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DU student filed complaint against man for obscene act

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A case has been lodged by a Delhi university student against a man who was allegedly molesting her on board a bus by masturbating, says media reports.

One student has also recorded the complete incident wherein the man was masturbating and was repeatedly trying to touch her waist when he was sitting beside her, media source reported. As per the reports, victim said the incident occurred on 7 February on the route between Vasant Vihar and IIT Gate.

Police said the incident occurred when the victim was returning home on a DTC bus. An elderly man sat next to her and leaned against her, the woman moved in her seat to avoid contact with him but he leaned against her again. "I immediately raised an alarm and told my co-passengers. I told them that the man was masturbating but no one understood what I was talking about. The accused then started asking me to calm down and he later got down,” the victim alleged, according to the report.

“I confronted him and told him he had no shame. He appeared drunk and didn’t seem to understand what I was saying,” she said. She further said that the ordeal went on for about 10 minutes but the 30-odd other passengers in the bus allegedly ignored the incident, Hindustan Times reported.   “One woman who too appeared to be a student just responded by saying ‘achcha’ when I mentioned the incident. The man, meanwhile, got off the bus near IIT Delhi gate without any problems. I was shocked beyond belief and did not know how to react with people showing apathy. I was numb,” she said, according to the report.

The video that the student uploaded on social media, showed a middle-aged man exposing and fondling himself as he used a bag on his lap to hide his actions from other passengers, NDTV reported. The victim shouted at the man but he remained unfazed, perhaps emboldened by the lack of response from other passengers, according to the report.

The Free Press Journal reported that an FIR was lodged with Vasant Vihar Police under sections 354 (sexual harassment), 354A, and 294 (obscene act in public place) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and that an investigation is underway.

(With agency inputs)

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China On Maldives Crisis

It should not become an issue of fight: China on Maldives crisis

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Chine on Friday said that they are talking to India to resolve the issue that is gripping in Maldives and was particular that Beijing doesn't want to make this an issue.

Along with that, China is also maintaining that there should not be any external interference especially in the light of reports of India's special forces ready for deployment, Beijing is also in touch with New Delhi to resolve the crisis, Chinese official sources said.

China is being specific about not to make Maldives an issue to rise, the sources told PTI in Beijingon Friday.

The stand-off between India and China in the Doka La area and Beijing's opposition to declaring Pakistan-based Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the UN had been major irritants in bilateral ties in the past.

Answering a spate of questions on the Maldives, including Friday's telephonic conversation between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US president Donald Trump, in which the situation in the Maldives figured prominently, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said international community should respect sovereignty and independence of the Maldives.

"The current situation in the Maldives is its internal affairs. It should be properly resolved through dialogue and consultations by all relevant parties," he said.

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen sent his Economic Development Minister Mohamed Saeed to China but India said it did not find the dates "suitable" for the visit of Maldives' foreign minister as special envoy to New Delhi.

The UN Security Council too met to discuss the Maldives situation. Ahead of the meeting, UN Assistant Secretary-General Miroslav Jenca reported to have informed the top UN body that while there were no reports of violent clashes, "the situation in the Maldives is tense and may deteriorate even further".

(With Agency inputs)
Govt Green Signal

Govt okays new criteria for classifying MSMEs

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The Prime Minister Narendre Modi led-government on Wednesday gave green signal to the amendments to a law to change the criteria for classifying MSMEs from investment in plant and machinery to annual turnover.

The proposed changes to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 were given thumbs up by the cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official statement said.

These changes will be considered and implemented in a new bill and the earlier bill pending in the Lok Sabha will be taken back.

As per the proposed classifications, enterprises having annual turnover less than Rs 5 crore will fall under the 'micro' category.

Units having turnover between Rs 5 crore to Rs 75 crore will be classified as small enterprises, whereas those having turnover between Rs 75 crore and Rs 250 crore will be classified as enterprises, the release said.

"The move will encourage ease of doing business, make the norms of classification growth-oriented and align classification norms to the new tax regime revolving around GST," the government said.

Taking turnover as a criterion can be pegged with reliable figures available in GST Network and other methods of ascertaining which will help in having a non discretionary, transparent and objective criteria and will eliminate the need for inspections, it added.

"In addition the amendment will provide flexibility to the government to fine-tune the classification of MSMEs in response to changing economic scenario without resorting to the amendment of MSMED (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Development) Act," the release said.

Under the earlier definition, manufacturers with Rs25 lakh investment in plant and machinery were termed micro enterprises and those with investments between Rs25 lakh and Rs5 crore were regarded as small enterprises. Firms with investments of up to Rs10 crore are classified as medium.

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'We will stop producing girls if our traditions will be questioned'

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Right after a day when the apex court harshly came down on Khap panchayat and asked the Centre to take the stand to protect inter-faith and inter-caste couples, khap leaders have threatened to "not give birth to girls at all" if the judiciary passes judgments on their traditions, as per media reports.

"We do respect the SC but cannot take such decisions on interference in our age-old traditions. If these kinds of orders are passed by the Supreme Court, we will stop producing girls or won't let them study so much that they start taking their own decisions. Just think, what will happen to society if girls become lesser and lesser in numbers?" The Times of India quoted Naresh Tikait, head of Balyan Khap, as saying.

The report quoted Rajbir Singh Malik, head of Malik Khap, as saying, "Maybe the Supreme Court has taken this stand influenced by the vulgar exhibition of modernity in cosmopolitan cities, but they must understand that village life is different, and we are bound by our traditions."

On Monday, Chief Justice Dipak Mishra said, "If people decide to marry, they are adults and you are nobody to interfere," in response to a plea seeking to ban khap panchayats and establish guidelines regulating their authority, Livemint reported.

(With agency inputs)

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Ankit death case: Kejri promises kin all legal help

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City Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday assured Ankit’s family of all legal help, a 23-year-old professional photographer, who was allegedly stabbed to death by his girlfriend’s family.

During his meeting with the parents of the victim, the chief minister expressed grief over the horrific incident, spokesperson said.

“Our CM has also promised all legal help in punishing the culprits, along with best medical treatment to Ankit's mother who fell ill after Ankit’s demise," he further added.

His girlfriend's family was against her relationship with the Ankit, a photographer who belonged to different communities.

All accused, girl’s father, mother and uncle have been arrested in connection with the murder and her minor brother has been apprehended.

City BJP chief Manoj Tiwari also visited to the family on Saturday had asked about the CM’s silence in the  matter after which CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that he had spoken to father of the victim.