6 WOMEN BEING MOLESTED IN CITY EVERY DAY: DELHI POLICE
According to statistics, rape cases in the national capital have almost doubled in the year 2014, as compared to the last year. The capital recorded 1,330 rape incidents till October 15 this year as against 706 in 2012. Molestation cases have gone up from 727 in 2012 to 2,844. The city saw a phenomenal increase not only in rapes and molestation but other crimes too. Eve-teasing cases had gone up from 238 in 2009 to 793 this year while kidnapping/abduction of women has risen from 1,655 in 2009 to 2,906 this year.
According to a senior police officer, the graph of molestation cases in the capital has also witnessed an upward trend. Incidents have been rise as after Nirbhaya gang rape case, strict laws were enacted due to which women have become courageous and are reporting the matter to the police more than ever before. The cops are also taking all necessary steps to make registration of crime hassle-free so that victims can come forward to report the crime without hesitation.
SYDNEY CAFÉ SIEGE: GUNMAN SEEKS IS FLAG, THREATENS OF BOMBS
Employees and customers were taken hostage during morning rush hour at a cafe in Sydney’s main financial and shopping district. Five hostages have since emerged, running from the building and hiding behind armed officers. Five people, three men and two women, have fled the cafe. According to Witnesses, they saw a man with a gun walk into a Lindt Chocolat Cafe on Monday morning in Martin Place, a plaza in the heart of the city.
According to sources, an Indian origin IT professional may be among the hostages held by a gunman in a cafe in Australia, according to Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu who later said that the reports were unconfirmed. Infosys has said that one of its employees is among the hostages at Sydney café. Sources have said that the hostages were forced to raise a black flag with white writing. The flag is said to be the Shahada, a general expression of faith in Islam, a translation of which is: "There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah."
AISHWARYA RAI BACHCHAN HONORED AT MISS WORLD 2014
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was on Sunday felicitated by the Miss World Organization at the 64th edition of the international beauty pageant for her commitment to "beauty with a purpose" since winning the crown two decades ago. Aishwarya was accompanied by her mother Vrinda, husband and actor Abhishek Bachchan and three-year-old daughter Aaradhya on the stage.
She in her acceptance speech said, "I stand here overwhelmed by this honour. I thank Miss World Organization for such an incredible honour that I have received. To have the opportunity to hold the title, to wear the crown with pride. That was my one time to go out there and experience beauty with a purpose."
INDIA'S WHOLESALE INFLATION AT LOWEST IN OVER FIVE YEARS
The Wholesale Price Index n November -based inflation fell to 0%, compared with 1.77 % the previous month, primarily on account of a sharp fall in global commodity prices. The ‘food articles’ category on WPI contracted 0.4 % during the month. Food inflation is on decline since May.
Except manufactured items, prices of which rose by 2.04%, inflation of primary products and the fuel group contracted by 0.98% and 4.91% respectively as vegetable prices fell by 28.57% and petroleum product prices came down after global crude prices fell sharply. Data released showed retail inflation measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) eased to 4.38% in November, compared with 5.52% a month ago, as vegetable prices fell by 6.97%.
MEGHALAYA’S MAWLYNNONG VILLAGE IS ASIA'S CLEANEST VILLAGE
A small village in Meghalaya, Mawlynnong, is the cleanest village of Asia. The village has a toilet in every house. There are bamboo waste baskets on each road to ensure that there is no littering. Children as young as four learn at school to keep their surroundings clean.
By 2007, the village had eradicated the practice of open defecation, with toilets built for each of its 91 households under the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan. Cleanliness as a way of life came to Mawlynnong, a village of 503, long before PM Narendra Modi announced his Swachh Bharat or clean India campaign.
IPL FIXING: SC ASKS SRINIVASAN TO STAY AWAY FROM BCCI
BCCI on Tuesday replied to the Top Court with five alternatives in order to decide on the course of action or punishment to those found guilty in the IPL spot-fixing and betting case. These are the five points: 1. BCCI’s internal disciplinary committee may look after the issue, 2. BCCI may nominate a committee of two independent experts, 3. Court may appoint a disciplinary committee, 4. Court may appoint a committee of 2 judicial officers, 5. Mudgal Committee itself may decide on the course of action or punishment.
However, the matter was adjourned for Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court told Srinivasan that immediate action needed to be taken against Gurunath Meiyappan and felt the best way to ensure this would be to keep the BCCI President-in-exile out of it. Option 1: Resume with BCCI elections without Srinivasan and constitute a new BCCI body to decide over the matter.
Option 2: Constitute a body of BCCI governing council members to decide over the matter.
Option 3: `Constitute a committee of former judges that will take decision on the impending BCCI elections as well as other matters.
The court also had said that BCCI elections should go ahead, but directed that all board members who are under investigation to keep away. The SC further recommended three options to Srinivasan's counsel to proceed further in the matter.