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Whodunit: CSV to plug gaps in collecting proof
New Delhi, September 10
For bringing a hundred per cent efficiency in the investigation of crime incidents happening in the city, the Delhi government has decided to procure Crime Scene Vehicles (CSVs) which will be used exclusively for collecting evidence from the crime scenes.

Raids unearth massive power theft in 5 months
New Delhi, September 10
A crackdown against power theft which began in April has set a new record. In the last five months alone, over 1,000 raids have been undertaken by BSES and power theft of over 87,000 KW has come to light. This is equivalent to the sanctioned load of 43,500 households consuming 2 KW of load.

A new avatar for 16-yr-old boy born with dwarfism
New Delhi, September 10
Born with achondroplasia--a form of dwarfism- 16-year-old Snehal Tirkhey can now lead a normal life. He is happy that he will no longer have to struggle in negotiating his socks and wearing shoes.


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A policeman hands over a traffic violation challan in case of a woman riding pillion without a helmet in the Capital on Wednesday
A policeman hands over a traffic violation challan in case of a woman riding pillion without a helmet in the Capital on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

DMRC makes tunnel breakthrough
New Delhi, September 10
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has successfully completed the tunnelling work between Netaji Subhash Place and Shalimar Bagh today by making a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) breakthrough at Shalimar Bagh. "The TBM completed the tunnelling of a 1,230-metre-long tunnel from Netaji Subhash Place to Shalimar Bagh consisting of 1,025 rings with a diameter of 5.7 metres.

Symposium brainstorms global peace
New Delhi, September 10
The examples from the lives of Malala Yousafzai, Nelson Mandela, Viktor Frankl, King Ashok and others were discussed at a symposium titled 'Value Creation for Global Change: Building Resilient and Sustainable Societies'. The symposium focused on Soka Gakkai International president, Dr. Daisaku Ikeda's 2014 peace proposal and drew a gathering of over 300 people in the city. TNS





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Whodunit: CSV to plug gaps in collecting proof
Himani Chandel
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 10
For bringing a hundred per cent efficiency in the investigation of crime incidents happening in the city, the Delhi government has decided to procure Crime Scene Vehicles (CSVs) which will be used exclusively for collecting evidence from the crime scenes.

The decision has been taken by Delhi Forensic Science Department (FSL) in an attempt to bridge the gap between the collection of evidence and subsequent investigation in cases of grievous crimes.

The vehicles will be available 24x7 along with the forensic staff and a photographer. It will have a medical unit acting as a small laboratory. The staff will be able to carry out preliminary test in the vehicle itself which will not only save time but will also give accurate results.

The initial plan is to buy two such vehicles. However, the number will be increased subsequently. "We want at least one such vehicle in every three districts," said a top official of Delhi FSL. The vehicles will be purchased through a global tender. The estimated cost of each vehicle has been pegged at Rs 50 lakh.

Explaining the need of such infrastructure, the forensic official said, "At present, the evidence collection is not done in a scientific manner, which leaves loopholes in investigation. There are several important things that are needed to be taken care of at the time of lifting evidence from any crime spot. These are generally overlooked by the staff," he said.

The Delhi government has only one Forensic Science Laboratory, located in Rohini, which handles all the samples lifted from crime scenes. This has created a lot of pendency in the department. The department has recently announced building of three more forensic laboratories one each in Rohini, Sheikh Sarai and Saryupur.

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Raids unearth massive power theft in 5 months
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 10
A crackdown against power theft which began in April has set a new record. In the last five months alone, over 1,000 raids have been undertaken by BSES and power theft of over 87,000 KW has come to light. This is equivalent to the sanctioned load of 43,500 households consuming 2 KW of load.

Besides, over 20,000 cases have been booked across south, west, east and central Delhi. A total of nearly 1,000 FIRs and complaints have been filed at various police stations, said a senior BSES official.

The exercise has seen power theft of over 52,000 KW in south and west Delhi. The highest quantum of power-theft load has been unearthed in the Tagore Garden division (5,000 KW, 1,234 cases). This is followed by Vikaspuri (4806 KW, 1,039 cases), Palam (4433 KW, 924 cases), Najafgagh (3469 KW, 1,330 cases) and Nangloi (3342 KW, 904 cases) divisions. The highest number of cases has been booked in the Najafgarh division.

The highest quantum of theft in south Delhi has been unearthed in the Sarita Vihar division (3171 KW, 1,056 cases). This is followed by the Saket division (3043 KW, 768 cases). In the Vasant Kunj division, power-theft load of 3510 KW has been unearthed and 579 cases have been booked.

In east Delhi, the highest number of cases were booked in the Krishna Nagar division (5330 KW, 1,160 cases) followed by the Yamuna Vihar division (3815 MW, 1,034 cases), Nand Nagri division (3715 KW, 916 cases), Karawal Nagar division (2916 KW, 755 cases) and the Laxmi Nagar divison (2450 KW, 564 cases)

While central Delhi saw the highest number of cases in the Daryaganj division (2714 KW, 904 cases), followed by the Paharganj (2006 KW, 627 cases), Chandini Chowk (1374 KW, 516 cases) and the Shankar Road (1098 KW, 251 cases) divisions.

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A new avatar for 16-yr-old boy born with dwarfism
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 10
Born with achondroplasia--a form of dwarfism- 16-year-old Snehal Tirkhey can now lead a normal life. He is happy that he will no longer have to struggle in negotiating his socks and wearing shoes.

The relief came following an extensive and three-step limb lengthening rare surgery (Illizarov procedure) the boy underwent recently at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital here.

"Being born with a bone defect was unfortunate for me but this procedure has given me a lot of hope that I will be able to lead a normal life," said the young boy, Snehal who owing to the genetic disorder had been a victim of discrimination something that Snehal and his family realised as he grew up.

After an extensive lower limb lengthening procedure, Snehal, who was less than 3 feet tall, is now taller by 12 inches and his arms have been proportionately lengthened by 4 inches after conducting the procedure in a phased manner over nine months, said senior consultant, department of orthopaedics at the hospital, Dr Rajeev K Sharma according to whom it is a very rare surgery and very few orthopaedic surgeons in the world perform it.

The procedure, which is used to treat open or complex bone fractures, correction of deformities of the limbs, bone infections, treatment of malunited fractures and limb lengthening apart from increasing height is minimally invasive and involves less tissue damage and ensures quick recovery.

Achondroplasia is a defect of bone formation which literally means "without cartilage formation". This defect arises when the body is not equipped to convert cartilage to bone. Lack of bone formation, particularly long bones results in short limbs, less height and disproportionate arms and legs.

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DMRC makes tunnel breakthrough
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 10
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has successfully completed the tunnelling work between Netaji Subhash Place and Shalimar Bagh today by making a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) breakthrough at Shalimar Bagh.

"The TBM completed the tunnelling of a 1,230-metre-long tunnel from Netaji Subhash Place to Shalimar Bagh consisting of 1,025 rings with a diameter of 5.7 metres. Earlier, the same machine had completed another tunnel breakthrough in March on this section. The machine was lowered into launching shaft at Netaji Subhash Place in April after retrieval and maintenance," said a senior DMRC official.

This tunnel also crossed the elevated viaduct of the currently operational Dilshad Garden-Rithala Metro corridor near Netaji Subhash Place.

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