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52-year-old woman found murdered at her home in Laxmi Nagar



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Delhi, July 14: A 52-year-old woman was found murdered at her residence at Lalita Park area of Laxmi Nagar in east Delhi on Thursday night. The deceased was identified as Sangeeta Bansal who was working at a PG.

The incident came to light at 9:30 pm when Sangeeta’s in-laws reached their home and noticed the doors of her flat bolted from outside. They opened the door and saw the lady was lying in a pool of blood. Her body had stab wounds on neck and torso.

“Sangeeta was a widow. Her husband passed away two years back. Since then she was living in her flat on the first floor of a two storied building at Lalita Park. Her brother-in-law was first to spot her body.

He informed the police and then informed us about the incident,” expressed Subhash Gupta, brother of the deceased.Laxmi NagarSangeeta is survived by her two married daughters. Sangeeta’s in-laws were staying at the ground floor, which has a separate entry.

“It seems like people known to the deceased are involved. There are no signs of forcible entry. Also, two glasses of water were lying on the table which indicates an involvement of two or more people,” said a police official.

“We have accessed the footage of CCTV cameras installed at nearby shops to identify the accused. The case is being investigated from each aspect. The assailants will be arrested soon,” the official added.

A case of murder was registered and the body was sent for post-mortem, reports of which are still awaited.

 Wefornews Bureau


Delhi will be world’s most populous city by 2028, says UN report



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New Delhi, May 17 : The Indian capital will be the most populous city on the planet by 2028, says a new UN report.

Currently, Tokyo is the worlds most populated city, with an agglomeration of 37 million inhabitants, followed by New Delhi (29 million), and Shanghai (26 million). Mexico City and Paulo, come next; each with around 22 million inhabitants.

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) report projects that by 2050, two out of every three people are likely to be living in cities or other urban centres, highlighting the need for more sustainable urban planning and public services.

Owing to both demographic shifts and overall population growth, that means that around 2.5 billion people could be added to urban areas by the middle of the century, predicts DESA.

Most of the increase is expected to be highly-concentrated in just a handful of countries.

Together, India, China and Nigeria will account for 35 per cent of the projected growth of the worlds urban population between 2018 and 2050. It is projected that India will have added 416 million urban dwellers, China 255 million and Nigeria 189 million, said DESA, announcing the findings on Wednesday.

The report also estimates that by 2030, the world could have 43 so-called megacities (up from 31 today, according to reports) – those with more than 10 million inhabitants – most of them in developing countries.

These swelling populations will place extra demands on both resources and services in urban areas, notes the report.

Many countries will face challenges in meeting the needs of their growing urban populations, including for housing, transportation, energy systems and other infrastructure; as well as for employment and basic services such as education and health care, said DESA, urging governments adopt better integrated policies to improve the lives of both urban and rural dwellers.

At the same time, linkages between urban and rural areas will need to be strengthened, building on their existing economic, social and environmental ties, the report concludes.

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Tejaswi accuses Nitish of supporting BJP`s ‘bare corruption’ in Karnataka



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Patna, May 20 : Senior RJD leader and Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejaswi Yadav today fired a fresh salvo at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by accusing him of supporting BJP`s alleged democratic hooliganism and bare corruption in Karnataka.

Reacting on his official Facebook account to target the chief minister, Mr. Kumar said, Self-proclaimed crusader of morality and a person of conscience is silent on BJP`s alleged democratic hooliganism, act of snatching, mafiadom and open horse trading of MLAs in new India.

Carrying out his attack on BJP in the backdrop of latest political developments in Karnataka, Mr Yadav said, They are ready to feed but nobody is ready to eat, making an oblique reference to alleged attempt of horse trading in Karnataka.

Nitish is giving his full support to such bare corruption, he further remarks.

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Rain, thunderstorms likely in Delhi



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New Delhi, May 19: It was a partly cloudy morning here on Saturday and the weather office forecasts rains later, with warning of thunderstorms accompanied by gusty winds at isolated places in the city.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 26.4 degrees Celsius, normal for the season.

“It was partly cloudy sky in the morning and rains or thundershowers are likely to occur towards the afternoon orevening,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 41 degrees Celsius and the humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 51 per cent.

Friday’s maximum temperature settled at 40.6 and the minimum temperature was recorded at 26.7 degrees Celsius, the season’s average.


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