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New Delhi, July 14 The Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line on Sunday faced a technical glitch leading to disruption of train services and leaving many commuters stranded in stations for over 20 minutes.

“There is a single line train movement between R.K. Puram and Kalkaji temporarily,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) tweeted.

According to the DMRC, train services were temporarily being run between two loops – Jankapuri West and R.K. Puram metro stations, and Botanical Garden and Kalkaji metro stations.

Many passengers expressed their anger over the disruption and launched scathing attacks on DMRC through their Twitter accounts for the department’s choice to make the alert on the microblogging website and not on the platforms.

One angry commuter Mukund Sharma replied to the DMRC tweet, saying: “You (DMRC) update on Twitter. Do you think that everybody keep checking tweets?”

Another commuter, Parikshit tweeted: “I have been waiting at R.K. Puram metro station for the last 20 minutes.”

One Naresh Kushwaha said that DMRC officials should at least make announcements in the stations.

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Punjab to administer polio drops to 33 lakh children

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Chandigarh, Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Sunday launched a three-day pulse polio campaign at Jagatpura village in Mohali district.

More than 33 lakh children of less than five years across the state will be administered polio drops as part of the National Immunization Day drive.

After administering oral polio vaccine drops to children, the minister said the government is making all efforts to protect children from more and more diseases and emphasized that all vaccines under the programme must reach each and every child.

He said during the current drive more than 50,000 health workers, anganwari workers, nursing students and volunteers will visit houses, slums, brick-kilns, railway stations, bus stands and other places to vaccinate children. The last case of polio was reported in 2011 in West Bengal. Punjab has not seen a case of polio since 2009

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Sex racket in the guise of spa busted, 17 arrested in Bengal

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Kolkata, Sixteen women were among 17 arrested as police busted a sex racket operating under the guise of a spa-cum-beauty parlour in West Bengal’s Durgapur town, police said.

Following up on a tip off that a honey trap was active at the city centre area of the town in West Burdwan district, the police sent a decoy customer and raided the spot on Saturday night.

One young man and 16 women were caught red handed, the police said adding that they were keeping a close watch on some other spa and beauty parlours in the area.

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2 arrested for fatal attack on UP rape victim’s mother

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Kanpur, In a major development, the police in Kanpur have arrested the two absconding accused in the fatal attack on a rape victim’s mother.

During a brief encounter, the two absconders, Parvez and Mohammed Abid, were shot by the police on their legs.

Parvez and Abid have been admitted to the Kanshi Ram hospital in Ramadevi area of the city. The police said that both were named along with four others in the FIR lodged at Chakeri police station on January 9.

Earlier on Friday, the rape victim’s mother, who was brutally attacked by two of the five accused, died after struggling for seven days in the hospital.

The men reportedly forced the woman and her daughter to take back the statements in the abuse case against them. When the woman refused, the accused brutally attacked her with sticks, stones on January 10, outside their Kanpur residence.

In 2018, five men had allegedly molested a 13-year old minor girl in Kanpur. While the police arrested them in 2018, all were reportedly given bail by a local court in 2019.

Since then, they had allegedly made several attempts to force the victim to take back her statements, but she refused to do so.

Talking about the incident on January 10, the husband of the deceased said: “My wife and daughter had gone to the dentist. That is when the accused attempted to launch a brutal attack on them. There is an ongoing case lodged against these men under the POCSO Act. My son and I were at the shop when the attack took place.”

The victim’s brother added that the accused had been forcing her to take back their statements.

“There were at least 10 men who broke into our house and dragged my sister outside the apartment. These men brutally attacked them,” he said, adding that the assailants had threatened to kill the mother-daughter if they did not withdraw their complaint.

Uttar Pradesh DGP O.P. Singh stated that the police would examine the matter. We are probing the matter and ensure strict punishment for the accused.”

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