The Pioneer : 2019-02-11

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! ' ( #) ' "% #%) **+ ,-*. & 5 6 78 && $ *+ ! 9! & , # * * @ CB 9 D +*+ 6 $./ $9 0$/ 9 :$; ). . 868 !)$) (#1 . <= !/ 1 /$ !$>= / 0: > 1 $9 6 65 .( 1 ( . # $) $; )#> #/ $99 ! ( ! 7 8 $ 9:+ '' The Election Commission on Sunday asked the Delhi Police to take “necessary action” against people making “misleading” phone calls to people about the city’s electoral rolls. On Saturday, Delhi’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) had cautioned people about such calls claiming deletion of their names from electoral rolls. The poll official had made it clear that no one but the electoral registration officer can add or remove names from electoral rolls. Now, the CEO has asked the Delhi Police Commissioner to investigate the matter to ascertain the correct position. “...Various written complaints received in this regard are being enclosed herewith. Prima facie, it appears that the matter needs to be thoroughly investigated in order that the factual correctness of the averments made in the aforementioned complaints are ascertained and necessary action under relevant extant laws is taken,” the complaint to the police said. 7 8 $ 9:+ '' 7 8 $ 9:+ '' Delhi Customs Department has arrested septuagenarian couple for allegedly trying to smuggle out of the country foreign currencies worth 92 lakh at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport. According to a senior Customs official, the accused were intercepted when they were proceeding to board a flight to Dubai on Friday “They were stopped by customs official and a detailed personal and baggage search of the two passengers resulted in the recovery of foreign currencies — Euro and Dirhamequivalent to 92.02 lakh,” said the senior customs official. “The two, aged around 70 years, were accompanied with their nine-year-old grandchild. The forex was seized under Section 110 of the Customs Act, 1962. Both passengers were placed under arrest in accordance with Section 104 of the Customs Act, 1962. Further investigation is going on,” the senior customs official added. Commuting would be easier for the people of national Capital especially for those who travel daily between Delhi and Ghaziabad as the Delhi Government on Sunday laid foundation stones of the much awaited flyovers at Shastri Park and Seelampur. These flyovers will facilitate a signal and hassle free corridor from Uttar Pradesh ( UP) border to Shahdara via Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT). Once the projects get completed, the travel time would be reduced from existing 1:15 hours to 45 minutes as well as save around 13,802 man hours per day. Also, around 2,625 litres of fuels costing up to 4.97 lakh will be saved per day. “The cost of both the flyover is 303 crore and is expected to complete by mid of 2020, said a senior Government official. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Sateyender Jain inaugurated the construction work 7 8 $ 9:+ '' With the Lok Sabha polls scheduled this year, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is going to host a mega rally of non- Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leaders in the national Capital on February 13 against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government at the Centre. The rally “ Chandrababu Naidu,” Gopal Rai, Minister for Employment, Development and Labour said on Twitter. However, sources said, the Congress is unlikely to participate in the rally that will be attended by Mamata Banerjee and Chandrababu Naidu among other Opposition leaders. “With the Lok Sabha elections just months away, the rally will help to bring the Opposition leaders together and firm up a ‘ to challenge the BJP-led NDA,” he added. Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal had also attended the Kolkata rally, where he gave a call to defeat the Modi Government. Tanashahi Hatao-Desh Bhachao” (remove dictatorship, save democracy) will be organised at Jantar Mantar on February 13. All Opposition leaders will attend this rally against the Modi Government,” said a senior party leader. It will be attended by all those who had attended Mamata Banerjee’s Kolkata rally last month, he said. “The rally would be organised on February 13 at 10 am in the morning which will be attended by West Bengal Mamata Banerjee and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister would be 12, 00 metre, while the length of Shastri Park Junction flyover will be 700 metre. “The PWD will also update the existing roads by widening the existing underpasses by three metres,” said the PWD official adding that the Seelampur Chowk will also be widened with providing signal free left and U-turn towards to decongest the area. and night for the welfare of the people even after getting troubles from the Opposition. “BJP and the Congress which they were not able to do in 70 years, we have done and shown progress in just four years. 21,000 classrooms, up gradation of hospitals and roads and flyover in just four years,” said Kejriwal. Also as per the proposal, the length of Seelampur flyover of both the flyovers on Sunday. The flyover proposed to be constructed at Shahstri Park will be of six lanes while the one which would be constructed at Seelampur will be of two lanes. The project which was proposed by the PWD got green signal in a Cabinet meeting held last year. Addressing the gathering Kejriwal said that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is working day mahagathband- han’ + ** & * % due to not getting job. Initial probe suggests that he had taken this step due to depression,” said the police official privy to investigation. “Body of the deceased was handed over to family after autopsy. Saurabh father had told police that he was upset after not getting any job. Further investigation is going on,” said the DCP. During initial investigation it was revealed that Saurabh had shifted to Delhi two and a half months ago. He had done BTech from a University in Bihar and was looking for job in Delhi-NCR,” said the DCP. “Police have recovered a diary which Saurabh used to write daily from his home in New Ashok Nagar. In diary he had shown signs of depression New Ashok Nagar for past two and half month. According to Jasmeet Singh, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), East district, on Friday at around 10 AM a call was received regarding the incident following which a team rushed to the spot. “Saurabh was taken to nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. 7 8 $ 9:+ '' Depressed “These drugs are easily available in JJ clusters in the city. I would say the youngsters are easily prone to such addictions and once addicted, these youngsters buy it again and even commit crimes. One of the biggest reasons for the rise in juvenile delinquents is due to the substance abuse amongst teenagers,” said Vijay Dangi, an advocate. Dr Nand Kumar, professor, Department of Psychiatry, AIIMS said that the drugs like cannabis LSD, MDMA have become very common amongst the youngsters. These substances are more harmful because of its social sanctions, he said. “The Alcih inhibits the brain and dulls the central nervous system and diminished the reflexes of the brain, leading to higher chances of road accidents and violence. Unfortunately, cannabis is being promoted for recreational use in some countries and being used by youngster in India. The worst part of cannabis is that it precipitates “marked behavioural” changes and sense of alters reality leading to abnormal behaviours and anger outburst,” said Dr Nand Kumar. “The most effective way to prevent the abuse of the substance is at the policy level by the Government. It is pertinent to mention here that there are person at policy level who believes that cannabis should be legalised,” Dr Kumar added. ically reduce quantity and sell drugs by mixing “Avil” salt and chemicals. “The salt is available easily. Some peddlers mix this salt, so that the drug can leave a positive effect on buyer that the quality is good, but I don’t sell that way,” she said. then visited Neb Sarai, Freedom Fighter colony, gate no-4, where the correspondent spoke to people who pointed out a general store who sells these drugs. Posing as a buyer, the correspondent asked the shop owner to give a packet of The shop owner pointed towards a street near his shop and asked to wait there. As the peddler returned, he asked what would we like to buy — or heroin, adding: “heroin would cost you 300 for 1 gram and a small packet of would cost 100 while a quarter of illicit liquor is sold for 100.” As per investigation, Neb Sarai and Chattarpur are not only areas in the city where drugs are being sold under the nose of police, Madan Giri, Subhash Nagar, RK Puram, INA, Khirki Extension, Malviya Nagar, Munirka and JJ clusters in Jahangirpuri, Dwarka, Uttam Nagar and Rohini are also the hotspots for these drug peddlers and distributors. Most peddlers and distributors also operate in areas close to North Campus such as Majnu Ka Tila, Kashmere Gate, Indra Vikas opposite Nirankari over not getting job, a 30-year-old engineer allegedly committed suicide by jumping over Mayur Vihar flyover in East Delhi. The incident occurred on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Saurabh, a native of Bhojpur in Bihar and was presently residing at Delhi's 7 8 $ 9:+ & Though the Delhi Police has busted various drug syndicates during past one year, drug peddlars have managed to sell contraband to the youngsters and addicts whose number has been increasing. The use of drugs such as hashish and cannabis ( among youngster is now underscoring a major concern in a city. Called as “ or these drugs are easily available at various hotspots, which include JJ clusters and parks. The drugs are also being supplied to youngsters by guards in schools. team visited these JJ clusters and found that these drugs and illicit liquor are sold openly in these colonies without any fear of authorities. The team first visited JJ cluster in Chattarpur near 100 ft road where narrow lanes leads to a woman who sits on a (cot) and openly sells and illicit liquor. The is sold in packets starting from 100 per pack whereas alcohol quarter is sold for 50. “We don’t have another business to do. This is easy earning and once a buyer is here, he will come again to buy the stuff,” said the women on anonymity, adding that most of the people come to buy drugs are youngsters. She also said that whenever there is a shortage in other peddlers in the area specif- The Pioneer ganja) maal, babaji ki booti”, samaan ganja. colony and Shastri Park. According to the police, drugs are sold outside colleges and near pubs in South Delhi. According to police data, in 2018, around 196 kilograms (kg) of heroin and smack were recovered by police whereas 51 kg were recovered in 2017. Around 4,272 kg of was recovered by police in 2018, double as compared to 2017 which was 2,415 kg. According to a senior police official, interrogation reports of the arrested men indicate that a majority of the drug users are school and college students, apart from criminals, who are into smack and other cheap stuff. “Most of the robber and snatchers caught by Delhi Police are addicted to drugs and are youngster. Just to fulfill the need for drugs these youngsters commits crimes. They stole items and sell them at throw away rates to people,” said the senior police official. The Pioneer ganja ganja ganja The Pioneer khaat ganja ganja ganja, ,- " ! - $ becomes a part of your long term memory. So, you can’t expect to remember something if you read it only once,” she said. The problem is same with Guneet Kaur. “I am stressed because my syllabus isn’t complete yet. I am worried if I will be able to complete it in time,” she said. Also, she gets no time for herself as she has several coaching classes to attend, she said. But in her case, she is not seeing any counsellor as her parents are being supportive and taking care of her diet. Parents play a pivotal role in either alleviating or aggravating the situation, said Dr Kumar. “Peer pressure is there. Sometimes, parents start comparing their children with others and have unrealistic expectations from a child. They also threaten the children which aggravates stress,” she said. She suggested parents to refrain from such activities. Amidst this, a balanced diet can be helpful in beating the stress, she added. “Students should take breaks while studying. They should also take a balanced diet and keep themselves hydrated,” said Dr Roma Kumar. 7 8 $ 9:+ Some are facing disturbed sleeping patterns while some have lost appetite. The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) exams commonly known as “The Boards” are yet to come but the stress for students seems to have already arrived as some students have started approaching counsellors. Amid this, experts suggest ways to minimise stress. Guneet Kaur, one of the 12th Board aspirants, said she has difficulties falling asleep these days due to the thought of waking up early the next morning. “I am so anxious these days. I sleep late at night because I have to study and then I wake up early because then again I have to study. Sometimes, I have difficulties falling asleep,” she said. According to Dr Roma Kumar, Psychologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), there are various ways in which a stress disorder can be identified in a student. “If a student becomes forgetful, it translates into panic attacks. The concentration power diminishes and there is loss of sleep and appetite. Strangely, sometimes a student starts eating more than his or her appetite,” she said. Dr Roma told about two students she has been counselling one of whom had refused to give the exams. “I remember, a 12th standard student came to me with his parents telling that he wants to drop because he cannot study and cannot concentrate. He was quite anxious,” she said. The student was put on some medications and was counselled by her after which he has accepted to appear for the exams this year, she added. In another incident, an otherwise normal girl stopped eating due to anxiety. The girl was also counselled by her. As per the expert, the main reason behind the stress that most of the students go through is the last minute preparation. “Last minute preparation is always dangerous. When you study something, it goes into your short term memory and then as you keep on revising, it The Pioneer ! " # $ % & ' " ( ! 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