Truck mows down Delhi cop
A speeding truck mowed down a police constable and critically injured his colleagues while they were patrolling on a motorbike in northeast Delhi.
The accident occurred early on Friday when the driver of the speeding truck lost control of the vehicle near the Bhajanpura CNG filling centre.
Dherender Vats, 39, who was riding the motorbike, died while his passenger Javeer suffered critical injuries as they were dragged under the truck.
Police said the truck driver managed to escape from the scene.
Vats, who joined the police in 1998, is survived by his wife and three children.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath, deputy chief ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak besides Jal Shakti minister Swatantra Dev Singh participated in a silent march from the Lok Bhawan to the GPO in Lucknow on Sunday. The silent march was taken out to highlight the horrors of partition. The Bharatiya Janata Party has named the occasion 'Vibhajan vibhishika smriti diwas (horrors of partition remembrance day).'
Lucknow: Over one lakh people will assemble at Ramgarh Tal in Gorakhpur on Independence Day to sing the national anthem. The people were urged to carry the national flag while assembling near the Ramgarh Tal, Vice chairman, Gorakhpur Development Authority, Prem Ranjan Singh said. The national anthem will be sung at 6 pm on Monday. The Air Force band will play patriotic songs. The Ramgarh Tal and Digvijay Nath Park have been decorated with colourful lights.
Seven persons, including two women and five men, were arrested for posing as Mumbai Police officials and robbing a wellness company in Netaji Subhash Place on August 10, Delhi Police said on Sunday. During the probe, police scanned footage from CCTV cameras in the area and discovered that a few members of the gang were standing outside the company during the robbery.
Lucknow From Uttar Pradesh alone, approximately 80 lakh flags were pinned on the Har Ghar Tiranga website till Sunday (August 14). The number is expected to touch one crore by Independence Day. Out of 50463358 pins on the website till Sunday evening, UP stands at the top position followed by Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi. Har Ghar Tiranga website allows people to pin and post selfies with flags with four simple steps.
Most parts of the Capital received light showers on Sunday, owing to a slight northward movement of the monsoon trough, which is also expected to bring light rain and drizzle on Monday morning--when the Prime Minister gives his speech at Red Fort on the occasion of Independence Day, officials of the India Meteorological Department said. The wet-bulb temperature takes into account the combined effect of humidity and air temperature.