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DUTA to hold hunger strike on Oct 10
New Delhi, September 22
Continuing with their line of protests against the administration of Delhi University, over a thousand teachers in the Delhi University Teachers' Association general body meeting today decided to intensify the stir through an indefinite relay hunger strike starting on October 10.

Cong councillorís husband accused of thrashing biker
New Delhi, September 22
Congress councillor's husband allegedly thrashed a motorcyclist over a road rage incident at Tilak Nagar in west Delhi on Friday.

Godman held for raping maid
New Delhi, September 22
The south Delhi police has arrested a 43-year-old godman for allegedly raping his maid. The godman, Siya Ram Dubey, is a resident of Devli Village here.

Juvenile nabbed for burglary
New Delhi, September 22
With the arrest of a juvenile and a 37-year-old scrap dealer, Lakhan Singh Saini, the police has solved a case of burglary and seized entire stolen articles worth lakhs of rupees.


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Schoolchildren conduct an experiment to measure the circumference of Earth under the guidance of the Science Popularisation Association of Communicators and Educators at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal
Schoolchildren conduct an experiment to measure the circumference of Earth under the guidance of the Science Popularisation Association of Communicators and Educators at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

Braveheart Miranda House athlete chases snatcher
New Delhi, September 22
A braveheart athlete from Miranda House College, Swati Goswami, last night chased an alleged snatcher and helped the police catch him in Hakikat Nagar. Around 9 pm yesterday, Chinu Dhamija, a resident of Mukherjee Nagar, was returning home from Model Town. She was waiting for an auto-rickshaw at the Hakikat Nagar bus stop, when a man snatched her gold chain and ran towards Mall Road.

Transporter shot
New Delhi, September 22
A 30-year-old transporter was last night shot by two motorcycle-borne assailants in the Burari area of North Delhi.






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DUTA to hold hunger strike on Oct 10
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 22
Continuing with their line of protests against the administration of Delhi University (DU), over a thousand teachers in the Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) general body meeting today decided to intensify the stir through an indefinite relay hunger strike starting on October 10.

In its resolution, the DUTA has criticised the Vice-Chancellor (VC) for commenting that the DUTA is an "illegal welfare body made by teachers". It also condemned the university administration for calling the activities of the DUTA "farcical."

"After the strike, the DUTA shall consider other options to intensify its struggle, including joint action programmes with DU and Colleges' Karmchari Union and DU Students' Union. If the university authorities fail to concede the demands raised by the DUTA within a definite time frame after the commencement of the strike, the DUTA will move towards more action programmes after due consultation with staff associations and department councils," said a DUTA resolution.

"There is now an exercise of pressurising the principals of various colleges not to allow the DUTA to hold its own general body meetings on their premises, of which the withdrawals of already granted permission for the same by Shri Ram College of Commerce and Ramjas College are glaring instances. It is another matter that in the case of the latter, permission was granted later, as an afterthought, when the VC came to know that the DUTA had been granted an appointment with the President in his capacity as the visitor of the university yesterday," said an executive member of the DUTA.

The general body of the DUTA expressed concern over plans to introduce machinations of bio-metric and any other system of attendance for teachers. The general body noted that the matter was debated at length on December 23, 2009, in the executive council of the university, which had rejected the proposal for daily marking of attendance by teachers and instead authorised the VC to set up a sub-committee and arrive at a decision in the light of the DUTA document of 2000, on academic reforms and curbing absenteeism.

"The general body therefore urges the VC to set up the sub-committee to expedite the matter in  the best interests of teaching-learning," the resolution said.

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Cong councillorís husband accused of thrashing biker
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 22
Congress councillor's husband allegedly thrashed a motorcyclist over a road rage incident at Tilak Nagar in west Delhi on Friday.

It is alleged that Subhash Yadav, husband of Congress councillor from Tagore Garden Sunita Yadav, bashed up a young man named Nijhar Singh. Nijhar was driving his motorcycle when he found Subhash, a resident of Tilak Nagar, with some followers blocking his way.

As Nijhar blew the horn of his motorcycle several times, Subhash got irritated and shouted at him saying, "Don't you know who I am?"

Nijhar alleges that Subhash, along with his son and nephew, dragged him from his motorcycle into a room and beat him. Naresh later received treatment for minor injuries at Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial Hospital.

Though local residents were witness to this incident, Subhash claims that he is innocent.

"The allegation is baseless. My son had a scuffle with him, and I intervened to solve the matter," he said.

The police has recorded the statements of Subhash and his son, but is yet to take aany action in the case.

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Godman held for raping maid
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 22
The south Delhi police has arrested a 43-year-old godman for allegedly raping his maid. The godman, Siya Ram Dubey, is a resident of Devli Village here.

The incident was reported to the police two days ago. The maid, who worked part time at Dubey's house, had been living with her husband in a rented house in Devli Village for the past one and a half years.

"On the morning of September 20, when the maid was cooking at Dubey's house, he allegedly raped her and fled. The maid then called her husband and reported the incident to him. Her husband reached the spot and called the police, who took her to AIIMS for medical examination," said a police official.

Raids were conducted at Dubey's several possible hideouts, but he could not be traced. The police then learnt that Dubey was in Sonepat. Yesterday, a team was sent to Sonepat and Dubey was nabbed from a bus stand.

He told the police that he was in Sonepat for "bhoomi poojan" at a client's house. He disclosed that he was planning to escape to an ashram in Ayodhya where he had learnt astrology.

"He has confessed to the crime and disclosed that before raping the maid, he had tried to persuade her for a sexual relationship by offering money and food. But when she refused, he raped her," the official added.

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Juvenile nabbed for burglary
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 22
With the arrest of a juvenile and a 37-year-old scrap dealer, Lakhan Singh Saini, the police has solved a case of burglary and seized entire stolen articles worth lakhs of rupees.

The incident was reported on September 18 by Suraj Babu of Khirki Extension, Malviya Nagar. Suraj had left his home on September 9 for his native place in UP. On the night of September 18 when he came back, he found that his bedroom had been ransacked. On checking, he found many household articles, including LCD TV, gold earrings, a gold chain, household vessels, taps and mobile phones were missing.

The police received information that few young offenders who are addicted to inhaling fluids (toluene used as diluter) are behind the incident. The information was further developed and finally the search zeroed in on a teenager from the Panchsheel Vihar area.

It was also came to notice that he is a children in conflict with law who deviated from the right path and joined the other accused in the case, Lakhan, a scarp dealer in Lado Sarai. Lakhan also engaged in dealing with stolen items and was in process of forming a notorious gang of young burglars. On September 19, both of the accused were apprehended from the secluded area near Khirki Monument.

One stolen Samsung mobile phone was recovered from the minor boy and after carrying out necessary proceedings, he was handed over to his mother.

During interrogation, Lakhan said that the minor boy used to visit him along with petty stolen items. He was addicted to inhaling fluid. He, along with the boy, would often mark easy targets in the locality. He further said that he had committed burglary at Suraj's house by breaking the lock and had stolen one LCD TV, household articles, mobile phone, jewellery and Rs 10,000.

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Braveheart Miranda House athlete chases snatcher

New Delhi, September 22
A braveheart athlete from Miranda House College, Swati Goswami, last night chased an alleged snatcher and helped the police catch him in Hakikat Nagar .

Around 9 pm yesterday, Chinu Dhamija, a resident of Mukherjee Nagar, was returning home from Model Town. She was waiting for an auto-rickshaw at the Hakikat Nagar bus stop, when a man snatched her gold chain and ran towards Mall Road.

Chinu's cries for help caught Swati's attention, who rushed to her aid. Swati chased the man while shouting for help.

A police van at Kingsway Camp Chowk noticed Swati chasing the snatcher and swung into action. The man, Sajjad, was soon nabbed by the police. ó TNS

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Transporter shot
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 22
A 30-year-old transporter was last night shot by two motorcycle-borne assailants in the Burari area of North Delhi.

The victim has been identified as Dheeraj, who lived with his family in Nathupura. He was walking towards a saloon near his house around 10 pm when a man riding pillion on a motorcycle shot him twice.

"The attackers managed to flee the spot. They were wearing helmets so their identity remains a mystery," a police official said.

Dheeraj was rushed to Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial Hospital by a police control room vehicle, but he succumbed to his injuries before receiving treatment.

The police suspects that Dheeraj was attacked over personal enmity or business rivalry.

"The manner in which he was waylaid and shot clearly points to the fact that the attackers aimed to kill him," the official added.

The police is questioning Dheeraj's family, friends and colleagues for clues.

The body was handed over to Dheeraj's family today after postmortem.

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