High alert in Delhi following Andhra mosque blast
A high alert was sounded in the capital on Friday evening following a blast in Hyderabad's Mecca Masjid that killed at least five people, with security beefed up at all sensitive points, especially the Jama Masjid and the Metro stations.
"An alert has been sounded in the wake of the blast in Hyderabad," Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said.
Additional police personnel have been deployed along with bomb disposal squads at Delhi Metro stations, at railway stations and bus terminals.
"An extra security cover has been extended to all the religious places, including the Jama Masjid, Akashardham and Iskcon temples," Bhagat added.
Delhi Police sleuths have put road barricades at various intersections and sniffer dogs have been deployed at railway stations. Metal detectors are in place at entry points in busy markets and security agencies are keeping a close watch over all VIP areas.
At least five people were killed and 16 injured when a blast went off near a water tank in the historic Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad just after the Friday prayers.
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.