QAhmedabad: Deadline on Compulsory Helmet Pushed; 21-Yr-Old Raped

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File Photo: Traffic policemen stop a motorcyclist riding without helmet as the newly amended Motor Vehicles Act came into force in New Delhi, on Sunday, 1 September. 

1. MV Act in Gujarat: Deadline Relaxed Till Oct 15 for Compulsory Helmet Rule

The Gujarat government on Wednesday, 18 September, decided to relax the deadline for compliance with the rules regarding helmets and PUC certificates till 15 October. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Wednesday.

State Transport Minister RC Faldu told mediapersons after the meeting that all two-wheeler sellers will have to provide ISI-marked helmets free of cost along with bike or scooter to the customer, from Wednesday.

After implementing the newly amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act for two days in the state, the state government also decided to open 900 new Pollution Under Control (PUC) centres in the state, after taking into consideration the long queues at the existing PUC centres in cities.

(Source: Indian Express)

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2. Man Rapes 21-Yr-Old Neighbour, Arrested

A 21-year-old girl was raped several times and gave life threat by her neighbour, a resident of Juna Vadaj area. The incident came into light when she got pregnant and subsequently, a case of rape was lodged with the Vadaj police station on Tuesday, 17 September.

According to police officials, a complaint who lives with her parents and three brothers, the incident happened on 2 May 2019 at around noon when she was alone at home as her parents had gone to an eye hospital to get her mother check-up and her brothers had gone out for some work.

As per the allegation when the victim was alone at home the accused identified as Sailesh Thakor,25, an auto driver entered her house from the terrace. Taking advantage of the situation the accused grabbed the victim from behind, gagged her and raped her. Post the incident, the accused threatened to kill her if she revealed the incident to anyone.

(Source: DNA)

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3. Gujarat Govt to Monitor Work Environments, Labour Checks at Factories With Two New Apps

With the aim of using technology to bring transparency in labour inspections and regulate the work environment in industrial units, Gujarat's Labour Department will be launching two mobile applications on Thursday, 18 September.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will launch the Safety and Comprehensive Health Environment Test (SACHET) application in in Gandhinagar, which will allow work environment monitoring in industrial units.

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