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Finance Minister discusses Delhi Budget with RWAs
New Delhi, August 2
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley greeted by Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhaya (R) durng 'Budget Par Charcha' in New Delhi on Saturday. Discussing the budget with Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs), Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that even while presenting the Delhi Budget under special circumstances he viewed an idea of constant growth of economy and no new tax in the budget.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley greeted by Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhaya (R) durng 'Budget Par Charcha' in New Delhi on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

Wall collapse: SDMC orders probe; owner, contractor held 
New Delhi, August 2
Two persons have been arrested in connection with the wall collapse in the Hari Nagar area, west Delhi, which left four persons dead, and prompted the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to order an inquiry.


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Students of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) shout slogans during a protest at jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday. They are demanding to restore the recognition of IETE courses of DipIETE/AMIETE/ALCCS.
Students of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) shout slogans during a protest at jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday. They are demanding to restore the recognition of IETE courses of DipIETE/AMIETE/ALCCS. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

UPSC row: NSUI activists protest outside Rajnath's house
New Delhi, August 2
NSUI activists today staged a protest outside the residence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, demanding scrapping of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT).

Neighbourhood Watch Scheme: 67 CCTV cameras installed in Civil Lines
New Delhi, August 2
Under the Delhi Police's Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, the residents of the Civil Lines,north Delhi, have taken a giant stride and with the help of the police they have come forward to cover the entire Civil Lines residential area under CCTV cameras.

Various programmes initiated for protection of child rights
New Delhi, August 2
With a view to ensure protection of child rights and ensuring best interest of the child, the State Child Protection Society (SCPS) has initiated a number of welfare programmes related to creating awareness and dissemination of information on the issues of child care protection.

 





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Finance Minister discusses Delhi Budget with RWAs
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 2
Discussing the budget with Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs), Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that even while presenting the Delhi Budget under special circumstances he viewed an idea of constant growth of economy and no new tax in the budget.

Eighty-four per cent of small and middle consumers in Delhi would get relief in electricity bills through special subsidy. Delhi may witness reduced tariff also, he said.

Jaitley said, "Despite all constraints we have tried to give Delhi more hospital beds, ambulances and other healthcare measures apart from a special budget provision of about Rs 3,000 crore for development of power, water, sewerage infrastructure and for development work in unauthorized colonies as we wish to make Delhi a beautiful city."

"As a contribution for the senior citizens of Delhi, we have made a provision to restart pensions of 3 lakh 80 thousand senior citizens and to give 40 thousand additional pensions for senior citizens in Delhi Budget", Jailty said.

Addressing the RWAs he assured that this is a beginning of a new era when he as a Finance Minister would through party state units would encourage more interaction with the RWAs.

The discussion was organised by Delhi BJP in which about 3,000 of hundred delegates of RWAs joined senior BJP leaders.

He also said that the NDA government did not believe in selling dreams. "We intent to build a beautiful national Capital and in this we will not sell dreams of comparing Delhi with European cities", he said.

Jaitley said that though countries passing through tough economic situations, yet the government had allowed substantial taxation for the industry because it believed in encouraging home production and wish to bring Indian industry to compete with China globally. Rise in economic activity will by itself bring additional taxes in the economy. Similarly, the government had allowed excise relief for small scale industry raising the investment limit to Rs 25 crore.

"To increase electricity production in the country which shall prove to be a boon for economic growth we have allowed tax relief on all investments in 
power sector till 2017, added Jaitley.

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Wall collapse: SDMC orders probe; owner, contractor held 

New Delhi, August 2
Two persons have been arrested in connection with the wall collapse in the Hari Nagar area, west Delhi, which left four persons dead, and prompted the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to order an inquiry.

The arrested persons are Subhash Baweja (60), the owner of the building, and Prabhati Lal (42), the contractor, the police said today.

"We have arrested the owner and the contractor. They have been booked under appropriate sections of the IPC," a senior police officer said.

Four labourers, aged between 25 and 35 years, died when the wall of an under-construction building collapsed in L-Block of Hari Nagar around 7.20 pm last night.

Following the incident, the SDMC today ordered an inquiry. The inquiry panel will be headed by its chief engineer.

"An inquiry has been ordered into the incident by the Deputy Commissioner. The building plan was sanctioned by the corporation, but the incident happened when a wall was being erected in the basement," a senior SDMC official said.

Delhi, of late, has seen many cases of building collapse, two of the recent cases being from the areas falling under the jurisdiction of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation.

On June 28, a building had collapsed in Tulsi Nagar of Inderlok in north Delhi, in which 10 people were killed.

A three-storey under-construction building had also collapsed in Sadar Bazar in north Delhi, where three persons were killed and 12 others injured. PTI

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UPSC row: NSUI activists protest outside Rajnath's house
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 2
NSUI activists today staged a protest outside the residence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, demanding scrapping of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT).

They also shouted slogans against the alleged police action against civil services aspirants who were holding a demonstration on Wednesday evening in Nehru Vihar, north Delhi.

The protesters led by NSUI general secretary Mohit Sharma gathered around 9.30 am outside the minister's house and raised slogans against the UPSC and the BJP-led Central government."Hundreds of students were severely injured in the protests and many were taken in custody. We immediately demand the release of the students and strict action against the erring police officers," Amrish Ranjan Pandey, national spokesperson for the NSUI, said.

Pandey said that the NSUI condemned the use of force against the "innocent protesters". "Students have been protesting for over 25 days, but the government is doing nothing. For the welfare of students, the UPSC should immediately scrap CSAT," he added.

As a large number of protesters started gathering, the police erected barricades outside the residence of the union minister. The police also detained some protesters and took them to the Parliament Street police station.

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Neighbourhood Watch Scheme: 67 CCTV cameras installed in Civil Lines
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 2
Under the Delhi Police's Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, the residents of the Civil Lines,north Delhi, have taken a giant stride and with the help of the police they have come forward to cover the entire Civil Lines residential area under CCTV cameras.

Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi will be inaugurating the CCTVs Camera Project of Civil at a function organized by the Residents Association 'Club Class' at Shah Auditorium in Civil Lines tomorrow.

In the scheme, the residents of a particular area are called upon to come together and through combined efforts take measures like tenant and servant verification, verification of vendors, hiring of security guards, controlled access to the locality through fixing of gates and installing safety equipment like magic eye, door bell and anti-auto theft devices, according to the police. The police in such schemes act as a facilitator.

The police has inter-alia been using CCTV camera coverage of important market places and border check-posts for prevention and detection of crimes. "However, since requirement of CCTV cameras in the city is very large, it was decided to increase the scope of the concept of the scheme to include installation of CCTV cameras as wel," said a police officer.

The residents of the Civil Lines have come forward to cover their entire residential area through CCTV cameras. "Their association has installed 67 cameras covering over 2,000 households," said the officer.

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Various programmes initiated for protection of child rights

New Delhi, August 2
With a view to ensure protection of child rights and ensuring best interest of the child, the State Child Protection Society (SCPS) has initiated a number of welfare programmes related to creating awareness and dissemination of information on the issues of child care protection.

Principal Secretary (Social Welfare and Women and Child Development) Satbir Silas Bedi informed that around 6,000 to 6,800 children have been benefitted through different schemes and programmes.

The SCPS has suggested effective use audio-visual aids for prevention of child sexual abuse. "We create mass awareness on the subject. The family, schoolteachers, community and stakeholders need to be sensitized on the issue of child abuse and how it can be prevented," Bedi said. TNS

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