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Nationwide “Paryatan Parv 2019” Inaugurated with fanfare at Rajpath in New Delhi

The nationwide Paryatan Parv, 2019 was on October 2, inaugurated in New Delhi by the Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar; Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister of Steel.

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The nationwide Paryatan Parv, 2019 was on October 2, inaugurated in New Delhi by the Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar;  Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister of Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan in the presence of the Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Culture, Prahlad Singh Patel with much fanfare.

Paryatan Parv 2019, organized by the Ministry of Tourism, will be held from 2nd to 13th October, 2019 across the country. The Delhi leg of the Parv is being held from 2nd to 6th October, 2019 at Rajpath lawns between Rafi Marg and Janpath.

 The aim is to propagate the message of Dekho Apna Desh to encourage people to visit tourist destinations of the country and also spread the message of Tourism for All.

Speaking on the occasion, Prakash Javadekar highlighted the phenomenal growth in India’s tourism sector under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in the last five years. He said the government is developing 17 tourist sites into world-class destinations to attract more tourists. He said, foreign tourist arrivals in the country have risen and 1.05 crore tourists are coming to India every year.

Addressing the gathering, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan urged people to visit different areas to know about the diversity and rich heritage of the country.  He complimented the ministry of tourism for organizing such events and undertaking the promotional efforts which has led to 1.5 times jump in the number of foreign visitors in the last 5 years. He said tourism in the country provides substantial employment opportunities and contributes much to the national GDP. 

Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel also announced a ban on single-use plastic items in and around historical monuments.

“Single-use plastic will not be allowed inside monuments and within 100 metres of them,” Patel said at the launch of tourism fair ‘Paryatan Parv’ at Rajpath Wednesday evening.

The Minister, however, did not specify when the ban would come into force. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had first called for a ban on single-use plastic during his Independence Day speech this year.

Tourism Ministry officials said the ban will come into effect in all ASI-protected monuments — they are currently working on alternatives to single-use plastic items like water bottles and cutlery. “We might install water dispensers and paper cup vending machines inside monument premises. But the challenging part would be to enforce the ban outside, where hawkers sell snacks and beverages,” said an official.

AIR correspondent reported that 31 theme Pavilions of States, 59 food stalls of different areas, crafts bazaar with 76 handicraft and handloom stalls have been set up in Delhi.

On the occasion, the ministers also inaugurated an interactive digital exhibition on – Swachh Bharat, Sashkat Bharat, Bapu Ke Sapno Ka Bharat. It has been organized by the Bureau of Outreach Communication, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Several senior officials of the Ministry, including I&B Secretary, Amit Khare and Principal Director General, News Services Division of All India Radio, Ira Joshi were also present for the event. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Rape accused lynched in Bihar’s Katihar

The incident took place on Thursday near the Hasanganj police station area.

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A 28-year-old man who was accused of rape was lynched in Bihar’s Katihar district.

The incident took place on Thursday near the Hasanganj police station area. The victim’s family nabbed 28-year-old Mohammad Sagir, who was accused of raping an 11-year-old minor, from the market area adjacent to Hasanganj.

The video of the incident is doing rounds on the internet wherein Sagir could be seen tied to a tree and mercilessly beaten up by the villagers with sticks.

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Reports further said that villagers thrashed him till his condition became critical following which the police reached the spot and rushed him to the local hospital where he was declared dead.

The victim’s family alleged that Sagir took the 11-year-old to a secluded place late at night and raped her.

Two separate police complaints have been registered from both parties and the rape victim’s family has fled from the area, reports stated.

A similar incident took place in Assam in August wherein a rape and murder accused was lynched by a mob for escaping from the court. The incident took place in Assam’s Lakhimpur district.

Reports said the police failed to reach the spot as the area was not easily accessible. Later, the police find the rape accused severely injured and tried to rescue him from the mob.

He was rushed to Dhakuakhana Civil Hospital where he was declared dead, reports said.

The accused Barua, along with two other accused, fled from the toilet of the Dhakuakhana Judicial Magistrate’s Court. He earlier escaped with handcuffs from the Covid-19 ward of a hospital and was rearrested after 2 days.

Reports said he was also injured during an encounter in September 2021.

Meanwhile, an AAP leader from Punjab was arrested on Thursday for molesting a minor girl in the Amritsar district.

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Punjab AAP leader arrested for molesting minor

In her complaint, the victim said the accused persons ripped off her clothes and sexually harassed her.

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A Punjab Aam Aadmi Party leader was arrested for molesting a minor in Amritsar, Punjab on Thursday. Reports say the leader along with his friend molested a 15-year-old girl.

The incident took place in the Majitha area of Amritsar district and the accused have been identified as AAP leader Preetpal Singh Bal and his friend Rajbir Singh, reports further said.

Following the incident, the victim filed a police complaint and both accused were produced in the court. In her complaint, the victim said the accused persons ripped off her clothes and sexually harassed her.

The victim informed about her mother’s affair with a Senior Secondary school teacher Dharmendra Pal Singh Billa following which her mother left home along with her. Billa is friends with the AAP leader and he ripped off the victim’s clothes and harassed her in front of Preetpal Singh Bal, the reports stated.

After hearing both sides, the court sent the accused to 14 days of judicial custody.

In September, another AAP leader from Gujarat was arrested by the Gir Somnath Police for raping a 23-year-old woman.

Reports said the accused AAP leader Bhagu Vala was allegedly running a video-making agency in the name of Vishwa films. He lured the victim on the pretext to give her work as a model in an advertisement and asked her for a photoshoot.

On the pretext of a photoshoot, the accused called the victim to his flat and raped her.

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Men open fire at Hari Mandir after Shastra Puja on Dussehra in Bareilly, FIR registered

SP city Rahul Bhati said an FIR in the matter has been registered against an unknown person under section 336 (act to endanger life) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 30 Arms Act.

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Bareilly: People open fire at Hari Mandir after Shastra Puja on Dussehra, case filed

The Baradari Police Station has lodged an FIR against a BJP leader and unknown people for firing in the air after Shastra Puja on the occasion of Dussehra on Wednesday. The incident is reported from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.

In the video, a huge crowd of people can be seen at the Hari Mandir of the Model Town. After Shastri Puja was over, some residents opened fire and shot several rounds in the air as a celebratory firing. The whole incident is captured in the video. The video of the same is going viral on social media.

An FIR was registered in the matter on behalf of Sub-Inspector Vinay Kumar. According to Vinay Kumar, some people worshiped weapons on the occasion of the Dussehra festival at Hari Mandir behind Model Town.

The police said the probe to identify people is underway. SP city Rahul Bhati said an FIR in the matter has been registered against an unknown person under section 336 (act to endanger life) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 30 Arms Act.

It is alleged that this act of people comes under the purview of the Arms Act. Hence an FIR was registered against the unknown people on the basis of the viral video. The situation of panic is created among people after an FIR has been registered in this matter. There is a probability that all these people are associated with the Hindu organization. Some of them are also members of the political party.

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