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G’bad Nagar Nigam conducts special sanitation drive in wake of festivals

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Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) conducted a special sanitation drive in the wake of Eid and Raksha Bandhan. In line with government’s orders Municipal Commissioner, Dr Dinesh Chandra Singh directed that all facilities such as water supply, sanitation including cleaning of drains and cleaning of public places, spraying anti-larvae medicine, fogging, road patchwork, streetlights among others are fine-tuned and residents face no hassles. Singh also asked the GNN officials to ensure that all Covid protocols are followed while celebrations are on.

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Minister calls for Bamboo Skill Centres for ensuring optimum use of bamboo as a product

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Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has urged the Cane and Bamboo Technology Centre (CBTC) to explore setting up of Vocational Training and Skill Development Centres for bamboo sector for its full exploitation, branding, packaging and marketing in India and abroad. Chairing a review meeting of the Ministry of DoNER today, the Minister said that CBTC in coordination with National Bamboo Mission will work in this direction to boost the Bamboo economy in the North Eastern Region.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said that Skill Centres will propel bamboo industry with new Start-ups and also enhance livelihood opportunities. Welcoming the decisions of the Central Government to ban import of finished products and raising the import duty by 25 percent on raw bamboo items, the Minister said that the measures will help the domestic bamboo industries including Agarbatti making in a big way.

Dr. Jitendra Singh added that Bamboo sector can be a main pillar of ecological, medicinal, paper and building sectors in India. He was also apprised about a letter written by Union Agriculture Minister to Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to promote bamboo in a large measure in Housing projects in the North Eastern Region.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said that 10 commercially important species of Bamboo have been identified and the States will take up plantation of these new species on a large scale. Moreover, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Mizoram have been found suitable for Moso Bamboo cultivation widely used in Agarbatti industry. He also directed the North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Limited, Nedfi to undertake a comprehensive Bamboo Study in coordination with other stakeholders and identify project profiles at the earliest.

Dr. Jitendra Singh reiterated that Bamboo sector will be one of the important components of India’s Post-COVID economy and a vital pillar of the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan in the North Eastern Region. Underlining the unexpected potentials of this sector and being neglected for the last 70 years, he said that the Present Government has the capacity and the will to unlock its potential to the highest level as 40 percent of all Bamboo resources lie in North-Eastern Region in the country.

The Minister said that the sensitivity with which the Modi government views the importance for the promotion of Bamboo is evident from the fact that it has amended the century old Forest Act by taking home grown bamboo out of the purview of the Forest Act, in order to enhance livelihood opportunities through bamboo.

Secretary, Ministry of DoNER, Dr.Inderjit Singh, Special Secretary Indevar Pandey, Secretary NEC, Moses K Chalai, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Dr. Alka Bhargava and MD, CBTC, Shailendra Chaudhari and other senior officers of the Department attended the meet through Video Conference.

(Source: PIB)

All India Institute of Ayurveda starts providing free testing & treatment to corona patients

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As announced by the Union AYUSH Minister,  Shripad Yesso Naik recently the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), New Delhi has started providing free testing and treatment to patients in its COVID 19 Health Centre (CHC).

Naik visited The CHC on 28th July 2020 to review the arrangements at the Centre for treatment of COVID-19 patients. During the visit the minister announced that CHC will provide free of cost testing and treatment facilities to all the patients. He also inaugurated the Intensive Care Unit of CHC which has been equipped with ventilator facility and all other standard provisions of ICU.

AIIA has also been designated as COVID-19 testing centre (RT-PCR and Rapid antigen testing) by Government of Delhi. A COVID Call Centre has been established at AIIA for handling queries related to COVID 19 being raised by the general public telephonically.

The Institute has an important role in preventive and curative health care and research areas under the aegis of Ministry of AYUSH like Ashwagandha, Neem, Kalamegha, Giloy etc.

The Minister also praised prophylactic program ‘AYURAKSHA’ going on for 80,000 Delhi Police personnel under the directions of Ministry of AYUSH. Delhi Police being the frontline warriors of COVID -19 are being given AYURAKSHA kit for boosting the immunity and increasing quality of life against COVID 19. The AYURAKSHA kit contains Sanshamani Vati (prepared from Giloy), AYUSH kadha and Anu Taila for nasal application. Till date 1,58,454 Ayuraksha kits has been distributed in two phases with overall compliance of more than 90%. Feedback of the Delhi police personnel is being analysed with the help of Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). Positive feedback is being reported from the personnel with decreased anxiety levels, feeling of general well-being and reduction in minor symptoms like cold and cough. It is also observed that there has been decline in the incidence trend-line for COVID-19 as compared to trends of general population in Delhi.

During the visit to AIIA, the Minister also interacted with the team of doctors and enquired about the wellbeing of the patients at the centre. He sought their feedback about the facilities available at the COVID-19 health centre and the results of treatment by Ayurvedic medicines.

The Minister expressed satisfaction with the services provided byAIIA in wake of COVID 19 pandemic. He said that the spirit, enthusiasm, courage and efforts of the whole team of AIIA in providing care to the COVID positive patients on the basis of principles of Ayurveda is praiseworthy. AIIA is playing an exemplary role in providing Holistic care through individualized Ayurveda Medicine, diet, Yoga and Relaxation techniques to COVID 19 patients across India.

(Source: PIB)

Unlock 3 guidelines: Metro, cinema halls & education sector to remain shut

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Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued new guidelines today, for opening up of more activities in areas outside the Containment Zones. In Unlock 3, which will come into effect from August 1, 2020, the process of phased re-opening of activities has been extended further. The new guidelines, issued today, are based on feedback received from States and UTs, and extensive consultations held with related Central Ministries and Departments. 

Salient features of the new guidelines

  • Restrictions on movement of individuals during night (Night curfew) have been removed.
  • Yoga institutes and gymnasiums will be allowed to open from August 5, 2020. In this regard, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) for ensuring social distancing and to contain the spread of COVID-19.
  • Independence Day functions will be allowed with social distancing and by following other health protocols, e.g., wearing of masks etc. In this regard instructions issued by MHA on 21.07.2020 shall be followed.
  • After extensive consultation with States and UTs, it has been decided that schools, colleges and coaching institutions will remain closed till August 31, 2020.
  • International air travel of passengers has been permitted in a limited manner under the Vande Bharat mission.  Further opening up will take place in a calibrated manner.
  • All activities, except the following, shall be permitted outside containment zones: 
  • Metro Rail.
  • Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
  • Social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations.

Dates for opening of these will be decided separately, based on the assessment of the situation.

  • Lockdown shall continue to be implemented strictly in the Containment Zones till 31 August, 2020. Containment Zones are required to be carefully demarcated by the State/ UT Governments with a view to contain the spread of COVID-19, after taking into consideration the guidelines issued by MOHFW.  Within the containment zones, strict perimeter control shall be maintained and only essential activities allowed. 
  • These Containment Zones will be notified on the websites of the respective District Collectors and by the States/ UTs and information will also be shared with MOHFW.
  • Activities in the Containment Zones shall be monitored strictly by State and UT authorities, and the guidelines relating to containment measure in these zones shall be strictly implemented.
  • MOHFW will monitor the proper delineation of Containment Zones and implementation of the containment measures.

States to decide on activities outside Containment Zones

States and UTs, based on their assessment of the situation, may prohibit certain activities outside the Containment zones, or impose such restrictions as deemed necessary. However, there shall be no restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods. No separate permission/ approval/ e-permit will be required for such movements.

National Directives for COVID-19 management

National Directives for COVID-19 management shall continue to be followed throughout the country, with a view to ensure social distancing.  Shops will need to maintain adequate physical distancing among customers. MHA will monitor the effective implementation of National Directives.

Protection for vulnerable persons

Vulnerable persons, i.e., persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years, are advised to stay at home, except for meeting essential requirements and for health purposes.

Use of Aarogya Setu

The use of Aarogya Setu mobile application will continue to be encouraged.

Read: http://164.100.117.97/WriteReadData/userfiles/Unlock%203%20-%20Order%20and%20Guidelines%20Dated%2029.7.2020.pdf

(Source: PIB)

National Education Policy 2020 gets go ahead from Govt

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi approved the National Education Policy 2020 today, making way for large scale, transformational reforms in both school and higher education sectors. This is the first education policy of the 21st century and replaces the thirty-four year old National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986. 

School Education

Ensuring Universal Access at all levels of school education

NEP 2020 emphasizes on ensuring universal access to school education at all levels- pre school to secondaryInfrastructure support, innovative education centres to bring back dropouts into the mainstream, tracking of students and their learning levels, facilitating multiple pathways to learning involving both formal and non-formal education modes, association of counselors or well-trained social workers with schools, open learning for classes3,5 and 8 through NIOS and State Open Schools, secondary education programs equivalent to Grades 10 and 12, vocational courses, adult literacy and life-enrichment programs are some of the proposed ways for achieving this. About 2 crore out of school children will be brought back into main stream under NEP 2020.

Early Childhood Care & Education with  new Curricular and Pedagogical Structure

With emphasis on Early Childhood Care and Education, the 10+2 structure of school curricula is to be replaced by a 5+3+3+4 curricular structure corresponding to ages 3-8, 8-11, 11-14, and 14-18 years respectively.  This will bring the hitherto uncovered age group of 3-6 years under school curriculum, which has been recognized globally as the crucial stage for development of mental faculties of a child. The new system will have 12 years of schooling with three years of Anganwadi/ pre schooling.

NCERT will develop a National Curricular and Pedagogical Framework for Early Childhood Care and Education (NCPFECCE) for children up to the age of 8 . ECCE will be delivered through a significantly expanded and strengthened system of institutions including Anganwadis and pre-schools that will have teachers and Anganwadi workers trained in the ECCE pedagogy and curriculum. The planning and implementation of ECCE will be carried out jointly by the Ministries of HRD, Women and Child Development (WCD), Health and Family Welfare (HFW), and Tribal Affairs.

Attaining Foundational Literacy and Numeracy

Recognizing Foundational Literacy and Numeracy as an urgent and necessary prerequisite to learning, NEP 2020 calls for setting up of a  National Mission on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy by MHRD. States will prepare an implementation plan for attaining universal foundational literacy and numeracy in all primary schools for all learners by grade 3 by 2025.A National Book Promotion Policy is to be formulated.

Reforms in school curricula and pedagogy

The school curricula and pedagogy will aim for holistic development of learnersbyequipping them with the key 21st century skills, reduction in curricular content to enhance essential learning and critical thinking and greater focus on experiential learning. Students will have increased flexibility and choice of subjects. There will be no rigid separations between arts and sciences, between curricular and extra-curricular activities, between vocational and academic streams.

Vocational education will start in schools from the 6th grade, and will include internships.

A new and comprehensive National Curricular Framework for School Education, NCFSE 2020-21, will be developed by the NCERT.

Multilingualism and the power of language

The policy has emphasized mother tongue/local language/regional language as the medium of instruction at least till Grade 5, but preferably till Grade 8 and beyond. Sanskrit to be offered at all levels of school and higher education as an option for students, including in the three-language formula. Other classical languages and literatures of India also to be available as options. No language will be imposed on any student. Students to participate in a fun project/activity on ‘The Languages of India’, sometime in Grades 6-8, such as, under the ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ initiative. Several foreign languages will also be offered at the secondary level. Indian Sign Language (ISL) will be standardized across the country, and National and State curriculum materials developed, for use by students with hearing impairment.

Assessment Reforms

NEP 2020 envisages a shift from summative assessment to regular and formative assessment, which is more competency-based, promotes learning and development, and tests higher-order skills, such as analysis, critical thinking, and conceptual clarity. All students will take school examinations in Grades 3, 5, and 8 which will be conducted by the appropriate authority. Board exams for Grades 10 and 12 will be continued, but redesigned with holistic development as the aim.  A new National Assessment Centre, PARAKH (Performance Assessment, Review, and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development),  will be set up as a standard-setting body .

Equitable and Inclusive Education

NEP 2020 aims to ensure that no child loses any opportunity to learn and excel because of the circumstances of birth or background. Special emphasis will be given on Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Groups(SEDGs) which include gender, socio-cultural, and geographical identities and disabilities.  This includes setting up of   Gender Inclusion Fund and also Special Education Zones for disadvantaged regions and groups. Children with disabilities will be enabled to fully participate in the regular schooling process from the foundational stage to higher education, with support of educators with cross disability training, resource centres, accommodations, assistive devices, appropriate technology-based tools and other support mechanisms tailored to suit their needs. Every state/district will be encouraged to establish “Bal Bhavans” as a special daytime boarding school, to participate in art-related, career-related, and play-related activities. Free school infrastructure can be used as Samajik Chetna Kendras

Robust Teacher Recruitment and Career Path

Teachers will be recruited through robust, transparent processes. Promotions will be merit-based, with a mechanism for multi-source periodic performance appraisals and available progression paths to become educational administrators or teacher educators. A common National Professional Standards for Teachers (NPST) will be developed by the National Council for Teacher Education by 2022, in consultation with NCERT, SCERTs, teachers and expert organizations from across levels and regions.

School Governance

Schools can be organized into complexes or clusters which will be the basic unit of governance and ensure availability of all resources including infrastructure, academic libraries and a strong professional teacher community.

Standard-setting and Accreditation for School Education

NEP 2020 envisages clear, separate systems for policy making, regulation, operations and academic matters. States/UTs will set up independent State School Standards Authority (SSSA). Transparent public self-disclosure of all the basic regulatory information, as laid down by the SSSA, will be used extensively for public oversight and accountability. The SCERT will develop a School Quality Assessment and Accreditation Framework (SQAAF) through consultations with all stakeholders.

Higher Education

Increase GER to 50 % by 2035

NEP 2020 aims to increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio in higher education including vocational education from 26.3% (2018) to 50% by 2035. 3.5 Crore new seats will be added to Higher education institutions.

Holistic Multidisciplinary Education

The policy envisages broad based, multi-disciplinary, holistic Under Graduate  education with flexible curriculacreative combinations of subjectsintegration of vocational education and  multiple entry and exit points with appropriate certification. UG education can be of 3 or 4 years with multiple exit options and appropriate certification within this period. For example,  Certificate after 1 year, Advanced Diploma after 2 years, Bachelor’s Degree after 3 years and Bachelor’s with Research after 4 years.

An Academic Bank of Credit is to be established for digitally storing academic credits earned from different  HEIs so that these can be transferred and counted towards final degree earned.

Multidisciplinary Education and Research Universities (MERUs), at par with IITs, IIMs, to  be set up as models  of best multidisciplinary education of global standards in the country.

The National Research Foundation will be created as an apex body for fostering a strong research culture and building research capacity across higher education.

Regulation

Higher Education Commission of India(HECI) will be set up as a single overarching umbrella body the for entire higher education, excluding medical and legal education. HECI to have  four independent verticals  – National Higher Education Regulatory Council (NHERC) for regulation, General Education Council (GEC ) for standard setting, Higher Education Grants Council (HEGC) for funding,  and National Accreditation Council( NAC) for accreditation. HECI will  function through faceless intervention through technology, & will have powers to penalise HEIs not conforming to norms and standards. Public and private higher education institutions will be governed by the same set of norms for regulation, accreditation and academic standards.

Rationalised Institutional Architecture

Higher education institutions will be transformed into large, well resourced, vibrant multidisciplinary institutions  providing  high quality teaching, research, and community engagement. The definition of university will allow a spectrum of institutions that range from Research-intensive Universities to Teaching-intensive Universities and Autonomous degree-granting Colleges. 

Affiliation of colleges is to be phased out in 15 years and a stage-wise mechanism is to be established for granting graded autonomy to colleges. Over a period of time, it is envisaged that every college would develop into either an Autonomous degree-granting College, or a constituent college of a university.

Motivated, Energized, and Capable Faculty

NEP makes recommendations for motivating, energizing, and building capacity of  faculty thorughclearly defined, independent, transparent recruitment , freedom to design curricula/pedagogy, incentivising excellence, movement into institutional leadership. Faculty not delivering on basic norms will be held accountable

Teacher Education

A new and comprehensive National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education, NCFTE 2021, will be formulated by the NCTE in consultation with NCERT. By 2030, the minimum degree qualification for teaching will be a 4-year integrated B.Ed. degree .Stringent action will be taken against substandard stand-alone Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs).

Mentoring Mission

A National Mission for Mentoring will be established, with a large pool of outstanding senior/retired faculty – including those with the ability to teach in Indian languages – who would be willing to provide short and long-term mentoring/professional support to university/college teachers.

Financial support for students

Efforts will be made to incentivize the merit of students belonging to SC, ST, OBC, and other SEDGs. The National Scholarship Portal will be expanded to support, foster, and track the progress of students receiving scholarships. Private HEIs will be encouraged to offer larger numbers of free ships and scholarships to their students.

Open and Distance Learning

Thiswill be expanded to play a significant role in increasing GER. Measures such as online courses and digital repositories, funding for research, improved student services, credit-based recognition of MOOCs, etc., will be taken to ensure it is at par with the highest quality in-class programmes.

Online Education and Digital Education:

A comprehensive set of recommendations for promoting online education consequent to the recent rise in epidemics and pandemics in order to ensure preparedness with alternative modes of quality education whenever and wherever traditional and in-person modes of education are not possible, has been covered. A dedicated unit for the purpose of orchestrating the building of digital infrastructure, digital content and capacity building will be created in the MHRD to look after the e-education needs of both school and higher education.

Technology in education

 An autonomous body, the National Educational Technology Forum (NETF), will be created to provide a platform for the free exchange of ideas on the use of technology to enhance learning, assessment, planning, administration. Appropriate integration of technology into all levels of education will be done to improve classroom processes, support teacher professional development, enhance educational access for disadvantaged groups and streamline educational planning, administration and management

Promotion of Indian languages

To ensure the preservation, growth, and vibrancy of all Indian languages, NEP recommends setting an Indian Institute of Translation and Interpretation (IITI), National Institute (or Institutes) for Pali, Persian and Prakrit, strengthening of Sanskrit and all language departments in HEIs,  and use mother tongue/local language as a medium of instruction in more HEI  programmes .

Internationalization of education will be facilitated through both institutional collaborations, and student and faculty mobility and allowing entry of top world ranked Universities to open campuses in our country.

Professional Education

All professional education will be an integral part of the higher education system. Stand-alone technical universities, health science universities, legal and agricultural universities etc will aim to become multi-disciplinary institutions.

Adult Education

Policy  aims to achieve 100% youth and adult literacy.

Financing Education

The Centre and the States will work together to increase the public investment in Education sector to reach 6% of GDP at the earliest.

(Source: PIB)

Wanted serial killer, kidnapper & cheat arrested by Delhi Police

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The accused in yellow T-shirt surrounded by cops

The team of Narcotics Cell, Crime has arrested notorious serial killer Dr. Devendra Kumar Sharma, 62, hailing from village Purreni, Aligarh. The accused had been convicted in several cases of kidnapping-cum-murder, of truck and taxi drivers and had jumped parole while serving sentence in a murder case of Jaipur, Rajasthan. He was presently wanted in 41/2020 dated 17.02.2020, u/s 58B, Rajasthan Prisons Act, 2015 registered at PS Lalkothi, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

While gathering information about wanted criminals, on July 28, Inspector Ram Manohar posted at Narcotics Cell, Crime got the secret information that one desperate serial killer Devender Kumar Sharma serving life sentence in Central Jail, Jaipur in a murder case of Jaipur had come out on parole for 20 days from Jaipur jail in the month of January but didn’t return after the completion of parole period and now was secretly residing in the area of Baprola, Delhi. The police team led by Inspector Ram Manohar comprising SI Shyam Bihari Saran, HCs Ashok Nagar, HC Sanjay and constable Sumit immediately swung into action under the supervision of J.N. Jha, ACP/Narcotics Cell and overall supervision of Rakesh Paweriya (IPS) and DCP, Crime Branch.

The police team conducted on the ground discreet enquiries in the area of Baprola, Delhi and finally succeeded in locating the wanted convict Devender Sharma in a house in Gali No.10. He was immediately intercepted and questioned, however, he kept misleading the police team. Hence, he was brought in the office of Narcotics Cell and thoroughly interrogated. The facts were also cross checked from the I.O and SHO of PS Lalkothi, Jaipur. The accused Devender Sharma finally broke down and confessed about his criminal past and that he had jumped parole with the resolution to never return in jail. He has been arrested vide DD No. 3 dated 29.07.2020, u/s 41.1(b) Cr.PC at Narcotics Cell, Crime.

During sustained interrogation, accused Devender Sharma disclosed that he graduated in BAMS from Siwan, Bihar and from 1984 he ran a clinic in the name of Janta Hospital and Diagnostics at Bandiqui, Jaipur, Rajasthan for 11 years. He got married in the year 1982. In the year 1994, Bharat Fuel Company having office in Thapar Chamber, Ashram had floated the scheme of giving gas dealership in which he had invested Rs.11 lakh for getting gas dealership. Thousands of individuals invested in the company but the company suddenly vanished and cheated the investors. He suffered severe financial crisis due to loss of his invested money and started running a fake gas agency of Bharat Petroleum in Chhara village, Aligarh, U.P in the year 1995. Initially he started bringing cooking gas a few cylinders from Lucknow but it was getting tough for him to travel from Aligarh to Lucknow for this work.

During those days, he came in contact with the persons namely Raj, Udaiveer and Vedveer, residents of nearby village Dalalpur, who used to commit theft and robbery. These persons started robbing trucks carrying LPG cylinders by murdering the driver and after getting the truck unloaded in the fake gas agency of Devender Sharma, his said accomplices used to get the robbed truck dismantled in Meerut. After one and half year he was arrested for running fake gas agency. Thereafter, in the year 2001, he once again started fake gas agency at Amroha but again a case of cheating was registered against him at PS Kotwali.

After suffering huge financing loss in the year 1994, Devender Sharma got involved in inter-state illegal kidney transplant racket running in Jaipur, Ballbhgadh, Gurgaon and other places. He was involved in criminal cases registered at the said three places regarding illegal kidney transplant. He was arrested in the year 2004 in Gurgaon Kidney racket case going on at that time in Anmol Nursing Home run by Dr. Amit. In this case several doctors were also arrested. From 1994 to 2004 he disclosed to have got more than 125 kidney transplant done illegally for which he got Rs 5-7 lakh per case.    

After closure of his fake gas agency, he went to Jaipur and ran his clinic till 2003. In this period, he was in touch with the said persons who used to hire taxi for going to Aligarh and then killed the driver at a secluded place. They used to dump dead body in Hazara Canal, Kashganj which had crocodiles hence, there was no chance of retrieval of any dead body. He used to sell the robbed taxi to gullible persons at Kashganj and or got it dismantled at Meerut and in this way he used to get 20-25 thousand in every such sale.  After his arrest, all those who had purchased car from him were also arrested by the police. He disclosed to have been mastermind of more than 50 such murders.

Media reports of that period show that he had committed more than 100 murders of taxi drivers for which cases were registered in Delhi, U.P, Haryana and Rajasthan.He was arrested for several murder cases reported in the year 2002-2004 and in 6/7 cases only he was convicted. Presently, he was serving life sentence in a murder case of Jaipur. He was released on 20 days parole in the month of January after remaining in jail for 16 years. His wife and children deserted him in the year 2004 when his brutal acts came in public domain.

After jumping parole he stayed at his native village and then moved to Delhi in the beginning of March and started residing in the house of a known person at Mohan Garden.  Thereafter, he moved to Baprola and married a widow lady and started residing secretly in her house and had joined some persons in property sale purchase business. He disclosed to be meditating for sale of one Marshal House situated at Connaught Place to a property dealer of Jaipur. However, his tall claims appear nothing but his new modus operandi of cheating.  

The concerned SHO and I.O of PS Lalkothi, Jaipur have been informed about the arrest and custody of the accused will be handed over through Court.  Enquiries from Rajasthan police has revealed that he was involved in half a dozen cases of kidnapping and murder besides several such cases registered in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. During interrogation he disclosed about his involvement in 45-50 such cases registered in different police stations of the different states.

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GDA demolishes illegal under-construction buildings at Kanawani area in Indirapuram

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GHAZIABAD: Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) today demolished illegal constructions in Hindon river basin of Indirapuram area where one person Kailash Gautam had constructed 3 illegal shops, another person Babli Kumar  had constructed at Khasra No 683 in Kanawani village, an illegal colony where roads, site office and 2 illegal houses were demolished. In addition to these demolitions the GDA team also demolished one boundary wall, 3 houses and roads constructed illegally by one Rajpal.

The GDA’s proposed demolition drive in Indirapuram (main colony) scheduled for today was deferred due to heavy rains.

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G’bad: GNN’s anti-polythene drive yields 17.5 kgs in stock and Rs 8 k in penalty

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Under the anti-polythene drive of Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN)  today a total of Rs 8,000 was levied as penalty from across all 5 zone sof the GNN while 17.5 kgs of polythene carry bags were seized from various traders, vendors and hawkers. The highest seizure of 6 kgs of polythe was made at Mohan Nagar Zone.

Municipal Commissioner, Dr Dinesh Chandra Singh has appealed to the masses to shun the use of polythene carry bags due to the harm to the environment they cause; however despite his appeal street vendors and hawkers selling fruits and vegetables are openly defying the diktats of the GNN that has now started to impose hefty fines on those violating the law. In future the GNN is also contemplating taking further action against those repeatedly flouting the law.

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G’bad: GDA demolishes illegal structures at Dundaheda

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A demolition squad of Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) today demolished illegal colony and 7 buildings at New Shantinagar Colony at Dundaheda village in Ghaziabad that were built without map approval, claimed the GDA sources. The illegal structures were built by one Amarjeet Choudhary, who was earlier warned to vacate the premises and his buildings were sealed.

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India now in leadership role in tiger conservation; will share best practices with other countries: Prakash Javadekear

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“Tiger is an incredible part of the nature and the increased number of the big cats in India reflects equilibrium in the nature.”, said the Union Environment Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar at the release of the detailed report of Tiger Census on the eve of Global Tiger Day in New Delhi today.

Javadekar said, Tigers and other wild life are a kind of soft power India has to show on the international front. The Minister said, despite several constraints such as less land mass, India has eight percent of bio-diversity because our country has a culture of saving and preserving the nature, trees and its wild life. Noting that wildlife is our natural wealth, Shri Prakash said, it is praise worthy that India has 70 percent of world’s tiger population. The Minister mentioned, India is tirelessly working with all 13 tiger range countries towards nurturing the tiger.

Javadekar also announced that his Ministry is working on a programme in which efforts would be made to provide water and fodder to animals in the forest itself to deal with the challenge of human-animal conflict which is causing deaths of animals. For this LIDAR based survey technology will be used for the first time. Lidar is a method for measuring distances by illuminating the target with laser light and measuring the reflection with a sensor.

Highlighting the keystone nature of the tiger, a poster on presence of small cats was also released by the Environment Minister. With the presence of nearly 30 percent of India’s tigers outside tiger reserves, India had embarked upon assessing management interventions through the globally developed Conservation Assured | Tiger Standards (CA|TS) framework, which will now be extended to all fifty tiger reserves across the country. 

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State of Environment, Babul Supriyo said, human- animal conflict can be avoided but it cannot be ruled out in the country. He said, frontline officials have done commendable job in raising the numbers of tiger in the country.

The detailed report of the 4th All India Tiger Estimation is unique in the following ways: Abundance index of co-predators and other species has been carried out which hitherto was restricted only to occupancy; sex ratio of tigers in all camera trap sites has been carried out for the first time; anthropogenic effects on tiger population have been elaborated in a detailed manner; and, tiger abundance within pockets in tiger reserves has been demonstrated for the first time.

The Heads of the Governments of Tiger Range countries at St. Petersburg, Russia, had resolved to double tiger numbers across their global range by 2022 by signing the St. Petersburg declaration on tiger conservation. During the said meeting it was also decided to celebrate July 29 as Global Tiger Day across the world, which is since, being celebrated to spread and generate awareness on tiger conservation.

During Global Tiger Day 2019, it was a proud moment for India as the Prime Minister declared to the world fulfilment of India’s resolve as it had doubled its tiger numbers four years in advance to the target year highlighting resolute action taken by all concerned. India’s tiger population now stands at 2967 which is 70 percent of the global tiger population. A feather in India’s cap was added with the Guinness World Records recognizing the country’s efforts as the world largest camera trap survey of wildlife.

The detailed report released today assesses the status of tigers in terms of spatial occupancy and density of individual populations across India. In addition to the summary report released by the Prime Minister of India on the “Status of Tigers in India” in July 2019, this detailed report compares information obtained from the earlier three surveys (2006, 2010, and 2014) with data obtained from the 2018-19 survey to estimate population trends at country and landscape scales, patch colonization and extinction rates along with information on likely factors responsible for changes in tiger status at the fine spatial resolution of 100 km.

The report evaluates the status of habitat corridors connecting major tiger populations and highlights vulnerable areas that require conservation attention for each landscape. The report provides information on major carnivores and ungulates regarding their distribution and relative abundance.

Detailed Report: https://projecttiger.nic.in/WriteReadData/PublicationFile/Tiger%20Status%20Report%202018_For%20Web_compressed_compressed.pdf

(Source: PIB)