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Shocking! Minor Girl ‘Gang Raped’ By Cops During Lockdown In Odisha Capital

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A minor girl was allegedly gang-raped by seven persons, including three police personnel and two persons from an electronic media outlet in the Odisha capital during the lockdown period, police said on Saturday.

The matter came to light after the girl’s mother lodged an FIR with the Mahila police station recently.

Bhubaneswar Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Umashankar Dash informed that the girl’s mother had lodged a complaint regarding the gang-rape at the Mahila police station here on August 30.

“On August 30, a woman lodged a complaint with Mahila police alleging that her minor girl was gang-raped between March and April. On that basis, a case has been registered under various sections of the IPC and POCSO Act,” said the DCP.

In her complaint she mentioned about the involvement of two people from the electronic media and two security personnel, added Dash.

During the investigation, the girl in her statement informed about the involvement of one policeman and his two associates.

The DCP said the case has been handed over to the Investigating Unit for Crime Against Women dealing with cases related to women and children.

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15th G20 Summit: India exceeding Paris Agreement targets, says PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the virtual G20 summit Climate Change event highlighted that India is “exceeding” its Paris Agreement targets.

PM Modi also said that India is taking a number of “concrete actions” such as making LED lights popular which is saving 38 million tons of Carbon Dioxide Emissions per year and smoke-free kitchens being provided to 80 million households.

“Climate change must be fought not in silos but in an integrated, comprehensive and holistic way. Inspired by our traditional ethos of living in harmony with the environment, and the commitment of my Government, India has adopted low-carbon and climate-resilient development practices,” he said.

India has taken several measures such as elimination of single-use plastics, expansion of forest cover, restore 26 million hectares of degraded land by 2030, achieve 175 giga watt of renewable energy aimed at reducing carbon footprint and prevent climate change.

PM Modi batted for the International Solar Alliance, pointing out how it is “among the fastest growing International Organizations, with 88 signatories” and has plans to mobilise billions of dollars train thousands of stake-holders, and promote research and development in renewable energy, the ISA will contribute to reducing carbon foot-print”.

The Gurugram headquartered alliance is an India initiated project aimed at using solar energy to reduce dependency on fossil fuel.

He said, “This is the best time for further increasing research and innovation in new and sustainable technologies. We should do so with a spirit of cooperation and collaboration.”

The side event saw the participation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud who is the host of G20, along with Italy’s PM Giuseppe Conte, Japan’s PM Yoshihide Suga, Australia’s PM Scott Morrison, Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump.

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