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Rescue rap

New Delhi, March 21 (PTI): Delhi High Court today blamed a sub-divisional magistrate’s failure to ensure police protection for the failure of an attempted rescue of child labourers.

The bench said the official’s failure to inform the police before conducting a raid on some factories left the team unprotected when a mob of thugs attacked the operation. The effort saved 22 child workers but the goons took many others away.

Delhi water

New Delhi (PTI): Delhi authorities are seeking to “rationalise” the supply of water in the city and extend it to 600 to 700 colonies that have provisional regularisation certificates. The Delhi Jal Board said it would reduce water supply in areas that were over-supplied.

Tantrik probe

Ramanagara (PTI): A local court has ordered the CID to provide unedited video and audio recordings of its interrogation of a self-styled tantrik accused of having sex on contract with devotees. Nithyananda claims that he did not provide a confession to the CID during questioning.

Jail relief

New Delhi (PTI): A Delhi court has set aside a young man’s seven-day jail term for drink- driving and has sentenced him to two months of community service. Additional sessions judge Virender Bhat said the purpose of the sentence was to “reform a criminal”.

J&K quake

Srinagar (PTI): An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 hit the Kashmir valley on Monday. The tremor, with its epicentre in the Hindu Kush mountain range in Afghanistan, took place around 3.20pm and lasted three seconds. Officials reported no damage.


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