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Brothel busted in Rajender Nagar
3 call girls, 1 pimp held
New Delhi, May 19
With the arrest of three alleged call girls and a pimp, the central district police has claimed to have unearthed an immoral trafficking racket. Last evening, the police received a tip-off about four-five women doing sex trade from a house in Old Rajender Nagar.

Minor girl raped by father
New Delhi, May 19
In a shocking incident, a 14-year-old girl has approached the police alleging that she has been sexually assaulted by her father for a few months here in the Capital, said the police on Saturday.

Night Metro travel remains a nightmare for women
New Delhi, May 19
Women travelling on the Delhi Metro network continue to encounter unruly men who enter the women coaches, especially during odd hours. The Metro authorities said that they were aware of the problem and it was also one of their prime concerns.

Best clicks from lensmenís eyes
New Delhi, May 19
Taking from their varied encounters as a photojournalist, the association of working cameramen has displayed some of the best clicks depicting the numerous shades of contemporary India at the Lalit Kala Academy in the Capital.


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Goel wants opening up of lawn at Red Fort
Senior BJP leader and former MP from Chandni Chowk with party activists sits on dharna, asking the Union Sports Minister to open the Red Fort park for children, in Delhi on Saturday. New Delhi, May 19
All India general secretary of the BJP, Vijay Goel, today held a dharna in front of the Red Fort, demanding the opening up of the lawn in front of the monument. The lawn was developed by Goel during the NDA government when he was MP from Chandni Chowk. Subsequently, the lawn was locked and it became out of bounds for children and others.

Senior BJP leader and former MP from Chandni Chowk with party activists sits on dharna, asking the Union Sports Minister to open the Red Fort park for children, in Delhi on Saturday. Tribune photo

Fire in bank, nobody injured
New Delhi, May 19
A major fire broke out at the office of the State Bank of Patiala in the Daryaganj area of Central Delhi during the wee hours this morning. However, no one was injured in the blaze, the police said.

 





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Brothel busted in Rajender Nagar
3 call girls, 1 pimp held
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 19
With the arrest of three alleged call girls and a pimp, the central district police has claimed to have unearthed an immoral trafficking racket. Last evening, the police received a tip-off about four-five women doing sex trade from a house in Old Rajender Nagar.

The police sent a decoy customer to the said house. The door of the house was opened by a woman, later identified as the owner of the brothel. The decoy then fixed up a deal with the woman. She told that she had three girls and the charge for each was Rs 1,000. She said that she would keep Rs 500 as her commission and the remaining amount would be paid to the girl selected by the customer. The three girls were then paraded before the decoy customer.

After getting signal from the customer, the police raided the house and arrested all the women. The money paid by the customer (two Rs 500 notes) was recovered from the pimp.

The pimp has accepted that the brothel was being run by her. She used to deal with the customers and take 50 per cent of the money from each deal as her commission. Two of the call girls are from Delhi while the third one hails from Nepal.

The women have revealed that they got into prostitution to fulfill their family requirements as well as enjoy a lavish lifestyle. These women are not much literate and belong to the lower-middle economic strata of society. The girls are in the age group of 22 to 33 and have been in the trade for the last six-seven months.

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Minor girl raped by father
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 19
In a shocking incident, a 14-year-old girl has approached the police alleging that she has been sexually assaulted by her father for a few months here in the Capital, said the police on Saturday.

The victim reported in her complaint to the police four days ago that she was first raped by her father, Ramashre, around three months ago when she was alone at home.

"Since then, she has been sexually assaulted by the accused several times. Four days ago, she reported the incident to one of her neighbours, who approached the Crime Against Women (CAW) cell along with the victim, and a case was registered," said a police official.

She tried to tell the incident to her mother, but could not muster the courage as the accused threatened her with dire consequences.

The victim was taken to a government hospital for medical examination where doctors confirmed that the she had been raped.

A case regarding the incident has been registered and the hunt is on to nab the accused.

The victim, who is the eldest child, lives at west Delhi's Shahbad Dairy along with her parents and five siblings.

Her father, who is a mason, hails from Bihar.

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Night Metro travel remains a nightmare for women
Jyoti Rai
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 19
Women travelling on the Delhi Metro network continue to encounter unruly men who enter the women coaches, especially during odd hours. The Metro authorities said that they were aware of the problem and it was also one of their prime concerns.

"The Metro coaches are almost empty during the last two-three runs. There is ample room in other regular coaches; still there are men who enter the women's coach. Weird comments and the staring start soon," said Yusra Saifi, a researcher at Jamia Millia Islamia in the Capital.

"Some of the men even start fighting if anyone asks them to leave the coach. They talk back to old women also. The worst is when some of them start taking pictures on the phone. They cannot be questioned as they often shout back. I had to get off once and board the next train one night," added Kritika Mathur, a city-based guitarist who travels to Gurgaon every day by Metro.

"The Delhi Metro had penalized almost 300 men travelling in coaches reserved for women, collecting over Rs 70,000 in fine in just one week back in February. Under a special drive, the fines were collected and defaulters forced to deboard the train at the next station. Even after such intensive drives, the menace seems to crawl its way back," a senior official said.

"The issue has been brought to our notice and plans to depute night guards and maintain stricter security are on the way," he added.

In the meantime, several women travellers have given up on their Metro travel.

Naina Chaudhary, a Ghaziabad resident used to park her car at the Anand vihar Metro station and then take a train straight to her office at Vikaspuri.

"At times when I got late, drunk men would enter the coaches. Some days would be really scary. Once two guys started following me till the car park. It was only after I told the guard at the parking, they stopped. Now I drive over 55 km every day. The money and the time I spend in the petrol is barely a consideration because I am more concerned about my safety. I often travel late which is the reason for travelling in my own car," she said.

Just two months ago, Women and Child Development Minister Kiran Walia also asked the Delhi Metro to increase security for women commuters.

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Best clicks from lensmenís eyes
Tribune News Service

Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting S. Jagathrakshakan watches pictures of the 2010 Leh cloudburst taken by The Tribune photographer Mukesh Aggarwal at a photo exhibition -- The Big Picture 2012 -- at Lalit Kala Gallery in New Delhi on Friday.
Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting S. Jagathrakshakan watches pictures of the 2010 Leh cloudburst taken by The Tribune photographer Mukesh Aggarwal at a photo exhibition -- The Big Picture 2012 -- at Lalit Kala Gallery in New Delhi on Friday. Tribune photo.

New Delhi, May 19
Taking from their varied encounters as a photojournalist, the association of working cameramen has displayed some of the best clicks depicting the numerous shades of contemporary India at the Lalit Kala Academy in the Capital.

"The Big Picture 2012" showcases work of 70 photo journalists affiliated to the All-India Working News Cameramen's Association (WNCA) at a six-day exhibition which was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, S Jagathrakshakan yesterday.

The exhibition, featuring over 200 pictures, is the fourth public display of works by members of the WNCA, the largest national body of print and electronic media photojournalists representing national and international media organisations.

The exhibition displays several pictorial stories through the lenses of cameramen.

A story by The Tribune photojournalist, Mukesh Aggarwal, is on the Ladakh mudslide that captures the nature's wrath and the unbeatable surviving instinct amongst the locals.

Other stories include the construction of Terminal3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport, collection of wild elephants in different moods at the Jim Corbett National Park and the Commonwealth Games 2010.

Several pictures are spontaneous and capture some of the best moments, including the motorcade of Anna Hazare, the day he was released from Tihar Jail, Ďaartií at Varanasi Ghat, a variety of pictures capturing models' different moods on the ramp during fashion weeks, etc.

Another interesting offering of the exhibition are the pictures that have managed to shoot the different moods and expressions of some of the prominent political figures.

From a tense Rajnath Singh at a BJP meeting, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi paying his respects at his grandmother Indira Gandhi's memorial as his mother Sonia Gandhi walks past, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram in a reflective mood and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a thoughtful mood through a clear water glass on a conference table.

Photojournalists at WNCA explained that these pictures were the result of a lot of patience, hard work, sweat and tears.

"A photojournalist has to work hard to get these extraordinary pictures. The right moment, the right click is just something one has to be always on the lookout for. At times, luck favours and you get a fabulous shot that means a lot of things, at different levels," said a member.

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Goel wants opening up of lawn at Red Fort
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 19
All India general secretary of the BJP, Vijay Goel, today held a dharna in front of the Red Fort, demanding the opening up of the lawn in front of the monument.

The lawn was developed by Goel during the NDA government when he was MP from Chandni Chowk. Subsequently, the lawn was locked and it became out of bounds for children and others. "It was developed for the people of the walled city," he said.

Jai Prakash, the district BJP president of Chandni Chowk, was among those present at the dharna. He said that the Congress has not opened a single park and playground during its rule. Thousands of acres of DDA land lying vacant should be developed as playfields for children.

Suman Gupta, member of the local RWA, said that the walled city is quite congested and the opening up of the Red Fort lawn will be very useful.

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Fire in bank, nobody injured
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 19
A major fire broke out at the office of the State Bank of Patiala in the Daryaganj area of Central Delhi during the wee hours this morning. However, no one was injured in the blaze, the police said.

Officials of the Delhi fire service suspect a short circuit to be the reason behind the incident reported at Netaji Subhash Marg around 1.15 am. It took the firemen around two hours to douse the flames.

"Four fire tenders and some water tankers were pressed into service and the situation was brought under control by 3 am. No person was injured in the incident. The exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained," a fire official said.

The fire is said to have started from the electricity meter box of the office and quickly engulfed the entire area.

The police is ascertaining the value of goods lost in the fire. "The fire destroyed important documents, while the cost of the total damage has not been ascertained yet," the official said.

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