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Man arrested for murdering mother

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Delhi Police arrested a man on Tuesday night for allegedly murdering his mother in Mundka village of the national capital.

According to the Mundka Police Station, the man shot and critically injured his mother on September 1 and was absconding after that.

Further, police informed that the victim, succumbed to her injures on Tuesday and added the IPC section 302 in the registered case against him.

“We have arrested him after raids at more than 100 hideouts, analysis of about 150 CCTV cameras, and interrogation of more than 400 persons,” police said.

Two country-made firearms, one dummy pistol, 13 live cartridges, 6 empty cartridges were also seized by the team of Mundka Police station at his place.

The accused also has a case registered against him at the Nangloi Police Station, Delhi.

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Five passengers injured as vehicle rolls down into gorge in J&K’s Poonch

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At least five passengers were injured after the vehicle they were traveling in skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Gontariyan area of Jammu’s Poonch district on Tuesday, an official said.

As per the official, the vehicle met with the accident this afternoon while the passengers were returning home after paying obeisance at a shrine.

A police official told Greater Kashmir that five of the passengers have received critical injuries in the mishap and have been shifted to District Hospital Poonch for treatment.

 

 

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Notification allowing women to take NDA exam to be released by May 2022: Defence Ministry to SC

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The Defence Ministry told the Supreme Court that a notification allowing women candidates to appear for the entrance exam to the National Defence Academy (NDA) will be out by May 2022.

Earlier, the ministry had said that a decision has been taken to allow the induction of women into the Armed Forces through the NDA.
Filing an affidavit, the ministry said that keeping the timeline in mind, deliberate planning and meticulous preparation is needed to ensure smooth induction and seamless training of such women candidates.

“The Government of India, in line with its commitment, hereby place on record its clear and categorical stand that the women candidates shall be considered for entry in the three defence services, in the existing streams, through National Defence Academy,” the affidavit stated.
It further said that the NDA entrance exams are held twice a year and the government proposes to have the necessary mechanism in place by May 2022, the time by which the UPSC is required to publish the first notification next year, for the exam.

The affidavit also stated that a study group has been constituted by the Defence services comprising experts to expeditiously formulate a curriculum for women cadets at the NDA and a Board of Officers has been convened to frame a futuristic proposal for training of women cadets at NDA incorporating all relevant aspects.

“Any dilution of physical training and service subject like firing, etc. would invariably impact the battle worthiness of the Armed Forces adversely,” it added.

It also stated the need to have a robust physical separation between male and female residential areas for which new residential facilities have to be developed to accommodate the women candidates including bathroom cubicles with modifications to maintain privacy.

“Some time is needed to construct additional bathrooms, cabins, training facilities and develop curriculum for the new joinees,” the Ministry of Defence told the apex court.

“Only medically fit candidates meeting the selection criteria are allowed to join the Academy. They are also required to meet laid down medical standards. While medical standards for male cadets are in place, appropriate medical standards for women candidates are in the process of formulation. The same needs to be done before they join,” the affidavit added.

A Bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul had asked the ministry to put the statement of inducting women into the Armed Forces through the NDA, on record through an affidavit

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India records 26,115 new cases in 24 hours, a significant 13.6% dip from yesterday

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According to data published by the Union ministry of health and family welfare, India recorded 26,115 new cases on Tuesday (September 21), thus reporting a significant dip in the daily tally of cases. Around 252 fatalities were also recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 445,385.

These are some of the latest development for COVID as shared by the Ministry of Health:

– 81.85 Cr. vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive

– Active cases account for less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.92%; lowest since March 2020

– India’s Active caseload stands at 3,09,575; lowest in 184 days

– 26,115 new cases in the last 24 hours

– Recovery Rate currently at 97.75%; Highest since March 2020

34,469 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to 3,27,49,574

– Weekly Positivity Rate (2.08%) less than 3% for last 88 days

– Daily positivity rate (1.85%) less than 3% for last 22 days

– 55.50 cr Total Tests conducted so far

Meanwhile earlier, vaccinologist Dr Gangandeep Kang said local flare-ups that will be smaller and spread wider across the country may add up to form a third wave of the pandemic, but the scale will not be like before. In an interview with PTI over the COVID-19 situation in India, Kang said after the second wave, maybe a quarter of the country’s population continues to be susceptible to the virus. “So will we be able to achieve within that quarter the same numbers and the same patterns that we saw in the second wave? That I think is unlikely. What we will see is local flare-ups that will be smaller and spread wider across the country. Now if that will collect to form a third wave, that may happen if we have a lot of behaviour change around festivals, but the scale is not going to be anything like what we saw before,” she said.

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Covid-19 Stats

23 Sep 2021, 2:37 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

33,562,034 Total Cases
446,080 Death Cases
32,808,175 Recovered Cases

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