The Times Of India | Feb 22, 2021 , 07:39:00 IST
11 children working as bonded labourers freed
Eleven children working in hazardous conditions as bonded labourers were rescued during raids conducted in seven places in north Delhi on Friday. The raid was conducted by a team consisting Alipur sub divisional magistrate (SDM) Ajit Singh Thakur and other district officials, cops from Samaypur Badli police station, officials from labour department and Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR), besides a team from NGO Sahyog Care for You. The children were working as bonded labourers in bakery units, lathe machine units and auto centre units, except for one child who was rescued from a house where he was working as a domestic worker.
Four more suspects in the murder case of lab technician Rinku Sharma were arrested by Delhi Police Crime Branch on Sunday. The youth’s stabbing, which took place in Mangolpuri last week, was captured on video, a copy of which is with police. A chargesheet is likely to be filed by mid-March, sources said.
This summer is going to be slightly more comfortable for commuters in Delhi with the first lot of Delhi Transport Corporation’s (DTC) 1,000 air-conditioned and low-floor buses expected to hit the streets in June. Also, in March, 89 more air-conditioned, low-floor buses will be inducted into the Cluster Scheme fleet.
The capital reported 145 new Covid-19 cases and two casualties in the last 24 hours. This was the first time since last Sunday that the city reported more than one death in a day. While 97 patients recuperated from the disease in the last 24 hours, the number of active cases saw a spike to 1,071 — from 1,025 on Saturday.
The number of bird species has gone up at most biodiversity parks in the city compared with last year, as per a survey. Meanwhile, the first phase of the Corbett bird survey recorded 350 species.
CM Arvind Kejriwal, after meeting union leaders from western UP at the Delhi Assembly on Sunday, said the Centre’s three new laws were death warrants for farmers. He announced that a Kisan Mahapanchayat would take place in Meerut on February 28.