The DSLSA, which processed the claims of victims, informed the court that a cheque of Rs 15 crore was received by it on Wednesday. The Delhi government on Thursday told the Delhi High Court it has disbursed Rs 15 crore for payment of compensation to victims of sexual offences and other crimes like acid attacks. The DSLSA, which processed the claims of victims, informed the court that a cheque of Rs 15 crore was received by it on Wednesday. On May 4 this year, the court had directed the Delhi government to disburse Rs10 crore within seven days for granting interim compensation to victims of sexual and other offences. It had also directed the government to prepare a roster with regard to testing of DNA samples by forensic science laboratories (FSLs).
The Azad Maidan Police have arrested a 28-year-old man for allegedly molesting a 24-year-old woman lawyer in broad daylight on Wednesday in South Mumbai while she was coming back from a lecture at Mumbai University. According to the police, on Wednesday morning, the victim had left her Navi Mumbai residence to go for lectures in Mumbai University. A few people rushed for woman’s help and a police patrolling officer who was passing by from the area was called in. Following this, the accused was taken into police custody,” said a police officer from Azad Maidan police station. A case under section 354 (Molestation) of Indian Penal Code has been filed at Azad Maidan police station.
A 24-year-old woman was shot dead by two unidentified miscreants on a bike in Rajender Nagar area of Ghaziabad on Thursday. According to the police, the victim has been identified as Rama Chaturvedi, an assistant manager in a call center in Noida. The incident took place around 10 am when Chaturvedi stepped out of her building premises to go tooffice. "I was returning home from a nearby market when I saw two men on a bike with their faces covered. The incident happened so fast that the nearby people didn't have time catch them.
The Delhi High Court on Thursday expressed concerns over the suicide of children while playing a challenge-based game on the Internet where the final dare is to kill himself/herself. The court, however, did not pass any orders and wished to know whether the government has issued any prohibition order with regard to downloading the Blue Whale game. The court also sought to know from the petitioner, advocate Gurmeet Singh, whether any such incident has happened in Delhi. It asked the petitioner whether any prohibition order can be passed, and fixed the matter for further hearing on August 22. "The game is just a trigger though, there are underlying issues like low self-esteem, depression and sometimes stress which leads to these steps.
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has swung into action after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued directions to crack down on errant officers allowing encroachment, and occupants encroaching on public places. The Council on Thursday sealed a beverage kiosk in Connaught Place for encroaching on the pavement. According to NDMC officials, the kiosk was originally allotted to be run as a flower kiosk, however, the owner had "illegally transferred" the property to a beverage owner. "We have sealed the kiosk, as it was illegally being used as a godown. There were crates of beverage containers stuffed on the pavement," a senior enforcement officer said.
Justice RG Ketkar allowed the petition filed by a couple of Indian origin, now citizens of New Zealand, to adopt the two minor children. The children were found in 2016, and were sent to a children home in Nerul. Even Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) granted a no objection certificate for allowing an inter-country adoption of the children. The couple, both employed in their country had sought the adoption, because they could not have their own children, due to infertility issues and numerous unsuccessful treatment attempts. The couple also gave an undertaking to the court setting out details about another couple in New Zealand, who would take responsibility of the minor children in the event of their sudden death.
Citizen groups from Andheri East will closely monitor the work initiated by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for relaying the entire 4.3-kilometre stretch of Andheri-Ghatkopar Link Road (AGLR). The road, which was constructed by MMRDA, was handed over to BMC in 2015 after citizens and elected representatives protested against its lack of maintenance. Citizens have already suffered enough due to the pathetic condition of the road,” said James John from AGNI, an NGO and co-ordinator of citizen groups in K/East ward. BMC officials have welcomed the move by the citizen groups, he added. Once BMC begins its work, citizens would keep a tab on the way it is being carried out.
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A TNSTC bus from Tirupur to Gudalur which met with an accident at Valley View on the Udhagamandalam - Coonoor national highway on Thursday. | Photo Credit: M. Sathyamoorthymore-inMore than 60 passengers on board a bus from Tirupur and headed towards Gudalur had a lucky escape on Thursday morning, after the bus almost fell into a more than 200 feet deep cliff into the Ketti Valley after a collision with another vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, R Murthy, 54, swerved to avoid the oncoming lorry and ploughed into a retaining wall. Traffic hitAll the passengers inside the bus escaped without any injuries, but were visibly shaken by the incident. Traffic along the stretch of road came to a standstill for over an hour while the bus was retrieved carefully from the small gully into which it had fallen.
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In 1969, the Indian banking system had a deposit portfolio of Rs5,173 crore and a credit portfolio of Rs3,729 crore. Now we have at least eight more than 100-year-old state-owned banks—Allahabad Bank, Punjab National Bank, Bank of India, Canara Bank, Corporation Bank, Indian Bank, Bank of Baroda and Punjab and Sind Bank. The set of state-owned banks have set aside Rs36,697 crore as provisions, four times what the private banks have done. The banking regulator is withdrawing the protective ring around state-owned banks and is ready to welcome new banks of different shapes and sizes. We will have a new banking landscape but the question is: Will the financial repression end?
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Photo: Hindustan TimesThe Indian economy had stagnated in the last five decades of colonial rule. The Indian economy accelerated in the 1950s after the long stagnation. The industrial policy resolution of 1956 had a far more statist flavour than the 1948 policy. The second five-year plan was designed with a view to not just push economic growth but also bring about a rapid structural change in the Indian economy. Indian economic growth had its second structural break in 1980.
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China President Xi Jinping can’t appear to be bowing to US President Donald Trump, and vice versa. This standoff could roil Asian markets caught in the crossfire. President Trump betrays his ignorance of global affairs, institutions and basic logic with every tweet and verbal bromide. Here’s where the bubble in political risk comes into play. This standoff could roil Asian markets caught in the crossfire.
August 18, 2017 00:45 UTC
Highlights 1 Mob allegedly assaults group of JNU, St Stephen's students. Seven students of JNU and St Stephen's College, including a girl, were brutally assaulted by a group of people in Faridabad on Monday, police said. The girl claims the group also tried to rape her during two-hour ordeal. Moreover, when the victims approached Surajkund police station, cops misbehaved with them and refused to register an FIR. The wounds inflicted on her were primarily on her chest, right abdomen, right breast, right leg and a knee.
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Highlights 1 CCTV footage shows men bludgeoning dog to death in Delhi. A chilling CCTV footage has emerged, showing a group of men savagely pummeling a stray dog to death with bricks in a south Delhi alley and then stealing the carcass. Speaking to Mail Today, many veterinarians in south Delhi said the number of stray dogs in the area is going down. According to a recent survey by global NGO Humane Society International, the number of stray dogs in south Delhi is 1,89,285. ALSO READ | Mumbai: Dog saves owner's life, gets killedALSO WATCH | Chennai horror: Angry man bludgeons dog to death with cricket bat
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Police said one Kapil Tyagi from Saharanpur was the head of the group’s operations. He claimed that three companies had duped him of Rs 56,77,000 by offering him bonus and maturity amount against his life insurance policy, police said. They used to dupe people by luring them with false promises of bonus payments and maturity amount against their life insurance policies. Around 500 pages of data from two insurance companies were also recovered. They looked for those whose bonuses had been declared or who were surrendering their life insurance policy.
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NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind 's first official visit to Ladakh later this month comes at a time when tensions between India and China have led to border stand-offs and will be seen as a morale booster for the armed forces. Kovind will present colours to five battalions of the Ladakh Scouts, an infantry regiment of the Indian Army Rashtrapati Bhavan officials said it would be a day-long visit. Presidential colours are presented to a regiment only after "a deep selection process" that examines its history of valour, sacrifice and traditions over the years.The visit to Ladakh is significant, coming days after the Army foiled an incursion bid by Chinese soldiers. Sources added that the trip was being seen as part of PM Narendra Modi's focus on J&K.Interestingly , Modi also visited the state at the start of his term in 2014.The Ladakh Scouts, which has five battalions with almost 900 soldiers each, became a regular Army regiment in 2001 after its performance in the Kargil war.
Source:Times of India
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