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2 killed as car runs on footpath in Delhi’s Kashmiri Gate




New Delhi, April 20, 2017: A speeding car suspected to be driven by a teenager mowed down four persons sleeping on a pavement near Kashmiri Gate ISBT here early on Thursday morning. Two person was killed, police said.

The incident occurred at 5.45 a.m. But Police Control Room received the information at 6.15 a.m. The identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained.

Three others identified as Asif, Karan and Sanjay were also critically injured. They were admitted at the Sushruta Trauma Centre near Civil Lines.

The investigators said the driver lost control over the I20 car which was coming from Ring Road. The speeding vehicle climbed on the footpath near the ISBT Hanuman Mandir and mowed down several people sleeping there.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, North district, Jatin Narwal said that locals caught the driver after the accident and handed him over to the police.

Narwal said the driver claimed to be a teenager. He is a resident of Model Town in north Delhi. The DCP, however, has refused to reveal his name until the age was confirmed.

“We are verifying his age. He told us that he was accompanied by his two friends,” Narwal said.

“He was driving his friend’s father’s car. His friends fled the scene after the accident,” Narwal told media.

The police was conducting blood test of the accused driver to know whether he was inebriated at the time of the incident.

The victims appear to be daily wagers, the police said. A case has been registered at the Kashmere Gate Police Station and investigation is on.

Wefornews Bureau


Protesters clash with police in J&K’s Nowshera, DM among injured




Jammu, March 24: Protests in Nowshera town of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, demanding district status for the area, turned violent on Saturday, as agitators clashed with security forces, leaving at least 14 persons, including the District Magistrate, injured, police said.

Police said protesters resorted to intense stone pelting at security forces in the town and a baton charge and tear smoke canisters was used to control the protests.

Police sources said ten protesters, four security men and Rajouri’s District Magistrate Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary were injured during these clashes.

According to sources, Chowdhary was hit on his head by a glass bottle hurled by protesters.

For the last nearly two months, people in Nowshera town have been agitating f or grant of district status to the area.

Saturday’s protests followed the state government’s decision announcement on Friday that an Additional District Development Commissioner would be posted in Nowshera town instead of granting the area full-fledged separate district status.


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5 year-old girl gang-raped, set on fire in Assam



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Nagaon, March 24: In a tragic incident, a five-year-old girl lost her life after she was allegedly gang-raped and then set on fire by five persons at her home.

The crime took place on Friday in Nagaon’s Bordua in Assam.

So far, police have arrested two accused in this regard and case has been registered.

Further probe into the matter is underway.


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Strike in Manipur government offices continues for third day




Imphal, March 24: Despite a warning by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh to employees, the strike in government offices across Manipur continued for the third day on Saturday, paralysing work.

Singh had, on Friday night, asked employees to return to work by Monday, “failing which the government has to find other people to discharge their work”.

Explaining the government’s position, he said: “It will involve an additional expenditure of Rs 1,400 crore annually to implement the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission to pay over 85,000 employees and about 45,000 pensioners. Manipur has been depending mostly on the central government largesse.”

Noting that “before the end of the financial year on March 31, funds have to be sanctioned for a slew of developmental projects”, he urged employees to return to work.

The indefinite strike was jointly called on Thursday by the Joint Administrative Council (JAC) of the All Manipur Trade Unions Council and the All Manipur Government Employees Organisation to protest the government’s failure to implement the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for employees and pensioners.

Except for the employees in the Secretariat, there is a massive response in all other government offices, pro-strike activists claimed.

The employees on strike pointed out that out of the 19 BJP-ruled states, Manipur is the only one where the recommendations have not been implemented.


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