Nation at a Glance

Netaji papers stay under wraps Monument protection notice Child workers Schoolboy killed Electrocuted

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 18.09.06
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Netaji papers stay under wraps

New Delhi (PTI): The home ministry has refused to provide the Central Information Commission (CIC) with copies of documents presented before two panels that probed the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

This was reported by a research group — Mission Netaji — which appealed to the CIC to get the ministry to share records produced before the 1956 Shah Nawaz committee and the 1974 G.D. Khosla commission. Both had concluded that Bose died in an air crash on August 18, 1945.

The appeal came after the central government rejected the findings of the Mukherjee commission in May. The commission’s findings were opposed to the conclusions made by the previous two panels.

“The matter happened more than 20 years from the date of request and as such, it is refused,” the group quoted deputy secretary M.M. Chopra as saying in his reply to the CIC on August 21, on its site www.missionnetaji.org.

Monument protection notice

New Delhi (PTI): Delhi High Court has issued notices to the Centre and the Archaeological Survey of India on a petition which claimed that 35 centrally protected monuments have either disappeared or have been encroached upon.

The petitioner, Sri Chand Jain, cited a statement he claimed tourism and culture minister Ambika Soni made in Parliament about the disappearance of 35 centrally protected monuments/sites to substantiate his charge. The next date for hearing is on November 24.

Child workers

New Delhi (PTI): Volunteers of an NGO, together with police, recently raided two zari workshops in the capital and rescued 53 children.

The children, who will start their journey home on Monday, are yet to recover from the trauma of the strenuous work they did in inhumane conditions at the zari units.

Schoolboy killed

Muzaffarnagar (PTI): A schoolboy was accidentally killed when villagers opened fire at some persons hiding in a jungle after allegedly robbing a temple at a village near this Uttar Pradesh town, police said. Ravi, a student of Class VI, was on his way to school, when he came in the line of fire on Saturday.

Electrocuted

Maharajganj (PTI): Five youths were electrocuted after coming in contact with a high-tension wire at Siswa Bazar area in this Uttar Pradesh district on Sunday, police said.

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Commercial establishments in New Delhi will have to use solar power for heating and switch to compact fluorescent lamps as part of efforts to conserve energy.