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Kejriwal, disabled protesters held on way to PMs house
New Delhi, October 12
The physically challenged people march towards the Prime Minister's residence to protest against Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid in New Delhi on Friday Amidst high drama, activists of the India Against Corruption (IAC) and the Rashtriya Viklang Party (RVP) were detained today when they tried to march towards the Prime Minister's residence.
The physically challenged people march towards the Prime Minister's residence to protest against Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid in New Delhi on Friday. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

Slipper hurled at Dikshit
New Delhi, October 12
A group of women at a function at Nandnagari in northeast Delhi today hurled a slipper at Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and showed her black flags. However, the slipper missed Dikshit and fell well ahead of her. The Chief Minister was speaking after inaugurating the circle office of the food and supply department.


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Striking DU teachers take out candlelight march
New Delhi, October 12
On the third day of the indefinite relay hunger strike of the Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) today, representatives from the staff associations of Dyal Singh College, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Hindu College and Kirori Mal College took over the charge.

Property registration: Rohini sub-registrar office made online
New Delhi, October 12
To put an end to the problems in getting the property documents registered, the Delhi government has started online facilities recently. In July, the sub-registrar office at Mehrauli was made online and today the Rohini office has also gone online.

EC to modify online registration
New Delhi, October 12
The State Election Commission will modify the online registration system of electoral rolls with making some changes in the online form, said Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Vijay Kumar Dev.

Ex-PPC chief bereaved
New Delhi, October 12
A prayer meeting of Vinod Kataria, younger brother of former Punjab Pradesh Congress chief Virender Kataria, will be held at Gurdwara Pahari in Greater Kailash tomorrow between 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm.





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Kejriwal, disabled protesters held on way to PMs house
Ananya Panda
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 12
Amidst high drama, activists of the India Against Corruption (IAC) and the Rashtriya Viklang Party (RVP) were detained today when they tried to march towards the Prime Minister's residence. They were demanding the dismissal of Law Minister Salman Khurshid for the alleged financial irregularities in a UP-based NGO run by him.

As Kejriwal and his associates along with nearly 200 activists, including the differently abled members, insisted on being stationed until their demand was met at the makeshift jail at Bawana, the Delhi police had a tough time in dealing with the IAC members.

Arvind was taken separately in a police van to Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Bawana where half of the supporters remained outside the makeshift jail while 100 were detained till late evening.

An unfazed Kejriwal said that the protest will continue and it is shame that the government is using force to muzzle the voice of the differently abled people rather than taking action against Khurshid. "This is dictatorship and Khurshid has to resign. We'll sit on dharna back at Parliament Street once we are let off," he said.

Umesh Prachand, a resident of Gautam Buddha Nagar, said the Prime Minister's indifferent gesture is quite uncalled for as he didn't even seek a clarification from Khurshid over the misuse of grants given by the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to the NGO run by him and his wife Louis.

Earlier around noon, Kejriwal, Gopal Rai, Manish Sisodia accompanied by physically challenged persons under the banner of RVP, marched towards the 7 Race Course Road to press for Khurshid's removal.

But, they were stopped by the police from going ahead even as the PM refused to meet them. The activists kept demonstrating till late afternoon.

"A police complaint should be filed immediately against Salman Khurshid and his wife. Khurshid should be removed from the Cabinet till proven innocent. Both of them are influential people, they can tamper with the evidence and pressure witnesses. They should be arrested immediately," Kejriwal said.

Meanwhile, Delhi police PRO Rajan Bhagat said that the protestors, detained under section 65 of the Delhi Police Act, are likely to be released later.

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Slipper hurled at Dikshit
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 12
A group of women at a function at Nandnagari in northeast Delhi today hurled a slipper at Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and showed her black flags. However, the slipper missed Dikshit and fell well ahead of her. The Chief Minister was speaking after inaugurating the circle office of the food and supply department.

Just after the incident, securitymen and officials of the department formed a circle around Dikshit, who tried to continue with her speech. However, soon people started shouting slogans against the government and the Congress and Diskhit had to leave without completing the speech.

The police detained seven persons, but released them later.

Reacting to the incident, Dikshit later said, "The act has been planned by elements trying to spread lawlessness and anarchy."

Later, the protesters laid siege to Power Minister Haroon Yusuf's vehicle and the police had to forcibly remove them.

This is the first time in 14 years of her tenure as the Chief Minister that Sheila Dikshit has faced such an embarrassing situation.

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Striking DU teachers take out candlelight march
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 12
On the third day of the indefinite relay hunger strike of the Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) today, representatives from the staff associations of Dyal Singh College, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Hindu College and Kirori Mal College took over the charge.

Towards the evening, hundreds of teachers from and university departments reached the venue for a candlelight vigil. Many ad-hoc teachers also joined the vigil and lit candles as a mark of protest against the alleged harsh treatment being meted out to them by denying them basic rights like medical coverage, opportunities for attending seminars and conferences, duty benefits and job security through a systematic imposition of contractual employment.

The teachers expressed their anger against the vice- chancellor's refusal to engage in any talks with DUTA.

"Despite the university departments earning merits (the recently released world university rankings has included the English department of DU among the top hundred English departments of the world), the VC is portraying his own teachers in a negative light," said a teacher at the candle march.

Expressing her support for DUTA, Madhu Prasad, the Delhi convener of the All-India Forum for Right to Education, said, "DUTA has had an historic contribution in preserving and nurturing the academic prestige of the university. A dialogue between the administration and DUTA is must for a healthy environment in the university."

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Property registration: Rohini sub-registrar office made online
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 12
To put an end to the problems in getting the property documents registered, the Delhi government has started online facilities recently. In July, the sub-registrar office at Mehrauli was made online and today the Rohini office has also gone online.

The government has made the experience of registration and stamping modernized and user-friendly. The revenue department intends to overhaul the conventional registration process with the inauguration of the state-of-the-art e-sub-registrar office at Rohini.

At present, a person who wants to get a document registered has to deal with a huge rush and other problems. To put an end to this, the new system envisages a process in which each applicant arrives at the e-sub-registrar office with a pre-fixed appointment. The appointment can be taken online by accessing the website of the revenue department. On reaching the e-sub-registrar office, the applicants will have access to the best infrastructure and amenities.

The registered documents will be delivered to them the very same day at the e-sub-registrar office and in case their documents are rejected or impounded, they will be informed in writing on the same day.

The revenue department intends to eliminate the menace of touts and middlemen by making the registration process transparent and accessible. Facilitation counters at the e-sub-registrar office will help the applicants at every step of registration.

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EC to modify online registration
Syed Ali Ahmed
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 12
The State Election Commission will modify the online registration system of electoral rolls with making some changes in the online form, said Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Vijay Kumar Dev.

He said that at present the online form asks for lots of details like assembly constituency, its serial number, election booth number and centre for the election office. But after modifying the system, when the applicant types his name and area other details will appear on the net automatically, said Dev.

While giving details about revision of electoral rolls, correction in election photo identity cards, deletion and addition of electorate names, the CEO said that the government has decided to issue election photo identity cards to homeless people who do not have address proof. When asked how it will be done, he said that under the Mission Convergence Scheme the city government had conducted a survey of homeless people who lived under the flyovers, verandas of office, footpaths, etc. On that basis the officials of the election office will inquire about the details of the homeless people before issuing the photo identity cards.

The state commission has made a system for voters' education and electoral participation under which all the eligible people will have to get their photo identity cards. He said that in boarder areas of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh some people have double photo identity cards. The commission will discuss the issue with its counterparts in both the neighbouring states to end the duplication.

The CEO stated this while making announcement that process of revision for electoral roll will begin on October 15. The filing claims and objections will begin on October 15 and will end on November 14 and final publication of electoral will be on January 10, 2013.

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Ex-PPC chief bereaved

New Delhi, October 12
A prayer meeting of Vinod Kataria, younger brother of former Punjab Pradesh Congress chief Virender Kataria, will be held at Gurdwara Pahari in Greater Kailash tomorrow between 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm.

Vinod expired on Thursday night after a prolonged illness. He was 65 and survived by his wife and a daughter, family said. TNS

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