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Baghpat: One student killed, six injured in school bus-truck collision

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Baghpat, Aug 4: One child killed after a truck rammed into a school bus on Delhi-Yamunotri highway in Baghpat.

While six students injured and have been admitted to district hospital.

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Will Urge Neighbouring States To Use Indigenous Technology To Manage Stubble, Says Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will meet Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar to address the issue of stubble burning.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said he would meet Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and request him to direct neighbouring states to implement a low-cost technology developed by Indian Agricultural Research Institute to manage crop residue.

The technology, called Pusa Decomposer, involves a liquid formulation prepared using Pusa decomposer capsules, fermenting it over 8-10 days and then spraying the mixture on crop residue to ensure speedy bio-decomposition of the stubble. Capsules worth Rs. 20 can effectively deal with 4-5 tonnes of raw straw per acre.

“I will meet the Union environment minister in a day or two and request him to direct neighbouring states to implement this technology,” he told reporters during a visit to the institute.

Farmers in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh set their fields on fire to quickly clear off the crop residue before cultivating wheat and potato every paddy harvesting season between October 15 and November 15. This practice is attributed to the alarming spike in pollution levels in Delhi-NCR during winters.

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Delhi Riots: Congress leader Salman Khurshid, CPM Leader Brinda Karat Named In Chargesheet

The Delhi riots charge sheet said that the protected witness have stated in the statement recorded, under section 161, that several big names like politician Udit Raj, Khurshid, Karat had come to the Khureji protest site and gave “provocative speech”.

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Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Salman Khurshid, CPM leader Brinda Karat and Udit Raj were among politicians who gave provocative speeches during the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), alleged Delhi police in the charge sheet filed in connection with the February riots here.

Police have referted to former Congress Councillor Ishrat Jahan and a protected witness in a case related to the north east Delhi riots and said that they told about the speeches in their disclosure statements given to the them.

The charge sheet said that the protected witness have stated in the statement recorded, under section 161 (examination by police) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, that several big names like politician Udit Raj, Khurshid, Karat had come to the Khureji protest site and gave “provocative speech”.

“Several big names used to come to the Khureji site to give speeches against CAA/NPR (National Population Register)/NRC (National Register for Citizens), like Udit Raj, Salman, Khurshid, Brinda Karat, Umar Khalid (former JNU student leader)…,” the witness alleged.

The charge sheet further said that Jahan, in her disclosure statement, alleged that in order to sustain the anti-CAA protests, several known persons like Khurshid, filmmaker Rahul Roy and Bhim Army member Himanshu were called by her and activist Khalid Saifi on the instructions of Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC).

“In order to sustain the protest for a long time, several known persons were called by me and Khalid Saifi on the instructions of JCC, like Salman Kurshid, (filmmaker) Rahul Roy, Bhim Army member Himanshu, Chandan Kumar… gave provocative speeches because of which all the people sitting in the protest used to get instigated against the government,” Jahan said according to her disclosure statement.

The disclosure statement of Saifi stated that during the anti-CAA protests held in January 2020 “Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogender Yadav, (senior advocate) Prashant Bhushan, Salman Kurshid… also used to come to these speeches.”

The supplementary disclosure statement of Saifi, which was a part of the charge sheet, stated that in order to sustain the protest for a longer time several known persons like Khurshid, JNU student Sharjeel Imam, JCC member Meeran Haider were called to the Khureji protest site.

“In order to sustain the protest for a longer time several known persons like Kurshid, Sharjeel Imam, Meeran Haider etc were called to the Khureji protest site by me and Ishrat Jahan,” he said in his disclosure statement.

Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control leaving at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured.

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CAG: Manpower shortage has impacted Delhi Police

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New Delhi, Sep 23 : The functioning of the Delhi Police is being affected by shortages in manpower which has also impacted the investigation of crimes and bringing criminals to justice, observes the CAG’s Performance Audit report on Manpower and Logistics Management in Delhi Police.

The report was presented in Parliament on Wednesday.

According to the report, it was found that the functioning of the Delhi police is being affected by shortages in manpower.

The MHA had approved 12,518 posts with advice to operationalise 3139 posts first and then remaining 9379 posts after deployment of 3139 personnel on ground.

However, due to failure of Delhi Police to recruit against these 3139 posts, the remaining 9379 approved posts could not be operationalised.

Representation of women in Delhi Police was 11.75 per cent, which was much lower than the desired target of 33 per cent.

At the 72 police stations test-checked by the audit had staff as per the norms prescribed by BPR&D there was 35 per cent shortage of manpower.

Acute shortage of staff has put police personnel under tremendous strain as their average daily duty hours in the six test-checked police districts (Central, New Delhi, South, Dwarka, North East and Rohini) ranged from 12 to 15 hours against eight hours as prescribed under the Model Police Act 2006, said the report.

The report also observed that the police stations in the selected districts also suffered from shortage of vehicles, which severely limited quick response to law and order situations.

PCR Vans and Tourist MPVs were operating with only 4,144 police personnel against a requirement of 6,171 and 55 per cent of the MPVs were operating without a gunman, the report read.

It was also observed that the Delhi Police has installed 3870 CCTV cameras in entire Capital at strategic locations.

The percentage of cameras functioning satisfactorily is abysmally low, ranging from entirely defunct camera (pilot phase) to 31 per cent to 44 per cent defunct cameras in various other phases.

Despite being the National Capital’s specialised Counter Terror Unit, the Special Cell’s Ranges were ailing from deficiencies in terms of availability of vehicles, protective equipment like bulletproof jackets, and arms & ammunition, which are vital for quick in real time response, the report read.

The report also observed that the Himmat Plus Mobile App, which is a women’s safety centric application was launched by Delhi Police in February 2018, as an upgradation of the earlier Himmat App. In spite of sizeable expenditure (18.5 lakh on development of Himmat Plus and 6.82 crore on publicity of Himmat and Himmat Plus), response of the users to the App was lukewarm.

It was also noticed that there was an increase in heinous crimes from 4,159 in 2013 to 5,185 in 2019.

The registration of heinous crimes increased sharply from year 2013 (4159) to 2015 (11187) however, thereafter it has continuously decreased during 2015-2019, indicating a positive trend.

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