Esha Bahal

Indian student becomes UK Ambassador for a day

New Delhi (NM Bureau): Monday was a special day for Esha. She was the UK Ambassador to India for a day. 

Indian student Esha Bahal from Amity University, few miles away from India’s Capital, was nominated after a contest to take charge of Britain’s overseas diplomatic network in India for a day. She took charge of the British High Commission for 24 hours as the winner of a unique contest.

To mark the International Day of the Girl Child on October 11, the British High Commission had organised the contest for Indian girls aged between 18 and 23 to become the British High Commissioner to India for 24 hours and Esha was chosen as the winner. 

The competitors in the contest were asked submitted a short video presentation on the theme “What does gender equality mean to you?”.  British High Commission informed that as many as 58 people from all over India contributed their video and the entries were subjected to scrutiny by experts to select a winner.

The successful entry chosen by the jury was from Esha Bahal, a student of Political Science at Amity University (Noida, near Delhi). After her success, Esha told media that she plans to become a social entrepreneur with higher studies in public policy and law after her graduation. Bahal took over as acting British High Commissioner for the day on Monday, October  8.

“Acting as British High Commissioner for a day has been a great and unique experience. I’ve learnt about the breadth and depth of UK-India relations and had the opportunity to highlight the importance of gender equality and inclusivity issues, which are of great importance to me,” Bahal told media after her experience as High Commissioner. 

News agency ANI reported that Bahal assumed the charge in New Delhi and led a meeting with heads of departments across the High Commission during the course of working during the day


Second building collapse in Ghaziabad

GHAZIABAD: At least Five labourers have been killed and more are feared trapped beneath the rubble after an under-construction building collapsed in Mishal Garhi in Dasna in Ghaziabad. The labourers were working at the construction site when the incident took place. The Ghaziabad police said in a tweet that some labourers were rescued and sent to a hospital for treatment.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel were pressed into service soon after the incident and rescue and search operations were underway.


Aarushi muder case: Judge moves SC, seeks deletion of personal remarks

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Former trial judge, Shyam Lal, in Aarushi-Hemraj muder case has taken the plea to the top court for the deletion of personal remarks which were made by Allahabad high court judge.

The Allahabad High Court had chastised the trial court judge for telling a "different story" propelled by "vitriolic" reasoning convicting dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar in the murders of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in May 2008.

Additional sessions Judge Shyam Lal in Ghaziabad (UP) had sentenced the Talwars to life imprisonment on November 28, 2013, holding them guilty in the twin murder case.

Allowing the appeals of the Talwars against the CBI court order, Justices BK Narayana and AK Mishra of the Allahabad High Court last year acquitted the couple, saying that neither the circumstances nor the evidence was enough to hold them guilty.

In "absolute agreement" with Justice Narayana in giving the Talwars the benefit of doubt, Justice Mishra said, "The learned trial Judge has prejudged things in his own fashion, drawn conclusion by embarking on erroneous analogy conjecturing to the brim on apparent facts telling a different story propelled by vitriolic reasoning."

(With agency inputs)

CRMNEXT Starts Its Plantation Drive

CRMNEXT Starts Its Plantation Drive

  • Carries out tree plantations in the greenbelt in NOIDA through its CSR Foundation NIMAYAA

CRMNEXT in association with Nimayaa Foundation, recently carried out the Go-Green initiative at the greenbelt in Sector 62, NOIDA. The initiative will continue to plant  tree saplings over next 12 months as a drive to create awareness and involvelocal residents to join the larger Go-Green movement in the region.

Jim Trainer Shot Dead In Noida

Gym Trainer shot dead in Noida

At around 8.30 pm on Tuesday night, a youth was killed by the gunfighters in Salarpur village of Noida, adjacent to the capital, Delhi. The reason behind the murder is being described as mutual rivalry.

On getting the information of the incident, heavy police force has been deployed at the same time. The police has started investigating the matter by sending the dead body of the deceased to the post-mortem.