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Cong protests price rise
New Delhi, July 12
Holding protest at Jama Masjid against the hike in prices of essential commodities, Delhi Congress leaders said there was a huge difference in the words and deeds of the BJP.

Make self-defence training for girl students mandatory: Bassi
New Delhi, July 12
Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi said that there is a Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi addresses a seminar on ''Face to Face with Delhi Police on Women Safety'' organised by FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) in New Delhi on Saturday. need to start self-defence training programmes as subjects for girl students at an early age to build their capacity to defend themselves from street crimes.
Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi addresses a seminar on ''Face to Face with Delhi Police on Women Safety'' organised by FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) in New Delhi on Saturday. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

Government to recruit public prosecutors in various courts
New Delhi, July 12
The Delhi government has decided to recruit public prosecutors in various courts of Metropolitan Magistrate and Session Courts.


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Boy electrocuted while flying kite
New Delhi, July 12
A nine-year-old boy died after he was allegedly electrocuted when the string of his kite became entangled in a power line in Swaroop Nagar, northwest Delhi, today, said a police officer.

Upadhyay takes charge as BJP chief
New Delhi, July 12
Newly appointed Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay, who formally took charge of the post today, said the people of Delhi have shown faith in the BJP and party workers should make all efforts to serve them.

Badli Metro station to have platforms on 4th, 5th floors
New Delhi, July 12
The Badli Metro station, being constructed under the Delhi Metro Phase III project, will become the country's first station to have platforms on the fourth and fifth floors.

Hot, humid weather continues
New Delhi, July 12
The national Capital continued to reel under hot and humid conditions as the day temperature settled at 42.3 degree Celsius, seven notches above normal, while humidity levels hovered above 70 per cent.





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Cong protests price rise
The party seeks BJP apology on FDI about-turn
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 12
Holding protest at Jama Masjid against the hike in prices of essential commodities, Delhi Congress leaders said there was a huge difference in the words and deeds of the BJP.

They said the BJP, which had been steadfastly opposing the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), was now trying to bring it into the defence sector, and with this stance, the Finance Minister has proved that BJP's earlier stand on the FDI was just eyewash.

They demanded that the BJP should apologise to the people on the FDI as now this government was also endorsing the issue.

The leaders said the BJP government has fully justified the Congress' programmes by endorsing the policies and decisions of the UPA government.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president and party leader Arvinder Singh Lovely and MLA Haroon Yusuf alleged that the BJP's Central leadership has not made any new announcement in this Budget which would bring "achhe din" to the people of the country. They said in the name of bringing good days, the people of Delhi have been given just crumbs.

Senior leader Sajjan Kumar and party spokesperson Mukesh Sharma said the fact that the residents of Jagatpuri had torched the electricity office late last night proved that they were very angry with the power companies.

Sharma said the people were searching for East Delhi MP Mahesh Giri, and all other MPs and MLAs of the BJP. He said if the problems of the common man were not solved, people would take out their anger on the BJP MPs and MLAs.

"The BJP government had failed on all fronts, and there was no allocation in this Budget which could benefit the poor and the middle class. All the development works in the Tri Nagar Assembly constituency have come to a total halt," said Singh.

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Make self-defence training for girl students mandatory: Bassi
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 12
Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi said that there is a need to start self-defence training programmes as subjects for girl students at an early age to build their capacity to defend themselves from street crimes.

Addressing a conference on women safety organised by the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) FLO here today, the Police Commissioner urged the audience to educate girl students in self-defence from the age of seven and continue it until class 10, when she is likely to have gained adequate expertise in this field. "So if someone teases her on the street, she can hit back if she decides to do it," he said.

He explained that in regard to crimes against women, sociological change is also required. "Bombard men with better ideas, but there is a need to create a capacity in girls to defend themselves. Do men harass a man walking on the street! They don't do it because there is a fear that they can be hit. When a man harasses a woman, he is assured that the girl cannot hit back," said Bassi.

Varsha Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Women and Child Safety), who was also part of the conference, said that the Special Police Unit for Women and Children of the Delhi Police regularly trains girl students in self-defence.

"We make the girl confident of her posture and deal (against crimes) in public places," said Sharma, adding that she sends her representatives, including inspectors, to schools for encouraging girls to join self-defence classes.

The Police Commissioner said that following the December 16 gangrape incident, the police identify certain areas where the cases of rape and molestation are high. These areas are economically poor, he said. "Our women beat officers patrol these areas. They meet the women living there, who then get confident and make their complaints to these officers. There are more than 200 such beats across the city, where the women police officers interact with the women living in these areas," he said.

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Government to recruit public prosecutors in various courts
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 12
The Delhi government has decided to recruit public prosecutors in various courts of Metropolitan Magistrate and Session Courts.

The government has approved 23 posts of Assistant Public Prosecutor, 31 posts of Additional Public Prosecutor and one post of Chief Prosecutor in the Directorate of Prosecution under the non-plan scheme.

The decision has been taken to ensure speedy justice delivery and overcome the shortage of public prosecutors to present the criminal cases on behalf of the government in various courts of Metropolitan Magistrate and Session Courts.

The process of filling these posts will be completed soon. Additional Secretary (Home), Delhi government, GP Singh said that director of prosecution are facing the problem of acute shortage of prosecutors in various court of Metropolitan Magistrate and Session Courts and was requesting the department for obtaining sanctions of creation of requisite number of public prosecutors.

Singh said that considering the proposal, the Lieutenant Governor has approved the creation of the above-said posts in various scale of pay and pay bands in addition to existing sanctioned posts with immediate effect.

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Boy electrocuted while flying kite
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 12
A nine-year-old boy died after he was allegedly electrocuted when the string of his kite became entangled in a power line in Swaroop Nagar, northwest Delhi, today, said a police officer.

The deceased has been identified as Nitish Kumar, a Class VI student of a government school.

According to the police, the incident was reported from A-Block of Khada Colony, Swaroop Nagar, around 11.30 am.

"Nitish was on the terrace of the house when the string of his kite got stuck in the power line. It is believed that he suffered an electrical shock, because his neighbours saw him being violently shaken," said a police officer.

The neighbours shouted for help and immediately went to rescue Nitish, but he lost consciousness before they could reach him.

"The neighbours informed Nitesh's parents who took him to Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital, but he was declared dead," the officer added.

A case of causing death by negligence has been registered at the Swaroop Nagar police station.

Nitish is survived by his parents and two brothers. His father is a chef in a hotel.

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Upadhyay takes charge as BJP chief
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 12
Newly appointed Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay, who formally took charge of the post today, said the people of Delhi have shown faith in the BJP and party workers should make all efforts to serve them.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, who was appointed as the state party chief just before the Lok Sabha elections, handed over the charge of the Delhi unit to Upadhyay at a function organised at Delhi party office here.

"The people of Delhi have rejected both the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress and put trust in the BJP. We should continue to make efforts to serve Delhiites," said Upadhyay, addressing party leaders and workers.

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Badli Metro station to have platforms on 4th, 5th floors
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 12
The Badli Metro station, being constructed under the Delhi Metro Phase III project, will become the country's first station to have platforms on the fourth and fifth floors.

The first two floors of the station will be provided on lease to generate funds and the third floor will be used as a concourse for passengers. The fourth floor will house the platform for trains plying on Samaypur-Badli Line. The station will have an additional platform on its fifth floor and will cater to Phase V Metro Line.

"The station will lie on Samaypur-Badli Extension Line 2. The station is expected to be ready by March 2015," said an official of the DMRC.

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Hot, humid weather continues

New Delhi, July 12
The national Capital continued to reel under hot and humid conditions as the day temperature settled at 42.3 degree Celsius, seven notches above normal, while humidity levels hovered above 70 per cent.

As the rains continue to elude the city, the day temperature has been remaining above the 40 degree mark for the last one week. Yesterday the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 42 and 30.1 degree Celsius. PTI

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