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German city evacuated after bomb found

According to a report in the German daily Bild, the evacuation process was taking place in the Riehl and Mülheim districts of town

 

In the biggest evacuation since the Second World War, authorities in Germany's fourth-largest city of Cologne on Wednesday started evacuating around 20,000 people after a 1,000-kg bomb was found in the north-east area of the city.
 
According to a report in the German daily Bild, the evacuation process was taking place in the Riehl and Mülheim districts of town.
 
Schools in the area were closed. Bridges, streets, trains, boats and even planes were blocked, cancelled or rerouted, The Local news portal reported.
 
The bomb, an American explosive from the Second World War, was found during work on an underground heating system.
 
The operation to secure the bomb could take a long time, since it was found five metres underground.
 
Finds of this nature are not uncommon. Last year, two unexploded bombs had to be defused in the same Cologne neighbourhood.
 

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'Delhi's anti-corruption helpline got only 282 calls'

The Right to Information (RTI), filed by Advocate Vivek Garg, also revealed that seven cases have been registered on receipt of complaints through the anti-corruption helpline

 

The Delhi government's anti-corruption helpline '1031' has received 282 calls up to May 13, an RTI query has revealed.
 
The Right to Information (RTI), filed by Advocate Vivek Garg, also revealed that seven cases have been registered on receipt of complaints through the anti-corruption helpline.
 
"(Arvind) Kejriwal's government is trying to mislead the people by giving wrong figures. If his government had claimed that the anti-corruption helpline had received over 1 lakh calls within a month, why did the anti corruption branch in its RTI reply state that it has received only 282 calls till now," Garg told IANS.
 
On being asked about the contradictory figures, a senior official from the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) said, "The figures were only about the calls that we received.... not every call was relating to corruption." 
 
According to the Delhi government, its anti corruption helpline had received over 1.25 lakh calls since its relaunch on April 5 this year and 25 erring officials have been arrested.
 
The advocate had also sought to know from the Delhi government's ACB which company was operating the helpline and what it was costing the government to operate such a helpline.
 
The ACB replied to these questions by stating that the information sought did not relate to it. "Hence the same may be sought from the directorate of vigilance of the Delhi government."

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COMMENTS

Praveen Kumar K

2 years ago

Please do not get low level of other media. What is stopping you to mention Advocate Vivek Garg BJP person, if you are not aware. Google will help you. https://http://www.google.com/search?q=Advocate+Vivek+G...

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Ritesh Bajaj

In Reply to Praveen Kumar K 2 years ago

How does that even matter. Point is whether 1031 received 1.25 lack calls or it received only 282

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