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Womanís body found in sacks
New Delhi, January 25
In the past 24 hours, two bodies, including a mutilated one of a woman, were found at Sagarpur and Naraina.

Security beefed up for R-Day
New Delhi, January 25
Security forces have made elaborate arrangements for the Republic Day parade with the deployment of about 25,000 police personnel across the national capital.

Security personnel stand guard at Connaught Place on the eve of 64th Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Friday.

Security personnel stand guard at Connaught Place on the eve of 64th Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Friday. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui


EARLIER STORIES

Constable Kumar selected for gallantry award
20 cops conferred with Prez Police medal
New Delhi, January 25
Delhi Police constable Naresh Kumar, who was killed while chasing a Mewati gang, has been decorated with the President's police medal for gallantry.

28 CBI officials get distinguished, meritorious service medals
New Delhi, January 25
Twentyeight officers and officials of the CBI have been awarded the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service and Police Medal for Meritorious Service by the President on the occasion of Republic Day.

Health minister issues guidelines for hospitals
New Delhi, January 25
In view of the December 16 gangrape incident the Delhi Health Department has come out with new guidelines for rapid response by hospitals in case of examination of sexual assault victims.

CISF to deploy 500 more women personnel in Metros
New Delhi, January 25
After the Delhi gangrape, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) while strengthening its security apparatus for women travelling in the Delhi Metros plans to induct 500 women personnel within the next one-two years for deployment there. This will increase the total deployment of women at the Metro stations to a 1,000.

DU to set up software park
New Delhi, January 25
Delhi University (DU) is all set to launch a software park at its Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC) in collaboration with the Software Technology Park of India (STPI) in the coming academic session.

Youngsters hold their voter ID cards after receiving them from Delhi Lt. Governor Tejendra Khanna on the occasion of the National Voters Day-2013 in New Delhi on Friday; (right) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with schoolchildren at Republic Day parade rehearsal at Chhatrsal Stadium in New Delhi on Friday.
Youngsters hold their voter ID cards after receiving them from Delhi Lt. Governor Tejendra Khanna on the occasion of the National Voters Day-2013 in New Delhi on Friday. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with schoolchildren at Republic Day parade rehearsal at Chhatrsal Stadium in New Delhi on Friday. Tribune photo





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Womanís body found in sacks
Manís body found buried in forest
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 25
In the past 24 hours, two bodies, including a mutilated one of a woman, were found at Sagarpur and Naraina.

The latest incident was reported at Pankha Road near Sagarpur, southwest Delhi, this morning. The police found two jute bags containing the legs and head of a woman. According to investigators, the woman appears to be 30 to 35 years old and is probably married. The victim is yet to be identified.

"One of the bags was dumped in a drain near the Kali Mata temple, while the other one was thrown in another drain located near Desu Colony bus stop," said a police official. Around 10.15 am some residents of the area noticed a bag containing a pair of legs that was dumped in the drain near the temple. When the police reached the spot, it was informed about the second bag that was kept in another drain near the bus stop.

Investigators assert that they believe that the body parts belong to the same woman, "as there are similarities between the two bags".

The police has registered a case of murder and is searching for the remaining body parts.

Investigators are first trying to establish the identity of the woman by alerting all the police stations in Delhi and the neighbouring states. The police stations have been asked to provide a list of missing women from the areas - under their jurisdiction - for the past three days.

The police suspects that the motive behind the murder could be an illicit affair. It is, however, probing all angles. The body parts have been preserved at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital.

In the second incident, an unidentified man was found buried in a forest at Naraina last evening. The police was informed by an Army man.

The police said that a portion of the boundary wall around the forest had collapsed. It suspects that the culprits had entered through here to bury the body. A case of murder has been registered.

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Security beefed up for R-Day
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 25
Security forces have made elaborate arrangements for the Republic Day parade with the deployment of about 25,000 police personnel across the national capital.

A thousand snipers have been deployed at high-rise buildings. Temporary police pickets have been setup at various locations in Delhi, especially near the Lutyens' zone. The police is watching important locations through 160 CCTV cameras installed between Rajpath and Red Fort, which is the route of the parade.

Anti-aircraft guns, sharpshooters, quick reaction teams, SWAT and Vajra teams have been deployed in the central and New Delhi areas. Around 600 police control room vans have been instructed to keep watch in and around the city during the night.

The paramilitary and Delhi police commandos are keeping a close watch along the route of the Republic Day parade. A multi-layer security ring has already been put in place at Rajpath where President Pranab Mukherjee will hoist the Tricolour and take the salute of the marching contingents tomorrow.

As the Bhutan king, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, will be the guest of honour for the parade, the security forces have taken extra precautions. Nine Metro stations - Rajiv Chowk, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Mandi House, Udyog Bhavan, Race Course, Pragati Maidan, Barakhamba Road and Khan Market - will be closed from 6 am to 12.30 pm on Saturday and from 3 pm to 6:30 pm on Tuesday on the occasion of Beating the Retreat.

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Constable Kumar selected for gallantry award
20 cops conferred with Prez Police medal
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 25
Delhi Police constable Naresh Kumar, who was killed while chasing a Mewati gang, has been decorated with the President's police medal for gallantry.

Twenty other Delhi Police personnel have been awarded the President's police medal for distinguished service and police medal for meritorious service.

Kumar was posted with the Bharat Nagar police station. During a regular patrol on the night of May 17 last year, he was attacked by a Mewati gang. "Naresh showed exemplary courage and outstanding sense of responsibility and chased the goons travelling in the vehicle despite repeated intimidation and high risk involved in doing so. He laid down his life for the service of the nation," said a police official.

The incident took place when Kumar, along with home guard constable Shankar, was on picket duty at Bunkar Chowk and patrolling on a motorcycle. Patrolling was intensified around 2 am when the police was informed about the Mewati gang which was passing through Netaji Subhash Place in a mini-truck.

The vehicle that was being chased by three police vehicles passed through the picket around 2.45 am. Kumar and Shankar also started chasing the truck and overtook it. When the gang members noticed them, they rammed their truck into the motorcycle. Naresh suffered head injuries and died on the spot.

Furthermore, Joint Commissioner of Police (Planning and Implementation) Ashok Kumar Singh, Additional Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Ashok Chand and Assistant Commissioner of Police (South District) Asha Thakur, have been selected for the President's police medal for distinguished service.

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28 CBI officials get distinguished, meritorious service medals
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 25
Twentyeight officers and officials of the CBI have been awarded the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service and Police Medal for Meritorious Service by the President on the occasion of Republic Day.

President's Police Medals for Distinguished Service have been awarded to six officers while Police Medals for Meritorious Service to 22 other officers and officials. The President's Police Medal for Distingushed Services were awarded to L.M. Manjhi, SP at Bhillai in Chhattisgarh; M.S. Hazari, Additional SP in Kolkata; D.S. Dagar, Additional SP in New Delhi; V. N. Ashok Kumar, Additional SP in Chennai; S. K. Tripathi, Deputy SP in Kolkata and Dilip Chakraborty, Inspector in Kolkata.

The Police Medal for Meritorious Service were Amitabh Singh Dhillon, IPS of Haryana cadre posted in New Delhi; Velusamy Murugesan, IPS in New Delhi; Selvaraj Sengathir, IPS in Chennai Range in Chennai; Rishi Prakash, SP who belongs to Rohtak; Roy Alexander, Additional SP in Chennai; Ajaib Singh, Additional SP who belongs to Punjab; V. S. Rana, Deputy SP in New Delhi; Kollan Bhattacharya, Deputy SP in New Delhi; Yogesh Kumar Sharma, Deputy SP in Jodhpur; Prasenjit Roy, Deputy SP in Kolkata; Dayanand Sharma, Inspector in New Delhi; Surendra Rai, Inspector in Lucknow; Prema Logan, Inspector in Mumbai; Mahesh Kumar Kalia, Sub-Inspector (SI) in New Delhi; Kalidas Mafatbhai Chauhan, SI in Gandhi Nagar; Farid Kasim, SI in Chennai; Ashok Kumar Chatterjee, Assistant SI in Kolkata; Rajesh Singh, Assistant SI, CBI Academy at Ghaziabad; Puran Chand, Assistant SI in New Delhi; P.P. Thomas Krishan Pal Singh, Head Constable; Vijay Goswami, Constable in New Delhi.

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Health minister issues guidelines for hospitals
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 25
In view of the December 16 gangrape incident the Delhi Health Department has come out with new guidelines for rapid response by hospitals in case of examination of sexual assault victims.

Delhi Health Minister A.K. Walia today stated that his department has been involved in consultations for finalization of re-enforced guidelines for rapid response by hospitals in case of examination of sexual assault victims.

"It was felt that the entire step-by-step procedure must be made smooth and hassle-free in order to undertake examination of victims and ensure their privacy. Keeping in view the instructions of the high court, the department has finalized the new guidelines," said Dr. Walia.

He said that the directors or the medical superintendents of different hospitals are being directed to identify a separate room for examination of the victims. They are also being asked to circulate the number and location of such room to all HoDs and doctors on emergency duty from time to time. The hospitals are also being directed to provide proper furniture, basic equipment and adequate stock of sexual assault forensic evidence kit in the specified room itself. The Chief Medical Officers in charge are being instructed to nominate nodal officers to put in place the desired infrastructure and carry out supervision on day-to-day basis.

According to the guidelines, in case, the victim's clothes are taken as evidence the hospitals must provide alternate clothing to the victim. They will also organize sensitization workshop in collaboration with the Delhi Commission for Women.

"The medical superintendent would provide doctors for counseling of the victim. In case, they are not able to provide doctors, the arrangement will be made from the Crisis Intervention Centres. He has been asked to maintain an update directory of the agencies concerned," he added.

He expressed confidence that the new guidelines would ensure due care and proper examination of sexual assault victims in shortest possible time and would overcome the existing in-adequate management practices.

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CISF to deploy 500 more women personnel in Metros
Shaurya Karanbir Gurung
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 25
After the Delhi gangrape, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) while strengthening its security apparatus for women travelling in the Delhi Metros plans to induct 500 women personnel within the next one-two years for deployment there. This will increase the total deployment of women at the Metro stations to a 1,000.

As a consequence of the Delhi gangrape, the CISF is also focusing on the deployment of its women personnel from its Crime and Intelligence Wing (CIW), inside the Metros. These women are dressed in civilian clothes and regularly travel in Metros to check and prevent cases of molestation and misbehaviour with women. They mainly travel in Metros running at the Huda City Center, Seelampur and Badarpur stations, besides during office hours at the Rajiv Chowk station. Most number of molestation cases happens at these stations and the Metros running on these routs.

The CISF is inducting more women personnel in its quick reaction teams (QRTs) deployed at the Metro stations. These women are armed and travel in the Metros. "This will give confidence to women commuters. It will instill a sense of safety among them," said a senior CISF official.

There are about 5,000 women personnel, including officials and constables, in the CISF. About 500 of these personnel are deployed at the Delhi metro stations. They are tasked to frisk women at the entrances to the stations. Some of them are deployed in the QRTs. The rest form part of the CIW.

"Women personnel from the CIW are tasked to travel in Metros. They wear civilian clothes to blend with the public and travel in teams. They have been so well trained that no one can determine if they are from a security force. There have been numerous instances when these women have caught many men trying to inappropriately touch a female passenger or molest her in a crowded Metro," added the official.

Furthermore, on December 21, CISF Director General Rajiv had visited the Delhi Metro to review the security measures for women commuters.

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DU to set up software park
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 25
Delhi University (DU) is all set to launch a software park at its Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC) in collaboration with the Software Technology Park of India (STPI) in the coming academic session.

The technology park will help train students in entrepreneurship and give them access to the available softwares and other technologies, said university officials.

"The first phase of the park would be at the North Campus but we are planning to establish it across three different locations at Dhaka near Kingsway Camp, Dwarka and Karkardooma. We hope that it will take our university to a different level by providing a better usage of technology among our students," said Dinesh Singh, DU Vice-Chancellor.

In all probabilities, the park will come up in July and help students experiment with programmes in order to put their ideas into actions. The university has signed an official memorandum with the STPI last week and the work will take off by the month end.

"The facilities in the park will be available to all DU students. The software park will help students develop IT-related knowledge. Innovation will take place through these parks. With the four-year undergraduate programme, the software park at CIC will be a boon for those who take this course. The four-year undergraduate programme aims to create entrepreneurs and scientists," Singh said.

The costs of the project have not been worked out yet. The STPI will not charge the university for its services. DU is also in talks with nationalised banks to financially support students who have a promising entrepreneurship plan.

"All education programmes seem to focus on helping people getting jobs. But we must have people who will create jobs. Ideas that encourage creation of jobs should be encouraged. We are setting up a platform in the university to help students develop their ideas further," said the official.

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