UP man complains of traffic jam, gets to manage instead in Ferozabad


UP man complains of traffic jam, gets to manage instead in Ferozabad

Ferozabad: A man got a taste of his own medicine when he went to complain about traffic chaos and was instantly asked to manage traffic for two hours.

The man, Sonu Chauhan, was apparently caught in a traffic jam at the Subhash intersection in Ferozabad on Tuesday.

The exasperated man went straight to the office of the Superintendent of Police (SP) to complain about the situation.

 
 

SP Sachindra Patel, instead, asked Sonu to manage the traffic for two hours and designated him as 'traffic volunteer' in the rank of circle officer.

Sonu wore a traffic safety vest and helmet, sat in a police SUV, with several other policemen accompanying him and went about managing traffic at the intersection.

Ferozabad traffic inspector Ramdutt Sharma, who accompanied Sonu, said, "Challans were issued to eight vehicles, for wrong parking and for driving on the wrong side of the road.

A total of Rs 1,600 in cash was collected as fine. The remaining fine amount would be paid by the offenders at the traffic office. We will continue with this experiment and ensure better community participation in improving traffic situation.

We followed Sonu's commands for two hours and effectively regulated traffic flow and managed to decongest the road."

Sonu said, "The experiment has made me understand the problems of traffic constables and the problem that arises when we, members of public, flout rules.

If one vehicle takes a wrong turn, the entire system gets thrown out of gear. I have definitely become a more responsible citizen after this experiment.

 
 
 



Delhi HC to hear plea on 'uniform minimum age of marriage' today


Delhi HC to hear plea on 'uniform minimum age of marriage' today

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday will hear the public interest litigation (PIL) seeking equalising of the legal age of marriage for men and women saying the limit of 18 years for a woman, while it is 21 for a man, amounts to discrimination.

The plea seeking 'uniform minimum age of marriage' was filed by BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay.

"Kindly treat the accompanying application as an urgent one in accordance with the High Court rules and orders. Petitioner is filing this writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution. The matter is urgent in public interest as prayed," Kumar wrote to the Registrar of Delhi High Court.

 
 

At present, while men in India are permitted to get married at the age of 21, women are allowed to get married when they are 18. It is to mention that more than 125 countries in the world have a uniform age of marriage.

Earlier, the Delhi High Court had sought a reply of Centre on the said plea, but neither the Home Ministry nor the Law Ministry has filed a reply till date.

The litigant said the plea is filed in public interest under Article 226 and it challenges a blatant and ongoing form of discrimination against women.

"The discriminatory 'minimum age' limit for marriage for men and women is based in patriarchal stereotypes, has no scientific backing, perpetrates de jure and de facto inequality against women, and goes completely against the global trends," the plea said.

As per the petition, some of statutory provisions, which are responsible for discriminatory 'minimum age' limit for marriage include -- Section 60(1) of the Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1872; Section 3(1)(c) of the Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, 1936; Section 4(c) of the Special Marriage Act, 1954; Section 5(iii) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and Section 2(a) of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006.

The plea stated that differential bar discriminates against women and contravene with the fundamental principles of gender equality, gender justice and dignity of women and breaching Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution.

The petitioner in his petition further stressed that women have a fundamental right to be free to pursue studies or occupations after finishing school at the age of 18.

"It is a social reality that women are expected (and often also pressurised) to beget children immediately after marriage and also forced to take up household chores in accordance with their stereotypical roles in the family.

This harms their educational as well as economic pursuits and often impinges on their reproductive autonomy as well," the plea said. It added that a higher minimum age will ensure "more autonomy to women in every sense".

 
 
 



Siddaramaiah holds legislative party meet at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru


Siddaramaiah holds legislative party meet at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Tuesday held a Party Legislative Meeting at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru. Details on the meeting are awaited.

Siddaramaiah had also chaired a meeting of senior Congress leaders including HK Patil, Ramalinga Reddy, DK Shivakumar, G Parameshwara, KR Ramesh Kumar and others on Sunday, a day before the commencement of the Assembly session.

 
 

On Monday, Governor Vajubhai Vala addressed the joint sitting of both the Houses of State Legislature -- the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council -- on the start of the Assembly session.

The session will conclude on February 20.

 
 
 



Telangana man steals state transport bus after he fails to find a ride


Telangana man steals state transport bus after he fails to find a ride

Vikarabad (Telangana): A man in Hyderabad stole a Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) bus after he was unable to find transportation for himself. The incident took place on the night of February 16.

According to Vikarabad Police, a TSRTC bus was at a halt in the Tandoor bus station in Vikarabad district on Sunday around 9 pm. Meanwhile, a person working at the bus station took away the bus to his destination after he was unable to find a ride for himself.

After reaching the destination, he left the bus and fled. Police said the accused has been identified and will be arrested soon. A case has been registered and further investigation is underway.

 
 
 



1 dead, 5 injured after car hits divider and falls off Bharat Nagar flyover in Hyderabad


1 dead, 5 injured after car hits divider and falls off Bharat Nagar flyover in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: One person died while five others suffered injuries after a speeding car hit a divider and fell off the Bharat Nagar flyover here in the early hours of Tuesday.

"Six people were travelling in the car which was heading to Erragadda from Moosapet. At around 2:50 am on Tuesday the car hit the divider due to overspeeding and fell off the bridge.

 
 

One person, who was driving the car died on the spot while five others have suffered injuries," Mohan Reddy, Sub Inspector, Sanatnagar Police Station told ANI.

The injured people have been shifted to Gandhi Hospital here.

A case has been registered under Section 337 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) (Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and Section 304A IPC (Causing death by negligence) against the driver.

 
 
 



4 killed after bus collides with car on Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Bilhaur


4 killed after bus collides with car on Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Bilhaur

Kanpur: Four people lost their lives in a collision between a bus and a car on Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Bilhaur area on Tuesday. The accident took place at around 3 am.

The incident occurred after the bus crossed onto another lane after hitting a divider. The bus was on its way to Muzaffarpur in Bihar. The injured are undergoing treatment at a hospital. Further details are awaited.


ANI UP

@ANINewsUP
Kanpur: At least 4 persons dead in a car accident on Agra - Lucknow Expressway in Bilhaur, earlier today.

View image on Twitter
102
7:31 PM - Feb 17, 2020
Twitter Ads info and privacy
See ANI UP's other Tweets




Delhi Court expresses displeasure over CBI probe in bribery case involving Rakesh Asthana


Delhi Court expresses displeasure over CBI probe in bribery case involving Rakesh Asthana
 



Ex-armyman shot dead by daughter after he opens fire at her in Mathura


Ex-armyman shot dead by daughter after he opens fire at her in Mathura

Mathura: A former army personnel was allegedly shot dead by his teenage daughter after he opened fire at her and his wife, injuring them seriously in Mitthauli village in Mathura district.

The incident took place on Tuesday when Chetram, 41, took out his pistol following a heated argument in the family and shot at his 38-year-old wife and 17-year-old daughter.

As he turned the weapon to shoot his 13-year-old son, the injured daughter managed to snatch the weapon from him. She then opened fire, killing the former soldier on the spot.

 

Chetram Singh had served as a Naik in the Jat Regiment and retired six years ago. Chetram's wife and his daughter are battling for their lives at a private hospital.

Circle officer Alok Dubey said while one bullet scrapped the woman's right eyebrow, the girl sustained gunshot wounds in the abdomen. Chetram was shot at in his chest and abdomen, police said.

His body has been sent for post-mortem. Police said they were waiting for them to record their statements. The girl, who is taking coaching classes in Allahabad, had come home two days back. Her younger brother is studying in Class 9 in Mathura.

Mathura deputy inspector general (DIG) Shalabh Mathur said the police have recovered a pistol, two magazines, and three live cartridges along with two empty ones from the spot.

He said Chetram was angry over his daughter's alleged affair with a local youth.

Meanwhile, a case has been filed under Sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC at Naujheel police station on the basis of a complaint filed by the deceased's brother who alleged that the daughter and her boyfriend had shot dead Chetram because he opposed their relationship.

 
 



Delhi Election 2020: It's again Mukherjee vs Chidambaram after latter's AAP praise


Delhi Election 2020: It's again Mukherjee vs Chidambaram after latter's AAP praise

On Wednesday, Congress leader P Chidambaram said AAP's win is a "booster for the confidence" of the Opposition that the BJP can be defeated in every state. He said people of Delhi have defeated the "polarising, divisive and dangerous" agenda of the BJP.

Chidambaram said the Delhi vote was close to an all India vote than to a state-specific vote as the national capital is a "mini India".

"Remember, when Delhi voted, millions of Malayalees, Tamils, Telugus, Bengalis, Gujaratis and people who came from other states of India voted. If the voters represent the views of the states they came from, the Delhi vote is a booster for the confidence of the Opposition that the BJP can be defeated in every state," he said.


P. Chidambaram

@PChidambaram_IN
AAP won, bluff and bluster lost. The people of Delhi, who are from all parts of India, have defeated the polarising, divisive and dangerous agenda of the BJP

I salute the people of Delhi who have set an example to other states that will hold their elections in 2021 and 2022

28.7K
12:15 AM - Feb 11, 2020
Twitter Ads info and privacy
10.8K people are talking about this
However, Sharmistha Mukherjee – one of the key figures of Delhi’s Congress team and head of Delhi Mahila Congress– lashed out at her senior party member and wondered if Congress had outsourced the ‘task of defeating BJP to state parties’.

She asked: “With due respect sir, just want to know- has @INCIndiaoutsourced the task of defeating BJP to state parties? If not, then why r we gloating over AAP victory rather than being concerned abt our drubbing? And if ‘yes’, then we (PCCs) might as well close shop!”


Sharmistha Mukherjee

@Sharmistha_GK
With due respect sir, just want to know- has @INCIndia outsourced the task of defeating BJP to state parties? If not, then why r we gloating over AAP victory rather than being concerned abt our drubbing? And if ‘yes’, then we (PCCs) might as well close shop! https://twitter.com/PChidambaram_IN/status/1227144091823112193 …

P. Chidambaram

@PChidambaram_IN
AAP won, bluff and bluster lost. The people of Delhi, who are from all parts of India, have defeated the polarising, divisive and dangerous agenda of the BJP

I salute the people of Delhi who have set an example to other states that will hold their elections in 2021 and 2022

13.8K
12:57 PM - Feb 11, 2020
Twitter Ads info and privacy
4,663 people are talking about this
Incidentally, the former President Pranab Mukherjee and P Chidambaram didn’t get along very well even when they were Union Ministers in UPA. Pranab Mukherjee has admitted to having ‘differences’ with his former colleague. When Pranab Mukherjee raised eyebrows by willing to be the chief guest at the annual RSS event, P Chidambaram asked him to tell them what’s wrong with their ideology.

Meanwhile, Subramanian Swamy had claimed that former Home Minister P Chidambaram had ‘bugged’ Pranab Mukherjee’s office at Sonia Gandhi’s behest.

Not even Delhi 6% - Cong gets 4.27% votes

From being a political force that ruled the national capital for 15 years in a row, the Congress stands decimated after the Delhi election results, failing to win for the second consecutive time even a seat and its vote share getting reduced to its lowest ever of 4.27 per cent.

The grand old party of Indian politics was out of the race in each of the 70 constituencies by distant margins with 63 of its candidates losing their security deposits.

Lack of a credible face, weak strategy and candidates led to the washout of the party in Delhi, where it was seen as a reluctant contestant that lacked the fighting spirit.

Cong maintains seat count

The Congress did not win any seat in the 2015 assembly elections but had managed to garner a 9.7 per cent vote share. This time, it stood decimated further after it ceded its vote bank.

The party also started its campaign late after most of its bigwigs in Delhi opted out of the race on being asked by the party leadership to contest.

Party insiders feel their top leaders - Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi - did not campaign enough. Rahul addressed four poll rallies and sister Priyanka two. Their campaign, however, did not help the party much as their candidates lost their security deposits in all the constituencies where the two leaders addressed poll rallies.

Missing Sheila Dikshit

The Congress failed to win the hearts of Delhiites with the work initiated during Sheila Dikshit's rule from 1998 to 2013 and the contest ended as a bipolar one between the AAP and the BJP.

This humiliating defeat in Delhi does not bode well for the party with Bihar and West Bengal assembly polls slated later this year.

The Delhi results might have a negative effect on Congress prospects in upcoming assembly elections, where it has improved its position by bringing more states under its ambit with the help of allies.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the party's defeat in Delhi is disappointing but claimed that "we have, however, not lost the battle".

"The Congress party will go back to the drawing board, recalibrate its policy and strategy and build a new fresh leadership from the grassroots up. We are determined to raise people's voice in Delhi as a responsible opposition and stakeholder in the progress of the national capital," Surjewala told PTI.

He added that Delhi polls have taught a lesson to political parties as to how a national party should not conduct a venomous, hate campaign. "It is a rejection of the politics and leadership of both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah for the vision and vitriolic poll campaign of shooting people, electrocuting them and dividing them, has been decimated by Delhi voters," he said.

The Congress contested the polls this time in alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal, fighting on 66 seats and leaving four for its ally.

On how the Delhi poll will affect the party prospects, Surjewala said the "Congress party is determined to wrest Bihar all over again from the hands of the NDA and become a political force in coming elections in West Bengal".

With inputs from PTI




Three-storey building Talab Tillo area of Jammu collapses after fire breaks out


Three-storey building Talab Tillo area of Jammu collapses after fire breaks out

Jammu: Three rescuers were trapped after a three-storey building collapsed early Wednesday when fire department personnel were trying to put out a blaze in Jammu city, officials said.

The building, housing a saw mill on the ground floor, collapsed during firefighting in Golepulli area, they said.

Several people, including five firemen, were trapped under the debris, an official said adding that two officials and a civilian were rescued and shifted to hospital, the operation to rescue three other officials was going on.

 

A fire department official said they rushed firefighters after receiving a distress call at 4.48 am and were making efforts to put out the blaze when suddenly the building collapsed at 5.30 am.

It was not immediately clear whether any other civilian was also trapped under the debris, the official said.

 
 



Top