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DPCC orders closure of 112 stainless steel pickling units
New Delhi, May 8
Taking serious note of the violation of environmental regulations, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has issued a closure notice to 112 stainless steel pickling units in the Wazirpur Industrial area.

NHRC directs Delhi police to pay Rs 5 L compensation
New Delhi, May 8
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has recommended the Delhi Police Commissioner and the Delhi government to pay Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of late Tarun Chauhan, who was shot dead by a constable in an inebriated condition in 2012.

Man charred to death in car fire
New Delhi, May 8
A businessman was burnt to death in his car on the Outer Ring Road in Pitampura, northwest Delhi, last night.

DDA told to explore possibility of free water in Dwarka
New Delhi, May 8
Lieutenant Governor (LG) Najeeb Jung today directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to explore the possibility of providing free of charge water tankers to Dwarka for, at least, next three months to tide over the water problem.


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A heavy traffic jam at ITO due to rain in New Delhi on Thursday
A heavy traffic jam at ITO due to rain in New Delhi on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

Skeletal of minor boy found in gutter
New Delhi, May 8
The skeletal remains of a minor boy were found in a gutter in Vinod Nagar, East Delhi, today. The gutter is located near a house. A worker, who was cleaning the gutter, informed the owner of the house that two human bones and a pair of white school shoes were lying inside it.

ACB notice to RIL to submit papers related to gas price hike
New Delhi, May 8
The Anti-Corruption Branch of Delhi government has issued a notice to Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) to submit documents related to hike in prices of natural gas from KG basin, a matter in which it had registered an FIR in February after orders from the then Kejriwal government.

 





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DPCC orders closure of 112 stainless steel pickling units

New Delhi, May 8
Taking serious note of the violation of environmental regulations, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has issued a closure notice to 112 stainless steel pickling units in the Wazirpur Industrial area.

"These industrial units were allegedly discharging untreated waste water into the sewers, roads and storm water drains, and this untreated acidic discharge is causing havoc in the industrial area and causing inconvenience to the people there," said DPCC Secretary Sandeep Mishra.

The DPCC has ordered Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited and the Delhi Jal Board to cut power and water supply to the 112 stainless steel pickling units with immediate effect, Mishra said.

It has also directed the North Delhi Municipal Corporation to cancel their factory licence and the Sub- Divisional Magistrate has been directed to seal the unit.

The 2,000-odd industrial units in the area allegedly discharge untreated waste water into the sewers which does not reach the common effluent treatment plant as the sewerage system is broken.

A survey by the DPCC found large quantity of metallic silt from the pickling units was being discharged directly into the storm water drains without mandatory pre-treatment.

This chokes the drains of the area resulting in back-flows and overflow. PTI

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NHRC directs Delhi police to pay Rs 5 L compensation
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 8
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has recommended the Delhi Police Commissioner and the Delhi government to pay Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of late Tarun Chauhan, who was shot dead by a constable in an inebriated condition in 2012.

Twelve-year-old Tarun was shot dead at a marriage pandal at Dhaka Village on March 11, 2012. The Commission observed that the abuse of power by a public servant led to loss of life of an innocent child for which the state must bear the liability. It has asked them to submit the proof of payment within six weeks.

During the course of inquiry, the Commission found that the constable had an altercation with one of the relatives of the deceased over the parking of his vehicle. After that, he came back to the pandal in a drunken state and tried to enquire from Tarun the whereabouts of his relative.

He fired three rounds first in the air, second on the ground and third on Tarun for not disclosing the whereabouts of his relative.

Tarun was hit on the chest and was rushed to Sushrut Trauma Centre, Metcalfe House, Delhi, where he succumbed to his injuries.

A case under Sections 307/302/34 of the Indian Penal Code was registered against the constable who was sent to judicial custody. He was placed under suspension and departmental proceedings were initiated against him.

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Man charred to death in car fire
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 8
A businessman was burnt to death in his car on the Outer Ring Road in Pitampura, northwest Delhi, last night.

He was not able to open the doors of his car and the people outside were unable to help him escape the fire, said a police officer today.

The victim has been identified as Amit Moga (30), who had a wholesale business of gift items and owned a shop at Sadar Bazaar in Old Delhi.

"About 10 pm when Moga was travelling in his Toyota Etios car, the engine of his car caught fire. The fire spread so quickly that the vehicle was burnt within minutes," said a police officer.

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DDA told to explore possibility of free water in Dwarka
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 8
Lieutenant Governor (LG) Najeeb Jung today directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to explore the possibility of providing free of charge water tankers to Dwarka for, at least, next three months to tide over the water problem.

The DDA, in turn, said it will review the situation and assured the LG that by May 20 water from eight additional tube-wells shall be made available which will be able to serve the Dwarka area.

Jung directed the DDA to speed up the work on these tube-wells so that additional water is immediately made available to the residents of Dwarka.

Jung had earlier directed the DDA to supplement water supply to Dwarka. Jung held a meeting in this regard with the DDA vice-chairman, engineer member, CEO of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), member (Water) DJB, South West Deputy Commissioner (Revenue), tehsildar, Dwarka, and SDM, Dwarka.

The LG took another meeting with the chief secretary and DJB CEO and heads of all Discoms and power secretary regarding power and water issues, which is a follow up meeting to the one taken by him on April 23.

In compliance with Jung's instructions, the DJB CEO said that in order to check spillage of water from tankers, they had inducted spill-free stainless tankers as also instituted the process of penalizing any violation of their directives to the existing fleet of water tankers.

The CEO also informed that the DJB had set up several control rooms to address queries of the citizens of Delhi and that three call centres and 24 local water emergencies have been made operational.

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Skeletal of minor boy found in gutter
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 8
The skeletal remains of a minor boy were found in a gutter in Vinod Nagar, East Delhi, today.

The gutter is located near a house. A worker, who was cleaning the gutter, informed the owner of the house that two human bones and a pair of white school shoes were lying inside it. The police were informed about the discovery.

The area around the gutter was dug and the complete skeleton was found.

The police checked the records of missing children in the area and learnt that a five-year-old boy was kidnapped about five years ago.

"The recovered bones have been sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory for ascertaining if its DNA matches with those of the parents of the kidnapped boy," said a police officer.

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ACB notice to RIL to submit papers related to gas price hike

New Delhi, May 8
The Anti-Corruption Branch of Delhi government has issued a notice to Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) to submit documents related to hike in prices of natural gas from KG basin, a matter in which it had registered an FIR in February after orders from the then Kejriwal government.

RIL has been asked to submit all documents related to the issue by tomorrow.

Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily, RIL Chief Mukesh Ambani, former Union minister Murli Deora and retired Director General of Hydrocarbons V K Sibal were today named in the case.

RIL spokesperson said, "As a responsible corporate, we cooperate with all government and regulatory agencies to the fullest. PTI

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