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3 booked for forcing Dalit employee to clean manhole in K’taka

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Three staffers working at a reputed hospital in Bengaluru have been booked for forcing a Dalit employee to clean the manhole to unclog sewers, police said on Tuesday.

The hospital housekeeping supervisor D. Raja, Gilbert and the administrator have been booked under Section 3(1) (J) of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act -1989 and sections 7,8,9 of the Prohibition of Manual Scavenging and Rehabilitation Act -2013.

The action had been taken as per the complaint of Karnataka Samata Sainik Dal and Madhusudhana K.N., assistant director at the social welfare department on behalf of 53-year-old victim Daivadeenam.

The victim is a permanent employee and has been working at the hospital for 21 years. Daivadeenam was asked to lower himself into the manhole and clear sewers. When he refused, he was threatened with termination of his services by the accused persons.

The management had also told him that it was his duty to carry out manual scavenging. Daivadeenam had to unclog the manhole though he was at risk. Later, he approached Samata Sainik Dal and a complaint was lodged at the Halasuru police station in Bengaluru.

Meanwhile, Madhu (27), a ‘safai karmachari’ (cleaner) fell sick and died at the hospital after cleaning a manhole in Periypatna of Mysuru district on Monday. Three civic workers, including Madhu, had worked in that manhole and all of them fell ill.

The deceased is survived by wife and two children. After the protest was staged before the District Commissioner’s office, authorities asked the wife to submit a memorandum asking for a government job and also assured of compensation.

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Explosion in (Peshawar) Pakistan!!! (LIVE UPDATE)

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Explosion occurred during Zohar prayer!! Some time ago, there was an explosion near the police lines of Peshawar, Pakistan. Many people have been injured. The injured are being shifted to the hospital.

According to information shared with Geo News, this explosion took place near the Police Lines Mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan. Whose voice has been heard far and wide. News of many people getting injured.

Emergency has been implemented.
The area where this explosion happened!! That is a high security (VVIP) area!!

More information will be updated Soon…

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Mumbai: Minor boy detained for raping 5-year-old girl in Nagpada; victim to get free education till 10th std

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A minor boy was detained for allegedly raping a 5-year-old girl in Nagpada and sent to a juvenile correction centre.

He was detained within six hours of the crime.

Free education till 10th standard for victim

The Nagpada police officials have collected Rs 1.10 lakh for the victim and have made provisions for giving her free education till the 10th standard.

A case has been registered under sections of IPC and POCSO.

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Teachers scam: WhatsApp chat hinting question paper leak recovered

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 The Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the multi-crore teachers’ recruitment scam, has recovered WhatsApp chats hinting at possible advance leaking of question papers to select candidates who took the written examination for primary teachers’ posts in West Bengal in 2016.

Sources said that the selective leaking of question papers were mainly done by the youth Trinamool Congress leader, Kuntal Ghosh, who was arrested by the ED from his residence on January 21.

The probe agency has also recovered Whatsapp chats indicating that Ghosh enjoyed the patronage of former state education minister and Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee.

From the documents seized from Ghosh’s residence, the central agency officials have also recovered copies of the admit cards of certain candidates who appeared for the recruitment examination for primary teachers in 2016.

The ED sleuths have come across the names of 35 individuals who secured jobs as teachers in state- run schools by paying money to the arrested youth leader and all of them are currently employed with different schools. Each and every one of them will be questioned to take the investigation forward.

“The recruitment scam seems to be in multiple layers, which again have sub-layers involving multiple players and multiple angles. The uncovering of one layer is leading to other layers. That’s why the investigation process is getting prolonged,” said a legal associate of ED.

The fact that question papers were leaked to select candidates was established after the ED sleuths noticed that some extremely below-average candidates, as per their academic records, scored exorbitantly in the recruitment examination.

Sources said that the marks secured in their academic examinations did not justify their scores in their optical mark recognition (OMR) sheets.

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