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Dec 11, 2019, 10.30 PM IST

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Uttar Pradesh likely to set up 218 fast track courts

State law minister Brajesh Pathak told reporters that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed concern over crimes against women. For these fast-track courts, 218 posts of additional session judge have been created, and staff posts for the court will also be created.

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  • The Anti-Romeo Squads and traffic police will get 25,000 body-worn cameras and post-mortem kits, police said on Tuesday, adding that 5,000 hand-held mobile tablets along with 15,000 desktops monitors will be provided for the Crime and Criminal Tracking Networks and Systems in the current fiscal.

    Moving the legislation in the Upper House, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said effective control over arms and ammunition is very important for safety and security in the country. He said the bill seeks to bring in stringent punishment for people involved in illegal manufacturing of arms while ensuring easier provisions for people with licensed arms.

    The Centre is duty-bound to set up a new trust for the development of Ayodhya and construction of a Ram temple within three months as per the directive of the Supreme Court, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said.

    The UPPCL had entered into a power purchase agreement with SECI on November 14, 2018 to purchase 200 MW of solar power from Karnataka-based Pavagada Solar Park for a period of 25 years.

    Unnao Police told journalists that it had taken steps to protect the relative. The police also said that it had provided protection to the victim’s family members who are with her in Delhi. It has also made security arrangements for the family when they return to their village.

    The five accused, whom the police interrogated for a day before sending them to jail on December 6, did not confess to their crime while in police custody, state police chief OP Singh confirmed to ET. In fact, sources said that the accused even alluded to the girl committing self-immolation in order to implicate them.

    Before the horrific incident in Unnao on Thursday, a similar case was reported from UP’s Sambhal a fortnight ago when a 15-year-old girl was raped and burnt as she succumbed to her injuries in Delhi last week. Opposition leaders Akhilesh Yadav and Priyanka Gandhi have raised over half a dozen more shocking incidents of sexual crimes in UP over the past month.

    Piloted by Home Minister Amit Shah, the Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019 also ensures that those using firearms in a rash or negligent manner in celebratory gunfire, endangering human life or personal safety of others, shall be punishable with an imprisonment to two years or with fine which may extend to Rs one lakh or with both.

    The Bill was tabled in Lok Sabha on November 29. The Bill seeks to enhance punishment for illegally possessing and making prohibited arms besides other changes in the six- decade-old Arms Act.

    Additional Chief Secretary (Home and Information) Awanish Awasthi confirmed that the Cabinet has approved Zurich Airport International as developer for Jewar airport. The PMIC has recommended the highest bidder Zurich Airport among Adani Enterprises, DIAL and Anchorage Infrastructure, as the preferred bidder to the state government.

    This new policy comes close on the heels of a series of media reports from schools in UP regarding poor facilities or sub-standards mid-day meals.

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