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Man in jail for 7 years, the woman he was accused of killing found alive, living with husband and children

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A minor woman in Aligarh was reported missing after she visited a Temple in 2015. Days after the incident, a dead body was found and a person named Vishnu was accused of killing the girl.

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Vishnu has been in a jail in Aligarh since 2015 and according to reports, the girl he was accused of killing has found be alive recently.

The girl according to reports is married and was found to be living with her husband and two children. After Vishnu’s family raised the issue and demanded his release from jail the police re-ordered a probe. The girl has now been taken into custody.

On February 17 2015, a 17 year old girl’s father filed a police complaint in Aligarh stating that his daughter has been missing ever since she visited a local Temple. A FIR was lodged under Sections 363 and 366 of the Indian Penal Code. In March 2015 the police found a dead body of an unknown girl. The family of the girl identified the body saying that it was of their daughter. They also named Vishnu from their village, Dhanthauli and accused him of kidnapping her. They also alleged that she was last seen with him. Following this Vishnu was arrested and cases against him under Sections 302 and 201 of the IPC were filed.

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Khalid Khan the sub-inspector investigated the case and a chargesheet was filed in December 2015. Vishnu was granted bail in 2017 after spending nearly two years in jail. Vishnu was however sent back to jail after the girl’s family requested the court to do so.

Meanwhile Vishnu’s mother tried to gather some evidence to prove her son’s innocence. After a lot of searching, she got to know that the missing girl is alive and is living in Agra. After confirming her identity, Vishnu’s mother sought help from some Hindu activists in Aligarh and then approached the SSP Kalanidhi Naithani. The police ordered immediate action and the girl has now been arrested from the Hathras gate area. Now the POSCO court has ordered her DNA test. Vishnu’s mother has now alleged that the girl’s family is seeking a compromise.

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Thieves posing as telecom workers steal 29-feet-tall mobile tower

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In a continuing series of outrageously bizarre thefts in Bihar, a 29-feet-tall mobile tower has now been reported stolen by thieves allegedly posing as telecom workers in Patna, times network reported.

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Installed over a house in Sabzi Bagh in 2006 by now-defunct mobile service provider AIRCEL, it was sold to GTL Limited – a company that manages telecom towers.

Company officials discovered the structure was missing during a recent inspection of mobile towers after previously finding it intact in August 2022, according to India Times.

Police, who filed an FIR against the unidentified suspects based on area manager Mohammad Shahnawaz Anwar’s complaint, said the homeowner had requested removal of the tower after non-payment of rent.

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“Initially, the GTL company removed part of the equipment. After that, another team came and removed all the equipment,” explained Sabih-Ul-Haq, SHO of Pirbahore police station.

However, this time, they weren’t real telecom employees.

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“When the company officials enquired about the incident, the house owner informed that some persons who claimed to be employees of GTL company came here four months ago and removed the tower,” said the officer.

“They [the thieves] gave the excuse that the tower had a massive technical glitch and would be replaced by a new mobile tower. Then, they loaded the equipment on a truck and took off.”

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Govt issues guidelines for social media influencers

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Social media influencers and celebrities will face a fine of up to Rs 10 lakh, which can go up to Rs 50 lakh on repeat offence and even lead to a ban of up to six years, on violation of guidelines for them, which were released by the consumer affairs ministry on Friday.

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Consumer Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh told mediapersons, while releasing the guidelines, that the whole issue is centred around consumers’ right.

“It is the responsibility of the endorser, celebrities and influencers or other advertisers to truthfully disclose whatever information the consumer must know before making any decision for purchase,” the guidelines said.

Singh further said social media influencers should disclose the nature of their endorsements.

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“Individuals or groups who have access to an audience and the power to affect their purchasing decisions about a product, brand or service because of the influencer’s authority, knowledge, position or relationship with their audience,” the guidelines said.

Influencers are defined as creators who advertise products with a strong influence on the decisions or opinions of their audience. Virtual influencers, which are defined as fictional computer-generated people with realistic features of humans, are also required to disclose their endorsements, the guidelines said further.

The department noted that, “When there is a material connection between an advertiser and celebrity/influencer that may affect the weight or credibility of the representation made by the celebrity/influencer.”

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These material connections include monetary or other forms of compensation, free products, contests and sweepstakes entries, trips or hotel stays, media barters, coverage and awards, or any personal, family or employment relationship, the rules note.

The influencers should be able to substantiate the claims made by them. The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 provides the framework for the protection of consumers against unfair trade practices and misleading advertisements.

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The product and service must have been actually used or experienced by the endorser, the ministry said, adding that consumers can seek legal actions against those defaulting.

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HM Amit Shah reaches Jammu, will leave for Rajouri to meet Dhangri attack victim families

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The Union Home Minister Amit Shah has arrived in Jammu and is scheduled to leave for Rajouri to meet the families of those killed in militant attack in Dhangri village on January 01.

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Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that Shah reached Jammu today afternoon and will leave for Rajouri.

He said he is scheduled to meet the families of those killed in a militant attack in Dhangri village on January 01.

The official also said Shah will review the security situation in the district and will also a meet with senior civil and police official later in the day.

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Notably, seven civilians were killed after militants attacked several houses in Dhangri village of Rajouri district on January 01.

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