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2 lead story DIVYA DELHI | New Delhi | January 7, 2013 Who and what away. I kept waving for help. The ones who stopped stared minutes and took the victims to hospital in 33 minutes af- is right guarded response saying the law was taking its course, the against Choudhary at Vasant Vihar Police Station under at us, discussing what could ter receiving the first distress Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Section 228 (A) of the Indi- By Hardeep have happened. Nobody did call. It’s notable that victim’s slammed the police, saying an Penal Code. Choudhary, Singh Bedi anything,” he said in an inter- friend had alleged that police they would oppose the move who was recently arrested view to Zee News channel. reached on the spot after 30- to target the media. by the Delhi Police for alleg- The Delhi Police, which is 40 minutes and wasted time The Left also hit out at the edly demanding Rs 100 crore already under fire for muz- over the jurisdiction of the police, with CPI(M) leader from Congress MP Naveen NEW DELHI: As the coun- Brinda Karat saying, “In this zling anti-gang rape protests in crime. Jindal’s firm for stopping try was trying to bear the particular case, the boy who Delhi, refuted the allegation. But, apart from giving negative news, moved a city loss of the Delhi gang rape is also a victim is reveal- In a short explanation, clarification Delhi Police also court seeking his statement victim, Zee News aired an ing the terrible traumatic Delhi Police said their Police registered a case against Zee be video-recorded but the or- interview of gang rape vic- experience that he has gone Control Room (PCR) vans under Section 228A of the In- der was silent on his request. tim’ friend, who is the only through. Nobody can stop got the first call at 10.21 p.m. dian Penal Code, which deals The above story poses many witness of the barbaric crime him from doing that. And the that night about a couple, in- with disclosure of identity of obvious questions: whose happened on December 16, use of 228-A in this case by cluding a woman, lying on victims of certain offences. claim is right about the help 2012 in Delhi. As the inter- the Delhi Police and the gov- the road in a pool of blood. The police action against that Delhi gang rape victim viewee shocked the nation ernment seems be to protect They claimed that two rescue the channel led to furore. and her friend got after the by revealing what had hap- them rather than the victim.” vans reached the spot within While the Congress gave a heinous crime on the fateful pened with them during and A US-based eminent jour- night of December 16, 2012. after the crime, the Delhi Po- nalist body also asked the Was it right for the news lice was cornered. The 28-year-old male Interview carried by international media Delhi Police to refrain from channel to air interview of New Delhi: International media also highlighted the pressing charges against Zee victim’s friend? Was it right friend of the gang-raped vic- News. on the police’s part to slap a tim told Zee News on Friday interview of Delhi gang rape victim’s male friend broad- cast by Zee News. It has put Delhi Police in a bad light. “This is an instance of case against Zee News when that police delayed taking his greatly misplaced priorities. even Union Minister Shashi grievously injured friend to BBC ran a story under caption ‘India victim’s male friend recounts Delhi rape attack’. The New York Times Authorities are hardly pro- Tharoor has come out in open hospital that fateful Dec 16 tecting the victim’s rights by demanding the gang-rape night while they argued over story was titled “Rape Victim’s Friend Details Attack and Delays in Getting Help”. The Guardian story was retaliating against news me- victim should be named and jurisdictional area, losing dia that are bringing to light honoured? He recommended precious time in rushing her headlined “India gang-rape victim was left lying in street for an hour”. Business Insider reported the news with details of the horrific crime that the revised anti-rape law to hospital that might have that claimed her life,” said be named after her, and add- proven crucial in saving her. headline “A New Account Of India’s Brutal Gang Rape Is Out — And It Makes Delhi’s Police Look Awful”. Bob Dietz, Asia programme ed that this should be done if He also revealed callous- coordinator for Committee her parents have no objec- ness on the part of citizens The West Australian carried the news released by news agency AFP under caption “Outrage as boyfriend of to Protect Journalists CPJ). tion. Meanwhile, in a major saying that the two of them “Police should immediate- development, the gang rape lay naked on the road for Delhi rape victim speaks”. Singapore’s Straits Times headlined the news “No- ly drop their misguided plan victim’s father on Sunday re- more than two hours with to file charges,” Dietz said in vealed name of his daughter people stopping to look at body helped us for an hour: India gang-rape victim’s friend”. The news was also carried by major interna- a statement. to a British newspaper. them and then moving on. But, the furor has not de- Therefore, It’s high time “My friend was griev- tional media like CNN, Voice of America, International Business Times, The Miami Herald, The Sun, The terred Delhi Police from initi- everyone — public, police, ously injured and bleeding ating proceedings against Zee government, judiciary, me- Telegraph, ABC news, Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, profusely. Cars, autos and News editor Sudhir Choud- dia — introspects, and acts Sky News etcetera. bikes slowed down and sped hary. The case was filed rightly to make India safe.Why good Samaritans are wary of stepping forward By Rahul Vaishnavi will never forget what hap- Singh caught her red-handed. after she was physically abused pened as he tried to succour Singh had determined to take by her husband. The police lostNEW DELHI: There’s no an “accident victim” the night the girl to the police station. no time in dragging her intodearth of good Samaritans in of Dec 15. Verma says he was That was when the girl ripped a court case, and Singh wasthe city, but those who wish travelling through Ghitorni her shirt, accusing him of mo- left regretting her Samaritanto do good often weigh the road that connects Delhi to sub- lesting her and threatening him impulse.possibility of police harassment urb Gurgaon around midnight. with a case in court. “I was made a witness andor the chance that by aiding a He saw what appeared to be “I had no choice but to had to visit the court for astranger, one might be helping an accident site -- a couple lay quietly go away from there,” whole year till the case ended.a criminal. on the roadside, their scooter Singh told IANS. I have since decided not to IANS spoke with a cross- smashed against a tree. his way to the north campus Unfortunately, the nature meddle with such affairs,” shesection of people in the wake “I stepped outside my car of Delhi University last year of police questioning in such says. This fact has also beenof allegations made by the to help. Just as I was about to on his motorbike, he stopped cases is so crude that victims seconded by the Delhi gangfriend of the Dec 16 gang-rape reach the man, I saw a group of to offer a lift to a girl who said would rather spare themselves rape victim’s friend in his inter-victim that no one came to their men rushing out of their place embarrassment than go through view to Zee News. she would like to be dropped atrescue the night of the incident, of hiding behind the bushes to the legal procedure. And if “Nobody from the publicafter they were dumped on nab me,” Verma said. Hindu College. police harassment was not helped us. People were probablythe roadside. The woman had “I turned back and sped. Midway, the girl took out enough, more would be in store afraid that if they helped us, theybeen brutally raped, while her Some of the men followed me Singh’s wallet, which lay in for those who serve as witness- would become witnesses to the28-year-old software engineer and hurled stones at my car,” he a bag slung on his shoulder es, and must face courts. crime and would be asked tofriend was assaulted. said. 32-year-old Vivek Singh as he rode his bike. While the Savita Singh, 52, had once come to the police station and Jayant Verma, 43, says he did not get away so easily. On girl reached for his cellphone, taken a neighbour to hospital court,” he told the channel.
DIVYA DELHI | New Delhi | January 7, 2013 nation 3They still fast for justice snippets Delhi l BJP leader arrested IANS temperature breaks all previous re- from the Ram Manohar Lohia hos- cords. pital came to examine them initially for rapeNEW DELHI: The frigid cold in The makeshift tent with thin cloth but have stopped visting them now. NEW DELHI: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)Delhi has started to take its toll on walls where they doze off at night “They are just not bothered any- leader here was arrested for allegedly raping athe two men who have been on a and the layers of blankets are of little more,” a hopeless Gangwar said. woman, police said Saturday. The accused washunger strike demanding death sen- help.“I have terrible cold and my However, Gangwar’s younger produced in court and sent to two days policetence for the culprits in the gang-rape throat hurts,” murmured a frail Gang- brother Rakesh who is with him at custody. “Yogesh Attrey, 40, a member of thecase. The determined duo vowed to war as he took a sip of warm water Jantar Mantar said that they had got party’s Delhi Pradesh Working Committee, wascontinue their agitation till their last while one of his helpers rubbed cold both men checked by a doctor and arrested Friday from Rohini in north Delhi forbreath. balm on his nose and neck. “their vital parameters were fine”. raping a woman,” a senior police officer said. Rajesh Gangwar and Babu Singh Similar is the case with Singh, who The determined men too said that The complainant, who lives in Vijay Vihar,have been on hunger strike near the said that he felt “very weak” and the nothing could dampen their spirit. told the police that Attrey had sexual relationshistoric Jantar Mantar observatory in cold made him feel “feverish”. “If my death shakes the system since 2007 and threatened her with dire conse-the heart of the capital. While Gang- “I can’t take any medicines on and gets them (accused in the gang- quences if she disclosed their relationship, thewar’s fast entered its 13th day Sat- empty stomach even the balms are rape case) hanged, I am ready to die,” official said.urday, Singh is on day eight of his of no use in this weather,” he told Gangwar said. Gangwar, reached Attrey had contested Delhi assembly polls infast. IANS. Delhi Dec 24, Babu Singh from 2008 from Mangolpuri constituency on a BJP Both men continue to brave the They accused the government of Farrukhabad, also in Uttar Pradesh, ticket. – IANSDelhi winter as the city’s minimum being apathetic and said that doctors joined him in the fast Dec 29. Last l accused in Delhi heist arrestedJ&K to bear all expenses of acid victim’s treatment NEW DELHI: The fifth and last main accused in the city’s Rs.5.25 crore heist was arrested IANS support to them. He said the “entire on Friday afternoon from south Delhi’s INA expenses on her specialised treatment market, police said on Saturday.JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir outside the state in any hospital will be “Yogesh, who belongs to Sudamapuri ingovernment will bear all expenses borne by the state government”. east Delhi’s New Usmanpur, was arrestedfor the treatment of the woman who Meanwhile, The People’s Demo- three months after the Defence Colony heist,”suffered serious injuries in an acid at- cratic Party (PDP) Friday demanded said Chhaya Sharma, deputy commissioner oftack on her, Health Minister Sham Lal a government job for the acid attack police. Yogesh, 36, had been evading arrestSharma said here Friday. Two men victim. PDP spokesperson Naeem after the heist Sep 28, 2012, in south Delhi’sthrew acid on Rukya, 30, in Srina- Akhtar said that as the victim may lose Defence Colony. Cash of Rs.12 lakh and a .32gar Wednesday morning. The attack vision in one eye, her disability would bore pistol used in the crime were recoveredhas evoked strong reactions from the entitle her to a preferential treatment from his possession, said police.people from all across the Kashmir in getting a government job. The vic- Munne Lal, a guard of the van carrying theValley. As her condition worsened in tim was attacked by a motorcycle- cash, was shot dead during the robbery.a local hospital in Srinagar, she was borne assailant Jan 2 who threw acid The other accused -- Vijay Nahar Singh, Harishifted to Delhi for specialised treat- on her face. Doctors in a local hospital Kishan, Deepak, Ranjit Rumal -- were arrestedment. Sharma said that “such incidents where she was first admitted said she earlier and are lodged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail. With the arrest of all the accused, police haveare inhuman and unfortunate and need had sustained 60 percent acid burn recovered Rs.4.15 crore. – IANSto be condemned” and that the culprits wounds on her face. Her assailant hasdeserve severe punishment. In a state- been arrested. The local bar associa-ment, the minister expressed sympa- tion said in a statement that none of its Trespass l alleged atthies with the woman and her fam- members would defend the attacker inily and extended financial and moral a court of law. former army chief’s house NEW DELHI: An army officer illegallyStates for All Delhi police stations to have 9 women officers entered the sprawling bungalow of formerstricter rape IANS outrage over the gang-rape of a 23- year-old girl in the capital Dec 16. The army chief Gen V.K. Singh on Saturdaypunishment NEW DELHI: Each police station in and fiddled with girl died in a hospital in Singapore last Delhi will have two woman sub-in- the communication week. equipment, his coun- spectors and seven woman constables Delhi has 166 police stations. Of- sel Vishwajeet Singh IANS as part of enhanced policing measures in the backdrop of brutal gang rape of ficials said that a recruitment drive is alleged. The armyNEW DELHI: The con- a girl in the capital. likely to be undertaken for appointing said the incident occurred due to a communica-ference of state directors Home Minister Sushilkumar Shin- more women personnel in police sta- tion gap.general of police and chief de told reporters on Thursday that tions. “Major R. Vikram of 1 Signals unit, who wassecretaries has suggested a he had signed the file for appointing The government has appointed in uniform, illegally entered the residence ofslew of measures to com- two woman sub-inspectors and seven a committee to strengthen laws for Gen Singh and removed some cards from thebat crimes against women, woman constables in every police sta- telephone exchange from the room, which is proving speedier justice and enhancedan official press release tion in Delhi. also used for security monitoring of the house,” Shinde had announced earlier that punishment in cases of aggravated Vishwajeet Singh told reporters. “It is a case ofsaid Sunday. These include increas- all police stations in the capital will sexual assault. It has also appointed criminal tresspass...we will take recourse to alling punishment in cases of have woman police officials. The step a Commission of Inquiry to look into legal options available,” he said. – IANSgang-rape, fast-track courts was announced in the wake of public the gruesome rape incident.for crimes against women,a dedicated helpline forwomen across the countryand bringing down the ageof juveniles to 16 from 18. The conference called fora national database of sex-ual offenders, gender sen-sitisation of police, morewomen police personneland their deployment atevery police station andstrengthening forensic ca-pabilities and communitypolicing. It also suggestedamendments in laws. Theconference held Fridaywas called by the centralgovernment.
4 nation DIVYA DELHI | New Delhi | January 7, 2013Indian university system Snippets Delhi l temperature lowestin a mess: Educationists in five years NEW DELHI: Setting a new low for tempera- ture this winter, mercury in the national capital IANS mediate attention is the creation of addressed, they feel. on Sunday fell to 1.9 degrees Celsius -- five research institutes within the con- Criticising the policy makers and notches below average.KOLKATA: Educationists on Sat- fines of the university itself. administration for not taking a the This is the lowest recorded in Delhi in fiveurday expressed concern over In- “We have separate research in- bull by the horns, Pental also fo- years. It was in January 2008 that the tempera-dia’s university system, saying it is stitutes and then we have single cused on the “reluctance to follow ture touched 1.9 degrees, the India Meteorologi-in a “mess”. disciplined universities. Why don’t global benchmarks” cal Department said. The national capital, with “The university system is in a we give importance to the univer- Shedding light on the way ahead, the rest of north India, has witnessed a harshmess. What we are giving the stu- sity system like other countries Lakhotia said that in order to ac- winter, affecting normal life. Schools in the citydents is anybody’s guess,” said S.C. do? Building of research institutes quire global knowledge leadership, have been ordered shut until Jan 12. For thoseLakhotia of the Department of Zo- within the walls of the university is spending night in the open, it was hell. Many “we’ll need to overhaul our univer-ology, Banaras Hindu University needed to promote multidisciplinary homeless made a beeline for night shelters. sity system”.addressing a session at the 100th research and education,” Lakhotia According to the Delhi government, the capitalIndian Science Congress here. suggested. “Building comprehensive univer- sities, encouraging students to be- has 150 night shelters with a capacity to shelter Seconding Lakhotia, former Adding to Lakhotia’s observa- about 10,000 people.- IANSvice chancellor of Delhi Univer- tion, Pental said: “On the one hand come teachers, starting more num-sity Deepak Pental pointed out that there are so many research insti- ber of integrated courses, providing“one of the critical reasons” for tutes, on the other there is low level incentives to teachers and taking a l 25 Maha fast-track courtssuch a state of affairs is the lack of a of research in universities.” pyramidal approach to educationcomprehensive education system in The existence of dichotomy be- are some of the keys to ensure our only for women casesmany universities. tween liberal and professional edu- students get the best,” added Lak- MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government will Another sector that needs a im- cation is an issue that needs to be hotia. earmark 25 out of 100 fast-track courts across the state exclusively to deal with women-related cases, Home Minister R.R. Patil announced here Friday. He said that the Bombay High Court would be requested to do whatever was necessary so that women-related cases can be disposed of quickly and in a timebound man- ner. “The state government will also request the centre to make laws pertaining to any type of atrocities on women stricter in the wake of the‘Place health, education in recent gang-rape of a woman in Delhi,” Patil assured a delegation of Nationalist Congress Party women’s wing led by city president Chitra Wagh.- IANScentre of public debate’ l Music scheme to be named after Bhimsen IANS ning while delivering the inaugural healthcare, India spends only 1.2NEW DELHI: Nobel laureate lecture at the launch of Internation- al Centre for Human Development percent. “India should not cut on human welfare,” he said. JoshiAmartya Sen has noted that lack of here. India-born British economist MUMBAI: The Maharashtra cabinet has ap-basic utilities was responsible for Speaking on the theme human Lord Meghnad Desai suggested proved a classical music scheme worth Rs 45.66inequality in India and said social development post 2015, he said a special development index for lakh named after Pandit Bhimsen Joshi ahead ofindicators like health, education, issues like health care, educa- women in India. his second death anniversary, an official said.and human rights should form part tion, nutrition and human rights Rural Development Minister “In accordance with the State Cultural Policy,of the public debate in the coming should become issues of political Jairam Ramesh said the country 2010, five new sub-schemes will be implement-years. engagement.. According to Sen, needed high economic growth ed in the name of Joshi to encourage upcoming “Lack of basic utilities was re- around half of Indian families (48 to fund the large scale of invest- artists in the field of music. These will include asponsible for inequality in India.... percent) had no access to toilets, ment required for social develop- scholarship programme, classical music festi-issues like health care, education, and 43.5 percent of children ment and stressed that sanitation val, hostel for students, a lifetime achievementnutrition and human rights should were undernourished. “India failed should be at the centre of develop- award and aid to a notable music institute,” thebecome issues of political engage- on the healthcare indicator,” he ment discourse. The minister said official said.ment...development of social in- said. health and ecological poverty was A Bharat Ratna awardee, Joshi passed awaydicators contributes to economic According to him, while China becoming important in the country Jan 24, 2011 in a Pune hospital. He was 88.growth,” Sen said on Friday eve- spends 2.7 percent of its GDP on now. -IANS ‘Turn to old remedies against today’s lifestyle disorders’ IANS Congress, being held on the sidelines of the Indian Science Congress here. KOLKATA: Age-old methods like Highlighting the role of nutrition in eating whole grains, drinking enough women, she pointed out that due to water and traditional forms of exer- household responsibilities and safety cise like yoga and pranayama can issues, women do not get a chance to solve today’s lifestyle disorders, a exercise. renowned wellness expert suggested According to her, superfoods like Saturday. amla, aloe vera juice and various “We have to go back to our ancient types of whole grains must be incor- remedies to solve today’s problems porated in women’s diets to make which includes eating whole grains, up for the increasing consumption drinking enough water and tradition- of refined and starchy foods. Taking al forms of exercise like yoga and about stress, Sharma advised doing pranayama,” wellness expert Shikha breathing techniques like pranayama Sharma said at the Women’s Science to mitigate the problem.
DIVYA DELHI | New Delhi | January 7, 2013 nation 5Rape-murder in Noida, four policemen suspended IANS olpur, had not been arrested. police post in charge, had been ducted a search and reached The family got a call Satur- The mother of the dead wom- shunted to Police Lines after the police station where the of- day morning that the daughterNOIDA: Four policemen were an accused the rapists of killing the mother alleged that the po- ficer suggested she might have was lying dead alongside a roadsuspended and another shunted her daughter to do away with lice personnel misbehaved with eloped with her boyfriend. in Sector 63. She was half na-out here after a 22-year-old evidence. her when she told them that her After police did not show any ked.The mother said her daugh-woman who went missing was Two constables at the Model daughter was missing. It was on interest in locating the missing ter was gang-raped before beingfounded gang-raped and mur- Town police post and two oth- Friday that the victim left her woman, the distraught fam- killed.dered, police said on Sunday. ers attached to a Police Control home at 8.30 a.m. for a 12-hour ily contacted the factory whose “The autopsy report is expect- The victim’s family alleged Room van have been suspend- factory job in Sector 63. workers told them they saw her ed within two or three days,”that the main accused, Udaivir ed, a police officer said. When the girl did not reach leave at 9.00 p.m. -- up till the said Senior Superintendent ofSingh Yadav, a resident of Bahl- R.K. Rathi, the Model Town home until 10 p.m., they con- police post. Police Praveen Kumar.Self-defence urge shouldn’t be temporary Raj Thackeray It is just not young working Makkar said the most-taught kicks up women who are relying heavily self-defence technique was Ai- on pepper sprays for their safety. kido that teaches women when, Many companies are also mak- how and where to attack. By Rajesh Chauhan row with ing bulk orders - to instil security “Aikido is an effective self- in their women employees who defence technique that focusses work late in the night. on dislocation of joints and nerve Delhi Police said they have no points,” he added. ‘Bihari rapists’NEW DELHI: After the grue-some Delhi gang rape and sub- problem. Captain (retd) Jaipreet Joshisequent reported rape cases have “Carrying knives, chilli pow- of Fitcomb, who conducts self- der or sprays will help women protection classes in Delhi and statementshaken the psyche of women.It seems that the Delhi women defend themselves against any the National Capital Regionhave decided to take their se- man who may harass them. Any (NCR), said he has been floodedcurity in their own hands. They woman can attack the attacker in with calls from working womenare readying themselves to give self-defence. But it should not and anxious parents ever sincea tough time to the molesters be used without provocation and the Dec 16 gang-rape. IANS Thackeray’s remark evokedand rapists if they ever encoun- there should not be any misuse. It is not just working wom- strong condemnation. Biharter them. To instill the feeling We don’t mind citizens taking en who are enrolling for such MUMBAI: Maharashtra BJP leader and Animal Hus-of security among young girls, such self-defence measures. A classes. “We are getting queries Navnirman Sena (MNS) bandry Minister Giriraj Singhthe South Delhi Municipal Cor- woman can raise an alarm after from women of all age groups, chief Raj Thackeray kicked attacking (with the spray) and right from 15 to 50 years,” Joshi said the MNS leader has lostporation (SDMC) also recently up a storm once again when then call for police help,” Deputy added. his “mental balance” andlaunched a self-defence pro- he said that the perpetrators Commissioner of Police (North) A recent survey by industry of the recent Delhi gang-rape sought a ban on his party.gramme. Delhi Police, which isresponsible for maintaining law Sindhu Pillai told IANS. group Assocham showed a 40 were from Bihar. Former union minister andand order in the national capital, In the wake of the gang-rape percent fall in productivity of Speaking at the Global RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadavtoo is encouraging Delhi women in Delhi that brought thousands women employees at call cen- Konkan Festival in Mumbai also criticised Thackeray’sto adopt self-defence tactics. But, of women out on the streets of tres and IT companies because Saturday evening, he said the statements, saying that theself defence experts say that this the capital in unprecedented pro- many were afraid to venture out gang-rape of the 23-year-old MNS chief “has a habit ofurge shouldn’t be temporary. tests, many women are making at night and had thus reduced woman was sad and nobody speaking in this manner”. Reports suggest that Delhi a beeline for self-defence classes their hours or had quit. Accord- should ever face such a situ- Janata Dal-United leaderwomen are exploring options and getting trained in street- ing to martial art experts, mixed ation. Ali Anwar said Thackeray’sto teach molesters and rapists a fighting techniques to take on martial art training is also most “However, nobody is will- attackers. sought after and is a combina- statement was appalling andlesson. They are not only arming ing to go to the root of the mat-themselves with pepper sprays “After the brutal gang-rape, tion of Judo, Aikido, Muay Thai “he has gone mad”. ter and reveal who committedbut also learning self defence. many women, particularly and Karate, among others. the heinous crime. They were Congress spokesperson Pepper spray dealers said working women, approached us The experts said apart from all from Bihar,” Thackeray Rashid Alvi condemned thethere is a whopping increase in for self-defence classes,” Shiv these known techniques, women said. statement in New Delhi sayingthe sales of pepper sprays in the Makkar, martial arts trainer at are also keen to take up kick- The MNS chief said that that it was “unfortunate andpast few weeks - ever since the the 5 Element School of Arts in boxing which teaches one how whenever he raised the issue served to weaken the countryDec 16 incident of the gang-rape Rohini, told IANS. and where to punch. The train- of Bihari criminals, he was and its democracy”.of a 23-year-old in the city. He said the school had already ers say their fee ranges from abused, but now even Delhi In Maharashtra, the Con- The mix of pepper and other started two batches since the Dec Rs.2,000 to Rs.2,500 per month Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit gress hit back by termingchemicals cause a burning sen- 16 gang-rape and death of a 23- and classes are flexible accord- has commented on the mat- Thackeray’s statements as “ir-sation in the eyes and on the year-old woman. “Many want to ing to an individual’s schedule. ter. “She (Dikshit) said in theskin. An advertisement of a “self get trained in mixed martial arts, Joshi lamented that women start responsible and deplorable”. presence of Prime Ministerdefence pepper spray” Bodygard particularly street fighting,” he attending classes after such in- In the past, Thackeray had Manmohan Singh and Con-goes on to detail what else it can added. cidents but soon lose interest. gress president Sonia Gandhi said that migrants and Bi-do -- “Inflame his throat; Inflame Street fighting is a self-defence “They should continue their that migrants in Delhi were haris were responsible for thehis lungs; Make him temporarily technique an individual is taught training. If they stop it mid-way responsible for the spate of growing criminal activities inblind... Cut off all his functions to tackle at least five to six peo- there is no use,” he said. (With criminal activities,” Thack- Mumbai and other parts of theexcept breathing”. ple with and without weapons. IANS inputs) eray said. state.Naming of gang-rape victim welcomed on social media IANS the revelation will give courage “Admiration and respect for to revive their pledge to keep ries Dec 29 in a Singapore hos- to other women. The man was the father for letting her name fighting for stringent punishment pital, where she was shifted forNEW DELHI: As the father of interviewed in his village in Bal- (gang-rape victim) be known to for the woman’s six attackers and better treatment.the Delhi gang-rape victim re- lia district in Uttar Pradesh. The the world. This will definitely more security for women. Suhaib Ilyasi tweeted: “Nowvealed her name Sunday, it rejuve- publication carried pictures of her strengthen our cause as well as “She has a name. It’s not Nirb- that we know the name of thenated the campaign for justice for family at their ancestral home. give a face to this movement haya or Damini. We salute you. victim, let’s vow that we will in-the woman with a deluge of mes- The 23-year-old woman who seeking strict laws for women,” India will fight back!!” tweeted tensify our agitation.”sages in the virtual world lauding was gang-raped Dec 16 in a Chhavi Singh Deo posted on her Nisha Arjun. Sonorita Chauhan was of thethe grief-stricken family’s decision moving bus is being referred Facebook wall. “Our fight has got a face now view that the focus should re-and vowing support to it. to by pseudonyms like ‘Nirb- Jay Thakkar, referring to the you have shaken our souls and main on the fight and not on the The father, in an interview to haya’, ‘Abhaya’, ‘Amaanat’ and young woman, tweeted: “Cour- set our hearts aflame. We will name of the victim.British publication ‘The Sunday ‘Damini’. As per indian laws, age, Bravery and Suffering now never forget,” posted Neeraj “Nirbhaya, Amaanat, DaminiPeople’ said that his daughter the identity of victims of sexual have a new common synonym”. Singh on Facebook, referring to - what’s in a name? It’s the fightdidn’t do anything wrong and assault cannot be revealed. The revelation prompted many the victim who died of her inju- that matters, right?” she tweeted.
6 entertainment DIVYA DELHI | New Delhi | January 7, 2013 Rajeev and I are just friends: Sana Khan “B igg Boss” season 6 contes- tants Sana Khan and Rajeev Paul seem to have become the talk of the town, with the two often seen spending a lot of time with each other in the house. But Sana denies any such relationship. “I don’t know how and why we have been linked up. We are just friends,” she said. Rajeev’s ex wife Delnaaz Irani is also a part of the show and Sana said that Delnaaz knows that she doesn’t share a romantic relationship with Rajeev. Gauhar Khan vacations all alone in Sydney T he model- turned-actor, who was last seen in Ishaqzaade, giving a stellar per- formance, is taking a well deserved break from work and other commitments. The actor tweeted from Australia, “Me at Bondi beach Syd- Zoa Morani signed as ney..all by myself!!it was. Beautiful..love lead for ‘Bhaag Johnny’ being a tourist ..hha- hahahaha!” Now A ctress Zoa Morani has been signed on the beach, one on as the leading lady of “Bhaag usually dons a bikini. Johnny”, opposite Kunal Kemmu. Sadly we don’t have She will be presented in a new avatar, prom- any shots of Gauhar ises co-producer Bhushan Kumar. in those. But our The movie, co-produced by Kumar and question is, why was Vikram Bhatt, will go on the floors soon. the leggy lass vaca- “Zoa is doing my film ‘Bhaag Johnny’,” tioning alone? Bhatt confirmed in a statement. It is a film about a man who is forced to lead two lives and the chain of events that follow when he has to opt for one over the other. “Bhaag Johnny” is part of a five-film deal between Kumar’s T-Series and Bhatt’s ASA Productions.
DIVYA DELHI | New Delhi | January 7, 2013 entertainment 7Pregnancynot easy, saysKim KardashianS ocialite Kim Kardashian, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend rapper Kanye West, is happy but says she is trying to adjustto the changes in her body. Kardashian, who is three months pregnant, saysexpecting a baby is “so exciting”. She admits shewants to discover the sex of her first baby, but willonly do so when the time is right. “Of course, I do want to know. I can’t find outyet, but I do want to know,” she said. Her pregnancy was first revealed by West duringa recent New Jersey gig. Hrithik Roshan Sonakshi welcomes to disco for New Year on ‘Himmatwala’ yacht S T onakshi Sinha will adapt the 1980s’ disco style of dance he Krrish 3 actor welcomed 2013 with for “Thank god it’s Friday”, family on a private yacht in Bangkok a special song in “Himmatwala” Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan remake, directed by Sajid Khan. A flew his entire family to Bangkok and later remake of 1983 hit, features actors boarded a private yacht with his family to Ajay Devgn and Tammanah. Co- welcome in the New Year. The actor hired a produced by Vashu Bhagnani and yacht and partied along with wife Sussanne, UTV, the movie will hit theatres father Rakesh Roshan, mother Pinky, grand- March 29. parents, sister Sunaina, uncle Rajesh Roshan, The song, to be choreographed cousins, aunts and his two sons – Hrehaan and by Chinni Prakash, will have almost Hridhaan. 100 dancers and 400 extras. The actress had earlier grooved with Prabhudheva in the song “Go go Govinda” for the film “OMG: Oh My God!”.
8 editorial DIVYA DELHI | New Delhi | January 7, 2013Women should oppose black sheep among themS ince the gruesome Delhi all problems related to violence complaint. being termed as rapists. It is country to such extend that gang rape, India is filled against women, recent reports A report in The Pioneer on a welcome step by the Punjab the Supreme Court once even with profound sadness, from Punjab and Delhi tell the January 3, 2013 said the Punjab Police to take action against termed it is legal terrorism.deep disappointment and un- other side of the coin. Assistant Director General frivolous complainants It is because of such fakequenchable anger. The epitome News agency PTI reported of Police (Crime) Jasminder Another report is from complaints, genuine grievancesof the anger in India could be on January 5, 2013 that Punjab Singh told media that ten false Delhi where police booked a of victimized women are notgauged from the fact that the police claimed that a woman rape cases were reported in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) addressed as it happened withhardcore criminals lodged in had registered a false rape Punjab in a week and said the leader for allegedly raping a the Patiala girl who committedTihar Jail had attacked main complaint against her tenant, a cases were filed with ulterior woman who told police that suicide. The way men and boysaccused in gang rape. The Kabbadi player with whom she motives and concocted facts. the BJP leader had sexual hit the streets demanding safetyway the unlucky 22-year-old was in a relationship, as she He also said that some guilty relations with her since 2007 for women after the Delhi gangparamedic was raped and was angry with him for marry- were also booked. and “threatened her with dire rape, It is high time that thetortured has chilled the bones ing another woman. Actually, as the Patiala consequences if she disclosed right headed women shouldof the Indian parents, men and According to the report, a minor rape victim committed their relationship”. Since the come forward to oppose blackwomen, girls and boys. After three-member inquiry team suicide, Punjab police in a matter is sub judice and it will sheep among them who misusethe Delhi incident, every Indian found that the accused had face saving act issued a series not be appropriate to analyze provisions of law for theiris concerned about the safety never raped her while there of instructions to the district the acts of accused, complain- personal gains and weaken theof women in his/her family. was consensual physical rela- police authorities to act “strict- ant and police. justice to the women.While the pressurized govern- tionship between both of them. ly” and promptly” in the cases Many a times courts havement has constituted Justice JN SSP Moga said that police have of crime against women or found that some womenVerma Commission to revisit decided to lodge a case against children, else face action. As file false rape cases to settle Letter To The Readers Wanti-rape and sexual assault as the woman under section 182 a result, Punjab police ‘acted’ personal scores. The marriage e have launchedif it will be a panacea to solve of IPC for registering a fake and saved few people from laws are also being abused in Divya Delhi, a National English Weekly with a tagline ‘Dar- Shift burden of shame to accused ing and Dynamic’, on the occasion of World Human Rights Day, 2012. With this, we have exer-Minu Jain stripped and bloody on the offers her every opportunity in parliament that the Delhi cised our right of speaking road, is indeed in the category to heal. victim would be a “zindaW up for the Nation, You and hen the outrage of rarest of rare that warrant True justice will come only lash” were she to survive, she as well as for Ourself. ebbs, when people death in India’s statute books. when society offers her a true echoed the societal bias and Now, the ball is in your get back to work But just as terrorism will chance at rehabilitation, and undermined her struggle for court as it is your turn toand students to colleges and not and has not stopped an end to the stigma - that life. It was a well-intentioned Act. If You are happy, goodit’s business as usual, will because Ajmal Kasab was should not be hers or her fam- remark, made at a time when for You and we wish You re-Indian society still think that hanged, justice cannot be ily’s but the those who com- the Delhi girl was fighting a main happy forever.a woman who has been raped served with the demand for mitted the crime. The onus of courageous battle to live in death penalty or chemical However, if You are con- victimhood has to end. Safdarjung Hospital.is a “zinda lash” (living dead) cerned about the state of castration. And an orthodox society The girl died a few dayshaving undergone a fate worse affairs affecting Our na- Those in the women’s that pushes an already trauma- later, on Dec 29 in a Singaporethan death? tion, movement have long been tised woman into a life of iso- hospital, leaving an entire na- Unless the answer to that Your city, Your colony, arguing that giving death to a lation and shame should know tion in shock and in grief.can be a resounding, unequiv- Others, You and Your fam- rapist or castrating him will that, as should the thousands Now the time has comeocal no, the extraordinary serve no long-term solution. ily then kindly Act: Contact who have taken to the streets. to channelise that rage intomovement for change prompt- Nor will it be a deterrent. Rape Deeper introspection is called constructive changes - a more Us!ed by a young physiothera- is not so much a function of for, questions that call for responsive establishment, a For, we are looking forpist’s brutal rape and death sexuality as a need to demon- shedding age-old biases. more efficient system to imple- people who React whenwould have been incomplete. strate power. “I am exultant at being ment the law, a stronger legal something goes wrong butUntil the burden of shame A woman who has been alive. Being raped was terrible framework and a more sensi- don’t Act in the absence ofmoves from the woman to raped must get justice but it beyond words, but I think tive media that continues to a right tool and platform.the accused, the clamour for will not end with hanging her being alive is more important. highlight cases of gender injus- We are also looking forjustice will ring hollow. rapist, those shouting for death When a woman is denied tices. And, above all, a people thinkers, scholars, aca- The discourse since Dec penalty need to understand. the right to feel this, there is more receptive to the trauma of demicians, professionals,16 when the 23-year-old was Speedier trials and a higher something very wrong in our a woman and her needs. students, bureaucrats, vi-raped has been muddled but rate of conviction - right now value system,” Sohailla Abdu- She doesn’t need to be sionary politicians etceterawelcome, putting the spotlight at just over 25 percent - with lali, who was raped in Mumbai Nirbhaya, Damini or Amanat. to provide us opportunityon crimes against women and witnesses not terrorised into when she was 17 and now That is just ridiculous, insen- to work with themselves toforcing introspection on issues turning hostile and sensitive studies in the US, has written sitive branding. She is the meet Our Motto of contrib-that millions of women in handling of the woman who in Manushi. everyday woman who should uting in the larger interestIndia face everyday, multiple makes a complaint will go a “Time and again, people not be facing horrific, stomach of India and World.times a day. long way in providing that have hinted that perhaps death churning brutality to evoke a We also require report- Rape is the most extreme deterrent. would have been better than the response. ers, trainee reporters, copy-form of violence in the spec- But justice must be carried loss of that precious ‘virginity’ editors and photo journal-trum of crimes against women, out in every which way for the I refuse to accept this. My life (Minu Jain is a senior ists to work with us.and the savage assault on the woman subjected to rape or is worth too much to me,” the journalist. The views23-year-old Delhi girl, who other forms of sexual assault, rape survivor has written. expressed are personal. Editordied of horrific injuries 13 aggravated and otherwise. So when opposition BJP She can be contacted atdays after she had been left She deserves to live a life that leader Sushma Swaraj said email@example.com) Editor-in-Chief VIP Betis versus common Betis ! Rajesh Chauhan editorinchief@divyadelhi. com rape victim and aggression what has been done to protect an India where they will be against the silent mode of our their prestige? If immediate assured that any predator can’t Editor government, I wonder that can bonafide actions are not taken cause harm to their prestige. Hardeep Singh Bedi a politician’s daughter meet a then I am afraid that more And, such feeling can only firstname.lastname@example.org By Srishti Jaiswal email@example.com similar fate ever? I have the Nirbhayas will be forced to come if “I am also father/ answer, no, never. For, they leave this world. mother of daughters’ type Designers are the VIP ‘betis, always in Time has come that govern- politicians give a stern signalI Sanjeev Kumar ndia plunged into the the security net. The common ment should come into active to the governing and investing Manoj Singh Rana Tsunami of tears and “beti” of India is not so lucky; mode leaving the silent mode agencies that India’s ‘common she moves out in unsecured they have taken to such issues. betis’ are in no way less than Printed, published and owned by aggression as the news Rajesh Chauhan. Published at India to work, to study, and This dour of Nirbhaya’s death their VIP betis’. BG-6/305B, Paschim Vihar, Delhi-of Delhi gang rape victim sometimes is the bread winner should give rise to dire moves 110063. Printed at Divya OffsetNirbhaya’s death flashed on of a family. The government to awaken our sleeping politi- (Srishti is student of Printers, B-1422, New Ahsok Nagar, Mayur Vihar, Delhi-10096.all the Channels. 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DIVYA DELHI | New Delhi | January 7, 2013 OP-Ed 9‘Marriage’ must be saved at all costs that I shall not go for religion provides for faceted implications on rather deviously John responsibility for things Third Eye next marriage till the ‘remarriage’ between the personal and social lives Donne, the great English going awry; and seeking grave is all dry” (imply- same partners, generally of people. poet compares the lover- help from experts. “The ing - I am quickening to at completion of 25 or The institution of mar- beloved duo with a circle significant problems we get it dry at the earliest). 50 years of married life; riage owes its origin to so that neither of the have cannot be solved at Unlike in Western same rituals are repeated the Law of Nature (one two (half circle) has any the same level of think- culture, Marriage in once again, so as to may call it the will of sense alone. ing with which we cre- Indian culture is not a revitalise, recharge and God) that necessitates Of late, the sort of ated them,” said Albert Harish Barthwal formal contract, rather reinforce the same ethos procreation so that the practices being endorsed Einstein. a sacred bond that must for continued happy life. chain of human beings and values promoted The grass on the otherA be honoured, nurtured The Indian married life continues uninterrupt- tend to weaken rather side of fence ever ap- n Indian author throughout the life was, more or less char- edly. At the same time, than strengthen the pears greener. The irony during his trip period. A husband shared acterised by harmony, some system, some institution of mar- abroad in sum- of life is that we attach most with his wife and adjustment and regard discipline with regard to riage – these includemer witnessed a lady in little value with what is vice versa, and set the for the spouse. sex rather than wanton live-in relationships,a cemetery, beside the available to us and ‘long foundation of intimate, However, now what animal-like sex was encouraging the lesbi-grave of his husband for what is not.’ How- lasting relationship we witness is a differ- imperative. For it is the ans co-living and wifewho died recently. With ever, if we can learn to that the children learnt ent scenario. Even in power of discretion and exchange get-togethers.a fan in her hand, she appreciate whatever God and imbibed, if only pre-marriage period, the capacity to discern Extramarital relationswas incessantly oscil- has given us, including a by indirection. That is non-agreement on the the wheat from the chaff proliferate when eitherlating it in all solem- spouse, life can become why the divorce rate in choice of venue for that sets man apart from of the two – mostly thenity and grace. Replete a pleasant, meaningful India (at 1.1%) is still honeymoon, each non- other animal species. husband – is unsatis-with awe and the high go. For, each one of us is not as appalling as in compromising, can That is why Osho’s pre- fied with the existingesteem for the lady, he capable of being better Sweden (54.9%), United become a reason for not cept about sex, anybody spouse to the extent thatapproached the lady and human being – more States (54.8%), Russia making of the marriage. with anybody is not occasional or permanentcould not help express- capable, more knowl- (43.3%), United King- What has made our only tenable but also replacement is sought ining, “Madam, I have edgeable, more skilled, dom (42.6%), Germany youngsters, who have yet unethical and anarchist, the belief that alternativetravelled a lot of India (39.4%), Israel (14.8%), to start a life, to have so placating only the people shall serve the interests and so on. But for theand many more regions Singapore (17.2%), casual an attitude to the dominated by sensuality. better. Among the few other person to metamor-all these years. But the Japan (1.9%) and Sri institution of marriage In Hindu tradition, suggestions that Dr. Lee phose requires the will toconcern you have for Lanka (1.5%). that has stood the test after marriage the lady is Baucom, an expert on accept the other personthe departed husband is The solidarity of mari- of time over ages, is an referred to as Ardhangini marriage offers to the in toto, and undertakesomething remarkable tal bonds has also been issue that must be ad- (i.e. half the human be- married persons are: efforts for improving theand exemplary.” The enjoined by all faiths and dressed in earnest. Else, ing, husband being the Quitting the blame game other one with heart andlady retorted, “It is not religions. With passage in foreseeable future, the other half) so that the – not pointing fingers at soul. And most signifi-what you are given to of time, there is possibil- inter- and intra-personal duo together constitute a each other as this habit cantly, one has to assessunderstand. In fact we ity of the loss of warmth relations shall crumble single, complete entity. prevents seeing the situ- how far one is preparedhad contract in love; hence Hindu with disastrous multi- On similar lines, though ation with clarity; take for that. A prospective pm cannot be a part-timer Amulya Ganguli been widely touted as the person a union minister had ruefully much is evident from his desul- to replace Manmohan Singh in said that the young general secre- tory efforts to carve out a path of By disappearing during the 2014, was nowhere to be seen. tary had been playing only a few his own, but with no clear idea of widespread popular protests He only issued a brief message “cameo roles” instead of being what he wants to achieve. in Delhi against the gang-rape of condolence from behind the more proactive. But, this time, he Hence his exercises in slum- and death of a 23-year-old scenes before falling silent even did not enter the stage at all. ming, as it were, when he spent a paramedical student, Rahul as the turmoil continued with the When Rahul had earlier failed night or two in Dalit homes with Gandhi hasn’t done his prime tragic incident being discussed to respond to the prime minister’s a bottle of mineral water and then ministerial chances any night after night on television call to join the union cabinet, it lost interest in whatever he had good. and the ruling party fending off was suspected that he did not in mind. Or his endeavours to The upheaval posed a the opposition Bharatiya Janata want to be a minister among min- democratize the party by favour- major challenge to the Party’s (BJP) demand for a spe- isters when he was not only seen ing internal elections, which can government and the cial session of parliament. as a natural successor to Manmo- seem strange for someone who is party, forcing them Rahul’s absence was felt all the han Singh but had even said in the prime beneficiary of a feudal to appoint a more because it was the younger 2007 that he could have become culture to try to do. commit- generation which played a lead- prime minister himself if he had The fact that he hasn’t spelt out tee to ing role in expressing outrage “wanted to”. But, now, it appears his political outlook with regard stiffen over the tragedy and the seem- that Rahul has lost interest even to, say, the economic reforms the pe- ingly tardy official and political in his chosen profession. may not be due only to Manmo- nal pro- response as well as the earlier There may be two reasons for han Singh and Sonia Gandhi not visions on callousness of the establishment such indifference. One is that hav- always being on the same page on rape, and another towards the deteriorating social ing risen to a No.2 position in the the subject. Instead, his silence to probe the lapses into the scene. party by virtue of his lineage and, can be attributed to his being police response to the bar- As boys and girls, usually in therefore, without having to strike basically a dilettante who hasn’t baric incident. Prime Minister their mid-twenties, cried “we for it, his political instincts have cared to formulate his views. Manmohan Singh and Con- want justice” and held candlelight been dulled. The other is that he He did support the Indo-US gress president Sonia Gandhi vigils braving the intense cold, it may have been disheartened by nuclear deal in 2008 and foreign also broke with protocol to go was felt that the young among the some of the failures in his political investment in the retail sector to the airport to receive the Congress politicians would have forays, notably in Uttar Pradesh, recently. But these were one-off girl’s body when it was flown been better placed to reach out to and earlier in Bihar, and more re- interventions instead of being in from Singapore. the protesters unlike the 80-year- cently in Gujarat, which shows that part of a comprehensive world- But, even as the country was old prime minister, whose some- he lacks the Nehru-Gandhi fam- view. A prospective prime minis- exercised not only over the brutal what wooden television address ily’s match-winning charisma. ter cannot be a part-timer who is incident but also over the rising was marred by a faux pas at the There may be a third reason, heard and seen occasionally even cases of violence against wom- end when he asked the camera which is that Rahul is not a politi- if his party is cheering him on. en, the heir apparent, who has persons whether everything went cal animal. Politics is not his nat- He may still make it to the top, off well - “theek hai?” he asked. ural arena, which explains why he but the rest of the country will What Rahul’s absence showed does not attend parliament regu- look upon his ascent with scepti- at a time when the entire central larly. He has been pushed into the cism in the wake of his latest dis- vista of the national capital was field by his mother for the sake appearing act. sealed to keep out the protesters of continuing the family’s tradi- was his lack of interest in play- tional occupation. But he remains (Amulya Ganguli is a political ing a key role in politics and ad- a debutant who shows no signs analyst. He can be reached at ministration. A few months ago, of becoming a mature player. As firstname.lastname@example.org)
10 business & economy DIVYA DELHI | New Delhi | January 7, 2013snippets Pepper spray sales soar in Delhi Howl many Websites are there?That’s a bit of a trick question, as there isn’t adefinite answer. IANS dent, I’m selling almost 50 eyes and on the skin. An problem. However, right now there are 644 million NEW DELHI: After the pepper spray cans every advertisement of a “self “Carrying knives, chilliactive websites on the Internet according to heinous gang rape of a day,” said Manish Mitra, defence pepper spray” powder or sprays will helpNetcraft. physiotherapy intern in a dealer. Bodygard goes on to detail women defend themselves Netcraft’s March 2012 website survey discov- Delhi, pepper sprays are “Lots of inquiries are what else it can do -- “In- against any man who mayered 644,275,754 active websites, to be precise. flying off the shelves with pouring in and there are flame his throat; Inflame harass them. Any woman Half a billion is a lot. But when we’re talking more and more women also bulk order from of- his lungs; Make him tem- can attack the attacker inabout the Internet, sounds kind of small. taking their security in fices, particularly BPOs in porarily blind... Cut off self-defence. But it should It won’t be small for long. The Internet is still their own hands. National Capital Region all his functions except not be used without provo-growing by leaps and bounds. Pepper spray dealers (NCR),” he added. breathing”. cation and there should not said there is a whopping He also said cans come It is just not young be any misuse. We don’t Goa gives Rs.1,000 tol increase in the sales of in different sizes and the working women who are mind citizens taking such pepper sprays in the past price ranges from Rs.150 relying heavily on pep- housewives to fight inflation few weeks - ever since to Rs.500. A normal pep- per sprays for their safety. self-defence measures. APANAJI: The Goa government Friday launched the Dec 16 incident of the per spray can usually has Many companies are also woman can raise an alarmthe Griha Aadhar scheme, which will give a gang-rape of a 23-year-old 35 grams of pepper and making bulk orders - to in- after attacking (with themonthly allowance of Rs.1,000 to housewives to in the city. expires after three years. stil security in their wom- spray) and then call forcombat inflation. “Usually we sell about The mix of pepper and en employees who work police help,” said Deputy Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar disbursed 10 to 20 cans per month. other chemicals cause a late in the night. Commissioner of Policecheques of Rs.1,000 to beneficiaries under the But after the Dec 16 inci- burning sensation in the Police said they have no (North) Sindhu Pillai.scheme at a function here Friday evening. The Griha Aadhar scheme and another schemeLaadli Laxmi - aimed at arresting female foeti-cide in the state - were among promises made bythe Bharatiya Janata Party in its election mani- Infosys to fire chronic under-performersfesto in the March 2012 assembly polls. IANS sess its impact on the operating cost, “The only way to fight inflation is to equip a company official said voluntarypeople to fight it. This allowance of Rs.1,000 will BANGALORE: Indian IT bell- and involuntary attrition was com-help to some extent,” Parrikar said. wether Infosys Ltd late Friday said mon in the industry and Infosys was it would be asking its chronic under- no exception. assessment was done regularly, the Punjabl announces high- performers to look out for other jobs but denied reports about lay-offs. number of employees that would Though the company hired 10,420 techies during the second quarter be asked to quit would be much less level panel for NRIs “Like any performance-driven than about 5,000 people the media (July-Sept), net addition was 2,610CHANDIGARH: With NRIs from Punjab company, we manage underperfor- report quoted. as 7,810 employees left the com-settled in various countries coming forward with mance and encourage chronic under- “For a performance-driven com- pany, resulting in 15 percent attritionproblems and issues that they face in their home performers to seek other jobs,” the pany with over 150,000 employees, as against 14.9 percent in previousstate, the state government Friday said a high- global software major said in a state- this (involuntary attrition) is part of quarter and 15.6 percent year ago.level panel would be formed to safeguard their ment, denying a report in a section of the normal ebb and flow of running a Total employees of the company,interests. the media that it was laying-off about business,” the statement added. including its overseas subsidiaries Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal an- 5,000 techies to manage costs. Admitting that in crunch times, increased to 153,761 by Sept 30 fromnounced the formation of the high-level commit- Clarifying there was no layoff, any company would seriously evalu- 151,151 on June 30 and 141,822 atee on NRI affairs comprising five senior cabinet the company said as performance ate employees’ performance and as- year ago (Sept 30, 2011).ministers and an equal number of Punjabi NRIssettled across the globe as representatives. Some payments Addressing the Punjabi diaspora here after in-augurating the two-day “Pravasi Punjabi Sam-mellan-2013”, Badal assured that the recommen- LG asks Delhi Metrodations of the committee would be implementedin a time bound manner. exempted from TDS to extend services Most of the issues raised by the NRIs at theconference related to property that they own in IANSPunjab. IANS Schedule of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, (excluding foreign NEW DELHI: Delhi’s Lt. NEW DELHI: Certain payments banks) can be made without TDS Governor Tejendra Khanna has Delhil to build 26 green like bank guarantee commission, with effect from Jan 1, 2013,” the asked the Delhi Metro to extend depository charges on maintenance ministry said in a statement. night shelters of Demat accounts and charges The Central Board of Direct its services to enhance safety and security of commuters inNEW DELHI: for warehousing services for com- Taxes (CBDT) has issued a noti- general and women in particular.The Delhi govern- modities stand exempted from tax fication granting exemption from “A group of college studentsment will con- deduction at source (TDS) from the tax deduction at source (TDS) on from I.P. College in Delhistruct 26 model New Year. the payments of certain categories. university and many womennight shelters us- The finance ministry Friday said The new rule has been made effec- organisations has suggested toing green building this has been decided to reduce tive from Jan 1, 2013, it said. the Lt Governor that Delhi Metrotechnology, Urban compliance burden on businesses The new norms also facilitate be asked to extend services, asDevelopment held by individuals, firms or cor- payments without TDS of credit/ it is the safest mode of transportMinister Arvinder porates who are using the financial debit card commission on transac- in Delhi,” Ranjan Mukherjee,Singh Lovely said services offered by banks. tion between the merchant estab- officer on special duty (OSD) toThursday. “Payment towards bank guaran- lishment and acquirer banks. This Khanna, told IANS. Following “The Delhi Ur- tee commission, cash management will positively impact the use of this, Khanna asked Delhi Metroban Shelter Improvement Board Board is taking service charges, depository charges plastic money in the economy. to consider the request of womenup the matter with Delhi Development Authority on maintenance of Demat accounts, “The notification will obviate the in the capital and begin servicesin this regard,” the minister said. charges for warehousing services uncertainties about the applicability from 5 a.m. instead of 6 a.m. and An amount of Rs.60 million had been approved for commodities and underwriting of specific TDS provisions on pay- extend night services from 11for the financial year 2012-13 for the scheme. service charges made to the banks, ments mentioned above and conse- p.m. to 11.30 p.m. which are listed in the Second quent litigation,” said the ministry.
DIVYA DELHI | New Delhi | January 7, 2013 world 11Obama wins ‘officially’ IANS circumstance in Congress on Friday. United States 332 votes. Mitt Rom- snippets The House and Senate convened a ney of the state of Massachusetts hasWashington: It’s now official. A full 23-minute joint legislative session received 206 votes,” Biden said.two months after the Nov 6 presiden- Friday to perform the official task “Joseph Biden of the state of Dela-tial poll President Barack Obama of receiving and counting ware has received for vice presidenthas been declared re-elected the Electoral College of the United States 332 votes. Pauldefeating his Republican votes. The results Ryan of the state of Wisconsin has re-challenger Mitt Rom- were as expected. ceived 206 votes.”ney by 332 to 206 “ B a r a c k “This announcement of the state ofelectoral votes. Obama of the the vote by the president of the Sen- Vice President state of Illinois ate shall be deemed a sufficient dec-Joe Biden, in his has received for laration of the persons elected presi-capacity as presi- president of the dent and vice president of the Uniteddent of the Senate, States, each for the term beginningmade the unsur- on the 20th day of January 2013,” he 7,300 l couples marry inprising announce- said. China on ‘2013-1-4’ment after a bit of The votes are typically countedofficial pomp and on Jan 6, which falls this year on a BEIJING: An astounding 7,300 couples got married in China’s Shanghai metropolis on a date Sunday, so Congress’ first act Thurs- considered auspicious - 2013-1-4 - as the six digits day included a provision to move the when spoken in Chinese sound like the phrase count to Friday. “love you for life”. The Senate “tellers” opened Lin Kewu, deputy director of the marriage the official Certificate of Ascer- administration office at the Shanghai Civil Affairs tainment and Certificate of Votes Bureau, confirmed that 7,300 couples got mar- from the states, which are prepared ried on the date. The number surpassed that of by governors and submitted to the Dec 12, 2012 or 12-12-12 when a total of 4,883 speaker of the House and president of couples tied the knot, the Shanghai Daily reported. the Senate. Since 2008, dates with auspicious meanings have Senate pages carried in mahogany become popular choices for marriage. - IANS boxes carrying the certificates. The process is laid out in the Constitution, which says after the electoral votes Sex l manual banned for are submitted, “the president of the 200 years on sale Senate shall, in the presence of the LONDON: A 17th century manual on sex and Senate and House of Representatives, pregnancy attributed to Aristotle and banned from open all the certificates and the votes sale in Britain for more than 200 years will now be shall then be counted.” on auction this month. “Aristotle’s Compleat Master-Piece” first ap- peared around 1680 and sets out various ideas Internet spews out 830 Malala Yousafzai released on sexual relationships and how to conceive, the Telegraph reported on Friday. It was banned in the mid-18th century and remained a forbidden million tonnes of CO2 from British hospital text until the prohibition was lifted in the 1960s. Now, an edition printed in the 1760s goes on sale in the Edinburgh auction house Lyon and IANS IANS Turnbull. - IANS WASHINGTON: Internet, video and other cloud services, which comprise in- London: Pakistani teenaged rights activist Malala Yousafzai, Bardot l threatens to formation communications and technol- who was shot in the head by become Russian ogy (ICT) industry, spews out more than the Taliban for promoting girls’ 830 million tonnes of carbon dioxide MOSCOW: The 77-year-old Bardot Former education, has been discharged French sex siren Brigitte Bardot has said she will annually, researchers found. from a hospital in Britain but Carbon dioxide is also the main green- have to become Russian if the French authori- will undergo cranial reconstruc- ties do not drop their plan to put down two sick house gas; and the emissions from the in- tive surgery soon. elephants at a zoo in Lyon. formation and communications industry The 15-year-old was shot by The two elephants have been suffering from tu- alone accounts for about two percent of a Taliban assassin as she took a berculosis, and Lyon city authorities have insisted global CO2 emissions, the same propor- bus home from school in Paki- that they should be put to sleep as they pose a tion as the emissions from the aviation stan’s northwest region in Octo- threat to other animals in the zoo and its visitors. industry. ber 2012. She was flown to Brit- Backed by Bardot, an ardent animal rights Projections suggest that the ICT ain shortly after the attack and activist, a public campaign urging to save the sector’s share is expected to double by was treated at Birmingham’s time with her father Ziauddin elephants has collected thousands of signatures. 2020, according to researchers from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Yousafzai, mother Toorpekai - IANS/RIA Novosti Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommu- Malala was discharged from and younger brothers, Khushal nications (CEET) and Bell Labs. hospital Thursday, after doctors Researchers note that controlling those decided that “she would benefit and Atul, the hospital said. During those visits, “assess- Gaddafi l son’s trial to emissions requires more accurate but still from being at home” with her parents and two brothers, the ments have been carried out begin in February feasible models, which take into account by her medical team to ensure the data traffic, energy use and CO2 pro- Telegraph reported. CAIRO: Saif al-Islam, the second son of slain she can continue to make good Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, will go on trial duction in networks and other elements She is set to undergo complex progress outside the hospital”, within the next month, Libya’s Justice Minister of the ICT industry, the journal Environ- cranial reconstruction surgery the daily said. Salah Maraghni said on national television. mental Science & Technology reports. later this month or in early Feb- ruary “as part of her long-term This led to the decision to “Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, former prime minister Existing assessment models are inac- authorise Malala’s release to a Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi and Gaddafi’s former spy curate, so they set out to develop new recovery”, doctors said. In photos released Friday, “temporary home” in the West chief Abdullah al-Senussi will be put on trial as approaches that better account for varia- Midlands, where she will con- soon as questioning is completed within the next Malala was seen wearing a scarf tions in equipment and other factors in tinue her rehabilitation. month, as expected,” Maraghni said. and a grey dress, waving and the ICT industry, according to a CEET The teenager first rose to The trial was originally set for September 2012, smiling at the camera with two and Bell Labs statement. prominence aged just 11 with a but was postponed in the light of al-Senussi’s ex- nurses in the background. Amid growing concern over the She was also seen walking blog for the BBC Urdu service tradition to Libya from Mauritania as prosecutors surprisingly large amount of greenhouse slowly from her room holding in 2009, in which she described hoped he could provide more evidence against Saif gas produced by the Internet and other the hands of one of the nurses life in Swat during the bloody al-Islam. Saif, 40, actively supported his father’s telecom activities, researchers are report- before waving at other members rule of the Taliban. attempts to quash the Libyan rebellion in 2011. ing new models of emissions and energy of staff and waiting cameras. Her father Ziauddin Yousafzai Gaddafi’s regime was overthrown in October 2011 consumption that could help reduce their In recent weeks, Malala has has now been appointed Paki- by opposition forces with NATO’s assistance after carbon footprint. left hospital during regular stan’s education attache at the a seven-month civil war. - IANS/RIA Novosti “home leave” visits to spend consulate in Birmingham.
12 potpourri DIVYA DELHI | New Delhi | January 7, 2013IMA for correct sex educationNEW DELHI: Inauguratingthe seminar on ‘Psyche BehindRape: Treatment-cum-punish-ment’, Dr. K Vijay Kumar, Na-tional President, IMA said thaton one hand, IMA supports strin-gent punishment to the rape ac-cused, on the other hand, IMA isfor providing correct sex-educa-tion in the school at the right ageand also educating the society,especially, the youth so that theydo not end up in psyche, whichprovokes rape in the society. Addressing the seminar, Dr.Narender Saini, Secretary General,IMA said that the IMA will comeout with guidelines on “How amedical doctor should tackle a pa-tient with suspected rape?” Moderating the session, Pad-ma Shri & Dr. BC Roy NationalAwardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal,National Vice President (Elect.),IMA said that it is crucial for thedoctor to examine both the rap-ist and the rape victim for HIV-AIDS, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis fections at baseline, then again nar included Dr Vinay Aggar- (Andrologists); Ms Indu Mal- Gambhir (Pediatric and FinanceC, all which can be transmitted at 6 weeks to 3 months. Post ex- wal Past President IMA; Dr. hotra (Senior Advocate); Dr. BB Secretary, IMA), Ms Kalpanathrough sexual route. The rape posure HIV prophylaxis should D.R. Rai, Senior Vice President, Rewari (NACO); Dr. Jitender Kapoor (Educationist) and Drvictim as well as of the accused be given to all rape victims. IMA; Mr. Ajay Kumar, Aaj Tak; Nagpal (Psychiatrist); Dr Anita Sarvesh Tandon (Finance Secre-should be checked for these in- The other faculty in the semi- Dr. S K Pal and Dr Anil Goel Kant (Gynecologist); Dr. Ajay tary IMA East Delhi Branch). St. Froebel celebrates kid’s carnival NEW DELHI: St. Frobel Senior Sec- ondary School, Paschim VIhar, orag- nised a kid’s carnival. It was a colour- ful, splendid and well organised show. Highlight of the show was dace com- petition in which students and parents participated. Baby show, best pho- togenic baby, drawing and painting competition. Games stalls and eating stalls were other attractions of show. BSA Hercules cycles were given as first prize to winners of two events. Ac- tion Shoes gave away four first prizes to the winners of four other categories of events. Lotpot magazines were also dis- tributed to all the participants. School Principal Mrs. Kavita Mon- ga and Director Puneet Monga give away prizes to the winners. Ansari to inaugurate NCC‘Ek aur Shahadat’ Republic Day campreleases on Jan 11 NEW DELHI: The NCC Republic Day Camp-2013 will be inauguratedMumbai: A new film a telefilm “Roshni” and a by Vice President Hamid Ansari onbased on bandits “Ek Aur video film “Halala”. film Monday. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minis-Shahadat” is releasing on has been shot in exotic lo- ter of Delhi is also visiting at the inau-11th Jan 2013. Produced cales of Rajasthan, Hary- guration. A total of 2004 cadets, bothunder the banner of Azad ana aud Uttar Pradesh.Films, it is a story of a Music is by Pradeep boys and girls drawn from all Statespolice inspector who is Kumar Das, lyrics by and Union Territories of the countryforced to become bandit, M V Khan. Film has are participating in this camp. Thebut in spite of becoming a new talents like Tanveer Chief Guest Sheila Dikshit will reviewdacoit he is kind hearted Ahmed, Sapna Sejawal, a Guard of Honour followed by a shortand helps people. Ali Khan, Manju Sisodi- Film is produced and ya, Sabir Ali, Sunita Rai, cultural programme and address todirected by Raj Ahmed M.V.Khan, Anil Kumar, NCC cadets during her visit to NCCwhich is his first feature Mahendra Thakur & San- Republic Day Parade Camp 2013.film. Earlier he has made jay Paurush.