Keeping up with eventful Delhi
AAP extends free water and subsidized electricity schemes till next year as elections are round the corner. In another news, cattle truck-drivers were brutally beaten up by a group of gau-rakshaks on Jaipur-Gurugram highway. In a unique case, a Delhi policeman arrested his own son for stabbing a woman. Also, teachers in JNU have been protesting this week. To read more, tap in!
AAP rolls out sops before elections
AAP government has decided to extend its free water scheme and subsidy on electricity bills to next year. These decisions have been taken in light of upcoming elections in Punjab, Goa and MCD polls in Delhi. Free water and subsidized electricity are highlighted as achievements in AAP's governance 'model' that could be implemented in Goa given that it benefited lakhs of residents in Delhi.
Policeman arrests his own son for stabbing
In an unusual instance Delhi Policeman ASI Raj Singh, arrested his own son for stabbing a woman nine times. When Singh heard about his son's involvement in the case, he touched base with all investigating teams. He threatened his relatives who were helping his son evade the police. Singh said he was a cop first and would treat his son like any other suspect.
Gurugram residents concerned over slums
Gurugram residents of sector 57 have raised concerns regarding slums coming up in vacant lands nearby. In last one year, 200 hutments have been built on one acre of empty government land. Residents complained of hygiene issues and have written to concerned authorities however there has been no response. Mushrooming slums become a hassle for nearby residents due to pigs and garbage dumps.
Salary cut for striking teachers
JNU teachers will have their salary cut for participating in a one-day strike on Tuesday. Teachers were protesting as they received notices for addressing students at administration building called "Freedom Square". The university sent a notice that under principle of "no work, no pay" teachers' salary will be cut and has asked teachers to intimate 10 days in advance before participating in any strike.
Cattle trucks attacked on highway
Four trucks transporting buffaloes were stopped on Jaipur-Gurugram highway by a group of 'gau-rakshaks.' 5 men transporting the animals were badly beaten up and the violence went on for half-hour. Officials of Kherki toll plaza located nearby informed the local police. Transporters were booked under charges of 'animal cruelty' because of how animals were packed in trucks but no case was filed against 'gau-rakshaks'.
Live webcast from sensitive polling booths
According to election commission guidelines, voting in polling booths in sensitive areas will be live telecast via tablets with high resolution cameras. Tablets will record proceedings at the booth which will be directly transmitted to state's chief electoral officer. District administration will decide the number of booths: so far 36 have been identified in three districts and more sensitive booths are being determined.
DU teachers protest over delay in pensions
A joint protest by DU teachers and non-teaching staff was held yesterday. The protest was against delay in implementation of Delhi HC judgement which granted pension to all categories of employees. Despite multiple reminders, university administration has failed to implement it. Protesters have committed to holding a bigger rally during parliament session in February: they have also submitted a memorandum to PM Modi.