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BJP meets President, wants dismissal of Sheila government
New Delhi, April 27
A delegation of the BJP today submitted a party-made chargesheet to the President, Pranab Mukherjee, seeking the dismissal of the Sheila Dikshit-led Congress government in Delhi as it has failed to discharge its duties.
Delhi BJP president Vijay Goel with other party leaders coming out of the Presidentís residence after submitting the chargesheet against Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in New Delhi on Saturday. Delhi BJP president Vijay Goel with other party leaders coming out of the Presidentís residence after submitting the chargesheet against Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in New Delhi on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

DTC drive against ticketless travellers
New Delhi, April 27
In a bid to check the loss of revenue, the DTC has launched a special drive to be continued up to April 30.


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Aids presented to differently abled persons
New Delhi, April 27
Delhi Education and Social Welfare Minister Kiran Walia today complimented the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) on its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative by distributing aids and appliances to as many as 745 differently abled persons.

Seven Nigerians held for drug trafficking 
New Delhi, April 27
Special Cell has busted an international cartel of drug traffickers and peddlers of fake Indian as well as foreign currency notes. The syndicate members have also been involved in manpower trafficking.

Multiple courses of DU arts faculty get go-ahead
New Delhi, April 27
The Faculty of Arts of Delhi University gives a green signal to the multiple courses under the various departments.





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BJP meets President, wants dismissal of Sheila government
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 27
A delegation of the BJP today submitted a party-made chargesheet to the President, Pranab Mukherjee, seeking the dismissal of the Sheila Dikshit-led Congress government in Delhi as it has failed to discharge its duties.

The delegation was led by the chief of the Delhi unit of the BJP, Vijay Goel. It included former state party president Harsh Vardhan, Vijender Gupta, legislators Jagdish Mukhi, Ramesh Bidhuri, party national secretary Aarti Mehra and state mahila morcha president Shikha Rai.

In its appeal to the President, the delegation said that by exercising his powers under Article 239-AB of the Constitution, he should dismiss the Sheila government.

After the meeting which continued for half an hour, the President assured the delegation that he would talk to the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, and the Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, in this regard.

The BJP leaders apprised the President of the deteriorating law and order situation in Delhi. The incidents of rape are increasing alarmingly. Women do not feel safe in Delhi. Not only the political parties, but the NGOs and general public are also agitating on streets. Cases of rape are being reported almost every day.

Is the continuance of this government justified in these conditions, asked Goel.

He said that public order in Delhi is disturbed. There is nothing like government. There is a deep resentment among the people on the issue of power and water. During the past two years, the power tariff has been increased by 60 per cent. Agitations are taking place every day against the nexus between power companies and the Delhi government.

Water charges have been increased by 11-10 times during the past 15 years. Water supplied at 35 paise per kilolitre has been increased up to Rs 35 per kilolitre. Fifty per cent of the people of Delhi do not get potable water and are compelled to drink water that is not fit for drinking, according to the party.

The CAG has found that there are no facilities in hospitals. Costly private hospitals are replacing the government hospitals. There is scarcity of medicines, blood, nurses and doctors in the government hospitals.

Nobody wants to send his children to government schools. People have no option than to get costly education for their children in public schools, Goel said.

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DTC drive against ticketless travellers
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 27
In a bid to check the loss of revenue, the DTC has launched a special drive to be continued up to April 30.

The main thrust of the drive is to check ticketless travelling besides keeping a tab on the behaviour of bus crew. The DTC has deployed its officials and traffic supervisory staff in the field in the morning between 8 and 10 and in the evening for two hours from 5.

During the drive, 8,646 buses have been checked so far. A total number of 562 passengers, including 40 Delhi Police and government officials, were found travelling without tickets. Besides, 854 drivers and conductors were found without uniform whereas 19 drivers did not halt the bus at the proper stop. Thirty-three cases of rash driving were registered.

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Aids presented to differently abled persons
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 27
Delhi Education and Social Welfare Minister Kiran Walia today complimented the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) on its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative by distributing aids and appliances to as many as 745 differently abled persons.

The aids presented included tricycles, wheelchairs and braille slates and sticks. Besides, four ambulances were presented to the Directorate of Social Welfare of the Delhi government.

Speaking on the occasion, Walia pointed out that ITPO has not only played its role in trade promotion of the country, but also done a lot in social sector.

Referring to the challenges of the special children and their families, she stressed the need to help them as it is a collective responsibility of every public and private organisation.

She hoped that ITPO would continue to play its role in the CSR arena. Encouraging the recipients, CMD, ITPO, Rita Menon was hopeful that these equipment would be very useful in alleviating the problems faced by people with special needs.

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Seven Nigerians held for drug trafficking 
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 27
Special Cell has busted an international cartel of drug traffickers and peddlers of fake Indian as well as foreign currency notes. The syndicate members have also been involved in manpower trafficking.

A total of eight persons, including seven persons of Nigerian nationality and a woman from Myanmar, have been arrested.

The police recovered 1,450 grams of party drug Methaquolone, 2.5 grams of cocaine, fake US dollars, Indian currency notes, 19 passports, including those of Ghana, 15 mobile phones and 35 SIM cards obtained on fictitious names and addresses.

The arrested persons were identified as Oliver, Chima Nakappa, Iwe Onyeeinma, Ogummiyi Steven Femi, Olatide Morrison, Deborah Morrisoan, all Nigerian nationals.

The police said that it received information from a Central Intelligence Agency that a group is involved in trafficking of high quality processed narcotic drugs in and out of India.

It was also informed that this group has got registered several companies in India on bogus documents in order to facilitate transfer of money earned through drug trafficking.

This input was developed and the efforts yielded result when on April 6, the police received information that some members of this cartel would be sending suspicious parcels to one Antony Bastone at Toronto in Canada.

The police located the parcels at the Foreign Post Office in Delhi. By requisitioning assistance from Delhi customs and officials from the Foreign Post Office, these parcels were checked. They contained five sarees, two 'lehnghas and chunnies'. On close inspection, 253 grams of psychotropic drug Methaquolone was found concealed in these clothes.

On April 8, another shipment of 324 grams of Methaquolone was identified and seized from the Foreign Post Office.

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Multiple courses of DU arts faculty get go-ahead
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 27
The Faculty of Arts of Delhi University gives a green signal to the multiple courses under the various departments.

Though teachers called for a postponement of the decision to next week, the Dean did not pay heed to their pleas.

The Faculty of Arts on Friday granted approval to the multiple courses of study under the departments of English, Hindi, Urdu, Modern Indian language & Literary Studies, Germanic & Romance Studies, Arabic, Buddhist Studies, Linguistics, Persian, Psychology, Philosophy, Punjabi and Sanskrit.

The mentioned courses include the Honours programme, i.e. Discipline-I courses, Discipline-II courses as well as application courses in respect of all the requirements of the new four year undergraduate programme.

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