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Poster row: AAP secretary, two volunteers sent to judicial custody
New Delhi, July 19
Facing charges of inciting communal tension, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Delhi unit's secretary Dilip Pandey and two party volunteers--Ram Kumar Jha and Javed Khan--were today sent to 14-day judicial custody by Saket Court here in the controversial poster row.

AAP is BJP's B team, says Congress
New Delhi, July 19
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Arvinder Singh lashed out at Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, accusing him of defaming the Congress MLAs by putting up hoardings against them in South Delhi's Jamia Nagar area.

Congress MLAs Mateen Ahmad, Prahlad Singh Sahni, Asif Mohammed Khan, Haroon Yusuf and DPCC president Arvinder Singh Lovely addressing a press conference on the crisis of forming government in New Delhi on Saturday Congress MLAs Mateen Ahmad, Prahlad Singh Sahni, Asif Mohammed Khan, Haroon Yusuf and DPCC president Arvinder Singh Lovely addressing a press conference on the crisis of forming government in New Delhi on Saturday. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal


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AAP bent upon vitiating communal harmony: Upadhyay
New Delhi, July 19
Refuting allegations that the Delhi Police has acted under political pressure, BJP Delhi Pradesh president Satish Upadhyay said that the allegations are being made as AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal has lost his political ground.

AAP dares BJP, Cong to fight polls
New Delhi, July 19
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today challenged both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress to give in writing to the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung that they want the Delhi assembly to be dissolved and make a similar statement before the Supreme Court.

Bajrang Dal protests against Amarnath Yatra attacks
New Delhi, July 19
In the wake of alleged attacks during Amaranth Yatra yesterday, the Bajrang Dal today protested at Jantar Mantar where activists of the religious faction burnt an effigy of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

19-yr-old girl raped by potential employer
New Delhi, July 19
The owner of an event management company was arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly raping a 19-year-old Delhi University student on the pretext of giving her a job in his company.

Woman, lover held for husband's murder
New Delhi, July 19
A 31-year-old woman and her 24-year-old lover have been arrested for allegedly murdering her husband in north Delhi's Anand Parbat locality last month, the police said today.

AC okays restructured courses for UG batch
New Delhi, July 19
Delhi University's Academic Council (AC) and Executive Council (EC) today approved the restructured courses for the second and third years of the 2013 undergraduate batch of students enrolled under the four year programme.





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Poster row: AAP secretary, two volunteers sent to judicial custody
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 19
Facing charges of inciting communal tension, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Delhi unit's secretary Dilip Pandey and two party volunteers--Ram Kumar Jha and Javed Khan--were today sent to 14-day judicial custody by Saket Court here in the controversial poster row.

In the matter, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and other senior leaders said the AAP leaders have been implicated and the Delhi Police is allegedly acting at the behest of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

They accused the BJP-led Centre of misusing the police for political witch-hunt, saying the former Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had used the same tactic to target political opponents in his state.

"Frustrated over its failure to form Delhi government, the BJP is trying to replicate the Gujarat style of functioning in Delhi. Police in Gujarat also used similar methods to frame innocents. But we are not going to be cowed down. We will instead take to streets," said AAP senior leader Sanjay Singh.

Claiming that the AAP has learnt from insiders of Delhi Police that the orders of arresting the AAP leaders had come from the top, Singh alleged, "It is the BJP whose leaders circulated fake videos to instigate people to indulge in communal violence in Muzaffarnagar. The BJP is doing this to divert attention from the failures of its government in controlling rising prices and corruption."

Senior party leader and AAP MLA Manish Sisodia said the posters have nothing to do with the AAP. "Dilip Pandey was called for interrogation and he was later arrested even as Amantullah has confessed to the police that he had put up the posters," said Sisodia while pointing out that the arrest was on flimsy ground. The fact that the content on the poster was marked to Pandey in an email doesn't make him a culprit, he argued.

Last night, the AAP leaders were arrested by Delhi's South East District police after long hours of questioning for allegedly putting up posters with provocative content against Congress MLAs Mateen Ahmed, Asif Mohd Khan and Hasan Ahmed.

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AAP is BJP's B team, says Congress
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 19
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Arvinder Singh lashed out at Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, accusing him of defaming the Congress MLAs by putting up hoardings against them in South Delhi's Jamia Nagar area.

Calling AAP a B team of the BJP, he warned against disturbing the law and order situation in the Capital, saying that the peaceful atmosphere in Delhi should not be vitiated.

On rumours that several Congress leaders have held secret parleys with the BJP for forming the government in Delhi, he said the Delhi Congress was totally united and all its MLAs were together as one solid block. He said no force can divide the Congress MLAs at any cost.

Arvinder Singh said Kejriwal should be bothering about his own party. He said the AAP had totally failed on the Jan Lok Pal and corruption issues, and that was the reason he has stooped to low-level politics.

"He (Kejriwa) has lowered the politics of Delhi, adding that Congress was the only party which was not talking about forming a government in Delhi as the people of Delhi had not given the party the mandate," said the DPCC president.

Congress Legislative Party leader Haroon Yusuf said the Delhi Congress was totally united and it would inform people so that they can assess themselves and compare the rule of the Congress party with that of the Aam Aadmi Party and the BJP-led Government at the Centre.

Yusuf said that it was regretful that the BJP was trying to vitiate the communal amity in the country.

According to the CLP leader, the observation of Ashok Singhal about the minority community was very provocative, which should be condemned with the contempt it deserves.

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AAP bent upon vitiating communal harmony: Upadhyay
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 19
Refuting allegations that the Delhi Police has acted under political pressure, BJP Delhi Pradesh president Satish Upadhyay said that the allegations are being made as AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal has lost his political ground.

"He (Kejriwal) is aware of the fact that people have understood his politics and in such a situation, his wild allegations show his frustration," he said while briefing reporters here.

Upadhyay said that the allegation of Kejriwal in the matter of AAP leader Dilip Pandey's arrest is a bundle of lies as the police have arrested on the basis of video clips and other proof, he said.

This is not the first time that the AAP leaders have tried to vitiate the communal harmony or supported those people who want to spread communalism, he said.

"During the Delhi elections, they questioned the decision on Batla House encounter which is contempt of the court; pamphlets were distributed requesting a particular community to vote for his party," he said.

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AAP dares BJP, Cong to fight polls
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 19
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today challenged both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress to give in writing to the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung that they want the Delhi assembly to be dissolved and make a similar statement before the Supreme Court.

The party noted that that the BJP has so far resisted the dissolution of the assembly in the Supreme Court whereas the Congress has been speaking in different voices inside and outside the Supreme Court.

"In the petition filed by the AAP in the Supreme Court, the BJP lawyers have been consistently maintaining that all options should be explored. While not once in the court has the Congress lawyer demanded dissolution of the assembly," the AAP stated.

"In case of BJP if it is ready for elections, the people of Delhi can get a chance to elect a new government of their choice within no time. All that is required is that the BJP has to ask the Union home ministry to seek a report from the LG recommending dissolution of the assembly. If the BJP state president is serious in demanding fresh elections, the stalemate can be resolved in no time," the AAP said.

Further, it said that the Congress leaders have been talking in contradictory voices over the Delhi assembly issue. "If the Delhi state Congress chief is serious about fresh elections then what is preventing him from meeting the LG and handing over a letter seeking dissolution of the assembly," the AAP questioned.

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Bajrang Dal protests against Amarnath Yatra attacks
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 19
In the wake of alleged attacks during Amaranth Yatra yesterday, the Bajrang Dal today protested at Jantar Mantar where activists of the religious faction burnt an effigy of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

The Bajrang Dal demanded immediate arrest of the attackers, compensation to the 'yatris' and 'bhandares' and security to the pilgrims.

Addressing the protesters, the national training head of Bajrang Dal, Manoj Verma and the state chief Neeraj Doneria said that whenever the holy yatra begins, 'jehadi' elements become operational at the behest of those who do not want it to continue.

"Even as more than 125 pilgrim tents, bhandares and two dozen vehicles were put on fire, 150 gas cylinders blasted and more than 60 yatris along with the security personnel were injured, the state machinery just watched," he said.

Media chief of VHP Delhi, Vinod Bansal said that even after the continued attacks till late night, neither the media nor the government is taking note of the incident.

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19-yr-old girl raped by potential employer
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 19
The owner of an event management company was arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly raping a 19-year-old Delhi University student on the pretext of giving her a job in his company.

The accused has been identified as Vikash (35). He was arrested from his house in south Delhi. According to the police, the victim is pursuing his graduation through correspondence from DU.

The victim had reported the incident to the police on July 16.

In her statement to the police, the victim alleged that she had met the accused a few months ago through a common friend. A few weeks ago, Vikash allegedly offered her a job and asked her to meet him.

The victim said that last week she met him at his office where he raped her. When she objected, he allegedly slapped her and threatened her with dire.

The police registered a case under Sections 376 (punishment for rape), 420 (cheating), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 328 (Causing hurt by means of poison, etc. with intent to commit an offence) of the Indian Penal Code at the Malviya Nagar police station.

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Woman, lover held for husband's murder
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 19
A 31-year-old woman and her 24-year-old lover have been arrested for allegedly murdering her husband in north Delhi's Anand Parbat locality last month, the police said today.

The woman has been identified as Neetu Singh, who belongs to Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh and her alleged lover, Vijay Singh, who belongs to Jaunpur, UP. They were apprehended by the Delhi Police on Friday. The victim was Neetu's husband, Raghvender Singh, who belonged to Faizabad.

Vijay runs a small oil seal factory near Neetu's residence, according to the police.

On June 9, the police were informed about a body lying near a railway crossing at Dayabasti in Delhi. The police kept it at the Subzi Mandi mortuary in north Delhi for identification. Its postmortem was conducted on June 17. "We received the postmortem report on June 24 in which the autopsy surgeon had opined that the cause of death is 'crania-cerebral damage consequent upon blunt force impact and sufficient to cause death in ordinary course of nature'," said Madhur Verma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North District).

The police registered a case of murder on the basis of the postmortem report.

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AC okays restructured courses for UG batch

New Delhi, July 19
Delhi University's Academic Council (AC) and Executive Council (EC) today approved the restructured courses for the second and third years of the 2013 undergraduate batch of students enrolled under the four year programme.

On the other side, DU released the eight cut-off list for undergraduate admissions from July 21 and 22.

In the process, Delhi University Teachers Association said the VC again allegedly violated the DU Act, Statutes and Ordinances by not honouring the recommendations of the Committee of Courses. ó TNS

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