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JMC meets in its general clamour, passes 26 bills

Allegations, noise, disruption and adjournment marked the Jaipur Municipal Corporations general body meeting held on Wednesday.Despite the ruckus, Jaipur mayor Ashok Lahoti was able to secure approval of 26 of the 31 proposals tabled. Where two other proposals were sent for concerned committee for review, discussion could not be held on three proposals related to sewerage system, parks and Smart City works due to chaos at thehouse.Getting the proposals cleared was not a tough task as BJP dominates numbers among the 91 corporators at the corporation. However, the BJP mayor also faced opposition of some corporators of his own party.Congress councillors on the other hand were seen protesting from the very beginning of the meeting. One of the councillors startled the rest when he started beating self with a shoe, “This is how the public will treat us for not fulfilling the work expected,” said councillor Mukesh Chapol of Congress.The protest, however, turned tense in the evening when congress councillor Dharam Singh attempted to climb up mayor’s table and was apprehended by security personnel. While mayor suspended him for three board meetings, the meeting was adjourned as dispute deepened over the suspension.HighlightsFormer UP governor, BL Joshi paid homage. Now, procuring fire NOC a must for all institutions developed over 1,000 square meter area and offices on plot size above 100 meters. Fire NOC charges raised for commercial buildings. The proposal to levy charge on fire NOC on events cleared with amendment. Only commercial events to come under the tax ambit now. Cong councillor Dharam Singh Singhania suspended for three board meetings.

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Mumbai: Two brothers arrested for offering bribe to police officer acquitted by Sessions Court

Two brothers, who were arrested for offering bribe to a police officer, were acquitted on Thursday by Sessions Court in Mumbai.Sunil Goenka, 45, and Shashi Goenka, 50, were arrested in July 2009 for trying to bribe Sunil Kokil, the then senior police officer at MRA marg police station to stop an investigation against them in a cheating and forgery case.The cheating complaint was filed by Sunil’s brother-in-law Mukesh Bansilal Zaveri in the MRA police station. According to Zaveri’s complaint, Sunil and his wife made a fake will and took jewellery worth crores from the locker of Bank of India at Fort by forging signature of their father, Bansilal, while he was in ICU. Fearing of arrest, Sunil and his brother Shashi reached police station and tried to offer bribe to Kokil. “The accused came to know about our investigation and were sacred of being arrested. On June 23, Sunil first offered me Rs 2.5lakh to close the matter. He then had approached me on June 28 with his elder brother Shashi and offered Rs5 lakh. They then approached me with Rs 5 lakh for ignoring the case and Rs 5 lakh to lodge a complaint against the Mukesh,” Kokil said.Kokil then approached the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and registered a case against the two.

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Karnataka: 7-year-old sets herself ablaze to copy ‘fire dance’ from TV serial, dies

In a shocking incident, a 7-year-old girl set herself ablaze to ‘copy’ a scene from her favourite TV serial in north Karnatka.According to a Times of India report, the victim, who has been identified as Prarthana succumbed to her injuries on November 12. The incident came to light after the victim’s parents filed a police complaint on Wednesday.The girl, a resident of Davanagere district’s Harihara town, was huge fan of two Kannada TV serials.Her mother told the Times of India that Prarthana particularly loved the horror serial. On the fateful day, the victim tried to copy a fire dance scene from the serial. She spread pieces of paper around her and set them on fire, without realising danger to her life.Soon, the fire went out of control and the girl suffered burn injuries. She was taken to a private hospital on November 11. The victim died a day later.Chaitra, victim’s mother, said that she had warned her daughter to ot watch so much TV. The grieving mother, who lost her eldest child, requested all parents to make sure that their children don’t watch so much of TV.Young children aping their favourite serials is not new. In 1999, Shaktiman, a very popular super-hero serial, was taken off air. It was alleged that many children were dying in attempt to copy the stunts of protagonist played by actor Mukesh Khanna.
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Nirbhaya case: Supreme Court to hear mercy plea filed by accused tomorrow

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court will hear a review petition of one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape case on Monday.The review petition was moved through Advocate ML Sharma, by Mukesh, who is one of the four convicts sentenced to death.In May, a Supreme court bench, headed by Justice Dipak Misra and consisting of Justices R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan, had upheld the High Court’s order of death sentence to the four convicts – Akshay, Pawan, Vinay Sharma and Mukesh.On December 16, 2012, six people gangraped a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern in a moving bus. The woman succumbed to her injuries in a Singapore hospital on December 29, 2012.One of the accused, Ram Singh hanged himself in prison, while another person, who was a juvenile at the time of the crime, was convicted in August last year and will serve the maximum sentence of three years in a reform home.

Lower VAT on CNG, PNG to 5%

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A few days after the state government lowered VAT on petrol and diesel, a consumer rights organisation has asked it to lower the rate on CNG and PNG too.The Consumer Protection and Action Committee said that the 15 per cent VAT charged on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Piped Natural Gas (PNG) is very high, and should be lowered to 5 per cent.In a letter to Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy CM Nitin Patel, CPAC chairman Mukesh Parikh said that the state government collected Rs1,241 crore as VAT on CNG and Rs 3,542 crore on PNG in the last three financial years.”When the rate of VAT on LPG cylinder is 5 per cent, tax of 15 per cent on PNG, which is a substitute for LPG, is unfair, illogical and amounts to loot by the government,” Parikh said in a statement, adding that the government should lower the rate of tax and provide relief to 16 lakh households and other consumers who are using PNG.He also claimed that there is lack of transparency in sale of CNG and PNG in as far as sale of the two fuels is concerned.

AMC appoints 7 assistant directors to improve sanitation level in city

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>On Friday, municipal commissioner Mukesh Kumar announced the appointment of seven assistant directors of solid waste management for each zone in the city. The appointees will be directly looking into sanitation matters. Ever since the announcement of the Swachhta ranking for the city by the Ministry of Urban Development, Ahmedabad’s ranking has not improved. In 2015, the city stood at 14, which it retained in 2016.Other cities from the state witnessed drastic improvement. The appointment can also be seen as an ease of burden from the deputy health officers, who were till date looking into sanitation. But according to sources, while taking rounds of the city, the civic chief has found many irregularities in the sanitation level.The new appointees will also be checking food joints, which were believed to be the spot of direct corruption for health officials. “Most officials took bribes from food joints. Only few units have been raided and samples for laboratory were collected to save many malpractices,” said a source at Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC).Meanwhile, post heavy rains, there was an epidemic kind of situation prevailing in the city. Cases of viral fever, malaria and swine flu were reported on a large scale. This was also considered a failure of effective working. “Health officials were hardly looking in to the health aspects of the city. They were mostly engaged in issuing different food licenses and fixing contracts for the garbage collection,” added the source.Kumar has made this appointment for effective implementation of sanitation program. “During one of his rounds at night, the commissioner found people in food joints throwing garbage on the street in front of him. This is a failure of the deputy health officer who is responsible for the sanitation,” added the source.

Dead Manan turns Santa on Diwali, ‘gifts’ organs

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>For the Agarwals (name changed), this Diwali would be worth remembering. The diyas would glow brighter for 21-year-old youth from Malviya Nagar in Jaipur, who was declared brain dead following a road accident on Saturday gave a new lease of life to four persons by cadaver transplant. His Liver was transplanted to a patient in Medanta NIMS Hospital and the kidneys were transplanted to two patients at the EHCC Hospital, while his heart was sent to Fortis Hospital, Okhla, New Delhi.On the fateful morning of October 8, Manan Jain, who worked at a call centre, was rammed by a car 10:15am at Adinath Nagar while he was heading towards his office on his two-wheeler after dropping his younger brother at a friend’s place.Seriously injured Manan was admitted to EHCC hospital where despite medical treatment for five days, doctors declared him brain dead on Saturday.However, the grieving family expressed a wish to donate his organ, his heart, liver and the pair of kidneys were harvested in EHCC Hospital.“We were aware of organ donation so family discussed it,” Mukesh Jain, Manan’s Uncle told DNA. “Though our family is in deep sorrow as we have lost our child in his young age at the same time it is also an overwhelming feeling that our child has given new life to four people and all we are proud of that,” said Jain.Can save lakhs of livesThe total number of brain deaths due to accidents in India is nearly 1.5 lakhs annually. Other causes of brain death would potentially add many more numbers. There is a need of 2 lakh kidneys, 50,000 hearts and 50,000 livers for transplantation every year. Even if 5-10% of all brain deaths are harvested properly for organ donation, there would be no requirement for a living person to donate organs.One person dies of kidney failure every 5 minutes. This amounts to roughly 290 deaths every day due to kidney failure.

Man murdered for Rs 10,000

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Kalupur police station received a muredr complaint on Saturday after a jeweller was stabbed to death by another in a squabble over money.The incident took place on Friday afternoon, in Ratanpole area of Relief Road. The deceased was identified as Subhas Chandran Soni, a resident of Sarjan Tower of Memnagar. He has a jewelry shop named Gurukurpa Touch in Rangoli Chambers.According to the police, a couple of days back, Soni had given Rs 10,000 cash to the accused identified as Jayesh Soni after he promised to return it the next day. Despite several calls, Jayesh didn’t return it. On Friday afternoon, Jayesh came to Soni’s office and a dispute broke out. Jayesh pulled out his knife and stabbed Soni.Other shopkeepers came to know about the incident and rushed to the spot, Meanwhile, Jayesh managed to flee from the spot leaving Soni covered in blood. Soon after the incident, Soni was rushed to VS Hospital for treatment.Kalupur police reached the spot and lodged a case of attempt to murder against the accused. Later that night, Soni died during treatment and police lodged a case of murder against the accused and started an investigation.RG Desai, Inspector of Kalupur police station, said, “We have recovered a CCTV footage of the case, and during investigation, it was revealed that four were involved in the case, of which two were present during the attack. They have been identified as Mukesh Soni and Jayesh Soni. The dispute involved money.”

Keep roads cattle-free, HC tells top cop, AMC

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Dissatisfied with the way several authorities are dealing with its orders, the Gujarat High Court on Friday has asked the commissioners of Ahmedabad City Police and municipality to keep city roads free of cattle.The second-division bench of Justice MR Shah and Justice BN Karia was hearing a contempt petition filed by one Siddharth Jha. According to the petitioner, the authorities, including the city civic body, had taken no action despite the court’s order that no cow fodder should be sold on the roads. The order also mentioned that the bodies must ensure that the cattle owners do not let the animals stray on roads. The situation has not changed a bit since the last court order was issued, the petitioner told the court.In the last hearing, the court had pulled up the corporation and the city’s police for not abiding by its order. City’s police commissioner AK Singh and municipal commissioner Mukesh Kumar were present at the court on Friday.The judges had also asked the duo if they were not worried about the citizens’ lives. Don’t you think you need to make roads and streets free óf stray animals so that citizens can safely drive on road? “The duo, reportedly, assured a solution on a priority bases.Bad RoadsThe second-division bench also asked the municipal corporation for a quality check of all roads that are been resurfaced and asked the civic body to submit the court the road quality certificates. The division bench of Justice MR Shah and Justice BN Karia are hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) moved by Mustak Kadri in which he alleged that surfaces of most of the roads are peeled off after the first monsoon rains itself.Municipal Commissioner Mukesh Kumar told the court that samples of all 90 roads randomly identified are being collected and sent for laboratory testing.The court is satisfied with the way the resurfacing work and waiting for the FSL, Gujarat Engineering Research Institute and LD Engineering College’s report. The matter will be heard next on November 3.COURT ORDERIn the last hearing, the court had pulled up the corporation and the city’s police for not abiding by its order. City’s police commissioner AK Singh and municipal commissioner Mukesh Kumar were present at the court on Friday.

Swachhta: AMC to compete with 4,040 urban centres

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>When the first competition for Swachhta Sarvekshan was announced in 2016, 75 urban cities across the country participated. The second edition saw Ahmedabad at 14th rank and this year too it retains the same position. It went on to win the 14th rank, competing with almost 500 urban and rural cities and towns.Now, the third edition will include 4,041 towns and cities under one competition with a revised methodology, the central government said.500 cities will have an all-India ranking with a population of more than one lakh. This will also include states and union territory capitals.The remaining 3,541 cities with less than one lakh population will have state and zonal rankings.The cities will be ranked based on 71 sanitation-related parameters with different weightage. The cumulative marks will be 4,000. The 2017 survey had total 2,000 marks.Negative marking has been introduced this time to ensure cities do not make false claims about improvement in sanitation infrastructure.If claims of a city government on any parameter are found to be incorrect by independent assessors, it will get zero marks for that parameter. Also, it will attract a 33 per cent negative marking on the total obtained marks.”This year we are going to introduce some changes in sanitation management,” said Mukesh Gadhvi, deputy municipal commissioner.There are some changes in the assessment weightage with the introduction of citizen feedback. “This year, there is 35 per cent weightage of citizen feedback instead of previous year’s 30 per cent.Similarly, the weightage of direct observation has also been increased to 30 per cent from 25 per cent in the previous survey,” said Dr Bhavin Solanki, in-charge medical officer of health, AMC.”A new element of innovation has been introduced this year with 5 per cent weightage in the total ranking points,” added Dr Solanki.The Survekshan is set to begin in January 2018 and the results will be announced in March.RANKING CRITERIAAll-India ranking500 cities population over one lakh. (includes states and union territory capitals)State & zonal rankings3,541 cities: population of less than one lakh

Delhi stares at another crisis

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>East Delhi is staring at yet another sanitation crisis, with over 16,000 workers threatening to go on an indefinite strike from October 11, over non-payment of pending salaries and arrears.”Hundreds of sanitation workers attached to the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) will stop lifting garbage and cleaning the streets from October 11, as they want three months’ salary and pending arrears, besides regularisation of staffers,” said Mukesh Vaidya, President of the All Municipal Corporation Sanitation Supervisors’ Union.He further said: “We are fed up with the excuses given by the EDMC officials every month. It has been three months and we have not received salary. We don’t know how to run our homes.””Those who were made permanent in 2003 and 2004 have not received their arrears yet. Also, half of the workers have not got their last year’s Diwali bonus. How unfair is that?” he rued.The strike will be supported by the employees’ unions represented by sanitation workers as well as Class IV and III employees.Sanitation workers of EDMC have gone on two such strikes — in October, 2015, and January, 2016. At those times, extremely unhygienic conditions prevailed in the area due to a huge amount of undisposed filth on the streets. Angry protesters also dumped garbage at busy crossings, leading to traffic jams. The strike was resolved after the Delhi High Court intervened and directed the municipal authorities to ensure lifting of garbage.

Sonipat school gangrape: Victim writes to PM Modi seeking justice

Updated: Sep 24, 2017, 02:45 PM IST, ANI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A female student of Om Public School in Sonipat, who was allegedly gangraped by two school staffers, has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealing for justice.The victim has alleged that two members of the school staff have raped her.”The employees are identified as Karambir and Sukhbir,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police Mukesh Jakhad.However, the school authorities have refuted the reports in regards to the incident.

In Sirsa, shops owned by Dera followers have a separate monetary system

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In the town of Sirsa, home to the sprawling headquarters of the Dera Sacha Sauda, shops owned by followers of the sect’s flamboyant head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh run a separate monetary system to tender change to customers.Located in and around Dera premises, these shops have the word ‘Sach’ (truth) prefixed to their respective names and give out plastic ‘coins’ or tokens of Rs 10 and Rs 5 to customers if they are unable to tender change in Indian currency. These coins, engraved with the words ‘Dhan Dhan Satguru Tera hi Asara, Dera Sacha Sauda Sirsa’, can then be used by the customer to buy items at the ‘Sach’ shops later.In case a shopkeeper does not have any change at his disposal if a customer pays Rs 100 for an item that costs Rs 70, the latter may have to make do with three plastic tokens of Rs 10 value each . The Dera campus is spread over nearly 1,000 acres and is a township on its own, with schools, a sports village, a hospital and a cinema hall. Shopkeepers who run ‘Sach’ shops near the Dera headquarters have a different colour code for such plastic coins.
ALSO READ Sedition charges filed against five Haryana cops who tried to help Gurmeet Ram Rahim escape A few journalists, who went to Sirsa to cover the situation in and around the campus after a CBI court convicted the sect chief in a rape case, were also given such plastic coins in place of Indian currency. “I have three such coins of Rs 10, but I cannot use them because the entire area near the Dera headquarters has been cordoned off by the Army, said Mukesh Kumar, a resident of Beghu village, located near Dera headquarters. Locals say it is normal practice for shopkeepers, who are also followers of the sect, to tender these tokens to their customers if they do not have change.

FIR filed in irregularities in equipment procurement at

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of the Delhi government has registered a case in connection with alleged irregularities in procurement of medical equipment at Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital here, an official said today. According to an ACB official, 15 government officials have been named in the FIR. ACB chief Mukesh Kumar Meena confirmed that a case has been registered on August 10 and the matter was under investigation, but refused to divulge further details. The Anti-Corruption Branch has also submitted a status report to the Delhi High Court in the matter, another official said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Buxar DM found dead on rail tracks in Ghaziabad

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The body of Buxar district magistrate Mukesh Pandey was today found near the railway tracks here, police said. His body was found from the rail tracks about one km from the Ghaziabad railway station, they said, adding a purported suicide note was also recovered from the spot. In the note it was written that Pandey, a 2012-batch IAS officer, was fed up with his life and lost his “belief on human existence”. “I am committing suicide in district centre area of Janakpuri in west Delhi…by jumping off the 10th floor of the building. I am fed up with life and my belief on human existence has gone, my suicide note is kept in a Nike bag in room 742 of a five-star (name withheld) hotel in Delhi. I am sorry, I love you all! Please forgive me,” said the note, according to Senior Superintendent of Police H N Singh. Singh said it was not immediately known that at what time or how Pandey committed suicide. The SSP added that the post mortem would be conducted tomorrow. Officials of the Government Railway Police (GRP) who reached the spot, near Kotgaon here, said prime facie it appeared a case of suicide. Senior officials of Ghaziabad district administration also reached the spot. Meanwhile, a senior Delhi Police official said that police received information from his friends that Pandey would commit suicide and had gone to a west Delhi mall. A police team was immediately rushed to the mall but it could not trace him. After scanning the CCTV footage, it was found that he was leaving the mall and going towards the nearby metro station, the official said, adding on analysis of CCTV footage there, he could not be traced. Later, Delhi Police learnt that he had committed suicide, the official said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Suicide victim’s kin thrash Babu Jagjivan Ram doctors

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The family members of a patient thrashed a group of doctors at Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital, late on Sunday night. The family alleged that even after repeated requests, the doctors did not provide timely treatment to the patient, leading to his death.The patient, Salim, in his early twenties, had attempted suicide by hanging himself at his Jahangirpuri residence, late on Sunday evening, after which he was rushed to the hospital. According to the family, the doctors did not attend to him for a long time, leading to his death.The furious family members then thrashed the doctors present on duty. A local mob joined them and vandalised the hospital. A police team from the Jahangirpuri station reached the spot and arrested three people.Denying all charges, Chief Medical Officer Dr Mukesh Mandal said: “The patient was attended to as soon as he was brought in. The cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) procedure was also done. The family members became abusive and aggressive.”The hospital has been in news because of the “negligence”earlier as well. Earlier this year, the hospital staffers went on several strikes due to internal conflicts, affecting the patients.

Rajasthan: Five persons were run over by a speeding train at Sawimadhopur Railway Station

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Five persons were run over by a speeding train at Sawimadhopur Railway Station in Rajasthan today.Two others were injured in the incident, railway police said.The victims were passengers of the Jaipur-Bayana Express which halted at platform no. 1.Few passengers got down from the train on the railway track side instead of the platform side and were run over by the Gandhidham-Howrah superfast express which was passing at a high speed from the station, the SHO of GRP Railway station Kishanlal said.Four of the five deceased were identified as Kamal (19), Nitesh (14), Man Singh and Mukesh (both 35), he said.

Ex-Andhra Pradesh minister’s son shot at in Hyderabad

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Vikram Goud, a Telangana Youth Congress leader and the son of a former Andhra Pradesh minister, was allegedly shot at in his residence in the early hours today, the police said. His family members said an “intruder” fired at him. Vikram, in his mid 30s, is the son of former Andhra Pradesh minister M Mukesh Goud. He was found with bullet wounds in his body at his house in Film Nagar, an upmarket area of the city, under suspicious circumstances, the police said, adding that he was out of danger now. “The incident occurred between 3 am and 3.30 am,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (West Zone) A Venkateshwar Rao. Following a complaint from Vikram’s wife, the police registered a case of attempt to murder under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and added the relevant Arms Act sections to it. Ten police teams have been formed to crack the case. According to Hyderabad Police Commissioner M Mahendar Reddy, in her complaint, Vikram’s wife Shipali M alleged that an “intruder” fired at her husband, following which she rushed him to a private hospital in their car. Reddy said as per the sequence of events narrated by Shipali, the couple was getting ready to visit a place of worship and Vikram was waiting for her on the ground floor of their house. “Suddenly, his wife heard gunshots and subsequently, found Vikram lying in a pool of blood on the ground,” he added. The DCP said that according to the doctors at the hospital, Vikram was out of danger now. According to the hospital authorities, Vikram suffered bullet injuries on his arms, chest and spinal cord. One bullet had been removed, they added. “He is in the ICU and his condition is stable,” a source in the hospital said. “The case is being investigated. We are scanning the CCTV footage obtained from the locality. We are reconstructing the crime scene. The victim is yet to reveal his version,” said the police commissioner. Mukesh Goud, a Congress leader, was a minister in the Y S Rajasekhara Reddy government in the united Andhra Pradesh.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Former minister’s son rushed to hospital with bullet injuries

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Telangana Youth Congress leader, son of former Andhra Pradesh minister M Mukesh Goud, was hospitalised with bullet injuries in the early hours today, police said. Vikram Goud, in his mid 30s, was found injured in his house in Film Nagar under suspicious circumstances and now is out of danger, they said. “The incident occurred between 3 am and 3.30 am,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (West Zone) A Venkateshwar Rao said. “As per preliminary investigation, Vikram and his wife were getting ready to visit a place of worship. Vikram was waiting on the ground floor. Suddenly, his wife heard gun shots and found him lying on the ground,” the DCP said after visiting the hospital. He was rushed to a private hospital in Jubilee Hills area at around 3.30 am by his family members. The police officer said they were trying to find out if someone fired at Goud or he shot himself. “We are verifying…we can tell more about the incident only after getting a clear information. The investigation is underway,” the DCP said. According to doctors at the hospital, he is out of danger, he said. As per hospital authorities, Vikram suffered bullet injuries on his arms, chest and spine. One bullet has been removed, they said. “He is in the ICU and his condition is stable,” a source at the hospital said. Mukesh Goud, who is a Congress leader, was a minister in the earlier AP government led by Y S Rajasekhara Reddy.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Police get complaint against ‘blaring music’ from Ambani house

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>City police early today received a complaint about loud music being played at ‘Antilia’ building, the residence of Reliance chief Mukesh Ambani, an official said. After receiving the complaint, when policeman went to the site, but found no loud music being played, the official added. A complaint was posted on Mumbai Police’s twitter handle at 1.04 am today from a twitter handle @randipsmm, which claimed noise pollution due to ‘blaring music’ played in Antilia, situated on the Altamount Road in the jurisdiction of Gamdevi police station, the official said. Police took cognisance of the complaint and forwarded it to the main control room and also sent the complaint number to the complainant. “When a policeman from the Gamdevi Police visited the area, there was no music being played,” Netaji Bhopale, Senior Police Inspector of Gamdevi Police Station said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

300 evacuated from low-lying areas

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Due to rain in areas upstream of the Sabarmati river, excess water was released from Dharoi dam. A total of 1.16 lakh cusecs were released and all 26 gates Vasna barrage were opened up.With AMC issuing an alert on Monday for residents of low-lying areas, 300 people were been evacuated. A total of 600 people staying near Chandrabhaga and Parikshitlal Nagar were moved to safer places.Entry banned at riverfront With the Sabarmati flowing at 133 feet, compared to the usual level of 127 feet that is usually maintained, the AMC issued continuous warnings to people living in low-lying areas to stay away. With the river in spate, the lower promenade of the Riverfront was completely submerged. “For safety measures, we have deployed police and barricaded the Riverfront. We are expecting water levels to decrease from tomorrow,” said municipal commissioner Mukesh Kumar.He said they had closed one underpass at the Riverfront as the water level was high there.Sabarmati in SpateLevel – 133 feet Inflow from Dharoi dam – 1.16 lakh cusecOutflow – 1.43 lakh cusec 26 gates of Vasna barrage were kept open24 km stretch of Riverfront Road was closedMithakhali underpass was closed for trafficOne-inch travails!The city has been receiving incessant rains since last Friday. On Tuesday, the city received one inch rainfall, though Dudheshwar area logged two inches of rains. Waterlogging was reported at 24 places and 20 trees were uprooted. One more house collapsed, but the three residents were rescued.The civic body claimed its team has been working round-the-clock to make roads motorable. The engineering department said patchwork was done on roads wherever needed. Mayor Gautam Shah visited Vasna Barrage and Sabarmati Riverfront along with standing committee chairman Pravin Patel.

Head constable’s son stabbed as bike ‘brushes past’ scooter

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The son of a Delhi Police head constable was allegedly stabbed multiple times by four unidentified men after his motorcycle brushed past their scooter at south Delhi’s Lado Sarai, the police said today. The incident was reported at around 8.45 pm yesterday when Prince Tewatia (28), son of Head Constable Mukesh Kumar, and his friend Paras Sharma were on their way to Lado Sarai, said a police officer. Sharma told the police that as they approached the Hanuman temple at Lado Sarai, they saw four persons standing in the middle of the road with their two scooters. Tewatia asked them to give way but they refused. As he went past them, his motorcycle grazed one of the scooters, said the officer. Tewatia dropped Sharma at Lado Sarai and was on his way to his house at Saidulajab, when he was allegedly attacked by the four men with whom he had an altercation earlier. After stabbing him multiple times, the accused fled the spot, said the officer, adding that Tewatia, however, managed to call up Sharma and inform him that he had been attacked. Sharma alerted the police, who reached the spot to find that Tewatia had already been rushed to a hospital by the passersby. Sharma told the police that Tewatia and him were employees of a call centre at Udyog Vihar in Gurugram. They were returning from work when the incident occurred. The police said Tewatia was thrashed before being stabbed four times in the back, right thigh and hands. He was admitted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre, they said, adding that he was unfit to give a statement. The police are scanning the CCTV footage collected from the area and questioning the locals to ascertain the identity of the four accused.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

DNA Morning Must Reads: Telcos understated revenues, JioPhone TV cable plans, Arjun Kapoor talks about uncle Anil, and more

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>1. Six telecom majors understated revenues over a period of 5 years: CAGThis was done through accounting adjustments for commission or discount paid to their distributors, promotional schemes such as free talk time, and discounts to post-paid subscribers and on roaming services. Read more here2. Fake Chinese spares used for indigenised Bofors guns: CBI FIRChina-made parts camouflaged as ‘Made in Germany’ found their way to the production line of indigenised Bofors guns used by the army, prompting the CBI to file a case against a Delhi-based company. Read more here3. JioPhone TV cable, another disruption in the makingAfter shaking up the Indian telecommunications space with affordable 4G services under brand Jio, Reliance Industries’ chairman Mukesh Ambani is probably working on another disruption in the cable television, direct-to-home (DTH), and the overall broadcasting space in the years to come. Read more here4. State associations can’t escape responsibilities, says India asst coach Shanmugam VenkateshIndian football’s roadmap to achieving success is still unclear, but India’s assistant coach Shanmugam Venkatesh believes that bashing the All India Football Federation (AIFF) will not lead to a solution. Read more here5. Anil chachu and I are like brothers: Arjun KapoorArjun Kapoor on his equation with his uncle and Mubarakan co-star. Read more here

AMC to gift heritage museum to citizens

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has decided to open a heritage museum in the city in a step towards celebrating and building a brand over its recently acquired ‘World Heritage City’ tag. After a meeting of civic body officials with heritage experts on Tuesday, AMC chief Mukesh Kumar said a heritage museum dedicated to exhibit and display of Ahmedabad’s heritage will come up to attract more visitors and tourists. “We are considering the old civic body building for the museum but space is a constraint. We will request the Calico Museum to allow more entries, as they allow only 20 visitors a day,” said Kumar. It was also decided in the meeting that the 14-day Heritage Festival beginning August 1 will have various theme-based programmes. Lectures on topics such as Parsis and their contribution to Ahmedabad, Jews and their contribution to Ahmedabad, city during Sultanate period and Modern Ahmedabad would also be held. Mayor Gautam Shah also briefed the heritage experts on how Ahmedabad became the first World Heritage City of the country. “In future, Ahmedabad will be a guide for other Indian cities,” he said.As part of the celebrations, experts suggested to start a magazine on heritage and invite international and national-level writers; make a new theme song on Amdavad, among others.

Mukesh Kumar Jain appointed MD & CEO of Oriental Bank

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Mukesh Kumar Jain was today appointed as the managing director and chief executive officer of Oriental Bank of Commerce. He is at present the executive director in Punjab and Sind Bank. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved Jain’s appointment to the post for a period of three years, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Three held for robbing Faridabad man

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Three persons was arrested on Wednesday for robbing a 40-year-old man in south Delhi’s Panchsheel Vihar on Monday. The accused confessed to their crime during the interrogation. The arrests were made by Head Constable Mukesh and Inspector Satinder Sangwan, SHO, Malviya Nagar.”The accused have been identified as Naresh Chand, 43, Vikram Singh, 44, an d Mukesh Trivedi, 46. The total robbed amount was Rs 52.50 lakh, of which Rs 41.76 lakh has been recovered,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Ishwar Singh said.The victim, Rajesh Kumar, a resident of Faridabad, had gone to Panchsheel Vihar in Malviya Nagar to strike a property deal. Kumar told police that he had come with his friends Manish, Arjun, and Amit to purchase a plot in the area. There, they met a dealer named Ramesh alias Poonia, who told them to bring some token money before seeing the original documents of the plot.Poonia then took them to the office of a property dealer, identified as Satish Chauhan, where two unknown persons were already sitting inside. Suddenly, one of them pulled out some demonetised notes. At the same time, as many as eight people barged into the shop and claimed to be police officers. They alleged that Kumar and his friends had come to exchange their old notes illegally and even took out a pistol.Three of them then took the mobile phones and car keys of Kumar and his friends.They took the bag containing Rs 52.50 lakh from the car and fled. The remaining accused dropped the victims near the Select Citywalk and left.Based on a tip-off that three of the accused would be meeting in a mall to split their booty, a trap was laid. The three accused were nabbed while efforts are on to nab rest of the accused, police said.

The right side of the bus was not the right side: Eyewitness

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Yogesh Prajapati, who was part of the Amarnath entourage that was attacked on Monday night, said the first bullets hit the windshield of the bus and cracked it. Sitting right next to the driver, Saleem, in the front cabin, Prajapati said this was followed by a barrage of bullets from the front and its right side.According to him, Saleem ducked to evade the bullets but continued driving. This turned out to be fatal for tour organizer Harsh Desai, who was hit by three bullets and the conductor Mukesh. “Saleem was the only lucky one on the right side of the bus,” Prajapati said. “Most others sitting on his side either died or were injured.”According to him, the bus left Srinagar in the afternoon but developed a flat tyre five kilometres on. “We called a mechanic, who was about to fit the repaired tyre, when he realized there was another puncture. This delayed the bus by nearly three hours and it resumed its journey at around 6.50 pm,” he said.In the meanwhile, the military convoy they were with left without them. “As going back would have been equally dangerous, we decided to proceed towards our destination. At nearly 8.30pm, the firing started. Harshbhai told Saleem to just keep going. Harshbhai caught three bullets, while Mukesh also got hit. After nearly two kilometres, we ran into a military personnel,” Prajapati said.Yogesh says an Army jeep had started following the bus at some point and the terrorists might have aimed at the jeep but ended up hitting the bus.GROUP PERSONALITYThe front cabin of the bus was occupied by Saleem, the primary driver; Suresh, the second driver; bus owner Jawahar Desai and his son Harsh; conductor Mukesh and Prajapati. There were 61 people in the bus altogether, including the crew.
Two of the injured, Pushpaben Gosavi of Dahanu and Laliben Patel of Valsad, are still undergoing treatment at the Army hospital in Srinagar, while the others have been brought back. A cook, Suresh bhai, has stayed back to look after the two in Srinagar.

Uttar Pradesh woman police officer who clashed with BJP workers transferred

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Uttar Pradesh female police officer, who last week stood up to local BJP workers, as seen in a video that went viral, has now been transferred. Shreshtha Thakur of Syana circle in Bulandshahar district had reprimanded a group of BJP workers and also sent 5 of them to jail for creating obstacles for officers discharging government duties last week. The argument had broken out after one of them was stopped and fined for not having proper documents while driving.According to a Hindustan Times report, Thakur has now been transferred to Bahraich, after a meeting of a delegation of the party’s MLAs and MPs with CM Yogi Adityanath. The report adds that the party city president Mukesh Bhardwaj admitted that the action on Thakur was necessary to “keep intact the pride of party workers and leaders.” The BJP workers had also claimed that the cops had asked them for a bribe.Thakur is reportedly among 234 officers who have been transferred by the Yogi Adityanath government.Watch the viral video from last week here:

Govt to soon come out with fresh norms for disability pension

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The government has decided to remove existing “anomalies” and come out with a specific percentage-based system for granting disability pensions to Army, Navy and Air Force personnel sustaining injuries in the line of duty. The decision has been taken in view of the long-standing demand of the armed forces that the current system of determining disability pension needs an overhaul. Official sources said the government has finalised a new slab-based system which is aimed at addressing most of the concerns of the armed forces that is expected to reduce litigation against the government. Under the existing mechanism, 30 per cent of the last salary minus the dearness allowance is given as disability pension to those sustaining 100 per cent disability. The pension amount reduces depending on specific percentage of the injury and sources said the affected personnel often take legal recourse, alleging discrepancies in determining quantum of injury. As per the new slab-based system, security personnel with 20-50 per cent disability will be considered 50 per cent disabled while those with 50-75 per cent bracket will come under the 75 per cent disabled category. Any personnel with more than 75 per cent disability will be considered 100 per cent disabled. So all the eligible disability pensioners will be considered under three broad categories and accordingly pensions will be determined. “It will be a robust system and will address long-pending grievances of the armed forces,” a senior official said. Explaining the new system, he said, “Any person with 50 per cent disability will get half of the total pension being given to a person with 100 per cent disability under existing mechanism.” The government had started giving disability pension with effect from January 1, 2006 to those who had taken pre-mature retirement due to injuries sustained in line of duty. The changes being introduced to calculate disability pension are based on recommendation of a committee headed by former Adjutant General of the Army, Lt Gen (retd) Mukesh Sabharwal. The mandate of the committee was to suggest remedial measures to reduce litigations and disputes in various courts relating to disability pension.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Police file FIR against 24 industrialists; traders angry

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Dhanbad police have filed an FIR against 24 industrialists of the state after a truck loaded with stolen coal was seized, angering the traders who smelt a ‘conspiracy’ against them. The coal seized from Govindpur area yesterday was being sent to hard coke industry of Dhanbad from Giridih district and the FIRs were lodged against “illegal coal traders” following a probe, police said. Jharkhand Industrialists and Trade Association (JITA) president Kedar Mittal is among the 24 industrialists against whom FIRs were lodged. An enraged JITA general secretary Rajiv Sharma today said it was a conspiracy to implicate them in false cases and they would meet state Chief Minister Raghuvar Das over the issue tomorrow. After an emergency meeting of JITA today, Sharma said since action has been initiated against top industrialists, a high level committee should probe the charges. Sharma expressed surprised how a truck driver recalled names of 24 persons including six top hard coke industrialists. Police did not seize any paper which confirmed involvement of these industrialist in coal smuggling racket, said the JITA general secretary. DSP (headquarters) Mukesh Mahto said that police would not disturb innocent industrialists but those found involved in illegal coal trade would not be spared. Jharkhand Hard Coke Industries and Commerce Association president BN Singh said that the police must take action against illegal coal traders but such an action against industrialists on the statement of a truck driver would destroy the state’s industrial environment. “This is the first time police have booked top industrialists for coal smuggling… on seizure of a single truck. If such trends continue industrialists would compel to shift to other states,” he said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

200 gram egg-shaped cyst removed from woman’s brain in AIMS

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a rare and challenging brain surgery, doctors from Delhi successfully removed an ‘egg-shaped’ foreign object weighing 200 grams from the brain of 41-year-old Shanti Devi. This is considered to be the largest of its kind ever found in India.Shanti Devi, a resident of Ballabhgarh, came to the hospital with complaints of severe headache and weakness on the right side of her body. Unable to stand or walk without support, she was feeling handicapped.”The pain was unbearable and I couldn’t even stand properly. I had to depend on my family members for even a small help,” said Devi.Doctors advised an MRI of her head and she was diagnosed to be having a large hollow stone like tumour/cyst inside her brain. It had taken the shape of an egg whose external structure was hard and was surrounded by the brain all over.Dr Kamal Verma, Director, Department of Neurosurgery, Asian Institute of Medical Sciences said, “It was a challenging surgery as we had to remove this egg-shaped cyst completely and in one piece without causing any damage to the brain. It was about 200 gm in weight.”According to experts, the surgery had lot of risks, as the foreign object was on the left side of the frontal brain which controls our speech and activities.Dr Mukesh Pandey, Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon, Asian Institute of Medical Sciences said, “We tested the foreign matter and discovered that it was caused by some parasite. Such parasites in the brain are known to cause soft balloon like cysts in some patients, but this type of hard structure and size has never been reported in medical literature.”The doctors had to be extra careful in removing it as the cyst contained thousands of parasites and toxic fluids.ONE OF ITS KINDThis egg-shaped cyst, whose external structure was hard and was surrounded by the brain all over, was about 200 gm in weight
The surgery had a lot of risks, as the foreign object was on the left side of the frontal brain which controls our speech and activities

Aadhaar: India court says biometrics not mandatory for tax returns

India’s Supreme Court says the government needs to do more to allay data theft fears.

NGOs asked to validate bank accounts for foreign contributions

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Centre today directed 2,025 NGOs to validate their foreign contribution designated accounts with banks and inform the same to the Home Ministry within the next fortnight. In a circular, the home ministry said all NGOs which were registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) should receive donations from abroad in a single designated bank account. However, it is seen that a number of NGOs have not validated their foreign contribution designated accounts causing problems for the banks to comply with the FCRA provisions that they (banks) report to the central government within 48 hours of such receipt or utilisation of foreign contribution. “These associations are required to validate their foreign designated accounts and also the utilisation accounts within 15 days and send the details, including the bank branch, code, account number, IFSC etc.,” joint secretary (foreigners) in the home ministry Mukesh Mittal said. The home ministry also announced a list of 2,025 NGOs which have not yet validated their FCRA designated accounts. The Modi government, which has tightened the rules for NGOs, has already cancelled registration of more than 10,000 organisations in the last three years for allegedly non-filing of annual returns as mandated in the FCRA. In addition, renewals of more than 1,300 NGOs have been denied or closed in recent past for allegedly violating various provisions of the FCRA. Recently, the home ministry has asked nearly 6,000 NGOs to open their accounts in banks having core banking facilities and furnish details for real time access to security agencies in case of any discrepancy. The move was initiated after it was detected that many NGOs have their bank accounts in cooperative banks or state government owned apex banks or banks which do not have core banking facilities. Last month, the home ministry had directed all FCRA registered NGOs to submit their annual income and expenditure records by June 14 failing which the registration will be cancelled. The order came after it was found that many NGOs have not filed their annual returns for five years — 2010-11 to 2014- 15. In November, 2016, the government had directed more than 11,000 NGOs to file applications for renewal of registration by February 28, 2017. Of the above, 3,500 NGOs have filed applications for renewal till February 2017. Registration of more than 7,000 NGOs were deemed expired due to non-filing of renewal applications.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Nepean Sea Rd locals want median strip realigned

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Nepean Sea Road Citizens Forum (NCRF) have requested a median strip to be realigned so that it solves traffic issues in the neighbourhood. At present, the residents say that it can lead to a delay of up to 25 minutes to exit the road. A median strip is a reserved area that separates opposing lanes of traffic.”One part of the Nepean Sea Road at Mukesh Chowk is narrow as compared to its south bound arm. The third lane cannot be used properly because the manner in which the median is aligned. Due to this, the north bound traffic witnesses a traffic jam at the Mukesh Chowk or where the St. Stephen’s Church stands. It leads to a delay of up to 25 minutes for a person to exit Nepean Sea Road and get to B Desai Road. If the median is realigned by three to four feet, that will help commuters use the third lane more effectively on the north bound arm of the road and ease traffic,” said Mukesh Mehra, secretary of the NSCRF.Around 50 meters, the stretch has more lanes on the south bound as compared to the north stretch. “We have had several meetings and the traffic police were in agreement when Mr Bharambhe was the joint commissioner of police (traffic),” said Mehra. While the traffic police have given a no-objection certificate the matter is now with the ward office and the BMC’s traffic department.Devidas Kshirsagar, assistant municipal commissioner of D-ward said, “We look at the issue in totality. There is a demand from residents and we have forwarded that to our traffic department for remarks. They will first look at the road line. In future, median will be the point from where the road width will be decided. We have asked for their opinion and once we receive them, we will go ahead with the realignment.”Ajay Patil, deputy chief engineer of BMC’s traffic department said, “We are studying it and as per vehicle movement a decision on the issue will be taken.”

File returns or get registration cancelled, MHA warns NGOs

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>NGOs who don’t submit their annual income and expenditure records by June 14 will face cancellation of their FCRA registration, the government has warned. A large number of NGOs, registered under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, are yet to submit their annual returns for five years — 2010-11 to 2014-15 — despite being given a final opportunity to do so, the home ministry said. “Last date for uploading annual returns for 2010-11 to 2014-15 is June 14, 2017. Failure to upload all annual returns will lead to cancellation of registration/renewal already granted,” joint secretary (foreigners) in the home ministry Mukesh Mittal said in an order issued on Monday. The ministry had earlier said that starting May 15 and till June 14, all such NGOs could upload their missing annual returns along with the requisite documents within 30 days. No compounding fee will be imposed on them for late filing of annual returns during this period and this exemption was a one-time measure. As per the rules, the renewal of registration under FCRA cannot be granted unless the annual returns are uploaded to the FCRA website by the organisation. The government is estimated to have cancelled the licences of nearly 7,500 NGOs in last three years after they failed to disclose their income and expenditure statements. The government scheme is not applicable to NGOs like Greenpeace, Sabrang Trust, Islamic Research Foundation and 1,300 others whose registrations have been cancelled for allegedly violating various provisions of the FCRA. In November 2016, the government had directed more than 11,000 NGOs to file applications for renewal of registration by February 28, 2017. However, only 3,500 NGOs filed applications for renewal while the registration of more than 7,000 NGOs were deemed expired due to non-filing.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Raj: Five arrested in suspected honour killing case

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Five persons have been arrested in connection with the suspected honour killing of a 28-year-old engineer last week, police said today. The victim, Amit Nair, had married Mamta Chaudhary nearly two years ago against the wishes of his in-laws and was found shot dead at his residence here on May 17, police said. “Nair’s father-in-law, Jeewan Ram Chaudhary, was arrested from Haryana’s Kaithal village and his mother-in-law, Bhagwani Devi, from Sikar,” Jaipur Police Commissioner Sanjay Agarwal said in a press conference here. He said a contract killer, Ravindra Shekhawat, has also been arrested in the case. “Shekhawat had accepted Rs 3 lakh to kill Nair six months ago. However, he could not execute the murder as the victim was not at home,” he said. Apart from them, the police has arrested a former pradhan, Bhagwana Ram, from Losal and Nair’s brother-in-law, Mukesh Chaudhary, the prime accused in the case, from Deedwana, Agarwal said. All the arrests were made in the past eight days, he said, adding those who shot Nair are absconding. “We will interrogate them to know about shooters,” Agarwal said. Meanwhile, Nair’s wife demanded death penalty for all those found guilty, including her family members. She said, “All of them should get no less than death penalty for their act.”(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Cong, AAP win bypolls to two municipal wards in Delhi

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Congress bagged one seat and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) another in the by-elections to two municipal wards in Delhi, the State Election Commission (SEC) said today. Mukesh Goel of Congress won the bypoll to Sarai Pipal ward in North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and AAP’s Reshma Maujpur ward of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), the SEC said. The by-elections to Sarai Pipal ward was held on May 21 while for Maujpur on May 14. The polling in these two wards were cancelled during the municipal elections on April 23 following the death of the Samajwadi Party candidates.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

‘Who funded Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh’s Russia trip’ Kapil promises another expose

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Sacked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra on Sunday continued his assault on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and questioned the funding of the Russian trip by party leaders Sanjay Singh and Ashutosh. Mishra who is adamant on exposing the alleged scams in the AAP cadre, took to the Twitter and hinted his day?s agenda while pointing fingers at two leaders of Kejriwal bandwagon. ? So who has sponsored Russia trip of Sanjay Singh and Ashutosh? AK ?? ?? ??? ?? ????? ??? ???? ?? 11 ???,? he tweeted. Mishra, whose vociferous campaign against the Delhi Chief Minister continues in full steam, entered its third round on Friday as he leveled a new set of charges against Kejriwal. Mishra dropped another bombshell on friend-turned-foe Kejriwal claiming that the party received money through ‘hawala network’. Mishra showed a powerpoint presentation in a press conference as ‘evidence’ to back his claim that the party received funds from shell companies. “Arvind Kejriwal is keeping quiet despite me providing clinching evidence of his corrupt practices. I have also presented evidence on the Hawala case last Sunday. It been one week, but no one from the AAP has come up with any clarification. It is evident from this presentation how AAP forged letter heads to shell companies. Even the letter heads were fake,” he said. Mishra also challenged Kejriwal to inform the Income Tax Department that the donation amount received by AAP was from Mukesh Kumar. “I will prove two things. Aam Aadmi Party gets fund from Hawala operators…They are avoiding my questions. The video which was tweeted by Kejriwal on Twitter on Thursday was fake. The Letterhead of companies, who gave donation to Aam Aadmi Party are forged. I challenge Arvind Kejriwal to tell Income Tax Department that the donation was received from Mukesh Kumar. Mukesh Kumar’s company is a bank defaulter. How can he donate Rs 2 crore to Aam Aadmi Party?” he added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Action against cop for uploading `obscene’ pics on WhatsApp

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A police officer was removed from `field duty’ today after he allegedly uploaded some obscene pictures in a WhatsApp group. Narsinghpur superintendent of police Mukesh Shrivastava said the action was taken against S L Jharia, a local police station in-charge, after a complaint was received. “One Bablu, administrator of the WhatsApp group, had made a complaint a couple of days ago that Jharia posted obscene pictures in the group. Jharia was removed from field duty following the complaint,” Shrivastava said. Sub-divisional officer of police Naresh Sharma has been asked to conduct further inquiry, he added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Shahdara trader resists robbery attempt, shot dead

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 45-year-old businessman was shot dead, while his wife and son were injured after unidentified men attacked them in Mansarovar Park area of Shahdara, police said today. Mukesh Singhal and his 18-year-old son Saurabh had just returned to their home from their shop in Ashok Nagar when they were attacked, police added. Mukesh, a cold drinks trader, was parking his scooter when three men on a motorcycle tried to snatch his bag last night, said a senior police officer. The bag contained Rs 30,000-40,000, the officer said. A scuffle ensued and Mukesh tried to resist their attempt. His wife Sunita also came out hearing the commotion outside. During scuffle, the motorcycle riders fired and bullets hit Mukesh and his wife Sunita, respectively. A bullet also hit their son. Locals alerted police and the injured were rushed to the hospital. Mukesh was declared brought dead at the hospital, the police officer said, adding his wife’s condition is critical and she is under observation, while his son is out of danger. “The CCTV footage of the area is being analysed. Prima face it appears that the attackers had come with an intention to rob the businessman but we are also probing other angles,” said the officer. Police are trying to ascertain whether Mukesh had any enmity with anyone. They are also probing whether the accused were following him from his shop.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Dec 16 gangrape convicts in ‘depression’, lawyers want review

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The four convicts in the December 16 Delhi gangrape case are fighting “depression” since the confirmation of their death sentence by the Supreme Court, even as their lawyers are pinning hopes on review petitions to be filed in the court. The apex court had last week upheld the conviction and death penalty to Mukesh, Pawan, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Kumar Singh awarded to them by the Delhi High Court court on March 13, 2014. “I will be filing the review petition before the Supreme Court next week, perhaps on Monday or Tuesday,” said Mukesh’s advocate M L Sharma. A P Singh, the lawyer of the other three convicts, said he it would take him some time before filing the review petitions. “We are preparing the petitions, but chances are it will take some time,” he said. The four convicts are being provided counselling by the authorities in Tihar jail where they are lodged since their arrest in the horrific gangrape of a 23-year-old woman in a moving bus in south Delhi on December 16, 2012. “They are under depression and being given expert counselling,” said a source in Tihar. They have also been freed from the jobs assigned to them in the jail to keep them relaxed, the source said. The jail authorities have kept Vinay in Jail number 4, the remaining three Mukesh, Pawan and Akshay are in jail number 2. They are also being watched round the clock with the help of CCTV cameras and jail staff to ensure that they do not take any extreme step under depression, said the source. Upholding the HC verdict in the matter, Justice R Banumathi, the lone woman judge in the Supreme Court, had said that if at all there is a case warranting death sentence, it is the December 16, 2012 gangrape-cum-murder case which “shocked the collective conscience of the society”.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Open sewer, toilet crisis plague Ravidas camp home of

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The burly man neatly pours a small peg in a plastic glass and fills it with some chilled water, appearing strangely at ease in the city’s punishing heat. His friends saunter down the dirt track, desolate, but for the occasional motorbike rumbling past, to join him. A few gulps later, dreariness sets in and they walk down the road, towards the Ravidas camp, a packed settlement on the margins of south Delhi’s glitz. One December evening a little over four years ago, one such drinking session in the slum had set off a grisly chain of events, putting the colony of around 250 families in the spotlight, which it still finds hard to shake off. Public drinking carries a maximum penalty of Rs 5,000 in the national capital, but like everywhere, even in Ravidas camp or the nearby Sarawati camp, impunity seems to be getting the better of law. Soon after December 16, 2012, the slum–cramped between a medieval tomb and the temple of a 15th century saint– discovered that it happened to house four of the six assaulters of Jyoti Singh Pandey, a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern, also known as Nirbhaya. Her gangrape and murder galvanised the country to the point where young women seized poles outside the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the president of India’s official residence, demanding safety, justice and freedom from sexual assaults. Four years after the fateful night, the shanties of Ram Singh, who drove the bus in which Pandey had been brutally raped and assaulted along with her male partner, and Mukesh Singh, whose death sentence was confirmed by the Supreme Court on May 5, are chained. The families of two others whose death sentence was endorsed by the apex court–Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma -have locked themselves in. The settlement, which the inhabitants believe came up around 25 years ago, is dotted with small shacks that stand cheek by jowl. Dish antennas peek out of most the rooftops and desert coolers drone across the colony. The residents, mostly migrant families of autorickshaw drivers, street vendors and domestic workers, get edgy at the very mention or sight or the media. “Why sully the name of our entire settlement for their wrongdoing? Why has the world reduced us to that one identity, that those people stayed here? Do people even care about the real issues we fight day in and day out,” Kamla, a long-time resident of the slum, says. One “real issue”, they stress, is the acute lack of toilets. The colony has around 30 toilet seats in a rundown toilet complex, built around four years ago, utterly falling short of the actual requirement. The colony’s women, at first fidgety and reluctant, gradually open up to vent their ire at the authorities on the situation that exposes them to danger, and of years of official neglect. “Every time there is a court verdict, we are reminded of the same incident over and over again. It is as if the entire settlement is guilty of their crime. No one talks about the everyday issues we are facing, the traps we negotiate on a daily basis,” 23-year-old Poonam, who teaches at a local NGO- run vocational centre, says. The centre, which works in three shifts, has four teachers. It operates out of a small airless room with derelict benches along an open sewer that snakes its way along the colony’s narrow lanes, where dogs stare blankly, perhaps stupefied by the summer heat. A government residential colony in the neighbourhood of the slums is a world in contrast. It has wide, clean, leafy roads with heavy metal gates. Behind the barbed wire fencing, children chase butterflies in its fruity air. Back in Ravidas camp, the residents negotiate grime and squalor. And the children – they chase houseflies in its musty air.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Two shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants in Sikar

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two men were shot dead today by motorcycle-borne assailants in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district, police said. Mukesh Gujar, a resident of Haryana’s Mahendragarh district, and Jaipal Gujar, a local, died on the spot, SHO at the Singhana police station, Ashok Chaudhary, said. The incident took place at Dumoli Khurd village, he said, adding Mukesh had come to attend a marriage function. No one has been arrested yet, he said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Inmates, Tihar jail staff extend succour to Dec 16 gangrape

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The four convicts in the December 16 gangrape case, whose death sentence was upheld by the apex court today, got solace and succour from fellow inmates and Tihar prison staff, where they are lodged since their arrest. Of the four convicts who will face the gallows, Mukesh (29), Pawan (22) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) are kept in jail number two, while Vinay Sharma (23) is lodged in jail number four, a senior Tihar Jail official said. One of the accused, Ram Singh, had allegedly committed suicide in Tihar Jail, while a convicted juvenile was sentenced to three years of punishment in a reform home. “Their reaction was normal since they have already been convicted twice and this was no news for them. They expressed no remorse as they were sort of mentally prepared for such a verdict,” the official said. However, in view of the confirmation of their death sentence, the jail authorities have ensured round-the-clock watch on all of them through CCTV cameras. Also, warders in the jails, where they are lodged, have been instructed to report any change in their “mood or behaviour”, he said. The inmates and jail staff, including warders, have been in touch with the four convicts and are trying to instill “positive outlook” in them, another official who met the convicts said. “They still can go for review petition and mercy petition to get their sentences commuted and they know it. They found solace and encouragement after these things were told to them by their cellmates and the jail staff,” he said. All the four convicts have been visited by their family members at “infrequent intervals”, he said. The jail authorities have been ensuring regular medical check-ups of the four convicts to detect any sign of depression as Vinay had allegedly attempted suicide last year. “He is being watched with extra care as he has a history of depression and also because he had tried to hang himself in the jail in August last year,” the official said. Vinay is now pursuing graduation through distance learning and is in the final year of the course. The Supreme Court today confirmed the death sentence awarded to the four convicts in the December 16, 2012 gangrape and murder case, saying it had sent a “tsunami of shock” all over and was a ‘rarest of rare’ case. The 23-year-old paramedic student was gangraped on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 inside a moving bus in South Delhi by a gang of six persons and severely assaulted before being thrown out naked. She succumbed to her injuries on December 29 at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

December 16 gangrape: Amicus curiae refuse to comment

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Senior advocates appointed as amicus curiae by the Supreme Court in the sensational December 16 gangrape and murder case today refrained from making any comment on the verdict upholding the death penalty of four convicts. Senior advocates Raju Ramachandran and Sanjay Hegde, who had assisted the top court as amicus curiae (friend of the court), said their role comes to an end with the verdict and now it is for the convicts’ advocates to think about the future judicial course. While Ramachandran had assisted the court in appeals of two convicts, Mukesh and Pawan, Hegde helped in the matters relating to other two — Vinay and Akshay. When asked to comment, Ramachandran said “Please understand the role of an amicus. The court has already given its verdict, I have nothing to comment”. Similar was the view of Hegde, who simply remarked “no comment”, but quickly added “it is the prerogative of the counsel who represented the convicts to take a call on filing review petition”. When the two senior advocates were appointed amicus curiae, the lawyers for the accused had objections contending that “erroneous aspersions” were being cast in the minds of people regarding their capability in defending them. The court had, however, later clarified that their appointment as amicus curiae in the case did not undermine the credentials of the lawyers engaged by the condemned prisoners. During the arguments, Ramachandran had said the option of awarding jail term for the whole life to these convicts may also be considered. Hegde had told the bench that there was no doubt that the crime committed was of “immense proportion”, but as the evidence was not concrete, it does not warrant death penalty.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Dec 16 gangrape: SC confirms death penalty of 4 convicts

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court today confirmed the death sentence awarded to the four convicts in the December 16, 2012 sensational gangrape and murder case, terming it the ‘rarest of rare’, most brutal, barbaric and diabolical attack on the 23-year-old paramedic student. The case sent a “tsunami of shock” all over, the apex court said, adding that the convicts treated the victim as an object of enjoyment, with the single purpose of ravishing her. A three-judge bench, through a unanimous verdict, upheld the Delhi High Court judgement which had concurred with the trial court decision. Those who will face the gallows are Mukesh (29), Pawan (22), Vinay Sharma (23) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31). One of the accused, Ram Singh, had allegedly committed suicide in the Tihar Jail, while a convicted juvenile was sentenced three years of punishment in a reform home.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Nirbhaya gangrape case | Mukesh will be acquitted, no case against him: Lawyer ML Sharma

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>With the Supreme Court set to deliver the much-awaited verdict in the December 16 Nirbhaya gang rape case, advocate ML Sharma, who is representing the accused convict Mukesh, has expressed confidence of his client’s acquittal.”We are expecting that Mukesh should be acquitted because there is no case against him. There is no evidence that he was even in the bus. We are waiting for the verdict which will come out at 2 PM today,” Sharma said.The matter is being heard by the apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra and consisting of Justices R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan. The convicts – Akshay, Pawan, Vinay Sharma and Mukesh – challenged the Delhi High Court order which had sentenced them to the gallows.
ALSO READ Full faith in judicial system, confident that SC will announce death sentence: Nirbhaya’s parentsEarlier, the trial court also had sentenced all the four convicts to death penalty. It is being expected that the apex court would not grant relief to the accused as Justice Dipak Misra doesn’t hesitate to give a death sentence and is exceedingly sensitive to women’s rights and liberties.He has upheld rape as depravity and not curable and recently, passed a woman friendly judgement saying that “no woman can be compelled to love; she always has right to say no”.
ALSO READ SC to deliver verdict in Nirbhaya gangrape case tomorrowIn December, 2012, six people gang raped a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern in a moving bus. The woman succumbed to her injuries in a Singapore hospital on December 29, 2012.One of the accused, Ram Singh hanged himself in prison, while another person, who was a juvenile at the time of the crime, was convicted in August last year and will serve the maximum sentence of three years in a reform home.

SC to deliver verdict in Nirbhaya gangrape case tomorrow

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The Supreme Court will tomorrow deliver the much-awaited verdict in the December 16 Nirbhaya gang rape at around 2 p.m. The matter is being heard by the apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra and consisting of Justices R. Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan. The convicts – Akshay, Pawan, Vinay Sharma and Mukesh – challenged the Delhi High Court order which had sentenced them to the gallows. Earlier, the trial court also had sentenced all the four convicts to death penalty. The accused filed a plea in the apex court challenging the trial and the Delhi High Court?s order. It is being expected that the apex court would not grant relief to the accused as Justice Dipak Misra doesn’t hesitate to give a death sentence and is exceedingly sensitive to women’s rights and liberties. He has upheld rape as depravity and not curable and recently, passed a woman friendly judgement saying that “no woman can be compelled to love; she always has right to say no”. In December, 2012, six people gang raped a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern in a moving bus. The woman succumbed to her injuries in a Singapore hospital on December 29, 2012. One of the accused, Ram Singh hanged himself in prison, while another person, who was a juvenile at the time of the crime, was convicted in August last year and will serve the maximum sentence of three years in a reform home.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Couple, their son dies after car hits their bicycle

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A couple and their minor son died when the bicycle they were riding back home was hit by a car in outer Delhi’s Narela, police said today. The couple was returning home after buying medicines for their ailing seven-months-old daughter. The incident occurred on Sunday. The driver of the car sped away after the incident. The locals followed the car but could not stop it, they said. However, since the number plate of the vehicle had come off after the accident, the driver was traced and arrested, a senior police official said. It is suspected that the accused was driving the vehicle at a high speed at the time of the incident. However, no traces of alcohol were found, the official said. Sharda Prasad, the brother of the woman killed in the incident, was near the accident spot and is an eyewitness. He told police that his sister Sundara was in the back seat while her husband, Sanjeevan was riding the bicycle with their son Mukesh in the front. On being hit by the car, the trio was thrown on a footpath. They sustained severe head injuries and were rushed to a nearby hospital. Mukesh died on the way to the hospital while his parents were referred to LNJP Hospital. They died while undergoing treatment, police said. The eyewitnesses collected broken parts of the car, including the number plate, from the accident spot and handed those over to the police which led to the arrest of the car driver.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

‘Ashtadhatu’ idol worth Rs. 45 crore seized along Indo-Nepal border

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> In a successful attempt, the Sashatra Seema Bal (SSB) 41battalion in a joint operation with the Preventive and Intelligence Siliguri unit detained a person who was trying to smuggle an ?Ashtadhatu? (metallic) idol along Indo-Nepal border. Pulkit Rishi, a resident of Bihar, he was detained while he was going for a deal with a Nepal-based smuggler party. The team acted on a tip-off from a person at Kisanganj-Siliguri road when he was on his way to smuggle it to Nepal. SSB officials informed that the cost of the seized precious idol as per international market rate and previous seizure done by other agencies in different parts of country is approx Rs. 45 crore. Superintendent of Customs Department of P&I Siliguri unit Mukesh Kumar told that a primary certificate from the history department of North Bengal University has been given which defines the idol as antic. ?The idol is a high valued antic made of Ashtadhatu with a height of around 54 centimeters, width 23 centimeters and weighing around 24.07 kg,? he said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

BJP misusing probe agencies against political opponents: HP

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Himachal Pradesh ministers Vidya Stokes and Mukesh Agnihotri today accused the BJP of misusing the central probe agencies against its political opponents and termed it as an “unhealthy” practice. “The investigation by three agencies in a single case against Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh clearly indicates the nefarious designs of the BJP,” they said in a joint statement here. The claimed that despite all odds, the state government has ensured unprecedented development in Himachal Pradesh and the Congress would again form government after the Assembly polls later this year. Asserting that the Congress is not afraid of the BJP’s conspiracies against Singh and the party and MLAs are strongly behind him, the ministers warned that if the BJP tries to initiate “illegal action” against the Chief Minister, then they would have to face serious consequences. They also alleged that the BJP has been trying to “destabilise” the democratically elected government in the state and the people would never tolerate it. Stokes and Agnihotri claimed that Singh has always cooperated in the investigation but it is “unfortunate” that he was being interrogated time and again by the investigating agencies. They alleged that ahead of the Assembly elections, slated to be held later this year, the BJP leaders are involved in “malicious propaganda” against the Chief Minister to mislead the people and derive political mileage out of it.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

SSP Rajamarthandan suspended for revealing CID information

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Assam Police has suspended CID SSP N Rajamarthandan for disclosing crucial information of an ongoing investigation on the Silapathar incident, in which an office of the AASU was attacked by a group. “Rajamarthandan has violated service rules and also allegedly falsified documents. He has been put under immediate suspension and a criminal case has been registered, besides initiating departmental inquiry,” Assam Police Director General Mukesh Sahay told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Hot Air balloon creates panic in yet another Goa village

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Panic gripped gullible residents of a village in South Goa when a hot air balloon–which is part of the state government’s tourism initiative–landed in their locality this morning. The incident took place 9.30 AM in Raia village located on Margao-Ponda highway, 35 kms from here. Fear-stricken villagers raised an alarm on seeing the hot air balloon and even called the local police. “We all panicked as we saw the huge balloon with people coming down. We ran for shelter but it landed safely,” said an eye witness from Raia village. The exact number of tourists which were on board the hot air balloon could not be known. This is the second such incident within a week, the last one being at Panchwadi in Shiroda village where a balloon with six tourists including two foreigners had landed near a house, 60 kms from here, prompting State Tourism Minister Manohar Asgaonkar to order an inquiry into the landing which created panic. According to Tiger Balloon Safari, the company which manages the Hot Air Balloon operation as a part of Goa Tourism Development Corporation’s initiative, the landing was normal and there was nothing to panic. “It was not an emergency landing. It was normal. People were panicked because they have not seen such a thing. It is usual for a Balloon safari to find an open space and land there. It is a part of normal operation,” Mukesh Yadav, Advisor, Tiger Balloon Safari, told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Construction near Taj Mahal sealed by ADA: UPPCB tells NGT

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has told the NGT that construction activity in the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) near the eastern gate of Taj Mahal has been sealed by Agra Development Authority. The submission came in response to a plea filed by an association working for protection of Taj Mahal alleging that there was tree felling in the eco-sensitive zone near the 17th century mausoleum on a plot which was about 2.4 kms away from monument’s boundary. “Some construction is existing on the said land which has already been sealed by Agra Development Authority and at the time of inspection the seal was intact. “The representative of the property has shown his ignorance about cutting of any tree. However, 3-4 dry trees have been found at site. The representative could not show any permission or licence from any department for construction of the restaurant,” UPPCB told a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar. In a separate affidavit, the forest department also told the tribunal that the plot where a structure was being constructed partially has been seized by the Agra Development Authority. It said branches of neem trees have been cut off. The forest department submitted that as per the information received from the corporator of the ward concerned “it has come to the fore that in Shilpgram Agra there is no organisation under the name of Taj Mahal Welfare Association and neither is there is any secretary by the name of Mukesh Singh.” The green panel has appointed advocate Gaurav Bansal as amicus curiae in the case. The submissions were made in an affidavit filed in response to a plea filed by Taj Mahal Welfare Association seeking action against those responsible for chopping trees near the marble monument despite a ban by the Supreme Court. The petitioner association had written a one-page letter to the NGT alleging that illegal construction activity of a hotel and resort in Agra was being undertaken in the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) near the eastern gate of Taj Mahal. It said that one person had allegedly cut 20-25 trees in an area of 12,000 sq feet for building a hotel and when the matter was brought to the notice of the Agra Development Authority, it turned a deaf year to the whole issue.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Can’t find a public toilet? Walk into a 5-star

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>If you don’t find a clean toilet travelling in South Delhi, feel free to walk into a posh hotel or a fancy restaurant to answer nature’s call. If the staff resist, just pay Rs 5 to use their washroom. Aimed at addressing the problem of a lack of toilets for women, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has directed all hotels and restaurants to make their washrooms available to the public.Several parts of South Delhi are considered upmarket and house tony restaurants and cafes, but the 686-sq km area that comes under SDMC has only 1,000 toilets. With less than two toilets per sq km and only 25 per cent of these marked for women, the move is also aimed at supporting the Swachh Bharat Mission, with the number of toilets set to be increased to at least 5,000.”If eateries don’t follow the orders, they run the risk of losing their health licence. Also, their trade licence will not be renewed,” said Mukesh Yadav, spokesperson, SDMC. “Starting April 1, these hotel and restaurant owners will have to give free access to the general public. They can charge up to Rs 5 per user to cover their maintenance charges,” he added.According to a recent study conducted by the Centre for Advocacy and Research in Delhi, in the absence of a toilet at home, 33 per cent of the total number of households depend on community toilets, while 8 per cent opt for open defecation.The move, however, has received a mixed response from the various market associations in the capital. “It is ridiculous. The government should provide facilities to the public. If the restaurant is full, how will we manage to allow the general public to use the toilets,” said Pawan Kumar Chopra, managing partner, GK-1 M Block Association, that has over 14 restaurants.On the other hand, Sudhir Ahuja, general secretary, South Ex Part-2 Traders Welfare Association, said: “People are already using McDonald’s outlets for the same. There is no harm in it.This is a nice idea. There are approximately four to five hotels in our area.”

Two men sentenced to life term for murdering 19-yr-old youth

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Delhi court has awarded life imprisonment to two men for murdering a 19-year-old boy here five years ago. Additional Sessions Judge V K Bansal sentenced Delhi resident Manoj and Uttar Pradesh resident Nand Lal for murdering Mukesh with a sword and iron rod after a quarrel in 2012. “The facts of the case show that due to their act one person had lost his life. They are sentenced to life imprisonment with fine of Rs 2000 each,” the judge said. The court also said the statements of the witnesses were reliable. “Witnesses are trustworthy and reliable…I am of the opinion that prosecution has fully discharged its onus and proved the guilt of accused persons beyond doubt and hence both accused are held guilty under IPC,” the judge said. According to the prosecution, Mukesh was found bleeding and lying unconscious near Wazirpur industrial area in north Delhi on April 2, 2012. Police took him to hospital where he was declared brought dead. In the subsequent probe, cops found that on the night of the incident, Mukesh and his friend were sleeping on a rickshaw when the accused persons came and assaulted him with an iron rod and a sword. Prosecution witnesses told the court that a day before the incident, Manoj had quarrelled with Mukesh and the accused had been threatening the victim. The police found the iron rod and the sword used for committing the offence. During the trial, the accused had pleaded not guilty and claimed that they were falsely implicated.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

4th Race: The Sergent Major Plate Div.I (about) 1400 M

Cat II
Poll Promise (M Narayanan) 60 carried 55 C P Boppanna First Rebellion 56.5 carried 54 Sameeruddin Second Canberra 53.5 Akshay Kumar Third
Rock Heights 53.5 K Mukesh Fourth
All nine ran
Won By: 4-1/4 l, 1-1/4 l, 1-3/4 l
Time: One minute 25.40 seconds
Winner Trained By: Satheesh
Favourite: Poll Promise (Winner)
Tote Paid: Rs 13 for win, Rs 8, Rs 49 and Rs 13 for places SHP: Rs 197
Forecast: Rs 854
Quinella: Rs 450
Tanala: Rs 3658 paid on 28 tickets. <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Cat II Poll Promise (M Narayanan) 60 carried 55 C P Boppanna First Rebellion 56.5 carried 54 Sameeruddin Second Canberra 53.5 Akshay Kumar Third Rock Heights 53.5 K Mukesh Fourth All nine ran Won By: 4-1/4 l, 1-1/4 l, 1-3/4 l Time: One minute 25.40 seconds Winner Trained By: Satheesh Favourite: Poll Promise (Winner) Tote Paid: Rs 13 for win, Rs 8, Rs 49 and Rs 13 for places SHP: Rs 197 Forecast: Rs 854 Quinella: Rs 450 Tanala: Rs 3658 paid on 28 tickets. (More)(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

In a first, cops seize fake Rs 100 notes; 2 held

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>When fake Rs 2,000 notes were seized within just weeks of the demonetization drive announcement, it had surprised the security agencies. But an even more surprising recovery was made on Friday, when reportedly for the first time, the Special Cell of Delhi Police came across counterfeit notes of Rs 100 denomination.After demonetization, the demand for Rs 100 notes increased dramatically and the counterfeit note racketeers seem to be exploiting this development. Sources said the recovered notes were of such fine quality that it was extremely difficult to tell them apart from the real currency.Two persons were arrested in this regard and Rs 6 lakh in fake Rs 100 notes was recovered from their possession. Police are now investigating if the Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) were pumped in during the Uttar Pradesh (UP) elections as the arrested duo had travelled to the eastern part of the state more than 20 times in the last two months. Sources revealed that the notes came to India through Pakistan via Nepal.“Accused Sanjeev alias Mukesh, 31, and Arvin, 35, hail from the Shamli district in UP. Sanjeev has been involved in the racket for the last two to three years whereas Arvin joined in just a few months ago. The duo was arrested from outer Delhi’s Sonia Vihar in the early hours of Friday. The main supplier is an eastern UP-based man, who receives the currency from Pakistan via Nepal,” Special Cell DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav said.The police had launched a drive against counterfeit notes a few weeks ago after fake currency of Rs 2,000 denomination, amounting to nearly 19 lakh, was seized. The latest arrest was made in continuation of the said drive. The cops also seized a Santro car bearing a Haryana number plate.Sources said Sanjeev and Arvin had come to the Capital to deliver the fake notes to some buyers. Arvin’s bag had Rs 2 lakh while Sanjeev had Rs 4 lakh. They charged Rs 40,000 for Rs 100,000 fake currency.A case under appropriate sections of the law has been registered and further probe is on. More people may get arrested soon, police said.NETWORK ORIGINATES IN UPAccused Sanjeev alias Mukesh, 31, and Arvin, 35, hail from the Shamli district in UP. Sanjeev has been involved in the racket for the last two to three years whereas Arvin joined in just a few months ago. The duo was arrested from outer Delhi’s Sonia Vihar in the early hours of Friday.

According to police and security officials, the notes

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>that have been recovered have copied the geometric patterns and the colour scheme both on obverse and the reverse side including watermark, and the exclusive number pattern of the Rs 2000 currency. More than half of the 17 RBI-listed security features have been replicated in these counterfeit notes, they say. In genuine currency, there are 13 features on the front side including two for visually impaired and four on the reverse. “Unlike samples seized elsewhere which were scanned or colour photocopies, these have been printed using sophisticated dyes. We have sent those notes to RBI but the features of these fake notes are quite tough to differentiate,” SP Murshidabad Mukesh Kumar told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

NIA takes custody of 3 suspects in Kanpur train derailment case

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A day after the suspected ISI operative Samshul Hoda, a prime accused in the Kanpur train derailment case, was deported to Nepal from Dubai, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) took into custody three other suspects in the case. The probe agency on Tuesday said that three suspects — Moti Paswan, Uma Shanker and Mukesh Yadav — had been taken on police remand from the Bihar Police in connection with the Motihari train derailment case, adding that they would be produced in a special court in Patna on February 14. Hoda, 48, was arrested by a special team of Nepal Police along with three others.Hoda was arrested at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Monday soon after he was brought to Nepal from Dubai in coordination with Interpol, Sources said an NIA team might travel to Nepal to interrogate the accused. The three other arrested by the police in Nepal are Brij Kishor Giri, Ashish Singh and Umesh Kumar Kurmi, all from Kalaiya district in that country. Last month Union Home Ministry had handed over the Ghorasahan (Motihari), Indore-Patna Express train derailment and Hirakhand Express train derailment cases to the NIA to probe the sabotage angle and unravel any larger conspiracy.This was after claims by the Bihar Police that the derailment of the Indore-Patna Express, in which 150 people were killed and another 200 were injured, was the ISI’s handiwork.The Bihar Police had said that Moti Paswan, Uma Shanker and Mukesh Yadav were paid by suspected ISI agent Brij Kishore Giri for planting IEDs at Ghorasahan railway station in Motihari on October 1 last year.NIA sources said that the preliminary probe suggests that Giri was in touch with Hoda, who is said to be a major fake Indian currency notes operator.

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