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Delhi News Live: IYC protests in Delhi demanding arrest of SFI members who vandalised Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad office

Delhi News Live updates, June 25: Meanwhile, AAP's Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh Saturday said that party MLAs receiving “threats over calls and messages” and that the law and order situation in Delhi has turned into a “joke”.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: June 25, 2022 10:50:19 pm
Security personnel stop members of Indian Youth Congress (IYC) during their protest outside the CPI(M) headquarters over vandalisation of Rahul Gandhi's office in Wayanad, in New Delhi. (PTI)

Delhi news live: A day after Congress MP Rahul Gandhi’s office in Kerala’s Wayanad was attacked allegedly by SFI members, Indian Youth Congress (IYC) workers staged a protest in Delhi demanding the arrest of those involved in vandalism. The protest was held outside the CPI(M) office near Gol Market. They held placards that read ‘Arrest SFI goons’, ‘Say No to Left’s Anarchy!’ and raised slogans in favour of Rahul Gandhi. A protest march of the SFI against Rahul Gandhi’s office in Wayanad on Friday turned violent as a group of activists allegedly entered his office and vandalised it, prompting Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to strongly condemn the incident and warn of stern action against the culprits.

Aam Aadmi Party MLAs are receiving “threats over calls and messages” and the law and order situation in Delhi has turned into a “joke”, the party’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said on Saturday. Hitting out at the union government and Home Minister Amit Shah, he said the law and order situation in Delhi is “dwindling” and added: “Some elected legislators of the AAP have received threats over the phone from the mafia and extortion calls have been made to them, and they have also been threatened of dire consequences. This has not happened just once or twice; they have received 24 such calls from these goons. The threats have not only been directed at them but their families as well. Some legislators have been asked for Rs 5 lakh and some Rs 10 lakh by these extortionists.”

Delhi recorded 1,447 new Covid cases and one more death on Friday, while the positivity rate dropped to 5.98 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here. These fresh cases came out of 24,203 tests conducted the previous day, it said. The infection tally has risen to 19,28,841 while the death toll stands at 26,243. Delhi had recorded 1,934 Covid cases and zero death on Thursday, while the positivity rate had stood 8.10 per cent.

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Delhi News Live: IYC protests in Delhi demanding arrest of SFI members who vandalised Rahul Gandhi's Wayanad office; Our MLAs getting extortion calls from goons, says AAP’s Sanjay Singh; Covid-19 positivity rate dropps to 5.98 per cent; follow this space for more updates

21:58 (IST)25 Jun 2022
Water supply will be partially hit in north, northwest and west Delhi: DJB

The Delhi Jal Board said on Saturday that water supply will be partially hit in north, northwest and west Delhi as clear water production has been affected at water treatment plants in Haiderpur and Bawana.
It appealed to people to make judicious use of water.

"Due to less receipt of raw water in Delhi Sub Branch (DSB), Carrier Line Channel (CLC) at Haiderpur and also fluctuation and unusual floating material in DSB and CLC, the clear water production has been affected from water treatment plants at Haiderpur Phase-I, Phase-II, Bawana, Nangloi, Dwarka WTPs," it said, adding that the situation is being reviewed constantly.

"Delhi Jal Board is endeavouring to rationalize the water supply. However water will be available at low pressure till the situation improves. The affected areas are North Delhi, North West Delhi, West Delhi and parts of South Delhi, including Delhi Cantt., and the command area of Deer Park. Therefore, public is requested to make judicious use of water," it said. (PTI)

21:29 (IST)25 Jun 2022
Carry out regular maintenance of roads to ensure no inconvenience to commuters: Sisodia to PWD officials

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday asked officials to ensure that road maintenance work is carried out regularly so that commuters do not face any problems during or after monsoon anywhere in the national capital, according to an official statement.

Sisodia, who also holds charge of the Public Works Department, said this during a meeting with senior officials and junior engineers of the PWD. He also sought suggestions from the officials to make Delhi roads better.

Noting that junior engineers are "frontline warriors" of the mission to make Delhi roads safer and world-class, he said they will have to develop a global vision and take ownership of their work. (PTI)

21:29 (IST)25 Jun 2022
Delhi LG issues directions for reconstitution of district road safety committees

Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena has issued directions for the reconstitution of district road safety committees with the mandate to carry out periodic reviews of road accidents in their respective jurisdictions. According to officials, the reconstitution has been ordered in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).

The MoRTH and the Delhi government are putting emphasis on road safety and ascertaining the reasons behind fatal accidents. The bus lane drive being implemented by the Delhi government is also a step towards curbing road accidents, he added.

A District Road Safety Committee shall hold its meeting at least fortnightly on a virtual platform and meet physically at least once a month at a venue prescribed by the chairman, that is the district magistrate. (PTI)

21:28 (IST)25 Jun 2022
Fashion blogger pushed off building with hands and legs tied, husband arrested

A Ghaziabad-based fashion blogger died after being pushed off a building in Agra, allegedly by her husband and his family, police said, adding that the accused also tied her hands and legs before throwing her off. Police identified the victim as Ritika Singh (30) and said they have arrested her husband Akash Gautam and two others.

Police said Gautam was angry over the woman staying with a friend at an apartment in Agra, and an argument between the two ended in the fatal incident.

“We received information that a woman died after falling off the fourth floor of a building in the Nagla Mewati area. During the probe, it was found that she had been staying with a friend at the flat. Her husband came with his family members on Friday and an argument broke out, and she was eventually pushed off the building,” said Sudhir Kumar Singh, SSP Agra. Read More

21:27 (IST)25 Jun 2022
‘He pulled out a gun, put it on my neck’: Woman shot at by former schoolmate who was stalking her

A 19-year-old woman was allegedly shot at by her former schoolmate, who she said had been stalking her for some time, in IMT Manesar on Saturday morning. Police said the woman suffered a bullet wound and is recovering at a private hospital, where her condition is stable.

According to police, the incident took place around 8.50 am when the woman was on her way to work at IMT Manesar area.

In her complaint, the woman, who hails from Ghaziabad, said she stays in a paying guest accommodation in Baskushla, IMT Manesar, and has been working in a private company in Sector 8. Read More

21:26 (IST)25 Jun 2022
Flown to Delhi for treatment, man shot during Prophet remark protests in Ranchi clings on to life

Nadeem Ansari, 24, was airlifted to Delhi on Saturday with his condition not improving after days of treatment at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS)-Ranchi. He was shot at the back of his neck as the protest against remarks about the Prophet, made by suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma, turned violent on June 10 and police fired to control the crowd.

His sister, Mussarat Parween, who accompanied him in the air ambulance, claimed her brother was out to get medicines for his nephew who had fever. “He had stepped out not even five minutes before things turned violent; he was just half a kilometre from the home. Our neighbours who were in the protest informed us that he had been shot,” said Parween. When the family reached RIMS, where those who died or were injured in the violence were taken, they saw their brother walking and talking. Read More

18:03 (IST)25 Jun 2022
10 women arrested for clashing with liquor shop staff in south Delhi

Ten people, all women, were arrested after a clash broke out between a group of women protesting the opening of a liquor shop in south Delhi's Tigri area and the shop's staff, police said on Saturday.
The incident happened Thursday around 8.30 am before the shop was opened.

The quarrel started with a protest staged by a group of local women, who were apparently against the opening of the liquor shop in the area, police said.

Officials said that the police was already brought in at the spot, as they had got to know about the protest, besides the female staff, who were deployed by the owner of the shop.

As their demonstration got heated, the protesters got into a fight with the women staff of the shop, roughing up a male police too. Head Constable Ranjeet, the beat officer of the area, got caught in the fight and his uniform was also torn by those in the crowd, the officer said. The situation in the area was brought under control and medical of the injured staff was conducted at AIIMS Trauma Centre, the officer added. (PTI)

18:02 (IST)25 Jun 2022
Ensure no child is left behind, Sisodia tells Delhi govt school principals ahead of new academic session

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Saturday held a meeting with over 200 principals from Delhi government schools “to set the targets and strategy” for the new academic session and asked them to “set minimum benchmarks in their school regarding school infrastructure, cleanliness, and school environment”.

He said it was the “responsibility of the school heads to set their own accountability for their school and ensure that nothing in the school falls below the minimum benchmark set by them”.

“For this, the government will provide all necessary facilities and funds to the schools. Also, schools will be reviewed from time to time by DoE officials to check the maintenance of schools,” the Delhi government said in a statement. Read More

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15:54 (IST)25 Jun 2022
Rajinder Nagar bypoll: All set for counting of votes tomorrow

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Gurgaon: Four held for fleeing with consignment of almonds worth Rs 2 crore

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According to the police, a complaint was lodged at Bilaspur police station on June 16 by a transporter who alleged that a truck carrying his company’s consignment of 899 sacks of almonds had left Maharashtra for Delhi on June 14, but did not reach its destination.

The complainant had alleged that the truck’s GPS had been turned off and the driver’s phone was found switched off, adding that they suspected that the driver, Abid, had embezzled the goods. An FIR was registered under section 407 (criminal breach of trust by carrier etc) of the Indian Penal Code. Read More

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Ritika Singh (30), had been staying with a friend, and was confronted by her husband Akash Gautam over this. An argument took place between the two, following which Akash and his family members allegedly tied Ritika's hands and threw her off the apartment's balcony, said police. Read more

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The weather office predicted partly cloudy skies for the day with the maximum temperature expected to hover around 40 degrees Celsius.

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First published on: 25-06-2022 at 09:16:37 am