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Published: 04th December 2015 03:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th December 2015 03:56 AM   |  A+A-

New Delhi

Delhi MLAs, Ministers to Get Hefty Pay Hikes

New Delhi: In a bid to hike hefty salary and perks to Delhi’s MLAs, the Delhi government has passed five bills in the Delhi Assembly on Thursday. A hike of MLA salary and allowances by four times; from `54,000 per month to `2.10 lakh per month, has been proposed. Similarly, chief minister, ministers, speaker and LoP’s salary and allowance has been proposed from `1.25 lakh month to `2.75 lakh per month. MLAs basic salary has been proposed to be increased from `12,000 per month to `50,000 per month while the salary of CM, ministers, speaker, Leader of Opposition and chief whip’s has been proposed to be increased from Rs 20,000 to `80,000 per month.

Driver Beaten Up over Transporting Beef

Chandigarh: A mob beat up a truck driver on Thursday near Kithwari Bridge in Palwal  on the suspicion of transporting beef, leading to tension in the area and heavy deployment of police. Two companies of India Reserve Battalion and Haryana Police reached the spot to control the mob. The locals intercepted the truck after learning that three trucks loaded with meat were coming from Mewat and were on the way to Aligarh. While two trucks got away, one was attacked and damaged and its driver severely beaten. The driver was subsequently handed over to the police

Delhi Akin to Gas Chamber: High Court

New Delhi: Concerned over deteriorating air pollution levels in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Thursday observed that air pollution has reached alarming proportions and it was akin to “living in a gas chamber. The High Court directed the Central and Delhi government to present comprehensive action plans to combat it.  Reacting to the action plan submitted by environment ministry and Delhi government , a bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva termed it as “not comprehensive” as they did not contain specific responsibilities of each authority and the timeline for carrying them out. The court directed them to file comprehensive action plans by next date of hearing  on Dec 21. 

New Delhi

Menaka Demands Mandatory Tracking of Sex Offenders

New Delhi: Ahead of the scheduled release of the juvenile convicted in the Nirbhaya rape case, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has written a letter to the law ministry seeking enactment of a law to make registration of sex offenders mandatory so that they can be kept under surveillance.

“In cases where the sexual offenders are convicted for committing heinous crimes, the orders of the court may also include mandatory requirement of registration of the accused in local police station so that police can monitor their activities and keep track of their movements,” Gandhi said in a letter to Law Minister Sadananda Gowda.

The Minister said in the letter that such an initiative by courts will ensure effective management and supervision of sex offenders.

It will also reduce future offences leading to a sense of security among women and children, she said.


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