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Delhi: STF Crime Branch arrests Afghan national for theft


STF Crime Branch has arrested one Afghan National namely Jamshed, r/o Hauz Rani, Malviya Nagar, Delhi (permanent r/o Afghanistan),  48 yrs for a house burglary in Malviya Nagar, Delhi. Most of the stolen articles including cash and jewellery have been recovered. It was found that the accused had been staying illegally in India. He was also booked under the provisions of the Foreigner’s Act.

On Jan 9 complainant Manoj Kochar reported that his house had been burgled and cash Rs.1,90,000 gold and diamond jewellery and other items had been stolen. He also provided some CCTV footages showing the burglar entering and coming out of the place of occurrence. On Jan 18 tip-off was received by the cops that Jamshed would be coming to the area of Press Enclave, Saket, sometime in the evening. A trap was laid and Jamshed was apprehended by the team.

At his instance, burgled cash Rs.1,90,000, jewellery, watches and house breaking instruments were recovered by the police team. During interrogation, it was found that he was staying illegally in India.

-delhincrnews.in reporter

GMC taps youth power to vote in high numbers for Ghaziabad in Swachhata Survekshan


A workshop on Swachh Survekshan 2020 was conducted today at Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) head office in Ghaziabad that was presided over by Municipal Commissioner, Dinesh Chandra Singh. The workshop aimed at raising awareness about having clean surroundings and to urge citizens to vote for Ghaziabad so that it can achieve a higher ranking.

All officials and staff of the GMC were apprised about the Swachhata campaign and they were expected to get people to vote positively to get good position for the city.

At least 50 employees and computer operators were felicitated by the MC for their contribution towards the Swachhata drive and they were urged to get at least 250 feedbacks a day.

In addition, the people were also exhorted to vote as much as they can to make Swachhata Survekshan a success.

Several youth from schools, colleges and institutes are also chipping in to vote for the city. As per communication from the GMC around 300 such youth have associated themselves for the drive.

-delhincrnews.in reporter

G’bad: Sahibabad drain chokes Vaishali residents; 1,300 letters sent to CM for action


Thousands of Vaishali residents have written to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asking him to take immediate action to direct officials to cover the Sahibabad drain passing through Sectors 1, 2 & 3 of Vaishali tormenting residents on account of emissions of various harmful gases, stink and contamination of groundwater. The letter written to the CM states that many residents are suffering from respiratory ailments such as asthma, cough and TB due to harmful gases emitting from the drain.

The residents have also pointed out through the letter that electronic appliances such as microwaves, ACs, fridges, TVs as well as iron taps were getting corroded and becoming dysfunctional.

The residents also rue that Vaishali has become one of the most polluted areas of the country. The letter states that several builder apartments had already covered the drain in front of their societies that is a big respite for their buyers.

Despite complaining to the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation, UPPCB and other government department no action has been taken by any of them to address the grievance of the residents, the letter further pointed out.

Previously, the Yamuna Monitoring Committee empowered by the NGT had asked the Ghaziabad agencies including the GMC, UPSIDC and UPPCB to take necessary steps to reduce the discharge of industrial effluents in the Sahibabad drain that eventually empties into the Yamuna, however despite the NGT orders no concrete action has been taken on the ground to clean the drain, pointed out several residents.

So far at least 1,300 letters signed by as many residents have been dispatched by the residents of Vaishali to the Uttar Pradesh CM while more such letters will be signed by the residents and further dispatched to the CM, said Mohan Singh a senior citizen and resident of Sector 1.

-delhincrnews.in reporter

G’bad: Free camp held at Yashoda Kaushambi on obesity and usefulness of bariatric surgery


A mega free camp on obesity awareness and freedom from obesity was held at Yashoda Hospital, Kaushambi. The camp was inaugurated by MD Dr PN Arora who said that more than 150 obese people were checked for body fat analysis, BMI, height, weight, BP, sugar etc that was free of cost and free consultation was also offered to them by Senior Bariatric and Metabolic surgeon Dr Sushant Vadhera.

An awareness lecture on obesity was also given on the occasion that was through video lecture. Senior Dietician Bhawana GArg and Senior Physio Dr Mubarak and Dr Akhilender gave invaluable tips for taing the right diet.

Senior Gynaecologist Dr Deepa, Senior Paeditrician, Dr Sudhir Gelot also underwent fat analysis test.

Dr Vadhera said that bariatric surgery is not a short-cut for losing weight but it gives freedom from obesity related diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, gout etc. He said that this surgery as carried out in persons aged 18-65 yrs.

The camp was coordinated by Gaurav Pandey, Prateem Goon, Rahul Sahni, Sanjeev, Preeti and Ankit.

-delhincrnews.in reporter

Manish Sisodia says AAP Govt. got schools to refund excess fees charged by them


AAP leader Manish Sisodia on Saturday challenged the BJP and Congress to show even one state where they can show that excess fee charged by private schools was refunded or they were prevented from increasing fee. He said that in Delhi, the AAP Govt has managed to do this and this provided relief to lakhs of parents of children whose children are studying in private schools. He also said that the AAP has maintained their promise and prevented the schools from becoming profit making machines. Sisodia said that both Congress and BJP have failed to regularise fee hikes of private schools in other states.

“I have come before you again to present some aspects on education from AAP’s report card. Broadly, there are two issues associated with education, whether in Delhi or elsewhere – one, government schools are either deteriorating or closing down and governments neither have an understanding nor the intention to work to improve government schools and second, parents are frustrated because of rising fee of private schools. As compared to government schools, private schools managed to maintain quality education, but the biggest complaint has been that private schools keep increasing fee arbitrarily,” said Sisodia.

He said that people’s salaries and income don’t increase to the extent the school fee have been increasing. It has been seen that government schools were deliberately shut down so that private schools could prosper. This was also seen that where government schools continued to deteriorate, people whose responsibility it was to ensure that govt schools function properly – politicians, leaders, officers etc. – they or their family members themselves opened private schools. Private schools were left unregulated.

“When I participated in meetings of education ministers, I would ask why government schools are being shut and I would be told that its because there are no students, parents are no longer sending their children to government schools. I would then ask them to undertake a study to find out, in those areas where government schools are being shut, how many private schools have opened and how many of those schools belong to politicians,” said Sisodia.

He added that when AAP came to power in Delhi 5 years ago, we had promised to the people of Delhi that we will improve the government schools and the quality of education being imparted there, will bring these government schools equivalent to private schools and will regulate fee of private schools. Regarding government schools, I have already informed about how much work we have done there. “I can confidently say today that in the last 5 years, we haven’t let private schools become profit-making machines. There are many private schools in Delhi and many of them are really good to work and I acknowledge and salute them for filling the gap because for many years in between, government schools had been completely ignored. But some schools were nothing more than profit-making machines,” he said.

Sisodia said: “APJ School in Sheikh Sarai had increased their fee even when they had Rs. 31 crore of unspent balance; we got the excess fee refunded or adjusted. Maxfort School in Pitampura had increased their fee by 15-25%, we got their financial records checked and got the excess fee refunded. Another private school had asked parents of children in the EWS category to pay for books and uniforms, we got that money refunded. Parents of children studying in Queen Mary School in Model Town sent me an interesting mail, after their complaint of the excess fee had been resolved, and I will read it for you, “We are very happy with the development. This has further cemented our trust in your government. I wish they keep working the way are for the betterment of education.”

-delhincrnews.in reporter

NGT asks CGWA head to appear in view of repeated violations of NOC conditions by various projects

Pic is representational

Coming down hard on Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) regarding non-compliance of NOC conditions given to Wave City, Ghaziabad and Hi-Tech City Noida 1. Or Uppal Chadha Hi Tech Developers (Wave-Hi-Tech Township) the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in a Jan 16 order had summoned the “CEO” or the head of the CGWA to appear before it. The NGT was particularly aghast that despite several deficiencies and violations on the part of the builder, as well as the number of such cases increasing every day and lack of proper monitoring mechanism thereof, there was no meaning to the regulatory functions entrusted with the CGWA.

The CGWA had apprised the Tribunal about non-compliance by the builder namely the non-existence of piezometers in the tubewells at the project site as well as non submission of water quality reports in addition to several other violations. The builder was granted NOC for groundwater extraction through a number of tubewells by the CGWA despite only 40-50 families living there. The matter will be further heard on March 27.

-By Prasoon Pant

Delhi: Kingpin of autolifter gang held by STF/Crime Branch


A team of STF Crime Branch has been successful in locating and arresting a kingpin of an auto lifter gang. A cash reward of Rs. 50,000 had been declared by Delhi Police on his arrest. The arrested criminal is Nazir r/o Chhtarpur, Delhi, age 30 years. At least 10 stolen two wheelers and 2 stolen cars had already been recovered from his associates. He had been evading arrest since November, 2019.

Crime Branch received a tip-off that Nazir would be coming to Chhatarpur, Delhi sometime in the afternoon. A team was constituted to conduct raid. A trap was laid and Nazir was apprehended at about 03:00 PM on 17.01.2020. He was riding a motorcycle which was found stolen vide case u/s 379 IPC Police Station Jamia Nagar. He was arrested accordingly. He disclosed that he is illiterate and lives in Chhatarpur, Delhi. He is the leader of a gang that specializes in stealing vehicles and then selling them after preparing forged documents.

-delhincrnews.in reporter

AAP to launch ‘Kejriwal ka Guarantee Card’ before January 23


Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi AAP convenor Gopal Rai said that AAP National Convener Arvind Kejriwal and senior party leaders will launch the ‘Kejriwal ka Guarantee Card’ before January 23.

“Since the announcement of Delhi elections, AAP has been forging ahead on all fronts. In September, the party started its campaign through Jan Samvaad. We engaged with many frontal organizations and undertook Jan Samwaad through our MLAs. Additionally, we brought out the report card of the Delhi Govt and took stock of the work done in 5 years. This report card was handed over to 35 lakh households, through a door to door campaign. We also organized 700 mohalla sabhas and Chief Minister has participated in 7 townhall meetings, in which he interacted with the public and answered questions” said Rai.

He added that alongside the election campaign, AAP has strengthened the organization, down to the booth level.  Candidates have been announced for all 70 seats and the process of filing nominations is already underway.

“I will file my nomination tomorrow and on 20th January, Arvind Kejriwal will file his. His nomination will be preceded by a roadshow in his constituency of New Delhi,” said Rai.

Gopal Rai said that after the nomination process ends on 21st January, AAP will move towards the final and decisive phase of the election campaign.

“By 23rd January, we will launch the final leg of our election campaign which will begin with the launch of the ‘Kejriwal ka Guarantee Card’ by the CM that will list the major promises for the people of Delhi in next 5 years. It is for the first time in the history of Indian politics, that a party will be launching such a ‘Guarantee Card’, a measure of its confidence in its ability to fulfil promises made. After 26th January, we will also present our manifesto to you. So this is being done in a two pronged manner – a Guarantee Card followed by a detailed manifesto. The Guarantee Card will also be taken to the people through a door to door campaign, which will also be launched on 23rd January and will continue till 2nd February. We will be visiting and knocking on the doors of our 35 lakh households in Delhi once more, with the good news of all the key promises that the Kejriwal government will guarantee to fulfill in the next five years, to make their lives even better,” said  Rai.


Ghaziabad: PNB officials to give positive feedback through Swachhata app


Municipal Commissioner Dinesh Chandra Singh today along with his team visited PNB’s main branch at GT Road where he met the managers and officials of various branches of this bank and asked them to download and vote in Swachh Survekshan 2020 in favour of Ghaziabad. The GMC officials accompanying the Municipal Commissioner taught the bank officials and staff to download the SS2020 app through which the voting & feedback has to be given.

The bank officials and staff assured the GMC team that they will be voting to make Ghaziabad stand at the top in Swachhata rankings.

-delhincrnews.in reporter

G’bad: Manokamna Residency at Raj Nagar Ext. demolished by GDA


An enforcement team of Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) demolished an illegal colony namely Manokamna Residency at Raj Nagar Extension that had not taken any permission from the GDA. The GDA Secretary Santosh Kumar Rai gave instructions for demolition of this illegal colony without any map approval.

A few days’ back the GDA had sealed 21 shops and 13 plots of the developer while an FIR was lodged against the developer Mukesh Tyagi for breaking the seal and starting work. The demolition could not be carried out earlier due to non-availability of adequate police force.

Santosh Kumar Rai also said that all enforcement incharges have been instructed by the VC Kanchan Verma to identify 10 big violations in their area and to take demolish or seal them. He also appealed to the public not to buy flats or property before checking the map approval from the GDA.

-delhincrnews.in reporter