Daily Archive: August 26, 2018

7-yr old girl raped by 50-yr old shopkeeper in Ferozepur

Ferozepur, Aug 26  A 7-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 50-year old shopkeeper in a village here and the incident came to light after its video was circulated locally, police said today.

Rajesh Dhawan alias Bittu lured the girl inside his shop yesterday on pretext of offering her toffees and raped her, they said.

She girl reached home but kept quiet as the accused had allegedly threatened of dire consequences.

The incident came to light as it was videographed and circulated locally by some unidentified people. The girl’s uncle identified her in the clip and lodged a police complaint last night, they said.

DSP (Guruharsahai) Jasvir Singh said today the police was informed about the video from the girl’s uncle and it, thereafter, raided the shop.

Source: PTI

NITI Aayog to review the progress of standardization and indigenization of Metro rail

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has decided to engage NITI Aayog to review the progress of standardization and indigenization of Metro rail systems being implemented across the country.
According to the ministry, the move aims to promote the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative while executing Metro rail projects in states.

An official said the ministry has standardized specifications of rolling stock, signaling, and telecom systems for Metro rail across the country. “It has been decided that NITI Aayog’s Member (Science) will review the progress of standardization and indigenization of Metro rail systems by the Housing and Urban Affairs ministry to ensure time-bound progress,” the official said.