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Qutub Minar to be lit up to encourage night tourism



The Qutub Minar is all set to join a number of monuments in the capital that are being illuminated to allow night-time tourism. The project will be inaugurated on August 31.

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and NBCC India began the work of illuminating the 13th century minaret at Mehrauli in March.

The 13th century minaret at Mehrauli, Qutub Minar is all set to shine in the dark, with its illumination being completed. The lighting project costing approximately four crore, will be inaugurated by culture minister, Prahlad Patel on August 31.

“All lights used are warm LEDs which highlight the architectural features of the monument. They will not harm the monument in any way, nor attract mosquitoes and other insects,” said an official from NBCC. “Apart from the minaret, all the pathways and the smaller structures around the Qutub Minar have also been lit.”

A total of 358 lights will be on from 7 PM to 11 PM everyday, and is expected to cost approximately ?16,000 per month for electricity consumption.

The ASI has been carrying out illumination on a number of monuments across the city as means to promote night tourism. In the recent past, the central government body, along with the NBCC has completed the inauguration of the Purana Qila, the Red Fort, and the Safdurjung Tomb.

As part of the effort to increase tourism in the evening, timings for public entry at Red Fort, Safdurjung Tomb, and Humayun’s Tomb have been extended to 9 PM. Earlier they were open for public till 6 PM.

Qutub Minar, however, is one among eight monuments in Delhi which is already open till 10 PM, as per the notifications in the ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains rules, 1959.

“Parts of Qutub Minar was already illuminated. But we have increased the lighting now,” an official from ASI said. “We are expecting that with further illumination, footfall in the monument will increase. However, we cannot guarantee if it will actually increase. Earlier this month we opened up Humayun’s tomb and Safdurjung tomb for public till late evening, but there was hardly any footfall. We are expecting it to increase in the next two or three months,” he added.



4 arrested for sexual assault of spa employee




Delhi Police captured four individuals after a worker of a spa center in Delhi’s Pitampura claimed she was molested and sexually exploited by its manager and a client.

A 22-year-old woman complained of rape in a spa center at Delhi’s Pitampura on Thursday.

Authorities from Maurya Enclave police station hurried to the spot and started the examination.

“On August 4, a PCR call was gotten at PS Maurya Enclave in regards to rape with a lady at a Spa Center, Pitampura Delhi. The police promptly arrived at the spot (the ocean spa center) where a victim aged 22 years along with her husband were present external the spa center and complained in regards to rape on her by the manager of the spa center and client,” said police.

She was sent to the hospital for her clinical assessment. A counselor from DCW visited her.

“She expressed that on June 30 she joined the spa on August 4 at around 6 p.m. one client came there along with the manager Rahul and requested sexual favors. Rahul offered her a soft drink, after drinking it she felt tipsy and both raped her,” said police.

A case under Sections 354A/328/376 D of IPC was registered and both the accused persons were arrested.

Source: ANI

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Gold medalist boxer became a robber in Delhi, arrested with two companions



A burglary group has been busted in Delhi. A boxer was likewise remembered for this posse, who has additionally won gold decorations in certain contests. This posse of three individuals used to complete stealing from Baba Haridas Nagar of Delhi.

The group had looted a lady’s mobile phone in Baba Haridas Nagar on August 1. when the lady was getting back from work. The lady had let in her protest know that three unidentified individuals who had come on the motorcycle grabbed her mobile phone and took off. The police began the examination of the matter. Some CCTVs were additionally checked and individuals around were likewise addressed.

Then, at that point, on August 4, two individuals wandering in a similar region were gotten by the police. The first gave his name as Ankit (age 19 years) who hails from Jhajjar, Haryana. The other’s name is Shivam Kumar who lives in Sainik Enclave. He is additionally 19 years of age. The third is being told as a minor. The person who is there Ankit is a boxer. During interrogation, a stolen cell phone was also recovered from them.

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Unclaimed Bag, Tiffin Box in Delhi’s Rohini Spark Alarm But Nothing Suspicious Found



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An unclaimed bag was found in Rohini region in delhi on Thursday, sending the security organizations like the special cell and bomb detection team soon to reach the spot and launched an investigation, police said.

After a careful review of the area, nothing suspicious was tracked down.

As per authorities, An unclaimed bag was tracked down in the parking lot close to DC Chowk, Rohini Sector-9.

A bomb identification and removal crew and sniffer canines had looked through the area, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

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