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Congress promises 25 sq m house to JJ cluster residents

“BJP and AAP are betraying the people of unauthorised colonies by distributing slips and making them fill up forms.”

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New Delhi, Jan 9 : Eyeing the votes of residents of the JJ cluster colonies across the national capital, Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra on Thursday said that if his party comes to power in the February 8 elections, people residing there will be given 25 square meter flats multi-storey complexes coming up at the same site.

Addressing a press conference at the party city unit office here, Chopra said: “When Congress comes to power in Delhi, those living in JJ clusters will be given 25 square-metre flats in in-situ multi-storey complexes, in the Kalkaji model.”

Targeting the BJP and the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the former Kalkaji MLA said: “BJP and AAP are betraying the people of unauthorised colonies by distributing slips and making them fill up forms.”

Accusing both parties of misleading 40 lakh people living in unauthorised colonies across the city, he, firing salvos at both, said: “Why they were not allotting the in-situ multi-storey DDA flats constructed in Kalkaji?”

Chopra elaborated that when senior party leader Ajay Maken was a Union Minister, flats were constructed at the Katputhli Colony and Ashok Vihar, but these flats have also not been allotted to the JJ cluster dwellers.

He said that both BJP and AAP were trying to take credit for the construction of these flats by publishing the photos of these flats in newspapers, and in the process exposing and making fools of themselves.

He also alleged that the multi-storey flats constructed in Kalkaji at a cost of Rs 260 crore were delayed by three and a half years.

Chopra further saidf that the Congress is the well-wisher of people living in JJ clusters and unauthorized colonies as the party has always delivered on its promises.

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Karnataka Police to induct 50 dogs at Rs 2.5 crore

According to the commissioner, the police department will hire the services of Amrut Hiranya, a renowned dog psychologist, popularly known as ‘dog guru’.

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Bengaluru, May 26 : As many as 50 dogs will be inducted into the police dog squad in Karnataka at a cost of Rs 2.5 crore to strengthen the force, an official said on Tuesday.

“Fifty dogs will be adopted and inducted into the dog squad at a cost of Rs 2.5 crore to strengthen the state police force,” said Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao.

Inaugurating the newly upgraded Dog Activity Park at the CAR (South) in Adugodi near Kormangala in the city, Rao said the dog squad plays an important role in the detection of explosives, drugs and crimes scenes.

He said that best possible training will be imparted to the police dogs to strengthen the existing canine team.

At the Dog Activity Park, the dogs will be trained under the leadership of CAR South and ACP, Ninga Reddy Patil.

According to the commissioner, the police department will hire the services of Amrut Hiranya, a renowned dog psychologist, popularly known as ‘dog guru’.

Rao said the police department is also planning to appoint female constables as dog handlers in the future.

At the inauguration of the Dog Activity Park, the trained canines showcased their skills such as tackling vehicle hijacking, explosives and drugs detection and anti-terrorist and anti-Maoist warfare tactics.

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Parts of Delhi’s Pillanji Village added to containment zone

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New Delhi, May 26 : The South-East district administration on Tuesday sealed a part of the Pillanji Village in Kotla Mubarakpur here after Covid-19 cases were reported from the area.

In an order issued on Tuesday, the administration directed for containment of the area between house number 1942 and 1945 (Polygon A) and between house number 2027 and 2042, Chopal Wali Gali, (Polygon B) in Pillanji Village, Kotla Mubarakpur, after positive Covid-19 positive were reported from the area.

The South-East District Magistrate also directed all the concerned officials to ensure that basic facilities and necessities are available in the area, and if need arises, the same may be provided to every affected person.

“To restrict public movement within the contained area, sufficient numbers of pickets shall be set up,” the order said.

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Delhi govt orders 28 ventilators, 435 oxygen concentrators

Delhi has 19 COVID Care Centres (CCC) with 5,716-bed capacity. The state has 50,000 PPEs in stock.

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New Delhi, May 26 : Amid rising coronavirus cases, the Delhi Health Department has placed orders for 30,000 PPE kits, 3.5 lakh N-95 masks, 28 ventilators and 435 oxygen concentrators, according to a statement by the Raj Niwas, here on Tuesday.

The Secretary (Health) also presented the ‘situational analysis of Covid-19 in Delhi’ to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.

Up to May 25, there were 14,053 confirmed cases in Delhi. Of this, 6,771 patients recovered or migrated. The case fatality rate in Delhi is 1.96 per cent against the national average of 2.57 per cent.

As on May 25, the Lt Governor was informed, 34 labs were functional for Covid-19 tests. Till date, 1,74,469 cumulative tests had been conducted with the positivity rate as on May 25 being 8.06 per cent.

Adequate supply of medical essentials has been ensured and more ventilators are being procured. At present, 4,462 beds, 429 ICUs, 343 ventilators and 2,632 oxygen supported beds are available in the Covid hospitals.

Delhi has 19 COVID Care Centres (CCC) with 5,716-bed capacity. The state has 50,000 PPEs in stock.

The Secretary also informed Baijal about augmentation of the bed capacity by 25 per cent in private hospitals with 50 plus beds, earmarking of 20 per cent beds for Covid patients in these hospitals, daily health monitoring of the home isolated Covid patients and raising isolation beds in the CCCs.

The Lt. Governor asked the Health Department to review medical infrastructure capacity building and remove bottlenecks immediately. The trend of the past 10-15 days should be analysed for future management, Baijal said and advised monitoring of containment zones on a dynamic basis for focused action.

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