Boy Ends Life at Observation Home
A juvenile at an observation home for boys in the national capital allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday night. The incident has brought the AAP government under the scanner as a Women and Child Development Department official’s negligence was alleged in the incident, forcing the Delhi government to order a departmental inquiry. The juvenile allegedly hanged himself from a ceiling fan in the dormitory of the observation home. Though the superintendent, welfare officer and the nurse took him to the Bara Hindu Rao Hospital, the doctors declared him brought dead. “The departmental inquiry will be conducted by the Director, Women and Child Development Department,” the government said. A report about the incident has been submitted to the District Magistrate. Also, the Principal Magistrate of the Juvenile Justice Board is conducting a separate probe. The juvenile was admitted to protective custody following an order by the Principal Magistrate of Juvenile Justice Board-II.
Govt-WHO MoU to Take Traditional Medicines to World
The Centre on Wednesday gave approval for a collaboration between the World Health Organisation and the Ayush ministry for improving acceptability and branding of traditional Indian systems of medicine across the world. The collaboration will be operationalised through an MoU between the ministry and the WHO. The pact will help in long-term collaboration with the WHO in creating awareness about the Ayush systems of medicine through education, skill development, workshops and exchange programmes. As the first step in the longterm collaboration, the ministry will assign to the WHO activities for the development of technical documents and publications such as benchmarks for training in yoga, ayurveda, unani and panchakarma practices.
Ram Madhav, Mehbooba Hold Talks
The deadlock over government formation in Jammu & Kashmir is likely to end as BJP national general secretary and point man on Kashmir Ram Madhav held crucial talks with PDP president Mehbooba Mufti in the State capital on Wednesday evening. “Ram Madhav arrived in Srinagar at around 5 pm on a special flight. After landing at the Srinagar airport, he straightaway drove to the residence of PDP president and MP Mehbooba Mufti at Fairview, Gupkar in Srinagar,” a BJP source said. The source said Madhav was not accompanied by any State leader of the party at his meeting with Mehbooba. “He held a one-to-one meeting with Mehbooba and it lasted for over an hour,” the source added. During the meeting, sources said, Madhav assured Mehbooba that her party’s concerns would be taken care of as Prime Minister Narendra Modi attached top priority to Jammu & Kashmir.