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Delhi News Highlights: CUET-PG result to be declared on Monday; AAP alleges scam in garbage collection

Delhi-NCR Rain News, Delhi News Live Updates, September 25, 2022: The results of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for admission to PG programmes will be announced on Monday, a 12-year-old boy is in ICU after he was sexually assaulted and attacked with bricks and rods, allegedly by three minors, in northeast Delhi last week.

The University Grants Commission on Sunday wrote to vice chancellors of universities opting for CUET to start the admission process. (File)

Delhi News Today, Delhi Rain Today Updates: The results of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for admission to postgraduate programmes will be announced on Monday, according to UGC Chairman Jagadesh Kumar. “National Testing Agency (NTA) will declare CUET-PG results on 26 September (Monday) by 4 pm, required for Post-graduate admissions in the participating universities. Best wishes to all the students,” he tweeted.

A 12-year-old boy is in ICU after he was sexually assaulted and attacked with bricks and rods, allegedly by three minors, in northeast Delhi last week. The incident prompted the Delhi Commission for Women to send a notice to the Delhi Police, seeking immediate action as the FIR was allegedly registered six days after the incident. Police, however, claimed the family refused to record their statement earlier. One of the accused has been apprehended, while the others are absconding. Though the DCW’s letter states four boys were involved in the incident, police said there were three accused.

The Aam Aadmi Party Saturday alleged a Rs 84 crore scam in the collection of garbage at the Bhalswa landfill site. The BJP-led MCD is responsible for all sanitation-related work, including garbage collection. AAP MLA and MCD In-charge Durgesh Pathak said Saturday that BJP gave a tender to a private company to collect garbage at the Bhalswa landfill at the rate of Rs 3,250 per metric tonne but gave the same tender to another company at the rate of Rs 400 per metric tonne when the tender of the previous company was cancelled, as per change in rules.

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Delhi News Live Updates: Delhi’s monsoon deficit is 22% this year despite September showers; CUET-PG result to be declared on Monday at 4 pm, 12-year-old boy in ICU after brutal sexual assault by 3 minors. Follow this space for the latest news updates from Delhi NCR.

22:41 (IST)25 Sep 2022
Capital reports 75 new Covid cases, TPR declines to 1.10%

The national capital on reported 75 new Covid cases and no related deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the government health bulletin released Sunday evening.

As many as 73 patients recovered over the last 24 hours. 6,822 Covid tests were conducted and the TPR was found to be 1.10 per cent.

22:38 (IST)25 Sep 2022
Main carriageway of Hero Honda chowk flyover from Jaipur towards Delhi to reopen tonight

The main carriageway of Hero Honda chowk Flyover from Jaipur towards Delhi on NH-48 will re-open from tonight at 12 am for regular traffic movement, authorities said on Sunday.

The carriageway was closed for traffic for six days from September 21 to September 26 due to repair work being undertaken by the NHAI.

21:24 (IST)25 Sep 2022
12-year-old boy in ICU after brutal sexual assault by 3 minors

A 12-year-old boy is in ICU after he was sexually assaulted and attacked with bricks and rods, allegedly by three minors, in Northeast Delhi last week. The incident prompted the Delhi Commission for Women to send a notice to the Delhi Police, seeking immediate action as the FIR was allegedly registered six days after the incident. Police, however, claimed the family refused to record their statement earlier.

One of the accused has been apprehended, while the others are absconding.

Though the DCW’s letter states four boys were involved in the incident, police said there were three accused. Read more

20:57 (IST)25 Sep 2022
Delhi govt to get 2,300 mini e-buses to ensure better connectivity in capital’s rural areas

In a bid to facilitate better last-mile connectivity and transportation services to rural and outer parts of the national capital, the AAP-led Delhi government has planned to procure around 2,300 nine-metre-long mini electric buses, christened “rural feeders”.

According to a senior government official, the buses will be brought out under the FAME-II scheme through Convergence Energy Services Limited. “Delhi has plans to buy 6,300 electric buses for its public transport fleet, of these 2,300 will be low-floor buses, which will run on 172 routes in rural areas, villages and outer parts of the city where the frequency of standard buses is currently limited,” said the official. Read More

18:39 (IST)25 Sep 2022
CUET-PG result to be declared on Monday at 4 pm: UGC Chairman Jagadesh Kumar

The results of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for admission to postgraduate programmes will be announced on Monday, according to UGC Chairman Jagadesh Kumar.

"National Testing Agency (NTA) will declare CUET-PG results on 26 September (Monday) by 4 pm, required for Post-graduate admissions in the participating universities. Best wishes to all the students," he tweeted.

The University Grants Commission on Sunday wrote to vice chancellors of universities opting for CUET to start the admission process. "You are requested to make necessary preparations for admissions, including website and web portals, so that the PG admission process may be timely started, based on the CUET score," it said. (PTI)

17:43 (IST)25 Sep 2022
Fill in 'maximum' programme-college preferences: DU advises aspirants as Phase II of UG admission begins Monday

With Phase II of Delhi University’s undergraduate admission process starting Monday, the varsity’s primary word of advice to candidates has been to fill in a “maximum” number of programme-college preferences while registering.

Because of the nature of the registration process this year, this guiding principle is crucial for candidates to ensure the best possible chance of securing a seat at the University, even if it might not be their most coveted choice.

Over the next two weeks, candidates will be expected to select the programmes and in order of preference, list out the programme plus college preferences for which they would like to be considered. Read more

16:50 (IST)25 Sep 2022
DCW alleges sexual assault of minor boy, issues notice to police

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Sunday alleged that a 12-year-old boy was sexually assaulted in northeast Delhi's Seelampur and issued a notice to the police in connection with the matter.

The DCW said it received a complaint from a woman who said that her son was sexually assaulted. She informed that on September 18 her child was sexually assaulted by four men, the panel said. The woman claimed that the accused had also beaten up her son with bricks and rods.

The child, who informed his parents about the incident on September 22, is in hospital. The panel has sought a copy of the FIR registered into the matter along with the details of the arrested accused and a detailed action taken report by September 28. (PTI)

16:37 (IST)25 Sep 2022
On 93rd Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi seeks suggestions to name cheetah campaign

The successful translocation of Namibian cheetahs to Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh was the focus of the 93rd episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who said Sunday that a task force has been set up to monitor the progress of the big cats in their new environment, while also seeking suggestions to name the cheetah campaign.

During the monthly radio programme, PM Modi said it will be several months before the cheetahs finally adapt and the task force will make an assessment after which the government will take a call on whether the park can be opened to the public. Read more

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14:19 (IST)25 Sep 2022
Racket offering fake Indian passports busted, 9 held at Delhi’s IGI Airport

The Delhi Police Thursday arrested nine people, including eight Bangladeshi nationals, for allegedly forging passports and other documents to gain Indian citizenship. The police said the accused arrived at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport from Seychelles, South Africa, Nepal and other neighbouring countries Wednesday.

The main accused, Debashish Chakraborty (52), is a resident of Kolkata who runs a nexus by providing Indian passports and forged visa documents to foreign nationals, the police said. Read more

14:18 (IST)25 Sep 2022
Delhi’s monsoon deficit is 22% this year despite September showers

Despite the heavy showers in Delhi over the last three days, the overall rain deficit in the city is still around 22 per cent, according to data provided by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Delhi usually receives 539 mm of rain between June 1 and September 24, as per the data. This year, it received 419.3 mm of rain during this period, a deficit of 22 per cent. In 2021, Delhi received 413 mm of rain in September alone. “The three consecutive days of rain have not managed to wipe out the city’s monsoon rain deficit. The city saw a massive shortfall in June and August, but July received more rain than normal. Now, September has brought more than usual rain, but it has still not managed to make up for the shortfall,” said a senior IMD official. Read more

14:18 (IST)25 Sep 2022
Ahead of festival season, Noida police hold meeting with religious leaders

With the festival season approaching, the Gautam Buddh Nagar police held a meeting with prominent citizens and leaders of various religions in Noida’s Sector 6 on Friday and asked them to help maintain a peaceful atmosphere in the coming days.

In a statement, the police said such meetings were held periodically to maintain social harmony and that it was the shared responsibility of the attendants and police officers to help maintain law and order in the region. Read more

14:17 (IST)25 Sep 2022
Man arrested after shootout in Ghaziabad’s Vijay Nagar area, cop injured

The Ghaziabad police on Saturday night arrested a man following an encounter in the Vijay Nagar area, officers said. The man, whom they identified as Raja Khalid, was wounded in the shootout, along with a policeman.

Routine checks were underway in the jurisdiction of Vijay Nagar station when a two-wheeler with two riders refused to stop for the same, prompting officers to alert personnel nearby, the police said. The two men then travelled in the direction of Richpal Gadhi Puliya, where a police team attempted to stop them. Read more

13:37 (IST)25 Sep 2022
'We are protesting to ensure justice for Ankita': AAP leader

While taking part in the AAP's protest against the Uttarakhand government, party Ghonda in-charge Divya Chaturvedi said: "The protest was initially supposed to be held outside BJP headquarters, but the police pushed us back and did not allow it. Meanwhile, they erected barricades too. We were peacefully protesting. We are protesting to ensure justice for Ankita and for the safety of Indian women. AAP women workers have organised this protest along with those hailing from Uttarakhand."

Meanwhile, an AAP worker said: "BJP is a party that garlands rapists. Those who killed Ankita should be given severe punishment."

13:31 (IST)25 Sep 2022
Delhi Govt to organise 10-day self-defence course for school teachers from Oct 10

After college and school students, the Delhi Government has decided to conduct self-defence classes for women teachers in its schools, officials said. The course will be from October 10 to 22 at Thyagaraj Stadium.

According to officials, the teachers will be taught techniques in self-defence, avoidance of conflict and de-escalation during the 10-day course. Each school has been asked to nominate one teacher for the programme. Read more

13:27 (IST)25 Sep 2022
AAP begins protest seeking justice for Ankita Bhandari

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers have commenced their protest seeking justice for 19-year-old Ankita Bhandari, whose body was recovered from a canal in Rishikesh. AAP workers, who gathered at their party office, were heard raising slogans such as "Mahila virodhi ye sarkaar. Nahi chalegi, nahi chalegi. Modi ji javaab do."

13:23 (IST)25 Sep 2022
Ankita Bhandari case: AAP to hold protest at BJP HQ

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to hold a protest at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi Sunday against the Uttarakhand government after the body of 19-year-old Ankita Bhandari was recovered from a canal in Rishikesh. Meanwhile, the police have erected barricades on both ends of a stretch that falls under the DDU Marg where the BJP HQ is located.

11:57 (IST)25 Sep 2022
Four held for robbing chartered accountant of Rs 9 lakh

The Delhi Police have arrested four men for allegedly robbing a chartered accountant of Rs 9 lakh at his office in East Delhi in broad daylight on Tuesday, September 20.

The police identified the accused as Lalit Kumar (24), Pushpak Singh (22), Sachin Thakur (23) and an employee of the chartered accountant, Aman Dubey (24), who allegedly aided the robbery.

The police said that the CA, Narender Kumar, called the Shakarpur station regarding the robbery and they reached the spot. Kumar’s driver Narender Kumar said that his employer had given him a bag of Rs 9 lakh to count on the first floor when two unknown men came in and robbed him at gunpoint, according to the police. Read more

11:26 (IST)25 Sep 2022
BJP MP Manoj Tiwari moves Supreme Court against firecracker ban in Delhi during Diwali

BJP MP Manoj Tiwari has moved the Supreme Court against the ban on firecrackers in Delhi during Diwali. The court will hear the matter on October 10.

Delhi has put a blanket ban on the sale, purchase and usage of firecrackers during festive seasons of Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and others. There is a presumption that other states may also ban it like last year. Due to the decisions, Hindus were targeted on the eve of Deepawali and were arrested. Indians, in general, were targeted on their festivals,” said Tiwari in a press statement. Read more

11:00 (IST)25 Sep 2022
After student suicide, DU asks colleges to counsel students on ‘importance of human life’

Days after a student of Zakir Husain Delhi College died by suicide, the Delhi University’s proctor has advised college and hostel officials to counsel students on “the importance of human life”.

An advisory addressed to deans, heads of departments, directors, principals, provosts and wardens in the university stated that there is a “recent trend” of students “taking away their lives” because of an inability to handle pressure. Read more

11:00 (IST)25 Sep 2022
No morning rain in Delhi, light drizzle forecast during day

There was no rain in Delhi Sunday morning after three consecutive days of intermittent precipitation, but the weather department has forecast light drizzle during the day.

The minimum temperature in the national capital on Sunday settled at 22.6 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The relative humidity recorded at 8:30 am is 93 per cent, they said. The weatherman has forecast a partly cloudy sky with possibility of very light rain and drizzle during the day. The maximum temperature is likely to reach around 29 degrees Celsius. (PTI)

A cab stranded in a waterlogged service lane at Narsinghpur on the Gurgaon-Delhi expressway.

Under the weather

Visuals of a cab stranded in a waterlogged service lane on the Gurgaon-Delhi expressway, with its driver sitting behind the wheel as rainwater came up to his waist and the passenger sitting helplessly on the roof with his suitcase, encapsulated the deluge as rain continued to lash the National Capital Region for the fourth consecutive day, inundating several areas. A portion of a road caved in, a wall of a house collapsed and a subway was flooded as intermittent rain continued through the day, stopping briefly in the evening.

3 officials of Delhi PFI unit sent to ED custody

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has told an NIA court that it is investigating banking transactions from foreign countries allegedly used for unlawful activities in India following which a NIA court sent three top office-bearers of PFI’s Delhi unit to seven days’ custody on Friday. Special Judge (NIA) Shailender Malik granted one week’s ED custody of the accused, Pervez Ahmad, who is the president of the PFI’s Delhi unit, general secretary Mohammad Illias, and office secretary Mohd Mateen.

Eye on dengue, CM chalks out action plan

As the city records a spurt in dengue cases, Delhi government has chalked out an action plan towards prevention including special homework for school children, 35 dedicated hospitals, case-based monitoring, larval source management and fogging. Chairing a meeting with state health department officials, CM Arvind Kejriwal Saturday said that to control the rise in cases, school children will be involved in the awareness campaign for better public participation.

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First published on: 25-09-2022 at 08:25:36 am
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