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Delhi HC bars Rohini ashram from using ‘Vishwa Vidyalaya’ tag

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New Delhi, Feb 8: The Delhi High Court on Thursday barred Rohini-based ashram Adhyatmik Vishwa Vidyalaya from representing itself as “Vishwa Vidyalaya” and directed the CBI to follow all possible steps to trace self-styled godman Virendra Dev Dixit.

A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar ordered that Adhyatmik Vishwa Vidyalaya be prohibited from using the term “Vishwa Vidyalaya” or University in any manner in its name as it violates the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act.

As per the UGC Act, “University” means an institute established or incorporated by or under a central act, a provincial act or a state act.

The court said the use of expression “Vishwa Vidyalaya” by the ashram violated law.

Observing that the CBI had done its best to trace the founder of ashram, the court directed probe agency to follow all possible measures, as per law, to secure rgw appearance of Dixit in the court.

The court also directed Delhi Police to facilitate a meeting of the family members of the women and girls illegally confined in the ashram and listed the matter for March 15.

However, the ashram’s counsel said that not a single girl was confined in the ashram and as per the institute’s rule only parents were allowed to meet girls and not the relatives.

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered three cases against Dixit for allegedly keeping several women and minor girls hostage at his ashram here.

Earlier, the High Court had transferred the case from the police to the CBI and asked the agency to forthwith set up a special investigation team to probe various FIRs of girls and women who were allegedly lured into the ashram on the pretext of spiritual guidance but then raped.

The Delhi High Court had in December 2017 appointed a committee for inspecting the institute and directed an officer, not below the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police, to conduct an inspection of the ashram.

Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal was also asked to accompany the police during the inspection.

The committee had told the court that the girls and women were kept in the ashram in “unhygienic and animal-like conditions with no privacy even for bathing”.

The court was hearing a plea filed by NGO Foundation for Social Empowerment.

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Covid cases cross 8-lakh mark in Karnataka, 10k recover

Out of 1,00,511 tests conducted in a day, 17,729 were through rapid antigen detection and 82,782 through RT-PCR.

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Bengaluru, Oct 25 : With 4,439 new cases in a day, Covid tally in Karnataka crossed 8-lakh (8,02,817), including 81,050 active cases, while 10,106 were discharged, taking recoveries to 7,10,843 till date.

“The death toll rose to 10,905, with 32 succumbing to the infection during the last 24 hours across the state, including 20 in Bengaluru, which increased its toll to 3,734 till Saturday,” said the state health bulletin on Sunday.

As epicentre of the virus, accounting for 50 per cent of the state’s cases, Bengaluru Urban district registered 2,468 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, taking its Covid tally to 3,25,773, including 51,672 active cases, while 2,70,366 recovered so far, with 6,759 discharged on Saturday.

Among the districts, Bengaluru Rural recorded 234 positive cases, Tumakuru 141, Mysuru 140 and Dakshina Kannada 139.

After Bengaluru, 415 were discharged from Hassan, followed by Mysuru 366, Chikkaballapur 233 and Dakshina Kannada 211.

Of the 939 patients in the intensive care units (ICUs), 432 are in Bengaluru hospitals, 61 in Ballari, 44 in Hassan and 38 in Chamarajangara district.

Out of 1,00,511 tests conducted in a day, 17,729 were through rapid antigen detection and 82,782 through RT-PCR.

“Positivity rate of the state has further declined to 4.41 per cent and case fatality rate to 0.72 per cent,” added the bulletin.

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Over 1700 challans issued on Dussehra for violating Covid norms

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New Delhi, Oct 25: The Delhi Police issued over 1,793 challans on Sunday on the occasion of Dussehra for violation of COVID-19 norms, officials said.

A total of 1,711 challans were issued to those who were found not wearing masks, 18 challans for spitting and 64 challans were issued to those found violating social distancing norms, according to the Delhi Police data.

A total of 1,793 challans have been issued for various violations till 4 p.m. on Sunday, officials said.

Citing the collective data, the Delhi Police said since June 1,54,26,561 challans have been issued for mask violation, 3,112 challans for spitting and 33,439 challans for violation of social distancing norms.

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Uttar Pradesh: 5-yr-old raped by teenager

The FIR was lodged on the charges of rape (section 376 of the IPC) and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the SHO said.

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Fatehpur (UP), Oct 25 : A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a teenage boy in a village in the Khaga area of Fatehpur district.

Khaga station house officer (SHO) RK Singh said, “An FIR was registered on Saturday on a complaint against a 13-year-old boy, who allegedly raped the girl. We have detained the accused.”

The girl was playing near her house when the accused took her to a secluded place and allegedly raped her, the family members alleged.

According to the FIR, the incident took place at around 2 p.m on Saturday and the locals tried to settle the matter but, later, the family members of the victim informed the police about it.

The FIR was lodged on the charges of rape (section 376 of the IPC) and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the SHO said.

The victim has been sent for medical examination.

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