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Maternity hospital owner held
Bones of foetuses found in toilet pit
Pataudi (Gurgaon), June 14
Following the recovery of bones of unborn babies from Bulla Maternity and Nursing Home during a raid last night, the hospital owner Dr A.K. Singh, alleged to be a quack, was arrested today for allegedly indulging in illegal prenatal tests.
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DTC staff scream corruption
New Delhi, June 14
Alleging that rampant corruption in DTC ranks is responsible for paralysing the public transport system in the Capital, the staffers of the state-owned corporation today demanded a high-level judicial probe into the irregularities.

Doctors in Tihar not adequate
New Delhi, June 14
In news currently for seven deaths in a week's time, Tihar Jail here suffers from poor medical facilities and a severe shortage of doctors. The jail hospital had about one-third of its posts lying vacant.

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Spunky 10 for 10

Girls perform self-defence exercises during a training programme organised by the Delhi Police in the Capital on Thursday.
Girls perform self-defence exercises during a training programme organised by the Delhi Police
in the Capital on Thursday. Tribune photo by
Manas Ranjan Bhui

BJP demo for water, power
Faridabad, June 14
The district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a demonstration in protest against the short supply of water and power in the city and district.

Three held for murder
New Delhi, June 14
With the arrest of Mohd Kabeer (35), Mohd Nuroon (18) and Parvez (22), the North-East district police claimed to have solved a blind murder case committed in Bajrang Bali Mohalla, Maujpur, about two weeks ago.

JNUSU leaders get notices
New Delhi, June 14
In yet another development at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in the series of events following the February 19 event, the Proctorial Committee has issued show-cause notices to 11 students, including three office-bearers of the Jawaharlal Nehru Students' Union (JNUSU).

DUTA agitates against NAAC
New Delhi, June 14
The Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) has reacted strongly against a letter issued by the Directorate of Higher Education.

Gurgaon recognised as industrial power
Gurgaon, June 14
If reiteration from foreign quarters on the growing industrial power of Gurgaon in north India was yet needed to validate its emerging status, it has now come from Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone Authority of Ras Al Khimah emirate of the United Arab Emirates.

Police commissionary for Gurgaon in fortnight
Gurgaon, June 14
Urban policing will start with the commissionary system in Gurgaon district, claims IGP Gurgaon range, Mohinder Lal.

Wait for water

Children throng a roadside tanker in the Capital on Thursday.
Children throng a roadside tanker in the Capital on Thursday. Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Farmers firm on mahapanchayat
Gurgaon, June 14
High hopes in the government circles of the withdrawal of the call by farmers to hold a mahapanchayat on June 12 against acquisition of land of villagers in Gurgaon Sub-Division dashed yesterday with the affected farmers today remaining firm to go on with it.

Gurgaon sets deadline on child labour
Gurgaon, June 14
Faced with the challenge of child labour here, the district administration has decided to set a deadline. The malaise is to be eradicated by this month-end.

5 thieves held
New Delhi, June 14 With the arrest of five persons - Ramdhan (25), Ghisa Ram (28), Ram Lal (20), Rattan (18) and Kailash (18), the South district police today claimed to have busted a gang of Bawaria tribes indulged in committing robberies in posh areas of Delhi.

No high-rise hotel at  Games Village
New Delhi, June 14
The Organising Committee of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi has decided not to push for the high-rise hotel project at the Games Village following objection from the Akshardam Temple authorities.

Saurabh shines for S.N. Gymkhana
New Delhi, June 14
A fine knock of 69 by Saurabh Passi helped Sarojini Nagar Gymkhana defeat Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) by 56 runs in the Rs 5 lakh prize money Delhi and the District Cricket Association Hot Weather Tournament at Yamuna Sports Complex I ground here today.

Varsity helps disabled
New Delhi, June 14
Currently students of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University are helping physically challenged persons. Students from the school of management studies (USMS) have partnered with the AADI (formerly the Spastics Society of Northern India) promote, showcase and even sell the various handicrafts created by the differently abled on the campus, Metro stations and Vishal Mega Mart. TNS

Leukaemia treatment
New Delhi, June 14
Children with leukaemia or several other inherited immunodeficiency diseases can now be treated by the transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells, informed Dr Anselm Lee, an internationally acclaimed paediatric oncologist associated with Parkway Children's Hospital at a press conference here. TNS

 

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Maternity hospital owner held
Bones of foetuses found in toilet pit
Ravi S. Singh
Tribune News Service

Pataudi (Gurgaon), June 14
Following the recovery of bones of unborn babies from Bulla Maternity and Nursing Home during a raid last night, the hospital owner Dr A.K. Singh, alleged to be a quack, was arrested today for allegedly indulging in illegal prenatal tests.

The accused has been booked under criminal charges under Sections 420, 417, 313 and 313 of the Indian Penal Code and under provision of the IMC Act for holding a fake medical degree.

The health department today presented a challan in a court against the doctor under the PNDT Act.

According to officials, during the raid by a high-level team headed by director, health services, Haryana, Dr O. P. Mittal, the toilet pit of the nursing home was broken and about eight bones of foetus were allegedly recovered from the garbage in it.

The bones have been sent to Madhuban (Karnal) forensic lab for analysis.

Besides, other incriminating devices used for illegal abortion was also found from the premises of Maternity and Nursing Home-cum residence, officials said.

The accused also introduced himself as a former medical officer of army medical core.

The authorities today once again searched the garbage in the toilet pipes and pit to recover more bones.

Meanwhile, the district administration has announced an award of Rs 50,000 to the person who had informed about the dubious business being operated from the Maternity and Nursing Home. His name has been kept secret.

The authorities alleged that neither the Maternity and Nursing Home nor the ultrasound machine used by the quack for prenatal sex determination was registered.

According to officials, the ultrasound machine was purchased by the accused about two years ago from a person staying in Pushpa Complex in Hissar.

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DTC staff scream corruption
Our Correspondent

New Delhi, June 14
Alleging that rampant corruption in DTC ranks is responsible for paralysing the public transport system in the Capital, the staffers of the state-owned corporation today demanded a high-level judicial probe into the irregularities.

Addressing a press conference here, the Delhi Parivahan Karamchari Sangh, a major trade union of the Delhi Transport Corporation, alleged that massive corruption involved in purchase of high speed buses, sale of scrap, purchase of spare parts and granting of subsidy for the corporation's social responsibilities were responsible for heavy losses suffered by the DTC, which in turn had paralysed the public transport system in the Capital.

Speaking at the press meet, Sangh chairman Jai Bhagwan Goyal alleged that no new diesel buses had been purchased by the DTC in the last 15 years while no new CNG buses have been inducted in the national Capital over the last five years.

Goyal, who was flanked by Sangh president Om Prakash Vashisht and general secretary Sunil Gupta said spare parts were not being brought from the manufacturer Ashok Leyland but were being purchased locally which resulted in frequent breakdowns of DTC buses in Delhi.

"Out of a total of 330 buses, over 100 buses can always be found parked at bus depots due to technical and other faults at any given time," Goyal alleged.

Alleging that the high-tech buses sought to be introduced in the city was aimed at fooling Delhiites, "Over 2500 CNG buses can be brought with the amount sought to be spent on the project - the dedicated corridor itself costs a whopping Rs 350 crore and five buses will cost Rs 47 lakh each."

Also, despite surplus staff, all feeder services including to and from metro stations and at Chandni Chowk were being given to private contractors.

"CNG leakages are also not being rectified on time, causing a loss of Rs 5,000 for each fault," he said.

"It seems a deliberate attempt is afoot to present DTC as a loss-making outfit to pave way for private operators," the Sangh alleged.

Goyal demanded a high-level judicial inquiry into the massive corruption and bungling in the DTC and exemplary action against public servants and government officials found guilty for their acts of omission and commission.

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Doctors in Tihar not adequate
Our Correspondent

New Delhi, June 14
In news currently for seven deaths in a week's time, Tihar Jail here suffers from poor medical facilities and a severe shortage of doctors.

The jail hospital, which had a sanctioned strength of 70 doctors, had about one-third of its posts lying vacant, a senior prison official told.

And even as the number of inmates had doubled since 1998, the number of posts of doctors was yet to be revised.

"We have written to the government about the shortage of doctors. We will also be putting forth this issue before the official asked by the government to probe the deaths", the official said.

Medical facility was a matter of concern there. It was inadequate and needed to be completely reviewed, he said.

The number of doctors at Tihar was increased to 70 from 12 in 1998. At that time, there were about 7,500 prisoners in jail, while the number had shot up to 13,717 now as against the capacity of 6,250.

But there had not been any commensurate enhancements on the healthcare front, he said.

He said the hospital had basic facilities, but did not have any experts such as cardiologists and radiologists.

It did not have any facility to perform surgery for major complication. The patient has to be referred to Deen Dayal Hospital.

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BJP demo for water, power
Bijendra Ahlawat
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, June 14
The district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a demonstration in protest against the short supply of water and power in the city and district.

Demanding resignation of the state government on the issue, party leaders and workers have asked the authorities concerned to ensure round-the-clock availability of basic amenities.

A memorandum was submitted to the Chief Minister through the office of the deputy commissioner.

The protest was led by former minister Krishan Pal Gurjar and was supported by Anand Sharma, a former MLA, Gopal Sharma, district chief of the party, and Deep Bhatia, members of the state executive of the BJP, among others.

Describing the shortage of water and power in the district, the party has blamed the state government and its machinery and has demanded immediate relief from the problem.

According to the memorandum, the power supply was for not more than five hours daily, while prior to the elections round-the-clock supply had been promised.

Claiming that the state government was not serious towards increasing power generation in the state, it said no concrete project in this direction had been launched.

The memorandum went on to say the life of the common man had been adversely affected by the non-availability of basic facilities.

In case the government failed to deliver, it was the moral responsibility of the government to give up the reins of power.

Seeking immediate measures to solve the problem, the party has threatened to take to the roads soon if the issues taken up are not addressed properly and in a timely manner.

A majority of the protesters in today's demonstration hailed from the Mewla Maharajpur assembly constituency.

Several such protests had taken place in the district in the past fortnight. Residents of certain villages had blocked traffic on various roads to seek adequate supply of water in the rural areas.

Two of the protests had turned violent. Residents had even pelted stones on officials and their vehicles.

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Three held for murder
Our Correspondent

New Delhi, June 14
With the arrest of Mohd Kabeer (35), Mohd Nuroon (18) and Parvez (22), the North-East district police claimed to have solved a blind murder case committed in Bajrang Bali Mohalla, Maujpur, about two weeks ago.

Afsar Hussain (52) was found murdered at his second floor flat in the locality.

Three blood-stained knives were recovered from the spot and there were two deep stab injuries on the left side of his waist.

Initially, there was no clue about the motive of the murder.

Later, it was learnt that Mohd Kabeer was standing outside the house of the deceased and four persons, including Israel, had come out of the house around 10 in the morning.

During investigation, it was found that Kabeer and Israel used to stay in the factory of the deceased. Following a tip-off, on the basis of suspicion, they were arrested near the Metro station, Seelampur, roaming in suspicious conditions.

During interrogation, they allegedly confessed their crime. They had come to know the deceased had received a payment of Rs 6 lakh recently.

They demanded money from the deceased. When he refused to do so, they stabbed him with knives in frustration and a fit of rage, the police said.

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JNUSU leaders get notices
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 14
In yet another development at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in the series of events following the February 19 event, the Proctorial Committee has issued show-cause notices to 11 students, including three office-bearers of the Jawaharlal Nehru Students' Union (JNUSU).

The registrar of the university was gheraoed by the students as part of the workers' minimum wage struggle on February 19.

The administration took serious note of the incident and issued suspension letters to nine students. However, this move was taken back after a students' movement in the university.

Now, the committee has framed charges against 11 students on the ground of serious misconduct. The students have been asked to submit their replies earliest by June 15. No replies have been submitted as yet.

"It was the mandate of the General Body Meeting not to comply with the Proctorial Committee. We are trying to talk to the administration but nothing positive has come out so far," said Dhananjay, president, JNUSU.

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DUTA agitates against NAAC
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 14
The Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) has reacted strongly against a letter issued by the Directorate of Higher Education.

The letter is addressed to the 12 fully funded Delhi government colleges. This letter directs these colleges to get their accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) as early as possible.

The Academic Council and the Executive Council of DU has rejected NAAC accreditation unanimously since 1994, time and again.

In the DUTA press conference today, vice-president of the organisation Surender Singh Rana called it unconstitutional for the Directorate to issue such directives to the University.

DUTA representatives will be meeting Arjun Singh in the later half of the day on the issue.

"We also want to discuss other issues that have been pending since sometime," said Amar Deo Sharma, president, DUTA.

If NAAC is imposed in Delhi University, the teachers' union is pledged to heat up the university as and when it reopens.

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Gurgaon recognised as industrial power
Tribune News Service

Gurgaon, June 14
If reiteration from foreign quarters on the growing industrial power of Gurgaon in north India was yet needed to validate its emerging status, it has now come from Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone Authority of Ras Al Khimah emirate of the United Arab Emirates.

The representatives of Ras Al Khaimha Free Trade Zone Authority made a full-blown representation of the authority, inviting industrialists to give a thought to the place if they want to expand their business or set up liaison office to capture markets in Africa, the Middle East and part of Europe, especially countries like Turkey.

The presentation was made at a seminar organised by the Gurgaon Chamber of Commerce and Industries (GCCI) here in which a number of industrialists took part.

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Police commissionary for Gurgaon in fortnight
Abhay Jain

Gurgaon, June 14
Urban policing will start with the commissionary system in Gurgaon district, claims IGP Gurgaon range, Mohinder Lal.

The new system will be operational within a fortnight. The IGP level officer would head the commissionary.

Instead of one SP at present five deputy commissioner of police (DCP) of the rank of superintendent of police (SP) will supervise the police force.

One deputy inspector general rank officer will be appointed as joint commissioner of police who would act as a link between the commissioner and the DCP.

Gurgaon district has been divided into three zones_ East, West and South, each headed by one DCP.

One DCP will look after crime exclusively while the fifth DCP will be stationed at headquarters to assist the commissioner.

There will be a total of six assistant commissioners of police (ACPs) of the rank of DSP. As Gurgaon is fast emerging as an IT -enabled services centre, five computer programmers will be posted to deal with cyber crimes.

Various steps would be taken to train the police force and especially the constabulary so that their working style improved.

The IGP said the tenders for installing cameras for surveillance at intersections, markets and commercial buildings, malls, have already been invited.

The Gurgaon police would also have wireless sets based on digital trunking system.

This system ensures that the policemen at the control room can speak to an individual staff like mobile phone, a group of staff (an SHO can speak to all his subordinates) or to all police personnel of the district at one time, added the officer.

Presently, the district has the system where the control room broadcast the message and every policeman carrying the wireless set listens to it, added the officer.

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Farmers firm on mahapanchayat
Tribune News Service

Gurgaon, June 14
High hopes in the government circles of the withdrawal of the call by farmers to hold a mahapanchayat on June 12 against acquisition of land of villagers in Gurgaon Sub-Division dashed yesterday with the affected farmers today remaining firm to go on with it.

At a meeting of residents of the affected villages held in Pukharpur, a decision was taken not to budge away from organising the mahapanchayat against the proposed acquisition of their land by the Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation (HSIDC).

The HSIDC plans to acquire about 3,700 acres of land for expansion of its prestigious Industrial Model Township (IMT) located at Manesar.

Rather than showing signs of meltdown, the meeting today constituted a seven-member committee consisting of representatives of the affected villages to chart out the course of action to be adopted in the Mahapanchayat.

The villagers had earlier organised a mahapanchayat last month in Panchgaon village.

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Gurgaon sets deadline on child labour
Tribune News Service

Gurgaon, June 14
Faced with the challenge of child labour here, the district administration has decided to set a deadline.
The malaise is to be eradicated by this month-end.

In a gesture, which is seen much more as an act of demonstration of the administration's intent, it issued a fiat to the Labour Department during a meeting with officers of the district to ensure that all child labour cases in the industrial units, factories etc were brought to notice by June 30.

The deadline also holds good for residences and other private establishments employing children below 14 years of age.

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5 thieves held
Our Correspondent

New Delhi, June 14
With the arrest of five persons - Ramdhan (25), Ghisa Ram (28), Ram Lal (20), Rattan (18) and Kailash (18), the South district police today claimed to have busted a gang of Bawaria tribes indulged in committing robberies in posh areas of Delhi.

With their arrest, 26 cases of burglary and theft have been worked out, the police claimed.

They had pitched up temporary tarpaulin tents in a park in R K Puram area and camoulflaging themselves as balloon sellers and earning their livelihood through begging.

For the last few months, there was an increase in the incidents of day burglary and theft and in posh colonies like R K Puram, Sarojini Nagar, Malviya Nagar, Hauz Khas and Lodhi Colony etc, the police claimed.

The inquiries in and around the affected areas revealed that some beggars were seen roaming in suspicious condition before the incidents.

After detaining some beggars, it was found that a group of Bawaria burglars temporarily residing in R K Puram area was behind those incidents.

Following a tip-off, they were allegedly apprehended while they were conspiring to commit crime in Hauz Khas area in night. They were nabbed inside Deer Park.

As per their modus operandi, children and womenfolk disguising themselves as beggars and balloon sellers would look out for the locked houses in the locality.

Then they would inform their male members who in turn commit robbery in the locked houses.

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No high-rise hotel at  Games Village
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 14
The Organising Committee of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi has decided not to push for the high-rise hotel project at the Games Village following objection from the Akshardam Temple authorities.

Indian Olympic Association president Suresh Kalmadi said here today after the Executive Council meeting that the "hotel idea has been scrapped as we did not want the hotel building to overshadow the skyline near the Akshardam Temple".

He said all the formalities had been completed for the construction of the Games Village and other infrastructure as venues briefs had also been submitted by the international sports federations.

Kalmadi said the construction work would start in staggered manner from July, and the works would be completed by 2009 end.

The stadiums would then be handed over to the Organising Committee to hold the trial games, test the equipment and other facilities and training of the technical officials.

On the matter of budget, Kalmadi said Rs 767 had been approved against the Rs 900 crore sought initially, and "re-validation of the budget is in progress".

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Saurabh shines for S.N. Gymkhana
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 14
A fine knock of 69 by Saurabh Passi helped Sarojini Nagar Gymkhana defeat Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) by 56 runs in the Rs 5 lakh prize money Delhi and the District Cricket Association Hot Weather Tournament at Yamuna Sports Complex I ground here today.

Scores: S.N.Gymkhana: 216 for 8 in 40 overs (Saurabh 69, Rahul Tyagi 45, Sanjeev Sachdeva 32, Harpreet 2 for 54).

CWC: 160 all out in 33.3 overs (Sachin Badana 54, Raghvender Singh 4 for 37).

In other matches, S.B.Youth trounced Ashoka Club by seven wickets at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground, R.P.Academy edged past Maulana Azad Club by one wicket at the St Stephen's ground, South Delhi swamped Delhi Gymkhana by 122 runs at the RSKP ground and Super Star defeated Anand Sports by nine wickets at the Guru Gobind College ground.

West Delhi Academy win

West Delhi Academy defeated Subhania by 18 runs to enter the semi-final of the 14th All-India Shera Pandit Memorial Cricket Tournament for the S.P.Trophy at the Mohan Meakin ground. Scores: West Delhi: 188 for 7 in 35 overs (Ashish Yadav 86, Neeraj Bansal 32, Asay Basoya 33, Manoj Chauhan 3 for 45). Subhania: 170 for 8 in 35 overs (Wasim Raja 61, Rajat Paliwal 38, Ajay Basoya 3 for 22, Abhinandan 3 for 26).

Nitin, Pragam bowl well

Devastating bowling displays by Nitin Yadav (3 for 6) and Pragam Sharma (3 for 22) helped Turf Academy defeat Young Friends Club by 30 runs in the Bishnoi Cup Cricket League at the Modern School ground.

Scores: Turf: 120 (Soham Sain 36, Nipun Sharma 34, Vidit Purohit 4 for 12, Ashish Kumar 3 for 22). Young Friends: 90 (Vishal Singh 30, Nitin Yadav 3 for 6, Pragam Sharma 3 for 22, Lokesh Chabra 3 for 24).

Yogesh, Illavazhaki bag titles

Yogesh Pardeshi of Institution Team annexed the men's title while Illavazhaki of South Zone lifted the women's crown in the Sundaram BNP Trophy Inter-Zonal Carrom Championship which concluded at the Vishva Yuvak Kendra, Chanakyapuri here today.In the title matches, Yogesh and Illavazhaki defeated reigning national champions B Radhakrishnan and Rashmi Kumari, respectively.



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