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AIIMS doctors go on strike after colleagues assaulted
New Delhi, July 13
Three senior resident doctors at AIIMS were today allegedly assaulted by a patient's relatives following which doctors at the premier hospital went on an indefinite strike demanding adequate security measures.

Heavy rains lash city, more expected today
New Delhi, July 13
Heavy rain lashed the Indian capital and its adjoining areas on Sunday, ending a scorching heat wave and high humidity levels and bringing joy to millions. The Met office has forecast more showers on Monday.

People caught in the rains at Connaught place in New Delhi on Sunday.
ITíS A COOL, COOL SUMMER: People caught in the rains at Connaught place in New Delhi on Sunday. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui



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AAP seeks all-party meet
New Delhi, July 13
The AAP has urged LG Najeeb Jung to convene an all-party meeting immediately for seeking views over the alarming situation prevailing in the city due to long power cuts, rising prices of essential commodities and the administration's failure in managing the day-to-day affair.

Tihar to launch plan on behavioural change
New Delhi, July 13
The Director General of Prisons (Tihar), Vimla Mehra, today said that the Tihar Jail administration is planning to launch a programme for transforming the behaviour of jail inmates through an Art of Living course.

Sr executive found dead in Paharganj hotel
New Delhi, July 13
A 47-year-old senior executive working for a company in Gurgaon was found dead under mysterious circumstances at a guest house in Paharganj last evening.

Man arrested for beating, robbing cop
New Delhi, July 13
A 30-year-old man, who allegedly robbed and assaulted a Delhi Police constable in north Delhi last month, has been apprehended. The accused has been identified as Azad who belongs to Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

Husband, father-in-law held for murder
New Delhi, July 13
The husband and father-in-law of a newly married woman, who was found drowned in a water barrel in the bathroom of her house in outer Delhi's Rohini locality, have been arrested for allegedly murdering her.

 





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AIIMS doctors go on strike after colleagues assaulted

New Delhi, July 13
Three senior resident doctors at AIIMS were today allegedly assaulted by a patient's relatives following which doctors at the premier hospital went on an indefinite strike demanding adequate security measures.

The doctors alleged that those accompanying the patient to the Surgical Emergency of the institute brandished guns and created a ruckus before beating up the three doctors, who were on duty, and fleeing the hospital campus in an SUV by breaking the main gate of AIIMS.

The hospital administration lodged a complaint with the police which have arrested three persons in connection with the incident.

The resident doctors have gone on strike demanding that enough armed security personnel be deployed outside the Emergency to prevent such incidents.

"We all resident doctors have gone on strike from this evening. This is not at all done that patients' relatives assault doctors who are after all there to save their lives. We try our best. Today three senior resident doctors were beaten up, and during the incident one of the doctors' nasal bone was fractured," Dr Shashank Pooniya, general secretary of AIIMS Resident Doctors Association, said.

"We demand from the administration that security should be deployed outside the emergency. Not just security, but armed security should be there to prevent such untoward incidents from happening," he said.

According to hospital sources, the patient was brought to the Surgical Emergency where the senior resident doctors on duty examined him and found it to be a case of neurosurgery and a neurosurgeon was called.

Meanwhile, the doctors present on duty performed the initial procedure, but before the neurosurgeon reached the ward the patient's family got agitated and pulled out pistols and created a ruckus in the emergency ward.

They also beat up three resident doctors before fleeing from the hospital in their SUV by breaking the main gate of AIIMS, the sources said. ó PTI

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Heavy rains lash city, more expected today

New Delhi, July 13
Heavy rain lashed the Indian capital and its adjoining areas on Sunday, ending a scorching heat wave and high humidity levels and bringing joy to millions. The Met office has forecast more showers on Monday.

The city received 25.6 mm of rainfall till 5.30 p.m. on Sunday. As a consequence of the showers, the temperature recorded at that time was a welcome 27 degrees--a marked fall as compared to previous days.

The day's maximum temperature registered 40.2 degree Celsius, five notches above average.

The heavy rain left many parts of Delhi flooded. Though traffic remained heavy on some arterial roads, no major snarls were reported, traffic police said.

Over a dozen trees were uprooted due to the thunderstorm. Incidents of wall collapses were reported from six areas, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) said.

Many boys and girls - and even older people - came out of their homes to get drenched in the first major spell of monsoon rain.

And being a Sunday, hundreds of Delhiites, especially families, thronged popular city spots like India Gate and the adjoining Children's Park as well as the many popular markets around the city.

"It finally rained and that too on Sunday. It's a double bonanza for us. I hope the weather gods keep smiling on the city," said Neerja Khanna, 34, bank executive as she played with her four-year-old son in the park near India Gate. ó IANS

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AAP seeks all-party meet
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 13
The AAP has urged LG Najeeb Jung to convene an all-party meeting immediately for seeking views over the alarming situation prevailing in the city due to long power cuts, rising prices of essential commodities and the administration's failure in managing the day-to-day affair.

Such a meeting is also needed since the Central government is likely to present the Budget of Delhi in Parliament soon, and with the LG having kept the assembly in suspended animation, the views of parties must be taken into account by the Centre, an official statement said.

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Tihar to launch plan on behavioural change
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 13
The Director General of Prisons (Tihar), Vimla Mehra, today said that the Tihar Jail administration is planning to launch a programme for transforming the behaviour of jail inmates through an Art of Living course.

Mehra said, "We will start reformation programmes for prisoners to bring a behavioural change in them. With this idea in view, we will bring the inmates of all the 10 jails in Delhi under one roof and train them to get out of the physical, mental and emotional stress. We will try to make them feel that they are human beings like others and they should shun criminal acts."

She said that psychiatrists from AIIMS will conduct a study on the change of behaviour of the inmates before and after attending the programme.

It will be the first time that thousands of prisoners from various jails will attend this programme and share tips to make their lives free from criminal activities.

Mehra said that in collaboration with the Art of Living, counselling and healing was provided to about 5,000 inmates in December last year.

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Sr executive found dead in Paharganj hotel
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 13
A 47-year-old senior executive working for a company in Gurgaon was found dead under mysterious circumstances at a guest house in Paharganj last evening.

The police said that although his death appears to be natural, the postortem will ascertain the exact cause of his death.

The man identified as Rajeev Kumar Dudeja, a resident of Gurgaon. He arrived at Delhi on July 7 for an official work. He had booked a room at Kaka Guest House in Paharganj and was staying alone there.

The police found the body lying on bed in the room. He was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him dead. The body was sent for a postmortem and his family was informed of the incident.

It appears he died of a cardiac arrest. But only the postmortem report would be able to confirm how he had died. We are investigating the incident," said a police officer.

"We are scanning the CCTV footage of the guest house to see if he had any visitors prior to his death. Since the room Dudeja was staying in was locked from the inside, foul play appears unlikely," the officer added.

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Man arrested for beating, robbing cop
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 13
A 30-year-old man, who allegedly robbed and assaulted a Delhi Police constable in north Delhi last month, has been apprehended. The accused has been identified as Azad who belongs to Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

Constable Vijender Singh, who is posted at the Sarai Rohilla police station, was on a night patrol near the Kishan Ganj Railway Colony in north Delhi on the intervening night of June 17 and 18. About 12.30 am, he saw a boy sitting on a Pulsar motorcycle and found him suspicious. Vijender asked him to show the registration documents of the motorcycle. The boy said that he does not have the papers and will ask someone from his house to bring the papers. The boy called his relatives and meanwhile, the constable dialed 100 and inquired about the motorcycle, which was allegedly stolen from the area of the DBG Road police station.

"Vijender told the boy to accompany him to the police station. During this period, about four boys with a woman arrived there and started beating the constable. They snatched his wireless set and threw it on the road. The police reached the spot and rescued the constable," said Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime).

The boy with the motorcycle fled the spot. Vijender's mobile phone was also robbed and his uniform allegedly torn by the miscreants.

On July 11, the Delhi Police Crime Branch was tipped off that the persons involved in the incident would arrive at the Shastri Nagar Metro station. The police conducted a raid at the Metro station and Azad was apprehended.

Azad allegedly said that he had b;een residing at Shastri Nagar, Delhi, for the past two months and running a business in scrap dealing.

On the night of June 18, he was present near Kishan Ganj, Barat Ghar. He saw Vicky, who is acquainted with him, with some boys and a woman who were allegedly beating Vijender. "He also joined them and robbed Vijender's phone and ran away the spot. The robbed mobile phone has been recovered from him," said Yadav.

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Husband, father-in-law held for murder
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 13
The husband and father-in-law of a newly married woman, who was found drowned in a water barrel in the bathroom of her house in outer Delhi's Rohini locality, have been arrested for allegedly murdering her.

The victim has been identified by the police as Kirti (21). The accused are her husband, Inderjeet Singh (24) and his father, Gokul Prasad (50).

"Inderjeet murdered her as he was fed up with her. There were frequent fights between them over his illicit relationship with her close friend and demands for dowry. Gokul had a hand in her murder. He and Inderjeet had planned it together," said Vikramjit Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer District).

On July 10, the police were informed about the death of the victim, Kirti. They found her body lying on the floor of the lobby of an apartment at Sector 24 in Rohini.

"On inspecting the crime scene and conducting an inquiry, her death was found to be suspicious. The inmates of the apartment said that Kirti had gone to the bathroom in the afternoon and when she didn't come out for a long time, her sister-in-law and mother-in-law knocked on the door. When they did not get a response, they broke open the door. They found Kirti submerged in a barrel used for storing water. Only her hair was visible from above the barrel," said the Deputy Commissioner of Police.

A sub-divisional magistrate and an executive magistrate arrived at the spot, inspected the crime scene and conducted inquest proceedings. Kirti's postmortem was conducted and the statements of her parents were recorded. On the basis of her father's statement, a case was registered by the police.

In the statements of Kirti's parents recorded by the executive magistrate, they alleged that Kirti was killed by her husband, Inderjeet and his family for want of dowry and because he had developed an illicit relationship with a friend of Kirti.

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