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6 of family charred to death

Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Six members of a family were burnt to death under mysterious circumstances in their Zakir Nagar home here, police said Thursday. Firoz, 35, who ran an embroidery stitching factory, his wife Yasmeen Parveen, 32, and their four children — Afroz, 12, Afreen, 11, Asif, 7 and Aamir, 4 — fell…

Discoms seek reallocation of fuel to improve supply

Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | Sweta Goswami | New Delhi

With a number of State-owned power generation units lying defunct, the two BSES power discoms in the national Capital have sought rationalisation of fuel to power plants in the city for optimum production and lesser financial burden on consumers as well as discoms. In a letter to the Delhi Government,…

Dyal Singh’s Pol Science prof held for molesting student

Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A professor of Dyal Singh Evening College was arrested by the Delhi Police late evening on Wednesday on the charges of molestation. The accused, identified as Dr Mani Bhushan, a faculty member in the Political Science department, allegedly molested a student five months back. According to sources, Bhushan was on…

Enough water to quench summer thirst

Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A day after Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung convened a review meeting of all the departments, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has begun taking proactive measures to ensure uninterrupted water supply in the summer season. The water utility on Thursday uploaded the schedule along with timings of water supply in different zones…

Apprise us of Walled City revamp plan: HC to DDA

Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the DDA to apprise it of the development plan, authenticated by the Urban Development Ministry, for the congested Chandni Chowk area in the Walled City in the Capital. The bench headed by Justice S Ravindra Bhat also expressed its displeasure over non-implementation of its…

Delhi Police pulls rope to win tug of war; will probe IM role

Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The internecine war between Delhi Police and National Investigation Agency (NIA) finally ended on a happier note over the investigation against two suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives. The NIA on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that it was giving up its claim on the two IM operatives and the…

Wife’s plea to be guardian of ‘mentally ill’ hubby dismissed

Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A woman’s plea for being declared as the guardian of her “mentally ill” husband to manage his properties has been dismissed by a city court, which said the man was in a capacity to take care of himself and his affairs. Additional District Judge Sunil Rana rejected the woman’s petition,…

Two more women officials critical

Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | SR | New Delhi

A day after a road mishap killed three CRPF personnel, two women officials on Thursday were reported to be in a critical condition at AIIMS Trauma Centre. Aged 40 and 41 respectively, the two CRPF women personnel were brought in an unconscious state with serious injuries and shifted to the…

Why Govt hospitals have gone to the dogs

Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | Iknoor Kaur | New Delhi

Government hospital complexes have become a shelter to stray dogs and are fast turning into a menace with several flocking the compounds during odd hours in the night. The recent increase in the number of dogs in the GB Pant and Lok Nayak (LN) Hospital complex has created an obstruction…

Serial killings grip Gr Noida

Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | Anup Verma | Greater Noida

Fear grips Greater Noida following the alarming regularity of manslaughter in the past few weeks. On Thursday morning, a local trader was gunned down in Dadri. Police reckon the hand of a gang active in North-West Delhi. This is the sixth homicide in the last couple of weeks in which…

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Poll panel's puppet show bid to woo young voters

25 Apr 2014 | G Parthasarathy

To educate voters about the importance of their individual vote, the Election Commission launched puppet show chariot under SWEEP programme in Dehradun on Friday. Talking to The Pioneer, State Joint chief electoral officer Sowjanya said that the main objective was to bring more and more voters to the polling booths...

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