With no doctors at Chhattisgarh health centre, woman delivers in auto; Is the health services are poor ?
Koriya (Chhattisgarh) : At a time when the Centre is coming up with new welfare schemes for mothers-to-be, things remain unchanged at the grassroots.
A woman gave birth in an autorickshaw in Chhattisgarh's Koriya due to non-availability of doctors.
She was taken to Koriya's community health centre, but no doctor was available to help her with the procedure.
Unable to find any help, the family members took it upon themselves to help her deliver the baby.
On a related note, every hour, at least five women die of complications related to pregnancy or childbirth in India, according to the World Health Organisation. Nearly 45,000 women die due to childbirth-related causes every year in India.
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16-year-old girl sexually assaulted on Delhi-Saharanpur train; Is this Shameful ?
Muzaffarnagar : A 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by three youths on the New Delhi-Saharanpur passenger train, following which one of the assailants has been arrested, the police said on Monday.
The police have launched the manhunt to trace the two other youths on the run.
The incident took place on the running train near Kasimpur Kheri railway station under the jurisdiction of Baraut railway police station in Baghpat district on Saturday, said Station House officer of the Baraut railway police station of Government Railway Police, Kiran Raj.
The victim, a Class 9 student, was returning home to Shamli from Baraut along with her brother-in-law after finding out her examination results at her school, when the assailant intruded in the woman coach of the train and after finding the duo alone in the coach began harassing her, said the woman police officer Kiran Raj.
As the two objected to the unruly behaviour of the youth, they grew all the more violent and sexually assaulted the girl after assaulting and confining the girl’s male relative, she said.
After reaching her home, the girl told her family about the incident, following which the girl’s father reported the matter to the police, which registered a criminal case against the trio.
The police registered a case of sexual assault under Sections 7 and 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, and for wrongful confinement and physical assault of the victim duo under Sections 345 and 352 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.
After lodging the First Information Report, the police managed to apprehend one of the youth Mohit, but two other Bhupender and Vinit have been able to evade their arrest till now, despite raids on their houses.
Dalits protest in Bihar against order on SC/ST Act; Is their Protest is Fair ?
Patna : Thousands of Dalit members on Monday staged protests across Bihar on Monday against the dilution of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, disrupting rail and road traffic, police said.
With posters, banners and flags, supporters of the Bhim Army and other Dalit organidations, halted over a dozen long-distance trains, and as a result, passengers were stranded at Patna, Gaya, Jehanabad, Bhagalpur, Ara, Darbhanga, Araria, Nalanda and Hajipur railway stations.
"Train services have been badly disrupted due to the protest, leaving hundreds stranded at railway stations," an East Central Railway official told IANS over the phone from Hajipur, the zonal headquarters.
At some places, the protesters have also blocked national and state highways.
In Patna, hundreds of Bhim Army workers took to the streets to protest and enforce a shutdown.
"In several localities in Patna, supporters of the Bhim Army forced shops to close and blocked roads by burning tyres," a district police official said.
According to reports, the protests were supported by the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal and left parties.
Of Bihar's total 10.5 crore population, scheduled castes account for 15.5 lakhs.
Khattar blames past govts for present ills; Is he right ?
Karnal : Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar admitted on Friday that Nuh was a backward district, but blamed the policies of previous governments for it. He was reacting to a Niti Aayog report which had declared Nuh as the most backward district of the country.
The Niti Aayog had recently released the baseline ranking for 101 aspirational districts of the country based on 49 indicators across five sectors, comprising health and nutrition, education, agriculture and water resources, financial inclusion and skill development and basic infrastructure.
“We do not know on which parameter it is declared as a backward district, but we admit that it is backward. We are making all-out efforts to improve the level of education, health, income of people and infrastructure. It will soon be equal to other districts,” he said.
He was talking to the media here on the second day of his visit to his constituency. “Previous governments had neglected the district, due to which it was not developed, leading to this ranking.”
Asked about payment of income tax of legislators, Khattar admitted the Assembly had paid income tax of MLAs for six years. He blamed the previous government for this. “This was done by the previous government. No change has been done and it has continued,” he said.
Ambedkar statues vandalised in Allahabad, Siddharthnagar; Is this Good for Indians to disrespect to our leaders ?
Lucknow : A large number of protesters have collected at the site of the vandalised statue of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar at Trivenipuram in the Jhunsi area of Allahabad.
Speaking to this reporter, Allahabad SSP Akash Kulhary described the situation as under control.
He said the protesters were demanding the lodging of an FIR against the culprits which had already been done at the Jhunsi police station against unidentified persons.
The police are searching for the culprits who reportedly vandalised the statue on Friday night.
Condemning the incident in a tweet, Samajwadi party state president Naresh Uttam said, “The feudal forces in the state under the BJP rule are constantly attacking the statues of Baba Saheb Ambedkar. The BJP government is continuously humiliating the Father of the Indian Constitution. The Prime Minister, the President and even the UP Governor are silent on the issue.”
Meanwhile, another incident of vandalisation of Ambedkar statue was reported from Siddharthnagar.
The incident occurred at Guhaniya village under Domariyaganj police station.
Following this, angry protesters started gathering.