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Dalit girl thrown off terrace in UP for resisting molestation bid; Should such child perpetrators be severely punished?

Shahjahanpur : A 15-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly thrown off the terrace of her house by a teenager when she resisted his molestation bid, police said on Wednesday.

The incident took place at Pilkhana village in Rojaarea here when a 15-year-old boy of the same village entered the house of the girl and tried to molest her, they said.
When the girl resisted, he threw her off the terrace of the house, injuring her seriously. The girl has been admitted to a hospital, they said.

An FIR has been registered in the matter. The accused is absconding.

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3 of family commit suicide over 'harassment' by money lender in TN; Should there be strict action on Money Lenders?

Salem(TN) : Three members of a family allegedly committed suicide at their house in Thammampatti in the district after being 'harassed' by a money lender, police said on Wednesday.

Fifty five-year-old farmer Arjunan, his wife Vennila (45), and two sons had allegedly consumed some poisonous substance after being harassed by one Kumaran, to repay the debt, they said.

While three of the family were found dead this morning, the farmer's son Mohan has been admitted to a government hospital, police said adding a case has been registered.

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Five arrested for robbing cash van; In this case, the police have done a good job?

New Delhi : Five men were arrested for their alleged involvement in robbing a cash van of Rs 12 lakh and the killing of two custodians of the van in outer Delhi's Narela on April 26, the police said.

One of the accused was arrested following a shootout with the police this morning. Further details were awaited.

The robbery-cum-killing took place when the van had come to pick cash from a wine shop at DSIIDC (Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation) industrial area, in Narela.

Cashier Rajnikant and guard Prem Kumar was shot at by three unidentified motorcycle-borne persons.

The accused fired at the victims 18-20 times and then fled with the cash box containing Rs 12 lakh. The accused were wearing helmets to hide their faces.
Both the victims succumbed to injuries at Raja Harishchandra Hospital in Narela.

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Abhay shedding crocodile tears on SYL, says Hooda; Is he right?

Chandigarh : Former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Singh Chautala was shedding crocodile tears over the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue and alleged that the INLD was responsible for delay in the project.

Talking to mediapersons at his residence, Hooda mocked the INLD’s “Jail Bharo Andolan” from Bhiwani on Tuesday and said when Abhay announced the last time that he would dig a canal at Shambhu border, he returned after digging a road on Haryana’s border with Punjab.

Referring to the Rajiv-Longowal Accord on inter-state disputes between Punjab and Haryana, Hooda said had Abhay’s grandfather Devi Lal not initiated his Nyaya Yudh (battle for justice) against the accord, the canal could have been constructed much earlier.

He claimed that 90 per cent of the canal was ready both in Punjab and Haryana territories when the INLD launched Nyaya Yudh and it was due to the party’s opposition that the project came to a standstill.

Claiming that people of Haryana would not trust the INLD this time, Hooda maintained that it was only because elections in the state were drawing closure that the INLD had taken up the SYL issue.

“The SYL issue has been resolved with the judgment of the Supreme Court, which clearly states that the Centre should get the canal constructed through its own agency. The order had come in 2002, but the Punjab Government abrogated the water agreement in 2004. As MP from Rohtak, I had met then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for intervention, after which the matter was sent to the Supreme Court as presidential reference. The presidential reference has been decided in favour of Haryana,” he said.

Hooda alleged that it was only because of lack of will on the part of the BJP government at the Centre and in the state that construction of the canal was getting delayed.

He said at a time when the BJP had governments at the Centre as well as in Haryana, nothing stopped it from implementing the SC verdict except lack of commitment to the issue.

Hooda said if the CM was ready to take the lead, he was willing to sit on dharna with him or court arrest with him on the canal issue.

The former Chief Minister hit out at Khattar government and alleged that no promise made before the elections had been kept by the BJP. Commenting on the INLD-BSP alliance, Hooda said it would not work as the former had allied with the BJP, the SAD and the BSP in the past, but dumped its alliance partners.

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Energy from bio-waste soon; Do the people want such projects?

Karnal : Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharti and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday launched the Union government’s ‘GOBAR-Dhan Yojana’ for managing and converting livestock waste and other bio-waste into energy.

Kunjpura village in the district was selected for the scheme, under which bio-gas would be supplied to 100 households after processing dung. She said panchayats would play a key role in implementation of the scheme, under which bio-gas plants would be set up. She greeted people on Buddha Purnima and said a new initiative was being taken on this day.

Referring to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, she said a few areas had become 100 per cent free from open defecation, but they had to make these areas more clean. “The Prime Minister has called for a change in the country and this change should be accepted,” she said.

She lauded the efforts of people of Haryana for accepting the change and not creating hurdles in the path of progress. She expressed the hope that the state would be the foremost in implementation of the scheme. Replying to questions over the falling groundwater level in some areas of Haryana and Punjab, she said some of these areas had come under the dark zone. She hoped that Haryana would work on emerging from the situation.

Thanking PM Narendra Modi and Bharti for selecting Haryana to launch the scheme, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the Prime Minister had given several schemes to the country and he had an objective behind every scheme.
He said the state government was making arrangements for generating bio-gas from cow dung and it would assist those panchayats intending to set up gas plants in their villages. “There are about 450 ‘gaushalas’ and ‘nandishalas’ in the state with about 3.41 lakh cattle,” he said.

He assured the Union Minister on effective implementation of the scheme. He said schemes which were launched from Haryana had always been successful.

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