Daily Archive: August 1, 2017

Sushil Modi to Expose Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Corruption Links in Three Days

New Delhi, August 1: Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader, Sushil Modi on Tuesday said that he will expose Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav within a period of three days. The Deputy CM who is the new Forest Minister has led many crackdowns in cases of illegal sand mining, something Lalu is allegedly involved in too.

Sushil Modi has ordered a fresh probe into a ‘soil scam’ involving former Forest Minister Tej Pratap Yadav. Moreover, after rounding up more than hundred people, a case of illegal sand mining has been registered against RJD leader Bhai Virendra.

Tweeting about the unveiling of the sand mafia, Sushil Modi said that more than hundred people have been arrested in Patna and trucks laden with sand were seized as well.

LPG price hiked by Rs 2 per cylinder

New Delhi, Aug 1 (PTI) Subsidised cooking gas (LPG) price was today hiked by over Rs 2 per cylinder in line with the government decision to raise rates every month to eliminate all subsidies by fiscal end.

A subsidised 14.2-kg of cylinder now costs Rs 479.77 in Delhi as against Rs 477.46 previously, according to Indian Oil Corp, the nation’s largest fuel retailer.

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had yesterday told Lok Sabha that the government has asked state-run oil companies to raise subsidised cooking gas (LPG) prices by Rs 4 per cylinder every month to eliminate all the subsidies by March next year.

The government had previously asked IOC, Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) to raise rates of subsidised domestic LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) by Rs 2 per 14.2-kg cylinder per month (excluding VAT).

Now, the quantum has been doubled so as to bring down the subsidy to nil, he said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

Every household is entitled to 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg each at subsidised rates in a year. Any requirement beyond that is to be purchased at market price.

According to IOC, a non-subsidised LPG or market priced cooking gas costs Rs 524 per cylinder in Delhi, down from Rs 564 till yesterday.

Simultaneously, the oil companies also raised price of aviation turbine fuel or jet fuel by 2.3 per cent in line with rising global oil rates.

ATF now costs Rs 48,110 per kilolitre, Rs 1097 per kl more than Rs 47,013 previously.

Four-yr-old watches as mother stabbed to death

New Delhi,  Aug 01 : A 40-year-old woman was stabbed outside the Thyagraj Stadium in south Delhi on Monday evening even as her four-year-old son watched.

Santoshi, a resident of the nearby Prem Nagar Colony, was returning home with her son from a weekly market near the stadium when the incident took place. Eyewitnesses told police that a man, seemingly in his mid thirties jumped from behind and stabbed the woman multiple times.

Santoshi cried for help, alerting three security guards at the stadium. Her attacker, however, fled the spot leaving behind the kitchen knife used in the murder. A police team reached the spot and rushed her to the Trauma Centre where Santoshi was declared dead.

Doctors told police that she had been stabbed at least five times. Santoshi, a mother of five was separated from her husband. Her husband, police said lives in Rajasthan.

Investigating officials said a CCTV camera at the stadium has recorded the stabbing. The incident took place at around 8pm. Police sources said they have identified a suspect. They are exploring the angle of money dispute and spurned love.

Additional deputy commissioner of police south Chinmoy Biswal said police have registered a case and are working to arrest the murderer.

World Breastfeeding Week 2017

World Breastfeeding Week 2017: 7 facts to know about nursing mothers

World Breastfeeding Week 2017 will be celebrated from August 1 to 7. We already know that breast milk benefits the baby by enhancing immunity and by providing them nutrition which is very important for their growth and development. WHO recommends that at least six months of breastfeeding for the baby.



The Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Delhi had constituted a District Level Committee in each of the Police District of Delhi to promote interaction between the Police and the Leaders of the Public Opinion. The District Level Committee so constituted is chaired by the Hon’ble Member of Parliament of the area and comprises of Hon’ble Members of Legislative Assembly, the Deputy Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner of Police and the Chairman of the MCD Zonal Committee as the standing or ex-officio members. The District DCP concerned has been made the Convener of the DLC. Apart from the official apparatus, the DLC consists of representatives of Resident Welfare Associations (with mandatory participation of RWA of JJ Clusters), Trade/Industry Association, Educational Institutions, Women Organizations, Student and Labour representatives of the District concerned.
Since the formation of the DLCs across the 13 Police Districts of Delhi, quarterly meetings are being held regularly.
DLC meetings have been held recently in July 2017 in South-East, West, North-West, Rohini, North-East and Shahdara Districts which have provided a real time feedback on several policing initiatives and have led to modifications in key schemes and areas of concern of respective District Police establishments. The presence of Hon’ble Members of Parliament and Legislative Assembly of Delhi in these meetings has ensured that the views of the respective provincial and national government on the issues raised in these meetings by esteemed co-opted members are also made known to the audience apart from best possible guidance and supervision.
The commonly observed issues which have been collated from the minutes of several DLC meetings and which can be said to be pertaining to almost the entire thirteen Policing Districts have been concerns over traffic congestion and road engineering, unauthorized parking, consumption of liquor at public places, sale of illicit liquor, encroachments along the pavements and pedestrian areas resulting in traffic congestion, deployment of police at parks and schools during opening and closing time, incidents of thefts, etc.
The benefits of this inter-disciplinary approach towards community policing are also reflected in the follow-up meetings where the agenda points and minutes of the previous meetings are laid bare before the gathering. On several occasions, the efforts of the local Police, individually as well as jointly along with other civic agencies, have found appreciation by the co-opted members who have expressed their satisfaction as the issues raised by them have been duly taken care of.
The DLCs are turning out to be one of the best structured, institutionalized mechanism for community policing that the National Capital has witnessed of late and efforts are on to make it more meaningful by forging alliances with varied stakeholders, institutional as well as individuals, to raise this exercise to greater levels of success.


Man held for carrying bullets at Delhi metro station

New Delhi, Aug 1  A 21-year-old man was apprehended today at a Delhi Metro station for allegedly carrying three live bullets in his bag, a senior officer said.

The officer involved in metro security said that the incident occurred in this morning at the Adarsh Nagar metro station when a CISF personnel detected bullet-like objects in a bag being screened at the X-ray machine.

The bag belonged to a man identified as 21-year-old Shahbaz, a resident of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

During search, three bullets of .315 calibre were recovered from the bag, the officer said.

The man was handed over to police after he failed to furnish any government-issued document for possessing arms and ammunition, he said.

Carrying arms and ammunition in the Delhi metro is banned under the law.

This is the second case since Sunday, when an 18-year-old man from Bareilly was apprehended at the Kailash colony metro station of the Delhi Metro for carrying three live bullets in his bag.

CBSE #CTET 2017 Confirms to Go Online, Registration to Start in September

CBSE CTET 2017 Confirms to Go Online, Registration to Start in September, says NCTE Chairperson

National Council for Teacher Education, NCTE has made changes in the test format of Central Teachers Eligibility also called CTET. Now, CTET 2017 will be conducted through the online format despite pen paper mode or written format. This major change has been implemented by NCTE Chairperson, A. Santosh Mathew to bring the improvement in the quality of the teachers of the country. These changes would be made at a large scale in all the seating papers and examinations. He said that first of all, this examination will be changed from pen-paper mode to computer based online. In this regard, discussions are going on with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

US dollar ends cheaper against rupee

 Aug 1 The US dollar ended cheaper against the rupee at Rs 64.07/09 but the pound sterling finished higher at Rs 84.61/63 at the close of the interbank foreign exchange (forex) market here today.

Following are the interbank forex and RBI rates:

(In Rs per unit) Unit Interbank RBI Reference US Dollar 64.07/08 US Dollar Rs.64.0683 Pound Sterling 84.61/63 Euro Rs 75.7415 Euro 75.71/73 Japanese Yen(100) 58.