Amid Corona crisis tragedy struck homeward bound migrants. A train mowed down group of migrant killing at least 16. The railway ministry has launched a probe into the incident. The Maharashtra government has announced Rs 5 lakhs each as ex gratia to families of the deceased.
According to railway officials, the workers were walking towards their home state Madhya Pradesh after they lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Most public transportation has already been cancelled due to the lockdown.
These workers had started from Jalna to go to Bhusawal and had planned to go to their native places Umariya and Shahdol in Madhya Pradesh, which is about 850 kilometres away.
They left Jalna at 7 pm on Thursday and initially walked on road and later onto the track towards Aurangabad. Between Karnad and Badnapur railway stations they sat on track to take rest and went to sleep. At 5.22 am a goods train ran over these labourers
There were 14 people on the track, two adjacent to the track and three away from it, the railways said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the deaths on Twitter.
“Extremely anguished by the loss of lives due to the rail accident in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Have spoken to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and he is closely monitoring the situation. All possible assistance required is being provided,” he tweeted.
Amid the nationwide lockdown, thousands of migrant workers stranded in several other cities have been on an unending toil to return to their native places on foot. The interstate bus service, passenger, mail and express train services have been suspended since March 24.
The Railways has started running ‘Shramik Special’ trains to transport the stranded migrants to their native places since May 1. Till Thursday railways has run 201 ‘Shramik Special’ trains.
Students hold protest in Manipur after photos of two dead students surface online
The protesting students tried to march towards Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s residence
Hundreds of students took to the streets in Manipur’s capital, Imphal to protest against the brutal murder of two students by suspected armed men. The students demanded justice for the victims. According to reports, photos of two students, who apparently have been decapitated, have gone viral across the social media platforms.
The protesting students tried to march towards Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s residence, after which security forces used tear gas shells and smoke bombs in an effort to disperse the crowd. Reportedly, multiple students were injured and they were hurried to the hospital for medical treatment.
The photos that have gone viral show two students, a 17-year-old girl and a 20-year-old boy, sitting at the grassy compound in what appears to be a makeshift jungle camp of an armed group.The girl is seen in a white shirt and the boy in a checked shirt holding a backpack. Behind them, two armed men were clearly visible.
In the next viral photo, their bodies are seen slumped on the ground. According to reports, as the girl was a minor, officials concerned to the matter are looking into the allegations of rape, before she was murdered.
Meanwhile, N Biren Singh led Manipur government has asked the people of the northeastern state to exercise restraint and allow authorities to investigate the kidnapping and killing of both the students. In a statement issued by the secretariat of Chief Minister N Biren Singh late on Monday night, the state government asserted that the case has been already handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
In addition, the government also assured the public that swift and decisive action will be taken against all those involved in the crime. The statement further underlined that the government was committed to ensuring justice for the murdered students and severe punishment on any perpetrators found responsible for this heinous crime.
Delhi Arbitration and Conciliation Council, WICCI holds their first meeting, aims to work for benefit of women empowerment
Delhi Arbitration and Conciliation Council members will also recommend government and other institutions on various policy making.
The Delhi Arbitration and Conciliation Council, WICCI President Vinita Sahay and Vice President Sandhya Kohli on Tuesday conducted the council’s first physical meeting at Jangpura Extension, New Delhi. Along with the President and Vice President, all 36 Council members took part in the meeting.
As per sources, the major objective of the council members is to spread a robust council who will work for the Council and for the benefit of women empowerment with the spirit of sisterhood.
The vision of the council members is to interact with other councils who are registered with Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI) nationally and internationally with an effort to inform them that Delhi Arbitration and Conciliation Council, WICCI is a team of experienced and dedicated arbitrators, who will keep in view the spirit of the amended Arbitration and Conciliation Act 2016.
Furthermore, the Delhi Arbitration and Conciliation Council members will also recommend government and other institutions on various policy making. Sources stated that the first meeting was a great success and deliberations were carried out with all council members present in the meeting.
In the Delhi Arbitration and Conciliation Council’s meeting, the council members discussed how to achieve the aforesaid objectives, conduct monthly meetings of council to review action plan, organise webinars and seminars for the awareness of women and further focus on women empowerment by the council of Arbitration and Conciliation initiated in 2023.
Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI) is a National Business Chamber for Women that strengthens and builds women’s entrepreneurship and businesses through greater engagement with government, institutions, global trade and networks.
Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI) also enables fundamental changes in governmental policies, laws and incentives with a view to robustly encourage and empower women in business, industry and commerce across all sectors.
New Delhi: Burglars rob jewellery worth Rs 25 crore from shop in Bhogal
According to Rajesh Deo, deputy commissioner of police, south Delhi, the total value of ornaments was nearly Rs 20 to 25 crores which was looted from Umrao Singh Jewellery shop in Jangpura’s Bhogal area. The robbery took place on Monday (Sep 25).
Gold and Diamond jewellery worth Rs 25 crore was roobed from a jewellery shop in southeast Delhi. The burglars bore a hole in the shop’s wall to access it in the night between September 25 and 26. The police said the incident was discovered and then reported. The shop owner said he had kept the shop shut on Monday. He found out about the robbery on Tuesday morning.
According to Rajesh Deo, deputy commissioner of police, south Delhi, the total value of ornaments was nearly Rs 20 to 25 crores which was looted from Umrao Singh Jewellery shop in Jangpura’s Bhogal area. The robbery took place on Monday (Sep 25). The robbers reached the strong room that has lockers of the jewellery shop. They created a hole in the wall near it.
The robbers took with them all the diamond and gold ornaments with them. They left behind the ornaments made of silver. The Nizamuddin police reached the place of robbery on Tuesday morning. The theft was discovered afterwards. The police are investigating the case. They are scanning the CCTV cameras installed in the showroom to find clues to the crime.
The owner of Umrao Singh Jewellery shop became suspicious when he saw the name panel of the shop broken. When he opened the shop’s shutter he discovered all the gold and diamond jewellery was missing. On further investigation he found all the alarm and security systems in the shop were disabled. As a result the alarm did not go off when the robbers robbed the shop.
In a similar incident silver and gold ornaments worth Rs 25 lakh were looted from a jewellery shop in Odisha’s Sambalpur. The incident took place on Sunday. 5 robbers entered the shop located Maneswar area in Sadar Police station area. The ornaments were looted at gunpoint.