s budget of Rs 7,447.94 crore for 2017-18, which was subsequently passed by voice vote amid a walk out by NDA members. Referring to the Maoist insurgency gripping several states, including Bihar, he said socio-economic disparity was mainly responsible for the problem and the state government was trying to deal with it. With a view to check cases of human rights violations in police stations and lock-ups, the state government has approved a proposal to install CCTVs in all police stations and lock-ups of the state at an estimated cost of Rs 282.26 crore, Yadav said, asserting that it shows the government’s commitment and concerns towards protecting civil and human rights. The government has also decided to install CCTVs at prominent places of major cities to keep a strict vigil, the minister said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 21-year-old man has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his room at Agahpur village in the district, police said today. The deceased was identified as Monu, resident of Bulandshahar. His body was found hanging in the room, said police inspector Bijendra Bhadana. He was living in the village on rent. Last night he had some altercation with his brother, Bhadana said. Meanwhile, in Greater Noida, a man’s burnt body was found in Chhapraula village. The deceased was identified as Subhash (40). Police suspect he might have committed suicide. Subhash was working at dhaba and since last two months he was living here. He was suffering from paralysis and had not moved out of his room since last few days. “Prima facie it appears that due to illness he committed suicide,” Badalpur police station incharge Ananddev Mishra said. But investigation was being done from all possible angles, he added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)