Daily Archive: November 2, 2017

55 more immigration counters at IGI airport by Jan

New Delhi, Nov 2 (PTI) As many as 55 additional immigration counters will be opened at Delhi’s IGI airport, taking the total number of such booths to 130 by January next year, and 1,800 more personnel will be deployed to deal with the growing passenger traffic, the Home Ministry said today.

Twenty of these counters will be opened by November-end at the country’s busiest airport, which has the capacity to handle 60.4 million passengers per annum. Out of these, 16 million are international passengers.

At a high-level meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, it was also decided to take immediate action for technological upgradation, additional space and professional manpower for improving services at the Delhi airport.

A team of home ministry officials, which visited the immigration counters at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport to inquire into why so many complaints were coming from passengers, had suggested immediate increase in manpower and immigration counters and resource management to cut the long queues.

The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) will provide space for at least 10 more immigration counters at departure area by November 15, while additional space will be provided for another 10 immigration counters to be functional by January 2018, a home ministry official said.

At least 10 E-visa counters would be made functional for electronic visa facility for foreigners by November 30.

Another 25 more immigration counters would be made functional by January 2018.

“This will facilitate foreigners availing electronic visa which is becoming increasingly popular,” the official said.

The Bureau of Immigration will provide additional manpower of 1,800 personnel for improving immigration services by filling vacant posts, including from central armed police forces and ex-servicemen.

Presently, the Delhi airport has around 75 immigration counters — both at arrival and departure halls, including those for E-visa.

The government has also restored separate immigration counters for business and first class passengers, a week after these were thrown open for economy passengers as well.

“There was a concern about not having separate (immigration) counters for business class but I have been told that has just been put in place,” Minister of Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said at an event today.

There has been a 30 per cent increase in international passengers at the Delhi airport in the last two years, with serpentine queues at the immigration desks, another official said.

The grant of E-visa to citizens of over 160 countries in the recent past, which led to the arrival of a large number of tourists, was one of the key reasons, the official said.

The deployment of additional personnel will augment manpower strength at immigration counters to enable the staff to provide professional and courteous service to the travellers.

The government has a policy to encourage foreigners to come to India for tourism, medical tourism, business, studies etc. and several initiatives have been taken to improve visa and immigration services to provide the guests a pleasant experience, the official said.

The decisions will substantially improve immigration services at Delhi airport which will facilitate not only foreigners coming to India, but also Indians visiting abroad, he said.

An assessment has found that each passenger spends about 90 seconds at an immigration counter and the immigration authorities are planning to reduce it to 30 seconds, but that will take some time, the official said.

Woman gets pregnant while already pregnant

Jessica Allen from California,, became pregnant whilst she was already pregnant and gave birth to two children who were not conceived at the same time and had different sets of parents.

Jessica from California, underwent in vitro fertilization in April 2016 as she offered to become a surrogate mother for a Chinese couple for the sum of $30,000, according to reports in The New York Post.

But doctors assumed that Jessica was told she was actually carrying twins after a routine ultrasound in her sixth week showed two fetuses. Her payment was increased by $5,000 for the second child.

She gave birth to two boys via cesarean section later that year in December and a month later she received a photo of the two boys from the Chinese couple with a message that read: “They are not the same, right? Have you thought about why they are different?”
DNA tests were done and confirmed that one baby was Jessica’s biological child while the other was the Chinese couple’s.

Jessica was quoted by ABC News, “I did notice that one was much lighter than the other. I don’t know how to describe it. We were like, how did this happen?”

Doctors stated that this phenomenon is known as “superfetation” and is rare because a pregnant woman’s body releases hormones to stop ovulation. In this case, however, Jessica’s body continued to ovulate, releasing an egg that managed to become fertilized.

Both children are now fit and healthy.

Jessica and her partner have received custody of their son in February and named him Malachi.

UP: Woman burnt alive for resisting rape

Badaun (UP), Nov 2 (PTI) A 27-year-old woman was burnt alive allegedly by her brother-in-law at a village here after she resisted his attempt to rape her, the police said today.

The incident took place last night when Neelam, a widow, was alone at her house in Labhari, they said, adding that she died on the spot.

The police said that the woman’s father has lodged a complaint and a search has been launched to arrest the accused, Jitendra.

He has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, they said.

Uttar Pradesh NTPC blast: Toll rises to 26, Rahul Gandhi reaches Unchahar plant

The toll in the massive explosion in a boiler at the state-run power giant NTPC’s Unchahar plant in Rae Bareli has risen to 26, a senior official said on Thursday.

Rae Bareli district magistrate Sanjay Kumar Khatri told IANS the number of injured in the Wednesday’s National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) plant blast was 64.

Two patients, with 70% burn injuries, were shifted to New Delhi in an air ambulance in the morning. In all 47 patients are admitted to different hospitals in the state capital.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath, who is on a three-day visit to Mauritius, announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the families of the deceased, Rs 50,000 for the seriously injured and Rs 25,000 for those with minor injuries.

निर्भया की मां का खुलासा, मुश्किल हालातों में राहुल गांधी नहीं करते मदद तो बेटा नहीं बन पाता पायलट

नई दिल्ली: 16 दिसंबर 2012…इतिहास के पन्नों में दर्ज एक ऐसा काला दिन जिसे याद कर हर कोई सहम जाता है और सामने आती है निर्भया कांड की झकझोर देने वाली कहानी जिसने देश को विश्व भर में शर्मसार कर दिया था. सामूहिक दुष्कर्म की सबसे क्रूर घटनाओं में से एक इस केस की गूंज यूएन सहित कई अन्य देशों में भी हुई. इस दर्दनाक घटना के साथ ही परिवार बिखर सा गया था. हादसे को याद कर मां की आंखे अब भी भर आती है. चारों ओर से मुश्किलों से घिरे इस परिवार की मदद अगर कांग्रेस उपाध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी नहीं करते तो शायद यह परिवार कभी निराशा से उबर नहीं पाता.

राहुल गांधी को कहा शुक्रिया
हादसे के करीब 5 साल बाद निर्भया की मां ने खुलासा करते हुए बताया कि राहुल गांधी ने मुश्किल हालातों में परिवार की बहुत मदद की. निर्भया की मां ने खुलासा करते हुए बताया कि राहुल गांधी ने कैसे मुश्कील दौर में उनकी मदद की और इस बात के लिए उन्होंने राहुल गांधी का शुक्रिया भी अदा किया है.

राहुल की बदौलत बेटा पायलट
एक अंग्रेजी अखबार को दिए गए इंटरव्यू में निर्भया की मां ने बताया कि निर्भया के जाने के बाद हम सब बिखर चुके थे. कई लोगों ने हमारी मदद की. कांग्रेस उपाध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी ने भी मदद का हाथ आगे बढ़ाया और आज उन्हीं की बदौलत मेरा बेटा पायलट है.

पढ़ाई का सारा खर्च उठाया
आगे चर्चा करते हुए निर्भया की मां कहा कि राहुल गांधी ने मेरे बेटे अमन (बदला हुआ नाम) के कॉलेज की पूरी पढ़ाई स्पॉन्सर की. राहुल समय-समय पर फोन कर बेटे को मोटिवेट भी करते थें. उस घटना (निर्भया कांड) के बाद हम पर जैसे मुसीबतों का पहाड़ टूट पड़ा था. जिंदगी खत्म हो चुकी थी लेकिन, अमन अपने लक्ष्य से नहीं भटका. इतने मुश्किल वक्त में भी खुद को उसने संभाले रखा और 12वीं की पढ़ाई जारी रखी.

राहुल निर्भया के भाई को किया गाइड
उन्होंने आगे बताया, जब राहुल गांधी को पता लगा कि वह आर्मी ज्वाइन करना चाहता है, तो राहुल ने ही उसे सलाह दी कि वह स्कूल खत्म होने के बाद पायलट की ट्रेनिंग करे. साल 2013 में सीबीएसई की परीक्षा देने के बाद अमन ने रायबरेली स्थित इंदिरा गांधी राष्ट्रीय उड़ान एकेडमी में एडमिशन लिया. इस दौरान खाने और पढ़ने का सारा खर्च राहुल गांधी ने उठाया और 18 महीने चली ट्रेनिंग के दौरान वह लगातार निर्भया केस से जुड़े हुए अपडेट लेता रहा.

प्रियंका गांधी ने भी कई बार फोन कर हाल-चाल जाना
निर्भया की मां के मुताबिक, अमन की पढ़ाई खत्म हो चुकी है. अब वह गुरुग्राम में प्लेन उड़ाने की ट्रेनिंग ले रहा है और जल्द ही वह आसमान छूएगा. उन्होंने बताया कि राहुल के अलावा प्रियंका गांधी ने भी कई बार फोन कर परिवार का हाल-चाल पूछा था.

निर्भया कांड
गौरतलब है कि 16 दिसंबर 2012 को दिल्ली में चलती बस में पांच बालिग और एक नाबालिग ने 23 साल की निर्भया के साथ दुष्कर्म किया था. निर्भया पैरामेडिकल की छात्रा थी. इलाज के दौरान 29 दिसंबर को निर्भया की मौत हो गई थी.

निर्भया केस के सभी आरोपियों पर रेप और मर्डर का चार्ज लगाया गया. एक आरोपी की पुलिस कस्टडी में ही मौत चुकी है जबकि चार आरोपियों को फांसी की सजा दी गई थी. एक अन्य नाबालिग आरोपी को तीन साल के लिए सुधार प्रक्रिया में भेजा गया.