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Class X student gangraped
New Delhi, April 17
A class X student was allegedly raped by her cousin and his two friends in a house in Sarojini Nagar, after they kidnapped her from New Ashok Nagar in east Delhi today. Her cousin, Pradeep, has been arrested, while his two friends named Rahul and Amit are at large. The 15-year-old victim lives with her parents in the Trans-Yamuna area of Delhi. The incident was reported to the police.

Retd IAF Vice-Chief faces road rage
New Delhi, April 17
Former Indian Air Force Vice-Chief, Air Marshal (retd.) SG Inamdar has alleged that a bus driver misbehaved with him after an accident at Sarojini Nagar yesterday. The police today said the bus driver named Deepak Sharma was arrested and released on bail. Inamdar retired as the Vice-Chief of the Air Staff in 2003. He was travelling with his wife in a Honda City car when the incident occurred.

IIT Delhi to come up with innovation centre
New Delhi, April 17
Once again the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Delhi) is geared for the I2 Tech Open House 2013, the ninth edition, where stimulating ideas have found shapes into a range of products-some being innovations, a few others commercially tried.


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BREAK TIME: A securityman takes a rest on a tree in New Delhi on Wednesday
BREAK TIME: A securityman takes a rest on a tree in New Delhi on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

Engineers to take action against illegal constructions
New Delhi, April 17
The engineers of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) have decided to act against the unauthorized construction in city zone once again with even more sternness after one of its junior engineers was allegedly thrashed in his office by the area councillor, Aaley Mohammed, and his father MLA Shoaib Iqbal, on Monday evening.

Three women rescued
New Delhi, April 17
Three women from Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh have been rescued from a brothel on GB Road in central Delhi today. The owner and the manager of the brothel have been arrested.





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Class X student gangraped
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 17
A class X student was allegedly raped by her cousin and his two friends in a house in Sarojini Nagar, after they kidnapped her from New Ashok Nagar in east Delhi today. Her cousin, Pradeep, has been arrested, while his two friends named Rahul and Amit are at large.

The 15-year-old victim lives with her parents in the Trans-Yamuna area of Delhi. The incident was reported to the police.

Investigators said the incident took place when the girl left for her school in New Ashok Nagar at about 7 am today. "It is alleged that she was kidnapped by her 26-year-old cousin Pradeep and his friends Rahul and Amit from near her school in a Mahindra Scorpio SUV," a police officer said.

The accused then allegedly took her to a house in Sarojini Nagar where they took turns to rape her. They released her in the afternoon after threatening her with dire consequences if she told the incident to anyone.

The girl took an autorickshaw and reached her residence. Her mother questioned her when she found her upset. The victim remained quiet for a while, but then narrated the incident to her father.

Her father approached the police. The victim was taken to the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital where a medical examination confirmed that she was sexually assaulted.

A case of kidnapping and gangrape has been registered at the New Ashok Nagar police station on the victim's statement and medical report. The accused also face charges under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

The police managed to locate the house in Sarojini Nagar, but found it locked. Investigators have gathered information about Rahul and Amit and are trying to track them.

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Retd IAF Vice-Chief faces road rage
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 17
Former Indian Air Force Vice-Chief, Air Marshal (retd.) SG Inamdar has alleged that a bus driver misbehaved with him after an accident at Sarojini Nagar yesterday. The police today said the bus driver named Deepak Sharma was arrested and released on bail.

Inamdar retired as the Vice-Chief of the Air Staff in 2003. He was travelling with his wife in a Honda City car when the incident occurred.

According to the police, about 2 pm, Inamdar's car was allegedly hit by a private bus driven by Sharma.

"The bus driver followed Inamdar's car and hit it again within five minutes near INA Market," a police officer said.

Inamdar alleges that Sharma rammed into the car the second time. He told the investigators that a Delhi Traffic Police Head Constable, Amar Singh, witnessed the incident and nabbed Sharma.

A case of rash driving has been registered at the Sarojini Nagar police station.

In another incident of road rage, a Delhi Police constable was allegedly beaten by two men, both cousins, at south Delhi's Saidulajab area on Tuesday. One of the accused, Sanjeev, has been arrested, but his cousin, Surender, is absconding.

The victim, Constable Prahalad Singh, is posted with the vigilance cell of south district police. He had gone to meet his cousin, Himanshu, at Saidulajab. The police said Prahalad was waiting outside Himanshu's house at 2.15 pm when Sanjeev's domestic help told him to move his motorcycle.

Sanjeev is Himanshu's neighbour. The domestic help left when Prahalad told him that he would leave after a while. However, Sanjeev came there with his cousin, Surender, and beat up Prahalad, according to the police.

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IIT Delhi to come up with innovation centre
Ananya Panda
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 17
Once again the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Delhi) is geared for the I2 Tech Open House 2013, the ninth edition, where stimulating ideas have found shapes into a range of products-some being innovations, a few others commercially tried.

While as many as 500 such exhibits and projects are here to capture the attention of tech-connoisseurs once the exposition opens for public on Saturday, the institute in a bid to promote skills and ideas of young students is also coming up with an innovation centre this year.

Many among them available for a media preview here today are undeniably the result of years of ingenious and extensive research work of undergraduate and research students of the premier institution of the country.

On the sidelines of the Open House, IIT director Prof RK Shevgaonkar said, "We are looking at a whole value change where students are given a free space to put forth their ideas. The innovation centre will promote ideas allowing students to try and this would actually help them score credits as part of their curriculum. The support will come from the alumni batches 86 and 87."

On the innovation value and patents associated, managing director of Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer, IIT, Dr Anil Wali said that all the products created here may not be inventive but they can surely help market commercially viable items.

"The idea is to collaborate with the industry to take these products to society. We have been on the ascending curve in the last three years where roughly around 30 patents are filed each year," added Dr Wali.

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Engineers to take action against illegal constructions
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 17
The engineers of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) have decided to act against the unauthorized construction in city zone once again with even more sternness after one of its junior engineers was allegedly thrashed in his office by the area councillor, Aaley Mohammed, and his father MLA Shoaib Iqbal, on Monday evening.

The members of the Engineers' Forum of all the three corporations today held a demonstration at zonal office. In a meeting with the NDMC Commissioner, they decided to take action against the unauthorized construction and encroachment in the area.

"The commissioner has assured us that every action under the law will be taken against them," said AP Khan, general secretary of the forum. He said that a case has been registered against the area councillor.

Engineers said that they become the victims every time they try to take action against illegal construction in the city zone as it all happens under the cover of political leaders and builder mafia.

"Even as there is no space left in the walled city, the property rates have gone very high there. The builders encroach upon lands to make big money with the support of political leaders. And when we try to stop them, we are thrashed," he said.

MC Meena had gone with his team to take action against unauthorized construction in Daryaganj. But the owner of the house was not present. He alleged that Mohammed and his men barged into the office and thrashed him. Later his father Iqbal too joined the gang and beat him up.

However, Iqbal denied the allegations.

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Three women rescued

New Delhi, April 17
Three women from Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh have been rescued from a brothel on GB Road in central Delhi today. The owner and the manager of the brothel have been arrested.

The victims have disclosed to the police that they were brought to Delhi about 10 months ago under the pretext of employment opportunities.

According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central District), Alok Kumar, they were rescued with the help of an anti-human trafficking NGO. TNS

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