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Drunken Cop Caught on Delhi Metro Camera Suspended

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NEW DELHI:  Cracking the whip on a policeman, who was purportedly seen travelling drunk in Delhi Metro in a video clip that went viral on social media, commissioner BS Bassi on Monday suspended the erring cop, terming the incident “an exception”.

Mr Bassi said the constable has been identified and suspended, and action initiated against him.

“We are going to take very strict action against the official,” said BS Bassi.
Any police officer found drunk while in uniform, even during off-duty hours, is totally unacceptable, but it must also be noted that this was a one-of-a-kind incident and “an exception”, said Mr Bassi.

The official was identified as Head Constable Salim PK, a native of Kerala, posted at the Police Lines in outer district of Delhi police, a senior police official said.

However, police are yet to ascertain the exact date on which the incident was recorded.

On Saturday, a video clip purportedly showing Salim PK travelling in Delhi metro went viral on social media, raising concerns about safety of the commuters and violation of the DMRC rules.

The undated video, posted on Facebook by a user, showed the constable, suspected to be in an inebriated state, struggling to hold on to a pole while swinging back and forth inside a metro coach.

The 36-second clip also showed the dishevelled policeman with his shirt untucked and trying to find his way around the coach in drunken stupor. As the train brakes to a halt at Azadpur station on Yellow line, the cop comes crashing down on the floor and is helped up by fellow passengers.

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Delhi will be world’s most populous city by 2028, says UN report

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New Delhi, May 17 : The Indian capital will be the most populous city on the planet by 2028, says a new UN report.

Currently, Tokyo is the worlds most populated city, with an agglomeration of 37 million inhabitants, followed by New Delhi (29 million), and Shanghai (26 million). Mexico City and Paulo, come next; each with around 22 million inhabitants.

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) report projects that by 2050, two out of every three people are likely to be living in cities or other urban centres, highlighting the need for more sustainable urban planning and public services.

Owing to both demographic shifts and overall population growth, that means that around 2.5 billion people could be added to urban areas by the middle of the century, predicts DESA.

Most of the increase is expected to be highly-concentrated in just a handful of countries.

Together, India, China and Nigeria will account for 35 per cent of the projected growth of the worlds urban population between 2018 and 2050. It is projected that India will have added 416 million urban dwellers, China 255 million and Nigeria 189 million, said DESA, announcing the findings on Wednesday.

The report also estimates that by 2030, the world could have 43 so-called megacities (up from 31 today, according to reports) – those with more than 10 million inhabitants – most of them in developing countries.

These swelling populations will place extra demands on both resources and services in urban areas, notes the report.

Many countries will face challenges in meeting the needs of their growing urban populations, including for housing, transportation, energy systems and other infrastructure; as well as for employment and basic services such as education and health care, said DESA, urging governments adopt better integrated policies to improve the lives of both urban and rural dwellers.

At the same time, linkages between urban and rural areas will need to be strengthened, building on their existing economic, social and environmental ties, the report concludes.

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Tejaswi accuses Nitish of supporting BJP`s ‘bare corruption’ in Karnataka

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Patna, May 20 : Senior RJD leader and Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejaswi Yadav today fired a fresh salvo at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by accusing him of supporting BJP`s alleged democratic hooliganism and bare corruption in Karnataka.

Reacting on his official Facebook account to target the chief minister, Mr. Kumar said, Self-proclaimed crusader of morality and a person of conscience is silent on BJP`s alleged democratic hooliganism, act of snatching, mafiadom and open horse trading of MLAs in new India.

Carrying out his attack on BJP in the backdrop of latest political developments in Karnataka, Mr Yadav said, They are ready to feed but nobody is ready to eat, making an oblique reference to alleged attempt of horse trading in Karnataka.

Nitish is giving his full support to such bare corruption, he further remarks.

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Rain, thunderstorms likely in Delhi

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New Delhi, May 19: It was a partly cloudy morning here on Saturday and the weather office forecasts rains later, with warning of thunderstorms accompanied by gusty winds at isolated places in the city.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 26.4 degrees Celsius, normal for the season.

“It was partly cloudy sky in the morning and rains or thundershowers are likely to occur towards the afternoon orevening,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 41 degrees Celsius and the humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 51 per cent.

Friday’s maximum temperature settled at 40.6 and the minimum temperature was recorded at 26.7 degrees Celsius, the season’s average.

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