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News Snippets

  • SC says it will revisit its definition of 'Hindutva' in the light of growing hate speeches
  • Indigo reduces the flying ban on stand-up comic Kunal Kamra to three months after an inquiry committee finds that it was a Level 1 offense not meriting a 6-month ban
  • Akali Dal MP Naresh Gujral says Delhi Police did not act on his phone call asking them to help 16 people trapped in riot-hit areas
  • AAP councillor Tahir Hussain, booked for murder and arson, says he is being framed
  • New HC bench allows the Delhi Police plea that the situation is no conducive to the filing of FIRs and also allows the Centre to become a party to the case
  • Justice S Muralidhar of the Delhi High Court, who was part of the bench that pulled up the Delhi Police for not filing FIRs against BJP leaders for hate speeches, transferred to Punjab HC
  • Two Special Investigation Teams (SITs) of Crime Branch in Delhi Police have been formed under DCP Joy Tirkey and DCP Rajesh Deo. The teams will immediately take over the investigations of the cases related to northeast Delhi violence. Both the teams will be under the supervision of BK Singh, additional commissioner of police (Crime Branch)
  • Sporadic violence was reported from riot-hit areas in the capital as the intensity of the madness seems to have abated. The death toll has risen to 37
  • Special DG (Training) in CRPF, S N Shrivastava, appointed special commissioner (law & order) in Delhi Police in order to quell the violence. He is also expected to take over as chief of Delhi police once Amulya Patnaik's term ends on February 29
  • Curfew and shoot at sight orders reportedly in force in some areas, but Delhi Police HQ does not issue a notice for the same
  • The Central government has pressed paramilitary forces to control the riots in Delhi
  • Mobs in Delhi target journalists, check them for religious identity and snatch equipment
  • 13 people deal until now in one of the worst spells of violence in Delhi
  • Violence in Delhi shows no signs of abating with fresh areas in the north-eastern part of the capital coming under its grip
  • Delhi High Court says DGCA was wrong in approving the flying ban on stand-up comic Kunal Kamra by airlines other than Indigo for his alleged misbehavior with TV anchor Arnab Goswami aboard an Indigo flight
Delhi Police file a case for murder and arson against Aam Aadmi Party councillor Tahir Hussain. Hussain is believed to have played a role in the murder of IB staffer Ankit Sharma whose body was found in Jafrabad
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Synthetic Milk Product Sellers Are Playing With Health Of People

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Some weeks ago, the Madhya Pradesh police had busted a gang that was manufacturing spurious (synthetic) milk and dairy products from liquid shampoo, detergent, refined oil, maltodextrin powder, sodium thiosulfate and other chemicals and preservatives. During the operation police seized around 10,000 litres of synthetic milk, more than 500 kg of adulterated condensed milk and around 200 kg of synthetic cottage cheese.  They also seized around 20 tankers and 11 pick-up vans containing spurious milk and other dairy products. The investigation revealed that adulterated milk and other products such as condensed milk and cottage cheese were supplied to Delhi, Rajasthan and UP and other states.

In the case, Swami Achyutanand Tirth & Ors versus Union of India and Ors, the Supreme Court, citing National Survey on Milk Adulteration, 2011 conducted by FSSAI, had said that Nutritional value of milk is compromised by mixing water and other harmful agents. Adulteration of milk with water is used to increase the volume of milk and brings down the nutritional value, and contaminated water in adulterated milk can cause gastroenteritis, stomach ailments, etc. Adulteration of milk with chemicals like caustic soda and detergents etc. is very serious. Prolonged consumption of milk adulterated with chemicals may affect vital body organs and may pose health risk to the infants, children and also adults. It also noted that 68.4 percent of the total milk sold in India was adulterated. It had directed both the Centre and the states to take immediate steps to check the practice. That was in 2016. But the recent discovery shows that manufacture of synthetic milk goes on unabated.

It is really sad that unscrupulous businessmen play with the health of the people, especially children, by manufacturing and selling such a vital health drink as milk. But this is not possible without the collusion of district officials. If the factories in MP were operating on such a large scale, the district authorities must have inspected them. It would have come to their notice that raw milk was not being procured. How then was the processing done? They would have also spotted the chemicals which have no place in a milk factory. All this should have made them suspicious. But either inefficiency or corruption made them partners in crime.