All-party meet on trafficking convened
With the human trafficking case allegedly involving a BJP MP stirring a hornets' nest, Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has convened an all-party meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss the issue.
The meeting assumes significance as Delhi Police have re-issued notices to four MPs whose names were mentioned in the case, in which suspended BJP MP Babubhai Katara, an accused, is in jail.
The four MPs — Ramswarup Koli (BJP), Mohammad Tahir Khan, Ashok Kumar Rawat and Mitrasen Yadav (all BSP) — have been asked to appear before police by tomorrow.
The Speaker has convened the meeting to discuss the issue of ethics in the wake of Katara episode.
The Katara affair kicked up a controversy amid demands from certain quarters to do away with facilities such as diplomatic passports given to MPs.
The 14th Lok Sabha has witnessed expulsion of as many as 10 members over a year ago in the wake of cash-for-query scam, an unprecedented development in Parliamentary history.
They were shown the door with the House approving a resolution in this regard.
Unemployed elementary teacher training (ETT) teachers on Tuesday held a protest over their longstanding demands pertaining to recruitment porcess. Speaking on the occasion, Unemployed ETT Teachers Union president Deepak Kamboj said they were demanding that the joining letter of ETT 6635 recruitment be issued at the earliest and the subsequent process be initiated.
A resident of Modern Housing Complex, Manimajra, was duped by an unidentified woman who impersonated a bank employee and cheated Dinesh Kumar Badhwar of ₹40,905. Badhwar alleged that the woman noted the one-time password shared with him and later completed a transaction of ₹40,905. A case under Sections 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian penal Code has been registered at the cyber crime police station.
Police have arrested a Kharar resident for stealing a gold bangle from a Sector-22 shop where Singh is employed. Police said, the manager of Durga Trading Company in Sector 22, Bittu Verma, alleged that their employee, Baldeep Singh of MC Colony, Kharar, stole a gold bangle weighing 28.27 gm on July 25. On detecting the theft, he filed a police complaint. Following a probe, police arrested Singh on Monday.
Over 19,000 students have staked claim for the 13,570 Class-11 seats at Chandigarh's government schools as the online portal for submitting application forms was closed on Tuesday evening. As per data shared by the UT education department, 21,367 students registered online, of which, 19,271 submitted application forms. The portal remained open till 5.30 pm on Tuesday. “Counselling will be held to ensure that everyone gets a fair chance,” he said.
Cameras installed in electric buses or e-buses in Lucknow would now be linked to bus depot control room for efficient monitoring of passengers. “The cameras have been linked to our control room and monitoring has begun by control room staff. Now the acts of eve-teasing or theft would be efficiently checked,” said Pallav Bose, a senior official of Lucknow City Transport Services. There are 105 electric buses or e-buses in Lucknow, running on 22-routes.