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Delhi govt moves HC against order on Sheila FIR

Written by Express News Service | Published: September 4, 2013 1:43:49 am

Claiming that the order passed by a sessions court on Saturday for registration of FIR against Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was “contrary to law”,the Delhi government on Tuesday approached the High Court with a plea to quash the lower court order. “The complaint is a politically motivated and frivolous one. There is no direct material except the Lokayukta report against the Chief Minister and other officers,” Additional Solicitor General Siddharth Luthra argued.

Air hostess alleges rape,police launch probe

GURGAON: A 26-year-old former air hostess has complained to police that she was raped by an Amritsar-based businessman on the pretext of offering her a job with a reputed airline company. A zero FIR has been registered at the Gurgaon police station on Tuesday. The victim,a resident of Gurgaon,alleged that she was raped at a hotel in Nehru Place. The woman,who was employed with a private airline,was laid off a few months ago,police said. According to police,the woman alleged that she had met the businessman through a social networking site,after which they became good friends. The accused allegedly lured the victim into a relationship by claiming that he would be getting a divorce soon.

Hauz Khas eateries to comply with norms

NEW DELHI: After they were threatened with closure,restaurants in the bustling Hauz Khas Village have promised to comply with state pollution laws,a Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) official said on Tuesday. Thirty-four restaurants in the village were issued notices by the DPCC on August 14 for failure to treat waster water. The establishments were told that they would be made to shut if steps were not taken to ensure treatment of waste water. According to DPCC regulations,any restaurant with a seating capacity of 36 and above is required to manage its effluents.

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