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Delhi: To ease traffic, corridor likely on Outer Ring Road

To ease traffic on the Outer Ring Road, the Delhi government plans to build a corridor between the Modi Mill flyover and the IIT gate – a 7.2-km stretch. During a meeting held on the issue, the Delhi Public Works Department (PWD) informed the Centre’s Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (UTTIPEC) about their plan to decongest the stretch. As per plans, additional structures will be constructed on Outer Ring Road to ease the burden on one road. The PWD has also proposed to study the bottlenecks and find ways to decongest those traffic intersection points. The plan is to build an integrated transit corridor and street network on Outer Ring Road.

Can we measure demonetisation’s impact on income tax collections?

News reports have quoted government officials making claims about a record increase in the number of income tax payers in 2016-17. Should such claims be seen as a success of demonetisation in forcing unscrupulous individuals to become a part of income tax net? An analysis of direct tax collection statistics and income tax department’s income tax return (ITR) filing data calls for scepticism about any immediate claims of demonetisation leading to a dramatic turnaround in India’s direct tax collections.

ACB ने देर रात केजरीवाल के साढू सुरेंद्र बंस ल के घर पर छापा मारा

बड़ी खबर : ACB ने देर रात केजरीवाल के साढू सुरेंद्र बंसल के घर पर छापा मारा

नई दिल्ली : दिल्ली के सीएम अरविंद केजरीवाल के साढू सुरेंद्र बंसल के घर देर रात एंटी करप्शन ब्रांच ने छापा मारा है। इस दौरान कुछ अहम सुराग मिले है। जिनका जल्द खुलासा किया जाएगा।
सोमवार देर रात ये कार्रवाई पीडब्लूडी घोटाले की जांच के सिलसिले में की गई है। हालांकि सुरेंद्र बंसल का निधन सात मई को हो चुका है।

सुरेंद्र बंसल के अलावा इस मामले से जुड़े दो अन्य व्यक्तियों के घर भी एसीबी की टीम गई। इन छापों से क्या कागजात मिले इसका खुलासा बाद में किया जाएगा। पीडब्लूडी घोटाले में ACB ने तीन FIR दर्ज की हैं। आरोप है कि 2015-16 में दिल्ली में सड़कों और सीवर लाइन के ठेके देने में गड़बडि़यां की गई. आरोप है कि 10 करोड़ के फर्जी बिल बनाए गए और फर्जी कंपनियों को पेमेंट किया गया।

Tree from which farmer hanged self at AAP rally falls, turns into selfie spot

The giant Neem tree, from which Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh hung himself during an AAP rally at Jantar Mantar in 2015, was among several trees that fell down during Sunday evening squall. By Monday noon, it had turned into a selfie spot for the visitors to the place.

The massive trunk of the tree snapped in the heavy windstorm. As many as 16 trees were broken during the storm.

On Monday, curious youngsters were seen climbing the broken trunk with their mobile phones and selfie sticks, clicking pictures.

The tree hit the headlines twice over the last two years and was till last year guarded by police personnel to ensure protesters that gather at Jantar Mantar do not hang themselves from it. In April 2015, a farmer from Rajasthan, Gajendra Singh had committed suicide by hanging from this tree during a rally.

Singh’s death triggered massive protests forcing police to register an FIR. A crime branch team was sent to measure the tree’s length and breadth because it was a crime spot. Some groups also placed photographs of gods and goddesses believing the tree to have spiritual powers.

Two years have passed since that afternoon when Singh climbed the tree but the police are yet to solve the case. Many senior AAP leaders were interrogated but there is no breakthrough. We are ‘investigating’ who provoked Singh to take his life atop that tree, an officer claimed.

The tree was in news again recently when a group of Tamil Nadu farmers climbed its branches and threatened to commit suicide. They were stopped and rescued by the police officers. There is an unwritten ban imposed on protesters climbing trees after Singh’s death, said a police officer.

“It is the same tree that some of our farmers had climbed and threatened to commit suicide,” confirmed Prem Kumar, a member of the group of farmers from Tamil Nadu who had grabbed headlines for their bizarre protest methods. They have returned to the city for their second stage of protests.

Till Saturday afternoon, a group of protesters had assembled below the tree but they left on Saturday afternoon.

Water tanker scam: Kapil Mishra to appear before ACB for questioning tomorrow

Former Delhi minister Kapil Mishra will on Tuesday appear for questioning by the anti-corruption branch (ACB) in connection with the alleged Rs 400 crore Water Tanker "scam." A couple of weeks ago, the ACB had recorded a detailed statement of Mishra and was to question him last week but he had sought deferment of his questioning for the day due to personal reasons. He was supposed to appear for questioning on Monday but due to some reasons, he couldn’t make it. He will be questioned tomorrow (Tuesday), said a senior ACB officer.

Six of family murdered: Killer roamed around with #Delhi BSP leader after eliminating his wife, kids

Lodged in Tihar Jail in a rape case registered against him in 2015, BSP leader Chaudhary Munawwar Hassan headed straight for home after being released on bail on May 17. While in jail, he had already been informed that his wife and four children had not been seen since April 20.

It took Hassan little time to realise that his family, that included two daughters, was in danger. The next morning, he drove to the local Burari police station and got a missing complaint registered.

Two days later, Hassan was found murdered at his home in North Delhi’s Burari. Investigation revealed that his wife and four children too were killed and buried a month earlier, allegedly by Hassan’s friend and business partner, Sahid Khan alias Bunty.

From the bail process to the search for his family, Bunty was the one helping Hassan. Little did Hassan know that Bunty was just looking for an opportunity to eliminate him, allegedly to grab the disputed properties owned by the BSP leader, said police.

Hassan was found shot dead in the bathroom of his flat in Burari’s Bhagat Colony on Saturday morning. Located on the second floor of the building, the residential flat is a disputed one. Phool Singh, who owns the building, alleges that Hassan had wrested the property illegally from him, forcing him to go on a long legal battle against him.

The police had been informed about the murder by none other than Bunty. “Bunty had been visiting Hassan’s home frequently for the last one month. But he wasn’t at Hassan’s home at the time of the murder,” said Singh.

When a police team arrived at the murder spot on Saturday, they found Hassan lying across the bathroom. Finding a bullet wound in his back, police rushed him to a hospital, but he could not be saved.

Police registered a murder case and began questioning Bunty about the circumstances in which he visited Hassan’s home and found him dead. “Bunty said he had been repeatedly calling Hassan on his phone but was not receiving any response because of which he decided to visit his house and check on him. But his statements were inconsistent,” said Jatin Narwal, DCP (North).

When grilled, Bunty allegedly confessed to using contract killers to get Hassan shot dead. “Bunty had made sure he stayed away from the scene at the time of the murder so that he was not under our radar of suspicion,” said the DCP.

Six of family killed