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Road rage: Four bikers beat judge Policemen inspect the car in which the judges were travelling. Tribune photo with brick
New Delhi, May 17
A Metropolitan Magistrate of the Saket Court and his car driver were injured when four unidentified men on two motorcycles attacked them when the Esteem car they were travelling in rammed into one of the bikes at Dakshinpuri this evening.

Policemen inspect the car in which the judges were travelling. Tribune photo

Rs 22.10 cr for North-East Delhi
New Delhi, May 17
The Delhi government has decided to allocate Rs 22.10 crore for the development of North-East Delhi as the area needs schools, better water facilities, dispensaries, toilet blocks etc.

RWAs back move to open school grounds to area kids
New Delhi, May 17
Several Resident Welfare Associations in Delhi have extended support to Union sports minister Ajay Maken's proposal to throw open the playgrounds of private schools to the neighbourhood children after the school hours.


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IGNOU admission opens
New Delhi, May 17
Admission process for July 2012 session of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has now begun, inviting applications for masters, bachelors, diplomas and certificate programmes.

ACPs son dies in car crash
New Delhi, May 17
A 27-year-old man died while his five friends were injured when the Scorpio vehicle they were travelling in rammed into a road divider during an attempt to overtake a truck at Ashok Vihar last night. According to the police, Vikas Mann (27) was the son of the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Patel Nagar, BR Mann.


The ill-fated vehicle. Tribune photo

12 illegal ultra sound centres sealed
New Delhi, May 17
The health department has sealed 12 ultrasound centres that were being operated illegally in various areas of the capital.

Two detained for blocking CMs convoy
New Delhi, May 17
Two youths were today detained in Mukherjee Nagar for allegedly blocking the way of the Delhi Chief Minister's convoy.





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Road rage: Four bikers beat judge with brick
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 17
A Metropolitan Magistrate of the Saket Court and his car driver were injured when four unidentified men on two motorcycles attacked them when the Esteem car they were travelling in rammed into one of the bikes at Dakshinpuri this evening.

Sources said that Metropolitan Magistrate Ajay Garg and his driver Chaman Lal were injured. Two Additional Sessions Judges Inderjeet Singh and MK Nagpal of the Saket Court, who were in the same car, were unhurt.

According to sources, the judges were coming from the Saket Court and were heading to Faridabad. At J-Block, Dakshinpuri, the car rammed into the rear of a Bajaj Platina motorcycle. Two men were riding the bike. An argument thereafter broke out between the occupants of the car and the motorcycle-borne men.

The matter was initially settled and the judges sat in the car. Two youths came in an Apache motorcycle and started fighting with the car occupants. They also pelted bricks at the car. The sources said that the windows of the car were shattered. The four occupants of the car came out and Garg and Lal were hit by bricks. Garg sustained head wounds and Lal suffered minor injuries. The incident occurred at 5.30 pm.

Singh and Nagpal intervened to stop the youths, but were pushed away. Some passersby came to the rescue of the judges and the youths ran away. The police seized the Platina motorcycle from the site of the incident, which had been left by the youths.

The police control room (PCR) was informed about the incident at 5.45 pm. A PCR vehicle reached the site and rushed the injured to the AIIMS Trauma Centre. Garg was admitted to the ICU.

The sources said that two youths Anil and Rohit had been arrested. A case under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC has been registered against them at the Ambedkar Nagar police station.

The other two youths, still at large, have been identified.

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Rs 22.10 cr for North-East Delhi
On the cards are schools, dispensaries, better water facilities
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 17
The Delhi government has decided to allocate Rs 22.10 crore for the development of North-East Delhi as the area needs schools, better water facilities, dispensaries, toilet blocks etc.

Delhi urban development minister AK Walia said a school would be opened in Welcome Colony and new water supply lines would be laid at Saboli Bagh as the residents there do not get potable water in the locality.

The government has planned to open an Industrial Training Institute (ITI) for girls at Nand Nagari and construct classrooms for the girl students of an already-existing ITI in the area. The government also feels that a dispensary is required in the Buland Masjid area of Jafrabad.

Also, the government plans to approve unauthorised colonies in North-East Delhi, according to Walia. Further, a few projects like Signature Bridge were coming up in the area that would help in the development of the district, he said.

When pointed out that East Delhi was more developed than the North East area, Walia said several colonies in East Delhi were regularised in 1977 and that was why they were developed.

Congress MLA from Mustafabad Hasan Ahmed said the area had always been neglected.

"This is a Muslim-dominated area. The Prime Minister's 15- point programme should be implemented in this district. But officers concerned do not take interest in developing the area. When deputy commissioners are contacted, they say that the government does not have fund for this purpose," Ahmed added. 

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RWAs back move to open school grounds to area kids
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 17
Several Resident Welfare Associations in Delhi have extended support to Union sports minister Ajay Maken's proposal to throw open the playgrounds of private schools to the neighbourhood children after the school hours.

Most of the private schools in Delhi have been allotted lands at concessional prices following an agreement between them and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) that they will give their grounds for religious and social functions as well as to the neighbourhood children.

"The government kept the agreement hidden and never implemented it. But now, the ministry wants its implementation," said Anil Bajpai, president of the Delhi Residents Forum and RWA Federation, East Delhi.

"Children in colonies do not have a safe place to play and are found playing in parks. But these parks are also visited by the elderly, who sometimes shoo them away. Also, these days, colony parks are used as parking lots," he added.

"RWAs will help the schools maintain the playgrounds, ensure security of the school property and issue passes to the children of the area for visiting the playgrounds. We can provide funds for installing sports equipment like cricket net, poles for soccer etc," said Manmohan Mehra of the Kiran Vihar RWA. "Most private schools lease out their sports grounds to sports academies. If the aresa children play there, this commercial menace will be checked, said Shishir Sharma of the Priya Enclave RWA. 

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IGNOU admission opens
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 17
Admission process for July 2012 session of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has now begun, inviting applications for masters, bachelors, diplomas and certificate programmes.

"World's largest open university system with a pan India and international reach, IGNOU invites applicants with a very flexible entry qualifications and wide range of academic programmes at affordable costs. It has diversified learner groups which learn through modular programmes, based on credit systems, developed by best brains.

Programmes are multi-lingual with multiple media instructional packages. Applications are now open for all, for the coming session," said a senior official at IGNOU.

The last date for masters of computer application (MCA), bachelor of computer application (BCA), bachelor preparatory programme (BPP) and all certificate programmes is June 15.

For other master degree programmes, the last date is July 30. The aspirants can apply with a late fee of Rs 200 up to August 14.

Applications for bachelors' (BA) degree also stand open now.

Students are required to purchase handbook and prospectus from their regional centres concerned or from the student registration division, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, for Rs 100.

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ACPs son dies in car crash
Five injured
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 17
A 27-year-old man died while his five friends were injured when the Scorpio vehicle they were travelling in rammed into a road divider during an attempt to overtake a truck at Ashok Vihar last night.

According to the police, Vikas Mann (27) was the son of the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Patel Nagar, BR Mann. Last night, he and his five friends Rahul Kaushik, Pulkit Gupta, Praveen, Kamal Garg and Vaibhav, all in the age group of 24-25, were at Paschim Vihar.

They were at the sports complex at Paschim Vihar and were heading to Ashok Vihar. They were planning to eat dinner at Karim's restaurant. The accident occurred at 10.35 pm.

"Vikas was driving the car. He was trying to overtake a truck near Deep Market in Ashok Vihar. His vehicle rammed into a road divider and overturned after hitting a poll," said DCP (North-West) Meenu Choudhary.

Sources said that Vikas took a sharp right turn to overtake the truck, but hit the road divider. The car then jumped five feet in the air, dragged for a few metres, hit a pole next to the divider and overturned.

After hearing a loud noise, policemen from the Ashok Vihar police station rushed to the site of the accident and rescued the youths. Sources said that it was difficult to pull out the men sitting at the rear seat, because the car had overturned. The doors of the car were crushed.

They were rushed to Bara Hindu Rao Hospital, where Vikas was declared dead. Praveen and Kamal were shifted to Ganga Ram Hospital, Rahul and Vaibhav were referred to Balaji Action Hospital. They all are being treated for their severe injuries. Three out of the five injured are sons of assistant sub-inspectors (ASIs) of the Delhi police.

"The post-mortem revealed that Vikas was not drunk. The blood samples of his friends have shown that they were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident," the DCP said.

A case under Sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 304A (causing death by negligence) of the IPC.

Vikas's father BR Mann said that his son had telephoned him half an hour before the accident. He told him that he was going to Karim's with his friends. "At 11pm, I received a phone call from the hospital about my son's accident. When I reached there I learnt that my son had died," said Mann.

Vikas was the only son of the ACP. He had completed his MBA this year and was employed with Microtech.

Praveen's father ASI Ashok Kumar said that the six youths were friends. They often met at the sports complex.He said that Praveen telephoned him at 8 pm telling him that he was going out for dinner and Vikas would drop him back home.

"I became aware about the accident during late in the night. My wife told me to reach the hospital. My son's left arm is broken badly and he is undergoing an operation," said Ashok.

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12 illegal ultra sound centres sealed
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 17
The health department has sealed 12 ultrasound centres that were being operated illegally in various areas of the capital.

There are 1,700 legal ultra sound centres registered with the department concerned, said Delhi Health Minister AK Walia.

He said that for the past two months the government had sealed five centres in South-West, three in North-West, two in West and two in North Delhi.

The health department has constituted 27 teams for identifying illegal ultra sound centres. Each team consists of SDM, doctor and a pharmacist. This action has been taken after getting information of feticide that is illegal, the minister said.

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Two detained for blocking CMs convoy

New Delhi, May 17
Two youths were today detained in Mukherjee Nagar for allegedly blocking the way of the Delhi Chief Minister's convoy.

One of the detainees is a private airline employee. The incident occurred at 11.15 am.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was going to Burari to open a Urs camp for the pilgrims of the Dargah in Ajmer.

Sources claimed that the CM's car was behind the detainees's vehicle. Securitymen signaled the youths to give way. But, when they didn't, they were forcefully stopped. The youths were detained to ascertain their motives and background. They were questioned by officials of the IB and Special Cell of the Delhi police. The bomb disposal squad checked their vehicle. Sources said it did not seem that the youths intentionally blocked the CM's convoy. TNS

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