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Delhi News Highlights: DDA to launch 2022 housing scheme tonight; DU launches seat allocation portal for UG admissions

Delhi News Highlights, September 12: The Delhi Development Authority will launch on Monday night its 2022 housing scheme in which people can book online around 8,500 flats in Narela. DU has launched a Common Seat Allocation (CSAS) portal for UG admissions, which will be open for registration for three weeks tentatively.

The running scheme, which will go live by Monday night on the DDA website, has LIG and EWS category flats on sale in Narela subcity on a first come first serve basis. (File)

Delhi-NCR News, Delhi News Highlights: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is launching its 2022 housing scheme in which people can book around 8,500 flats in Narela – online. The running scheme, which will go live by Monday night on the DDA website, has LIG and EWS category flats on sale in Narela subcity on a first come first serve basis.

Delhi University has launched a Common Seat Allocation (CSAS) portal for UG admissions, which will be open for registration for three weeks tentatively. Candidates who have taken the CUET exams can register on the portal. The admission process will take place over three phases.

In other top city news of the day, the Sonepat police have initiated inquest proceedings after a second-year BBA (Hons) student of OP Jindal Global University was found dead outside the campus on Sunday. A Delhi court recently convicted AAP MLAs Akhilesh Pati Tripathi and Sanjeev Jha after they were found guilty of being part of a mob which attacked policemen at Burari police station in 2015. As per the prosecution’s case, on February 20, 2015, the MLAs were part of a mob which assaulted several policemen of Burari police station over allegations that they did not take action in a kidnapping case.

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22:41 (IST)12 Sep 2022
Central Vista project: CPWD moots subsurface survey to build chambers for MPs

The Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has begun preparations for the construction of chambers for MPs as it asked agencies on Monday to apply for the subsurface survey of the proposed site.

New MP chambers are part of the Centre's ambitious Central Vista redevelopment project, and these will be built by demolishing the Transport Bhawan and Shram Shakti Bhawan here. The project also envisages a plan to build a tunnel that will connect the MP chambers with the new Parliament building.

According to an official document, the CPWD on Monday issued a notice seeking quotations from interested agencies to conduct the subsurface survey to look for underground utilities at the two buildings that currently house the offices of tourism, skill development and entrepreneurship, ports, shipping and waterways, and road transport and highways ministries, among others. (PTI)

22:16 (IST)12 Sep 2022
Delhi LG asks universities to submit action plan for students' visit to border areas

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena has written to 10 universities in the city, asking them to submit an action plan for sending students to visit border areas as part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' by Thursday.

The L-G has decided to send students from the national capital on an exposure visit to the country's border areas following a meeting of the National Committee for Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"Aimed at sensitising the students about the exemplary work being done by our defence forces and central police organisations despite difficult terrain and inclement weather, these visits will ensure that the students understand and appreciate the importance of our independence and sovereignty," the L-G's office said in a statement on Monday. (PTI)

21:57 (IST)12 Sep 2022
Dwarka Expressway flyover construction: SC refuses to interfere with Delhi HC order

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere with a Delhi High Court order dismissing the pleas of two group housing societies and individual residents seeking a stay of construction activity of Dwarka Expressway here.

The top court said that it has to see the public interest before staying on any public project and it would not be appropriate to interfere with the project when so much investment has gone into it. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Hima Kohli said, 'We are all Delhiites. We know the problems faced by the people. Moreover, this is an interlocutory order. Sorry, we will not interfere with the order'.

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the two housing societies, said that no environment clearances were taken before the construction of the stretch. The high court had on July 30, 2021, rejected the plea of residents and housing societies seeking directions to NHAI to place on record all mandatory permissions/ approvals obtained by it for carrying out construction on a residential road, DDA Road No 226 in Sectors 22-23, Dwarka in the national capital. (PTI)

21:36 (IST)12 Sep 2022
HC initiates suo motu PIL on death of two men inside sewer in Outer Delhi

Taking suo motu note of a news report stating that a sweeper and a security guard died last week in Mundka after they inhaled toxic gases inside a sewer, the Delhi High Court Monday issued notices to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Delhi Jal Board and Chief Secreatary of the Delhi government. 

The two men died after being trapped in a sewer while it was being cleaned in Outer district’s Bakkarwala. Read more

21:25 (IST)12 Sep 2022
Guard slapped at Noida society speaks: ‘It took me time to open the gate’

Two days after a woman was arrested for slapping a security guard at a residential apartment complex in Noida – the incident was caught on camera – the guard told The Indian Express he was not at fault and an issue with the gate aggravated the woman. The incident took place on Saturday morning, following which the woman was arrested and released on bail by the Noida police.

According to the police, the woman, Sutapa Das, a college professor, was allegedly upset that the guard was not “quick enough” in opening the gate. In the CCTV footage, she is purportedly seen walking towards a group of three security guards and slapping one of them.  Read more

20:54 (IST)12 Sep 2022
JNUSU stages sit-in over various demands

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) staged a sit-in protest in the campus, raising several issues including 'delay' in scholarship disbursal, problems related to infrastructure and 'discrepancies' in PhD prospectus, a statement by the students' body said on Monday.

The union said many requests were made to the vice chancellor's office for an appointment to discuss pertinent issues within the campus premises. 'Earlier, the administration responded to one of our demands by providing a detailed reply on the hostel-to-hostel expenditure. However, the progress in addressing the infrastructure issues in the university is far from satisfactory and more funds are required for maintenance of hostels, academic buildings and making the campus more disabled-friendly,'  statement said.

The JNUSU further alleged that the administration has 'failed' to provide concrete updates regarding issues in library, functioning of ICC in the campus, or conducting an access-audit of the campus. It said there have been violation of reservation policies in the hostel allotment process for the batch of 2022. 'The JNUSU will continue with the sit-in protest until all its demands are met,' the statement said. (PTI)

20:29 (IST)12 Sep 2022
Delhi reports 63 new COVID-19 infections, one related death

The national capital reported 63 new COVID-19 cases and one related death in the last 24 hours, taking the city's total caseload to 20,01,769 and death toll to 26,494, according to a Delhi government health bulletin published on Monday.

A total of 3,434 COVID-19 tests were conducted over the last 24 hours and the tesy positivity rate (TPR) was found to be 1.83 per cent. As many as 27,354 beneficiaries were administered the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.

20:10 (IST)12 Sep 2022
In news for wrong reasons, increasing number of pitbulls now being abandoned

With recent incidents of pitbulls having attacked people, including children in Delhi-NCR, the breed is increasingly being abandoned by pet owners.

Geeta Seshamani, co-founder, Friendicoes, an organisation that helps find homes for abandoned pets, works with street dogs, and runs a shelter in Delhi, said, “We had a spate of abandonments, up to five a week, soon after the Lucknow episode. Even now, there’s a relentless flood of requests to take in pitbulls or Bully Kuttas rescued in bad shape.” In July, a pet American Pit Bull Terrier attacked an 82-year-old woman in Lucknow, and she eventually succumbed to her injuries. Read more

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19:58 (IST)12 Sep 2022
Potential 6 lakh aspirants, 5,000 course-college combinations: DU has task cut out under new admission process

As many as 67 colleges, 79 undergraduate programmes, 206 different BA programme combinations, around 5,000 possible programme-college combinations and potentially 6.14 lakh aspirants — the Common Seat Allocation System for (CUET) admissions will be no small task for Delhi University.

Because of the novelty of the process, while the university opened registrations on Monday, it has not issued a definite timeline or date list for the rest of the process. Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh said the aim is to start the academic year for newly admitted students on November 1, which is a tight deadline given the many steps and processes ahead in the admission process. Read more

19:48 (IST)12 Sep 2022
Jindal University student found dead outside campus, police begin probe

The Sonepat police have initiated inquest proceedings after a second-year BBA (Hons) student of OP Jindal Global University was found dead outside the campus on Sunday.

Police identified the student as 19-year-old Sanskaar Chaturvedi, a resident of Vadodara in Gujarat.

They said his sister teaches at the University.Vipin Kadian, Deputy Superintendent of Police in Sonepat’s Rai village, said: “The student had gone to visit his sister in Delhi. His body was found outside the university on Sunday. The body did not have any visible injuries. We have initiated inquest proceedings under CrPC section 174. The cause of death will be known after the post-mortem report is received. The family has filed a complaint and a probe has been initiated.” Read more

18:57 (IST)12 Sep 2022
Book a flat online as DDA 2022 housing scheme goes live tonight

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is launching its 2022 housing scheme in which people can book around 8,500 flats in Narela – online. The running scheme, which will go live by Monday night on the DDA website, has LIG and EWS category flats on sale in Narela subcity on a first come first serve basis.

The EWS flats in Narela are priced between Rs 7.91 lakh to Rs 12.42 lakh, while the LIG flats are priced between Rs 18.10 lakh to Rs 22.80 lakh.A senior official said the prices are the same as that of the 2021 housing scheme launched by the DDA earlier. Read more

18:37 (IST)12 Sep 2022
Lawyer who alleged CBI and ED harassed pvt liquor vendors fined Rs 1 lakh

The Delhi High Court has imposed a cost of Rs 1 lakh on a lawyer who wanted the court to issue directions to the Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate for disclosure of the officers who allegedly harassed private liquor vendors in the national capital.

The division bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad termed the public interest litigation a “sheer abuse of the process of law” and asked the petitioner, Narinder Khanna, to pay Rs 1 lakh fine to the Army War Windows fund within 30 days.

The court said that Khanna has placed the liquor policy on record and raised “all kinds of wild allegations against” the Delhi LG, CBI and ED based upon the statements of third persons, including the Deputy CM, MLAs and newspaper clippings. Read more

17:36 (IST)12 Sep 2022
Delhi court convicts two AAP leaders for being part of mob that attacked cops in 2015

Observing that they wanted to teach police officers a lesson, a Delhi court recently convicted AAP MLAs Akhilesh Pati Tripathi and Sanjeev Jha after they were found guilty of being part of a mob which attacked policemen at Burari police station in 2015.

As per the prosecution’s case, on February 20, 2015, the MLAs were part of a mob which assaulted several policemen of Burari police station over allegations that they did not take action in a kidnapping case. Police alleged the members of the mob demanded that the accused persons in the case be handed over to them so they may take action. After their request was denied, the mob assaulted policemen on duty.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Vaibhav Mehta convicted Model Town MLA Tripathi, Burari MLA Jha and other accused person after concluding that they sloganeered and instigated a mob that had attacked personnel on September 7. Read more

17:11 (IST)12 Sep 2022
Woman stabbed by neighbour for abusing his mother in Delhi's Sagarpur

A 25-year-old woman was allegedly stabbed by her neighbour in southwest Delhi's Sagarpur for abusing his mother, officials said on Monday.

Sunil, 40, has been booked for attempt to murder and arrested, the officials said. Deputy Commissioner of Police (southwest) Manoj C said, "Our enquiry revealed that the victim, a resident of Nasirpur, was injured after she was attacked with a kitchen knife by her neigbhour Sunil. During the scuffle, the accused was under the influence of alcohol."

The accused alleged the woman had abused his mother which angered him, he said. The victim has sustained injuries on the neck and cheek and is undergoing treatment at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, the DCP said, adding her condition is stated to be stable. (PTI)

16:16 (IST)12 Sep 2022
DU launches seat allocation portal for undergrad admissions: Details of each phase

Delhi University has launched  a  a Common Seat Allocation (CSAS) portal for UG admissions, which will be open for registration for three weeks tentatively. Candidates who have taken the CUET exams can register on the portal. The admission process will take place over three phases.

Though the university has not finalised a timeline for the process, registration is likely to remain open for three weeks, according to vice-chancellor Yogesh Singh. Read more

15:37 (IST)12 Sep 2022
‘His age won’t help him’: Delhi HC on cop charged with abdication and misconduct during 1984 Sikh riots

Directing the Disciplinary Authority to issue a fresh order of punishment against a police officer who was charged with the abdication of duty and misconduct during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the Delhi High Court Monday said the nation was still bleeding and the age will not help the retired officer.

The division bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad said innocent people lost their lives during the 1984 riots and serious charges have been levelled against the petitioner Durga Prasad, the then station house officer (SHO) of Kingsway Camp police station.

“He may be 100. Kindly see the misconduct. Innocent people lost their lives. The nation is still bleeding. On that ground [of age] you cannot get away. Age will not help,” said the court, after the petitioner’s counsel submitted that he is now 79 years old. Read more

14:57 (IST)12 Sep 2022
How Delhi was destroyed and rebuilt after the revolt of 1857

September 1857 can well be recalled as the end of an era in Delhi. The flickering flame of the Mughal empire and culture in the city had been snuffed out. After nearly five months of a frenetic rebellion by Indian sepoys, the British troops finally managed to advance into the city through the gutted ruins of their own bungalows in Civil Lines, and on the morning of September 11 they made the final assault on Kashmiri Gate. The biggest resistance took place here.

As it coincided with a solar eclipse, many of the more superstitious Hindu sepoys among the mutineers stayed in and took it as a sign of the end of the conflict. With no opposition in sight, the British soldiers walked in with ease and thereafter took over the Mughal capital and changed the course of its history forever. Delhi had fallen and was declared captured on September 21. Adrija Roychowdhury writes

14:30 (IST)12 Sep 2022
Centre, states trying to control lumpy skin disease in cattle: PM Modi at World Dairy Summit

Observing there has been a loss of livestock because of the lumpy skin disease reported across several states in the country recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday that the Centre, along with various state governments, is trying hard to control it.

Addressing the inaugural session of IDF World Dairy Summit 2022 in Greater Noida, Modi said, “While discussing with you today, I will also mention the latest challenge faced by the dairy sector. In the recent past, there has been a loss of livestock due to the disease named lumpy across many states in India. The central government, along with various state governments, is trying hard to control it”. Read more

14:03 (IST)12 Sep 2022
Jacqueline Fernandez seeks to postpone questioning in extortion case, cites pre-scheduled shoots

Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez has requested the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police to postpone her questioning on Monday, pointing out that she has some pre-scheduled shoots, the police said. The actor had been summoned in connection with the Rs 200 crore extortion case filed against alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar and this is the second time that Jacqueline has requested the investigation team to postpone it citing prior commitments, officers said. Sukesh had allegedly extorted Rs 200 crore from the wife of former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Singh.

Special CP (Crime and EOW) Ravindra Singh Yadav said they summoned four to five people, including actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi in connection with the probe. “Investigation is going on to ascertain all the links, (and whether) people involved in the main conspiracy and people who accepted gifts were aware of his background or not,” he said. Read more

13:46 (IST)12 Sep 2022
Delhi HC stays Lokpal proceedings against JMM’s Shibu Soren in disproportionate assets case

The Delhi High Court Monday stayed the proceedings initiated by Lokpal of India against JMM president and Rajya Sabha MP Shibu Soren on the basis of a complaint alleging he has amassed huge wealth and assets by “adopting unscrupulous and corrupt means” in Jharkhand.

Justice Yashwant Varma said the matter requires consideration and till the next date of listing, there shall be a “stay of further proceedings pending before” the Lokpal. The court listed the matter for hearing on December 14. Read more

 

In other news, a 23-year-old food delivery executive died after an SUV being driven by a Class 11 student of a prominent private school allegedly hit his motorbike at Desh Bandhu Gupta Road late Friday night, said police. Police said that after the incident, the boy and his friend, a foreign national, allegedly left the car, an MG Hector, at the spot and fled. DCP (Central) Shweta Chauhan said, “We have registered an FIR and apprehended the juvenile. The deceased was identified as Rahul Kumar, a resident of Gole Market, who works with Swiggy. He was going with his cousin to meet his friends. Further investigation is on.”

Gurgaon police have booked two directors of a company, including a Chinese national, for their alleged involvement in providing ‘dummy’ directors to Chinese shell companies. The FIR, on the complaint of Nitin Phartyal, deputy director, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), was registered Thursday night after a team of officers from the Ministry conducted a search and seizure inquiry at the office of a firm on MG Road in Gurgaon. Police said the company is primarily operated by the directors.

On other updates, in a coordinated raid by cyber crime police in Gurgaon, four persons were arrested for their alleged involvement in extorting money on the pretext of providing small loans through Chinese-funded loan applications.

Police said the accused, Deepak, Sakshi Sethia, Ankit Kumar and Divyansh Kumar, had been running fake call centres in Gurgaon and Noida, and added that the gang had been active in Gurgaon since July 2021 and had disbursed micro loans to over 1 lakh people across the country.

Read also | Ordered to surrender, 3 men from Bishnoi-Brar gang fire at police team 

A day after two men died after being trapped in a sewer while it was being cleaned in Outer District’s Bakkarwala area Friday afternoon, the family of one of the victims alleged he was made to clean the sewer even though it was not his job to do so.

The incident took place on Friday afternoon at a DDA apartment complex in Pocket D, Loknayak Puram. Police said the victims were identified as Rohit Chandilya (32), a private sweeper who worked at the complex, and Ashok (aged between 28 and 30 years), a guard with the DDA who tried to rescue Chandilya.

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First published on: 11-09-2022 at 07:38 IST
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