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28 Jun 2017

Delhi agencies lack action plan to tackle monsoon mess

Delhi News this Wednesday!

Delhiites are dreading monsoons due to the traffic jams and water logging that are caused by rain.

Even though authorities claimed to have made all arrangements, the scene was completely different when pre-monsoon showers caused traffic snarls near Shahdara railway underpass.

Though 1447 pumps have been installed at waterlogging-prone locations, but the agencies lack an action plan.

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Rijiju calls Golf Club incident a case of racial discrimination


Rijiju calls Golf Club incident a case of racial discrimination

In the wake of Sunday's Delhi Golf Club incident in which Tailin Lyngdoh from Meghalaya was told to leave as the management found her traditional Khasi attire, inappropriate, Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju called it "a clear case of racial discrimination".

Rijiju intervened after Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma called him up and expressed his disapproval.


UP govt proposes to increase house tax every 2-years

In the wake of no revision of tax structure, the Uttar Pradesh government has directed local bodies, including municipal corporations, to hike house tax and water tax every two years in order to generate significant revenue.

In Ghaziabad, the house tax was revised by 10% in 2015-16 after a decade.

However, as the local body elections are due, this decision could be postponed.

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Authorities book three petrol pump owners for tampering with unit


Authorities book three petrol pump owners for tampering with unit

The owners of three petrol pumps in Noida were booked by officials of Food and Civil Supply Department of Noida after the owners were found tampering with the petrol dispensing units.

The owners will be booked under various sections of the Essential Commodities Act.

Officials said that installation of a chip in the pulse unit slows down the fuel flow in petrol pumps.


Woman molested by brother-in-law, hit by brick

32-year-old Sunita Devi (name changed) has alleged molestation by her brother-in-law when she was alone in her house.

Devi was overseeing the ongoing construction work at her house, when her brother-in-law groped her from behind. When she fought back, the accused hit her with a brick.

Family members of the accused, including his wife, joined him and started hitting Devi.

The investigation is ongoing.

Delhi: Cylinder blast claims five lives in Okhla


Delhi: Cylinder blast claims five lives in Okhla

Flames engulfed the house and family members of Ravikant within minutes when a cooking gas cylinder at a makeshift kitchen outside their shanty exploded at a slum in south-east Delhi's Okhla.

Ravikant, who was to get married on Wednesday, father Surender and cousins Guddu and Jitender sustained serious burn injuries.

Five members, including Ravikant's mother, died in the fire.

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