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One student killed, 17 injured in school van-tanker collisionMangled remains of the school van at the Keshavpuram Police Station after it collided with a tanker near the Kanhaiya Nagar Metro Station in northwest Delhi on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

One student killed, 17 injured in school van-tanker collision

27 Apr 2018 | 12:44 AM

NEW DELHI: A seven-year-old girl died and 17 students were injured after a milk tanker rammed into a school van this morning near the Kanhaiya Nagar Metro Station in northwest Delhi, a police official said. The school van was carrying children of two schools of Keshavpuram. Drivers of both the vehicles were detained, the official said.

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 26

A seven-year-old girl died and 17 students were injured after a milk tanker rammed into a school van this morning near the Kanhaiya Nagar Metro Station in northwest Delhi, a police official said.

The school van was carrying children of two schools of Keshavpuram. Drivers of both the vehicles were detained, the official said.

The deceased was identified as Garima. The injured children are admitted to different hospitals. Four of the children are admitted to the ICU of the Sushruta Trauma Centre. One of them has suffered stomach injury and is being operated upon while three others have suffered head injuries and shoulder fractures.

Six other students are admitted to Lok Nayak Hospital.

“They are undergoing investigations currently. They have received multiple fractures,” said Dr JC Passey, medical director at Lok Nayak Hospital.

Other injured students were undergoing treatment at Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ordered a magisterial inquiry of the accident.

The Leader of the Opposition in Vidhan Sabha, Vijender Gupta has expressed his deep condolences over the road accident in Kanhaiya Nagar.

He said the government has been ignoring such incidents occurring in the city as matter of routine and paying no attention for strict compliance of guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court on transportation of schoolchildren.

He urged the Delhi Government to ensure that these guidelines are followed strictly to avoid recurrence of such fatal accidents. He demanded that Delhi Traffic Police should see that vehicles carrying schoolchildren obey these guidelines.

Gupta also demanded that family of the deceased girl and those of the injured children be paid adequate compensation and the injured children be given free and proper treatment. The entire cost of their treatment should be borne by the Delhi Government.

Kejriwal orders magisterial probe

27 Apr 2018 | 12:44 AM

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today ordered a magisterial probe into the school van-tanker accident in which a seven-year-old girl was killed and 17 students were injured.

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Govt orders action plan for vertical plantation activities

27 Apr 2018 | 12:44 AM

NEW DELHI: Environment and Forest Minister Imran Hussain today directed his department’s top officer to convene meetings with all the agencies concerned to formulate a time-bound action plan to undertake vertical plantation activities across the city.

Admit all students selected in EWS draw, Govt tells pvt schools

27 Apr 2018 | 12:44 AM

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Tiwari urges Gopal Rai to make new landfill site

27 Apr 2018 | 12:44 AM

NEW DELHI: BJP state president Manoj Tiwari urged the Delhi Government to allocate the land APMC to East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) for developing a new landfill site in northeast Delhi.

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27 Apr 2018 | 12:44 AM

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Reserved subjects: LG has killed democracy, says Goel

26 Apr 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel has written a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan alleging that the power of legislation is being encroached upon by the Lt Governor, Anil Baijal, who has “killed” democracy with his order.

Minor girl raped by stepfather for two years

26 Apr 2018 | 12:02 AM

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Taj Mansingh to go under the hammer on June 19

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26 Apr 2018 | 12:02 AM

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Stop students from using plastic covers for notebooks, schools told

26 Apr 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Government has directed all schools in the national Capital to restrict students from using plastic covers for their notebooks or books.

DMRC to hike parking charges from May 1

26 Apr 2018 | 12:02 AM

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CM, AAP MLA send dissent note to NDMC chairman

26 Apr 2018 | 12:02 AM

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Trafficked Assam girl rescued

26 Apr 2018 | 12:02 AM

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Man falls to death from terrace of pub

26 Apr 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI:An unidentified man died after he fell off from the terrace of a sealed pub located in Hauz Khas Village yesterday, said a police official.

Restrict students from using plastic covers for notebooks: Delhi govt to schools

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Centre committed to in-situ redevelopment of slums: Puri

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25 Apr 2018 | 12:43 AM

NEW DELHI: Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri reiterated the Centre’s commitment for in-situ redevelopment of slum areas in the city to achieve the vision of housing for all.

Regularising of illegal structures will result in a time bomb: HC

25 Apr 2018 | 12:43 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court said today with the AAP government "pushing for" regularising illegal constructions and the civic bodies allowing such buildings to remain in place by charging a compounding fee, it would result in creating a "time bomb".

Man found dead inside car

25 Apr 2018 | 12:43 AM

NEW DELHI: The body of a 38-year-old man was found inside his car in Govindpuri, southeast Delhi, this afternoon, with the police suspecting that he might have died due to suffocation or ill health, said DCP Chinmoy Biswal.

Metro trial for Pink Line begins

25 Apr 2018 | 12:43 AM

NEW DELHI: Delhi Metro today began a trial run on the Lajpat Nagar-Sir Vishveshwaraiah Moti Bagh section of the 59-km-long Pink Line (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar corridor).

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24 Apr 2018 | 8:37 PM

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