The court said it was the duty of the state to ensure law and order is maintained. The PIL filed through advocate Asif Naqvi seeks to frame guidelines for the safety of citizens from cow vigilantes (gau rakshaks). The PIL has cited various news reports of incidents across the country where people have been allegedly killed in cow vigilante attacks. The PIL states that nothing is being done by the government to protect citizens and that it is the state's duty to protect them. The PIL prays for calling of records from all police stations giving details about incidents of cow vigilantes and setting up a call centre for people to make complaints of any kind of harassment.
August 22, 2017 02:15 UTC
The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) declared the results of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Class 12 supplementary examination on its official website on Monday. The overall pass percentage for the supplementary exam was 24.96 per cent, recording a dip of around 3 per cent as compared to 2016. Aurangabad division scored the highest pass percentage at 37 per cent followed by Pune at 25.89 per cent. "From the time that these exams were started, Mumbai has recorded the pass percentage of 17-22 per cent. As is the usual trend, girls outshined boys by with a 28.72 pass percentage versus boys' 23.61 per cent.
Faulty weighing practice at airports is burdening passengers with extra charges for luggage. The luggage weighing scales of three airlines counters at Jaipur airport failed on the standards during an inspection by the consumer department’s weight and measure unit. One of the airlines was even caught overcharging for luggage by rounding up the weight to the nearest maximum kilogram unit. “At the counter of Spice Jet airline, the machine was not of approved standards and the passengers were being overcharged by rounding up the luggage weight. “As for the weighing of luggage, we have machines installed by the airport authority that are maintained and inspected at regular intervals.
As per Liases Foras, a real estate research and data analytics firm, 2.76 lakh housing units Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and 1.05 lakh units in Greater Mumbai remain unsold in 2017 so far. This takes the total to 3.81 unsold units. In 2016, these figures were 2.40 lakh for MMR and 95,855 for Greater Mumbai. Liases Foras released this data in its quarterly research report on Monday. While Greater Mumbai had the highest share of unsold inventory, at 69 per cent.
The Delhi High Court (HC) has granted interim relief to a learning-disabled dyslexic student seeking admission to MBBS course, after he was denied a chance to sit for the counselling, allegedly in violation of the Disability Act, 2017. Purang, who is dyslexic, had filled the form under the General category as there was no other category available for him. The cut-off percentile for the General category was 50 and for the PH category, it was 45. The petitioner secured 45.83 percentile and thus was entitled to the same criterion as the PH persons. He, however, could not register himself in the PH category.
A year and half after the 135-year-old Hancock bridge was demolished by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), there has been no development on the construction of the new bridge that was to replace it. On Sunday, residents under the banner of Hancock Bridge Nirman Committee (HBNC) held a meeting, which was attended by residents from Dongri, Noorbaug, and Mazagaon among others. "Since the matter is pending with the court, our only option is to approach the court," he said. At present, pedestrians and motorists have to take a longer route to the cross the railway track. "In the last six months six people have died while crossing the railway track," Sayeed said.
Police said the women were wife and mother-in-law of the accused, who rued their ill-behaviour towards himself and wanted to get rid of them. According to the police, the bodies were receovered from the Mahananda Express stationed at the yard of the Shahdara railway station. "During investigation, a passerby told the police that he had seen the two victims sitting with a man at the railway station, a day before the murder. He then brought them to Delhi and stopped at the Shahdara Railway Station. There, he hit his wife with a rod on her head and strangled his mother-in-law.
According to the police, the deceased were identified as Suraj Keshri, 32, and Rahul, and the injured was identified as Lakshu, reportedly in his early 20s. Driver of the unidentified vehicle could not be arrested till late in the evening. According to the police, the deceased were identified as Suraj Keshri, 32, and Rahul, and the injured was identified as Lakshu, reportedly in his early 20s. Medical report has indicated he and his two friends were drunk at the time of the accident, the police said. Suraj and Rahul were declared dead on arrival and their bodies were shifted to the BJRM hospital for post-mortem.
Close to the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and the Gateway, Causeway also leads up to the high-security Naval Officers Residential Area. It was in 1838 when Causeway came into existence - the creek dividing the Island of Bombay (Colaba) and Old Woman's Island were joined by land-filling. “Slowly, the place began to develop with elite residences, the Taj Mahal Hotel, and Regal Cinema being built here. The causeway also has buildings with colonnade architecture where the columns covered the footpath. While the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel came up in 1903, the Gateway came up in 1924, and India's first air-conditioned cinema, Regal, in 1933.
Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal on Monday directed officials of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and the three municipal corporations to mechanise the entire process of sewer and drain cleaning within the next 15 days. The move comes in the backdrop of death of 10 sanitation workers within two months, while cleaning drains and sewers manually. "The SOP will be applied to all, including private contractors, group housing society, malls, etc,"read a statement released by the L-G office. The L-G also directed the Delhi Police to take stringent and deterrent action against those contractors who violate the law. In the latest case of sewer deaths, a 45-year-old sanitation worker had died after entering a sewer at the Lok Nayak Hospital without any protective gear on Sunday.
Even if the intelligence fails, the police can still react, and we are prepared for any untoward situation. Besides, entrances of the market are manned by private guards hired by market associations. With the security of the market in hands of private guards, how does the police ensure safety? We train the private guards about how to use hand-held metal detectors and about the functioning of door-frame detectors. After recent attacks in foreign countries, security has been stepped up.
The Uttar Pradesh police arrested two men for blackmailing a Class XI student, who then committed suicide, from the Salarpur village of Noida on Monday. According to the police, the girl consumed a poisonous substance on July 17. "The girl consumed a chemical and fell ill. She was taken to hospital, where she later died," said Ajay Kumar, Station House Officer, Sector 39 of Noida. The girl was blackmailed for four months before she decided to kill herself. "We have arrested her boyfriend Arjun and his friend Bablu," Kumar added.
The next generation projection mapping system at the iconic Gateway of India that was inaugurated on August by Chief minister Devendra Fadanvis as a 15-day trial project, is posing problems for the local police. A blackout for the duration of the show poses loopholes in security. Security has been tightened to avoid any untoward incident," said a police officer. Fadnavis had inaugurated the next generation projection mapping system at the iconic Gateway of India. Actors Amitabh Bachchan and Nana Patekar have voiced the narration that is played at the arch monument against the backdrop of a laser and light show held.
The 45-year-old officer’s bail is also the latest instance of reprieve for suspected Hindu extremists. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and Dy CM O Panneerselvam paying tributes at the memorial of J Jayalalithaa following merger of their factions in Chennai on Monday. “We are giving them another deadline and have scheduled a meeting with all builders, including these 82, on August 25. The terror group claimed killing and wounding a “number” of what it described as “Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)apostates” in the suicide attack involving the Indian bomber. Abouyaaqoub, 22, had been the target of an international manhunt that had raised fears throughout the region since Thursday’s van attack in Barcelona.
August 22, 2017 01:41 UTC
Floods continue to wreak havoc in Uttar Pradesh, Assam claiming six more lives; situation improves in West BengalThe death toll in Bihar floods has crossed the 300 mark with 51 people losing their lives since Sunday. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held a high-level ministerial meeting to take stock of the flood situation. Three more deaths have pushed the flood toll to 72, the state relief commissioner’s office said. Aamir pleaSuperstar Aamir Khan on Monday appealed to people to contribute towards Bihar Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in the wake of the floods. Aamir said he is confident that the government is taking necessary steps to overcome the flood situation.