On the lines of a testing drive carried out between July 2 and 12, the administration is setting up camps in residential complexes and community centers to offer free rapid antigen testing in coordination with RWAs.
The factory employed 40-50 people who were paid approximately Rs 5,000 a month for stuffing and packaging candles. Amid the lockdown, many workers had flocked to the factory for any chance of getting work.
On Sunday, locals heard a loud explosion followed by screams. Those who rushed to the spot claimed there were approximately 40 people working in the small space. Some of them broke a part of the wall to escape.
“It appears the factory was operating illegally without adequate paperwork. The cause of the fire is being investigated... An FIR will be filed against the factory owner and arrests will be made soon,” said Neeraj Jadaun, SP, Rural, Ghaziabad.
According to investigators, the victims’ throats were slit with a sharp object. The two were declared dead on arrival at the hospital. The police then formed four investigation teams under the supervision of Ghaziabad Senior Superintendent of Police Kalanidhi Naithani.
According to the family, Anshika fainted due to heat and exhaustion, which made the bus driver and conductor believe she is a Covid patient. The family alleged an argument erupted and they threw her off the bus close to a toll plaza in Mathura.
The family members of Pradeep Tomar had alleged in an FIR that DSP Santosh Mishra, Pilkhuwa Station House Officer (SHO) Yogesh Baliyan, Sub-Inspector Ajab Singh, and four unnamed policemen had tortured the 35-year-old to death on the intervening night of October 13 and 14.
The victim's family told police that Naina, along with her parents, had gone to a market in Tila Mor when masked men approached her. Initially an argument broke out, which soon turned violent, and the accused allegedly stabbed Naina multiple times, police said.
According to the FIR filed at Deoband police station, the victim, Israr, was cornered by a mob on Thursday evening and was beaten with sticks and rods. He was rushed to a nearby hospital in Deoband but died during treatment.
“As per Census 2011, there are 4.9 lakh transgenders in India out of which 30,000-35,000 stay in NCR. The move will be an important step in providing meaningful inclusion and participation of the transgender community,” said Ritu Maheshwari, MD NMRC, in a statement.
Since taking charge last year, the DG Department of Prisons Admin & Reform, also called Anand Kumar, has accelerated the process of developing an in-house jail radio system operated by and for the prisoners.
The killing has led to allegations of caste discrimination in UP's Dhomkhera, a village of about 650-700 people in Amroha district, dominated by upper-caste Chauhans and with about 30 from the Jatav community.