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Assistant Sub-Inspector found dead, suicide suspected

"He sustained a bullet wound on his chest. He was posted at the South Rohini Police Station. He is survived by his wife and children, who reside in Narela. Kumar hailed from Bihar. Further investigations are underway," said Rajneesh Gupta, DCP, Rohini.”
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<!–end of artlbotbor–><!–end of artlsocl–>Written Bydna Correspondent <!–end of artlbotbor–>Friday 29 December 2017 2:25 ISTMust readPM Modi’s Noida visit: 2 cops suspended for negligenceControversy around vaccine gets muckier<!–end of artlmustredbx–><!–end of articllftpbx–>An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of the Delhi Police allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself from his service pistol at the barracks in Outer Delhi’s Rohini area. No suicide note has been recovered from the location.According to the police, the incident came to fore on Thursday morning when one of the officers reached the barrack of ASI Ramesh Kumar and found him lying in a pool of blood. Prima facie it appears that the incident might have occurred in the early hours of Wednesday. Kumar had reported for duty which was over by the evening and he was in the barracks where he was found dead. Police informed that it appeared to be a case of suicide, however, the body has been sent for post-mortem examination. Kumar’s pistol, that was issued to him, was also lying next to him.”He sustained a bullet wound on his chest. He was posted at the South Rohini Police Station. He is survived by his wife and children, who reside in Narela. Kumar hailed from Bihar. Further investigations are underway,” said Rajneesh Gupta, DCP, Rohini.

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Western Railway to deploy 232 MSSC staff for women’s safety

In the backdrop of the Elphinstone stampede killing 23 commuters and injuring to nearly 40, the Western Railways (WR) on Thursday said that it will deploy 232 Maharashtra State Security Corporation (MSSC) personnel and 97 female home guards for strengthening security and managing crowds of suburban commuters especially women commuters.This will be in addition to the existing manpower of the Railway Protection Force (RPF). A K Gupta, General Manager, Western Railway (WR), said, “Security in trains and on platforms has always been the requirement. We hope that deployment of the additional security staff will help the RPF to monitor security more efficiently.”Gupta added, “Prior to this, we installed CCTV cameras. We also have a dedicated application and a 24-hour helpline for the safety of commuters, especially women commuters. With the additional security arrangements, we are going to increase our security by nearly 33 per cent.The additional security force was given a two-day induction by the RPF before their deployment. The additional security force will also control and monitor crowds during morning and evening peak hours, apart from guarding isolated spots on the western line.The WR said that it has identified around 37 vulnerable stations. The stations where additional security force will be deployed include Churchgate, Grant Road, Charni Road, Mumbai Central, Elphinstone Road, Dadar, Mahim, Bandra, Khar Road, Santacruz, Jogeshwari, Andheri, Goregaon, Malad, Borivali, Bhayandar, Nalasopara and Virar.SAFE COMMUTE PLANThe additional security force was given a two-day induction by the RPF before their deployment. The WR has identified 37 vulnerable stations. Some of them incude Churchgate, Grant Road, Charni Road, Mumbai Central, Elphinstone Road, Dadar, Mahim, Bandra, Khar Road.

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ED attaches more assets, worth Rs 177 cr, in NSEL scam

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday provisionally attached fresh assets valued at over Rs 177 crore in connection with the money laundering case against NSEL.The officials have attached 10 immovable properties of Surender Gupta of PD Agro Processors Pvt Ltd and Dunar Foods Ltd, a major defaulter of NSEL having a market value of Rs 177.33 crore under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.The total worth of attached assets in the case stands at Rs 2,890 crore.The ED officials said the company, P D Agro Processors Pvt Ltd, has fraudulently obtained huge funds from NSEL by trading on the exchange platform against the non-existent/fictitious sale of their commodity, which is paddy/rice. The money trail has revealed that a huge chunk of proceeds of crime has been transferred to M/s Dunar Foods Ltd, a sister concern of PD Agro Processors Pvt Ltd.”The ED, along with the Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai Police, had registered a criminal case in 2013 under the PMLA to probe NSEL and others associated with it for defrauding 13,000 investors to the tune of Rs 5,600 crore.

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CBI software programmer arrested for developing illegal railway tatkal website

The CBI today arrested its software programmer for developing an illegal software to subvert the railways Tatkal reservation system, allowing hundreds of tickets to be booked in one go.Ajay Garg, an assistant programmer with CBI, worked with IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd) for four years between 2007-11 where he learnt the vulnerabilities of the railway ticketing system, sources said.Garg has been arrested along with close aide Anil Gupta, a private person who distributed the software to agents for a price. Besides, 10 agents — seven in Jaunpur and three in Mumbai — have been identified, the sources said.Garg, who joined CBI in 2012, exploited the vulnerabilities to develop the illegal software, which allowed agents to book hundreds of tickets in one go, leaving genuine passengers in the lurch, they said.”The vulnerabilities of the IRCTC system still exist,” an official said.A postgraduate in computer applications, Garg allegedly sold the software through Gupta.

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It’s the coolest one

It was jugaad and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India initiative that ensured India’s first AC local train’s cost was less than half to what it would have been if the Railways had decided to buy from open markets.Sources said that these rakes are retrofitted with different parts and assembled as one piece. And so the cost is so low. “In the open market, a single fully made AC coach would cost nothing less than Rs 10 crore. This is more than double the cost at which we have manufactured this AC rake,” said a Railways official on condition of anonymity.Under MUTP-3, the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation will be procuring 564 AC coaches or 47 rakes of 12-car each for which tenders would be called soon. Sources said that these coaches will be more expensive than those which are being manufactured now.Despite there being 50-odd minor issues with the air-conditioned local train, the first day went smoothly. Over the next few days, railway authorities will be monitoring the social media to see how they can improve the experience for the Mumbai commuters.”We want Mumbaikars to tell us what changes they feel were necessary. They can tweet us, go to our website and give us a feedback,” said A K Gupta, General Manager, Western Railway.”This is a prototype rake and so it might have teething troubles but we are confident that people will have safe and smooth journey in it. We have addressed the issues and if in case anything arises then we will handle it. We shall iron out all those technical faults that we have encountered till now before introducing the next AC rake after 9 months,” Gupta said.Based on the feedback the WR receives from people and studying technical glitches that might arise while running of AC local; will the manufacture of second AC begin. These rakes are being manufactured by BHEL as part of 10 rakes that have been procured at Rs 54 crore per rake.COMMUTERS REVIEWI enjoyed the ride in the AC train but yes the fare needs to be lowered. The number of AC locals should also increase. The seats need to have cushions similar to those in first class compartments.Himmat Kholia, BorivaliWhen I read the papers, I immediately decided to take a ride in the AC train. By road takes a lot of time while local trains are crowded. So this would bring much required respite and comfort in travel.Jayraj Gajaria, KandivaliUsually I leave for work by 7.45 am to 8 am. So once the frequency of the AC train improves, I shall adjust my work time accordingly. This train was much required for a city like Mumbai.Dilip Khaire, AndheriToday being a holiday I had time in hand so I took this AC train ride for an experience. People and the railways should ensure that they keep this train clean as I found mosquitoes flying inside already.Suresh Kumar, Goregaon(Above) Interiors of the first AC local train and a look at the motorman’s cabin; (Below) A passenger enjoys the view on the AC local’s maiden trip

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Race for next CS begins in power corridor

Hunt for new chief secretary has intensified as Ashok Jain is left to serve only a week the topmost post until December 31. The power corridor in chief minister office (CMO) is mulling ACS (forest) NC Goel, ACS (Finance) DB Gupta, ACS (Administrative Reforms) Vipin Chandra Sharma and ACS and director general (HCM, RIPA) Gurjot Kaur, the second senior most IAS, for the coveted post.A Hamlet-like situation of ‘To be or Not to be’ is posed before the state government, seriously, this time in the selection of the bureaucrat for chief secretary post. Goel, an 82 batch officer, who was considered for the top office twice, emerges a sublime choice in the race. Albeit, his selection comes with a question- why the government would appoint a bureaucrat who will get retired just four months in April end. This question fades in the light of the appointment of current Jain who served the post merely for six months, though.In terms of tenure, efficiency and proximity to the power center of the CMO, an 83 batch officer Gupta come up in the list of probables with more strength. With ample time as his service would terminate by September 2020, Gupta is currently looking affairs of the state’s finance under CM Vasundhara Raje. In last four years of Raje government, he held most important offices- UDH, PWD, Infrastructure, Energy and PHED which reflects his CV stamped with the trust of Raje. Despite being a top choice for important assignments, a but is quite obvious- why he was not preferred when Raje appointed Jain and OP Mina as CS in last one and half year.If the track of Raje government is seen in the appointment of chief secretary, it is quite clear not superseding the seniority unlike the selection for DGP. OP Mina and current CS Jain had grabbed the post to this seniority parameter along with caste equation. So, if the parameter is adhered then Kaur may be emerged as the dark horse. She, an 81 batch office, stands at second place in the seniority (excluding CS Jain), much ahead to Gupta and Goel, both. Ashok Shekhar, currently posted as chairman of Indira Gandhi Nahar Board, is at the top in the seniority, though. Both top senior-most officers may be in the race with fewer chances until a theory is answered- why they were kept out of the secretariat. Generally, it is a trend that some senior officer occupy berths in the power corridors of the secretariat.In a sudden development, the Raje government recently gave entry to Vipin Chandra Sharma, an 82 batch officer, in the secretariat while appointing him ACS (administrative reforms). He was given poor portfolios like Rajasthan foundation, minority affairs in past four years so far but his entry in the Secretariat once again has fueled speculation. He is at six position in the seniority tally and a batch junior to Rajhans Upadhyay, who is currently ACS (education). Sharma will get retired in March 2018, though. PROBABLESThe power corridor in chief minister office (CMO) is mulling ACS (forest) NC Goel, ACS (Finance) DB Gupta, ACS (Administrative Reforms) Vipin Chandra Sharma and ACS and director general (HCM, RIPA) Gurjot Kaur, the second senior most IAS, for the coveted post.

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Homes stuck in pipeline, citizens spend a decade in transit camp

Nearly everyone dreams of owning a house in Mumbai but the number of homebuyers and tenants that have seen their hopes dashed is a cautionary tale for others. Many are awaiting possession, and even construction, of their houses years after paying the developer. Others, like slum dwellers and tenants who opted for redevelopment, moved to temporary accommodation but remain stuck there even after years, for they haven’t got the promised homes.DNA is launching a series to bring out the stories of people who have seen their housing dreams sour.Shyam Gupta is one of them. Gupta vacated his Worli hutment in 2007 after he was promised a larger and newer home at the same location. But 10 years after he moved out of his 10×10 shack, his 269-square-foot home in south Mumbai is still not ready. He has been staying on rent in Mira Road.Gupta is in the company of hundreds of other tenants who consented for their slums in Maryam Nagar, which falls in Coastal Regulatory Zone, to be razed and rebuilt as towers.But they never got to move back after they vacated the premises.The redevelopment project Gupta and his neighbours had agreed to in 2003 was initiated by Akshay Sthapatya Private Limited. Currently, the site houses transit camps.Many of Gupta’s neighbours were made to leave Worli even before 2007. Most haven’t been able to return as their houses are not ready. The developer, Akshay Sthapatya, claims they couldn’t start the work for about four years since they did not have an access road to the site of the project. They also blame policy changes for the work getting stuck.Neeraj Rungta, the company’s director, said, “There were 1,500 tenants and 1,100 of these were eligible to get new homes. We first constructed a proper bridge structure to have access to the area. Then we constructed one tower, but then the government changed the policy, and we were required to give tenants bigger homes. So the building constructed was of no use. We have converted it into a transit camp.”Another tenant, Ramlal Pal, vacated his house in 2014. He has been given a home in the transit camp built on the land where his house once stood. “I am lucky that my house was brought down only recently. There are many who left in early 2000s and we don’t even know where they are now. My transit accommodation is good. But in most cases, the transit camp is crumbling. The developer stopped giving rent to tenants. After we protested and had a series of meetings with them and the government authorities, we started getting the rent back,” said Pal.According to Rungta, there has been so many policy flip-flops that the project remains incomplete. “Because the land falls under Coastal Regulatory Zone, my project has not got extra FSI. Whatever FSI I have will be used up in constructing homes for the existing tenants. I will get no money. I am hoping that the current government makes it a point to provide housing for all. I may get some relief. As of now, I don;t have any sale component. The entire area will be used for construction of rehabilitation buildings,” said Rungta.Tomorrow, we are going to review the situation of tenants who had to vacate their buildings for redevelopment.

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Visually challenged mother wakes up son from sleep, duo escape miraculously

Visually challenged Lata Pawar was fast asleep inside the ill-fated farsan factory when she woke up to the chaos of workers. She then woke up her 27-year-old son, Tushar, in the nick of time and the two managed to escape unhurt from the major fire. Her second son was also saved from the inferno as he was serving the night shift at his workplace.Lata Pawar, visually challenged after the death of her husband Tanaji, a year back, was sleeping beside her son, Tushar inside the company. Tanaji was employed with the owner of the industrial unit since past 30 year and after his death, the owner gave a small space inside the industrial unit for the family to live.She said, “I heard the workers shouting that there was fire. I could smell smoke and it is then when I woke up my son and asked him to leave the premises.””The workers were struggling to douse the fire. It is when that we decided to rush outside the factory.”, said her son Tushar Pawar.”As soon as we were out of the premises, the ceiling of the factory collapsed and major fire engulfed the factory. The workers were unable to come outside and only wight of us managed to escape”, said Pawar.Moreover, the family has lost all the identification documents and fear that they will be unable to use the government schemes meant for the disabled. “When the fire was doused, we tried to search the documents but were not able to find anything. We hope that the police will give us letter so that we can apply for the new documents.”, said Tejas Pawar son of Lata Pawar.FAMILIES MOURN DEATH OF THEIR LOVED ONES“Ram Naresh was working at Bhanu Farsan Mart for the past three years. Earlier I used to work at this mart, and later I got my brother employed there. I did not know that something terrible like this would happen to my brother. In a way, I hold myself responsible. If I had not got my brother employed there, he would not have met this end,” Arjun Gupta, elder brother of Ram Naresh Gupta alias Sonu, 20, who died in the blaze, told DNA. Arjun kept weeping inside the Rajawadi Hospital premises, waiting to get his brother’s body. Friends of Sonu gathered and tried to console Arjun.

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Pirate pets and dog beer: Here’s what you missed at Pet Fed, Mumbai

Dog couture, paw-softening centres, canine ‘beer’ and human-grade dog biscuits that can be split over some cuddly time with your canine — the Pet Fed festival’s third stint in the city might appear partial to dog lovers, but Founder Akshay Gupta insists it’s only because of the high visibility that sociable pets like dogs enjoy. “We have a separate cat zone, and many bring along pet hamsters and rabbits. One guy at our Delhi edition even strolled in with his pet iguana!” the 25-year-old informs, describing the event as “a time that pet parents, caught up in a busy schedule, can dedicate wholly to their pets”.Spread over the weekend, the festival, hosted at Bandra’s MMRDA ground, engaged pets and pet parents in a flurry of activities like live security skits for dogs training to guard and protect, displays of obedience in the face of treats and temptations, and a fashion show where dainty Shih Tzus — a clear majority — sashayed on the runway to Rihanna and Jason Derulo numbers, while golden retrievers, beagles, labradors, huskies and even St Bernards gamboled beside their owners in costumes referencing Jack Sparrow, Santa Clause and Pennywise the evil clown.Away from the arc lights, any vibe of evil would have been warded off by the sheer abundance of ‘good bois’ in the house, with boxers, mastiffs, German shepherd’s and Indies stopping for incoming petting from the crowd as they ambled along their play area, packed with chew toys and trampolines. A rather majestic Great Dane, sitting Sphinx-like near the pet merchandise area attracted constant attention. Indie owners, for their part, basked in the glory of the festival’s ‘free entry for indies’ policy. It was cause for further cheer for the Indie community when guest Dino Morea, who attended the event alongside Yuva Sena head Aaditya Thackeray and actor Minissha Lamba, brought along his dogs — an energetic labrador and a very happy Indie.The smaller of frame chihuahuas, pugs, shih tzus and lhasas seemed to form their own clique, the exclusivity disrupted every once in a while with playful advances from curious big dogs. For when these interactions got a little too exciting, which was inevitable, even with the most well-trained dogs around, over a hundred volunteers were in motion to break up any furry scuffles.”We’ve tried to bridge gaps in the unorganized pet industry by bringing together consumers and businesses,” Gupta adds, pointing towards the stalls displaying a range of merchandise that includes chicken broth packaged as dog beer and a biscuit that can be enjoyed by both the pet and the pet parent. As I pick up a packet of cinnamon-ginger pet/parent cookie for my own doggo, a voice calls out in the dark — “come here, Shah Rukh”. I startle, only to see a great brown ball of fur dawdle towards his human. Ah well.

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Satna incident: Catholic priest arrested for forced conversion, Bajrang Dal activist held for burning vehicle

A Catholic priest and a Bajrang Dal activist have been arrested from Satna in Madhya Pradesh, police said today, three days after suspected workers of the right-wing group had allegedly beaten up priests and seminarians over forced conversion of Hindus to Christianity.Father M George was arrested for forced religious conversion under the Madhya Pradesh Religious Freedom Act, 1968. Vikas Gupta, the activist, was arrested in connection with the torching of a vehicle on the night of December 14.Both were arrested yesterday, a police official said.Also readMadhya Pradesh: Carol singers’ car set on fire in SatnaThat night, suspected Bajrang Dal activists had allegedly beaten up a group of Christians, including 10 priests, and set their car on fire outside the Civil Lines police station over alleged conversion of Hindus to Christianity.Father George and five others were booked on the complaint of a local youth, Dharmendra Dohar, who claimed that he was lured with money to convert to Christianity on December 10, Superintendent of Police, City, V D Pandey said.Also readCarol singers and priests detained in MP: Bajrang Dal claims forced conversation, Catholic organisations fumeHe said Gupta was arrested on the complaint of Father George Joseph, who was among the 10 priests and who has alleged that a group of activists had burned down their car.A detailed investigation was underway, Pandey added.Father M Rony, social work director of Satna Diocese, had told PTI that a group of young men had stormed the venue of a pre-Christmas function at Bhoomkar village, about 15kms from the district headquarters, on Thursday night and created a ruckus, alleging religious conversion.The function was organised by Syro-Malabar Church of Northern India for children.After receiving a complaint, police had taken 32 Catholic brothers (trainee priests) and two priests to the Civil Lines police station, Father Rony had said.”When they reached the police station, they were beaten up by Bajrang Dal activists on the station campus. Hearing the news, four other priests rushed to the police station, but they were also thrashed and their car was set on fire,” he had claimed.Police later let off the Catholic group members, Father Rony had said.Civil Lines police station sub-inspector Mohinee Sharma has denied that members of the Catholic community were assaulted during the incident inside the police station campus.Denying allegations of conversion, Father Rony had said the Diocese has been running a seminary at Barakala village in Satna district for 20 years and not a single person has been converted to Christianity.Father Rony had said he was not aware who Dohar was.

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Modi’s Health(thy) policy aims to prevent diseases

Union health minister JP Nadda said that Modi government’s health policy is focused on preventing diseases rather than on diseases.The health minister was speaking in ZEE Hindustan’s ‘Healthy Hindustan Conclave 2017’ in New Delhi on Saturday. Jagdish Chandra, CEO of Zee Hindustan was also present in the programme. Zee Hindustan felicitated many doctors for their excellent contribution in the programme.Nadda said that health is a serious field and everyone has a different viewpoint on health. According to him, Modi government launched a new health scheme in 2017, which concentrates on prevention than disease itself. He said that the first and second year of a child is very important from health perspective. The first two years decides his future and the government is working maximum on immune system of children.The union health minister said that the government believes that healthy children mean healthy nation and working in this direction. He said that fifth phase of ‘Mission Indradhanush’ is underway and 60% target has been achieved. In the sixth phase in 2018, it will be 90% completed.“India cannot be compared with other nations in the world in health matters. We are a huge country where people have all kind of liberty. This is a unique country, which cannot be compared with other nations at least in health matters,” he said.According to Nadda, when entire world is worried about Ibola and Zica, India’s checking system is so strong that when a single patient is found, he is allowed to go after completely curing him. In a way there is no impact of Ibola and Zica in India.“The country has now six more AIIMS instead of just one and soon six more will be set up. Simultaneously, we are converting district hospitals in medical colleges. So far 58 district hospitals have been converted and 60 more are in queue. Today even rural children are studying medicine and the country is progressing in health sector. This change is visible in last three years,” he claimed.CMD of Kent RO, Mahesh Gupta also attended the programme. He said that changing lifestyle is creating health problems. “We are polluting the earth, which is contributing to the health problems,” he said.According to Gupta, the government is trying to provide clean drinking water but water sources have been polluted and antibiotics have mixed in it. “This is time to think and go back to Ayuverda, which is close to nature. Only ayurveda can help India become healthy nation,” he added.Zee Hindustan CEO, Jagdish Chandra said that ZEE is voice of the country. It is forever ready to spread message to the masses. “We will help in creating public awareness about health programmes,” Chandra said.

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Coal scam: Ex-Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda sentenced to 3-year imprisonment

A special court on Saturday sentenced former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and ex-coal secretary HC Gupta to three years imprisonment in a coal scam.Ex-Jharkhand chief secretary AK Basu and Madhu Koda’s close aide Vijay Joshi were also awarded 3-year jail term.The court imposed fine of Rs 25 lakh on Madhu Koda and Rs one lakh on HC Gupta, and also convicted Kolkata-based company, Vini Iron and Steel Udyog LtdHowever, the court granted statutory bail for two months to convicts to enable them to challenge the conviction in the high court.Also readThose used to 2G, coal scam will have trouble with genuine taxes: Jaitley on Rahul’s Gabbar remarkThe court had held Koda and other accused persons, including ex-Jharkhand chief secretary A K Basu and private company Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd ( VISUL) guilty of corruption and other charges.The court had, however, acquitted four persons VISUL’s Director Vaibhav Tulsyan and two public servants Basant Kumar Bhattacharya and Bipin Bihari Singh and chartered accountant Navin Kumar Tulsyan of all charges.Also readFresh CBI case in coal scam; FIR against Monnet IspatThe CBI alleged that the firm had applied for allocation of Rajhara North coal block on January 8, 2007.It said although the Jharkhand government and Steel Ministry did not recommend VISUL’s case for coal block allocation, the 36th Screening Committee recommended the block to the accused firm.The CBI said that Gupta, who was chairman of the screening committee, had allegedly concealed facts from then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who then headed the Coal Ministry too, that Jharkhand had not recommended VISUL for allocation of a coal block.Also readSupreme Court pulls up CBI for transferring coal scam head Investigator

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Mehbooba Mufti-led govt cheated nation, says BJP

Fissures have surfaced in the Mehbooba Mufti-led coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir after the BJP accused its alliance partner of pursuing the policy of discrimination against religious and linguistic minorities in the state. The BJP on Tuesday said, the state’s move is “tantamount to cheating the nation” and looting the exchequer.”This is the same communal politics of Jammu and Kashmir government that Kashmiri people have been pursuing for so many years. They discriminated against the minority population of the state in all respects. The affidavit filed in the Supreme Court is the reflection of this policy,” Professor Virender Gupta, BJP state spokesperson, told DNA.Gupta’s statement comes in the aftermath of an affidavit filed by the state government in the Supreme Court, ruling out the formation of a state minority commission. The affidavit was filed in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a local lawyer Ankur Sharma”We urge the government of India to direct the respective state governments to provide benefits to its minorities. If Muslim in J&K are in majority, the benefits should go to its minorities (i.e. Hindus and people of other faiths). Similarly in other states where Muslims are in minority benefit should go to them,” he saidLaunching an attack at the Mehbooba Mufti government, Gupta said the decision to submit affidavit in apex court might be an unilateral decision since the concerned department is held by the Kashmiri leaders.”I have talked to some of the leaders, and they are of the opinion that the minority should get the benefit in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.BJP with 25 MLAs is the major alliance partner of PDP which has 28 MLAs in the 87 member elected House. Sajad Lone led People Conference with two MLAs is the major ally of the BJP.DISCRIMINATORYBJP says state govt discriminated against religious and linguistic minority. This comes after the state ruled out formation of a state minority commission.

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Cyber cell to investigate Congress IT cell chief’s tweet

The cyber crime cell of Ahmedabad police is investigating an alleged violation of code of conduct by the head of Congress IT cell Rohan Gupta.According to an application received by the Cyber Crime cell, Parindu Bhagat, in-charge election and legal cell head of BJP Gujarat has sought investigation into an exit poll survey tweeted by Gupta on Sunday at around 2.25 pm.Bhagat in his application has alleged that Gupta broke the model code of conduct by tweeting the results of the exit survey for the first phase of elections.The application states that Gupta claimed the survey was by Panchari India whne it was not so. He has alleged that Gupta knowingly tried to mislead everyone by stating that the survey was from Panchari India.He has alleged that by putting out the results of the survey, Gupta has tried to influence the election results. Cyber Crime cell is investigating the matter and an FIR has been registered.

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Global Partnership Summit: Employability of educated youth a big challenge

Experts who deliberated on the education and skill initiatives on day one of the 2017 edition of the Global Partnership Summit (GPS) called for a complete overhaul of the system as well as the attitude of general public.While taking pride of India’s demographics, which has an average age of 29 at present, Rakesh Agarwal, joint secretary in the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship said even though the country is making great strides in education field, most of the graduates and post-graduates are non-employable. While employability of IT graduates and those coming out of poly-techniques is a mere 25%, it is 42% for ITI alumni and 48-50% for engineering graduates.He said the government was coming out with a scheme so that more youth are not only attracted to learning skills, but also will set up a trans-national standard, so the certificates are recognised in foreign countries. He said MoUs are being signed with different countries so that youth can have long-term internship periods with industries there. He called on industry to play a pro-active role and change its mindset of encouraging cheap labour to rather a high-productive labour. “Relying on cheap labour is self-destructive not only for the country but also to industry in the long run,” he concluded.RCM Reddy, managing director of IL&FS said the societal problem of looking down at the skilled person as second class was an issue that needed to be tackled with. He said instead of a network of ITIs, there was a need to merge skill with the general education system. “Why we cannot introduce basic electric engineering, plumbing, automobile engineering and other such trades at the 12 grades?” he asked. He also said that people with skills and trades should be recognised as diploma or certificate holders to allow them to seek jobs in organised sector. “Bring education and skills together,” he added.Author Shantanu Gupta also agreed that skills are not aspirational in India, but for drop-outs. Shankar Goenka, country head of WOW factors also suggested linking skills with school education system.Sushil Ramola, managing director of B-Able said 70% of jobs existing today will not fetch leverage 20 years later, demanding a long-term vision while imparting skills to current young generation. He said blending school education with skill development and then superimposing it with value education is the only panacea available to prepare youth for nation building in future. Speakers also warned that demographic dividend though needs to be celebrated, but in absence of jobs can be dangerous as well creating instability in the country.

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Graft: Delhi High Court sets aside spl judge’s bail cancellation order

Charges against an accused under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act (PC Act) cannot be dropped after mere filing of a status report by an Investigating Officer and only a trial court can take this decision at the time of taking cognizance and summoning the accused, Delhi High Court (HC) has said.The observations were made by justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, while deciding on an appeal filed by government official Pramod Garg, who had sought setting aside of a bail cancellation order by a special judge. Garg was accused under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the PC Act.”Provisions of the PC Act cannot be dropped by mere filing of the status report by the IO. It can only be determined by the trial court at the time of taking cognizance of the matter and summoning of the accused,” the court stated.Even though the single-judge bench granted bail to Garg on the grounds that this was a case where “a court is exercising concurrent jurisdiction”, it held that the police and complainants were “at liberty to seek remedy before the appropriate forum, as provided under law”.”Furthermore, so far as order dated November 28, 2012, of the ASJ is concerned, the same is also bad in law. The only appropriate forum to grant bail ought to be the Special Judge in view of the provisions of Section 4 of the PC Act,” the court said in its order.Garg was granted regular bail by an additional sessions judge (ASJ) on December 28, 2012. The police had filed a status report in the court, stating that no supporting evidence was found against DDA officials and so provisions of the PC Act were dropped. This bail order was challenged by the police and the complainant before the special judge, who cancelled the bail of the accused.Garg then appealed in the court through his counsels, senior advocate Ramesh Gupta, Sanjay Sehgal, and Tarun Narang, following which the bail was granted.Appearing for Garg, Gupta had contended that the order passed by the Special Judge was “illegal” and “perverse” as he lacked jurisdiction. He also submitted that by cancelling the bail granted by the ASJ, the Special Judge had used the power of an appellate court, which is not permitted in law.TIMELINEFeb 22, 2010 FIR registered against Pramod Garg at Kotla Mubarakpur police station.Oct 18, 2012 Anticipatory bail cancelled by a special judge at Tis Hazari court.Aug 24, 2012 Sections of the PC Act dropped.Dec 27, 2012 Garg arrested again, bail dismissed by metropolitan magistrate.Dec 28, 2012 Regular bail granted by additional sessions judge. Nov 18, 2014 Bail cancelled by special judge.

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Uttar Pradesh: Police in tizzy after bomb threat in Tatanagar-Jammu Tawi Muri Express

A phone call about presence of a bomb in the Tatanagar-Jammu Tawi Muri Express train on Friday sent security personnel into a tizzy, leading to its detention for over an hour at the Sirathu station on the Allahabad- Kanpur route.The station master of Sirathu was informed over a phone call about the presence of a bomb in the general coach of the train which was on its way to Hatia (Jharkhand) from Jammu, Superintendent of Police Pradip Gupta said.Three general compartments were detached and a team of Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel examined the coaches but did not find any explosive.A dog squad was then summoned from Allahabad to check the bogies thoroughly, he said.The train proceeded after an hour and the passengers were adjusted in other compartments, the SP said.

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Marriage does not mortgage woman to man: Supreme Court

On Thursday, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra observed that a woman does not mortgage herself to a man by marrying him. She retains her identity, including her religious identity, even after she exercises her right to marry outside her community under the Special Marriage Act.The top court’s observation came when a five-judge bench was hearing the matter of a Parsi woman who was barred from entering the Tower of Silence to offer prayers for her dead relatives because she married outside her faith.”Special Marriage Act confers in her the right of choice. Her choice is sacred. I ask myself a question: Who can take away the religious identity of a woman? The answer is only a woman can choose to curtail her own identity,” Chief Justice Misra said on the first day of the hearing.Couples from different faiths who wish to retain their individual religious identities may opt for a marriage under the Special Marriage Act, 1954, which ensures religious protection.Nobody can presume that a woman has changed her faith or religion just because she chose to change her name after marrying outside her community, the CJI observed.The bench — also comprising Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan — then asked senior advocate Gopal Subramanium who is representing the Valsad Parsi Anjuman Trust whether it would allow petitioner Goolrukh Gupta time to respond by next week.Should the trust respond in the negative, the court will then have to decide whether a Parsi woman can hold on to her religious identity if she chooses to marry someone outside her faith.Prima facie, the top court observed that it did not adhere to the principle of merger relied upon by the Gujarat High Court in denying Gupta the right to practice her faith. Gupta has challenged the high court’s order which essentially suggested that by the principle of merger, Gupta became a Hindu when she married one and thus ceased to be a Parsi.Representing Gupta, Senior Advocate Indira Jaising sought the court’s indulgence to treat this case as an endorsement of inter-faith marriages. Those who marry outside their faith should be saddled with any disabilities, she added. Government data suggests that the Special Marriages Act is not used as often as it should be, she said.Every custom, usage, customary and statutory laws must stand the test of the Fundamental Rights principle, Jaising said. Article 372 (continuance of existing laws) of the Constitution is subject to Article 13, which mandates that laws should not violate the fundamental rights of an individual, she added.Suggesting that excommunicating Parsi women for marrying outside the faith tantamount to gender discrimination, CJI Misra asked: “How can you (Parsi elders) distinguish between a man and woman singularly by a biological phenomenon… If a woman says she has not changed her religion, by what philosophy do you say that she cannot go to the Tower of Silence? No law debars a woman from retaining her religious identity.””If a woman’s identity is merged, then Special Marriage Act is not required, is it not?” Justice Sikri pointed out.”The Tower of Silence is not a mutt or a citadel of a cult. It is a place to offer prayers to the dead. Can such a right of a woman be guillotined? It is part of her Constitutional identity,” CJI Misra further observed.The court’s decision favouring the Parsi woman’s right will create a paradigm shift for women within the minority community. Earlier this year, the top court recently ruled in favour of Muslim women by striking down instant triple talaq as unconstitutional.
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India warns on Bitcoin as investors rush in

The Bitcoin bull run has been welcomed by many but regulators are still trying to understand it.

Special Court to pronounce verdict next week in coal scam case against ex-Jharkhand CM Koda

A special court will pronounce on December 13 its verdict in a coal scam case against former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, ex-Coal Secretary H C Gupta and others.Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar has directed all the accused to remain present before court on the date of judgement in the case pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of Rajhara North coal block in Jharkhand to Kolkata-based Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd (VISUL). Besides Koda, Gupta and the firm, the other accused in the case include ex-Jharkhand Chief Secretary A K Basu, two public servants — Basant Kumar Bhattacharya and Bipin Bihari Singh, VISUL’s Director Vaibhav Tulsyan, Koda’s alleged close aide Vijay Joshi and chartered accountant Navin Kumar Tulsyan.The eight accused persons were earlier granted bail by the court after they had appeared before it in pursuance to the summons issued against them. They were summoned as accused after the court took cognisance of alleged offences under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) read with 420 (cheating) and 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servants) of IPC and under provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act.During arguments, the CBI alleged that the firm had applied for allocation of Rajhara North coal block on January 8, 2007. It said although the Jharkhand government and Steel Ministry did not recommend VISUL’s case for coal block allocation, the 36th Screening Committee recommended the block to the accused firm. The CBI said that Gupta, who was chairman of the screening committee, had allegedly concealed facts from then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who then headed the Coal Ministry too, that Jharkhand had not recommended VISUL for allocation of a coal block.Koda, Basu and two accused public servants conspired to favour VISUL in the coal block allocation, the agency added. The accused have refuted the allegations levelled against them.
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Seeking loan for daughter’s wedding, man falls prey to fraud

The Wadala TT police are probing a case of online fraud wherein a fraudster duped a 46-year-old man of Rs 1.10 lakh on the pretext of sanctioning a bank loan.According to the police, the victim, Ashok Gupta, received a call from an individual who identified himself as Avinash Singh and posed as a bank official offering a loan proposal.When Gupta said he was in need of a loan for his daughter’s wedding, Singh diverted his call to a ‘senior’ who then asked Gupta about his personal details such as profession, income and residence. Gupta then received a call telling him that a loan of Rs 10 lakh had been sanctioned for him, and that to receive the money in his bank account, he would have to email scans of his documents including debit and Aadhar card.”Within an hour of sending the documents, the victim received text alerts from his bank that informed him of 11 transactions worth Rs 1.10 lakh,” said a police officer. “During our initial probe we found that the money was transferred to Malaysian websites,” said another police officer. A case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act.
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River departed ‘before Indus civilisation emergence’

One of the world’s earliest urban civilisations thrived in the absence of a big Himalayan river, a new study finds.

Steeped in lust and sleaze, cops crack city murder case

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The police have cracked the Murlipura murder case in which the body of a man was found in a gunny bag. Revealing the details to DNA, the cops decoded a script laden with lust, distrust and sleaze.Believe it or not, a 34-year-old woman took the help of her new-found 28-year-old boyfriend to get rid of the paramour after she “learnt” that he was secretly having a roaring affair. After thorough grilling, Saraswati Devi has confessed to the cops about the murder blueprint.“During investigation, the dog squad was called to the crime scene which picked evidences. Meanwhile, when questioned about the incident, Saraswati kept changing her statements which raised suspicion about her involvement. After thorough grilling she gave in,” said Ashok Gupta, DCP -West.It was hatred, mistrust and sleaze that led to on Balgovind’s death. Saraswati confessed that she was married to one Ramesh Kumar some 15 years back. She deserted him and their child for Balgovind four years ago. According to Saraswati, they had a whale of a time, till Balgovind started drinking. This habit of his had soured their relationship.Meanwhile, Saraswati was also dating one Bhanwar Lal. Saraswati confessed that recently she “overheard” a conversation Balgovind was having over the phone and how he was cosying up to his new “paramour. Awry love storyAfter thorough grilling, Saraswati Devi has confessed to the cops about the murder blueprint. She deserted husband and their child for Balgovind.Now, she connived with new boyfriend to kill Balgovind

Doctors’ strike: Deadlock still continues

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>It was a repeat telecast at the secretariat as the government and striking doctors failed to reach an agreement and the parleys were called off after 11 pm on Thursday.Earlier, in-service government doctors deployed at PHCs CHCs and District hospitals across the state continued to remain absent from their duties on Thursday, for the fourth consecutive day. To break the deadlock, a meeting was held between delegation of All Rajasthan In-Service Doctors Association (ARISDA) and the state government at secretariat which began at 6 pm.As the previous two negotiations failed to yield any result mainly because of the fact that the health minister Kalicharan Saraf had clearly said that he was not endorsed to take a call on the financial aspects of the striking doctors.As a result, officials from state’s finance department, including the ACS (finance) DB Gupta, Principal Secretary (finance) Deepak Upreti and Secretary (budget) Manju Rajpal were roped in for the talks, including Saraf, Principal Secretary (Health) Veenu Gupta and secretary (Medical Education) Anand Kumar. According to sources, after a five-hour long two rounds of talks, the deadlock continued. Saraf said, “It seems that the striking doctors were not in a mood to resolve the deadlock. Even as the government was willing to fulfil 5 out of six financial issues and take a fresh load of Rs 200 crore to pacify the striking doctors, but the striking medicos left the talks in a huff. Now the government has to think to initiate action against them.However, on the other hand, Dr Ajay Chaudhary, president ARISDA, told DNA that, “The government, it seems, was to get us to talks on gun-point. The administrative officers have been behaving rudely with us.”Meanwhile, as the doctors’ strike entered in 4th day, in the support of doctors 33-point demands resident doctors also tried to build pressure on the government. Arrangements at OPD in hospitals attached to medical colleges in five divisional headquarters including the capital Jaipur, also got effected as resident doctors announced to go on indefinite strike after handing over a memorandum to their respective college principals.

Contempt petition filed against Veenu Gupta

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A contempt petition has been filed against ARISDA’s (In-Service Doctors Association) president Dr Ajay Choudhary and principal secretary Dr Durga Shankar Saini and health secretary Veenu Gupta.The petitioner, advocate Dr Abhinav Sharma has said that the high court in the past had ruled that doctors cannot go on strike and declared their strike unconstitutional while disposing off some PILs in September 2012.The court had considered strike as violation of patients’ fundamental rights to life and good health.The petitioner has sought action against doctors for contempt since the strike had been declared as a criminal offence by the high court. “They should be sent to jail,” the petitioner requested.According to the petitioner, doctors give written affidavit before their registration that they would serve humanity, but by resorting to strike they are cheating on humanity.The petition claimed that the doctors have been encouraged because the previous congress government withdrew cases against them despite imposing RESMA.The petition has also sought punishment for health secretary Veenu Gupta for contempt of the court. The petitioner has appealed for early hearing of the case.

Scholarship for children of police staff is best gift: Vasundhara Raje

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Dream of a former police director general, Dharam Pal Gupta for contributing to his department has materialized in a scholarship program for the children of policemen at state duty. The scholarship shall now help children of police officers and staff to realise their dream of education from institutes at the United States.The family of the former police officer has provisioned for Rs 51 crore for the scholarship scheme through the Dharam Pal Gupta foundation. Unveiling the scholarship scheme at a ceremony held at Rajasthan Police Academy (RPA), chief minister hailed education as the ‘best’ gift.“A person gifted with knowledge is able to overcome all hurdles, it is the best gift for any child. The scholarship is a step in the direction,” said chief minister Vasundhara Raje thanking the philanthropist family on behalf of state police.Late Dharam Pal Gupta was born in Alwar district of the state and retired as DGP in June 1984. However, his affection for the department did not retire and his sentiment has been materialised by his son Pradeep Yohanne Gupta and daughter in law Linda Haynes Gupta in form of a scholarship to be funded from the linked investment of the Rs 51 crore fund.Also present at the ceremony, director general of Rajasthan police, Ajit Singh Shekhawat held it as a milestone in extending quality education for wards of police staff. “Children from police families will be selected by the foundation through a procedure after they had cleared their 10th standard examination,” said DGP Ajit Singh.The scholarship will be extended on basis of merit and not on need base and will cover all expenses, academic and boarding. A board of the foundation that also includes a couple of police officers from the state will decide on the applications. As per the founder director of the foundation, Pradeep Yohanne Gupta has spent all family savings to fund his education at the USA. These financial hardships faced by his father inspired him for the scholarship program.

Tejashwi Yadav gets ED summons in land-for-hotel scam case

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Tejashwi Yadav, son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, in connection with alleged corruption while maintaining two IRCTC hotels in 2006. He has been asked to appear on November 13.Tejashwani had skipped summons of appearance on October 31, following which the fresh summons was issued by the ED on Friday. Lalu Prasad and his family members were booked under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Also, Lalu Prasad’s wife, Rabri Devi, was asked to appear before the agency on November 7. She, too, had skipped the ED summonses at least thrice.ED has registered a case of money laundering case against Lalu, Rabri Devi, Tejashwi and others based on an FIR registered by CBI.The case was registered on July 5 after the CBI carried out a preliminary inquiry. According to the investigating agency, the contracts to run two IRCTC hotels were given when Lalu was the railway minister. According to the FIR, when Lalu was the Union minister, the IRCTC — a subsidiary of the Indian Railways — handed over the maintenance of its two hotels in Ranchi (Jharkhand) and Puri (Odisha) to Sujata Hotel, a company owned by Vinay and Vijay Kochhar, in return of a prime plot of three acres in Patna through a benami company.Later, a case was registered naming Lalu, Rabri Devi, a former Bihar chief minister, son Tejashwi and Sarla Gupta, wife of Prem Chand Gupta, a former Union minister the accused. Earlier, CBI had questioned both Lalu and Tejashwi in the case.The allegation was that during the process, the tender was rigged and the conditions were tweaked to help the private party (Sujata Hotel). In return, a three-acre land in Western Patna was given to Delight Marketing, known to the family of Lalu Yadav at a very low cost. Subsequently, the land was transferred to another company Lara Projects owned by family members of Lalu Yadav.The transfer of land also took place at a very low price. Whereas the land was valued at Rs 32 crore as per the circle rate, it was transferred to merely 65 lakh to Lara Projects.

End to RUCKUS

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>It was usual Thursday afternoon at the Rajasthan University. And at the department of business administration the lesson being taught was about marketing management; the teacher was none other than the newly appointed vice chancellor professor RK Kothari. At a university where poor attendance is the norm, all chairs were occupied and an excited lot awaited the VC when he reached to teach the MCom students as per his prior announcement. The entire exercise was a step towards confidence building and the interaction was aimed at establishing a better bond between the students and the varsity administration. On the surface the VC delivered an hour-long lecture on about principles of marketing management, but the lesson being delivered had much more. Prof Kothari spoke to the students about the importance of honesty and morality in all aspects of life, even marketing. “All activities in life will be effective, only if they are ethically done, especially when they involve people. Ethics are a must even when one is marketing,” said Prof Kothari to his class. Rajasthan University has over the last several years developed into an institution where there is extreme polarization among the students on party lines. With political parties increasingly projecting varsity electoral poll results as their own support base, there is deviation from educational activities. More hungama and less educational activities is turning to be the norm at the seventy year old RU. The university also faces allegations of teachers not taking classes seriously or regularly. But with the VC stepping out of his office among the students is a message to not just students but also teachers; that he means business. The VC effortlessly switched from the international scenario of marketing to the importance of inculcating self discipline and ethics in life. He called upon them to inculcate reading habits. “Spend time in the library. Books are the best guides one can get,” said Prof Kothari and even handed them a list of books that they should look up before the next class. There have been earlier VCs who have delivered the occasional lecture but Prof Kothari, a teacher for 38 years, has announced a fixed time table of the classes he would be taking regularly. Kothari himself feels there is need to establish a connect with the students. NEW MAN AT THE HELMProf Dr RK Kothari, the vice chancellor of Rajasthan University has himself been a teacher in the business administration department of RU for 38 years. He has been the head of the department and also the dean of the commerce department. It is a well known fact about prof Kothari that he always reaches class on time, is well prepared and never leaves before time. OTHER VCS WHO TOOK TO THE CLASSROOMThere have been other VCs of the Rajasthan University who have delivered a lecture each for the students. They include KL Sharma who addressed them on social inequility and IAS officer Madhukar Gupta on global recession. But these lectures were not on subjects that were part of the syllabus. Nor did they, as VC designate a time table for themselves.

Parties’ clash puts Rlys in a spot over hawker ban

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Ever since the hawkers’ issue took a political turn, the Railways are hesitant to stop vendors and traders carrying huge sacks and luggage during peak hours. These include flower and vegetable vendors who added to the crowd at the Elphinstone Road station stampede on September 29, which claimed the lives of 23 people.The multi-disciplinary audit teams on both Western Railway (WR) and Central Railway (CR) had suggested disallowing these vendors from carrying their wares, gunny bags, and luggage into the rail premises especially during peak hours. However, the rail authorities have not been able to take a stand on the implementation of the ban.At stations like Elphinstone Road, Dadar, Byculla, and Andheri, vendors carry huge sacks while commuting, which causes a lot of inconvenience to the commuters on the foot-overbridges (FOBs).Sources in the Railways said that they cannot have a blanket ban on the vendors and that this would also mean preventing dabbawalas from travelling in trains during peak hours. The dabbawalas cater to lakhs of Mumbaikars daily, and they travel in the goods compartment but alighting from the FOBs is a tough task as thousands of commuters rush up and down the bridges.”We will need views from people, rail passengers and their associations on whether these vendors should be stopped from using the rail premises during peak hours,” said AK Gupta, General Manager, Western Railway.Hawkers are being driven away by political goons, and in retaliation, the political supporters are getting trashed by hawkers.In the past few days, the MNS party members have been driving away hawkers and destroying their businesses, while the Congress has come in support of the same hawkers and vendors.FUTURE PLANThe authorities have proposed to reduce the weight of luggage carried by commuters from 50kg to 15kg inside First Class compartment of suburban trains
They have also proposed to reduce the weight from 35kg to 10kg in second class compartment

What caused 3-day-old transformer blast?

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The transformer in which the blast occurred, had a load of 15 HP and was installed just 3 days back in Shahpura. It is being questioned that how come a transformer installed 3 days back got blasted. After the incident, state government on Tuesday evening announced a relief of Rs 10 lakh to the next of kin affected by the blast. Giving the information, R G Gupta managing director of Jaipur Discom, said that Rs 5 lakh is being given by Jaipur discom and Rs 5 lakh by the state government . A high-level enquiry committee headed by divisional commissioner of Jaipur has been constituted. “ It is a matter of enquiry, however prima facie I don’t find any apparent reason, there was no problem in it,’ said RG Gupta, managing director of Jaipur discom speaking to DNA. As soon as the incident came to light, discom’s technical director, Naveen Arora and superintendent of JPDC, BL Jat rushed to Shahpura. The transformer was a new one and was installed three days back only.Even though the officials are refusing to comment on the reasons, the Rajasthan electricity technical employees association claimed that the reason of the blast was because of the failure of exposure vent valve and Buchholz relay. Since the Buchholz relay was not said to be working properly and the oil in the transformer was not getting cold. As such, due to heating, lot of gas was generated. However, inspite of pressure which was made due to generation of gas, the vent valve did not open and the gas could not come out. This resulted in forming of pressure leading to the blast. The employees claimed that the transformer was of 3 phase and 25KVA and had load of about 15 HP.

Employee Assns submit memo over 7th pay panel

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Various employee association leaders on Tuesday met Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) finance DB Gupta and submitted a memorandum to him regarding grievances after the notification of 7th pay commission was issued on Monday.All Rajasthan State Employees Union also staged a protest against some of the provisions of seventh pay commission. They got together in front of the central printing press and burnt the orders of the finance department.Many employee leaders have been opposing the new notification on the ground that not giving of arrears from January 2016 till now will cost them hard. The notification was issued on Monday evening and therefore, since Monday evening till Tuesday, the corridors were just witnessing discussion on various points mentioned in the notification.

Protesters evicted from Jantar Mantar

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Armed with the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order in this regard, the Delhi Police and the civic bodies’ officials uprooted the tents put up by various groups of protesters at Jantar Mantar, in the heart of the national Capital, on Monday.Citing the violation of environmental laws, the green panel had on October 5 banned all protests around the historic monument, which has become a hotspot for agitations over the last few decades. The NGT directed the authorities to shift the protesters to an alternative site at the Ramlila Maidan, Ajmeri Gate.Meanwhile, a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar on Monday sought a report on its order after the Delhi Police counsel informed it that the site has been cleared and all make-shift and temporary structures have been removed.Among hundreds of people who were evacuated from the site were the ex-servicemen, who have been demanding implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme. According to them, the NGT’s order was “an attempt to throttle our voice in a democracy”. Group Captain Vinod Kumar Gandhi said that after the NGT order, the Delhi government was supposed to provide an alternate place but that has not been done yet.”Ramlila Maidan is not a convenient place for protesters as there is no place to eat and no washrooms. The charges there are Rs 50,000 a day, which is unrealistic for a common man,” Gandhi said.The former servicemen also alleged that they were forcibly detained and were manhandled by the police. “The police damaged our tents and manhadled 15 of us. They were detained unlawfully. This action amounts to curtailing our freedom of speech. The citizens have no place to protest peacefully,” Gandhi added.At the same time, the Ramlila Maidan wore a deserted look. “So far, we have not received any application for a no-objection certificate. An NOC from the police is also required before we allow anyone to hold a protest at the site,” a senior North Delhi Municipal Corporation official said.HELPLESS PROTESTERS SLAM DECISION AS A DANGER TO DEMOCRACY ‘Govt denying us our right to protest’Rajkumar Singh, 57, resident of Loni in Ghaziabad, has been on an indefinite protest at Jantar Mantar since October, 2015. Singh, his wife, and their 22-year-old mentally challenged son had been sitting on the road near Parliament Street police station for two years, before being removed on Monday. The family has been seeking justice for their older son, who was allegedly murdered by his business partner in 2013. “Instead of listening to our plight and ensuring justice, the government is trying to deprive us from even the right to protest.” Singh rued. “The murderers of my son have forcibly occupied our home. We have been silently protesting here. I pull rickshaw throughout the day to feed my family and to buy medicine for our other son,” he said. The family, which had adopted two street dogs in the area, is worried about them as well. “Who will take care of them now?” asked Singh’s wife Shobha. The family does not plan to move to the Ramlila Maidan. “Who will pay such a high charge? We have already suffered a lot,” Singh said.‘We’ve no home, nowhere else to go’ Brahmdev Ram Gupta, a resident of Dhanbad in Jharkhand, was among those who were thrown out of the Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Monday. Gupta, his wife, and three children, including a 9-year-old girl, have been protesting against the “caste-based” violence that they suffered back home. Gupta and his wife both have bruises on their bodies. “We were thrown out of our own home by some goons and we were beaten brutally. We somehow or the other managed to save ourselves and come to Delhi to seek the government’s help,” he said. The family was left bewildered when the evacuation drive started. “We are new to the city of Delhi. We don’t know where to go now. And we can’t afford the rent at Ramlila Maidan,” Gupta said. The thought of returning to Dhanbad sends a shiver down the family’s spine. “How can we go back? We have nothing there. I will have to search for some work now,” the 55-year-old said.‘Govt wants to end protest culture’​Sanjay Kumar, a social worker, who has been sitting on dharnas, on and off, since 1996, joined a handful of people sitting on the Parliament Street after being evacuated from Jantar Mantar on Monday. Kumar, who works as a newspaper hawker, termed the NGT decision a “danger to democracy”. “The government is well aware of the fact that the people sitting on dharnas are really poor and will not be able to afford the charges at Ramlila Maidan,” he said. Claiming that no protester was willing to move to the Ramila Maidan, Kumar said, “The protesters eat at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, which is a kilometre from here. There are trees and toilets here. How will people protest themselves from the hot sun and the cold during peak summers or winters at the Ramlila Maidan? Who will provide them food?” he asked. “If there is no access to food and shade, who will protest beyond one day? They just want to put an end to the culture of protest in the Capital,” Kumar added.

Yogi Adityanath begins madrasa education reforms with NCERT books, Muslim community welcomes move

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After making sweeping changes into the UP board, the Yogi Adityanath government has decided to change syllabus of over 19,000 madrasas in Uttar Pradesh by introducing NCERT books in their curriculum.Treading cautiously on the contentious issue, the Yogi Adityanath government has, however, decided not to replace the existing syllabus but introduce the NCERT books in addition to that and make it compulsory so that Muslim students from Class 1 to 12 can compete with their counterparts in CBSE schools. The aim is to modernize and improve the standard of education in madrasas where students don’t get proper exposure to subjects like science and English. Most of them end up learning Urdu, Arabi, Persian, Quran, Islamic theology and religious laws but lack knowledge in other subjects.Announcing modernisation of madrasas and change in their syllabus, the Deputy Chief Minister and State Education Minister Dr Dinesh Sharma said that these changes will not only help madrasa students increase their knowledge but develop their personality also. “The change in madrasa syllabus will bring parity with other educational institutions in the state and increase job prospects for Muslim students,” he said. The Yogi government had allocated Rs 1700 crore for minority welfare in its maiden budget for 2017-18. Out of this, Rs 394 crore were earmarked for modernization of madrasas. With the go ahead from the Yogi Adityanath government, the Uttar Pradesh Madrasa Board has ordered for the Urdu translation of NCERT text books books in Mathematics, Science, Computer, Social Science, History, civic science and Geography.The Board Registrar Rahul Gupta said that the new syllabus with NCERT books in Urdu would be implemented from the next session and subjects like Maths, Science, Computer, History and Geography would be made mandatory for the students from Class VIII to XII. He pointed that the standard of education in madrasa was so low that even after doing Graduation majority of the students were unable to find a proper job. Gupta said that the Board was also mulling over publishing their religious textbooks as they are hard to find in open market.“We will also provide special training to madrasa teachers on these NCERT text books so that they teach students with better skills,” added Gupta. At present, there are about 19,143 madrasa across Uttar Pradesh in which about 18 lakh Muslim students are studying. Earlier, the State government had ordered for registration of all madrasas with the Board in Uttar Pradesh so to streamline the functioning of madrasas.Significantly, the Yogi Adityanath government’s move has been welcomed by the Muslim clerics. Imam of Idgah and a prominent Sunni Cleric Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali said that Muslim community welcomes the move to teach Muslim students NCERT books in madrasas. “This will help Muslim students to acquire knowledge about other subjects in addition to learning Islamic studies. The need of the hours is to impart such education to Muslim students in madrasas that it enhances their job prospects,” reacted Maulana Rashid.

Condition of twins stable: AIIMS

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The condition of conjoined twins from Odisha — Jagga and Kalia — whose heads were separated on October 26 at the AIIMS is said to be stable. The twins have been kept in the ICU ward and are under observation. The 28-month-old twins were separated following a 16-hour-long surgery at the AIIMS. A team of around 30 specialists from the institute’s neurosurgery, neuro-anaesthesia, and plastic surgery departments performed the marathon surgery.AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria had earlier said that though the twins have been separated, the next 18 days would be extremely critical to ascertain the success of the surgery. Dr Deepak Kumar Gupta, a neurosurgeon at the AIIMS, who led the surgery along with Dr Mahapatra, said Jagga is on intermittent hemodialysis and his kidney functioning is improving.“One of the twins is on intermittent hemodialysis, which means he is undergoing dialysis once a day. His kidney functioning is improving but his heart functioning is still low,” Dr Gupta informed. The vital parameters of Kalia are normal, but he is yet to gain consciousness, the doctor added. Dr AK Mahapatra, chief of the neurosciences centre at the AIIMS said the craniopagus conjoined twins from Kandhamal district are in the ICU and their condition is being monitored by a team of experts round the clock.The team of doctors involved in the procedure also had expressed concern about the survival of one of the twins. The first phase of the surgery was performed on August 28 when the doctors created a venous bypass to separate the veins shared by the babies that return blood to the heart from the brain.

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Ranbaxy ex-director held for property fraud

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested a man for selling his mortgaged property in the Prithviraj Road area of Lutyens zone. The accused, Manjit Singh, is reportedly a former director of the Ranbaxy firm. A Delhi court then sent Singh to 14-day judicial custody.Senior EOW officers confirmed Singh’s arrest.According to the police, a house on the Prithivraj Road was sold to businessman Ashok Gupta last year. The deal was closed at Rs 245 crore, of which Rs 4.5 crore was paid. But, Gupta was later told that the house had been mortgaged for a loan. So, he approached Singh and asked him to return his money, but the latter refused. Gupta then approached the police and registered a case.Singh was served several notices by the EOW, but he never joined the probe. The police then arrested him and produced him before the court. The Delhi police had sought his custody on the grounds that he was not co-operating in the investigation and not providing details of the property in question.Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sehrawat, however, sent the accused in to judicial custody. His bail application will be heard at 2 pm on Thursday. Further investigation is underway.BACKGROUNDA house on the Prithivraj Road was sold to businessman Ashok Gupta last year. The deal was closed at Rs 245 crore, of which Rs 4.5 crore was paid. But, Gupta was later told that the house had been mortgaged for a loan.
So, he approached Singh and asked him to return his money, but the latter refused. Gupta then registered a case.

3 injured in accident at Marine Drive

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Three persons sustained injuries in an accident that involved four cars and a bike during the wee hours of Monday at Marine Drive. A speeding car rammed into a parked taxi due to which two other cars and a bike were also damaged, said the police. A case of rash driving was registered against the car’s driver, Keshav Gupta, 23, at Marine Drive police station.According to the police, the incident took place near the Ambassador Hotel in Churchgate around 2 am on Monday. The police said that Gupta, in order to miss hitting a cyclist, swerved and rammed into the taxi that was stationed on the left side of the road following which three trailing cars and a bike crashed into each other. “The cyclist came in the way of Gupta while he was driving. To avert the accident with the cyclist, Gupta turned left and rammed into the taxi,” said Vilas B Gangawane, senior police inspector of Marine Drive Police Station.

SC criminalises sex with under-18 wife, can attract jail term from 10 years to life

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The apex court’s landmark decision to amend Exception 2 of Section 375 (definition of rape) of the IPC, which had earlier exempted husbands from being tried for rape for having sexual relations with wives of 15 to 18 years of age, would now make such males liable for prosecution and stringent punishment.The amended provision now reads: “Sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under eighteen years of age, is not rape.” The court highlighted the inconsistencies in two penal laws saying as per the Exception 2 to Section 375 of IPC, a man’s sexual intercourse with his wife between the age group of 15-18 was not rape but at the same time it is an offence of aggravated penetrative sexual assault and punishable under Section 6 of the POCSO Act.The bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur said that as per Section 42 A of POCSO Act, if there was any inconsistency between IPC and POCSO, the latter would prevail.”Exception 2 to Section 375 of IPC, which makes sexual intercourse or acts of consensual sex of a man with his own wife not being under 15 years of age, not an offence, is not found in any provision of POCSO.”Therefore, this is a major inconsistency between POCSO and IPC. As provided in Section 42A, in case of such an inconsistency, POCSO will prevail. Moreover, POCSO is a special Act, dealing with the children whereas IPC is the general criminal law. Therefore, POCSO will prevail over IPC and Exception 2 in so far as it relates to children, is inconsistent with POCSO,” the bench also comprising Justice Deepak Gupta said.The bench also observed that the exception 2 of the section 375 of IPC creates a distinction between a married girl child and an unmarried girl child with no real rationale.”Such an unnecessary and artificial distinction if accepted can again be introduced for other occasions for divorced children or separated children or widowed children,” the bench said.It opened the doors of criminal courts for minor wives to lodge complaints against their spouses if they resort to sexual intercourse.”It is also clarified that Section 198(6) of the Code (of Criminal Procedure) will apply to cases of rape of ‘wives’ below 18 years, and cognizance can be taken only in accordance with the provisions of Section 198(6) of the Code,” Justice Deepak Gupta who wrote concurring judgement, said.

SC says girl child can’t be treated as commodity, calls separate marriage laws for Hindus and Muslims ‘mockery’

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A married girl below 18 years of age “cannot be treated as a commodity having no say over her body” or the right to deny sex to her husband, the Supreme Court observed today.The top court said there is a fundamental right to a girl child to “live a life with dignity” and expressed concern over the detrimental effects of early marriage, not only in terms of her physical and mental health, but also regarding nutrition, education, employability and general well-being.”The discussion on the bodily integrity of a girl child and the reproductive choices available to her is important only to highlight that she cannot be treated as a commodity having no say over her body or someone who has no right to deny sexual intercourse to her husband.”The human rights of a girl child are very much alive and kicking whether she is married or not and deserve recognition and acceptance,” a bench of Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said.It said “we must not and cannot forget the existence of Article 21 of the Constitution which gives a fundamental right to a girl child to live a life of dignity.”The documentary material placed before us clearly suggests that an early marriage takes away the self-esteem and confidence of a girl child and subjects her, in a sense, to sexual abuse. Under no circumstances can it be said that such a girl child lives a life of dignity.”The top court also said there could be a detrimental impact of early marriage on the child born out of it “who may be malnourished and may be required to live in an impoverished state due to a variety of factors.””Should this traditional practice still continue? We do not think so and the sooner it is given up, it would be in the best interest of the girl child and for society as a whole,” Justice Lokur said in his 70-page verdict.In his separate but concurring judgement, Justice Gupta condemned child marriage and said it puts the girl’s health in “jeopardy”.”When a girl is compelled to marry before she attains the age of 18 years, her health is put in serious jeopardy,” the judge said, while referring to various reports on the effects of child marriages across India.”The girl child is also twice as more likely to die in child birth than a grown up woman. The least that one would expect in such a situation, is that the State would not take the defence of tradition and sanctity of marriage in respect of girl child, which would be totally violative of Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution,” the judge saidFollowing are key highlights of the Supreme Court judgement that held sexual intercourse with a girl below 18 years of age, even by the husband, would amount to rape:* Amended the wordings of ‘Exception 2 of Section 375 (definition rape) of the IPC, as: “Sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under eighteen years of age, is not rape.” * Exception 2 to Section 375 IPC was “arbitrary, capricious, whimsical and violative of the rights of the girl child and not fair, just and reasonable and, therefore, violative of Article 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution.” * Court makes it clear that it did not deal with issue of marital rape (sexual intercourse with wife without her consent) of adult women”.* Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta were unanimous that there should be harmonious construction of all pro-child laws * SC refers to observation of European Commission of Human Rights that “A rapist remains a rapist regardless of his relationship with the victim”* Court hits out at the Centre for not criminalising sexual intercourse with a girl under 18 years of age even if the exploiter was her husband.* Welfare schemes and “catchy slogans” are excellent for awareness campaigns but they must be backed by focused implementation programmes.* Hindu and Muslim Marriage laws not in consonance with Prohibition of Child Marriage Act.* A married girl below 18 years of age “cannot be treated as a commodity.* There is a fundamental right to a girl child to live with dignity.* Court takes note of two contrary repoerts of Law Commission on whether to criminalise sexual activity between a man and his minor wife. SC touches upon separate marriage laws for Hindus and Muslims Highlighting the inconsistencies in various laws, the Supreme Court today also touched upon separate marriage laws for Hindus and Muslims and said the provisions make a “mockery” of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA).Under the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939, if a minor girl under the age of 15 years is married under Muslim law, she can obtain a decree of dissolution of marriage before she attains the age of 18 years provided that the marriage has not been consummated.”This provision deals with girls below the age of 15 years who are got married. Such a girl is required to repudiate her marriage before she attains majority and she can only repudiate the marriage, if the marriage has not been consummated. This virtually makes mockery of the PCMA,”a bench of Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said.Elaborating on the anomaly, the bench said even in a marriage which is void under PCMA, the girl will have to obtain a decree for dissolution of her marriage, that too before she attains the age of majority and only if the marriage has not been consummated.The bench dealt with another anomalous situation and said that if the husband has forcible sex with such a girl, the marriage is consummated and the girl child is deprived of her right to get the marriage annulled.While dealing with provisions of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, the bench said, a Hindu girl can file a petition for divorce on the ground that her marriage, whether consummated or not, was solemnised before she attained the age of 15 years and she has refused to accept her marriage after attaining the age of 15 years but before attaining the age of 18 years.”This is also not in consonance with the provisions of PCMA, according to which marriage of a child bride below the age of 15 years is void and there is no question of seeking a divorce. A void marriage is no marriage,” it said.The bench also highlighted another anomaly in the Hindu Marriage Act saying that a child bride, who is above 15 years under PCMA, can apply for annulment of marriage up to the age of 20 years.”…Under Section 13(2)(iv) of the Hindu Marriage Act, a child bride under the age of 15 years must repudiate the marriage after attaining the age of 15 years but before she attains the age of 18 years, i.e. even before she attains majority. The question that remains unanswered is who will represent or help this child, who has been forced to marry, to approach the Courts,” the bench said.The top court said it is obvious that while making amendments to various laws, some laws are “forgotten” and consequential amendments are not made in those laws.It said that after the PCMA was enacted both the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages and Divorce Act, 1939 should also have been suitably amended, but this has not been done.”In my opinion, the PCMA is a secular Act applicable to all. It being a special Act dealing with children, the provisions of this Act will prevail over the provisions of both the Hindu Marriage Act and the Muslim Marriages and Divorce Act, in so far as children are concerned,” Justice Gupta said

Former Bihar CM Rabri Devi skips ED summons

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi today skipped her scheduled appearance before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with its money laundering probe in the railway hotels allotment corruption case, officials said.The central probe agency, they said, has now asked her to appear on October 16. Rabri Devi, the wife of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, has earlier twice skipped the ED summonses in this case. It was not immediately clear if she furnished any reason for her absence today. The ED had yesterday questioned her son and former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav for about nine hours in connection with this case. The CBI has also recently recorded the statement of Tejashwi Yadav and Lalu Prasad in this case.The ED had registered a criminal case against the Lalu Prasad family members and others under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) sometime back. It had earlier questioned a few people in this case including the wife of former UPA minister P C Gupta. The agency had taken cognisance of a CBI FIR in this regard to initiate its own criminal complaint. In July, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had registered a criminal FIR (first information report) and conducted multiple searches against former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad and others.The ED will investigate the alleged “proceeds of crime” generated by the accused, purportedly through shell companies, officials had said. Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav and others will be probed by the agency under charges filed in the Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR), the ED equivalent of a police FIR. The case dates back to the time when Lalu was the railway minister in the UPA government.Others named in the CBI FIR include Vijay Kochhar, Vinay Kochhar (both directors of Sujata Hotels), Delight Marketing company, now known as Lara Projects, and the then IRCTC managing director P K Goel. The CBI FIR alleges that Prasad, as railway minister, handed over the maintenance of two IRCTC hotels to a company after receiving a bribe in the form of prime land in Patna through a ‘benami’ company owned by Sarla Gupta.The FIR was registered on July 5 in connection with favours allegedly extended to Sujata Hotels in awarding a contract for the upkeep of the hotels in Ranchi and Puri and receiving premium land as ‘quid pro quo’.The ED, under the PMLA, has powers to attach and confiscate tainted assets and it is expected that the agency will initiate such a move once it makes progress in the case.

Honeypreet’s ex-husband Vishwas Gupta to move Punjab and Haryana HC seeking protection

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>On a day that Honeypreet Singh Insaan was finally arrested, her ex-husband Vishwas Gupta said that his life was under threat. His lawyer Pankaj Bhardwaj said that he will be moving Punjab and Haryana HC seeking protection for his client.Vishwas Gupta, the former husband of Dera Sacha Sauda chief’s “adopted” daughter Honeypreet Insan, had filed a complaint alleging threat to his life, on September 28. In his complaint, Gupta alleged that an unidentified person threatened to kill him, the SHO at the Karnal City Police Station, Inspector Rajbir Singh, said. Gupta married Honeypreet in 1999 and filed for a divorce in 2011. Addressing a news conference in Chandigarh, Gupta had expressed apprehension that that he might be killed for speaking against the Dera head.
ALSO READ Mole in Haryana Police helping Honeypreet Insan to evade arrest? Probe launchedAfter being on the run for over a month, Honeypreet Insan, adopted daughter of the jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief, was today arrested by the Haryana Police from Zirakpur-Patiala road in Punjab in connection with the violence that followed the sect head’s conviction.Priyanka Taneja alias Honeypreet was arrested from Zirakpur-Patiala road, Haryana Police DGP B S Sandhu said.
ALSO READ Caught Honeypreet nude with Gurmeet Ram Rahim; fear for my life: Ex-husband Vishwas Gupta”We have arrested her,” the DGP said.Honeypreet tops the list of 43 people ‘wanted’ by the Haryana Police in connection with the incidents of violence that left 41 people dead and several injured following Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s conviction in rape case.
ALSO READ We were on ‘alert’ since last evening: How cops nabbed ‘Papa’s Angel’ Honeypreet Talking to mediapersons at Panchkula, Police Commissioner A S Chawla said, “She has been taken into custody by SIT in- charge (Mukesh Kumar) from Zirakpur-Patiala road in Punjab.She is being brought to Panchkula for questioning in connection with the incidents of violence”.”Her role in the violence (after Ram Rahim’s conviction on August 25) will be probed…who provided her shelter or support during her run from police will also be produced. She will be produced before a court (in Panchkula) tomorrow and we will seek her police remand,” Chawla said.Chawla also said that another woman who was accompanying her was also taken into custody.He said Punjab Police has been informed about the arrest.Honeypreet’s arrest came hours after she appeared on two private TV channels.Honeypreet had accompanied Ram Rahim from the sect headquarters at Sirsa to a special CBI court in Panchkula on August 25. After the Dera chief’s conviction on that day, she also accompanied him in a chopper when he was flown to Rohtak to be lodged in a jail.There had been no trace of Honeypreet after the evening of August 25.A lookout notice and later an arrest warrant was issued by the Haryana Police against Honeypreet.With inputs from PTI

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s close aide arrested; cops hunt for clues on Honeypreet Insan

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a latest development, another close aide of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s has been arrested in Haryana’s Sirsa, Haryana polce officials said on Thursday.”Rakesh, a close aide of Dera chief has been arrested from Sirsa,” a senior police official said according to a PTI report.The police officer said the latest arrest could help finding the whereabouts of Ram Rahim Singh’s absconding adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan and another Dera member Aditya Insan.Both are wanted in connection with the violence that broke out in Panchkula on August 25 after Ram Rahim Singh was convicted in a rape case.The police said that another person was also arrested in connection with the violence. “Rohtash has been arrested from Panchkula,” Haryana DCP Manbir Singh said.He was allegedly involved in inciting violence and arson, the DCP said.The Haryana Police has arrested over 1000 people in connection with the violence in Panchkula, which left 35 dead.The violence had broken out after Ram Rahim Singh was held guilty by a special CBI court. Six persons had died in incidents of violence in Sirsa.The Dera head is serving a 20 years jail sentence for raping two disciples.The Haryana Police also said on Thursday that it was probing the authenticity of some “threat letters” sent to a section of the media.The assurance came after a delegation of journalists met Haryana ADGP (law and order) Mohd Akil here today.The delegation was led by Chandigarh Press Club president Jaswant Rana, who brought to the ADGP’s notice that in these hand written letters, it was mentioned that a “Qurbani gang” will eliminate journalists and harm their families for speaking against Ram Rahim Singh.The letter named some TV channels claiming that they had defamed their “Guru”.Rana said that they also met Punjab Police intelligence wing chief Dinkar Gupta and brought the matter to his notice.”In our meeting with ADGP Akil, we told them that some media houses had received a hand written letter allegedly written by the so-called Qurbani gang threatening to eliminate journalists and harming their families, for showing content against the Dera chief after he was convicted,” he said.Rana said that both Akil and Gupta assured that they will examine the matter.”We have launched investigations into the matter. We will investigate whether any thing like the Qurbani gang exists or not. And if it exists, then what they do,” ADGP Akil said.So far there is no intelligence input that journalists covering the Dera Sacha Sauda related events can be physically harmed, he said.Akil, however, added that they will analyse the threat perception and accordingly decide on providing security to those who may need it.

Honeypreet Insan’s ex-husband approaches police, claims threat to his life

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Former husband of absconding Honeypreet Insan, the adopted daughter of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, on Thursday approached the police claiming threat to his life.Honeypreet’s Ex-husband Vishvas Gupta claimed to have received threat to his life and therefore he had filed a complaint with the Sector 4 police post here.On September 22, Gupta claimed that Honeypreet wasn’t Ram Rahim’s adopted daughter and no legal adoption process had taken place.”In no way Honeypreet is Ram Rahim’s daughter. I want to clear this in front of everyone that no legal adoption was done. It is all a sham,” Gupta told the media.However both, Ram Rahim and Honeypreet, called themselves as father-daughter, but Gupta had accused both of them having an illicit relationship with each other.He also revealed that Ram Rahim used to carry arms and weapons in a big box wherever he used to travel.”Ram Rahim always used to keep a big box of arms and weapons along with him. Wherever and in which ever car Gurmeet used to travel, his bodyguards used to keep the weapons box in that car,” he said.Gupta further said that Ram Rahim is very powerful even though he is in jail.”Ram Rahim made us play a game like Bigg Boss in his cave. We were six couples (family members) and spent 28 days there. Ram Rahim used to call me and my wife Honeypreet to his cave. He also used to take Honeypreet to his room for more than hours. We had deep faith on Gurmeet Singh. He treated me as his son-in-law,” he added.Haryana witnessed uproar by Dera Sacha Sauda followers after Ram Rahim was convicted in the rape cases by the special CBI court on August 25, leaving about 41 people dead and injuring more than 250 people.

MHADA’s affordable housing for the rich

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The aim of the annual MHADA lottery has been to provide common Mumbaikars the opportunity to buy affordable homes in the city. However, this year the lottery, scheduled for November 10, has received a lot of flak owing to the prices of the houses on sale.The homes in Lower Parel are being sold at Rs 1.95 crore while those in Powai have been priced upwards of Rs 1.30 crore. To top it all, out of the 819 homes on sale this year, only eight homes belong to the lottery’s Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category. The High Income Group (HIG) has 338 homes, the Middle Income Group (MIG) 289, and the Lower Income Group (LIG) 192.DNA spoke to people across the city to find out whether they think the houses listed in the MHADA lottery this year belong to the “affordable” segment anymore, and whether the houses are out of grasp for most average Mumbaikars.This wrecks the MHADA’s root scheme. Common people too aspire to live in prime locations. But now, the common man will refrain from registering. It is like breaking the common man’s trust.—Priyanka Joshi, BadlapurHow can EWS afford these rates? Moreover, only eight homes for the EWS in my opinion is in violation of ULC Act. The government should take proper measures to benefit weaker sections.—Neeraj Gupta, AndheriMHADA’s rates this year are at par with the rates of private builders who are providing housing with better facilities like parking space. If the common man could afford housing at the market rate then why would they wait an entire year for the MHADA lottery?—Neha Singh, ParelOver the past few years, MHADA has been a sheer disappointment for many home buyers due to fewer homes and skyrocketing prices. The common man would think twice before applying for the lottery with such high prices for much smaller homes. The government should rethink the scheme and make it accessible to common people.—Sanjay Patil, BorivliA lot of government schemes have turned into scams over the years and the flaws cannot be ignored. The MHADA lottery is meant for the common man but now the HIG will get housing and facilities as they already do, and the LIG and EWS have to deal with whatever is available to them. This trashes the whole point.—Sayli Raorane, DombivliMy family members have got good houses from the MHADA lottery in the past. I earn a decent amount annually hence I was considering MHADA as an option but now with the increased rates, I would rather opt for a rental apartment.—Manas Singh, AndheriJudicial intervention is needed to make sure that the common man’s rights are not cheated. Even if varying real estate prices are taken into consideration, paying such high prices for a MHADA home is a difficult proposition for the common man.—Shamali Gupta, ChemburIf one considers the rates according to the area where the homes are located and the space being offered, I think it is valid.—Deepak Agarwal, GoregaonThis defeats the purpose. It is following the same old Indian cycle of making the rich richer while the poor remain as they are.—Keith Gomes, KurlaEXPERT SPEAKWhen I was the chairman, the prices of the houses were decided after taking into consideration the land cost and construction cost, apart from the profit ratio for HIG and MIG categories. The prices in this year’s lottery are too expensive and the government should reconsider them. Even the number of homes for the EWS and LIG categories should be increased.—Amarjeet Singh Manhas, former Chairman, Mumbai Board, MHADAThis is an issue faced by authorities across expensive metro markets. The disputed properties are located in Mumbai’s premium localities hence the prices in the lottery seem inconsistent with the general perception of affordable housing. Overcoming the challenge of affordability in highly contested property markets will be key for the government to achieve its “Housing for All” agenda.—Shubika Bilkha, Business Head, Real Estate Management Institute (REMI)

Caught Honeypreet nude with Gurmeet Ram Rahim; fear for my life: Ex-husband Vishwas Gupta

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>At a press conference, Honeypreet Insaan’s ex-husband Vishwas Gupta made startling revelations about the jailed godman and rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and his adopted daughter.He claimed that Honeypreet wasn’t Ram Rahim’s adopted daughter and no legal adoption process had taken place. He also said that the godman was sleeping with his ex-wife Honeypreet. He said that he caught her nude with Gurmeet Ram Rahim, who threatened him and told him not to tell anyone. In another bizarre claim, he said Ram Rahim made them play a game similar to Bigg Boss inside his cave, where 6 couples were made to stay together for 28 days.
ALSO READ After Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s rape conviction, Haryana govt puts on hold Rs 51 lakh announced for Dera Sacha SaudaHe also alleged that Ram Rahim always carried a box of arms , and it was put in whichever car the former was travelling.He was also quoted saying by News 18 that Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh wanted to get him murdered. Vishwas Gupta added that guards helped him escape from the Dera in Sirsa to Panchkula. He went to say Ram Rahim was ‘very powerful’ even in prison and that he feared for his life.
ALSO READ High alert on UP-Nepal border for Honeypreet InsanEarlier, in a bizarre twist, the Dera chief had reportedly asked for his ‘angel’ to join him in jail. According to a report in India Today, the rape-convicted godman had asked for his favourite ‘caretaker’ to remain with him in jail as his ‘masseuse’.
ALSO READ Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh sentenced: How media normalised a rape-and-murder accusedHoneypreet had also moved an application through her lawyer to allow the ‘father-daughter’ duo to live together, but the court threw out both their requests.Earlier, Haryana and Rajasthan police teams carried out a joint search operation to trace Honeypreet Insan but the close confidante of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh remained elusive.The search operation was carried following an input that Honeypreet, Ram Rahim Singh’s adopted daughter, might be hiding at a house in Sri Gurusar Modia village in Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar district, a senior police official said.Sri Gurusar Modia is the native place of Ram Rahim Singh who is serving a 20-year prison sentence after being convicted of raping two of his disciples.”The search operation went on for about three hours,” an official said. However, Honeypreet was not found in the house at Sri Gurusar Modia village, he added.There was a tip-off that on August 28 and 29, Honeypreet stayed at a house in Gurusar Modia village, the officer said.A team of around 15 policemen of the Haryana police led by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mukesh Malhotra, were part of the search operation.Honeypreet, who calls herself ‘Papa’s angel’, had gone underground after the self-styled godman was convicted in a rape case by a special CBI court in Panchkula.The Haryana police has been making intensive efforts to trace her.Honeypreet has been booked in connection with the violence following the conviction of the Dera chief on August 25 in Panchkula. A lookout notice has also been issued against her.Several teams have been sent to different locations to nab Honeypreet while the Haryana police is also maintaining touch with its counterparts in other states for information about her whereabouts.Police initiated efforts to trace Honeypreet, following the questioning of another arrested functionary of the sect Surinder Dhiman Insan in connection with an alleged conspiracy to help Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh escape after he was convicted.An FIR was lodged at the Panchkula police station following a statement by a newspaper reporter against Aditya and Surinder Dhiman. The duo were booked for sedition.Police had also said that they needed to question Honeypreet on the basis of certain other disclosures made by Surinder Dhiman which make her role suspect.With inputs from PTI

Asaram witness murder case: Main accused thrashed by deceased’s wife in court

Updated: Sep 21, 2017, 10:09 PM IST, PTI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The main accused in the murder of a prime witness in the rape case against self-styled godman Asaram was beaten up with slippers by the deceased’s wife on the premises of a court where he was produced today.Kartik Haldar, who is alleged to have murdered Akhil Gupta (35) in the district on January 11, 2015, was arrested by the anti-terrorism squad (ATS) of Gujarat from Raipur in March last year.Haldar, who is lodged in the Karnal jail in Haryana, was brought here on the directions of the local court.Chief Judicial Magistrate Gopal Tiwari sent him to judicial custody till October 4. Gupta’s wife attacked Haldar with slippers when he was being taken back to the jail, the police said.

Officer stands for fav against CM’s order

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Rajasthan Housing Board commissioner KB Gupta has not only given green signal for promotion of an officer accused of non compliance of Chief Minister’s orders, but has also issued instructions to drop the investigation against him. Board secretary Vishwa Mohan Sharma, by citing rules has refused to issue orders to give clean chit to the guilty officer., has sought legal opinion. This has caused the matter to heat up and also raised the question as to why the board commissioner is favouring one of the officers out of three who face charges of non compliance of CM’s orders. He has, before the meeting of promotion body scheduled on September 25, set aside all rules to pave the way for his promotion by clearing him of charges of ignoring CM’s orders. This action has raised questions and the matter has escalated to such heights that Gupta is now seeking ways to absolve himself of the issue. What is the issueThe CM had undertaken a sudden inspection of the Bheemrao Ambedkar residential colony in Nagaur on 29 October 2015. There she ordered that construction being done with substandard material be stopped immediately.Taking action on the issue the board had suspended two officers. But construction work was started again. When the matter of starting work again, even before the investigation into use of substandard material was completed, came before the chief secretary he addressed it seriously and took cognizance of the matter and issued instructions to the then board commissioner to take action against the officers who did not comply with the chief minister’s orders. Taking immediate action the board suspended three officers namely chief engineer Ghanshyam Baghelay, additional chief engineer KK Mathur and housing engineer Kishan Singh Chaudhary. They were handed charge sheet and departmental inquiry was initiated.Rules and regulations were ignoredDuring this period of two years investigation is pending against the officers but board commissioner suddenly decided to favour only one of the officers KK Mathur and recommended that he be absolved of all charges.The secy had opposedWhen the matter came to the notice of the other accused Kishan Singh Choudhary gave a written complaint with the secretary of the board mentioning that when three officers were accused in a similar matter how only one is being cleared of charges. He cited the case of Prabhudan Vs State of Rajasthan in any matter. The board secretary thereby made his comments on the official documents and returned them. But the board commissioner is adamant on it. The meeting of the promotion body is scheduled on September 25 and rules are being set aside to give promotion to two other officers too. It is believed that board secretary Vishwa Mohan Sharma is unhappy with the way commisssioner K B Gupta is violating rules. It is believed that he feels it would be better to go on leave rather than be part of this action.

Man killed, toddler hurt after taxi rams into them

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 42-year-old daily wage labourer was killed and a two-year-old girl living in the same locality sustained minor injuries after the two were hit by a speeding car in west Delhi’s Tilak Nagar area on Saturday. The accused taxi driver has been arrested.The deceased was identified as Lallan and the injured girl as Komal. According to the police, the accused, Hari Gupta, 26, was speeding through a slum area when he hit Komal, who was playing there with her friends.”Locals said the driver managed to slow down the car and the girl was not hit badly. Seeing that she had escaped with minor injuries, the drive tried to speed away but the locals had surrounded his car. The accused then panicked, pressed on the accelerator and hit Lallan, who was trying to stop the vehicle. Lallan sustained serious injuries. He was declared dead on arrival at the hospital,” a senior police officer said.Komal was also taken to hospital, where she was treated for her injuries.”A case under Sections 304 A (causing death by negligence), 279 (rash and negligent driving), and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) was registered at the Tilak Nagar police station and the driver was arrested. Medical examination would ascertain whether he was drunk at the time of the incident,” police said.

Bundi ki Sarkar back to Sabki Sarkar

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on the concluding day of her three-day visit to Bundi under ‘Aap Ka Zila Aap Ki Sarkar’ programme on Saturday reprimanded the officials of the departments concerned for poor maintenance of canal network and road conditions.She strictly directed the officials to ensure completion of projects of the government announced during Suraj Sankalp Yatra, Suraj Sankalp Patra and the state budget. Helpline call centre at 181 has started disposing public grievances and CM asked the officials to sort out them on priority. “The work that I can do, why can’t you,” CM Raje asked the officials and that she could reach villages and see their problems, why they couldn’t.She asked the officials to come out of the AC rooms and visit the areas and promptly sort out public problems on priority. Raje directed that 22 to 24 hours of domestic power supply to the people must be ensured.Minister in charge of Bundi district and state UDH minister Richardson Kriplani, food and supplies minister Babulal Verma, local MP Om Birla, Subash Bahediya, MLA Ashok Dogera, district party president Mahipat Singh were also present during the meeting with district level officers. APO to ACF Gupta, taking a serious note of carelessness in developmental projects, chief minister Vasundhara Raje, in the meeting immediately ordered the senior officials of forest department to send Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) Ghanshyam Gupta to APO.WORK OF CRORESMeanwhile, speaking to the media persons, state UDH minister Srichand Kriplani said the announcements for developmental projects by CM Raje for the district under ‘Aap Ka Zila App ki Sarkar’, have been postponed as Shradh Paksh is going on.The minister in charge, however, told that developmental works worth Rs3,572 have been completed in Bundi district in last three years.Maximum works of Rs. 926 crores for road maintenance and construction by PWD are underway in the district, he said.CM Raje kicked off the concluding day with the visit to Rani Ji Ki Bawari (stepwell), a world-famous site of architectural magnificence in Bundi city.She here stressed the need for protecting and conserving the sites of historical and cultural significance.NO HEARING LEADS TO DISAPPOINTMENTChief Minister Vasundhara Raje ended her three-day tour to Bundi district under Aap Ka Zila Aap Ki Sarkar on Saturday without any public interaction. The CM remained at the hotel and district collectorate under the cordon of security and no person with a memorandum or problem was allowed to step.However, the CM during a surprise visit on the second day of her tour on Friday held open interaction with villagers and heard them but these visits were limited to only one route of the district.“I wanted to speak to CM and submit my application for the allotment of a kiosk by the government that has been lying halted since 2006 and nobody is listening to me,” said Shankar Lal, a worker at medico shop.“I am very disappointed to know that no public hearing programme or public interaction was scheduled during the three-day CM tour, he said.The ASHA workers, who were seeking an appointment with CM Raje to submit a memorandum and staging a dharna on road outside Bundi bus stand were today packed inside the Red Cross building from early morning to late evening.“About 50 to 60 ASHA workers, who were protesting peacefully for our demands were on the pretext of arranging a meeting with CM, were called at Red Cross building and the police locked the gates,” said Rekha Verma, district president, ASHA Zila Sangh.The women were forced to stay without food and water from early morning to late in the evening, she said.The CM, however, on the second day of her visit on Friday evening held interaction with prominent persons of the district including CA’s, doctors, advocates and social activists and got the feedback on public sentiments, government schemes and developmental works but this included only the elite class not the common man.Similarly, over two dozen flower sellers on the front side of Rani Ji Ki Bawari and roadside hawkers were not allowed to do business for two days because of CM’s visit at the site.

DU student to approach SC for change in guidelines

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>With Delhi University (DU) concluding the polls for its Student Union body on Tuesday, a law student at the Varsity, along with a lawyer, is set to knock on the Supreme Court’s doors urging it to revise the decade-old Lyngdoh committee’s guidelines, based on which the elections are being held across universities.Vikas Bhaskar, a third year student at DU’s law faculty, and Mohit K Gupta, a lawyer at the Delhi High Court, have decided to file the petition to point out multiple violations of the committee’s recommendation by all the student political groups.”We find money and muscle power is ruling the elections and nothing concrete is being done for student welfare. I have not found any office bearer going to courts for students against the university. I have accessed information under RTI and shall be looking forward to petition the Supreme Court for revising the recommendations which were set a decade back,” said Gupta.An RTI filed by Gupta last year revealed the expenditure being incurred by the university in conducting DUSU elections. The documents revealed under RTI shows how 11 cases were being registered, including Ms Pratibha Jolly, Principal Miranda House’s complaint, under the Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, 2007.Interestingly, all the elected office bearers have submitted audit reports from chartered accountants of expenses being incurred less than Rs 5,000.The guidelines recommends that the institution should organise leadership-training programmes with the help of professional organisations to groom and instil in students’ leadership qualities.”However, the recommendations donning the shield of judicial order of the SC has not been implemented by the DU for all these years since 2006,” Bhaskar said.Student’s petitionVikas Bhaskar, a third year student, have decided to file a petition to point out multiple violations of the Lyngdoh committee’s recommendation by student political groups

School’s ‘negligent’ attitude shattered swimmer Riya’s dreams

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The callousness of school authorities have shattered the dreams of many and Riya Gupta, who has been confined to a wheelchair since 2007, is testimony to it. A swimming champion, who had won laurels for her school in several competitions, suffered a fracture in spinal cord that led her to a medical condition called quadriplegic in which one has no control over the legs, finger muscles and bowl movement.Gupta a Class 8 student of Remal Public School, in Rohini, had gone to school for the swimming practice when her instructor forced her to enter the pool in the shallow water. As she resisted, the instructor yelled at her and she was made to jump into the pool.”All I remember is that my head hit the floor and I felt a severe pain around my neck,” Riya said, adding that very moment had changed her entire life. She is now working as a ground staffer at IGI airport.Expert says that the condition is incurable. “I wanted to be an international level sportsperson, but now, I can’t even walk,” she said. The recent death of a seven-year-old boy at a school campus brings back the horrifying memory in her mind. “Whenever I hear something like this it sends shiver down my spine. It reminds me of the fateful day that had changed my entire life.”Ten years on, the school still maintains that it was an accident. “We conducted an internal inquiry in the matter. It was an accident. The school management had paid the expenses for her treatment at the hospital. We stood with the family throughout,” said a senior official at the school.However, Riya’s father Manoj Gupta asserted that it was an act of “sheer negligence”. “First of all the school did not provide her a first aid. Had they put a color around her neck immediately, the condition would have deteriorated. If the physical teacher would have be trained enough to know the difference between shallow water and deep water, my daughter would have been leading a normal life,” he said.In 2010, the family had approached the Delhi High court and filed a petition against the school seeking damages of Rs 21 lakh. However, the school had paid only Rs 10 lakh to the family, after two-year long legal battle. No action was taken against the school and the instructor.Meanwhile, the family had suffered a lot for Riya’s treatment. “We sold our house in Rohini and shifted to a rented place. We had to move our two sons to a government school as were not able to pay the high fees of private schools,” Gupta said.For Riya, her own school had deprived her of from living a normal student life.”I have never got a chance live a normal school and college life. I had dropped two years after the incident due to my treatment. Then completed my education through distance school. Now, I’m working as a ground staffer at the IGI airport and pursuing graduation through distant learning simultaneously,” Riya said.

Court rejects Radhe Maa’s request to remove her name from domestic violence case

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Borivali Metropolitan magistrate court on Friday rejected the self-styled God-woman Radhe Maa’s application requesting removal of her name from a domestic violence case filed against her. A Mumbai resident Niki Gupta, in 2014, had filed a case of domestic violence case registered against the god woman and her entire family. The court in its order copy have refused to allow the family members and Radhe Maa to move the case.Raunak Agarwal, the brother of the complainant, while speaking to DNA said, “The case was registered against Radhe Maa and the entire family in 2014, when the so-called god-woman, came to my sister’s house and she along with my sister’s family members started assaulting and abusing her. Thus, we approached the police station and registered a complaint. However, for the past three years the legal procedure did not move a step ahead, thus we moved the Bombay High court with our grievance and the high court asked to fasten the trial and complete it at the fastest pace. Thus, this order by the Borivali magistrate court has come after the High court’s order.”Meanwhile when contacted Sanjeev Gupta, the spokesperson for Radhe Maa, he said that he was unaware of the orders and that if such an order has been passed by the lower court then an appeal in the higher court would be filed.

IRCTC hotels scam: CBI issues summons to Lalu Yadav, son Tejashwi

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The CBI has summoned former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son Tejashwi for questioning in connection with alleged corruption in awarding the maintenance contract for two IRCTC hotels to a private firm, agency officials said.The RJD leader has been asked to appear for questioning at the agency headquarter on September 11 and Tejashwi the next day, they said.It is alleged that Yadav as railway minister had handed over the maintenance of two Railways hotels– BNR Ranchi and BNR Puri– to Sujata Hotel, a company owned by Vinay and Vijay Kochhar, after receiving a bribe in the form of three acres of prime plot of land through a benami company.The FIR alleged that Yadav, as a railway minister, abused his official position for extending undue favours to Kochhars and acquired the “high-value premium land” through a benami company Delight.It alleged that Yadav, “dishonestly and fraudulently”, managed the award of leasing out BNRs at Ranchi and Puri to the company of Kochhars in quid pro quo transactions.The CBI has registered the case against Lalu Yadav, wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi, and Sarla Gupta, the wife of former union minister Prem Chand Gupta.Others named as accused in the FIR include Vijay Kochhar, Vinay Kochhar, both directors of Sujata Hotels and owner of Chanakya Hotel; Delight marketing company, now known as Lara Projects and the then Managing Director P K Goel.

Delhi High Court: Why women prisoners denied benefits?

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Delhi high court on Monday sought responses from the Delhi government, Lieutenant Governor (L-G) and Director General of Prisons as to why women prisoners are being denied the benefits of semi-open and open jails.A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Harishankar’s direction comes on a plea which sought directions to extend the benefit of semi-open and open prisons to women.”Why are you denying this to women prisoners? This is very bad. What you are doing is a stereotypical approach. People should have option, why should you discriminate,” the bench said thereby listing the matter for November 11.The PIL filed by advocate Sunil Gupta, former legal advisor for Tihar Jail, sought the setting up of special prisons for women prisoners in Delhi Prisons in a time-bound manner.The plea also sought quashing of the guidelines approved by the LG and other steps initiated to exclude female prisoners from the semi-open prisons and open prisons.Semi-open prison or open prison allows convicts to work outside the premises of jail and earn livelihood and return to the jail in the evening. This concept is being adopted by the jail authorities across the country. The concept was brought in to assimilate the convicts with society and reduce their psychological pressure as they face lack of confidence in leading normal lives outside the jail.

Mukul Roy further sidelined in TMC, removed from Parliamentary Panel

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Trinamool Congress has removed its senior MP Mukul Roy from the parliamentary consutative committee of the Home Ministry, replacing him by its Rajya Sabha member Manish Gupta.A letter to this effect has been submitted to the Ministry, party sources said here. Gupta, earlier a bureaucrat and then a minister in the TMC government in West Bengal, was elected to the Upper House for the first time in March this year.A week back, the party had removed Roy from the chairmanship of the parliamentary standing committee on transport, tourism and culture and replaced him with its Rajya Sabha leader Derek O’Brien. Once an influencial voice in the party, Roy’s slide started soon after reports of his hobnobbing with BJP leaders reached party supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Mukul Roy was removed from the position of party general secretary in 2015 after his name came under CBI scanner in the Saradha chit fund case.He was also removed from the prime position of the leader of the party in Rajya Sabha the same year.

Delhi sees 336 new cases of swine flu this week

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Delhi has recorded 1,719 cases of swine flu till August 20 this year. But in the last one week alone, the Capital witnessed 336 fresh cases in with city hospitals swamped with a large number of patients down with the H1N1 virus.”We have been receiving at least four to five patients a day since the last few weeks. This makes a total of 30-35 patients a week. We have seen a total 137 patients between August 1 and 16,” says Dr. Atul Gogia, Senior Consultant, Sir Gangaram Hospital.”We have enough beds and medicines for this and not everyone needs admission. But 10 percent out of these are admitted in ICUs every week, which is alarming,” he added.In this week, there have been another 336 fresh cases in the city and 76 on the outskirts of the Capital, making it a total of 412 cases in the Delhi/NCR region. A total of five deaths have been reported in the city this year.The situation is heading towards the same status as in 2015 which saw 42,592 cases in the country and 2,990 deaths; 2016 was a relatively calmer year when the country saw only 1,786 cases in the year and 265 deaths. However, the country has already recorded 1,094 deaths and 22,186 cases till August 20, pointing towards a 2015 repeat.Figures broken up district wise, show the south district has reported the highest number of cases. “Nearly five to six cases of swine flu have been reported in our area. The Residents Welfare Association (RWA) along with MCD are taking various steps to ensure that the numbers do not increase. We are conducting various talks by the doctors in our community centre on a daily basis to raise awareness. We are also co-ordinating with the health department to ensure awareness,” said JR Gupta, a residence of Safdarjung Enclave.Since the start of this year, South district has seen 267 cases, while cases from other ten districts remain under 150. Some allege that this could be the reason that the affluent families living in the areas travel more often than others, thus chances of bringing the disease.”We are running various awareness programme in the locality. To create more awareness we have distributed handbills mentioning how to take prevention from swine flu,” said Sandeep Bali, a resident of Mehrauli.

Hrs after Supreme Court ban, UP man gives instant talaq to wife

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Within hours of the Supreme Court (SC) declaring triple talaq unconstitutional, a man divorced his wife using the same provision, known as talaq-e-biddat, in Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) Meerut on Tuesday evening.In perhaps the first case of instant talaq after the banning of the same by the apex court, a resident of the Kamrannawaban area in Sardhana, Meerut, Siraj Khan, divorced his wife of six years, Arshi Nida, by uttering the word ‘talaq’ three times. The couple has two sons and a daughter, and Arshi is currently pregnant.Arshi’s father Sabreen said: “Soon after the wedding, Siraj and his family started beating my daughter for more dowry. They wanted a car. They threatened to marry off Siraj to another woman.”Reportedly, when Arshi gave birth to their third child, a daughter, Siraj and his family members thrashed her and threw her out of the house. “They told me to return only with a Santro car and Rs 1 lakh in cash,” Arshi said.Finally on Tuesday, Sabreen and some elders of the mohalla went to Siraj’s house to try and reach an agreement. “Siraj and his family members created a ruckus and threw us out of the house. When other residents of the area tried to pacify them, Siraj said talaq three times to end the marriage,” Sabreen said.When reminded of the SC ban, Siraj allegedly shouted: “For me, this is the end of my marriage with Arshi. We will get a certificate from the Qazi.”Arshi then lodged a case on Wednesday at the Sardhana police station against Siraj, his father Riyaz, mother Moina, and other family members for violating the Supreme Court order and under the Dowry Act.Confirming the receipt of the complaint, Sardhana SHO Dharmendra Kumar said: “We have lodged a case and will initiate action against the accused, once the investigation is finished.”Meanwhile, soon after the registration of the case, Siraj and his family members went absconding.Commenting on the incident, Shahista Amber, Chairperson of the All-India Women Muslim Personal Law Board, said: “It is unfortunate that the community members are still adamant about following the age-old unislamic practice of triple talaq, even after the Supreme Court has banned it. It is a case of contempt of the apex court and the police must initiate immediate action against the accused.”Legal expert Virag Gupta, however, said there was no clarity yet about the action to be taken against those defying the SC ban. Also, the case of contempt has to be filed in the court whose order has been violated. In this case, either the victim or the state of Uttar Pradesh or a women’s organisation will have to move a contempt application on Arshi’s behalf in the SC, Gupta added.

3 drug peddlers arrested in Noida

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Police have arrested two women and a man for allegedly possessing banned substances in separate raids in Noida. According to Superintendent of Police (City) Arun Kumar Singh, a police team arrested the man, identified as Danjay Gupta, from Noida Sector 20 last night and seized over 200 grams of heroin from him. Acting on a tip-off, another police team arrested the two women from Noida Phase 2 and seized about 800 grams of ganja from them, the officer said. The women are residents of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Witness hurls shoe after judge acquits accused

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A shoe was hurled at a judge during the court proceedings while pronouncing of a judgment in a murder case in south Delhi’s Saket court on Friday.Manoj Kumar, a resident of New Friends Colony, was a witness in the case and threw the shoe when Additional Sessions Judge Lokesh Kumar Sharma acquitted the accused. According to a member of the Saket Bar Association, the incident took place in the afternoon following which Kumar was taken into custody by the Naib court.”It was a murder case in which the judge had acquitted the accused. This man, who was present in the court when the judgment was pronounced, got angry and hurled his shoe towards the judge. It hit him on his shoulders,” said a senior member of the bar association told DNA. Police said that an FIR has been registered in connection to the matter. “A case has been registered under sections 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the Indian Penal Code at Saket police station based on the statement of the judge,” Additional DCP Chinmoy Biswas said.Meanwhile, just four days before he was set to become permanent judge of a trial court, the Delhi High court terminated the services of Nitesh Gupta, a probationary judicial officer. The decision was taken by the High Court on August 10. According to the Registrar General Dinesh Sharma, no reason was required to be given to Gupta for terminating his services as he was on probation. The decision was communicated to the District Judge of Patiala House Court, where Gupta was undergoing training for further action.The High Court on July 28 had passed an order posting and transferring 70 DJS officers, including Gupta. He was slated to take charge as a Metropolitan Magistrate in Tis Hazari court from August 14 to hear cases pertaining to the Negotiable Instruments Act.

Man arrested for stalking, molesting Delhi University student

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Police today arrested a man for allegedly stalking and molesting a 19-year-old Delhi University student at a metro station here. The police said 22-year-old Akshay Gupta was arrested on a complaint filed by the woman. She alleged that the incident took place when she, along with her cousin, had gone to Pulbangash Metro Station in Central Delhi. The woman alleged that when they were entering the metro station, the man touched her inappropriately and started abusing her. He also threatened to kill her if she declined his friendship proposal. She said the accused had been stalking her for sometime. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Metro) Pankaj Kumar Singh said a case was lodged at Rithala Metro Police Station and the man was arrested. He was sent to judicial custody by a court here.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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