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BJP sweep confirms Congress wipeout; AAP gives the go-by

Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The ruling BJP on Friday defeated the rival Congress by winning the post of Mayor and Deputy Mayor in the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) with comfortable margins, even as all five AAP MLAs chose to give the high-stakes mayoral polls in the civic body a miss. Unlike last year’s SDMC…

With nip & tuck, CP to get a cosmetic makeover

Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | Sweta Goswami | New Delhi

If all goes as planned then Connaught Place’s Central Park is set to be transformed into a world-class tourist attraction of the national Capital. The park is set to get a dancing musical fountain, which would also act as a water screen for 3D laser shows. Besides, sculptures would be…

CRYING SHAME! A day of tears, amends & drama

Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Delhi Police on Friday again refused to share details of the farmer’s suicide case with the District Magistrate citing legal issues. Reiterating their stand, the police also said that if DM wants to take action against them, he must have some reasons. The DM had on Thursday set the deadline…

Rainwater harvesting a drop in the bucket: NGT

Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Rapping five-star hotels and malls for not installing proper rainwater harvesting systems in their premises, National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday directed Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA), Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to conduct joint inspection and find out the level of groundwater “in and…

Crime Branch creates dossier on ‘people to question’

Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | Alok Singh | New Delhi

Delhi Police Crime Branch has prepared a list of people who will be questioned in connection with the suicide of 41-year-old farmer at Jantar Mantar. The list containing the names of senior AAP leaders will soon be sent to the party, besides asking them to join the probe. The investigators have recorded…

Kejri gives Govt dispensaries a ‘private’ booster shot in arm

Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In a bid to improve efficiency of health services in the Capital, the Government is working on a new legislation. Not only is the Arvind Kejriwal Government planning on allowing evening shift/hours in dispensaries run by Delhi Government, private medical practitioners too would be allowed to run their clinics in…

I am a sinner: Ashutosh turns on waterworks on live TV

Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh broke down on national television on Friday while responding to deceased farmer Gajendra Singh’s daughter’s questions about her father’s death at a rally which the party had organised. Megha, a 17-year-old Class XII student, asked during a debate on a TV channel why had the AAP…

Kejri’s apology has exposed his “horrifying” face: BJP

Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay said on Friday that the conditional apology by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the suspicious death of the farmer Gajendra Singh has “brought out the horrifying face of the CM” before the people. Condemning the CM’s statement that a game of TRP and melodrama is going…

Kejri’s a ‘sorry’ sight in Maken’s eyes

Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Dismissing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s apology for carrying on with his rally despite a farmer’s suicide, Delhi Congress on Friday said that it was not enough and that Kejriwal needs to introspect why such a situation was allowed to develop. In a related development, Delhi Youth Congress leaders on Friday submitted…

Traders, truckers to file review petition against ‘truckload of hypocrisy’

Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Traders and transporters of Delhi have decided to file a review petition in National Green Tribunal (NGT) itself against the ban on loading and unloading of trucks in Delhi’s congested markets. At a meeting held by various trader and transporter associations in Steel Chamber, Hauz Qazi on Friday, the Confederation of…

Sunday Edition

India’s Pakistan Policy:Praxis or Paralaysis

19 Apr 2015 | Ashok Behuria

With the way Pakistan has evolved as a rogue entity over the years, India should develop a multi-pronged strategy rather than deceiving itself by complete disengagement. Exploring the possibility of opening a track with the military may also not be a bad idea The SAARC Yatra attempted by Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar since March this year, in two different legs, has so far taken him to four Capitals...

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STATE EDITIONS

Life term to HUJI terrorist Tariq Kasmi

25 Apr 2015 | Ashok Behuria

After more than 8 years, a local court in Barabanki gave life term to an alleged Harkat-Ul-Jehad-al-Islami(HUJI) terrorist, Tariq Kasmi in connection with a serial blasts in civil court permises in the state in 2007. Additional Session Judge of the SC/ST court in Barabanki, Shanti Prakash Arvind awarded a life term toTariq Kasmi and also slapped him with a fine of Rs 1 lakh...

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SOUND BITES

That (continuing the speech at Jantar Mantar) was my mistake. I would like to apologise. The rally should have been called off.

Delhi Chief Minister | Arvind Kejriwal

Swift measures should be taken to stop feeding the fires of terrorism with the blood of our youth. They're the victims.

Jordan Crown Prince | Hussein bin Abdullah

Terrorism is evil; there can be no good and bad terrorists. Similarly, extremism and violent extremism are always evil.

Indian envoy to UN | Bhagwant Bishnoi
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