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Cop paper leak case solved; 27 held
New Delhi, September 30
The Delhi Police Crime Branch has arrested 27 people from four states for allegedly being involved in leaking an exam paper for the recruitment of constables in the Delhi Police in May this year.

Nine children rescued from auto market
New Delhi, September 30
Nine children were today rescued during a child labour rescue operation at Kotla Village. The operation was carried out by the SDM (Mayur Vihar), MG Sathya.

IGI Airport staff demonstrate
New Delhi, September 30
A large number of airport employees today staged demonstration here to protest the "anti-worker attitude" of the management of the ground handling services at the IGI Airport here.

Lady Irwin students protest hostel fee hike
New Delhi, September 30
Students of Lady Irwin College, Delhi University, today held a protest outside their director's office over a hike in hostel fees.


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Delhi Police Joint Commissioner Sandeep Goel (R) launches a cleanliness drive in the Pahar Ganj area in New Delhi on Tuesday
Delhi Police Joint Commissioner Sandeep Goel (R) launches a cleanliness drive in the Pahar Ganj area in New Delhi on Tuesday. Tribune photo

DMRC to plant 1,500 trees as part of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'
New Delhi, September 30
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will plant 1,500 fruit trees along the Yamuna bank and in different Metro colonies as part of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. A special 'Clean and Green Delhi' drive will also be undertaken from October 2 to work towards cleanliness and a better environment of all its installations and nearby surroundings.

Drive shouldn't be just 'photo op' for ministers: AAP

Parking row: SAD (Badal) diverts attention from graft, says Sarna
New Delhi, September 30
Paramjit Singh Sarna, president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) , addresses a press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) is diverting attention of the community from alleged corruption in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) administration and "increasing incidents of sexual harassment of women employees" in the committee and educational institutions by raising the issue of Bangla Sahib parking, said Paramjit Singh Sarna, president of the SAD (Delhi).

Paramjit Singh Sarna, president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) , addresses a press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

 





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Cop paper leak case solved; 27 held
The candidates paid Rs 5 to 6 lakh to the touts for answers to the questions
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 30
The Delhi Police Crime Branch has arrested 27 people from four states for allegedly being involved in leaking an exam paper for the recruitment of constables in the Delhi Police in May this year.

The 27 persons who have been arrested belong to Bihar, Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Two laptops and 28 mobile phones and other incriminating documents have been recovered from them.

On May 24, Sawarmal Yadav who is posted at the 1st Battalion of the Delhi Armed Police reported to the police that while he was going in a Gramin Sewa, he noticed that a boy, later identified as Monu, was dictating answers to someone from a paper slip. When Sawarmal asked him what he was doing, he did not answer and started chewing the paper slip. Sawarmal caught the boy.

Subsequently, the police arrested one, Amar, on Monday from Ointo Road. He is alleged to be the kingpin of the racket. He further led the police to the main source, identified as Gorakh Nath, an employee of a printing press. Later, the police learnt that Nath was allegedly one of the "procurers" at the printing press who provided the racketeers question papers to various examinations.

"The linking of the question paper to the examination depends on the number of questions, time provided for the examination, type of questions, break-up of marks and the proximity of the examination. Once the question paper is linked to the examination, the candidates called as "clients" are arranged," said Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch).

Before leaking the question paper, the solved answer sheet was prepared. The vulnerable candidates allegedly paid Rs 5-6 lakh to the touts who were providing the answers to all the questions appeared in an examination paper. They further used technology like Multi Media Messaging for sharing the answers in the question paper.

"Investigation further revealed that the Delhi-NCR module was further divided into three sub-modules, one based at Najafgarh, second at Sonepat/Rohtak and third at Rewari, Haryana. Eighteen persons were arrested in the Sonepat/Rohtak module and Najafgarh sub-module," said another police officer.

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Nine children rescued from auto market
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 30
Nine children were today rescued during a child labour rescue operation at Kotla Village. The operation was carried out by the SDM (Mayur Vihar), MG Sathya.

The children rescued are in the age group of 10 to 17. They were engaged as helpers by four shopkeepers running business in the repair and spare parts of autorickshaws.

"These children worked for more than 10 hours a day. Child Welfare Committee, Dilshad Garden, interacted with the rescued children and issued orders to register an FIR under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and child labour laws," said Sathya.

Four auto parts shops have been sealed. Two owners have been apprehended by the police and booked for violation of various laws under the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, Bonded Labour System Abolition Act, 1976, and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code. However, the remaining two shopkeepers managed to flee.

The main objective of this rescue operation is to create awareness amongst the people as well as act as a deterrent measure to the employers.

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IGI Airport staff demonstrate

New Delhi, September 30
A large number of airport employees today staged demonstration here to protest the "anti-worker attitude" of the management of the ground handling services at the IGI Airport here.

The ground handling services, which include loading and unloading of baggage, are done by the private joint venture company, AISATS Airport Services.

The protests came against the backdrop of AISATS terminating the services of around 200 workers, the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) said in a release.

The employees, belonging to various organisations like AISATS, Jet Airways, Cambatta and Thai Airways, staged protest at Jantar Mantar, demanding among other things, wage hike, ending the system of fixed term appointment, stopping sexual harassment at workplace and reinstating the sacked workers and union leaders, the release said.

The AITUC said it had brought to the notice of ministries of Labour and Civil Aviation, the Air India management and Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) about AISATS management's "efforts to crush the union." PTI

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Lady Irwin students protest hostel fee hike

New Delhi, September 30
Students of Lady Irwin College, Delhi University, today held a protest outside their director's office over a hike in hostel fees.

Around 250 students staged the protest on the campus, claiming that the hostel fee has been doubled from the earlier Rs 40,000 to Rs 80,000 for this session.

"The annual hostel fee was around Rs 40,000, but it has been increased to Rs 80,000 from this session without any relevant reason or prior information having been given to the students," alleged Priya Khandelwal, a student.

The protesting students were joined by Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) leaders for their stir.

"The issue requires intervention by the Delhi University authorities and a regulation needs to be formulated about the process as well as the permissible margin of fee hike," said DUSU president Mohit Nagar.

Phone calls and text messages to college director Dr Anoopa Sidhu for her comments on the issue went unanswered.

Students have charged that the hostel fee has been almost doubled even though there has been no upgrade of facilities.

Lady Irwin College hostel has two wings, one for undergraduate students and the other for the post-graduate and doctorate students.

The hostel, which offers accommodation to 200 students, is managed by a hostel committee constituted by the staff council of the college.

The students had also staged a protest last month on the same issue.

"We had prepared a memorandum of demands for the last protest, which the college administration, however, refused to accept. We will seek the VC's intervention now," said one of the protesting students. PTI

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Parking row: SAD (Badal) diverts attention from graft, says Sarna
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 30
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) is diverting attention of the community from alleged corruption in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) administration and "increasing incidents of sexual harassment of women employees" in the committee and educational institutions by raising the issue of Bangla Sahib parking, said Paramjit Singh Sarna, president of the SAD (Delhi).

He said DSGMC president Manjit Singh (GK), who was in charge of the SAD (Badal) in Delhi and general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa had misguided the Sikh community by alleging that "we have sold the parking to the NDMC, though in the papers it is clearly mentioned that after 25 years, issues related to run and control the parking shall be decided by the DSGMC and the NDMC mutually and the use of land and ownership will be decided on the basis of mutual understanding", Saran said.

He said, "It is clear that the land on which this parking has been constructed was never the property of Gurdwara Sahib. In that case how we can sell it? Rather by constructing parking for the devotees, we have made it a legacy for the sangat."

He also said the documentary evidence of the NDMC established that the government has no control on the parking. "We challenge Manjit Singh (GK), Manjinder Singh Sirsa, Parkash Singh Badal and Sukhbir Badal to use their good offices with their alliance partner BJP at the Centre to extend this agreement with the NDMC for 50 years and give Diwali present to the devotees," Sarna said.

While interpreting the documents related to the parking, GK and Sirsa did not explain that under which circumstances DSGMC former president Avtar Singh Hit had initiated the construction of the parking and why the construction was stopped by the NDMC, he added.

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DMRC to plant 1,500 trees as part of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 30
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will plant 1,500 fruit trees along the Yamuna bank and in different Metro colonies as part of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'.

A special 'Clean and Green Delhi' drive will also be undertaken from October 2 to work towards cleanliness and a better environment of all its installations and nearby surroundings.

The DMRC will involve its entire staff and stakeholders like CISF, housekeeping agencies, parking contractors, facilitation staff, etc in working towards a clean and green Delhi.

"All 147 Metro stations, eight train maintenance depots and seven DMRC colonies will be cleaned. Plantation of approximately 1,500 fruit trees will be undertaken along the Yamuna bank and in different Metro colonies. The fruit trees to be planted include saplings of jamun, imli, amla, bel," a DMRC official said.

Regular fogging will be done at all major interchange stations, eight depots and seven colonies. Necessary action will be taken against anyone found defacing the Metro property during this period and FIRs may be lodged as per legal provisions.

Awareness on waste management will be carried out as per DMRC's policy on waste management--removal and disposal of waste and non-use of plastic. In this regard, the DMRC has already earmarked a few locations and the drive is on to clean up these areas.

"All interchange stations and the area surrounding them will be cleaned. For instance, the cleaning of the bus stand area near Kashmere Gate Metro station is already in progress," he said.

Drive shouldn't be just 'photo op' for ministers: AAP

On the "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan", AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal today said the launch of the campaign on October 2 should not end up becoming a "photo opportunity" for the participating Union ministers.

He said that in order to make India really clean, some steps are needed to be taken.

He raised the issue of adequate remuneration and regularisation of safai karmacharis and weeding out corruption from the city's municipal bodies in his reply to Union Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu's letter in which the minister had sought AAP's cooperation in the 'clean India' drive.

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