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How a minor row in Haryana sparked a dozen murders
Gurgaon : A dispute over a small plot of land in a Gurgaon village gave birth to two gangs and led to a dozen cold-blooded murders, with Haryana Police finally gunning down Sandeep Garauli, one of the gang leaders, in Mumbai over the weekend.
 
Bhoop Singh and Mehar Chand, both Jats and from Garauli village on the Gurgaon-Pataudi Road, got into a row over a 200 square metre residential plot in the mid-1990s.
 
In 1997, as teenagers, Sandeep Garauli from Bhoop Singh's camp and Narender from Mehar Chand's camp challenged each other to take possession of the plot, police sources and villagers said.
 
After a few days, Narender and his friend Hemant stabbed Sandeep Garauli multiple times and threw him in a field, assuming he was dead. But he survived.
 
It was the beginning of the horror story. Narender and Hemant were booked for attempt to murder.
 
On December 15, 1999, Sandeep Garauli was for the first time booked for looting and under the Arms Act.
 
Garauli's father was a sub-inspector in Haryana Police, and a few police personnel allegedly had a soft corner for Garauli.
 
According to police records, Sandeep Garauli's elder brother Kuldeep Singh and his cousin Bhram Prakash murdered Mahavir Singh from Mehar Chand's camp in 2000.
 
In retaliation, Mehar Chand's men abducted Sandeep Garauli's another brother, Naresh Kumar alias Nehru, an advocate, and allegedly burnt him to death at an isolated spot near Gurgaon's Behrampur viilage in 2001.
 
By then, the original gang leaders were dead.
 
A furious Sandeep Garauli joined hands with Neetu Gahlot and Binder Gujjar, then part of the Fauji Gang. Eventually, he raised his own gang.
 
According to police records, Sandeep Garauli's men attacked Hemant on January 10, 2004 when he was to be produced before the court of fast track judge B.M. Bajaj in Gurgaon.
 
Hemant was critically injured in the attack. Police constable Rajesh Kumar, who was escorting Hemant, died on the spot.
 
Later that day, police gunned down three accomplices of Sandeep Garauli after chasing them for 18 km in the foothills of Aravali.
 
Hemant succumbed to his injuries 18 days later.
 
Sandeep Garauli allegedly shot dead Randhir Singh in 2004 in Palam Vihar, one of the accused in the murder of his advocate brother.
 
On September 23, 2004, Garauli allegedly gunned down his main rival Narender -- with whom he had had a fight in 1997 -- in a village in Jhajjar district.
 
During this period, some other criminals, including Neetu Gahlot and Sangeeta Rajje, then vice chairperson of Gurgaon Municipal Council and wife of slain gangster Rajesh Nasa alias Rajje Punjabi, were also shot dead in internecine war, police records show.
 
Haridatt, a right hand of Sandeep Garauli, was gunned down by the Binder Gujjar gang in a court in retaliation, police say.
 
A year later, in the same premises, Sandeep Garauli and his men allegedly gunned down Dharamveer Ullawas from the Gujjar camp.
 
Sandeep Garauli's gang also shot dead Gujjar's relative-driver Ashok Kumar in Gurgaon in the first week of October 2015.
 
Gujjar's men then murdered Rajkumar Sethi, who allegedly financed Sandeep Garauli.
 
Police Commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk said his force was determined to bring down the crime graph in Gurgaon, a business hub in Haryana that adjoins New Delhi.
 
He said Gujjar was in jail and the Crime Branch had eliminated Sandeep Garauli in Mumbai. The Crime Branch officials who killed him would get out of turn promotions.
 
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Germany ends 2015 with weak economy performance
Berlin : German industrial output and exports declined in December 2015, official data showed on Tuesday, indicating a shaky growth of Europe's biggest economy.
 
Adjusted for seasonal swings and inflation effects, production in German industrial sector fell by 1.2 percent from the previous month in December 2015, Xinhua quoted German federal statistics office Destatis as saying.
 
It followed a monthly decrease of 0.1 percent in November. In the final quarter of 2015, the factory output dropped by 0.8 percent.
 
"The industrial production went through a dry spell at the end of 2015," said German economy ministry in a statement.
 
Another release from the statistics office also said both German exports and imports declined by 1.6 percent in December, narrowing adjusted-net exports to 19.4 billion euros (about $21.8 billion).
 
Foreign trade was Germany's traditional driving engine but remained subdued in recent years due to weak global growth.
 
Economists at Berlin-based German Institute for Economic Research expected that net exports would no longer contribute the growth over the next two years.
 
"This morning's data were a painful reminder that not all is hunky dory in the Eurozone's largest economy," said ING-DiBa Bank's chief economist Carsten Brzeski.
 
"In fact, the German 'Wirtschaftswunder' has only some domestic magic left," he said, referring to dynamic private consumption boosted by strong labour market, low inflation, low interest rates and increasing wages.
 
German consumers' confidence stood at a high level despite risks of terror attacks and refugee crisis. In 2015, retail sector in the country logged the strongest sales increase in over 10 years.
 
Destatis was scheduled to release data of growth in the fourth quarter of 2015 on Friday. Based on provisionary calculations, it reported that the economic growth over the whole year stood at 1.7 percent.
 
Economists expected that gross domestic product of Germany would increase by 0.3 percent during the last three months of 2015, followed by a growth of 0.4 percent in the first quarter of 2016.
 
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TRAI mulls cable TV network for better data connectivity
New Delhi : Aiming to provide better data connectivity to people, India's telecom watchdog said on Tuesday it is planning to use cable television network in a bigger way to provide connectivity to people.
 
"Can we use cable TV network to provide connectivity to people? In India there are 100 million homes with cable televisions. If all these 100 million connections can be converted into cable TV pipes, they can deliver 10 megabit per second," said Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman R.S. Sharma at the 10th India Digital Summit organised by the Internet and Mobile Association of India.
 
"We have made recommendations to the government on that. We are working with the department of telecommunications," he said, adding: "Providing connectivity access to our people is extremely important."
 
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COMMENTS

Subramani P K

10 months ago

Internet, Cable TV, Telephone can be given as a package to customers like America, Canada & other countries. This net work can be effectively operated by players like Airtel, Vodafone, Tatasky, Reliance etc who are already in the field. As for as practicable wired communication system should be avoided as there is every risk of wire being damaged in our country due to non- coordination between departments who dig trenches in roads like water board, electricity dept. telephones etc. Wireless net work of high speed internet like 3G/4G should be provided at reasonable rate.

Simple Indian

10 months ago

Though it is a good idea, it has not made much progress over the years. We have had IPTV offered by few TSPs/Cable TV Networks in major metros, but few takers for these. In fact, some Cable TV Operators do offer wired broadband Internet through a separate line in residences in Mumbai, but their services are unreliable/unstable, and rarely give promised bandwidth. The same goes for State-owned MTNL in Mumbai which is very unstable and prone to frequent disconnections thanks to cable-cuts due to road repairs. I reckon the wireless broadband Internet connections through 4G would be more promising than wireline or Cable TV Operators' connections. The 4G mobile internet has some distinct advantages over wired / cable TV Internet connections - like more reliable & stable connections (and hopefully less prone to breakdown due to road-repairs). Also, the wireless Internet connections can be provided even in rural areas or remote hilly areas without investing huge amounts on laying OFCs for wired connections. Many such places already rely on DTH instead of cable TV operators for their regular TV viewing needs. Now that TRAI has rightly disallowed differential pricing (based on restricted access to Internet), the Govt could consider providing citizens subsidized 4G/3G mobile Internet to push its Digital India initiative. The way Aadhar No is used for govt welfare schemes, it could also provide subsidized Internet, which can have a huge impact on people's lives in both urban and rural India.

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