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‘Centre to issue universal ID to persons with disabilities’

The Centre will soon issue universal ID cards to persons with disabilities which will be valid throughout India, Union minister Krishan Pal Gurjar said here today.At present, an identity card issued by a state is not considered valid in another state, which causes inconvenience to people with disabilities in availing benefits of various government schemes and reservation.Speaking at a camp to distribute free aids to physically challenged persons here, Gurjar, the minister of state for social justice and empowerment, said in the past three years of the BJP government at the Centre nearly 5,500 such camps have been organised in India for persons with disabilities.”The governments led by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Centre and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Haryana have been making efforts (to ensure) not even a single person remains deprived of benefits of the schemes launched by the government.”Both the central and the state governments are sensitive towards bringing the physically-challenged persons into mainstream,” he said, according to an official statement.At the camp, the Union minister honoured Balram, a resident of Chimni village, who won the gold medal in National Sports Competition of physically-challenged persons held recently in Ranchi.Haryana Agriculture Minister O P Dhankar said the government plans to install hydraulic systems in state roadways buses to facilitate boarding and deboarding from the vehicles by physically-challenged persons.

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Rape-convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh getting VIP treatment in Rohtak jail, alleges ex-inmate

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the millionaire self-styled Godman serving 20-year sentence in Rohtak’s Sunaria Jail, is leading a lavish lifestyle and getting VIP treatment, alleges an ex-inmate.Rahul, who came out on bail recently, claims that nobody has seen the Dera Sacha Sauda and that authorities are extra benevolent on him.Talking to news agency ANI, he said that “while rest of the prisoners can only meet visitors for 20 minutes, RamRahim’s visitors are allowed to stay for 2 hours.”He also claimed that nobody in the jail has seen Ram Rahim and that “don’t think he does any jail work.”Talking about the situation in jail after Ram Rahim was moved in, Rahul says, “there are a lot of restrictions now, rest of the prisoners can’t move freely.”He reiterated that the reason why he feels that Ram Rahim is getting VIP treatment is the fact that ‘none of us have ever seen him, we are just told he is lodged here.’Haryana government has rejected the claims. Talking to reporters, Haryana Jail Minister Krishan Lal Panwar said, “He (Ram Rahim) isn’t being given VIP treatment and is living like any other inmate.”Explaining the reason why no other inmates have seen Gurmeet Ram Rahim is because, “there’s a lot of distance between barracks, they can’t even interact so he’s saying just like that.”The ‘bling baba’ who was convicted for raping two female followers by Panchkula’s special court earlier in August, has been lodged in the Rohtak Jail ever since the sentencing.The last reports on him suggested that due to security reasons, the jail authorities had changed his prisoner number. Qaidi number 8647 is understood to have started working as a gardener in the jail for which he is being paid a daily wage of Rs 40.

‘Psychopathic’ husband chokes wife to death

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 28-year-old woman was allegedly choked to death by her husband inside her house in Modinagar area of Ghaziabad, on Friday morning. The man is said to be mentally challenged. After killing his wife, the husband went to the police station and confessed to the crime. Police, however, said the woman’s husband is changing his statements frequently.According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Kavita Kumari (28), who was allegedly chocked by her husband while she was sleeping inside their house in Bhupendra Puri Colony.”The deceased’s husband, Krishan, came to the police station at around 5 am and stated that he chocked his wife to death while she was asleep. Later, the police reached the spot and found the woman’s body on the bed. The body had finger marks on the neck,” informed a senior police officer.According to the police, the body has been sent for post-mortem. Following the incident, the deceased’s father registered a police complaint against Krishnan.”We have registered an FIR against Krishan. However, he is continuously changing his statement. According to the deceased’s family also, Krishan was a psychopath and was under some stress from quite a long time now, and he used to act weird also,” the officer added.Police said the accused is in police custody and they are exploring all the angles in the case. The two got married in 2007 and have two kids. Krishan is an egg vendor. The deceased hails from Muzaffarnagar.CONFUSED MINDAfter killing his wife, the husband went to the police station and confessed to the crime. Police, however, said that he is changing his statements frequently.

Rajasthan High Court seeks govt answer on Religious Conversion Law

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The case of a Hindu girl marrying a Muslim guy by changing the religion of the girl has turned heads in the city. Rajasthan High Court has asked the state government to answer whether there is any religious conversion law in the state or not. Meanwhile, Pratap Nagar Police presented the girl in the court in tight security. Some of the documents presented in the High Court have also been found to be fake. On this, the High Court sent the girl to Nari Niketan till Monday and both the families have been barred from meeting her.On Wednesday, Senior Advocate MR Singhvi presented the facts in the court and simultaneously cited the laws of Gujarat, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh. When it was told in court that the girl got married after accepting Muslim religion on the 10 rupees stamp paper, Justice Gopal Krishan Vyas remarked saying that tomorrow I could also say that I am Gopal Mohammed. How can anyone change his religion? What is the rule about it? On this, the government lawyer told them that there are rules about Religious conversion in some states, but this rule is still stuck in files in Rajasthan. On this, the judge ordered the state government to clarify the information about the rules for Religious conversion. Judge Gopal Krishan Vyas, while questioning the affidavit, asked the police to carry out a detailed investigation and submit a report.The family of the young woman had an objection that she took the affidavit in her name in which she mentioned herself as Afrana, and nikah date as April 13. However, Date of April 14 is mentioned in the nikahnama. There is a difference in the name of the three witnesses mentioned in the affidavit submitted by the woman and the three witnesses in the nikahnama. The girl was also living with her family till last month. The court asked the police to complete the investigation of the nikahnama and submit the report on November 6.What’s the case?Advocate Nilkamal Bohra and Gokulesh Bohra filed habeas corpus petition on behalf of a youth who lives in Narpat Nagar area of ​​Pratapnagar police station and told the court that the petitioner’s sister lives with her. She has completed her M.Com and was preparing for RAS exam. When she used to go to college, then accused Faiz’s son Ejaz Modi, a resident of Shanti Nagar, Kamla Nehru Nagar, used to harass her. He clicked some of her photographs and threatened to make it viral on social media. In return, he also demanded some money and despite taking money, did not give the photograph and started blackmailing. It was told in the petition that one day she was going to college, and then Faiz and his friends kidnapped her and forcibly took her sign on some papers and made fake marriage document.

Gangster Amrik Singh arrested after jumping furlough

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Delhi Police have arrested a gangster Amrik Singh who is a life convict and had not returned after completing the period of his furlough.A close aide of Krishan Pehalwan, Singh was absconding and had been planning to eliminate his rivals in the Capital. He has been booked twice in MCOCA and several cases of murder, attempt to murder and a case under Arms Act are registered against him.According to the police, Amrik Singh was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1998. He told the police that he had killed a man named Ved Prakasha and later murdered his niece and her husband. While he was in Tihar Jail he was informed that his relatives were making plans against him. It was then that he decided to come out on furlough and did not come back to surrender.”During his furlough, he threatened his cousin and asked him to evacuate a property in Mongolpuri,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime, Rajesh Deo.Singh was also declared a bad character of South Rohini area. The police were constantly on the lookout for him. On September 20, the police came found out that Singh was hiding somewhere in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. A trap was laid and he was nabbed from near Murli Cinema in Bharatpur on Thursday.Singh started committing crime at an early age and was arrested for the first time in 1985. In 1985, he was arrested in a hurt case and has committed several cases including murder and attempt to murder. To curb his illegal activities, he was also booked under the provisions of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act ( MCOCA).Behind barsAccording to the police, Amrik Singh was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1998. He told the police that he had killed a man named Ved Prakasha and later murdered his niece and her husband. While he was in Tihar Jail he was informed that his relatives were making plans against him.

Final arguments of defence heard in murder case against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The defence counsel today read out the statement of two of the 23 witnesses as the closing arguments in this case are in the progress.”The court today started hearing our final arguments in this case,” said defence counsel Vishal Garg Narwana.The prosecution yesterday completed its final arguments by reading out of the statements of all its 60 witnesses in Ranjit Singh murder case.The cult leader, who is lodged in Rohtak’s Sunaria jail on charges of rape, appeared via video-conferencing in the court of CBI judge Jagdeep Singh.Ram Rahim has been named as the main conspirator in the Ranjit Singh murder case.Five other accused Krishan Lal, Jasbir Singh, Sabdil Singh, Indersen and Avtar Singh were present in the court.The special CBI court is hearing the final arguments in the murder case on day-to-day basis from September 18.Former Dera manager Ranjit Singh was shot dead in 2002.He was murdered for his suspected role in the circulation of the anonymous letter, narrating how women were being sexually exploited by the sect head at the Dera headquarters.Ram Rahim was sentenced to 20-year imprisonment in rape case.On August 25, after the CBI court convicted Ram Rahim for raping two of his female disciples, violence erupted in Panchkula and Sirsa in which 41 people died.

Locals wary but mishap fails to dampen Eid spirit

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>An eerie calm descended on the road near the Ghazipur landfill, which caved in on Friday killing two people, as the disaster management personnel worked silently on Saturday to clear the garbage and rescue any person still trapped under.An East Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) official present on the spot said the incessant rain had become a hurdle in the operation. “We continued the rescue operation on Friday night. We used four life detecting machines and more than 20 people were continuously involved in the operation,” he said.Cranes were being used to clear the garbage while local police had a busy day handling the crowd that had gathered at the spot. Nearly 18 CRPF personnel were also deployed at the spot to maintain law and order.National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) PRO Krishan Kumar said the heavy rainfall over the last two days was behind the incident. According to Joint Commissioner of Police (Eastern Range) Ravindra Yadav, no casualties were reported on Saturday.According to the owner of one of the largest slaughterhouses in east Delhi, however, the incident had no impact on the business as the city celebrated Eid.

Janmashtami 2017: 13 WhatsApp messages to send on Lord Krishna’s birthday

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Krishna Janmashtami is on August 14 and the country gears up to celebrate. Social media will be flooded with text messages and WhatsApp forwards. Here are some of the messages that might prove useful to you.1. Makhan chor hai jis ka naam / Bansi bajana hai jisne kaam / Khushi manao uske janamdin ki / Jisne duniya ko prem shikhaya. Happy Janmashtami.2. Maiya Yashoda ka lal / Gokul ka gwal / Jinke janm se hua / Gokul aur brij ka nihal / Rakhe aapko sada khushhal / Mubarak ho aapko Janmashtami tyohar.3. Shri Krishan ki kripa aap par sada bani rahe. Mubarak ho apko Janmasthami ka tyohar.4. Yashoda ka nandlala birij ka ujala hai / Radha ka shyam wo hai / wo he gokul ka gwala. Happy Janmashtami.5. Gokul me hai jinka waas / Gopiyo sang jo karey raas / Devki-Yashoda jinki maiya / aise hamare kishan kanhaiya / May Lord Krishna fulfill all your wishes. Happy Shri Krishna Janamasthami!6. Celebrating Lord Krishna’s birthday, helps in awakening our spirit & reminds us Of His presence always! Happy Janmashtami.7. May Lord Krishna fulfil all your wishes. Happy Janamasthami!8. May Lord Krishna come to your house & take away all your makhan & mishri with all your worries & sorrows. Happy Janmashtami!9. The day of love and fortune, the day of birth of Lord Krishna, a lover, friend & divine Guru – Happy Shri Krishna Janmashtami.10. Lord Krishna believed in Karam Yoga / Follow the right path / See unity in diversity / Serve humanity without expecting rewards / Happy Janmashtami.11. May the Natkhat Nandlala always give you many reasons to be Happy and you find peace in Krishna’s consciousness. Happy Janmashtami.12. It is very obvious that truth will always win, So always try to do the things told by Lord Krishna. And behave like Lord Rama. Wish you a very Happy Janmashtami.13. Today is very precious day/Someone special was born/Born to fight against inhumanity/Born to save the trust in God. Happy Janmashtami!Hope your Janmashtami is one spent amongst loved ones.

Your are Vice President of all sections: Gopal Krishna Gandhi to Naidu

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Gracious in his defeat, united Opposition’s candidate Gopal Krishna Gandhi congratulated his rival candidate M Venkaiah Naidu and wished him all the best in his new office of Vice President “of all the sections of India.””I believe that the number that voted was beyond all calculation. They all came together to vote for what they thought was for the national good — the right to hold a different opinion and the duty to serve the cause of pluralism and secularism in India,” said Gandhi.In a message to convey his thanks to MPs across party divide, Gandhi said, “You carry a great responsibility and great weight. May you discharge them in the tradition of the great parliamentarians of our country — with diligence and courage. Above all it is the word of your conscience and the Constitution guiding you.”He described the vote as two major victories — one that of Venkaiah Naidu through the ballot and the second that of free speech that belongs to all the people of India.Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad said though the number was in favour of the NDA, the opposition parties had picked the candidate after much thought.”Whether it is winning or losing, the opposition never compromises on ideology. An important aspect of this elections was that our vice-presidential candidate got 244 votes, 19 more than our Presidential candidate. This is a matter of happiness. Despite government’s efforts, even after approaching the MPs of the opposition parties, our numbers have gone up,” said Azad.Azad said all the opposition parties whose MPs did not vote or voted wrongly will hold an inquiry to find the truth.Sitaram Yechury, who had first suggested Gopal Krishan Gandhi’s name for the President’s post and finally managed to persuade Congress to have him as vice-presidential nominee, said it is a continuing fight between two political trends — those who want to strengthen Constitutional democracy and those who don’t.”We are extremely grateful to Gopal Krishna Gandhi for standing as a united opposition candidate. He gave a very dignified fight,” said Yechury.

Man arrested for hiring killers to bump off brother

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 67-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly hiring contract killers to bump off his elder brother since he was jealous of the latter’s success in business, police said today. Two others have also been arrested in connection with the matter. In April, eight suspected members of Harender alias Heavy’s gang were arrested for allegedly planning to kill the proprietor of Taj Orient Hotel situated in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, following a shootout in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj. During investigation, it was found that one Chander Shekhar (67) and his close aide Shambhu (39) had hatched a plan to kill Shekhar’s elder brother Krishan Kumar Sharma, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Ishwar Singh. A dispute had been brewing between Sharma and Shekhar over partition of the business. This dispute led Shekhar to involve Shambhu and then Vijay Naagar, in hatching a conspiracy to eliminate his brother, said the DCP. Shambhu and Naagar then contacted gangster Ravi Roopwas (32) and awarded him a contract of Rs two crore. Several raids were conducted to arrest Shekhar and Shambhu but they kept evading the police. On July 22, Shekhar and Shambhu were arrested from Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh. Roopwas had surrendered in a previous case and had got himself lodged in Dasna Jail. He was arrested by the police here after completing due formalities. Shekhar and his two brothers – Sharma and Naresh Kumar – had jointly started a hotel business in Agra. The hotel business was being managed by Sharma and soon, other business ventures were also started from the profits made by the hotel. Since the entire management of the hotel was in the hands of Sharma, his profile and personal earnings were consolidated. This made Shekhar insecure and envious. When Sharma decided to part with his share in the hotel business, Shekhar thought that his fortunes will vanish in absence of Sharma’s management skills. He hatched a conspiracy to get his brother killed so that he could become the sole owner of the various business ventures, said the officer.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Not necessary to raise retirement age in all depts: Abhimanyu

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Haryana Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu said today that a panel formed to examine raising the retirement age of state employees from 58 to 60 years has felt that it is not necessary to raise it for all departments. Capt Abhimanyu, who heads the sub-committee, said it would soon submit its report to chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Abhimanyu, who was interacting with mediapersons after ameeting of the panel here today, said that information would be collected on those departments where work would suffer after the retirement of people or where there is no officer available through promotion. This information would be presented before the cabinet, he said. “This will help in deciding if the retirement age should be raised for a particular post or in a particular department or not. The sub-committee will also suggest the tenure of heads of department,” Abhimanyu added. The panel was constituted on February 3 to study the possibility of increasing the retirement age of government employees to 60 years from 58. Other members in the committee include health minister Anil Vij and social justice and empowerment minister Krishan Kumar Bedi. In November 2014, the BJP government in the state had withdrawn a notification that increasing the retirement age from 58 years to 60. The notification had been issued by the earlier Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress regime in Haryana. The present government had reasoned that increase in the retirement age would affect the career prospects of those unemployed in Haryana. However later, bowing to the pressure of employee unions, the government was forced to look into the issue of increasing the retirement age. Currently, there are 2.74 lakh government employees in Haryana, out of which 15,000 retire every year.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

NGT raps Delhi govt over illegal industries in Northwest Delhi

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Delhi government and the civic bodies for not giving details of the illegal industries sealed by them in Northwest Delhi. A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim took exception to the SDM of the area concerned not filing action taken report despite its specific direction. The green panel ordered the officials to file an affidavit and apprise it about the industries which have been shut down for running without requisite permissions and causing air pollution. “Despite our order, directing SDM to file action taken report is absent and no acceptable submission is made on behalf of respondents. Hence, we direct the SDM concerned to file affidavit and explain the lapses,” the bench said, listing the matter for next hearing on August 9. Earlier, the NGT had directed Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) and North Delhi Municipal Corporation to jointly inspect the area and submit a detailed report. It had also directed DPCC to also state whether they had given consent to operate to any of these units and, if not, then what action they have taken for all these years. The order came on the plea of city resident Krishan Kumar seeking closure of illegal industries in Prahladpur Bangar area of Rohini in West Delhi on the ground that these were causing air pollution. The plea claimed that numerous industrial units were operating in residential areas without consent from DPCC and the authorities have turned “blind eye” towards them.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Maharashtra Police will soon have beef detection kits

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Maharashtra forensic laboratory is all set to provide meat detection kits to the police to check if the meat they have seized is that of a cow or not within 30 minutes. According to senior officials, ?Each kit will test at least 100 samples and as many as 45 forensic vehicles will receive this kit.” ?If the report is positive that a sample is cow meat, it will then be sent for further forensic testing for confirmation through DNA process,? the officials added. Director In-charge of Forensic Science Laboratory, Dr. Krishan Kulkarni said, ?We are going to launch a kit for on the spot detection of presence of Cow meat in a sample way. It is only for screening test, the samples will be sent to laboratory for DNA report. With the help of this kit, the police will be able to avoid seizing vehicles transporting meat as the test can be done on the spot. The kits are available only in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur and would soon be extended to Nashik and Aurangabad. The move comes amid controversy after the state government amended provisions to the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act, 2015, to ban the sale and transport of beef. For over two years, Maharashtra has implemented a total ban on beef, including slaughter of cows, bulls and bullocks in the state under the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act, 1976.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Court holds six persons guilty of murder in 2005 Umerpur case

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A local court has held six persons guilty of murdering a man here and reserved its order on providing the quantum of sentence till July 7. Additional District Sessions judge Ravinder Kumar held six persons, Bablu, Vinod, Rajender, Harpal, Sanjay and Krishan Pal, guilty under sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC. The quantum of sentence will be announced on July 7. According to prosecutor Ashok Chouhan, Ashok Kumar was killed and several injured in clashes between two groups belonging to the same community over an old case of enmity at Umerpur village in Shamli district in October 2005.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

IPL betting racket busted in Shahdara, engineer among 6 held

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>While the rest of the country was busy enjoying the IPL match between Kolkata Night Riders and Kings XI Punjab, held at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday, a Delhi Police team was busting a Rs one crore betting syndicate in Shahdara.As many as six men, including a B Tech graduate, were arrested. Two laptops, 22 mobile phones, and two LEDs were also recovered from their possession.The accused were identified as Manmohan Krishan alias Chunnu, Sushil Pal, Manish Kumar, Naveen Kumar, Mukesh Kumar, and Keshav, a B Tech graduate who works as a network engineer in a online shopping company in Okhla.The police had received information that a ‘satta’ gang was operating from a house in the Vishwas Nagar area of Shahdara. DCP (Shahadra) Nupur Prasad said that immediately, a police team was constituted and a raid was conducted at the identified residence.”During the raid, the accused tried to escape but were overpowered. Two laptops, two LED screens, 22 mobile phones, and other items used for betting were recovered from their possession. During their interrogation, it was further revealed that accused Manmohan Krishan alias Chunnu owned that house. Naveen and Manish helped him organise the syndicate. The arrested men confessed that they had gathered to bet on the ongoing IPL match between Kolkata Night Riders and Kings XI Punjab,” Prasad said.Meanwhile, another gambling racket was busted in the Vivek Vihar area. The four accused, identified as Ajay Verma, Pradeep Kumar, Rohit Singh, and Rajesh were arrested and Rs 44,740 were recovered from their possession.

SC asks parties to decide names of experts for renovating

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court today suggested to the stakeholders, including the temple management committee and the Travancore royal family, to sit together and decide the names of experts for renovation of the historic Padmanabhaswamy temple without tampering with its archaeological heritage. This was conveyed by a bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar to senior advocate Gopal Subramaniam, who is assisting the court in the case, and the counsel for the parties. “The archaeological heritage of the temple should not be disturbed. It (renovation) must be done in such a manner that its ancient nature is preserved,” the bench, which also comprised Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul, said. Senior advocate Krishan Venugopal, appearing for the Travancore royal family, submitted that there were several allegations against the executive officer of the temple management committee and these cannot be brushed aside. At the outset, Subramaniam expressed satisfaction over the manner in which the Kerala Water Authority (KWA) and the temple management were executing the court’s order on cleaning two water tanks at the temple in Kerala. “Something, which did not happen for 70 years, has happened now,” he said, adding sewer line is also being laid in and around the temple complex. The court has now fixed the matter for further hearing on May 8. Earlier, the court had granted two months to the KWA to clean the two water tanks. The government has fixed an estimate of Rs 28 lakh for the cleaning work.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

‘People didn’t vote for Modi, EVMs did’: Twitter mocks AAP’s response to MCD polls defeat

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After facing a shameful drubbing in the MCD elections, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has become a butt of joke on Twitter. Twitteratis have been trolling Delhi CM for his inability to take accept Aam Aadmi Party’s defeat sportingly. Refusing to accept people’s mandate, Kejriwal and his party men have launched the same rhetoric of rigged EVMs. As BJP looked set to take over the civic bodies for next five years, AAP leader Ashutosh said,” The miracle is possible only when there is problem in EVMs…If the manipulation continues.. then democracy is in danger.”As AAP seems to be losing ground in its home turf, Twitter is abuzz with tweets related to #MCDresults.
ALSO READ Delhi you voted for dengue, blame Modi for what you get next: AAP’s Krishan Partap Singh slams voters The BJP on Wednesday took an early lead in Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, heading ahead in 180 wards while rivals Congress and AAP were left far behind leading in 38 and 39 wards respectively, initial trends indicated.The high-stakes civic polls were held on 23 April which saw a voter turnout of 53.58%, a shade higher than in the 2012 elections.The three main players — the AAP, the BJP and the Congress — had campaigned intensely ahead of the polls and all of them are expecting a favourable mandate, even as an exit poll has predicted a “landslide victory” for the saffron party.Polling was held in 270 of the 272 wards of the three municipal corporations. The election to two wards has been postponed due to the death of candidates.The verdict is expected to reshape the political equations in the country’s power capital. The result will also determine whether the sway of Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP, which had stunned all by bagging 67 seats out of 70 in the 2015 Delhi assembly polls, still holds and whether the party would be able to put behind its humiliating Rajouri Garden bypoll defeat. Kejriwal’s party had also suffered a defeat in Punjab and a whitewash in Goa assembly polls.(With agency inputs)

Nadda promises improved services in Delhi dispensaries,

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Union Health Minister J P Nadda today promised to improve services in dispensaries and maternity homes run by civic bodies in the national capital. He participated in a road show and addressed a public meeting along with Delhi BJP leaders in South Delhi. He lauded the party-run municipal corporations for ensuring good health of people through open gyms and dispensaries. “Municipal corporations in Delhi are doing humanitarian service through dispensaries and maternity homes and the Union Health Ministry will try to help them upgrade their services,” he said. The BJP is ruling three municipal corporations in the city for the last 10 years. Several other Union ministers including Harsh Vardhan, Vijay Goel, Babul Supriyo, Radha Mohan Singh and Krishan Pal Gurjar too joined the campaigning in different parts of the city. Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari concluded the party’s Vijay Vikas Yatra campaign for the MCD polls by travelling to Kalkaji temple, after campaigning in Mehrauli, and offering a prayer for victory of the party. The campaigning for MCD polls concluded at 5 pm. Votes for 272 wards in the three municipal corporations will be polled on April 23 while counting of votes and announcement of results will take place on April 26.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

IAS officer Ashok Khemka orders summons in property partition case via WhatsApp

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a first, a court of financial commissioner in Haryana headed by IAS officer Ashok Khemka has ordered serving of summons in a property dispute case through WhatsApp to one of the respondents who shifted to Kathmandu.Summons in such cases are usually sent by registered post to the physical address of the respondents, but Khemka in his order observed that law follows technological advancements and is not fossilised.The summons were ordered to be served through Whatsapp messenger service on April 6 to the respondent in a case involving a property partition dispute among three brothers in a village in Hisar district of Haryana. The court of financial commissioner is a quasi-judicial body.In the case, the process server (court official) had submitted a report that one of the respondents no longer resides in the village and had shifted to Kathmandu, but his address there was not known.A mobile phone number belonging to the respondent was provided by the petitioner. The respondent was informed over phone about the summons from the court by the process server and was asked to appear before the court on the appointed day.However, the respondent refused to appear or to provide his address in Kathmandu, when asked.Khemka, a senior Haryana bureaucrat, who also holds the court of financial commissioner to decide disputes related to revenue laws in the State, passed these orders while hearing the partition suit.In this case, Satbir Singh had a dispute with his brothers Ramdiyal and Krishan Kumar over partition of a family property in the village in Hisar district.When the court of the financial commissioner issued notice to both the brothers seeking their replies in the matter, Ramdiyal received the summons but these could not be served to Krishan as he had shifted to Kathmandu.However, when Kumar was contacted over phone he refused to appear or provide his address in Kathmandu, the order mentions.Khemka in his order observed that the modern age is highly mobile due to technological advancements.”The physical address is no longer permanent as before and keeps changing. But electronic mail address and mobile phone number of a person is relatively more permanent than his physical address. The law is not fossilised. Law is a living concept and follows technological advancements. An email address or a mobile phone number is also the address of a person in the present times.”The Court in its order mentioned that Order V Rule 9 (2) of the Civil Procedure Code (CPC) specifies that summons may be sent in such manner as the Court may direct and in Rule 9(3) any other means of transmission is provided.After it was established that the mobile number of Krishan Kumar was active and he was using WhatsApp, Khemka’s court directed that a clear image of the summons notice bearing the seal of the court be sent on his number.”It is, therefore, directed that a clear image of the summons notice bearing the seal of the Court shall be sent to the respondent in Kathmandu through the Whatsapp messenger from a designated mobile phone number and the same shall be treated as proper mode of service as provided in Order V Rule 10 of the CPC.”..A printout of the delivery report of Whatsapp messenger authenticated by the signature of the counsel will be taken as proof of valid service,” Khemka held in his order.

Odisha: Section 144 imposed in Bhadrak following derogatory Facebook post against Lord Rama

Sat, 8 Apr 2017-12:00pm , Bhadrak , ANI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Following a derogatory Facebook post against Lord Ram, Section 144 has been imposed in Odisha’s Bhadrak after protests broke out.Fresh violence erupted in some areas last evening after talks failed to resolve the row triggered by alleged abusive remarks on social media against a particular community. Mobs resorted to violence a day after prohibitory orders were imposed in the town on Thursday.Though Section 144 was imposed in the town, officials had to clamp curfew as the situation deteriorated further. About 15 platoons of police have been deployed.Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar, who was scheduled to attend a function in Bhadrak on Saturday, cancelled his trip after requests by the local police.

JNU student suicide: Kin reject depression theory, demands investigation by CBI

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Suspecting foul play, friends and family of J Muthu Krishnan — a Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student who allegedly committed suicide on Monday — have rejected the police’s theory that he was depressed and have demanded an investigation conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).A friend of Krishnan’s has also stated that the latter was cheerful in the hours leading up to his death, and he had even imitated superstar Rajnikanth, who he was a big fan of, to entertain his friends.Krishnan’s father, Jeevanandam, has demanded the CBI probe and that an FIR be registered in connection with his son’s death.Krishnan was born to a poor Dalit couple in Salem. Jeevanandam works as a watchman in a private nursing home while his wife, Alamelu, is a daily wager. Krishnan is survived by an elder sister and two younger sisters. He had completed his schooling from Little Flower Higher Secondary School and then studied for his BA and MA in History from Government Arts College in Salem. Later, he did his B.Ed at a private college in Coimbatore and earned an MPhil from Hyderabad Central University. As the news of his death was announced, a pall gloom descended over his one-room residence located in Paavaender Street at Arisipalayam in Salem.Speaking to DNA, Vikas Kumar Moola, Krishnan’s friend said that he had gone with another friend, Rahul, to meet Krishnan on Monday morning, hours before he died. Moola said that the deceased had been cheerful, showing no signs of the depression that could have led him to take the extreme step.”We had breakfast together and then chatted for an hour. Krishnan even imitated Rajinikant and acted out a dialogue from the movie Kabali. He was happy,” Moola said.”We also spoke about Holi and how Dalits in the country don’t participate in the festival. He told me that he would stay in his room as he had some pending work and would not go out to play Holi,” Moola, a PhD (Sociology) student of JNU said.Jeevanandam, in his complaint to the police, alleged that his son was neither diagnosed with any mental illness nor was he taking any medication for it. “His death has taken place under mysterious circumstances and a thorough probe into it, which is not a suicide, should be carried out. The FIR should also have Schedule Caste(s) and Schedule Tribe(s) Prevention of Atrocity Act,1989, added to the case,” the father said. He also alleged that he was informed of the death by his son’s friend and that he hasn’t received a call from the JNU administration yet. “His tongue wasn’t protruding and his eyelids weren’t droopy either,” he said.An autopsy could not be conducted as Jeevanandam has objected to the panel formed by Sudhir Gupta, the Head of Forensics, AIIMS. The family has demanded that a doctor from Chennai, Karunakaran Mathikiran, be flown in and made a part of the panel. But sources revealed that this demand has been rejected. According to the police, a PCR call was received at 5 pm on Monday, with Kim Li, a South Korean national, and two JNU students stating that Krishnan had committed suicide. The police broke open the door to a room in Li’s house and found Krishan hanging from the ceiling fan.”The forensics team was called in to search the room and his hostel room at Jhelum. No suicide note was recovered from his possession,” said Ishwar Singh, DCP (South).Li had invited Krishan for lunch. According to Li’s statement to the police, Krishan seemed disturbed and had reached his residence at noon.”He told me that he had slept the previous night at about 3 am and was tired. He then went to a room to take rest. We later knocked on the door twice, but he did not open it. We thought that he must be sleeping since he was tired,” Kim told the police.Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami has announced solatium of Rs 3 lakh for the victim’s family and also directed officials to bring the body of the student back to his native place in Salem.(With inputs from G Jagannath in Chennai)

‘He was a brilliant student’: JNUSU president Mohit Pandey stunned by Dalit scholar Rajini Krish’s suicide

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A young scholar from Jawaharlal Nehru University committed suicide at his friend’s house rented accommodation, a few meters away from the varsity campus, at Munirka Vihar in Delhi on Sunday. The police claim that suicide happened off the campus, and are probing the circumstances leading to suicide. An inquest proceeding has been ordered and police is tight-lipped about the contents of suicide note. However, students in JNU are claiming that the deceased, who is a Dalit, committed suicide due to academic pressure. His social profile also states that he actively participated in the protest the government over University of Hyderabad student Rohith Vemula’s suicide in 2016. Police however said that the suicide has nothing to do with the campus or any other issue. But students in the campus states as per his last post on social networking site – Facebook — is shocking where he talks about “equality is denied in the campus”. According to the police the deceased student has been identified as Muthu Krishan, whose made profiles on social networking sites with a nickname Rajini Krish. He is doing M Phil from JNU and was resident of Jhelum Hostel. The police said that Krishan is native of Selam in Tamil Nadu and also studied from University of Hyderabad. Police said they received a call at police control room was received at 5.05 pm that one person locked himself in a room at H no 196, Munirka Vihar. “On reaching the spot police forced open the door and portion of latch was uprooted from inside. A young man aged about 25 years was found hanging from the ceiling fan. Crime team was called at the spot and scene was got inspected and photographed. Proceeding U/s 174 CrPC are being carried out,” said a senior police officer.The officer further said that on enquiry, deceased was found to be Krish (nickname), a student of M Phil JNU. “He had come to his friend’s house this afternoon to have food. He said he wanted to sleep and went to a room and locked himself in. Later his friends called him out and on getting no response, called police,” he said.JNUSU president and also a member of Left student wing All India Students’ Association (AISA) Mohit Pandey said, “Extremely shocked and sad on the demise of friend Rajini Krish. Met him yesterday. I knew him not only as an activist but also as a brilliant student coming from marginalised community. Great loss for all of us. Condolences to his family, relatives and friends.”JNU administration, however, refrained to give any statement saying they are still trying to get more details about the “unfortunate” incident.Reacting to the suicide, ABVP National Media Convenor Saket Bhaguna said, “Deeply saddened as Rajini Krishna, an M Phil scholar from Centre for Historical Studies, JNU, known to be a resident of Jhelum Hostel has allegedly committed suicide at his friend’s residence in Munirka Vihar just outside JNU campus today.”But however, some of the members from Left student organisations in the JNU started circulating messages that Krishna committed suicide as he was Dalit and was denied quality. They even circulated his last Facebook last post done on March 10 where he quotes a professor and writes, “When equality is denied everything is denied. There is no Equality in M.phil/phd Admission, there is no equality in Viva – voce, there is only denial of equality, denying professor Sukhadeo Thorat’s recommendation, denying Students protest places in Ad – block, denying the education of the Marginals.”The police however clarified that so far there “nothing has been found regarding this incident to be having anything to do with the University”.

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