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Delhi government seeks exemptions for odd-even this year

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New Delhi, Nov 13 : Demanding exemption for women drivers and two-wheelers for “this year”, the Delhi government on Monday filed a review petition at the NGT, two days after it decided to halt the traffic rationing scheme after the green court flayed the exemptions.

“We have filed the review petition demanding exemptions for women drivers and two-wheelers for this year only,” Delhi government counsel Tarunvir Singh Khehar told the media here.

On Saturday, the National Green Tribunal gave the go-ahead to the odd-even scheme but disapproved the exemptions given during the previous two rounds of odd-even scheme in January and April 2016.

The Delhi government had on Saturday said it would approach the green court again on Monday requesting the exemptions and, subject to the NGT decision, it would “consider implementing it again”.

Stating it did not have enough public transport as of now to accommodate the extra commuters — over 30 lakh during the odd-even if two-wheelers were not exempted — the Delhi government said the process of procuring new buses was going on.

According to it, about 3,500 new buses were being procured to ply in the national capital.

The Delhi government counsel said from next year, with better preparation, it would be in a position to implement the odd-even scheme without any exemption.

The odd-even scheme involves having vehicles with odd number registration numbers on the roads on odd dates and those with even registration numbers on even dates.

Earlier in the day, the NGT questioned the Delhi government for not filing a review petition and wondered if its statement on Saturday was a media gimmick.

Khehar responded that the delay in filing the review petition was due to some registry issues.

The Tribunal would hear the matter on Tuesday, NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said.

The road rationing scheme was to be implemented from November 13 to 17 in a bid to limit the number of vehicles on Delhi’s roads after the city’s air quality went “beyond severe” levels, causing widespread alarm.

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Nagaland: Two Assam Rifles jawans killed in gunfight

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Imphal, June 18: Two Assam Rifles soldiers lost their lives, while four were injured in an ambush by suspected National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) terrorists in Nagaland’s Mon district bordering Myanmar.

A gunfight erupted between the Assam Rifles jawans and suspected NSCN-K Sunday afternoon.

The incident took place when the soldiers were on their way to collect water from a river between Aboi- Mohung.

Following the information of an encounter, more reinforcements of security personnel were moved towards the site. Nagaland Police was also rushed to the spot.

Further details are awaited and an investigation in the matter is underway.

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Sri Ram Sene Chief Muthalik likens Gauri Lankesh to a dog

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New Delhi, June 18: While hitting back at critics for demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘s statement on  Gauri Lankesh’s murder , Sri Ram Sene founder-president Pramod Muthalik triggered a controversy by comparing slain journalist killing to a dog’s death.

The opposition has been questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘silence’ over Lankesh’s killing.

Pramod Muthalik said, “Two murders took place in Karnataka and two in Maharashtra in Congress rule. No one questioned Congress govt failure. Instead, they are asking why is PM Modi silent and not speaking on Gauri Lankesh’s death. Is Modi responsible even if any dog dies in Karnataka”.

According to reports the 26-year-old Parshuram Vaghmare is said to have told the SIT that he did not know who he was killing when he pulled the trigger on Lankesh.He, however, reportedly claimed that he committed the murder to “save” his religion.

Muthaik’s statement came a day after the Special Investigation Team (SIT) summoned Rakesh Math, the Vijayapura district president of the Sene, for questioning in the case.

Muthalik later defended from his statement, saying he didn’t directly compare Lankesh to a dog, and that he was clarifying that PM Modi cannot comment on every death in Karnataka.

Congress spokesman Manish Tewari slammed Muthalik for his comments on

“Disgusting, nauseating, revolting…vigilante group Sri Ram Sene’s Head Pramod Muthalik compares assassinated journalist Gauri Lankesh to a dog. Mr Prime Minister @narendramodi you did not condemn Gauri Lankesh’s murder are you now going to condone this too,” tweeted Tewari.

He further said added that Parshuram Vaghmare, who allegedly pulled the trigger on the veteran journalist, was not associated with his organisation.

Lankesh, 55, the Editor of ‘Lankesh Patrike’, was shot dead outside her residence in the city’s suburb by unidentified assailants on September 5 last year.

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Telangana: Local body chief kicks Woman in chest over property dispute

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New Delhi, June 18: In a shocking incident, president of Dharpally Mandal (a rural local body), Immadi Gopi kicked a woman in the chest, after she hit him with her footwear over a land issue on Sunday. 

In the video that has gone viral on social media, Gopi can be seen kicking the woman.

The incident took place at Indalwai village in Telangana’s Nizamabad district.

According to the Indian Express report, a case has been registered against Gopi under IPC sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) based on the woman’s complaint.

On the related note, Gopi also filed a counter complaint following which a case was registered against the woman and some of her relatives over trespass and damaging his property.

In the complaint, the woman said that last year Gopi sold her a plot which also comprised a house for Rs 33.72 lakh for which registration was done in her name.

Gopi had demanded an additional Rs 50 lakh “in view of rise in land rates in the area,” police stated.

As per the police, s0 far, he had not handed over the property and had been threatening her.

Following this on Sunday,  the woman along with her relatives, went to Gopi’s house to demand that the property be handed over. Later, a heated argument broke out after which the woman allegedly hit him with her footwear.

Reacting to this, Gopi then allegedly kicked the woman, police said.

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