New Age Ramayana: Missing daughter returns home to Ayodhya 14 yrs later
A 25-yr-old woman, who went missing from Ayodhya in UP when she was a child and landed in Mumbai, has found her family 14 years later.
Mumbai: A 25-year-old woman, who went missing from Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh when she was a child and accidentally landed in Mumbai, has found her family 14 years later.
Pooja Subodh Verma, who grew up in an orphanage in adjoining Navi Mumbai, was trying to find her parents for the last few years.
In 2003, while playing at the Ayodhya railway station, she accidentally boarded a Mumbai-bound train.
After reaching the metropolis, police spotted her, and sent her to an orphanage in Nerul. She was also enrolled in a school.
In 2009, Pooja started working as a domestic help with Nitin and Sunita Gaikwad, a couple living in Nerul.
She remembered the names of her parents, Subodh and Meera, brother Alok, their house in Ayodhya near the Sarayu river and a Ram temple, and that her father owned a shop of garlands and audio cassettes, said Nitin.
With these scanty details, Nitin and local activist Girish Patil started the search for Pooja’s parents in Ayodhya by contacting Uttar Pradesh Police. Through some contacts they approached Santosh Tiwari of the Anti Terrorism Squad in Lucknow.
Tiwari assigned the task of making inquiries to his men. Police looked for men who dealt in garlands and cassettes, and also went through voters’ lists in Ayodhya and Faizabad.
As the search operation was on, Pooja herself decided to visit Ayodhya earlier this month. On reaching Ayodhya on November 5, she started searching the areas along the banks of the Sarayu, and after a few hours, managed to locate her house at Naya Ghat and find her family.
A jubilant Pooja then called Gaikwad and Patil, informing that she had found her parents.
“We were trying our best to locate Pooja’s family members… One day I got a call from Pooja about her reunion with her parents and also spoke to her father. We are happy to hear that she has safely reached her home,” Tiwari said.
“This is the happiest moment of my life. I got my daughter back. I don’t want anything from the almighty now,” Pooja’s father Subodh said.
“We searched for her for weeks after she went missing. As the river is close to our house, some people thought she drowned and then we stopped the search,” said one of Pooja’s kin.
CBI techie arrested for subverting Indian Railways’ Tatkal reservation system hosted ‘cheat’ software on US server
New Delhi: The CBI has written to the United States and Russia, through the Interpol, seeking information about servers on which its arrested software programmer had hosted his illegal software for subverting Tatkal ticket booking system of the Indian Railways.
The CBI sources said an initial investigation it has emerged that Ajay Garg, an assistant programmer at the agency, and his front, Anil Gupta, had hosted their illegal software on a USA-based server while emails were created on a Russian server to avoid detection.
They said the software created by them had to be hosted on a server and the end users could access it through a username and password provided by Garg and Gupta.
The duo used to charge Rs 1,000-1,200 from travel agents using their software.
The software which they christened ‘Neo’ was hosted on a USA-based server, they said.
The sources said it was done to speed up the traffic on their servers and also avoid any detection and probe by investigating agencies.
They said the agency has approached the Interpol seeking details of these back-end servers from the USA and Russia.
Thirty-five-year-old software engineer Garg had joined the CBI in 2012 through a selection process and had been working as an assistant programmer. He had also worked with the IRCTC, which handles the ticketing system of the railways, between 2007 and 2011.
The CBI probe so far has indicated that Garg learnt the vulnerabilities of the IRCTC ticketing software during his tenure there which he exploited in his software, they said.
Garg and Gupta have been arrested by the CBI and are being questioned by the agency.
During the questioning, it emerged that their network was spread across the country, they said.
The agency has so far identified 10 travel agents who were part of the network but their questioning led the agency to more agents who subscribed to their illegal services, they said.
“…it usually takes 120 seconds in the normal course for a generation of a single PNR but this illegal software enables the user to book multiple Tatkal tickets online in much less time,” the CBI FIR alleged.
It said the software enables the user to save all required details to book Tatkal tickets beforehand in the software which are automatically filled-in the IRCTC portal as soon as Tatkal booking starts and PNR is generated very fast.
The software provides proxy IP addresses, bypassing IRCTC captcha, bypassing bank OTP, form autofill, log in with multiple IDs with several pairs with the help of a US-based server, allowing the users to fraudulently gain unauthorised access to a computer network in contravention of rules and regulations.
SOFTWARE ENGINEER DIES AS TRUCK RAMS INTO SWEET SHOP AT NAVALE BRIDGE
By: Vishal Srivastav
Accident also injures two, locals want regulation of speeding vehicles
A 29-year-old software professional died after an uncontrolled cement mixer rammed into a sweet shop at Navale Bridge region near Vadgaon on Friday afternoon.
Locals said the accident took place after the braking mechanism of the vehicle failed and the driver lost control of it. The cement mixer was coming from Katraj when it rammed into Sirvi Sweet Shop. Two more people were injured in the accident.
The intensity of the accident can be gauged by the fact it caused a huge explosion which resulted in fire. Two fire tenders were pressed into action to douse the flames, police said. “The incident took place around 2 pm on Friday in which a cement mixer rammed into Sirvi Sweet Shop which killed a 29-year-old woman and injured two more people,” said Vishnu B Jagtap, police inspector, Sihagad police station, while speaking to Mirror.
After the accident, cement mixer driver Pramod Maruti Kanse (30) was arrested on charges of negligent driving. He is a resident of Bhigavana under Indapur police station. “The tanker was carrying a mixture of cement and belonged to of Lunkad Transport. After coming near the Navale Bridge, the driver lost control and the tanker entered the World Arcade Complex where the sweet shop was located. It also struck two more vehicles,” the officer added.
Eyewitnesses said the girl had come to the sweet shop to have snacks. After the accident, she got trapped between the truck and the wall from where she was taken out with much efforts of the fire tenders. All the three victims were admitted at Navale Hospital where Swati succumbed to injuries, the inspector added.
Locals also complained that the area remains prone to accidents as there are no speed-breakers on the crossing. The area being highly populated often witnesses accidents. “On Friday, we had received a plea from locals to get the speed-breakers at the crossing and we will forward it to authorities concerned,” Jagtap said.
Cement tanker mows down techie, ploughs into sweets shop in Narhe
TNN | Updated: Dec 30, 2017,
PUNE: A 29-year-old woman software engineer was killed on the spot and two men suffered severe injuries on Friday afternoon after a cement-laden tanker ploughed into a sweets shop at Narhe under Navale bridge.
The deceased software engineer, Swati Madhukar Orke, was having juice with her four colleagues sitting on the steps of Sirvi Bandhu Mithaiwale shop. Swati’s peers had a narrow escape because they ran inside the shop noticing the speeding tanker hurtling towards them.
“The woman was not lucky as her colleagues. While climbing up the steps she lost balance and fell. Before she could get up, she was trapped between the steps and the tanker,” said an eyewitness of the accident.
The Pune fire brigade and Sinhagad Road police removed Swati, stuck under the tanker. “She was rushed to a nearby hospital, where the doctors declared her dead,” said Vishnu Jagtap, senior inspector of the Sinhagad Road police.
The injured persons, Sunil Balasaheb Salunke (41) and Sandip Santosh Patil (30), are being treated at a private hospital. Their condition was critical, Jagtap said.
“The driver of the tanker fled after the accident. Prima facie, failure of brakes could be the reason behind the accident,” said the senior inspector.
The crowd near the accident spot created problems for the traffic movement on Katraj-Dehu Road bypass. The police had a tough time in streamlining the traffic.
Assistant commissioner of police (traffic) Prabhakar Dhamale told TOI that the accident occurred around 1.30pm. The tanker carrying cement was heading towards Chandani Chowk from Katraj. “While taking a left turn under the Navale bridge, the driver must have realized that the vehicle’s brakes were not functioning. The tanker was at speed because of the slope,” he said. Dhamale said after taking the left turn under the bridge, the tanker went straight towards the Vishwa Arcade, housing Sirvi Bandhu Mithaiwale shop, instead of turning to the right. “The tanker dashed a person, two vehicles and an eatery at the entrance of the arcade and stopped after almost ploughing into the shop,” he said.
Dinesh Panavkar, who runs a snacks stall in front of the sweet shop, said, “I was standing near my stall as I was about to have lunch. I was shocked to see the tanker coming towards our stalls in a high speed. When it dashed a person, I screamed and alerted people,” he said.
“I jumped on the steps and ran inside. The tanker crashed into the steps and stopped. I saw a woman having juice trapped between the steps of the shop and the tanker,” he said.
An owner of Sirvi Bandhu Mithaiwale shop said there were no customers inside when the accident occurred.
Pune techie killed, two injured as tanker rams into sweet shop near Navale bridge
Orke had completed her engineering from Anuradha College of Engineering in Chikhli, Pune. PUNE Updated: Dec 30, 2017 18:11 IST Shalaka Shinde Shalaka Shinde Hindustan Times, Pune The truck carrying cement rammed into a sweet shop near Navale bridge on Sinhgad road killing Swati Madhukar Orke (left) in Pune, on Friday. The truck carrying cement rammed into a sweet shop near Navale bridge on Sinhgad road killing Swati Madhukar Orke (left) in Pune, on Friday. (Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO) A software engineer was killed and two injured after a tanker carrying cement rammed into a sweet shop front in Vishwa Arcade located under the Navale bridge in Wadgaon on Friday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Swati Madhukar Orke, 29, and hailed from Pulgaon in Wardha region of Maharashtra. Orke had completed her engineering from Anuradha College of Engineering in Chikhli, Pune. The injured were identified as Sandeep Patil, 30, and Sunil Babasaheb Slunkhe, 41, according to fire brigade officials. According to the police, the driver of the tanker who fled the spot after the accident was later arrested. “The lower body of the deceased was completely crushed when we found her. She was not moving. The injured were rushed to the nearest hospital before we arrived at the spot. There was a man who had come with the deceased woman to the sweet shop but he was not in a condition to speak,” said fire officer S Umratkar. Read more Temporary disabled-friendly ramp installed at PMC main building What to do this weekend in Pune The tanker with registration number MH12CH9738 was half inside the sweet shop Sirvi Mithaiwale after it went off the road which connects the spot with Narhe region. A set of cranes was called to remove the tanker from the spot. However, it remained there for hours as the heavy tanker carrying concrete did not budge. Sinhagad Road police station staff reached the spot along with Shivaji Pawar, assistant commissioner of police (ACP), Swargate division and senior police inspector (PI) Vishnu Jagtap of Sinhagad road police station. Speaking to HT, Jagtap said, “We have arrested the tanker driver identified as 30-year-old Pramod Maruti Khanse and he hails from Indapur. Orke’s body was sent to Sassoon General Hospital for post-mortem. A case under Sections 304(a) (causing death by negligence), 338 (causing grievous injury by an act of endangering life) and 279 (rash driving) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against the driver at Sinhagad Road police station.